According to Isaiah Berlin, we are confronted in our lives with constellations of conflicting values. Given, then, such a ... 12 In other words, for Berlin, unlike Gandhi, there is no such thing as a common vision of the good life. Therefore, the way ...
Berlin is explicit about what Machiavelli intends: "killing, deceiving, betraying," the main concern being that the ideal prince ... Gandhi surely sympathizes with Berlin's appeal to pluralism and tolerance as an antidote to fanaticism or dogmatism.
For Berlin then, only negative freedom alone can guarantee political freedom.Gandhi would argue that Berlin's negative freedom—freedom from external impediments, such as colonialism—represents only one aspect of swaraj. The swaraj of ...
This revised edition provided an excellent introduction to Berlin's thought. Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Iranian philosopher, who has taught in Europe and North America. In 2006 he was imprisoned for several months in Iran.
Assorted tweets from diverse perspectives:
I request the listeners of “#MannKiBaat” to visit Pandharpur Wari at least once, whenever they get a chance: PM @narendramodi #MannKiBaat https://t.co/vBqvRCKVX8
Innumerable saints like Gyaneshwar, Namdev, Eknath, Ram Dass, Tukaram are relevant even today in educating the masses. They are imparting energy to fight against superstition in each and every corner across the country: PM @narendramodi #MannKiBaat
After 50 years of Tilak's birth, on the same day i.e. on July 23, another son of Mother India was born, who sacrificed his life so that his countrymen could breathe freely in an atmosphere of freedom. I am talking about none other than #ChandrasekharAzad: PM Modi #MannKiBaat
#ChandrashekharAzad put his life on the stake, but he never bowed in front of the foreign rule. It was my privilege and good fortune that I had the opportunity of going to Chandrasekhar Azad’s native village of Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh: PM @narendramodi #MannKiBaat
@ShankkarAiyar's Column | There is no dearth of policies or laws in the statute. To nurture, sustain democracy and to truly represent the people, the elected must ponder why policies crafted flail and fail to deliver at the last mile.
Sundays with The Modern Review: Tagore and Gandhi https://t.co/VV0zJiAQAb
My #review in @Outlookindia of Anand Teltumbde’s #newbook “ #republic of #caste”. On #Marxism, #ambedkar, #Hindutva and #liberalism.
@Buffaloeskissin @Prksh_Ambedkar @AmbedkarCaravan @booksconnect @cpofindia @Anandnavayana
The concluding part of a short memoir of C C Dutt (TEXT).
"The course of Sri Aurobindo’s life has undoubtedly been mysterious. He... https://t.co/rDxanPBsJM
An audio recording of a talk by Prof. Mangesh V. Nadkarni on February 05, 1989 in Singapore. https://t.co/NQmF9asoZA
Michel Danino is an author and historian with works such as the "The Lost River: On The Trail of the Sarasvati" to his credit. Influenced heavily by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, he left France for India in 1977 and has been living here ever since.
#festivalofbharat #quotes https://t.co/wKPsSu7YSg
It is sad to see through this video that Rajiv Malhotra is now trying to scramble over what in my opinion is an endless rhetorical pit, where he has not only let himself fall by attempting this new coinage writes @SreejitDatta https://t.co/h9B4t9HSt0
Frustrated with tendency among Hindus to run after वेश (garb) ie easily getting fooled by anyone in garb of Sadhu-Mahatma, Aurobindo observed the following. Remember Gandhi had become household name as Ram-Bhakta with his teachings (of Christianity) unrecognized by anyone. 1/n https://t.co/zNNlgoGMdp
Mandatory rituals like bath, washed attire, special place etc to read our treasure codes like Ramayana, Mahabharata or Vedas etc are ‘diversions’ to keep young inquisitive minds away from chasing them. Don’t bother abt rituals. Go ahead and read them. As projects to chase Truth.
Shouldn't Odisha (Kalinga) be included in South for such evaluations?
It is for this reason that I feel it's disingenous of southern folk to mock the Hindi belt for the poverty and assume it proves that the former are naturally smarter and more hard https://t.co/zs4bXUJpmK was largely historical advantage.
Translation: You are not a "culturally adequate" Tambraham like us so you don't know anything.
I will come back to this once i complete my thread on Charvaka Vs Veda positions.
Despite all the expletives thrown at me by his devout Chelas, I don't hate him. Regarding being cult leader, is there anyone else too who uses Linguistics methods to interpret Vedas donning traditional Brahmin hat?
Hindus have been rather adept in adapting the best practices of the other two better-organised religions.
Drop ostentatious festivities, focus on charity: RSS tells temples (Reports @smritikak) https://t.co/aMui84DnhX https://t.co/POzqv1WqW5
BRILLIANT by @jsaideepak. My cultural position hasn't changed [an atheist has no skin in the game, mind] but legal position now does after reading this. https://t.co/HPUWtuRsD8
From @jsaideepak: 1. Deity has constitutional rights. 2. Deity here is celibate & faith ordains ovulating women keep distance. 3. Temple isn't run by State.
If I may, though, that a deity also has constitutional rights came as a shock to me. Is that not a dangerous road to take?
Why top-down Hindu reform is not a good idea: Swapan Dasgupta For Bengali Hindus, no visit to the sea resort of Puri is complete without a darshan of Lord Jagannath at the 12th century temple. The shrine is, along with the Vishwanath temple in Varanasi… https://t.co/lCBqPNQwr3
A razor-sharp column denouncing the 'curious alliance between rootless rationalism and...judicial absolutism". There's no short-cut to social reforms. Ram Mohun Roy, whom @Ram_Guha chose as one of the Makers of Modern India, worked hard, his way up for abolition of Satee. https://t.co/EC0ZAyWoJD
“History of Hindu-Christian Encounters” by Sita Ram Goel – Encounter with Raja Ram Mohun Roy (Part 7) - https://t.co/m6RzdxG58R
There you go, Sir, refusing to attend, then saying it's all one-sided? Unfortunately, the days of "pancha bakaar" (brainwashing, bullying, boycotting, browbeating, bullshitting) won't work anymore. But don't be unhappy; burnol still works. https://t.co/sAkgruAzTB
"Earn" vs "sell"--are we missing something here, Ma'am? As if only one side pays for or pushes bots? And as if the rest aren't in the business of fans, fads, fantasies, fundas, fools, followers, foods, fashions, fads, firangis &, ah, "farragos"...? https://t.co/hhAg4vYAgn
INTERSECT: Science & Spirituality post-conference reflections https://t.co/ZFxjotHqUz https://t.co/M7n9yhDIRl
Buddha in the Spa. Rise of Spa-wala Buddha. My sunday column....https://t.co/zfZZ3bvDEw
Indica Presents online conversation on Modern Hinduism in Text and Context between Lavanya Vemsani and Neha Srivastava. @IndicAcademy @IndicBookClub @indictoday @neha_aks @vipulkocher @DimpleAtra @avatans https://t.co/Fwlffx6IdV
My new book — #70Policies that Shaped India: 1947 to 2017, Independence to $2.5 Trillion — is out.
Download your free copy via @orfonline here https://t.co/a61N0NDFqb
Then let your questions, comments, critiques flow... https://t.co/CDCTLjuqm6
Our new curator this week is @Poojaspillai
She is a visual arts & culture journalist, lifelong student of gender politics and avowed promoter of the female gaze.
Today @Poojaspillai has written about women in the Malayalam film industry who are speaking up for their rights and pushing back bullying and harassment. https://t.co/DgfGIBl4AU
In ancient India, discussions or debates were a means to arriving at knowledge and wisdom.
Sadly, today, the goal is just to win.
Contrary to the myth perpetuated in Britain, India's fight for independence was violent. More than 10 million Indians were killed by the British in the years following the 1857 uprising alone. Heroes like Bhagat Singh, Surya Sen & Udham Singh all fought to the death for freedom.
But let us not refight the wars or wrongs of the past. Let us truly go forward together as brothers, sisters and friends.
Indeed, yes, all for honest history but not antagonistic history. An Irish fellow once held me accountable for the actions of Henry VIII #itwasntme