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Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo don't endorse Hinduism.

Sunday special story to Sri Aurobindo - Sakshi

https://www.sakshi.com/.../funday-specia-storty-sri-aurobindo-1106...
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Philology and Criticism is now also available in open access from @AnthemPress website. https://t.co/vp3AVvB4qV
https://twitter.com/VishwaAdluri/status/1016940403772121088?s=19

I read, for the umpteenth time, “India: A wounded civilisation” by Naipaul. Flights are a good time to reabsorb fragments of such a book. Every single time, on every single page, I get goosebumps. For me, no other book has come close to generating such a visceral response so far.
https://twitter.com/harshmadhusudan/status/1026715217713979392?s=19
Oh no, Naipaul is no more! I have rarely read creative non-fiction that was more goosebumps inducing. Om Shanti.
https://twitter.com/harshmadhusudan/status/1028500684377874432?s=19

Your post made me look for a copy of Naipaul's book, and led me to this article in which F Dhondy demolished the falsification of Dalrymple & R Thapar https://t.co/UZdomvsmo8 Must Read!
https://twitter.com/purnimchand/status/1026823837885845505?s=19

Can not believe it is more than a decade old piece and how true it has turned out to be. @DalrympleWill is exposed as a bigoted, cruelly manipulative, trying to white wash the crimes of the fellow colonizers; not by researching the primary sources, + https://t.co/0QjVNg6k2O
https://twitter.com/Ramayan_bot/status/1027122186920845312?s=19

I love that one- especially coz I read the trilogy back to back. I could feel Naipaul's optimism in Million Mutinies
https://twitter.com/Manchu71/status/1026879638851661826?s=19

The moment of epiphany for me was reading Naipaul's trilogy--you can see the change from despair in Area of Darkness and Wounded Civilization--to the hopefulness in A Million Mutniies Now.
https://twitter.com/teasri/status/951523690767929350?s=19

I guess, the Prelude shd be Naipaul's iconic 'Among the believers',.!!
https://twitter.com/joshi_messi/status/936094361061695488?s=19

He was one of his kind! He is one of those who left an impact on me. It was during the graduation days that I read his incredible trilogy on India; An area of Darkness, India: An wounded civilisation & India: A million mutinies now. https://t.co/hs3cf1GeBp
https://twitter.com/Abhina_Prakash/status/1028501227590574080?s=19

May Shri Naipaul, the man who wrote my favourite fiction story ever (A Bend In The River), enter the realm of the Devas. Rama Nama Satya Hai.
His ability to capture & convey consistent undercurrent of tensions in seemingly languid expositions of the human condition was amazing.
https://twitter.com/WordOfTheFree/status/1028517696223301633?s=19

Instead of singing paeans to #Naipaul, if only one can bring oneself to the shores where "Narad sings of the bright possibilities that are on the verge to emerge out of the present night of darkness." https://t.co/CTtKrH6vGt #SriAurobindo #SAVITRI #Evolution #MysticPoetry #Narad
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1026728390626226176?s=19

That's fine. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo don't endorse Hinduism. So, I call it Savitri Era Religion. Your efforts towards Hindu consolidation has its own validity. And doing a comparative study of different streams of spiritual teaching is certainly commendable. Hope you continue.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1027603261484883968?s=19

It's difficult but shovelling off one's past sedimentation is necessary to imbibe the revolutionary spirit of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, in its purity. You seem to be still a prisoner of Vivekananda, Ramana, or Shankara; that's common among South Indians. https://t.co/U9wui7vVgT
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1027434099512958977?s=19

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, despite their completely different backgrounds, resolved to work for the future Evolution against formidable resistance, without any assurance of success or failure. The process continues and our collaboration involves faith, sincerity, and surrender.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1028530984424075265?s=19

No such strict traditional stipulations in Sri Aurobindo's scheme of things since he is emphatic on trigunatita. Intensity and sincerity are more vital than mere moral configuration. Of course, only when situation demands. Besides, one's sattva can't be assessed by someone else.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1027281764648136706?s=19

Sri Aurobindo is certainly "guiding the humanity" at present through human beings like you and me. So, my views are as much part of the cauldron as yours from which events take shape. Postmodernism leans more on liminality than any predetermined fixity. And same with spirituality
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1027252475739492353?s=19
I have said it many a time in the past that Sri Aurobindo wrote till 1950 and it's not proper to expect that each and every historical development will unfold in accordance with his words. Present situation has to be dealt with by us and I try to say things with utter seriousness.

Distorted history and motivated narratives have corrupted the world of knowledge like virus. Science and Philosophy are helpless in providing any firm ground for conceiving the world around us with accuracy. Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, in this scenario, is the only recourse.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1028556245098278912?s=19

Why no one recommends Sri Aurobindo? Because they have not read him. If you are interested in your own welfare and a bright future for India & world, reading forty volumes of Sri Aurobindo is absolutely necessary. Will help overcome juvenility and bigotry. https://t.co/vQbBsOjLCE
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1028560038485536769?s=19

An article by Dr Alok Pandey (TEXT).
"The Darshan days continue to hold a very special meaning to all who have turned to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. These are not just about having... https://t.co/5ZCwl3SAqd
READING AND UNDERSDTANDING SRI AUROBINDO (a talk in Hindi) 
Dr Alok pandey speaks at the 2018 Annual Study Circle at Garden House  about some difficulties we encounter in reading Sri Aurobindo and ways to overcome them. https://t.co/aECwqSEOvM

SRI AUROBINDO'S SAVITRI BY SHRADDHAVAN SSC 2018-07-08 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA9XHVbODQs
9 hours ago - Uploaded by SRI AUROBINDO SAVITRI
THE SUNDAY MORNING SAVITRI STUDY CIRCLE LED BY SHRADDHAVAN AT SAVITRI BHAVAN ...

Your views are respected but spontaneous responses needn't be suppressed or excised. Twitter deserves opinions of different colours. So, please have mercy on Nobodies!
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1027447842284032000?s=19

I find you inquisitive and open to ideas but somehow you haven't paid enough attention to Sri Aurobindo. Books and videos of Debashish Banerji can help you understand Consciousness and Integralism with clarity. https://t.co/B6QcHNvvNp
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1028208363648118784?s=19

[Meeting of East and West in Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy is a comprehensive introduction to Sri Aurobindo's work. Maitra argues that western philosophical thought is essential if one is to understand the voluminous writings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.] https://t.co/mVA2Rt7VBt
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1028216057926803456?s=19

Fighting one partial view by another is no solution. Integralism of Sri Aurobindo is the only answer and his The Doctrine of Passive Resistance that "appeared in the Bande Mataram between 11 and 23 April 1907" outlines some fundamental principles before Gandhi's Hind Swaraj, 1909
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1028204557409472513?s=19

[The Viziers of Bassora, Sri Aurobindo's first play, reflected in a nascent form the concept of evolution of man discussed years later in The Life Divine... and thus helps trace the evolution of Sri Aurobindo's thought and vision.] — DR. MANOJ KUMAR MISHRA https://t.co/JZ5YoXe08v
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1028197227024416768?s=19

And also celebrate World Union Day on August 20, "a movement for Human Unity, World Peace, and Progress on a Spiritual Foundation," spearheaded by Surendra Mohan Ghosh, J. Smith, Anil Mukherjee, A.B. Patel, M.P. Pandit, Samar Basu, & Suresh De in the past. https://t.co/v46nKMDlxA
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1028189193695059968?s=19

I would like to voice an #UnpopularOpinion
Swami Vivekanand was a charlatan that could speak English and saw he could market mysticism. All his ‘Shaktipat’ and accounts of supernatural sound so BS, just he’s been always portrayed as someone hard to condemn.
https://twitter.com/WrongDoc/status/1026004621418881024?s=19
The stories of Kali Mata appearing, Guru Ramkrishna’s spirit talking to him, the ‘Shaktipat’ experiences- do they make any rational sense?

In my experience of 38 years as Civil Servant I found that though all the honest were not efficient, the dishonest were almost always efficient. The challenge was to somehow make these efficient-dishonest understand the value of honesty. Once this happened, orgns got transformed
https://twitter.com/swarup58/status/1026113519526260737?s=19

@swarup58 hits the nail on the head. Most civil servants who are lauded as "honest" are those who might not be corrupt but who take safe decisions which might be against the public interest. they are not corrupt but are not honest.
https://twitter.com/DonToxique/status/1026331685133185030?s=19

No, I don't agree with this, usually honest people are more efficient,they are made to  look inefficient by the corrupt majority people ,who act as roadblocks to them
https://twitter.com/TVirupaksha/status/1026182540380569601?s=19

I have seen many hardworking officers stop working in that pace bcoz of no encouragement and misuse of their energy by seniors. Hence they start backing out.
https://twitter.com/sahilkansal92/status/1026191262922297344?s=19

Its actually the other way round. Honest people are projected as inefficient so that system can get rid of them. Honest, sincere and bold officers are humiliated and tortured in a system, which you probably know very well.
https://twitter.com/smittal_ips/status/1026196926549700609?s=19

Moneyfrom dishonesty becomes extra motivating nd energy provider for dishonests, to say honest are inefficient far from truth,they have also to fight against harassment nd humiliation by dishonests nd sometime they have to be low profile which can't be termed as being inefficient
https://twitter.com/sankhya1411/status/1026310332749438976?s=19

True..Honesty is a road full of struggles, but the one who completes the journey is always remembered earnestly..that’s the virtue of being honest in public life
https://twitter.com/ravidurairaj/status/1026327506348072960?s=19

Good people, whether they agree with you today or not should be in your radar for alliance. More the head count of good people in your life, better and richer it is. Especially, if you are an organisation.
https://twitter.com/iAsura_/status/1026335864668999682?s=19

We're the middle children of history. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. No intellectuals around. No statesman anywhere in sight. No great writers or thinkers. We are all mediocre and we settle for mediocre things thinking they are the best.
https://twitter.com/reveurnocturne/status/1024860975512530950?s=19

As BJP’s Hindutva grew, India’s pleasure-seeking middle classes looked away

Congress Rajya Sabha member Kumar Ketkar writes: https://t.co/evfdR1r5mH https://t.co/Brd5WlQ0iI

[several of the themes in Vivekananda's thought can also be found in his intellectual and rhetorical forerunners. Three of the most important of these are Rammohan Roy, Debendranath Tagore, and Keshab Chandra Sen.] https://t.co/3rE7SxS4AZ
[in Keshab's work the development of an important theme that reappear among later apologists like Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Yogananda and Wilber. This is the idea that "Western" scientific enquiry and "Eastern" spirituality need not be mutually incompatible] https://t.co/3rE7SxS4AZ
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1026971424500539392?s=19

Here are my comments on @mpigliucci's remarkable criticisms of my position. And a public challenge.
https://t.co/3r1VpK2yKg @Philip_Goff @neiltheise @DeepakChopra @RudyTanzi @mckafatos @subhashkak1
https://twitter.com/BernardoKastrup/status/1026114434949885952?s=19

Ruins and Post-Correlationist Thought-- https://t.co/R0pDEesjZT
Let’s recall the original story of Narcissus.  He is captivated by his own image as if it were something other.  In a very real sense, this is what correlationism is.  The correlationist framework sees us in all things.  Things are merely the vehicle of our meanings, intentions, significations, and uses.  
https://twitter.com/LarvalSubjects/status/1028071075530383360?s=19

Recent Journal articles:

Organizational Blunders–Role of HR in Promoting Ethical Values
K Bansal - Global Journal of Enterprise Information System, 2018
… https://doi.org/10.2307/2678488. Aurobindo Sri. Essays Divine and Human, Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry; 1994. Beschorner T, Muller M.. Social Standards: Toward an active ethical involvement of businesses in developing countries, Journal of Business Ethics …

[PDF] New Insights into “The Bignetti Model” from Classic and Quantum Mechanics Perspectives
E Bignetti - Perspective, 2018
… At first, it might be worthwhile to cite a comment on Bhagavad Gita (one of the maximal expression of Hindu philosophic literature) written by Sri Aurobindo, an “enlightened” philosopher and mystic;53 he well explains …

[PDF] Upanishadic Mantra-s Interpreted in Tagore's Songs
S Sarkar
… i Vangali Manase Vedanta, Bhavatosh Datta, 1986, p. 53. ii Vedanta in Bengal, RK Dasgupta, 2003, pp. 38-41. iii On the Veda, Aurobindo (Sri), Pondicherry, 1964. iv 4 The Principal Upanishads, S. Radhakrishnan, 1953 …

[PDF] Exploration of the Indian Political Reality in VS Naipaul's Iindian Trilogy
S Sharma - EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Page 41. Cyber Literature, Vol. XXI (Issue 41), No.-I, June, 2018 Cyber Literature, Vol. XXI (Issue 41), No.-I, June, 2018 79 80 Exploration of the Indian Political Reality in VS Naipaul's Iindian Trilogy —Dr. Sanjay Sharma …
[DOC] Channeling
J Ankerberg, J Weldon
FEBRUARY 2, 2017. Channeling. By Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon. Channeling. https://www.jashow.org/articles/new-age/channeling/channeling/. Description: Channeling occurs when someone permits a spirit entity …

[DOC] The heretical and New Age Catholic Ashrams-02
WM Klimon
… Participants ranged from Aurobindo-ites to yogis, from Brahma Kumaris to Native American shamans. Bede and his Shiva-Nataraja idol in the background/wearing the Hindu tilak. *. Ashram. https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Ashram …

[PDF] INTEGRAL EDUCATION IN ANCIENT INDIA FROM VEDAS AND UPANISHADS TO VEDANTA
A Ferrer
… or to put in reverse terms, the spiritual domain constituted the very foundation of the educational process in Indian philosophy of education, a fundamental point that would be again emphasized by Indian modern philosophers …

Bodies of Evidence: Understanding the Transformation of Collections from Individuals to Institutions
LH Zhou - Library Trends, 2018
… The notebooks include innumerable extracts from spiritual texts, not only the works of such Neo-Confucian thinkers as Zhu Xi, but also [End Page577] the writings by Henry David Thoreau, Sri Aurobindo, Epictetus, Ignatius …

India's forgotten humanist
S Mall - Australian Humanist, The, 2018
… While India's rich tradition of thought has given to the world philosophers and thinkers like Tagore, Gandhi, Aurobindo Ghosh and BR Ambedkar, Roy's legacy has dimmed over time rather than grown. Perhaps a clue …

[DOC] Transpositional Subjectobjectivity
AK Giri
… A Reflection Based on the Work of Sri Aurobindo,” p. 105 … In a related way, Sri Aurobindo also challenges us to understand that subjective is not reproduction of the typal conventions of society nor is it a case of reproduction of one's egotistic standpoint …

[PDF] INTEGRATING SOFT SKILLS IN TEACHER EDUCATION: TOWARDS EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
M Gehlawat
… The fundamental courses are most important for teacher trainees to inculcate the soft skills, however the ideas expressed by educational thinkers in fundamental courses, such as Gandhi, Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Rousseau, John Dewey and others including various …

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Sri Aurobindo is the finishing coat

Hindu nationalists and Intelligence Bureau in Bengal assessment of marginalization of Muslim League alliance with,
AB Patrika - surge
… Gain, Bhabani Sankar, 120 Gandhi, MK, 3–4, 23, 55–56 Ambedkar and,60 in Calcutta, 72 Dalit MLAs meeting with, 71–72 on harijans, 46 Roy, Bidhan Chandra, letter from, 50 George VI (King), 160–61 Ghose, Aurobindo, 178 …

Cognitive Foundations of Community Mental Healthcare: The Role of Local Institutions and Practices
RS Pirta - Psychosocial Interventions for Health and Well-Being, 2018
… functions of the mind. From a different perspective, based on Sri Aurobindo's philosophy, Sundararajan et al. (2013) suggest healing centres (eg Hindu-inspired ashramas) instead of hospitals and clinics. Though the majority …

[PDF] Sojourn of Alfassa: A Silk Route to the Saga of Auroville
J Eugene
… During his visit to Pondicherry, Richard met the Indian philosopher and nationalist, Sri Aurobindo and when he shared the details of the meeting with Mirra, she felt extremely attracted towards India and felt she would find her true calling there …

[PDF] Life Lessons from Bhagwad Gita
MS Vermani
… Page 7. International journal of basic and applied research www.pragatipublication.com ISSN 2249-3352 (P) 2278-0505 (E) Cosmos Impact Factor-5.86 Sri Aurobindo said that the Bhagwad Gita always had a new …

Assorted tweets from diverse perspectives:

#SriAurobindoSociety is proud to be a partner–participant of the #PondyLitFest, taking place of August 17–19, 2018. Come be a part of a literature festival with a difference. 
@PondyLitFest #SriAurobindo #Pondicherry #Indianliterature #Authors #Literary #Festival2018 #puducherry https://t.co/Tih4V3JM43
For all the details of Speakers, Events, Registration and Participation, please visit https://t.co/1fnAsU38ls. Titled 'Bharat Shakti' inspired by #SriAurobindo, powered by new Indian thought, #PondyLitFest and #SriAurobindoSociety invite you all!
#Pondicherry #ILovePondicherry https://t.co/2mNnfy3Mj7

This looks to be a political platform. Sad to see @AuroSociety is drifting in actively towards a particular side. Perhaps not in sync with it's foundation principle to remain apolitical.

Rather, it's good in a way; false façades should fall off so that the less informed public is not befooled. Let's accept the fact that organisations degenerate and new ones germinate in the course of Evolution. Discerning that is important for any alert individual. @PondyLitFest

Theology shouldn't be seen as a problem rather the unbearable burden of Analytic Philosophy in the College syllabi. Continental Philosophy has traversed much far but students in India are not being permitted to taste the latest flavours like OOO of @DrZamalek and @LarvalSubjects.

Ethics is fictional and aspirational. To be found as formulated only in plays or epics. Attributing it to persons is partial or whitewash. Vices are intrinsic to human drama as conflicts are to biology. So expecting politicians, judges, or journalists of pure virtue is but absurd

Gita is praised to the skies but it's the most confusing text with dishonest interpolations and lifting of tenets. No wonder, several sects are propagating it for their own specific motives. Reciting two lines from it ritualistically may impart religious halo but it's hypocrisy.

Savitri Era Party favours India as a Federation with States as Sovereign Republics. Awareness against Hindutva appropriating Sri Aurobindo is a priority as well as campaign against Astrology, Mythology, & Rituals. So also espousing Modernity, English, Science, Critical Reason etc

When others are busy extolling tradition, temples, and tyranny of rituals, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo present an escape route to break free and breathe some fresh air by enjoying myriad dimensions of one's unique individuality and exploring its diverse evolutionary possibilities.

India's Rebirth, a concise compilation of Sri Aurobindo's words, is a caricature of his luminous and voluminous works spread over forty tomes. Many Hindutva hands pick on Gandhi or Muslims by quoting from this mischievously edited book. Let's discover the greater #SriAurobindo.

Scholars from Ambedkar to Ashis Nandy, from Sita Ram Goel to Arun Shourie are just primers and shouldn't be allowed to be the dominant template. Even Rajiv Malhotra and S.N. Balagangadhara, Koenraad Elst or Michel Danino fall in the same category. Sri Aurobindo is the finishing coat

Reading is indispensable for intellectual growth but interdisciplinary studies often peddle some bias. Marxists tend to ignore Sri Aurobindo and hence a good test of a book's worth is to move to its Index first to check whether Sri Aurobindo's name appears or to what extent cited

Sri Aurobindo rebelled against the past and revealed entirely new worldviews based on some ancient texts. Barring a handful of friends, his contemporaries resisted him even as he received lukewarm response from the West. His critique of science has been scientifically vindicated.

Fighting Hitler is the pivotal significance of Sri Aurobindo and not merely opposing British or eulogising India. The menace of Fascism is always present and dubious ecosystems are vulnerable to falling in its trap unless tethered to strong ideological frameworks. Theory matters.

Feelings and opinions of those born in the latter half of 20th century should be of material importance so that the legacy of Colonial India is given a burial. 1947 shouldn't dictate the policies and projections relating to present realities. So no reliance on historical analysis

So, you're inching towards my unequivocal position, it appears.

Folks do you realize that if there we no Aryans coming from steppe bringing us language - there were also no "Indo-Iranians" who became Zarathushtra's ancestors. This is what I write about here: https://t.co/51kZ7PJA9O

First let’s start with the Purusha Sukta. This is an important Hymn that is a part of Mandala 10 of the Rig Veda Samhita. This Sukta is particularly important to Vaishnavites because it is seen as the foundation of Vaishnava thought and Bhagavata theology
Adi Sankara was very vocal in his criticism of Pancharatra. He called it non-vedic, an allegation denied by Pancharatra-adherents throughout the ages. As per Sankara, the theistic approaches in Pancharatra interfered with monastic and spiritual pursuits which are more important

Agreed. The dominance of Advaita esp after Vivekanand in shaping popular Hindu thought has blunted the philosophical & intellectual vibrancy of the Hinduism leading to stagnation, which then results in cults like Sai Baba and all.... https://t.co/wYderRG2kO

Caste system is our reality. Even the most educated, widely travelled are casteist (extent may vary). You're either in denial or just want to sound cool when you claim to be 'above all this'. And then we mock the political system for making elections all about caste.

Brilliant article on Harappa and on scientific thinking 🤔  https://t.co/TUG6niqDUT

Ever since Heisenberg and Tagore, physicists have flirted with Eastern philosophy. Is there anything in the romance? https://t.co/o2rPXp7T1W https://t.co/TwpLAJgli4

When Veda meets Secularism https://t.co/OfDoBQhk2e
Sri Aurobindo used the term “polytheist” in a derogatory manner. He also explicitly stated that monotheism was superior to “sun worship.. sky worship.. fire worship”. He criticized the “ritualistic, mythological” interpretation of Sayana on equal footing with “naturalistic” European interpretation. Monotheism was, in his words, “high conception”. Why?
During this period, the Christians had indulged in a full invective against Hinduism. To be sure, anti-polytheist and anti-idolatrous ideologies of Islamic age ruled the roost prior to this period and many Hindus internalised these thoughts. Against this background emerged the Christian attacks on Hinduism as “polytheist” or “idolatrous”. These invectives had been ingrained deeply into the psyche of the society by the popular nirguni bhakti poems. That “polytheism is a vice” was a ubiquitously accepted stand.
You can't fight poison with poison. Only with fact and calm logic. All of us have to submit to that. The much-hated idea of 'Aryans' being immigrants in India is a fact. And now we know the Harappans were 'Ancestral South Indian'. My piece with @Orangutard
The 'Out of India' theory is a hastily cooked up idea...they toiled hard and heroically to find logic for it post facto. One admires their derring-do and energy. But one must submit to logic finally, not be moved by fantasy.

https://t.co/L7YuHM91vO "Indian Education: Challenges & Imperatives" Talk at @cgihou 21.7.18 Plan to post the whole 40-min video soon. @anupamifs @sunandavashisht @pburavalli @ask0704 @myindmakers

The Adulterous Law of Adultery: Vivek Narayan Sharma Most of us would have heard the good old story in which Adam & Eve ate apple. What we didn’t hear was that the apple for Adam, was an orange for Eve! The difficulty with most human […] The post The… https://t.co/4r93n5wp4W https://t.co/YAjYINbVdg

Thank you. As always indebted to @Koenraad_Elst who does so much valuable work without much recognition or thanks.
Nobody's perfect so dont trouble urself about any bubble. Imp to give credit where its due, so thanks!

Why 1967 spelt betrayal and 2019 spells hope: MJ Akbar My generation entered its age of aspiration at precisely the moment when India slipped into its era of instability. My school class stepped into college in 1967, a few in quest of education, and most… https://t.co/JE8S6iSHKM https://t.co/sHcBShl1o3

Vivekananda was a communist. Please read his works. I am against Vivekananda as much as I am against communism
Aurobindo was smart he advocated a panchayat raj type system based on dharma. Panchayats need more power on not just judiciary but also in executive and legislation.

Despite being a contemporary of Sri Aurobindo and Rabindranath Tagore, Subramanya Bharathi remained largely unsung during his lifetime. 

“I would say that no human being is without religion and that every human being is in a way beyond himself, that is, insane.”
#Heidegger on East/West, communism, religion, philosophy, science, technology. Oh, and humans as controlled machines.
~ TV #Interview (1963) https://t.co/10fEhdyASX

#Mulk | After Balraj Sahni in Garm Hava and Kaifi Azmi in Naseem, it’s the turn of @chintskap as the paterfamilias of a Muslim family to bring out the dilemmas of the community in divisive times https://t.co/hOXC4hl3Jn
When most of his colleagues are busy changing the lyrics of their film to please d dispensation @anubhavsinha has made a film that dares to speak the truth of our times, exposing our naked bigotry & hate for a community. It is not everyday bollywood shows such spine. Watch #MULK

Nisha Sachdeva
Rafi and Dharmendra delivered many hits together. It goes to Dharmendra's credit that he stuck to Rafi even during the latter's lean perod during the first half of the seventies. It was probably this strong individuality of Dharmendra that helped him to weather the storms of both Rajesh Khanna & Amitabh Bachchan and still remain on top.
Published on 19 Apr 2007aap ki parchhaiyan movie, main nigahen song
orawal
What a great composition and music and rendition! And Supriya Choudhary looks gorgeous beyond compare!!!


Wednesday, August 01, 2018

India needs division for a successful World Union

Mapping of Indian Writing in English with Historiography of British India
SS Bhanu, Y Suneetha
… Kodaganallur Ramaswami Srinivasa Iyengar said in his Indian Writing in English "Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo, Lokmanya Tilak and Gokhale, Rabindranath Tagore and …

Ramin Jahanbegloo · 2018 · Political Science
According to Isaiah Berlin, we are confronted in our lives with constellations of conflicting values. Given, then, such a situation, one must simply choose. Berlin describes his position as follows: “If, as I believe, the ...

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The festival's curator, @MakrandParanspe, invites you to Pondicherry for the first Pondy Lit Fest! https://t.co/6KW4tDF4Du
The festival's second curator, Lalit Verma, invites you to Pondicherry for the first Pondy Lit Fest.
@IndicAcademy @Indicafestivals @indicanetwork https://t.co/C0iDo8J3NP

India probably needs to have close to 40-50 states, with Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka being prime candidates for bifurcation or even trifurcation.

Sri Aurobindo's birth anniversary on August 15 and World Union Day on August 20. Granting Sovereignty to States is an urgency for fulfilment of Sri Aurobindo's #ThirdDream broadcast on August 14, 1947. Savitri Era Party advocates division of the country due to its overpopulation.

LOKMANYA TILAK
Sri Aurobindo had written an article on the great qualities of  his comrade and fellow nationalist, but at Lokmanya’s passing away, he wrote a profuse obituary, paying heartfelt homage to the fallen leader #LokmanyaTilak #SriAurobindo 

Columnist @gchikermane's scathing attack on socialist povertarianism ― an ideological mindset of the collective called polity, which refused to end even post-liberalisation

Swastika Is Hindu And The Hooked Cross Is Nazi, The Rest Is Conspiracy. A Must Read Post By @TrueIndology On How English Evangelists Affiliated The Hooked Cross To Swastika To Hide The Fact That Nazism Originated In Christian Socialism.  https://t.co/wz5Jjkzrm6

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/w0DF3rrYpc Tara didi at the Sourcing Our Oneness Camp 2017 Part 2

A new entry from the the "Tuesday Talks" series (AUDIO).
"The greatest miracle is the supramental change envisaged by Sri Aurobindo... https://t.co/WoJEraDeX3

The Stifling Pressure of the Conventional Phase of Society and the Rise of the Phase of Individualism https://t.co/ape4awRVy6

Sri Aurobindo on The Law of Love

An inspiring article on the mantric power of Sanskrit by Dr Sampadananda Mishra, director of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture in Pondicherry. https://t.co/6C66uU7qJ4

For millennia India and Indians have tried to understand existence - of our own and of the universe. Under very liberal intellectual ecosystems.
That’s why it hurts to see yuppies suck up to new western atheism - I was one too when young.
India: Where Science Meets Samkhya.
Those of us who wish to see a scientific yet traditional future for India, a Prabuddh Bharat, if you will, have a delicate balancing act - accepting best of world’s learning while synthesising it with best of our own https://t.co/rLLDl3fJ04
India: Where Science Meets Samkhya. There is a growing desire to build India’s future on the combined strength of its tradition and the best of modern science but the shallow temptation to place Indic thoughts over scientific worldviews must be resisted https://t.co/rLLDl3fJ04.

One very common mistake by those who equate evolution of Shamkhya with that of Darwin is that they confuse पंचभूत वर्ग (observable universe) with प्रकृति. In कारण-कार्य (cause-effect) relationship of Shankhya,  प्रकृति is कारण without being कार्य.

The #Vedic God: An Evolutionary Journey https://t.co/jTwmyb4v8N #brahma #evolution #god #veda

As if Hindu-Buddhist-Jaina traditions were mutually exclusive or watertight! The whole premise is mistaken. There was a dharmic continuum, an osmotic interchange...when will these "fakeries" or "quackeries" end? https://t.co/bWBSZ8J4s4

Clipping of  Mail Today https://t.co/neP6IRnkWP "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most (il)liberal of them all? Why are we in the twilight of liberalism the world over? Who or what is a "Dharmic liberal"? My reflections.
Personally, I do not subscribe to the Left versus Right bi-polarity or uncivil war that is dividing our public sphere. Opinions of all colours and stripes should engage and vie for attention. That is the great Indian way, which I call intermedial hermeneutics. But what is the cure or counter to entitlement combined with intolerance?
Our festival is clearly inspired by Sri Aurobindo who exhorted the national mind to “turn new eyes on past culture, reawaken to its sense and import, and see it in relation to modern knowledge and ideas” so that “out of this awakening, vision and impulse the Indian renaissance may arise.” To this end, we have tried to invite outstanding thinkers, writers, and artists to propose new, creative solutions to the many issues that confront us today. I consider the Pondy Lit Fest, thus, to be an example of dharmic liberalism. (Courtesy of Mail Today)
Exclusive: Swarajya Conversations With Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy. Swarajya speaks to Dr Subramanian Swamy on a range of issues, including his life in the academia, politics, the Emergency, and his relationship with the RSS.
https://t.co/WuvX4NwyJs via @swarajyamag

'The RSS - A view to the Inside', book by Penguin, authored by Walter K Anderson and Shridhar Damle. Book launch and Panel Discussion, Ram Madhav @rammadhavbjp, Nistula Hebbar @nistula and Authors. Moderator @sardesairajdeep, on August 7, 2018 6.30pm at IIC, NewDelhi. https://t.co/aTaVTRWuHc

Hinduisation and Social Work of RSS: A Glimpse of Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram | NewsClick https://t.co/18nv0GcxUQ

Sorry for not getting engaged scholar-speakers-writers like @shaktisinha @madhukishwar @heeraman98 @RajeevSrinivasa @prasannara @subhashkak1 @sankrant @Sanjay_Dixit @HindolSengupta @vikramsampath @AdityaRajKaul @rahulpandita & others to @PondyLitFest Next time perhaps?

Just for the record, would love to invite the likes of @PavanK_Varma @ShekharGupta @virsanghvi @suhelseth @BDUTT @nramind @TandonRaveena @manujosephsan @UnamPillai @PatrickFrench & yes "even" @sardesairajdeep & @svaradarajan to @PondyLitFest if they are willing to come.

And Since we're in "wish list" mode, my "bro" @aparanjape @UdayMahurkar @RatanSharda55 @MulaMutha @anuraag_saxena @AbhinavAgarwal @Abhina_Prakash @yoginisd @neha_aks @AsYouNotWish @ProfPankajJain @ProfVemsani @anuradhagoyal & more; hope they can come to @PondyLitFest 2019🙏🏽 https://t.co/WlJeVpbI6d

No, Sir, I disagree. I'm not being craven or kowtowing; fact is that each & every one of these names is someone I respect, in my own way. I am not ashamed of saying so. I consider @ShekharGupta, for instance, to be one of India's greatest journalists even if I disagree with him. https://t.co/YFz57vDIFo

Thanks so much; totally agree. I put this our mission: "With an inclusive international feel & appeal, we hope PondyLitFest brings arts-loving people of all shades, stripes, & orientations to our city." @ZEEJLF is the gold standard; much to learn from you, my friend. https://t.co/y7E3Mdf0Ac

Litfest and Leftist have same alphabets and perhaps inherently same aims.

Thank you; as I tell my students, I don't believe in the Left vs Right "uncivil" war of words. I am for "intermedial" hermeneutics, which is the great Indian way. At its best (or height) it actually leads to "integral yoga," which can transform consciousness. @PondyLitFest https://t.co/bVRCgcrY13

@MakrandParanspe best wishes for the festival and may it grow deep roots and engender dialogue debate and above all empathy and understanding for diverse voices and views! https://t.co/UT2vUOLdnC

Heartiest congratulations to @MakrandParanspe for organising a lit fest in lovely Pondicherry. Rishi Aurobindo smiles benignly on you and your honest efforts. More power to your pen.

Notice the visual: slanted reportage? But joke may be lost on them--"arvind" means lotus & @PondyLitFest is inspired by Sri Aurobindo: “turn new eyes on past culture, reawaken to its sense and import, & see it in relation to modern knowledge and ideas.” https://t.co/TT0G4ZfjNu

Ignore these ridiculous innuendos @MakrandParanspe — inspired by Sri Aurobindo, located in Pondicherry, focussed on Bharat Shakti, powered by Indian thought, this LitFest will lay the foundations of a newer and truer narrative of India.

On to Chapter 10 of @gchikermane's utterly engrossing book - frank admission: I never thought reading government policies could be so riveting - I pause, and reflect on this particular DISASTER - Air India nationalisation. If only @narendramodi could be gifted this book. If only. https://t.co/5A6zvsV76y

Thank you Anand for the kind words. Here is my article https://t.co/xrDEKtLLe1 and yes the target is for a decade or so, 2030 to be exact. I must say as I refine the thesis, my view only becomes more optimistic. Will write more on this.

TCS, Wirpo tech dept. and Infosys were founded in early 80's at the highet of Licence Permit Raj. It was #PV Narasimha Rao who opened up the economy and these companies thrived creating the new indian middle class. PV deserves it first.

[1981: NIIT was established by Rajendra S. Pawar and Vijay K. Thadani to optimise on the opportunity of booming IT education and training in India]

An old but relevant read by @gurcharandas on Indian secularism. Greatly impressed by the Ashokan dictum in the concluding para

Entrenched & entitled liberals react with hypocrisy, chicanery, expediency, & ultimately, rage when shunted out by a new order. On a little sliver of derived & borrowed knowledge, they have lorded it over the “unwashed masses” for decades. https://t.co/MzpY6WJI72

Deeper understanding of the Varna system from Vedas that has been intentionally misrepresented to the modern caste system by the invaders of Bharat, so that they can divide and rule the... https://t.co/JNC5dCKRsi

Anyone interested in learning about Sita must read Valmiki’s Ramayana in the original if possible, if not at least a translation accompanied by the original Sanskrit verses. Valmiki captures the persona of Sita so delicately and awesomely. It is impossible not to like her https://t.co/4uHcuFeUEj

Source of @VishwaAdluri’s quote: “Indologists had for so long told themselves that Indians lacked access to the “true” meaning of their texts that they no longer considered it (racism) a prejudice but a methodological principle and a necessary one at that” https://t.co/tv1YNcQmzm

Yes, @VishwaAdluri is super; his works on the interpretation & meaning of our epic (Sanskrit) texts are phenomenal. And his “Nay Science” is a literary movement in itself.

I don't know. I am not cultured enough to be sensitive in feeling, articulate in language and nuanced in thought. Blame it on my plebian roots ,;-) https://t.co/mkHsNfC4z9
When you solve the problem of poverty, you discover the problem of culture. Then comes a clash between those who want to lead that culture. That changes culture itself. What is culture, after all? It is just a privilege of an elite who do not have to or want to change anything.

Gebser is a whole other order of scholar, much closer to Aurobindo, Jung, Steiner, etc in terms of his work’s significance. Wilber’s IT is interesting but a very different flight from Gebser’s project. I’d recommend Bill Thompson as a follow up to Gebser if you haven’t already.

Though a lot of so called libertarians who supposedly support the #2ndAmendment also support a strong #military, even though the core purpose of the #SecondAmendment was to fight back against the existence of such an institution! https://t.co/6WT6U07aSz