Saturday, July 13, 2019

Equanimity, detached critical judgement, and ruminative engagement

Assorted tweets:

An Intensive Study Camp on the Gita, 23 September to 5 October 2019 - Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC)

Rtam and Law appear discordant only because law to us has an image of being a tyrannical imposition from outside, a classical judaeo-christian thing. But rtam is the 'law' which one follows when one has United with the universe. Then one IS law and it's a joy following that law.

After many years I purchased a set of Sketch Pens and drew this.
Inpired by my school teachers and my seniors at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, New Delhi, India.
Location : Sri Aurobindo Ashram,  New Delhi.
Dedicated to : The Mother and Sri Aurobindo.

Maharashtra is a place for great saints. Eknath, Tukarkam, Gyaneswar.. not so famous Vishnu Bhaskar Lele who collaborated & advised Sri Aurobindo in his early days at Baroda..Lele is now known because of Sri Aurobindo.

read essays by Aurobindo recently. He rightly says that Indians (by implication hindus) lack sense of "shakti". Such incidents putting better sense in minds of people. Chandni chowk aftermath is an indication.

Sri Aurobindo on the Psychic Being -the real soul secret in us

54) Hymns 347 - 354 (Verses 3,575 - 3,641): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 04, Sukta 051 to 058 (including a hymn on the upper and lower oceans of existence); with #SriAurobindo's words on the birth and ascent of Agni (End of Mandala 04)

The five best books on Chaucer's Troilus (including @LaviniaGreenlaw's wonderful Double Sorrow), and some thoughts on reading and teaching this glorious poem at Oxford

In this piece via @fivebooksphil, @jehsmith picks his top five books on the history of philosophy.

“We read Woolf for her tone: her equanimity, her ability to weave together a detached and usually very severe critical judgement with a tone of ruminative engagement.“
Adam Gopnik (@adamgopnik), writer at @NewYorker, picks his favourite essay collections.

An example of inter-species communication that does not require words.

If there's one movie you want to rewatch before @ISRO's #chandrayaan2 launch this weekend, let it be from this carefully-curated list of Moon-inspired hits by @Nandiniwhy

Don’t judge me. I have been through this trauma. Breaking an engagement causes embarrassment and emotional distress for sometime but a bad marriage can become a lifelong burden in a country like India where women are forced to silently suffer as divorce is seen as an evil thing.

As working women in India, we are minorities ( only 25%). So we have to share tips with each other to survive. My big tip is find mentors, people whose career path you admire and find a way to be in touch with them.…

One outcome of this brouhaha is that discerning citizens are much more aware, or ought to be, of plagiarism. In future, all public figures might be more cautious in citing sources & similarities, both in words & ideas. This should apply to Moitra too.

Such a delight and privilege to interview the brilliant @authoramish on his amazing new book #Raavan, India's glorious cultural heritage and the crucial importance of us studying our own culture. Watch @DailyO_'s 'Good Books!
Every time he speaks it's a new insight, he is so fresh in his thinking which makes him the best, meeting him every time makes me feel enthralled & respect for him escalates, his humbleness is unmatchable.

The culture of India, like the country itself, is indivisible & timeless. Just like its indivisible geography stretches from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Indian culture too represents this indivisible continuum from the Rishis up to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

Here is @SwarajyaMag columnist tendering his views on SCB....@IamSourav_b , @raniroyrocky , @From_Himalaya , @Aban__Ind , @INA99thBrigade .....
I fully intend to ignore BUT.... historical illiteracy coupled with immature grasp of international relations and the dynamics of political conflicts -they should not be present in an eminent political columnist to this extent....but whatever....ignore we shall.

Everyone's opinion will obviously vary but Bengali victimhood clouds the overall picture. However, only one opinion matters in the matter: that's of Sri Aurobindo. Accepting his insights with humility is the only sane option. Emotions and arguments have no place before it. Thanks
Education or learning bear a halo around them but the reality is that one learns various degrees of prejudice and misinterpretation all the time. Unlearning these subsequently requires humongous courage and effort; vigilant willingness to discover fresh yardsticks and touchstones

Holding that State must be kept out of education is easier part. Whether community or corporate are capable of designing curriculum needs to be pondered over. Current concept of education based on European modernity has run its course. Brick and mortar must give way to informal.
Modern civilisation has prevented people to look at women and instead sends them to museums and art galleries to see their portrayal in metal, stone, or paintings. Movies are also kosher for watching them on screen. So, everyone is glued to phone in Metro.

Evergreen Essays: Lakshmanarekha is not a part of Valmiki Ramayana @NathTusar, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad-201014 #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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