Monday, July 22, 2019

Agni running away from doing duty

Assorted tweets:

Such an honor to share our Illness to Wholeness work for Stress and Burnout prevention at the Sri Aurobindo Society in Singapore.

Will be doing a FREE workshop next week at Sri Aurobindo Centre For Arts And Communication!
Anyone keen, please do register ASAP! *limited Seats*
#mgmhindia #mgmhxmusicbiz #ritnikateaches #theindianmusicscene
Taking care of your mental health is so important. As a certified life coach and energy therapist I am here to help.
I also do monthly free mental health sharing circles in Delhi. For more info pls join our private...

If Blaming Centre For Everything Wrong With Indian Science Is Scientific Temper, Then I’m Guilty Of Not Having It  @vraman16 via @swarajyamag
Whether it is panchagavya or Ayurgenomics, scientific investigation into these traditional knowledge systems is very essential. If Indian scientists do not do it then, when transnational firms who are constantly knowledge mining these systems, patent these very knowledge systems

Don't make roads in Uttarakhand. Don't develop tourism circuits there. Don't make dams. Keep its people poor. Why? So that a crank "Right Winger" living in a metro or a foreign country gets to feel the real spirituality when he deigns to visit it.

“National Education is, next to self government...”
The Penguin Sri Aurobindo Reader (Ed. @MakrandParanspe) @IndicBookClub

J.B.S. Haldane created the field of population genetics and fought in the Spanish Civil War. But it's his quotability for which he is remembered
The so-called marketplace of ideas is broken. Turns out that neither markets nor people can be counted on to embrace the rational or the true
Academics think their work is timeless, like 13th-century monks’ transcriptions of Aristotle’s Poetics. Yet never underestimate the power of trendiness

The Mahābhārata is a celebration of such stories. What a variety of stories occur in the epic and what different tastes they kindle in our hearts!
Mahābhārata and its Place in Indian Culture – Part 3

Mandra: The Tragic Character of Ramkumari

Those 3 brothers of Agni are later revealed as Bhupati, Bhuvanapati & Bhutanampati
भूप॑तये॒ स्वाहा॒ भुव॑नपतये॒ स्वाहा॑ भू॒तानाम्पत॑ये॒ स्वाहा  ।

This leitmotif of Agni running away from doing His duty is seen in several places of shruti..
The verse अग्निर्देवेभ्यो निलायत​ । occurs in a lot of place, with each one set amidst an interesting situation with an equally interesting outcome!

"Cinema has infused mediocrity into every area of public life where rhetoric is an end in itself, slogans are intellectualism and Facebook memes are research.
No wonder then that the Millennial Tamil thinks kitsch is cool and complexity is a conspiracy."
Brilliant-not just Tamil movies;include all Indian languages and  Ekta kapoors soaps and all TV serials.Lowest-how much lower will they go?
The abusive responses of minions of @Suriya_offl below indicate that his fans are just third rate rowdies with very little comprehension. Such a third rate actor with goonda fans getting limelight is a blot on TN.

Although the notice may seem racist at first glance, much of this is true. Most Indians grow up with zero civic sense in India & find it difficult to change overnight just because one has crossed borders.

In general the H-crowd at large is interested in certain figures, and is not that keen to dig deeper to learn more about other equally important figures
E.g. Sankaracharya is ofcourse a pan-Indian icon (though his origins too are in deep south)

But then other Advaita figures are less well known
E.g. Madhusudana Saraswati from Bengal / Varanasi (16th cen) - few people have heard of him
So it is not a geographic thing. It's about selective valorization of certain names, and ignorance of others

Very recently through @blog_supplement I learnt about this vibrant intellectual culture in the city of Navadwip - home to so many giants - Raghunatha Shiromani, Vasudeva Sarvabhouma, Chaitanya
For the most part there is a lack of interest to learn

Even Chaitanya had to flee to Odisha. How can one expect them to go on reconversion spree on mass scale in a land ruled by Jihadis when preserving their own identity was a concern?
Leave reconversion spree, they had to do extensive polemic vs fellow H to defend right of Ms whom they had already made Krishna devotee to chant Harinama.

That aphorism of Sri Aurobindo on not fighting under a general who hasn’t lost a war is applicable here..failure teaches a leader to seek counsel from all sources...he does not keep opinions that are unquestionable...

Don't miss! Agastya Gurukulam & Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture present a residential camp starting July 28, 2019 where the Gurus come together for the Unmesa programme to teach young minds from around the world. Find the details here.

There is no such thing as historical enabling in Science and technology. Great research Institutes and centres of excellence can crumble within years, even months. Ideas are the product of a human mind not sanctioned buildings.
Science doesn't live in the past. It isn't History.

"Golconde" is a private residence for the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. This is the first modernist building in India, built in 1942.

I came to #sriaurobindo' jis influence in the year 1990s ;  after reading his writings on the Veda and Gita ; As I was a devotee of  Lord Krishna 's Bhagwad gita since my childhood ;  I found
#sriaurobindo ' s integral yoga  system so perfect method ;  even you may study Six Darshans of sanatan dharam;  Sri Aurobindo's Words are more revealing than even studying upanishad or gita or any other Text as we name #shastras #SundayThoughts
Indian #yoga is ancient system who helps us to find out our True Nature Hidden in our deep recesses.... Initial study of sri  aurobindo's Works  are very typical;  but once mind is bent upon his works  ; one  will not find any parallel Master, Yogi or any Path who makes one  truly Universal Personality .... #integralYoga
The End of an Era : Afternoon Despatch and Courier | Behram Contractor (1930-2001) worked at @fpjindia, @timesofindia & @mid_day before founding The Afternoon Despatch & Courier in 1985. He continued to write articles as #Busybee. His loved and famous column was 'Round and About'

Its Reshma who sweared to break Sabarimala tradition. She wore sacred chain, pledged b4 public that will remove it only aftr entering Sannidanam. Yest her father died in accident. An Ayyappa who was wearing sacred chain took him to hospital. As father died she has to remove chain

Tribute to Hindi cinema's legendary singer #Mukesh on his 96th birth anniversary today. Mukesh left a great impact on the Hindi film music world that he's still remembered for his melodious and melancholic voice.
What are your favorite songs of his?
@NeilNMukesh @Shanoozeing

None I suppose.. and except Kanika (Mayfair) no other odia cuisine restaurant does justice to the authenticity, taste & quality
Anyone who had visited Kanika Odia speciality restaurant of Mayfair Lagoon, Bbsr can plz share his inputs

1. [Kulbhushan Kharbanda (born 21 October 1944) as the antagonist Shakaal in Shaan (1980)]
2. [Shafi Inamdar (23 October 1945 – 13 March 1996) started with Vijeta and Ardh Satya]
3. [Saeed Jaffrey (8 January 1929 – 15 November 2015) with Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977)]
Overpopulation has made India ungovernable and its Democracy dysfunctional. Once the States get Sovereignty, they will solve local problems on their own; no need for Delhi megalomania dictating, nor national outlook is warranted. #MakeIndiaHistory by opting for #BharataFederation
Bande Mataram was written with Bengal in mind and it played a stellar role during Partition of Bengal (1905) movement. All the gains of Bengal Renaissance during the previous 100 years were harnessed to sow the seed of Independence of India. Bengal must become a Sovereign nation.
So called national culture is corrupting and destroying local traditions and languages. Present Odisha symbolising the great Kalinga Empire must get Sovereignty to safeguard its rich heritage. #MakeIndiaHistory by opting for #BharataFederation as per #FiveDreams of Sri Aurobindo.
Thanks for excellent presentation. A trivia: First Odia ICS Officer, Nilamani Senapati belongs to the Garedi Panchana village. He and Bhingarpur Choudhury family are within our circle of relatives. Our caste is Mastan (perhaps Mahasthan) Brahmins who don't perform puja (Bhumihar)
The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have provided the occasion and opportunity to forget about all past icons and affinities. Their contribution in black and white surpass all colourful imaginations of human civilisation by light years. But recognising them constitutes a challenging task.
VIP VAK: Ram Swarup gave the spiritual and philosophical basis @NathTusar, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad-201014, UP #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Nobody has been to the Premodern India

Assorted tweets:

Having limited Mahatma Gandhi to sanitation, Modi is ignoring & will never propagate  his central message: NON-VIOLENCE or TRUTH. via @ThePrintIndia

Goa, Goan, Gone? There Is A Lakshman Rekha In Politics, And BJP Just Breached It With Impunity via @swarajyamag Supporters of Moitra, supposedly senior editors & academics, resorted to diversionary tactics, hypocrisy & chicanery. Instead of engaging with the charge, they chose to bully, pan, discredit, troll, undermine and scam those who had raised it.
An author's absolution does not, like a papal bull, wash away the ‘sin’ of plagiarism. It is not the author’s word for or against such an allegation that should count, but the actual evidence. This article examines precisely that, in a systematic, detailed & fair treatment.

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.
No one has experienced whole of life and consequently all portrayals of it are inchoate. Stretches of long years may be eventful but in terms of understanding reality of life can be a desert. Spectrum is merely a certain conception or visible aberration of light; not light itself.

As the intellectual fountainhead of the ideology of Hindutva, V D Savarkar is undoubtedly one of the most contentious political thinkers and leaders of the twentieth century. Proud to announce my new book #Savarkar: Echoes from the Past! 
Preorder here:

52) Hymns 334 - 341 (Verses 3,479 - 3,541): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 04, Sukta 038 to 045 (including hymns addressed to Dadhikravan); with #SriAurobindo's words on the birth and ascent of Agni

Save the heritage. A house that was home to #Uttarpara Raja's along with Sri Aurobindo, Michael Madhusudhan, #Vidyasagar. #Netaji, Prafulla Sen, Master Surya Sen, Bankim Chandra, Sarat Chandra, Rabindranath Tagore, Crown Prince of Thailand Prisdang, Maa Sarada @MamataOfficial

As I sometimes remind people - Nobody has been to the India that I study. Premodern India is a foreign and completely inaccessible place to physically visit, for everyone in the 21st century.

Historians analyze the past. We lovingly joke that we leave bad predictions about the future to our colleagues in political science.
In all seriousness, I can tell you this based on history: Things can get bad. And things can change, sometimes rather quickly.

Integrity. Honesty. History.
Also, unlike a lot of Hindutva fanatics, I am not ashamed of premodern India. Ancient India boasts a lot of history of which folks might be proud, just not according to the standards of modern science and Islamophobia. #India #history

Accusing someone of showing the Dunning-Kruger effect makes a lot of people feel clever, but they don't realize that in order to accuse someone of that requires the accuser to be affected by the Dunning Kruger effect himself. IOW a circular argument

Despite Mr. Pinker, Nietzsche's figure of the tightrope-walker over an abyss in his *Zarathustra* is very relevant here. The abyss is his forecast of "two centuries of nihilism", which we call now "chaotic transition" or "New Normal". The climate crisis is an aspect of that.

We’ve all grown up watching the perfect, always righteous Disney princesses.

The timidity of imagination, the incompetence of execution, the mortal fear of failure, the bowing before the enemy before the first shot was fired, winning as an end, and an overbearing, crushingly desperate and embarrassingly obvious Mahatma-complex. Anything else? 🙂

One of the root cause of the unhappiness in many Indians is that we can't pursue any profession where our talent lies due to archic education system & family pressure. As a result many struggle monetarily in a profession which they never liked from the beginning.
Until we create enough incentives for respective talents our human resources will continue to waste. Current education statement is good for desk jobs and those will be taken by machines soon. Traits like Creativity, entrepreneurship must be encouraged...
otherwise we're looking towards a dark future no matter how many elections you continue to win.

Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, world renowned performing artist & research scholar, delivered a special lecture on "Role of India's Soft Power in the Indian Ocean Region" as part of CSP’s academic partnership in the Peninsula Foundation's conference on India and the Indian Ocean Region.
"So much of what is presented as dance in Southeast Asia is very close to India. 85% of Southeast Asian languages have roots in Sanskrit. To this effect, there are 10,000 inscriptions that are traceable."

@sagarikaghose, @Nidhi,@BDUTT of @ndtv & @IndiaToday can sharpen their fringe skills by getting trained under @nelsonvijay08 & Sujitha of this Tamil TV. My today's quota on this TV is over, every day one tweet about this TV. @SaffronDalit,@rkmuthwho,@autovimal1,@Kishoreciyer1

Genetic analysis of ancient cattle remains show that Middle Eastern cattle stock suddenly saw a large infusion of Indian zebu bulls around 4000 years ago. Interestingly this coincides with widespread desertification and the decline of Harappan cities.
It is also interesting that, a few centuries later, we have evidence of Mitanni migrations into northern Iraq from the east. This group not only worshipped Vedic gods but also brought with them Indian iron technology

Around 4000 years ago, a dramatic change occurred in the Middle East - a rapid, widespread, wholesale influx of Indian Zebu cattle from the Indus Valley - which soon reached Europe.
Did the Indian cattle invade the West of their own accord? #AIT

You need do no further than analyze the Puranic lists & to cross check them with Rig Vedic evidence to realize what dynasty the burial belongs to. It could very well be Kaurava or N Pancala.

Marxist-Muellerians are such disgraceful beings, lacking any capacity for reform & honesty even in utter defeat.
A 'historian' Ruchika Sharma in JNU screams, “Why is ASI calling it a chariot! It's only a bullock cart! ASI is wearing the lens of Hindutva!"

Genetic & archaeological studies are under way.
Exciting times!

Many Hindus are confused.... Article 25  of Indian Constitution gives rights to propagate religion to minority communities. OK agree. but it does not give them right to do FRAUD, money, coercion, threat, lure or Fear based conversions ! We also have right to defend our Dharma

Decade long sexual exploitation of orphans in madrassa cum orphanage in TG state Aswaraopet. Father-son duo sexually exploit same set of minors. Initially funded by your tax money, later discontinued. Orphans of all religions brought here from all over the state. This area /2

Attended a very articulate talk on Menstruation across cultures by Shri Nithin Shridhar at Ramakrishna College for women, Coimbatore. Very important for young girls of an impressionable age to hear the right narratives and perspectives delivered in language they can understand.

Patriots, gear up for the launch of #SaraswatiUntold ,
A Vedic & Scientific agglomeration that’ll bowl over all Colonial claims of calling Her a myth!
Reserve the 28th of July 2019, for huge surprises!

One must understand that UN sees muslim countries as their potential petrol_capital and they are monitored by Vetican Churches. Isa_Musa are brothers though rivals too. Hindus are oldest and best/toughest civilization and thus are envied by barbarians Crusaders/muslims. #VainUN.

The culprit is here. At the same time, I was wondering why don't you remember this famous "All Nature dumbly calls to her alone" line often? Telepathy?

Feel Philosophy: Sense of participatory citizenship is priceless @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.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Understanding, collaborating, and improving

Assorted tweets:

Some of the  modern Bengali sociologists are allergic to Sri Aurobindo. Reason? Sri Aurobindo asks for a refined life style, which they can't practise. I too can't satisfy the minimum standard set by him. But I don't speak disparagingly of Sri Aurobindo.

We need to be aware of those who claim to be working for Dharma, but follow the most adharmic ways and means just to satisfy their EGO and fulfill their vested interest. No sign and symptom of Dharma are to be found in their character. They want others to follow them blindly.

In my experience, the proud Hindu nationalists and promoters of hate seem wholly ignorant of dharmashastras, the beauties of the Bhagavad Gita or Shanti parvan, the deep thought of Ramanuja or Shankara. What exactly are they so proud of?

most religions/moral frameworks/cultures/state tacitly allow prostitution as an unavoidable market phenomenon that takes care of uncontrollable fluctuations in imbalance in demand-supply of "sex" through the state/insttn preferred "marriage" mechanism.

U notice in Hindu temples U never see of many Hindu warriors who set the example of defending Hindu Dharma was under threat.U see Guru pics but never warriors.Aurobindo was right about these Hindus themselves have taken the Kshatriya out of Hinduism and now are paying the price

Be--and become--yourself; that would be so much greater & grander than anything else. Of course, there is so much to learn from one another. Good luck!

Intellectuals not interested in reading Sri Aurobindo can be likened to a foreign tourist visiting many places but missing Taj Mahal. Finding value through rational search should have been normal, but indoctrination prevents most from accepting anything outside their safe limits.

Savitri Era Open Forum: Stop misrepresentation of Sri Aurobindo
@NathTusar, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

India and the Indian: Will we never be able to achieve consensus on being legitimately Indian, writes Aakash Singh Rathore

That was recognised instantaneously, hence  John Adams put it "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Jefferson's choice of the word "happiness" has unfortunately led to a certain hedonistic streak and avoidance of "pain" in American life to the extent that "happiness" in its bowdlerized form is today privileged over "liberty"

Sufism is one of the greatest con jobs in history only comparable to the "compassion" of Christ.
By Sandeep Balakrishna @dharmadispatch
#Sufi #Sufism

Overheard: Bharat Mata Tyagis are saying Indians should give up laptop and paper and use palm leaves as laptop is Western culture and paper is Chinese culture, to free themselves from 'slavery'.  😀

Left strategy = constantly whining, complaining and finger pointing
Right strategy = constantly defending, heckling and digging heels  
Smart strategy = constantly understanding, collaborating, and improving

Sometimes Raitawing on SM behave like that rabid stray dog by the roadside which barks and chases every vehicle passing by in either direction.

Plasim Radar

A Supreme Sense Behind the Senses, Part 4: The Divine Standpoint - When we adjust our view from the fragmented individuality which is our normal human standpoint, to the universal and transcendent view of the divine standp...

Prem Shankar Jha on the RSS threat. - I had previously commented on a foolish article by Prem Shankar Jha. I did not think it possible for anything more foolish to be penned, but Jha has manage...

Purusha and Prakriti, p. 614 (SH 302) - Sri Aurobindo now reveals to us the truth behind man-woman relationship, their mutual attraction, which is the truth of Purusha and Prakriti, Soul and Na...

Remembering Annapurna - She would recite, in a very soothing low voice, almost inaudible to others but her, one of her bhajans whenever she was cooking. Or she would be doing he...

The Wheel of Karma is The March of Folly - Given the opportunity to do evil, human beings grab at it every time, even after the evil returns to bite them as “blowback”, “revenge effect”, “Nemesis”, ...

Conversion and demographic anxieties - For readers interested in Islamic law and society, and especially for those who might not have thought that Malaysia is in the company of Iran and Saudi ...

Distorting Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga – Anirjeet - Peter Heehs and his American supporters at the Archives of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, should be packed off to Donald Trump’s country and made to fe...
In fact, his new book “Spirituality without God” prepares the larger background for proving more specifically in future the same attitude towards Sri Aurobindo. So here we are, we know the reason why he has been reinstated at the Archives with the connivance of the Ashram Trust – people in the Ashram are becoming too religious, so they have to be educated by Heehs in order to practise the sadhana as Yogi (or Bhogi!) Peter Heehs has presented it after 40 years of severe intellectual askesis!

The Mystic Pragmatism - M.S.Srinivasan (In this article, some conceptions presented in a workshop at an international conference is examined in the light of a deeper spirit...

Shift the attention from the past and focus on the future - Assorted tweets: Few know the greatness of Maharishi Aurobindo! He had predicted much in advance that India would gain independence on 15 August 1947, as ...

- The Martin Heidegger Blues Gonna obscure you too.

Years with my Mentor: K. D. Sethna by Goutam Ghosal - Dear Friends, K. D. Sethna (25.11.1904 — 29.6.2011) was a Parsi sadhak who joined Sri Aurobindo Ashram at the age of twenty-three in December 1927. He was ...

Last Posting - To everyone that reads this blog, I want to thank you for following Gavin Kennedy 's expert insights into Adam Smith from this site. Unfortunately, Gavin ...

伊莎書 - 伊莎書 天竺古稱十《奧義書》者,首《伊莎》。至今集百零八或百二十《奧義書》者,亦首《伊莎》。『伊莎』者,精神也。取頌之初二字名書,與中國古詩之例合。全書寥寥十八頌。室利·阿羅頻多(一八七二——一九五〇)疏釋,亦止此簡約一卷,而韋檀多學之菁華皆攝。有此一卷,即是書古今餘家注疏皆不可問。梵文簡古,非雅言不足以達...

India lives a glorious variety and not a debatable diversity - Why India does not need a media narrative lexicon defined ‘Secularism’ or any lessons on nurturing diversity from media ? 1. Let media be frank eno...

Five Videos of the Mother - Five Videos of the Mother June 28, 2019 / 0 Dear Friends, We are taking the opportunity of sharing with you five videos of the Mother which have been upl...

Integral Yoga & Human Defects (IV) : What About Psychoanalysis Today ? - I recommend to all those who can read English the great cascade of comments posted yesterday by my psychologist friend Don Salmon who lives in the USA. All...

“A Theology of Failure” on the Magnificast - I recently went on The Magnificast to talk about my book: you can listen to the episode on Spotify, though it should also be available via your local podca...

Kant’s quantitative individualism - This post is not about Indian philosophy until its last paragraph. However, it is a direct response to a comment made here on the IPB, so I thought IPB rea...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sri Aurobindo provides diverse perspectives to sense imperatives

This book is not about Hindu nationalism in power but as a social and political movement and its aim is to encourage a more informed understanding of an idea that will remain relevant in Indian life far beyond victories and defeats in ...

Lavanya Vemsani - 2018 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
(2015), About Savitri. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press. SriAurobindo. (1997a), Essays Divine and Human. ... Visual Piety of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo and St. Clare and St. Francis,” Journal of HinduChristian Studies 28:11–32.

Sri Aurobindo was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. This book is an enquiry into the integral philosophy of Aurobindo and its contemporary relevance.

2016 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions

... fascinating and many-faceted characters of the freedom movement—a writer and poet, a revolutionary dreaming of driving the British out of India, and then a famous Hindu mystic. Aurobindo Ghose was born on 15 August 1872 in Calcutta.

Wendy Doniger, ‎Martha C. Nussbaum - 2015 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Interfaith Council.11 The economic and political clout of the Hindudiaspora notwithstanding, my discussion here will highlight ... A selected list of these various entities includes Shri Aurobindo's Centers;13 Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar ...

It is of Hindu origin, but is also used in other Dharmic religions, such as Buddhism. ... Interestingly enough, as we have seen, Sri Aurobindo (late 1800s and early 1900s) was a political activist for the first part of his adult life, and then a spiritual ...

Plasim Radar

The Mind Behind the Mind, Part 3 - There remain two issues to clear up in a review of the existence of a “mind behind the mind”. The first of these relates to whether the evolution of this ..

Integral Yoga & Human Defects (IV) : What About Psychoanalysis Today ? - I recommend to all those who can read English the great cascade of comments posted yesterday by my psychologist friend Don Salmon who lives in the USA. All...

The Myth of Narcissus and Echo Revisited - Christopher Lasch published his book The Culture of Narcissism in 1979. It has occurred to me to ask just how far this culture of narcissism can actually d...

Mothers of the disappeared in Lebanon - The mothers, through their politics of presence . . . become mediators between the state and the absentee, negotiating the very meaning of state and citi...

Vama Marg is individualistic - Assorted tweets: A sensory sociology of the future: Affect, hope and inventive methodologies, by @rcecoleman

Filmy Musings: Amar Prem (and a painting at home) - I have this lovely, vibrant, colourful painting at my home. This water colour titled “Love Blooms” is done by my sister. It looks exquisite in a white si...

“A Theology of Failure” on the Magnificast - I recently went on The Magnificast to talk about my book: you can listen to the episode on Spotify, though it should also be available via your local podca...

A manifesting instrument of the Divine Shakti in her works - Your only object in action shall be to serve, to receive, to fulfil, to become a manifesting instrument of the Divine Shakti in her works.” Sri Aurobindo,...

Kant’s quantitative individualism - This post is not about Indian philosophy until its last paragraph. However, it is a direct response to a comment made here on the IPB, so I thought IPB rea...

Kant’s quantitative individualism - In response to my discussion a while ago of the problems between Buddhism and qualitative individualism, Patrick O’Donnell suggested that … Continue readin...

Sanjukta Paul on Uber - In a previous post, we looked at Sanjukta Paul's theory that 'coordination rights' are created by Law and thus should be allocated in the public interest. ...

The Law of Vital Worlds, pp. 178-179 - Each world is governed by its own inherent and intrinsic law. Its beings and creatures as well as those who act under its influence come under this law a...

Theology of Nature Templeton research proposal, shelved : ( - Several weeks ago, I submitted a proposal for a Templeton Foundation research fellowship called “God and the Book of Nature: Science-engaged Theology of Na...

Companion to ‘The Secret of the Veda’ by Mukund Ainapure - Companion to ‘The Secret of the Veda’ The Companion to The Secret of the Veda is meant as an aid to the systematic study of The Secret of the Veda for th...

- Weimar Republic & the Phenomenology of Being Episode 30 of the Iphigenia Inquiry with Philip Armstrong.

India is variety personified - Mirage of a strong state is not a reality. *Making of a strong state is the reality and reality need not get confined to existing or established labels or...

Geography and nature teach the primacy of diversity - Tweets in original by @SavitriEraParty and @NathTusar Five hundred years back, Copernicus was struggling to prove that planets are revolving around the Sun...

A Series Inspired by India’s Rebirth – 3 - Author: Beloo Mehra (2019). Published under the title ‘When Young India Awakes’ in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, Vol. 50 (2 & 3), pp. 16-19. Continued from Part ...

Kusum-ben Nagda: In Memoriam by Anurag Banerjee - Dear Friends, On Sunday, 12 May 2019, one of the senior-most inmates of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram community as well as one of its most loved members breathe...

The Nature of Matter in Indian Thought – M S Srinivasan - In our earlier discussions on the nature of matter, we have studied in some details. The discoveries of New Physics in the series of articles, The Nature ...

Konttho (Bengali Film) review - If you have had a smoker in your family you will appreciate this film more than those who don’t know what it is to see someone destroy himself with cigaret...

24th April Special - Newness of the New World - by Aryadeep - Today, 99 years ago, the Mother returned to Pondicherry for good. As I have often done in the past, I present here certain interesting things to mark the ...

Monthly updates and newsletter articles - From Jan 2019 we will not be updating this blog. Please refer to our website at For newsletters and articles, please r...

Nietzsche or Emerson say to be more individual, Kant tells us to be more universal - Plasim Radar Lab of Evolution Yoga Intégral & Défauts Humains (III): Sri Aurobindo sur la Psychanalyse - NOTE DE SATPREM SUR LE PASSAGE DE “L’AGENDA DE MÈ... 

Sensory inputs turn us into robots -Assorted tweets: Debates prior to Sri Aurobindo must be understood for locating him properly. [Where Nietzsche or Emerson say to be more individual, Kant t... 

Meritocracy makes the successful feel entitled and absolves the greedy of guilt - Basic purpose of Indian Constitution is to orient every person of an ethos transcending narrow boundaries like region or religion. This boils down to an i... 

Vedic mantras were articulated long before the Hindus - The irony of disowning one’s culture It is not wise to confuse the treasures of our heritage with the Hindu religion as it is understood and interpreted to... 

Geography and nature teach the primacy of diversity - Tweets in original by @SavitriEraParty and @NathTusar Five hundred years back, Copernicus was struggling to prove that planets are revolving around the Sun... 

My original contributions to understanding Sri Aurobindo - My original contributions to understanding or interpreting Sri Aurobindo can be summarised under a number of heads: 1) Against Hindutva, Mythology, & Astro... 

Assorted tweets:

14) Hymns 83 - 89 (Verses 909 - 978): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 01, Sukta 083 to 089 (including the famous Swasti vachanas or the words of well being); with #SriAurobindo's words on the necessity of establishing a philological basis for His psychological theory
15) Hymns 90 - 95 (Verses 979 - 1,067): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 01, Sukta 090 to 095 (including a joint prayer to Agni and Soma); with #SriAurobindo's words on the necessity of establishing a philological basis for His psychological theory

Pushing a narrative and telling the right thing are two different things. Obviously, people are driven by material gains and no escape from such compulsions. Sri Aurobindo, however, provides diverse perspectives to sense current priorities and imperatives.
Savitri Era Open Forum: Sri Aurobindo's vision of a world union of free nations
Savitri Era Political Action: Sri Aurobindo points out that the real evolutionary force is supramental

Friday, June 21, 2019

Vedic mantras were articulated long before the Hindus

The irony of disowning one’s culture
It is not wise to confuse the treasures of our heritage with the Hindu religion as it is understood and interpreted today
05 Jun 2019
The mantra is a synthesis of sound, word and a certain occult power that had been infused into that combination in a remote past when intuitive wisdom and sublime inspiration, not rational mind, ruled our consciousness. We may dismiss the element of occult power. But can we dispute that every sound and word had its effect on us— and the difference in effect due to the intensity of emotion behind the word uttered? The only question that awaits a subjective experience is whether a certain word or sound could be permanently charged with a certain power. But why bother about that if the chanting of Gayatri produced the expected result? We all know that the Vedic mantras were articulated by the legendary Rishis long before the people were called Hindus.
Today’s Hindus cannot—and surely they do not —claim monopoly over them any more than they could claim over Yoga or meditation. These are our nation’s, rather humanity’s heritage. Ayurveda cannot be shunned by the non-Hindus because of its Hindu origin nor the Unani can be dismissed by the Hindus because the medieval Musl...  -Manoj Das
Eminent author and recipient of several awards including the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship Email:

Cinema and the Evolutionary Emotional-Aesthetics of Sri Aurobindo
by Mark Allan Kaplan, Sofia University (USA)
Film Studies • Cinema Studies • Film Aesthetics • Integral Theory • Sri Aurobindo
This is a research report on one of our current research projects exploring the integral-evolutionary theories and approaches of Sri Aurobindo's work.

[HTML] Confucian Models of Ideal Society Practiced Through" Inner Sage, Outer King"(Neisheng Waiwang) in Chinese Philosophy
MP Daily - 2019
… Then I will investigate definitions and practices of Integralism from the Indian philosophic tradition of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, which have many similarities to Integralism in Chinese philosophy. I proceed with examples taken from contemporary scholars …

Decolonizing Marriage and the Family: The Lives and Letters of Ida, Benoy, and Indira Sarkar
J Namakkal - Journal of Women's History, 2019
… and one-time leader of the Indian National Congress Annie Besant; the Irish nationalist and follower of Swami Vivekananda, Sister Nivedita (Margaret Noble); and the French spiritualist and companion to the nationalist freedom …

Next week I will be at The Science of Consciousness in Interlaken, where I will present the ideas from my paper "The Self-Referential Aspect of Consciousness":
If anyone will be around too, I will enjoy debating issues about consciousness.
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To view this discussion on the web visit

Seth Farber, PhD NYC

Assorted tweets:

Links between Vedas, Upanishads, Tantra and Puranas | Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother

Dear all friends / relatives / members, we, Maa Sri Aurobindo whatsapp group members consecrate the rain compilation video for Collective Meditation (as per Ashram timings Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri 7.25 pm to 7.50 pm &...

The Untold Story of Napoleon Hill, the Greatest Self-Help Scammer of All Time

A must read!! Wake up...and smell the fraud. 
Opinion: The disturbing irrationalism of Jaggi Vasudev via @scroll_in

I recommend this fine essay by @MrSamratX on "the foolish attempt to recast India as a homogenous Western-style nation, and to recast fluid Hinduism itself in a rigid Abrahamic way"; with this caveat--the attempt is not foolish, but malign:

This inexplicable and seemingly contradictory nature of shiva in different ages and texts is an endless source of fascination & awe. //End

🤣🤣🤣 Unintentional am sure..Sri Aurobindo says if the Vedic Rishis were afraid of anything, it was of Rudra..their approach to Him was always in supplication, a raw uncompromising power, impatient..the Primordial Bull, Male, Un-tameable..May He gaze on us mercifully

Hey @Bhaktirassagar This guy Debashish Banerji is saying Rudra is an outsider God, who visited like a storm to attack the settlers & hence hymns to appease him in Rigveda. I Think this points to Āryan Invasion. Chk from @28.30

"These are the most revealing body of letters after John Keats' and perhaps more important for the future of criticism."
 V. K. Gokak on Sri Aurobindo's Letters on Literature.

Princeton's "New Directions in Indian and Comparative Philosophy" series are now online. Please feel free to share the link:

Yep! Gender bias creeping into scientific research in botany, primate studies, biological anthropology, shows scientific methods & theories are not immune from cultural bias.

Policing the beats: The criminalisation of UK drill and grime music by the London Metropolitan Police @lfatsis

‘Won’t allow chanting of religious slogans in Parliament’: Speaker Om Birla | india news | Hindustan. Better late than never.. This shd b keep up and any violation dealt with severely

Someone gave my papa her photo when he was in 5 th Std , that was the day , automatically he was accepted by mother . And when my papa was studying in baroda , SA ashram is 5 min from there and he started going , and champakdada used to be there , kamla baa was also there

Are sexual perversion and criminal conduct important qualifications necessary to become a ‘Liberal’ hero?

Marriage is an institution largely for women. Men would be happy to shoot & scoot, leaving the woman holding the baby.
"Feminism" is a handmaiden of patriarchy, creating a rush of single mothers struggling in Western society.
"Be progressive" is the modern man's seduction line
The problem arises because Western thought is unable to transcend binaries. From the god vs satan archetype it creates Christian vs heathen, men vs women, bourgeois vs proletariat, Right vs Left and so on. It never reaches the non-dual nor understand Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah.
Is there a scientific study on the impact of inbreeding on Muslim communities? Are there disproportional birth defects?
Was Allah not aware of the problems from this when he made it halal in the Book.

Brilliant piece on how Shri R.C. Majumdar was hounded for his dedication to truthfully telling the Story of India by @dharmadispatch

"Thus despite repeated calls for the working class to liberate itself, Marx did not believe that work makes us free – nor that the society of work expands the scope of human possibility." - @AaronBastani 
Fully Automated Luxury Communism is 40% off!

There is something inhuman about characters who always operate at the maximum pitch of experience

A must read, and not just for those of us nearing or just passing 50!  @arthurbrooks nails the misgivings of aging & our own relevance— and contextualizes it in Hindu philosophy. Well done. @HinduAmerican

"Taking a ‘social perspective’ on the organism does not simply mean describing the activities of cells in social terms." Dr Jonathan Birch discusses social behaviour in the natural world #philosophyofscience

Marketime: Only Sri Aurobindo remains relevant for the future

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Other Than the Known, Above the Unknown - The Rishis of the Vedic Age explored the origin of conscious awareness which they experienced. Clearly the mind, the vital force and physical existence we...

- Weimar Republic & the Phenomenology of Being Episode 30 of the Iphigenia Inquiry with Philip Armstrong.

Amartya Sen's views in 1959 compared to 2019 - Back in 1959, Amartya Sen explained why he thought India should pursue a Socialist path. Remarkably, he still makes the same flawed assumptions now as he d...

Voice of the Eternal Ecstasy, pp. 612-614 (SH 301) - Savitri reveals the greater Truth, the Truth of Love that descends into creation to save it from the clutch of Ignorance and Death. The post Voice of the...

Adorno and the Origins of “Never Again” - Ever since then candidate Trump began calling for mass deportations and religious bans, comparisons to the Third Reich have consistently been made. While m...

Circulating publicness and public circulation - How is publicness—the realization of publicity—itself mediated, circulated, and received?

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sri Aurobindo is the last word on human behaviour and collective psychology

Assorted tweets:

Remember here the story of Purani ji Who wanted Assurance from #sriaurobindo about independence of 🇮🇳! SA assured him !! When he repeated the Q. ,SA became serious & looked @ the 🌌& said in stern voice :It’s decreed ..
Again SA Had Promised about Politics & it Shall be Done!!!

& administration to my great-grandfather.' One advice that Sri Aurobindo is said to have given to Shah's family elders was that a 'a king should always try to take decisions that benefit the masses & not individuals.' 'The chair in which Sri Aurobindo had sat when he visited our
home is still preserved. My grandfather, had told me once that a great personality had once occupied that seat & that we had to preserve it for posterity. I have preserved it, it remains intact..." 
And Goebbel's heirs in India, say he vandalized #Vidyasagar's bust!!

Remarkable times! Aurobindo's "Age of Subjectivism" in full swing along with "collapse of reality". The "return of the repressed" means, the contents of the human collective unconscious are rushing out chaotically into the object front via "projection" (including the Shadow).
Upshot: loss of discernment between the subjective and objective, the fantastical (and phantasmagoric) and the "real" -- a kind of solipsism and pandaemonium of the affects (and archetypes). Neal Gabler's *Life the Movie* and Andersen's *Fantasyland* explore this very thing.
"The Land without a king" was the Grail Legend's symbolic fear of a pandaemonium of the affects (Gebser's "chaotic emotion") through loss of the vital or guiding centre -- The "land" was the soul, and the "king" was only the archetypal symbol of this vital centre called "Self".

There is a collective element which is definitely about more and more opening to Their influence. The transformation is happening even now, does not depend on our volitions..His formula accounts for all falsehood/ignorance. So unstoppable. With, without or inspite, work goes on.
Evolution is because there is a Power that involuted itself into manifestation, beginning with the arch opposite phenomena of Inconscience, and raised itself up through subconscient and then matter, life, mind and all layers above. A something can’t emerge from nothing.
Life emerges from matter not by a random assembly of molecules in a fruitful combination. Life is because it must have been immanent in matter. The tree resides in the humble seed. Our view of matter is incomplete. The stone is numberless atoms furiously insisting not to budge.
Sri Aurobindo declares the evolutionary curve cannot end with a half-baked end like man..a higher version is possible, the lone goal of the Rishi can be a collective aim too, the aim of a divine matter and its consequences is a natural next step of the evolutionary impulse.
Welcome. Of course Master takes a much profounder view of the entire evolutionary not familiar with the other approaches you mention, so can’t comment comparatively..

🧘‍♀️& its quality depends upon the individuals meditating & their aspiration !11 is an ideal no.  suggested by #SriAurobindo & the Mother !! All life is Yoga , a Principle given by SA is the best in Present situation & repeating the 👍Name is Best🧘‍♀️! @Auro_Mere
kindly contribute!
💖has a beautiful qualification! It doesn’t requires any qualifications!! Any fool can 💖 the Mother, me included & the Mother is sooo compassionate that She Accepts Who 💖Her Blindly on Priority!! #SriAurobindo — Faith has to be blind! & I believe in each & every word ✍️ by Them
Exactly! #SriAurobindo used to say He had never seen b/f the Surrender & Humility which the Mother possessed! In Her 1st meeting She Surrendered Totally b/f SA!
Humility now seemed  too proud a state ..
Above line gives a hint about how a follower of SA should be !🙏
Humility is the prime Base of Integral Yoga & the word ‘humility’should have been coined keeping in mind #SriAurobindo !Earlier  I’ve shared an incident in which SA would request His disciples in the most humble way to post a letter! Wish I could have a fraction of His humility!

Hey @Bhaktirassagar This guy Debashish Banerji is saying Rudra is an outsider God, who visited like a storm to attack the settlers & hence hymns to appease him in Rigveda. I Think this points to Āryan Invasion.
Chk from @28.30

Not an expert, but my feeling is that Odisha can't be understood without linking it to Egypt and Indonesia. Interpreting language and culture in isolation would be an error. Overdose of hubris around any deity, or even political figure, can distort an objective search for truth.
Sri Aurobindo, and not Goel or Shourie, is the last word on human behaviour and collective psychology. Reading him can orient one in the Vedic Evolutionary vision for the mankind and liberate from ill effects of parochialism. Recognising the true teacher of the nation is the key.
Forming a Hindu Party and capturing power are two different objectives. BJP opted for the latter through many compromises and will continue to do so. Clinging to a definite ideology is not practical since issues lose relevance with time. Art of the possible is the best definition
Modern schooling practice of confining students in classrooms deprives them of the joy of labour or creative physical endeavour. Subjects we teach at school have become outdated in the Internet age. Abolishing the prevailing syllabus and evaluation system is the only sane option.

Let us see some of the effects seen among those who study & think within a Xtian space. It doesn't matter if they actually converted. It doesn't matter if they remain Hindu or grew up to become an atheist or secular-humanist)+
1. Their fundamental language about religion revolves around a singular 'God'; not gods. Polytheism is generally seen as backward by those remaining Hindus as well as atheists. Even those who become atheists see a Xtian monotheism as the benchmark for what religion should be.
2. Rituals are generally framed as backward/regressive or unenlightened or unimportant.+
3. The Xtian template of religion becomes a deep-seated prism/prior through which all religious issues are understood: for eg. the idea that a religion must be creedal & uniform; diverse spaces within a religion are immediately presupposed as discriminatory & problematized.
Too many people advance this line of argument that "I am an atheist now; xtian schools didn't affect me". Wonder what they will say when they see the state of religion/attitudes towards the divine in countries where protestantism predominates: US, Europe. Some links follow:
The extent to which modern atheism is really a product of Protestantism:
4. Conception of sin & judgement: I have, personally, heard from at least two Hindus about how the idea of forgiveness for sins (with sins not affecting salvation at all) is appealing, in contrast to the Hindu idea of personal responsibility (with consequences).++
4. Cont'd: The sharp increase in what a traditional Hindu would perceive as moral degeneracy in these countries, and the breakdown of rules, roles & responsibilities, is rather telling. //End

Women in sex work do not exist outside the paradigms of society. They are unequivocally part of the world we all live in and deserve equal rights. 
We partnered with @INBreakthrough to present the stories of two former women in sex work. #HumanRights4All #WeCount #HealthForAll

@tarshingo Sexuality education should begin at home which is the safest zone for children growing up. Parents should facilitate conversations around consent & comfort with everyday examples & should create an environment where children feel comfortable sharing their feelings.

At TARSHI, we believe that parents can be effective educators for young people on sexuality in a way that is keeping with their intellectual, emotional & physical devp. The Yellow Book is based on our yrs of experience talking abt #sexuality with a variety of people. #TARSHIchats

What happens when you realize that your mental illness is not like a long lasting flu but a condition that you will continue to have lifelong? 
Po the Panda, an anonymous writer writes about coming to terms with this feeling.

Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction author, Susan Blackmore, discusses ten things you should know about consciousness in this short YouTube video.

Can a popular writer be a great writer? Very rare. But yes, Ruskin Bond! Unparalleled sensitivity n command over language! Bond writes a prose of "superior" clarity. A Nature priest greater than any of the post-1950 writers.

In Bengali 3 Banerjees. Sharadindu. Manik who wrote better Novels than Tagore, sold high causing envy among peers. Bibhuti too. Popular yet great, like Rafi.
Then came decadence. Samaresh Bose exception, talented and popular but can't be ranked among those 3.

"From Nagamandala to Marriage Album, Fire and Rain to The Dreams of Tipu Sultan, history, myth, desire, sexuality, anger, hunger, greed and middle-class realities were all topics and subjects that formed part of #GirishKarnad's creative oeuvre."

ନାଟକୀୟତା ବର୍ତ୍ତମାନ ରାଜନୀତିର ଏକ ଅଭିନ୍ନ ଅଙ୍ଗ । ମଞ୍ଚରୁ କଳାକାର ଯେପରି ମାଇକଜୋନରେ ରହେ,ଲୟକୁ ଦୃତ-ମଧ୍ୟମ-ବିଳମ୍ବିତ କରେ,ସ୍ଵରକୁ କର୍କଶ ଅବା ସୁଲଳିତ କରେ,ମୁଦ୍ରା ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ କରେ, ଅଭିବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ବଦଳାଏ,ଚରିତ୍ର ଅନୁକୂଳ ବସ୍ତ୍ର ପିନ୍ଧେ, ଦର୍ଶକ ସହିତ ସମ୍ବାଦ କରେ, ଇତ୍ୟାଦି ନାଟ୍ୟକଳାକୁ ରାଜନେତା ବି ଖୁବ ନିପୁଣତାର ସହିତ କରେ ।

I have ignored the vast literature—Roland Barthes, Michael Foucault, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida, and others—that propagates the second option. Moreover, the second option grants salience to just one form of inquiry, namely, the literary one; after spending a life in analytic philosophy and in admiration of physics, one develops a visceral discomfort with any proclamation that fails to uphold their value. But the association with the formal does not prevent me to shift to the literary mode whenever needed.] Posted by Nirmalangshu Mukherji

Nirmalangshu Mukherji · 2017 · Science
Science, Philosophy, and Common Life Nirmalangshu Mukherji ... One could think of some of the novels and plays of Sartre, poetry of Sri Aurobindo, 'metaphysical' poetry of Donne, some later poetry of Tagore ...
Literature and Common Life
N Mukherji - Reflections on Human Inquiry, 2017
... One could think of some of the novels and plays of Sartre, poetry of Sri Aurobindo, 'metaphysical' poetry of Donne, some later poetry of Tagore, some of the fiction by Milan Kundera, Kamal Kumar Majumdar, and the like. (B) ...

Jitendra Nath Mohanty: A Phenomenological Vedāntin
GR Ricci - The Reception of Husserlian Phenomenology in North …, 2019
… When we read in his autobiography that in his undergraduate years he was
drawn to the metaphysics of Sri Aurobindo and puzzled over whether the
world and finite individuals are real from the point of view of ultimate …
Provincializing Progress: Developmentalism and Anti-Imperialism in Colonial India
IS Marwah - Polity, 2019
On the Buddhist Thought of Tamaki Kōshirō
M Takemura - The Dao Companion to Japanese Buddhist Philosophy, 2019
… In 1965 he collected his studies on modern Indian thought, for example,
Ramakrishna (1836–1886), Sri Aurobindo (1872–1950), and Rabindranath
Tagore (1861–1941), to author The Formation of Modern Indian Thought …

Are Schools “Ready for Children”? Assumptions and Ground Realities
S Bhattacharjea - Early Childhood Education and School Readiness in …, 2019
… In India, this basic principle has been articulated in different ways, for example, in Gandhi's belief in “correlated teaching” that would draw on the child's environment for ways of exploring topics or concepts, or in Aurobindo's model …
Governance and Leadership for Achieving Higher Quality in School Education: A Study of Sikkim
N Mythili - Indian Journal of Public Administration, 2019
Studies related to governance and leadership contributing to quality are rare in education.
Sikkim has been chosen for this study to fill the gap. The article a...
What Works for School Readiness? Understanding Quality in Preschool Education
AB Chaudhary, V Kaul - Early Childhood Education and School Readiness in …, 2019
… In this process, it states that it is guided by some Indian thinkers like Gandhi, Tagore, Aurobindo, Gijubhai Badekha, and Tarabai Modak who were the first to conceptualize a child-centered approach for the care and education of young children (NCFECCE, 2014) …
[PDF] “Thou Wast Not Born for Death”: Unravelling the Imprint of Folklore on Mainstream Literature
Z Hussain, B Mishra - IJELLH (International Journal of English Language …, 2019
… snatching her husband from the claws of Yama, the messenger of Death.
Savitri and Satyavan … and folk lore as sub stream literature. It goes without
saying that despite the advances of science and technology in an era of …
[PDF] Sri Aurobindo: The Spiritual and the Aesthetic
J Nair - IJELLH (International Journal of English Language …, 2019
… Thus one should say that Sri Aurobindo has started from the beginnings and his philosophy is the Dawn of a new era in Vedic interpretations … And in his great epic Savitri, A Legend and a Symbol he has demonstrated how to reach the final …
[HTML] Wayang–Javanese Puppet Theater
DKA Suroto
… Original shadow play incorporated Brahmanism and Buddhism, and maybe even Shivaism (religion of Java in that era), but the oldest Javanese shadow play chose plots form Old Javanese or Malayo-Plynesian myths … 2017. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Savitri, Afrilia …
[HTML] Gaurav Kalra| DUJES Volume 27| 2019 Issue
G Kalra
… It has been consolidated through various oral and textualized narratives. One can cite an instance from the life of KM Munshi, when he with one of his friends went to meet Aurobindo Ghosh, who was officiating as the principal of the Baroda College at that time …
[PDF] Swami Vivekananda: Philosophy of Education
S Singh, D Singh, N Noida
… google. co. in 8. 4 Pani, SP and Pattnaik, SK Vivekananda, Aurobindo and
Gandhi on Education, New Delhi: Anmol Publications PVT. LTD., 2006, pp.
59-60. 9. Pani, SP and Pattnaik, SK Vivekananda, Aurobindo and Gandhi …
[PDF] Synthesizing Tradition and Modernity: The Relevance of Swami Vivekananda in Present Times
R Tiwari
… toleration, but of sympathy. Urged by such as intense feeling of patriotism, Swami Vivekananda worked to propound the foundation of a spiri- tual theory of nationalism which was later advocated by Aurobindo Ghosh. He wrote “Race 
[PDF] Dr AS Dasan< dasanmysore@ gmail. com
DD Robert, G from Mysore
Hours: 05 Credits: 04 Page 8. 8 Sri Aurobindo Indian Culture Jawaharlal
Nehru The Panorama of India's Past (from The Discovery of India) Unit III …
[PDF] Nation, Nationalism & National Integration: A Perspective of Swami Vivekananda
G Sachdeva, S Sharma
… Each nation has a theme: ev- erything else is secondary. India's theme is
religion. Social reform and everything else are secondary'. He worked to
build the foundations of a religious theory of nationalism which was later …
[PDF] Becoming integral educators for sustainable futures: A human-decentred design approach to teacher development in an independent secondary school
NM Winter-Simat - 2019

Practical Spirituality and Human Development: Creative Experiments for Alternative Futures
AK Giri - 2019
… struggled for dignity and justice. He then heard the call of a dif- ferent related vocation of transformation and joined Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in their spiritual laboratory, Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Das has been teaching there …
D Raveh - Thinking with the Yoga Sutra of Patañjali: Translation …, 2019
… I am, I love, I see, I act, I will.”(Sri Aurobindo's Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol) 2 PRELUDE:
IT'SA SUBTLE MATTER The question what happens after death, whether there is some continuation, existence, afterlife, heaven or hell, punar-janma, is perpetually open …
Intervening on the Indian Renaissance, or a User's Guide to the Dreary Sands of Dead Habit
BA Hatcher - Sophia, 2019
… The authors write with clarity and enthusiasm, bringing to life a universe of modern Indian thought. Whether thinking about Rammohun Roy, Aurobindo Ghosh, or Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan, the sincerity and capaciousness of their approach is evident …
[PDF] Ramayana in the Light of Sri Aurobindo
S Mishra
Sri Aurobindo meticulously studied the whole of the Ramayana and the
Mahabharata, and wrote several hundred pages on the greatness of these two epics. In these pages he has dealt with the creative genius of Valmiki and Vyasa and the …
A Kumari, DK Sharma
In the firmament of Indian thoughts and literature, Sri Aurobindo was a profound yogi, a mystic and an aesthetician shining brightly and spreading his peculiar light. His yogic experiences were firmly rooted in the Upanishads and the age old Indian …
S Kaur, A Kumari, DK Sharma
Sri Aurobindo and William Blake both of them are the examples of the finest poets of their respective eras. Both were born and brought up in entirely different cultures, and they had different beliefs. Aurobindo and Blake had visions and spiritual …
CK Chapple - Thinking with the Yoga Sutra of Patañjali: Translation …, 2019
MKB Aute
… through myths legends, historical events and day to day happening. Rabindranath Tagore, Aurobindo Ghosh, Girish Karnad, TP Kailasam, Badal Sircar, and Uma Parameshwaran are among the Indian English dramatist who have made a frequent use of Indian …
S Chelliah, C Ramya
… conscience and convert him to the way of love” (P 257). To conclude, next only to Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo, Tagore has been the supreme inspiration to millions in modern India and he had the enduring the heart to feel the pulse of …

Plasim Radar

The Anthropocene as Psychodrama - Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted ...

- Nimses, the blockchain with an understanding of being. Human existence (Dasein) is possible as a constant reference to the past, in the present, in order ...

Isha Upanishad: the Methods of Realisation, Part 3, the Divine Standpoint - When we consider the idea of a ‘world’ from our human standpoint, we tend to think of it as a physical place, like the earth, which exists somewhere in the...

The Patnaiks' paranoid 'Theory of Imperialism'. - Nationalism is about killing and expelling invaders and destroying any hegemonic mechanism a foreign power might device so as gain power over your country....

The True Object of Life - FOREWORD These passages extracted from Sri Aurobindo’s works are intended to serve as significant pointers to the inestimable value of his views for a tr...

Creating new Sufi publics at an old Sufi shrine - [M]odern Sufis have recognized the importance of music and the arts as a recruitment tool for forming a new Sufi public, not only through cultural events...

The right-wing reaction is part of the legacy of the fall of the Soviet Union - In Neoliberalism’s Demons, available wherever fine books are sold, I argue that the right-wing reaction is not a necessary outcome of neoliberalism — in pa...

Antithesis of Yoga - Antithesis of Yoga is a non-fiction novel about Auroville’s first 25 years. Jocelyn one of the early settlers in Auroville since 1969, chronicles the sto...