Tuesday, February 25, 2020

अलहदादपुर, बढ़ैयाबीर, Edupreneur, Santiniketan, and Bahour Lake

They met Rabindranath Tagore too, during his triumphant tour of Japan, and he was impressed by them both.”
(K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar “On the Mother” Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Centre of Education, 1978, p. 158)
“and when Rabindranath
While in Japan, Tagore introduced him to Paul and Mirra Richard, disciples of Sri Aurobindo : they had a very strong influence on him. When Mirra settled at Pondicherry in 1920 and was known as The Mother, Pearson went there to meet Sri Aurobindo.

He may indeed be seen as such an attempt. but personally he's formulation is not my cup of tea because 1) as in the days of yore is still darshana-s should have a link to religion and in my case that would old vaidika polytheism; 2) I don't see a subsuming of evolutionary theory

SEOF: https://t.co/yMEc4ddJB0
[Congratulations, my dear Prithwin. We are proud of you. When you come for the award to Delhi, do come and stay with us at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch. Old memories of our childhood are crowding my mind. Hope to see you soon. ~Tara Jauhar]

Plain & Simple: Here's a chance just at a glance https://t.co/al7GRiZ1gV
[Dear Manojda, congratulations from the bottom of my heart. We are so proud of you. I'm sure this is not the last of your laurels. May be you will go into the Guinness book for number of awards. Tara Jauhar]

Kundan Singh (HUM '08) will be giving a lecture at the Cultural Integration Fellowship entitled "Life and Legacy of the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram." #fridaythoughts  #CIISAlumni https://t.co/CJdqpxIxOg

Sri Aurobindo's work is finding salience in Chinese universities https://t.co/UrYKO5hKFl
[About time Indian universities wake up to his wide and deep work on consciousness, poetry, politics, world affairs...]

Sri Aurobindo and Swaraj by @avatans 
Aurobindo stressed that decolonization of the mind was as important as decolonizing the rule.

Felicitations Like These Where Still happening Successfully by Effort of Sri Aurobindo Society TIA Is Such Event which Encourages Teachers To Contribute for on Education & Development for Tomorrow Great Going Sri Aurobindo Society Thank You #Teacherinnovationaward https://t.co/luOwTzifJW
So Many Teacher's took felicitation like these For there Contribution towards education and Development of Nation. TIA is again Going Happen in Delhi Now.Such a Great Work Done By Sri Aurobindo Society Wish All The Best to everyone 👍 #Teacherinnovationaward https://t.co/uMn5TXnOF8

SRI AUROBINDO SOCIETY is creating a revolution revolution in the field of Education system by creating an enormous platform called ZIIEI as part of Rupantar programme. 
#Teacherinnovationaward https://t.co/m3iu2oKrQH
Sri Aurobindo society widening it's program to 26 states of the country. The dedication towards creating a qualitative platform for the teachers to exchange their innovative ideas, encouraging them to do so and felicitating the teachers, is overwhelming.
#Teacherinnovationaward https://t.co/bx0sSLhcW5

Vijay Bhai | Head of Sri Aurobindo Society | The Final Battle | Edupreneur Village

Vijay Bhai, Head of Sri Aurobindo Society giving concluding remarks on The Final Battle event in New Delhi.
Watch the full video here : https://t.co/70TeIZEf2y

Thanks to @SAS_Rupantar and SRI AUROBINDO SOCIETY for creating such a wonderful and an enormous platform called ZIIEI for the government teachers across the country to share the ideas amongst them and develop the standards of the education.
6 days to go for TIA 2020 https://t.co/Z9ekFRpN5D

Invitation given to officers of education department in bihar by representative of sri aurobindo society for teachers innovative award in delhi https://t.co/jcs8atVD0K

Dear Teachers,
Watch Teacher Innovation Award Event live on our Facebook Page.
Stay Connected.. 

Some more pics of the inauguration of desilting of Bahour Lake/ Tank today. This will keep #PuducherryWaterRich. And Bahour the Rice Bowl of Puducherry..
We thank ClubMahindra and Sri Aurobindo Society for taking up this work. Now we are a creating  youth group to sustain this. https://t.co/Dd6eoHfeKA

"From Catholic Church to Sri Aurobindo Ashram" with My Dad just published on Intimate Interactions Premium on Patreon. Check us out at https://t.co/BeUCcRdGNr https://t.co/LcAtNwqom4

दिनांक *21 फरवरी को श्री मां* के जन्मदिन के अवसर पर बढ़ैयाबीर स्थिति  श्री अरविंद के दिव्य देहांश  स्थल पर सामूहिक ध्यान हुआ । 
#TheMother https://t.co/HKXP27RiPW
21 फरवरी 2020 को श्री मां के जन्मदिन सुअवसर पर श्री अरविंद सोसाइटी द्वारा ग्राम- अलहदादपुर में २०० लोगो को कम्बल, मोजा एवम् टोपी वितरित की गई।
#SriAurobindo #TheMother #21stFeb
उक्त अवसर पर सोसाइटी ने ग्राम अलहदादपुर के प्राथमिक विद्यालय का कायाकल्प करने  का संकल्प लिया। हर दिन सभी बच्चों को फल देने की शुरुआत की। इसके साथ ही पूरे विद्यालय के लिए फर्नीचर उपलब्ध कराया जाएगा। और जो कुछ भी विद्यालय की गुणवत्ता बढ़ाने के लिए आवश्यक होगा, उसे पूरा किया जाएगा। https://t.co/2xrit8Cj9J

This very insightful essay surveys the writings of Sri Aurobindo from his book 'The Secret of the Veda' and makes the complex and profound ideas of the book more accessible to the reader. https://t.co/QLLzH7QtIj https://t.co/bEAqeCn54z

Today, there is still very little clarity about the enemy in spite of Swami #Vivekananda or Sri #Aurobindo seeing where the danger comes from. Vivekananda stated that every #Hindu who leaves the Hindu pale is not one Hindu less but one enemy more https://t.co/eRcZ9WbaEu

Sri Aurobindo Ashram-Delhi Branch https://t.co/fAmCQMCswe

Sri Aurobindo Nilay. 21 February. Santiniketan. https://t.co/3UlLFDSEPl

@NathTusar Have a look at: It is the right time to make Sri Aurobindo the voice of India and its politics to save Hinduism. Why? Read here:

So you can tweet some interesting comparisons for the benefit of others. Most educated people are absolutely ignorant of Sri Aurobindo's writings. Thanks.

Assuming a theory vacuum before a particular date is perhaps not accurate. Darwin's theory of Evolution also begins at the middle alerts Sri Aurobindo and goes on to complete the cycle by incorporating Involution. Rothbard's portrayal of man and purpose of action too is inchoate.

Sri Aurobindo has already explained in detail the symbolic and psychological character of deities in his The Secret of the Veda over one hundred years back. Popularising that can disabuse people of the superficial mythological perception. So careful study of #SriAurobindo needed.

I have read and RTed your impassioned plea and on a Darshan Day it must have inspired many. Let's hope some positive response from those at the forefront. Btw reproducing Amazon comments in full made the post too lengthy. They also overshadowed the power of your charged eloquence.

Savitri Era Party is an attempt to grow awareness about Sri Aurobindo and develop respect towards him. Right now, he is largely unknown; and even for those who know, is to no avail. This is the factual situation and there's no evidence to the contrary. Yet, sudden change possible.
Poets and philosophers are remembered in all cultures but language poses a barrier in India. Since Sri Aurobindo wrote in English, he is not easily accepted as their own in any region. But his neutral stand on religion can prove to be the panacea for the present political impasse.

Sri Aurobindo's psychological interpretation of the Veda on the other hand opens up new vistas of integral understanding. Relying upon defective worldviews of the past needs to be jettisoned in a scientific spirit. Otherwise it misguides and misleads students & future generation.

You may be right but reading the books of Sri Aurobindo in a scientific spirit has much to offer. And once you know his basic arguments, it's easy to compare with other thinkers profitably. As a philosopher and poet, none can match him; his Vedic Evolutionary prophecy is supreme.

Agree with your observations and in the event of helplessness of we ordinary citizens, the only option is to aspire for the scenario Sri Aurobindo paints in the last chapter of The Life Divine. My feeling is that we are still under the clutch of foreign forces like East India Co.

If you harbour even an iota of desire to understand #TheMother & #SriAurobindo, here's a chance just at a glance. #SavitriEra: Sri Aurobindo's theoretical salience https://t.co/upjH4BU1Q1 @NathTusar Further:

Four important books of Sri Aurobindo should be there in every home.
1. The Human Cycle
2. The Life Divine
3. The Secret of the Veda and
4. Savitri
It's good to make a habit of reading any one page at random from any book, mechanically, without any conscious effort to understand.

Savitri Era Political Action: Growing respect for Sri Aurobindo https://t.co/SjZkBgFS76 @NathTusar
#SriAurobindo's salience https://t.co/upjH4BU1Q1
Savitri Era of those who adore
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother

Like Taichung rice, does America feature in any of our old songs? PL-480 was very much a common topic then. SPAN colour pages were good as book wrapper and used to be a bit better than the glossy Soviet Land. Pic: SPAN June 1966 (before lunar landing). #TrumpInIndia #OldOdiaSongs https://t.co/hUYJSJ7VCm
Rajahmundry Live: 132 Birthday Celebrations of Mother being ... By Murty
132 Birthday Celebrations of Mother being celebrated by Sri Aurobindo Society,
Rajahmundry. “She is the golden bridge, the wonderful fire
The luminous heart of the unknown is she
A power of slience in the depths of God”
All are invited to the 132nd Birthday Celebrations of Mother by Sri Aurobindo Society, Rajahmundry Date: 21.02.2010 Venue: Ladies Club, Prakash Nagar, Rajahmundry Time: 5 PM Programme: Spiritual Significance of flowers
Auro Book World
Lighting the lamp, Meditation with Mother’s Music, Prayer
Speakers: Mr.Chaganti Sarath Babu, MS. Satyavani Ganesh, Dr.Mrs.Kasa Jayaprada, Chair person: Dr. Saroja Prasad, Vice Chairperson: Mrs. P. Surya Prabhavathi. Contact Phones: 91-883-2461640, 91-883-2440540 Posted by Murty at 10:33 AM 
Children participate in the 'Talent Hunt 2010' at Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph ... Chandigarh, Sector 27, here today.
Mind, Life and Matter Based on Principle of Division « Sri ... By sriaurobindostudies
At the level of Supermind, there is the simultaneous awareness of the Unity and the Multiplicity in the consciousness. reference: Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Chapter 27, The Sevenfold Chord of Being ...
Awareness: For all the non-believers of Ancient Indian history ... By Priya Ranjan
Born in
France in 1956 in a Jewish family recently emigrated from Morocco, from the age of fifteen Michel Danino was drawn to India and to Sri Aurobindo and Mother. In 1977, after four years of higher scientific studies, ...
Our Adventures: Adventures in Alleppey: photos, text to follow ... By Marc & Rae
This year Rae and I are kinda really changing our lives. We are going to be flying to
India for five weeks at the end of January. The purpose of this journey is to have the time, to as Rae says "reset ourselves." By reseting we mean looking at alternative ways to live. We hope that Southern India and particularly Auroville, near Pondicherry, will help us achieve this objective. On our return we will be converting our white panel van into a camper and wondering off, picking-up boat maintenance and repair work as we travel. We will also be available as crew in order to build up our sea miles and sailing experience.
India: The First Two Months « Showering out of a bucket, living ... By Alex
In the 1960s, Sri Aurobindo, one of
India’s great revolutionary seers, decided that life was full of immorality. He thus conceived the idea for a city that was to act as an experiment in human unity. Somewhere that displaced the importance of material desires. A so-called ‘Township Utopia’ in the making. A place where ‘the only authority is the supreme truth.’ You get the picture.
Dee Sunshine The Matrimandir Auroville
Novelist, poet and artist,
Thursday, February 18, 2010 The Matrimandir, Auroville
I have forgiven Auroville for their horrible, mindless bureaucracy after seeing inside the Matrimandir. Oh my God, it is possibly one of the most brilliant places I have ever been inside. From the viewing point outside, about 500 metres away, it looks like a giant gold golf ball, but one close inspection, it is a shimmering jewel of elaborate craftmanship. Inside, it is even more stunning.
Savitri Era Political Action Secularism can be seen as a rupture ...
Posted by Tusar N Mohapatra at 717 PM ... Tusar N Mohapatra: Ghaziabad U.P. India: President Savitri Era Party Savitri Era of those who adore Om Sri ...
Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. ... Sri Aurobindo: A Contemporary Reader Edited by Sachidananda Mohanty, Routledge India, ...
Savitri Era Open Forum: The Mother and sri Aurobindo have always ...
[Moving Beyond The Mind of Reason from Sri Aurobindo Studies by sriaurobindostudies “We have to go beyond the mind and the reason.” Mental understanding is a reflection of the intellect, but is not,. ...
SELF Group Blogs: Many like myself do not believe in attacking ...
SELF Group Blogs. Since
Monday, June 20, 2005. Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Thursday, February 18, 2010 ...
Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother. ... Through him BJP can easily claim its genealogy to Sri Aurobindo, and become a candidate ...
The editors of the Revised Edition of Savitri tell us in a Supplement that it “is not certain that this punctuation was put at Sri Aurobindo's dictation.” ... After all, it is this version which was read out to Sri Aurobindo, subsequently, on a number of occasions. At the most, and as a matter of editorial thoroughness and care, perhaps also as a matter of general interest, the suggested ...
Re: Social Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and the New Age by Kishor Gandhi—an Appraisal by RY Deshpande by ...
Amazon.com: Sri Aurobindo: Anushilan Samiti, Bande Mataram ...
Sri Aurobindo: Anushilan Samiti, Bande Mataram (publication), Alipore bomb case, Mirra Alfassa, Philosophy and Spiritualism of Sri Aurobindo, Supermind, ...
Book details | Maharshi Aravind | Rasik Sahitya
Book Language: Marathi, Name: Maharshi Aravind, Name Marathi:
महर्षी अरविंद, Author: SAMPADIT, Author Marathi: संपादित, Publisher: Anubandh Prakashan , Publisher Marathi: अनुबंध प्रकाशन , Category: Books, Price: INR 16.0,
'Central Will' from INSPIRATIONS by Transformation_S_8
Sweet Mother, I was waiting for things to be well established in me before writing you again. An important change has occurred: it seems that something in me has 'clicked' - what Sri Aurobindo calls the 'central will,' perhaps - and I am living literally in the obsession of divine realization. This is what I want, nothing else, it is the only goal in life, and at last I have understood (not with the head) that the outer realization in the world will be the consequence of the inner realization. So thousands of times a day, I repeat, 'Mother, I want to be your instrument, ever more conscious, I want to express your truth, your light. I want to be what you want, as you want, when you want.' There is in me now a kind of need for perfection, a will to abolish this ego, a real understanding that to become your instrument means at the same time to find the perfect plenitude of one's personality. So I am living in an almost constant state of aspiration, ,,,
Mother, I am seeing all the mean pettiness that obstructs your divine work. Destroy my smallness and take me unto you. May I be sincere, integrally sincere. With infinite gratitude, I am your child. –Satprem
The Power of Intention, Is Saying Can & I Will Succeed Enough ... by shay
In the book Sri Aurobindo or the adventure of the way, biographer Satprem appendix that we can beat booty in abrogating or depressed someone [strong polarItaly] How far away is derived. "A Beachcomber hits you make," he observed. ...
Jitendra Sharma - Buzz - Public
At present, I am in Pondicherry to participate in an International Conference on Quebec Studies. Today, I met Jean-Pierre CUQ, one of my Professors of the Stendhal University of Grenoble (France), who is also the President of the International Association of Teachers of French. I visited the Ashram School and ‘Knowledge’. I had been a ‘best student of the year’ of the Ashram School. I had pleasant interactions with some of my teachers and classmates. As a student, I used to correspond regularly with the Mother in French and
Social Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and the New Age by Kishor Gandhi—an Appraisal by RY Deshpande Comment posted by: auroman
Whatever be the case, we have to go beyond nationalities instead of strutting our roots and culture.  The psychic transformation takes us beyond insecurity and pride.  Work on that and stop thinking about "who was better than whom"…
No, you are not being asked to renounce your culture but if we truly lived to the values of Sanatana Dharma, we would be able to enlarge and integrate the other communities into a greater harmony.  It takes two sides to fight.  If you persist in differentiating yourself from the other side, then the conflict continues.
If you were in Chidambaram's place, you might have done the same thing. Politics demands pragmatism to deflect volatile situations.  If you first win he confidence of the minorities who are feeling disempowered, you may be able to attempt a reconciliation with the majority later.  But if you keep forcing the minority to accept the majority, then the situation stays explosive…
No. it is pragmatism and statecraft .
There is a veil between the higher and lower gradations which effectively allows the forms active in Matter-Life and Mind, and subject to the experience of the desire soul, to respond as if they are separate, distinct and individual through ignorance of the unity that pervades all existence. The rending of that veil, and the experience of the oneness effectively puts us in touch with the true psychic being, the true soul, and we experience the undivided consciousness of Unity, even while potentially remaining cognizant of and active in the Multiplicity.
reference: Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Chapter 27, The Sevenfold Chord of Being
Sri Aurobindo Imagine there's no countries. It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion, too...
She is very much homeward ,meticulous in home decorating,keeping the premises very neat & clean, things in its proper places without a bit disorder and likes leisure and creativity and would like to serve in any educational institutions or in any managerial capacity in and around bhubaneswar
Family My parents: both are College professors, free from petty prejudices of caste & religion consideration of the society & are pioneers for a taboo free society; are of simple living & very high thinking (nationalistic) nature , radical and having a bent of mind for the service of the society & the nation and are spiritually inclined to the teachings of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother
I have one brother & one sister, both elder to me. Brother is in a senior managerial capacity in TCS, married and settled in
Bangalore, sister is a dental surgeon and married and settled in Bhubaneswar, serving in a Dental College.
Parents are highly qualified College Professors setled in
Education M.A; (Economics); Diploma in Hospital management & now persuing M.B.A
Occupation I can work in any managerial capacity in a Corporate Hospital, Nursing Home since I am having a degree in Hospital management; I can work a faculty in an Educational Institution since I am an M.A in Economics & I can work as a manger any where since I am going to complete M.B.A very soon.I can also work as a faculty in a M.B.A college.
Birth Anniversary Celebration Program at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan (22-01-2010) ... Sura Kavya Trust, in association with Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, ...
Circumsolatious: Sri Aurobindo's New Yoga & the Inadequacy of ...
To his credit David has included the appropriate caveats that he is not attempting to synthesize the work of Carl Jung and Sri Aurobindo, but my sense is ...
Also, his whole family are very physical, affectionate. It is second nature to me now. The quiet welter of a shifting world. - Sri Aurobindo ...
articles and musings on Sri Aurobindo's Integral Yoga. Simply Blissful Simplify your life, find your bliss. Home of "3 simple steps". My writing life. My writing site. Home of the playdate for writers, a weekly post encouraging writers ...
Even now it is on record from the writings of Sri Aurobindo that one man’s perfection can save the world. When we see that a single man, Churchill, saved Europe from Nazi domination and a single individual Mahatma Gandhiji forced the British to hand over power to India, we must admit the truth of Sri Aurobindo’s statement. The emerging spiritual individual will be more powerful than mere mortals like Churchill and Gandhi. As such the impact of their personalities on the world will be even greater. So we can definitely say that the current trend towards greater individualism only bodes well for the future of humanity and as such it should be encouraged.
Friday, 19 Feb
Body Meditation at Verite ::: Verite Hall ::: Fri ::: 2:00 PM
Ashtanga Yoga ::: Harmony (Auromodele) ::: Fri ::: 8:00 AM
Insight Seminar: Town Planning and Architecture in Auroville ::: Inside India Building in Auroshilpam (behind Auromode) ::: Fri ::: 10:30 AM
Trashion Show and Recycled Art Show ::: Gallery Square Circle: BASEMENT ::: Fri ::: 6:00 PM
Gyrokinesis® (Dynamic Yoga) Classes ::: Quiet Healing Centre ::: Fri ::: 8:30 AM
to the visitor ::: around Auroville ::: Fri ::: 11:00 AM
  Photo Exhibition " The Mother in Japan " (till 28 Feb,) ::: Tibetan Pavilion ::: Fri ::: 8:00 AM
Noh Theatre Mask and Calligraphy Exhibition (till 20 Feb,) ::: Tibetan Pavilion ::: Fri ::: 9:00 AM
Gyrokinesis - Dynamic Yoga Workshop ::: Pitanga ::: Fri ::: 10:00 AM
Autumn Zen Gardens of Kyoto ::: Pitanga ::: Fri ::: 7:00 PM
Slideshow: Autumn Zen Gardens of Kyoto ::: Pitanga ::: Fri ::: 7:00 PM
C I N E M A - Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa, One Asia 2010 ::: Bharat Nivas, Auditoruium ::: Fri ::: 7:45 PM
Another Way of Tea:Group Show by Auroville Artists ::: Gallery Square Circle: Kala Kendra: ::: Fri ::: 10:00 AM

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Bagha Jatin, Sister Nivedita, and Savarkar

Influence of the Bhagavad Gita on Prominent Revolutionary ...

The Sentinel Assam-12-Sep-2019
Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhaya was the composer of “Vande ... The great revolutionary-turned-spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo Ghosh pointed out the ...

Bagha Jatin: The unsung hero of Indian independence struggle

Later, his meeting with Sri Aurobindo ignited his fervour for revolution against the British Raj. Soon Aurobindo considered Jatin as his right-hand man. On Jatin ...

How Social Activist Sister Nivedita Influenced Indian ...

Nivedita met Sarada Devi, wife and spiritual companion of Sri Ramakrishna, which ... Nivedita provided support to Annie Besant and was close to Sri Aurobindo, ...

Exhibition inaugurated at Pondy Raj Nivas

United News of India-06-Sep-2019
According to a Raj Nivas statement, the concept of the exhibition was presented by Sri AurobindoFoundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC),Sri Aurobindo Ashram, ...

The Caustic Reformer: How Savarkar Became Unpopular ...

In this extract from Vaibhav Purandare's biography of Savarkar, the author describes how his subject's utterances for the sake of Hindu reform often rubbed ...

Falsehood Through Half-Truth: Why Romila Thapar Can Be ...

Many examples can be given of Romila Thapar misrepresenting facts, distorting them, or of ignoring them altogether. One such example is written about here.

Teacher and the Taught

The Statesman-02-Sep-2019
The true basis of education, as Sri Aurobindo said, is the study of the human mind. The days of the Gurukul system were last in evidence during the early stage ...

A nationalist narrative

The New Indian Express-31-Aug-2019
The selection made from Bankim Chandra, Sri Aurobindo, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Sister Nivedita, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, to Ramananda Chatterjee, RC ...

Spiritual significance of Independence Day

The deeper significance of birthdays was explained by Mira Alfassa, better known as the Mother in Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry. “Yes, it is truly a special ...

Though I'm Spiritual, I'm Not Highly Religious, Says Kalki ...

Talking about her spiritual influences in her growing up years, Kalki said, "But that is very different from Batya because as a kid I have grown up in Sri Aurobindo ...

I've stopped reading social media comments: Kalki

Daily Pioneer-15-Aug-2019
"But that is very different from Batya because as a kid I have grown up in SriAurobindo Ashram, so the spiritual inclination was only natural. I have grown up with ...

Not just Aazadi: Independence Day in India has many hues of ...

One of the best explanations of this distinction comes in an essay by Sri Aurobindo. He attempts to discredit the unity achieved through regimentation or with the ...

Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury tears into BJP's idea of religion

Telegraph India-12-Aug-2019
When speaker after speaker from the BJP quoted Rishi Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore in a debate, Congress MP ...

Why Left and liberals are not right about Indian Right

The Sunday Guardian-10-Aug-2019
Dasgupta, through the works of the likes of Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, SriAurobindo and Sister Nivedita, showcases that religion in India, unlike in the ...

A citizen's prayer on I-day

The New Indian Express-14-Aug-2019
Is this paradox a sign of what Sri Aurobindo terms as an evolutionary crisis? But he also says that in the crisis itself is concealed the choice of our destiny—either ...

Birth anniversary of Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo

Times of India-14-Aug-2019
Today is the birth anniversary of Indian philosopher and spiritual guru Sri Aurobindo. He was born in India on 15th August 1872. A great Indian nationalist, ...

Sri Aurobindo's Savitri and the Mantra

The Indian Express-14-Aug-2019
To read Sri Aurobindo's poem Savitri is to witness a tremendous adventure in the interior realms; to witness and participate in a multidimensional quest.

Sri Aurobindo on the Ideal of Human Unity

The New Leam (press release)-14-Aug-2019
Sri Aurobindo in his vision for the future of humanity explored the various possibilities and dynamics through which it could progress to towards a utopian ideal of ...


Friday, December 06, 2019

I read his biography and was blown away by it

Sri Aurobindo - The very name fills my entire being with infinite gratitude. The true homage to HIM is to remain in this state of gratitude and continue in the world doing everything as a pure offering to HIM. HIS life was entirely dedicated for the liberation of the humanity.

Sri Aurobindo attained Mahasamadhi on this day in 1950... Poet of Patriotism & Prophet of Nationalism whose  contribution to India's awakening was epochal... https://t.co/TXyi9Z0qd0

Remembering and paying my tributes to Sri Aurobindo today, on his 69th death anniversary. An eminent Philosopher and leader, his philosophy, leadership, and principles continue to inspire and motivate the nation. https://t.co/vvvbSNhYLB

My humble tributes to a great philosopher, yogi, guru, poet & above all a great nationalist Sri Aurobindo on his death anniversary.
As a civil servant& later as a freedom fighter he played a major role in influencing a lot of leaders & people towards Independence struggle. https://t.co/EwvniQnPHA

I offer tribute to the inspirational social reformer Sri Aurobindo on his death anniversary.

Philosopher, yogi, guru, poet & nationalist, he introduced his vision on human progress & spiritual evolution & was an influential leader of our freedom movement. https://t.co/ge8PfTCyoK

The Matrimandir (Sanskrit for Temple of The Mother) is an edifice of spiritual significance for practitioners of Integral yoga, in the centre of Auroville established by The Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. It is… https://t.co/HOJxt1rKC8

First n last printed in 1917, Sarani found a brittle copy in Sri Aurobindo Library Pondicherry n was allowed a photocopy. Sri Aurobindo reviewed d bk n created The Future Poetry out of it. Authorspress agreed to reprint the lost history. @Authorspress https://t.co/i0ikO0zHOV

India's independence movement was rooted in a greater civilizational inspiration to return to the Vedas and bring Yoga and Vedanta to the world. Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arya Samaj, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo were most notable in this regard.

Tributes to freedom fighter, spiritual guru, poet, philosopher Sri Aurobindo ji on his punya tithi.

I read his biography only a few months ago, & was blown away by it. Do find time to read about him, if not the full bio then at least his pithy, illuminating quotes 🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/WCdgLn73zm

The concept that humans are the only species that is aware of evolution (including mental evolution) and hence, can try to accelerate evolving into supra-mental being is not just so logical but the most outstanding scientific thought he worked on.

#SriAurobindo's vision of #भारतमाता as #विश्वगुरु guiding humanity again for the future, remains unfulfilled,but is now awakened once more as an aspiration.May his wisdom & power help that become a reality in the years to come. Remembering his #Mahasamadhiday 5Dec1950
आत्मिक नमन! https://t.co/JsNqW5v3u4

#Ambedkar's Preamble: A Secret History of the #Constitution of India by @aakash_ironman from @PenguinIndia Vintage

Dr BR Ambedkar, Not Nehru, Gave Us the Preamble to  Constitution https://t.co/mKIq4VI7aK
Available for pre-order now:

Panipat: Once Upon a Time, it was the Women Who Ruled the Roost https://t.co/8wANOfm9XH

Salutations and tributes to Babasaheb #Ambedkar a rare blend of social reformer,lawyer,economist, poltician and above all some one who could call a spade a spade be it on Article 370, UCC, on communism, on two nation theory..
A true timeles son of Maa Bharati...

J Edgar - remarkable movie. Clint Eastwood can make some really good ones.

I liked how what the general society considers to be a pussified man made the most difference in a job percieved to be the bastion of "manliness". It's a message for the society to set its priorities right when judging a person.

Perfect perspective. Sobering sensible thoughts. Trust @ARanganathan72 to force us to look at the truth, that for many is inconvenient.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Comparative works can widen Sri Aurobindo Studies

Assorted tweets collated by @NathTusar Director #SavitriEra Learning Forum (SELF since 2005) #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams

The Meaning of the Vedic Sacrifice https://t.co/ugSRgQ5iCv

Certainly di, that is a topic that requires close study - to  discern where modern psychology is on the right path and where it is going astray.. Here is what Mother said: https://t.co/bPpQ21MfWm
Thanks for the suggestion sir, May the Mother guide 

I believe it can be..check how Sri Aurobindo wields English..use of Sanskrit NTs if done with sufficient frequency can acquire familiarity...if Latin phrases can gain common usage, why not ours?!

Someone must now write something on Sri Aurobindo wid reference to the giant-sized western psychologists n social historians occupying the academic space today-especially Foucault n Lacan. It is only thru comparative works that we can widen the scope of Sri Aurobindo Studies.
If he is the "completest synthesis of the East n the West", where lies the western stuff in him? Not much of true stuff on this is available in the market still.
He has to sell his book Sir! Truth doesn't sell much in the mass market! Who cares for Sri Aurobindo?
Publishers should also be blamed. They cannot deny their responsibility.

Tarachand badjatya used to stay in Golconde guest house at Puducherrry, and has helped ashram playground etc to direct movies on Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Still in their all movies they pay homage to The Mother and Sri Aurobindo.. gratitude @Auro_Mere  ..#sriaurobindo
Here is a still from movie Maine Pyaar Kiya in this movie you can find their frames at many places in movie . #sriaurobindo https://t.co/8CuHmOOS2r

I might have tweeted any number of links but people don't read nor need any further clarification. Why our educated folk are so reluctant to read Sri Aurobindo is a mystery. Articles on him are generally superficial and misleading. His #FiveDreams however contain seeds of future.
Darwin signifies a watershed; so many fields of inquiry got reconfigured to accommodate his findings. But in India it feels like he never mattered; ancient texts contain all the wisdom. Thankfully Sri Aurobindo took up the pen; after a dozen incomplete drafts came The Life Divine.

Savitri Era Political Action: Sri Aurobindo's agenda has potential of capturing power https://t.co/fIbW0JoSZI @NathTusar
"If this is not the solution, then there is no solution; if this is not the way, then there is no way for the human kind" #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Those who are drawn towards the vortex of Sanskrit texts in their youthful enthusiasm are inviting trouble for all their life. One text will lead to another and then multiple commentaries etc. would rob many pleasures and cause vertigo. Sri Aurobindo's English translations safer.
Sri Aurobindo has hinted at Sanskrit possessing original root sounds that are self-creative. However no such quest is on and subjective findings are suspect. As regards the Mantra aspect Sri Aurobindo's poetic output in English is more accessible and relevant for the modern times
Proof is the very fulcrum of science but since there are immeasurable fields of knowledge beyond the confines of science philosophical speculation comes to the rescue. There epistemology is as crucial as empiricism. I'm not an atheist but against Astrology, Mythology, and Rituals

Its not about me, sir. I asked you a simple question, based on your tweet, but rather you got offended. So its like you want to question anything & everything, but if someone questions you, you get offended. Justness is also scanty like common sense.

“This is not the time, nor the place, for liberals to throw their hands up in despair and surrender and accept fate. Doing so would be profoundly illiberal.”
Enough obituaries have been written for liberalism, but ideas of openness and dissent will always remain relevant. ⁦@saliltripathi⁩  https://t.co/30cMb3xKR2
Lovely piece Salil. Just one quibble Arundhati Roy did not coin “comfort the afflicted & afflict the comfortable” it was Finley Peter Dunne

Brilliant @_YogendraYadav on the “3 mistakes of Modi critics in India”
And why he things ‘soft-Moditva’ is not one of them

and finally, this bedtime story by @SankarshanT is mandatory reading for all so we don't forget those left to be forgotten https://t.co/Kchz4sCyYt https://t.co/k6FdKkkqmx

In my @htTweets column today I write on the evolving idea of social justice in India. From demanding end of untouchability and caste-based exclusion to demanding representation in jobs & legislature, it has now become demand for socio-economic mobility. https://t.co/zzILhs07yd

.. Your argument is not rational. It's a distorted reflection of following argument: Huge sized Nation was built by British Bureaucracy. The heat and friction of United India led to willing surrender - unite to surrender. The frustrating thing about any dinosaur sized

Pre-retirement judgements sometimes get influenced by post-retirement jobs.
There should be a two year mandatory cooling off period after retirement of a judge and before his subsequent appointment.

Stephen Hicks Ph.D. Exposes Postmodern Professors War on Young Minds #Objectivism #GrowLiberty
Check This Out: https://t.co/gguzGrCvNn https://t.co/DOT0VSIylo

Distortions, Errors, Misrepresentations – Devdutt Pattanaik’s Mahabharata | @AbhinavAgarwal IndiaFacts https://t.co/KSrtL2SVpr via @IndiaFactsOrg
Vedic view of evolution from Upanishads to Sri Aurobindo is an evolution of consciousness, not merely of bodies. Only possible because consciousness seeded the universe at its origin. Not a matter of Darwinian natural selection but the power of consciousness (Chit-Shakti).

These words of Sri Aurobindo ring with another note and set us thinking when we see countries like China and North Korea. People have been turned into robots and individual liberty & growth & expression trampled upon ruthlessly. https://t.co/gvOwfFdupi 

Atleast in Odisha schools run by RSS/VHP,Satya Sai Trust,Sri Aurobindo trust ,etc are giving serious completion:-)

Interesting article that presents varied perspectives in dealing with the climate problem, on a quadrant where the two axes are globalism-nationalism and capitalism-socialism.
In  dealing with fires in tropical rainforests, we should address root causes, not surface symptoms. https://t.co/ESgDRakpKe
If you believe in doing Sādhana over multiple lives, it is fine. 😀 Besides, the beauty of Sanskrit is the effect on the mind. It cools it down through the vibrations of the inner voice when we read the texts.

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