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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Luxury of dubai, mysticism of Auroville


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

Deadline for application has been extended till 10th September for #FTII’s Film Appreciation Course at #Auroville with Sudipto Acharyya as the Course Director. For more details, visit - https://t.co/TxFHxJqXwj https://t.co/GXNS9ZJgfI
https://twitter.com/FTIIOfficial/status/1167397250760433666?s=19

We are inviting a small group of committed public intellectuals and research students to spend time with Dr Subhash Kak @subhashkak1 at a retreat over the weekend. Write to us with your profile and statement of purpose at namaste@indic.org.in
@yoginisd @DimpleAtra @ShefVaidya https://t.co/a9K9b4wjxd
https://twitter.com/indictoday/status/1168895519332196352?s=19
Last date for submission of your profile & SOP is September 10, 2019. @IndicAcademy will bear lodging & food costs for all those who will be selected.

Memories of past lives https://t.co/Sh8z2BnIEz via @IPC
https://twitter.com/singh_shreepal/status/1168941084766085122?s=19

"I thought that Nietzsche meant a sort of thing-in-itself behind the psychological phenomenon… I saw then also that he was producing a concept of the self which was like the Eastern concept; it is an Atman idea (Jung, 'Nietzsche’s Zarathustra,' vol I p391)
https://twitter.com/krumbbumm/status/1168977972063285248?s=19

I suspect, my friends, that we have a long and terrible road ahead of us before people in Europe understand what Gebser or Blake were about, or people in India also understand what Aurobindo was about. But may it happen.
https://twitter.com/fourfoldvision/status/1168962164884983810?s=19

“A new awakening of thought and a fresh dissemination of knowledge are the need of the contemporary world.” https://t.co/94wMLpLQCN #SriAurobindo #TeilhardDeChardin
https://twitter.com/WorldofIdeas/status/1169058333929738240?s=19

Enter a deep reading that is invoked with love and respect for five individuals— Jung, Tolkien, Gebser, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Grab the LAST COPY  of Prophets in our Midst here:https://t.co/6A3j5lfq7A https://t.co/c8CU3SlDdv
https://twitter.com/strattonbooks/status/1169022319622270978?s=19

Well as per #SriAurobindo's description, Ravana is representative of the powers of the vital Ego making its own satisfaction the rule of life. So to ascribe any great virtuous thought as his rule of life would be incoherent..
This letter of His may help :) https://t.co/EpjMuGNvax
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1168910913321218055?s=19

THUS SPOKE THE DIVINE
A Power that lives upon the heights must act,
Bring into life’s closed room the Immortal’s air
And fill the finite with the Infinite.
-Sri Aurobindo (Savitri)
https://twitter.com/mirra21_mala/status/1169067346226319360?s=19

Mental intelligence cannot reach out to Sri Aurobindo's Gita. One must develop the faculty of higher reason, even if intuition is unreachable for him/her. https://t.co/XopHZlKefH
https://twitter.com/GoutamGhosal2/status/1168902743941103617?s=19

It is our hope that as the work has begun, so it will continue in the spirit of Nationalism and not only the political circumstances of India be changed but her deeper diseases be cured and by a full evocation of her immense stores of moral and spiritual strength that be accomplished for India which Mazzini could not accomplish for Italy, to place her in the head and forefront of the new world whose birth-throes are now beginning to convulse the Earth.
Sri Aurobindo Karmayogin https://t.co/R3QNAjUvZ0
https://twitter.com/CLINGTOTRUTH/status/1169012791740686337?s=19

God-consciousness is not exclusive of world-consciousness; Nature is not an outcast from Spirit, but its Image, world is not a falsity contradicting Brahman, but the symbol of a divine Existence. (Isha Upanishad) #SriAurobindo
https://twitter.com/RishiHks/status/1169058628285808640?s=19

Sri Aurobindo — Arya – Vol 6. No 2 — September 1919:
A Defense of Indian Culture (A Rationalistic Critic on Indian Culture) 8 – pp.91-105
LVIII. The Elements of Perfection – pp.79-86
Recent English Poetry (3) – pp.106-114
Karma and Freedom – pp.115-128
Above the Gunas – pp.65-78
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1169058640726130688?s=19
Roy Bhaskar wrote many books to explicate reality but towards the end of his life he could spot the spider. Then there was nothing much to explain the web in isolation. However, his followers were aghast; how could he commit such a sacrilege! Publishing industry too was dismayed.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1168809659341258752?s=19
Scholarship shouldn't be resented; persons shouldn't be despised. The content should be the focus. What's good must be appreciated; what's flawed or distorted, deliberately or otherwise, needs to be countered. With sufficient caution and due academic humility; by producing fresh.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1168954263625768960?s=19
India is at the crossroads. No respect for knowledge; it's fashionable and prestigious to push planted narratives. Decibels are more credible than crucibles of truth. Entire corpus of Sri Aurobindo should have been part of syllabus but Universities are yet to evince any interest.
No national level institution dedicated to Sri Aurobindo studies. As a result, ambivalence persists on his views on several crucial issues. Even a chair somewhere will be able to produce diverse papers to popularise his relevance and break resistance. But, no one with conviction.
Evergreen Essays: Decrease in social infrastructure causes loneliness https://t.co/OpSrzRCCkR
SAVITRI ERA OF THOSE WHO ADORE,
OM SRI AUROBINDO AND THE MOTHER.
#SriAurobindo #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Assorted tweets collated by @NathTusar,
Director, #SavitriEra Learning Forum (SELF)
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1168947628618539010?s=19

We need a new psychology which can offer support for the human mind to reach a perfected state. #WhenTheSoulHeals #spirituality #psychology #selfgrowth #selfhelp #author #spiritualawakening #TheMother #SriAurobindo #books #BookBoost https://t.co/1xxPTscmSQ
https://twitter.com/pulkitsharma82/status/1167805128751157248?s=19

How could a bunch of outsiders openly publish that they wanted to create a revolution in India and get away with it? To learn more about how the rights of everyday citizens were squelched overnight by the government, read “Auroville – A Dream Hijacked. #politics #democracy https://t.co/AID4fBpxbB
https://twitter.com/truthcourage/status/1168072650402385921?s=19

On August 26th we had Rita Dias in the studio telling us about her past and future productions and her discovery of Auroville. During the interview you can listen to some songs recorded in Portugal and a song composed specifically for Auroville https://t.co/k4uotrfRnL
https://twitter.com/AurovilleRadio/status/1166640588768198656?s=19

From my recent solo piano/music theatre performance at CRIPA Auditorium in Auroville. A wonderful and appreciative audience! https://t.co/xspzjpfkoc
https://twitter.com/themajolly/status/1168445074826350593?s=19

The great Babylon is not the catholic, evangelical or adventist system, but a city near the Euphrates in the chaldean region where the first babylon was; and it will have the luxury of dubai, the mysticism of auroville and the commerce/influence of ee.uu | Jer 51, Ez 38, rev 17
https://twitter.com/GenerationFGod/status/1168698986645139467?s=19

The Nonviolent Struggle for Indian Freedom, 1905-19. By David Hardiman
S Gupta - Journal of Social History, 2019
… dialogue. Hardiman situates Gandhian nonviolence in a longer genealogy, illuminating its connec- tions with Aurobindo Ghose's “Doctrine of Passive Resistance,” scripted at the time of the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal. Located 

[PDF] A STUDY ON THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF COOPERATIVE SPINNING MILLS IN KERALA
P Francis - Paripex-Indian Journal Of Research, 2019
… of affair. REFERENCES BOOKS- 1- Aurobindo Sri, 1993. Essays on Gita , pondicherry Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust press. 2- Bentham, j., 1977. labour and Repose in Clayre A. (ed.), Oxford, oxford University press. 3- Davison …

5 From Spiritualism to a New Paradigm in Tourism: Spiritual Tourism and Motivations
Ö Güzel, A Sariyildiz - Spiritual and Religious Tourism: Motivations and …, 2019
… In a study of spiritual tourism experience by Sharpley and Sundaram (2005) in Auroville and Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 2 it turned out that some of the participants were not visiting India simply for spiritualism, but also for 'curiosity, seeing touristic places or learning yoga' …

A Mindful Inquiry into the Meaning of Individual Inspiration in a Period of Personal Challenge
T Azarova - 2019
Page 1. A MINDFUL INQUIRY INTO THE MEANING OF INDIVIDUAL
INSPIRATION IN A PERIOD OF PERSONAL CHALLENGE A dissertation
submitted by TETYANA AZAROVA to FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY …

On their own, can gene, protein or enzyme and so on found in a cell regulate anything? You can get the convincing answer for this question by putting those element on a Petri dish. Stone carving chisel and hammer (gene, protein or enzyme and so on) cannot do any regulative action by their own. It is the artificer (cell) which is responsible for all those controlled actions that we find in a cell.
The mindless accumulation of knowledge on genetics to gain some academic/financial benefits without considering the role of sentient nature of cell cannot help us in our attempt to understand life. All those studies which simply ignore the concept of self (or soul) are simply wild goose chasing. Thanking you. Sincerely,
Bhakti Niskama Shanta
Like genes, the electro-dynamic fields also on their own cannot achieve any useful functions. Electro-dynamic fields on their own cannot correct the errors during DNA replication. A sentient agent is necessary to use the electro-dynamic fields in a useful manner. That is the main point that we are discussing on this thread. Thanking you. Sincerely,
Bhakti Niskama Shanta 
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/Online_Sadhu_Sanga/2071131695.2753087.1566333253611%40mail.yahoo.com
Sripad Puri Maharaja also highlighted that in modern science due to our over reliance on materialistic view of reality we do not see the Reality as an organic whole. Thus, we do not worry so much about the purpose of the thing that we observe. 
A nose in the body (organic whole) does not exist without any purpose and similarly the Sun in the Solar System does not exist without a purpose. Like a nose in the body cannot be seen as a randomly protruding portion of the face in the process of embryological development, similar the Sun in Solar system also cannot be seen as a mere random event in the developing solar system. 
Due their over reliance on physical sciences, scientists have only tried to understand the reality from the view point of determinism and when they seriously fail in that attempt, they come up with the argument that the world is full of random happenings. The artifacts of abstractions that we see in modern science in the form of different theories are nothing but a representation of serious distortion of true reality. This framework in modern science can only be seen as an essential step in the struggle for knowledge by an egocentric approach which inherently ignores the organic interconnectedness of whole reality. However, to advance beyond this impasse we have to adopt a more receptive atmosphere in science for an organic concept of reality where everything can be seen with respect to the purpose of the center of the organic whole and not in isolation.  Thanking you. Sincerely,
Bhakti Niskama Shanta

The potential that Burr found is a force related to the primal streak,  the development of the notochord, then the neural tube then the CNS - and obviously this being the axis, it has to do with chakras etc. But it is not the only principle manifesting in the body - a more primal one is pulsation. My thesis includes this and I am working on a paper now which I hope will make some of these concepts and their functions clearer. The soul for me is not the body, but is expressing itself through a body. Self-realisation is about this. 
Warm regards Tina 
Tina LIndhard

One leading example is Michael Behe, author of three books which strongly argue for intelligent design behind evolution, of which two (The Edge of Evolution and Darwin Devolves) strongly support common descent, even to the point of giving several arguments for it.  This makes Behe especially dangerous to the cause of atheistic materialism. 
Peter Nyikos 

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF since 2005)

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

Thank you @thekiranbedi Ma'am for encouraging us and especially the children of Unmesha camp with your inspiring words. It was our honour and privilege to welcome you this morning. We are very grateful for your gracious presence at the program today. https://t.co/JczBa4CZP9
https://twitter.com/AUROSAFIC/status/1164453991561826305?s=19

On August 20th at Unity Pavilion it took place a meeting to hear thoughts, concerns and intentions related to the selection of Working Group members and other topics. https://t.co/sO59S9cHKW
https://twitter.com/AurovilleRadio/status/1164439837622951936?s=19
General Meeting about selection of Working Groups #2. Listen at:https://t.co/HpaeNauCQR https://t.co/6acQDetOx3
https://twitter.com/AurovilleRadio/status/1164439840881926145?s=19

Today, we are celebrating the first anniversary of Upword. It's been a very exciting year. We received tremendous support from our followers. We thank each and every Upword follower- thank you very much. Keep showering your love and support.
#EducateEmpower https://t.co/MoAAJnxSBz
https://twitter.com/upword_/status/1164442377307734016?s=19

The accusation that Jews have a “dual loyalty” — that they are not to be trusted because their true allegiance is to their religion, rather than to the country in which they live — dates back thousands of years. https://t.co/ygiAVImTdd
https://twitter.com/kunalmajumder/status/1164361761039896577?s=19

Watch this, and also read @BradStone's fascinating book, "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon"
https://t.co/luzVy7A5yO https://t.co/lcj7UxdLMz
https://twitter.com/AbhinavAgarwal/status/1164452657433436160?s=19

During the freedom struggle everybody wrote huge volumes of literature to inspire the natives. Tilak also did, some were inspiring some were below par. There were many like him. But nobody should be above criticism. If people can criticize Dayanand Saraswati why not Tilak?
https://twitter.com/nandighosha/status/1164365366673338368?s=19

And equated salvation and moksha? 🤣🤣🤣 this is why the ancients had a rigorous way of testing aspirants before revealing the sacred path..without that everyone with a keyboard and internet becomes an Yogi, Rishi and Brahmarishi in a single tweet..
https://twitter.com/kalisbrood/status/1164375542847561728?s=19
And what are you even saying? As one who is living out the process of Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga your statement is just silly...
Don’t need to take either extreme..all can be and has been integrated..the Vedic vision of ‘Sons of Heaven, by Body of the Earth’ has been given a fresh and new impetus by Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga...check out if you haven’t yet..
https://twitter.com/kalisbrood/status/1164206112209428480?s=19
Sir..of course I didn’t know your specific inclination...hence mentioned..if She has stepped in then it’s a complete conquest..and the dichotomy would not arise at all..🙏

24) Conscious Nights: The Mother's OBEs during the night started getting accompanied by sleepwalking, but not of the ordinary kind, She would write poems during these sleepwalking sessions!
In Her sleep She would meet several 'teachers', including one whom She called 'Krishna': https://t.co/obZk51diFB
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1106871641470980097?s=19
29) Memories of the Past: One common misconception about the Mother and #SriAurobindo is that they were such or such person in their past life, for the WHOLE of that life; which is not true.
The Mother cleared this while narrating an experience of Hers from when She was ~18/19: https://t.co/wlgnzCavKP
Could you provide a source sir? I believe these are Mother's words as reported by the disciples (like Champaklal, Udar).. It is more likely that Mother's words meant something else than what was construed by them..
The quote I have is from Agenda of May 10, 1969: https://t.co/T4dK7T4SES
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1092463978054205440?s=19
1st, #SriAurobindo never mentioned it directly, It was the disciples who inferred these conclusions based on their own understanding
2nd, To someone who is a Hindu and believes in incarnations and Vibhutis, the idea wouldn't be weird at all!
I don't think that the Mother said that sir.. However to us, both were Avatars and Mother confirms the fact multiple times :)
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1164399350346207232?s=19
Yes sir, She called the being in Her vision Krishna which was later revealed to be #SriAurovindo. But the two Avatars may have had followed completely different psychic lines
https://t.co/DQWZLVIZ15
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1164405832294920192?s=19
Of course Sri Aurobindo never made a difference between Himself and Krishna in the Sadhana, and after 1926 there was another type of relation which one can go on at length about :)
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1164406703871279104?s=19

That's what I stick to too. Takes enough to battle inner foes, to even bother about outer ones, especially those who are this inconsequential.
https://twitter.com/ArpanAgarwal3/status/1164445390512332801?s=19

It is a genuine challenge to read #SriAurobindo no doubt.
Easier to start with correspondence and talks.
They have shorter sentences, are more personal and humorous.
These run into 4/5 volumes easily.
As a teenager, I relished the Master's plays and short stories.
https://twitter.com/paroksham/status/1164241909612568576?s=19

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https://twitter.com/AUROSAFIC/status/1164170287513919488?s=19

Any attempt towards restoring the past in its outward features and fit it to the modern system of life and education will be failure. Better to focus on the fundamental principles which are for all time and to discover a still more effective discipline to replace the old one.
https://twitter.com/Sampadananda/status/1163965693521383424?s=19
The stupidity is taking the literal outer sense varuni as wine... suraa, vaarunii, soma are synoymous with amrita and ananda...one can not just forget the symbolisim behind it and translate it the way one wishes.
https://twitter.com/Sampadananda/status/1163754494246580227?s=19
Self-conquest is the very law of the Aryan culture. Attainment of Self-perfection, indeed, is the aim of that Self-conquest. The Self-perfected Arya is Arhat. What a profound meaning of the word Arya explained by Sri Aurobindo!
https://twitter.com/Sampadananda/status/1163031234039046144?s=19

Hinduism post Bengal Renaissance is an adulterated religion and puritans have every right to restore the original ethos. Hindutva unfortunately aims at political supremacy by neglecting this. But the Evolutionary arrow as perceived by Sri Aurobindo moves in the opposite direction
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1163023522626600960?s=19
Many don't know that Sri Aurobindo was a Christian and The Mother, a Jew. So, there is nothing unusual about their Western connection. Besides, their collaboration in bringing out ARYA in August 1914 was meant for integration of East and West by elbowing out Theosophical Society.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1164428004279214080?s=19
Any admirer of Sri Aurobindo has to go through a prolonged phase of exploring Homer, Heraclitus, Plotinus, Dante, Goethe,  Fichte, Blake, Nietzsche, Spencer, et al in order to develop an integral understanding of him. Those who suffer from West-phobia must shed their inferiority complex.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1164432246645784577?s=19
Marketime: Past poems are given new life in Savitri https://t.co/CGaqUTB08C Collated by @NathTusar Director #SavitriEra Learning Forum (SELF since 2005) #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1164074813419225088?s=19
I'm confused, whether "Amazon is burning" or "Amazon is building its largest campus in India" https://t.co/pCqdDm61uD https://t.co/baxvDujau7
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1164456830614949888?s=19

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What is the origin, nature, and process of life?

57) Arya: #SriAurobindo & the Richards collaborated to launch 'Arya'; its 1st issue came out on His 42nd birth anniversary. Its launch was announced on 21 Jun, which a century later has become #InternationalYogaDay! During Her stay, Mother got to witness His incomparable power: https://t.co/tr2yNwT1Ej
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1118938351896289280?s=19
With the above, we conclude the study of the Rig-Veda based on #SriAurobindo's commentary, written for His journal 'Arya'.
Today marks the 105th anniversary of Arya's first publication (15 Aug 1914). #DarshanDay #IndependenceDayIndia (End) https://t.co/Rs0GkY0lap
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1162067830348455936?s=19

British started revolutionaries like mad dogs. Many were arrested. That started the Tirunelveli Conspiracy case. Revolutionary Venktesh Iyer and Dharmaraj Iyer killed themselves so british couldn't capture them. This revolutionary phase ended for now.
Among others Bholanath Chattopadhyay and Sohanlal Pathak were revolutionaries who tried to start a revolution in Burma. Later Rasbehari Bose, Sachindranath Sanyal will bring it to North India. Will write about that  later.
Now coming back to Bengal. Revolutionaries decided that Kingsford  should die. Jadugopal Mukherjee in his memoir has written that it was decided by Aurobindo Ghosh, Charu Dutta & Subodh Mallick. Anyway, first attempt was sending a bomb-book to Kingsford. However Kingsford...
https://twitter.com/From_Himalaya/status/1162032544633610241?s=19

Today, on Sri Aurobindo's birthday, gave final shape to my paper "The Force behind the Indian Renaissance and Crucial Significance of Auroville Emergence". It will be published in a book on Sri Aurobindo's philosophy by Bloomsbury. Thank you, Debidatta and Mandakini Lucien-Brun.
https://twitter.com/PactAuroville/status/1162027195075710978?s=19

Sir, I had worked in Puducherry from Gujarat as Dev Secy-cum-Collector. People still remember my Dev work. Sri Aurobindo was not there, but I had the privilege of meeting the Mother almost every week-gave land to Auroville. Sri Aurobindo,after resigning from ICS, worked in BARODA.
https://twitter.com/drgsundaram/status/1162071748096843777?s=19

It was an honour to innaugrate  exhibition conceived and designed by SAFIC in the memory of Shri Aurobindo and Indian Freedom Movement . @AUROSAFIC Some pictures i am attaching . I request students and staff to kindly visit and take inspiration . Dates 15th to 25th August 2019. https://t.co/jgyksOEzWj https://t.co/UAa8WcZCC0
https://twitter.com/GurmeetSinghVC/status/1162025859609350144?s=19

twitter blocks or suspends the accts if Capt.Ajit Vadakayil's blog link are being post, censorship at its best. 
Search google for -- "SANATANA DHARMA , HINDUISM EXHUMED AND RESURRECTED - CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL"
any specific search you always use "vadakayil" as postfix or prefix.
https://twitter.com/JUDGEisDHARMA/status/1162087973841620992?s=19
It was Woodrow Wilson who revealed the Bagha Jatin conspiracy to Rothschild. It was US President Wilson who signed Rothschild’s Federal Reserve Bank of USA into life. 
Aurobindo had a plea bargain with Rothschild—I scratch your back, you scratch my back—quid pro quo—

In the early phases Sri Aurobindo was a nationalist but under the influence of Meira (Myra) Alfassa, the Mother/a Kabbalist Jew, he turned his efforts to unifying the world through a nebulous supramental force of consciousness that would usher in a new immortal species. He failed
https://twitter.com/SopherMoshe/status/1162055646516326400?s=19

When I first read this years bak my hair stood on end. Even the victory day of WW2, which Sri Aurobindo called the Mother's War, and in which They fought alongside the Allies, is called VJ  day, almost exactly "VIJAY" day. At our center we always celebrate 15th as Vijay Divas 🙂
https://twitter.com/auroviryavaan/status/1162053201966882816?s=19

If you want to understand the tectonic shift that revolutionary in #SriAurobindo brought to the collective mindset of the greatest stalwarts of freedom movement, read the PDF of the newspaper he started with Tillak. Here's some testimonials  #VandeMataram #IndependenceDayIndia https://t.co/fJ0YZ1qZs6
https://twitter.com/Diff_View/status/1162019021371260928?s=19
Those who wanted to know more about #SriAurobindo, those who are uninitiated and don't have time to read his biographies, here's an article that covers many stages of his life in brief :-) https://t.co/e2NLdhkowk #IndependenceDayIndia #Freedom72 #VandeMataram #Spirituality
https://twitter.com/Diff_View/status/1162038247855280128?s=19
On the birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo, the seer, the Rishi who showed the path of light and spirituality to the world here's an extraordinary account of his aura. Read about Kapali Shastri meeting Sri Aurobindo https://t.co/kiuTciteds #IndependenceDayIndia #Freedom72

[PDF] Woman and Water Kindred by Nature
A Mukhopadhyay - IJOHMN (International Journal online of Humanities), 2019
… thought-mind. Their ray was extended horizontally; there was something above, there was something below.” (Sri Aurobindo 101) Explanation … is the first seed of what afterwards appears as the sense-mind. (Sri Aurobindo 101-02) “The …

Teaching Ethics to Future Managers: Encouraging and Discouraging Impulses
D Saini - South Asian Journal of Business and Management …, 2019
Nowadays, management institutions are including an ethics course in their curriculum globally, which is focused upon inculcating the value set in an individual. Therefore, it makes an important poi...

[PDF] Charkha: Symbol of Identity, Swadeshi and Swaraj Past and Present
G SRIVASTAVA, B PANDEY
Charkha: Symbol of Identity, Swadeshi and Swaraj Past and Present GOURI SRIVASTAVA*1 AND BHARTI PANDEY2 Department of Education in Social Sciences National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri …

[PDF] EFFECT OF MEDITATION ON ACHIEVEMENT, ATTENTION & MEMORY OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
NK Das
… among the ancient ones while in the modern times Sri Aurobindo, Swami Yogananda, Swami Shivananda Saraswati, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Nirmala Devi, Mata Amruta Anandamayee, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Sri Sri …

Abstractions of intent: How a psychobiography grapples with the fluidity of truth
RF Mullen - New trends in psychobiography, 2019
… Ghose, A. (2006). The life divine. Pondicherry, India: Śri Aurobindo Ashram. Google Scholar. Hosinski, TE (1993). Stubborn fact and creative advance: An introduction to the metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead. New York: Rowman 

[PDF] The MLE Teacher: An Agent of Change or a Means to an End?
U Bedamatta
… IV, p. 183). Sri Aurobindo sees the teacher as one who can lift the disciple to a higher state of being. '…the wise teacher will not … He will seek to awaken much more than to instruct…' (Sri Aurobindo, 1972, p.60). Stories of the …

Plasim Radar

- Heidegger's interlocutors. From Nick Thorkelson's *Herbert Marcuse Philosopher of Utopia*.

Yoga and the Physical - When the working is in the physical consciousness, it is the tamas which is the main physical force that comes in whenever it can. You said that R cure...

Akeel Bilgrami's Gramscian stupidity - Akeel Bilgrami wrote as follows a year ago in Outlook- The state in polities broadly described as ‘liberal democracies’ with political economies broadly d...

Eternity and Infinity: A Meditation on Blake - “Eternity is in love with the productions of time” — William Blake I give you the end of a golden string; Only wind it into a ball, It will lead you in ...

The fantasy of high school - So many cultural tropes around high school are attempts to make our actions and experiences at that time make sense, when in reality we were all just flail...

RFP | The Sociology of Science and Religion: Identity and Belief Formation - Rice University and the University of California, San Diego announced a new re-granting initiative, funded through the Templeton Religion Trust and coordin...

The Piece of the Puzzle Missing in the Later Upanishads - The human tendency to exclusive concentration had an influence on the development of the later Upanishads. Having discovered and explicated the transcende...

Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo by Nirodbaran - Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo by Nirodbaran is an account of the period of his close personal contact with Sri Aurobind...

What is Life? – I The Scientific Perspectives and the Spiritual vision - (What is the origin, nature and process of life? This is a fundamental question of philosophy and science which has to be re-examined constantly in the li...

Who is afraid of ‘Philosophy’ in India?— A guest post by Mrinal Kaul - For past couple of decades, the idea of liberal arts in higher education in India is going through a process of churning. As a part of this a number of edu...

My Poststructuralist Tent Revival podcast on Whitehead - Here’s part 1. Part 2 will be posted here as soon as it is released!

A Buddhist argument against rebirth - I am not entirely sure that I agree with the argument I am about to make. However, I do find … Continue reading →

Three Women and Four Destinies : Rereading the Life of Mrinalini Devi by Sachidananda Mohanty - Followers of Sri Aurobindo know that Mrinalini Devi who was preparing to come to Pondicherry, following the consent of Sri Aurobindo in 1918, fell a victim...

Technology - Most technologies by themselves are a great boon. They facilitate and ease at least some functions of life. Most importantly, in the process they also brea...

It's literally the edge of our collective knowledge - Assorted tweets: We are heading for one party rule. It has nothing to do with Hinduism and everything to do with Muslim appeasement. Nazism in new form....

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Twitter is the greatest achievement of the twenty first century


[PDF] MICROCOSMOGRAPHIA POETICA: TENETS OF POESY
S Upadhyay
… (Microcosmographia Poetica 32) After the Mahasamadhi of Sri Aurobindo, Iyengar prefers to distill his experiences with the Mother Mirra into his verse. Some of these verses expand the horizon of Spiritual Poetry that is developed by Sri Aurobindo …

Understanding Nation and Nationalism
N Kundra - Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, 2019
… In a lecture delivered under the auspices of the Bombay National at Mahajan Wadi, Bombay, on 19 January 1908, Aurobindo said, "Nationalism is not a mere political programme; Nationalism is a religion that has come from …
[PDF] Indian Democracy: Reality or Myth? We Have Pledges to fulfil
SJ Sorabjee - The Radical Humanist
… And barring few exceptions we have legislators who apparently answer the description given by Sri Aurobindo who, referred to the average politician in words which have striking relevance today, “... he does not represent the soul of a people or its aspirations …

My problem -u are trying 2 show a hero committed 2 his people as a coward who won’t even man up 2 his identity. Hope u know the real Subhas Bose had resented Aurobindo Ghosh’s ducking of his political responsibility when he was needed most. At least Aurobindo was in his own name!
https://twitter.com/sarkar_swati/status/1153668950544306176?s=19
What he said is given in Leonard Gordon’s book, and his conflict with Dilip Roy on that. It’s annoying that ur types tweet more than what u read, 4 if u could read u wouldn’t ask me the stupid qsn as 2 if I read Roy. We cited him heavily in our piece. Over & out.

The experience of the Aurobindo Āśrama is really important learning principle for all of us, on what to do and what not to do. Having said that, I respect the Aurobindo Āśrama for all it achieved. You have my deepest respects. But we need to better and show the way to the world.
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1153923085755703296?s=19
You are right that democracy is not easy to establish at local level. But I am convinced that if anybody can do it, it is us Indians. From my perspective, democracy is a form of Yajña. What better place to recognize it as such, than in temples or other spiritual organizations?


The human body is more than 60% water. The human brain and heart are 75% water. Water is the carrier of our life. Our words and thoughts can be considered as waves on a river, that nourishes us and moves through us. In this thread, I want to discuss the seven rivers of my life. https://t.co/kkcItS0yi9

In this thread, I described the gratitude I owe to all the rivers in my life. They are all sacred in my eyes. https://t.co/tz8KM6YPDT
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1153230716353818624?s=19
The first river that made me is Godāvari. I grew up in her lap, next to the delta known from ancient times as “Sapta Godāvaram” - the land of the seven Godavaris, on the banks of whom were the hermitages of Sapta Rishi - the Seven Sages. It is a green land of rice and coconut. https://t.co/RO3TnqKlOZ
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1146762084211990529?s=19
The seven distributaries are named after the seven Rishis. The main ones are Gautami and Vasishta. The place where the Vasishta river meets the sea is known as Antarvēdi - “the end of the Vedas” i.e, enlightenment. I remembered Herman Hesse’s Siddhārtha when I took this picture. https://t.co/3y9EMZsGV6
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1146765089967677441?s=19
The second river of my life is in a completely different continent - Europe. She is Isère, who flows by the town of Grenoble near the French Alps. https://t.co/AiDSn25KvD
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1146801751523299329?s=19
Amazon is the third river of my life. She is larger than the next 7 rivers combined and accounts for 20% of all the fresh water discharge in rivers. I have not yet seen the Amazon nor visited South America. But she has been there in my body, whether I am conscious of it or not. https://t.co/MpW8Bzena3
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1146844748398944258?s=19
After I finished my PhD in France, I moved to Germany for my postdoc, to a small town near the French border called Saarbrücken. The Saar river, which flows through this town, is the fourth river of my life. https://t.co/vqqrJuusCZ
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1146861829471244290?s=19
After my postdoc, I moved back to France to work in the industry. This time, I moved to Bretagne, in the northwestern end of France, to the town of Rennes. The Villaine river, which flows here, is the fifth river of my life. https://t.co/VtmUmumIbC
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1146873804834201605?s=19
Now as a professor, I moved to the city of Leipzig. This is, without a doubt, the most beautiful city I ever lived in. Leipzig is an ancient settlement on the crossroads of three rivers - Elster, Pleise and Parthe. The Elster, which is the largest, is the sixth river of my life. https://t.co/BaKUMzhnkN
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1146885142180503554?s=19
Finally, I have to tell you the seventh river of my life. I have not seen it yet, but it is without a doubt the most important influence in my life, running not just my own life but several generations of genetic and cultural history. It is the river Gangā or the Ganges. https://t.co/laWOrQ8jQX
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1146894762651324416?s=19
In realizing that the rivers are diverse, but that they are one, we embody the wisdom of Saraswati: the best of rivers, the best of mothers. We may not physically see her, but she will appear when we achieve the “Samyama”. This life is just a journey to that end. (End of thread).
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1146899728967376897?s=19

One of the best treks we've ever done with outrageously stunning mountain vistas = 10-day Huayhuash Trek in Peru. Here's why (and real life even more beautiful & dramatic than photos) https://t.co/bI4QruzjSM https://t.co/BeQIbhMUWV
https://twitter.com/umarket/status/1154064327562993664?s=19

Twitter is the greatest achievement of the twenty first century. It has proved to be the best means of instant knowledge exchange. Some try to turn it into a social network like Facebook but it doesn't fit in. So, maintaining seriousness and authenticity is the responsibility of all.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1154043601598341121?s=19

Some experts on Sri Aurobindo are active in Twitter:
1. Civilisation & culture @kittur @singh_shreepal
2. Psychology & healing @drsbasu2115 @AuroMaa_org
3. Poetry & literature @GoutamGhosal2
4. Philosophy & yoga @santoshk1
Knowledge seekers may consult them instead of dilettantes
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1154053103911440384?s=19


Evergreen Essays: Seven rivers of my life https://t.co/KUpQ5jUK6U @NathTusar, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (U.P.). #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1154096493160124416?s=19

Plasim Radar

Religious charity and the spirit of homo economicus - In this brief essay I connect Gates’s philosophy of giving—along with many other contemporary neoliberal philanthropists—to Protestant traditions and the...

The Gods and the Brahman: The Parable of the Gods, Part 1 - The Vedic Gods represent powers and forces of manifestation in the creation. Agni, Vayu and Indra represent the Material creation, the Vital creation and ...

Nationalism: The Healthy and the Unhealthy - Nationalism, like so much else today, represents something of a paradox. It has healthy and unhealthy aspects corresponding to Gebser’s “life-pole” and “de...

Technology - Most technologies by themselves are a great boon. They facilitate and ease at least some functions of life. Most importantly, in the process they also brea...

Chapter 2. The Influence of Subramania Bharati - The five years, 1910-1914, served the need of my preparation. It should be called a pilgrimage to Sri Aurobindo. Each act of mine, each event of my life ...

Baran Farooqi on Shahid Alam's translation of Ghalib's Ghazal 7 - Prof Baran Farooqi writes in the Hindu of a translation of this Ghazal of Ghalib's by an elderly left wing Pakistani economist based in the USA. ...nobody ...

Lecture and notes on Part I of Whitehead’s “Process & Reality” - This Fall at CIIS.edu, I’m teaching an online advanced seminar on Whitehead’s magnum opus, Process & Reality. I likely won’t share all my course lectures p...

- The Architect's Newspaper on Hutopia; Heidegger's Hut at the university of Chicago. A scaled-down version of Heidegger’s cabin in Todtnauberg, Germany, fo...

Nussbaum’s revised view of anger - It has taken me far too long to read Martha Nussbaum’s Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice – long enough … Continue reading →

Non-Duality by Alexis Karpouzos - NON-DUALITY We need a sense of the unity of life and of humans for the sake of human welfare and for the survival of the planet. We need a sense of unity...

It's literally the edge of our collective knowledge - Assorted tweets: We are heading for one party rule. It has nothing to do with Hinduism and everything to do with Muslim appeasement. Nazism in new form....

The importance of being Thich Quang Duc - In the Śikṣā Samuccaya‘s chapter on patient endurance, Śāntideva urges aspiring bodhisattvas to attain a meditative state (samādhi) called the Sarvadharmas...

Intégral Yoga & Défauts humains (V): le Divin en l’autre, et en tout - Lorsque je suis arrivée en 1972 à Auroville, le nouveau livre d’écrits de Sri Aurobindo que j’ai alors découvert était tout mince, mais il a à nouveau été ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Vyasa is impartial to all his characters


Methodological issues in the Indo-European debate
M Danino - Journal of Biosciences, 2019
… The list of dissenters, which goes back to the nineteenth century, includes many distinguished names: Mountstuart Elphinstone (in 1841), Swami Vivekananda (1897 onward), Sri Aurobindo (from 1910 to 1914), PT Srinivasa …

Cultural Diplomacy of The Mahabharata: A Case Study of its Application with Special Reference to Modern India
D Mishra - Prabandhan: Indian Journal of Management, 2019
… Yoga diplomacy: Narendra Modi's soft power strategy. Foreign Affairs.
Retrieved from https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/india/2015-01-25/yoga-
diplomacy. Mohanty, S. (2008). Sri Aurobindo: A contemporary reader. New …

Epilogue: Bengal Intelligence Officers and the Second World War
M Silvestri - Policing 'Bengali Terrorism'in India and the World, 2019
… Deputy Commissioner JVB Janvrin of the Calcutta Police Special Branch considered it a realistic possibility that Bose had become a sannyasi, and initially suspected that Bose might have traveled to Pondicherry to meet with …

Ethics, Applied Ethics and Indian Theories of Morals
PK Mohapatra - An Applied Perspective on Indian Ethics, 2019
… And he who performs his swadharma incurs no sin, (Sri Aurobindo 1928, p. 479; also Sankara 2013, p. 433) even if the consequence of that action turns out to be harmful in any way, whereas he who takes resort to paradharma …

Transnational Revolutionaries and Imperial Surveillance: Bengal Revolutionary Networks Outside India
M Silvestri - Policing 'Bengali Terrorism'in India and the World, 2019
… He sheltered Aurobindo Ghose in 1909 as Ghose fled British India and introduced Rash Behari Bose to the two revolutionaries who would carry out the assassination attempt on Hardinge. He was entrusted with a box of …

The “Bomb Cult” and “Criminal Tribes”: Revolutionaries and the Origins of Police Intelligence in Colonial Bengal
M Silvestri - Policing 'Bengali Terrorism'in India and the World, 2019
… Revolutionary newspapers such as the English-language Bande Mataram , edited by Aurobindo Ghose, and the Bengali Yugantar, edited by his brother Barindra, urged the formation of secret societies and counseled would-be revolutionaries on tactics …
APPLIED PERSPECTIVE ON INDIAN ETHICS.
PK Mohapatra - 2019
Page 1. PK Mohapatra An Applied Perspective on Indian Ethics Page 2. An Applied Perspective on Indian Ethics Page 3. P. K. Mohapatra An Applied Perspective on Indian Ethics Page 4. ISBN 978-981-13-7502-6 ISBN 978-981 …

From Nacionalista Anti-Kabbalistic Polemic to Aryan Kabbalah in the Southern Cone
JP Brown - The Journal of Religion, 2019

Assorted tweets:

Planetary positions on the first day of the Mahabharata War (16 October 5561 BCE) https://t.co/P05LvHcPXU
https://twitter.com/NileshOak/status/1150032186944499712?s=19

By merely retaining the names of the characters, their relationships and the places they roamed around in, if we insert our own words into their mouths, are we not merely using them for the purpose of propaganda? What end is this genre serving then? /END
https://twitter.com/aurvabhrg/status/1149655158038511618?s=19

^ It turns out it was from one of the recent popular authors writings something based on the R. Now, I do accept their artistic freedom of expression and don't want to grudge them that. However, it is important that readers be aware that these modern works are not the rAmAyaNa.
https://twitter.com/blog_supplement/status/1149904587320713216?s=19
On 1 hand you have low encephalization modern H slag go apeshit when we try to read the history presented as is in the itihAsa-s on the other they want they these works rid of the "supernatural". The supernatural is the important part of the epics. For those who approach it as
bhakta-s the supernatural is the necessary ingredient for bhakti. For those who approach it for religious teaching the supernatural is there is teaching things which they would obtain where they able to access the shruti directly. &for those who can approach the shruti directly
it provides an exegesis and an unfolding subtlities that might be difficult to directly apprehend in the old language of the shruti

This whole idea of limiting Kashtriya down to intellectualism is the final funeral ritual these Hindus are celebrating of their own demise. Aurobindo was right about Hindus killing the real Kshatriya as the enemy now is not losing sleep in fear of the 'Intellectual Kshatriya'
https://twitter.com/hhrLondon/status/1149992426955837440?s=19

On July 20, 1969, over half a billion people watched as humans landed on the Moon. Never before had our species trod upon another world—and we’ve visited none since. Now, we’re closer than ever to going back.  Look back on 50 years of Apollo: https://t.co/XiwQ48TuYO https://t.co/VpZGHJ2bxg
https://twitter.com/DiscoverMag/status/1150105188398706688?s=19

In his new book on Aryan Invasion debate, Shrikant Taligeri refers to @KalavaiVenkat as "the racist-casteist Hindu activist Kalavai Venkat". Despite my problems with Kalavai, I find this does not belong in a research book.
Emotions --> Ad Hominem --> Book loses credibility https://t.co/qUB32PihXN
https://twitter.com/RajivMessage/status/1149996971077148672?s=19


Wonderful article on Bollywood - exposing anti-majority face of this hub of plagiarism, money laundering, terror financing.
https://t.co/jsw6VPXtrd
https://twitter.com/SanjeevSanskrit/status/1150052796734951424?s=19

Indian history texts sanitizing slavery in Delhi sultanate while  Vyasa/Valmiki deleted for sanitizing caste in Cal https://t.co/7sjsLDmn7i
https://twitter.com/VamseeJuluri/status/714452552692006912?s=19


But my argument is - religion is nowhere near as harmful to moral philosophy as science or history
Theology has always had a fairly healthy relationship with philosophy
Be it St Augustine, Thomas Aquinas in the West
Be it Badarayana (Vyasa), Patanjali in India
https://twitter.com/shrikanth_krish/status/1148787343266131968?s=19

Hobbes's vision was an outgrowth of what he saw as a dog-eat-dog culture which he generalized to the entire human race. Vyasa expounded Dharma based on what the Purpose of Existence is and came out of sublime Realizations and not foolish reactions to life.
https://twitter.com/HeritageMouse/status/1060100699403382784?s=19

The Four Key Pillars of Sanatana India that Sustains it: @dharmadispatch echoes my thought that stressing too much on individual rights with no reference to India’s culture is leading India to ruin and remorse. Should honour Veda Vyasa and not Hobbes https://t.co/diwXihvaWF
https://twitter.com/Sanjay_Dixit/status/1060098934868267008?s=19


The worst disservice to #Draupadi’s stature is relegating her to just a wronged woman forced into polyandry or a helpless lover pining for Karna. Writes @Sai_swaroopa 
#Draupadi https://t.co/QArOkOC9fT
https://twitter.com/SheThePeople/status/1094188910241026058?s=19



Again, I thought so too at one time, but Vyasa has described each character thoroughly. We don't need to interpret. It was practically biographical, and Vyasa is impartial to all, so he isn't biased.
So if he says X is bad, then X is bad and end of discussion.
https://twitter.com/yaajushi/status/1021827137664241664?s=19




Calling out applicants for a 9-month fellowship programme designed exclusively for college students with the objective of making young people aware about self, society and democracy in everyday life. Interested?
https://twitter.com/PRIA_India/status/1149915020244869120?s=19
Click here to apply for PRIA’s Youth N Democracy Fellowship Programme
https://t.co/C6Lw1dL046 https://t.co/u4Ca5jouc7

Sri Aurobindo's approach to Tantra by Prema Nandkumar https://t.co/mL923pm1NF @sriaurobindo27a #Spirituality
https://twitter.com/esamskritiindia/status/1150035689045520384?s=19


57) Hymns 366 - 371 (Verses 3,747 - 3,779): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 05, Sukta 012 to 017 (including hymns on man's aspiration & its relation with Agni); with #SriAurobindo's words on the incoherence of the naturalistic interpretation of Indra https://t.co/vWk9sVOWLk
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1150208906280353792?s=19

https://t.co/U1dFiKs3fX Very interesting. More so as @studio_ata and her team restored the whole town of Chandernagore. The town from where #SriAurobindo set sail for Pondy in 1910. Felt very nice reading about your creativity Smt. Aishwarya Tipnis.
https://twitter.com/RaghuveerBelur/status/1150012627537391616?s=19


Of course, poetry has turned a lot inward in the last 30 years. Not just in English but also in the vernaculars. There is no call for us to be frustrated as such a big turn will always be slow. RYD must be wishing us to be more quick n deliberate.
https://twitter.com/GoutamGhosal2/status/1148244768968728577?s=19
Another 15 August coming: a turning point in human history. US and Europe wake up to Sri Aurobindo. Bengal doesn't know yet who Sri Aurobindo is! Pity !
https://twitter.com/GoutamGhosal2/status/1150235673732849666?s=19

Sri Aurobindo has pointed out large scale interpolations in Mahabharata and Gita but he himself can be accused of "propaganda" in many of his poems including Savitri. So where to draw the Lakshmanarekha is a ticklish issue. Even Savitri has interpolations. https://t.co/lJ745UznJe
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1150266488088981504?s=19
Marketime: Equanimity, detached critical judgement, and ruminative engagement https://t.co/Ohh8fIxH2Y @NathTusar, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), Indirapuram, Ghaziabad-201014 (UP) #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1149973429681999872?s=19

Plasim Radar

Mortal Life and the Pursuit of Immortality, Part 1 - The fundamental experience and existential question faced by every human being is that we are mortal and we are born, live and struggle through our lives, ...

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Start off your savitri era tour

Assorted tweets:

Devotees and admirers of Sri Aurobindo: Deport Peter Heehs and his supporters from India - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/jMmRngiQGd via @ChangeOrg_India
https://twitter.com/TlosaE/status/1148610549346783233?s=19

when time permits will try to share the fun on how political activists and "humanities" academics stretch and shrink "labels" as per opportunity, agenda and degree of shamelessness/hypocrisy they r comfortable with: but for a start use of "fascist/Nazi" will be good to explore!🤣
https://twitter.com/dikgaj/status/1148622980035022848?s=19

There is an attempt to differentiate Sangham and Bhakthi/post-Bhakthi Tamizh societies - appreciating the former as secular and the latter as 'Brahminical' and blaming it for all social problems today. A thorough study of the truth. https://t.co/FbdxoWvLCh via @swarajyamag
https://twitter.com/arvindneela/status/1148481162886561792?s=19

Excellent post in tamizh by @sundarrajachola on the state of dharma in TN. Tamizh Hindus need to read this. https://t.co/kaxHXijRa4
https://twitter.com/GhorAngirasa/status/1148288512296226816?s=19

Supreme Life of our Life, Part 4: Prana, the Universal Energy https://t.co/09CPlSoB72
https://twitter.com/santoshk1/status/1148618271022866433?s=19

46) Hymns 297 - 302 (Verses 3,053 - 3,149): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 04, Sukta 001 to 006 (including Vamadeva's hymns to Agni); with #SriAurobindo's words on how the psychological significance of Agni is missed out in the purely ritual interpretations of the Veda https://t.co/WOsCjx2KfF
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1148623558605541376?s=19

What do u get when u combine the love of a Mother, a True Guru & the Supreme Divine, all in one human form?
Absolute Bliss. #Mother https://t.co/gOWI4D7G5x
https://twitter.com/auroviryavaan/status/1148608168123162624?s=19

Eventually u end up listening, but not my direct suggestions, rather only after the same are duly attested and verified by others anyway Didi, start off Ur savitri era tour, don't try to understand with intellect, just immerse in the bliss of the word flow, it's like a mantra
https://twitter.com/iridines/status/1148477936560816128?s=19

South Indian brahmins are evidently better rooted in the traditional scriptures and rituals whereas Hindi heartland hoi polloi are at peace with Hanuman chalisa. Yet, the former struggle so much to display a 'more loyal than the king' style when it comes to the Hindutva ideology.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148500687346515968?s=19

Message has gone out that Naveen Patnaik is invincible and yet the future is uncertain, or rather pregnant with possibilities. Both Congress and BJP are struggling to erect a safe ideological scaffolding. Putting Sri Aurobindo on pedestal is the right recipe for reaping dividends
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148481920780492800?s=19

They are all past paradigms; Sri Aurobindo represents the future. Following him can enable Indians to rise above all forms factionalism, sectarianism, and parochialism. He has analysed all these 100 years back in the ARYA magazine. His #FiveDreams and #WorldUnion are real agenda.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1148490581640790016?s=19

Both modernity and postmodernism are essential in our task of consigning all past religions and rituals to museums. Texts of course will circulate but sans reference will lose relevance and adherence. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo will rule on merit. It's Evolutionary inevitability.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148623975062237184?s=19

Religions are accumulated culture marketed for commercial purposes with political patronage. They are also a means, says Sri Aurobindo, for elevating human consciousness, at times. This transcendental aspect needs to be a priority by relegating mythology and rituals to oblivion.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148651235156942848?s=19

If one reads Sri Aurobindo, then s/he can fathom the significance of Evolution. Why the Westerners came to India? Why Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Tagore, Gandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar, and others went overseas? Recognising inevitability of #WorldUnion and redundancy of Hindutva needed.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148643982919888896?s=19

Feel Philosophy: English of Sri Aurobindo seems like some secret tantric language https://t.co/GMJ4ced7lS @NathTusar, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), Indirapuram, Ghaziabad (U.P.). #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148487601155796993?s=19

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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 ...