Monday, July 27, 2015
Sri Aurobindo’s books attract many a scholar and devotees for the eloquence and novelty of thought. Yet they present difficulty in grasping not only for their English but also for the content and consciousness packed in them. However, mentored study of his vast and varied works could facilitate their deeper understanding. It is with this view that SACAR launches “intensive” research in Sri Aurobindo’s major works: The Life Divine, Savitri, The Synthesis of Yoga, The Human Cycle, Foundations of Indian Culture, Essays on the Gita.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Our current core group includes, in addition to the chapter authors identified below, Bill Barnard, Deb Frost, Bruce Greyson, David Hufford, Emily Kelly, Jeff Kripal, Gary Owens, Bob Rosenberg, Charles Tart, Jim Tucker, and Sam Yau. We thank all those who have read and commented on some or all of the chapters: these include Eben Alexander, Ross Dunseath, Bill Eastman, Jim Gilchrist, James Keaten, Fritz Klein, Jim Lenz, Jared Lindahl, Rafael Locke, Ohkado Masayuki, Binita Mehta, Andreas Sommer, and Vik Vad. Special thanks to John Cleese, Deb Frost, Gary Owens, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences for financial support of the project at various critical times, and to Steve Dinan and Frank Poletti for efficient organization and administration of our many meetings. Most of those meetings took place, appropriately, in the unique ambience provided by Esalen’s CTR community, operating as it does outside conventional academic boundaries, perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur.
Above all, we again thank Michael Murphy for initially conceiving this project, for bringing us together in the spectacularly stimulating environment of Esalen, and for his apparently limitless reserves of comradeship, wit, and wisdom.
Firstpost-from Swami Vivekananda to Veer Sarvarkar, from Gandhi to Sri Aurobindo, and so on and so forth. Furthermore, none of our living gurus and ...
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Friday, July 17, 2015
AUROBINDO. AND. GREEK. PHILOSOPHY. Sri Aurobindo (1872- 1 950) was a unique personality in modern India. For fourteen years he studied European literature and history in England. He was a professor of English literature at Baroda.
Shiva Kumar Mital - 1981 - Snippet view
The sharp separation between the political and the non-political which we find inSri Aurobindo, is not traceable in Bosanquet. Althogh Sri Aurobindo partly resembles the Greek thinkers like Plato and Aristotle and Hegelians in advocating ...
The individual, Sri Aurobindo asserts, has the right to exist, satisfy and fulfil himself. Thus Sri Aurobindo's ... Art, poetry and philosophy in Greece and Rome, were cherished much more than political liberty or greatness. India accepted these ...
In the pages of the Arya for seven years Aurobindo wrote prolifically on philosophy, literature, art, culture, religion and ... of the greatest relevance for students of cultural criticism, political thought and human values today is the one published ... of republican freedom in India's ancient past which turned out to be deeper and more resilient than in either Greece or Rome. Even after the drift in India. 33 Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India (Calcutta: Arya Publishing House, 1946), 81.
Chapter. I. Sri. Aurobindo. remarked that none could write on his life for it was not there on the surface for man to see. ... Was it not he who gave a clear political ideal to the resurgent India, channelized the nationalist aspirations into an effective ... Sri Aurobindo was there in England for 14 years during which he acquired great proficiency in the classical languages, Latin and Greek, and learnt a number of ...
The Psychology of Social Development Sri Aurobindo ... of the vital man and his motives has been the whole significance of the great economic and politicalcivilisation of the nineteenth century. ... Greece and Rome laid stress on the three first alone, Asia went farther, made these also subordinate and looked upon them as ...
the Landholders' Society.53 Similar ambivalence was evident in nationalistpolitics. ... Aurobindo Ghosh's comparison of the intellectual 'brilliance' of Bengali Hindus with that of ancient Greece. ... of Aurobindo Ghosh's rather curious and exceptionally westernised upbringing, see A. B. Purani, The Life ofSri Aurobindo.
8 ASIATIC DEMOCRACY Sri Aurobindo Asia is not Europe and never will be Europe. The political ideals of the West are not the mainspring of the political movements in the East, and those who do not realize ... in a state of transition from the old Aryan civilization of Greece and Rome to one less advanced "and enlightened.
Essays on the Gita. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, 1997. ———. The Life Divine. Twin Lakes: Lotus Press, 1990. Balot, Ryan K. 'The Virtue Politics of Democratic Athens'. In The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Political ...
And such type of analysis is more than enough to prove that as a critic Sri Aurobindo has fine, discriminating mind. ... caught in the maelstrom of Indianpolitics.2 This Greek myth suited best to his temperament and the requirement of the time.
Sri Aurobindo began his study of the Rig Veda with a classical Greek and Latin background, an extensive knowledge of the ... One of the foremost Indian philosophers of the twentieth century, Sri Aurobindo was also a political activist, a mystic, ...
social and political power of oppression; the traditional symbols bulbul ( nightingale) and gul (rose) and bdghbdn (gardener) suggest the poet, ... The only major non-Muslim poet to use Perso-Arabic themes with ease and poise is the versatile Sri Aurobindo. ... languages most conspicuous of whom was Radhanath Ray who revolutionized Oriya poetry by adapting several Greek legends with great skill.
For this reason a brief survey of Sri Aurobindo's thoughts on this issue are most helpful to us at this step of the journey as we approach the noosphere's imminence. ... He thoroughly mastered Latin and Greek went on to study Italian, French and Spanish. ... He became a political firebrand, urging his fellow revolutionaries and the tepid Indian political leaders of the time on towards unity and independence.
Sri Aurobindo has aptly remarked that culture "is a way of life of a group of peoples, consisting of learned patterns of behaviour ... The notion includes the group's belief, values, language, political organization and economic activity as well as its equipment, ... On European mainland, the English, French, Spanish, German, Czech, Polish, Italian, Serbian or Greek are different for their cultures variations.
Rethinking Nietzsche's Legacy for Political Thought Herman Siemens, Vasti Roodt ... claims that the Greeks and the Chinese had originally been ffrya-s too but that they had lapsed from ffrya standards and ... When, during India's freedom struggle, philosopher and freedom fighter Sri Aurobindo Ghose (1872–1950) wrote in ...
Evolution: Sri. Aurobindo. Darwin rarely wrote about the future course of evolution. Such matters lay beyond his scope and he was content to ... the key not only to the poetry of Wordsworth, but also the philosophy of Spencer, the sociology of Comte, and the political thought of Mill. ... Aurobindo returned to India fourteen years later with a mastery of Greek, Latin, French and English literature and a general ...
Greeks into Europe and other invaders into the Middle East — began pouring through the Khyber Pass into the fertile ... Some scholars trace division of the population into rigid social castes to the conquerors' determination to preserve sharp political and economic distinctions between ... "The Mother is the consciousness of the Divine," writes a modern Indian scholar, Sri Aurobindo, "or it may be said, she ...
6 To a question in 1926 about the possibility of assimilating Muslims in India, Aurobindo answered in the affirmative but put forth a condition. No longer ...India has assimilated elements from the Greeks, the Persians and other nations.... Nationalism was a religion; or rather religion was the only politics of the nation. By 1939, Aurobindo's utterances on Hinduism and Hindus seemed to SRI AUROBINDO 71.
During his thirteen-year stay in England, Aurobindo achieved high academic honours, but, as he himself put it, he "felt no call for the ICS. ... a great politicalleader but also as a journalist — the papers with which Aurobindo was associated being "Bande Mataram" and "The Karmayogin". ... In the court, it was not the Magistrate whom I saw. . .it was Sri Krsna. ... one Mr. Beachcroft who was at Cambridge with Aurobindo and had stood second to him in Greek.5 Aurobindo emerged from ...
... 172; final showdown with, 180, 213; German compromise with British and, 216; Hitler's support for, 91; Indian loyalists of, 51–52; map ... tactics and, 140; common prayer proposal for soldiers, 226; democracy and, 73; rational philosophy and, 26; religious minorities, 326; ... See also entries for specific religions “Renunciation” (Pearse), 60 Revolution and revolutionaries, 55, 68; Aurobindo as inspiration, ...