April 17, 2024

Sri Aurobindo envisions a new future

 Collated by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Aurobindo: An Ideologue of New Nationalism

B Chakrabarty - 2024

[HTML] JN (Jitendra Nath) Mohanty

DW Smith, P Bilimoria - 2024
Professor JN Mohanty has characterized his life and philosophy as being both ‘inside’and ‘outside’East and West, ie, inside and outside traditions of India and those of the West, living in both India and United States: geographically, culturally, and …

Yet all this while Mohanty was also thinking and writing about Indian philosophy and its relation to phenomenology. In his own retrospective, Indian philosophy is ‘the permanent background’ of his Husserlian thinking, while Kant is the recurrent Western background of his Husserlian phenomenology. Mohanty’s form of ‘transcendental phenomenology’ evolved, in his own perspective, against the background of his studies of Navya-Nyāya on logic and Vedānta on consciousness, in Indian philosophy, and against the background of Kant’s First Critique on the transcendental, in Western philosophy. Accordingly, Mohanty’s study of logical form and of the intentionality of consciousness seeks a fusion of East and West in the conception of transcendental phenomenology.

Pathways to Philosophy in China and India

Key features: Buddhist philosophy in India and China Lasting effects of the thoughts of Confucius and Lao Tzu Some attempts to update and later to bypass Confucian thoughts The oldest philosophical thoughts of India: Vedas and Upanishads Roots …


PI Ogara - Oracle of Wisdom Journal of Philosophy and Public …, 2024
This paper underscores the urgent need for reforming Nigeria's education system to foster religious harmony. It explores current challenges, proposes remedies, and emphasizes the role of education in nurturing tolerance and coexistence among …


S Navruzbek - Research and Publications, 2024
One of the main goals is to preserve our culture, national value and nationalspirituality, to achieve their harmony with universal and national values. In this article,scientific-analytical opinions about the social-pedagogical necessity of …

The Gospel of Arthur Frame: A novel by Diego Kurilo

… Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother … Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother … It is far more important to be faithful to the spirit and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and not to do anything contrary to his teachings than to prostrate yourself before a grave”. …

Royal History of Gurjara Dynasty: Part-II

KM Munshi - 2024
Kanhaiya Lal Munshi's talent and achievements in different fields are outstanding. He was a renowned advocate and one of the experienced spokespersons of the constitution makers. In his student life, he got into the independence struggle by …

[PDF] A Review of Subhashish Bhadra's Caged Tiger: How Too Much Government Is Holding Indians Back (Bloomsbury 2023, 272 pages)

S Datta
… As early as May 1909, the revolutionary nationalist leader Aurobindo Ghose (later Sri Aurobindo), who was closely involved with the Swadeshi Movement, had articulated the idea of the Indian nation in the … “Uttarpara Speech (Spiritual …

Wholeness, Volume 2

I Model
… necessary for this emergence, gnosis in different parts of the world; gradually, small communities, such as the one he established at Auroville, will exert a powerful influence on the rest of humanity. Aurobindo says that this can be done by a …… This unique and novel thinking made Sri Aurobindo “a new kind of thinker, one who combines in his vision the alacrity of the West with the illumination of the East.” (quoted in [Umar, 2001: i]) Evolution is central to Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy and spiritual …

Ideology and recent attacks on historical-comparative methodology

HH Hock - Language, History, Ideology: The Use and Misuse of …, 2024
Almost from the beginning the discovery of new language relationships was met with ideologically motivated reactions by various individuals and movements; see eg the contributions by Joseph and Laakso in this volume. This chapter focuses on Indian …

Methodological nationalism and (anti-) historicism in the history

F von Mengden, B Schneider - Language, History, Ideology: The Use and Misuse of …, 2024
In many strands of linguistics, individual languages are-explicitly or tacitlytaken as a starting point for analysis and treated as given. It is, on the other hand, a commonplace that the boundaries of “a language” cannot be defined linguistically …

Learning to Live Together Harmoniously

J Patel
This book proposes an alternative vision and practices for education for togetherness and harmony through the discovery of oneself, others, and the larger society along with a transition to harmonious ways of living and being. The current …

The Making of Tantric Radha: A Reading from the Kr. sn ayamala

M Khanna - Studies on Tantra in Bengal and Eastern India
Radha and Kr. sn a are one of the most striking figures in Hindu mythology. While Radha’s pristine origins are difficult to trace her “multiformity” 1 has been accepted as one of her unique features. She makes her appearance in many guises from a …

[PDF] Female Protagonists in Tagore's Novels the Wreck, the Home and the World, Chokher Bali and Char Adhyay: A Study

R Chakraborty
This paper, which is meant to be a critical discourse on ‘Women characters in Tagore’s novel, I would like to bring home a very vital issue as far as the chemistry of man-woman relationship is concerned. This is their symbiotic relationship. There is no doubt that …

From Interwar Idealism Through 'Perennial Philosophy': Concluding Reflections

S Mukherjee - … Mysticism, and Transcultural Entanglements in Modern …, 2024
This concluding chapter will help readers better connect the core issues of the present book to not only the larger context of modern Indian intellectual life with a particular focus on their subsequent ramifications but also the global religio-cultural …

Theosophists, Yogīs, and Pacifism in Troubled Times: Bhagavan Das, Nicholas Roerich, and Gopinath Kaviraj on Humanity and Realms of Transcendence

S Mukherjee - … Mysticism, and Transcultural Entanglements in Modern …, 2024
This chapter investigates select lines of pacifist ideas and their links to a motley of ‘Eastern’ traditions in the first part of the twentieth century. It examines aspects of a heightened ‘modern Indian “traditionalism”’ and key strands within the extended …

Mystics, Scholars, and Spiritual Cosmopolitans in Modern South Asia: An Introduction

S Mukherjee - … Mysticism, and Transcultural Entanglements in Modern …, 2024
This introductory chapter revisits the existing theoretical and conceptual repertoire for a critical study of early twentieth-century Indian religio-intellectual life. It interrogates the very ideas of, and different approaches to, the esoteric and the …

Islam, Yoga, and Sāmyavāda: Allama Iqbal and Kazi Nazrul Islam on Nationalism, Metaphysics, and Existence

S Mukherjee - … Mysticism, and Transcultural Entanglements in Modern …, 2024
… Nolini Kanta Sarkar (1889–1984)—a well-known literary figure, journalist, and singer who later joined Sri Aurobindo Ashram in … with Sri Aurobindo’s (1872–1950; b. Aurobindo Ghose) philosophy and political thought, through the mediation of …

Pilgrims and Their Cosmopolitan Itineraries: The Many Worlds of Subhas Chandra Bose, Dilip Kumar Roy, and Yogi Krishnaprem

S Mukherjee - … Mysticism, and Transcultural Entanglements in Modern …, 2024
… As we shall see, this is especially so given Roy’s proclivity to share with Sri Aurobindo, his guru, the ideas he used to exchange with his … to Sri Aurobindo, as well as Roy’s relationship with Yogi Krishnaprem, who he met in 1923, again at …


SK Barman - European International Journal of Philological …, 2024
Socio-religious movements have played a pivotal role in shaping India's historical landscape and national consciousness. This paper examines their profound impact as catalysts of societal awakening, delving into their significance in the context of …

Trends in Teaching-Learning Technologies

HB Kaushik, US Dixit, J Jose, BG Jaganathan
Education is being continuously transformed by the progress of technology, thereby, altering the mode, the method as well as the environment where students learn. Technology can now be safely termed the ‘knowledge transfer highway’of the …


… The Indian philosophers including Swami Vivekananda , Sri Aurobindo, MK Gandhi , were severely criticised the British philosophy of education in India . Moreover, the reformist like Raja Rammohan Roy , Mrs. Annie Beasant , MGRanade …

March 31, 2024

Technology, philosophy, and happiness

 Collated by Tusar Nath Mohapatra

"While System 2 believes it is in charge, Kahneman wrote that, in reality, System 1 is in command." Those of us who are conversant with Integral Yoga psychology of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, these explanations sound rudimentary since there are physical, vital, and mental levels.


[exploration of information control from Marx, Lenin, and Goebbels to Orwell, Huxley, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Gramsci, and Mao reveals a complex landscape of methodologies and philosophies employed to shape societal beliefs and narratives] Douglas C Youvan


Arthur Oncken Lovejoy (October 10, 1873 – December 30, 1962) - The Great Chain of Being (1936)

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) - The Call of Cthulhu (1928)

James Ephraim Lovelock (26 July 1919 – 26 July 2022) - The Quest for Gaia (1975)



New Episode! "Savitri: a Legend and a Symbol by Sri Aurobindo, Book I The Book of Beginnings, Canto 3 The Yoga of the Soul's Release, pp. 41-45"

Savitri: a Legend and a Symbol by Sri Aurobindo, Book…

Player links & show notes:


Sri Aurobindo on Internationalism and its relation with Anarchism and Socialism 



2nd National Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachakra Conference 


4 days ago — There is a possibility that the Sun has its own consciousness and can influence events on Earth through solar flares and other phenomena. These ...
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The 43rd Annual Function of Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre near Gandhi Mandir Road, Dhenkanal was held yesterday evening. Here is the full video.

Web results

8 hours ago — This is a non-affiliated site, run by and for devotees and followers of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The site features talks and writings of Alok Pandey ...
10 hours ago — One of the most important periods in the life of an individual is the time he spends as a student. This e-book compiled by Vijay highlights key passages from ...

[HTML] Learning to Live Together Harmoniously: Spiritual Perspectives from Indian Classrooms: By Jwalin Patel. Pp 239+ xxiii. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 2023.£ 109.99 …

N Jha - 2024
For an educational zeitgeist so rooted, and understandably so, in measurable, scalable, and replicable results, it is difficult to entertain the idea of an unquantifiable goalpost. Although terms like socio-emotional learning (SEL), teacher-student …


H Deepa, T Nadu
… Sri Aurobindo’s concept of education is not only acquiring information, but acquiring various kinds of information. Education means not … Aurobindo’s Views on Knowledge Sri Aurobindo located the secret of human knowledge in the depths …


C Jain, A Rana - Building and Spaces
Our growing world faces many challenges related to the environmental crisis, climate change, globalization, mass migration, urban housing and technological development. Native architecture is therefore similar to using native materials …

Manoj Das Master storyteller

… Sri Aurobindo is a visionary who sees that this man is not the final product of evolution. Man continues to evolve, and this insight of Sri Aurobindo inspires me. All our problems — our experiences … Once you are acquainted with Sri Aurobindo …

Jayanta Mahapatra: A Silent Valediction.

S PANDE - Writers Editors Critics, 2024
Sahitya Akademy award winner Jayanta Mahapatra's popular book A Rain Of Rites has an unusual enthrall and merit that I have attempted to interpret/unravel briefly in my own culturally creative mode in this article besides commemorating his death. It …

Indian Sensibility in Jayanta Mahapatra's Poetry.

S SOOD - Writers Editors Critics, 2024
… Indian English poetry has been identified variously as Indo-Anglian, AngloIndian, Indo-English from the time when eminent poets of the period like Henry Derozio, Toru Dutt, Aurobindo Ghosh and Sarojini Naidu underwent expressing themselves …

Decolonizing the IR Classroom

A Sharma - The Oxford Handbook of International Studies …, 2024
… The political thinking of anti-colonial nationalists like Gandhi, Tagore, Aurobindo, and Radhakrishnan are often invoked for their enduring relevance, thus acknowledging the rich legacy and intellectual debt to the Indian past. However, a …

[PDF] Maharaja Sayaji Rao III's Treasure Trove for Lifelong Learning

HHR Patel
… of important stalwarts such as Raja Ravi Verma who combined Western techniques to Indian concepts and is referred to as Father of Modern Art in India, to Dadabhai Naoroji whom he employed as his Dewan and later funded his travels in …

Proceedings of the 7th International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium

A Bhattacharya - Proceedings of the 7th International Sanskrit …, 2024
Symposium (ISCLS 2024) at Auroville, Puducherry, India. The aim of ISCLS is to bring together researchers interested in any aspects of Sanskrit Computational Linguistics. Full papers were invited on original and unpublished research on …

[PDF] Theoretical Underpinnings on Eastern and Western Perspectives on the Concept of Chakras

S Sharma, S Rathore - 2024
… Ancient concepts as per Sri Aurobindo’s, “levels of consciousness” and the Ayurvedic postulates of personality emphasize the fact that there is an interaction between our mind and the body (Srivastava, 2012). The Chakra system is believed …


E Jacob
… Modern thinkers such as Tagore, Swami Vivekanada, Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo and Krishnamurti have challenged this new form of … Though Sri Aurobindo has also given importance to the teacher but he does not occupy the central role. Guru is the …

Investigating the trends and causes of changes in human anthropometric dimensions over the past three decades: a challenge for ergonomic design

N Goleij, P Hafezi, O Ahmadi - International Journal of Occupational Safety and …, 2024
Objectives. The present study aimed to review the changes in anthropometric dimensions around the world during the last 30 years. Methods. The search for this study was conducted in four databases with related keywords. Papers from 1990 to …

[PDF] Rethinking: Happiness

S Bhattacharya, K Nandi
Technology has transformed the world we live in, and with it, our understanding of happiness. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between technology, philosophy, and happiness. It argues that technology is neither …