November 24, 2016

Ideas and perspectives that are to be changed

Race, secularism, and the public intellectual [image: Writing | Image via Flickr user Jonathan Kim] Who counts as a black Christian public intellectual? There are certainly public figures who are not in...
Intellectual work is not repeating what is obvious, and intellectual work does not leave the observer thinking in the same way she was thinking before. Some intellectual work weaves together disparate threads. Some intellectual work makes explicit what was once implicit. Some intellectual work provides a new framework for approaching an activity or seeing an aspect of the world. Those performing intellectual work, then, can be singers or dancers, professors or politicians, poets or preachers or tweeters.
But intellectual work is different from the role of the intellectual. The latter suggests second-order reflection: not just changing the way others see the world but explicitly addressing the ideas and perspectives that are to be changed and how they are to be changed. Intellectuals can be found at elite levels, including in universities, in literary reviews, and in think tanks, but they can also be found at the grassroots, among those challenging their marginalization. They are not found in between. At a conceptual level, the bourgeois intellectual is an oxymoron, as the essence of the bourgeoisie is a needy clinging to the perceived security of worldly order.
The experience of marginalization breeds intellectuals, but the privations of marginalization suppress the possibility for those intellectuals to express themselves. Those at the margins, who suffer at the hands of elites, by means of the ideas of elites, automatically question those ideas. At the margins, it is natural to imagine the world otherwise—but it is also exceedingly difficult to sustain this imagination, given the power and violence of elites. Despite these odds, impressive intellectuals emerge from the margins: Anna Julia Cooper and Ida B. Wells, Paul Robeson and C. L. R. James, Ella Baker and James Lee Boggs, to name just a few black examples.
Circumstances change. Oppression takes new forms. Anti-black racism may persist in its virulence, but the current economic and cultural regime of neoliberal multiculturalism is particularly skilled at sowing confusion and misdirection. Many aspects of this phenomenon have been carefully discussed (for example, by Lisa Duggan, Jodi Melamed, and Lester Spence)

Creating a better future through great literature

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reading and discussion of rich literature gave students a platform for exploring alternatives and thinking about their own dilemmas.
Teenagers ask: “Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? Where am I going?” I’ve found that guiding students through literature and active discussion begins the process of answering these difficult questions and provides life skills that extend beyond the classroom.
Conflicts between good and evil presented in stories and poems can be applied to personal and ethical choices in a student’s life, and these concepts are the same for every student—from urban to suburban schools, from American to international schools—the universal qualities of literature provide shape and substance for student exploration. Because literature is a cultural treasure that stands as a pillar of human experience, great books and the conversations surrounding them can lead students to moments of insight, of truth.
Now, with the Great Books Foundation in the service of the Shared Inquiry method, I have the opportunity to reach thousands of students of all ages all over the country.
Through the reading and discussion of literature, students develop a deeper sense of their potential and begin the long process of discovering their personal identities. Literature also allows students and adults to connect with their larger cultural identities, a process that requires the exercise of empathy and understanding, particularly when cultural assumptions are challenged.
The experience of literature offers the possibility of common ground—our shared humanity—and the opportunity to confront and understand a world of different ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives. Literature, therefore, is essential for personal growth and social progress—our very survival may depend on it.
Pioneers for Change is a seed-bed for innovative thought. Joseph P. Coulson, Ph.D. is President of the Great Books Foundation, 
How we think about who we are shapes not only how we relate to the world but also our definition of consciousness https://t.co/Hsfq0khS5O

[You are as naive and ignorant as a newborn lamb. That is the way things come, only one doesn't notice.] Sri Aurobindo https://t.co/hbIhnhnFJl

Remembering Sri Aurobindo And The Vision Of A Life Divine

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Sri Aurobindo spoke of his five dreams for the nation – a united India, the resurgence of Asia, unification of the world, the spiritual gift of India to the world, and ...

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Sri Aurobindo saw evolution as a movement 'out of a material Inconscience into spiritual consciousness, an evolutionary self-building of Spirit on base of Matter.
The view of evolution, which The Mother (Mira Alfasa), spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, presented was heavily influenced by Theosophy’s view of evolution.

November 10, 2016

There is not a single empirical finding to believe in physicalism

I’m not always eager to promote Aristotle, but so far, no materialistic scientist has refuted the various forms of causation that Aristotle laid out for us.

The same thing here, with evolution. The utter freakout that Coyne and others experience when they hear about epigenetics or anything that even hints that “mind” or intelligence or consciousness may play a causal role in evolution has nothing to do with logic. They just KNOW in their hearts (biologist Richard Lewontin, by the way, actually admitted his adherence to materialism had nothing to do with logic and everything to do with hatred and fear of religion) that materialism is the only way to explain anything, and that is what scientists MUST adhere to.

But just as is the case with psi, whatever mind-evolution effects scientists will finally wake up to, those who insist on defying Aristotle and even the simplest most basic logical premises may, if they wish, defy the open-minded open-hearted spirit of science and continue to insist that all we need are mateiralist/physicalist premises.

The mechanists and organicists fought over this during the Renaissance. Unfortunately, the mechanists - aptly represented by those like Francis Bacon who characteristically spoke of nature as “She” (capital “S”) and called for his “fellow’ scientists to “rape” and “subjugate” “Her.” - won. And with Crick, Dawson, and other contemporary mechanists, they’ve been controlling the dialog since.

In the Coyne article I linked to, Coyne rages about science as “one way of knowing.” Well, sorry Jerry, it is only one - at least, the purely quantitative, life denying, the universe is as pointless and meaningless as it is dead and stupid type pseudo-science that passes for knowledge these days, is only one way of knowing. Very powerful for predicting and controlling (you might call it the “Trump” based kind of knowledge) but useless for understanding.

No, worse than useless, because it gives the illusion of understanding, whereas more than 2 millennia ago, the Vedantins understood quite well (the original Upanishadic Vedantics, not necessarily the Advaitins) that such superficial quantitative knowledge was the very essence of “Maya” (one of the translations being, “to measure” - another translation being “magic”).

It is a very dangerous Frankensteinian magic. The Jewish tale of the Golem alludes to this as well. There have been warnings about the asuric power of “number”, of “measurement” for thousands of years among the earth’s wise men and women.

We seem to be at a turning point. This power that comes from measure is destroying our climate, and may lead to the end of the human race. Jean Gebser, Sri Aurobindo, Duane Elgin, Iain McGilchrist and others have warned us, if we don’t put this mechanistic, quantitative form of knowing (which, in the political sphere, takes the form of abstract digital money taking precedence over life-giving care and kindness and compassionate service - a demonic form of power grabbing that was illustrated beautiful on the battlefield of Kurushetra in the Bhagavad Gita) in its rightful, secondary place.

McGilchrist borrowed from Nietzsche’s fable of the master and his emissary, the emissary (our quantitative mode of thought) stealing the place of the master (our intuitive, direct way of knowing) and thus leading to his ruin. McGilchrist masterfully analyzes the Icarus-like hubris of Western civilization in his book of the same name (The Master and His Emissary) and shows the truly horrific place we’ve come to (reflected in the world-wide, neoliberal/neo-conservative power structure that is almost entirely in control of the mechanistic science and technology of the 21st century (with the corollary take over of medicine by Big Pharma and the pushing of STEM in our educational sphere).

By the way, Jerry Coyne, one of the great high priests of fundamaterialism, once admitted, though with great reluctance, that epigenetic changes - even those caused by psychological phenomena - do in fact last for at least 4 generations - and hinted that it might actually be possible that they could lead to longer lasting or even permanent genetic changes.

It doesn’t take much to see that that could lead to a radical overview of what evolution really is. Add to that the irrefutable replicated psi studies, and recognizing that psi effects could be part of these epigenetic changes, particularly because of the lack of defined individuality in most animals leading to field-psi effects, and you at least begin to see the meaningfulness of evolution.

Add to that a revolution in the understanding of how so called “laws of nature” came about and how they could possibly persist (see Raymond Tallis and Steve Talbot on this; Talbot possibly being the best writer available on the net on the miserable failure of quantitative science to understand anything about anything), combine with a revolutionary understanding of psi (see James Carpenter’s “First Sight” theory, mix with Francisco Varela’s neurophenomenology) and place it all on a foundation of Ed Kelly’s panentheism (see Michael Murphy’s free article on the net) and Sri Aurobindo’s purna advaita (integral non dualism) and you have the first inklings of what science will be like in the 22nd century.

Patrik, Jerry Coyne is one of the biggest materialist fanatics on the net. He is absolutely impervious to reason when any of his physicalist fantasies are challenged.

There is not a single empirical finding that requires us to believe in the truly psychotic and ultimately incoherent faith of physicalism. Thus, when someone is an adherent of that faith, they have to not only believe crazy things, but attack all the sensible things that challenge their faith.

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4.1 Health – A Dynamic Equilibrium
Introduction

The past few decades have seen rapidly changing concepts of health. While the ancients could never view health in isolation and a human being as an egocentric special something, standing apart from the world, the last couple of centuries have become obsessed with the illness concept of health almost exclusively. The extreme reductionism of modern life sciences has also led to an overemphasis of such an isolation of ‘a part against the whole’, demanding an exclusive study.

All this has led to an extremely mechanistic or an almost a mechanistic view of life. According to this view, life is a machine, grossly physical with nuts and bolts to be replaced or overhauled, as and when wear and tear takes place. While the wisdom of the past had extended life not only to man’s immediate surroundings but also to the sun, the moon, the planets and the whole cosmos, the current preoccupation has been with a narrower and still narrower view of life. This has been further exaggerated by the modern tendency to specialise and overspecialize, whereby the same symptom means different things to different specialists and albeit even gets cured equally well or equally badly by them. Even among the super-specialists there is such a disagreement that it will be no exaggeration to say that the doctors today are becoming less comfortable with the living patient and are more at ease while dealing with dead tissues, observing their pathologies under the microscope. Let us examine some of these issues.

November 03, 2016

Grand vision and unreliable Utopia in the service of Pedagogy

Grand vision and unreliable Utopia in the service of Pedagogy 
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28 October, 2016 by Sharon Lam - The Unreliable Utopia of Auroville's Architecture. Near Pondicherry in Southern Indian is Auroville, an experimental township devoted to the ...
Today, Auroville has roughly 2,500 residents and continues to sustain itself, albeit to mixed results. On one hand, the Mother’s utopian vision has somewhat fallen short, with murders, suicides, visitors warned not to go out alone at night, and the questionable control of money in a theoretically “money-less” society. On the other hand, Auroville is a hotbed of creative eco-experimentation, ...
References:
1. Kundoo, Anupama. (2007), Auroville: An Architectural Laboratory. Archit Design, 77: 50–55. doi:10.1002/ad.557
2. Desai, Madhavi. Women Architects and Modernism in India: Narratives and contemporary practices. Routledge, 2016.
3. Miles, Malcolm. Urban Utopias: The Built and Social Architectures of Alternative Settlements. Chippenham: Routledge, 2008.

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November 3, 2016 - Auroville's online store offers anything but your regular e-commerce experience. The incremental improvements to auroville.com since it was founded in 2008 ... Shoppers from all over the world do not just purchase a product off the shelves, but, with each transaction, also take away something out of the Aurovillian way, especially its uncompromising adherence to quality, eco-friendly ethos, the advocacy of an urban-rural continuum and how empowerment of communities around the Auroville bio-region are tied to production.

Philosophy of Indian Pedagogy
Kireet Joshi
Presuppositions of Pedagogy
All systems of pedagogy, Eastern or Western, have certain presuppositions which are derived from a larger canvas of human experience. These presupposi-tions include the following:
§ Human growth takes place by means of a natural process, supported or aided by certain deliberate processes and methods;
§ Human growth implies increasing self-consciousness, development of skills and faculties, and the capacities required to meet the challenges of life and of the cultural context in which one is required to meet the demands of the individual and collective life;
§ At a deeper level, human growth is aided by the development of arts, sciences, and technologies that enable the individual and collectivity to build up bridges between the past and the future through accumulation of experience and transmission of valuable lessons of that experience to the growing generations;
§ Increasing effectivity of educational process depends on the degree to which natural processes of growth and deliberate processes of growth are blended harmoniously; and
§ Deliberate processes that are employed for aiding human growth require to be constantly subtilised so that the processes of growth attain increasing acceleration at an optimum level, which may differ from individual to individual and from collectivity to collectivity.

Sri Aurobindo makes this point in a chapter of The Human Cycleentitled “The Suprarational Ultimate of Life”—the longest chapter in the book, whose extensive revision indicates the importance he gave to it… As instances of vital ideals of this kind, he continues, we need only note, however imperfect and dim the present shapes, the strivings of love at its own self-finding, its reachings towards its absolute—the absolute love of man and woman, the absolute maternal or paternal, filial or fraternal love, the love of friends, the love of comrades, love of country, love of humanity.
It is relevant to note that one of these ideals, “the absolute love of man and woman”, is the theme of the ancient story of Savitri and Satyavan. If Sri Aurobindo, instead of completing The Synthesis of Yoga and other works, devoted most of his literary energy in his later years to an epic based on this legend, it was evidently because through this tale of the victory of love over death he could symbolise a truth that was central to his message… Moreover, the debate between Savitri and Death provides an opportunity for bringing out the significance of the ideals which Sri Aurobindo saw as signs of a suprarational influence… In Book Ten, Canto Two, “The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal”, and in “The Debate of Love and Death” which follows, he takes up precisely the question raised in The Human Cycle. 12:02 PM

While I think Hegel was more methodologically sophisticated than Wilber, there is a lot missing from Hegel’s synthesis. Science, especially, has changed a lot, making Hegel’s philosophy of nature difficult to accept; so too, Hegel’s thought has no room for the shining achievement of the 20th century, namely feminism and the liberation of women. And while Hegel at least attempted to include Asian philosophies in his synthesis, in a way that few had before, they were stuck at the earliest and lowest level of his philosophy, making Hegel “strong with respect to time and weak with respect to space”. 
All of these vast gaps in Hegel’s thought – science, feminism, Asian philosophy – Wilber has tried hard to give a central place in his thought. His attempted synthesis is the widest one I know of – Wilber gives us some vision of what a unified synthesis now could look like.] Posted at 3:40 PM

My staunch argument is that one is complementary to the other; rationalism or empiricism is inadequate without idealism or spirituality. In this vein, I bring in John Rawls, Thomas Nagel, W.V. Quine, Amartya Sen, and Sri Aurobindo together. I reiterate here that my “philosophical politics” emerges from a dialogue between two ...
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In addition, feminist philosopher Martha Nussbaum plays a major role in the book as do the literary writers of diaspora."
Reason before Identity helped me to consolidate my argument in this book and I proposed that Amartya Sen's theory, which has a great potential in terms of pluralistic identity, could be developed further adding the Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo's theory and I proposed it as a neo-Enlightenment theory. But when Amartya ...
The predominant focus of this book is on the Indian economist cum philosopher Amartya Sen's theory of “ capability,” which rose as a critique of the modern ... 4) then comes the theory of Sri Aurobindo and his theory of democracy, which intersects with John Rawls's theory of comprehensive doctrines and political justice.
A Philosophical Politics Ashmita Khasnabish. Many Western scholars have reservations towards metaphysis, but Quine and Pierce's theories intersect with Sri Aurobindo's theory of descent. ... Amartya Sen extends his theory of capability as a willpower and adds a humanistic dimension to it. He believes in the concept of ...
... because without a root in transcendental philosophical norm, we sometimes tend to become beastly and egocentric. In this regard, I would like to refer to the Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo, whose theory of human civilization and transformation intersects to a certain extent with the theories of John Rawls and Amartya ...
In Aurobindo's psychological vision, reason in man can overcome these limitations through a constant process of purification, enlargement, and openness to become “a power of passive yet sympathetic reflection of the Light that surpasses it” (The Human Cycle xxx). Aurobindo's theory connects with John Rawls's ...
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We need to inculcate a notion of ego-transcendence or the sublime. I strive to resolve the conflict between reason and transcendence by reading two Indian philosophers, Amartya Sen and Sri Aurobindo, alongside Western philosophers such as John Rawls. Connecting these philosophers to Jhumpa Lahiri's Namesake ( and ...
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In Humanitarian Identity and the Political Sublime, Ashmita Khasnabish unites Amartya Sen's concept of pluralistic identity with Sri Aurobindo's philosophy of the "religion of human unity," where the European and Western philosophy of ...

... Indian Media and the Hindutva Campaign,' in Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right , edited by Wendy Doniger and Martha C. Nussbaum (New ... The relationship between the thinking of Sri Aurobindo (on whose spiritual values Auroville is said to have been established via his French disciple Mirra ...

Cosmopolitan ideas are found, as mentioned above, in various schools of thought and traditions, such as among the Stoics, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Martha Nussbaum, Amartya Sen, and Ananta Kumar Giri. Their work is united under the common theme that all human beings belong to one world (see Antweiler ...

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No, “we” are not collectively responsible for anything - This afternoon, Chris Hayes — whom I’ve always had pleasant interactions with, who is obviously really smart, who does good work in pushing for genuine pol...

The Fulfillment of the Emotional Being Without the Deformation Caused By Desire - For most people, the idea that there can be a fulfilling action of the emotional being without the involvement of desire is simply an illusion. They believ...

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Bhagavad-Gita online - The Sri Aurobindo Society in collaboration with the Vande Mataram library has put together a website on the Bhagavad Gita.

- In the Brooklyn Rail, the prurient indication. “All they care about,” referring to the people who come to his lectures, “is whether Heidegger and Arendt s...

How are thoughts created? The Mother answers. - How can our thoughts be created by the forces of the universal mind ? Because the forces of the universal mind enter into our head; we are in a bath o...

Equanimity - The word equanimity brings to my mind the image of a vast ocean in which different streams come from all sides and completely merge into it but the ocean r...

Dante’s Broken Hammer - One of the things I’ve always appreciated about Harman’s work is his courage in trodding unusual grounds in the world of philosophy. Who else makes Gasset...

Vital well-being - *Nature of the vital realm – Perpetuating the drama of life* *Stability in the Vital – One of the important results of conversion.* *Botanical Name*: Bauh...

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visual studies in Savitri: Studies for Savitri`s character-features - All these images are far from to be the final one , only at the end of this series of posts i am placing the one that starts to fall into the criteria that...

Eastern influence swayed Hegel and Heidegger - Harman draws his framework from Heidegger's fourfold that he spoke of in 1949. No doubt, this was the result of his encounter with Chinese philosophy. Inte...

Savitri is above all human philosophies and religions - - Savitri Era Keeping both Hindutva and Marxism at bay - Ever since I got acquainted with semiology and its implications, the impression took ...

Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol—Urdu Translation By Satpal. Hindi Transliteration By Ghalib.: The Yoga of the King: The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness, راجہ کا یوگ:روح کی آزادی اور عظمت کا یوگ , Canto V, I:v Section 5 [22.13-22.18] - یہ دیوپیکر نادانی، یہ بالشتی زِندگانی ये देव पैकर नादानी, ये बालिशती ज़िन्दगानी This giant Ignorance, this dwarfish Life

Chitra Bose: In Memoriam by Anurag Banerjee - Dear Friends, On Saturday, 13 August 2016, the firmament of the Aurobindonian Community of West Bengal lost one of its brightest stars with the passing awa...

In memoriam: Claude Vipond - My maternal grandfather, Claude Vipond, died peacefully last Tuesday. His life was long – he reached 95 years. Claude was … Continue reading →

Mind in man poses new evolutionary challenges for the body - Dr Alok Pandey - Veda of the Body – Preface Let’s take the example of a typical stress response. It is designed to prepare the body for fight or fligh...

Ray Brassier on Nick Land - This is a brief (and quickly written) commentary on an old talk by Ray Brassier, about Nick Land, dating from 2010. The questions around speculative realis...

Sri Aurobindo warned against āsuric perversion of Kshatriya ideal -Indian Nationalism and the Early Congress - Page 157 https://books.google.co.in/books?isbn... John R. McLane - 2015 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions Aurobindo Gho...

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Mother's Prayers to the Rain God and the Sun God - Courtesy: Learning with the Mother by Tara Jauhar, pp. 155-156, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch

What counts as philosophy? On the normative disguised as descriptive UPDATED - As a scholar of Prābhākara Mīmāṃsā I am well aware of how the normative is often disguised as descriptive. “It is seven o’ clock” says the mother, but what...

Sri Aurobindo shows want of empirical substantiations -Announcement: @pbmehta will give two Jindal lectures next week @SouthAsiaBrown on Iqbal and Aurobindo. https://t.co/AQP6x0KrlK (1/2) The second lecture, "M...

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Sri Aurobindo's contemporaries - madurai today for Sunday Oct 16 The Hindu-12 hours ago Sri Aurobindo Study Forum: Sath Sang on Sri Aurobindo's life divine by Prof. ... Gandhi's theory ca...

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Culture and Economic Development – I: The Economic Rhetoric – M.S. Srinivasan - The modern age is characterised by the predominance of the economic motives, overshadowing the other equally or even more important motives such as the int...

Kierkegaard, Berdyaev, Bosanquet, and Sri Aurobindo - Conversations and Transformations: Toward a New Ethics of Self and ... https://books.google.co.in/books?isbn=0739103229 Ananta Kumar Giri - 2002 - ‎Preview -...

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October 18, 2016

Sri Aurobindo shows want of empirical substantiations

Announcement: @pbmehta will give two Jindal lectures next week @SouthAsiaBrown on Iqbal and Aurobindo. https://t.co/AQP6x0KrlK  (1/2)
The second lecture, "Metaphysics of Avoidance: Self and History in Aurobindo," will take place on Friday, October 28th at 2:00 p.m. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, is president and chief executive of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), new Delhi.  

The Political Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo - Page 76

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I have a strong conviction that as a philosopher reflecting and generalizing on comparative history, Aurobindo shows sometimes want of empirical substantiations of his generalizations. But his exalted patriotic attempt to reveal the intellectual ...

Studies in the history of religions. 1 - Page 95

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2) What is at stake here is again not a split between the Tantras and Aurobindo, but rather a matter of "greater ... 6) Moreover, the Tantric line is clear in that Aurobindo shows a development of interiorization in regard to the subtle physiology.

Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English - Page 238

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16 This will indicate that Aurobindo is like the English romantic poets who often become moralist too. ... (New Delhi : Samkaleen Prakashan, 1981) already shows glimpses of deep mystic insights that Aurobindo had as an original poet.

The Lives of Sri Aurobindo: A Biography

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Peter Heehs, one of the founders of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives, is the first to relate all the aspects of Aurobindo's life in its entirety.

The Indian Imagination: Critical Essays on Indian Writing in English

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III Aurobindo's eloquent and perspicuous analysis of the dominant characteristic of various cultural and racial groups, the ... In particular, it shows a strong psychological tendency in Aurobindo's mind to philosophize history in universal terms.

The Essential Aurobindo - Page 267

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and human history, so does each soul successively accumulate new personalities, each appropriate for its own history ... Aurobindo's response to the Buddhist position shows the extent of his commitment to the reality of both the self and the ...

Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and Bal Gangadhar Tilak: The Spirit of Freedom

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Aurobindo does not show much concern for economic freedom. He gives precedence to political freedom and argues that economic freedom is not necessary for the attainment of political freedom. He argues that history shows that poor ...

Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of Social Development - Page 161

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Sri Aurobindo accepts the need and possibility of a philosophy of religion. ... Thus reason has played an important part in religious history by destroying much that is effete, corrupt and injurious. ... It shows the limitations of the Religion 161.

Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx: Integral Sociology and Dialectical ...

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But his belief in the constancy of class antagonism down the epochs of history is nothing more than a speculative hypothesis ... Obviously the fact that man does not like to find himself in fetters shows that social relations are to a great extent ...

Sri Aurobindo: A Contemporary Reader - Page 21

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It is, however, in the domain of Indian history or historiography that Sri Aurobindo has been critiqued the most by ... Historian Peter Heehs shows how Sri Aurobindo has been misunderstood by the Left and appropriated by the Right over nearly ...

Sri Aurobindo Or the Adventure of Consciousness

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Satprem, ‎Adriano Lucchese - 2015 - ‎No preview - ‎More editions
This now classic introduction to Sri Aurobindo not only tells us the story of his life-in itself a remarkable adventure-but Satprem also takes us along in a methodical exploration of Sri Aurobindo's integral yoga, showing how it leads to a ...

Knowledge, Consciousness and Religious Conversion in Lonergan and ...

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Where Aurobindo does not neglect action in the world, but still would see the mental consciousness as inferior to the ... The history of religious experience shows an endless variety of processes and perturbations in the lives of men and ...

The Lives of Sri Aurobindo - Page 16

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Peter Heehs - 2008 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
As Aurobindo's younger contemporary G.K. Chesterton wrote, the school was “chiefly celebrated for winning scholarships at the ... In addition he read “divinity”—the Greek New Testament, Anglican doctrine, and church history— as well as French literature and the works of William Shakespeare. ... This shows how high the standard was, however: Bailey became an internationally known classicist.