November 18, 2012

Sri Aurobindo is neglected as a literary critic

Sri Aurobindo Ashram - E-Library - Works Of Sri Aurobindo - CWSA - 28 Letters On Yoga-I Page – 272 … it is not our hope to transform suddenly the whole human race. Your object is precisely to lead a higher life away from the ordinary world, only it is not solitary; there is a collective side to it and a side, not only of meditation, but of work, action and creation. There is nothing in this that is impossible.

Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx: integral sociology and dialectical ... - Page xx - -Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya - 1988 - Here the student of the history of sociology can hardly fail to note that the Marx-Aurobindo controversy is a creative extension of a very old and interesting intellectual battle which has been going on for centuries and drawing into its arena distinguished thinkers like HobbesRousseau, Vico, Hegel, Comte, Mill, and Morgan. 6:46 PM

Aurobindo, the first Indian English critic of poetry – Dr. Sandipan Vitthal Wanve, Maharashtra
Sri Aurobindo is neglected as a literary critic. Because people considered him as a saint, a yogi and even a philosopher but not as a literary critic and poet of eminence. But actually he was a man with a keen sense of critical perception…
Aurobindo has an encyclopaedic range. Not only English authors but European writers all come under the critical purview of Aurobindo. Ancient Indian works like Vedas and Upanishads are also studied by him. Aurobindo has used Eliot’s observation ‘Comparison and Analysis’ in his criticism. He has studied Milton beside Dante, Homer beside Valmiki and so on. His theory of translation of poetry is very fascinating. He think that there are two ways of rendering a poem from one language into another- one is to keep strictly to the manner and turn of the original, the other to take its spirit, sense and imagery and reproduce them freely so as to suit the new language.
Aurobindo’s observations about the poet and poetry create special place in Indian criticism. He is the first Indian English critic of poetry with a theory of his own. His assessment of English authors remains as a gift for the readers.

Most people think of Sri Aurobindo as a great spiritual and literary master. Few realise that he was, in line with Vivekananda and most Indian philosophers, a great proponent of liberty and – in Sri Aurobindo's case – a direct opponent of socialism… The more I think about it, it becomes clear that I am speaking from the ANCIENT INDIAN TRADITION. It is an instinctive expression of critical thinking, tolerance, and liberty that ancient India so deeply understood… a deep instinctive tolerance and insistence on liberty. It was an instinctive expression of Indian-ness, the true Hindutva… It is time to reclaim Hindu Capitalism (also known as Hindu Dharma) and bring tolerance and liberty back to India. This includes economic freedom and incentive-based governance outlined in Arthashastra.

A Philosopher Defends Favoritism BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Steven T. Asma has an interesting article on fairness versus favoritism...
I have consistently found that the actions of parents undermine programs aimed at redistributing resources and opportunities to achieve uniform “fairness” in American schools. Even when parents sincerely believe that every student should have exactly the same benefits and opportunities, they do everything they can to maximize the opportunities of their own children. Since some families are better able to realize their goals than others, families promote inequality of opportunity. They are, Asma might say, devoted to favoritism. This, I think, is as it should be. Parents who do don’t want to promote the best interests of their own children over goals of abstract equality are, to put it bluntly, bad parents.

The law of karma as part of a process of soul evolution and development can only have meaning if it is continuous and follows the line of development.

Message on Mother's Mahasamadhi 17th Nov Sri Aurobindo Center of Los Angeles.

Devotees throng Aurobindo ashram Webindia123 - Thousands of devotees from all over the country and abroad thronged the Sri Aurobindo Ashram here today to pay tributes to the Mother, a leading disciple of Sri...

Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Delhi Branch. Saturday 17 November 2012 The Mother’s Mahasamadhi Day will be observed in the Ashram as a day of SILENCE
6.45 p.m. - Offering of Lights of Aspiration
7.00 p.m. - Silent Meditation
On 17th November 1973, the Mother left her body. She was ninety-five. Many among her children were deeply shaken for the time being. But they realise now that she is always present amidst them.
Both at home and abroad, the devotees see the Mother in their dreams. They feel her presence, listen to her message and get inspiration and instruction in their work. They firmly believe that the Mother will return in a new form. Meanwhile her mission is getting quietly fulfilled more and more. When Sri Aurobindo left his body the Mother said, "Nothing has changed. All that Sri Aurobindo has said is true, time will prove it." On the Mother's withdrawal, her children are carrying on her work repeating the same dictum "Nothing has changed."
It is upon you, the young, that her hope rests.

"Sri Aurobindo and Calcutta Memorial Committee" identified places in Calcutta where Sri Aurobindo had stayed at or worked from. In co-operation with the Calcutta Municipal Corporation, Memorial Plaques were erected at these identified sites - a consummation of Joya di's long and laborious endeavour.
This message is generated randomly from a collection of short written statements taken from the notes, letters, and messages of The Mother. The process of generating the guidance is the electronic equivalent of randomly looking up a book to receive an indication or answer.

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