December 11, 2012

Sri Aurobindo's plays instantiate five different moments of world culture

Sri Aurobinod’s epic Savitri running into about twenty-four thousand lines is not only a literary masterpiece; it is the supreme revelation of his vision, and a record of his yogic and spiritual attainments. It proclaims the future of man and prepares the necessary ground for the powers of the spirit to enter into his life. As an example, it speaks of essential sound becoming the material sound, and it is that which can give rise to new expression. These are the possibilities, and these have been most forcefully and luminously brought out by the Mother. It is that gift of hers which we value most. Precisely it is the preciousness of it that we have attempted to put together in the present compilation. Every effort has been made to collect all the ‘writings’ of the Mother on Savitri, her avowals and pronouncements made on different occasions in different contexts. It is believed that this will form a constant source of inspiration to all the lovers of Savitri, that it will be a means for them to march on the spiritual path of progress, lead them to attainments which only Savitri can offer. If Savitri herself ascends to the vast realms of delight, brihat saubhagam, then surely it does open out a way for us all, those who wish to follow her path. Rs 300 (For purchases directly from Savitri Foundation 40% discount is available.) Savitri Foundation Publications Savitri Foundation 10 Jorbagh New Delhi – 110003 Ph: 011-43001448 E-mail: Website: Amazon Kindle

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Sri Aurobindo Ghosh (15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. He was the first Indian to create a major literary corpus in English… As a poet he developed his own vision of human progress and spiritual evolution. His early poems, quite naturally, reveal deep influences of his Greek and Latin scholarship. They are replete with names, allusions and images drawn from Greek and Latin classics. His later poems are replete with allusions from the Veda, the Upanishadas and the Puranas. His poetic creations are the creations of a mystically and spiritually inspired consciousness. His writings reflect his political, philosophical and religious views. The central theme of Aurobindo's vision was the evolution of human life into life divine. He explains the nature of the process of evolution.

Philosophies of History: Meeting of East and West in Cycle - ... - Page 301 - Grace Edith Cairns - 1962 - The real and the only permanent solution is the advent of the Gnostic Being, the new evolutionary level. Aurobindo's description of this level which he calls by the names Gnostic, Supermind, Superman, Supramental is based largely upon the ... Indian Philosophy & Culture - Volume 12, Issues 4-15 - Page 20 - 1967 - Like Henry Bergson in the West, who forcasts the emergence of a society of mystic beings on a higher evolutionary level, Aurobindo sees the emergence of Gnostic beings on earth out of the evolving humanity with supramental consciousness. Institute of Oriental Philosophy (Vrindāvan, India)Vrindāvan (India) Institute of Oriental PhilosophyVaishnava Research Institute – 1968

Psychology in India: Volume 4: Theoretical and Methodological ... - Page 120 - Girishwar Misra - Preview - More editions Integral vision of Sri Aurobindo not only emphasizes on individual evolution of consciousness, but also emphasizes on the evolution of consciousness at a collective- and cosmic level. Sri Aurobindo's vision of psychology is that it is 'the... Perspectives and challenges in Indian-English drama - Page 15 - Neeru Tandon - 2006 - Preview At the philosophical level Sri Aurobindo deals with the idea of human evolution as is evident from Perseus the Deliverer and the idea of love as a benevolent force essential for the restoration of peace and harmony, as can be seen in The ...

Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence - Page 624 - Nalini BhushanJay L. Garfield - 2011 - Preview - More editions Chaudhury, on the other hand, avers that no conclusive refutation of Māyāvāda is possible at the logical level. “Sri Aurobindo places before us a higher metaphysical insight which is inclusive, not exclusive, of the truth inherent in Māyāvāda. Philosophy East & West - Volume 5 - Page 244 - Project Muse - 1955 - Nonetheless, on the purely theoretical level, Aurobindo made a monumental attempt to bring together Eastern and Western political ideas. Ultimately, all political philosophers involve an element of faith. To a pure materialist, Plato and St. 

The Advent - Volume 60 - Page 10 - Sri Aurobindo Ashram - 2003 - Sri Aurobindo speaks of a world union of free nations, each having status of equality, and all contributing through their distinctive capacities to the fund of richness and variety at the global level. Sri Aurobindo formulates therefore an ideal law ... World union - Volume 48 - Page 9 - World Union International - 2006 - What the Vedic Rishis had aspired for is now becoming a reality at the collectivelevel. Sri Aurobindo has rediscovered the secret of the Vedic Rishis - the 'great passage', mahas pathah, to the world of 'the unbroken Light', swar, hidden at the...

My general comment is that I prefer to think of Smith’s use of the IH metaphor as leading people to actions that met their immediate interests and which in due course had “unintended outcomes”.  The IH metaphor is not an unintended “mechanism”… In general, I would go along with “unintended consequences” as an idea, but not with “invisible hand explanations”, especially linked or sourced to Adam Smith or his use of the IH metaphor.  The “invisible hand” is not an explanation; it describes metaphorically the motives of some actors for acting, and it is those actions, not their motives, that have unintended consequences. 

The Memory Bank » The Book The two great memory banks are language and money. Exchange of meanings through language and of objects through money are now converging in a single network of communication, the internet. We must learn how to use this digital revolution to advance the human conversation about a better world. Our political task is to make a world society fit for all humanity…
As for our times, the following trio capture something of what I have aimed for in this book: Castells’s The Rise of the Network Society (13), Latour’s We Have Never Been Modern (10) and Gregory’s Savage Money (17).

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