January 18, 2013

Bergson, Teilhard, & Sri Aurobindo are foremost rhapsodists of the glory of evolution

Sheojee Pandey - 1987 - Preview - More editions For Bergson, the Elan vital is the creative principle of becoming but for Sri Aurobindo, the supermind is the unity of both Being and Becoming. Elan Vital is the only principle of becoming and change in the philosophy of Bergson whereas Sri...
K. D. Verma - 2000 - Preview - More editions Both Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin recognize the existence of a psychic force — Aurobindo calls it "Sakti" and de ... special sense is similar to Bergson's elan vital or life-force, but Aurobindo in his concerted analysis of the philosophy of...
Aurobindo GhoseRobert A. McDermott - 2001 - Preview - More editions By Sri Aurobindo's own insistence, it is impossible to follow his yoga except through the Mother: The Mother's ... In philosophical terms, shakti is the conscious force — rather like a Bergsonian elan vital — that carries the world process to ever...
K. R. SundararajanBithika Mukerji - 2003 - Preview - More editions In The Life Divine he gives to the Vedantic values a vast, evolving elan vital. Aurobindo's metapsychology, with a dash of evolution in a new key, finally goes beyond spirituality to the Supramental. Here is a discovery or recovery worthy of a rsi.
K. D. Sethna - 1981 - Preview - More editions And much later, in answer to a disciple's queries, Sri Aurobindo wrote briefly of Bergson's "intuition" as well as of his "elan vital," but in doing so he said: "I have not read him sufficiently to pronounce."1 Bergson's having been a seminal factor in... 
Amar Nath PrasadAjay Kumar Srivastava - 2007 - Full view For all the sovereign dramatic art of Shakespeare, it cannot be denied that the 'elan vital' of the drama is in the poetry. Aurobindo also was primarily a poet, although his gifts as a dramatist were not inconsiderable either. But his poetry is a ...
N. K. MishraSabita Tripathy - 2002 - Preview In Sri Aurobindo's view, one aspect of feminine consciousness manifests itself as shakti of man, his elan vital. As the shakti of man, she enlivens and invigorates the life of her husband. She rescues him from frustration, despondency and ...
Vadim Joseph Rossman - 2002 - Preview - More editions Auroville is a large religious city in India designed according to the teachings of Sri Aurobindo. Henri Bergson is mentioned in this context because his theory of spiritual evolution; his concept of elan vital greatly influenced many occultist ...
Verinder Grover - 1993 - Preview Sri Aurobindo acknowledges this primacy and sovereignty of the apta-vacana or Veda. ... Even as the elan or survival through adaptation to the challenging environment has produced the evolutionary process upto man, it is possible to urge...
Kishor Gandhi - 1973 - elan vital in inverse direction. That the Reality which is essentially creative is also regressive in inverse direction is reflected in Sri Aurobindo's doctrine of matter as 'secret God' or veiled divinity, in contradiction of the mayic view of the world.
Sri Aurobindo - 1999 - Preview The Psychology of Social Development Sri Aurobindo ... The vital elan has brought us no deliverance, but only used the machinery already created with a more feverish insistence, a vehement attempt to live more rapidly, more intensely, ...
Hananya Goodman - 1994 - Preview - More editions Aurobindo: Towards a Comparison. Margaret Chatterjee There is a passage in Rabbi Kook's Lights of Holiness which ... He was familiar with Bergson's thought but disagreed with the notion of an undirected elan vital, believing as he did that ...
Edward L. QueenStephen R. ProtheroGardiner H. Shattuck - 2009 - Preview -More editions ... Maharaj-ji came to America in 1970 and brought his “lovers of God” into the Divine Light Mission (later, Elan Vital) ... with the Indian-based Sri Aurobindo Society spread the yogic techniques of the poet-philosopher Sri Aurobindo Ghose.
Rama Shanker Srivastava - 1968 - Snippet view - More editions The elan' vital has neither vacuity in it nor does it fill the contents which are not present in it. The idea of the nothing in ... But the inert cannot check the mighty current of the...
Vedre Narayan Karan Reddy - 1992 - In Bergsan's philosophy the elan vital is the primary source of evolution. Elan vital is the immortal consciousness in man. In Sri Aurobindo we discover that Individual who is the medium of immortal consciousness undergoes a relentless ...
Sri M P Pandit - 1983 - Preview - More editions Based on Sri Aurobindo's Synthesis of Yoga Sri M P Pandit. whole reality of the world is in life. You are familiar with the philosophy of Bergson, — Elan vital. For him it was an unchallenged experience. The soul in him poised itself in the ...
Vishwanath Prasad Varma - 2006 - Preview - More editions Bergson stressed the dynamism of the creative Elan in the evolutionary progression. Alexander ... Matter, Life, and Mind are three such dominant emergents and, further, there would be the emergence of the Deity. Aurobindo Contrast Sri ...
Kaikhushru Dhunjibhoy Sethna - 1992 - Snippet view - More editions ... experience that has created the tremendous obstacle to a keen and clear recognition of the elan towards harmony. Yet the ... If you hold naked before you this secret and contemplate Sri Aurobindo's teaching in its light, you will perceive how ...
Ambalal Balkrishna Purani - 1955 - But the intuitive consciousness of which Sri Aurobindo speaks is much more than 'Elan Vital' — the vital Spirit. It is an independent and an altogether new level of consciousness above the mind. It is capable of an independent action of its own.
Gavin D. Flood - 1996 - Preview - More editions Of the same generation as Aurobindo, but with a much lower profile, was the Tamil mystic Ramana Maharshi... the Divine Light Mission (since renamed Elan Vital); Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, who brought the Hare Krsna movement ...
J. Chetany - 1978 - Snippet view - More editions Bergson also had admitted an energy behind the evolution— the 'elan vital' — from the beginning to the end of evolution. But his elan vital was 'chance-directed' rather than 'finality-directed.' Bergson could not accept any finality in evolution.
Charles C. Finn - 2006 - Preview Teilhard and Aurobindo are among the foremost rhapsodists of the glory and greatness of evolution... The creative elan of evolution sooner or later was bound to redirect our minds from the tedious, repetitive, deterministic, and mechanistic ...
Aurobindo GhoseSri Aurobindo AshramSri Aurobindo Society - 1990 - ... purely sexual drive, but a general "psychic energy" or "life-instinct" (somewhat similar to Bergson's elan vital) which expresses itself in diverse forms, including the sexual urge.
Alvin Boyd Kuhn - 1992 - Preview - More editions And Aurobindo depicts vividly the illogicality and final futility of the maya philosophy when he summons our thought to the inescapable fact that "even ... In a world wherein the elan vital is manifesting positive values this code of ideas asks ...
Mohit Kumar Ray - 2003 - Preview - More editions So Sri Aurobindo's vision of love has greater credibility and mobility. In this context... In 'elan vital,' Bergson defined it as Life Force. ... But in Sri Aurobindo, the force seems to be enormously powerful and works to the dictates of the Omniscient.
Satya Prakash Singh - Preview According to him the Elan Vital is homogeneous; for, life, which is its product, is found in homogeneous unity in its impetus. But farther the ... Thus Bergson agrees with Whitehead and Sri Aurobindo only in regards to primordial harmony.
Aurobindo Ghose - 1970 - "Physics and logic are appropriate to the study of the inverse movement, matter, which is life or elan vital pulverised and its method is intellect and logic." "Philosophy is the study of becoming in general and its method is intuition." "Scrap the ... The vital elan brought us no deliverance, but only used the machinery already created with a more feverish insistence, a vehement attempt to live more rapidly, ...
M. M. SankhdherGurdeep Kaur - 2005 - Preview So far as democratic traditions are concerned, several scholars of a nationalist persuasion, such as, Aurobindo, Jayaswal, Radha ... Historically considered, this approach is significant in that it gave a sense of elan to the nationalist movement.
S. Jain M.M. Sankhdher S. Ramaswamy S. MukherjeeS. MukherjeeS. Ramaswamy - 2000 - Preview - More editions ... by the Upanishads, the Manusmriti and Sukraniti, we have, for example, the nationalist doctrines of Tilak, Aurobindo and ... Incompatible as they are with the national elan, Marxism and Socialism, rooted in materialism, have failed to evoke a...
G.R. Sharma - 2003 - Preview - More editions He is the elan Vital or Soul of all. He is Truth ... The eminent Indian thinkers Vivekananda, M.K. Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore and Dr Radhakrishnan all have more or less dilated upon the themes found in Upanisads.
K. Ayyappapanicker - 2003 - Preview - More editions with elan and vigour. Maithili, Oriya and Manipuri too have similar unique items. ...In Indian English writing, Sri Aurobindo's Savitrl perhaps may be the solitary attempt at writing a modern epic. There are however several other shorter and less...
M. G. Chitkara - 1999 - Preview - More editions In Aurobindo's eclectic explanation, I.H. builds on the "knowledge of the truth of all sides of existence (integration of ... needs a set of philosophical assumptions which, like the roots of a tree, provide the society with nourishment and elan.
Paris Arnopoulos - 2005 - Preview - More editions In the twentieth Century alone, the most famous ones include Bergson's elan vital, Driesch's entelechy, Grasse's idiomorphy, ... This thesis, along with Aurobindo's Supermind, Russell's Gaiafield and Devereux's Earthmind, take Lovejoy's Gaia ...
B. K. Verma - 2006 - Preview - More editions The creative elan of the old Indian civilisation had become moribund. Hence ... To the study of the relation of the eastern and western civilisation, some thinkers like Tagore, Vivekananda, Gandhi and Aurobindo brought a great fund of personal ...
M. M. Sankhder - 2003 - Preview - More editions Manusmriti and Sukraniti, we have, for example, the nationalist doctrines of Tilak, Aurobindo and Gandhi. ... Incompatible as they are with the national elan, Marxism and Socialism, rooted in materialism, have failed to evoke a favourable ...
Binita Pani - 1993 - Preview The vitalistic view of evolution comes from Bergson who upholds that not matter but life or Elan vital is the ultimate Reality and the eternal creative principle from which matter and mind emerge. Berkley and Hegel are ... Sri Aurobindo has ...
Henri BergsonArther Mitchell - 2010 - Preview - More editions The book provides an alternate explanation for Darwin's mechanism of evolution, suggesting that evolution is motivated by an elan vital, a "vital impetus" that can also be understood as humanity's natural creative impulse.
Amit Goswami - 2008 - Preview Presents arguments for bridging the disparities between evolutionary science and intelligent design, building on the author's theory about how consciousness, rather than matter, is a primary force in the universe and that biology must come ...

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