January 11, 2013

Sri Aurobindo, Teilhard, Bergson and Gebser

The question that is raised here is: can the sheer force of Thought reach the source of all things? It cannot, and there is a struggle when attempt is so made. Gods oppose it. Agastya is at such a moment and confronts in his inner experience Indra, Lord of the realm of pure Intelligence. He is told that that Source is not to be found in Time. It does not exist in the actualities of the present, nor in the eventualities of the future. In this search, in this terrible struggle, Agastya should effect perfection and should not slay his friend. Indra assures that Agastya is his friend and brother.
Indra and Agastya together, the universal Power and the human soul, will extend in harmony the effective inner action on the plane of the pure Intelligence, so that it may enrich itself there and attain beyond. For, it is precisely by the progressive surrender of the lower being to the divine activities that the limited and egoistic consciousness of the mortal awakens to the infinite and immortal state which is its goal. Agastya accepts the will of the God and submits. Agastya gives up all that is realised in him into the hands of Indra, as offerings of the sacrifice, to be held by him in the fixed parts of Agastya's consciousness and directed in the motional towards fresh formations.

Aurobindo is, of course, nowhere mentioned in Luders' outstanding two-volume ... In my own humble judgment, however, Aurobindo's Vedic studies constitute the one single, central pillar which carries the burden of Aurobindo's creative thought, the one stalk on which the thousand-petalled lotus of his thinking blossomed, to adapt Aurobindo's own beautiful image. Philosophy and religion: essays in interpretation - Page 170 - Jarava Lal Mehta - 2004
Political Thinkers of Modern India: Sri Aurobindo Ghose - Volume 11 - Page 175 - Verinder Grover - 1993 - Preview That is the idea of Kala or the Zeitgeist working, and, put religiously, it means that God being Supreme Wisdom uses everything for His Supreme purposes and out of evil cometh good. This is ... Political Thinkers of Modern India: Sri Aurobindo Ghose - Volume 11 - Page 175 - Verinder Grover - 1993 - Preview This he says, is fatalism, and by flinging the world fatalism at Sri Aurobindo, he thinks he has damned his position. The word ... That is the idea of Kala or the Zeitgeist working, and, put religiously, it means that God being Supreme Wisdom uses ...
Political Philosophy Of Sri Aurobindo - Page 51 - V. P. Varma - 1990 - Preview - More editions (But) the Zeitgeist proclaims the utter helplessness of the mightiest and the sure fulfilment of God's decree." This immanent ... 60-1. Sri Aurobindo, The Ideal of Human Unity (Sri Aurobindo Ashrama, Pondichery, 1950. Second edition), p. 83. Political Philosophy Of Sri Aurobindo - Page 51 - V. P. Varma - 1990 - Preview - More editions In spite of his absence the revolution marched on because "the Revolution was the manifestation of the Zeitgeist, the Revolution was the will of God". Aurobindo substantiates his views about the revolution being in the divine plan by ... Modern Indian political thought - Page 191 - Vishwanath Prasad Varma - 1971 - But still on the plane of thought, there were subtle differences between the ideas of Tilak and Aurobindo. In Aurobindo we find the concept of Kali as the Zeitgeist (spirit of time). He refers to God as the captain of the nationalist movement.
Mother India: monthly review of culture - Volume 60 - Page 682 - Sri Aurobindo Ashram - 2007 - Was it perhaps the Hegelian Zeitgeist, Time-Spirit, the Heideggerean disclosure of Being in the horizon of modern Time, the Foucauldian inexplicable epistemic change? And what does it...
Gaveshaā - Volumes 1989-2000 - Page 42 - Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (Pondicherry, India) - 1995 - Planning on the basis of One World as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo has become imperative to solve world problems, because nothing short of the world integration can satisfy the demand of the Time Spirit, the Zeitgeist. An integral human unity ...
M. P. Pandit 50th birthday commemoration volume - Page 6 - Madhav Pundalik Pandit, Agali Venkappa Sastri - 1968 - That introduces us to the vastly wider contemporary tradition of Supramental Yoga initiated by Sri Aurobindo and the ... He is heir to a double tradition — the sanatoria infused with the modern Zeitgeist on the one hand, and the reigning ...
Wisdom of the Gita: Second Series - Page 197 - Sri AurobindoAurobindo Ghose, Sri M P Pandit - 1992 - Preview Zeitgeist It did not mean that any kind of skill in works was Yoga, but by Yoga it signified a spiritual condition of universal equality and God-union and by the skill of the Yogic ... Wisdom of the Gita: Second Series - Page 198 - Sri AurobindoAurobindo Ghose, Sri M P Pandit - 1992 - Preview Zeitgeist may resist, but the Zeitgeist works, shapes, overbears, insists. The great and memorable vision of Kurukshetra when Sri Krishna manifesting His world-form declared ...
The Spirituality of the Future: A Search Apropos of R. C. ... - Page 270 - K. D. Sethna - 1981 - Preview - R. C. Zaehner's Study in Sri Aurobindo and Teilhard De Chardin - That light is the center of the Zeitgeist — nay, it is itself the Zeitgeist with a central focus and a various radiation all around — weak in one place, a little stronger in another, suggesting this or that aspect of the revelation for which Sri Aurobindo ...
The Theatre of the Mind: Evolution in the Sensitive Cosmos - Page 70 - Henryk Skolimowski - 1984 - Preview Sri Aurobindo's view of evolution as perfecting itself through the human species is so close, at times, to that of Teilhard that one simply is astonished. The two men never ... Others who have studied both Aurobindo and Bergson have confirmed my conjecture of the profound but concealed influence of Bergson on Aurobindo. The idea of the Zeitgeist is not a fiction after all. Perhaps at a certain stage of its own ...
Sri Aurobindo and his contemporary thinkers - Page 143 - Indrani SanyalKrishna RoyJadavpur University - 2007 - As Sri Aurobindo says, "we do not belong to the past dawns but to the noons of the future." Sri Aurobindo's ideas on national ... let us not lose sight of the Zeitgeist, i.e. the spirit of the age. As Sri Aurobindo says, The living spirit of the demand ...
Philosophical Found. of Edu. - Page 85 - Y.k Singh - Preview ... temper and is not in accordance with the Zeitgeist, the spirit of the time. In modern times such an aim of life would be considered to be selfish and escapist. This is the reason why Sri Aurobindo has given the conception of universal Moksha.
Hindu spirituality: Postclassical and modern - Page 383 - K. R. SundararajanBithika Mukerji - 2003 - Preview - The utopian thought is linked with the Zeitgeist, what the age demands. Cutting across the East-West conflict, and avoiding "the materialist denial" of the modern West and the "refusal of the ascetic" of the ancient East, Aurobindo points ...
The Perennial Quest for a Psychology with a Soul: An Inquiry Into ... - Page 5 - Joseph Vrinte - 2002 - Preview An Inquiry Into the Relevance of Sri Aurobindo's Metaphysical Yoga Psychology in the Context of Ken Wilber's ... ethical and evaluative presuppositions, but are also based upon the Zeitgeist in which the therapist and his adherents live.
Sri Aurobindo, the perfect and the good - Page 82 - Robert Neil Minor - 1978 - ... evolution of that manifestation, and, thus, there is a hidden mover in the movement of the world toward its goal, a Zeitgeist? ... Man, as everything else, is a part of the process, and Aurobindo calls man to take part in this process by the ...
Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavad Gita - Page 74 - Robert Neil Minor - 1986 - Preview - "This is the Zeitgeist, this is the purpose that runs through the process of the centuries, the changes of the suns, this is that which makes evolution possible and... In Aurobindo's speech at Khulna the "Yoga of the Gita" is further elucidated.
The Fuzzy Logic of Encounter: New Perspectives on Cultural Contact - Page 155 Sünne Juterczenka, Gesa Mackenthun - 2009 - Preview Itself a monument of universal truth for Aurobindo, the Gītā is seen by him as a document that shows the way of the evolution of all beings as the “Becoming of the Absolute”: “This is the Zeitgeist, this is the purpose that runs through the process...
Sri Aurobindo: a biography and a history - Page 254 - K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar - 1985 - Revolutionists; and again like Sri Aurobindo, he tried to keep civil agitation separate from revolutionary activity. ... a great personality readily the representative man of his people".39 It was inevitable that the Zeitgeist should throw up such a ...
Sri Aurobindo came to me: reminiscences - Page 7 - Dilip Kumar Roy - 1964 - That is, as I wrote to him once, the main reason why the Zeitgeist of today is definitely ranged against the traditional type of ... Barindra Kumar, the famous revolutionary, who told me that Sri Aurobindo was wont to say, whenever reminded of a ...
Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920:Resistance ... - Page 104 - Elleke Boehmer - 2005 - Preview - In July 1909, not long after his acquittal, Nivedita tipped off Aurobindo about a rumour of his possible deportation, ... he was coming close to stepping out of the historical vanguard, which he called kala or Zeitgeist, altogether, in order to hand ...
The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice - Page 183 - Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. - 2003 - Preview - One of the more sober efforts to articulate the Zeitgeist is found in the monumental study by the Swiss cultural philosopher Jean Gebser (1905 – 1973). ... in 1932, has independently been voiced by at least two other intellectual giants—the Hindu philosopher-sage Sri Aurobindo and ...
The religious roots of Indian nationalism: Aurobindo's early ... - Page 59 - David L. Johnson - 1974 -  political thought. as a manifestation of the "Time- Spirit" in history: In all movements, in every great mass of human action it is the Spirit of the Time, that which Europe calls the Zeitgeist and India kala, who ...
Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture - Volume 55 - Page 371 2004 - If, after going through all these, we still hold that Sri Aurobindo was in no way touched by the influence of Swamiji, then it ... he who is perfect, he who brought into being the Zeitgeist, he who represents the sum-total of the past incarnations, has ...
History of philosophy: eastern and western - Volume 1 - Page 544 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - 1952 - Evolutionism seems to be the "Zeitgeist," the spirit of the times. Iqbal's great contemporary mystic and thinker Sri Aurobindo has transformed the entire Hindu spiritual heritage into a doctrine of dynamic spiritual evolution. Aurobindo takes in his ...
Integral Economics: Releasing the Economic Genius of Your Society - Ronnie LessemAlexander Schieffer - 2010 - Preview - Aurobindo Ghose, like Gandhi a political and moral leader in India in the first part of last century, build, as a Hindu sage, ... At the same time he felt India and Bengal had a mission to perform in the community of nations: The ZeitGeist is at work ...
Indian idea of political resistance: Aurobindo, Tilak, Gandhi, and Ambedkar - Page 25 - Ashok S. Chousalkar - 1990 - by adoring her, Indians would get the ... behind India's independence. He wrote, "we believe that divine power is behind the movement, that Zeitgeist the time spirit is at work ...
Gandhi-Aurobindo and Radhakrishnan on Bhagavadgita - Page 69 - Susmit Prasad PaniGeeta Satpathy - 2009 - During freedom struggle, Sri Aurobindo in his speeches, time and again spoke of God intervening in the movement. Hegel's concept of Zeitgeist or spirit of time was in popular currency in the first half of the twentieth century. To Sri Aurobindo ...
Poetry Of Nissim Ezekiel - Page 72 - A. Raghu - 2002 - Preview It could be postulated that this is related to the Zeitgeist of colonial India. An awareness of India's existence as a colonized nation was very ... in the case of Sri Aurobindo's Savitri. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan has this to say of the youth of India
Recovering Liberties: Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism and ... - Page 260 - C. Christopher Alan BaylyC. A. Bayly - 2011 - Preview -  ... school associated with Aurobindo Ghose and Bipin Chandra Pal exposed significant differences between liberal and ... The radicals agreed with the liberals that God was at work in history as 'kala or Zeitgeist'. But they also argued that...
Shadow, Self, Spirit: Essays in Transpersonal Psychology - Michael Daniels - 2005 - Preview Table 5 Transpersonal disciplines and parapsychology in the quadrant model 60 Table 6 Zeitgeist and shadow in ... of Sri Aurobindo 194 Figure 7 Washburn's model of psychological development 206 About the Author Michael Daniels, ...
Critical approaches to literature & research methodology: a miscellany - Page 13 - Bommatapalli Ramachandra RaoRawindara Sighā RawīHukam Chand Rajpal - 1986 - It may content itself to accepting the Zeitgeist. It is interesting to note that the reservations that Sri Aurobindo has in regard to mental consciousness are shared by psychologists also because the conscious mental personality can sever itself ...
Annual - Page 21 - Sri Aurobindo Mandir, CalcuttaAurobindo Ghose - 1951 - Day is the greatness that appears in his front, Night in his rear, — whatever this Time- Spirit, this Zeitgeist or the greatness that appears, turns his face towards or arrives at, as he gallops ...
Equals one - Issues 31-34 - Page 1923 - Sri Aurobindo SocietyWorld UnionWorld Goodwill - 1972 - Sri Aurobindo Society, World Union, World Goodwill ... On the 20th August they walked to Thirlmere. August 21, 1893 Sri Aurobindo in the 'lndu Prakash' of Bombay: "Our actual enemy is not any ... pursuit of the spirit of the times, the zeitgeist.

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