February 16, 2013

The Hermetic Deleuze and The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo

The Hindu : NATIONAL TAMIL NADU : Madurai Today Sri Aurobindo Society: Meeting on 'The yoga of Savitri reading,' 3 Lajapathi Roy Road, Chinna Chokkikulam, 4 p.m..

Message From Sri Maa « Sri Aurobindo Patha Mandir Trust Working on the field of education, health, small scale industry, and spiritual growth of the society. (by SAPMT)

Sri Aurobindo Society  Focus Area Integral Education  "Happy is he who can exchange his qualities with the real qualities of the flowers. Try to cultivate in yourself their refined qualities." The Mother
Flower Exhibition in Mumbai based on ‘The spiritual significance of flowers’  Jan 18-20, 2013; 9:00am-6:00pm Bhavan's College, Munshi Nagar, Andheri (West), Mumbai - 400 058. Sri Aurobindo Society, Mumbai Branch, organized a flower exhibition based on ‘The Spiritual Significance of Flowers’ as given by The Mother. This exhibition was part of a much larger nature festival called ‘Prakruti’, which was organized by Bhavan’s Nature and Adventure Centre (an affiliate of Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai).

True, here she is a slave to death and ignorance, but there is the constant aspiration driving things to deathlessness, of knowing the Unknowable. She may have fallen asleep but even then she creates a world. In the march of time what is inconscience after all? just a gigantic pause. The Light that had sent her forth might have been denied to her, yet she continues still though she would meet agony and pain; she carries crucified God upon her breast.

Sri Aurobindo: It is not only talk that creates a turmoil – disturbing forces can come in by contact also. There may be restlessness or confusion of consciousness in the person who talks with you to which he does not give expression or is not ...

In the Afternoon of Time: An Autobiography - Page 502 - Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Rupert Snell - 2001 - Preview - More editions I could not think why Amit would want to throw up a good job to try his luck in cinema; but I didn't want to discourage Bunty, nor, for that matter, was there anything I could do to stop him anyway. While in Madras I visited the Shree Aurobindo Ashram ...

The great thinkers are fully aware that unless they interpret and formulate the traditional truths in the modern framework of ideas, they would cease to inspire. There seems to be a distinct change in their views concerning man's existence in the world. The book embodies a fresh approach towards critical evaluation of some theories and gives valuable insights. It attempts to make relevant comparisons of the views of Indian thinkers with those of some of the eminent thinkers of the West. In the detailed study of Sri Aurobindo, K.C. Bhattacharyya and S. Radhakrishnan, the author shows, not only a profound grasp of the concepts of Reason and Intuition, but also the admirable understanding of other important metaphysical and religious problems. This book cannot miss the sight of students of philosophy, researchers and scholars. 

What is the Scope of Doctor of philosophy in Sri Aurobindo ... - ignou IGNOU has started the new program in the Doctor of philosophy in Sri Aurobindo studies which is based on evolutionary philosophy. Sri Aurobindo was a great ...

Private Universities that have shown interest in Odisha by Chitta Baral - Based on a list in February 2013. Amity University Amrita Viswa Vidyapitham University ASBM (Asian School of Business Management) University Birla Global University Chicago University to set up a satellite university within Utkal University Campus C V Raman International University Devine Global University by Devine Education Trust, Delhi DRIEMS University Educity in Rourkela by Knowledge [...]

This is not “a way of reading Deleuze.”  It is the excavation of tendencies in Deleuze’s thought, tendencies that are incompletely realized but that point in certain directions, directions Deleuze himself did not, or could not yet take…  At the level of content, there is almost nothing in Deleuze’s work except exceptional, obscure, bizarre, unusual, paradoxical, uncanny, traumatic, visionary, apocalyptically intense realities.  Not only are the artists and their artworks found only at the outlying edges of sense and sensibility, from Masoch’s ordeals to Proust’s involuntary memories to the impossible temporality of Last Year at Marienbad, but even the scientists, historians, and mathematicians Deleuze is devoted to are undeniably fringe, nomadic, heretical characters.  So I simply can’t recognize the idea that Deleuze’s thought is substantively immanentist.
Rather, I would say, his thought is immanentist precisely at a formal or methodological level, and that is the level at which I find it the most problematic. I have always been convinced, by the likes of John Milbank, Philip Goodchild, and François Laruelle (an unholy trinity, that), that it is symptomatic of any attempt at a perfectly, purely, absolutely immanentist system (such as Spinoza’s explicit thought, and to a certain extent Bergson’s) that at the level of methodology it is inadvertently, performatively dualist.  At the level of conceptual presentation, Deleuze is almost hypnotically “dualizing” (not to be confused with Laruelle’s dualysis)…
Giambattista Vico’s famous formula was verum factum:  the true is the made.  Humans can only know with certainty what they make—only the social world, the cultural world, can be known with certainty.  And metaphysical truth, the language of the philosophers, is somehow paradoxically the “rhetoric” of democracy, because its persuasive power derives from an appeal to the putatively universal ability of all to reason.  And yet the very words with which we reason, for Vico, remain ineluctably empowered by their gigantic, heroic genesis in unique experiences of time and place, geography and climate, bodily morphology and systemic affect peculiar to irreducibly local series of experiences…  For me it is Laruelle who has seen this situation, at least formally, with the most clarity, at least among contemporary philosophers. 

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