July 05, 2016

Devdutt Pattanaik, Bijayananda Kar, and Beatrice Bruteau

[DOC] Person & Personal Identity: As Envisioned by Sri Aurobindo in his Yogic Psychology
The problem of Personal Identity seems very much complex in nature in the context of Indian as well as Western psychology. Person is simply thought to be the admixture of mind-body complex. However there remains a controversy about the relation between 'person'and ' ...

[PDF] 'Where the world is/becomes one nest': Rabindranath Tagore's attitude towards imperialism and national chauvinism
R Bhattacharya
... by the tsars, not even of his own people, the Georgians, not to speak of India or Congo. On the other hand, when Aurobindo Ghose, Bipin Chandra Pal and other so-called ... Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978. Sri Aurobindo. Bande Mataram. ...

Personal Transformation and a New Creation: The Spiritual Revolution of Beatrice Bruteau
I Delio - 2016
... Her early career trajectory seemed headed toward mathematics, but while completing her master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh, she encountered the work of Aurobindo Ghose, and her world promptly turned upside down. ...

Spirituality and Education: A Framework
RB London - Spirituality across Disciplines: Research and Practice:, 2016
... The work of Marshak (1997) provides a tentative approach to describing the eras based on the work of Steiner, Aurobindo, Montessori and Ghose. Finally, even with all these limitations, I already have found the framework to be useful to me in my research and teaching. ...

15 hours ago - His monumental contributions include The Humanist Vision, Indian Philosophy: An Analytical Study, Sri Aurobindo and Spiritualistic Humanism,
Since many years, I have been greatly inspired by the sense of humanism and secularism. I am a committed humanist, keeping me away from any religious particularity which causes adverse effects on fellow feeling. The religious sense of spiritual awakening is not to be taken as boosting the sense of morality. These two concepts are not necessarily tied up. Rather, morality, to me, is a socio-individual affair in human sphere and legitimately meaningful only in that place without lurking into any will-o’ the wisp, i.e., other-worldly transcendence.
As per India’s current form of democratic secularism, the surreptitious socio-political so-called meaning of secularism as “Equal treatment to all religions” is to me unfair and preposterous. Because secular spirit is basically nonreligious and the idea of non-theocratic state is inbuilt in it. India today is politically designed as non-theocratic. In that way, it is to keep itself away from any sort of inclusion of religious spirit in the backdoor method. Such promotion is definitely offensive to our democratic socio-political framework. Religious preferences ought to be confined to personal preference and need not be entertained at public places. This is my firm belief and commitment. So, I have discarded all such religious settings and adopted reason-based conclusion that boosts scientific temper. I very much hold that a man of no-religion along with any other man believing a religion is a bonafide citizen.
Of all the best thinkers of the world, whom do you rate high?
The early Greek thinkers like Plato and Aristotle, who established national inquiry as the touchstone of philosophising (400-200 BC). JS Mill was an outstanding freethinker who was famous in advocating the spirit of secularism and was against the anti-human move of the theologians. I was also highly impressed by the writing of Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace) in which he was vocal against human oppression and subjugation of the poor and unprivileged (19th century). I regard the great thinker of last century B Russell who fought for freethinking and openness in matters of political governance. In India, there are good numbers of thinkers from ancient to the modern times. Chanakya definitely hinted Indian philosophy (Darsana) an reasoned inquiry (Anuikshiki) which strikes against the age-old misnomer that Darsana and dharma are necessarily close. This is, as a matter of fact, not the case. There are number of great writers who are freethinkers. To name a few here; the ancient Lokayata Brihaspati, modern reformists like MN Roy, Raja Ram Mohon Roy, BR Ambedkar, A Kavoor, Periyar EV Ramsamy and J Nehru.
Of all the Indian rulers/administrators, whom do you prefer as worthy?
I find Bentinck (who banned burning of alive widows), L Macaulay (who introduced English study in Indian), TE Ravenshaw (as Commissioner of Odiaha who controlled flood by construction of big canals and barrages), J Nehru for introducing secular spirit in Indian democratic governance and promoting scientific temper.

Why Devdutt Pattanaik Is Mostly Wrong

Sri Aurobindo warned against “the blunder talking of the Indo-Aryan races, claiming or disclaiming Aryan kinship and building on that basis of falsehood the ...

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Posted: 23 hours ago
... last offering of a four day workshop Sraddhalu Ranade ...

Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2015

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Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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