December 31, 2016

There can't be any final explanation

Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad

Savitri Era: There is no unmixed victory #SriAurobindo #DeMonetisation

By combing philosophy blogs from 2005 to 2016, I come to the conclusion that they are mere attempts and there can't be any final explanation

Plain & Simple: The concept of consciousness continues to resist elucidation #SriAurobindo

[the concept of consciousness continues to resist elucidation. ‘unsolvable’ aspect of the problem that interests me]

[Take the example of the story of Sharmistha, the princess, and Devyani. The lesson is, there is no unmixed victory]

Available online, The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs provides rare glimpses into history of freedom struggle.

Welcome to the age of anger | Pankaj Mishra

Savitri Era: NaMo has lobbed PoMo bomb by DeMo #SriAurobindo #DeMonetisation

Plain & Simple: Max Weber, Maslow, and Sri Aurobindo

Plain & Simple: Regressive, fundamentalist, and obscurantist groups based on contrived religious doctrines

[each country must be investigated to understand power, we turn briefly to the Indian scene.] ~Nirmalangshu Mukherji

@AudreyTruschke Best wishes. You might be interested in the just published Hegel's India. Thanks. @LangaMahesh

Savitri Era Party: Top tweets by Savitri Era Party #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams #FreeTheStates #DeMonetisation

rainbOwther: Reading The Life Divine will change your life #SriAurobindo #Life'sMystery #Evolution #MirraAlfassa

Let's now continue with our discourse on Dharma, now deal with the PRINCIPLE OF DIVERSITY IN UNITY – VIEWS OF SRI AUROBINDO.

5.26) The Supramental Time Consciousness
"A marriage with eternity divinised Time..."

"The first thing to do in the sadhana is to get a settled peace and silence in the mind." Sri Aurobindo. "It is...

Sri Aurobindo on Disarmament

Savitri Era Devotees: Finance and Politics
Mahatma Gandhi's aborted attempt to meet Sri Aurobindo by Sandeep Joshi. I n 1934, Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian freedom struggle, sought to meet Sri Aurobindo because they had never met in .

... idea was latent in the writings of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (especially Anandamath) and Sri Aurobindo, the devotion of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, ...

Free Press Journal-18-Dec-2016
'Spirituality is indeed the master-key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinite is native to it. India saw from the beginning, —and, even in her ages of reason ...

The Indian Express-25-Dec-2016
REGISTERED ADDRESSES: Sri Aurobindo Bhawan, 28/352, Gudri Mansoor ... Yadav says the Agarwals lived at the 'old Aurobindo Bhawan' when the party ...

Daily News & Analysis-19-Dec-2016
For India, man is an agglomeration of physical, vital, mental, psychic and spiritual, fused into an integral reality, as articulated by Sri Aurobindo. As a result, the ...

Savitri Era Devotees: Money Power according to Sri Aurobindo and the Mot...

Savitri Era Devotees: Mysteries of Death according to Sri Aurobindo and ...

[My first encounters with Alasdair MacIntyre. 08 Sunday Nov 2015. Posted by Amod Lele] #KenWilber #Hegel

@Fact [We are before an extraordinary mystery, which could truly be a fairy tale. The fairy tale of the species.]

[Democracy requires a citizenship that meets, deliberates and interacts without fear and hatred. give people a voice

[Deleuze essay, Foucault on panopticism. Haggerty and Ericsson’s Surveillant Assemblage makes Deleuze’s argument, but is in an easier idiom]

This rationalist glorification of human ingenuity dovetails into an overall ontology that is too mysterious and beyond human comprehension.

[consciousness, belief & knowledge are interpersonal social devices; on par with values such as ethics & aesthetics]

Yearning-for-consciousness - part-I

Our brains don't fully mature until after we hit 30 via @MailOnline

Mind and Resistance: Everybody Loves a Good Fascist--Part VI

Marketime: In every reactionary there lies a bit of Don Quixote.

[In every reactionary there lies a bit of Don Quixote, pining for the Golden Age—and making a fool of himself.] ~ML

[“If one has to study philosophy one has to analyse Beckett’s Waiting for Godot first" Prof Shobhan Chowdhury Gomes]

[Tolkien, an author I love, including two remarkable Film Trilogies made by Peter Jackson from LOTR and The Hobbit]

[Philosophy must recognize that there can be more precision in a complex novelistic description than in abstract theoretical discourse] ~MCN

@gopikamisra @veenavenugopal Even the complain is a pretext to talk about the kid! May be, something ingrained due to evolutionary necessity

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The Hindu-3 hours ago
For the truly peaceful soul, there's also Auroville and the Aurobindo Ashram to explore. If you're looking for some adventure, try scuba diving. Organisations such ...

Chandigarh Tribune-02-Dec-2016
Rajya Sabha MP Dr Karan Singh has been re-nominated Chairman of the Governing Board of Auroville Foundation, an autonomous body ...

USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)-12-Dec-2016
Emerging in dialogue with a 'thought exhibition' held earlier in 2016, Reset Modernity!, edited by Bruno Latour, brings together nearly sixty ...
Mari Valdur – University of Helsinki
The majority of the contributors have been brought up, lived and worked in the Western parts of Europe. With the important task of resetting our perception, it is alarming that the tools and means for this are provided through such imbalance.
Latour as an anthropologist has worked with and within only a very limited part of society, making his whole project about those who are directly able to engage with or contribute to his thought. The ‘modern’ is taken up as a complicated term by a number of contributors; while Latour draws no lines in his definitions, his ‘modern’ belongs to the intellectual elite. The majority, if not totality, of the authors engage with the artistic or intellectual output of others, making this particular reader miss the plurality of voices of those ‘moderns’ unrepresented in their adaption to and sense-making of now.

New Vision-20-Dec-2016
Men fight, according to Socio-Psychologist Sigmund Freud, because of humanity's aggressive tendencies that cannot be suppressed but could ...

For people of my generation, Javeed Alam had become a legend in the 1970s. His marriage to Jayanti, following their Sapru House romance ...

The Indian Express-7 hours ago
Toned, slim bodies are invoked not only as proxies for health and energy, but also as indicators of self-control, discipline and efficiency. by 
Would non-White Indologists evoke such passions as the likes of Sheldon Pollock and Wendy Doniger or David Frawley and Koenraad Elst do ...
Frawley’s very personal translation turns Vedic hymns into a code that only “masters” (such as he) can decode after intense “sadhana”. Their views, according to him, are deeply insightful, intuitive, transcendental – and hence beyond academic challenge. [...]
Frawley has also popularised Vedic astrology on grounds that it is an ancient, spiritual and “superior” astrology, much to the delight of the Hindutva lobby. Anyone who challenges Frawley faces the wrath of his American Hindu followers who declare everyone who disagrees with their guru to be anti-Hindu, or a “colonised” Indian with superficial knowledge that is not based on “sadhana”.

23 hours ago - The greatest proponent of this State is Sri Aurobindo. His writings on India, particularly in his book The Renaissance in India, are inspiring and remind us of the great destiny that India embodies. We will ...

David Frawley Jan 01, 2017 - Yet this trend goes back to Sri Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda, Lokmanya Tilak and India's Independence movement that challenged Eurocentric ideas of religion, culture and history. Mahatma Gandhi's criticism of ...
Hindu teachings, as in the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads, have at their core a yogic pursuit of higher consciousness, including experiences beyond the human intellect and its limiting dualities. They hold that the physical world is but an outer aspect of a multi-dimensional universe of consciousness, with our inner self having many bodies and many births and ultimately extending beyond all time and space.
Pattanaik does not seem comfortable with such yogic spirituality, which Doniger and company routinely ignore or dismiss, though he throws a few Sanskrit terms around in order to sound traditional. He is particularly unhappy with my claim that Yoga sadhana should be part of any authentic interpretation of Hindu texts. Yet that is not merely my personal view, it is found in all the great traditions of India that emphasise meditation over mere book learning. If sadhana is not part of one’s study of Hinduism, one can only claim to have the view of an outsider.
4 days ago - There was a certain amount of misrule and evil during the reign of the Nandas. A powerful force. Aurobindo and Tilak · Sri Aurobindo, Mahomedans, and Hindu-Muslim Unity – Part 2. The Indian Councils Act of 1909 ...


  1. [God cannot be empirically significant since God cannot both be empirically significant, and be the cause for such empirical significance.]Posted by Nirmalangshu Mukherji - Friday, 6 January 2017

    [interpretation produces an unobjective corpus that confirms the biases of the dominant culture, which is then treated as the literature everyone has to master] Posted on 29 December 2016 by Shyam Ranganathan

  2. [But can something pleasurable be pointless? I enjoy philosophy when it’s well done--hell, even sometimes when it’s not, for the same reason I sometimes enjoy lousy films.] By John Horgan on January 5, 2017

    [it is these independent, critical yet constructive voices that can really add value] Read more at:

  3. [If educators assume philosophy is pointless, it’s fair to say that most academic philosophers (unlike, say, mathematicians, or linguists) are still territorial, or ignorant, about the viability of their subject beyond the cloisters.] Charlotte Blease Monday 9 January 2017

  4. [Now everything seems hollow and empty. Damn, I can’t even find perverse satisfaction in being miserable and bitter]