May 09, 2017

Hindutva wants Sri Aurobindo in its fold by peddling rumours

10 hours ago - ... of Indian civilization through its intellectual savants and has written extensively on Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu, Aurobindo Ghosh and Swami Vivekananda. .... Need for India's Spirituality- revisiting Sri Aurobindo's vision.
Intellectual terrorism of the Left: The case for Dr. Makarand Paranjpe by Pankaj Saxena- @MakrandParanspe

In the heyday of European imperialism, the Judeo-Christian and Eurocentric worldview was imposed upon the dominated cultures and civilizations of the world. In the 20th century it was given the name of racism. Earlier, Islam had also imposed a similarly racist worldview upon the cultures and countries it had defeated and conquered.
For both these imperialisms, Hindu culture and civilization was a matter of scorn and utter disgust. The Judeo-Christian and Islamic worldviews imposed upon the Hindus viewed them in derogatory and sub-human terms. The same happened with many native cultures of Africa, America and Asia on one hand and with great civilizations like China and India on the other.
While China and the Chinese have reasserted themselves and have been able to restore a Sino-centric worldview, at least in their own universities, India and the Hindus have not been able to do so. Islam has not only been able to reassert itself but has so aggressively marketed its xenophobic narrative that many universities in the world are just parroting the Islamic propaganda. In stark contrast, Indian universities are still dominated by the leftist, anti-Hindu and anti-India professors. The colonialist, imperialist and racist narrative of Hindu culture and civilization is still the official as well as the ‘subaltern’ narrative.
Vamsee Juluri has beautifully rendered this point in his book Rearming Hinduism. He talks about how Hinduphobia is the official stance of the professors of Hinduism in the Western academia and how racists and bigots are in charge of Hindu chairs and studies. For centuries, the Hindu had no right of self-determination. [12] ...This blatant monopoly is being challenged for the first time in the past few decades. A few lonely voices are challenging this Hinduphobic din. Like Vamsee Juluri and Rajiv Malhotra, Dr. Makarand Paranjape is one such voice...
Dr. Makarand Paranjape is a professor of English Literature and is also a poet and philosopher. He has many academic publications to his name. He writes about the cultural expression of Indian civilization through its intellectual savants and has written extensively on Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu, Aurobindo Ghosh and Swami Vivekananda.  He writes on the spiritual or sacred aspect of Indian knowledge traditions. He has seldom postured himself as standing on the ‘right’ or ‘left’ of any political spectrum. In fact his writings are what one would call as ‘politically neutral’. 

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Hindutva wants Sri Aurobindo in its fold through customs, practices, peddling rumours and not by intellect or theory

A Maudgil - Editorial Board
... Richard H. Davis, Bhagavad Gita: A Biography, Princeton University Press, 2014. • Aurobindo, Sri, Essays on the Gita, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Dept Pondicherry, 2000. • Gandhi, Mahatma (2009), The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi, North Atlantic Books, 2009. ...

[PDF] Modern Appropriations of Devī
... 8 Quotations in the text are the author's translations. For a transcription of 'Vande Mātaram'and an artistic translation by Sri Aurobindo, see Bandyopadhyay (1986, 336-338); for a less artistic but more accurate translation, see Lipner (2008, 31-32). Page 284. ...

Dear Eric,

Your first two sentences in your response to Bruno are fine. The human brain constructed the computer no doubt. Hence, the computer could be seen as an extension of the biological evolution of the human brain. But your next statement is problematic: "And beyond both the brain and the computer is the identity, soul or consciousness, without which neither the brain or computer has any meaning." How do you arrive at this statement? Is it a mere assumption? Is it some sort of an inference to best explanation for the emergence of the human brain? Surely beyond or before the human brain nature, the universe, and even the earth with organic life existed. Humans evolved out of this at some time in history. Where does consciousness come in as the explanation of the existence of the human brain and thereby of computers?

May 9, 2017

Under a similar shroud of secrecy, paranormal research for military applications appears to have been pursued in the Soviet Union and China... The U.S. remote viewing program came to an end in June 1995, when the CIA ordered the Defense Intelligence Agency to shut down the Stargate project... The decades of secret paranormal research were an attempt to apply this statement literally, and provide a fascinating look inside a secret world where nothing was dismissed as absurd if it might provide an edge over the adversary. Almost nobody knew about this work at the time. One wonders what is going on today.

Jacobsen, Annie. Phenomena. New York: Little, Brown, 2017. ISBN 978-0-316-34936-9.

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