August 05, 2017

Sri Aurobindo is most relevant and useful to our times

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Sri Aurobindo Study Forum: Discourse on Sri Aurobindo's 'Life Divine' by Subramany, Nithyatha ...

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Of all the savants who tried to understand the threats to Hinduism, whether external or internal, perhaps the most relevant and useful to our times, is Sri Aurobindo. He teaches us how best to integrate the past with the present, the modern West with our own intrinsic civilisational genius, the imperatives of realpolitik with the higher calling of Dharma. Without fetishising non-violence or being excessively shy of wielding power, Hindus must not also turn themselves into ferocious or intolerant bullies just because they have a brute majority. The author is a poet and Professor at JNU. 

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17 hours ago - Sri Aurobindo said that the political solutions for the human race were neither along the lines of raw capitalism nor freedom-destroying socialism, but something else, namely, the rule of the Suprermind which might be ...

Ultimately, an exercise in svarajist academics, in fact, has less to do with others than with ourselves. If we strengthen ourselves, we will automatically ... 2 See Sri Aurobindo's The Foundations of Indian Culture, which is a good example of such a trans-civilizational approach. Throughout the essays collected in this book, Sri ...

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Looking at the literature, svarajist writing from Lokmanya Tilak or Sri Aurobindo through to strategies of decolonizing the mind, up to Ashis Nandy and S.N. Balagangadhara and even Arvind Kejriwal, what you find is that a thick conception of svaraj tends to link it with at least two, and usually more, of the following traits: ...

JNU: course readings: philosophical explorations of indian modernity - (tuesday august 08) the first chapter of aurobindo's renaissance in india ("renaissance in india" book pages 3-40).

1 In The Visva-Bharati Quarterly, where the talk was first published, the title was 'Swaraj in Ideas'; however, when it is reprinted in the Indian Philosophical ... For more on this, see the chapter 'Sri Aurobindo and Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya: Relation between Science and Spiritualism' in Raghuramaraju (2006) for the  ...

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perhaps caused as much destruction of life by your abstinence as others by resort to violence.2 It is Sri Aurobindo's understanding, and not Gandhi's, that has been predominant among the various ... Broadly speaking, what differentiates Hindu nationalism from Hindu religiosity is the ideology of Hindutva or “ Hinduness.

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The four proponents of Hindutva, which Sharma expounds are Dayananda Saraswati (1824–1883) (founder of the Arya Samaj),40 Aurobindo Ghose ... of the main protagonists for the reintroduction of the pure Vedic type religion.45 The writings and thought of Sri Aurobindo Ghose went through a considerable development.

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Sujit Choudhry, ‎Madhav Khosla, ‎Pratap Bhanu Mehta - 2016 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Similarly, the followers of Sri Aurobindo were told that they were not members of a religious group. ... In the mid-1990s the Court in the controversial 'Hindutva' ruling69 conflated the inclusivist discourse on Hinduism, outlined in Yagnapurushdasji, with the exclusivist version of Hinduism propounded by Hindu nationalists.70  ...

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In contemporary times, Hindutva argues that Hindus are a distinct politico-cultural nation, a nation whose numerical majority has not translated into a political majority ... including Bhimrao Ambedkar, Sri Aurobindo, or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi are selectively scavenged upon to make a case against Muslims and Christians, ...

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17 Origin of Hindutva Dear Ziauddin It is true that the expression cultural nationalism is regarded to have been first used by Rajnarain Bose, the grandfather of Sri Aurobindo, way back in the 19th century. This, however, should not lead anyone to believe that Hindutva is as recent as that. Nor was it a reaction against either ...

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Hindutva, Security and Militarism in India P. M. Joshy, K. M. Seethi. of Vivekananda's ... Following Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo also vigorously attacked the very notion of modern state. ... For Aurobindo, nationalism was a religion, “the passionate aspiration of the religion of the divine unity in the nation” ( Aurobindo 1965: 15).

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Two others, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo, envisioned freedom and glory for India in the spiritual richness and heritage of Hinduism. Swami ... was given a new political twist in the 1920s when Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1923/1989), an activist and author, introduced the term Hindutva as distinct from Hinduism.

... of A. K. Ramanujan's essay 'Three Hundred Ramayanas and Some Thoughts on Translation' from Delhi University syllabus after Hindutva students vandalized ... where he has been living for 40 years, because of the biography he wrote on Sri Aurobindo, which was accused of hurting the feelings of Aurobindo's devotees.

Hindutva has become a term that describes a specific ideology of cultural nationalism that seeks to reorganise Indian society. ... Sri Aurobindo has detailed the importance of 'Bande Mataram' for the Indian freedom struggle in a lecture in Amraoti, a summary of which appeared in the newspaper Bande Mataram on 29 ...

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CHAPTER FOUR CULTURAL NATIONALISM, MASCULINE HINDUISM, AND CONTEMPORARY HINDUTVA1. It is the goal ... Gautier, a follower of Sri Aurobindo, sees himself (one assumes) as a Hindu, and the VHP's frequent use of his ideas and words seem to indicate its acceptance of such self-identification. The words ...

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