January 29, 2018

Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, Sri Aurobindo, and Habermas

Hi Paul,

What you have described is quite close to what Aurobindo says in this wonderful book "The Psychic Being", and something that I also think is the right picture. There are no demarcations at the level of consciousness. It is only access to memory that is divided, but that too with porous walls which tend to fall apart. What we call an individual is not a bundle of consciousness, but a bundle of memory. After death, the particular bundles of memory may get mixed together or may also split into more than one part and get reborn as separate individuals. Hence, the key to all these questions is to understand how memory exists outside the body-brain complex. Trying to develop theories for consciousness is not going to be very fruitful.

Kushal Shah, IISER Bhopal
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The likes of Descartes, Newton, Pascal, Faraday, and others were inspired by their Christian faith in a benign omnipotent lawmaker to find the laws that govern nature. Even Charles Darwin himself was inspired by his Christian faith to find the origin of species. - C.S. Morrison

Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action: From Discourse Ethics to Spiritual Transformations

AK Giri - Beyond Sociology, 2018 - Springer
39 days ago -  … This chapter discusses the contours of a critical moral sociology through a dialogue with Jürgen Habermas and Sri Aurobindo, and then strives to explore its limitations … Spiritual Foundations of Moral Consciousness: The Agenda of Sri Aurobindo …

Will to Live or No-Will to Live? The Points of Convergence of the Thoughts of Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, and Aurobindo on Living a Meaningful Life

KC Pandey - Schopenhauer on Self, World and Morality, 2017 - Springer
21 days ago - Abstract This chapter addresses the issue of living a meaningful life from the perspectives of Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, and Aurobindo. Schopenhauer's concept of will as “thing-in-itself” and Will as “the phenomenal appearance” has been seen from the


Z SIDDIQUI - rjelal.com
12 days ago - ABSTRACT Sri Aurobindo's poetic output is enormous. The span of his creative activity covers a period of over sixty years, and his poetic output runs to over three thousand pages. He tried his hands at a number of poetic forms, and almost always with


GK Jha - نﺎﺒﻌﺷ رﺎﺠﻧﺎﻨﻴﻏ, 2017‎ - irep.iium.edu.my
12 days ago -  … Most of these freedom fighters ie Bankimchandra Chatterjee, Bal gangadhar tilak, Swami Vivekanada, aurobindo ghose, Mahatma gandhi, Vinoba Bhave, who wrote extensively on 'Bhagavad gita'and their basic interpretation converged on ethical and moral basis for …

[PDF] Being and Becoming-Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara-Maya, Prakriti, Shakti

S Joshi - bipolarnatureofreality.co.in
30 days ago -  … Maya, Prakriti, Shakti Dr. Sunil Joshi ABSTRACT According to Sri Aurobindo, the powers and forces at work in the cosmic play of … the senses. Sri Aurobindo has entitled the Fourth Canto of the Book One in epic Savitri as 'Secret Knowledge' …

[BOOK] The Upanishads Demystified: Ethical values

VP Bhatia - 2017 - books.google.com
30 days ago -  … They are an amazing collection of writings, which have been aptly described by Sri Aurobindo as “the supreme work of the Indian mind.” It is here that we find all the fundamental teachings that are central to humanity at large and the Hinduism, in particular — the concepts …

[BOOK] The Intellectual Roots of India's Freedom Struggle (1893-1918)

P Mukherjee - 2017 - books.google.com
35 days ago -  … From Rammohun to Sri Aurobindo, passing through Marx and Tagore, the full set of ideological views has been analysed here. Unknown up to this day, the sustained focus in this volume on the outlook and the activities of these …

[PDF] The “The Life Divine''as it Begins: An essential understanding of the first chapter of Life Divine–“The Human Aspiration”

DA Banerjee - philarchive.org
60 days ago -  … It is a very famous quotation on Usha, the Dawn. Perhaps, through the quotation and symbol of Dawn, Shri Aurobindo wants us to get a subtle but a profound glimpse of the Dawn – The incoming of the Transcendental Light of the New Age …

[PDF] Building an Intuitive Mentality: The Neo-Vedantic Knowledge Project of Sri Aurobindo

D Banerji - 2017 - psychopathology.imedpub.com
64 days ago - Abstract Post-Enlightenment philosophy, which is largely creative of and dominates the modern consciousness, has defined humanism in terms of rationality and its control over the irrational. This has led to our technological age but has also spawned


A SINGH - rjelal.com
92 days ago - ABSTRACT Sri Aurobindo was the first Indian leader to advocate publically India'scomplete independence “PurnaSwaraj”. As a national prophet he has explored the nature of freedom very intensely and fervently. He has explained it as 'the longing to be free

[PDF] Physical Education by Sri Aurobindo

SK Mishra - EDU WORLD - aucbm.co.in
73 days ago - ABSTRACT On the subject of physical education, it must be mentioned that the physical is our base, and even the highest spiritual values are to be expressed through the life that is embodied here. Sariram adyam khalu dharmasadhanam, says the old Sanskrit

It's Dayanand versus Darwin

Daily Pioneer-1 hour ago
A close reading of Sri Aurobindo's tribute to Swami Dayanand would reveal that the monk was not an empiricist but a doctrinaire. “Here was one who did not infuse himself informally into the indeterminate soul of things, but stamped his figure indelibly as in bronze on men and things' (Bankim-Tilak-Dayanand P.42).

Towards a happier Republic

NYOOOZ-17 hours ago
However, as the great modern Yogi, Sri Aurobindo explained, of these three, the word 'fraternity' has a notch higher bearing. Fraternity could be the capstone that is the top vertex of the triangle formed by these three, powerful values. While the spirit of liberty and equality is equally valuable and precious, it has a certain ...

Essence of a city by the sea

The Tribune-27-Jan-2018
The Varadaraja Temple is a fine example of Chola architecture. You can watch the evening pageant in the temple of Manakula Vinayagar, which has 40 different forms of Lord Ganesha. Meditate in the silence of the samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in the Aurobindo Ashram — a haven of tranquility and spirituality.

Lights, shadows and secrets of the United States

The Sunday Guardian-27-Jan-2018
There is an oriental link in much of the American occult culture, at least in its higher reaches, partly inherited from organisations and figures connected to India, including the Theosophical Society, the Divine Life Society of Swami Yogananda, the Institute of Integral Studies inspired by Sri Aurobindo, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ...

Don't Foist Fear Onto Nationalism

Outlook India-25-Jan-2018
A biography of Sri Aurobindo says Dr Hedgewar went to Pondicherry to draw him back from spiritual pursuits into nationalist politics, to lead the freedom movement after Tilak's demise, as a worthy successor. Dr Hedgewar, Appaji Joshi and other RSS leaders were jailed in 1930 during the Salt Sayagraha—in response to ...

Subhas Chandra Bose: Support And Betrayal

This was the Bengali revolutionary organisation which had its roots in the philosophies of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo. Even when in later days they had the influence of the Russian revolution, they had kept their national identity and independence intact. After meeting Savarkar, Bose decided to move abroad, ...

The question of sincerity

The Arunachal Times-21-Jan-2018
As the Mother (spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo) had said, “Example is the most powerful instructor. Never demand from a child an effort of discipline that you do not make yourself. Calm, equanimity, order, method, absence of useless words, ought to be constantly practiced by the teacher if he wants to instil them into ...

Readers' comments: If chimps and monkeys had evolved into ...

The theory of evolution underscores various theories propounded implicitly by the Vedas and later philosophical texts that preach ongoing evolution in nature, including material elements. Sri Aurobindo has explained this process and in fact charted progress towards superhuman existence for man through his guidance.
Story image for Sri Aurobindo from The New Indian Express

Food for Thought... Invoking Aurobindo for Spiritual Sustenance in ...

The New Indian Express-20-Jan-2018
It was sometime in 1972 that the Paris-based Indian historian, linguist, scholar of Indian culture and of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy Prithwindra Mukherjee was invited by the Hebrew University to deliver a series of talks on Sri Aurobindo's Savitri. The year being Sri Aurobindo's centenary year, the Mother of Sri Aurobindo ...

Education Policy Needs an Indigenous Base

The New Indian Express-20-Jan-2018
Tagore's emphasis on power of ideas and imagination, love and respect for nature, and Sri Aurobindo's famous formulation: 'nothing can be taught' could revolutionise the process. Dr Radhakrishnan unequivocally accepts that education is mass right and not the privilege of few. However, he also cautions that “intellectual ...

Countering falsehood: In defence of Hegde

Daily Pioneer-18-Jan-2018
Even Sri Aurobindo pointed out, “Constitutions can only disguise facts, they cannot abrogate them: For whatever ideas the form of the Constitution may embody, its working is always that of the actually realised forces which can use it with effect. Most Governments either have now or have passed through a democratic form, ...

Adjust minor case of slip disc with this mountain pose

The New Indian Express-17-Jan-2018
Anshu Vyas Seetharaman is a yoga and fitness trainer at Sri Aurobindo Society, Bengaluru. (110 Gangadhara Chetty Road, Ulsoor) Email: bodysculpting.yogatherapy@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/bsytbangalore/ You can watch Anshu's Yoga videos on her You Tube channel- Anshu Vyas Yoga 365. Stay up to ...

Billionaire Baba

Millennium Post-17-Jan-2018
Sri Aurobindo's understanding of philosophy and Osho's philosophy of understanding oneself had their international followers in a spell of enlightenment and spiritual orgy. The presence of the grand ISKCON and Radha Swami temples across the globe bring people closer to devotion and spirituality in a world where ...

Transcendent Brahma

Odisha Diary-15-Jan-2018
If you looked beyond knowledge, so will you achieve knowledge? When Sri Aurobindo descended on this conclusion he thought of what is to be rejected is the obvious and visible. What one should aspire is for the internal struggle to streamline the inner processes of turmoil where nothing matters except your soul cleansing ...
To read & comment. My view Gandhi Aurobindo Vivekananda defined Indian nationalism from the Hindu perspective which the SC has almost endorsed. Inviting criticism. https://t.co/OD8dJG23dy

Read the whole damn thing sir. Aurobindo is being polite. He points out that the superficial meanings seek to support such conclusions but overall it has nothing to do with Arctic because it does not mean "literal night" and "literal dawn". You need to read this carefully.

Both Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo pointed out that the Indic knowledge systems, particularly Sankhya-Vedanta, have no problem with evolution. https://t.co/qn4qWaF6la

BJP has its own peculiar version of #secularism

Can a computer/robot have a soul? People love to just make stuff up on this question but it is real & it is serious.

The Psychology of Social Development
•  XVIII // Arya. 4. No 6 — January 1918.– pp.357-366
•  XL. The Fundamental Character of the Ignorance // Arya.– pp.321-331
•  XXXVIII. Samadhi // Arya.– pp.332-341

Reimagining and Refashioning Integral Management - Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) Ghaziabad https://t.co/YGoEhdLyp7

#Re Actor #SupriyaDevi's legacy was more than just being Uttam Kumar's heroine, writes @pghosh006 | https://t.co/LAs7xuntb6

[Chinese professor Xu Fancheng, an indologist and artist spent 27 years at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, teaching at the ashram school and translating the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother into Chinese.] https://t.co/mRfPY7hLmk

[Sri Aurobindo pays a rich tribute to aesthetic and critical acumen of Cousins who shared same synthetic approach as he did. Cousins’ significant critical work, New Ways in English Literature (1917) inspired Sri Aurobindo to write The Future Poetry (1953)] https://t.co/mUc1MSb1jS

Mother and Sri Aurobindo's plans and reasons for creating Auroville; a city which has both world wide and cosmic imp https://t.co/Acbm70nqYo

At 50, Auroville might not be the 'city of the future' as once envisaged ...

Nov 17, 2017 - Some 50 years ago, on a vast, barren plateau north of Pondicherry, a lone, young banyan tree stood guard. It seemed to be waiting for something. Then one day, someone hammered a nail into its trunk to hang up an advertisement. Lore has it that the banyan tree sent out an SOS — and it was received by ...

Why the golden jubilee of Auroville is momentous - DailyO

Dec 13, 2017 - Each of us had our own distinctive experience of the meaning of theAuroville experiment. The discussion began with Frederick, one of the senior-mostAuroville residents, narrating his own journey, which began nearly 60 years ago. Protests. Frederick, a German who had studied at Berkeley, first came to ...

The best of humanity on display at Auroville

The Hindu-19-Dec-2017
In three different venues in Auroville, beginning December 16, films on human unity have enthralled the audience. As part of the fifth edition of the Auroville's biennial film event, Auroville Film Festival (AVFF) will continue to screen films from Mexico, the United States, France and several other countries till December 23.

List of UHU Events
International Seminar for Educationists and ResearchersJan 26, 2018, 9:21 amJan 28, 2018, 9:21 am

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