Restoring true Federal character of Indian subcontinent should be the priority so that languages get their due respect and local culture and knowledge systems are revivified. Central Govt is an anomaly and Democracy is dysfunctional; States must get Sovereignty and UN membership.
Scheduled castes leaders maintain that they suffer from social disparity despite economic progress. Hindutva adherents, similarly, can't get over the victimhood of hundreds of years of slavery. The solution, therefore, is to look ahead instead of listening to speeches on history.
Is there a grand statue of Lokmanya, arguably The Father of our Swarjya movement... many of the early leading lights - from Lalaji, Bhai Parmanand n Swami Shradhanand to BC Pal, Aurobindo, Savarkar n Hedgewar - were all his peers n/or followers...!
Pl note 40 Thousand soldiers of INA died on d battlefield fighting for India's independence. Not a man in India knows about it. #Gandhi n his pick Nehru made sure we never know our Martyrs. No Tilak, Aurobindo, Bipin Chandra, Lajpat Rai, Subhash Bose all erased from Ind History https://t.co/mamjlcYsvO
Gandhi had to replace Tilak as leader of INC, Aurobindo as thinker, and replace armed resistance with passive resistance. Gandhi’s first passive resistance against the British on Indian soil proved to be just a backroom deal between Gandhi and the Viceroy: https://t.co/C6ocDcjvXZ
The best book on Chattogram Revolution is the one edited by Sharif Shamshir, Bangladeshi Communist. Labor of love. He got short bios, including name of parents of each of the Chattogram revolutionaries. How many such documentations we have on revolutionary freedom fighters ?
The editor visited the homes of the revolutionaries himself. Shortcoming: The book whitewashes the atrocities by Muslims on the Hindus of Chattogram during the period. Yet it is invaluable for what it records, notwithstanding what it omitted.
On 17 July, 1905, Aurobindo Ghose published a letter in Amrita Bazar Patrika advocating the boycott of English goods in protest against the partition of Bengal p. 452, Shamshir Sharif. Swadeshi ought to be attributed to him, not to Mohandas Gandhi
Sri Aurobindo pointed it out a long time ago to why Hindus will continue to the pay the price like were seeing day after day
https://t.co/D2uNSv1kCM #Kshatriya #HinduHistory
Thanks, will check these out. I've already starting searching content available in English, and came across some quotes from Sri Aurobindo. These are not entirely related as he was focusing on Buddhism and what effect it had on Hinduism. https://t.co/6wF1a2Gndl
Two foreign women came to India leaving their lands & homes to serve India. One, sister Nivedita. The other, Dr Annie Besant. Both said without Hinduism there would be no India. They gave their all to this ancient land. A third woman came, looted India.
Another one also came, under the garb of social service carried out her ugly agenda of conversions and introduced India to the world as a country of lepers, beggars and stunted. Her name was Agnes popularly called Mother Teresa now St.Theresa of Calcutta
It would be great to mention the third women who settled in India for Hinduism's cause: The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. https://t.co/bV19aIafPo https://t.co/hAt8KN3hu3
#MirraAlfassa was born to a Jewish-Sephardi family, known to her followers as The Mother, was the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. https://t.co/inad47SQ0Q
[As for the playlet, The Ascent to Truth, it grew out of a painting made by the Mother of the Hall of Aspiration. (of Sri Aurobindo Ashram) - Prema Nandakumar] #MirraAlfassa Cf. "Jacob's Ladder" by William Blake (1757–1827). https://t.co/1TJTucOimb https://t.co/Mn3VtlqopJ
A simple mention can create a slant as an omission a fork. https://t.co/29Xz9QmEea #SriAurobindo #MirraAlfassa #SavitriEra #WorldUnion
Savitri Era Learning Forum: Integral more in the Sri Aurobindo sense than Wilber https://t.co/SjbTRJo7xe #KaavyaJaipurDialogues #blrlitfest #SriAurobindo #KenWilber #OdiaMahamanch #FiveDreams #WorldUnion #IntegralYoga #SavitriEraReligion #BharataVarshaFederation #MirraAlfassa
Each person should be accepted as he is and not what he could or should have been. Sri Aurobindo is absolutely ahead of his times and it's necessary to imbibe his ideas, slowly, instead of remaining a prisoner of misleading impressions about him propagated by Marxist historians.
The author is dead but each text including temple sculpture remind of Freud. Sex is local and contextual and hence all generalised conceptions of occurrence or deterrence are merely suppositions or entertaining conjectures. Culture however is layers of falsehood over naked Nature
A tweet is enough to express any truth but people seem to be slaves of the old habit of believing in long articles or books. There are umpteen exegesis on ethics but it's necessary to remember that only what is permissible or appropriate in public is discussed. Rest are private.
[Simply imposing moral rules gives us a kind of unfreedom, a realm of necessity. If we impose them on ourselves, this means that we have created a kind of “master within”. True freedom requires that we go beyond morality to the harmonious realization of our whole nature, ... “play”.] - Charles Taylor (A Secular Age)
The gap between Art and Commercial films is no longer as wide as it used to be earlier, agreed the speakers. https://t.co/YyPY1MpJVf
The Opposition Between the Ethical and the Aesthetic in Human Development https://t.co/UojP29oNdo
"The deepest passion in man is his desire for significance. Significance in clothes, in labour, in gesture. It is the most frustrated passion where men are huddled together and taught to admire luxury... man smothered in men and the means set up as an end."
'Scientists animated by the purpose of proving that they are purposeless constitute an interesting subject for study.'
– A. N. #Whitehead
(FR, 12) https://t.co/YLgkvdV3Gn
"Europe, after the ending of the war, was a continent in complete chaos. There were literally millions of displaced people wandering around not knowing where to go."
Award-winning historian @KeithLoweAuthor looks at the Aftermath of World War II
Jeff at his "crabby" best :-) https://t.co/zjlWC0D0rH
"What do we make of the fact that in Routledge’s world humanity is united around a tendency to believe in transcendent truths that are not in fact true? Is that really a solid ground for a species-wide unity?"
What a load of rubbish this is https://t.co/twvgl6oIqv and the expert against cholesterol deniers is a nutrionist FFS @DrAseemMalhotra is once again attacked and as usual the blanket statements used @itsjillgardner @fatisourfriend
The Swedish Academy’s decision to take a year off from awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature brings to a close more than a century of foolishness https://t.co/L6IgzNPWwy
243. @INCIndia (UPA) either ignored the request or refused to give a No Objection Certificate to Peter Heehs' The Lives of Sri Aurobindo, that was BANNED by @Naveen_Odisha, despite a request by the High Court to "take a decision ASAP". (h/t @gchikermane) https://t.co/cKVWO2I5Vk https://t.co/gpEPi2Sz6t
A cabal piggy backed on this book controversy to Instigate the Govt to dismiss the Trust in Sri Aurobindo Ashram to get the government in, real estate magnets eyeing ashram property, corrupt UPA MPs signing a petition, power hungry insiders went far to try n destroy the Ashram
Not to mention pressure to attend the @PondyLitFest and then condemn the event because some of us stood our ground like nobody 's business and refused this platform for their voice. This cabal is dangerously slimy and self serving
These are moments I'm grateful of my upbringing in Sri Aurobindo Ashram. And that in the course of my life and studies while I may not have read much but his thoughts filtered in subliminally. He has such a lucid demonstration of reason its value its limits and what's beyond.
And the same clique that was running after UPA MPs to sign the petition tried to worm its way into the 'ecosystem' of the current dispensation. Thankfully, they were called out and stopped.