October 30, 2019

Computerized fakery intrude onto our reality

Futuristic tweets by @vakibs

The fundamental problem with our computing culture is that we glorify the practice of hiding computational  resources from users. Google wants you to believe that you have infinite storage and computation for search. Of course, it’s nonsense. But it’s a strongly crafted illusion.
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1188372503816757248?s=19
This pretense about infinite computational power to relatively dumb users is maintained by Moore’s law. But what a waste it was!
We destroyed the fundamental basis of computer science, which is all about optimizing resources. And made users into idiots, computationally speaking.
The stupidity of hiding computational resources is continuing well into the AI age. In fact, it got far more stupider. It is very easy to be a dumb idiot these days, even if you are a programmer. 
https://t.co/jD9c4lFe2l

"We are embedding some very old and disparaging notions about human beings and their place in the natural order into our future technological infrastructure. Engineers at leading tech firms and universities tend to see human beings as the problem and technology as the solution."

If we see the researcher ecosystem as an organism, it's as if this organism pays all attention to the sympathetic nervous system (triggered by novelty, surprise, fear etc) and no attention at all to the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for homeostasis, growth, health).
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1189500640298446849?s=19
The reason why computer science is in this ridiculous situation is a self-afflicted misery. Other scientific disciplines don't behave like this. Physicists are able to come together and build large projects that address serious long-term challenges. Why not CS and AI people?
It is a sad judgement on the field when the only large AI projects are within the confines of private corporations, or  in the secret service departments of governments. The source-code from researchers is fragmented, although they have a high motivation to collaborate and share.

We should completely redesign the idea of a scientific conference. They are all becoming giant Jamborees, producing a ton of trash, and their contribution for scientific culture and connectivity is getting more and more questionable.
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1189441040551436288?s=19
Instead of conferences whose ephemeral existence is erased and forgotten in less than a year, I think we should promote scientific pilgrimages. That allows a steady deposition of scientific culture at a geographical place. This promotes “presence” - sense of really being there.
In fact, the model of a pilgrimage is how scientific culture was nurtured for the most of our history. Definitely in India for millennia, until the pilgrimage routes were disrupted in the Middle Ages. This was also the model for Europe, especially in the renaissance era.
We still have relics of this practice. A postdoc will spend some time in a foreign country to imbibe the scientific culture there, and contribute to that. My guess is that most scientific output is  sited through such visits. It’s a pity we don’t do that for senior researchers.
In the current era of instantaneous communication and almost infinite archival of knowledge, the journeys in a scientific pilgrimage can be chronicled and shared for the wider audience. Physical presence needs to be used to maximize cognitive presence. That is what is needed!
When a senior researcher takes time off during a sabbatical year, the utility of that time can be maximized by adhering to a specific pilgrimage route. When multiple researchers do that, the likelihood that they will meet each other and inspire each other will increase.

The only sensible comparison with this Data=Oil model is that if we don't take adequate care against such a development, capitalist exploitation of both data and oil will lead to shitty monopolies that will threaten democracy.
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1189540901204496385?s=19

September 05, 2019

Better to say that it is unknown


Assorted tweets collated by @NathTusar, Director, #SavitriEra Learning Forum (SELF)

IMO this is unlikely. If you read Aurobindo's view on the development of language and etymology of words - he goes back to a very basic time when these words could have been developed and used without writing. Vedas developed with langugae itself is what I think
https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/1169253898919366656?s=19
You know Sanskrit of the Vedas?  Because the Sanskrit we learn comes with Panini's grammar. Long long after Vedas
Your views are your views. You are welcome to hold them. Writing them down as you have done makes it so much more permanent and accessible no? No memory shemory business.
Here's the problem: If you don't know about exact links many 1000s of years ago, better to say that it is unknown rather than making up stuff and publishing as if it was all known. That is what linguists have done. That aside why Tamil alone? Ask abt Kannada, Telugu & Malayalam
https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/1169243340774133761?s=19
No. I am not accusing you of anything. Simply pointing out that much is unknown. That said language is likely to have come long long before scripts. My personal hypothesis is that the insistence on oral transmission of Vedas was because of lack of script in the hoary past.
No dispute there. But I suspect the Vedas, which I think are self-described as "sounds" are meant to be oral only and not transmitted by writing. Quran and maths CAN be transmitted by writing. Not Vedas. The meter, the sounds are critical

Well the Masters always stood for the Integral Truth, and what could be a greater example of what you asked sir than when #SriAurobindo found worthwhile qualities even in the imperialistic British!
(2 Sep 1943, CWSA, Vol. 35) https://t.co/a1znO6auy5
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1169277383536336898?s=19
You may be interested to know sir that Togo Mukherjee was the grandson of the great Jatindranath Mukherjee alias Bagha Jatin :)
https://t.co/xTqAvi3YIf
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1169265594492829698?s=19

Greatest! Sri Aurobindo was most probably meaning the integral sadhana of Muhammad. He was a fighter, ruler, administrator, spiritually enlightened guide to the unenlightened people of the desert lands.
https://twitter.com/GoutamGhosal2/status/1169274779985035269?s=19
Yes. No one comes anywhere near R.C. Majumder in the truthful presentation of facts of Indian history. Guha leads the leftists's worship of Gandhi. Dipesh Chakrabarty says Gandhi's Gita is better than Sri Aurobindo's Gita!!!! Hahahahaha!
https://twitter.com/GoutamGhosal2/status/1169272052697579520?s=19
Mother Worship is deep rooted in Islam n Sufism. " Woman is the radiance of God; she is not your beloved. She is the Creator Rumi ( Sri Aurobindo used the word Creatrix in Savitri )." To the Sufi Allah has always been the Beloved and the Sufi has always been the Lover.
https://twitter.com/GoutamGhosal2/status/1169261581743443971?s=19

my relationship with Sri Aurobindo has more to do with my life. First began to understand what Carl Gustav Jung was saying ( because of experience) then came to Aurobindo. Frankly if it had not related to my life would be nowhere. Sadly he understands India in a way few do as 1/
https://twitter.com/naritachame/status/1169223388927123456?s=19
2/ his understanding is even better than Tagore ( who is more tilted towards the Bengali liberal aristocracy but an adept). Sri A's own followers among the old Indian aristocracy hardly do anything to carry his message around. So will have to wait.
The Hindu elite: the top layer of the Congress Party ( Nehru/Gandhi & the rest)...... the intellectual class ...... the artistic elite & then the old feudal aristocracy ( but they were stripped of their power/wealth so retreat maybe understandable). Brahmins too.
observe the nature of the Tibetan system you can understand it's ability to get together. It maybe varied but has a central theological/political focus. Of course the tragedy of India is that while the old feudals/oracles in Himachal are limping or gone .....Tibetans thrive.
True. Needed a leaner centralized system more comprehensively cosmopolitan ( this is too UP/Punjabi centred) & then local systems. Breaking old aristocracies was a bad idea because they had a better hold over the complex local culture. Even the British did better.

Niralamba Swami was a great nationalist and freedom fighter, most known for the freedom struggle movement aside Aurobindo Ghosh. Jatindra Nath Banerjee is the real name of this saint. From great revolutionaries, both changed to yogis and they rose to prominence between 1871-1910. https://t.co/TpOFUPwp9S
https://twitter.com/shirshendu8/status/1169321989653164032?s=19

BBC News - How Britain's opium trade impoverished Indians https://t.co/ygoFtJjr9a
https://twitter.com/peterheehs/status/1169450125795762177?s=19

A Vedic Index – Meaning and explanation of some important Vedic symbols, words, images, and concepts in the words of Sri Aurobindo. Get it here at a special price. https://t.co/6fp3KXuT5q https://t.co/b91P3d6cDl
https://twitter.com/hindueshop/status/1169608087822426112?s=19
Chapter Three discusses how eminent Indians like Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo and Lala Hardayal received the ideas of communism. Chapter 4 examines how bolsheviks managed their national units and nationalism within them through the Comintern. Book link
https://t.co/U2HTbQkJfW
https://twitter.com/hindueshop/status/1169230144608714752?s=19

What is #progress? Why we don't need anymore for #materialism? Why we should restart from the #International labour 1866? #Mazzini holds the keys, still today. With Madame Blavatsky, Sri Aurobindo, Mohandas Gandhi & other friends. https://t.co/ljWhK2igqW
https://twitter.com/M_Foundation/status/1169355370701250560?s=19

Sakharam Ganesh Deuskar's Desher Katha inspiring revolutionaries in Bengal and Sri Aurobindo joining hands with Tilak and Moonje or later Hedgewar refining his nationalism while studying in Kolkatta can't be lost sight of. Thus, it's more synthetic and undergoing metamorphosis.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1169503230742552576?s=19
Religions are discovering that they can't fool all the people all the time. As education and awareness rises people will take a critical look but commercial and entertainment dimensions will linger. Since you are aware of Sri Aurobindo, you should be happy; he predicts collapse.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1169493460983791616?s=19
"The present age of mankind" (Sri Aurobindo is concerned about the whole mankind or the human race and not just India or Hindus) is undergoing "a graded psychological evolution of the race" -The Human Cycle - The Curve of the Rational Age (CWSA-25-XIX-192) https://t.co/ekhbNO8Q4h
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1169260234063220736?s=19
[it has to ask, first, whether the tradition contains at all any still living truth
secondly whether it contains the best truth available
whether they are right in their agreement
whether it is not an inert and false acquiescence
whether there are not greater and better purposes]
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1169268465678479365?s=19
You may not be aware, but you have paraphrased what Sri Aurobindo highlights in the very first chapter of The Life Divine: “Today we see a humanity satiated but not satisfied by victorious analysis of the externalities of Nature preparing to return to ...“ https://t.co/VrpN3ROZHd
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1169528283647492097?s=19
That's nice. Task is to popularise Sri Aurobindo's view of the past, present, and the future. Educated Indians haven't been able to benefit by his writings either due to prejudice or lack of access. But it provides an alternative narrative than Hindutva and Congress-Left combine.
I supplied some hints but they aren't exactly as you propose. I have no other means than to rely upon what Sri Aurobindo has said and then joining the dots. And, it turns out to be fairly accurate, by and large. As historians have banished him, present view of the past is warped.
A lot many things are there in Sri Aurobindo's writings like trigunatita bypassing ethics or being heroic despite committing crimes; he also uses the term vibhuti. So all those who have carried the burden of mankind have been instruments of Evolution. Churchill was but not Subhas
I avoid quotations but can offer my own impression; Sri Aurobindo didn't find him worth pondering over. Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud posed the major challenge for him which snowballed into Hitler. Fascism continues in various forms and fighting it is the most important task
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1169285732281675777?s=19
It's not easy to know truth of anything as history is distorted. We read planted and sponsored versions like rock edicts of Ashoka. Further, you are trying to understand someone on the basis of his present image. If one begins from zero, he might have passed through some askesis otherwise how could he attract people around him. Different episodes of one's life is important like Sri Aurobindo's.
Each person is a combination of good and bad. In one phase he may be good but later gets derailed, or vice versa. So painting someone in one colour may not be correct.
Right from 1947, Kashmir has been the bone of contention leading to wars with Pakistan and antipathy towards Muslims. Ram temple movement added momentum to which the so-called appeasement issue was yoked. Hindutva stalwarts try to twist the narrative by equating Islam with Jihad.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1169510421587382272?s=19
Despite imposition of Hindi and English local or coloqal languages amazingly hold the fort. Awarding Sovereignty to new nations constituted on the basis of local languages is a most logical demand. Odisha was the first such State formed in 1936. Megalomania around India must end.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1169517991660113921?s=19
Tragedy of India is the British legacy of being huddled under a single nation whereas the reality like Tibetans is local. So I have been campaigning for Sovereignty to States so that various forms of hidden spontaneity come to the fore. Each language must find full efflorescence.
For many discovery of a 1000 years old sculpture is much more important than what Sri Aurobindo wrote 100 years back as if his poems like The Rishi, Ahana, or Love and Death don't mean anything, not speak of Savitri. How can an entire nation be so callous! https://t.co/DNfCngNzTX
Mother worship is common in India especially in Bengal and it was easy for Sri Aurobindo to tap the emotion. Westerners however are too rigid and suspicious in this respect and hence The Mother is still far off for most of them. Transcending either aspect is certainly a challenge
Another misconception is that The Mother & Sri Aurobindo never founded a new religion as they have clarified a number of times. But there was persistent accusations from several quarters that it's being turned into one. So I thought it fit to just name it as Savitri Era Religion.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1169212469891325953?s=19
Rainbow & the Other: Workshop on Sri Aurobindo at Jadavpur University https://t.co/KARrJwAXIC
SAVITRI ERA OF THOSE WHO ADORE,
OM SRI AUROBINDO AND THE MOTHER.
#SriAurobindo #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Assorted tweets collated by @NathTusar,
Director, #SavitriEra Learning Forum (SELF)
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1169206876547903489?s=19

August 26, 2019

German romanticism, American transcendentalism, and Bengal Renaissance


Assorted tweets collated by @NathTusar Director #SavitriEra Learning Forum (SELF since 2005) #SriAurobindo #FiveDreams

Narad's Arrival at Madra. By RY Deshpande. Never read anything so focused on those 89 lines. Marvellous textual commentary! Absolute masterpiece!
https://twitter.com/GoutamGhosal2/status/1165650596692520960?s=19

Sir, I would like to humbly bring another view to the statement all knowledge is contained in the Veda..in a certain ultimate sense yes, for he knows the Brahman knows all, yet in the modern application of it or even in the discovery of a progressive ladder that leads there is...
..a work that has yet to be done..for at least the Rig Veda Samhita concerns itself with the bringing down the greater powers of Self into the evolving human..the latter aranyakas and brahmanas lay down the ritual applications and the why and whereof..and related speculations.
And yet the work done here is stupendous..the discovery of the RV Samhita itself is not fully understood..the great psychological complexity of it..unfathomable what beings the Rishis were..but we need to be clear about what Veda concerns itself with and its derivatives
Sir, if one is not ready the higher knowledge does not open up anyway!!
Sir, respectfully, the Vedic attitude is way more than what is understood traditionally..it is not clearly documented because it is complex..the tricky is not in birth varna, not entirely in swabhava, and not entirely in specific disciplines we undertake..
One like Sri Aurobindo got to the Vedic realisations and more..He certainly didn’t follow the traditionalist path..and so with Mother and Satprem..so my view that not recognising the fundamental attitude needed harms the Dharma..not external forms..a deep need and cry..
That the Veda understands...am no Brahmana..borderline shudra perhaps..I have approached Her with aspiration and She has shown a little so far, but too much by normal standards, feels like sacrilege to put it here..but am no traditionalist and I have no fear or taboo..
https://twitter.com/kalisbrood/status/1165661281040261120?s=19

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have written many things and the responsibility is theirs. Direct disciples too have repeated many of them out of loyalty. The challenge today is to avoid making false promises as regards spiritual power since Integral yoga is not at all result-oriented.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1165665504645697536?s=19
When I wrote ten years back "The divine manifestation of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is an unprecedented phenomenon which... is nothing in comparison to what is yet untold about them," it created a mild flutter. Their deed indeed remains largely unfathomed. https://t.co/49wkJU5XhB
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1165520837455138817?s=19

I think, I have answered your curiosity here https://t.co/JrUlqHxVSx
Possibility is the most important word in Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. Emergent Evolution as popularised by Bergson, Whitehead, or Morgan. The Mother added emphasis on the mind of the cells & their transformation
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1165558474316472321?s=19
There were plays and epics, treatises on ethics and cosmology, religious scriptures, discourse on theology, philosophy, and theosophy; and diverse literature on atheist persuasion as well. Then came The Life Divine by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo replacing all cobwebs of confusion.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1165513806451068928?s=19
German romanticism is indebted to Integral thinkers like Duns Scotus (1266–1308), Giordano Bruno (1548–1600), and Jakob Böhme (1575–1624). American transcendentalism and Bengal Renaissance too have their roots. Also the Cosmic Movement of Max Théon (1848–1927) and Sri Aurobindo.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1165138851511201793?s=19
Any admirer of Sri Aurobindo has to go through a prolonged phase of exploring Homer, Heraclitus, Plotinus, Dante, Blake, Nietzsche, Fichte, Spencer, et al in order to develop an integral understanding of him. Those who suffer from West-phobia must shed their inferiority complex.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1164432246645784577?s=19

A "Johannine Age" would seem to be much the same as Aurobindo's "Age of Subjectivism", and is what Blake described as his "New Age" after the fall of his demon god "Urizen".
https://twitter.com/fourfoldvision/status/1165661590437421056?s=19

Sri Aurobindo, Gilbert Simondon, individuation and cosmogenesis https://t.co/jIUmLOS7Xo via @YouTube https://t.co/JmUadAQLyf
https://twitter.com/cyborg_mar/status/1165569841094283265?s=19

I’m a huge admirer of Sri Aurobindo but I really struggle with how to make sense of his claims about the supramental descent. How can we empirically verify it? When will physical immortality be manifested on earth?
https://twitter.com/tattvajnanarthi/status/1165521657483730944?s=19
Which essays in particular? Btw, I’m not sure how my tone has come across in my tweets but I’m not trying to be confrontational, just trying to make sense of something which baffles me. As I said, I admire SA greatly and have learnt a lot from him.

West-worship has reduced cultured  Hindus to the level of consuming the garbage of the West like edible gold, this while the West is turning Hindu in all its habits, including eating. https://t.co/ugT2y0Axm7
https://twitter.com/auroviryavaan/status/1165652843111624705?s=19
Since the rise of invasive super-cults of Christianity & Islam RELIGIONS have been the most murderous, the most violent & the most tyrannical forces on earth. Communism & Nazism too are no less religions than these two. Even political corruption & power-mongering is far better. https://t.co/bRKSwSILdI
https://twitter.com/auroviryavaan/status/1165613107777085440?s=19

7.1) The Mother instructed many Ashramites on how to express beauty through art. One of them was Huta, with whom Mother worked on the now famous 'Meditations on Savitri'..
But before starting the work, the preparation work had to be done..
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1165622943348490240?s=19

Recently, a propagandist article titled ‘Who killed Sanskrit’ was published in Deccan Herald by a certain Sumit Paul, who seems to have taught Persian and Sanskrit at Bhandarkar Oriental Research Insitute, Pune.
The article is completely one-sided and [not even] half-baked. 1/n
https://twitter.com/MisraNityanand/status/1165613124788965377?s=19

Read the inscriptions themselves carefully, not interpretations by joker secular historians with an agenda, they say no such thing, Ashoka says he became closer to the dharma after the war, this has falsely been extrapolated as conversion https://t.co/ld3cfE3pZm
https://twitter.com/ArmchairPseph/status/1165473850693341184?s=19
Ashoka was already a Buddhist before the war, the trigger for his conversion was meeting the boy-monk who was the son of yhe rival prince he defeated to become Emperor, and even earlier as governor on Vidisha he already was in contact with the Sangha. https://t.co/rrh5UZdGCE

No doubt Internationalism is the future of man but to rush prematurely towards it would only mean the hegemony of few powerful nations over the rest of humanity under the garb of globalisation and internationalism. This would crush out many beautiful things that each nation has to contribute leaving a big vacuum in our evolutionary groupings. Each nation, like an individual, has its own unique soul which must be brought out and work together for the good of the world. Each nation must discover its own spiritual roots to nourish its individuals.
A rash internationalism may well end up with a few nations once again dominating the rest since human nature has hardly changed since the two great wars.
http://auromaa.org/on-globalization-recent-waves-of-nationalism-and-future-human-unity/

The One and the Many in Radhakrishnan's and Hick's Thinking
S Sugirtharajah - The Expository Times, 2019
This essay focuses on two eminent thinkers whose perspectives on religious pluralism have attracted much attention: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888–1975), a prominent Indian philosopher, statesman a...
[PDF] Matter-Consciousness: Duality, Complementarity & DNA
S Rengarajan - DNA Decipher Journal, 2019
… Einstein When the society embraces spirituality true progress is attained. Aurobindo [S]quare root of 1% of world population (7,000 mystics) together can beam the cosmic transcendental radiations. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi The …

The Perfect Imperfect: Democracy, Sovereignty, and the Ethics of Self-Ruination
U Kumar - Cultural Critique, 2019
… of sovereignty. In her second chapter, Gandhi examines practices of descent associated with four spiritual masters or Gurus from India, namely Sri Ramakrishna, MK Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, and Ramana Maharshi. She stresses 

Śivajñāne jīver sevā: Reexamining Swami Vivekananda's Practical Vedānta in the Light of Sri Ramakrishna
A Maharaj - Journal of Dharma Studies, 2019
… According to Hacker, modern Indian figures such as Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan were “Neo-Hindus” who championed “pseudo-Vedāntic” philosophies shaped more by Western …

[PDF] 29th Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India
C PATRON - 2019
… Page 3. About Pondicherry Pondicherry is the abode of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. This union territory is synonym to peace and harmony. The typical tranquility and spiritual embrace of Puducherry beckons the sojourners to the cosmopolitan city …

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July 14, 2019

It's literally the edge of our collective knowledge


Assorted tweets:

We are heading for one party rule.  It has nothing to do with Hinduism and everything to do with Muslim appeasement.  Nazism in new form.  Hindus! Can you find a militant leader to defend yourself?
https://twitter.com/Janamejayan/status/1150326737932312576?s=19

Hate crimes and moral policing can hurt economic growth, says Indian industrialist: https://t.co/F7kyDEFOgy | I doubt that it's a factor of much concern but sure, no reason to have such incidents happen either
https://twitter.com/orsoraggiante/status/1150250710920859649?s=19
Adi Godrej's remarks on the current state of India are not the first criticism from a corporate leader of what the BJP is doing to India. Some examples follow: 1/n
https://twitter.com/saliltripathi/status/1150118622850949121?s=19

Skill India is barking up the wrong tree: https://t.co/LdjKIxyk5K | Succinct and lucid piece by @anuraag_saxena, though I suspect the inertia is due to apathy and politics rather than ignorance
https://twitter.com/orsoraggiante/status/1150239815318687751?s=19

Don't believe that caste is dead. It is a dark time to be in India, particularly if you are a woman - @bainjal https://t.co/1Ost4jNXyE
https://twitter.com/ashoswai/status/1150430759104086017?s=19


Ananya Vajpeyi reviews A.G. Noorani's new book "The RSS: A Menace to India" in The Hindu: https://t.co/8XBrdgFLI3
https://twitter.com/tjoseph0010/status/1150277968347815936?s=19



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The culture of India, like the country itself, is indivisible & timeless. Just like its indivisible geography stretches from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Indian culture too represents this indivisible continuum from the Rishis up to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. https://t.co/7brZOStSMu

https://twitter.com/dharmadispatch/status/1149943016473317376?s=19

Do read today's Indian Express Eye. For a moon lover like me, it's an issue to read and cherish and save for posterity. Poetry, science, film and music. It has everything. Esp precious that I know the effort behind it, @Poojaspillai #IndianExpressEye https://t.co/C7PMpB6Dun
https://twitter.com/swagata_y/status/1150310006429872128?s=19
Gulzar-I think I have a copyright on the Moon #SundayReading https://t.co/Oj8ceiYDMD https://t.co/k90JGitfXc
https://twitter.com/Kractivist/status/1150327572464619521?s=19

Odyssey, Tempest, Robinson Crusoe, Lord of the Flies..: @nachristakis fascinatingly studied real shipwreck survivors & how some (not all) avoided violence: Good leadership, mild hierarchy, friendship, cooperation.  https://t.co/Hn1D4NoPUC
https://twitter.com/sapinker/status/1150422162840465408?s=19

A labour of love, this riveting list of 1150 free films! @openculture is a gold mine. A mix of first prints, ditched releases, debuts, shorts, adaptations, experimental, avant-garde, cult, margin, award-winners, forgotten, failed, real, noir, and surreal. https://t.co/6tSCRAJzxN
https://twitter.com/riminamohapatra/status/1150384364221427712?s=19

Some writers’ works the films are based on: e.e. cummings, Anton Chekhov, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, Alexander Pushkin, Vladimir Nabokov, Ray Bradbury, Ernest Hemingway, Anthony Burgess, and Somerset Maugham
The quirky, fearless madness of cinematic genius. An ocean. Waiting.

https://twitter.com/riminamohapatra/status/1150385925618204672?s=19

Name your 5 favourite thrillers you've watched. In any language.
https://twitter.com/dharmadispatch/status/1150386650976882689?s=19


Beautifully illustrated story on Janaki Ammal, Botanist and Cytogeneticist https://t.co/tahQxRVJWD
https://twitter.com/ViditaVaidya/status/1148034306972930048?s=19


Baji Prabhu Deshpande's epic last stand inspired many nationalist leaders too. Aurobindo composed a English poem in his honor, while Veer Savarkar wrote a famous ballad on him in Marathi, to rouse the people against British rule.
https://twitter.com/GabbarSanghi/status/1150360775417950209?s=19

Sri Aurobindo's powerful poem is the still the best I have read on the heroic sacrifice of Baji Prabhu! https://t.co/hxo5aI2Z8S https://t.co/6DrfKO2Y8g
https://twitter.com/ManognaSastry/status/1150379878027411457?s=19

Indeed. And when we wake up to this glorious poetry of Sri Aurobindo we will find India produced the greatest English poet of the 20th century. It took the English 400 years to discover Shakespeare’s genius so I guess we have to be a wee bit patient...:) https://t.co/0NgrKQWiC0
https://twitter.com/naandiliveli/status/1150388596303527938?s=19

I will forever appreciate the syncretic culture of India and how Mughal era is part of India’s fascinating history and the art&culture that they introduced India too. But to say they made India rich is a false narrative & white washing a lot of history.
https://twitter.com/priyankac19/status/1150293658760990725?s=19

Islam turns its followers into zombies, which makes them amenable to control. One lever to influence millions, especially the uneducated among the Muslims. Congress exploited this, cannily positioning itself as Islam friendly while keeping the Muslims impoverished and uneducated.
https://twitter.com/CholericCleric/status/1150308450506891264?s=19

Jadunath Sarkar - "The glitter of gems and gold in the Taj Mahal or the Peacock Throne ought not to blind us to the fact that in Mughal India, man was considered vile;"
(Source: A short history of Aurangzeb) https://t.co/potc24aYTo
https://twitter.com/Kalbhoja/status/1150311383247933440?s=19
Sarkar continues "The mass of the people had no economic liberty, no indefeasible right to justice or personal freedom, when their oppressor was a noble or high official or landowner; political rights were not dreamt of.."


60) Hymns 383 - 388 (Verses 3,840 - 3,913): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 05, Sukta 029 to 034 (all hymns addressed to Indra); with #SriAurobindo's words on the true psychological significance of Indra https://t.co/mAbSjSoLSM

https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1150337347696807937?s=19

Mortal Life and the Pursuit of Immortality, Part 2 https://t.co/TSIPhM70uN
https://twitter.com/santoshk1/status/1150416987975237633?s=19

Working through Kumārila on upamāna this past week has highlighted for me just how far the field of Indian philosophy has to go in terms of spadework. Imagine if we had essentially one major English translation of (some of) Aristotle’s works.
https://twitter.com/cmalcolmkeating/status/1150247713004384256?s=19
The chapter on upamāna (the epistemic instrument responsible for knowing similarity) is intimately connected with discussion about perception, memory, language, inference, and metaphysics. Yet there are just a handful of treatments of it, none comprehensive.
And this is the case for so many other parts of Kumārila’s corpus, as well as so many other thinkers.

Yesterday I offered to share some writing advice that has worked for me, & it garnered a lot of interest! So I'm going to share it here in a thread instead of individually by email because we can all agree that academic writing is HARD! So here we go #phdchat #AcademicTwitter
https://twitter.com/Dr_KatieG1/status/1149305568567472131?s=19
3-Writing your dissertation or a manuscript is hard because no one has ever been where you are. No one has ever written about it in the way you're going to. It's literally the edge of our collective knowledge or else you wouldn't be writing it. https://t.co/IcFCbzwqQw https://t.co/bntZ79rU1s
Ok, other people to follow for great writing advice - @StephenBHeard, @raulpacheco, @thesiswhisperer are my favorites, but if you have more, please add them here! Another great blog post is - https://t.co/IwwTyv8ttm. Ok Twitterverse, good luck & get writing!

Terrific ongoing talk by Beverley Glover, Cambridge Univ on nanostructures that underlie biological patterns in plants and animals @Beverley_CUBG #hfspmtg https://t.co/y9L1zLOpUe
https://twitter.com/ViditaVaidya/status/1149508205644378113?s=19

The word ‘parva’ means a span between two nodes of a sugarcane. Just like the span between nodes in a sugarcane stalk, so also is the role played by the parvas in the Mahābhārata.
Mahābhārata and its Place in Indian Culture – Part 2 https://t.co/GdQ3eEIFSZ
https://twitter.com/prekshaajournal/status/1150314832630931457?s=19

Modi govt is in the right track; trying to be true to Constitution even at the risk of diluting many of party bastion. Such a clear headed policy is admittedly daring and admirably refreshing. Many would suspect carrot and stick but from all appearances, intentions seem genuine.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1150441451832004608?s=19
Hope you have chanced upon this handle.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1150456219443724288?s=19
Rainbow & the Other: Cultures in danger of being eradicated https://t.co/wl1QO3bELR @NathTusar, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad-201014 (U.P.) #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1150325207531266048?s=19

July 10, 2019

Latin university motto is similar to Chinese tattoo


Assorted tweets:

"Education" policies have always been & will be about mass literacy. It's about numbers & creating future "workforce". Hence, Govts should be kept out of education. Education is & must be the function of households & communities if we must transmit/protect anything of real value.
https://twitter.com/UmaKiranam/status/1148777874310062080?s=19

No matter which political party is in power, one cannot let them have power over one's children and family. 
Your children becoming the children of the state is communism's dream.
Sadly, many Hindu parents have given up the power to raise their own children and cry foul now!!! https://t.co/Yy4r6JDYwX
https://twitter.com/UmaKiranam/status/1148141338644234240?s=19

Hindus writing books/novels based on our puraaNaas and itihaasas in English today:
Let's not hold each other to high standards or any standards for that matter. You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours! Together, we'll become or just declare ourselves "best-selling authors"!!!



universities: we have an impressive Latin motto.
also universities: we cut the entire classics department.

https://twitter.com/BullenRoss/status/1148270613276110848?s=19


The Latin university motto is the analogue of the Chinese tattoo: its wearer has no idea what it means, but thinks it brings street cred.
https://twitter.com/josephecapizzi/status/1148631445306429442?s=19


Went to Auroville of my own volition and may have slightly warmed up to Aurobindo; perhaps it has its own place. But that place certainly wasn't Indian Lit 😶
https://twitter.com/tasneemsworld05/status/1148866100408381440?s=19


Devotees and admirers of Sri Aurobindo: Deport Peter Heehs and his supporters from India - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/jMmRngiQGd via @ChangeOrg_India
https://twitter.com/TlosaE/status/1148610549346783233?s=19

Sri Aurobindo  Sri Aurobindo represents “the completest synthesis  that has been written by Shrikanth https://t.co/vx9GvlIhCg #columns
https://twitter.com/medhajournal/status/1148819471152422912?s=19


49) Hymns 316 - 321 (Verses 3,283 - 3,345): Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 04, Sukta 020 to 025 (all hymns addressed to Indra); with #SriAurobindo's words on the true psychological significance of Agni https://t.co/L9fUwlJnWp

https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1149005236784156673?s=19


I believe all this is based on some undated notes from 1927 that #SriAurobindo wrote, without revealing their significance, rest is built up by the imagination of the disciples :)
Perhaps not related to rebirth, but manifestation of some related powers in the two beings.. https://t.co/X67SFauPeA
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1148842801435533313?s=19

This may help to remove the confusion :) https://t.co/LhdW0UYeY8
https://twitter.com/Auro_Mere/status/1148847665389510656?s=19

There is also a student union a new type of school, named Sri Aurobindo International Education Center,at Pondicherry.visit it and learn what's real education and how the students will be.Exlent free progress edn. is running there with the help of soul.Would your govt follow it?
https://twitter.com/KarunakarBisw13/status/1148818545561620482?s=19

I have perceived it..a little of that great wave has nudged me to action that i otherwise wouldn’t have performed..simple gestures, that bloomed like a tiny flower, a speck of beauty amidst chaos..yes, I have seen it..
One has to be a bee to appreciate the flower..we simians have lost that faculty long back..a period of training and aspiration is necessary...
Yes. And it is possible..the collective is too big a field to change, we are not Rishis yet, but can start with ourselves..Sri Aurobindo says somewhere on how we aught to be,”..when one of us stands up, thousands around may be filled with His light, joy and power”
But too great the music, too profound the Dharma, until least of the little me remains, it shall not possess me entirely, I shall not be the full-throated songbird yet. of the little I glimpsed i can speak..but one has to know if it is curiosity or sarcasm or quest that impels?

Till 70s #SriAurobindo was not even in history expect the Alipore case ! Forget His literary works !! But as says SA in His #LettersonSavitri , A mistake once recognised must be admitted & CORRECTED ! And what a better way to teach English with of SA!! @narendramodi @Auro_Mere
https://twitter.com/Sanjays81301051/status/1148420011268222983?s=19
https://twitter.com/kalisbrood/status/1148811185828986881?s=19

With Maa Sri Aurobindo's grace, Mala Ashram had Prof @GoutamGhosal2 today. His benign nature, which has always been his hallmark, left the local people n members spell-bound. His visit will b a milestone for the Ashram in d upcoming days. We hope to c him again for better enlightenment
It is in Falta, West Bengal.
https://twitter.com/lopamudra_adak/status/1148916962199654401?s=19

If one reads Sri Aurobindo, then s/he can fathom the significance of Evolution. Why the Westerners came to India? Why Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Tagore, Gandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar, and others went overseas? Recognising inevitability of #WorldUnion and redundancy of Hindutva needed.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148643982919888896?s=19
Both modernity and postmodernism are essential in our task of consigning all past religions and rituals to museums. Texts of course will circulate but sans reference will lose relevance and adherence. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo will rule on merit. It's Evolutionary inevitability.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148623975062237184?s=19
Religions are accumulated culture marketed for commercial purposes with political patronage. They are also a means, says Sri Aurobindo, for elevating human consciousness, at times. This transcendental aspect needs to be a priority by relegating mythology and rituals to oblivion.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148651235156942848?s=19
Plain & Simple: Start off your Savitri era tour https://t.co/t2Oi1YJHEu @NathTusar, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF), SRA-102-C, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 (UP). #FiveDreams #WorldUnion
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148657128304832512?s=19
Only sixty handles are connected to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo and many of them are dormant. Unfortunately, @viryavaan seems to be suspended. Let's hope, @TwitterIndia doesn't drown his firm voice. May be more devotees exchange opinions in FB but not being a member I'm not aware.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1147943736392871936?s=19
No one has experienced whole of life and consequently all portrayals of it are inchoate. Stretches of long years may be eventful but in terms of understanding reality of life can be a desert. Spectrum is merely a certain conception or visible aberration of light; not light itself.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148834256312926208?s=19
Your tweets seem to be a bit uncharitable. Your article may have highlighted some miseries but that's not the whole story. There are many persons who are well acquainted with Ashram history. However, past sufferings should not diminish the relevance of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1149009006494531590?s=19
Not many here can claim to have actually used Binaca Top toothpaste as I have. It came as a breath of fresh air challenging Colgate, before declining as Cibaca. Radio Ceylon's Binaca Geetmala was a rage then. Nature has this uncanny knack of thrusting new things and toppling old.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148844187623706625?s=19
I was fond of building toy bridges in the childhood with bamboo stems, jute sticks, etc. complete with brick dust as the clay topping. Then the fascination turned towards "She is the golden bridge." Hope to build an actual (or, virtual) bridge someday and name it after Heidegger. https://t.co/yMlO7Z4Bvp
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1148858796887793664?s=19

Book therapy for the problem of Mumford's "post-historic man"/Nietzsche's "Last Man" -- Jean Gebser's *Ever-Present Origin*, Rosenstock-Huessy's *Out of Revolution: Autobiography of Western Man* and Aurobindo's *The Human Cycle*. Should prove an effective cure.
https://twitter.com/fourfoldvision/status/1148980676970131458?s=19
"The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it... History is literaly present in all that we do" -- James Baldwin. Can't free ourselves from robopathy, therefore, without consciousness and insight into it.

The EFL PodBlog Language Learning Daily est sorti de presse! https://t.co/GFNSU30Wn5 The Latest ... @lingoda @SavitriEraParty @terraglobal #languagelearning #education
https://twitter.com/EFL_Podblog/status/1148665420037206017?s=19

Have you ever wondered why khakhara temples in Odisha have powerful female deities! Join us for a tour to grand Gangeswari temple along with four other sites in Prachi Valley on 21st July 2019. #aitiha #ExploreAitiha.            For details, login at https://t.co/rS7TtQNtWo https://t.co/O6aL19OTQl
https://twitter.com/aitiha1/status/1147721419532333056?s=19
Our maiden tour published in Orissadiary on dt 3.7.19.
https://t.co/TDWNgtbh8C


How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing) https://t.co/TFU5ZVT6w8
https://twitter.com/subhashkak1/status/1148651513750990849?s=19


In the wake of the Tamil film industry wanting to ban 'extremely harsh' reviews, replugging an interview with the brutal 'Blue Sattai': #BlueSattai https://t.co/3Qw0gzxN0C
https://twitter.com/dhanyarajendran/status/1148827744353972225?s=19

#ZoyaAkhtar #Oscars So thrilled to know that Zoya Akhtar has been invited to join the Academy  @TheAcademy . I admire her work. She has imbibed so much from her family but she has also her own original thinking.
https://twitter.com/SunayanaPanda/status/1146037057736904705?s=19
#ABetterWorld #Writers #Arists #Filmmakers So much remains to be done before we make this a better world. There is no time to rest.
https://twitter.com/SunayanaPanda/status/1148700461245050880?s=19
The Bridge of Love by Sunayana Panda! https://t.co/ZacoJpoJE0

@radhika_apte says monogamy has to be a choice not a compulsion, says ‘I believe in falling in love with many people’ #bffwithvogue https://t.co/MMUa1BkBT5
https://twitter.com/htshowbiz/status/1148444886766514176?s=19
"Sometimes it’s a physical attraction, sometimes it’s just admiration and that can be very potent also and I think that’s beautiful. Why would you not address that aspect of your life?” - @radhika_apte https://t.co/yy50JkWQ5L

Life after marriage is tough for everyone, but here are six basic lessons all parents need to give their daughters before the big day.  https://t.co/3XJXCNtPIQ
https://twitter.com/womensweb/status/1148827690591408129?s=19

July 03, 2019

Shift the attention from the past and focus on the future


Assorted tweets:

Few know the greatness of Maharishi Aurobindo! He had predicted much in advance that India would gain independence on 15 August 1947, as his divine birthday gift... YES! Sri Aurobindo's birthday is 15th August... It... https://t.co/vTwOOQfHJy
https://twitter.com/Shiv_Kumar_Iyer/status/1146266886985998336?s=19


Hey India, the future is that-a-way

The Hindu-18 hours ago

A significant portion of India must develop the guts and good sense to shift the attention from the past and focus on the future. This section will dream up a future India, free the country at last from all the scars of the past. This section will be the “massive barrier-breakers of Immortality” to echo Sri Aurobindo’s words from Savitri. By the force of their thoughts and deeds, the dream of a lovely India can hasten to become real.

The philosophy of #evolution has a special status in the integral philosophy of Sri Aurobindo. There are two aspects involved-an ‘Involution’ (a downward movement) and an ‘Evolution’ (an upward movement) https://t.co/TsjSnzJjQ9
https://twitter.com/IndiaFactsOrg/status/1145972880531951616?s=19

Kena Upanishad: Mind, Senses and Life-Force and the Search for the Underlying Cause of Their Action https://t.co/Ue1boLT8M4
https://twitter.com/santoshk1/status/1141380930160009216?s=19
Perception in the Mind and the Subliminal and Subconscious Levels of Experience https://t.co/F7uEvohwA2
https://twitter.com/santoshk1/status/1145337202211270656?s=19
The Four Necessary Functions of Active Consciousness https://t.co/0Qgn7NVWvq
A Supreme Sense Behind the Senses, Part 1 https://t.co/274WKs6nKT

Join us for the free online course on "Sri Aurobindo and his Essential thought" Click here for registration=> https://t.co/uHWjHXwvE0 https://t.co/n9iVGCH22H
https://twitter.com/SACAR_IN/status/1145974640042364928?s=19

The Alum continue to diversify and integrate. California Institute of Integral Studies started mid-19th century by Sri Aurobindo to integrate East and West, is now a world renowned graduate school with people from... https://t.co/48yUxlC4Mf
https://twitter.com/sisson_holly/status/1146212291391737858?s=19


@pragyaitsme writes a wonderful summary of some key sessions at the National Seminar on Prenatal Education: Ancient Indian Perspectives. Presented in two parts. https://t.co/jKMjWUuUl7

https://twitter.com/AUROSAFIC/status/1145979419757907969?s=19

Draft New Education Policy 2019 through a Gender and Sexuality Lens https://t.co/sAgGakeo6G
https://twitter.com/kafila/status/1144491581484912640?s=19
The politics of Hindutva and its erotic charge: Jaya Sharma https://t.co/6mgPIhULyM
https://twitter.com/kafila/status/1143040045437214721?s=19
Gujarat Today Could be What ‘Hindu Rashtra’ Will Look Like for Dalits https://t.co/p3a0N2BSHJ https://t.co/7J2anbicau
https://twitter.com/kafila/status/1144722861124440064?s=19

Politicians has a private stock market where they trade the "quid-pro-quo". Many transactions are done and the system stays alive. That's why a balance of power between all factions is important to the system. https://t.co/PKDIAtkJEl
https://twitter.com/JagPaws/status/1072778573902172160?s=19
Massive levels of corruption in nagar nigam gaushalas in certain states.  Hindus r so used to ideological corruption.  Other religions know this well n take advantage of it.
https://twitter.com/gary_agg/status/1145938216932917248?s=19
In terms of buddhi,  a younger girl is far weaker than seasoned woman.  In fact,  when a adult Muslim male comes back to hindu dharma,  in several cases,  his entire family I. E.  Wife n daughters come back!  They follow him.  So,  depends.
https://twitter.com/gary_agg/status/1146037390164652034?s=19
Women r easier to initiate into bhakti.  Somehow,  the first set of non hindu women coming to temple institutions looks impossible,  but if that somehow happens,  their alignment with their men will dislocate further.

A lot of people make this mistake Garima ji. Women are always more rooted in their culture than the men. Kisi bhi dharm ke hon.
https://twitter.com/neha_aks/status/1146034628471525376?s=19

Seems very interesting : Evenings with Shraddhaalu https://t.co/EzOiB4vgG1.
Dear @narendramodi @BJP4Karnataka @BJP4India @Tejasvi_Surya, please watch just the first 6 minutes of the interview. Beautiful thoughts on Indian constitution. >> https://t.co/oJ1KVFKaul
https://twitter.com/dwarakiMN/status/1146290687937339393?s=19

Everything is useful but most religions are just covered with lace and jewelry by people, because people love to decorate everything, and they cover and cover what they are afraid is their ugliness... and eternity's frightening mystery.
https://twitter.com/AnaMyID/status/1026172892889763840?s=19

It's never about, atheism, theism, deism, or any other ism, but always about people and people are same everywhere. In all its glory human nature is a mix bag of good and evil only varying in degrees.
https://twitter.com/ScandlousGrace/status/1026530787074682880?s=19

There are people in this world who focus more on our similarities than differences. These are the people who inspire me. They bring us to common ground. They spread positive vibes. They pursue truth. They remind us that we are linked. Indeed, we're far more alike than we realize.
https://twitter.com/CraigCons/status/1142799159629664256?s=19

On lifehacking, growth hackers and more. Today in the TOI. On hacking as way of life https://t.co/2epfxD9RUD
https://twitter.com/desaisantosh/status/1145561569335611392?s=19

For those of u who are going through sleep issues,u can consider reading a few pages of Sri Aurobindo literature before trying to doze off, as someone rightly observed, the English of rishi is just like sanskrit mantra/verse, and helps calm down the nervous system/mental tension. https://t.co/OAKZOoc0qq
https://twitter.com/iridines/status/1146277598634422272?s=19
I can't vouch that it will give u a sound sleep like sleep pills, but at the least, it will remove agitations and tiredness of the mind that is not getting sleep. Though such intrinsic experiences may vary person to person, and some may find greater relaxation in shri maa word
Anna my point being that, bodies of language behave like flow of rivers, they change courses along the path of history, thus what u may not be getting into sanskrit as of 21st century, u may stumble upon certain hidden bengali literature of this end in kali yuga.
https://twitter.com/iridines/status/1146101163713937408?s=19

Of course I agree there. For each soul that is born to a language or has adopted it as his own, moulds the language to serve his world action. And in doing so, shapes the language too..Sri Aurobindo mentions what Tagore did for Bengali should suffice for 300 years..
https://twitter.com/kalisbrood/status/1146264295191302144?s=19
No need to disparage Sanskrit..and certainly does not feel ‘mythical’ when the Shruti emerges from your own being in however diluted a form..hear/perceive it once and nothing is the same in you anymore..Bengali does not need such jingoistic support..

I find descriptions of paradisical realms and states from Savitri to be very good for reading before sleep, second only to passages that might resonate with your current circumstances.
https://twitter.com/ArpanAgarwal3/status/1146300673279090689?s=19

transformation. He called it the "the Shadow". 
I also don't like to suggest yoga/dhyana as a cure except for myself and a limited number of others I know, because these are subjective processes. I can't know how well they even understand these and or how well they do these./3

https://twitter.com/ArpanAgarwal3/status/1145522747440676864?s=19

June 28, 2019

Not concerned with evaluation of evidence


Assorted tweets:


The Mughals were an integral part of India – so why are they being labelled foreigners? https://t.co/I5Gd0dZS7X
[Replug] https://t.co/LtBW6V1dzo
https://twitter.com/scroll_in/status/1144634057789247489?s=19


this thread. and this is only part of the diverse evidence that can be gathered so easily. the overlap between a lot of post-colonial studies and the RSS world-view is not a coincidence, both are routes to power, and are not concerned with evaluation of evidence. https://t.co/ATFl8Srt5j
https://twitter.com/HartoshSinghBal/status/1144636950663585793?s=19


Thanks to @shankasur, I just read this piece on caste as a British colonial invention. Of postcolonialism theory's many pernicious lies, this is the worst. Let me break it down. 1/16
https://t.co/eRmT5FfVo3

https://twitter.com/achakrava/status/1141945588482625536?s=19

SAFIC is going to post many interesting and amazing facts about Sanskrit and Indian culture. To be updated please follow us.
https://twitter.com/AUROSAFIC/status/1144481986024624128?s=19

Sri Rama In Iraq is more an archaeological Rorschach than reality and this P.N. Oak-like Obsession about a global Vedic civilization in a literal sense should stop! https://t.co/I6BoSeFwGc via @swarajyamag
https://twitter.com/arvindneela/status/1144516156696326144?s=19

There is definitely over enthusiasm based on vague pictorial similarities. However, there is a serious issue that deserves scholarly attention. India was the largest economy and human civilization for a very long time. It definitely influenced the religions around the world.
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1144517584055918592?s=19

Egypt especially seems to be strongly influenced by India, through the Mittanis who married into the Egyptian royalty and perhaps even earlier to them. The religions definitely have a parallel. See. https://t.co/GgVrvzUckD

Jung's fascination with mandalas not only reflected our transition to a four-d cosmos, but the emergence of a new consciousness structure as well -- also rendered as Blake's "fourfold vision" and fourfold "Albion". This is also Aurobindo's "fourfold Atman".
https://twitter.com/fourfoldvision/status/1144619084526567424?s=19

There are also some unique signatures of India in other ancient civilizations, like the statues of the humped Zebu bull, or the prominent Lapus Lazuli stones, which were mined only in North-west India (Afghanistan). No other way to get them.
https://t.co/tX87F1wJgE
https://twitter.com/vakibs/status/1144519157037318144?s=19

In olden days the temples were where the exploitative priests loitered around brainwashing gullible people with their lies and deceit ... now they hang around  top university halls as professors.. a #wikipedia,  #quora admins & as  media editors & movie makers..
https://twitter.com/Teloogoo/status/1144462033275904000?s=19

Yes. The story tellers, fib spinners, elaborators, actors, media of all types are vehicle of brainwash & mindcontrol. Earlier they were only in temples & kathakalatchepams. Now they are in every junction of people. Psychology & dramatics are their tools.
https://twitter.com/Tamil1947/status/1144557032361492480?s=19

For the realisation of the RSS’s ultimate goal—turning India from a secular democracy to a Hindu religious state—it is not enough to bring religion into politics; religion itself needs to be politicised. Dhirendra K Jha: https://t.co/0JTyiNon9x
https://twitter.com/thecaravanindia/status/1144568627494031361?s=19

Sri Aurobindo postulated AIT to be untrue but he wrote under different circumstances and on scant evidence. So current scientific consensus to stand by AIT is in order till conclusively disproved by people like blog_supplement. Hindutva-driven sociological studies not dependable.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1144646494537912321?s=19
Each individual has to find the right intellectual resources by applying sufficient critical scrutiny. Chasing celebrities is an easy trap for adolescents to get misguided. Even education system or media can be misleading. Political preference also deprives of authentic knowledge.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1140681514390175744?s=19
Pushing a narrative and telling the right thing are two different things. Obviously, people are driven by material gains and no escape from such compulsions. Sri Aurobindo, however, provides diverse perspectives to sense current priorities and imperatives. https://t.co/yA7GHvJTdf
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1143745208053465088?s=19
Feel Philosophy: Fighting against fascists is no less fascist https://t.co/QhvWCfcUaj
Posted by Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - since 2005) for eradication of intellectual malnutrition. @NathTusar
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1144548754558599169?s=19
Rainbow & the Other: Outrage is contagious; Truth is not https://t.co/idxz6jpdC6
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF - since 2005) for eradication of intellectual malnutrition. @NathTusar

Strangers in my home https://t.co/joqsKap2xL In this article the authors examine how disaster can disrupt the boundaries between the private, parochial and public realms, allowing strangers to freely enter the home https://t.co/6xKPIB3UhT
https://twitter.com/TheSocReview/status/1144638392921133057?s=19


"Karma is the sole ruler in #Jiivi. What goes around does come around in this world. Instead of leaving it up to God to deliver justice, the film questions his very existence," reviews @Iamnavein @Vetri_Sudley @actorkaruna  https://t.co/h3oimfltFJ
https://twitter.com/XpressCinema/status/1144637226405396480?s=19


According to Gopinath Rao (East & West Vol. 35) the old tribal shrine at Jaganath Puri was usurped by Vaisnavas and the walls of the temple even today displays gory murals recording the beheading and massacre of Buddhists.
https://twitter.com/MaidaanEtweet/status/1144612787114524679?s=19

Nearly fifty years after humanity’s first steps on the Moon, the team at @NASA_Johnson restored the Apollo Mission Control center to appear as it did in that era. Join our experts on @Reddit starting at 1:30pm ET to ask about our work to preserve history: https://t.co/DTkfmRW28G https://t.co/W9xCgQ50so
https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1144647909889196033?s=19


Dear Friends,
We are taking the opportunity of sharing with you five videos of the Mother which have been uploaded in the youtube channel of Overman Foundation. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxKf1m4020I

Conversations with the Mother on the subject of flowers in particular and Nature more generally form the first new title introduced in this issue. Throb of Nature is a compilation of the author’s notes jotted down from his conversations with the Mother. 
In Sri Aurobindo's Commentaries on Krishna, Buddha, Christ and Ramakrishna the author brings together comments made by Sri Aurobindo – in his major works and in his letters to disciples – as well as a few comments by the Mother, on the lives of these avatars and their particular roles in advancing the evolution of humanity. Sri Aurobindo saw all four as messengers who came to earth with a special mission.

Web: https://www.sabda.in 
New releases: https://www.sabda.in/new.php 

To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/sabda_enews/005901d52cd1%24b1d040e0%241570c2a0%24%40in

June 25, 2019

Vama Marg is individualistic


Assorted tweets:

A sensory sociology of the future: Affect, hope and inventive methodologies, by @rcecoleman https://t.co/2axDb6gOOT https://t.co/RCkvVJxrV4
https://twitter.com/TheSocReview/status/1143217289082343424?s=19

There’s a lot of frustration with the way we communicate science, but real ideas on reform are hard to come by. Read Gene Lim’s take on two practical ideas for change. #ScienceOpen #sciencetwitter https://t.co/psEBgp3uTP
https://twitter.com/Neuroscience_fu/status/1140607282549600261?s=19
Most babies have rhythms, sleep eat play cry sleep eat play cry sleep... it seems like adulthood brings on a more stable and aperiodic way of being.  Are there any 2-3 hour repeat cycles happening in your adult life? #psychology #babies #dailyrythyms
https://twitter.com/Neuroscience_fu/status/1129456428849274882?s=19

What's the connection between TS Eliot and bullshit? He invented the term in an unpublished poem, a century ago. Since then, it has gained traction - not only as profanity but as a major theoretical framework. https://t.co/XSolFZqCwU
https://twitter.com/madrascourier/status/1143109694073925632?s=19

"What light through yonder window breaks?" #cats #shakespeare https://t.co/4OFkc7umAO
https://twitter.com/pureunfoldment1/status/1143109340083212288?s=19

Banksy’s work are on show in Lisbon for summer 2019, entitled Banksy’s Genius or Vandal? (Eye roll) The exhibition features original works lent by international private collectors and galleries. (Irony dies multiple times in this exhibit) https://t.co/QneCdnODbi
https://twitter.com/suchitrav/status/1143210825408307200?s=19


Yes, entrenched cunning ruthless exploiters using beliefs as sheepskin hold all the keys. And are strong inciters of people.
They use every word from every type of critic to provoke obsession among mass.
They use mass psychology. 
Critics too need mass psychology.
https://twitter.com/Tamil1947/status/1143216132662259713?s=19


That always is the limitation of rationalists & reformists. This category approaches straight. While parasites & exploiters are devious, monolithic, organized. Thus reasoning is uphill task. 
Rajaram & Sati is a sample. 
Buddha is another sample.
https://twitter.com/Tamil1947/status/1143214783568592896?s=19

Is Freedom of Expression a one-way street for the liberals? writes @mvmeet  https://t.co/wseBXyp0iL
https://twitter.com/eOrganiser/status/1143162005131411458?s=19


@acorn: It is not Star Wars yet, but space has undoubtedly become a military theatre. It is time to rethink our approach https://t.co/V0C0QeXlRZ
https://twitter.com/Mint_Opinion/status/1143116544488169472?s=19

Journalist and MP @Swapan Dasgupta's swapan55 book, "Awakening Bharat Mata: The Political Beliefs of the Indian Right", (published by @PenguinIndia) is a selection of writings by such thinkers as Sister Nivedita, Sri Aurobindo, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya, RC Majumder...... RG Bhandarkar, Veer Savarkar, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Sardar Patel, LK Advani, Girilal Jain, and others. Review, rate, discuss it at 
https://t.co/KW5w6uGleE https://t.co/OgRtss9wts
https://twitter.com/IndicBookClub/status/1143212926574030848?s=19

My talk at #Swadeshiindology conf SI3: #Dravidianism, its lack of linguistic basis (AIT based western historical linguistics); followed by coauthor @YamunaHarsha on its lack of history, honesty & integrity: https://t.co/vp1TWqwwFF
Track2/session2: Mod #Hinduphobia & Dravidianism
https://twitter.com/karigar01/status/1014265367227699200?s=19
An earlier talk of mine, on Integral Unity in Indian Mathematics, journey from 1-to-0 & back: https://t.co/pUa1heRR0k

My interview explaining Hinduism, and Yoga as its practice. Suitability of Dharma as a better descriptor of Indic traditions, than Religion: https://t.co/EUzy2VuFiA

Another reason why anyone reading Indian history needs good grounding in Sanskrit. Fake propaganda cannot be done when one knows Sanskrit. https://t.co/czqKjG3dwK
https://twitter.com/SpiritWithBody/status/1143134318924976128?s=19

Also, get your hands on the @LeftwordBooks volume - Liberate the Colonies, the texts on anti-colonialism from the early Communist International meetings (1917-1924): https://t.co/5H7wXQRKAt. Essential volume, 45% off this week.
https://twitter.com/vijayprashad/status/1143116149569314816?s=19

I am surprised I need to even explain this. Bahujans are at least 70% of India's population and if a majority of us had voted for BJP, the votes share would have been double of what they got. And it is this majority that stands between Modi & Hindu Rashtra. 1/n https://t.co/8EwaPrLgPA
https://twitter.com/NilimDutta/status/1142844676820492288?s=19

And it is also a stupid boiler plate argument to claim Marxists are wiped out by pointing to the useless existent Parliamentary left parties. As if they own Marxism and as if our existence or rise is dependent on them. 2/n https://t.co/E9UjUpHaqW

CPIM is a "Bahujan" Radical Marxist party? 🤣🤣🤣
How many Bahujans are there in its Politburo?
Why don't you first educate ourself a little before you start mindless debates and waste my time? https://t.co/oZaCIMC2fq

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was a champion of secularism and firmly against communal politics! https://t.co/UzL4lIe3NG
https://twitter.com/HistoryofCongr2/status/1143107633286541313?s=19

My piece for the Mid-year special of @TheWeekLive for the 150th birth anniv of Gandhi, contrasting the two irreconcilable poles of Indian history- Gandhi and #Savarkar n how their legacies continue to divide the Indian polity. https://t.co/y4VjURAKz6
https://twitter.com/vikramsampath/status/1142995180569550848?s=19

Amit Shah has simply followed the Congress playbook and turned it into an art form. The Congress scum who killed Sikhs in 1984 destroyed the lives of witnesses, tampered with the judiciary— in short, they did everything that Shah did.The communists in Bengal, SP, BSP no different
https://twitter.com/IndiaExplained/status/1142924417653067776?s=19

There is no doubt that most of what the BJP is doing now has one or more precedents, set more often than not by the Congress. But the crucial difference is that unlike with culprits in the past, for the duo there are absolutely no limits.
https://twitter.com/shijoyvarughese/status/1142937620160364544?s=19

Indira Gandhi playbook really; Modi really reminds me of her, except much worse and overtly communal.
https://twitter.com/ConradkBarwa/status/1142926152891281408?s=19

Supporting the right party is the only solution instead of suffering the hegemony of established ones. Spreading the desired ideology should be the strategy and encouraging an environment of rationality and sense of responsibility can turn the tables on the present perpetrators.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1143115147424124928?s=19

Debates prior to Sri Aurobindo must be understood for locating him properly.
[Where Nietzsche or Emerson say to be more individual, Kant tells us to be more universal – to act according to the same moral law that everyone else should act under. -Amod Lele] https://t.co/C0MISaBS5d

https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1143057144469528576?s=19

Sri Aurobindo on the Psychic Being --The true soul real in us https://t.co/uJ8PPcqtES
https://twitter.com/drsbasu2115/status/1143135257257893889?s=19

Bhagavad Gita and Mahabharata. Analysis of Chapter V Kurukshetra from Essays on The Gita by Sri Aurobindo https://t.co/dGsX0Jpz4R
https://twitter.com/pburavalli/status/1143162626119208960?s=19

Globalist Ideologies are Dakshina in nature. Among religious ideas, Islam is the epitome of Dakshina Marg. Doesn't allow any room to anyone. Communism too is Dakshina Marg. Any ideology which tells you to follow, rather than to chart your own path is deceiving you.
Everyone of them had to clash with the society. The clash between society and a powerful person is the most ancient battle in the history of mankind. Clash between collectivism and Individualism. Vama Marg is individualistic.
https://twitter.com/From_Himalaya/status/1085392043449479170?s=19
Aghora's are the real Vama Margi. Shakta's at large follow Vama Marg. Vama Marg is individualistic. Real Vama Margis are better as lonely. They know & worship death, that's why so many Ugra devatas in the Vama Marg.