March 28, 2019

Sri Aurobindo considered the conquest of death to be essential

What is now known as Hinduism was the multiculturalism before the capital M Multiculti of today. What held it together were certain Dharmic values of mutual respect. Caste etc was not permanent; it came later and it will go now as feudal agriculture is no longer basis of economy.

Just in:  How to serve, support and help everyone around you selflessly?: Nikhil Chandwani When it comes to serving, supporting and helping people selflessly, we really need to understand what our ‘self’ is in the first place. The word ‘I’ is used by us…

"This brutal, fatal, sudden removal of people in whom you are deeply invested is something that she writes about over and over again."
Eminent biographer Hermione Lee considers the best works of Virginia Woolf, who died #OTD in 1941

[Despite inconsistency in statements, it is undeniable that Sri Aurobindo did consider the conquest of death to be essential–as shown by Savitri and his plays and poetry. The conquest of death is clearly central to his vision of the divine life on earth.]

Sri Aurobindo: His Early Life and Entry to Indian Independence Struggle - India's Stories From Indian Perspectives

Sri Aurobindo’s "final dream was a step in evolution which would raise man to a higher and larger consciousness and begin the solution of the problems"
Such a vision obviously is beyond any particular party or country and can sprout in any corner of world.

Go through this informative piece on the remarkable incidents of Sri Aurobindo's life which led to his entry in the independence struggle of India. #HistoryAwareness
Sri Aurobindo spent about 9 years in Baroda. His house become Ashram. Powerful presence. Pics by sanjeev nayyar @GujaratTourism @integralyog @SACACIndia @sriaurobindo27a @sriaurobindoMaa

Plain & Simple: Impossible to overestimate the importance of Sri Aurobindo

Many RW handles like @sanjeevsanyal @followsanjeev @dharmadispatch apart from @esamskritiindia @IndiaFactsOrg @Pragyata_ @prekshaajournal etc. deal with religion but Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) has been disseminating an Integral view on Sri Aurobindo since 2005. @NathTusar

Tusar Nath Mohapatra: My original contributions to understanding Sri Aurobindo #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion #Odisha #SavitriEra @NathTusar

Marketime: Physics is the key for prosperity by Tusar Nath Mohapatra @NathTusar, Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014 [Your Google+ account is going away on 2 April 2019. Downloading content may take time, so get started]

Basically, apple is running away from their core business. It's over. Complete Chinese domination coming soon. India should give red carpet welcome to Chinese manufacturers to set up factories in India and create layers of suppliers to feed final production and assembly line.

Here is a comprehensive list of articles so far: Sorry. Don't mean to impose:

Savitri Era Open Forum: Sheer brilliance & ingenuity of Sri Aurobindo's writings @NathTusar

Savitri Era Learning Forum: Socrates, Diogenes, Newton, and Voltaire Henri Bortoft, Iain McGilchrist, and Rosenstock-Huessy @NathTusar Tusar Nath Mohapatra #ShipraRiviera #Indirapuram #Ghaziabad #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion #FiveDreams

Savitri Era: No need for any temple, ritual, or learning Sanskrit
Authentic worldview and appropriate guidance: @NathTusar Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. January 22, 1956) #TheMother #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion
No means to produce evidence

Savitri Era: Islam as an entity or agency is anomalous @NathTusar #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion #FiveDreams

I haven't done this yet, but you might find it interesting to compare Rosenstock-Huessy's "Twelve Tones of the Spirit" to those of The Mother. Rosenstock-Huessy's essay appears as Chapter VI in his book *I Am An Impure Thinker*, available online at

Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Henri Bortoft, Iain McGilchrist, and Rosenstock-Huessy @NathTusar #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion #FiveDreams
Twelve Qualities of The Mother in relation to Sadhana on the Individual and Collective level

[In The Human Cycle Aurobindo writes about “the Sovereign” and “his Minister” in ways quite parallel to Iain McGilchrist’s “The Master and His Emissary” which reflects the tendency in contemporary psychology to distinguish between the “Self” and the “Ego”]

Gang Neher near Muradnagar (UP) hosts many festivals round the year but why no one from the Hindutva camp cares for a facelift of the area is a mystery. High sounding lectures on Dharma are futile if basic facilities are not provided on ground. No one's aesthetic sense is pricked

Aurora Mirabilis: Sri Aurobindo's theo-political reconfiguration of Hinduism
[The Making of an Avatar: Reading Sri Aurobindo Ghose (1872–1950): 6 Sep 2018 - Alex Wolfers] #MirraAlfassa #SriAurobindo #IntegralYoga #WorldUnion #SavitriEraDay @NathTusar

The question is why this pathetic need to wallow in the mud of Twitter after having such lofty experiences; the function of a rational posture (self-interest and self-protection) seems to be a reflex action and never vanishes. Further ordinary prudence is vital in initial stages.

Beautiful. People often mistake ritual fidelity to be a sign of being fixated, not progressive enough. Whilst the true function of fidelity to ritual is to carve grooves within consciousness, pathways of lucid act and thought, layered by faith and inner receptivity..
And in that locus of many attitudes and poises within, come the magic hour, a portal opens..our personal door to vistas higher..the palpable contact, the visitation of Ishwara occurs..then we understand the purpose of fidelity to the ritual, though it numbs the thinking mind..

Most of the junk philosophy in AI is just an extension of Christian theology. blog I wrote on occasion of #InternationalWomensDay2019 @ndtv @AartiTikoo @indiandiplomats @Aakash_Ironmann

Freedom, Not Compulsion, Is the Basis of True Spiritual Growth

And our bestselling book on @five_books this week was, according to Voltaire expert Nicholas Cronk, “one of the most explosive and controversial works of the European Enlightenment and one of the funniest”: @OWC_Oxford

"What I most disliked about Harvard was that smug assumptions were too often treated as substitutes for evidence or logic. The idea seemed to be that if we bright and good fellows all believed something, it must be true."

This is a common mistake among all levels of intelligence. It only requires ego. “My logic is flawless, therefore I could not be wrong ie. fact. No need to bore my listener with useless detail about its origin, I’ll just start referring to it as written law for convenience sake.”

A brief sketch of Rousseauism
A brief sketch of Rousseauism, whose organizing idea is probably as old as the historical imagination. It is the idealizing mix of nostalgia and primitivism that envisions life to have begun in some garden of Eden, an orchard of the Hesperides, a Golden Age, or a state of nature that was all peace and prosperity until some moral cataclysm hurled humankind into recorded history.2
Though philosophers, pagan and Christian, flirted with this mirage (there are traces of it in Plato, for example in The Statesman), it belonged mostly with myth and religion, it being understood that philosophy, as per Socrates, was in the business of demonstrating its claims and, as per Aristotle, of matching them with observation. Moreover, modern philosophy championed the humanist idea that human beings can and must reason their way to a better life. To lump all happiness and perfection in some fabled past when man had not yet learned to reason amounted to betraying philosophy’s confident premise.
This betrayal is, one can fairly state, the doing of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Rousseau used the language of philosophy to dignify the pessimistic myth of antediluvian human perfection. “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains:”3 this is not a thesis which he strove to explain, argue, illustrate, and prove; it is a first principle—to mean, not what logically comes first, as in ancient or medieval philosophy, but what Rousseau intuitively believed to be the starting point of the matter, his heartfelt conviction, the idée fixe from which every fact follows and to which every conclusion returns. This emotional, intuitive apriorism bred fateful habits of the pen in Rousseau, who had no
equal in asserting truths for which his readers learned to expect no verification.
“Nothing is so gentle as man in his primitive state;”4 “Society and laws… irretrievably destroyed natural liberty:”5 these are ideas which, first emitted as hypotheses, have a knack of transforming into truths universally acknowledged within the course of a few sentences. Rousseau is so confident in the world-making power of philosophizing that he avows it openly. It is, he says, “within the province of philosophy…to establish facts” and “these things [i.e., the origin of society, the felicity of savage man, the progress of inequality, etc.] can be deduced from the nature of man by the light of reason alone.”6
In other words, we know that primitive man was happy, hale, and free ... From Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics: JCLA Spring 2019 (42.1)
Being virtuous
Rousseau strongly believed that human being is naturally good. It implies that kind passions should be much more influential than negative passions, at least in the natural state (Rousseau 1971a, 249). That’s why the civil (social) state has to be strictly linked to the natural state: education could help us to develop kind passions and better control negative passions. However, Rousseau acknowledged that society we are living in is perverting us (Rousseau 1966a, 308). Historical records are usually focusing on social and political evils rather than the basic goodness of humankind (Rousseau 1966a, 308). Realizing good deeds is the way to become a good person (Rousseau, 1966a 325). Practicing virtue is much more important than knowing what it’s all about.
Practicing truth, temperance, and courage makes us virtuous persons (Rousseau 1971, 120). Being virtuous requires to be prudent at any time. Physical courage could always be enlightened by the basic virtue of prudence. Moral courage also implies to remain morally prudent. Moral courage is linked to one’s moral convictions: being morally courageous is being able to safeguard our moral convictions, when facing ethical conflicts and dilemmas. Being morally prudent requires not to embrace a given moral paradigm without unveiling its advantages, challenges, and weaknesses. Ethical leaders who have moral courage (when facing ethical dilemma and conflicts) could reach a more fulfilling psychological development level. They could serve as moral role models. They could even reduce organizational deviance and strengthen organizational ethics and culture (Goket al. 2017, 271).

Space-time concept has been mathematically, theoretically & experimentally proved as baseless in the published paper "Experimental & Theoretical Evidences of Fallacy of Space-time Concept and Actual State of Existence of the Physical Universe" which is available at the journal site at
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That there is a physical Brownian motion underlying the biological context does not imply that  a dualistic ontology is the natural one underlying this, but very much on the contrary, a supradual ontology, actually an ontoepistemology, a logophysics associated to it is the case. For the curious ones, including the dualistic abiders, you may see the work in append or in www.researchgate. Sincerely
Diego Lucio Rapoport

It could be that mind is something beyond brain. And that something could have come with big bang.  The big bang can "easily" have surprises. 
The very, very nifty thing is that some nice progress is finally happening in our understandings of brains. But the new technologies are still in their infancy. So sadly we need to be somewhat patient. But new ideas regarding quantum mechanics is always welcome. Stan

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