May 15, 2020

We're Hindu, but we're not like them

Why blame Google? They have incentive to focus on languages with widespread use.  Several others very well-intentioned like Aurobindo Ashram have tried building Unicode. What prevents the @MinOfCultureGoI from putting their muscle behind this?
https://twitter.com/SeshShankar/status/1260384191541198848?s=19

In these diff times, our religious, spiritual organisations r doing yeomen servic.Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry has silently done grt service. They hv dntd 1 crore to PM Cares fund, 50 lacs to CM Fund, and distr 25 lacs worth of masks, PPEs etc thru  associates and devotees.
https://twitter.com/cavsrfca/status/1260388311132078081?s=19

My article on 'Niṇyāvacāṁsi: Essence of the Vedas', looking beyond Sri Aurobindo's psychological model of conceiving the Vedas to incorporate its spiritual dimensions, to highlight how the Vedas embody the transcendent Satya. 
https://t.co/drYBUiagDL

Mahabharata was more than a quadraple of millenia ago yet I felt so sorrowful today lamenting how one civil war eliminated all the royal/divine genealogies and wiped out the vaidika civilisation at its epoch in one blow. We started from scratch never to recover, reclaim it back.
https://twitter.com/Shakra_Kulish/status/1259872256198676480?s=19

My daughter tells me- Realise who matter to the world now- Not lawyers, not bankers. It is the food producer, the medical profession, the public transport, the domestic help who comes to the house...
https://twitter.com/BalakrishnanR/status/1241585100103409665?s=19
Believe me, the world will be a far more peaceful place. Dishonesty in the world will come down by close to a hundred percent

I repeat it’s not abt Muslim invasions of past but the ongoing genocide & ethnic cleansing of Hindus since last 100 years or so which is causing anti-Muslim backlash. Add to it the religious aggression & social violence by Ashraf supremacists against weaker caste Hindus in India.
https://twitter.com/Abhina_Prakash/status/1260873164013395969?s=19

'I understand Hindus are upset over the Muslim invasions of the past, but they must move on & not oppress Muslims today,' Emirati royal Sheikha Hend Al Qassimi @LadyVelvet_HFQ tells ThePrint's National Affairs Editor @jomalhotra in #ThePrintUninterrupted.
https://t.co/7SWmS2N3kx
https://twitter.com/ThePrintIndia/status/1260186713470705666?s=19

It is precisely by trying to prevent the descent into the old rancorous and atavistic form of Hinduism that today goes by the name of Hindutva, Bengal became an intellectual powerhouse. Succumbing to that very thing it was designed to prevent now would be a beyrayal to that cause

You want to claim this guy for Hindutva? Aurobindo more than anyone else embodied the spirit of Bengal renaissance. True, he wasn't part of the Gandhi-Nehru secular camp. None of Bengal renaissance intellectuals were. But that doesn't mean they belong to the Nagpur camp either. https://t.co/ZQFmjSddOc

The movement in Bengal was overwhelmingly a Bengali movement. They also called themselves Hindu primarily because they were completely unaware of what "Hindu" means in rest of India. If "Hindu" is what the cow belt calls "Hindu", Bengal renaissance is totally incompatible with it

Why them, without twitter and facebook even our generation of Bengalis would not have known what exactly is "Hindu" in North India. We used to call ourselves Hindu unequivocally. Now we have to add "We're Hindu, but we're not like them". Aurobindo wd be forced to do that as well.
https://twitter.com/m_for_moriarty/status/1260638670333317120?s=19

To the Bengali audience, who instead of Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha, Ritwik Ghatak, Rituparno Ghosh, Aparna Sen grew up or chose to remain "exposed primarily to commercial Hindi cinema", now feeling Ray spat on their face...maybe it is not Ray, it is the face. @GargaC
https://twitter.com/m_for_moriarty/status/1259549157368397826?s=19

4. And as for your Dravida nationalism, who do you think started this project of making Hindi the lingua franca of Indian Hindus? The language itself was born under British patronage at Fort William in Calcutta with that express purpose.
https://twitter.com/m_for_moriarty/status/1249170970402852864?s=19
I am also yet to meet a person in Bihar who does not understand what is spoken on Pakistani television. In fact they understand it much better than the official Hindi created and used by Babus in Delhi. So, how do you know what are they speaking and understanding: Hindi or Urdu?
https://twitter.com/m_for_moriarty/status/1226573349507170304?s=19

Our friends at @CEGA_UC pulled together research insights from development economics for the #COVID-19 crisis: https://t.co/49SP20uKun

Elizabeth Anderson's Epistomology of Justice is available to read FREE now in the Southern Journal of Philosophy: https://t.co/3adcUUvWmt https://t.co/6YyBKrM9M8

Miguel Centeno unpacks the impact of systemic crises on democracy in light of the ongoing #Covid19 pandemic by examining how civil, political, and social rights fare under societal pressures 
https://t.co/XZ4HEvUsxT

Odias are one of the most tolerant, peaceful & inclusive lot in this country. The last folks to agitate, create inconvenience or cause trouble. The guys who get up to vacate a seat for an old lady in the bus. The world perceives us as simple, unadulterated & perpetually weird.
https://twitter.com/discoverbbsr/status/1258626393962938369?s=19

As regards the local part, Sovereignty to the States is the only solution. Otherwise, it remains a slogan. PM's speech is a text book example of how Central authority is woefully unaware of local problems and necessities. It's an impediment in a country with such huge population.
Asiatic Society founded by Sir William Jones in 1784 was responsible for large-scale transformations in the Indian society in the subsequent years the reverberations of which are being felt even today. Sri Aurobindo too has made crucial interventions which need to be internalised
There must be a reason why Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo were born in opposite sides of India and never met during three decades. Present generation must probe into this whole scenario for a wealth of information and insights is waiting to be discovered. This is an Evolutionary task.
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Curzon was merely a puppet https://t.co/osETnZ4ZfV Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra @NathTusar at March 14, 2019 Location: #ShipraRiviera, #Indirapuram, #Ghaziabad, #UttarPradesh 201014, India #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion #FiveDreams #SavitriEraParty

April 07, 2020

Chandannagar to Puducherry

Plasim Radar

Knowledge of God Is the Essential Requirement for Liberation of All Beings from Suffering - Sri Aurobindo translates Shwetashwatara Upanishad, Chapter Six, Verse 20: “When the sons of men shall fold up ether like a skin and wrap the heavens round...

Help me plan a module on angels and demons in medieval theology - I’m due to teach a new course in September, which sets out to use angelology and demonology as a way into medieval theology and philosophy. We don’t curren...

Candle Lighting at the Lotus Feet of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo - The Divine is the sure friend who never fails, the Power, the Support, the Guide. The Divine is the Light which scatters darkness, the conqueror who assu...

Grief is a gust of breeze - Of Storied Trees, so Stonily Erect the Fallen Leaves In Summer Stillness- Cemeteries Say no Loss is save of some lofty Family's Your Grief is just a gust o...

- Matthew J Dowd lectures on Heidegger: #1 Existentialism and Phenomenology

My Introduction to and Journeys in Indian Philosophy - Dear Indian Philosophy Blog readers, The board of the Indian Philosophy Blog has asked me to contribute three or four posts within the span of a month here...

“Today 110 Years Ago Sri Aurobindo Arrives in Pondicherry - a Detailed Report!” - by Aryadeep - The Detailed Report of Sri Aurobindo’s Stay in Chandernagore and Arrival in Pondicherry I suppose the coronavirus topic is on the top of the minds of Auro...

A World is Ending - My article on the pandemic in the journal Identities can be found here.

An Unpublished Letter of Nirodbaran to The Illustrated Weekly of India - Dear Friends, 4 April 2020 marks the 110th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo’s arrival in Pondicherry which went on to become the ‘cave’ of His ‘tapasya’. On th...

From Politics to Yoga - One hundred and ten years ago, on April 4, 1910, Sri Aurobindo arrived at the old port of Pondicherry. And this little town by the bay and rest of India an...

Music video commentaries (5) – Kanye West - Kanye West, Runaway (Kanye West, 2010) Runaway pushes the boundaries of the music video, turning it into a 34-minute (including credits) short film. West c...

Practices of relation: Gorski and Perry - Sociologists Philip Gorski and Samuel Perry engage one another in critical dialogue around White Christian Nationalism in the United States.

Hampi Continues to Live – Part 8 - Continued from Part 7 Hazara Rama temple (Photos by Suhas Mehra, text and quotes selection by Beloo Mehra) यावत्स्थास्यन्ति गिरयः सरितश्च महीतले | तावद्र...

Pathocracy and the Chrysalis - I thought I was being clever in coining the term “Pathocracy” for what we otherwise call “the New Normal”, but I see some have beat me to it. It is this, i...

Ecological Civilization, or Anarcho-Primitivism? - Here’s my original blog post: Imagining a Gaian Reality After the Virus

Why is Evan Thompson not a Buddhist? (1) - Recently Evan Thompson released a book with the provocative title Why I Am Not A Buddhist. The book is an … Continue reading →

Шри Ауробиндо или Судьба Тела - Шри Ауробиндо или судьба тела С чувством искреннего смирения мы предлагаем читателю эту книгу с необычным названием. У автора нет претензии ни играть рол...

Stimulating creativity as a personality asset - *A momentous event shouldn't go unnoticed. *The Mother arrived in Puducherry on March 29, 1914. It's not a Darshan Day but holds the greatest significanc...

Education and Learning - *Education is not confined to classrooms* With schools and colleges closed many are talking of missing learning and education!!! We tend to not only vi...

Depth is only so much as you can measure; Je pakshi ude jete dura - Majority is not synonymous with Democracy. Authorisation is by majority vote but thereafter an elite minority rules. Top Party committee, therefore, is of ...

Sooner or Later – Jazz concert - A beautiful jazz concert was held in Bharat Nivas Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March. In this recording you can listen to original songs composed by Rolf,...

Violence against Women: Problem and the Remedy – M.S.Srinivasan - One of the most distressing condition at present in India is the violence against woman in various forms, from sexual … Violence against Women: Problem and...

Film review: ‘Thappad’ - I assume that by now everyone who wanted to see this film has already seen it and that those who haven’t seen the film are not going to see it. So I am not...

March 28, 2020

Stimulating creativity as a personality asset

A momentous event shouldn't go unnoticed. The Mother arrived in Puducherry on March 29, 1914. It's not a Darshan Day but holds the greatest significance for Indians. All followers are requested to rise to the occasion so that the present crisis is averted. https://t.co/KSnsA1qpUW

https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1243703402158116866?s=19

Two thousand years of political theory has been on society and collective life whereas the current crisis has reversed the gaze towards home and family. It has been a neglected area and many loopholes as regards loneliness and neglect need to be addressed. https://t.co/ZXkUpWxvS1

https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1243798299968040961?s=19


The Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic, raging throughout the world seems to be a dance of Mahakali for reasons best known to Her. While the middle class and the elite have been mainly affected, South Asia holds its breath for if it strikes at the proletariat, the teeming millions staying in shanties and slums, there would be no end to suffering for a long time to come. The government of India has enforced lock-downs, insisted on hand washing, social distancing and early detection of symptoms. That works with the middle class up to a certain level but would have difficulties in overcrowded slums, marginalized people suffering in hordes already from tuberculosis and Adivasis prone to malaria and malnutrition. A many pronged approach working at multiple layers instead of a blanket moratorium is needed. Political Will is needed but can be unproductive if inputs are not considered from diverse strata of a heterogeneous and multicultural society.

Date of Update: 25-Mar-20

http://motsac.org/journals.php

The Institute for Integral Yoga Psychology is a project of MIRRAVISION TRUST, financed by Auroshakti Foundation, a non-profit, public ...

Action-based Activities:

1. The institute will provide counseling and help to public in the light of Sri Aurobindo's and Mother's psychological system both individually and through internet. 

2. The institute will be associated with Mirravision Trust's direct therapeutic activities viz. Healing spaces, Hospitals, Rehabilitation Programs, Specialized clinics.

3. The Institute will also link up with different therapeutic centers throughout the world who are working with Integral, Holistic, Global, Spiritual perspectives of health.

4. The Institute will promote play and games therapy, art therapy, music therapy, psychodrama and other such pursuits aimed at stimulating creativity as a personality asset; to promote positive recreational and entertainment programs that aim at an elevation of consciousness.

5. The Institute will conduct stress management , organizational development and creativity programs for executives, professionals and students with a spiritual and consciousness approach

Our predecessors are stalwart-scholars and yogis who had the vision and foresight of acknowledging the inherent psychological insights in Sri Aurobindo’s thought. This illustrious list begins with the late Prof. Indra Sen, who published as early as 1944 an article entitled “A psychological Appreciation of Sri Aurobindo’s System of Integral Yoga” and culminates in Dr. A. S. Dalal’s landmark publication of “A Greater Psychology” in 2001. Dr. Indra Sen used the term “Integral Psychology” in 1960 to denote Sri Aurobindo’s Psychological system but as Robert Gerard (in 1982) and Ken Wilber (in 2000) have been using the term for other things, the nomenclature “Integral Yoga Psychology” has evolved. Other predecessors include the late Kishore Gandhi who had been using class notes on this theme since 1966 at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the late Madhusudan Reddy whose book on Integral Yoga Psychology was published in 1988, Jobst Muhling who differentiated conventional Western Psychology from Sri Aurobindo’s psychology in 1960, the late Haridas Chowdhury who with F. Spiegelberg in 1960 published a Commemorative Symposium proceedings where the term “Integral Psychology” was first used, C. R. Goswami who used this term in 1989 and Lloyd Fellows who established an Institute for Integral Psychology in USA during 1970s under the inspiration of Late M. P. Pandit.

http://www.iiyp.net/Predecessors.php

Sri Aurobindo has warned that if mankind did not evolve further in consciousness, a resurgence of a primitive barbarism would be  ...

BETWEEN THE NATURAL AND THE NORMATIVE

Z Stein - … of Integrative Developmental Science: Essays in …, 2020 - books.google.com
The study of human development has long hinged around a discourse about the concept of development. It has been a discourse full of dualities and tensions. What does it mean to say a person develops, as opposed to merely changes? What does it mean to say some skill or …
...

"There are only two possible explanations as to how life arose: Spontaneous generation arising to evolution or a supernatural creative act of God.... There is no other possibility. Spontaneous generation was scientifically disproved 120 years ago by Louis Pasteur and others, but that just leaves us with only one other possibility... that life came as a supernatural act of creation by God, but I can't accept that philosophy because I do not want to believe in God. Therefore I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible, spontaneous generation leading to evolution."

:: George Wald, "Origin, Life and Evolution," Scientific American (1978)


Sincere and humble regards,
Krishna Keshava Das
Serving Assistant

Princeton Bhakti Vedanta Institute
of Spiritual Culture and Science

March 22, 2020

A.S. Dalal's invaluable contribution to Integral Psychology.

The ‘Auro Ratna Award’ for the year 2019 was presented to Dr. A.S. Dalal for his invaluable contribution in the field of Integral Psychology.

To read the report of the award ceremony and see some of the photographs of the event, kindly click on the following link:

http://overmanfoundation.org/dr-a-s-dalal-awarded-the-auro-ratna-award-for-the-year-2019/

With warm regards,

Anurag Banerjee

Founder,

Overman Foundation.

https://t.co/MAWijhE0Vq  Every issue India is struggling with today was mentioned by Sri Aurobindo 100 yrs ago in his magazine 'Vande Matram ' --Shraddhalu ji from Ashram

https://twitter.com/uttrashada/status/1240946887579947009?s=19

Team led by Chairperson Tara Jauhar of Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Delhi Branch , visited The Honorable Prime Minister on 17.3.2020 to present the proposal for 150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo in the year 2022. https://t.co/ghRVg6SnYv
https://twitter.com/SAADelhiBranch/status/1241676823374606336?s=19

@JPNadda 
The Coronavirus in Sri Aurobindo’s Light By François Gautier
https://t.co/6Yayod2N9p
https://twitter.com/fgautier26/status/1241640681505869824?s=19

.@gchikermane offers unusual take on "powering the fight" against  Coronavirus w teachings of Shri Aurobindo & Swami Vivekananda. Relevant read everywhere, esp as India seeks "quietude", "silence", & "stillness" today. #JantaCurfewMarch22 
https://t.co/on5bYC4Zgn via @swarajyamag
https://twitter.com/AmritaNarlikar/status/1241614498055716870?s=19

This handy compilation is three to four decades old but remains neglected. Let's hope both the scientific community and those dealing with Humanities look at it for some bold pointers at this time of crisis. @NathTusar
#SriAurobindo #WorldUnion #FiveDreams
https://t.co/qteHCTeMGk
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1239949601836158977?s=19
Fighting Communism or Hindutva is not the real challenge as the present crisis underscores. Larger Ontological picture is more relevant for which the Yogic insights of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are immensely instructive. Modernity is key but Supraphysical realm matters much more
While it's natural to examine alternative scenarios to understand this viral crisis, it's profitable to study a living experience like Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Besides, Satprem's futuristic books like The Mind of the Cells or Evolution II are highly relevant. https://t.co/VES2fORLAL
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1240575921624498177?s=19
I have been active on the web under the banner of Savitri Era since 2005 but couldn't secure the support of anyone. Those who read Sri Aurobindo feel so knowledgeable that any collective endeavour becomes difficult. Yet, there's scope for unanimity like on forming smaller nations.
Though it's an extraordinary crisis situation, each State declaring a lockdown can be seen as a baby step towards Sovereignty and the Evolutionary intention behind it is unmistakable. Politics and economy undergoing paradigm shift is also inevitable. Sri Aurobindo is at the helm.
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1241516148174225415?s=19
While your assessment is not unfounded, philosophical observations tend to be difficult because of their abstract nature. Idea, when germinates, has its own validity and force irrespective of gestation of reaching common folk. That's the general assumption https://t.co/JHSjh01rRR

Mantra from Savitri 
by Sri Aurobindo:
Hers is the mystery the Night conceals;
The spirit’s alchemist energy is hers;
She is the golden bridge, the wonderful fire. ||81.22||
https://t.co/PZna3jkfdj
Let the whole world submit to its power and light to face this worldwide crisis.
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1241156299653435393?s=19
Was reminded of the poem Thought the Paraclete by Sri Aurobindo https://t.co/sDyHZclVsy
https://twitter.com/NathTusar/status/1241323418726752256?s=19

[A Critical Inference of Sri Aurobindo’s The Blue Bird
1. Parkavi, II M.A English Literature, MSUC College, Nagalapuram, Tamil Nadu
2. S. Loganayagi, II M.A English Literature, MSUC College, Nagalapuram, Tamil Nadu] Jan 2020–Vol 2, Issue I - LITERARY DRUID https://t.co/3si2C9WQx6
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1240737638761422848?s=19
[Value of Humanities: The Statesman
Fundamental questions of who we are and how we ought to live still remain rather puzzling. Humanities can alone furnish the answers and solutions. (The writer is Assistant Professor in English, PW Mahavidyalaya, Nadia).] https://t.co/lQkaohdyQq

439. As Sri Aurobindo would remind us, ‘We can no longer enshrine the Veda in the folds of an ignorant reverence or guard it by a pious self-deceit.  The keynote of philosophy is the quest for truth, although the same truth may be articulated in a variety of ways.
https://twitter.com/Janamejayan/status/1241020887584903172?s=19
459. In conclusion, let us listen to Gustave Flaubert here.  He expresses with rare power the sense of infinite vistas and receding horizons in the following beautiful passage:-
460. “Superficial, limited creatures, rash, featherbrained souls demand a conclusion from everything; they want to know the purpose of life and the dimensions of the infinite.
461. Picking up a handful of sand in their poor, puny grasp, they say to the ocean, ‘I shall now count the grains on your shores.’  But, when the sand slips through their fingers and the sum proves long, they stamp and burst into tears.
462.  Do you know what we should do on that shore? Either kneel down or walk.”
463. No great genius has ever come to final conclusion, no, not ever the Holy Scriptures.  The final conclusion is that there can be no final conclusion.
464. The golden rule is that there is no golden rule.  That is why we value vinaya, and vidyaa.  Sankara and those like him teach us both to kneel and walk – to kneel with vinaya, humility  and walk with Vidyaa. Knowledge.

Radical Democratic Party.
M N Roy hailed from the family of Brahmins who were priests, large family made his father to look into another avenues.
MN Roy had his schooling at Arbelia, Kodalia & College at National College of Shri Aurobindo & later finished his Engineering at
https://twitter.com/Sheshapatangi/status/1241246563671756801?s=19

Social distancing can be disorienting. Isolation is one of the worst penal punishments. U can help urself in these times by fostering a dog or cat from a shelter. Fostering is a temporary commitment-giving him home while the shelter tries 2 locate a permanent home 4 him.
https://twitter.com/sarkar_swati/status/1241700426287808512?s=19

Finished the eighth chapter of Shreekanthacharitam.  This is a description of the various flowering plants in Kashmir, especially those that blossom in spring. I suspect these flowers were all utilised in pooja of Shiva and/or Parvati.
https://twitter.com/maidros78/status/1241709849026514944?s=19

March 18, 2020

Half-revealed stuff of the old days

Kovind, not Covid, did it

Telegraph India-21 hours ago
President Ram Nath Kovind handed a Rajya Sabha nomination to Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Monday evening, four months after he retired as ...

Bengal based Telegraph displays hate for Dalits, equates ...

OpIndia-11 hours ago
Kovind, not Covid, did it', the headline read. Covid-19 is a pandemic, a coronavirus disease which has impacted lakhs of people globally as of ...

Comparing President Kovind to Covid-19 is direspectful to Dalits

India Today-48 minutes ago
The headline Kovind, not Covid did it is extremely disturbing. advertisement. Guru Prakash: Patna; March 18 ...

Scientists warn we may need to live with social distancing for ...

Vox-3 hours ago
New York's governor stressed the overall health risk of coronavirus remains low; however, concern lies with vulnerable populations, such as ...

The Coronavirus Crisis Is Showing Us How to Live Online

The New York Times-6 hours ago
First, there were the hyperactive group texts, which started up last week with dozens of messages a day from friends about the latest coronavirus ...

A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes ...

STAT-4 hours ago
As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data. By John P.A. Ioannidis. March 17, 2020. coronavirus testing A nurse ...

Misc. References:

A Turn to Matter: The Thought of Sri Aurobindo, Contemporary Art and Religion

[PDF] INDIA'S DAUGHTERS: SOME INSIGHTS FROM THE PAST
B MEHRA - 2020 … “The greatness of the ideals of the past is a promise of greater ideals for the future.” (Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, Vol … accomplishment and, lastly, by its power of survival, renovation and adaptation to new phases of the …

11 Prolegomenon to the study of science and religion
D Raina - Science and Scientification in South Asia and Europe, 2020
D Raina - Science and Scientification in South Asia and Europe, 2020 - books.google.com
For some time now a group of Jesuit seminarians and scientists in India have been running a quasi-academy or forum to debate the developments in the sciences and their impact on the religious life. As happens with academies and fora for such discussion and debates, the … 

New Horizons in Transformational Leadership: A Vedāntic Perspective on Values-Based Leadership
S Dhiman, V Kumar - New Horizons in Positive Leadership and Change, 2020 … Law of Sacrifice. The law of sacrifice is the eternal law. Sufi mystic Gurdjieff states that “nature is full of mysteries and we have to pay price for its revealing.” “Where sacrifice is not willingly given, Nature exacts it by force, she satisfies …

The Challenge of the Oceanic Feeling: Romain Rolland's Mystical Critique of Psychoanalysis and His Call for...
Swami Medhananda (Ayon Maharaj) 2017, History of European Ideas 43.5 (2017), pp. 474-493

[PDF] Decolonizing Pedagogy by Appropriating Yoga. The Role of White Women in the Search for Social Justice within Higher Education
LL Douglass - Dialogues in Social Justice: An Adult Education …, 2020 … Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publishers, Inc. Dalal, AS (2001). Psychology, Mental Health and Yoga (2nd edition ed.). Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ahram Press Dewey, J. (1944). Democracy and Education: An introduction to the Philosophy of Education …

The Essays of Chitta Ranjan Das on Literature, Culture, and Society: On the Side of Life in Spite of
AK Giri, I Marquez - 2020 … 56 6. A Preface to Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali in the Ukrainian Translation..... 66 7. Sri Aurobindo and Indian Nationalism..... 69 8. Sri Aurobindo's Works: An Acquaintance in Dimension …

[PDF] Gyanodaya
A FERRER, S KATHURIA, S DALAL, S SHUKLA… … Page 5. 4 Albert Ferrer Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Swami Yogananda, until the contemporary teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. We should also mention the great spiritual poet from Bengal, R. Tagore, and the eminent philosopher, S. Radhakrishnan …

[PDF] Lala Laljpat Rai and Simon Commission
SS Hundal - Studies in Indian Place Names, 2020
… contributed to a self-less service to the nation. Lajpat Rai belonged to that period of our history, when people like Aurobindo, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal had come to see the basic faults in the “Moderate” …

… in sacred texts of both religions, and medieval links are often tantalizingly disguised. It has been only since the middle of the twentieth century–the era of the Holocaust …
N Katz - The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Inter-Religious …, 2020 … The first important figure of the era was Sigmund Feninger (1901–1994), a secular Jew from Hanau, Germany, who converted to Buddhism, took the dharma-name Nyan- aponika, and joined a monastery in … Hitler's Priestess …

SPIRITUALITY AS A POTENTIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL (PSYCAP) TOOL FOR FACING ACADEMIC STUDENTS IN ACCOUNTING STUDENTS
W Komalasari, A Kurniawan - TSARWATICA (Islamic Economic, Accounting, and …, 2020 … Bruce WM (2000), “Public Administrator Attitudes About Spirituality: An Exploratory Study”,
American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 460-472. Sri Aurobindo (1997), An Introduction to True Spirituality, p. 13, Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry …

[PDF] Forms and Techniques employed by Indian Writers in their spiritual literary works: A Piece of Research work.
G Imayavaramban … Most of them sprang from Bengal. Among those writers Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, J. Krishnamurti stand out … In their literary output long song sequences and lengthy poems are not infrequent, like Tagore's Gitanjali …

[PDF] Moral, Art and Aesthetic Education
A SEN … Some of them are the experiments in: Tagore's Santiniketan; the Ramkrishna Mission residential schools; the Pondicherry ashram' of Sri Aurobindo; the Gandhian schools and the Krishnamurty foundation schools; the Satya Sai Institution: and so on …

[PDF] HERITAGE OF ENGLISH POETRY WRITTEN BY WOMEN POETS OF THE POST-INDEPENDENCE PERIOD
MN Rana - Studies in Indian Place Names, 2020 … This becomes the trend for the poetry. On observing at pre independence poetry, we meet the stalwart figures of Sri Aurobindo, Tagore, and the like who despite their deep patriotic concerns wrote poems evincing their focus on the matters of soul, God or ultimate truth …

Chinese Renaissance, Other Renaissances
G Zhou - Remembering May Fourth, 2020

PROBLEM OF GENDER IN THE PHILOSOPHY.
A Xakimov - Theoretical & Applied Science, 2019 … Social and interpersonal relationships need to be built on a new set of priorities, ideals. They were called Sri Aurobindo "mental relations". Perhaps it is difficult to eliminate discrimination without forming a common spiritual intimacy …

[PDF] Use of Yoga in Theatre Artist's Training: A Study
CB Kanase - Studies in Indian Place Names, 2020 … Yoga has spread all over the world by the teachings of great personalities like Swami Shivananda, Shri T.Krishnamacharya, Swami Kuvalayananda, Shri Yogendara, Swami Rama, Sri Aurobindo, Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, Acharya Rajanish, Pattabhijois, BKS …

Queer Diasporic Practice of a Muslim Traveler: Syed Mujtaba Ali's Chacha Kahini
K Manjapra - How to Write the Global History of Knowledge-Making, 2020 … 1972. New lamps for old [1893]. In Complete works, vol. 1, 5–56. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library.Google Scholar. Gopinath, Gayatri. 2005. Impossible desires: Queer diasporas and South Asian public cultures …

[DOC] Guidance and Counselling in Teacher Education
PK Dhal … This is a valuable quotation for teachers in the World. We have had inspiration from the great 'Rishis' like Valmiki, Vasistha, Viswamitra, Vyasa, Buddha, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo and from the great teachers as Socrates …

15. Religion as Conceptual Scaffolding for Architecture
P Scriver, J Nash - Religion Matters: The Contemporary Relevance of … … At the time of India's Independence, the former freedom fighter-turned-mystic, Sri Aurobindo, had proposed that Pondicherry be declared an 'international city' in which Indian spiritual philosophy could nurture a new post-national form of global community …

Assorted tweets:

Jit Mukherjee @iridines
Dr faustus European mind is far more yogic than her Indian counterpart, society & religion do not represent yoga, individualism or inversion towards own self is the very first step, that Europe has taken & nurtured through last few centuries. India remains lost in very first stair.
twitter.com/nilanjanmaitra…

Goutam Ghosal @GoutamGhosal3
One can't be a follower of d new yoga n at the same time constantly go back to the past, to half-revealed stuff of d old days. That which is eternal is only to be taken from the past-- the other temporal stuff fall away by an evolutionary push towards the future.

This handy compilation is three to four decades old but remains neglected. Let's hope both the scientific community and those dealing with Humanities look at it for some bold pointers at this time of crisis. @NathTusar
#SriAurobindo #WorldUnion #FiveDreams
https://t.co/qteHCTeMGk
https://twitter.com/SavitriEraParty/status/1239949601836158977?s=19
Praying is the most contentious aspect since different gods and goddesses look absurd against the backdrop of a monistic virus. The Mother & Sri Aurobindo thought about all these aspects more than a century ago but educated Indians don't bother to listen to them. That's alarming!
Ultimately, it's about understanding oneself; one has to start somewhere. Sri Aurobindo enacted a Gita like situation in Kolkata but the real war he fought was against Hitler in Puducherry. Thus nationalism is not his final motive; its Evolution, and how it can tackle even virus.
Put well but your focus seems to be on the performer whereas my emphasis was on the sensibilities expected of the audience, i.e., each one of us. It's incumbent upon us to judge critically and impartially. Even a simple mention may amount to injustice to another. So no mean task.
Scores of metaphysical frameworks, theological formulations, or contesting ontologies. Myopic worldviews of science add to the woe of which people are helpless prisoners. Thankfully Sri Aurobindo provides the most stable picture of the world and a secure Evolutionary future of it.
Events unfolding and the story unrolling while watching a film feels normal but the truth is that every bit of it has been executed in advance. Life similarly is not a spontaneous or random movement as it appears superficially, writes Tusar Nath Mohapatra. https://t.co/AIw0G5KrMD
Integral yoga is about Evolution and not merely personal experience or salvation. Social dimensions of Integral yoga derive from the Vedic focus on Sangha, Samhita being a derivative. Sri Aurobindo (Bhawani Mandir) taking cue from Bhabani Pathak (Devi Chaudhurani) not improbable.
[Unlike Anandamath, he put together an alternate government in place, led by an ideal leader, steeped in Indian values, directly supported by the people.] -Wikipedia https://t.co/u89vjqsqhh

Absurd trolleys
by Amod Lele
It appears that the trolley problem is, as they say, having a moment. Possibly due to its newfound relevance to autonomous cars and other robots – a relevance that would have been entirely science-fictional when Philippa Foot formulated the modern version of the problem in 1967 – it is now making multiple appearances in popular culture. In that respect it is a notable counterpoint to the claim I made years ago that analytic philosophy doesn't make for good visual media.

Plasim Radar

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February 29, 2020

Idealism and panpsychism make easy friends

Plasim Radar

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February 22, 2020

Socratic irony, Galileo's error, and Gargi's silence

"Only modern science has insisted on trying to explain life on a purely mechanical-chemical level, and has failed repeatedly to even come up with a definition of life on that basis, as it must since life and matter are inherently understood as being distinct principles. Reason is one, thus modern science, as the honest study of reality, must eventually concur with the same truths that human reason has established in our philosophical and spiritual traditions. It is due to the progress of science that we are led to acknowledge the limits of science and the importance of recognizing life as a distinct principle beyond the mere material or naturalistic conception of Nature. The whole concept of Nature, itself, cannot be encompassed simply in terms of atoms, molecules and their physical and chemical reactions. A deeper truth has to be sought in the corresponding reality of thought and spirit. It is hoped that this brief introduction to the logic of life will inspire further study into this deeper reality."
— Śrīpād Bhakti Mādhava Purī Mahārāja, Ph.D.
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Hegel makes these point in his Science of Logic and also in his treatise Encycloepedia of Nature. The Idea exists as pure thought. That is without extension. But still it is Absolute Idea as Spirit and so is aware of itself and also its negativity. Spirit because it is Absolute, knows its own limitation and the same can overcome its limitation. And because Spirit is absolute it finds itself beyond its limit as well. That is why Spirit or The Idea is Absolute. In this way Absolute is truly infinite.

Due to this overcoming of its own limit, The Idea becomes the idea outside of itself by expressing itself in Its Other, i.e. Nature. The Idea does not exist only in the Thought, but also in Thought’s opposite, i.e. extension. Therefore Nature includes all forms of self externality.

That’s why the concept of death becomes important. Hegel says Die to Live [4[. Because Reality (Spirit) is by and for itself. When we can die in externality, i.e. in the search for so called freedom, that we actually become free for the first time. That is the Spiritual World, where truth is spontaneous, or free. There is some appearance of freedom in Nature, no doubt, but that is not in the true sublated form. Just like a prisoner is doing something in the jail, but we know that the jail is not his real home. Therefore the Spiritual world is the true home soil. Therefore everyone becomes free for the first time when they come in harmony with Reality.

Bhakti Vijnana Muni 

Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Deva Goswami Maharaja, the founder of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math recognized that among all western philosophers, Hegel was very good. And we also in turn heard some of these topics from our Gurudev, Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja Phd. And everyone can derive great benefit from his association and contributing to his service as he served many great personalities like Srila BR Sridhar Maharaja and Srila AC Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Organic wholes are not a result of addition of parts. They are produced from already existing wholes and are irreducible to mechanical or chemical logic. In this way natural processes have been described in philosophy. 

But the biological studies in modern science have yet to let go of the mechanical bias in their ontological thinking. Socratic Methodology gives us a precise methodology to settle the question. We can focus on the question: Where is the center of the functional unity of the cell. 

The subjects of Socrates' conversations often revolved around search for a definition focused on the true nature of the subject under question and not just on how the word is used correctly in a sentence. Hence our focus should be what is the true concept of the cell, rather than what we think nature should be, or what merely a mechanism should be. We must let go of our different biases and allow nature to reveal to us.

Why have we moved away from the logic of organic whole which was understood by philosophers like Kant, Hegel, Aristotle and Plato. Kant had even said that there will never be a Newton for the Blade of Grass. Then all of a sudden why the current shift of ontological thinking about the unity of the functional cell to a mechanical logic.

Why there is no result after more than 150 years attempts to manufacture even a single bacterium from de novo processes in our advanced chemical labs even after spending billions of dollars worth of time and manpower. What is the Causal principle behind the cellular function. Why is it still irreducible to linear simplicity. Cell continues to display circular complexity in its causal flow. So how can we accept the mechanical reduction of the organism.

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Philosophical thought is often about frameworks and deeper principles, usually while inhabiting those frameworks and using those principles.

Philosophy is not merely an enterprise of finding answers via established methods and moving on. You are thinking about thinking while trying to think about questions that you have little idea how to answer. And this is hard. Really hard. As I often tell my students, if philosophy is not difficult, you’re not doing it right!

Gārgī is thinking about the fundamental nature of existence—what it could be, how we could know it, and whether we could put it into language even if we did know it. As important as philosophical debate has been and remains in India and elsewhere, you can’t always be worried about your next move in the debate. Sometimes you need to slow down and think rather than offer the first response that comes to mind.

I think this lesson could be especially important to people interacting online. There is a tendency to skim headlines, tweets, or blog posts and immediately rush to respond, but what if instead you thought silently before commenting? Often our initial gut reactions turn out to be wrong upon further reflection. A bit of silent thinking can help to sort out what to say and how to say it. It can help you to avoid misunderstanding others. It can get you immortalized in an Upaniṣad (at least that worked for Gārgī).

I will fall silent now so that you, dear readers, can think about this for yourselves. Cross-posted to my personal blog.

Ethan Mills | February 5, 2020 

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Dear Friends and Well-wishers, The seventh Subhash Kumar Mukherjee Memorial Oration, organized by Overman Foundation, was held on Friday, 20th December 2019, at Matru Sadan, in Pondicherry.

The speaker was Dr. Alok Pandey who spoke on the topic, “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”

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Kundan Singh (HUM '08) will be giving a lecture at the Cultural Integration Fellowship entitled "Life and Legacy of the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram." #fridaythoughts  #CIISAlumni https://t.co/CJdqpxIxOg

https://twitter.com/ciisalumni/status/1231037861991813120?s=19

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Economists should learn lessons from meteorologists

Weather forecasters make hypotheses and test them daily

https://t.co/5XnUD7OFKP

https://twitter.com/prasannavishy/status/1231082308645478401?s=19

Most economists (formally-trained as well as self-appointed) do macro forecasting of business cycles with fancy charts & high-sounding lingo in trendy conference halls & op-ed pages of newspapers! Ground-level realities are given a go by!

https://twitter.com/mayfair1958/status/1231084164797157377?s=19

Here is a detailed review of the book 'Galileo's Error' by Philip Goff @Philip_Goff Whether you agree with the author or not this book is important for those interested in consciousness studies and philosophy.  https://t.co/AwQiyEnZD0 via @swarajyamag

https://twitter.com/arvindneela/status/1231039366157389826?s=19

In the review: It seems the Saiva Siddhanta scholars seem to have come up with a proto-variant of Mary-in-b&w realm. And Swami Vivekananda and Dr. Ambedkar had put forth an argument for ethics and democracy based on non-duality.

Akaramuthalvan In Ardhanarishvara: The Androgynous Link To Divinity And Language https://t.co/UrMzAMgTpn via @swarajyamag

https://twitter.com/prasannavishy/status/1230764907596877824?s=19

There is a category of challenges called tripāda-samasyās, which are tri-lined. This poses greater difficulty than others, for all 3 lines are disconnected, and are culled out from different poems.

Around Samasyā-pūraṇa: Analysing Literary Creativity - 9 https://t.co/AbmywW50Qk

https://twitter.com/prekshaajournal/status/1230540214919057410?s=19

One of the most fascinating tales in the Mahabharata is the dialogue between Yudhishtira and Yama on the banks of the enchanted pool. This episode is popularly known as the ‘Yakshaprashna.

Yakshaprashna: Quenching the Thirst - 1 https://t.co/mwCJ0YPwep

https://twitter.com/prekshaajournal/status/1230785009784479746?s=19

The Esoteric Sense of the Ashwamedha, the Horse Sacrifice https://t.co/zJbog54mC4

https://twitter.com/santoshk1/status/1230860209301663752?s=19

February 19, 2020

Heidegger’s philosophy lacked a sense of divine transcendence