Saturday, June 30, 2012

Seven years of probing the self

[June 26, 2012 6:26 PM R: It is also to be noted that the majority of the persons coming nowadays, are coming, only to have a job and a comfortable living. No intention of sadhana, let alone the Integral Yoga. We have observed the gradual deterioration in the atmosphere after the passing of the Mother. Even Mother has made damaging remarks about the Ashram, in the Agenda.
So where does that leave us? Of course, we can shout from the roof tops that the aim of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram is the Integral Yoga. But what is the ground reality? Complex situation, to say the least.] 7:50 PM 

[Re: The Genesis of a Controversy by ned on Fri 16 Jan 2009 09:07 PM PST |  Profile |  Permanent Link I should probably add that on a personal level, I intend to keep a very, very safe emotional distance from the IY community, mostly as a result of this controversy. ;-) Group egos tend to stunt the emotional growth of individuals.
Reply by koantum on Fri 16 Jan 2009 09:44 PM PST |  Profile |  Permanent Link That shouldn't be too difficult, considering that a community that cannot be defined doesn't even exist. ;-) But why only this community?]

In an ultra-reductive flourish, Ulrich landed at this absurd conclusion that the community doesn't exist. Yet, though mired in confusion and conflict, a community is very much visible and vocal three and a half years later.  

Theory is as fluid today as it was at the time of Heraclitus and offers scope for fecund creativity. Praxis, unfortunately, is insufficiently covered being based upon ill-lit assumptions (partly due to phenomenological restriction on description), thus jeopardizing credible and coherent theorization. Philosophy, obviously, is on the back foot owing to the joint assault by Science and Cultural Studies.

The role of yoga, - Integral Yoga in particular, - is of immense importance at this intersection. The sovereign I and its uniqueness in real time constitutes an amalgam of theory and practice unfettered by any regimentation and needs no separate validation. This seemingly groping-in-the-dark adventure is indeed a leap into the future which no other means can assure. [TNM55]     

Monday, June 25, 2012

Nehdia Sameen (Ned) passed away on June 15, 2012

Tweets 11m - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - MUKTIKAMI July 10, 1975 distributed in Gopabandhu Hostel in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. [TNM55] #Emergency75 - -  View photo
3h - @gopimaliwal @offstumped @Rightwingdian And support an ideology that can cleanse public life and transform the collective consciousness. TNM  View conversation 
1h - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @RavikiranRao Philosophical dimensions like 7 blind men, Syadvad, view from nowhere etc. provide deeper explanations of this phenomenon.   View location
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty @malviyamit @offstumped The secularised version has failed to take off. FIVE DREAMS Manifesto of Sri Aurobindo is the right formula for now.   View location
23 Jun @Team_CRI Searched CRI, and it's almost silent about Sri Aurobindo. It's certainly not out of lethargy but, I suspect, a deep prejudice. TNM   View location
23 Jun - #PM2014 : Of all probables outside Congress & BJP, Nitish Kumar seems most sensible as PM. Mamata, Maya, Jaya, and Naveen don't match him.  View location
23 Jun @krishnarjun108 Surely a concise account of flow of events, but in the final part a large number of themes are crammed. Series should go on.  View conversation
22 Jun Constant quest for Knowledge and spotting value is the Aryan spirit; Bha-rata, an unceasing romance with the Light, the Right, and the Vast.
22 Jun - @krishnarjun108 That's general expectation, but the article as an historical account must state facts. Thanks for alluding to Sri Aurobindo.  View conversation
22 Jun Career aspirations for IIT, IIM & IAS should go hand in hand with the Science of Living of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. Why settle for less?
22 Jun - @acorn R. Venkataramana once described it as an emergency light. [TNM55]   View location
22 Jun Sri Aurobindo disagreed with Shankaracharya's philosophy of world renunciation and taught that transformation is the key to an integral life  View location
22 Jun Ethics and aesthetics entwined with common life that is poised for a higher purpose can lift our nation for its appointed task of precursor.  View location
22 Jun A practical psychology, an enlightened politics, and a transformational philosophy is what Sri Aurobindo presents us in Savitri, a gem poem.  View location
22 Jun Sri Aurobindo uncovers a whole new paradigm of thought and conduct capable of universal application that is aligned to the ongoing evolution  View location
22 Jun Sri Aurobindo's Life Divine draws the blueprint of a sublimer future for the mankind as a whole. Indians have a leading role to play in this  View location
22 Jun Economic might and technological prowess of India must be instrumental to usher in the best principles of communitarianism and compassion.  View location
22 Jun Political churning in the country must continue to be open and frank. Following Sri Aurobindo will ensure ethical purity and public probity.  View location
22 Jun @offstumped In addition to the flag, RSS is favouring money bags; this shameful ideological dilution causing strange political somersaults.   View location
22 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @ArunKrTiwari Hoping to set up an office in Riviera Tower. We can draw up further plans when we meet and involve other associates. [TNM55]  View conversation
Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty @GVLNRAO Your earlier excellent article giving state-wise presence of BJP doesn't support the wishful analysis of the present essay. [TNM55]  View conversation
21 Jun With Pranab-Sangma contest a neat bipolar political division might appear comfortable, but an imminent split in the BJP is also inevitable.
21 Jun Communication runs the risk of turning parroting & quackery if not backed by adequate theoretical armature and experiential muscle.
21 JunSavitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Twists and turns in the events concerning the current Presidential election surely surpasses the story of many Palace intrigues of the past. View location
21 JunSavitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty King of Puri performed his official duty today which proves how the idea of Monarchy is alive in India. Modi fans too would love him as same  View location
21 Jun Right, the secular/communal divide is irrelevant. What matters is who is on Sri Aurobindo's side and who are opposed to him or indifferent.  View location
21 Jun - @mkvenu1 RSS exercising direct control over BJP which Bhagwat demonstrated yesterday is to be welcomed as it demystifies dynamics of Nagpur.   View location
21 Jun - @jitengajaria Pranab was never Sonia's choice and now the strategy is to defeat him by antagonising allies. [TNM55]   View location
21 Jun Mohan Bhagwat takes us back to the Mandir days nullifying the gain achieved during the two intervening decades. Dreary rehash of arguments.  View location
21 Jun Instead of complaining about Insider Trading, Paid Media, and Cartelization, legalising them is the answer and applying counter-intervention  View location
21 Jun Goodbye Ned [In Memoriam: Nehdia Sameen passed away on Friday, June 15 of a brain haemorrhage. Simon Fraser University]
20 Jun - @RisingIndiawins This trend is continuing from 1967 SVD days when even CPI was in Govt. with Jana Sangh. [TNM55]  View location
20 Jun Sri Aurobindo represents modernity and tradition like no one. His philosophy & prophecy stands unchallenged and must translate into politics  View location
20 Jun RSS pat for Modi today reaffirms the rationale of Savitri Era Party ploughing its independent line of ideology anchored to Om Sri Aurobindo.  View location
19 Jun - @gopimaliwal Please read about the state of affairs of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. [TNM55] -  View conversation
19 Jun "I have considered the totality of this matter... and decided not to contest the Presidential election 2012." So, Kalam won't rule out 2017.
19 Jun @mihirssharma @offstumped Despite the cultivated bias, the constituency Savitri Era Party has in mind has been theorised with precision. TNM   View location
19 Jun @amargov Whether they favour Sangma for President is perhaps more interesting. [TNM55]   View location
18 Jun  - @Mrityunjoykjha The reason why TOI insists upon the Times view and the Counter view appearing side by side. [TNM55]   View location
18 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty A tweet is part wish, part propaganda, part history and part poetry. If "news is history in wings," a tweet has lightning as its wings. TNM  View location
18 Jun NDA and non-NDA are unanimous that Sonia and Manmohan must go. Who can be a better symbol of that sentiment than P.A. Sangma? [TNM55]
18 Jun - @RakeshSinha01 Sangma, rather, is the most sensible choice and can be a repeat of V.V. Giri. Odisha connection, again. [TNM55]  View conversation

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mamata's challenge to Dynasty

Tweets 3m Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty No better opportunity for Mamata Banerjee to go national and announce her party set up in all States without caring for alliances.
11m The only disadvantage with Mamata is that she is more left than the Left in economic policies. But then Sonia has to be paid in her own coin
24m UPA plus allies coalesce around Muslim vote while NDA minus allies bank upon Hindu core vote. Mamata has opportunity to tap middle space.
37m 3 cheers to our Constitution that has thrown such a complex numbers game for President & can't be predicted by best of computer simulation.
50m Keeping off Sonia and RSS is a sure-success formula for (anti-Left) Mamata in the national scene. The only positive to add is Sri Aurobindo.
1h Momentum generated by Anna and Ramdev can very well be channelized by Mamata to challenge the Dynasty. Both Sangma and Kalam fit quite well.
1h [SR/OOO tutorial post by Graham Harman from Object-Oriented Philosophy] -  View media
1h [Sartre, Nietzsche and Barthes at the Piano. 3 philosophers whose music and style of playing deepen our sense of them.]
1h Democracy is all about keeping those who foot the bill of governance out from deciding who really governs. A peoples' President, therefore!
2h [once Tom leaves his home he almost immediately becomes involved with a young blonde. She is, of course, Eva]
16h - @einvijay Baudrillard is still better especially as we navigate inter-connectivity. [TNM55]   View location
18h [I and my party are prepared to waive our opposition to the election of Dr. Rash Behari Ghosh as President. B.G. Tilak]
18h [What Sri Aurobindo is opposed to is an exclusive Hindu Rashtra in which other traditions have no place at all.]
18h [23rd Congress session in Surat in 1907 firmly entrenched the notion of Swaraj. MANOJ DAS, Hindu Magazine Dec 30, 2007]
I have changed the name of my latest book to The Mystic's Coffee Break.... Retweeted by Savitri Era Party -  View photo
23h [Bollywood's appalling stereotypes responsible for complete lack of respect for politicians & democratic process. -TTR]
17 Jun [Mihir Jha @Mihirkumarjha To all those of you who have always always made a sweeping generalization no books should ever be banned: Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
16 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Reading 'Human Cycle' by Sri Aurobindo is essential in order to understand the dynamics of Caste system and its fallout on human evolution.  View location
16 Jun Presidential election is not about personal achievement; it's about the future political course of the country. A firm signal for 2014. TNM  View location
16 Jun [Steven Shaviro @shaviro The ur-material of the universe, the ultimate element from which all is composed, that the Pre-Socratics searched for, is: Silly Putty. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
16 Jun [Creative emotion makes one unstable and throws one out of the habitual mode of intelligence that's directed at needs.]
16 Jun [kiran patnaik @kiran_patniak प्रणव का समर्थन इस महाभ्रष्ट कांग्रेस सरकार के भ्रष्टाचार का समर्थन है. इसे समर्थन करने वाले इसके पापों के भी भागीदार. ये ध्यान रहे. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
16 Jun [MRV @MRVChennai From dancing with SRK to fighting Cong-Mamata has risen in my eyes with 15 days. A fortnight is indeed a long time in Indian politics. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
16 Jun - @Mihirkumarjha Unity? Have circulated the links at SEOF. A few lines of introductory remarks can be fine too for you are bridging a Century!   View location]
16 Jun [The education reform of the kind suggested by Sri Aurobindo (and Swami Vivekananda) should have begun sixty years ago] -  View location
16 Jun Sri Aurobindo is the polestar; the rest are distraction and lead you astray. Savitri is the safest companion for communion with the future.  View location
16 Jun - @devchatterjeeET She has burst into the national scene with a bang by announcing No-Confidence in Manmohan Singh. [TNM55]  View conversation
16 Jun Mamata Banerjee's Facebook foray can give the likes of Anna Hazare and Ramdev a run for their money. [TNM55]
16 Jun - @kiran_patniak Kalam's appeal is divided now between Mamata (Muslim votes) and Modi (Hindu nationalism). [TNM55]  View conversation

Saturday, June 16, 2012

2014 contest is between Mamata and Modi.

Tweets 49m Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @malviyamit The 2014 contest is between Mamata and Modi. Better to forget about shibboleths. [TNM55]  View conversation
1h - @vishchan @visaraj Mamata wanted Pranab to be PM and Manmohan dispatched upstairs. Under Kalam's pretext she steps out to contest as next PM  View conversation
19h [Gopi @gopimaliwal - @visaraj Exactly. I respect her a lot~ Retweeted by Savitri Era Party -  View conversation]
1h [Analytic political philosophy maps the structure and mechanisms of power so it can intervene and change circumstances]
15h [Pragmatix @RisingIndiawins My only fear is that Pranab may become India's first executive President just in case political instability allows him to play that role. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
20h [Gopi @gopimaliwal If BJP cut a deal with Cong, it is goodbye BJP for me at least! Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
19h Pranab Mukherjee is the seniormost statesman of the world. Should we greet him with the title The Brain Of India! [TNM]
19h Reaching airport along with 3 ministerial colleagues to receive Ramdev is perhaps the most demeaning event in Pranab's long public life. TNM
14 Jun May Sam Pitroda crawl back tomorrow. The PCO man who made India what it is today and a perfect match against Kalaam. (Posted from my iPhone)  View location
14 Jun With needless belligerence, Mamata Banerjee waxed eloquence about pacts and commitments, but forgot about the NDA Inn days.  View location
14 Jun @SORBONNE75 The 3 names suggested by M&M are nothing but a Hobson's choice indicating MMS.   View location
14 Jun @SORBONNE75 That might happen ultimately. Let's wait.   View location
14 Jun @SORBONNE75 Congress has no fears as long as RSS exists. The latter is such a repellent that allies will perforce gravitate towards Congress   View location
14 Jun India must elect a new person as President (and VP) every 5 years. No second term for anyone. Strange that some are so slavish about repeat.  View location
14 Jun [New Lamps for Old — August 7, 1893: If the blind lead the blind, shall they not both fall into a ditch? Sri Aurobindo]
14 Jun A Bengali President won't look good if Mamata Banerjee emerges the compromise candidate as PM.
14 Jun [Raj @chennaikaran The coconut courier service in Odisha that works on faith and trust. Deserves a case study like Mumbai Dabbawalas. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
14 JunSavitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Two months of swimming in Twitter stream, Enriching experience much rewarding. Sweet and sour the froth trolls spawn, As urchins at moving train throwing stone.
14 Jun Instead of bringing a No-Confidence motion against Manmohan Singh within the Parliament, Mulayam and Mamata brought it outside. Anna effect.
14 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @m_vijayakumar SEP favours Manoj Das, writer and philosopher as President.   View location
12 Jun [Vivek Sengupta @vsengupta Tweeting is "about as impactful as firing a mortar into the Milky Way galaxy", writes Tom Friedman Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
13 Jun @Mihirkumarjha Yes and Education Advisor with Gujarat Govt. at present.   View location 13 Jun @Mihirkumarjha Many thanks for the support. 13 Jun Three more names for President: 1. Manoj Das, 2. Dr. Karan Singh, and 3. Kireet Joshi. [TNM55]  View location
13 Jun @thinkerspad The job profile doesn't merit the money involved. Best, the Pro-tem Speaker is promoted as President.   View location
13 Jun @Mrityunjoykjha You mean, Rahul Gandhi? And Priyanka as PM?   View location
13 Jun @_R_Srikanth But all are happy with the UP CM, and his wife.   View location
13 Jun @_R_Srikanth That's how democracy functions. Will have to wait till the elections.  View conversation
13 Jun @centerofright They are playing along actually.  View conversation
13 Jun @offstumped His tenure as President is more than the residual period as PM. So he gains in fact.  View conversation
13 Jun [Derrida's Deconstruction is most devious. Since philosophy is written in language, what we’re really doing is talking about language.Chris]
13 Jun [In Kant, metaphysical truths had become nothing more than those phantoms of the brain vouchsafed by the concepts of pure reason.Ted Sadler]
13 Jun [Explained Sri Aurobindo, this four-fold order formed the religious, social, political and economic framework of the society. V Indira Devi]
12 Jun [Saraswathi Mukkai @saraswathi These were the lines from Canto 1 of Sri Aurobindo's Savitri. The poem begins with the day when Satyavan must die.
Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
12 Jun [Jitendra Sharma @aurofrance Savitri Era Devotees: REVIEW OF “CONCEPT OF MAN IN SRI AUROBINDO’S POETR... Retweeted by Savitri Era Party
13 Jun [Humanity's Team @Humanitys_Team "The earliest formula of Wisdom promises to be its last, - God, Light, Freedom, Immortality." Sri Aurobindo Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
13 Jun [santosh krinsky @santoshk1 Sri Aurobindo.easier to uplift /enlighten individual than social mass of humanity that is more subject to obscure & darker forces' influence. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
13 Jun [Gopi @gopimaliwal Today, LKA talking abt books in his blog; one of disc is "Taking Your Life from Ambition to Meaning” by Wayne Dyer. Co-incidence? Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
13 Jun [Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga is different because it seeks through the descent of Shakti rather than the ascent of Kundalini.] -  View media

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Election symbols are quasi-religious

Tweets 1h Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @gopimaliwal Before following we should understand the dynamics of caste & its psychological underpinnings by reading Sri Aurobindo's works.   View location
1h Prakash Karat neither allowed Jyoti Basu to become PM nor propped Somnath Chatterji as President. Enjoys Kingship by grounding state chiefs.  View location
3h [Why I will not make it to Parliament, Asian Age Jun 10, 2012: I should have the freedom to be me. - Vandana Gopikumar]
5h - @Neera_26 @centerofright RSS ensures that Sonia rules this country. The only escape route at the moment is if Advani plays the role of JP.   View location
5h Disputes over public affairs are better fought in the open. So, when Team Anna pushes controversies under the carpet, it loses credibility.  View location
5h Elect a Government and wait for full five years, counsels the Constitution. But, no patience for even five seconds here on Twitter. [TNM55]  View location
7h [Sri Aurobindo's writings contain an exceptionally comprehensive treatment of subjectivity and intuition and a novel psychological system.]
20h [Sri Aurobindo's political philosophy was on a cosmic scale and differs from Tilak and the views of BC Pal and CR Das.]
20h [Sri Aurobindo's political and social ideas were influenced by poets: Shelley & Wordsworth, by English critics: Carlyle, Ruskin, & Arnold.]
21h [Sri Aurobindo's political philosophy is a synthesis of individualism, collectivism & anarchism that postulates a spiritual regeneration.]
11 Jun Election symbols are quasi-religious icons which should be phased out in a democracy. EC propagating them officially on EVMs is an anomaly.  View location
8 Jun 25% of people vote for the caste, 25% vote for religion, another 25% vote for the ruling family, the rest 25% vote for national interest.  View location
8 Jun Advani (minus RSS) is the only option before us to rid the country from Sonia's clutch. Any other wishful misadventure would be a betrayal.  View location
8 Jun - @MihirKumarJha Darwinian dynamics will always operate in politics but then supporting those who go by ethics & stand by principles is a must.   View location
8 Jun Political compulsions have prevented Advani in the past to stand for the truth in some instances. But nothing to lose now and none to fear.  View location
8 Jun From Vajpayee to Modi, all owe the limelight to Advani's sweat and sacrifice. Pity that the patriarch is being derided by petty greenhorns.  View location
8 Jun - @LangaMahesh Vajpayee was pretty much aware of the impending defeat and was most happy about Advani missing Prime Ministership.   View location
8 Jun - @fkalpana And all those with similar sounding names. @calamur -   View location
8 Jun Socialists forever dream of the illusive equality, Capitalists abhor information asymmetry and search for the illusory level playing field.
8 Jun [The ultimate goal of evolution is linked up by Sri Aurobindo with the question of the origin of the world. -M. Leicht]
8 Jun [The supreme emphasis laid by Sri Aurobindo on the moral governance of life and society reveal him as sage and prophet]
7 Jun [Biographical details of Sri Aurobindo are important as reaction against the West was an integral part of his outlook.]
7 Jun - @krishnarjun108 Would you like to reside there? Auroville is one such experiment; not many takers.  View conversation
7 Jun Two outstanding thinkers-cum-workers Odisha has produced: Kishan Patnaik (1930-2004) and Chittaranjan Das (1923-2011).
6 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty [टीम अन्ना के मनीष सिसोदिया, संजय सिंह, गोपाल राय ने कहा कि 1974 में जेपी ने जिस सम्पूर्ण क्रांति का बिगुल फूंका था]
6 Jun [लक्ष्य से भटकती भाजपा 32 - सिर्फ रामजन्म भूमि आंदोलन की ही कमाई पर वह अभी तक सत्ता का वैभव पाने की किश्तें भर रही हैं]
6 Jun - @vijayvaani The kind of support she is receiving entitles her to be nominated as President of India. [TNM55]   View location
6 Jun [Vivek Kaundinya @VivekKaundinya Uttarpara Speech by Sri Aurobindo My favourite. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
6 Jun [Pradeep Maheshwari @PKDEL From the group Significance of Flowers - as given by The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. ( now... Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
6 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty The numbers game becomes much more complex as two different parties represent a constituency. A deepening of democratic process & mandate.
6 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Each Lok Sabha constituency should elect two MPs - one male & one female. The easiest way to resolve the impasse on women's reservation.
5 Jun [ritpra @ritpra - @madhukishwar no I hve read Aurobindo enough to understand what a secularism has dne/though REAL Christian phil revere's Mother Mary too! Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]  View conversation

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

You are parasitical on what you oppose

Tweets [3 Jun santosh krinsky @santoshk1 Sri Aurobindo. initially man's desire to meet physical & vital demands only balanced by demands of his society, family, tribe, community. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
3 Jun Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty @prasannavishy As Chairman of the BJP Parliamentary Party, Advani is the top-most leader of the party by definition. But widespread amnesia. View location
3 Jun @vinod_sharma Don't wish him away. Zeitgeist has a lot to achieve through this long distance race horse viz., L.K. Advani. View location
3 Jun @I_rkmishra Not Anna, but Advani might fulfil his historical role by stepping into JP's shoes. With his blog post he has taken the 1st step. View location
3 Jun @kaushikcbasu No scope for such fears. More voluminous and stirring tracts of philosophy are being churned out by the likes of Graham Harman. View location
3 Jun @waglenikhil Advani is the most suitable person at the moment to lead - not a movement but a coalition of political parties if he leaves BJP. View location
3 Jun @prasannavishy @doubtinggaurav Neither BJP nor RSS need Advani. By coming out and lead like JP he can nullify the wounds that he has wrought. View location
3 Jun [Meillassoux on Mallarmé: The Number and the Siren is a riveting read... you’ll encounter a spectacular reading of Mallarmé. -Graham Harman]
3 Jun [Everyone’s a critic. Everyone’s detached. Everyone opposes. But then you are merely parasitical on that which you oppose. -Graham Harman]
3 Jun [Welsh is very close to Sanskrit: Matter, myth, and spirit: or Keltic and Hindu links. Dorothea Chaplin IYSATM by mike] - View media
3 Jun [History has proved that Sri Aurobindo was right on the Japanese intent to occupy and control India. IYSATM by Sandeep] - View media
3 Jun @KanchanGupta FIVE DREAMS Manifesto heralded by Sri Aurobindo on Aug 14, 1947 over All India Radio, Tiruchirapalli should guide the nation. View conversation