Thursday, July 31, 2008

Five Koshas and Five Dreams

Five Koshas and Five Dreams

Annamaya Kosha [Physical Education] Free and united India.

Pranamaya Kosha [Vital Education] Resurgence and liberation of the peoples of Asia

Manomaya Kosha [Mental Education] World-union

Vijnanamaya Kosha [Psychic Education and Spiritual Education] Spiritual gift of India to the world.

Anandamaya Kosha = To raise man to a higher and larger consciousness

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo came to emancipate us from the fetters of the past

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo met each other on March 29, 1914 in Puducherry signifying the meeting of the East and the West, and the birth of the Savitri Era Religion.

Religious conflicts leading to terrorism and war are likely to find their solution when more and more people embrace the Savitri Era Religion and, thereby, volunteer to work for the Ideal of Human Unity. Globalization has presented immense opportunities to carry forward this task in a variety of avenues. While knowledge, skill, and technology manipulate easy integration, cultural and attitudinal reflexes find it hard to secure common ground.

The synthetic teaching of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, fortunately, reaches out to people residing anywhere in the world simply because it is founded on a substratum that is universal, and the basic concern is human, regardless of geography, biology or religion. The Metaphysics of The Life Divine is indisputably the most modern, affirmative, and optimistic. The principles of Integral Yoga, likewise, chime so harmoniously with frontier research areas in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive studies.

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo came to emancipate us from the fetters of the “past that seeks to endure.” It is for the young people of today to acquiesce at the choice and seek conversion to the Savitri Era Religion.

Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo tells the whole story

It is unclear how so much of debate around nuclear energy has taken place without paying even an iota of thought as to how this energy has been cocooned in the womb of an atom, or “Who” the architect of such sure-fire micro-management is. The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo tells the whole story. [TNM]

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Supernal-Narrative of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

By way of a quick reply to Adam Pogioli [on Sat 12 Jul 2008 01:43 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link] it can be pointed out that Sri Aurobindo never proposed a facile solution to complex problems like “power and authority.” The Life Divine is a far off ideal and to confabulate on it without even reading the book is fruitless. Sri Aurobindo does not always subscribe to the prevailing politically correct tenets and “various post-structuralist critiques of power” are mere corollaries to the Supernal-Narrative that The Mother and Sri Aurobindo are weaving out through our continual collaboration.
Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pranams and probity

The current issue of Mother India carries an old letter by Amal Kiran regarding “Doing pranams to Sadhaks” which has been a contentious affair all along. It would have been ideal, however, were M.P. Pandit’s justifications on the matter too included.

Allied to the issue is the phenomenon of feudalistic signs shown by the Sadhaks which spawns a sense of superiority bordering upon immunity from any probe. Such condescending attitude invariably takes a despicable turn, wherever finance is involved, and consequently, probity comes under cloud. Accountability, propriety, and transparency, therefore, are the apt behavior as “Caesar's Wife should not only be honest but also be seen to be honest.”

Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Savitri Era Party aims at Metaphysical inclusion

Financial inclusion is a buzz word these days. But Savitri Era Party aims at Metaphysical inclusion. Different religions, astrologers, and political groups preach their own brand of metaphysics to hoodwink people. These generally consist of a mixture of ethical prescriptions, mythological stories, and legends.

Savitri Era Party follows the metaphysics of The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo. This is meant for the whole humanity and not only for any particular country or culture. Savitri Era Party requests all educated people to read this book. It is a must read for politicians, policy-makers, and all those who are in the public life.

Tusar N. Mohapatra
President, Savitri Era Party.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The West will be the most fertile ground for the Savitri Era Religion

from Tusar N. Mohapatra <> date 10 July 2008 11:32

As you are in contact with the words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo..., may I give a low down on what the future holds, and how you can effectively be right on the centre stage. Savitri Era Religion, with its roots in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey is the 6th prominent Semitic religion that is going to grow at the cost of older religions. Out of the need for a sound metaphysics, people will be forced to accept this religion. They will have The Mother's shoulders to cry upon, in addition. This is an invincible combination, plus Savitri, plus Matrimandir, and what have you.

Gagdad Bob once assured me that, "You can't build a bridge from the middle," and in that sense he is doing a lot of preparatory (i.e. subversive for older ones) work in favor of Savitri Era Religion. The West will be the most fertile ground for the Savitri Era Religion, whereupon others, including India, will follow suit. Now that the Indo-US 123 Nuclear deal is likely to be through, Gagdad Bob's political stance also makes sense...

In this scenario, you can perform a great role if you come out... We have a great product; we need suitable marketing wherewithal...

Tusar N. Mohapatra
President, Savitri Era Party.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Sat-chit-ananda: the baker, the butcher, and the brewer

[In that slow and difficult emergence a certain semblance of truth is given to the dictum of Heraclitus that War is the father of all things; for each idea, force, separate consciousness, living being by the very necessity of its ignorance enters into collision with others and tries to live and grow and fulfil itself by independent self-assertion, not by harmony with the rest of existence. Yet there is still the unknown underlying Oneness which compels us to strive slowly towards some form of harmony, of interdependence, of concording of discords, of a difficult unity. But it is only by the evolution in us of the concealed superconscient powers of cosmic Truth and of the Reality in which they are one that the harmony and unity we strive for can be dynamically realised in the very fibre of our being and all its self-expression and not merely in imperfect attempts, incomplete constructions, ever-changing approximations. Location: Home > E-Library > Works Of Sri Aurobindo > English > The Life Divine Volume-18 > Supermind, Mind And The Overmind Maya]

[Selfishness and Adam Smith do not go together...The notion that selfishness was good came from a earlier commentator, Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733), whose book, ‘The Fable of Bees’, which made him famous, began as poem and was fleshed out to a best seller..Take the famous quotation (Wealth Of NationsI.ii. pp26-7) about seeking our dinner from the ‘butcher, the brewer, and the baker’... Smith’s advice was not to expect our dinner from their ‘benevolence’ ... but to address their ‘self love’ and their ‘advantages’, not our own self love and our advantages, which is an unselfish approach on our part. In bargaining for our dinner, or whatever, from others the nature of our behaviour is to ‘propose to them: ‘Give me that which I want, and you shall have this which you want’. In short, the practice two-way bargaining, each addressing the self interests of others, and by considering the interests of other people, we address our own too! Ill-Informed Attribution to Adam Smith Of Views on Selfishness Mar 12, 2008 12:07 AM
Adam Smith's Lost Legacy by Gavin Kennedy]

Adam Smith's trinity "the butcher, the brewer, and the baker" do represent the Sacchidananda, and, at least, the butcher instantly reminds us of Dharmavyadaha, the Enlightened butcher, of the Mahabharata. However, we may take the liberty of changing their order so that the baker producing bread comes first as Sat or Existence; the butcher comes next with his supply of meat denoting Chit or Consciousness; and finally comes the brewer, the Daroowala... Ah! Ananda...Bliss... (no explanation needed!).

What Heraclites termed as “War” and Sri Aurobindo interpreted as “Collision with others” may, in a modern day situation, be applied to “Competition” among the economic agents. While the rationalist and the secularist see them as separate, the integral approach is to look for the “unknown underlying Oneness.”. [TNM]

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Sri Aurobindo Ashram came into being consisting “not quite ten in all”

When on November 24, 1920 The Mother in that stormy evening shifted to the house where Sri Aurobindo was staying, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram came into being consisting “not quite ten in all.” From a rented house, the ashram has grown exponentially in land, buildings, and farms. The number of inmates, associates, and devotees has also grown in leaps and bounds.

The Ashram, and various other organizations attached to it now, are basically problems of Management. Although they are private entities, there is a feeling that they are also public institutions. As such, who manages them and how they are managed are matters that justifiably fall in the public domain.

Accountability, propriety, and transparency are cornerstones of an organization that exists for Truth. Let’s hope that it is never compromised nor any blemish stains the hallowed names of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. [TNM]

The Problem of Rebirth engaged Sri Aurobindo from time to time

The Problem of Rebirth engaged Sri Aurobindo from time to time, but a conclusive thesis eluded him. Sean M. Kelly weaves the tapestry afresh by bringing in Barbour, Fechner, Gebser, Hegel, Jung, Morin, Nietzsche, and Whitehead. [INTEGRAL REVIEW June 2008 Integral Time and the Varieties of Post-Mortem Survival - 5:30 PM]. [TNM]

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

One of us has to be in the forefront to achieve our cherished goals

from Tusar N. Mohapatra <> date 1 July 2008 12:43 subject Re: World Union and Supramental

Dear Aju babu,

Many thanks for broaching the issue of World Union which is close to my heart. Whenever we talk about India's Role in the World's Future or India's Spiritual Destiny: Its Inevitability and Potentiality, we prefer a very abstract language. But if we really want to see any appreciable change then we have to come down to practical action.

India means its people, we the citizens. One of us has to be in the forefront to achieve our cherished goals. Our ideology has to be broadcast among the young generation. If people like us, then only we shall have power to act at the world scene.

I have floated the Savitri Era Party. I need the support and active participation of all of you.

Thanking you,
Tusar N. Mohapatra,
President, Savitri Era Party