Thursday, May 31, 2012

Savitri Era Religion is for 21st Century

Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan has likened Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Shikhandi , the man-woman of Mahabharata , whom Bheeshma refused ...]
It is utterly stupid of the so called “anti-corruption” campaigners to apply the “shikhandin” label to the Prime Minister, and not so for reasons you might think. If the reference was to “shikhandin’s” effeminate masculinity, that would be historically inaccurate. If the reference was to waging a righteous battle with “shikhandin” as a shield, that would be the wrong parallel. Read more]
Bhisma's decision to not fight against Shikhandi was voluntary, he was neither unarmed nor in a position of disadvantage when he choosed not to fight in the battlefield.]

This controversy over a metaphor shows how volatile mythological symbols can turn and why religious connotations need to be avoided. Throwing the baby out with the bath water is not a good idea, but the way Hinduism is wedded to countless mythological texts with conflicting narratives, a safe distance is most suitable for the Savitri Erans. Can’t help if this infuriates the Perennial-Philosophy/Neo-Hindu/Sanatan-Dharma votaries. [TNM55] 

Update: [Of Ancient Metaphors and contemporary Indian Politics – OpEd in The Pioneer Author:  Shashi Shekhar from Offstumped - Commentary on Indian Politics by Admin Originally published in the Pioneer on 4th June 2012 Background reading The poorly understood story of Shikhandin - Knowing when to leave – a story from Bala Kaanda Neither Shikhandi nor Caesar fits into the scheme of things. Both are inept reminders. Politics is in need of another Rama who can restore the country’s pride
The political discourse in Delhi these days, it would seem, has run out of modern-day metaphors and parallels.]
Or maybe, the advent of social media and the pernicious notion of “sound bytes” served as a catalyst to raise it to epidemic proportions… What I am rambling about is the wanton abuse and molestation of the English language and of History by political commentators in India. With complete disregard for meaning or context, words like “fascist,” “Nazi,” and “storm trooper” are thrown about.]

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Liminality need not be a license for lifelong vacillation

Launched in 2005, Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF) was meant for sharing wide-ranging reading material relevant to personal growth. But subsequently, Savitri Era Religion and Savitri Era Party (SEP) commenced in 2006 and 2007 respectively, although religion and politics are yet to be freely associated with the path of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. However, there are several other impediments and, therefore, theoretical clarity on these is essential.

It’s understandable that switching to a new and separate religion abruptly is not easy and each individual has to negotiate the transition within his unique set of circumstances. Thus, while old forms and festivals might cease to be mandatory, the overall cultural corpus, however, will continue to be porous. But this liminality need not be a license for lifelong vacillation and hypocrisy.

Connection with religion has a political dimension too as mobilization on this count is often seen as normal and directly commensurate. Nothing wrong in that, but in India the Hindutva brigade represent and propagate the worst kind of pre-modern thinking. We must, therefore, steer clear of their ideology till any sign of significant reforms is visible. Simultaneously, any visceral allergy for things or thoughts of Western origin should be extirpated. [TNM55] 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sri Aurobindo offers a robust moral paradigm

Tweets 1h Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty The world is in search of an anchor, a reference point for its future journey, and The Mother & Sri Aurobindo offer a robust moral paradigm.  View location
1h [a collection of new and interesting material which sheds light on Sri Aurobindo’s life. Compiler: Anurag Banerjee, OF] - View media
2h @krishnarjun108 He perhaps exemplifies the American saying, “The best government is that which governs least” in our country.  View conversation
19h [The means-ends distinction, rationality and the moral life - Mrinal Miri: How can I be sure that I have done justice] - View photo
21h The present structure at the Centre is perhaps the most practical: A super-PM, a formal PM, & a sub-PM. BJP too has adopted almost the same.
22h @orsoraggiante @doubtinggaurav [In many ways Nietzsche, as a philosopher, can be said to inaugurate the modern age.] -  View conversation
22h @prasannavishy @orsoraggiante The canvas surely is encyclopedic but it's vain attempting to understand India sans Sri Aurobindo's insights. View conversation
23h [इस पूर्णता के लिए श्रीअरविंद मनुष्य के अस्तित्व को सम्पूर्ण रूप से परिवर्तित कर नवीन चेतना का संचार अपेक्षित मानते है]
23h [आकस्मिक नहीं है कि पंद्रह अगस् को भारत को आजादी मिली; आजादी में श्रीअरविंद का जितना हाथ है उतना किसी का भी नहीं है] 
28 May [progressive spiritual evolution as key to the purpose of human life was given by Sri Aurobindo 50 years after Darwin.]
28 May [Sri Aurobindo was supremely erudite and obviously bothered in his writings to engage the thought currents of the time.]
28 May The Earth had to slog for over four billion years to devise blog. Quality content get noticed and by those who need it.
28 May @jitengajaria Political propaganda and canvassing is one thing, but to twist history in this fashion is not the right thing to do. [TNM55] View conversation
27 May @offstumped [Foundations Of Tilak's Nationalism - Parimala V. Rao - Patriarchal position preventing women and non-Brahmins from education.] View conversation
27 May Identification of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in their physical life to an Ashram is a minor facet of their world-vision.
27 May @malviyamit Oh! pointer to the fact how you are far from the reality and dwell in wishful thinking. This North-South divide! View conversation
27 May @bibekdebroy @mihirkumarjha [Concept of Equality: The Nineteenth Century Indian Debate, BN Ganguli, Indian Institute of Advanced Study-1975] View location
27 May [radical counter-modernity: tradition treated, not as past to be regained but as modernity, an alternative future. -RH]
26 May [On Conservation and Progress - first appeared in vol. II (Aug 1915 – July 1916) of the Arya magazine - Sri Aurobindo] - View media
26 May [Sri Aurobindo’s Speech on National Education in Bombay on 15 January 1908] -  View location
26 May [Kishen Pattnayak was acknowledged as the most original political thinker of socialist movement after Rammanohar Lohia. -Yogendra Yadav] View location
25 May [Hitler and His God by Georges Van Vrekhem: Hitler's possession by the "god" who inspired him and brought him to power.]
25 May [a man of principle, he was also a man of great civilization, with intense distaste for flamboyance. Ashok Mitra on VP]
25 May VP Singh is the only Prime Minister till date who came riding upon a popular mandate. Rest are either through compromise or TINA syndrome.
25 May @SavitriEraParty GVL Narasimha Rao shows how 271 Lok Sabha seats across 16 states are almost out of bounds for the BJP. - View conversation
25 May [The third dream was a world-union forming the outer basis of a fairer, brighter and nobler life for all mankind. -Sri Aurobindo, 14 Aug 1947]
25 May [an epic poem from Sri Aurobindo's political and philosophical writings, Savitri's central message proposes a 'destined liberation for all']
25 May Sri Aurobindo believes in the transformation of the present nature of man through the pressure of evolution and the first step is aspiration. View location
25 May Immortality, as an objective, has to be pursued in this life itself, and the formula for it, as Sri Aurobindo devises, is "All life is Yoga" View location
25 May God, light, freedom, immortality - says Sri Aurobindo - are matters of perennial quest for man despite periodical doubts appearing as hurdle. View location
24 May @gopimaliwal @krishnarjun108 That's an impossible combination but IMO, Sri Aurobindo alone is enough if he is understood & followed rightly.  View location
24 May [santosh krinsky @santoshk1 Sri Aurobindo. 3rd major standard of human conduct is ideal ethic. 4th is highest divine law of the nature. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
24 May @malviyamit Everybody loves a good fight. Remains to be seen whether Joshi will fade like Govindacharya. [TNM55] View conversation
24 May [Sri Aurobindo, speaking on the soil of Pondicherry, referred to national education as more profound, great and searching. -Nirupama Rao]
24 May [The question, as Sri Aurobindo framed it, is not a return to the glories of the fifth century but 'an initiation of centuries to come' -NR]
24 May [who dedicate themselves not to the past or the present but to the future. They will need to consecrate their lives]
24 May [Discourse on the Upanishad by Dr. Shikha Mukherjee: Sat, May 26, 6:30pm, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Kolkata.]
24 May [Gautam Chikermane @gchikermane Another break over. Leaving the peace of Pondicherry behind. Wish I could carry some of that tranquillity to Delhi. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
24 May Sanjay Pugalia says Narendra Modi is worth no more than 50 Lok Sabha seats. And the jury is out! [TNM55]
24 May [Bombay, 19 January 1907: Address to The Bombay National Union by Sri Aurobindo. embrace this religion of Nationalism.]
24 May [Sri Aurobindo got knowledge of the Vedic Ila, Mahi and Saraswati. Discernment, Inspiration, Intuition and Revelation.]
24 May [Bhavani Bharati is Sri Aurobindo's only poem in Sanskrit, written between 1904 and 1908. It has 99 verses in Upajati.]

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Divine algebra and differential equations

Tweets 3h Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty [Life is analogous to a complicated system of differential equations. Unsatisfactory approximations at a given space-time.] -  View media
3h [It was part of overall pedagogical approach to open out questions as debates rather than as issues settled once and for all. -Aditya Nigam]
3h [Is it Prabhat’s suggestion: citizens have no business to meddle in governance and policy-making beyond casting votes?] 
6h @Devinder_Sharma @bibekdebroy [charging different people different prices based on their willingness and ability. -RR] -  View conversation
6h [Such is the faith in the mantra-power that some feel no necessity of enquiring into the meaning. -TV Kapali Sastry]
7h [The mystic poets do not vary the consecrated form which has become for them a sort of divine algebra. -Sri Aurobindo]
7h [Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture (SAKSI), Bangalore spreads the message of Veda & Sri Aurobindo]
7h [santosh krinsky @santoshk1 Sri Aurobindo. 4 main standards of human conduct in ascending scale. 1st is personal need, preference & desire. 2nd is good of collectivity Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
7h The seeds of the Life Divine as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo should germinate in India. Savitri Era Party posits genuineness and generosity.
7h Sri Aurobindo was born on August 15, 1872 and India became free on his 75th birth anniversary. Let's unite to fulfil FIVE DREAMS Manifesto.
7h Fragmented political landscape of India is at its climax today. Let's resolve to repair the fracture under the inspiration of Sri Aurobindo.
9h @amargov Like Platonic love and "sympathisers" of BJP, all parties need not have a presence in Lok Sabha. @malviyamit
10h [A 2-month course in Social Media Marketing is to start from 1st July by Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication (SACAC), New Delhi.]
10h [ICSI-NIRC seminar on Corporate Governance jointly with Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management was inaugurated by TN Chaturvedi.]
23h [As always with Sri Aurobindo he doesn't take extreme stands & puts forth synthesized truth programme. Anirban Ganguly]
23h [Sri Aurobindo, freedom fighter, philosopher, & poet, synthesized Eastern and Western philosophy, religion, literature, and psychology. -W]
23h [The PM will be 80 in a few months, the foreign minister is 80. Mukherjee is 77, and Mr Antony 71. Chidambaram is 67.]
23h [Apart from Chhayavaadi poems, Pant also wrote progressive, philosophical (influenced by Sri Aurobindo), socialist and humanist poems. -JC]
22 May [Are there hidden dark secrets of the Trustees of Sri Aurobindo Ashram which Peter Heehs knows & might be disastrous?]
22 May [Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has, for all practical purpose, withdrawn his recognition of national president Nitin Gadkari. -SD]
22 May [Prof. Patnaik has asked how freedom of academia can be prioritised over that of the MPs who are elected by the people]
22 May BJP took its birth from the dual-membership issue, but the same RSS has become a threat for its survival now. How retrograde was the step!  View location
22 May Heehs hounds have finally reached at the core question: Whether The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are being annexed to the past tradition of India?  View location
22 May Academicians have banished Sri Aurobindo from curriculum and it needs to be reversed. 5-DREAMS Manifesto must find a place in every heart.
22 May Neither Gandhi nor Marx, neither Savarkar nor Ambedkar are relevant for progress of India. Following the words of Sri Aurobindo is only way.
22 May Savitri and The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo are twin scriptures for the modern generation. All the rest are texts for joy and inspiration.
22 May Most people readily quote Sri Aurobindo's prophecy regarding rise of India with pride but show unwillingness to follow the path hewn by him.
21 May [We are against the misuse of the Ashram’s name to abuse Sri Aurobindo by deliberate distortion of facts by Peter Heehs. -Sraddhalu Ranade]
21 May [we are not against Peter Heehs; we are not against freedom of speech; we are not against writing any book praising or criticising anyone] SR
21 May Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry in tormoil [Manoj Das Gupta Stops Dr. Radhikaranjan’s Classes — Sridharan]
21 May [Thank God Indian society contains both. As Hindus we need to be very careful about falling in love with our greatness]
21 May [the culture-knowing Indian is often required to be balanced and corrected by a culture-neutral one. -Dilip Kumar Roy]
21 May [Knowledge of one's religion and culture puts one in love with that and the resultant output is a fanatic or a chauvinist, a stone-headed] DR
21 May [Cripps Mission to India. On 2 April Sri Aurobindo telegraphed Dr BS Moonje, head of the Hindu Mahasabha and C. Rajagopalachari. Duraiswami]
21 May [I repeat my regret that I am compelled to disappoint you. -Aurobindo Ghose. To Balkrishna Shivaram Moonje. Pondicherry. Aug 30. 1920]
21 May [Dr BS Moonje did not want the RSS to be what it is today. The RSS today is not run by ideology. Anand Moonje, Tehelka]
19 May [Hindu @iHindu @rvaidya2000 Sir , I am curious where can I read more of his works where Sri Aurobindo says it & other things on Ind-Pak ? Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]  View conversation
19 May [RVAIDYA @rvaidya2000 Its not Eurocrisis - It is Europe in crisis and G8 is sinking- Maharishi Aurobindo said- on the ruins of European civilizations India will rise Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
20 May Priority should be to serve the Nation and not PWDised manipulation. Sri Aurobindo's writings in Bande Mataram can galvanise the countrymen.
20 May Unity, not uniformity, is the key. Though Sri Aurobindo favours federalism, present disparate State-level politics don't inspire confidence.
20 May Unity, says Sri Aurobindo, is the evolutionary impetus that dictates the present happenings. Erecting a pan-Indian Party is an urgent task.
20 May @vijayvaani The only way to achieve this impossible-seeming task is to unite around the name and ideal of Sri Aurobindo: 5-DREAMS Manifesto.  View conversation
20 May Heehs relies on citations as any other academician. But the practice grown around Sri Aurobindo is yet to be documented & is under-reported.
20 May Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty - @yogivikas @IndiaBTL @shamit11 @Jookkerrs @fakeerGandhi Pal was an associate of Sri Aurobindo and Pant was a great admirer of his poetry.  View conversation

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sabitri vs. Savitri

Tweets 5m Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Heehs' hounds are so much soaked in humour now that their leaking wisdom is spreading too much stink. The non-history they spawn is vitriol.
38m Heehs has already built a formidable reputation as historian and will be able to write freely once he leaves Sri Aurobindo Ashram Puducherry. View location
44m We are not against Heehs or his book, we simply want him to be removed from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry because of his adverse remarks. View location
2h Sabitri brata fast by ladies is a Perennialist's delight, but the challenge is how to transcend the legend and internalise symbol of Savitri.
3h Heehs has a curious scale to measure Avatars. He has certified some as qualified but is unwilling to extend the same favour to Sri Aurobindo.
3h Heehs wrote the book as a vehicle to propagate Leftist ire against religion and hence his presence spreads pollution in Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
4h Surely "the transformative and redemptive power of politics" can work wonders but depends on the direction it takes: Sri Aurobindo or Hitler.
4h "In the realm of the political that we can emancipate ourselves and our nation" is a fallacy unless anchored to Sri Aurobindo's philosophy.
4h No meaningful political discourse is possible today without understanding and applying what Sri Aurobindo visualises about India's future.
5h [Though India is one country, it is in fact many countries within a country and the taxes govt. charge gets different!]
7h [Kunal Dave @kunal_nd At last someone in parliament woke up n demanded cancellation of heehs visa. Thanks to BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab who raised the issue. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
5h @satyamevajayate [Pal contemplated Association of free nations. Current trends towards globalisation affirm his belief]  View conversation
6h [Mahtab said that Heehs' depiction of Sri Aurobindo was objectionable as it is based on the appraisals of his critics.]
17h Heehs' visa is none of our concern. His eviction from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry is the sole demand of countless devotees gone aghast.
18h Heehs' speech on Hinduism might be a precise statement, but his disowning of the Divine manifestation of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is evil.
18h Heehs camp started with: No Religion-No public display of Devotion campaign, but the hidden motive was to disprove Sri Aurobindo's Divinity.
20h [subodh khanna @subodh1945 Dhenkanal: The unexplored summer retreat in Odisha via @sharethis Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
22h Danino, Elst, Frawley, Gautier, and Heehs, though sound sympathetic, are responsible for misrepresenting the message of Sri Aurobindo. [TNM55]
23h And Philosophy for how to live. [RT @MihirKumarJha Science/Commerce is to support the living. Literature is to live.]  View conversation
19 May "Questions over growing corporate ownership of the media" sounds sanctimonious as if other sectors of society are free from its tentacles.
19 May [Hegel & Sri Aurobindo get a lot of good PR in integral circles but that's partly because of their academically accessible systemization.] LP
19 May [Mihir Jha @MihirKumarJha @mihirssharma Dear Sir, Since i found you showing concerns about the Peter Heehs case, i thought of sharing this with u: Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]  View conversation
19 May @Team_CRI @prasannavishy It's a pity that such retrograde thinking is being promoted by educated people in the name of nationalism. [TNM55]  View conversation
19 May @prasannavishy Impractical theories by votaries of directed history. Sri Aurobindo's evolutionary vision offers the right alternative.  View conversation
19 May [Cancel Peter Heehs visa, says BJD MP Indian Express. BJD MP for cancelling visa to US historian, Business Standard]
19 May [When Richard Carlson talks about God or Peter Heehs speaks about Avatar, they commit serious methodological blunders.]
18 May [there are aspects of Sri Aurobindo's thought that forms the genealogy and patrimony of political Hindutva as we know it. -Jyotirmaya Sharma]
18 May [In my book, I have never even indirectly imputed that Aurobindo Ghosh was a Hindutva votary. -Jyotirmaya Sharma]
18 May [Hinduism is not seen by Sri Aurobindo as a fixed and ahistorical construct lending itself to fossilized politicization. -Debashish Banerji]
18 May @SavitriEraParty Time for Twitterites to lend their mite to fight colossal falsehood masquerading as scholarship. [TNM55] View location
18 May BJD member in the Lok Sabha for cancelling visa of Peter Heehs for depicting a distorted picture of Sri Aurobindo.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Amazing neglect of India's greatest mind

Tweets 3m Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty @kalisbrood It involves some painful choices too. Surgery of dysfunctional limbs is essential which faces stiff socio-political resistance. View conversation
16m Twitter is home to a galaxy of intellectuals but the thought of Sri Aurobindo never occur to them. Amazing neglect of India's greatest mind Expand
28m Sri Aurobindo asks for an open mind. One should come prepared to learn from him and not for seeking justifications for preconceived notions Expand
36m History helps, but only so much. Besides, accounts of history also differ. Unlearning the mythology of history in India is a huge challenge. Expand
51m @kalisbrood Concerns of future are substantially different than irritants of the past. Overarching teaching of Sri Aurobindo is a sure cure. View conversation
1h Politicians are not permitted to speak. Journalists churn out political analysis and speculative economics always with swathes of history. Expand
1h @malviyamit His rise from Fauji coincides with the rise of India, and he, in a way, represents the India story and its multiculturalism. View conversation
1h @malviyamit A single incident shouldn't cloud our judgement regarding a quarter century work of a performer. View conversation
2h @orsoraggiante Peter Heehs' biography of Sri Aurobindo has ironically been hailed as "a historically adroit and intellectually acute work." View conversation
3h @krishnarjun108 India's Rebirth is not a faithful representation of Sri Aurobindo's world-vision. Reading him is a must to understand India View conversation
3h @kalisbrood Bold stance in raising many inconvenient questions but kowtowing before the tradition is no solution. Sri Aurobindo has the key. View conversation
18h @krishnarjun108 Surely a daring perspective, but how to translate it into action, i.e., agency for implementation, is yet to be articulated.   View location
20h @krishnarjun108 Hope you incorporate insights from Sri Aurobindo pertaining to evolutionary imperative of unity and mutuality in next post. View location
17 May @abhijitch2 But the purpose of his visit might not be very uplifting considering his condemnable stand on Heehs' The Lives of Sri Aurobindo. View location

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chief task of Heehs was to demolish Divinity of Sri Aurobindo

Tweets 3m Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Heehs' eagerness to turn Sri Aurobindo Ashram into a Scientific research hub & Yoga a means of free pursuits is sinister. View conversation
19m Chief task of Heehs was to demolish Divinity of Sri Aurobindo so that any claim of new religion can be legally challenged. View conversation
30m Ownership of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Puducherry is the real issue since special rights accrue if cult is treated as religion. View conversation
10h Constitution of India empowers a citizen to worship anyone, anything; but HT's Gautam Chikermane is intolerant of this statutory protection.
19h Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty @bibekdebroy But I don't think you have given your verdict on our eminent historians endorsing Peter Heehs' denigration of Sri Aurobindo.
21h @amargov But it is a colossal wastage of resources. If only there was a conscious attempt to spread serious ideas like Sri Aurobindo's. View conversation
45m [May 16, 2012 - Bangalore today - Religion - Bhagavad Gita: discourse by B. Mahadevan, Sri Aurobindo complex, J.P. Nagar, Ist Phase, 5 pm.]
22h [Sri Aurobindo is saying that the world is NOT an lllusion, only the WAY WE SEE IT is an lllusion. – by mike]
16 May [Political Theology of Lincoln and Melville: Why is the Civil War so richly deserving privileged points of reference?]
15 May Savitri Era opens up an aura of seamless flow of life, learning, religion, and politics in a common space for the collectivity to evolve.
15 May Reading the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is a life long task and to discover their effect upon oneself is a unique endeavour. [TNM55]
15 May The Mother & Sri Aurobindo prod us to think anew and eschew the skewed rhymes & reasons of the old. No mediation needed to commune with them.
15 May @SavitriEraParty Dynastic leadership and hero worship is fast turning India into a nation governed by feudal lords and regional satraps.
15 May Sri Aurobindo offers a definite philosophy which is a synthesis of several streams. The Vedic root he rediscovers is pioneering contribution View location
15 May [Herder's explanation of a national form was dynamic, but he was not a nationalist in the modern sense. Jaideep Prabhu]
15 May @offstumped @jemin_p Not easy to predict how a party will evolve. Ideological DNA is pointer to speculate on its future spread, not leader. View conversation
15 May @offstumped A political Party is always vulnerable as it depends upon voluntary participation of members. A strong ideology acts as glue. View conversation
15 May @offstumped Weakening of national Parties is nothing surprising due to ideological bungling and hence SEP posits the icon of Sri Aurobindo. View conversation
15 May [December 9, 1946: Dr Sachchidananda Sinha was elected as the first president (temporary) of the Constituent Assembly.]
15 May [It’s intellectually very important to be able to admire and utilize authors whose world-views are nothing like your own. -Graham Harman]
15 May [excitement, daring, adaptability, tolerance, spontaneity, & a lack of rigidity, & a foundation of trust. -Carl Rogers]
15 May @AnshumanSunny The Akbar of the trio. View conversation

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Heehs imbroglio is shifting from book to theory

Tweets 2h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty [Photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s Family Members - With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder Overman Foundation Kolkata]  View media
2h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @krishnarjun108 Change from irrational basis to rational standards. That is to codify and then follow. Rule of law, property right foremost.  View conversation
2h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @krishnarjun108 As a young democracy our performance has been barely satisfactory. Long way to go for real empowerment of the masses/ voice.  View conversation
2h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @krishnarjun108 Yes, that was the original conception behind segregating Brahmin & Kshatriya which continues to this day but should change.  View conversation
2h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @krishnarjun108 Imagining Hindus as a monolith is a myth & hence the talk of overlooking mistakes doesn't have a place in Democratic polity.  View conversation
3h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @irfhabib That exactly is my appeal to you sir, the book and the author were praised without undertaking any critical analysis and scrutiny.  View conversation
4h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @irfhabib Sir, in the name of freedom of speech downright denigration of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs has been endorsed as brilliant history  View conversation
4h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @malviyamit Sure but the first step is to join a Party and take the Parliament Street forsaking the temptation of stopping at Jantar Mantar.  View conversation
4h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @centerofright @malviyamit Wonderful times when you wrestle on Twitter in real time. We had to wait for Everyman's Weekly during Emergency.  View conversation
4h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @SavitriEraParty [my delight at that y yadav squirming knows no bounds. when caste-identity politics monster bites -GW]
[7h sanisharma  @sanisharma11 Story of Aurobindo Ghosh and Saheed Udham Singh: Rajiv Dixit Retweeted by Savitri Era Party  View video]
[5h ravin desai  @ravin1sky @Swamy_Army If at all A Raja visits pondicherry then Sri Aurobindo will curse him for cheating nation @RudraHindu Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
4h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty [actions both emerge from and are directed to the Self, whose care is at the same time its creation.] via @speakingtree
17h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @MihirKumarJha Sri Aurobindo declined Gandhi's request, and they never met.   View location
17h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @MihirKumarJha Difficult to comment in public. We all know about the MSM conduct. So nothing can be said definitely. That was never telecast, only the promo ran.
18h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty Liberals are whining, but they have been paid in their own coin for their duplicity and hypocrisy in blindly backing Heehs. View location
18h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty Political might won in Ambedkar's cartoon case whereas we are silent spectators of Sri Aurobindo's humiliation by Heehs. View location
[29 Mar Chandrahas Choudhury  @Hashestweets Rabindra Swain's wry poem "The Prime Minister" reveals so much about current govt, including the Railway Budget crisis: Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
[14 May Kaushik Basu  @kaushikcbasu Spoke to Young India Fellows at Aurobindo Centre, Delhi. One of the most imaginative programmes in India; encourages creativity. Congrats. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
[14 May Kaushik Basu  @kaushikcbasu The secret to major scientific, literary and philosophical breakthroughs is to identify creative people and enable them to be unemployed. Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
20h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @madhukishwar Nothing new, temples where the statue of Ambedkar is worshipped are common. Questioning someone's faith is not the right thing  View conversation
21h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty [Rejection by Heehs and his cohorts of what they falsely label as religious is really psychic devotion and surrender.]
[22h Ian Bogost  @ibogost Videogames have become "an interactive form of muzak," says@mike_thomsen in a scathing essay, "Will Work for Fun," Retweeted by Savitri Era Party]
22h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @prasannavishy Moving from theoritical construct Savitri Era Party is the most appropriate possibility tied to untried icon of Sri Aurobindo  View conversation
23h Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @krishnarjun108 [Smith never spoke favourably of selfishness. Ayn Rand and Bernard Mandeville lauded it -Gavin Kennedy]
14 May Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @prasannavishy Democracy has no archetype & hence is a work-in-process. An enduring national ideal has eluded us so far View conversation
14 May Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @gopimaliwal @amargov BJP has "Swa n Socialists" in its fold and its success can't be attributed wholly to RSS. Their ideology rather clash
14 May Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @MalikAshok @gopimaliwal @jitengajaria Never before the RSS chief was so close to being seen as a future PM. Even Anna show was courtesy him
13 May Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty Heehs imbroglio is shifting from book and visa to more serious areas of theory. An uneven tug of war, indeed, against a volatile background.  View location
13 May Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @AnshumanSunny The term Capitalism is the problem. Call it Economy, and everything falls into place, no need to define. View location
13 May Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty [Sri Aurobindo Devotees Prayer Centre: Prayers to Sri Annai, RS Puram, 9.30 a.m. Sri Annai Meditation Centre, W 7/C, Kovaipudur, Coimbatore] Expand
13 May Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @krishnarjun108 @BhaskarChat @sunandavashisht Like it or not, he has the vision and is the present Supremo. Takes a day to diffuse a brand. View conversation
13 May Savitri Era Party  @SavitriEraParty @BhaskarChat @sunandavashisht The fact is that Mohan Bhagwat fits the bill perfectly and he is in full control. View conversation