Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Constitutional impropriety

  1. Prez for generating greater tolerance, understanding
    Business Standard-
    Speaking about the two phases of life of Sri Aurobindo, he said the first phase was ...
  2. Order appointing Justice PR Raman upheld
    The Hindu-
    Originally, the writ petition was filed by Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust challenging an ...
  3. HC dismisses appeal against appointment of inquiry officer
    Business Standard-24-Sep-2013
    Originally, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust in Puducherry had filed a petition ...

It appears odd that the President visits the Sri Aurobindo Ashram overlooking the ongoing judicial probe of it. While his message is most suited to the political atmosphere prevailing in the country, avoiding the visit at this juncture would have been more in the fitness of things. We know the worthy ones whose hidden hands are behind this Constitutional impropriety and what they are trying to achieve by this, but we repose our faith on the judiciary. Curiously, a probe by the Govt. officer was opposed even before it started but we fail to understand how a retired judge can be immune to external influences. [TNM55]

Monday, September 16, 2013

India needs freedom from RSS

@SavitriEraParty: 2014 can be best understood by reverting to 1914 otherwise there's much likelihood of being afflicted with prejudices perpetrated by pigmies.
@SavitriEraParty: @onlyskr Factually incorrect, but it's important to study the history from 1893 to 1913 to understand the issues likely to dominate in 2014.
@SavitriEraParty: Anti-Congressism or genuine Nationalism has no such compulsion to align with narrow religious revivalism. Sri Aurobindo is the right option.
@SavitriEraParty: Since people in general are unaware of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy and his vision of the future then it's futile to expect ethical behaviour.
@SavitriEraParty: @sachi_bbsr One may not be very accurate in diagnosing one's beliefs but confronting right arguments as Sri Aurobindo's might ensure that.
@SavitriEraParty: Quixotic acrobatics may seem an easy tool for success in electoral politics but having an enduring ideology like Sri Aurobindo's is a must.
@SavitriEraParty: Individual may falter, Institution might flounder, but an Ideology like Sri Aurobindo's holds the promise of guiding light midst dark hours.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo has harped on Evolution leading to the World Union. Now, how India prepares to arrive at that destination is the most crucial.
@SavitriEraParty: The normal attitude may be to consign Sri Aurobindo to history but unlike his contemporaries his philosophy is Evolutionary work in progress.
@SavitriEraParty: Lal-Bal-Pal are conveniently clubbed together but understanding their respective distinctions juxtaposed to Sri Aurobindo is very necessary.
@SavitriEraParty: Just like Lal-Bal-Pal, it's also absolutely necessary to understand how Sri Aurobindo is different from Tagore, Vivekananda, and Dayananda.
@SavitriEraParty: @ProfVarshney History & mythology are replete with instances that any "reet" shouldn't be taken for granted. 2014 has greater significances!
@SavitriEraParty: RS aspirants are so many now that there might be a clamor for increasing its membership to Lok Sabha level. Quota for Twitter not ruled out!
@SavitriEraParty: Now the ideological space is so clearly demarcated that Advani just needs to announce New Party. That'd be the best homage he can pay to JP.
@SavitriEraParty: India is a huge democracy but the hands of half of our journalists are so tight that even Lord Ram cannot help them to write what they want!
@SavitriEraParty: Not that there's none in the RW who might be raring to write a sympathetic piece for Advani but the rules of the game are so tight now alas!
@SavitriEraParty: Advani never graduated as a great theoretician or an astute ideologue but his sulk at once has pitchforked him to the status of a statesman.
@SavitriEraParty: Victim of the RSS skullduggery in the Jinnah episode, Advani needs no other assistance to understand the brand he served all his adult life.
@SavitriEraParty: Not everyone gets a chance to atone for past mistakes. Advani's role in breaking of Janata Party & National Front Govt. has now been erased.
@SavitriEraParty: The autonomy Advani carved out for himself within the RSS ecosystem is a rare phenomenon. His stature has grown thousandfold within two days.
@SavitriEraParty: It'd be naive to believe that @SudheenKulkarni is a lone voice in defending Advani. LKA has far more supporters in the country than in 1992.
@SavitriEraParty: It was just logic and hope but still hard to believe that Advani would travel to this extent. Now, LKA's stock soars beyond JP's or VP's.
@SavitriEraParty: Poverty, development, or corruption are pet political slogans but Polity needs high culture, ethics, and ideology where Sri Aurobindo helps.
@SavitriEraParty: India has at least a dozen PM candidates at the moment but none seems to be minimally abreast of the lofty benchmarks Sri Aurobindo has set.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 That you can perhaps realise yourself when you have the chance of going through the major works of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 Great then, but I have to follow Party-line in any case! Nitish-Advani-Kulkarni are our present hope to keep Congress, RSS at bay.
@SavitriEraParty: @MRVChennai Majority is simply an utility not a virtue. Sri Aurobindo has not been able to win any sizeable following even after 100 years!
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 The Mother's rule started in pre-Independence days and meant for Ashramites may not be relevant for me. Moving with time is needed!
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 I respect your perception and most devotees hold that view but my Internet-enabled role since 2005 has been different & pioneering.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 Course of events has been such that it has been tempting for me to believe all this as sanctioned by The Mother in physical absence.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 I don't think there is any legal or moral barrier for that. Sri Aurobindo is an acknowledged authority in political theory & praxis.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 Very right but I also have every right to use his name & teachings as I like. That doesn't prevent anyone from using Sri Aurobindo.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 You have not assigned any reason why. Popularising Sri Aurobindo's vision of The Life Divine is certainly no crime. So, I disagree.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 See, I keep Sri Aurobindo's #FiveDreams as the final goal and then decide who among our present political players helps the most.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 Yeah, there is no escape from our human condition and finitude but ordinary prudence and common sense are great assets for survival.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sri Aurobindo has demolished many Hindutva assumptions

@SavitriEraParty: The Mother & Sri Aurobindo took an ontological leap in 1914 encompassing the whole humanity. So, no room for national or parochial ghettoes.
@SavitriEraParty: Geographical or Religion-specific ontology is an oxymoron in this age of online communication. Sri Aurobindo is synonymous with universality.
@SavitriEraParty: It's not easy to perceive the symbols behind idols or temples by transcending their physical attraction & utility but Sri Aurobindo helps.
@SavitriEraParty: @firaism Not easy to collate/paraphrase his complex web of thought on any particular topic & so would appear crippled if pressed into Tweet.
@SavitriEraParty: Religion is so overpowering that it prevents critical thinking and drawing sane inferences. Sri Aurobindo allows us to imbibe fine ontology.
@SavitriEraParty: Disproportionate respect for Shastras and sundry Sutras is a stumbling block for understanding Sri Aurobindo's illuminating interpretations.
@SavitriEraParty: Most overlook the fact that Hindutva is anchored to supposedly infallible ontological assumptions many of which Sri Aurobindo has demolished.
@SavitriEraParty: Ramdev, @RajivMessage, @Swamy39 & @SudheenKulkarni represent distinct socio-political paradigms but unfortunately lack Sri Aurobindo's line.
@SavitriEraParty: Both Nitish Kumar & Advani are prudently sticking to the Kulkarni Doctrine which has the most enduring prospect from the Indian perspective.
@SavitriEraParty: Partisanship has robbed journalism of theory and analysis. Bundling together of BJP & RSS has opened up a new huge space in Indian politics.
@SavitriEraParty: So satisfying that the hugely vocal RW intellectuals class has suffered such a massive set back at one stroke. Sri Aurobindo is alternative.
@SavitriEraParty: Journalism is parasitical on plurality & thrives on criticism. Once the RW writers discover how boring hagiography is then they'll realise!
@SavitriEraParty: BJP supporters & ideologues are yet to wake up to this new reality: their Party-related tweets, blogs, & articles are utterly redundant now.
@SavitriEraParty: @prasannavishy Advising BJP or suspecting its acts amounts to blasphemy now onwards. With the KnowAll at top all consultancy is superfluous!
@SavitriEraParty: @krishnarjun108 Once your preferred man is there at the helm, I don't think anyone else has any right/utility to think or suggest anything!
@SavitriEraParty: @venkateshkm 14th of every month can be celebrated for other major languages by turn at least on Twitter. You may take the lead to remind.
@SavitriEraParty: @venkateshkm 14th of every month can be celebrated for other major languages by turn at least on Twitter. You may take the lead to remind.
@SavitriEraParty: Indian polity is too fragmented by States and economy, too Globalised to be manoeuvred by any single person. Better to rein in expectations.
@SavitriEraParty: 2014 is sure to see a Third Front leader occupying the PM seat. So, all this hullabaloo today is not only pointless but also delusional.
@SavitriEraParty: BJP supporters idolise the past heroes and mythological characters but consider present political activities of Advani as belonging to past.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 Political ideals often seem like dreams like the #FiveDreams of Sri Aurobindo. Kulkarni and Advani are fine tuning a firm ideology.
@SavitriEraParty: The Kulkarni Doctrine has come to occupy the huge vacuum that exists in the non-Congress, non-BJP, & non-Left space. Advani represents that.
@SavitriEraParty: Head or tails, Advani wins both-ways today as history is on his side while RSS chooses to do a harakiri. His resistance is indeed exemplary.
@SavitriEraParty: @Bala406 @Realist_Indian Everyone is hopeful of being a consensus/compromise candidate if the tug of war persists. The list is quite long.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 Can't agree with you and what emanates from the well-orchastrated PR exercise. But ultimately it's the votes which will decide all.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 As a supporter, you are entitled to your enthusiasm but none of us has the power of directing the history which always surprises.
@SavitriEraParty: The right and enduring path for India, of course, is following The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in the realm of politics, philosophy and religion.
@SavitriEraParty: The Kulkarni Doctrine is being constantly ridiculed on Twitter but as a starting point it has established its role in the political history.
@SavitriEraParty: BJP soaks in the comfort of round-the-year community congregations but for gaining power, Lakshman Rekha of Jai ShriRam needs to be crossed.
@SavitriEraParty: Considering the present confusion, Gadkari, despite his frequent foreign trips, is the most suitable person now in BJP to lead the party.
@SavitriEraParty: Bhagwat's formula is simple. He wants a Maharashtrian as Prime Minister. Any one else means a waste of opportunity as well as trust deficit.
@SavitriEraParty: Bhagwat's favoured candidate for Prime Ministership is Gadkari and therefore he is engineering this Advani led protest and feud within BJP.
@SavitriEraParty: Even Heidegger erred for a while, so @harshpolicy can be forgiven too.
@SavitriEraParty: @Realist_Indian Loh Purush is making people feel the real texture of the metaphor. Not bad so far.
@SavitriEraParty: @Sheks65 Hitler and his God by Georges von Vrekhem expounds on how The Mother & Sri Aurobindo applied their spiritual force against him.
@SavitriEraParty: @AmatyaKautilya Everyone is entitled to education & evolution but right direction saves a lot of time & energy. Sri Aurobindo helps on this.
@SavitriEraParty: @iamnarendranath Sri Aurobindo has formulated the perfect religious, philosophical, and nationalist paradigm for India for the 21st Century.
@SavitriEraParty: @Realist_Indian That alternative comes from Sri Aurobindo but people like you seem to be so indifferent to even lightly examine it.
@SavitriEraParty: @Realist_Indian By studying Sri Aurobindo's books clarity on all issues centring round religion in India & the West in the past is achieved.
@SavitriEraParty: Instead of groping in the dark like @Realist_Indian, the safe course is to read what Sri Aurobindo published from #1914 onwards every month.
@SavitriEraParty: Now that a lot of enthusiasm will have to wait till #2017, the best course to channelise it is to study the life and works of Sri Aurobindo.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo is all about assimilation and transformation and not endless arguments and interrogation since he has swept the tradition away.
@SavitriEraParty: @bpandey72 On a broader level emergence of a leader within party remains problematic. Even party president not being its leader is a paradox.
@SavitriEraParty: R, A, M represent the present three factions of the BJP. While R is the Tamasic and M, the Rajasic, A constitutes the Sattwic propensities.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Evolution and Advani

@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo's vision of the future rolled out in 1914 through a monthly magazine named Arya. Young Indians must wake to his exhortations.
@SavitriEraParty: Sri Aurobindo was prescient enough to formulate an alternative version of Indianhood than what is offered by the Congress, RSS, or the Left.
@SavitriEraParty: BJP, like BSP, is a victim of an imaginary certainty of mustering a majority constituency. BJP is cocksure on theory while #AAP of practice.
@SavitriEraParty: Like Andhra Pradesh, BJP is finding it hard to keep its three factions together owing to overdose of presumed patriotism and righteousness.
@SavitriEraParty: R, A, M represent the present three factions of the BJP. While R is the Tamasic and M, the Rajasic, A constitutes the Sattwic propensities.
@SavitriEraParty: @gopimaliwal Please look at the future in configuring the evolutionary role of Advani instead of relying too much on examples from history.
@SavitriEraParty: @gopimaliwal But you seem to be totally clueless as to the source of the darkness and Advani has better intuition to sense it & act & lead.
@SavitriEraParty: @gopimaliwal Difficult to hazard a guess as to the possible trajectory of the Zeitgeist but Advani definitely has a prominent role in future.
@SavitriEraParty: No doubt Advani heads a faction today but it's the evolutionary wing in the BJP ready to learn & change unlike RSS hardcore or the matadors.
@SavitriEraParty: The most pragmatic and realist truth is that Advani is BJP since he created it and so to expect that he gets out of it is downright foolish.
@SavitriEraParty: Not Savarkar or Golwalkar, it's Advani who like Lenin brought the Hindutva to life and limelight. He must be given opportunity to mend it.