Tuesday, July 31, 2007
India’s mission in the modern world is to complete and fulfil the work begun by the French revolution
Monday, July 30, 2007
by Rich on Sun 29 Jul 2007 07:44 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link I still would not claim spoken statements recorded by memory - even if supposedly approved- are a reliable first historical source and would include the evening conversations with Sri Aurobindo in this category. I would even say that memory of acolytes are worse sources for historical documentation on what Sri Aurobindo and Mother believed than Satprem's Agenda.
But regardless even if the statement denouncing Buddhist and Jains were written from the Mother's own hand herself, I would still declare it an ugly form of scapegoating, and historically inaccurate. rich
Sunday, July 29, 2007
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by Vladimir on Thu 26 Jul 2007 08:33 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link
vijaya rangarajan.sulekha.com 26 Jul 07 18:55:13 PM - 13 Views Tags: Lives of great men
Aurobindo Ghosh was the son of a doctor who lived in Britain and wanted his son to adopt the lifestyle of an Englishman.He learnt the classical languages of Europe viz. Greek and Latin.in London.But in the wake of the partition of Bengal he became the leading light of extremist nationalisats who wanted to take up arms against the foreign rulers to drive them out of India.He started a revolutionary movement called Yugaantha and a journal in Bengali language called Bande Maatharam and led the movement during 1905-1912.His house was raided after the bomb blast in Alipore in 1908 and was then incarcerated by the British.
He served as a teacher in Baroda for some time and during this period learnt yoga from Prof.VishNu Bhaaskar.This enabled him to transform himself into a spiritual leader soon after his escape into Pondicheri which was under the French.He started an aaSram there in 1910.The country secured independence on 15 August which is also his birthday.
He provided refuge to many a nationalist leader and freedom fighter who was fleeing from the ruthless and relentless pursuit of the British authorities. Leave a comment Comments (1) Perma link Email this post
The turning point as you pointed out was 1905, when Bengal was divided to make Bengali Hindu a minority in both parts by lord cruzon, and the next 10 years changed the entire political scene in India, Shri Aurobindo may have shifted after the trials and became a monk and did help many a freedom fighters, but the core leadership of awakened Hindu's was lost for ever, most of the reforms and assertiveness originated in Bengal.....see the same place has given up its core stand on nationalism .....and adopted Communism......what I am stating is the leadership of nationalist Hindu's gave up struggle so soon, or else Bengal would have had a different history and as a country we would have benefited.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
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by Debashish on Thu 12 Oct 2006 11:48 PM PDT Permanent Link
by Rod on Thu 26 Oct 2006 06:29 AM PDT Permanent Link
A new political culture must be completely free of old ties, old thoughts, old bindings, old views & divisive tendencies
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sri Aurobindo chose to champion secular social/democracy and not Hinduism as an appropriate platform for social polity
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Auroville is the greatest opportunity for the human spirit to collectively progress and aspire for the divine Truth
A human frailty may surface here and there in this grand transformational process, creating its own challenges and delaying the rate of spiritual progress. But the march continues steadily even if slowly, towards the objective of unification of spirit and its realisation in collective endeavors and community dwelling for the harmony to prevail. After all, the direct and indirect participants of Auroville do represent humanity at large, which is even now far from being perfect and still struggling to establish harmony within to manifest it in the collective domain. If humanity were more open to the Divine Consciousness, more willing to adhere to the principles of Integral Yoga, and more ready and willing to follow the light of the Supramental Truth then maybe all the direct and indirect participants as affiliates, associates and well-wishers of Auroville would be better instruments and workers of the Divine. If it were the case then the Auroville work could have progressed faster; and time, talent, and resources deployed would have found a greater level of success in reflecting the manifestation of Bliss, Beauty, and Truth. Auroville is a great reminder that the fault lies not with the circumstances and somewhere outside but within all of us around the world. Auroville is the greatest opportunity for the human spirit to collectively progress and aspire for the divine Truth. It provides an uncommon opportunity to experience that aspiration; and above all, it demonstrates the descent and functioning of the Supreme’s light to enable us to work collectively to collaborate and to live collectively in harmony with accentuated individuality. Auroville still remains the vibrant symbol of mankind’s hope and aspiration for the future. All the participants and supporters of Auroville in their respective roles from around the world are the harbingers of the new dawn of our civilisation.