Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Socialistic democracy is the only true democracy
16 hours ago - You are welcome to work for Savitri Era Party at the national level. @SNSMT Theory is important and as foreseen by The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, people will  ... › Home › Temples
23 hours ago - ``The Life Divine' by Sri Aurobindo was the moral support that kept me going when I've worked on the launch of Agni.` (The Hindu) Though a religious person  ... › Cities › Puducherry
7 hours ago - The Sri Aurobindo Ashram in a statement said, “A true son of Mother India he ...he found the time to come and pay homage at the samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and  ...
11 hours ago - PUDUCHERRY: Former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam was closely associated with Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville. He not only visited the ashram a  ...
5 hours ago - NAGARA GOPAL A 2014 photo of former President, APJ Abdul Kalam addressing students at the Sri Aurobindo International School in Hyderabad.
23 hours ago - After Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo and many other saintly social reformers, India lost former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on July 27, Monday. The loss is  ...
2 days ago - Sri Aurobindo always loved deeply his Motherland. But he wished her to be great , noble, .... We do not fight against any social class. We do not fight against any ...’s-thought.php
2 days ago - Vivekananda and Aurobindo were both influenced by western thought and ...response to western influences is to be found in the writings of Sri Aurobindo.
21 hours ago - I reside deep inside a black mass. Just a tiny little speck. Yet, I have a dream. A big beautiful dream. I can feel there is a bright world outside. I wish to be an ...
5 hours ago - Sri Aurobindo writes here: “... Few and brief in their visits are the Bright Ones who are willing or permitted to succour.”¹Why ? One must go and ask them !
7 hours ago - The other half according to Sri Aurobindo, is to be found in the depths of Death, Unconsciousness, and in the very heart of Evil. The key to a divine life is to ...
12 hours ago - In a letter of November 9, 1936, Amal asked Sri Aurobindo if the Horse in the name Aswapathy (Aswa + pati = Lord of the Horse) is Dadhikravan of the Vedas:. 
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Polarization of politics is the bane of democracy

Citizen Diplomacy with Russia
September 2015
Facilitator: Dulce Murphy

Led by Dulce Murphy and Michael Murphy since 1980, and in conjunction withTRACK TWO: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy and colleagues in Moscow, Esalen’s CTR is promoting Russian-American partnerships that are designed to improve the relationship between our two nations. For example, The Esalen Pacifica Prize was launched in 2012 and continued in 2013 to highlight the role of the arts in enriching and deepening ties between Russia and the United States across a range of common interests – cultural, scientific, business and economic. This project was commended by the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul in a letter dated May 21, 2013, calling the project “a positive symbol of U.S.-Russia relations.”
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In fall 2014, CTR and TRACK TWO: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy held a conference in Paris to explore the past and future relationships among Russia, the United States, and Great Britain with the overarching goal of figuring out why wariness and distrust continues among these nations and what can be done to improve this. Ambassador Jack Matlock, Jr., and Thomas Graham of Henry Kissinger Associates were among the luminaries who attended this conference. As in all TRACK TWO work, the goal was to increase mutual understanding among the ruling elites of the countries involved, and to promote saner policies and greater cooperation. Suffice it to say, this conference hit a home run for Esalen.
Details for the September 2015 Conference at Esalen are currently under discussion and an update will be provided.

Overcoming Political Polarization
October 2015
Facilitators: Sam Yau and Jay Ogilvy

The increasing polarization of American politics is the bane of our democracy and, as yet, no existing institution seems to have a handle on how to make a change. Well-meaning appeals for a return to pragmatism and centrism have failed, leaving the ship of state floundering in uncertain waters. The daunting complexity of the subject, which touches on all aspects of America’s political order, calls out for new perspectives, innovative thinking and unconventional approaches. Why has our nation become increasingly polarized? Why does the center lack sufficient cultural gravity to hold the electorate together? Are systemic issues at the root of the issue: campaign finance, gerrymandering, or the media’s obsession with the political horse races? Or are there deeper cultural issues at work, historical trends that can help us better explain and diagnose the clash of values that poisons our nation’s political system? In early October 2014, a small gathering of leading public figures, academics, pundits, theorists, insiders and activists met to address the most vexing and important issue facing the country today—the growing tribalism of America’s political order. The meeting was a beachhead in beginning civil discourse between conservatives and liberals to bridge the divide. A fellowship was formed of the initial participants, intense and ongoing blogging among the fellowship is taking place, and a 2nd conference will be held in October 2015 to carry forward the work begun at Esalen. Click here to read Volume III of the Esalen eZine, which covers the 2014 Conclave on Political Polarization.

The Further Reaches of the Imagination: Experience and Theory
November 2015
Facilitator: Jeff Kripal

This is the second in a series of symposia on the nature and scope of the imagination as something potentially cosmic. What if the imagination is not a simple spinner of subjective fantasies? What if sometimes—in rare but real moments—it becomes a mediator, translator, or communicator of information and worlds beyond the brain and body, beyond the senses, beyond even space-time. What if the imaginal can become a kind of psychic ability or real-world superpower? And if this is true, how might we re-engage these imaginal potentials in creative writing, in film, in sport, in our daily lives? How might we imagine ourselves into something and someone else? This symposium will bring together film-makers, writers, historians, philosophers, and scholars of religion to help frame anew and offer answers to these questions.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Churchill understood the evolutionary significance
Nirodbaran - 1990 - ‎Snippet view
Apart from his deep knowledge of history, Sri Aurobindo had a masterly grasp of military strategy, although he never made a special study of ... In England, Churchill replaced Chamberlain as Prime Minister, a move Sri Aurobindoapproved.
K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar - 1985 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
In the meantime, there was an all-party attack in the British Parliament on Chamberlain's conduct of the war, and accordingly he resigned as Prime Minister , making way for ChurchillSri Aurobindo thought Churchill had formed a strong ...
Here is what Sri Aurobindo said of the action of his spiritual force during World War II: Certainly, my force is not limited to ... Churchill himself understood the evolutionary significance of the present age, which Sri Aurobindo emphasized in his  ...
'[The British] were saved by divine intervention during this war,' said Sri Aurobindo a few months later. ... the author of how Sri Aurobindo used to tell her of the words that he would put into the mouth of Churchill before the famous broadcasts,  ...
See The Life Divine, 1:47; also V. P. Varma, The Political Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1976) ... For Aurobindo's and the Mother's mystical use of Churchill as a instrument of Divine force, see M, "A Look Behind," 123.
E.g. Luther, Gorbachev, Churchill, Gandhi. Spiritual individuals too, like Jesus, Buddha, Sri Aurobindo, and Karmayogi. Sri Aurobindo expresses his Individuality by not pursuing independence for India through outer means, but through  ...
Udhaya Kumar - 2004 - ‎Preview
The seriousness of the situation made Sri Aurobindo and Mother publicly declare their standpoint. ... Therefore on 11 March 1941 Winston Churchill announced that the War Cabinet had agreed upon some proposals, which would solve the  ...
Churchill sent Sir Stafford Cripps to India to propose that if India participated in the war effort, Great Britain would grant her Dominion status (as in Australia or Canada) at the end of the war. Sri Aurobindo sent a personal letter to the Congress,  ...
Ramachandra Gandhi, ‎A Raghuramaraju - 2015 - ‎Preview
Even the great Sri Aurobindo, his political phase is not a success, in crass terms.... brought closer to those figures and they reveal themselves as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in his loincloth, and Sir Winston Churchill in his elaborate mode.
V.P. Varma - 2006 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
... Mathew 6 Aryabhata 34 Ashtangika Marga, Aryan 108 Atharvaveda 36 Augustine, St 1, 39, 195 AurobindoSri 5, 11, 29, ... 43 Christianity 59, 63, 100Churchill 112 Clarke 73 Clausewitz 114 Cohen, Hermann 29 Cole 2, 101 Comte, Auguste  ...
... Richard 27, 162 AurobindoSri 129 Bajaj, Jamnalal 89 Barbusse, Henri 23 Bentham 66 Bhave, Vinoba 59, 60, 61, 62, ... Edward 129, 130 Cartier-Bresson, Henri 13 Chandra, Bipan 137 Chelmsford, Lord 88 Churchill, Winston 22 Clifford,
Ratna Ghosh - 2006 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
In September 1940, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother made a joint declaration " supporting the cause of the Allies who stood for ... On 11 March, 1942 Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain, announced that he would send Stafford  ...
Adwaita P. Ganguly - 2003 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
However, Aurobindo's above double success brought to him £80.00 a year as scholarship from St. Paul's besides a ... the most significant role in the dissolution of the British Empire, the discussion of which Winston Churchill did not wish to  ...
Adwaita P. Ganguly - 2000 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
During this period, Subhas was also acquainted with Sri Aurobindo'sphilosophical writings and the letters which he used to write to some selected leaders of Bengal. Sri Aurobindo then was editing his magazine Arya in which he used to  ...
Sugata Bose - 2011 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
This definitive biography of Subhas Chandra Bose, the revered and controversial Indian nationalist who struggled to liberate his country from British rule before and during World War II, moves beyond the legend to reveal the impassioned ...
An original and compelling account of the Hindu partitionist movement in Bengal.