Monday, July 13, 2015

Hormones, Money, and Harmony

Faith and Patience Are Required to Persist Through the Stages of the Yoga
There are no short cuts to an integral perfection. ~Sri Aurobindo
[One of the most important consequences of the Partition of Bengal was the advent of SriAurobindo in active politics]
Sri Aurobindo and the Hindu-Muslim problem :
In the Indian context, Nationalism, is just an excuse for cultural backwardness, intellectual bankruptcy, and a quick political viagra.
@NarenMenon1 Treating a civlisational state like India like a Westphalian state is inviting disaster. @prasannavishy @sarkar_swati
4. When it comes to discourse, what Hindutva lacks is sharp public intellectuals who will actually speak & insist on speaking these truths.
Harper Collins, India should review and, if required, apologise etc. re: Rajiv Malhotra's book via @ChangeAUS
[Rajiv Malhotra accused of plagiarism in his recent book Indra’s Net. - drawn, unacknowledged, from Andrew Nicholson]
Many things may be bad about Socialism but its effect on Bollywood and its music are an abiding contribution to art.
I had a feeling that novels tend to obscure the world instead of showing it, because their form is so much alike...
Despite depicting the temple’s abundant decoration, the photographs are foremost a celebration of their geometry...
Nice article by @arvindneela on Indian vs. West Eurasian approach to mental, intellectual, spiritual evolution:
The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenment: The Art of Invention and the I... by Dr Stefanie Buchenau
The old humanities and the new science by Sir William Osler - Leopold Classic Library.
INTACH book documents monuments/landmarks of Old Jagannath Sadak to Puri, used by millions before railways came up.
Before the iPod and after... My piece today in the TOI. City City Bang Bang : The changing quest for music:
[breaking up big corporations, increasing competition & producing lower profits run counter to Economics & pleasure]
“A key fallacy is profit maximization. its origins in Newton’s Calculus. Smith and Hume never mentioned maximization]
[Alchemy of the Soul - Integral Healing: The Work of Psychology and Spirituality by Arya Maloney]
[I describe what I believe to be the key differences between Jung’s path and that of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.]
Cultural Realities of Being: Abstract idea... Reply w/ #AmazonCart to add this via @amazonIN
[a book I’d love to read, A parallel biography of Giordano Bruno and Francisco Suárez. Both were born in 1548]
[Sheehan concluded that Heidegger's philosophy centers on our mortality and radical finitude, 'temporality.']
[Not only do hormones influence behavior, but also behavior and the environment influence hormones.]
[Hormones regulate digestion, metabolism, respiration, sense perception, sleep, excretion, lactation, stress & mood]
[a non-anthropocentric approach updating aesthetic understanding with contemporary biosemiotic & evolutionary theory]
Chintan: India and Me: Beginning Backdrop: A small private garden lined with a few tall trees, several shrubs of varying heights – some in pots, some planted in the ground, and several fl...
[Mirambika Crisis: Some parents begin a peaceful sit in protest opposite the Aurobindo Ashram Gate No. 6]
[We frequently hear the refrain, particularly in the United States, that “I am free and can do whatever I like”]
[In Defeat, Let Us Reclaim Our Selves - TRIDIP SUHRUD - My emotional and intellectual core was built in and thr...]
[Christian missionaries in India have for decades followed a strategy called “inculturation” - co-opt Hindu customs]
[Christian faith is principally a matter of helping people, visiting the sick & the lonely and speaking up for them.]
[We might include here the work of Negri, Hardt, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, Etienne Balibar, and Jacques Rancière.]
Education is lifelong and entails scouting for good books. Yoga Psychology & Transformation by Don Salmon, Jan Maslow
[why Prof Thapar did not talk about two ... associated with Indian nationalism: Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo.]
[even huston smith soften his opposition to Aurobindo over the years - he was heavily influenced by Schuon]
[Even his tables comparing Plotinus and Aurobindo have a contrived feel about them. Wilber also gets Shankara wrong.]
[There surely exists a perversion to the meaning of suffering. One suffers and feels good about it.]
[According to Mother, woman has a distinct, a unique role to play for the future humanity. The Women's Council, ...]
Amrita Mukherjee uses her pen like a hammer. Often get her posts through Mr. Gautam Benegal. Could not resist...
[Jackal said, "Oh, you wicked and ungrateful Tiger! When the good Merchant opened your cage door, is to eat him ...]
मुक्ति का भावात्मक अभिप्राय है अपनी आत्मा को विश्वात्मा के साथ एक करना
कामनात्मक संकल्प तथा अहंभाव के सुखद विलोप से जो एकत्व साधित होता है वही मुक्ति का सार है ।
#Rishi_Aurobindo comparing modern education system to Hindu education system: Thought provoking to say the least.
Stars in the Soup by Shraddhavan (ebook) via @AuroEbooks
supplementing the individual’s struggle for social adjustment with more aspirational inputs -
Must read books:
1) Rod Hemsell
2) Richard Hartz
3) Georges Van Vrekhem
[The most important scientific book of the 21st century ~Don Salmon
“Beyond Physicalism” the result of an expansion]
[...the extraordinary book, “Beyond Physicalism” was published. Aurobindo’s vision is implicit in much of that book.]
1. The Singularity and Socialism by C. James Townsend
2. Beyond Physicalism by Edward F. Kelly
Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy by Justin E. H. Smith.
You may dislike Gandhi but read Leela Gandhi's books:
The Common Cause:
Affective Communities:
Wow, am I glad I'm not entering the job market today! A World Without Work
[June H.L. Wong] When humans need not apply - The Korea Herald #Robot

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