Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Moonje, Hedgewar, and Mookerjee deviated from Sri Aurobindo's direction

[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] http://marketime.blogspot.in/2012/03/dr-moonje-did-not-want-rss-to-be-what.html …

[I repeat my regret that I am compelled to disappoint you. -Aurobindo Ghose. To Balkrishna Shivaram Moonje. Pondicherry. Aug 30. 1920]

[Cripps Mission to India. On 2 April Sri Aurobindo telegraphed Dr BS Moonje, head of the Hindu Mahasabha and C. Rajagopalachari. Duraiswami]

Moonje, Hedgewar, and Mookerjee were close to Sri Aurobindo's thinking but deviating from that path is the original sin of the present RSS.

@amishra77 @sarkar_swati Had Dr Moonje had the foresight to follow Sri Aurobindo and his writings in the journal Arya http://savitriera.blogspot.in/2013/08/integral-evolution-to-unity-and-

@Parikramah Their Guruji is Golwalkar, even Savarkar is not wholly welcome. They are cold to Sri Aurobindo, so hoping RSS change is remote.

@Parikramah Rajiv Malhotra bats for Vivekananda but what is his understanding of the Veda? Or, what are Shankara's commentaries on the Veda?

@_Mauna_ Okay, nice to see Hindutva is open to debate now! So, Sri Aurobindo might be relevant. Returning to Moonje / Hedgewar roots of RSS!

@waglenikhil @PriyabrataT You should say Savarkar-Golwalker. Moonje-Hedgewar ought to be judged in different light. http://marketime.blogspot.in/2012/03/dr-moonje-did-not-want-rss-to-be-what.html …

@sarkar_swati RSS came into being mainly through Moonje and Savarkar and steered clear of politics as the latter was under oath to British.

www.mainstreamweekly.net › ... › 2007 › September 29, 2007
Oct 5, 2007 -Friday 5 October 2007, by Shyam Chand
INTELLECTUAL dishonesty is worse than crime. In his furious interview given to an English TV Channel L.K. Advani inter alia mentioned the name of Aurobindo who upheld the Rama heritage. The RSS adopted Aurobindo Ghosh as its hero and the icon of saffron culture whom Advani, during his Rathyatra from Somnath to Ayodhya, buried somewhere on the way as, according to Aurobindo Ghosh, Rama was not a historical figure. He was the figment of Valmiki’s imagination. Can anybody imagine monkeys invading a kingdom? (P. Lal in the introduction of Valmiki’s Ramayana translated into English)

28 February by Vikas Sharma
It is the season of spring characterised by the consistently blowing wind. You may say that the nation is blowing in the wind of nationalism and anti-nationalism.

28 February by Arup Kumar Sen
The recent arrest of the JNU Students’ Union President, Kanhaiya Kumar, on the charge of sedition, thrashing him by a section of “lawyers” in the court premises on his way to the hearing, and physical assault on the students, faculty and journalists by the same “lawyers” on the first day of hearing in the presence of the police signify complete breakdown of the constitutional order.

28 February, by Sandeep Pandey
The manner in which Jawaharal Nehru University Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was roughed up in the Patiala House Court premises, while being brought to be produced in the court room, in the presence of observers from the Supreme Court who were there to ensure the security of Kanhaiya and everybody else targeted by the RSS-BJP, has brought back memories of the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition incident.

Two lessons for Hindus who do not want to either join the fringe or become Hinduphobic: http://swarajyamag.com/ideas/even-while-calling-out-hinduphobia-its-important-to-develop-a-hinduism-lite …
Consider how the anti-Hindu lobby is dealing with the rise of Sri Sri Ravishankar. They are attacking his World Cultural Festival on the banks of the Yamuna by talking about environment damage, and not in the usual way the Hindutva crowd attacks rivals, with unparliamentary words and violent thoughts.
If Hinduism has to hold its own at home and expand abroad, it has to have at least two products – a sophisticated version for the western markets, and a Hinduism Lite for India, where the social content is emphasised more than high metaphysics.

There, he read the writings of Sri Aurobindo, particularly The Life Divine and became his lifelong admirer and disciple. He visited Pondicherry and nearby ...

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