Saturday, October 22, 2016

Indian purity and spirituality are undermined by Varma

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@HindolSengupta Granting Sovereignty to the States is the most efficient way of allowing Democracy and Development reaching people of India.
Look at this critique of Swadeshi for instance: The writer shows the most shallow understanding of Swadeshi. ...
@kirtichandra_k Swadeshi wasn't started by Gandhi, it was #Aurobindo.
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Take ideas from outside if need be, understand them, indianize them and put them to use. #Aurobindo said the same. Used #Bankim's use of the novel to illustrate his concept.
Legacy of Gandhi caught between two sets of fanatics.
1. Alleged Gandhians who wouldn't allow the slightest criticism of Gandhi. You wouldn't find the least bit of Gandhi in their lives, economics et. 2. The second set that finds fault with everything.

Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence
Nalini Bhushan, ‎Jay L. Garfield - 2011 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
The buxom female body depicted by Varma is a distraction from divine womanly virtue, evoking, at best, the wrong bhāva. Indian purity and spirituality are undermined by Varma's ... Nivedita's critique echoes the response of Coomaraswamy and Aurobindo to Varma's work. Coomarswamy writes, “... Ravi Varma's divinities, in ...

Aurobindo's Savitri. he poignancy of Sri Aurobindo's messianic vision can best be experienced through his own words. I have selected a few extracts from Savitri, which is describedabovein ... (For a superb discussion of the metaphysical and scientific aspects see The Destiny ofthe Body 1byone of Aurobindo's disciples.) ...

Champions of Enlightenment - Page 88
Jan F. Brouwer - 2012 - ‎Preview
Intellectually one of the greatest mystics of India after Shankara, and indeed of the world, Sri Aurobindoworked out a whole system of mystical spirituality, which he called Integral Yoga, serving as a kind ... So we find at rock bottom the material level of the gross elements our body, one stage higher in complexity, is made of.

Eric M. Weiss - 2012 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Do we survive bodily death? Do we live again in a new body? Without answers to these questions, we cannot know who and what we really are. In The Long Trajectory, author and philosopher Eric Weiss explores these fundamental questions.

Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action - Page 205
Andrew Harvey - 2012 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
And in my own struggle to realize its laws within my own heart, mind, body, and soul, I find that the testimony of the Hindu mystical tradition to the divinity within us all and the powers that stream from that divinity is of priceless, practical usefulness and inspiration. On dark days, I try to remember whatAurobindo writes in one of ...

Phenomenology: East and West: Essays in Honor of J.N. Mohanty
Frank M. Kirkland, ‎D P Chattopadhyaya - 2012 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
... 86; logical, 86, 154 Augustine: 167 Aurobindo, Sri: 288ff Austin, J.L.: 151, 290 Balslev, Anindita: 283 Banerjee, S.P.: 280 Bergson, Henri; 161, 196 Berkeley, George: 5, 7 Bhave, Vinoba: 290 Bhattacharyya, Kalidas: 149, 289 Bhattacharyya, Sibajiban: 283f bivalence: 58, 275 Black, Max: 147f, 168 body: 3–8, 17f, 38, 45, 65, ...

S. Ancoli, ‎Erik Peper, ‎M. Quinn - 2012 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Putting together some of the pieces of the mind/body system as observed both physiologically in the nervous system and behaviorally (through autogenic feedback training), we have found it ... These basic concepts are well considered in Aurobindo's Integral Yoga, especially in his book called The Synthesis of Yoga.

Religion and Human Purpose: A Cross Disciplinary Approach
W. Horosz, ‎Tad Clements - 2012 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
To say, as Sri Aurobindo does, that “apparent Nature is secret God' or that “what Nature does is really done by the Spirit' is unmistakably intended to smooth over the body-mind, matter-spirit, and similar other dichotomies. In the scale of the evolutionary ascent of the divine man stands in between matter and spirit. Man is the ...

Amit Goswami - 2012 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Vital Body Creativity and the Meaning of Tantra. cos. S. UCH LUMINARIES as SriAurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin have suggested that consciousness in manifestation evolves with time as more and more of its themes are better and better manifested. Whether there is overall progress in the ...

Secrets of the Mahat: The Cosmic Intelligence - Page 16
... the feminine Shachi, cognate to later Shakti, the Goddess of Power, Energy and Transformation, that seeks to transform the physical body into the Divine Truth - on which rests the Supramental of SriAurobindo. Indra, then is the Vedic deity of Supramental Transformation, and the secret devata (deity) of his Integral Yoga.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology
Harris L. Friedman, ‎Glenn Hartelius - 2013 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
... Ego Reality Counseling Body CENTAUR TOTAL ORGANISM Existential Therapy Humanistic Approaches Total Organism Environment Jung, Maslow, Progroff, ... draw from Sri Aurobindo'swritings on the hierarchical organization of the inner structures of the human being as well (Aurobindo, 1971; Sobel & Sobel, 1984).

This mode of perceptual awareness, which we find comparable to a three-term continuous proportion, was referred to by Sri Aurobindo as “knowledge by ... that effect, a concise description of the contours of Bataille's corps étranger: Contrary to modern canons, the grotesque body is not separated from the rest of the world.

Gurus of Modern Yoga
Mark Singleton, ‎Ellen Goldberg - 2013 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Chaudhuri and CIF have undoubtedly had their most influence through acting as a conduit betweenAurobindo's Integral Yoga and the Human Potential movement. ... transformation and through its student body, faculty publications, and popular public program it has significantly shaped contemporary East–West spiritualities.

Goswami, Amit - 2013 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Aurobindo: visionary philosopher-sage who gave us the idea of the supermind. See supermind. Awareness: subject-object split consciousness. Bardo: Tibetan word ... yoga: the yoga of love or devotion. Bliss body: consciousness as the ground of being, the source of all bliss. Bodhisattva: realized people (in Buddhism) who, ...

Becoming Whole: Jung's Equation for Realizing God
Leslie Stein - 2013 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Aurobindo calls this a “spark of the deity” and therefore there was “a spark of deity lost in Matter's crypt,” its lustre vanishing “in the inconscient planes.” In thisopening ... Aurobindo initiallyrefersto the Divine asof no gender, justa Force or an “unremembering Entity.” After the ... Her body ofGlory was expunged from heaven.

Material Civilization and Spirituality - Page 30
Nothing can be real in life, says Sri Aurobindo, that is not made real in the spirit. The spiritual ... But when this creative ideal gives place to some overmastering passion in a large body of men, civilisation bursts out in an explosive flame, like a star that has lighted its own funeral pyre of boisterous brilliancy6. Whether we will ...

The Atman Project: A Transpersonal View of Human Development
Ken Wilber - 2014 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
The physical or axial body itself is called the "gross level," and all aspects of the psyche that reflect this level are called the "gross-reflecting mind" (or just the ... This "gross-reflecting mind" is whatAurobindo means when he speaks of the average individual as possessed of a "twilit or obscure physical mentality" or of "the ...

... the spirit from the clutches of matter but also enters into the matter and divinizes all aspects of human life including the body in such way that the body becomes ... We can say that the original contribution of Sri Aurobindo was: to look at spiritual life as evolution; a mutation or breakthrough from mind to the super mind: and ...

The Gospel of Thomas: A Guide to Awakening - Page 220
Kundan - 2014 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Sri Aurobindo While I was writing this book, some issues and unanswered questions came up . In these last chapters I would like to share my very personal ... Mother Nature and the entire universe can be looked upon as being the “body” and breath of God . As such the whole manifestation is in every moment perfect and yet ...

Antonella Corradini, ‎Uwe Meixner - 2014 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
New Essays on the Mind-Body Relation in Quantum-Theoretical Perspective Antonella Corradini, Uwe Meixner. Aurobindo's description of the process by which that which is now evolving cameto be involvedinan apparent multitude of formless entities. One last remark. Ourtheoretical dealings with the world are conditioned ...By “evolution” Sri Aurobindo means neither “ descent with modification” nor the Darwinist explanation of this historical fact. Essentially, evolution consists in the ...

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