Monday, February 10, 2014

The Song Revealed to the Discriminative Intellect by the Self

That which was revealed to the discriminative intellect
Revealed by the Absolute Self
Intuited by the Master Mystic, Vyasa
And other Masters of yore
The conferror of Advaitic Wisdom
The true Mother Divine
Composed of eighteen chapters glorious
O Mighty Mother celestial
We bow to Thee !


Parthena Pratibhoditham
Bhagavata Narayanena Swayam
Vyasene Gradhitam
Purana Munina Madhye Mahabharatam
Advaitaamrita Varshineem
Bhagavateem
Ashta Dasa Dhyayinieem
Amba tvam Anu sandhadami
Bhagavat Geethe
Paradvesineem

The Geetha is verily our Mother, a Lamp lit by the Lord, the Science of the Absolute and  the Scripture on Yoga. The Lord milked the 16008 Upanishads ( allegorically depicted as His wives ) and the quintessence thus got is this Song Celestial or Bhagavat Geeta. 


The Self is Rider
The body intellect
Mind the reins
And chariot  human body !

Atmanam Radhinam Viddhi
Sareeram Ratham eva Cha

Buddhim thu Saradhim Viddhi
Mana Pragrahameva cha !




Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Politics, the 8th Science of Philosophia Indica

Is Politics a Science ? Yes, it is, it is the Science of the State. In India, it is not Politics which is ruling, it is Poly Tricks, as the nation is held to ransom by politricians !

According to Western Philosophy, it is the seventh science.

In the Indian, it is closely related to Kaulilya's Artha Sastra, the 8th Science of Indian Philosophy !

These are the seven sciences which constitute Western Philosophy.

Ontology - The Science of Being
Epistemology - The Science of Knowledge
Axiology - The Science of Value
Aesthetics - The Science of Beauty
Ethics - The Science of Character
Logic - The Science of the regulative principles of Thought
Politics - the Science of the State.

The divine principle " Do harm to none ( Ahimsa Paramo Dharma ) " is a noble virtue indeed. But this is a spiritual principle and cannot be brought to the mundane plane. If you implement this principle in the state, crime and lawlessness will prevail. Machiavelli in "The Prince" talks about two Dukes. One Duke was kind and hence lawless raised its ugly head in his kingdom. The other one was cruel, but there was perfect discipline in his kingdom. So Machiavelli says' About Cruelty and Clemency - Whether it is better to be loved or feared , to be feared is better | ! He even went to the extent of saying that killing is a legitimate instrument of state policy !

Aurobindo was realistic. He said Love can only win in the end, after a titanic clash " The Law of Vishnu ( Love ) cannot prevail, until debts to Rudra ( war ) are paid" !




Is Politics a Science ? Yes, it is, it is the Science of the State. In India, it is not Politics which is ruling, it is Poly Tricks, as the nation is held to ransom by politricians !

According to Western Philosophy, it is the seventh science. 

In the Indian, it is closely related to Kaulilya's Artha Sastra, the 8th Science of Indian Philosophy !

These are the seven sciences which constitute Western Philosophy.

Ontology - The Science of Being
Epistemology - The Science of Knowledge
Axiology - The Science of Value
Aesthetics - The Science of Beauty
Ethics - The Science of Character
Logic - The Science of the regulative principles of Thought
Politics - the Science of the State. 

The divine principle " Do harm to none ( Ahimsa Paramo Dharma )  " is a noble virtue indeed. But this is a spiritual principle and cannot be brought to the mundane plane.  If you implement this principle in the state, crime and lawlessness will prevail. Machiavelli in "The Prince"   talks about two Dukes. One Duke was kind and hence lawless raised its ugly head in his kingdom. The other one was cruel, but there was perfect discipline in his kingdom. So Machiavelli says' About Cruelty and Clemency - Whether it is better to be loved or feared , to be feared is better | ! He even went to the extent of saying that killing is a legitimate instrument of state policy !

Aurobindo was realistic. He said Love can only win in the end, after a titanic clash " The Law of Vishnu ( Love ) cannot prevail, until debts to Rudra ( war ) are paid"  !

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Where is God, when Nature unleashes Her Fury !

Now people are asking ( when natural calamities strike ), where is God ?


In this context, an Aurobindonian quotation comes to mind.

" We have to understand that Nature devouring everything, of Time consuming our children, of Death universal and ineluctable are all the Supreme Godhead in one of His Cosmic figures. The torment of the couch of pain and evil by which we are racked is His touch, as well as sweetness, happiness and pleasure. The discords of the world are God's discords, and only by analysing them and accepting them can we reach at the supreme concords of His universal harmony, the summits and the thrilled vastnesses of His transcendent and Cosmic Ananda. It is only when we see with the eye of complete union that we find the calm and beautiful face of the All Blissful Godhead and the touch which tests our imperfection, the touch of the Friend and the builder of the spirit in Man !  For Truth is the foundation of spirituality and courage its soul ! "


Did not Lord Krishna say " Kalosmi ", I am Time, the All Devourer, the All Destroyer !

Mrithyu sarva haraschaham
Uthbhavasya bhavishyatham
Keerthir sree vak cha nareenam
Smritir dhema dhriti kshama !
( B G )

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Law of Evolution






Sir Erasmus Darwin belonged to the Lunar Society. He was impressed by two Indian theories.

1) Theory of Metempsychosis or Rebirth
2) Theory of the Ten Incarnations

Evolution states that Life began from the sea and that our primordial ancestors were aquatic.

The Ten Incarnations Theory ( Dasa Avataras ) is allegorical and symbolic. Life came from the sea ( Matsya Avatara ) and the unicellular amoeba evolved and evolved, into plants, into apes and then into man. Man then becomes Enlightened ( The Buddha ) and this is the Goal of Life, Self Actualisation ( parama purushartha = moksha ) .

Regarding, Metempsychosis. Aurobindo averred "It is illogical to assume that Plato and the Hottentot and the fortunate child of the Rishies and the saints have to realise in this very birth their eternal future. " So for the Evolution of Consciousness, which is behind the Evolution of the Species, there have to be many lives.

The East India Company, via Sir Erasmsus Darwin, took these two theories to the Western world. Sir Eramsus Darwin evolved a new theory out of it - The Theory of Evolution.

Later on, his grandson, Charles Darwin, established this theory in the scientific world, as the Law of Evolution, in his Origin of the Species !

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Nature Philosophy and Sankhya


Wordsworth was a Nature Poet. Nature never did betray, said he, the heart that loved her.

Nature in her pellucid purity reminded him of Infinite Being.

With Bliss ineffable
I felt the sentiment of Being
Spread around,
Over all that liveth
And all that moveth still

He and Goerhe were Nature Philosophers. Nature Philosophy has her counterpart in Sankhya of Kapila.

Nature is the main cause, the efficient cause, averrs Sankhya. Pradhanam Prakrithim Prahuh.

Nature is the sole doer and Nature is Almighty. Nature is the outer garment of Spirit.

Aurobindo averred " Nature is veiled somnabulist Consciousness which contains within her all the latent powers of the Spirit. Behind every atom, behnd every molecule there lies hidden and works unknown all the omniscience of the Eternal and the omnipotence of the Infinite"

Nature is Saguna Brahman and it is He in manifestation 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Jupiterian Law or Brihaspathi Neethi




Suppose your son goes against you. Will you throw him out of the house ?

This is where Jupiterian Law or Brihaspathi Neethi or Jesusian Law comes into operation.

Love is giving and forgiving
Self is getting and forgetting !

Conquer by Love ! This is the message handed out to us by the millenial philosophers, millenial poets and millenial prophets !

Love is a Glory from Eternity's spheres
He is still the Godhead that can make all change

Love should never cease to be upon the Earth
Love is the bright link betwixt Earth and Heaven
Love is the far Transcendent's angel here
Love is man's lien on the Absolute !

Sai and Jesus say " Love your enemies, bless them that curse you and bless them that persecute you" !

Let us be arrayed from head to foot with their commandments. ' Conquer everything with Patience and Love" is their eternal message !

Byron said " Take away Love and the whole world becomes a tomb "

Jupiter is the preceptor of the celestials and represents the divine arts and sciences. The scientia intuitiva or intuive sciences are a great preparation for Eternal Liberation. Without the discriminative intellect or prajna imparted by him, no one can hope for Self Actualisation. He represents the Sreyo Marga ( the way of Being and of Bliss ) and Venus represents the Preyo Marga ( the way of Mammon and the flesh ). Both paths are followed by mankind !

Goethe echoed the same when he averred

Now lead me where some heavenly silence glasses
The purer joys around the Poet throng
Where Love and Friendship divinely fashion
The bonds that bless, the wreaths that crown his passion !

Yoga Sastra, Nyaya Sastra, Neethi Sastra, Vedanta Sastra, Jyothis Sastra and all such sciences are ruled by Jupiter or Brihaspathi. Sasanath Thrayathe ithi Sastram - meaning that Redeeming instructions are called Sastras ( like fatherly advice to a son ). Hence Jupiter or Brihaspathi is the greatest benefic, from the perspective of Self Actualisation. He represents Grace Divine, without which no Self Realisatoin is possible.

Love is a manna sent from Heaven, a spark of the Immortal Fire, sent by the Lord to elevate our low desire ! Let Almighty Love triumph on earth !

From the Center where the Heart of God is known
Let Love stream forth into the hearts of men
Let Love triumph on Earth !


Let us Love All, Serve All, Help Ever, Hate None and Hurt Never, thereby fulfilling the Jupiterian Law !

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Venusian Law ( Shukra Neeti )




The Mosaic Law of Western Thought is known as Shukra Neethi ( Venusian Law ) in Indian Philosophy. The Jesusian Law corresponds to Brihaspathi Neethi, that is rising to a higher plane which returns good for evil !

Even though it is taught that lying is Sin and should be avoided, Shukra Neethi or the Venusian Law states that one can lie for virtue !


Kaliyil prana rakshakkum
Go brahmana hithathinum
Kanya Vitha rakshakkum
Poli Nindithamalledo !


In business, one cannot be trufhful all the time. There is a saying, Truth is ruinous, hence suppressio veriti, suggestio falsi ! In order to make profits, the biz man is given the licence to lie !

Milton said that Mammon was the first teacher of Man

By him first
Men also

The God and Mammon of Western Thought have their equivalents in

Brihaspathi or Jupiter - the Guru of the celestials and representer of the twelve positive sciences of the Vedas

Shukra or Venus - the Guru of the demons and representer of all modern sciences


Milton's " It is better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven " is Venusian or Shukra Neeti and is widely followed by politicians, mafia chiefs, the priesthood and the captialists !

In Mythology Indian, Venus or Sage Shukra was born to Bhrighu and Usana. He was born on the day of Freya or Venus, Friday. He was born in the constellation of Swathi. Freya is Venus in Norse Mythology and Freya's day became Friday. Shukravar is Friday and is named after Shukra. Shukra was sent to learn the Vedas from Angiras, who was partial to his son, Brihaspathi. However, Shukra learnt the Vedas from Gauthama. He later performed penance to Lord Shiva and obtained the Sanjeevani Mantra, a mantra which can resurrect the dead.

When Jupiter or Brihaspathi became the Guru of the celestials, Shukra competed and became the Guru of the demons ! He exhorted the demons to win the war against the celestials !

When King Bali was tested by Lord Vishnu in the form of the dwarf Vamana, Shukra immediately knew of the deceipt and warned King Bali. He sat in the spout of a vase, which was spotted by Lord Vishnu. Vishnu picked a straw from the ground and directed it on the spout, with the result Shukra became half blind !


Shukra corresponds to Machiavelli. Machiavelli opined that to be feared is better than to be loved. ( "Love is preserved by the link of obligation which men in their baseness break off at every opportunity for their own advantage, whereas fear preserves you with the dread of punishment which never fails " ). Machiavelli opined that men are base and ugly. ( " This has to be asserted in general for men, that they are cowardly, covetous, ungrateful, fickeminded and false and as long as you succeed, they are yours entirely"). Armed prophets had succeeded, whereas the unarmed had failed !

The Jesus and Machiavelli of Western thought, both dialectical opposites, correspond to Brihaspathi and Shukra of Indian thought !


Shukra in Sanskrit means brightness, clearness, purity. These mythological figures are planets and Vedic Symbolism was used by the Rishies. Astrologically, he represents the mundane arts and the mundane sciences, whereas Jupiter or Brihaspati represents the divine sciences and the divine arts.