Sunday, July 06, 2014

Aurobindonian Education !




The British type of education was designed to produce clerks in India !

Lord MaCaulay argued that since the Indans are rich in culture and morality, they couldnt be subjugated. Then he proposed to change the ancient educational system of India.

"Teach them English and India will become a dominated nation " that was what he proposed.

Sri Aurobindo, one of the greatest writers in English, reversed that trend. He insisted on Indian Education, which can transform this mighty Hindu nation.

It is time we replaced the MaCaulean with the Aurobindonian system of Education !

Friday, May 23, 2014

Focus on Agriculture, infrastructure development !

In India, Nehru neglected Agriculture. He went in for massive defence development and industrialisation, instead of upgrading infrastructure.

It is true that India produces about 267 million tonnes of foodgrains, but we can produce more. It is imperative that we upgrade infrastucture - roads, rail, airports, seaports and focus on Agriculture. More FDI is needed in Food Processing. Tourism infrastructure should also be upgraded.





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