Sunday, May 28, 2017

Finitude and Philosophy

Finitude and Philosophy

Sadhu-Sanga mulls over consciousness
From pigs to piano, quantum and qualia
Taking a tour from Turing to Penrose and Rosen
Leibniz to Gödel

Machines can know their incompleteness
Numbers conspire to spur consciousness
Notions from Nagasena to Chaitanya
Tug of war over physicalism

From eight-limbs Yoga to eight-bends Gita
Mails flying to and fro throughout eight praharas
Weaving web of words on world wide web
To comfort

Theories don't compare, domains vary
Pushing names a political game
Leibniz is lionised, Gödel waiting for Godot
TM and Vedic Unified-Field

Investigating consciousness via science
And mathematics can never be satisfying
Because of the subjective nature
Of the object of observation.
It's agreed that we are far away
From any semblance of a solution
This should mean as a very sobering attitude
In the face of human finitude.


Savitri Era: Ashtavakra, Nagasena, Chaitanya, and Mahesh Yogi #SriAurobindo
Excellent Tusar. Without laughter, joy and detachment, there is no life.

N. Panchapakesan

 New Delhi 
RE: [Sadhu Sanga] back to Thomas Nagel, "Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False" (2012)
" Hegel put himself outside this tradition." A recent book, "Hegel's India" brings into focus his tryst with Indian philosophy giving rise to the speculation ...
16 Apr by me - 392 posts - 54 authors
Re: [Sadhu Sanga] Response to your question on Bohm's theory.
Tweets by Tusar Sir @SavitriEraParty. (Tusar Nath Mohapatra). Sadhu-Sanga mulls over consciousness. From pigs to piano, quantum and qualia.
26 May by me - 23 posts - 10 authors

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Life vs. Yoga

Wednesday, June 28, 1995

Life vs. Yoga

Thou shalt not love
All egoistic attachments will have to go,
Be it freinds or the family
The whole world revels in quid pro quo.

Thou shalt not speak
The first condition is to speak as little as possible,
In silence is the peace
To indulge in gossiping is wrong and listening to too.

Thou shalt not read
Sheets of falsehood should not mar your mornings,
Novels and Dramas too
Which incite the passion and drag you down.

Thou shalt not judge
Of men, their actions and events, the Divine knows better,
Can one judge oneself?
So it is but futile to look at things this way or the other.

Thou shalt not do good
To be altruistic is to be covertly egoistic,
Be just for justice' sake
Not for others' gratefulness as a bargain

Thou shalt not enjoy
When joy comes, can grief be far behind?
Prefer good to pleasant
By renouncing only comes the true enjoyment.

[TNM55 - 280695]

Monday, September 19, 2016

Rama Chandra Mohapatra, Sailo Jharpara

Rama Chandra Mohapatra, Sailo Jharpara 1 daughter 2 sons 

1 daughter + Chaudhury (Bhingarpur)

Nilamani, 1 son: Antaryami /Dukhishyam Mohapatra + Ilamani Mohapatra --> 1 daughter Chinu/Chinmayi + Tuku (Niali)

Chintamani Mohapatra (Sailo Jharpara)
Laxmi + Chintamani Mohapatra (Sailo Jharpara) -- d.1993/ d.1981
  4 daughters, 3 sons
  Sirisha/Tai/Taya+Bichitrananda Panda (Badakorkor/Adheikul)
  Saraju+Basant Kumar Mohapatra (Sirlo Nabagram)
  Kedar+Snehalata Mohapatra/Sinu (Amarpada, Sithala)
  Udar+Sukanti Mishra (Sakhigopala, Nuagaan)
  Surama+Bichitrananda Mohapatra (Kasarda)
 Tusar+Snehalata Mohapatra/Kuni (Ayatpur)
  Sabita+Kailash Chandra Mohapatra (Sithala)

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dukhishyam Biswala, Rahamba

Dukhishyam Biswala (Rahamba), Dist: Cuttack, Odisha

  6 daughters, 1 son

Laxmi + Chintamani Mohapatra* (Sailo Jharpara) -- d.1993/ d.1981
  4 daughters, 3 sons
  Sirisha/Tai/Taya+Bichitrananda Panda (Badakorkor/Adheikul)
  Saraju+Basant Kumar Mohapatra (Sirlo Nabagram)
  Kedar+Snehalata Mohapatra/Sinu (Amarpada, Sithala)
  Udar+Sukanti Mishra (Sakhigopala, Nuagaan)
  Surama+Bichitrananda Mohapatra (Kasarda)
  Sabita+Kailasa Chandra Mohapatra (Sithala)
  Tusar+Snehalata Mohapatra/Kuni (Ayatpur)

Sakhi + Birabara Swain (Fakirpada)

Malli + Upendranath Sahu (Ayatpur Sashana) 1 daughter: Saudamini/Mini + Kunjabihari Mohapatra (Jemadeipur, Khorda)
          3 sons, 1 daughter

Fula (Bhareda patana)


Dula + Braja (Sithala)  4 sons

Hrudananda (Rahamba) 3 daughters, 2 sons


Rama chandra Mohapatra 2 sons:
*Chintamani Mohapatra (Sailo Jharpara)

Nilamani, 1 son: Antaryami /Dukhishyam Mohapatra + Ilamani Mohapatra --> 1 daughter Chinu/Chinmayi + Tuku (Niali)

(Under compilation)

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Independent thinking beyond propaganda

Would have retired from PNB today Would have retired from PNB today but Google & Twitter helped to build an alternative identity during the last ten years which keeps growing.
Came in touch of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo in 1964 and there is no greater sense of fulfilment today than being able to spread their words.
Strayed into Western Philosophy through Sri Aurobindo without which my understanding of life and society would have been naïve and juvenile.
@avenger_D I try to understand what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have said and believe in them. Rest are texts, legends, and sundry opinions.
Political relevance of Sri Aurobindo is my strongest conviction today but how that takes on rival ideologies and wins depends on public inclination.
Most go for the easy option of supporting an existing party but the truth is that an ideal party has to be built brick by brick by idealists.
Four years on Twitter convinces me that there is an absolute need for independent thinking beyond propaganda unleashed by parties and media.
Apart from BJP, I'm also opposed to Congress, AAP, the Left, and many other regional parties but extend support on the basis of lesser evil.
When I oppose Modi, RSS, or Hindutva, it's out of my personal preference and judgement and not any direct communication from Sri Aurobindo.
Instead of quoting what The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have said, I just urge to read. Where and how a new person meets is between him and them.
Followers of Sri Aurobindo who react to my tweets may choose the E-mail route for a more flexible mode of conversation and/or clarification.
In this context, the third facet that we have kept aloft will, surely, be judged appropriately in the days to come. [TNM55]  
Many a time, I tweet to defend facts but am accused of "following Sri Aurobindo and feel the need to defend him."
Just opened this page at random :-) 
[Sri Aurobindo represented a totality of comprehension and knowledge and power]
Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Popular posts since 2005 
@grantmaxwell 1) Sri Aurobindo, 2) Giordano Bruno, 3) Jakob Böhme, 4) Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and 5) Jean Baudrillard

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Friday, January 08, 2016

I learnt my lessons in my own way

Modernity has a fetish for plurality, no doubt; but Savitri Erans rejoice over their lack of option. While I feel singularly fortunate personally in this respect, many devotees of The Mother are yet to be freed from other loyalties. To work upon this aspect of our devotion is surely a crucial dimension. [TNM55] at 10:57 PM
No greater contradiction than one loves India but not ready to read Sri Aurobindo. Plus, invoking the past by ignoring him is double whammy. at 2:58 PM
I have been able to retain my independence of thought and common sense as I'm not attached to any institution or angling for Govt patronage.
I don't deal with yoga or meditation on Twitter since I scarcely have any competence. Focus is on politics as per Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx book.
As a matter of fact, my tweets are targeted at those who are unaware of Sri Aurobindo to whet their appetite & not who are already well-read.
Thanks to Sri Aurobindo, I don't have to bear the guilt of being a partner in demolishing Babri Masjid or hanging someone on his Birthday. Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra at 6:33 PM
Hate may not be the right word; I oppose BJP but also engage with it as a dormant well-wisher & distant (unsolicited) consultant. at 12:46 PM
I respect your sentiments and agree that many of my tweets are polemical. On Twitter, however, not many SIB Sri Aurobindians.
I don't force my opinions on anyone but nothing wrong in understanding contrary viewpoint as intellectual game. at 5:32 PM
Agreed but I'm also entitled to my imperfections. Besides how communications can be leveraged optimally, also matters.
@Nikhil_7D @avenger_D You are quoting someone who has displayed visceral antipathy towards Modi. I'm innocent beside him! @Janamejayan
@Nikhil_7D @avenger_D No, I never impose; I simply express my views as enabled by Twitter with a twin purpose: Sri Aurobindo and anti-RSS.
@Nikhil_7D @avenger_D No, I'm not asking for following any person. My request is to read the books by Sri Aurobindo.
@Nikhil_7D If you have read the works of Sri Aurobindo, I will not like to argue on them. My focus here is what Hindutva & tradition pursue.
@Nikhil_7D Point is you can't argue on exegetical matters on Twitter. No space. Email is okay. Here, the purpose is provocation & propaganda. at 11:43 PM
@kalisbrood I don't ask you nor any other to agree with me. I learnt my lessons in my own way and there is no reason to converge with yours.
@kalisbrood Each person has his own peculiar set of inspiration and circumstantial compulsion to write & share. Please don't be an obstacle. at 7:06 AM
I purchased a desktop in 2005 and in 2011, iPhone bought at same price replaced all its functions. Sri Aurobindo has similar potentialities. at 3:08 PM
There is nothing more precious for us than Sri Aurobindo's works. However, I'm not very enthusiastic about compilations. at 7:30 PM
Aug 26 @dikgaj I can assure you at the personal level that if you really study Sri Aurobindo in some detail, he will far surpass your expectations.
Aug 26 Tusar Nath Mohapatra ‏@SavitriEraParty
@aruaugust People are free to choose, they don't need my tutelage. Nor would I like them to be under some collective yoke like Hindu unity.
Aug 24 Those who are upset with linking my political preference with Sri Aurobindo are free to present their interpretation instead of advising me.
Aug 26 Many moan about a utopian free market but I consider the present state of India, warts and all, as the best example of a Market Economy. at 10:25 PM
I'd, however, prefer to wallow in my "confusion" and continue to propagate Savitri Era Religion with full conviction, since everyone is entitled to his or her inspiration (or, stupidity). [TNM55] at 8:24 PM
I fail to understand the meaning of endless speculations on alternative versions of the past. Some dutifully RT them at 5:20 PM
I'm a late riser and, hence, I dread the prospect of sleep timings slipping into the provisions of UCC. Nothing seems impossible at present! at 1:06 AM
I am not trying to convince you but just pointing out a sense of lack which this post doesn’t seem to convey. [TNM55] Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra at 2:34 PM
I requested: written history should be adequately consulted. You are surely entitled to "your" conclusions but SA has been conspicuous by his absence (selective amnesia) so far. You are free to do whatever you like. I'm just pointing out that ignoring crucial sources leads to wrong conclusion. Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra at 1:23 PM
@Ish_Apte The Constitution is a legal provision which ensnared me as soon as I was born sixty years back. So, here, I don't have any option. 
@jaganniwas I respect your love for Modi but fear that so much of trust and faith will come crashing down one day. Just keeping you warned! 
Listening to the music of a dance item Nataraja by Madhavi Mudgal set by A Maheshwar Rao on a poem by Mayadhar Mansingh with full Odia pride. at 10:26 PM
Interview misses a very important aspect. I found Bajrangi Bhaijaan truly devotional. at 3:54 PM
Two days National Conference inaugurated at NITTE

The 2 day National conference was inaugurated by Tusar Nath Mohapatra, Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum, Ghaziabad. Posted by Tusar Nath Mohapatra at 6:48 PM

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Aji akashe is magical and majestic

Aji akashe is magical and majestic. Although the film Sri Lokanath has since been resurrected, watching the video of its songs has not been possible till now. How long to wait? [TNM55]

Matches majestically to the Pakhiraj elsewhere

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Rat sarabi prit gulabi jaubana dake a ~ Lyrics at

Tusar Nath Mohapatra

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~ Video clip at
~ Original version by Balakrushna Dash

Tusar Nath Mohapatra

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Pranab Patnaik in Sadhana (1964)