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." https://t.co/FJ344FPapr
Just opened this page at random :-) 
[Sri Aurobindo represented a totality of comprehension and knowledge and power] https://t.co/58IgF1PYhG
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@grantmaxwell 1) Sri Aurobindo, 2) Giordano Bruno, 3) Jakob Böhme, 4) Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and 5) Jean Baudrillard https://t.co/8XroJJisiP

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