Thursday, June 01, 2017

Whether machines can attain consciousness

Elaborating upon education sector, she recalled views of late nationalist and philosopher Sri Aurobindo. "The great son of India, saw national education as constituting more than the acquisition of a degree or time spent in school and college. 
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sri Aurobindo warned against āsuric perversion of Kshatriya ideal

Indian Nationalism and the Early Congress - Page 157

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Aurobindo Ghose, who published in 1893 one of the earliest extremist attacks on the Congress, wrote from Baroda that the “actual enemy [of the nationalist ... character of the Congress movement which appealed to the British for more places in the civil service instead of arousing a sense of patriotismand concern for the ...

Hindutva: Exploring the Idea of Hindu Nationalism

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Jyotirmaya Sharma. Kshatriyahood, reAryanization and the Shakti of Science were then Aurobindo'singredients for the new nationalism. It was to be ... Since the genius of Indians had poured itself into religion, the only way to generate national selfconsciousness was to consider patriotism as religion.Aurobindo makes use of ...

Oxford Handbook on Indian Foreign Policy - Page 68

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This remarkable dialogue focuses on whether patriotism or the willingness to fight for one's country is essential to human happiness. ... Inspired by Japan's rise, Aurobindo warned his countrymen in a 1907 essay 'National Development and Foreign Rule', that a nation 'must develop military and political greatness and activity, ...

Founder of the Khalsa: The Life and Times of Guru Gobind Singh

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59 Praise for GuruGobind Singh's achievements comesalso from Sri Aurobindo: 'The Maratha's 'revival' inspiredby Ramdas's conception ofthe “Maharashtra Dharam” and ... Their endeavour to found a nation could not succeed, because it was inspired by a religious patriotism that failed to enlarge itselfbeyond its ownlimit.

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His fascination with Hindu culture, when combined with the sense of patriotism he had imbibed along with the rest of his English education, led Aurobindo to sympathize with the Extremist politicians. Despite the fact that he was unusually shy, during the agitation against the partition of Bengal he gave up his post as vice ...
Let no man dare to call himself a Nationalist if he does so merely with a sort of intellectual pride, thinking that he is more patriotic, thinking that he is something ... of Religion after his release from prison in May 1909, Aurobindo relayed to his countrymen the messages that had mystically come to him during his confinement.
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NATIONALIST. The tradition of Hindu nationalism begun by Tilak, Aurobindo, and Lajpat Rai was continued and given a more virulent, anti-Muslim form by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883–1966). ... On entering Fergusson College at Poona, Savarkar quickly organized a patriotic society among his fellow students. Through ...

... traceable to the tantric cult, a distinct strand in the broad Brahminical traditions. Radical freedom fighter Aurobindo Ghosh's ... Concomitantly, this has led to a special kind of patriotism in which love for the nation's inhabitants has been virtually absent. Similarly strange has been our socialist thinking in which the concern for ...

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There was a feeling among many nationalists that the existing schools and colleges were imparting an education which did not lead to the growth of patriotic sentiments or pride in one's ... In the first decade of this century Sri Aurobindo was instrumental in founding a nationalist institution, the Ganganath Vidyalaya at Baroda.

Sri Aurobindo made such an interpretation in the essays that he wrote as early as 1894, the year of Bankim's death, in Indu Prakash, arguing that what Bankim ... it is not till she takes shape as a great Divine and Maternal Power in a form of beauty that ... the patriotism that works miracles and saves a doomed nation is born.

Light of Indian Intellect - Page 55

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Of his experience with Sri Lele, Sri Aurobindo said,” In three days really in one my mind become full of an eternal silence it is still there”. Spiritually awakened, and politically surcharged by profoundpatriotism and national pride, Sri Aurobindo, disapproved of the Moderates of his time and their pacifist policy of “pray, petition ...

Maia Ramnath - 2012 - ‎Preview
The newly politicized Anusilan Samiti emerged around 1902 or 1903 from a consolidation of several akharas , with Aurobindo Ghose as one of the key movers. ... Anglo-Irish transplant Sister Nivedita (born Margaret Noble) lectured on “patriotic feelings and a sense of duty to the country,” and donated her library, including a  ...

The Sterling Book of HINDUISM

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Aurobindo was gifted with a brilliant mind and a deep psychic power. While in England he read the writings on the Irish Sinn Fein movement and the Italian Risorgimento. This filled him with a fervent sense of patriotism, and back home he began taking a keen interest in the freedom movement, still in its infancy. In 1885 an ...

INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT - Page 158

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But this gave a clear picture about the activities of its members including Aurobindo. The secret society had a tremendous impact upon the later activities of Aurobindo, particularly his role in the freedom struggle. Aurobindo was influenced by Mazzini's Risorgimento and the Irish patriotic movement. He expressed his feelings ...

An Intellectual History for India - Page 122

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In 1905 Bepin Pal wrote of the new patriotism in India, different from the period when Pym, Hampden, Mazzini, Garibaldi, Kossuth and Washington were “the ... its philosophies, its religions; a love for its culture and civilization'.16 One finds an echo of this sentiment in Aurobindo's essay “The Morality of Boycott”, written for ...

The Lives of Sri Aurobindo: A Biography - Page 264

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The aim of the Arya, Aurobindo wrote in 1915, was to discover and give form to “the thought of the future” and to link it “to the best and most vital thought of the past. ... A scholarly “enquiry into the meaning of ancient Hindu documents” might be “a worthy object of labour and a patriotic occupation,” he wrote, but it was not “a  ...

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Hejoined theIndian movement for freedom from British rule and for a duration became one of its most important leaders, before developing his own vision of human progress and spiritual evolution. The centraltheme of Aurobindo'svision wasthe evolutionofhumanlife intolifedivine. KshatriyaKshatriya is one of the four varnas ...

poise and harmony upon the struggle and apparent chaos, to vindicate a victory for peace, love and harmony over the principle of war, discord and struggle« (ibid.: 53). The fascinating and inherently problematic nature of such a possibility is the crux of Aurobindo«s philosophy for our purposes. The figure of the Kshatriya is ...
'the ideals of the race cannot be vindicated', 'the frame of society cannot be maintained' (Aurobindo1997:451 ). But while saying this categorically Aurobindo also warned equally categorically against āsuric perversion of the Kshatriya ideal. Right in the Essays on the Gita such warnings can be found. For example, in the ...

Applied Ethics and Human Rights: Conceptual Analysis and ...

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This collection of papers offers a philosophical perspective – including the all-important and significant perspective from the point of view of 'dharma' – to a host of intricate ethical problems in personal, professional and social ...

Indra's Net

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... is depicted in a bhakti context only. The modern depictionwas used onthe cover ofSri Aurobindo'sweekly review ... Kshatriya,. or warrior caste,and not tohuman beings asawhole. Hence,teaching karma and using the Gita to supportthis teaching are modernfabrications byneo- Hindus. King explains that neo-Hinduism's ...

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... simile in the Vedic style (was) used with a serious purpose and expected to convey a reality, not to suggest a pleasing artifice of thought (Sri Aurobindo 1997b, p. ... the honour of the Kshatriya which lives in courage, chivalry, strength, a certain proud self-restraint and self-mastery, nobility of character and the obligations of ...