Monday, June 24, 2019

Sensory inputs turn us into robots

Assorted tweets:

Debates prior to Sri Aurobindo must be understood for locating him properly.
[Where Nietzsche or Emerson say to be more individual, Kant tells us to be more universal – to act according to the same moral law that everyone else should act under. -Amod Lele]
Now that you are a proud possessor of The Life Divine you can begin with the last six chapters which Sri Aurobindo added after two decades. They are more sociological and futuristic. Besides his last essays on Mind of Light clarifies many a nitty gritty; Savitri has cryptic clues

Bhagavad Gita and Mahabharata. Analysis of Chapter V: Kurukshetra from Essays on The Gita by Sri Aurobindo (via @myindmakers)

The Lotus harbours all the wisdom worth knowing as made clear by Sri Aurobindo's work. In the West the rose will do the same if you go on searching.

Jibonmukhi singers of Bengal in the 90s tried to intellectualise music! Pathetic efforts at mass appeasement! Emotion n what Sri Aurobindo calls the "the soul of emotion" r essential ingredients of music.

Solitude is a frequent subject of Tuareg songs and poetry, where nomads are habitually living far from their homes or society. This happens because the usual nomadic itinerary, droughts or armed conflicts that lead to escape into exile into the vast sands of the Sahara

Daily dose of the Vedas:
The Rg Veda states that each of us is a child of immortality.  Meaning all jivas and immortals have the same source.
This view was recognized even in the 1800s by academics, and was the view of Aurobindo as well as Kapali Shastry.

9) Hymns 51 - 57 (Verses 600 - 671):
Description of Rig-Veda, Mandala 01, Sukta 051 to 057 (including the wonderful actions of Indra);
with #SriAurobindo's words on how 3 major aspects of the Vedic Sacrifice (Yajmana, Offering, Results) are dealt with in His psychological theory

Bhai civilization itself has the nature of river or flowing water,and is connected to water element principle.thus we lost our civilizational edge of beginning 5000 years back,simply because we clogged the fountain of ideas keeping the riverine fluidity alive,and we restricted it
Africa has many of the codes of mukti just like the indic subcontinent,but somewhat more overshadowed or layered up with more complicated, invasive civilizational frequencies from abrahamic ideologies,Africa needs decoding now,to trace back it's lost mystic roots.

Race is biological, so is ethnicity,  orien**** are make believe nonsense. A fraud concept. From orient*** now we have come to zender fluid lol, like feeling like man in morning and women by night

“A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah" -Ronald Reagan.

How Hindi cinema taught a medical reporter to see doctors without their halos via @Kractivist

In a sense, Amitabh Bachchan’s career encapsulates the arc of the Hindi film doctor—from the disillusioned Dr Bhaskor Banerjee in Anand to the guilt-ridden Dr Jekyll to Mr Hyde in Bemisal to the Bhaskor... The historical male  and female character, both are worshipped with dignity.....Bhabani Pathak and Debichowdhurani, the infamous dacoits of Bengal were the devotees of Godesess Kali...
#bhabanipathak #debichowdhurani #banglabinodan

Bhabani Pathak's Tilla, Durgapur, West Bengal - a protected monument mentioned by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his novel - Devi Chaudurani
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee made him famous in his novel Devi Chaudurani and both Devi and him used a series of tunnels starting from Durgapur all the way to Damodar river to escape from British.Alternatively it is believed BP hid the treasure he looted from British in these tunnels

But as William Hunter noted, anti British struggle was started by Muslims. It was just 5 yrs after the dethornment of Siraj. That is in 1762. It was started by a fakir, named Majnun Shah. Later Bhavani Pathak joined it.

#bankimchandrachatterjee in his two novels, Anandamath & Devi Choudhurani , has made the Sannyasi Fakir Revolt great. However the greatest name in pre1857 anti British struggle is of #TituMir (1827)

"Summoning all her strength, she took a deep breath and slowly exhaled, telling herself that she had to think of the others now and put her anger to one side."
The Long Road Home. Chapter 7. - ww2 history terror #WW2 #History #iartg #nurses #DRK

Destruction of Athena by Christians: In the fourth century, this statue was decapitated by Christians because she was idolatrous. Her arms were also chopped off. In 2016 photos were released showing that the statue had been once again, decapitated and mutilated, this time by ISIS

Christian Orgs Involved In Forced Conversions Struggling After Modi Government’s FCRA Crackdown: Report

Did you ever write a love letter to a town? Professor Simon Altmann did.
#MondayMotivation Between teaching, researching the archives in Italy, writing a book, and working out at the gym three times a week, Simon Altmann-the 94-year-old professor of Mathematics -took time out to write about life, love and everything in between.

Frank Chimero on causing 'good trouble' and re-imagining the status quo to combat achievement culture #Creativity

#MondayMotivation The Suleiman Charitra is a Sanskrit retelling of a Biblical tale - the love story between David and Bathsheba, and the birth of King Solomon – written in the fifteenth century by a Hindu poet, for his Muslim patron.

“As we grow older, we dim down the sensory responses and increase the sensory inputs, turning ourselves into robots. That is why art is indispensable for human survival....”
“... Art perpetually dislocates our usual sensory responses by offering a very abstract or meagre and selective input.”
Eric McLuhan, 2008 response to James K-M’s ‘Cave Paintings.’

In #Chernobyl, the actor playing Mikhail Gorbachev says: “Our power comes from the perception of our power.” Such pithy dialogues add to the appeal. On episode three and hooked.

In a way the dialogue is emblematic of russian culture. Russians are known for their brevity and are very succinct and germane. You won't find them beating round the bush and obfuscating the issues at hand. Russians shoot straight.

A pithy reworking of the GoT quote: “Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick. A shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”

#RohenaGera #TillotamaShome #LondonIndianFilmFestival #BFI Saw Rohena Gera's film "Sir" today at the BFI and loved it. Rohena has very deftly handled this difficult story. Like in "Lunch Box" you can feel the French touch.

Sep 21, 2017 - Uploaded by SeplFilmiDhamaka
Movie, Ganwar (1970) Cast, Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Pran, Jeevan & David Singer"s, Mohammed ...

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