Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Vedic hymns could also be read as metrical poetry

How to understand the world is a perpetual challenge and philosophy will survive because thinking doesn't require much material assistance.
On the whole, though one's philosophical treasure can't assure unadulterated truth, it would help in showing right direction and lighting path.
Interesting that while writing a previous tweet, I have valorised two terms, right and light, quite normally, as if they are self evident truth.

I’ve either forgotten who the Alien Ecologies blogger is, or never knew it. But THIS POST HERE is one of the best interpretations of my first book that I’ve ever seen.
As I was revisiting Graham Harman’s early Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects it struck me again that his work is not so much about objects as it is about those invisible forces locked away from direct access to our philosophic and scientific reason. As if there is this world of forces just below the surface of things that none of us would believe or accept if we were to make them visible. And it is not just Harman, as I look back over many of the current trends in philosophy I see this antagonistic relation to the visible and the phenomenal traditions.
In the last century postmodern philosophies lead us down the path of a hyper-romanticism that took the inner turn toward mind to its ultimate limits in post-structural irony and endless disquisitions on the blindspots of mind and (inter)text(uality). What Dryden and Pope were to the neo-classical age the hyper-nihilists of late pomo-romanticism (cum post-modernist) crowd were to an era in obscurity to its own demise.
Some in the sciences say philosophy is a doomed enterprise in an era where the neurosciences are doing in fact and deed what philosophy only surmised. But philosophy is not bound to any one field of endeavor, never was. Plato and Aristotle set up the first academies, and believed they were offering an education and value to their society. In our age the academy, humanistic endeavors, and philosophy in particular are coming under fire. Will they survive in a world where capital accumulation rather than the accumulation of wisdom is more important? Who know? Philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom as it was then and shall be in the future. And wisdom is an illusive enterprise, indeed; yet, one at least, I believe, is still worth pursuing if only because it helps me get on with my life, gives me that quality of thought I need to sustain my existence against the forces that would seek to command and control my mind and life. Philosophy still holds out that life of the independent and free thinker, which is part of the human heritage I hope we never lose sight of. If we do then we might truly become mindless appendages to the external systems that seek to have their way with us. That would truly be doom writ large.
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ritam - Scribd

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We thank the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry for granting permission to print material from the .... of which the right principle of action and the right spiritual and divine result of works emerged naturally like a ...

Feb 8, 2016 - Ritam "The Word in the Rig-Veda and in Sri Aurobindo's epic poem Savitri" ... In regard to the Veda it must be said right from the outset that there exists the special barrier of the Sanskrit language in ... In this context it is also necessary to mention the fact – of which hardly anyone even in India seems to be aware today – that besides the so-called Vedic chanting (which most likely was developed millennia ago to simply preserve the text and allow a single human being to retain by heart without distortions thousands of verses) these ancient hymns could also be read as metrical poetry. That Sri Aurobindo knew this – and even implied this fact when time and again he refers to the Veda in his work The Future Poetry – can be ascertained by his mentioning the need to restore the metre of some verses while he worked on their translation. And also Western academic scholarship – even though until today it is not able to appreciate the esoteric meaning of these inspired hymns – has recognized this from the 19th century onwards and in recent years has created the website "The Rigveda Metrically Restored Text".

Feb 5, 2016 - Ritam "Evolution towards Human Unity: Some passages from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother with ... ear', doing what seemed right at the time, improvising, and being ready to change according to  ...

Ritam "Sri Aurobindo Comes to Auroville" - Auroville Wiki

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Feb 8, 2016 - The power of Sri Aurobindo's presence most people find in his eyes, each eye radiating a very different light. Like the Mother's eyes, the right one is piercing, all seeing, while the left is remote ...

Nature of SpaceTime | Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother

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This is denoted as Triple Time Vision (Trikal-drishti) by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother Mirra Alfassa and was .... Only right at the top of the ladder, when one reaches what could be called the centre of the universe, the ...

From the Tapas comes out first Ritam ca Satyam, that which is Truth and the Right. This is the first. In other words, out of the Sat–Chit–Ananda, by the power of Tapas comes out Supermind. Satyam, Ritam, Brihat ...
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