Date of Discussion: 10.02.2008
Present at the Discussion: Dr. Subhash Kashyap, Dr. B. B. Dutta, Prof. Kireet Joshi, Shri Abhaya Kashyap.
(In the service of Mother India and the World)
Sri Aurobindo, the greatest Pioneer and the Forerunner of the future-humanity or super-humanity has put forth three tasks that India must undertake and accomplish, if India is to fulfill herself through a new resurgence and rebirth, and if India is to serve the highest aspirations of humanity and world-unity.
“The recovery of the old spiritual knowledge and experience in all its splendour, depth and fullness is its first, most essential work; the flowing of this spirituality into new forms of philosophy, literature, art, science and critical knowledge is the second; an original dealing with modern problems in the light of Indian spirit and the endeavour to formulate a greater synthesis of a spiritualized society is the third and most difficult. Its success on these three lines will be the measure of its help to the future of humanity.”
The following four Organizations have joined together to promote the three tasks that Sri Aurobindo has put forward with inspiring force:
These Organizations invite all other Organizations and Centres, as also all those individuals who feel inspired to contribute to the accomplishment of the tasks envisaged under the programme of Resurgent India.
Our immediate work will be centered on developing a Website as also on Publication of books and booklets and audio-visual material which will study the implications of the above mentioned three tasks and share the results of their study on a continuous and progressive basis with all those who would like to participate in the work of rejuvenating the contemporary India. A preliminary analysis of the work which can be initiated without delay may be stated briefly as follows:
Under this task, intensive study will be promoted in regard to the following three problems: Education, Energy and India’s External relationships.
Several other problems, which will also be studied, will be related to:
Constitutional Reforms, Social Reforms, Development of Indian Economy and Industry, that will avoid the path of competitive capitalism and the path of communistic materialism.
Development of visions of the future of India: Political, Socio-cultural and Spiritual.
Indian Science and the Future; Indian Philosophy and the Future; Indian Literature and the Future; India and new Poetry, India and the Media in the service of the Future, etc.
The Mother’s Institute of Research has the following publications which deal with the problems of education of India:
Education for Character Development, Education for Tomorrow, National Agenda for Education, Education at Crossroads, Philosophy of Education for the Contemporary Youth, Philosophy of education for the Contemporary Teacher, and Philosophy of Evolution for the Contemporary Man.
Aim of Life, Good Teacher and the Good Pupil, Mystery and the Excellence of the Human Body, and twelve Monographs under the series of projected 85 Monographs related to the theme of “Illumination, Heroism, and Harmony”, Philosophy of Value-Oriented Education and Philosophy of Supermind.
Rashtriya Jagriti Sansthan has vast literature connected with Constitutional Reforms, and various topics connected with economic, industrial and political development of India and South Asia; it has also published literature connected with Constitutional Reforms and problems relating to India’s External Relationships. Rashtriya Jagriti Sansthan has also produced books relating to conflicts of religions, such as Hinduism, etc.
Divya Jeevan Foundation also has video-tapes on lectures connected with education and on North-Eastern India and also its “Look East” policy.
In connection with this theme, The Mother’s Institute of Research has literature connected with the Synthesis of Yoga, Synthesis of East and West and Synthesis required for Divine Life.
An immediate proposal is to establish a Website on which suitable extracts and articles can be put up by selecting every week or fortnight under suitable headings from the literature which is available with all the above four Organization. Fresh material can also be produced on all the subjects connected with the above mentioned three tasks. Fresh articles can also be solicited from experts.