Vaicariki 7: Inevitable Wars and Illusionary Peace: Sri Aurobindo’s Realism

March 31, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Over the ages, there have been several attempts by philosophers to theorise the actual causes that lead to massive devastation, brutality and cruelty brought about by wars and the ways by which it can be curbed. Some see hope in the rise of commercialism and material progress in bringing about peace, others find hope in the adoption of a democratic framework of governments. Sri Aurobindo discards such superficial propositions and remarks, “only when a man has developed not merely a fellow-feeling with all men, but a dominant sense of unity and commonality, only when he is aware of them not merely as brothers- that is a fragile bond- but as parts of himself, only when he has learned to live not in his separate personal and communal ego-sense, but in a larger universal consciousness can the phenomenon of war, with whatever weapons, pass out of his life without the possibility of return.”Vaicārikī is an initiative for thoughts, dialogues and discussions as part of the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Sri Aurobindo. The seventh chapter titled “Inevitable Wars and Illusionary Peace: Sri Aurobindo’s Realism ” starts with a keynote address followed by a panel discussion.

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Keynote Address (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

Speaker: Shri Aravindan Neelakandan – Contributing Editor at Swarajya | Co-author of ‘Breaking India’

Panel Discussion (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM)

Moderator: Shri Sreejit Datta – Mentor & Assistant Professor at Rashtram | Director of Centre for Civilisational Studies

Shri Govind – President – Sri Aurobindo Yoga Foundation of North America

Shri Uday Arya – Teacher, SAICE | Co-founder BlueLotus Ventures


March 31, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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