04.29.13

Last and First Men: beyond Nietzschean parodies // and Ouspensky’s idiocy about the future

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:46 am

I am reposting this here from Darwiniana, with a reminder that Ouspensky’s chauvinistic idiocy based on Nietzsche and the Hindu Law of Caste (which even Gurdjieff was critical of) indicates the false understanding of evolution in much of the New Age movement.

http://last-and-first-men.com/
We need a new version of the commuist legacy. Last and First Men can be a small step in that direction with
1. a new philosophy of history
2. a critique of the Darwinian paradigm used to promote class warfare
3. a collation of the exposes of neo-classical economics
4. new models of post-capitalist economies
5. a critique of marxist dogmatism, and its cliche syndrome
6. a new definition of what a ‘(new) communism would mean
7. a social communism able to be a foundation for the future evolution of man
beyond the idiocy of the Darwinian road to species degeneration.

The list continues…Part of the problem, and frustration, for leftist groups is the unrevised legacy fo marxism and leninism that is simply recycled without change. The public is automatically turned off by that.
Nietzsche’s Last Man is a grotesque distortion of what is needed: a species level evolutionary program based on the achievement of a new form of cooperative society beyond class. The idea that fascist eugenics of Social Darwinist superman parodies will advance the future of homo sapiens is a sick joke. The future evolution of man is an immensely more difficult task, not unlike the path of the Boddhissatwas who make a species level commitment. That Buddhist framework may not be viable as the Axial Age religions attempt to enter a new age, but the reality pointed to by some brands of buddhism is a warning that Darwinist ideologies are likely to produce a grotesque new form of human.
We see that the connection between a new communism and future evolution is direct, and a challenge to the crypto-fascist class warfare parodies of the neo-liberal regime.

http://last-and-first-men.com/
We need a new version of the commuist legacy. Last and First Men can be a small step in that direction with
1. a new philosophy of history
2. a critique of the Darwinian paradigm used to promote class warfare
3. a collation of the exposes of neo-classical economics
4. new models of post-capitalist economies
5. a critique of marxist dogmatism, and its cliche syndrome
6. a new definition of what a ‘(new) communism would mean
7. a social communism able to be a foundation for the future evolution of man
beyond the idiocy of the Darwinian road to species degeneration.

The list continues…Part of the problem, and frustration, for leftist groups is the unrevised legacy fo marxism and leninism that is simply recycled without change. The public is automatically turned off by that. The left has to do better than the new atheism, and needs to generate enlightened figures beyond buddhism and Xtianit/Islam
Nietzsche’s Last Man is a grotesque distortion of what is needed: a species level evolutionary program based on the achievement of a new form of cooperative society beyond class. The idea that fascist eugenics of Social Darwinist superman parodies will advance the future of homo sapiens is a sick joke. The future evolution of man is an immensely more difficult task, not unlike the path of the Boddhissatwas who make a species level commitment. That Buddhist framework may not be viable as the Axial Age religions attempt to enter a new age, but the reality pointed to by some brands of buddhism is a warning that Darwinist ideologies are likely to produce a grotesque new form of human.
We see that the connection between a new communism and future evolution is direct, and a challenge to the crypto-fascist class warfare parodies of the neo-liberal regime.

04.25.13

Dalai Lama Says He Would Support A Woman Successor

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:40 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/24/dalai-lama-woman_n_3146425.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

That is a great idea, in one way. But one should also suggest caution here: don’t try to take over a sinking ship, the honor is not even symbolic. Further, if the motive is ‘women’s lib urgency’ it is the wrong motive, which should be to advance buddhism. Next, women need to find out if they can reach enlightenment. Mahayana is the wrong vehicle (I have a suspicion they might be superior to men here, given the context, we have a very vague reference to a woman teertanker in the tradition of Jain gurus leading up to Mahavir). I think there have been dozens of female buddhas we don’t know about. Patriarchal religion was an artifact of the Axial Age, and is misleading. It may have been in part a reaction to the decay of Neolithic matriarchy. And Tibetan buddhism has a huge dirty secret, I suspect, why preside over the cover story for that.

I am not sure I understand this issue, as did Rajneesh who virtually gave away his ashram to women, making it hard for men, but his motive wasn’t the same as that of the women’s lib movement. His reasons were intrinsic to the issues of religion, tantra, and the rest of it….

04.24.13

Note on Sujay’s comment/post

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:19 am

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2013/04/23/more-from-sujay-rao-mandvilli/
I removed the reference to Gurdjieff in your comment turned post: you may not have realized this is a blog for Gurdjieff critique.

Boston bombing: requirements for a false-flag theory…

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:09 am

I wrote this at Darwiniana, but decided to post it here.

Boston bombing: requirements for a false-flag theory…http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/tamerlan-tsarnaev-was-alex-jones-fan

In a bizarre twist befitting a Hollywood conspiracy theory movie, the AP reports today that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was influenced by conspiracy theories, including Alex Jones’ website InfoWars, which has been pushing a narrative that the Tsarnaev brothers were patsies set up by a government cabal to take the fall for the bombing.

As a follower of the convincing false-flag interpretations pf 9/11, I nonetheless was wary of the Boston bombing data. This situation was entirely different from 9/11 with its exploitation of advanced technology. The simple elements of the technology used, being available on the Internet (but why then have so few ever used them?), make it hard to interpret the data as false-flagged. BUT…
The important question is always, who stands to benefit….
The Boston bombing was clearly of immense benefit to the American authorities who landed a windfall in the form of actual terrorists caught red-handed, case close, etc… After the blunders of 9/11 they needed a foolproof cover….

Having heard a first false-flag story on the net, I told myself immediately that the only way it could work is if occult mindcontral was known to the covert agencies, and was used via, say, sufi intermediaries to program patsies by the Method.

Impossible I thought, but now we see an unbelievable morass of suspect elements, a virtual gold mine of possible leads and bum steers: Chechnya rebels/politics/false flag ops, yes, Islamic Jihadists, but also mysterious guides, and contacts most probably with fringe occult sufism.
None of that proves anything, and I have always doubted the potential for this in the knumbskulls in the Intelligence agencies.
The question remains, given the known evidence of Mind Control research by the CIA whether anyone passed over into the dark zone, in gandalfian-speak. The answer is probably yes, given the charges against a known half-and-half like the occultist EJ Gold, charged by some as having worked for the agency (????, don’t know). Sufism is entirely ambiguous (and a big favorite now of the state Department, who seem to think it is pure and free of jihadis), and american sufis who praise Allah and salute the flag are real, and….so what?
None of this proves anything, and I remain in the default mode here. But the data coming in is so rich in possibilities for conspiracists that I would consider the remarks above as raising the stakes. It would be hard to pull off!

But we see very little of what’s going on. I reviewed an ‘idiot’ text at Amazon, which unwitting gives away the probable fact that rightists are using Crowlean methods. The author has no idea what he is talking about, but must have picked some rumor or other.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Most-Dangerous-Book-World/dp/1937584178/ref=cm_cr-mr-title
But people who study Crowley are people who never discover anything, so we hardly know. But the use of the Method to create a false flag suddenly rised from initial disbelief by me to, well maybe maybe…
No, I won’t explain what I am talking about. For an idiot amateur to get this close means we are all in trouble, and the dot.gov madmen are giving themselves away…but not yet. The 9/11 fraud is still holding as propaganda…

There are a dozen times a dozen other ways to infer a false-flag op here, and the potential action of half-and-half sufies doesn’t require knowledge of the occult issues.

04.23.13

The IE, the Axial Age, and Indian religion

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:55 am

Let me reiterate my ultra simple view of the AIT/OIT question, which is loose enough to include Sujay Rao’s material, which has to speak for itself.

The idea that the there was no IE migration whatever, that classic Indian religion is IE in source, etc… has been consistently rejected by me, to considerable hostility on the net. Two issues have helped me: Danielou’s material from Indian sources about the antiquity of Indian religion, pegged by him in several broad categories, a sort of ‘primordial Shaivism’, and a long line of ‘proto-Jainism’, this being related to primordial yoga/tantra, etc… Buddhism is a descendant in this recurrent stream, timed to the Axial Age. These are tricky questions, but in broad strokes it makes no sense to assign the origins of Indian religion to the IE and then backdate that to the Neolithic. Indian traditions clearly predate the IE presence.

The question of the IE is fixed by its larger context. A valuable analog is the IE entry into Greece, well after 2500BCE (probably later), with the subsequent creation of culture and literature in that vein. This case is different, however, in that it displaces to a greater degree the prior culture. In India we see the appropriation of the legacy after 1500 BCE or earlier, but not much. That said, there are many echoes of pre-Hellenic culture in the case of Classical Greece. Danielou even suggested a connection between Shiva and Dionysus, but this is hard to be sure of.

I have stayed clear of the Harappan question (for reasons Sujay Rao’s essay makes clear), and my stance here is neutral on that.

I think the view about is right because it is deliberately vague, and some of the details given by Sujay may well be able to fill in the picture.

Again, the idea of IE emanating from India makes no sense, and is a recent view that has produced protest from many Indian scholars.

The Indian religious tradition is still mysterious, and it is easy to infer various gaps, but the results are speculative.

Readers should study my book World History and The Eonic Effect, chapter five, and its section on India: history-and-evolution.com.
It is hard to understand Indian (religious) history without and understanding of the Axial Age. The sudden appearance of Buddhism as a baton transfer from ‘Jainism’ in the Axial Age is incomprehensible without the Axial Age model.

India after 2400+ years is entering a New Age of religion, and it will be of great moment to see how the chaos of new age groups resolves to a new development. It may be that the great ‘turning of the wheel’ in Rajneesh/Osho will see a new grand sequence, like that we see before Mahavir, of twenty-four teertankers. That obscure history could replay for the future. The confusion over ‘Hinduism’ is hampering understanding. The core Indian legacy is not ‘Hindu’. The archives have lots of posts on this.

More from Sujay Rao Mandvilli

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:36 am

I am reposting this additional comment from Sujay Rao. I haven’t studied them carefully, but it seems that this material shows one way to get past much of confusion here. I am not ‘gurdjieff’…. I have removed the ‘http://’ from the links…

Sujay rao mandavilli said,

04.23.13 at 9:27 am · Edit

thanks very much indeed

please find all my six papers

The Demise of the Dravidian, Vedic and Paramunda Indus myths

I am publishing my sixth research paper directly online as it is an extension of my previous papers. Kindly read pages 4 to 18 as it contains a detailed discussion of the term ‘Aryan’. This paper shows why the Dravidian, Vedic and Paramunda Indus theories are not tenable.

www.scribd.com/doc/136268397/The-demise-of-the-Dravidian-Vedic-and-Paramunda-Indus-myths

Methods to reconstruct the languages of the Harappans were presented in the present and previous papers. We hope other scholars take up the exercise of reconstructing the languages of the Indus Valley civilization!

The older papers were written taking the assumptions of the 19th century school of Indology as a base and working backwards. These may appear to be outdated now (at the end of our very long journey). However, the fundamentals are still correct.

Part one

www.scribd.com/doc/27103044/Sujay-NPAP-Part-One

Part Two very,very important!

www.scribd.com/doc/27105677/Sujay-Npap-Part-Two

(These comprise the complete and comprehensive solution to the Aryan problem)

Literacy in pre-Buddhist India (before 600 BC)

Literacy in pre-Buddhist India (before 600 BC)

Please find my collection of papers on literacy in Pre-Buddhist India

Before mature phase of Indus valley civilization (before 2600 BC)

– There are some potters marks but none qualify as full writing

Indus valley civilization (2600 BC to 1900 BC)

1. The reconfirmation and reinforcement of the Indus script thesis (very logical and self explanatory paper)

www.scribd.com/doc/46387240/Sujay-Indus-Script-Final-Version-Final-Final

2. The reintroduction of the lost manuscript hypothesis (the case for this thesis has obviously become much stronger in the recent past)

www.scribd.com/doc/111707419/Sujay-Indus-Reintroducing-Lost-Manuscript-Hypothesis

Post-Harappan India (1600 BC to 600 BC)

1. Literacy in post-Harappan india (obviously literacy in post-Harappan India existed in certain pockets & were limited to very small sections of society- alphabetic scripts were brought from West Asia and the Indus script also continued – this a very logical and self-explanatory paper and anyone can cross-verify the conclusions)

www.scribd.com/doc/127306265/Sujay-Post-Harappan-Literacy-and-origin-of-Brahmi

Sujay Rao Mandavilli

sujayrao2012@gmail.com

Being wary of ‘paths’ that deal out ‘enlightenment’

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:31 am

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2013/03/16/the-hundred-year-war-between-gurdjieff-and-ouspensky/comment-page-1/#comment-40258

The question of Gurdjieff is totally confusing for many. That his teaching is not about the path to enlightenment signals the need to be wary of it. There aren’t any really good spiritual paths that stop short of the real result; beware of them…

04.22.13

Osho Prem comments on ‘reissue of Osho first editions’…

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:38 am

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2012/08/06/reissue-of-first-editions-as-pod/
Osho Prem comments on ‘reissue of Osho first editions’…

The AIT/OIT question, and Sujay Rao Mandavilli’s book

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:29 am

I am upgrading Sujay’s comment to post level, withoout endorsement, as such.

Sujay Rao Mandavilli said,

04.18.13 at 10:55 am · Edit

I am publishing my sixth research paper directly online as it is an extension of my previous papers. Kindly read pages 4 to 18 as it contains a detailed discussion of the term ‘Aryan’. This paper explains why the Dravidian, Vedic and Paramunda Indus theories are not tenable.

www.scribd.com/doc/136268397/The-demise-of-the-Dravidian-Vedic-and-Paramunda-Indus-myths

Methods to reconstruct the languages of the Harappans were presented in the present and previous papers.

The older papers were written taking the 19th century school of Indology as a base and working backwards. These may appear to be outdated now (at the end of our very long journey). However, the fundamentals are still correct

Part one

www.scribd.com/doc/27103044/Sujay-NPAP-Part-One

Part Two very,very important!

www.scribd.com/doc/27105677/Sujay-Npap-Part-Two

the first 5 papers were published in peer-reviewed journals — Preceding unsigned comment added by 182.72.239.115 (talk) 17:51, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Sujay Rao Mandavilli sujayrao2012@gmail.com

04.20.13

Yoga, Patanjali and Buddhism

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:59 am

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/19/the-travails-of-yoga-mogul-bikram-choudhury/

This is an interesting article on commercialized ‘yoga’ in the West. I think the article is marred by its use of the concept of NPD (narcisistic personality disorder). This tactic has been a frequent label pinned on new agers, and it misses the point.
Is the search for enlightenment an example of NPD?

But the history of yoga in India has always been suspect, and tis snippet of history is of interest:

On its face, Hell-Bent fits nicely into the emerging genre of the yoga “memoir,” including a growing number written by men. But Lorr, who’s a genuine reporter, is far less interested in trying to figure himself out – the bane of nearly every other work of this kind – than in actually documenting and reporting on the yoga world around him. Some early parts of the book analyzing yoga’s history (for example, pp. 54-60) are truly exceptional. According to Lorr, what we know as “Hatha” yoga in the West — be it Bikram’s eccentric version or the more mainstream Iyengar or Asthanga variants – has virtually nothing to do with the ancient practice so often extolled by marketers as Hatha’s forebear. Lorr argues that even the great Patanjali, who fashioned the hallowed “Yoga Sutras,” was little more than a skillful archivist and cataloguer who brought together the disparate elements of yoga practice then floating around India into a common system that derived its inspiration not from Hinduism but from Buddhism. (Patanjali’s “eight-limbed” system of yoga based on breathing, meditation, and ethical precepts were largely inspired by the Buddhist “eight-fold” path, Lorr argues).

Comment on Gurdjieff

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:19 am

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2013/03/16/the-hundred-year-war-between-gurdjieff-and-ouspensky/comment-page-1/#comment-40185
You are saying almost what I am saying, so I am not sure of your hostility.
The issue with Gurdjieff is, among other things, the confuisng world of sufis, where the path to enlightenment doesn’t really exist, in the open.

The Travails of Yoga Mogul Bikram Choudhury

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:13 am

The Ultimate Survivor
The Travails of Yoga Mogul Bikram Choudhury
by STEWART J. LAWRENCE
counterpunch
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04.12.13

Tibet: The CIA’s Cancelled War

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:36 am

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/apr/09/cias-cancelled-war-tibet/
Tibet: The CIA’s Cancelled War
Jonathan Mirsky

Lhamo Tsering Collection

Resistance fighters on the Tibetan border during the early years of the CIA’s Tibet program

For much of the past century, US relations with Tibet have been characterized by kowtowing to the Chinese and hollow good wishes for the Dalai Lama. As early as 1908, William Rockhill, a US diplomat, advised the Thirteenth Dalai Lama that “close and friendly relations with China are absolutely necessary, for Tibet is and must remain a portion of the Ta Ts’ing [Manchu] Empire for its own good.” Not much has changed with the Fourteenth Dalai Lama one hundred years later. After a meeting in 2011 with President Obama in the White House Map Room—the Oval Office being too official—the Dalai Lama was ushered out the back door, past the garbage cans. All this, of course, is intended to avoid condemnation from Beijing, which regards even the mildest criticism of its Tibet policy as “interference.”

However there was one dramatic departure from the minimalist approach. For nearly two decades after the 1950 Chinese takeover of Tibet, the CIA ran a covert operation designed to train Tibetan insurgents and gather intelligence about the Chinese, as part of its efforts to contain the spread of communism around the world. Though little known today, the program produced at least one spectacular intelligence coup and provided a source of support for the Dalai Lama. On the eve of Richard Nixon’s historic 1972 meeting with Mao, the program was abruptly cancelled, thus returning the US to its traditional arms-length policy toward Tibet. But this did not end the long legacy of mistrust that continues to color Chinese-American relations. Not only was the Chinese government aware of the CIA program; in 1992 it published a white paper on the subject. The paper included information drawn from reliable Western sources about the agency’s activities, but laid the primary blame for the insurgency on the “Dalai Lama clique,” a phrase Beijing still uses today.
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04.11.13

The Tibetan Buddhist racket

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:50 am

http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2013/04/04/comment-confusion-on-tibetan-buddhism/

The attempts to justify Trungpa by association with Gurdjieff backfires. But perhaps it is time to find out about the rightwing spiritual nihilims detectable in Gurdjieff and deeply present in Tibetan Buddhism.
In any case, it is important to be wary of Tibetan Buddhism: it promises a lot and delivers NOTHING. It is a closed cult of a very small group of buddhist spirits who have to capture fake ‘reincarnates’ and train them to be their physical mouthpieces…

04.05.13

The immolation underground and the crisis of Tibet

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:48 am

A Buddhist monk dies in latest self-immolation protest in Tibet

Criticizing Tibetan buddhism is a problem in the context of the Chinese oppression: so let me defend the right/need for such critiques but to insist they are not grounds for the kind of action against Tibet we see from China.
Let me express the demand that, whatever the state of Tibetan buddhism, the Chinese regime grant some kind of autonomy/independence to Tibet. The Chinese communists have completely trashed their reputation, and that of communism, and the dark politics of traditional Tibet cannot be resolved by the dark politics of current China….