"David friend, now I can understand a little better the cognitive dissonance in our initial attempts at communication. It has been my experience before, that just as when we read a book, the reader and the writer begin at odd ends and one gets to…"
I´m so glad to reconnect with you here!
I hope we can make some time for an update on what you have been working on lately. Do you know of Gandhian-Dr. M.L.King educational organizations in our area? I am interested in…"
Om Tat Sat!
Thank you for your kind welcoming note and for your scholarly contributions through the Gandhi Research Foundation. Your knowledge and research on Gandhiji's life and work, and on all others he influenced, is a major…"
"Thank you David.
I welcome a discussion on these topics. And since most of what I write revolves around ways to explore some multidisciplinary contributions to social justice that integrate the political, spiritual, scientific, and artistic fields…"
"Categorical answers like those beginning with, "The only argument against..." are helpful when someone expands on the options. I hope you understand. Another argument against civil disobedience could be some people's concerns about…"
"David, now I have a little idea of what informs you. I appreciate your openness in the above synopsis and commentary. I agree with most of your statement, but would like to expand than in addition to Gandhi and much prior to him, Patanjali, the…"
"David, why don´t you contribute your views before asking others to give you theirs?We not living in postcolonial times, we are in the middle of colonial times, intellectual appropriation times and an open dialogue now requires for the…"
In regard to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi I am a / we are an
student, scholar, activist
About me / us
Born in the West in this life. Educated and informed by Satguru Parampara in the oral tradition of the principles of Integral Yoga, according to Swami Vivekananda, and Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi. I am interested in the dialogue and questions leading to a deeper understanding of the epistemic errors arising from the Western premise "Know Thyself" studied from the perspective of the Upanishadic ontological inquiry into "Who am I?"
My / our projects, events, campaigns, research, publications
I am writing on the enlightened women of India, past and present, and what they have to offer to women today. And I am naturally interested on how the conversation and publications on enlightened women can change to improve women's identity and the way women mother the future leaders in an egalitarian global society. Re. Yoog Vasistha, Devi Mahatmya, Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Major Upanishads, Sitayana and Ramayana...
Also, on how the cultural and hermeneutic (semiotic) differences in the meaning of the term and ontological concepts of enlightenment, as understood in the West and Eastern mysticism, result in societies of consumption, materialism and externalization vs societies of internalization, spiritualism and mysticism (also vulnerable to invasions and colonization).
I am also interested on how Moksha, the stories of enlightened women and Ram Raj inform modern leadership theories.
And on the issues around the secularization of God in uncertainty theory and systems theories.
I hope to join a forum of scholars in a dialogue along these lines, with views of publishing their patterns from artistic and scientific perspectives.
My research is taking me to study how language delimits or liberates epistemic outcomes and ontological currents, along the lines of Edward Hall's research on high context-low context languages. The contribution of research on transformative leadership and servant leadership are some of the tools that bring to the conversation hoping to create a more integral dynamic which can contribute to social justice.
I am / We are member of the following institution(s)
Yoga Research Foundation
Vivekananda Retreat, Ridgely, NY
California Institute of Integral Studies