Drishtantoism is an ultramodern Lokayata philosophy of Indian Sub-continent, is founded from Bangladesh by Bengali poet Shobuj Taposh from the beginning of 21st century. The philosophy has stood on some eastern and western philosophical theories like lokayata (Charvaka), Buddhism, Hinduism, Islamism, Baulism, Existentialism, Pragmatism, Logical Positivism, Individualism etc. and on the literary and artistic theories like Surrealism, Dadaism, Imagism, Futurism, Symbolism etc. Taposh is circulating the world philosophy by discussing Bengali poetry. At the time of discussing the poetry, he has touched Bengali mind and has given importance to the other philosophies of the world.
Drishtantoism, a philosophical theory, is neither a blind exponent of modern and postmodern literatures and philosophies nor an extreme opponent of them, wants to make the readers (or the society argument-prone and freedom-loving. This philosophy takes importantly the positive and creative aspects of the mentioned two flows of literature and philosophy criticizing their existing backwardness and darkwardness, and extremely supports the exposition of thing-based reality ignoring every intangibility and invisibility.
Like other philosophies, Drishtantoism has some principles too. It has ten principles. Of them two have been published. The two are, ‘Neither theist nor atheist but religious’ and ‘Be good only for saving yourself and the world’. In the second chapter of the scholastic article, ‘In Drishtantoist sight Journey for Enjoying Poetic Beauty’ (main text of Drishtantoism), Taposh has given a short brief of the two principles. More over, he has given open brief in his weblog. The rest of them will be had in future respectively.
The first publisher of Drishtantoism is Dheeu (a little magazine edited by Shobuj Taposh has been published since 2001 from Prottayalir Prokashon). The philosophy has already touched the mind of some poets or thinkers like Malay Roy Choudhury, Hafiz Rashid Khan, Rayhan Rhyne, Maznu Shah Etc. It is remarkable that having been attracted gorgeously by the philosophy, Bengali young writers are writing articles and prose, has also made special issue of their little magazine. The little magazine, Shonkhobash edited by Moheen Reeyad is mentionable here. For establishing the philosophy, the young writers who are working heart and soul are Shahinur Shaila, Tanvir Masud, Moheen Reeyad, Ali Reza, Suman Akonda etc.
The philosophy is being scattered all over the world with help of internet. By the weblog, named ‘Drishtantoism’, the philosophy is drawing attention to international readers and institutions as usual. In Facebook, a social network, the philosophy is being discussed highly by eastern and western readers and thinkers.
Posted: June 20th, 2011
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From the present century, we are busy in discussing the philosophy named Drishtantoism. I think, this is well thinking, a fitful philosophy for doing the Bengalis and others (who are only in difference from the view of culture) sound and strenght mentally…In the article I will give speech briefly on Drishtantoism as a philosophy which, I think, is a real solving link of philosophical ask of Bengalis. The work will be done highlighting its difference among other philosophies which were advent and developed here…For details, search the link:http://bengaliphilosophy.wordpress.com/drishtantoist-solution/
Posted: March 18th, 2011
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Drishtantoism is a philosophy that is neither for theism nor for atheism. But it trusts that man is naturally religious….
By hook or by crook, Stephen Hawking also showed his theistic view, though he is known as an atheist to thinkers. Hawking said, “the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.”….
At the time of highlighting the present principle, I have counted the speech, given by Protagoras: ‘Man is the measure of all things’….
A man must love another for both his and others’ welfare. That is, one will work only for oneself and one’s peaceful homeland….
Immanuell Kant said, ‘do duty for sake of duty’. His imperative is said totally unconditional….
In the principle, God is not neglected but avoided….
I observe Drishtantoism not only as a philosophy but also as a religion. But the religion is not ceremonial like so-called traditional religion…..
Posted: December 23rd, 2010
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In Drishtantoist Sight, Journey for Enjoying Poetic Beauty
First chapter: Plagiarism and Imitation
(Poetry is the creator of theory. In reverse order, theory may be so. Here are obviously two statements. The two statements are true. For this, we have had romanticism, realism, impressionism, futurism, surrealism, existentialism etc. And we have had poetry by the influence of the theories. Holding western time-based postmodernism, (it is mentionable, some Uttar Adhunik writers say that postmodernity and Uttar Adhunikata are not same matter. They want to say that the translation of ‘Uttar’ may not be ‘post’. According to them, `Uttar’ means ‘Uttoran’, the ascension of Adhunikata) some scholars of our two Bangla (Bangladesh and Calcutta) claim that they are working for showing movement of poetry of the mentioned areas from the first time of our independence. And they also claim that they are working for show main road to Bengali poetry from the time. Thinking the practice of western modernism as malignant tumor, to me, they are giving importance to be root-loving. But, at present, scholar of the world is working on language poetry, new formalism, critical theory, multi-culturism, new narratives and identity poetics avoiding the chapters of classical, modern and postmodern poetry….
…Drishtantoism is neither a blind exponent of modern and postmodern literatures nor an extreme opponent of them, wants to make the readers (or the society) argument-prone and freedom-loving. This philosophy takes importantly the positive-creative aspects of the mentioned two flows of literature criticizing their existing backwardness & darkwardness, and extremely supports the exposition of thing-based reality ignoring every intangibility and invisibility…
…Of the two propositions, namely ”’there is God”’ and ”’there is no God”’, which is really true, Drishtantoism realizes, will remain uncertain forever. Taking these by the practice of another’s religion some will be theist and some will be atheist. The philosophy is neither theistic nor atheistic. For this, ”’to serve creature is to serve own world”’ is acceptable, but “to serve creature is to serve God” is…
…The imitation theory of Plato is: common is archetypal, nature is its’ example and Fine arts are the imitation of the example. His ‘common’ indicates the idealistic world. To him, the common is true. And, because of being imitated by common, worldly matters are not true. Fine arts are the imitation of worldly matters, for this, they stay at far difference from the common. That is, to him, Fine arts are an imitation of an imitation. Drishtantoism doesn’t support the speech as Aristotle didn’t. Criticizing the speech, Aristotle said that real world was not the imitation of another world (or, copy of copy), fine arts was the imitation of the real world.
About imitation, Drishtantoism criticizes Aristotle, when he said that artists became eager to bring out model or exact form of a thing. To mean imitation of nature, Drishtantoism doesn’t accept its photograph except its imaginary presentation. And such imitation is rudiment of arts. A poem may be said imitated by nature, when it will be written by using identical name (word) of vivid things….)
Posted: November 28th, 2010
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AKSHAY KUMAR DATTA showed criticism to the reactive religious rites. By way of a simple arithmetical equation he tried to prove that worship had no value. The equation was: work = crops, worship + work = crops, therefore worship = 0.
Posted: November 24th, 2010
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Drishtantoism is English translation of the Bengali word, Drishtantobad (Dristantobad). Drishtantobad is formed by the two words, Drishtanto and Bad. The derivative definition of Drishtantoism is present in the joint family of the two words. In Bangla, `Drishtanto’ means example, precedence, evidence, comparison etc. Drishtanto is also the similar reference and description of proving accuracy of something. And Drishtanto is formed by the two Bengali words, Drishto and Anto. Drishto means `seen’, ‘noticed’, ‘observed’, ‘visible’, ‘manifest’. Anto means ‘nature’, ‘exact intention’. Sometimes anto is also used as suffix in the last of verbal root to mean present progressive tense. By the meaning, to understand Drishtanto, seen or visible nature of a thing has been indicated. To understand Bad, the English word, ‘Ism’ is appropriate word.
The essence of Drishtantoism is observed in the derivative meaning of the word, Drishtantobad. The philosophy advocates for the displayed and observed existence, or for the nature which is visible or observable. According to the philosophy, the thing which is materially changeable, transformable and presentable is useful or important. That is, importance of a thing depends on its changeableness or transformability. According to the philosophy the test of truth and falsehood or right and wrong is applicable only for the thing which is materially presentable. It accepts such type of thing as true. For this, the imagination or imaginary thing which is not realizable is staying at a distance from the question of truth and falsehood.
Without opposing, Drishtantoists become answerless to the thing, and stay at a distance from it. By the answerlessness about the thing, they indirectly consent to a man accepting it neither as true nor as false. So to speak in a word, they avoid such type of things. In this place, Drishtantoism is different from Buddhism and Charvaka.
Drishtantoism (দৃষ্টান্তবাদ), neither a blind exponent of modern and postmodern literatures nor an extreme opponent of them, wants to make the readers (or the society) argument-prone and freedom-loving. This philosophy takes importantly the positive-creative aspects of the mentioned two flows of literature criticizing their existing backwardness & darkwardness, and extremely supports the exposition of thing-based reality ignoring every intangibility and invisibility…..
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