Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

No discipline, no obedience, no quality work

The failure of the present Ashram management is clearly visible in various Ashram departments. There is now hardly any work ethic or culture: no discipline, no obedience, extremely rude behaviour, no quality work and, above all, Ashramites are burdened with the monopoly of departmental heads who mostly engage themselves in private businesses. The common Ashramites always face inconveniences due to the lack of prompt service by the maintenance departments who have a partial and discriminatory attitude because of the practice of VIP culture. The poor Ashramites have to go time and again to them for minor repair work, which is very stressful and time consuming. 

For all the above mentioned reasons, there is an urgent need, an imperative necessity for government intervention in the Ashram administration. When we have a responsible and fair administration, the stress in our day to day life due to the present mismanagement will be definitely much less and we will able to focus better on our inner work. The general apprehension regarding disturbance in sadhana due to the government taking over the Ashram administration is totally baseless. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Right to continued existence

Sri Aurobindo's Savitri Jugal's Supplementary List F (2) | The Light of the ... 'Table of Corrections' may not have been there in “Sri Aurobindo's own manuscript; ...

As you two (Nirod-da and Amal-da) do not remember now which of the “corrections” are due to the “editors” of the Critical Edition,-and these cannot have sancrosanctness,-the best course would be to examine each pair on its own merit and come to the decision; for, after all, the 1950–versions were printed in Sri Aurobindo’s lifetime and with constant reference to him. So, if they are found appropriate or rather not inappropriate, they have a ‘legitimate’ right to continued existence.

Mother's Garden

#6120 Richard Eggenberger on Sun, Jan 18 2015 at 3:00 AM
Building Mother's Garden with my wife Mary Helen brought into focus all the knowledge that Mother had instilled in me since childhood and Her Garden, begun from a barren landscape (red soil almost identical to that of Auroville) became a paradise of colour and fragrance filled with the songs of birds, the unexpected arrival of animals and the frequent visits of disciples and devotees.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Centenary of The Life Divine and the Arya journal

Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty Feb 2 The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are the most authentic guides as regards Civilizational history and direction as well as true Vedic connotations. It's only because The Mother & Sri Aurobindo made us aware of how Hitler was a tool of hostile force that we understand his place in history. Sri Aurobindo distils the core of intuitive knowledge that percolated through the Centuries to serve it through Savitri and The Life Divine. How insightfully Sri Aurobindo responds to Nietzsche should inform our present predicament and predilections a Century later. Sri Aurobindo resisted bolstering the Nazi forces and despite all his patriotism, Netaji fails the test of aligning with Evolutionary arrow. Neither Periyar nor Lohia had any clue to the causal and evolutionary aspect of religion that Sri Aurobindo so forcefully emphasized upon. Without understanding the role played by Sri Aurobindo the Lal-Bal-Pal project would be as an automobile with three wheels.

Sri Aurobindo reinvented the Veda by integrating it with Evolutionary teleology so as to serve as the pivot for India & future of humanity. Sri Aurobindo has applied broom to centuries old cobwebs that spawn superstition and fuel bigotry. His #FiveDreams vision is the right path. How many are willing today to partake of the distilled wisdom of the Vedic tradition from The Life Divine and discover the true Nationalism? The Mother's arrival in India in 1914 to meet Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry ranks as one of the most undervalued momentous events in history. Collaboration between The Mother & Sri Aurobindo resulted in the publication of the epochal "The Life Divine" in 1914 in the "Arya" journal.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra on 25 January 2014 at 7:01 am said: Most of his books, fortunately, allow us to concentrate on the subject proper and a slim volume like “The Problem of Rebirth” or “Heraclitus” can introduce one elegantly to his philosophical project that dovetails into poetry too. The thrust on integration of the East and the West and Human Unity in the teachings of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is responsible for the internationalist bias on the part of their devotees. Access to Sri Aurobindo's works is also facilitated since he wrote in English. This year marks the Centenary of his magnum opus “The Life Divine” and other original works like “The Secret of the Veda.” The Evolutionary dialectic of his Integral Ontology seeks to establish a universal template of philosophy that acts as applied psychology as well by suitably incorporating poetic aesthesis. 

The Eternal Message of Sage Aurobindo - Swami Krishnananda It is very few in ... understand the great message of Sage Aurobindo, partly because of the lofty style of his writings and ...

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Faith and philosophy

The preamble of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust Deed states that “Sri Aurobindo Ashram is the home of persons who are the followers and disciples of Sri Aurobindo having faith in his philosophy and yoga.” That the beneficiaries of the Trust are the “disciples, devotees and inmates” is mentioned no less than half a dozen times in the Trust Deed. Bireshwar Choudhury, OCT 12, 2013

MADURAI TODAY AND TOMORROW - The Hindu Sri Aurobindo Society: Study circle meeting on 'Mother India - present problems of the future work, Madurai Centre, Lajpat Rai Street, Chinnachokkikulam, 5 p.m. Coimbatore Today - The Hindu Prayer meeting: Sri Aurobindo devotees Trust, Sasi Balika Vidya Mandir, 9.30 a.m.; Sri. Annai Meditation Centre, Kovai Pudur, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Symbols of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

Permanent pictorial cancellation The department of posts will introduce a permanent pictorial cancellation (date stamp) on Sri Aurobindo Ashram on August 15, the birth anniversary of the revolutionary-turned-philosopher-saint. The design of the cancellation is based on the symbols of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The design was similar to the one used in postage stamp on Sri Aurobindo released on August 15, 1964. The pictorial cancellation will be impressed on all the mails posted at the Sri Aurobindo post office. By Bosco Dominique, Puducherry

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mira Salganic, Dr. Ribakov, Prof. Kostuchenko, and Piotr Zorin

During this difficult time in the former Soviet Union there developed two openings which brought the public to some extent into touch with Sri Aurobindo. One was a small circle of academics in Moscow, all of them Russian Jews, which had noticed the great essence behind Sri Aurobindo’s writings. One of them was Mira Salganic, head of the Russian Writer’s Union and cultural attaché to India. Then there was Dr. Ribakov, head of the Oriental Institute of Studies, and Prof. Kostuchenko, plus two or three other Professors of Philosophy. They had a daring plan, which was dangerous but clever. Professor Kostuchenko wrote a book on the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo which explained his thoughts and included as many quotations as possible, but which was finally critical of Sri Aurobindo. The Oriental Institute of Studies published this book, and thus Sri Aurobindo became known in Russia. Many people who read the book became interested, and subsequently followers of Sri Aurobindo, in spite of the negative comments which Prof. Kostuchenko had to place inside the book to make its publication possible. 
At the same time in St. Petersburg a small circle of people gathered around Piotr Zorin, who was working at the University of St. Petersburg. This circle had established a link to the well-protected libraries in which all philosophical books were kept. They first copied secretly by hand or by photocopy some of the works of Sri Aurobindo and smuggled them out. They then started to translate the books, as well as they could, and started circulating the Russian versions by way of photocopies to a narrow circle of friends and likeminded persons. During this so-called Samizdat period, several Russians went to prison for having been found with an illegal copy of one of Sri Aurobindo’s books. 
Finally the group managed to get hold of Satprem’s book The Adventure of Consciousness in its French original. This book was not found in the Russian secret libraries; it had to be smuggled into Russia from France. Eight copies were sent to Russia via different routes and methods, of which two finally arrived. It then took the group eight years to translate the book. The translation was completed just as Perestroika and Glasnost opened the country to non-communist thought. The book was then published by Leningrad University and 100,000 copies were printed. They sold out immediately, and another print-run of 100,000 copies was printed and distributed.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Preponderances are a pointer to purity

  1. @onlyskr : I will search. It was the unabridged speech on Independence Day. Change from 2013 not in.
  2. [What's the quintessence of human coupling – desire, fear, need or just habit? Is love a hormonal reflex or fantasy?] 
  3. I am a huge admirer of Prof. Rajat Kumar Kar.Gives wonderful insight about Jagannath Darshan,Odia History and Mythology in lucid manner.#otv
  4. there are extensive annotations of Sri Aurobindo's writings available at 
  5. @SavitriEraParty Btw, have been reading about Aurobindo. Very interesting. Need to read more. @SKS_Mumbai
  6. @SKS_Mumbai [give to our heart and mind a titan’s strength, a titan’s energy, to our soul and intelligence a god’s character and knowledge]
  7. @SavitriEraParty I will try to do that. Thank you.
  8. @gowryrowdy I'd request you to go through a few works of Sri Aurobindo so that you can tweet in future on relatively firm grounds. Thanks.
  9. @gowryrowdy The "if" and "I think" obviously lack ontological spine.
  10. @gowryrowdy Now the semantics: difficult to distinguish between "the best" and "the purest."
  11. Many insist on the single theory that plurality persists for ever thus giving monism a boost. All our preponderances are a pointer to purity
  12. @gowryrowdy Evolution is not an end in itself nor does it guarantee peace. Purity, in its pure sense, is the aim of all worldly strivings.
  13. @gowryrowdy "Natural state" is neither static nor final as Evolution and change are a constant. Yearning for "purity" is rather primordial.
  14. Have tried to read variety of philosophers n philanthropists works but cant help as i keep coming back to Sri Aurobindo. True Master !!!
  15. @hguptapolicy No either/or compulsion in a multi-party democracy. Ideology, even if not much known, should matter for intellectuals who care
  16. @jitengajaria But sir, IMHO, u need both, paan shop n dimaag shop.. this anti-intellectualism has cost Parivaar dearly...
  17. @sachinsvk Not to take that apparent chaos for granted is the task by which we lend volitional power & conscious collaboration to Evolution.
  18. @HumanAtom i dont think he is more true than swami vivekananda and sri aurobindo
  19. EMPHASIS (Enhancing Mobile Population’s Access to HIV/AIDS, Services, Information and Support) Sreeparna Chakrabarty 
  20. .@viraajm First read Bastiat, then Friedman, then Hayek, and if you have infinite time, then read Mises. Make sure you read Arun Shourie too
  21. @AmareshMisra Continuance of RSS and its distributaries are responsible for repulsion of people from the BJP thus safeguarding the Dynasty.
  22. There is no other way of being aware about the ongoing Evolution than persuading our own self about it like the double movement of the Earth
  23. Pining for relics of the past instead of being attuned to the possibilities under active fermentation is obviously an anachronistic tendency