Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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 swami-krishnananda.org. 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
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
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
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. http://varuna.org.in/index.php/related-projects/publication-of-sri-aurobindo-s-mother-s-works