Friday, February 06, 2015
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1976 - Snippet view - More editionsLet the Government take note of our beloved PM's comment that, "it will be too drastic a step." — TUSAR N. MOHAPATRA Bhubaneshwar
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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. Posted by General Editor at 1/27/2015 10:18:00 AM
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The Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a spiritual community (ashram) located in Pondicherry, in the Indian territory of Puducherry. The ashram grew out of a small ...
Rules, governance, and relations with local community
During the early years of the community Sri Aurobindo and the Mother imposed very few rules on the sadhaks, because they wished them to learn to direct their lives by looking for the divine guidance within. According to author Peter Heehs, during the 1920s Aurobindo's policy was laissez faire with only one rule: strict brahmacharya (celibacy). After 1926, written rules were circulated. The main rules were an absolute prohibition of alcohol, drugs, sex and politics. There were also a number of guidelines for the smooth functioning of the collective life of the community. These rules were collected in Rules and Regulations of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, copies of which are given to all members.
The Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust was established in 1955 to administer the community and its assets. The trust board consists of five Trustees, the first of whom were chosen by the Mother herself. After her passing in 1973, the trustees have chosen replacements by consensus. The main ashram departments are overseen by department heads who report to the Trustees.
The Ashram, a public charitable trust, is open to all. No distinctions of nationality, religion, caste, gender, or age are observed. Members come from every part of India and many foreign countries. A large number of devotees from Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu visit the Ashram every day, and support the activities of the Ashram in various ways. Nevertheless, some local people feel that there is little mingling of ashramites and local people. According to a senior Asram official, the practice of silence observed by the ashramites may have been misunderstood as rude behaviour.
Allegations of sexual harassment (2004–2014)
In 2001, a female member was expelled from the ashram for violating a "mandatory rule". Thereafter she filed charges of sexual harassment against various members. These charges were dismissed by committees and government agencies, all of which found the charges false. The National Human Rights Commission of India added that there "appeared to be malicious planning behind the complaints". Cases relating to the dismissal of the former member and her four sisters were lodged in various courts, and were pursued up to the Supreme court of India, which in 2014 ruled against the sisters and ordered them to be evicted from their rooms in an ashram residence by the police. The sisters then presented the ashram with an ultimatum demanding full reinstatement, failing which they would all commit suicide. The day after their eviction, the sisters and their parents entered the sea in order to commit suicide by drowning. Three died in the attempt. The four others were saved. Violence and protests erupted against the ashram in the wake of this incident. The trustees of the Ashram expressed shock at the suicides and offered to help the sisters in finding accommodation. On 23 December a joint memorandum was presented by delegates of various political parties seeking the intervention of chief minister N. Rangaswamy for a takeover of the Ashram by the Puducherry government. (The territorial government has however no jurisdiction over the Ashram's internal activities, since the public affairs of the Trust, as of all public charitable trusts, are governed by the appropriate sections of the Indian Trusts Act, Government of India.) The pressure for a government takeover is alleged to come from elements within the ashram, who have pushed for the rewriting of the ashram's Trust Deed, which was signed by the Mother.
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Vast and serene as the infinite spaces, Far away from our little earthly world, And yet overarching and leaning down in a protective gesture- The Mother of Light, the Mother of all-comprehending wisdom, Throned on the highest heights, Sheds, equal and unruffled, her benign compassion on obscure mortals, Draws them infallibly ever nearer to her through the rolling ages- Her very presence is the power that decrees, the grace that redeems. - *‘Maheshwari’ by Nolini Kanta Gupta*
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In this February issue of our Newsletter, we continue with the exploration of The Mother’s symbol in its detailed layout. For a start, we take upon the four inner petals emanating from the central point for the next four issues. These four petals denote four aspects of The Mother, or Mahashakti, namely *Maheshwari, Mahakali, Mahalakshmi *and* Mahasaraswati*, all of which are set forth into the Universal creation that She may lead it from Darkness into Light, from Falsehood into Truth, from Death into Life. For the great psychological transformation that we aspire towards, four great ... more »
Monday, January 19, 2015
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.
#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
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