Saturday, December 30, 2006

Sri Aurobindo’s return to Bengal

Till January 7 at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, 3 Regent Park:
Aspiration 2007, 32nd anniversary celebrations of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture highlighting partition of Bengal and Sri Aurobindo’s return to Bengal. Featuring various cultural programmes. Saturday, December 30, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sri Aurobindo School, Sector 27, Chandigarh

However, there are a few other schools in the city who do not have a canteen at all. "By not having a canteen in the school premises we make sure that at least till the time children are with us they are not eating unhealthy food," said, Amrita Vatsyayan, Principal Sri Aurobindo School, Sector 27. Ditto is for Strawberry Fields World School in Sector 26. The school has no canteen and believes it’s a merit. The executive officer here said, "We encourage students to bring home cooked food as this is more nutritious." Jyotsna Jalali The Indian Express Home> Chandigarh> News Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Mother is the reigning guru of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram

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Miss Wilson was a concert singer

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TIME Magazine Archive Article -- -- Jun. 24, 1940 TIME Magazine - Time Inc. - Jun 24, 1940 ... donned the voluminous white robes of a disciple of Sri Aurobindo, sought refuge from the world in the Brahmin retreat at Pondichery, India. ... Related web pages
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Thursday, December 21, 2006

I have fond memories of watching The Mother playing tennis

THE NATIONAL SCHOOL INTENSIVE - Dr Seth Thursday, December 21, 2006
When I was a child my parents took me to visit many ashrams. I have fond memories of watching The Mother playing tennis at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, of the smell of freshly baked brown bread and of witnessing the table football game there...
The SPIC MACAY NATIONAL SCHOOL INTENSIVE at Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi is an attempt to bring the ashram to the student. As the saying goes if the mountain does not come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go the mountain. The children attending the Intensive will do yoga and meditation from 4 am to 7 am, have holistic food, do shramdaan, hear talks and attend workshops by inspiring dancers, singers, artists, puppeteers and yogacharyas, watch film classics and witness performances by top artists of our country for a period of five days. This will include a full night of classical music by five great musicians. It will give them an experience of staying in the proximity of great masters in different areas of human endeavour, learning from them and watching them perform. May this experience enrich the lives of many of my young friends. Kiran Seth posted by SPICMACAYITE at 10:24 AM The Aim - to unite SPICMACAYITES around the world Share information/updates and most importantly opinions and learnings. We welcome concert reviews/ artist Bios/ intersting articles on Indian and world heritage

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Savitri Era Time-line

Ken Wilber and Sri Aurobindo, A Critical Perspective by Rod Hemsell January 2002 Sri Aurobindo’s Opposition Why the Indian establishment resisted him by Mangesh V. Nadkarni The Indian Express March 21, 2002

Ebooks Of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo

About Me Web Address: Updated on Sep. 11 2006 Tags: Sri , Aurobindo , Mother , Maa , Miraa , Mira REQUEST Posted on Aug. 11 2006: This folder is exclusively for the devotees and dicsciples of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo .This folder is a part of special free service given to members of the community on orkut titled "In search of The Mother" we would like to hear ur feedback and ur wish list for next week which is available at community "In search Of The Mother" cl the below mentioned url to visit the community:-
ON THE WAY TO SUPERMANHOOD.pdf This is one of the master piece by SATPREM the compiler of The Mother's Agenda By unknownm on Sep. 11 2006 Size: 688.7kb
Synthesis Of Yoga.pdf Thts another masterpiece by Sri Aurobindo.It was contributed by our member Varun Garde.We thank him for his wonderful contribution. By unknownm on Aug. 30 2006 Size: 10.3MB
SAVITRI.PDF It is the PDF version of SAVITRI contributed by our member Sourav Basu.We thank him for his wondeful job. By unknownm on Aug. 23 2006 Size: 8.1MB
Savitri (Revised Edition).pdf This is the revised edition of Savitri by The Mother. By unknownm on Aug. 17 2006 Size: 322kb
The Mother's This is the complete AGENDA of The Mother written by Satprem It is in 13 volumes. It is the record of Mother's journey in and for the cells of Body. It is one of the masterpiece by The Mother compiled by Satprem.This was contributed by one of our member Sourabh Basu.we thank him for his wonderful contribution. By unknownm on Aug. 17 2006 Size: 4.9MB Page: 1 2 Next »

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A community with new self-sustaining technologies

Yesterday, we visited Auroville, a so-called city of the future. It was started by the spiritual leader of an Ashram in Pondichery known as "Mother" in the 1970's. It was designed to be a community in which new self-sustaining technologies would be developed and serve as a model for future communities. About 1500 people from 80 countries are currently in residence. From what I was able to determine from my visit, the city of the future will have bad roads and there will be many goats. There will also be a lot of butterflies. Pretty cool looking ones at that.

Relationships and social systems that we aspire to co-create

December 14: From Conflict to Manifesting Aspirations
Free 5 day, 2 part, intensive consciousness-in-action workshop
You are invited to experience conflict as a positive life energy that has the potential to,
o clarify our perceptions of ourselves and each other
o enhance an intuitive and conscious synergy1 of self in action.
o manifest the relationships and social systems that we aspire to co-create
Part I Date: Monday 18th – Wednesday 20th December 2006
Time: 9.30 am - 4.30pm
Venue: Mitra (behind the Town Hall), Auroville, India
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1 synergism, the doctrine that the human will and the Divine Sprit are two efficient agents that co-operate in regeneration2- ascribed to Melanchthon
2 regenerate, to produce anew: to renew spiritually; to put new life or energy into: to reform completely: to produce again in the original form. 6:53 AM December, 2006 November, 2006

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo on Anger

"If you give expression to anger, you prolong or confirm the habit of the recurrence of anger; you do not diminish or get rid of the habit. The very first step towards weakening the power of anger in the nature and afterwards getting rid of it altogether is to refuse all expression to it in act or speech. Afterwards one can go on with more likelihood of success to throw it out from the thought and feeling also." -- Sri Aurobindo
"If one takes as an absolute discipline, instead of acting or speaking (because speech is an action), instead of acting under the impulse, if one withdraws and then does as I said, one sits down quietly, concentrates and then looks at this anger quietly, one writes it down, when one has finished writing, it is gone -- in any case, most often ... one should always do this, when he feels that he is caught by an impulse of some kind or other, particularly impulses of anger." -- The Mother
Posted at 09:57 PM in Freedom from Anger December 13, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Alok Pandey at Coimbatore

Engagements - In Coimbatore Today The Hindu Friday, Dec 15, 2006 ePaper
Religion: Sri Aurobindo Society Coimbatore: Talk, Alok Pandey
Stanes Tea and Coffee Company compound, Trichy Road, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Auroville is a very cool concept

I recently had a discussion about Aurobindo and Auroville with one of the interns. Of course Auroville is a very cool concept even if it is a tad unlikely in its utopian aspirations because it is populated by humans with very human foibles. During the course of this conversation I was reminded of something I came across years ago,and the insane contrast it provided between what I saw and the reality of the situation as I knew it. posted by The Bangalore Torpedo at 2:48 PM

Auroville surprise

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Thanksgiving at Auroville


Saturday, December 16, 2006

Journey of Savitri

Christians charged with tampering with Sri Aurobindo's works
Posted February 20, 2004
PONDICHERRY: Cases were filed in the Chief Judicial Magistrate court at Alipore, Kolkata, on August 28 against the trustees of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and others for tampering the works of Sri Aurobindo, particularly his magnum opus `Savitri'. According to a communication from Sri Aurobindo Ashram Beneficiaries Association, the accused are Manoj Dasgupta, Dr Dilip Dutta, Vedprakash Johar, Albert Patel (all trustees of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust), Nirodbaran, Amal Kiran alias K.D Sethna, Peter Heehs, Richard Hartz, Ranganath and Mira Gupta. They have been charged with sections 420(cheating), 460(fruad) and 120 B (Criminal conspiracy) of IPC.

Monday, December 11, 2006

He chose Sri Aurobindo’s life and work as the subject for his doctoral thesis

Historic epistles on Kashmir G.S. Bhargava The Tribune - Chandigarh, India Sunday, December 10, 2006
Jammu and Kashmir, 1949-64. Select Correspondence between Jawaharlal Nehru and Karan Singhby Karan Singh. Penguin/Viking. Pages 374. Rs. 595
A product of Doon School and Delhi University, Karan Singh is a multifaceted scholar. He made a deep study of Hinduism, in which his proficiency in Sanskrit was naturally handy; he chose Sri Aurobindo’s life and work as the subject for his doctoral thesis. I still remember a public meeting at Sapru House, New Delhi, about 50 years ages ago, I guess, at which the then Principal of his alma mater, Gurmukh Nihal Singh, felicitated him on his scholastic accomplishment. Karan Singh then held the select audience spellbound with his eloquence and erudition. His intellectual brilliance remained undimmed for the last 40 years during which I had the privilege of watching him, even when he was a Cabinet Minister in Chaudhry Charan Singh’s defector government.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

The pioneering role of Navajyoti founded by Shri Prapatti

Navajyoti completes its 49th year Navajyoti edited by Biswambhara Samanta and published by Navajyoti Publication, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry has completed its 49th year of uninterrupted publication. Founded by Shri Prapatti under the inspiration of Shri Ramakrishna Das, this quarterly in Oriya is witness and instrumental to an unprecedented spiritual efflorescence in Orissa in the last half-century.
Of course, the popular appeal of its younger sibling Navaprakash, a monthly, is far higher; but the pioneering role of Navajyoti in carrying the message of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo from distant Puducherry to remote corners of Orissa has few parallels. Reading of Murari Pukur in the rural environs of Sailo Jharpara appears to be a miracle even today. # posted by Tusar N Mohapatra

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sri Aurobindo College, Malviya Nagar

No campus of its own, this college runs from a school building. While Du looks at means to expand seats for accommodating the proposed 27 per cent OBC quota, Newsline looks at infrastructure in city colleges Neha Sinha Indian Express Home> Delhi> News Thursday , December 07, 2006
New Delhi, December 6: For Delhi University’s Sri Aurobindo College, Malviya Nagar, increasing seats for reservation from the next academic session will be a nightmare. Reason: the college has been running both its morning shifts—since 1972- and evening shifts—1984 onwards—from a cramped school building. With DU set to increase seat intake by 54% for reservation in social science and commerce courses, here’s why the going will be difficult: some colleges in DU do not even have a ‘college’ building, and are operating from school buildings for years.
The original ten acre land allotted for Sri Aurobindo at Kishangarh near Vasant Kunj is actually ridge land. “It has been decades since we have been in this school building...we are told that the original land can never be re-claimed. Over the years, the number of students and courses have gone up. Just running two colleges from the same school building is a struggle,’’ says Bimlesh Yadav, principal, Sri Aurobindo College, evening.

Georges Van Vrekhem speaks on the Second World War

December 6 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: Georges Van Vrekhem will speak on The Importance of the Second World War. Calcutta Telegraph - Calcutta,India Wednesday, December 06, 2006


[15] This adjectival form of Sri Aurobindo was coined by senior disciple and author Amal Kiran (K. D. Sethna) and has since become standard, if a google book and google scholar search are anything to go by. However Tusar N. Mohapatra has recently argued that "The last o in Sri Aurobindo is not necessary for pronunciation of the name, and hence a simple Aurobindian is good for all seasons". See blog post dated 23 Aug 2006 "Savitri Era is our religion" ... So even if Aurobindonian is grammatically incorrect, it is still the more common adjectival form in print.
-- Alan Kazlev, Integral Esotericism, A new Integral paradigm in theory and practice, Part One: Introduction

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

He offered his farmland in Shamsabad for housing the Auroville

Sir Akbar Hydari succeeded Maharaja Kishen Pershad as Prime Minister in 1936...After five years as Prime Minister, his relations with the Nizam seemed to have cooled off. One reason for that was that Akbar could not get the Berar back to the Nizam. In 1941 he was appointed a member of the Executive Council of the Viceroy. The Nizam gave him the title of Hyder Nawaz Jung and relieved him. He was not very happy at going to Delhi. Soon after going to Delhi, he passed away in 1942. His body was brought back to Hyderabad and buried in the Bohra graveyard in Hussaini Alam.
He was a kind person and very simple in his habits. He made people feel at ease with him. On the death of his brother, he adopted his three children and brought them up as his own. He was a devout Muslim but many people have testified to his broad, liberal outlook. His house was somewhat of a cultural centre and artists and writers used to visit it frequently. Ravi Shankar’s elder brother, Uday Shankar came and stayed with him. He offered his farmland in Shamsabad for housing the Aurobindo Ashram, which was later established at Pondicherry. Posted by Narendra Luther Archives at 4:16 PM Historian of Hyderabad, India.

It was a great and moving experience

The heady days at IIMB: My two year stint at IIMB will surely rank as one of the great periods of my life...The hostel as I said was a new experience for me and I like the experience very much. Had a great time with a great friends circle. Ramanan, Arun Balakrishnan, Shekar, Swapan Ray, Radhakrishnan, Abhishek Mukerjee, Bramachari R Srinivasan(Chinu), Yeshwanth, TVN Srini where some who readily come to mind .. there was a lot of bonhommie within the group and we had good times no matter which group we where in.
There where great outings such as a 3 day stay at Aurobindo Ashram & Auroville at Pondicherry as guests of the Auroville Foundation. It was a great and moving experience. If I remember right the group that went included Mike Manohar, Surya Rao, Amarnath Bhat, Ramanan, Chitty from the Library and self... December 03 9:25 PM

M. Srinivasan speaks on Sri Aurobindo

Engagements - In Chennai Today
Aurobindo Society: M. Srinivasan speaks on Sri Aurobindo and Bankim Chander,
5, Smith Road, Anna Salai, 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec 03, 2006 The Hindu

Auroville incense sticks

Home is where the incense burns: Every morning I wake up in a foreign country that perhaps will never be home. But when I open my canister of carefully rationed Leo coffee powder the strong aroma reminds me only of Madras. And if I close my eyes, I am there.
Amma’s home is the smell of rose petals in an urli, bodhi sattva incense, withering parijatham and malli. Ripe mangoes in season and water infused with vetiver roots in summer. Coriander, curry leaves and Sabena. These smells mingle to produce a bouquet that can perhaps never be replicated, and even if it were only two people would want a bottle of it – my sister and myself. I’ve done my best to recreate the smell of home in my small corner of London.
Every trip to Madras sees me return with ridiculous quantities of Auroville incense sticks and Giri Trading’s annual stock of sambrani. I go overboard though, and it’s not uncommon to see my husband red eyed and spluttering as he drinks his morning chai, enveloped in a white gauzy aromatic mist.But I can’t help myself. The scented candles and incense you get in London do not remind me of my home but of Laura Ingall Wilder and her little house on the prairie. Sweet Potato Pie, Washed Linen and Spiced Cranberry say Thanksgiving not Thai Poosam. posted by The ramblings of a shoe fiend @ 9:49 AM

Auroville- A city for the future

Auroville- A city for the future. It belongs to no one but to humanity as a whole. Set in the jungle of southern india there are almost 5000 residents from around the world. The city sprawls on green land to the ocean. It was once barren land which has been revived by the Aurovillians. Very interesting. A nice place to rest for a while. Write, bike, yoga, farm, meditate, eat, read, swim and get away from a lot of the hassles that India has to offer. Although they still exist even here.
Well it has been quite a day. I finally tracked down a photographer that I have been trying to get a hold of for a couple of months now. He lives here in Auroville-'the city the earth needs'. I picked up his post card when I was in India last time. Immediatly I fell in love with his photos. He has a way of capturing the beauty in this crazy place. So we met and talked and he agreed to allow me to incorperate his photos into my play. Very exciting.
I spent the afternoon visiting the heart of Auroville, the Martimindir. It is a giant golden globe, like a cross of science world and the epcor center. Inside 'the petals' is giant marble meditation room with white carpets and a glass ball. It is a process of three days before you are allowed to enter meditate inside. I have done two. Today I entered the building. There is scaffolding everywhere as it is still under construction. Entering the dome was as close to entering a space ship I think I will ever come. A group of us were led up the rickity wooden stairs to the inside the chamber. It was incredible. The dome of marble soars above, there is nothing but white. One ray of sunlight is fed from the ceiling onto the glass ball in the center. Awe inspiring. Tommorow I will meditate.
Time to jump back on my bike and make my way back to my guest house. Dark is settling and I don't want to bike in the dark. My bike is from 1919....okay maybe 1942. I think it was left behind by the British. It has two seperate handle bar grips and is covered in rust. I can picture myself as I labour down the red dirt road peddling with all my might. Floppy white sunhat on my head, pink flip flops, thai pants and backpack. Hot. The bike was included in the room, so are my meals, laundry. Not bad for less than $10 canadian. Oh, and I have an extra bed so if anyone wants to come for a sleep over I will be here until Thursday. 4:21 AM - 0 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add Comment Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Kari Edwards (1954 - 2006)

From Kevin Killian:
Yes, it’s true about kari’s death and here in the Bay Area we are all still in shock as I imagine her friends all over the country and elsewhere are as well. Fran Blau asked me to spread the word about, well, something you can do in kari’s memory if you care to, and that’s to make a donation to Cinema Paradiso, the international cinema in Auroville, the visionarycommunity in southern India where kari and Fran had spent a happy year + together.
Checks should be made out to:Auroville Maintenance Fundand sent to:Financial ServicesTown Hall AnnexAuroville 605101Tamil NaduIndia
Please note that it’s to support “Cinema Paradiso” and that your gift is in memory of kari edwards. Thanks everyone. If anyone needs an update or whatever feel free to get in touch with me,
Kevin K.
From Geoffrey Gatza:
Tragic News - kari edwards
It was announced over our many poetry lists that a dear friend and brilliant poet, kari edwards passed a short while ago. I was working with her on her latest book, having been blue for charity. We were set to release it shortly. And with no motive other than coming together for her we have placed this book online as an ebook at her BlazeVOX [books] webpage.
Direct link to book:
This is simply a stunning book and I urge you to spend a moment with kari’s poetry. I don’t know what else to say as I am numb.
Best, Geoffrey
Geoffrey Gatza BlazeVOX [books]

Musicians influenced by Ken Wilber and Sri Aurobindo

Call for Musicians Cecilia Suhr
I am looking for musicians in and around NYC area who are influenced by Ken Wilber and Sri Aurobindo, Integral Theory, or who associate their music with Avant Garde... It's not just for playing music but also for a dissertation research. Thanks
much love, cecilia suhr. 12:32 AM -Tuesday, December 05, 2006

People pay homage to Sri Aurobindo

Puducherry, Dec 5: People from different parts of the country thronged the premises of Sri Aurobindo Ashram here to pay homage at the samadhi of the revolutionary turned philosopher Sri Aurobindo on the occasion of his 56th memorial day (Mahasamadhi Day) today.
Arrangements were made to enable devotees visit the chamber where the saint did his spiritual tapas in the ashram. Sri Aurobindo came to Puducherry in 1910 and devoted himself to spiritual work and 'sadhana.' (Agencies)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

They were dedicated souls

Tusar N Mohapatra has posted in Aurora Mirabilis on December 02, 2006: #
I knew them personally and came into their personal contact some times during 1970’s and 1980’s during the course of doing The Mother’s work. Both of them were true and worthy children of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. They were dedicated souls, in search of the New Light. The Grace of The Mother and The Lord will be with them for ever ! Barin Chaki 04-12-2006 Posted by Barin at 2:22 AM Labels:

Yearn for that certain something

My father was a karmayogi; for him his work was his worship. My mom on the other hand, I have seen her go from idol worship to searching for her inner self. From Sri Chinmayananda to Ramakrishna Paramhansa to the teachings of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and Mother, I have grown up watching her yearn for that certain something.
Growing up, it was all hogwash to me. She would sit us down and talk to us about the stuff she had read, it would be so simplistic but yet so hard to believe. "Amma how could you believe in such stuff" my mind would yell out but I would keep it to myself in fear of hurting her feelings...
But lately I have realized that yeah probably there is some truth to her words. We just love the company of some but absolutely hate the sight of the others. We vibe well with some and get along better with them. Is it coz we are attracting like forces. Maybe so.....Posted by An Iengar Chick ....

Sri Aurobindo School of Eastern and Western thought

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 08:26:45 -0600 Balasubramanian: The Enworlded Subjectivity by Career assessment @ Mon, 04 Dec 2006 08:26:45 -0600 Started his career in 1950. He taught in Besant Theosophical college, Vivekanada College and ... He started Sri Aurobindo School of Eastern and Western thought at Pondicherry University and was its first Chairman for five years. ...

Monday, December 04, 2006

Ujwal of Aurobindo International School in Vidyanagar

India Positive Think India...Think positive... Monday, December 04, 2006 Ujwal Bhat has a way with Calendars
This child prodigy, a walking-talking calendar of sorts, has memorised 500 calendar years between 1600 and 2100. And, for this extraordinary feat, he made it to the coveted ‘Limca Book of Records' this year. Ujwal, a class VI student of Aurobindo International School in Vidyanagar, can rattle off answers for questions in any combination of day, date, month or year in a matter of a few seconds. Read report Posted by venkatesh

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Jagabandhu Behura and Amar Singh are no more with us

A leading light of The Mother's work in the Western Orissa, Jagabandhu Behura of Rajgangpur passed away on September 6, 2oo6 at the age of 80 at Bhubaneswar.
Another Orissa associate and an ardent devotee of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, Amar Singh, aged 97 years, left his body on November 10, 2006 at Noida.

The Transformation of the Body

Arabinda Basu is a member of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry India. He previously taught at the University level in England. He has been a frequent visitor and lecturer in the United States and is editor of "Gavesana".
Wayne Bloomquist is currently the president of the Sri Aurobindo Association. He and his wife, Surama, handle the national book distribution for the writings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Wayne received his doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco where he was first introduced to Integral Yoga by the late Haridas Chaudhuri. He is keenly interested in the physical transformation of the body. Wayne is the author of "Search for the Soul", "The Soul and its Power", and the forthcoming "The Finding of the Soul".
Michael Murphy is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the Esalen Institute, and author of three novels: "Golf in the Kingdom", "Jacob Atabet", and "An End to Ordinary History". His nonfiction works include "The Life We Are Given", a book about transformative practice co-authored with George Leonard, and "The Future of the Body". He has been inspired by Sri Aurobindo and lived for over a year at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India.
Bryan Walton was a resident of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry and at Auroville from 1971-1980. As a photographer, he has been fascinated by the visual and cultural similarities he has found in his travels around the world. Integrating poetry, pictures and music, Bryan produces multi-media presentations on world cultures, art, and religion. He is currently working with several universities in the Madison, Wisconsin area.
The Sri Aurobindo Association in America Presents A ground breaking Conference CELLULAR EVOLUTION - The Transformation of the Body October 11-15, 1995 The Airport Clarion Hotel San Francisco, California

The reason is the bar

jeudi, 30 novembre 2006 Aurobindo
Le mental est une aide
Le mental est l’entrave
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Avremo gran difficoltà a trasformare la vita esteriore e il corpo. Oppure ci accorgeremo che la nostra azione non risponde alla luce che ci illumina interiormente, ma che obbedisce ancora ai vecchi imperfetti influssi; un abisso doloroso separerà ancora la Verità che è in noi, dal meccanismo ignorante della nostra natura esteriore... come se vivessimo in un altro mondo, più vasto e più sottile, ma senza presa divina, o può darsi senza presa di nessuna specie sull'esistenza materiale e terrestre (Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga, 1955 pag. 105).

I want to be a humble devotee silently crying in my privacy

Annai (Mother) from France settled in Pondicherry and understood deeply the significance of India’s strength. Till her last breath she spread just Love for suffering human and non-suffering humans.
The Great Aurobindo invited her in a trance and dream. She came to India.
She advised Indians to concentrate on the Spiritual wealth of India, which is strength and peace of an individual for personal, his relatives and World Peace.
It is a very difficult concept to explain. We may have to experience it, and revel the grace of true love of Annai without any boundaries or conditions.
The above is an Intro for a special request by Pranita to know about Annai of Pondicherry, Aurobindo ashram..
Well, I can write thousands of words – but the love of Annai cannot be understood. Just like Puttbarthi Satya Sai., who is above our reach, but he is with us always.
Please give me time to write more. There are many devotees and sites. I can give a link to the sites. That is all I can do. I am a poor devotee (in the sense of spirituality). I want to be a humble devotee silently crying in my privacy, even inside a bathroom.
Ilayaraja has sung a beautiful song on Annai – Malar Pondra Manam Vendum Thaye, which was the opening song in Vijay TV many years ago. The meaning of the opening words is ; Give a Mind as beautiful, blissful to love the entire world – I pray to you Mother’ And the subsequent lines of the song are even more blissful. Let us pray to Annai (Mother) for success in our life

D.N. Wadia was also influenced by Aurobindo Ghosh

After completing his school education, at the age of 16, Wadia joined the Baroda College, which was then affiliated to Bombay University. From Baroda College, Wadia completed two BSc degrees. His first BSc degree, which he obtained in 1903, was in Zoology and Botany. He obtained his second BSc degree in 1905, which was in Botany and Geology. Wadia’s interest in geology was aroused by his teacher at the Baroda College, Adarjee M. Masani, a keen naturalist and Professor of Natural history.
In those days Baroda College did not have sufficient facilities for imparting education in geology therefore whatever Wadia learned was mostly through selfstudy. At Baroda College, Wadia was also influenced by Aurobindo Ghosh, who was then a Professor of English. Aurobindo later turned a mystic, philosopher and saint. In 1905 Wadia was appointed Fellow of the Baroda College. He completed his MSc degree in Biology and Geology in 1906. The geological specimen kept in the Museum of Arts and Science at Baroda greatly helped Wadia to pursue his geological studies. The Museum was set up under the patronage of the then ruler of Baroda State, Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwar. e-mail:

Friday, December 01, 2006

The young men of Bengal have taken the charge

A new era begins. The young men of Bengal have taken the charge of the movement started by 'Sri Aurobindo's Action' to commemorate the Centenary of Sri Aurobindo's return to Bengal. The Youth section of Sri Aurobindo's Action, West Bengal have already conducted three whole day youth camps at Howrah, Hooghly and Malda districts in the months of September, October and November respectively. After the camp few enthusiastic young have started monthly 'youth sittings' at their respective places. Youth section wants to conduct youth camps in different districts of West Bengal and build up a strong network among the present young generation who are interested to implement the teachings of Sri Aurobindo in their everyday life. In this great venture we expect active participation and help from all the like minded people, especially young ones from every corner. Editorial Watchword What is Youth Young and the Future Integral Yoga and Ordinary Life Online Guideline Light for Students

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Intellectual dogma and cult-egoism stand in the way

Sri Aurobindo says,
"Each religion has helped mankind. Paganism increased in man the light of beauty, the largeness and height of his life, his aim at a many-sided perfection; Christianity gave him some vision of divine love and charity; Buddhism has shown him a noble way to be wiser, gentler, purer; Judaism and Islam how to be religiously faithful in action and zealously devoted to God; Hinduism has opened to him the largest and profoundest spiritual possibilities. A great thing would be done if these God-visions could embrace and cast themselves into each other; but intellectual dogma and cult-egoism stand in the way."
And this leads me to on to discuss in brief, one other vehicle, less known, wrapped in mystery. The Freemasons. To be continued...Posted by Tim at 2:20 PM

We stayed in Auroville (a.k.a the jungle) for two weeks and practiced yoga

We also did some traveling in India while we were there and I never had a problem with it. Rowan enjoyed the experiences and we always found that people loved her and were accommodating. We took the train to Chennai for a trip to Auroville for a few weeks. Even though the train ride was about 7 hours, it went fine. We stayed in Auroville (a.k.a the jungle) for two weeks and practiced yoga with Chad and Monica.
It was during a freak monsoon and it rained more than I have every experienced in my life. That was the roughest point of our trip to India with a kid and that was only because we were stuck indoors for days at a time with a one year-old with boundless energy. And even that wasn’t too bad. Posted by tara on November 26, 2006 @ 4:20 pm · Filed under Mysore, India

A perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed

Monday, November 27, 2006 Quote for the day
Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.
Maharshi Aurobindo
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We happily oblige to the Ashram rules at last

Friday 24th of November: The bus journey from Chennai to Pondichery lasted for 4 hours but it was an great trip, it's basically a seaside road pretty much all the way. Some places are purely paradise. However, you pass some seasides villages which have been fiercely affected by the tsunami. You can see a lot of redevelopment sponsored by funds from the Tsunami Relief Association.
I arrived in Pondichery early afternoon. Pondichery is an old french colony and the city has kept all the seaside part as it was in terms of architecture so it's very beautiful. Everything is so clean here, people are more chill out, more chatty and I have a great afternoon walking around. I even saw some locals playing the "petanque" which is a traditrional french bowling game. I should have brought some Pernod. I am staying tonight at an Ashram guesthouse. Ashram is basically a community and place od calm/meditation. As a guest I need to comply with their rules which is curfew after 1.30pm, no alcohol, no noise. The guest house is great and there are few backpackers. I met two french girls Chloe and Julie, they are staying there with some people they met in Goa and are doing a bit of travelling with then for a few days. We met up later in the evening and went to this french restaurant, the food was excellent. It's about curfew time so we head back to the guest house. The girls have some prohibited drinks so we spent the rest of the evening in one of their room with an Irish guy and an english couple. Tomorrow I am finally going to the beach. I have booked a scooter, can't wait!!
Saturday 25th of November: Oh boy, the night was short and the sun is kicking hard already. We are finally 7 of us going to the beach so more scooters are rented. We go North of Pondichery to a beach called Quiet Beach. Nice beach but nothing will compare to Goa I am told. The day is spent there, lying on the beach after a big night. We still manage to visit Auroville which is the city I spoke briefly in my first entry in Mumbai.I met Chloe/Julie later on in the evening and we met up with Mate (Irish bloke). The evning is spent in a small local restaurant, we still suffering from last night so tonight it's an early sleep and we happily oblige to the Ashram rules at last. about fabienr

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A planned international city for spiritual and divine life

Monday, November 27, 2006 Courte voyage sur Pondicherry... or a short trip to Pondicherry, as we say in English. Thursday and Friday were holidays for our team in office. Temesh and I decided that we will go on a trip to Pondicherry taking advantage of the extended weekend. Vimal, Sathish, Vijay and Kapil also decided to join us. Primary inspiration and information for this trip was gathered from Anu's blog...
After breakfast we went to Aurobindo Ashram. Then we hired bicycles and explored the city. This is probably the best way to see the city. After three hours of cycling, we called it quits and took a taxi to Auroville. Auroville is a planned international city, for people who are spiritual and wants to live a divine life, without following any religion. We enjoyed our tour there and shopped quite a lot, in the end. posted by Subhadip @ 5:19 PM 11 comments

Sunday, November 26, 2006

You cannot venture much into the sea

Pondicherry has 2 kind of accommodation for tourists mainly. Beach Resorts, City Hotels. There are Guest Houses also in Auroville & at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. My Recommendation is to stay at Hotel Surguru, 104, SARDAR VALLABHAI PATEL ROAD. PONDICHERRY 605001. TEL: +91-413-2339022. +91-413-2227290 Good Hotel with very good service. Excellent South Indian Food. Good Location, Near to all Attractions in Pondi.
St James Court Beach Resort Good Resort on ECR Road (10 kms from Pondicherry) Food is ok. Only if you need Beach Resort, this is good. But in Ponicherry beaches are not that clean(specially on ECR). Also you cannot venture much into sea as it is dangerous as the slope is steep. posted by Sandeep @ 1:58 PM

Surendra Mohanty's sadhana on the farm

Agriculture and sadhana Surendra Mohanty Mother India, Nov ‘06
Attracted by the great ideal of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, I came to the Ashram in 1975. I was given the work on a farm. This was a new field for me. But ever since I have been tilling and toiling in the fields with the hope of transforming my being, endeavouring to be Her true instrument. Observing myself and trying to correct the imperfections has been my sadhana on the farm. Being an indolent boy with a tamasic nature, my progress has not been quick or sudden. Cultivating crops, taking care of cows and calves has made me prudent and vigilant…The calves are my playmates who remove my boredom…
The truth behind farming has opened my eyes to the Forces at work, guiding us towards the integral and collective sadhana of the Ashram for a complete transformation that will finally make our human life divine.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Sri Aurobindo's teachings include and transcend nondualism

Interestingly, the way I received Ramana's Light is very different to how I received Sri Aurobindo and The Mother's Light. I was first connected to the twin integral avatars via my uncle, who mentioned them in a letter to my mother when I was only 12 or 13, although it was to be some years before that realisation would flower. With Ramana I was already much more spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually mature, and so when Gangaji presented the transmission I was able - through great aspiration (although not really as great as it should have been, because of ego and desire) - to receive it...
Intellectually, Ramana and Sri Aurobindo could not be further apart. Ramana rejects the Aurobindonian position; Sri Aurobindo's teachings include and transcend Ramana's nondualism. Spiritually, once one gets beyond these words, which includes even getting beyond even Maharshi's and Sri Aurobindo's respective words, one feels that both are equal facets of the Supreme. Both are avatars and light bringers to this world of countless beings enmeshed in samsara. Mentally, there is a contradiction, and a limitation. Spiritually, there is no contradiction, only totally complementary revelations of the same Supreme. For me there is no contradiction between the two. posted by m alan kazlev at 3:34 PM Friday, November 24, 2006 Integral Transformation
My summation of Gangaji is here Links: The Power of the Presence Part One: - Ramana had little interest in Sri Aurobindo's philosophical teachings. Generation Sit » Blog Archive » Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo - a sensitive and insightful appreciation, presented from the perspective of Wilberian Integral Theory Integral Spirituality - Exploring the Connection of the Sages Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi and Sri Aurobindo by Charles Ismael Flores. Kheper Home Zaadz blog Living Now

Friday, November 24, 2006

Faith is the strongest staff for the journey

November 23, 2006 Faith Posted by Sree at 7:25 PM Labels:
Do not allow any outward circumstance to shake the faith in you; for nothing gives greater strength than this faith to go through and arrive at the goal. Knowledge and Tapasya, whatever their force, have a less sustaining power- faith is the strongest staff for the journey. - Sri Aurobindo

Pondicherry, the "Riviera of the East"

Thursday, November 23, 2006 Au revoir to Romi and Malin: We have just spent a fantastic but bittersweet weekend in Pondicherry, the "Riviera of the East", a small district which used to be French, and now, still, amongst the deafening smell of curry leaves, coconut oil and latrines, pervades a faint Gallic whiff. We stayed in an old colonial guest house which the owner, Patricia, had decorated stunningly with carved wooden furniture, colourful drapes, cushions and light fittings and brightly painted walls....
Pondicherry was fantastic. We knew we were going to have a good time when, going out to dinner on the evening of our arrival, we saw on the menu "Herb Chicken – chicken cooked in continental herbs, vegetables and French fries – Enjoy with French loaf"...We then went totally bonkers and bought huge amounts of "French" cheese (all made in the nearby commune of Auroville, started by Sri Aurobinda a Guru whose ashram is in Pondy), crackers (not the Diwali type) and expensive wine (not the Indian type)...# posted by Arabella @ 12:42 PM

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Space, Earth, and Environment

Re: Threats to the Planet (NYRB) by Jim Hansen by Rich on Sun 19 Nov 2006 05:08 PM PST Profile Permanent Link Ron thanks for posting this , most of the nyrb articles do have exchanges after they are published, but Hansen is one of my main men, whose guidance I have been following since 1988. when some of his employees at the Goddard Institute in New York were also working part time for me, when I was contracting and managing the Meteorological Office at JFK Airport.

Sri Aurobindo was the first to be baffled by his own experience

The Buddha on Meditation & States of Consciousness, Part I, by Daniel Goleman by rjon on November 20, 2006 06:06PM (PST)
As Suzuki (1958) points out, in every religion it has been the core experience of an altered state which has preceded and been foundation for the subsequent structures of institution and theology. Too often it is the latter that have survived rather than the former; thus the modern crisis of the established churches might be seen in terms of the disappearance in our age of personally experienced transcendental states, the "living spirit" which is the common base of all religions. Still, for each being who enters these staes without a guide, it is as though he were discoverng them for all the world for the first time. A biographer of Sri Aurobindo, for example, notes (Satprem, 1970, p. 256):
"One may imagine that Sri Aurobindo was the first to be baffled by his own experience and that it took him some years to understand exactly what had happened. We have described the ... experience ... as though the stages had been linked very carefully, each with its explanatory label, but the explanations came long afterwards, at that moment he had no guiding landmarks."
The file attached below, titled "The Buddha on Meditation & States of Consciousness-Part I," was an important early influence for me in my personal sadhana. I got to know its author, Daniel Goleman, during my graduate studies at Harvard, when he was a member of Gary Swartz's team in the Psychology Department in William James Hall, one of the first groups in US academia officially studying the neurophysiological correlates of meditative states. by rjon on Mon 20 Nov 2006 06:06 PM PST Permanent Link

Highest possibilities of the evolutionary process

Monday, November 20, 2006 ABOUT A BOOK "DIVINE LIFE" - It is a book written by Sri Aurobindo. The main idea of this book is-''Divinization of life of a man to a super human".Man is a being with instincts of animals of mental and vital consciousness. By regular culture of these instincts gradually to higher consciousness the soul comes to the surface. So, human being transformed to the being of soul which is termed as 'Divine Life'. Such a divine life is free from slavery of bondage of the present human consciousness. In order to achieve that super consciousness one has to cross the barrier consciouness of mind to supermind through overmind. This is the aim of the universe and each unit of the universal being. There is the possibility of achieving super consciousness each and every being of the universe and this is called 'Awareness of Life 'and 'Ascending of consciousness'. And this is regarded as the highest possibilities of the evolutionary process. Posted by Durgesh Nandini at 8:56 AM

Sri Aurobindo college in drama competition

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution DRAMA COMPETITION ON CONSUMER AWARENESS Press Information Bureau Monday, November 20, 2006 16:41 IST: A two-day drama competition is being organized by Voluntary Organisation in Interest of Consumer Education (VOICE) at Dilli Haat on November 24-25, 2006. Sponsored by the Department of Consumer Affairs, this is an effort to promote youth consumer moment that has made a promising beginning this year in Delhi University by running a consumer helpline. Teams from twelve colleges in the city will be presenting items on various aspects of consumer concerns.
The colleges are, Hindu college, Kalindi college, Kamala Nehru college, Lady Irwin college, Motilal Nehru college, Ramjas college, Shaheed Bhagat Singh college, Shivaji college, SGTB Khalsa college, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee college, Sri Aurobindo college and Venkateshware college. The event will be judged by leading drama artists and experts in consumer affairs. The team adjudged the best will be awarded Rs. 25000. The first and second runners up will be awarded Rs. 20000 and Rs. 15000 respectively. The winning team will also get a change to perform at the National Consumer Rights Day celebrations in December, 2006 in New Delhi. SBK:CP:drama20.11.2006

Sraddhalu Ranade is a scientist, educationist and seeker

Sraddhalu Ranade is a scientist, educationist and seeker on the spiritual path. He has been an inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram since he was six months old, where he grew up in the care of late Sri M. P. Pandit. He is presently involved in various activities including video productions, software development, and teacher-training programmes. He has travelled widely within India and abroad meeting interested audiences to share his insights on varied themes. A multi-faceted personality, he delivers talks and conducts workshops on numerous subjects including Integral Education, Management, Self-Development, Indian culture, Science and Spirituality, Yoga.
Sraddhalu Ranade is a scientist, educationist and scholar at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India. He has conducted numerous intensive teacher-training workshops in Integral Education and value-based education all over India and abroad. Over the years many thousands of teachers from several hundred schools and colleges all over India have benefited from these programmes. He regularly addresses students all over India on various scientific and cultural themes always with the emphasis on serving a higher Ideal and preparing ourselves from within for the task.
The book, DVDs, set of Audio CD and MP3 CD are based on a series of three-day teacher-training workshops on Integral Education conducted all over India over a span of several years. It is an attempt to communicate whatever is possible on the content, mood and intensity of the major elements of these interactions. The aim of these workshops was not so much to discuss different techniques of education, but rather to lead participants into a radically different way of experiencing education and our role in it as teachers and parents—and gradually even to awaken or grow into a new attitude to the whole of life itself, for the two are inseparably bound. And from this new state of being, we will discover that the right techniques and methodologies naturally flow from us, and all that we may have learnt over the years from specialized training sessions will naturally fall into place in a wide, embracing and spontaneous harmony. The discussions in these two DVDs lay down the foundations of this new approach, the principles around which it is organized, the different elements involved, and the resultant reshaping of the entire framework of education.
This DVD is the first part of a workshop series that awakens us to a deeper understanding of the nature of thought and the means of its cultivation.The power of thought is unique to the human species. It is the basis of our capacity to learn, grow and master our environment. The quality of our mental self-awareness, the clarity of our thoughts, the way we think, and the goals that we set ourselves – these are the things that ultimately determine the quality of our lives. And yet, we rarely pause to consider how we think and how we can train and further develop and refine this power.

Marguerite Smithwhite created “A New Education with A Soul”

A New Education With a Soul: U.K.-born Marguerite Smithwhite, founder of the International Children's Peace Council (ICPC), has had wide global experience of teaching. As Health Education Officer to the Greater London Council she was responsible for arranging projects of Health Education for all schools and colleges of the Inner London Education Authority, then afterwards moved to India, where she lived for two years in the international township of Auroville and two years in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, teaching in the schools of both places.
From 1980 onwards Marguerite did research into the new modern sciences of high energy physics, Kirlian photography and microphotography, looking at how they could combine with mysticism and spirituality. She also created “A New Education with A Soul” based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and had further teaching experience in many countries on three continents, teaching amid various nationalities,religions and cultures, while also doing teacher training.
Its first priority is to teach children to know themselves with all their potential and their individual unique value to human evolution. Education with its soul will be the world's most unifying factor, and it will be the planet's greatest protector. Much more than ever in the past it must emphasise the importance of Art, Beauty, the Sacred in all Human Life.
Mysticism and science are coming together to unveil the soul in all things - both animate and inanimate. This is a curriculum for all ages, for a spiritual education towards a higher consciousness, fully illustrated to make it a fascinating visual experience. Created by Marguerite Smithwhite, and used in many countries for children, parents, teachers, and others. Made in Auroville, India.

Fabrice Dini is teaching French and producing DVDs

Fabrice grew up in a small village in the Swiss Alps surrounded by the sumptuous Beauty of Nature. At the age of twenty, he came to India, spent few months in the Himalayas and two years in Varanasi (the holy city of India), where he learned Indian classical music. Since 1996 he is following Sri Aurobindo's integral yoga spending time in the Ashram of Pondicherry and in Auroville where he is living since 2001. He is teaching French and developed a method using songs, edits books, booklets and audio materials, organises retreats and is currently producing DVDs. Sergey and Fabrice are now living in Auroville
For any information you can contact us by e-mail at Fabrice Dini Transformation 605101 Auroville Tamil Nadu, India 091 (0)413 262 2586 - 944 34 90 153 Sergey Stanovykh
Introduction to Integral Education Part 1&2 details How to Think details India Reunion (and World Union) * Auroville, Integral Yoga and the Future of Mankind * by Sraddhalu Ranade
Audio CD
Sri Lalita Sahasranama detailsby M.P. PanditIntroduction to Integral Education (a set of 6 CDs - 7hours) by Sraddhalu Ranade Learn French through songs details by Fabrice, Mathieu and Swaha
Introduction to Integral Education (7hours) by Sraddhalu Ranade
A New Education with a Soul details by Marguerite Smithwhite Introduction to Integral Education * An Insipirational Guide by Sraddhalu Ranade

Monday, November 20, 2006

Ulrich Mohrhoff teaches quantum philosophy

I teach maths, physics, and quantum philosophy at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Pondicherry, India.
I received my education (in physics) from the University of Göttingen, Germany, and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.
My chief interests are
the foundations of quantum mechanics,
the ontological implications of contemporary physics,
the relations between matter and consciousness — how can a material thing be conscious? how is consciousness of material things possible?
the place of physics in the context of a larger reality,
and the nature of that larger reality. I have published numerous articles on these subjects.

Vladimir Yatsenko, Sanskrit teacher in Auroville

Send Email Vladimir Yatsenko
Personal: Prarthana, Auroville, TN, 605101, India Auroville, Pondicherry 605101
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About Me: I am a Sanskrit teacher in Auroville, interested in Intergral Yoga.

Auroville worked its magic on me

Auroville and the temple towns: Anyway Auroville worked its magic on me and I was up during the night after the last blog puking up and being attacked by a million mosquitoes in what I described to sophie as 'my worst shit ever'... Any way we would have loved to have stayed in Auroville for longer but all our clothes were damp, and I couldn't stand going for another mosquito nightmare poo, so much for the revelution. Since Auroville we have been to Thiruvunamalai, Thirichipalli, Thanjuvur and where now in Madurai, I hope your looking all these up in the atlas and encyclopedias. All these town have enormous temples which we have been in awe of... posted by paul and sophie @ 3:44 PM Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sri Aurobindo Vidya Mandir, Mahalakshmipuram

BANGALORE: The imagination and creativity of the participants came to the fore at `The Hindu Young World on-the-spot Painting Competition 2006' here on Saturday. The creations of the budding artists drew appreciation from judges and made their job of choosing the winners a bit difficult. In the end, what differentiated the winners and losers was the ability to think differently...
"A scene at the bus stop" or "Save the tree campaign at your school" was the topic for seniors, while it was "Playing with friends" or "Your favourite animal at the zoo" was the subject for the juniors. Ashrith V. of Sri Aurobindo Vidya Mandir, Mahalakshmipuram, walked away with the first prize in junior category. He received a cash prize of Rs. 1,250, a certificate and gift hamper from Lotte. The Hindu Karnataka - Bangalore Sunday, Nov 19, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sri Aurobindo experienced first and did write later

Luminous Filament said...True, that the way Sri Aurobindo and his life time spiritual companion, The Mother have formulated and explained this extraordinary phenomena in a very novel and till now unfamiliar manner...
Monday, November 13, 2006 Problem in understanding Aurobindo's writings The extraordinary thing about Aurobindo is that he experienced first and did write later. His all the writings are supported by his years and years of yoga practices where he experimented and re-examined again and again and then he found support or identical quotes in ancient Indian treatise which are still complex and very difficult for people to understand.