Monday, July 31, 2006
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Anie Nunnally’s book is a set of interviews with twelve people whose lives have been transformed by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. It has answered for me several questions I have always wanted to ask but would never have been able to ask. This is because my questions pertained to the inner lives of sadhaks, some of whom I have observed from a distance for many years now, but a sadhak’s inner life is always very private and personal. Most of the people whom the author has interviewed in this book are brilliant people in their own right and would have won outstanding success in the world outside. What is it that held them captive for life to this yoga and what is it they have achieved by their single-minded pursuit of a spiritual life under Sri Aurobindo and the Mother? These were my questions and I find them answered here in a large measure. You get here some idea of what treasures of inner felicity and fulfilment have been bequeathed to each one of them by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
September 12, 1956 -- A Supramental being enters Mother (p.85)
February 1958 -- The Supramental ship (p.137)
October 1958 -- Mother becomes the Supreme Lord (p.198)
November 1958 -- The spring from the mental inconscient to the Supramental, as generator of all creation (p.225)
July 24-25 1959 -- First penetration of the Supramental force into Mother's body (p.325-330)
May 24, 1960 -- Physical ego disintegrates, nothing but the Force, Supreme Action, the Supreme Lord manifesting through the eternal Mother. Existence, Consciousness, Bliss was there. (p.371-374)
MOTHER'S AGENDA Summary of Key Points Growth online
If I choose as personal preference one spiritual teaching and system of yoga over others, it is that of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The current project here is not just to elucidate various elements of their teaching, but also mention a few individuals associated with them. In addition I have completely rewritten the previous wiki biography of the Mother
Pages I've Created:
Topics (various): Arya (journal) - Central being (rather stubby) - Chit-Tapas (stubby) - Delight (Sri Aurobindo) - Gnostic being - Inner being - Integral education - Integral yoga - Intermediate zone - Letters on Yoga - The Life Divine - Mental (Sri Aurobindo) - The Mother (book) (stub) - Mother's Agenda - Mother India (journal) - Outer being - Physical (Sri Aurobindo) - Psychic being - Psychicisation - Spiritualisation - Subtle physical - Supermind (rather stubby) Supramentalisation - Vital (Sri Aurobindo)
Biographies: Amal Kiran - Champaklal - Rod Hemsell (stub) - Nirodbaran - Nolini Kanta Gupta - Ram Shankar Misra - M.P. Pandit - Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet - Pavitra - Sujata Nahar (stub) - Satprem - Indra Sen - Luc Venet (brief stub) - Georges van Vrekhem (stub)
Templates: Template:Sri Aurobindo - Template:Triple transformation
Pages I've Contributed Substantially To:
Biographies: Sri Aurobindo - Mirra Alfassa - The Mother
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
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Monday, July 24, 2006
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Oh, that was about twenty years back! Thank you for remembering me. We have again met conquering Time and Space! Let us remain in contact henceforth. I am extremely happy and joyous to see and go through your Blog! Barin 21-07-2006 # posted by Barindranath Chaki : 4:09 PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Besides being freshly prepared every day, what makes these products special is the ingredients. ‘‘No chemicals, no preservatives, no eggs and no artificial colours or flavours are used,’’ says Shyamanand, who not only heads the bakery but also teaches baking to students at the ashram in six-month courses. ‘‘Just some soda does the trick,’’ he adds.
So every morning, Shyamanand, along with four of his students, bakes close to 25 kg of cakes — chocolate, apple, banana or peach — nearly 100-120 biscuits in atta, elaichi, kaju and jira flavours, and breads in good numbers.
The bakery is attached to the Mother’s International School, and that is where a good share of its clientele comes from. ‘‘Right now, the school is closed. Once it opens, there’s a lot of rush. The children especially love the chocolate cake we bake,’’ says Shyamanand, as he fetches a fresh batch of breads from the oven.
‘‘Our bread is fortified with atta, while the biscuits, like the special mother biscuits, with besan,’’ informs a plucky Sunil Kumar, a student. People like Kumar undergo a six-month training at the kitchen and bakery, all free of cost. ‘‘I want to join the army after finishing the course here,’’ says the 21-year-old, as he packs the bread to be sent to the store.
At the store, there are always the regulars trooping in for some fresh delights. Says Dr Vijaya Kumar, a resident of Vasant Kunj: ‘‘The breads and cakes are much healthier than the standard fare available in the market. I prefer coming down every two or three days to this place, instead of buying the regular bread from shops.’’ Who says health food is boring?