Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ashram and the Army

By The Treasure Island(The Treasure Island)
The Divine Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram had always supported the Indian Army. Once she had said, "For God's sake, support the Army. The Army is the only hope for India." Therefore, then and there, I decided to invite PVC Bana Singh to ... creep -

The most valuable legacy The Mother has left to humanity

The very heart of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s work and message was unacceptably disfigured in the Matrimandir when the so-called crystal and stand were set in place. The symbolism of the executing architects’ version presents exactly the opposite of the ‘sense’ the Mother insisted should be respected of her vision. When she insisted on a translucent globe rather than transparent, it was in order that the symbol could bear witness to the Vedic essence of their mission for the world. She stated emphatically that, ‘It is all symbolic,’ yet the architects deliberately ignored her commands and had a transparent crystal fashioned in Germany in place of the symbolically crucial translucent globe.
Further, the Mother stated that she ‘saw’ the pedestal with Sri Aurobindo’s symbols (four) carved in stone. This too was deliberately and knowingly ignored by the architects and builders. Instead of stone they have created a ‘stand’ in see-through wrought iron, plated in gold. Nothing of this forms a part of the Mother’s original vision, though time and again she insisted, ‘But this is what I SAW!’
These, and indeed the entire room, have been altered, though the administration claims that what is built is ‘according to the original’. Because of this misrepresentation and its consequences for the Mother’s work, the MATRIMANDIR ACTION COMMITTEE has been formed...
To ensure that the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust substantiates this true position, since it has the duty to preserve the Mother’s estate, and that records in the Ashram Archives include the complete history by way of original tapes, plans, etc., as well as the material the Matrimandir Action Committee will place at the Trust’s disposal for posterity, which will prove the conspiracy to deceive on the part of those in charge over the years and their refusal to listen to those qualified to give an opinion in these matters.
4) To highlight by articles, books, websites through the electronic media, and all other means of diffusion, the value of the Mother’s vision and the place it holds in Sri Aurobindo’s work as the most valuable legacy the Mother has left to humanity, comparable in importance to Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri. And in the process to expose through these media the truth about the architects’ revised version.

An apparently genuine sage

Hitlerian Esotericism and the Tradition
Savitri Devi
The other institution developed around an apparently genuine sage. However it tended, already during his life, to descend to the level of an enterprise of very skilful and very lucrative exploitation. Indeed, it bought one after the other all the houses of Pondicherry that were for sale, so that it included in 1960, apart from the center where some disciples dedicated themselves to meditation, many workshops for pottery, joinery, weaving, etc, etc. ... whose products were -- and are still to -- day-sold for profit; co-educational schools, with sports classes; a university, provided with richly equipped laboratories.
This prosperity is, I am told, due mainly to the business genius of the "Mother" of the ashram -- a woman of Jewish origin, the widow of a Jew, then of a Frenchman* -- and the son that she had with her first husband. Members of the organization, full at the same time with zeal and practical direction and enjoying the confidence of these two people, are also, perhaps, persons in charge, each one following his talents. In any event, in the reception hall, where there are many photographs of the late guru and the "Mother" for sale -- large and small, for all budgets -- one is impressed by the business-like atmosphere of the place, an impression that is specified and intensified during a visit of the workshops. And one recalls, by contrast, the spiritual energy that emerges from certain writings of Aurobindo Ghosh: his Commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita, his Divine Life or his Synthesis of Yogas. There is the feeling of a deep rift between this more than flourishing organization which covers two thirds of a city of more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, and the wise one who lived there in the most complete isolation -- invisible to the crowd and even to his disciples, except for a few hours a year.
[*Mr. Paul Richard, her first husband, was called Alfassa. The "Mother," still alive when these pages were written, died since then -- in 1973 -- at 95 years of age.]
However, there is a fact which seems to me eloquent, and it is this: in the midst of this traditional civilization that is still that of India, it is precisely from these organizations -- the most secular, the most "modern," in a word the most anti-traditionalist -- that the gestures, writings, and declarations hostile to Hitlerism came.
Aurobindo Ghosh himself did not, to my knowledge, ever express a judgment "pro" or "contra" any of the great figures or the great political (or more-than-political) faiths of our time. He had definitively left action -- and what action!* -- for contemplation, and it was confined to the spiritual domain. But at the end of 1939 -- or was it 1940? -- the newspapers of Calcutta published that the "Ashram of Pondicherry" had made the colonial Government of India a gift of ten million pounds sterling "to help the British war effort." Mr. de Saint-Hilaire, known as Pavitra, secretary of the Ashram, whom I questioned on this point in 1960, answered me that he "could not say to me" if information collected and published twenty years earlier in the press of Calcutta was exact. But he told me that "that could well be," considering that Hitlerism went, according to him (and undoubtedly also according to more than one person having some influence in the ashram), "against the direction of human evolution." (Against evolution? And how! Nothing could be truer! But far from being a reason to fight it, it would be, on the contrary, a reason to support it. Universal decline is a sign, more and more visible, that our cycle advances rapidly towards its end. Any combat against it, all "return to the eternal principles," necessarily goes "against the direction of human evolution." It is a phase of the perpetual fight against the current of Time. But this is, I repeat it, I insist on it, a reason -- the imperative reason -- to exalt rather than to condemn it.)
[*He had, at the beginning of the century, played a leading role in the anti-British "terrorist" movement of Bengal.]

Friday, September 28, 2007

Recite a page or two from the poem as a daily routine

Savitri From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This modern epic written in a modern language is also a modern day scripture. It recounts the saga of human victory over ignorance and conquest of death. Painstakingly composed in a rhythmic meter, each line of the poem is suffused with power of Mantra.
No wonder, thousands of devotees, the world over, recite a page or two from the poem as a daily routine to invoke the Divine presence for physical manifestation of the Supramental Age or Savitri Era. Many even find the answers to their doubts and questions by opening the book at random. On special occasions, continuous recitation of Savitri on a relay basis is also quite common in the Centers where The Mother and Sri Aurobindo are worshipped. Regular camps and conclaves are also organized at different places in the world to study the poem and contemplate over its occult force.
The devotees of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo live their lives in a state of expectancy for the next higher evolution of consciousness. Reading Savitri is itself considered as practice of yoga and a potent vehicle of aspiration. And, therefore, its central role in the Savitri Era fraternity is often affirmed with both awe and affection.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Savitri study group in Manhattan

the stumbling mystic God shall grow up . . . while the wise men talk and sleep.
Ned in the Big City Posted by ned on September 26, 2007. Filed under Personal Journey.
I’ve gotten access to a lot more of the Mother’s commentary on Sri Aurobindo’s works, and it’s been quite illuminating for me...I’ve also been meeting with people from the integral yoga community here in New York and in New Jersey as well. There is also a study group in Manhattan and we meet weekly to read Savitri and meditate together. Apart from making new friends, I also met Sraddalu Ranade from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, who was here from India to deliver some talks and lead us through guided meditations. When my Master’s program ends in 2009, I plan on paying a visit to India, especially Pondicherry and Auroville. (Let’s hope the Indian and Pakistani governments don’t create too many problems with my visa!)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Both The Mother and Sri Aurobindo spent their formative years in the West

It is not a coincidence that both the Mother and Sri Aurobindo spent their formative years in the West but carried out their work, of manifesting the higher truth, in India. It was all a part of the global vision of things that they have given us. Cambridge has played an important role in Sri Aurobindo’s life, in the preparation of “the strength of knowledge”. And even though more than a century has passed since he was there, when you stand in the grounds of King’s College you know that you are in a very special place on this earth. Even Time seems to be holding its breath in awe.
Sri Aurobindo at Cambridge by Sunayana Panda
by RY Deshpande on Wed 26 Sep 2007 01:48 AM PDT Permanent Link
[The article has first appeared in the quarterly Golden Chain, August 2007, an alumni journal of the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education. Sunayana belongs to the 1979 alumni batch.] Keywords: SriAurobindo, Spirituality, People, Literature, India, History, Ashram, Art Posted to: Main Page CULTURE EDUCATION LITERATURE .. European Union .. India INTEGRAL YOGA SRI AUROBINDO

I put 'practice' first!

from M Alan Kazlev Integral Transformation to Tusar N. Mohapatra date 26 Sep 2007 13:04 subject Re: Fwd: [Savitri Era Open Forum] New comment on Peerless Sri Aurobindo.
Actually I put practice first! And I'm still very glad to see you posting your blogs Tusar, as they are surely a work of Karma yoga. I often visit your blogs and always find there very useful information, and behind it the wonderful passion and service for Sri Aurobindo and The Mother you bring in your work
from M Alan Kazlev Integral Transformation to Tusar N. Mohapatra date 5 Sep 2007 05:35 subject Re: SELF
hi Tusar
Whatever gave you the impression I don't appreciative your activities? Our only difference is an intellectual one, in that you believe that there can be a new religion based on Sri Aurobindo and The Mother's teachings, whereas I myself personally dislike religions and fixed dogmas of any sort, even those based on the most sublime teachings there are! So it is an intellectual difference of perspective, but it doesn't mean I don't very highly value and support your own excellent endevours!
...The reason being that this is what people most relate to, not a polished surface veneer of sterile intellectualism. Even in my books I will try to have as much refernces to sadhana and experience as I can, otherwise it would just be boring abstractions, too much mental and not enough practical.

Another view on the role India to play for the upliftment of man

The speech published here -- called Uttarpara Speech, given by Sri Aurobindo on 30 May 1909 -- offers another view on the role India and Hinduism are going to play in a hopefully near future for the upliftment of man.
The Sanatan Dharma -- eternal because universal -- does not belong just to India, but to every nation of the world.
Uttarpara Speech
"A year of seclusion and of training"
"Then He placed the Gita in my hands"
"I knew it was Vasudeva, it was Sri Krishna"
"Narayana was sitting there on the bench"
"The next thing He told me"
"It is for the Dharma and by the Dharma that India exists"
"If a religion is not universal, it cannot be eternal"
Posted September 25th, 2007 by Priyadarshan in

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Knowledge, Business and Consciousness


Center of International Research in Human Unity (CIRHU)
Auroville Board of Commerce (ABC)

2nd Auroville Dialogue
Knowledge, Business and Consciousness
Manifestation of Consciousness through Business in the Knowledge Society

Auroville February 27-28, March 1st 2006
Participants’ Profile Invitees
Ranjan Mitter did his Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He subsequently worked in the fields of Strategic Planning, Turnaround Management, Organisational Restructuring, Sales, Marketing and General Management. He has worked for various organisations like Philips, Titan Industries, Polaroid etc. for almost two decades. For the last six years, Ranjan has been the Honorary Secretary of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, a multifaceted institution active in school cultural and vocational education and in research on the Indian freedom movement. Since 2000, Ranjan has been teaching at the Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has designed and offered courses on "Business Ethics". He also teaches various modules in "Business Strategy" courses. Ranjan designs and offers standard and customised programmes for Management Development Programmes on "Management of NGOs". Ranjan has lectured twice at the European Summer School for Advanced Management, Aarhus, Denmark at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, and at the International Federation for Alternative Trade, Hanoi. He is currently a member of the International Beliefs and Values Institute of the James Madison University in Virginia, USA.

Ron Anastasia. Hi-Tech Entrepreneur — Founded & directed several small hi-tech companies, in fields of:
- Computer training
- Holistic medical software, expert systems, knowledge engineering
- Management consulting
- Macintosh software development
- Renewable energy & sustainability consulting
- Photovoltaic solar cells (set new PV efficiency record in 1992)
Founding Director of MIT Appropriate Technology Group.
Founder of "Science, Culture and Integral Yoga" Webzine (SCIY)
SCIY address: (no www needed)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sri Aurobindo Society Centre of Human Unity, Shanghai

Visit to China & Tibet by the International Secretary
The Society's International Secretary Shri Gopal Bhattacharjee visited China and Tibet from 22 July to 3 August 2007. He inaugurated the Sri Aurobindo Society Centre of Human Unity at Shanghai, having twelve Chinese members as subscribers for the Society's magazine 'All India Magazine'. He visited Shanghai, Beijing and Lhasa. sri aurobindo society newsletter/sep 07 12:27 PM

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Mangesh V Nadkarni passes away

“His soul was given to her alone.”
23 September 2007
Prof Mangesh V Nadkarni passed away this morning, at 6.30, here in Pondicherry.
by RY Deshpande on Sat 22 Sep 2007 08:36 PM PDT Permanent Link Posted to: Main Page Science, Culture and Integral Yoga

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sri Aurobindo Meditation Centre, Coimbatore

Engagements - Coimbatore Today Religion The Hindu Saturday, Sep 22, 2007
Sri Aurobindo Devotees: Writing of Savithri Episode,
Sri Aurobindo Meditation Centre, West Power House Road, Tatabad, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sri Aurobindo Society was formed with the Mother as the Founder on 19 September 1960

The book A Glimpse of the Mother's Love and Action published by the Society, describes the genesis and growth of the Society and the Mother's way of working, as she developed it in its formative years. The Society has been growing over the years and has now more than 300 Centres and 70 Branches all over India and abroad.
Select Subject Social Sciences Integral Consciousness Centre Education Health Management Indian Culture Science and Technology Youth Women Auro Service Journals/ Publications/ AVs

Inspired by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, we are working for the dynamic application of spirituality to life through a change of consciousness, individually and collectively.
The basic aim of Sri Aurobindo Society is to work towards individual perfection, social transformation and human unity based on a spiritual foundation. To help realise these objectives the Society has undertaken various projects and activities .

Social Sciences SAIRSS
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences working for a new social order
Education SAFIER
Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Education and Research looking towards a better future
Health SAIIIHR September'07 Update
Sri Aurobindo International Institute for Integral Health and Research equilibrium between body, life, mind and soul
Indian Culture SAFIC
Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture spirituality is the essence
Management SAFIM
Sri Aurobindo Foundation of Integral Management discover a new way
Sri Aurobindo Rural & Village Action & Movement SARVAM New Section
Sarvam sri aurobindo rural & village action & movement
Films Division Aurofilms New Section
Aurofilms at the service of Beauty and Truth
Mass Communication SAIMC New Section
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Mass Communication media as an instrument for social change
Science and Technology SAIASR
Sri Aurobindo Institute for Applied Scientific Research innovations in alternative energy sources and appropriate technology
Integral Consciousness Centre conciousness is the foundation
Youth Council can we make them builders of a better tomorrow?
Women's Council their true role and responsibility
Commerce & Business
Auro Service spirituality in the economic field
Publications March'07 Update
Publications and Audio Visuals reaching out

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Monday, September 17, 2007

He wrote books on Andaman deportation days called Dipantarer Katha

Barindra Kumar Ghosh Alipore Bomb Case (1908)
Born 5th July 1880. Died 18th April 1959. Lived in Croydon, England. S/O late Dr. K.D. Ghosh and brother of Arabinda Ghosh. Received death sentence but was commuted to life on 23 November 1909 and sent to the Andamans. He was repatriated in 1920 and released from Alipur Central Jail in 1920. He wrote books on Andaman deportation days called Dipantarer Katha. He was an eminent journalist and editor of Dainik Basumati for a few years.
Bengal's Alipore Conspiracy Case (1908) saw 34 revolutionaries being accused. In which were Barin Ghosh, Ullaskar Dutt, Upendranath Banerjee and Hem Chandra Das. They were sent to the Andamans in 1909. Later revolutionaries from U.P. and Maharashtra were also sent. Go Top Revolutionaries listed Alphabetically by their Surnames: A B C D G H K L M N P R S T V <<> Next >> Home History National Memorial

Mantra vs. meditation

Japa imparts to those who practice it a kind of precision, a kind of solidity - an armature Sunday, September 16, 2007 Source: Nama-Japa in the Yoga of Transformation by Sri Ramkrishna Das
The Mother (Sri Aurobindo Ashram) has differentiated between those who do Nama-Japa and those who go deep in meditation and concentrate but do not practice Nama-Japa. She has said:

"In fact, you can immediately see the difference between those who have a mantra and those who don't. With those who have no mantra, even if they have a strong habit of meditation or concentration, something around them remains hazy and vague. Whereas the Japa imparts to those who practice it a kind of precision, a kind of solidity: an armature. They become galvanized, as it were."

Posted by Ramachandran T S at 8:20 PM

Sri Aurobindo is light years beyond

Also, “at this stage” implies some sort of linear sequence. For me there is no linear sequence of this sort. alan kazlev Says: September 13th, 2007 at 3:48 pm Open Integral
Sri Aurobindo, who established the Integral consciousness in the Noosphere at the start of the 20th century, is light years beyond early 21st century Wilber. So this shows how misleading historical thinking can be (Jean Gebser is also critical of this sort of historical approach). It’s a Western creation story, based on a misreading of Darwin (and btw Darwin is my favourite scientist; I’m not saying Darwinism is wrong, only the popular misinterpretation of him; same with quantum physics and New Age pop quantum physics)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Life Divine for Spiritual Growth

The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo. It is required reading for my course with Dr. Obadiah Harris on the Stages of Spiritual Growth. The book is is about the evolution of consciousness and the cosmos. ~ by diannone on September 16, 2007.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Nitya (or the eternal substance) and the Leela (literally, "play")

Like Adi Sankara had done more than a thousand years earlier, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa revitalised Hinduism which had been fraught with excessive ritualism and superstition in the Nineteenth century and helped it become better-equipped to respond to challenges from Islam, Christianity and the dawn of the modern era[9]. However, unlike Adi Sankara, Ramakrishna developed ideas about the post-samadhi descent of consciousness into the phenomenal world, which he went on to term "vignana". While he asserted the supreme validity of Advaita Vedanta, he also proclaimed that he accepts both the Nitya (or the eternal substance) and the Leela (literally, "play", indicating the dynamic phenomenal reality) as aspects of Brahman, which basically means a denial of non-duality.
The idea of the descent of consciousness shows the influence of the Bhakti movement and certain sub-schools of Shaktism on Ramakrishna's thought. The idea would later influence Aurobindo's views about the Divine Life on Earth... Posted by hyper-oxygen at 10:21 AM Labels:

Friday, September 14, 2007

World Congress on Spirituality and Psychology

Re: The virtual cathedral and Matrimandir (virtuality, imagination, darshan) by Richard Carlson
by Ron Purser on Thu 13 Sep 2007 08:45 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link
Rich Thanks. Have you read The Future Does Not Compute? I was into Steve's work a while back. Also, love Gebser and Owen Barfield....and of course Paul Virilio. Those were the inspirations for me a few years ago.
There is an interesting conference in New Delhi coming up that I will probably attend that you might be interested in...mostly on spirituality...but some interesting people. World Congress on Spirituality and Psychology. You can Google it. Let me know what direction your work is focused on now... Ron

India's Challenges & Destiny

An Interview with Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet was published in Bhavan's Journal, Volume 54, Issue 1 on the 15th of August in conjunction with India's Independence Day, and Sri Aurobindo's 135th birthday. Part II of the interview was published on August 31st in Volume 54, Issue 2. The Interview is titled 'India's True History is in its Myths'. 'Evergreen Essays' has posted the interview in three segments. Link to Part I, Part II - A, and Part II - B.
The New Way Blog - The Vision and Application of the Supramental Truth-Consciousness was created in July of 2007 and is now Active...
New Dawn Magazine is featuring a two part article by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet concerning Leonardo DaVinci's Last Supper in relation to DaVinci's knowledge of the Zodiac, in the March/April and May/June 2007 issues.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Sri Aravindar Annai Trust, Madurai

Engagements - New Delhi In the capital today Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Talk on “Spiritual Approach to Life” by Bimal Mohanty, Sri Aurobindo Marg, 10 a.m.
Engagements - Chennai today RELIGION Gita: K.R. Neelakantan, Sri Aurobindo Society Centre, AP-514, J Block, 8th St., Anna Nagar, 6 p.m.
Engagements - Coimbatore today Religion Sri Aurobindo Devotees Prayer Group: Joint Prayers to Divine Mother, Sasibalika Vidya Mandir, Azad Road, R.S. Puram, 9.30 a.m. ; Writing of Savithri Episode, Meditation centre, Tatabad, 10 a.m.
Engagements - Madurai today RELIGION Sri Aravindar Annai Trust: Aurobindo Jayanthi celebration, meditation 5.30 p.m.; prayer, Meditation Centre, Tirunagar, 8.30 p.m.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

When Sri Aurobindo left the Baroda College Dr. C.R. Reddy was invited to fill the vacancy

Tribute to a teacher The Hindu Metro Plus Visakhapatnam Saturday, Sep 08, 2007
Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan were the two great teachers who worked in the city. When Aurobindo Ghosh left the Baroda College, the Gaekwar of Baroda invited Dr. C.R. Reddy to fill the vacancy. K.M. Munshi once mentioned that Dr. Reddy’s lectures were so inspiring that he would often attend the sessions just for the pleasure of it, though he was not a student of his class. In 1925, Dr. Reddy was appointed as the foundation Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University.
During the non-cooperation days when leaders like Gandhi, Nehru and Sarojini Naidu were put in prison, he stepped down from the V-C’s post in protest. The resignation letter was considered to be a gem of a piece and here is an excerpt from that letter: “The sacrifices and sufferings of my countrymen and countrywomen make it impossible for me to continue in my present position. I find the Vice-Chancellorship neither a pleasure nor an honour in the midst of these agonies.”
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan took charge after his resignation and continued till he left for England to take up professorship in eastern philosophy at Oxford University. Dr. Reddy took over again after Radhakrishnan for another term and was primarily responsible for the development of AU. (Contributed by Kolluru Jagannadha Rao)

Friday, September 07, 2007

I prefer to evaluate the original articles or posts for veracity, context, and the wider views of the author

Re: Keys to the Record: The normality of the Supernormal (Siddihis in Sri Aurobindo's Record of Yoga) by Richard Hartz
by Srikanth on Thu 06 Sep 2007 02:58 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link This appears to be a second article by Richard Hartz (I understand he is someone who works/ed in the Archives) posted here recently. It is important to know where these articles were originally published and if they were written for SCIY.
Reply by Rich on Thu 06 Sep 2007 06:57 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link Srikanth Just curious as to why publication information would be consider so important? rich
Reply by Srikanth on Thu 06 Sep 2007 08:02 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link Well, there are several reasons. I have not been able to get any significant information on Hartz anywhere so far. Moreover, I am curious why he has not posted them himself or more pertinently, why he does not seem to have requested (no explicit sign of it) them to be posted. One explanation is that they have been published elsewhere like some other articles here (I havent found anything online so far). I like to be careful where I can and prefer to evaluate the original articles or posts for veracity, context, and the wider views of the author. S
Reply by Rich on Thu 06 Sep 2007 09:37 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link SCIY is always open to publish articles from authors who have a significant contribution to make to Sri Aurobindo studies. All articles are posted here only by the editors. Many of Richard's articles have been from text which he has presented earlier at various conferences around India rich.

I "swallowed" this book in virtually just a day

The Revolt of the Earth (Paperback) by Satprem (Author)
Inspirational, June 2, 2000 By Olga Kogan (NY, NY) - See all my reviews Truly a great book, perfect for someone already familiar with Intergral Yoga and Satprem or for anyone who just asks the bigger questions in life. As always Satprem is inspirational and easy to read. I "swallowed" this one in virtually just a day.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Fountain of human light

Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) wrote in Bande Mataram on 7 October, 1907:
'This great and ancient Nation was once the fountain of human light, the apex of civilisation, the exemplar of courage and humanity, the perfection of good government and settled society, the mother of all religions, the teacher of all wisdom and philosophy. It has suffered much at the hands of inferior civilisations and more savage peoples; it has gone down into the shadow of night and tasted often of the bitterness of death. Its pride has been trampled into the dust and its glory has departed.'
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श्री अ‍रविन्‍द के जन्‍मदिवस के उपलक्ष्‍य में आयोजित पाक्षिक समारो‍ह

महाशक्ति जो हमसे टकरायेगा चूर-चूर हो मंगलवार, सितंबर 04, 2007
श्री अरविन्‍द जन्‍मोत्‍सव पर्व की समाप्ति
महाशक्ति श्री अ‍रविन्‍द के जन्‍मदिवस के उपलक्ष्‍य में आयोजित पाक्षिक समारो‍ह समाप्ति की घोषणा करती है और भविष्‍य में भी श्री अरविन्‍द से सम्‍बन्धित लेखों के प्रकाशन का निर्णय लेती है। श्री अरविन्‍द ने कहा था के अन्‍तर्गत अन्तिम किस्‍त प्रस्‍तुत है-
हमें अपने अ‍तीत की अपने वर्तमान के साथ तुलना करनी होगी और अपनी अवनति के कारणों को समझाना तथा दोषों और रोगों का इलाज ढ़टना होगा। वर्तमान की समालोचना करते हुऐ हमें एक पक्षीय भी नही हो जाना चहिए और न हमें, हम जो कुछ हैं, या जो कुछ कर चुके है उस सबकी मूर्खतापूर्ण निष्‍पक्षता के साथ निन्‍दा ही करनी चाहिए। हमें अपनी असली दुर्बलता तथा इसके मूल कारणों की ओर ध्‍यान देना चाहिए, पर साथ ही अपने शक्तिदायी तत्‍वों एवं अपनी स्‍थाई शक्‍यताओं पर और अपना नव-निर्माण करनी की क्रियाशील प्रेरणाओं पर और भी दृढ़ मनोयोग के साथ अपनी दृष्टि गड़ानी चाहिए। (श्री अरविंद साहित्‍य समग्र, खण्‍ड-1, भारतीय संस्‍कृति के आधार, पृष्‍ठ 43 सें)
द्वारा प्रकाशित mahashakti at 9:35 पूर्वाह्न

1 comments: Rakesh Pasbola ने कहा… ये पंक्ितयां कुछ सोचने को मजबूर करती है. वैसे मेरा मानना है कि हमेशा इन्सान को Positive आैर negative दोनो प्रकार से सोचना चािहए आैर सोचने के बाद जो उचित हो उसे करना 05 सितंबर, 2007 11:01 एक टिप्पणी भेजें नई पोस्ट पुरानी पोस्ट मुखपृष्ठ सदस्यता लें टिप्पणियाँ भेजें (Atom)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sri Aurobindo, the great Indian revolutionary philosopher

Academic Portfolio Tuesday, September 4, 2007 Eastern Philosophy Letter
By Sudipa Sarkar Conclusion
Sri Aurobindo is considered one of the amongst all the greatest philosophers of all the time, who has provided a surface understanding of the creation of universe and the existence of soul with the depiction of the interaction of soul. The letters written by Sri Aurobindo is the exquisite example of classical Hindu philosophy which describes the evolution in relation to the universe by the virtue of rationalization of cosmic ideas and principle governing the transcendental movement of nature. This is true that the transcendent ideas of spiritual planes and its complexities as illustrated by Sri Aurobindo requires great steadiness, more focus and intensity of thought and realization, but we can still gain a comprehensible knowledge expressed in unimpeachable reason and logic if we can settle ourselves in an inner silence. Posted by Saikat at 11:38 PM

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Chinese to read book on Sri Aurobindo

China keen to learn English from India Times of India 4 Sep 2007 Saibal Dasgupta
This is his third time Mani of Orient Longman is visiting the annual Beijing fair. Orient Longman sold one book title in 2005 and none in 2006. This is why its success in this year's book fair is an indication of the growing eagerness among the Chinese to learn from a veriety of things from India including the art of studying English. "Our books on learning English are as good as any in the western world. And, of course, our costs are also lower," Mani said.
Other Indian publishers managed to evoke interest among their Chinese counterparts to book titles on a variety of other issues raging from chemicals, IT, defence and cultural issues. Indian book titles other than those dealing with English learning will be translated in Chinese.
Nuzhat Hassan, director of the National Book Trust, said her organisation is actively negotiating with Chinese publishers for selling title rights of eight books including two books on Buddism, two on Yoga, one on ancient Hindus, one on Sri Aurobindo and one on puzzles...
"I think China is a good market. It is all a question of perseverance. We expect some demand for book titles on subjects like maths and sciences for children as well," Mani said.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Savitri Era geo-religio-political strategy

Savitri Era Religion as the Judeo-Vedic joint-venture Aug 30, 2007 10:40 AM CET Savitri Era
FTAs are in fashion. India-Asean FTA may take off by November ‘07. The new president of Turkey is keen on entering the EU. The notion of nationhood seems really to be in peril. In this scenario, religion is emerging as an enduring glue at super-nat...

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Play of the Supramental at Pragati Maidan from today

Sri Aurobindo's works at the Delhi Book Fair
Delhi Book Fair (Annual) September 1 - 9, 2007 Pragati Maidan
Books published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry and Mira Aditi Centre etc. will be on display at the Sri Aravind Chetana Samaj stall. Organized by Dr Gyanchandra, Sri Aravind Chetana Samaj has been successfully participating in all the Book Fairs held in Delhi since 1996. Dheeraj Kumar and M.C. Joshi are prominent among other associates.
RSVP: Sri Aravind Chetana Samaj (Regd. Educational Trust, 1981) 6562/1, Chamelian Road, New Delhi-110006 (India) Phones: Navnit, Aravind (011) 23674147, 98100-52647, Anurag 98110-16914 eMail: 5:26 PM 7:02 AM 3:51 AM