Thursday, January 31, 2008

Satprem respected the hundreds of sincere Ashramites, who made up the true Ashram for him

from Maria Teresa to date 31 Jan 2008 03:36 subject Satprem.
Dear Mr. Tusar N. Mohapatra, URGENT!
In the name of my immense gratitude for Satprem (who left his body on April 9, 2007) and his sweet companion Sujata (who left his body on maj 4, 2007) I invite You to read these pages:
de Monsieur Luc Venet
under SATPREM, these articles:
- "The Battle of the Earth"
- "En pleine Bataille".

Cordial greetings,
Maria Teresa Lanza
The Battleof the Earth
by Tommaso Iorco
Mr. Luc Venet, in his recent writing titled The End of Illusion, accuses Satprem — obviously AFTER HIS DEATH, as it well suits the cowardly — of a series of alleged infamies, like the one of appointing himself as an intermediary of Mother. We know, however, that in reality Satprem never claimed anything, well aware of not at all being an Avatar, or a Vibhuti, in fact not even a Guru, but a simple human being among human beings. His burning sincerity caused him to embark on a path replete with obstacles and difficulties that no longer carried any human traits, relying exclusively on the help and Grace of Mother. This is, in fact, Satprem’s only strength: a keen, conscious and more and more whole surrender to the hands of Mother and Sri Aurobindo. Or, if one prefers, of the Divine.
Nor did Satprem ever seek to conceal his own human limits and faults [click here to read Satprem’s statement]; at most, he described himself as “Mother’s scribe” (something that one will find hard to deny him), whereas he who inveighs against him does so with the malice of a poor hack.But, as they say, there is a limit of propriety in everything. As a matter of fact, to call Patrice Marot’s suicide into play and link it to Satprem, somehow or other holding him responsible (contrary to what Patrice himself clearly stated in his last existing letter to his wife [click here to read Rose Marot’s pronouncement]), leads one to believe that Mr. Luc Venet may have once and for all lost that same light of reason that he far too often avows having saved in the course of his lifetime.Not yet satisfied, Mr. Luc Venet goes even further, saddling Satprem with a certain responsibility for the deaths of Micheline Étevenon, of Keya and of who knows how many others. Regarding the latter, who fell sick during her stay in the United States, Mr. Venet admits that he was completely unaware of Keya’s problems, and that until the end he didn’t pay her the slightest attention, completely ignoring her terrible psychophysical state — «overwhelmed by the rush of our daily activity, we were unable to see the signs of depression in her, and when we became aware of her real condition, it was already too late» (The End of Illusion).
But, still in the opinion of Mr. Venet, Satprem (who was living in India) is the only one responsible for Keya’s death! It is he, this Mephistophelean strategist, who manipulated all these ingenuous and kind spirits, he who led astray these pure souls, these unaware, lost sheep, devoid of any free will and common sense, and drove them to their utter ruin. Like defenceless babes in arms, they were bewitched by a paranoid’s charisma, to whose powerful will they blindly succumbed with wretched naiveté. Mr. Venet’s account (accompanied by the chorus of plaudits of a certain Boni Menato), more than a believable accusation against Satprem, thus appears to be an act in very bad taste, a gruesome and coarse minuet of falsehoods and slanders, a sordid and surreal melodrama contrived in the desperate attempt to besmirch Satprem’s memory.
Mr. Venet’s entire account has the same odd flavour as an ambiguous confession, which betrays a certain self-admission of irresponsibility, of choices made on the wave of emotionality by an immature individual, who is torn by a constant state of indecision and is in need of a strong figure, capable of granting him confidence. This poor, helpless child, who goes by the name of Luc Venet, had sided with Satprem without even endeavouring to ascertain within himself whether this was in fact the right thing to do for himself. In this fashion, he devised a disastrous formula that led him to self-destruction, which turned out to be far more grievous than that to which poor Patrice Marot bore witness. His whole account constantly betrays something troublesome. Mr. Venet himself supplies his best psychological outline when he acknowledges in himself a state of «profound inner ambivalence, of latent schizophrenia, where a part of my being desperately endeavoured to salvage the salvageable by grasping at anything at all» (The End of Illusion).
Who on earth actually asked Mr. Venet, or anyone else, to delegate the responsibility for his own spiritual journey to Satprem? Certainly not Satprem!!! Didn’t this Mr. Venet have his own head, his own heart, his own will? Was he bewitched, under a spell, or was he lacking the ability to discriminate, which is so crucial in order to embark on any journey? And now, who is it that is keeping Messrs. Venet and Menato under a spell? Or do they consider themselves free at last of the “Satprem-Illusion” and, encouraged by the same uncompromising proselytistic spark that made them sadly famous when in charge of the IRE, are they now just as eager to help all those who are still groping in the darkness of error?
In his comments on The End of Illusion, Mr. Boni Menato basically approves of all of Mr. Luc Venet’s remarks, but he also tries to fly even higher, spreading blasts of sententious remarks. I still remember the time, several years ago, when Mr. Menato used to insult and excommunicate those who purchased Sri Aurobindo’s books published by the Ashram: according to him, one ought not to give money to the ‘Enemy’; Mother’s Agenda ought to be the only reading material, like a new Bible compared to which every other book should be sacrificed and thrown into the fire. At present, both he and Mr. Venet, who have at last recovered their wits, are accusing Satprem of having a paranoid attitude toward the Ashram and the whole world, whereas it’s obvious, from his writings and his actions, how deeply Satprem respected the hundreds of sincere Ashramites, who made up the true Ashram for him, and how, thanks to them, the Ashram itself still had a reason to exist; not to mention how carefully he always chose to differentiate these sincere individuals from the tiny group of managers and “proprietors” of the Ashram who tried to take advantage of the enterprise for some shady purposes of their own...
How could Satprem have continued sharing his work — which was carried out in a truly disinterested way, for the entire planet and for all human beings — with collaborators who were ever ready to stab him in the back at the first opportunity?
So, in the end, I close with my thanks to two very dear brothers, namely Sujata and Satprem. On behalf of all sincere seekers, I thank you both with all my heart for having unmasked the impostors before retreating behind the scenes. Left in their hands, without you, all the Work would have turned into the umpteenth intransigent, arrogant, dreadful church, with its popes, bishops and altar boys, all only too eager to catechize the New World by means of stakes and holy inquisitions!
Perhaps a certain someone will soon find himself forced to swallow his own vomit again.
Tommaso Iorco 10 July 2007
P.S.: Hereunder, you will find the hyperlinks to some expressions of solidarity that were received from several brothers and sisters. We hope that many other loving friends of Sujata and Satprem, as well as other people prompted by their true love for Mother and Sri Aurobindo, will decide to join our appeal (kindly mailing us at
Marilde Longeri (Italy): For a friend since always and for ever... Bernard/Satprem
Marcella Mariotti (Italy): To Satprem with love
Simonetta Invernizzi (Italy): The wounded Buddha
Prem Niraja (Italy): Rien que par amour
Pratip Nahar (India): Living in gutters
Marise Goldsmith-Dansaert (France): C’est lui qui a raison
Yagna (Auroville): Escamoter Mère
Marie and Gilles (Auroville): Notre gratitude
Sergej (Kyrgyzstan): Joining with you
Maryse et Kartik (Auroville): À Satprem et Sujata
Xavière Sénéchal (Canada): Une once de respect
We leave the last word, as it is right, to Mother and Sri Aurobindo, who with their illumining answers make perfectly clear all the troubles —

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Esoteric significance of the Map of the true India and Indocentric Cosmology

Anonymous said... I read with interest what you wrote about the Map of the true India. I hope that when you write your book that you will include something on the more esoteric significance of the Map and its relation to an entire and complete Indocentric Cosmology. For more on this please see:
This will certainly give you some insight into why Sri Aurobindo and the Mother wrote the following:
"INDIA", said the Mother "is a divinely chosen country with a unique spiritual heritage. She is not the earth, rivers and mountains, nor simply the collective name for the inhabitants of this land. India is a living being, conscious of her mission in the world and waiting for the exterior means of its manifestation. India alone can lead the earth to peace and a new world order." "On the Destiny of India"
With best regards, Robert E. Wilkinson 7:50 PM, January 29, 2008
Lori Tompkins said... Several books by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet discuss the true map of India. One is Time and Imperishability, another is Kashmir and the Convergence of Time, Space and Destiny. The true map of India is seen to have correspondence to the hieroglyph of Capricorn/Makar.
The New Way, A Study in the Rise and Establishment of a Gnostic Society, Vols. 1 & 2 also discusses the map of true India in the context of the Supramental yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and in the context of India's true dharma. 1:03 AM, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It brings forth Sri Aurobindo’s neglected social and international vision and underlines his role as a cultural critic

Sri Aurobindo — A Contemporary Reader
Editor: Sachidananda Mohanty
ISBN 9780415460934 Hardback / pp. 235 / Rs 275
Routledge India Original Date of Publication: January 2008
About the Book
This book brings together some of the finest writings of Sri Aurobindo (1872–1950), justly acclaimed by Aldous Huxley as one of the greatest nationalists, visionaries and poet-philosophers of the twentieth century. The volume encompasses the extraordinary reach of this multifaceted genius, providing in one single place access to key tenets and formulations underlying the wide range of texts authored by him.
Firmly grounded in contemporary times, this work projects a body of writings that is certain to have lasting value. It brings forth Sri Aurobindo’s neglected social and international vision and underlines his role as a cultural critic, focusing on his views on ethnicity and the role language plays in the shaping of communitarian identities, his central understanding of self-determination underlying the human rights discourse of today, of identity politics and the future of ideological systems.
Located in a specific intellectual, historical and spiritual matrix, this collection will enable readers to judge the overall vision of Sri Aurobindo against the backdrop of the intellectual history of ideas. Its thrust is both local and civilisational. Backed by recent developments in theory and disciplinary practice, including consciousness and future studies, the book will interest scholars of philosophy, history, politics, cultural studies, and comparative religion.
List of Photographs / Preface / Acknowledgements / PART 1: Introduction / PART 2: I. Editor’s Prologue / The Ideal of Human Unity / II. Editor’s Prologue / The Human Cycle / III. Editor’s Prologue / War and Self Determination / IV. Editor’s Prologue / The Foundations of Indian Culture / V. Editor’s Prologue / Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest / Epilogue / References and Select Bibliography / Index
About the Editor
Sachidananda Mohanty is Professor of English at the University of Hyderabad. He has received a number of prizes and awards, including the Katha British Council Translation Prize for outstanding translation (1994) and the University Grants Commission's ‘Career Award’ (1994–97). He has published extensively in Oriya and English, including Understanding Cultural Exchange (1997), Literature and Culture (2001), Travel Writing and the Empire (2003), Travel Writing and Colonialism (2003) and Early Women’s Writing in Orissa 1898-1950: A Lost Tradition (2005), and has a forthcoming volume entitled Gender and Cultural Identity in Colonial Orissa.
He had his early education at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry.
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Monday, January 28, 2008

Lokakshema - A Center of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo in Bangalore

SriRaman New Center In Bangalore
Lokakshema - A Center of THE MOTHER and SRI AUROBINDO
Namasthe, I Sri Raman take this privilege to Invite One and All to the UNIQUE Center of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, which is opened to you all for all the 24 hours and 365 days. The Mother's Child Sri Raman
We Shall Work for Better Tomorrow
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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Lecture on Sapta Chatushtaya of Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Lecture on "Sapta Chatushtaya of Sri Aurobindo”, Sri Aurobindo Marg, 10 a.m. to 11-15 a.m. The Hindu Engagements - New Delhi In The Capital Today RELIGION
Sri Aurobindo Society: Meeting, 5, Smith Rd., Anna Salai, 10-30 a.m.
Sri Aurobindo Society Centre: Meeting, AP-514, J Block, 8th St., Anna Nagar, 6 p.m. In Chennai Today
Sri Aurobindo Devotees: Prayer, Sasi Balika Vidya Mandir, R.S. Puram, 9.30 a.m.; Kovaipudur, 4 p.m.; Sri Annai Meditation Centre, Tatabad, 10 a.m. Engagements - In Coimbatore Today Religion
Sri Aurobindo Society: Study circle meeting, 3 Lajapathi Roy Street, Chinna Chokkikulam, 10.30 a.m. In Madurai Today

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sri Aurobino in Alipore Jail

Tales of Prison Life by Sri Aurobindo at Vedic Books
Sri Aurobino's account of his experiences as an undertrial prisoner in Alipore Jail, Calcutta.
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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Differences in the Nietzchean and Sri Aurobindian Concepts

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Urmi Chakraborty is contemplating a film on the Sri Aurobindo’s year in jail

Expressindia » Story Strangers at Home PiyasreeDasgupta: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
“I think people are all for extra marital affairs in the name of parallel cinema on the Bengali screen,” says director Bappaditya Bandopadhyay. It’s human relationships, which rule the roost when it comes to commercial movies and what we call parallel cinema. “The commercial big-grossers are so irrational. The industry is badly-equipped to handle the realism required to deal with a historical figure, especially a revolutionary,” adds Bandopadhyay.
The names that spring up when we talk about Bengal and it’s role in the freedom struggle are innumerable. Contemporary Bengali cinema, in all its forms, has almost turned its back on the potent cinematic topics in the form of Bengali martyrs and their exploits. While budgets for Bengali films have gone beyond the crore mark, producers and director alike seem not interested in bringing Bengali revolutionaries alive on screen. Dealing with political realities is both expensive and time consuming. “We all want to keep our skin intact and work wonders in the box-office. Human relationships, in both the crude and the sensitive avtars are the safe options,” adds Bandopadhyay.
Theatre personality and director Bratya Basu blames the overall decline in the fortunes and quality of Bengali cinema in the last couple of decades for the lack in inspiration. Films made on shoestring budgets can hardly do justice to the accuracy and scale that a film on a revolutionary figure, arguably a period film, demands. The market and the target viewers are also of concern. “Films like Gandhi My Father or The Legend of Bhagat Singh are not commercial favourites. They are meant for a niche audience —- a risky proposition when it comes to a regional film,” says Basu.
Director Satarupa Sanyal, who has experimented with socially relevant films like Anu and commercial flicks like Kalo Cheetah, attests the view. However, she feels that the current penchant for loud films with fake glamour is a trend cultivated by filmmakers and producers with profit in mind. So a mindless potboiler like Minister Fatakeskto will do grandly at the box office with its non-urban viewership like a sober take on complicated marital relationships like Dosar. However, the not-close-to-our-life emotions and political complexities, have slim chances at profit in the city.
“The market for the cerebral is still restricted. Glamour sells here,” says Sanyal. Reason why director Urmi Chakraborty, who bagged a national award for her film Hemanter Pakhi, is contemplating Hindi or English as the language for shooting a film on the Sri Aurobindo’s year in jail.

All Orissa Sri Aurobindo Women’s Study-Circle Conference

Nikhiila Utkala Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachakra Sammilani
Matrubhaban, Cuttack, Orissa
January 24 - 26, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Numerous possibilities for living (or volunteering) and learning

As with anything, Auroville isn't perfect, and we've heard our share of complaints about the growing pains it's working through, but they've got an impressive thing going so far. For anyone interested, there are numerous possibilities for living (or volunteering) and learning with different Aurovillian villages focusing on everything from sustainable living, organic gardening, empowering rural women, teaching orphans and others. There are available classes in yoga, reiki, capoeira, singing, drawing, healthy eating, language and numerous other topics. If this sounds good to you, plan to come for two weeks up to several months to make the most of it. We hadn't planned on commiting now, but we may well return.
As the world is rapidly changing and groping for new paradigms to re-model itself, so Auroville stands poised at the start of a new millennium, ready to enter a new phase of its development and growth, and aware of a new flowering of the faith in humanity's future that it represents. posted by Tami at 9:22 AM Destination World

Monday, January 21, 2008

Places in Kolkata where Sri Aurobindo had stayed or worked from

Sri Aurobindo in Kolkata 1906 - 1910
This video describes Kolkata's association with Sri Aurobindo through Joya di's endeavour to put up marble plaques at all places in Kolkata where Sri Aurobindo had stayed or worked from. - Similar pages - Note this

23rd convocation of Sri Aurobindo Kala Bhawan, Sunabeda, Orissa

Sunday, January 20, 2008 Sri Aurobindo Kala Bhawan 50 photos
Children Celebrate at Sri Aurobindo Bhawan , NALCO, Damanjodi
Sri Aurobindo Kala Bhawan, Sunabeda celebrated its 23rd convocation of fine art, music & dance schools at NALCO Club of Damanjodi. Dr. Damayanti Dobhal, attended as the chief guest while Mrs. Sujata Pati, Chief Speaker and Mrs. Umamani attended as the guest of honour. Children sang, danced, managed the stage and also received prizes. Thanks to the efforts of Amlendu Jana, Secretary, and Binay Ku. Mishra, president, Sri Aurobindo Kala Bhawan for their great effort in bringing out the latent talent from the children .
Please clik on the yellow mark and see 50 photographs of the children and watch the Video of them in action . Posted by koraputonline at 9:50 PM

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Lecture on “The Life Divine” by Prashant Khanna

Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Lecture on “The Life Divine” by Prashant Khanna, Sri Aurobindo Marg, 10 a.m. to 11-15 a.m. The Hindu Engagements - New Delhi In the capital today
Sri Aurobindo Society: Meeting, 5, Smith Rd., Anna Salai, 10-30 a.m.
Sri Aurobindo Society Centre: Meeting, AP-514, J Block, 8th St., Anna Nagar, 6 p.m. In Chennai Today
Sri Aurobindo Devotees Prayer Group: Joint prayers, Sasi Balika Vidya Mandir, R.S. Puram, 9.30 a.m.; W 7/C, Kovaipudur, 4 p.m.; Sri Annai Meditation Centre, West Power House Road, Tatabad, 10 a.m. In Coimbatore Today
Sri Aurobindo Society: Study circle meeting, 3 Lajapathi Roy Street, Chinna Chokkikulam, 10.30 a.m. In Madurai Today

Friday, January 18, 2008

Devotional songs by Mohan Mistry

The Mother's presence is always there; but if you decide to act on your own - your own idea, your own notion of things, your own will and demand upon things, then it is quite likely that her presence will get veiled; it is not she who withdraws from you, but you who draw back from her.

The Mother's

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.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A sculptor, artist, architect and planner, Roger Anger designed the Matrimandir, the soul of Auroville

Roger Anger passes away Staff Reporter The Hindu Thursday, Jan 17, 2008

PUDUCHERRY: Roger Anger, chief architect of the international township of Auroville and member of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation, passed away on January 15 in France. He was 84 and is survived by his wife, daughter and grandchildren. Mr. Anger had been ailing for some time.
As the person who gave form to the Mother’s vision, Mr. Anger conceptualised the master plan of Auroville. Giving up commercial architecture, he dissolved his partnership in France to take up the Auroville project as a full-time work. A sculptor, artist, architect and planner, he designed the Matrimandir, the soul of Auroville. He was here in October last and was scheduled to come again towards the end of this month.
The Auroville project, which began in 1964, was conceived by Sri Aurobindo’s French-born disciple, Mirra Alfassa — “The Mother.” She spoke of a place on earth that could not be claimed or owned by any nation, but where people from all over could live freely and in peace. It was largely designed by Mr. Anger, and inaugurated in 1968 when soils from around the world were symbolically put in an urn along with the Auroville Charter.
At its spiritual and physical heart is the futuristic spherical structure, Matrimandir, a place dedicated to the universal mother. The structure, which has been under construction for over three decades, is a flattened dome spanning 36 metres in diameter, surrounded by gardens, an amphitheatre covered with red Agra stone and meditation rooms.
Radiating from the Mandir and its gardens, the city is architecturally conceived along the lines of a galaxy, evolving organically within certain parameters. The completed Mandir is scheduled to be unveiled on February 28, marking the 40th anniversary of Auroville itself. The original design envisaged accommodation for 50,000 residents but now there are only about 1,500.Self-sufficient living
Auroville is considered much more than a place for devotional meditation, as an experiment in self-sufficient living. Its concept and innovative community living make this a place of interest for any visitor.
In a message in January 2007, Mr. Anger said:
“The teams working on the Matrimandir have renewed themselves over the years. Succeeding one another, they have devoted their time and courage to the achievement of this task in spite of pressure and resistance. Each in his or her own way and to their own capacity knew how to offer their indispensable contribution to the creation of this unique building: the Matrimandir, the tool of The Mother to accelerate the transformation and the advent of a new consciousness.
“Undoubtedly it was impossible to assume the responsibility for a work of such an importance without the play of ‘forces’ wanting to delay its completion — yet even they collaborated fully in its fulfilment. Today, we must forget the difficulties of the past and fully enjoy seeing the miracle of its realisation being finally accomplished.”Memorial meeting
At a memorial meeting, held under the banyan tree near the Matrimandir on Wednesday morning, over 200 Aurovillians took part.
In his message, Auroville Foundation Secretary M. Ramaswamy said: “Roger Anger was a link between the Mother and Auroville. He took very keen interest in drafting Auroville’s Master Plan and saw the completion of the Matrimandir in his lifetime. His demise is a great loss for Aurovillians and the community of architects.”
A long-time associate and chessmate of Mr. Anger, Pashi Kapur recalled that the Mother had told him that he would be able to design and construct a very different kind of city. “A restlessly creative person, he would even create pieces of art from waste. There are over 500 pieces of work that he has created and we plan to exhibit them in May. Roger was able to galvanise many architects to work in Auroville since he gave them the freedom to express themselves.”

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A Journey from Politics to Yoga: From the Early Political Writings of Sri Aurobindo

A Journey from Politics to Yoga: From the Early Political Writings of Sri Aurobindo Sri Aurobindo
ISBN : 8170601906 / Paperback Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication

Vande Mataram and Islam Aurobindo Mazumdar
ISBN : 818324159X / Paperback Mittal Publications / Year : 2007

Sri Aurobindo Purnima Majumdaar
ISBN : 8128801945 / Paperback Diamond Books / Year : 2004
Sri Aurobindo on Hinduism Sri Aurobindo
Paperback Smt. Maya Chattopadhyay
The Spirit's Manifest Home: The Story of Sri Aurobindo Ashram-Delhi Branch Makarand Paranjape (Comp. & Ed. by)
ISBN : 8188847011 / Paperback Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication / Year : 2003
Philosophy and Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and Other Essays Kireet Joshi
ISBN : 8185137943 / Hardbound Mother's Institute of Research / Year : 2003
Sri Aurobindo, Jung and Vedic Yoga Satya Prakash Singh
ISBN : 8187471123 / Hardbound Standard Publishers / Year : 2003
Sri Aurobindo on Indian Art: Selections from His Writings, with Photographs by Elisabeth Beck
Sri Aurobindo ISBN : 8185822617 / Hardbound Mapin Publishing Pvt.Ltd
Vivekananda Aurobindo and Gandhi on Education Susmit Prasad Pani Samar Kumar Pattanaik
ISBN : 8126129999 / Hardbound Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd. / Year : 2006
Sri Aurobindo and the New Thought in Indian Politics: Being A Study in the Ideas of Indian Nationalism, based on the rare writings of Sri Aurobindo in the Daily Bande Mataram during the years, 1906-08 Haridas Mukherjee (Ed. by) Uma Mukherjee (Ed. by)
ISBN : 8171020585 / Hardbound Firma KLM Private Ltd.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sarveshwari Jagdishvari

MAA by Jagjit Singh
Devotional Sarveshwari Jagdishvari Singer : Jagjit Singh Language : Hindi Religion : Hindu Music Director : Jagjit Singh Lyrics : Members Of Sri Aurbindo Society
Ambe Charan Kamal Hain Tere Singer : Jagjit Singh Language : Hindi Religion : Hindu Music Director : Jagjit Singh Lyrics : Members Of Sri Aurbindo Society

8 new soulful bhajans sung by Jagjit Singh and Chorus. An offering from Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry, India.

Om Anandamayi Chaitanyamayi
Ambe Charan Kamal Hain Tere
Mere Man Ke Andh Tamas Mein Jyotirmayi Utaro
Varde Varde Varde
Sarveshwari Jagdishwari He Maat Roop Maheshwari
De Maa Nij Charanon Ka Pyar
Mera Jeevan Teri Sharan
Karm Sakal Tav Vilas
Lyrics written by members of Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry, India.

Jagjit Singh is undisputedly one of the most talented artists of India. He was born on February 8, 1941 in Sri Ganga Nagar in Rajasthan, India. He received his musical training from the honorable Ustad Jamal Khan, and gained early recognition from his recordings at HMV and EMI India. In 1976, he and his wife Chitra Singh released "The Unforgettable Ghazal collection". This album set new sales records and has been followed by numerous ghazals as well as devotional/religious albums, all of which have become classics. Jagjit Singh's work has created a renewed interest in the art of Ghazal poetry and performance and has been heard in films and television releases. He has received several awards from both the music industry and from state governments, attesting to his popularity.

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It takes real good efforts & sustained will power to do works of this magnitude

Kiran Paranjape has left a new comment on your post "Twenty-six volumes have been issued thus far; the ...": Your work here is commendable. It takes real good efforts & sustained will power to do works of this magnitude. Wish you all the best.
Webmaster - Translations Posted by Kiran Paranjape to Savitri Era Learning Forum at 10:32 AM, January 13, 2008

Sri Annai Meditation Centre, Coimbatore

Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Bimal Mohanty will deliver a lecture on "Spiritual Approach to Life”, Sri Aurobindo Marg, 10 a.m. to 11-15 a.m. In The Capital Today The Hindu Engagements - New Delhi
Sri Aurobindo Society: Meeting, 5, Smith Rd., Anna Salai, 10.30 a.m. Chennai Today
Sri Aurobindo Devotees Prayer Group: Writing of Savithri episode, Sri Annai Meditation Centre, West Power House Road, Tatabad, 10 a.m.; Joint prayers, Sasi Balika Vidya Mandir, R.S. Puram, 9.30 a.m.; W 7/C, Kovaipudur, 4 p.m.; Sri Annai Meditation Centre, West Power House Road, Tatabad, 10 a.m. Coimbatore Today

Nalinikanta Gupta’s birth anniversary

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY January 13 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.30 pm: Nalinikanta Gupta’s birth anniversary programme features reading and recitation by Dipak Mukherjee and Sukriti Lahari, and songs by Agnibeen Chattopadhyay. The Telegraph, Front Page > Calcutta > Timeout, Saturday, January 12, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Writings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo published so far are online

The Works of Sri Aurobindo
by RY Deshpande on Fri 11 Jan 2008 06:00 AM PST Permanent Link
The Ashram has now made available Sri Aurobindo's and the Mother's written works on its website in PDF format. All the volumes of the Collected Works of the Mother and those so far published in the Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo can be accessed at:

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sri Aurobindo and The Mother’s philosophy of education

A Brief Profile of Dr. Anju Khanna Monday, January 7, 2008
Dr. Anju Khanna has 23 years of experience in the field of education. Her moorings are seeped in Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s philosophy of education as empowerment for the psychic, vital and mental growth of the child and therein of a community...
She conducts training programs and provides consultancy services to the Primary Wing of Senior Schools of Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Vadodra & Patna for curriculum and empowerment of staff related to the ‘inside-outside’ phenomena of education in terms of milestone variations.
The Circle under her, both at Delhi and Gurgaon, is emerging as an integrated set-up for children with learning difficulties and spectrum disorders.
She is currently on a quest for undertaking research in E.C.C.E practices in the country and the social /psychological impact on young children.
She is also attached as an active member with forums related to the discovery of the self (Astha Foundation) both as a learner and a facilitator. Posted by Dr. Anju Khanna at 11:29 PM

Do you want to participate in this evolutionary adventure?

About Me Narayanan Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sri Aurobindo's Integral Yoga is serious business and is for reals. The "Force" of The Mother descends into oneself and conducts the Yoga for evolution from 'Man' to 'Superman'. Can you believe this? Do you want to participate in this evolutionary adventure? Then join us. The purpose of this blog is to share with interested people, this process in me and my friends. We are a small group in Varanasi, India. Welcome Abroad for a journey into your own future. Sincerely, V.Narayanan View my complete profile Blog Archive2008 (2) January (2) 4. SUPERMAN, SPACE & TIME 3. TIME, SPACE & EVOLUTION 2007 (2) December (2) 2. TIME TRAVEL I. What we mean by the word "SUPERMAN"

Some will participate and be transformed, others will remain at their present level

Reply by M Alan Kazlev
The Cosmic process of evolution is inevitable and unstoppable. We can be a part of it, be co-creators and co-emergers in and as it (as Sri Aurobindo affirms in his many books and as can be seen even in the present discussion in this forum) or we can allow it to pass us by. I do think that some people, as they are at present, are simply incapable of change. This isn't a judgmental thing. Some will participate and be transformed, others will remain at their present level even after Supramentalisation. Nothing will be lost. open source

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

1908 January Baroda. First meeting of Sri Aurobindo with Vishnu Bhaskar Lele

Aurbindo Society vadodara
Relics of Shri Aurobindo are present here. It is open to all for meditation. This society contains a library, study room and sales emporium. Posted by parthiv at 12:08 AM vadodara

Sunday, January 06, 2008

V. Purushothaman, N. Rajagopal, Bimal Mohanty

Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Lecture on “Prasthana Trayam” by Bimal Mohanty, Sri Aurobindo Marg, 10 a.m. to 11-15 a.m. In the capital today The Hindu
Sri Aurobindo Devotees Prayer Group: Joint prayers, Sasibalika Vidya Mandir, R.S.Puram, 9.30 a.m.; Sri Annai Meditation Centre, Tatabad, 10 a.m. Coimbatore Today The Hindu
Sri Aurobindo Society: Talk by N. Rajagopal, 5, Smith Rd., 10.30 a.m. Chennai today The Hindu
Spiritual discourse By edit01 Mr.V. Purushothaman will speak on “Isha Vasya Upanishad at Sri Aurobindo Society Centre, AP-514, J Block, 8th Street, Anna Nagar, Chennai -40, on 30th Dec at 6.00 pm For details, contact-26161826. ChennaiPlus -

Friday, January 04, 2008

Shonar Joshi has been working on the Resurgent India Project full time for several months

The Purpose "Resurgent India" would aim to evoke in us Indians a great love for India, a pride in our heritage, and an inspiration to work for an even greater tomorrow in the new Millennium. The purpose of "Resurgent India", therefore, is:
* To re-discover and highlight the true and authentic picture of India's great achievements in every field of human activity, including science and technology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, surgery, architecture, sculpture, art, music, dance, agriculture, polity and administration and Yoga and spirituality.
* To gain an insight into the causes and the forces which enabled India to attain these heights.
* Finally, to draw inspiration from these insights, to work for a New, Vibrant and Resurgent India, that will go beyond its ancient achievements and play its true role in the world as "a leader in the ways of the spirit and a friend and helper of all the peoples".
The qualities that for centuries gave India its unparalleled eminence will not only have to be rediscovered and re-established but also to be taken to greater heights.
For this a beginning has to be made by creating a greater awareness about these truths. At the same time a movement has to be initiated that will bring together people from various fields who would like to strive together for the above purpose.
The Target Audience
"Resurgent India" is expected to impact a large number and cross-section of people in various age groups and fields. It would be particularly targeted at Indians, NRIs and foreigners who have an increasing desire to know India.
Resurgent India Online Contributions through Online Contributions
We are happy to announce that, a very popular Indian website, has come forward to collaborate with Sri Aurobindo Society for the Resurgent India Project. They have offered to make known this project to their viewers worldwide and have created a facility for Online Contributions. We believe that this collaboration will be a great help in taking the project forward and we invite participation from all who love India.
We may mention here that Sulekha has been widely acclaimed by the media. The Times of India has called it 'one of the finest Indian websites', while Rediff has written that Sulekha is 'one of the biggest creative and vibrant online communities of Indians'. Sulekha has thousands of contributors, 250,000 pages of content and is viewed and enjoyed by millions across the world.

UPDATES Resurgent India
It is now a little more than 12 months that the Resurgent India Project has been started. It has drawn a very encouraging and enthusiastic response from a large number of persons.
A Professor of mathematics in Calcutta is gathering material on the contributions of India to mathematics, science and astronomy.
A dancer in Chennai is working on Indian Classical Dance.
A person in Trivandrum is gathering information from different sources on various topics.
Some others are collecting funds for the project. Several persons have also suggested that it would be nice if, from time to time, there could be an update of the progress of the work.
Ms. Shonar Joshi has been working on the Resurgent India Project full time for several months. As part of her research she has also been travelling to different parts of India. She has already covered Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. We asked her for her personal experiences and observations. We give below the note sent by her. It contains both, the pain and the joy a lover of India encounters as he or she tries to find and touch the heart of India. We feel it would be of interest to all those who are involved in the Resurgent India Project. India needs more and more persons who would like to strive for its resurgence.

Sanjay from Kalupadaghat at Koraput

Santakar says...
The 12th Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo's Relics installation in Sri Aurobindo Ashram of Koraput was celebrated today amidst devotees who had reached from different parts of the district. Sanjay Bhai, from Kalupadaghat in Puri district attending as the chief guest spoke on the life and ideals of a devotee that need to be practiced in the integral yoga . Posted by koraputonline at 10:21 AM Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 e-mail service

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