September 13, 2008: Anniversary Celebrations of Sri Aurobindo Study Circles:-
- Dabugan, Papadahandi, Odisha Events Calendar
- Mahasaraswati Women's Study Circle at the residence of Krushna Chandra Swain, Gopalpur, Banki, Odisha
September 12-15, 2008: Class on Sri Aurobindo's The Synthesis of Yoga at L-39, Housing Board Colony, Dhenkanal, Odisha
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch: Lecture on "Spiritual Approach to Life” by Bimal Mohanty Sri Aurobindo Ashram Marg, 10 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. Sunday, Sep 14, 2008 Satsang with discourses — Ph. 26524807 [HT]
Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture: Workshop on Elevating Life through Vedic Wisdom, Sri Aurobindo Complex, 9th Cross, 30th Main, 1st Phase, J P Nagar, 10 am. - Bangalore RELIGIOUS Deccan Herald » City Today Sunday, September 14, 2008 The Hindu: Engagements: Bangalore today
Sri Aurobindo Society Centre: Meeting, AP-514, J Block, 8th St., Anna Nagar, 6 p.m. The Hindu: Engagements: Chennai today
Sri Aurobindo Devotees: Special Prayers, Pushpanjali Sevai, Writing of Savithri Episode, Sri Annai Meditation Centre, West Power House Road, Tatabad, 8 a.m.; Joint Prayers, Annai Meditation Centre, Kovaipudur, 4 p.m. and Sasi Balika Vidya Mandir, Azad Road, R.S. Puram 9.30 a.m. Engagements - Coimbatore today RELIGION The Hindu Sunday, Sep 14, 2008
Sunday, 14 Sep Children's Play ::: SAWCHU ::: Sun ::: 4:00 PM
Recent Ceramic Works: by Rakhee Kane ::: Gallery Square Circle : Kala Kendra ::: Sun ::: 11:00 AM
Jean Gebser, Aurobindo and Human Consciousness
Evolution of Consciousness According to Jean Gebser By Ulrich J. Mohrhoff
“Everything that happens to us, then, is only the answer and echo of what and how we ourselves are.” -- Jean Gebser
This article introduces and summarizes The Ever-Present Origin, the magnum opus of cultural historian and evolutionary philosopher Jean Gebser, largely in his own words. According to Gebser, human consciousness underwent a series of mutations each of which has enriched reality by a new (qualitative) dimension. At present humanity is again undergoing such a mutation: this time from the mental, perspectival structure of consciousness to the integral, aperspectival structure or, using the terminology of Sri Aurobindo, from mind to supermind. The integrality of this consciousness consists in part in its ability to integrate the preceding consciousness structures, rather than suppressing them (as the mental structure does) and hence being adversely affected by them. The article concludes with a brief account of the Mother’s personal experience of this mutation. Read More: Here Home
Eero Hämeenniemi has been coming to India for more than three decades every year. How did India happen? I ask as he takes me round the old quarters of Finland. “In our school text book, we had an open letter to the world’s youth by the great German music composer Karlheinz Stockhousen whom I greatly admired. I was 16 and I wrote to him.”
Stockhousen, then in Japan, wrote back asking the young man to read The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo. Hämeenniemi found the book only in the Helsinki open distance library. He had to read it in three weeks. He asked his mother if she would let him miss school to finish the book. She agreed and he read the book in the time given.
“I understood very little at the time but it made me want to go to India.” He made it to India in his early thirties and has been visiting every year since. “I first went to North India but found that I was attending more South Indian concerts there. So I decided to go to Madras in 1991. Chennai is now a second home to me.” The Hindu Sunday, Sep 14, 2008 HIGH NOTES Cultural melting pot V.R. DEVIKA
The premiere of Eero Hämeenniemi’s “Rain and Red Earth”, at the recent Helsinki Festival, was an amazing experience.
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Sri Aurobindo had a multifaceted personality. He was anIndian nationalist, scholar, poet, Hindu mystic, evolutionary philosopher, yogiand guru, all rolled into one. This book on the great personality, gives an insight into the various stages of his life, providing the readers valuable information... More
Relating to Aurobindo Posted by Steven Nickeson on September 7, 2008 at 4:59 pm
Things being a little slow here I thought I would re-publish a piece from my Integral Liberties blog... It comes up from time to time when I think of Sri Aurobindo. Like I wrote in the first essay on this blog, I cannot relate well to the man at all except for the fact that he was mightily overtaken by the Spirit while in prison and on trial for his life. It is a common syndrome, the jail house conversion. I recall he sat through his trial in something of an ecstatic, non-dual trance. I cannot say I knew personally anyone who could make the same claim.