Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Concentric layers of consciousness make up the Universe

I don't know what to make of Satprem's remarks.  Did he say this out of spiritual insight or was it just speculation?  Sri Aurobindo and the Mother repeatedly said that the future is a play of Forces - that everything is not completed worked out.   As you (i.e. Anon) may have read in their works, there are concentric layers of consciousness from the gross to the subtle which make up the Universe.   It is only when an event is fixed in the subtle-physical that one can say with certitude that it will manifest in a certain fashion.   Everything in the worlds above is subject to modification.
For instance, both Sri Aurobindo and the Mother had seen India's freedom in their visions around 1910 but they did not know until much later that there would also be a partition.
Dear Friends, It gives me immense bliss to announce to you all that Overman Foundation has received two precious gifts from two senior sadhikas of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. And the gifts are a sari with a blouse worn by the Mother and a piece of cloth belonging to Sri Aurobindo.
These rare gifts will adorn the shrine of Overman Foundation and be brought out for public darshan on special occasions.
With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee
Chairman, Overman Foundation.
A critique of the book "The Lives of Sri Aurobindo" by Peter Heehs ... By General Editor
[The following notice was put up on the Sri Aurobindo Ashram's notice board on 23.9.2010 afternoon and then removed the same evening. It was put up again on the 24th afternoon and again removed on the 27th afternoon. Since this notice has significant bearing on the recent controversies surrounding the book, we hope that its circulation in public will help to clarify things and lead to better understanding among all. -- Editorial Team]
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Sri Aurobindo Darshan: The University of Tomorrow. ... will be closely examined in the light of Sri Aurobindo's writings on Indian culture and society. ...
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Tusar N Mohapatra has left a new comment on your post "Das Gupta is a captive of Heehs camp":
Manoj Das Gupta is the latest to join the anti-book bandwagon, and you may address your request to him for an authorized explanation. [TNM] Posted to Savitri Era at 12:54 PM, September 27, 2010
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The most beautiful post I have read so far on this forum, and perhaps the only one that is truly worth reading. Posted by Govind to Savitri Era Open Forum at 6:29 PM, September 29, 2010
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You have revealed the ugly force behind the book in your revelatory, and by far the best critique that there exists. True, eloquent and masterful are both your comments. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era at 12:37 PM, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Talk on Savitri – by Makarand J Paranjape

Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore
2A Starlight Terrace, Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, Singapore
We are a non profit organization of the followers of Sri Aurobindo, The Mother and the path of integral yoga as outlined by Sri Aurobindo. Our activities include weekly meditations, a monthly walk and an integral enrichment program for children
Program DATE         TIME DETAILS
5th Sep, 2010 Sunday          6.00 pm         Living Question and The  Mother’s Answerconducted by Shailaja
12th Sep, 2010 Sunday        6.00 pm         Guided Meditation
19th Sep, 2010 Sunday        6.00 pm         Savitri Circle
26th Sep, 2010 Sunday        6.00 pm         Talk on Savitri – by Makarand J Paranjape Canto 1 of Book VI, "The Book of Fate"
IEP Sessions 
The first of a series of IEP sessions will be held on 12th September 2010, 3pm to 5pm. The topic of exploration is Sincerity. For more details on this year's IEP schedule and to register please contact Kiruthika ( at 9649 0670, ShreeValli ( at 90266795 or Jayanthy ( at 9652 2197. 
“Savitri” Talk at Our Centre By Prof. Makarand R Paranjape 
We are pleased to inform you that Prof. Makarand Paranjape will be presenting a series of talks on “Savitri” every fourth Sunday of the month at 6pm at our centre. The season began with an "Introductory Talk on Savitri" on 29th Aug 2010. 
September Talk: Sunday 26th September 2010, 6 - 7pm, Prof. Makarand Paranjape: Canto 1 of Book VI, "The Book of Fate" - Sri Aurobindo Society of Singapore, 2A Starlight Road, #01-07, Singapore.
Prof. Makarand R. Paranjape is currently a Visiting Professor at South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. We look forward to seeing all of you there. 
Opening of Centre on Saturdays 
We are pleased to announce that the centre premises will be open on Saturdays with effect from the month of August, i.e. 7 August 2010 onwards, between 4pm and 6pm. The premises will be open for anyone who is interested to browse through our library collection, read, meditate or simply spend some quiet moments there. All welcome. 
Any member who is interested in assisting in this endeavour in one way or another may please contact Sundari at 97519760 or Jayanthy at 96522197. 
Hosting of Walks 
Dear members, If you wish to host one of our Sunday morning walks’ meditation session followed by brunch in your home, do write in to Ramanathan at or make a call on his mobile Tel No: 91385130, with details of your full name and address, preferred month of walk and preferred walk venue, if any.