Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Mother had a unique bond of love and affection with Dilip Kumar Roy

from overman foundation to bcc date 12 February 2011 16:51 subject From Overman Foundation: The Mother’s Correspondence with Dilip Kumar Roy
Dear Friends, 
Not many people are aware of the fact that the Mother had a unique bond of love and affection with Dilip Kumar Roy (1897-1980), one of Sri Aurobindo’s most favourite disciples. Sri Aurobindo is reported to have written the maximum number of letters to Dilip Kumar Roy. Even after Sri Aurobindo’s accident in November 1938 which resulted in the cessation of all correspondence between Him and His other disciples, the epistolary exchanges between Sri Aurobindo and Dilip Kumar went on till the end of 1950. 
But not many people know that the Mother too had written numerous letters to Dilip Kumar. We take the opportunity of publishing a dozen of such letters written to Dilip Kumar Roy by the Mother.
To read the letters, please click on the following link: 
With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee 
Chairman, Overman Foundation

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Magic in images of daily life

From Paulette Date 10 February 2011 03:36 subject THE MYSTIC SOUL OF NATURE: photographic exhibition
Nature is a world of wonder both in its grand cosmic design as in infinitesimal details. In this photographic exhibition I have tried to capture the magic found in images of daily life: misty mornings, foggy and rainy days, sunsets and sunrises and passing clouds, the intricacies of barks and branches, minute images of grass, aerial seeds and tiny wild flowers and dew drops...  A secret energy is at work, a numinous power that generates the evolution of countless forms, each of them a miracle of creation.
We have lost touch with the inner shaman, who is one with the divinity of Nature. We have to recover the untamed child within and look at beings and forms as the Divine in manifestation, inhabiting each and all, immanent, and transcendent.
“No one I am, I who am all that is”: truth of being and becoming.

The show, presented by Apollo Children's Foundation and Astad Deboo Foundation, travels to Auroville on Feb 18, and to Pondicherry on the 20th. ...
Mohan, who was the head of the Auroville Bamboo Research Centre, believes that we need to renew our association with natural materials. ...
Sri Aurobindo discovered, for example, that there are several realms of ... According to Sri Aurobindo these other worlds are stacked in a spiral of lower ...
early 1900s and met nationalist poet and philosopher Sri Aurobindo, following the advice of his collaborator Mirra Alfassa, better known as The Mother'. ...
A FREED MAN Journey to the Farthest Reaches of the Self and to the Center of the Universe
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011 Day 36 - 43 Day 36 - Body Memory
Check out this piece I wrote on Body Memory, which my friend that works at the garden with me posted on her wonderful blog! Evolutivity - Body Memory

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Sri Aurobindo Ashram's urgent call to the divided world

The Response of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother 85 RN Minor 6. The Response of Swami Bhaktivedanta 105 RD Baird 7. The Response of Modern Vaisnavism 129 KK Klostermaier 8. Saiva Siddhanta and Religious Pluralism 151 K. Sivaraman 9....
For a full discussion, see Robert N. Minor, "The Response of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother," in Modern Indian Responses to Religious Pluralism, ed. Harold Coward (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987), 85-104. 28. ...
For a thorough treatment of Aurobindo and Radhakrishnan on religious pluralism, see RN Minor, "The Response of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother" in HG Coward, pp. 85-104; and RN Minor, "The Christian Education of Sarvapelli Radhakrishnan,"...
I greet you in the name of the World Union which is the response of Sri Aurobindo Ashram's urgent call to the divided world for existence and for recovering its soul of unity. Sri Aurobindo's and the Mother's philosophy and practice of ...
On their view of other religions see Robert N. Minor, "The Response of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother," in Modern Indian Responses to Religious Pluralism, ed. by Harold Coward (Albany, 1987), pp. 85-104. ...
27. Ibid., p. 1062. 28. Ibid., XV, p. 127. 29. For a full discussion of Aurobindo's position toward "religion" and "the religions," see Robert N. Minor, "The Response of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother," ...
The Response of sri Aurobindo Ashram The Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education at Pondicherry has been experimenting along these lines recognising the world cry and the urgent need, for the past thirty years. ...

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

She was known as Blanche Rachel Mirra Alfassa

From overman foundation date 8 February 2011 12:30 subject From Overman Foundation: Photographs of the Mother’s early years.
Dear Friends, 
The late Pournaprema, the Mother’s youngest grand-daughter, whom we lovingly addressed as ‘Pourna-di’, has begun her book on the Mother titled A Unique Little Girl in the following words:

‘A unique little girl…
Do you understand what that means?
A unique little girl, is a little girl who is not ordinary.
I believe you know her… This is the little girl who is not ordinary.

This little girl is called Mirra—Mirra Alfassa. That is to say, right from her birth, she was called Mirra Alfassa, and her initials were M  A, MA. From the moment she was born she was called MA. On her clothes, on her sheets, on her dresses, there was embroidered: MA’

Today we take this opportunity of sharing with you some rare photographs of the Mother’s early years when She was known as Blanche Rachel Mirra Alfassa. These photographs were taken between 1883 and 1898. 
To view the photographs, please click on the following link: 
With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee 
Chairman, Overman Foundation.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Complete judgment of the Alipore Bomb Trial

From overman foundation date 2 February 2011 17:17 subject From Overman Foundation: The Mother’s First Essay
Dear Friends, 
February is the month in which, on the 21st, the Mother’s birthday is celebrated in the Aurobindonian community. To commemorate the said occasion, we would publish from this week onwards till the 28th of February a number of documents related to the Mother’s life and works every week as tributes. 

Today we are starting our series of tributes to the Mother by publishing the first essay titled The Path of Later On which She had penned as a young girl of fifteen in 1893. To read the essay, please click on the following link: 
With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee 
Chairman, Overman Foundation.

From: overman foundation Date: 30 January 2011 12:14 Subject: From Overman Foundation: Sri Aurobindo’s Messages on the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
Dear Friends,       
On 30 January 1948 Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated at Birla House, New Delhi. On the said occasion, Sri Aurobindo had issued two statements. The first one was a telegram dated 4 February 1948 which was sent to Mr. Kumbi of Gadag, in reply to his telegram “DARKNESS SORROW SPREADS FAST INDIA BAPUJI DEATH CHILDREN PRAY MESSAGE’. It was later released to the newspapers. The second message was sent to All India Radio, Tiruchirapalli, on 5 February 1948 in response to a request for a message.

We take the opportunity of sharing these two messages with you. To read the two messages, please click on the following link: 
With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee 
Chairman, Overman Foundation.

From: overman foundation Date: 5 January 2011 17:19 Subject: From Overman Foundation: Publication of The Alipore Bomb Trial Judgment.
Dear Friends,
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that on 30 December 2010 Overman Foundation has published its first research project in English, the unabridged version of the Alipore Bomb Trial Judgment rendered by C. P. Beachcroft on 6 May 1909. 

A portion of this judgment emphasizing mostly on Sri Aurobindo was published in the book, “The Alipore Bomb Trial” edited by B. K. Bose in 1922. But it is only through this publication of Overman Foundation that the complete judgment of the Alipore Bomb Trial has seen the light of the day. Not only will this book help the students of history but also the students of law.

Compiled and edited by Shri Anurag Banerjee, this e-book consisting of 149 pages is priced Rs. 50 (fifty) only. Those who would like to place an order may write to us at the following email addresses:
With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee
Chairman,  Overman Foundation.