Friday, March 28, 2008

Sri Aurobindo wrote amazing poetry

victoria said
yeah, I know ! As if it's not enough just being an absolute AVATAR – Sri Aurobindo wrote amazing poetry too ! You should check out his epic volume SAVITRI – enough literature to last a lifetime –written in one dimension after another & another & another…

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Savitri - a true magical poetry - is a gift by Sri Aurobindo to the whole world

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Sri Aurobindo and Mother jointly have showed the humanity a path to progress for attaining moksha. There seems is no way than trying for perfection. The otherwise chaotic mind gains a lot by following silence. Savitri a true magical poetry is gift by Sri Aurobindo to the whole world to move in a new direction. It is revolutionary path needs people with guts to follow. Posted by udayakumar to Savitri Era Political Action at 3:21 PM, March 22, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Creation of the new world by Aswapati in the House of the Spirit must have taken place sometime during the early 1940s

Re: “I was facing a huge golden door…” —Birth sometime during 1938-1942
by RY Deshpande on Sun 09 Mar 2008 09:01 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link

Let us have a brief look at some of the events in the Mother’s life as we might discern from the biographical representation of it in Sri Aurobindo’s epic Savitri. According to it, there is sufficient ground to surmise that the creation of the new world by Aswapati in the House of the Spirit must have taken place sometime during the early 1940s. This was the time when Sri Aurobindo had finalised in his own hand the draft of Savitri’s first part, Books I-III. It is here that we have an elaborate description of this new and marvellous world governed by the Perfection’s Law. Prior to that, the indefatigable yogi-tapasvin was busy with bringing down the supermind in his physical. The Overmind had already appeared in the physical on 24 November 1926, the Siddhi Day, the day when the Krishna Consciousness entered the tough material-corporeal...

The descent of the golden Light, the supramental Light in Sri Aurobindo’s physical started happening early in August 1938 and, surely enough, it had connection with the “new and marvellous creation” which was later described in great detail in Savitri. (p. 323) The draft of this part of Savitri, the first three Books, was completed by September 1942. We might therefore say that it was during the first half of the Second World War, perhaps during August 1938 and September 1942, that this new creation had taken its birth in the transcendent. It is that which had to be brought down. We shall see some of these aspects in brief detail as we shall proceed in our discussion of this topic. RYD

Monday, March 10, 2008

She needs just one thing from us. That is Faith

Today, 12:46 AM Childofmother New ILite Join Date: Mar 2008 City: Chennai State: TN Country: India Posts: 5 Referrals: 0 About The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

The Mother is parasakthi who brought down the Supramental Force. That is the reason when there is trouble in horoscope or any fate/karma related problem, she send her Force to change Fate as Destiny and erases all past karma. Many times I have noticed many wrong in horoscope simply doesnt happen when we pray to Annai.

We can pray to Annai and invite Her Force to our hearts and homes and Her Force is capable of wiping out all evil, and problems in our lives. She needs just one thing from us. That is Faith.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Human unity is something that needs to just happen, we need to just do it

the bonfire was really quite spectacular, and there was a group of people with chimes that they played once the sun had risen. a procession of children in white made their way with little lights to the urn in the center of the ampitheatre (which contains soil from 120 countries around the world, put there 40 years ago by representatives), where they placed them, and then received more soil (im not sure where from) to place in a large golden bowl a little bit away from the lotus-urn. the matrimandir (this really incredible structure and meditation - or rather place devoted to the concentration of consciousness, more on it later) was lit up and glowing golden behind me, and on our way in we passed a huge banyan tree, with jasmine tendrils tied to its many branches and chrysanthamums scattered around the ground and little ghee lights lit at the base of each root - a really enchanted and breathtaking sight. what struck me was the number of people (the ampitheatre was almost filled) and the incredible silence. i had never been a part of such a large group that was so quiet and still. truly amazing. afterwards, i went with gaia around, socializing, and meeting people. we went under the banyan tree, and i went up to one of the roots/trunks and leaned against it. that tree is really something else - it is vibrating at such a high frequency. i felt as if i was in another world entirely.

the rest of the day was spent at the symposium for the ideal of human unity - the main purpose of auroville is to realize human unity. they had dignitaries speak in the morning, and then the afternoon was filled with aurovillians giving their personal perspective on just what human unity is and how it is realized. the consensus seems to be that it is not something that can be intellectualized or thought through, rather, it is something that needs to just happen, we need to just do it. a lovely image was given related to this topic, a parable from african culture - humanity is like a tree: all the branches are fighting while the roots are kissing. what we must realize is that we all come out of the same trunk and the same roots - even though we may be worlds apart in culture, language, and physical appearance. it was really touching to hear each aurovillian express their view on this matter, which is very central to each of them, as they have devoted their lives to realizing this ideal.

the rest of my time in pondy, i have been shopping (for bannanas mostly), and meditating in the samadhi shrine of sri aurobindo and the mother. i have taken many meals at the ashram, which is quite an experience. you can eat all three meals there for 20 rupees (incredibly cheap), and lunch consists of rice, dal and veggies, curd (a lightly cultured yogurt), 2 banannas and bread. it is quite delicious, and the curd is absolutely amazing (especially with a bit of sugar and a slice of lime!) and the perfect thing to cool your mouth down after eating the dal and rice.

i have also gone into auroville to check out some commuinities: the one that is the most amazing is sadhana forest. this couple from israel put all of their life savings into this chunk of land on the outskirts of auroville, and what they are doing is replanting the native dry tropical jungle that used to be here - everywhere in fact, before european (read brittish and french) 'invaders' clear cut it all. 40 years ago, auroville was literally a desert wasteland. there were no trees, just hard red soil that easily eroded when it rained - resulting in large ravines. when auroville started, they began by planting trees to date over 2 million have been planted. auroville itself is a jungle now (someplace i feel so much more at home wandering around, compared to the city streets of pondy). sadhana forest did not have that extensive tree planting project take place because it is outside of auroville. about 6 years ago, when aviram and his wife (bless her soul, i can't remmeber her name!) came, they begain by replanting the native forest. they also work with water conservation - they are terraforming the hills (very slight hills, mind you) to capture every last drop of water. to date, their work has raised the local water table 6 meters!!!!!!!!!

that is truly incredible and significant. aviram reminds me so much of roel (of windy corner's farm in charlotte, vt) and he is jolly and led a group of ladies from the mother's house around the property and showed us the solar system, with bike powered back up, and the water tank (incredible water there - soo soo soft! and most excellent for drinking too! (yes, its been tested extensively) and the gardens and the various open-air houses - in short tropical paradise that is UBER sustainable. they want to leave as small an impact on the land as possible, while doing as much good to the land as they can by regrowing the native forest and conserving the oh so precious water. Posted by Luella Strattner at 2:27 AM Sri Aurobindo Ashram What is Enlightenment? Why Sri Aurobindo is Cool Embracing Paradox

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Flowers speak to us when we know how to listen to them

The Mother fancied herself as a mystical teacher of some significance, a status that was reaffirmed and given considerable importance in Sri Aurobindo’s later writings. But whereas Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy was meticulous and analytical, the Mother’s take on metaphysics was either superficially derivative of Sri Aurobindo’s work or consisted of vague, airy, disjointed pronouncements about the nature of the universe. Whereas Sri Aurobindo is one of the greatest poets of the English language, the Mother’s aphoristic declamations sound, to my admittedly spiritually tone-deaf ear, like the pabulum found in cheap greeting cards. One of her supposedly major contributions to spiritual understanding was to have “given names” to numerous flowers – “Psychological Perfection” to Plumeria and “Wealth“ to Water Lilies, as examples – to indicate their deeper significances. “Flowers speak to us when we know how to listen to them”, the Mother said. “It is a subtle and fragrant language”. No comment.
She was not, however, without tremendous wisdom and skills. She was a peerless administrator, a brilliant educational theorist, and a far-seeing, astonishingly progressive social architect. As important as any of these impressive talents, though, was her legendary capacity for empathy and compassion. Everyone who knew her who marvels, to this day, at her uncanny ability to connect one-on-one with people; and they back-up their uniformly glowing assessments with story-after-story to drive-home the point.
I give my biases and impressions here, even though I readily acknowledge that I know little about spiritual matters and care even less. Certainly, the ashram and Auroville communities – people who knew her and have studied her work and writings far more extensively than I ever will – take the Mother very seriously. Indeed, ashram folks are a generally non-frivolous bunch when it comes to spiritual matters – which brings me back to Narad, who seems about as painfully earnest as they come, and to the gardening expedition. memestream Blog About Favorites « Gods Go for Beach Outing, Find Little Sand Bon FĂȘte Auroville » Divining the Divine Plan Published 26 February 2008 Bio , India , Religion, Spiritualism & Other Make-Believe , Service Tags: , , , , , , , ,