Friday, November 14, 2008

Champaklal Ji never tolerated any insult or slander against the master

S has left a new comment on your post "The Crucification of Sri Aurobindo by His Devotees...":

Very timely post, Dave.D. The person I remember when I read this post is Champaklal Ji - humble, lovely, innocent, simple embodiment of love and service. When he said that he wanted to wash Sri Aurobindo's Dhoties, (that was way back in the 1920s when he first entered the portals of the Ashram) Sri Aurobindo warned him that he would be laughed at. The last moments of Sri Aurobindo in His mortal frame bring tears to my eyes - He embraced this wonderful Champaklal and kissed him.

Champaklal Ji never tolerated any insult or slander against the master. Wonder what the pseudo spirituo-intellectuals would have to say to that!!!

Thank God, Champaklal ji is not there to suffer the barbs of the self appointed critics of the Ashram, devotees and those who in their own way serve the cause of the Mother and the Master.He also serves who stands and waits! Posted by S to Savitri Era Open Forum at 7:55 PM, November 14, 2008

Worship with floral decorations evolved from The Mother’s experience of different states of consciousness expressed through flowers

A yogic search from France to Pondy
Swahilya Express Buzz. : 14 Nov 2008 CHENNAI:

Indian spirituality has forever attracted the people from all over the world in the form of disciples and Gurus too. Once such person who came to India in search of a special being she felt so connected with since the age of 12. She called it “Krishna,” and finally saw that person in Sri Aurobindo of Pondicherry, which eventually became home for Mirra Alfassa of Turkish-Egyptian descent, born in Paris in 1878.
Wilfried, a German author and Indologist who has written A short biography titled The Mother points out that out of the 15 volumes of the Collected Works of The Mother, most of it was transcribed from the recordings of her talks on tape.
She and her husband Paul Richard who came to Pondicherry were termed by Sri Aurobindo as rare examples of European Yogins who had not been misled by aberrations on the spiritual path. The Mother, who was irresistibly drawn towards India, the country that she exclusively felt was her motherland, finally came to Pondicherry in 1914. After her travels to Japan, she again came back to India and lived in Pondicherry since April 1920 till her Mahasamadhi in November 17.

Followers of the Integral Yoga path of Sri Aurobindo have a very close spiritual connection with The Mother even today.
They visit her samadhi in The Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry on all days of the year and on special days such as February 21, the birth anniversary of The Mother and on November 17, observed as the Mahasamadhi Day.
A tennis player, painter and musician who played on the piano, The Mother’s philosophy was to integrate spirituality into daily life – bring the supramental divinity into the day to day activities like even combing one’s hair or brushing the teeth..
A key person in the formation and of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry which attracts lakhs of visitors from all over the world the Mother described life in the Ashram as far from ascetic abstinence or an enervating comfort;

“Simplicity is the rule here, but a simplicity full of variety, a variety of occupations, of activities, tastes, tendencies, natures; each one is free to organise his life as he pleases, the discipline is reduced to a minimum that is indispensable to organise the existence of 110 to 120 people and to avoid the movements which would be detrimental to the achievement of our yogic aim."

Worship with floral decorations evolved from The Mother’s experience of different states of consciousness expressed through flowers. Each flower has a particular vibration and meditating in the ambience of flowers helps in connecting to different aspects of the divine consciousness. Even today at The Aurobindo Ashram and the many centres of the Sri Aurobindo Society in Chennai and other parts of India, the floral decorations play a major role in meditation. The Auroville township and Matri Mandir are her pet ideas too.

- Sri Aurobindo Society at 5, Smith Road near TVS was the Chennai branch that was set up by The Mother herself in the early 60s. A special group meditation will be conducted at 10 a.m. on that day in remembrance of The Mother. The Centre will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for visitors and Mahasamadhi day message cards will be distributed. N.V. Balu, chairman of the Anna Nagar Branch of Sri Aurobindo Society at AP 514, J-Block , 8th St., said that there will be a group meditation on that day at 6.30 a.m. and an audio show at 6 p.m. and Annai Bhajans on the previous day evening.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The court asked to inquire into allegations that the book makes defamatory remarks about Sri Aurobindo

Set for release, Aurobindo biography runs into legal trouble
The Hindustan Times November 6th 2008
Soumyajit Patnaik Bhubaneswar - November 5th

The scheduled publication of Sri Aurobindo's biography by Penguin India this month has run into trouble with the Orissa High Court on Tuesday asking the publisher to obtain a no-objection certificate from the Union Information and Broadcasting (I and B) Ministry and Home Ministry.

The Lives of Shri Aurobindo is penned by American writer Peter Heehs and has already been published by the Columbia University Press in May 2008. In India, it is scheduled for release this month.

The court, acting on a petition, asked the I and B Ministry to inquire into allegations that the book makes defamatory remarks about Sri Aurobindo, one of India's revered philosophers and freedom fighters, who died in 1950.

Gitanjali Devi, in her plea, has mentioned that the book is blasphemous and makes several defamatory remarks on the life and character of the philosopher. Her counsel Milan Kanungo told HT:

"The court has directed the I and B Ministry to make a thorough inquiry into the contents of the book and ascertain whether it contains any defamatory comments about Sri Aurobindo. The report would be submitted to the court by December 15, which has been fixed as the next date of hearing."

Heehs - one of the founders of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives - did not respond to an e-mail query from HT. . 1:03 PM 9:24 AM 8:57 AM 7:18 AM

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Offer Cordiality flower to Mother Mirra Alfassa

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1. enquire aurobindo followers about cordiality flower and bring in home and make it float in a bowl of water as offering to mother mirra alphonse photo.

try flower medicine. bring in the flower of cordiality and offer to mother mirra alphonse
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