Friday, November 20, 2009

Devotees performed milk bath to Sri Aurobindo's statue.

Andhra Pradesh - Tirupati Tributes paid to Sri Aurobindo
The Hindu Sunday, Sep 13, 2009 Staff Reporter TIRUPATI:

Rich tributes were paid to renowned spiritual guru Sri Aurobindo by his devotees and general public on Saturday. Devotees performed milk bath to his statue.

Sri Aurobindo Society’s Tirupati branch observed the tenth anniversary of the enshrinement of his relics at its NGO’s colony premises. Preserving physical parts or remnants as a relic is not only in remembrance of the great souls, but also to draw magical powers and inspiration from them. It is an age-old practice transcending faiths and religious affiliations. Sri Aurobindo’s nail and hair were enshrined as relics in the Tirupati branch alongside his statue, making it one of the 223 relic shrines in the world.

B.Venkatramaiah, a retired IAS officer and chairman of Sri Aurobindo Society’s state committee, explained the significance of relics. P.V. Ramasubba Reddy, principal of SV Medical College, said one could feel the area reverberating with tranquility due to the presence of the relics. A book, Prayers and Meditation, authored by The Mother and translated into Telugu by Kamalakara Venkat Rao, was released on the occasion. M. Balarama Reddy, president of the Tirupati branch, explained the activities.

India 2009 A Pioneer's Perspective
18 Nov 2009 by cjd002 It was by coming here that she discovered freedom through spirituality. In the interview, I ask questions about Auroville, difficulties faced by Auroville, possibilities and dealing with these difficulties, potential disapointments, lessons learned, etc... We spoke a decent bit about religion and Auroville; it's fears of being considered a religious cult, its fear of religion in general, and also the relationship of religion and spirituality.

For Sri Aurobindo, religion is, at its heart, indistinquishable from spirituality, but religionism indicates the empty, blindly followed conventions and rituals of mass religions, such as Christianity in Christendom. In fact, in Turning Points, she even relates meeting the Mother to meeting Jesus. During the interview, she reflects upon the difficulty of discerning the truth without the Mother:

"And it is true, you see, I mean I am always a little hesitant [to declare the truth] because I lived with the Mother; what is true, what is false. And for me, what I learned with Mother, everyone could write and you had this feeling that this is totally the truth, you know."

Without the Mother as a vessel of the Divine Mother, or the Higher Consciousness (as Sri Aurobindo named her), S sees Auroville as struggling to recognize the truth. In regard to the politics of Auroville, she says "there is something old and stuck...playing in Auroville, which is a pity." But S does not lose hope, despite her disapointments and criticism of AV today.

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