Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1910: Sri Aurobindo leaves Chandernagore for Calcutta

Claude Arpi: When the most dangerous man came to Pondicherry by Claude Arpi
Sri Aurobindo's coming to
Pondicherry was a closely guarded secret and he would like to live in strict solitude in order to avoid harassment by the agents of the British Government”, says one of Sri Aurobindo's biographers. ...
The 100 years of the Master’s arrival in Pondicherry are today celebrated: politicians will probably garland statues of Sri Aurobindo, ‘scholars’ will recount his achievements and the contribution of the State of Pondicherry to his inner realizations; many will quote Rabindranath (who visited him in 1928): “Rabindranath, O Aurobindo, bows to thee! O friend, my country's friend, O Voice incarnate, free, Of India's soul....The fiery messenger that with the lamp of God Hath come...Rabindranath, O Aurobindo, bows to thee,” but there is another side to the coin.
During the 40 years of his stay in Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo faced constant enmity, to put it mildly, not only from sections of the local population, but also from the representatives of the British Crown, the French Administration as well as local politicians.
A subject of never-ending study and debate is the question of the primacy of the mind or the body in terms of our psychological actions. Psychologists have taken positions on both sides of this question, and everywhere in between. There are those who believe that the body is first, primary and the underlying cause and foundation of the emotions, the mind and our creative expressions. They try to explain everything by combinations of amino acids and the physical and physiological organisation of the body that means that mind is a function of the brain.
Others take the position that the body is more or less illusory, and despite a habitual pattern of thought, which leads to habitual bodily responses, it is actually the mind that creates the form and thus, the body can be changed or adjusted by changing the mental framework.
Circumsolatious: The Zodiac, the Sphinx and the Key to Cosmic Order by Lori Tompkins
In our day and current Age of Aquarius, this KEY of Gnosis has been revealed via the combined or Triune yoga of Sri Aurobindo, the Mother and Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet. On the right is a depiction of Narasimha (literally meaning ...
My Mind: A Flower To Auroville Mother-11 By Indira Renganathan
A Flower To Auroville Mother-11. Arali (Nerium oleander) You're too composed, meek and mild.. In gentle diffusion and secret spread. When your aroma rises around. In search a passer-by bewitched. Pink or red,single or double petaled ...
My Hand: Aurobindo-15 By Indira Renganathan
An appreciation on Savitri- Book II The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds Canto I The World-Stair Words within inverted commas are Aurobindo's 'A self-creation without end or pause. Revealed the grandeurs of the Infinite: ...
My Mind: Aurobindo 12 By Indira Renganathan
An appreciation on Savitri- Book I The Book of Beginnings- Canto V The Yoga of the King: The Yoga of the Spirit's Freedom and Greatness Words within inverted commas are Aurobindo's And consequently 'the 'Timeless''left his white ...
Important small work dealing with the action of the Divine powers in the world and practice of yoga of Sri Aurobindo. By Aurobindo Ghose. Loading mentions Retweet.
Above all, no botherations! There we are. This is the first choice. After this there are many others." --The Mother (Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India) This voyage is a privilege, a gift. I have a duty to fulfill. ...
lauripackett » Blog Archive » Yoga and Love, Part II by hyperlooking
Sri Aurobindo writes in Savitri, “The great are strongest when they stand alone.” Only when we feel complete “standing alone” – the word “alone” originally meant “all one” – can we transcend neediness and attain true love, ... Aadil Palkhivala 
Dr. Anuradha Choudry is a graduate from the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Puducherry and completed her Ph.D in Sanskrit on Vedic Psychology under Dr. K.E Dharaneedharan from Pondicherry University where she sought to ...
To be fair on Heeh's critics, I can appreciate and respect that they are devotees who have a religious worship of Sri Aurobindo, and would therefore be offended by a non-hagiographic biography, especially by an ashramite who they had ...
[Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.] Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum. [SELF posits a model of counselling and communicative ...
Savitri Era Learning Forum: The why of the interaction between so ...                                                                                                                             
YOGA: FROM CONFUSION TO CLARITY Vols. 1 to 5 by Satya Prakash Singh and Yogi Mukesh,1730 p, 5 Volumes, figs, ISBN : 81-87471-57-8, $325.00 from Vedic Vision of Consciousness & Yoga by Mukesh 2:29 PM 
Sri Aurobindo (from the message broadcast on the eve of August 15, 1947). Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. ...
Lalit Kumar’s 3 blog posts were featured
santoshk1‎ - Twitter - Sri Aurobindo ultimate intellectual & material phase denies occult, supra-rational or spiritual causes or forces. eventually these resurface
The first stage in Sri Aurobindo's yoga, and the major task that opens the door to many realizations, is mental silence.
New Video: Sri Aurobindo - "The Involved and Evolving Godhead" - Essays Divine and Human Link:  ...
Comment posted by: RY Deshpande Re: Of the sly and insidious Method ... let us get down to the specifics
We need not pay much attention to the continuing Satheesh-Tusar imbecility, nor need it surprise us if it should lug along with it a set of other imbecilities. It seems the whole thing is just unstoppable, perhaps because such blogs commercially thrive only on controversies. If there are no contents, if there are no specifics the quickest and the wisest thing to do is to trash them. But when such glorious thrivers try to trash the 1950-51 edition of Savitri itself, the one which practically came out during the time of the author himself, then the matters become serious. In such circumstances it will be wrong to keep ascetically quiet, quiet by simply saying that the Master knows how to take care of such inanities, such absurdities, that he doesn’t need defence from the scrawny, we the poor earthlings. It might even be suggested that it would be better to avoid it lest one is dubbed, as does the usual cliché go, an egoist.
Yet a question can puzzle one, as from where could such nonsensicalities emanate at all. Could it be that these are coming from some disgraceful office or foundation named Satheesh-Tusar Absurdity where people do not look for facts, where people have scant regard for facts? In any case, it definitely appears to be a place where people do not read things or, if at all they do, they show little capacity to understand things.
From bijan ghosh 28 March 2010  
no room for confusion -  1954 is Original, rest are not.
So they are not named to be identified, all are in a class - "mutilated editions"
By Kenneth Mcpherson
This book traces the social and political history of the Muslims of south India from the later nineteenth century to Independence in 1947, and the contours that followed. It describes a community in search of political survival amidst an ever-changing climate, and the fluctuating fortunes it had in dealing with the rise of Indian nationalism, the local political nuances of that rise, and its own changing position as part of the wider Muslim community in India.
The book argues that Partition and the foundation of Pakistan in 1947 were neither the goal nor the necessarily inescapable result of the growth of communal politics and sentiment, and analyses the post-1947 constructions of events leading to Partition. Neither the fact of Muslim communalism per se before 1947 nor the existence of separate Muslim electorates provide an explanation for Pakistan. The book advances the theory that micro-level studies of the operation of the former, and the defence of the latter, in British India can lead to a better understanding of the origins of communalism.
The book makes an important contribution to understanding and dealing with the complexities of communalism — be it Hindu, Muslim or Christian — and its often tragic consequences. ISBN: 9780415589130 Published March 31 2010 by Routledge India.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sri Aurobindo Express from Kolkata to Puducherry on April 10

Metro coaches set to debut Calcutta Telegraph Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Mamata also announced a special train — the Aurobindo Express — that would run from Calcutta to Pondicherry on April 10 to mark 100 years of Sri Aurobindo’s journey from the city to Pondicherry.
The Hindu : Puducherry News : Music mesmerises Puducherry Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010  Staff Reporter
Divine notes mark centenary fete of Aurobindo's arrival
Bombay Jayashri performing at the Ashram Theatre on Sunday evening, in commemoration of 100 years since Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Puducherry. ...
PUDUCHERRY: A hundred years since Sri Aurobindo set foot in this seaside town, Puducherry reverberated with divine music in celebration. In an event organised by the Department of Tourism, Department of Art and Culture and the Aurobindo Ashram, some of the musical stalwarts in the country mesmerised Puducherrians all weekend.
It was a heady concoction of Carnatic and Hindustani music on each day, as audiences filled the Ashram Theatre to capacity, spilled on to the courtyard and sat till late into the night, to savour the music. Carnatic nadaswaram vidwan duo Kasim – Babu kick-started the festival on Friday evening with a scintillating performance, followed by Uday Bhawalkar's Hindustani vocal concert in the Dhrupad tradition. Saturday's concert by R. Vidya Bharati, descendent of poet Subramanya Bharathi had great significance in the light of the poet's friendship with Sri Aurobindo. Renowned sarangi player Murad Ali Khan later enthralled the audiences well into the night, with an awe-inspiring performance.
Pondicherry, March 29, 1914 O Thou whom we must know, understand, realise, absolute Consciousness, eternal Law, Thou who guidest and illuminest us, who movest and inspirest us, grant that these weak souls may be strengthened and those who fear be… from ASPIRATION - Aspiration is a call to the Divine. — The Mother
Yes, indeed, the birds of the same feathers have flocked together here — not as engineers or doctors or administrators or in any other capacity, but as the followers of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, as Aspirants for the Supramental Becoming!
Claude Arpi: Sri Aurobindo leaves Bengal and arrives in Pondicherry By Claude Arpi
Pondicherry is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in the former French Establishment, the historic event was triggered by events which occurred a few months earlier in Kolkata. ...
For Sri Aurobindo, events were hotting up. One day, while he was in the Karmayogin office, he received the information about a police search and his likely arrest. Some of his young disciples were arguing about what to do, when Sri Aurobindo suddenly heard a voice saying, “Go to Chandernagore.”
Sri Aurobindo left immediately for the small French comptoir. There, a disciple Motilal Roy arranged his accommodation. …
For a few days Sri Aurobindo had to shift residence several times as Roy feared that the dreaded British CID would find out about the presence of the revolutionary who finally asked Roy to make arrangements for his departure for Pondicherry; he would leave by the steamer Le Dupleix on March 31. After some last-minute incidents (which would have greatly disturbed any ordinary human being, but not Sri Aurobindo), he finally boarded the steamer at midnight and sailed to a new phase of his life. [On the Mother: The chronicle of a manifestation and ministry K. R Srinivasa Iyengar]
Based on the life of Sri Aurobindo, the book extracts richly from books, letters, reports, records, biographies, archival photographs and unpublished manuscripts while maintaining the independence and fictionary taut element of a novel ...
Meditation is the easiest process for the human mind, but the narrowest in its results; contemplation more difficult, but greater; self-observation and liberation from the chains of Thought the most difficult of all, but the widest and greatest in its fruits.  One can choose any of them according to one’s bent and capacity.
The perfect method is to use them all, each in its own place and for its own object; but this would need a fixed faith and firm patience and a great energy of Will in the self-application to the yoga.
He writes, he captures eternity on a page, 
though he's no more he has escaped the age.
And in a timeless bowel I believe he dwells, 
a cavern of secret souls locked in infinity.
Musepaper: How the poet Sri Aurobindo had grown along with his symbols
It also shows how the poet Sri Aurobindo had grown along with his symbols and evolved himself finally into a Yogi. Sri Aurobindo is in the long line of the seer-poets of
India and his message has an all-time relevance to society ...
Savitri: the Light of the Supreme :: 06: Aswapati's Yoga-Tapasya ... by RY Deshpande
Sri Aurobindo describes his threefold yoga-tapasya as follows. This is from a letter he wrote to Amal Kiran in 1946. First, he is achieving his own spiritual self-fulfilment as the individual and this is described as the Yoga of the ...
Forms Are Capable of Expressing Involved Consciousness « Sri ... By sriaurobindostudies
Sri Aurobindo describes this when he states: “…design, quantity and number are powers of existence-substance, quality and property are powers of the consciousness and its force that reside in the existence; they can be made manifest and ...
Matter is not purely unconscious or inanimate, but contains within it, the essence of consciousness and the impulsion of its intended manifestation. The hidden or occult consciousness creates forms that can support the manifestation of that consciousness over time, and as higher energies of consciousness have to manifest, they create ever more complex forms capable of holding and manifesting that consciousness. reference: Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Book 2, Part I, Chapter 1, Indeterminates, Cosmic Determinations and the Indeterminable
INITIATING IS important. The mental inertia has been instrumental in limiting our capability to excel. There is always a fear factor at the back of consciousness that makes us uneasy in starting up. This is what mental programming all about. It is the nature and nurture factor that governs the ability to initiate and accept the consequences there after. A fast debugging of mental hard disk becomes inevitable.  This world is truly for those who can quickly learn, unlearn and relearn under the dynamically changing environment. It is up on us to feed our grey matter with thoughts that are...
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Writings from Sri Aurobindo: I « Hand-me-down Sandra By Larie
An excerpt from “Lights On Life Problems”, by Kishor Gandhi; a compilation of Sri Aurobindo's views on important life-problems complied from his writings. Qn: Is not love itself as it exists between human beings mostly egoistic in ...
மாதவிப் பந்தல்: மாதவிப் பந்தலுக்கு ... by kannabiran, RAVI SHANKAR (KRS)
Then, one loves, even if one is not loved, but one still wants one's love to be accepted! * And finally, one loves purely and simply, without any other need or enjoy than that of loving! -- The Mother-Sri Aurobindo Ashram ...
Sri Aurobindo writes in Savitri, “The great are strongest when they stand alone.” Only when we feel complete “standing alone” – the word “alone” originally ...
Sri Aurobindo's contributions toward a global spiritual culture - A National ...Music Festival on 26th, 27th and 28th March 2010 ::: Sri Aurobindo Ashram ... Sri Aurobindo Ashram Theater, Pondicherry [Corner of South blvd and Rue ...Music Festival on 26th, 27th and 28th March 2010 ::: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Theater ...
Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. .... Sri Aurobindo: A Contemporary Reader Edited by Sachidananda Mohanty, Routledge India...
Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Ananda Coomaraswamy, CP Ramaswamy Aiyar, KP Jaiswal, and RC Majumdar all received colonial education and wrote their works ...
In one of the footnotes to the Agni-hymns, Sri Aurobindo makes the following comment: ... Poetry Time: 20 March 2010—A Vision of Science by Sri Aurobindo ...
A History of India By Hermann KulkeDietmar Rothermund
A History of India presents the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present in a compact and readable survey. The authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent. Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund emphasise and analyse the structural pattern of Indian history.
Revised throughout, the fifth edition of this highly accessible book brings the history of India up to date to consider, for example, the elections of 2009. In addition a great deal more material on cultural history, art and architecture has been included in the book, including 20 new illustrations.
Heavily illustrated with notes and glossary, this is an attractive and useful student guide to Indian history. ISBN: 9780415485449 Published March 30 2010 by Routledge.
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