Thursday, March 04, 2010

It took me 27 years to discover this oasis of peace

International Seminar on                Hindu Organizations in Education, Health and Development Work: 2, 3, 4 March 2010 Shraddhalu Ranade of Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Auroville, 9:12 AM
Auromira Yoga: ANGER By Dr. Ramesh Bijlani
However, psychologists today, on the whole, favour suppression, and so did Sri Aurobindo. In one of his letters to a disciple, he wrote, “If you give expression to anger, you prolong or confirm the habit of the recurrence of anger; .... Such anger may not be good for the coronaries of the person who is angry, but it is good for the society. But one also has to learn that one cannot correct everything that is wrong with the world. Therefore one must choose one's battles ... DR. RAMESH BIJLANI
A product of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr. Ramesh Bijlani joined on the faculty of his alma mater in 1977, and became Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology in 1996. After obtaining a master’s degree in nutrition from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA in 1979, he engaged in research on diet in relation to cardiovascular disease and diabetes for more than 25 years. In the year 2000, he was instrumental in establishing at AIIMS a patient care facility for providing courses on yoga for prevention and management of chronic disease in tune with the latest advances in mind-body medicine. Prof. Bijlani is the author of 12 books, more than 200 research articles, and more than 40 popular articles. He took voluntary retirement from AIIMS in 2005 to find more time for disseminating yoga. He has been speaking on yoga and related subjects for more than 10 years. Currently he is attached to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, where he gives talks and conducts programs on yoga. VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE
How I discovered Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
I joined AIIMS as an MBBS student in 1965, and spent 40 years there, almost without a break. Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Delhi Branch is less than 4 km from AIIMS, but it took me 27 years to discover this oasis of peace. And, it is not that I was blind to matters religious or spiritual. Before I went to the ashram, I had done a decent amount of study on these subjects, and had tried to construct mentally an ethical code by which I had tried to live my life. But being a rationalist, I had generally kept away from places of worship as well as any rituals or ceremonies. Anyway, I went to Sri Aurobindo Ashram for the first time in 1992 on a Sunday morning at
10 am for a satsang. The discourse was good, but what impressed me more was the cleanliness, order, punctuality, and the intense spiritual energy of the place. Moreover, there seemed to be no obvious or mandatory rituals, customs or dress code. In short, the emphasis was on what is within you, rather than on the surface. POSTED BY DR. RAMESH BIJLANI AT 1:55 AM  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009
I'm really excited to have discovred Sri Aurobindo's work at last. Of course I was aware of this spirtual giant's writings years ago, but thought it was ...
In Chenchiah, we find an attempt to synthesize Christian theology with Sri Aurobindo's “Integral Yoga. 15 Nevertheless, Nirmal critically raises the ...
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Savitri: the Light of the Supreme :: 04: Aswapati's Yoga-Tapasya ... By RY Deshpande
Sri Aurobindo had received it when he was in the Alipore Jail as an under-trial prisoner for his alleged act of sedition against the British government in
India , during 1908-09. A note in the Supplement of the Birth Centenary ...
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The conference comes in the light of 100th year of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Puducherry which falls on April 4. “Thus, the need for re-reading Sri Aurobindo in an academic forum, looking at his influence on culture studies, philosophy, ...
With one, one faces a wall as it were; an insurmountable abstraction, whereas a happy humanization is encountered in the other. Mercifully Sri Aurobindo ...
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For The Turnstiles By DGA
To unite or integrate a divided world, think integrative thoughts, have integral consciousness, do your yoga. Or rather, do our form of yoga, which is the essence of all possible yogas anyway, the best of the best. ... 20 Feb 2010 C I Issac
Psychological Cycle and Evolution of Civilization: Sri Aurobindo on History 
            Sri Aurobindo unlocked the essentials of his new message for humanity and its glorious prospect predominantly through his writings which reflected his brilliance as an academician, poet, philosopher, revolutionary, patriot, creative thinker and above all, a Maha-yogi. Most of all, he found space in his textual treatise to analyze the process of historical evolution that has taken place in our nation through ages. Many of us have either ignored or not properly accounted his perspectives on history. He used History purposefully. The patriotic fervour that glittered in him sought to prepare his fellow beings to break the yoke of alien forces of all types. He used History to accomplish this end. This study seeks to understand the contemporary epistemological relevance of his views on History. 
Sri Aurobindo’s writings are superb because of his masterful command over the English language, foolproof control over vocabulary, sharp intellect, yogic insight and love for humanity. C.R. Das once called him “the poet of patriotism, the prophet of nationalism and a lover of humanity”. His vibrant patriotic zeal caused Lord Minto to regard him as “the most dangerous man we now have to reckon with.” Aurobindo’s patriotic temper broke the boundaries of British political tolerance; he was imprisoned from 1908 to 1909. This became a turning point in his life as Arabinda Ghosh [Sri Aurobindo] underwent a series of spiritual experiences that changed the course of his life. After release from detention, he commented that the only result of the wrath of the British Government was that “I found God”. 
As in other social sciences, in history too, scholars have a Eurocentric approach which has crippled the knowledge system. To Indians, epistemology as a whole is an integral portion of spiritualism. “With us religion is the only ground along which we can move... the Hindu can understand even politics when it is given through religion; sociology must come through religion, everything must come through religion” [1]. Religion to the Indians is not mere outward exercise, but a spiritual state of mind to fit for realization of the Ultimate [2]…
Sri Aurobindo was not a historian. As patriot and seer he dreamed of a prosperous and powerful India, and used history for his divine mission. He identified our lapses in the approach to history - ancestral disrespect as well as modern Euro-centric approach. The courts of ancient India had no paid or professional chroniclers. Thus history has not been recorded as in the West, but this does not mean that the art of history was entirely neglected.
Bruisbol met veertjes: Creative Writing Workshop 3/3/2010 - Future ... By Farahilde
Poetry following from my freewriting in Future School class today: I take you on my back to Aurovilleand hope you won't cease in the flight of tropical thoughts and spiritual sceneries. I take you on my back and circle through eternity ...
Auroville - ASPIRATION
28th February is the Auroville Foundation Day. On this occasion, some publication about Auroville by the is placed below.
Sadhana Forest – part 1 « Lost At Sea by Ann
We also came to Sadhana Forest because it is part of Auroville; a long-running social experiment based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, a well-known spiritual teacher from Pondicherry, India. Originally, we had hoped to spend the ...
Written by Steffi Wednesday, 03 March 2010
Today's news features an excerpt from a presentation about the Copenhagen Climate Conference held by Marti last Friday, the 26th of February. Also in the news an announcement for the Open Thursday at Convergence. This time the topic is: Living in Luxury. And on Saturday, the 6th of March there will be a poetry reading. Susan, an Iranian Aurovilian, reads some examples from Rumi, known as Mowlānā, the most read poet in the world today. After that a general presentation on Iran will be held. 
Written by Varun Thursday, 04 March 2010
On the16th February of 2010 there had been a presentation in Town Hall, held by the acknowledged architects Dean D’ Cruz from Goa and Ms. Mette from Denmark. With the aim to share their work in the field of architecture and planning w ith the Aurovillians, Dean`s presentation included his involvement with the preparation of the Goa Regional Plan. Mette Lange, an architect who has her base both in Denmark and Goa, works with a few other Danish architects and engineers on a project to create sustainable modular housing for India. The presentations were followed by an interactional part with the audience, including some discussions.
Thursday, 04 Mar
Ashtanga yoga daily class ::: Harmony (Auromodele/Petite Ferme) ::: Thu ::: 8:00 AM
Kirtan! Singing Devotional songs from India ::: Verite Hall ::: Thu ::: 5:30 PM
GYROKINESIS® (Dynamic Yoga) Classes with Dodo ::: Quiet Healing Center ::: Thu ::: 8:30 AM
9th "No More Pesticides"- Exhibition ::: open field opposite Solar Kitchen (except Tuesdays) ::: Thu ::: 2:00 PM
Insight Seminar: Eco-Restoration in Auroville ::: Inside India Building in Auroshilpam (behind Auromode) ::: Thu ::: 10:30 AM
Mudra Chi (in French and English) ::: Savitri Bhavan ::: Thu ::: 5:00 PM
Trashion Show and Recycled Art Show (till 7th March) ::: Gallery Square Circle: BASEMENT ::: Thu ::: 10:00 AM
Open Thursday at Convergence: Living in Luxury ::: evergreen community ::: Thu ::: 9:30 AM

Friday, 05 Mar
Ashtanga yoga daily class ::: Harmony (Auromodele/Petite Ferme) ::: Fri ::: 8:00 AM
9th "No More Pesticides"- Exhibition ::: open field opposite Solar Kitchen (except Tuesdays) ::: Fri ::: 2:00 PM
Insight Seminar: Town Planning and Architecture in Auroville ::: Inside India Building in Auroshilpam (behind Auromode) ::: Fri ::: 10:30 AM
Trashion Show and Recycled Art Show (till 7th March) ::: Gallery Square Circle: BASEMENT ::: Fri ::: 10:00 AM
C I N E M A - Indian Film Festival - Pasanga, Ijjodu ::: Bharat Nivas, Auditorium ::: Fri ::: 6:00 PM
Mar 5 -7: CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION A 3-day workshop with Tewa ::: College Guesthouse ::: Fri ::: 9:30 AM

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