Saturday, March 06, 2010

Open up valuable discourses on Sri Aurobindo’s works

How to make the right choice when faced with a serious decision ... by Sandeep
Oftentimes in life, one hits a fork in the road where one is faced with a life-changing decision and has to make a choice without knowing all the facts. In such situations, one must understand that there are alternate futures. Those who want to grow spiritually should know that the inner motive with which one makes the choice is more important than the choice itself. One must examine one's thoughts and ask, "what is the underlying motive on which my choice is based?" Is the choice driven by money, comfort, desire for social status, religious law, despair, anger, cruelty or the inability to admit mistakes? Can one live with the decision in the future...? One must look for signs of uneasiness in the heart. Looking back later in life, it is quite possible that one realizes that the choice one made then was pre-destined!
This blog discusses the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo (Шри Ауробиндо) & The Mother Mirra (Мирра) Alfassa, whose pictures are seen above. The blog name auromere is a concatenation of Auro for Aurobindo and mère which is French for ...
“But once this entry into the inner being is accomplished, the inner Self is found to be capable of an opening, an ascent upwards into things beyond our present mental level; that is the second spiritual possibility in us.” This ascent upwards is what provides the evolutionary development beyond the mind.
Sri Aurobindo's Integral Yoga. The Inner Consciousness of the Soul. The Inner State of Consciousness. By sriaurobindostudies. Before we proceed to the second step, the development of an upward and outward ...
It is the hope of the editorial team that members of this Society as well as followers of the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo take up a detailed study of any of the great texts of Sri Aurobindo and if inclined, share their ideas, views and insights with readers via this common platform of our Newsletter. This issue sees the advent of two new columns which promise to run for some months to come, through the contributions of Krishnamurthi and Sundari. In the first column below, the writer captures in writing his understanding of the magnificent text, “The Secret of the Veda” by Sri Aurobindo. A good amount of research coupled with the writer’s long-standing commitment to consistent chanting of Vedic mantras in the traditional fashion has given to this column a personal and practical value. The next column entitled “The Human Race in Light of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga”, by Sundari, bears the trademark of the writer’s study of Sri Aurobindo’s “Human Cycle” and other readings peppered by her invaluable experiences of ashram life in her earlier days, in Pondicherry. We encourage readers to read these columns closely and share their thoughts and views on the written passages with us by posting their comments on our website or writing to the Society’s email address or directly to the writer at the email address that follows at the end of the columns. This exercise will serve to open up valuable discourses on Sri Aurobindo’s works. We can also hope that a part of the path that our inner journey is set upon may receive some rays of light while contemplating on Sri Aurobindo’s works, thus.
"Pushed to its highest conclusion," says Sri Aurobindo, "this movement brings in spiritualising and illuminations of the whole physical consciousness and a divinising of the law of the body." Let us read The Synthesis of Yoga: ...
Mirror of Tomorrow :: Poetry Time: 6 March 2010—Is there a word ... by RY Deshpande
About remarkable Sarojini Naidu, Sri Aurobindo writes in a letter: “Her work has a real beauty, but it has for the most part only one highly lyrical note and a vein of riches that has been soon exhausted.” In the above two stanzas there ...
Sri Aurobindo and Mrinalini in 1901 .... Sri Aurobindo says that the change will be effected by “the law of the gnostic Purusha, vijnanamaya purusa, ...
I write this after study. I being student and follower of Sri. Aurobindo, pray to The Almighty to bestow upon you loving blessings and constant protection. ...
McMahon Line (4); Pakistan (6); Sri Aurobindo (2); Tawang (11); The Negotiations that never were (12); Tibet (24); Tibet 2008 Unrest (8); Xinjiang (6) ...
The Chilean Earthquake and Tsunami: A Living Symbol of How the Center and Periphery Are Connected
At 3:33 am on the 27th of February 2010 there WAS NO incident in Chile. A minute later (3:34 am) there WAS. There was a distinct moment when WAS NOT (asat – Sanskrit for non-existence) became IS or WAS (sat – Sanskrit for existence or Being). The same can be said of any new birth or world event.
Sri Aurobindo's New Yoga & the Inadequacy of Jung'... God Forever Geometrizes · Learning the One ... Vishnu, Sri Aurobindo & the Force of a Secret Unit. ...
".... this harmonisation and organisation of the being around the divine Centre can only be done in a physical body and on earth Thank you Harriet for posting this quote from Mother. The importance given to the physical body, on this planet, as a… from ASPIRATION - Aspiration is a call to the Divine. — The Mother
Essays on Aurobindo, many of his writings with notes. Basic on Indian history, Hinduism. Product Details. Nationalism Religion and Beyond: Writings on Politics, Society and CultureNationalism Religion and Beyond: Sri Aurobindo Peter Heehs
"Each religion has helped mankind. Paganism increased in man the light of beauty, the largeness and height of his life, his aim at a many-sided perfection; Christianity gave him some vision of divine love and charity; Buddhism has shown him a noble way to be wiser, gentler, purer, Judaism and Islam how to be religiously faithful in action and zealously devoted to God; Hinduism has opened to him the largest and profoundest spiritual possibilities. " - Sri Aurobindo (Essays in Philosophy and Yoga, p.211)
“All religions have some truth in them, but none has the whole truth; all are created in time and finally decline and perish. Mahomed himself never pretended that the Koran was the last message of God and there would be no other. God and Truth outlast these religions and manifest themselves anew in whatever way or form the Divine Wisdom chooses." - Sri Aurobindo (On Himself, p.483.)
The nexus between commerce and Integral Yoga should see leaps in the coming years. But whyIntegral Education lags behind and children from Auroville have to go to Kodaikanal is difficult to fathom. Well, the commercial dimension is ...
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President, Savitri Era Party. [Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.] Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum. ...
opinionations: Fireflies for the third time! By Namitha
The Fireflies Music Festival is a night-long fun for gourmets of music, both players and listeners. Fireflies Ashrama, run by the Pipal Tree Trust, focuses on inter-cultural studies and promotes all sorts of liberation ideas. So, their idea behind this enterprise is not only to enthrall the music-aficionados but to give a platform to alternative music, fusion and folk, innovations and new ideas, etc. The main reason behind choosing music as a medium, I believe, is because it is the one art form without boundaries of region and religion, more appealing to the crowd and easily usable as a tool for propaganda without sounding intellectual or belligerent…
At the Fireflies, rebellion in the arts and the musical innovations, displayed in the choice of instruments, the combination of them, the lyrics and the sounds, gains centrestage. This is the rebellion of the new world, the people who want to make a mark and also show that old may be gold but there wont be any old left tomorrow if we do not the new today. They want to break conventions and create new ones, which is a very exemplary track indeed… Jashaghar from Auroville – Hindustani jazz/fusion • Hulivesha – folk dance • Lounge Piranha – Alternative grunge, experimental • Prakash Sontakke group – Fusion • Bharat Sargam and group – Qawali • Vayali – Kerala folk ...
L'AUTRE CINEMA INDIEN Written by Chloe    Thursday, 04 March 2010
Du Cinéma cette semaine à Auroville avec un panorama du cinéma contemporain indien les 5, 6 et 7 mars à l’Auditorium Sri Aurobindo, organisé par Aurofilm et en collaboration avec le Directorat des Festivals de Film de l’Inde (DFFI, Delhi). Une interview de Gérard l'un des organisateurs qui nous présente la sélection des films qu'il a été dénicher lors du dernier Festival International du Cinéma de Goa. Pour plus de détails sur la programmation du festival cliquez sur READ MORE. Aussi dans ces nouvelles en français un petit message de la part du Pavillon de France.
Jhumur Bhattacharya on Sri Aurobindo's “Valmiki and Vyasa” 2. Samik Bandyopadhyay - Lecture on Abanindranath Tagore's version of the Ramayana ...
Sri Aurobindo and Alfred North Whitehead could help you do that, and perhaps also the philosopher Schelling; and indeed Martin Buber with his concept of the ...
Hugh Higgins - I did not put words in anyone's mouth. I am a Christian because Jesus is my chief guru. Shortly after I accepted Him and he saved me in the classical Christian sense, He led me to the teachings of Sri Aurobindo. These two are both Avatars. They are brothers, not enemies! 
Jesus is the brother of Krishna and Rama. Theosophists teach that, so do the teachings of Alice Bailey who was an esoteric Christian, so does Rudolf Steiner who was an esoteric Christian, and so does Charles Fillmore who was an esoteric Christian. If you are not, that is your business and I am not trying to convert you to a more advanced perception of the Christian scriptures, that is up to you. I study the Gospels every day without fail and KNOW what Jesus taught. I believe Charles Fillmore understood it very well and he accepted reincarnation. I just wanted to make it clear that not all Christians are opposed to reincarnation---and yes we are real Christians because we accept Jesus and His teachings. That does not mean we reject all other teachings. We find what is common in them. 05:03
My sense then is that the future of poetry will probably arise, for the English language, out of the indigenous Anglophone so-called "Third World" which is still closer to the foundations I spoke of at the start than most of us are. From there and also from the so-called "Minorities" in this and other Anglophone First World countries who, it may be argued, are or can be in many ways, whether deliberately or not, closer to indigenous thought than we are. These "Minorities" in this country have produced many of the poetries I have called "Liberation Poetries" stemming in large part from the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960s -- but they are still far from completely integrated into what we label as American Poetry. 
Anthropologist and poet Nathaniel Tarn reflects on the future of Anglophone poetry. An interesting counterpoint to John Crowe Ransom and Alan Tate or Sri Aurobindo, Tarn sees the future of poetry arising from the unquenched resources of liberation, fraternity and cosmopolitanism which lie beyond the jaded discourse of a mimetic modernism which has already been co-opted by the academy.
Bracketing the question of Foucault and the care of the self for the moment (and the definitions of several other terms in there), and assuming the authors' (Carlson and Banerji) understanding of Aurobindo is correct, I would simply say this: Yeah, sure, why not? Or rather: Find out. A good question is a precious thing. It drives inquiry forward, it leads one to undergo a certain process of learning.
The supplemental manifesto section below this raises a curious hybrid of idealist ("view of the human," identity stuff) and materialist (political economy, technology) histories:
Is this the possibility held out by purnayoga that, as Sri Aurobindo articulates it, deterritorializes human consciousness in terms of stripping it from its subjugation to the desiring codes of prakriti (nature) yet also languages a ...
a time of effort and tapasya when he retired to his rooms and left the day- to-day operation of the growing Ashram to the care of Mirra Alfassa, ...
Today, Pondicherry is more famous because of its relation with Sri Aurobindo. 
Saiju has left a new comment on your post "If one Peter Heehs is pardoned today, a thousand w...": 
God has allowed the individual the liberty and the choice whether to accept The eternal Truth and work for its evolution or to embrace falsehood, and live a life involved in inertia, death and sufferings. But the individual has the right to decide for himself alone and not for others.He has no right to ridicule the liberty, faith and conviction of others. The True reactions come from the Soul-The Inner Divine and not from the ego or the lower ( not yet transformed) levels of the being. Posted by Saiju to Aurora Mirabilis at 3:59 AM, March 06, 2010
Considering the Mother's Jewish roots on both sides of Her family the grossly anti-Semitic article entitled "Indo-European culture and the American world-order - White News ... By Keltoi" should IMMEDIATELY be removed from this web-page. A Devotee Posted by Anonymous to Aurora Mirabilis at 2:56 PM, February 24, 2010
How do you feel about this today? Posted by Anonymous to Marketime at 8:50 AM, February 27, 2010
There may be valid reasons for some changes while others may be attributed to over-zealousness.   If there was some transparency in the change process, these kinks could be ironed out.
Changing half-deed to half-dead seems like a real error but someone from the Archives must confirm.  This error is listed on President Mohapatra's blog
But aren't the archetypes or if you will, Plato's eternal Forms, already immaterial essences in the Transcendent -- beyond time/space?
Auroville is what I would consider a place of Hippies stuck in the 21st century. Life seems to be easy, not a lot matters, and the money they need to earn with handicraft and growing is little to life…
What we saw of Auroville was a network of dust roads lined by huts, and some houses hidden in the bushes. Not many people in sight, some isolated surreal shops: 'designer kurthas’ (long Indian style shirts), ‘top quality coffee grains’... We arrived to our host’s gate, on a red dust lane, the main house was hidden behind some trees, and we were lead to a two level bamboo structure, communal kitchen downstairs, open air dormitory upstairs. On the bamboo floor: a few mattresses, some clothes, cigarette butts, a dirty rug, old magazines. The current occupants -4 maybe?- seem to have little concern for tidiness. 
The world is our own, it is eternal truth, which also reflets on writings of SRI AUROBINDO, TRUTH the rock on which the world is build. Satyena tishthate jagat...The first formula of belief is Satyannasti paro dharmah, ther is no higher ...
Young Yoga Tips: meditation by Beacon Lee
Having said that, I did visit the Sri Aurobindo ashram in
Pondicherry. And there are some spots in W. Bengal too. But again, I'd just go there, take some iodine for the water, and follow your heart. I personally feel that that's the ...
Saturday, 06 Mar
Ashtanga yoga daily class ::: Harmony (Auromodele/Petite Ferme) ::: Sat ::: 8:00 AM
9th "No More Pesticides"- Exhibition ::: open field opposite Solar Kitchen (except Tuesdays) ::: Sat ::: 2:00 PM
Auroville Renaissance Cappella ::: Pitanga, Ashram, Adishakti, Notre Dame Pondy, Tibetan Pavilion ::: Sat ::: 8:00 PM
Trashion Show and Recycled Art Show (till 7th March) ::: Gallery Square Circle: BASEMENT ::: Sat ::: 10:00 AM
Two-day workshop: The Little Mermaid And Her Dolphin ::: New Creation, Kolam Computer Centre and White Peacock Studio, Kindergarten ::: Sat ::: 10:00 AM
Play in Chennai on 6th and 7th March ::: Chennai Music Academy ::: Sat ::: 7:30 PM
Interactive session about Indian Cinema ::: Aurofilm, Kalabhoomi ::: Sat ::: 2:30 PM
International women's day interactive forum ::: visitors centre movie screening room ::: Sat ::: 5:00 PM
C I N E M A - Indian Film Festival - White Elephant, Kutty Srank ::: Bharat Nivas, Auditorium ::: Sat ::: 6:00 PM
French Dinner buffet ::: well cafe sve dame ::: Sat ::: 7:00 PM
AUROVILLE SATURDAY MARKET ::: front of Solar Kitchen ::: Sat ::: 9:30 AM
Somatic Movement - one day workshop ::: Verite Hall ::: Sat ::: 9:30 AM

Sunday, 07 Mar
Ashtanga yoga daily class ::: Harmony (Auromodele/Petite Ferme) ::: Sun ::: 8:00 AM
9th "No More Pesticides"- Exhibition ::: open field opposite Solar Kitchen (except Tuesdays) ::: Sun ::: 2:00 PM
International women’s celebration ::: Field outside MM Nursery gate ::: Sun ::: 10:00 AM
Auroville Renaissance Cappella ::: Pitanga, Ashram, Adishakti, Notre Dame Pondy, Tibetan Pavilion ::: Sun ::: 8:00 PM
Trashion Show and Recycled Art Show (till 7th March) ::: Gallery Square Circle: BASEMENT ::: Sun ::: 10:00 AM
Two-day workshop: The Little Mermaid And Her Dolphin ::: New Creation, Kolam Computer Centre and White Peacock Studio, Kindergarten ::: Sun ::: 10:00 AM
Sample Aquatic Bodywork and Raise Funds for Aquatica! ::: Quiet Healing Centre ::: Sun ::: 12:30 PM
C I N E M A - Indian Film Festival - Dwando, Firaaq ::: Bharat Nivas, Auditorium ::: Sun ::: 6:00 PM
Play in Chennai on 6th and 7th March ::: Chennai Music Academy ::: Sun ::: 7:30 PM

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