Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lecture on “Self-observation, a tool for self-awareness” by Prabhjot Kulkarni

Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Lecture on “Self-observation, a tool for self-awareness” by Prabhjot Kulkarni, Sri Aurobindo Marg, 10 a.m. to 11-15 a.m..
Sri Aurobindo Society: Meeting, 5, Smith Rd., Anna Salai, 10.30 a.m.. 
Sri Aurobindo Devotees Prayer Group: Pushpanjali to Sri Annai, Sri Annai Meditation Centre, W2b, Kovaipudur, 4 p.m., Sasibalika Vidya Mandir, R.S. Puram, ...

I have great respect for Satprem but I prefer not to get caught up in this exhilarating rhetoric of impending dooms and the need for magnificent revolutions of consciousness.   Satprem, like many social thinkers, conveys his anguish with such burning passion that it can cause great agitation and frustration within the heart regarding the state of the world.   In the spiritual path, one has to detach oneself a little from the pressures of the world; one has first learn to remain silent, go within and wait for some inspiration to decide which cause to take up.
I have reached a state where I have become a little indifferent to the dire problems of the world.  It's a passing phase, and there are many such phases, and if at some point things change and I sense the need to do something, then I shall certainly do so. 

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "They had mastered the forces of desire"
The Divinity of Mother Sri Aurobindo is a fact to me because I have experienced it and continue to experience it first hand. And I am far from being the only one. I understand that it may not be a fact to you. But the rational thing would be to find out for yourself instead of limiting yourself to premature conclusions which see only the outer human expression but miss the Divine Consciousness behind it. If you do choose not to verify for yourself then that is your choice, but I am not beholden to deny my experience and painfully squeeze myself into your tiny little nutshell. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Open Forum at 8:16 PM, October 16, 2010

Continuing on the theme of practice:
This is the full text of Aurobindo Ghose's best contribution to world culture, his epic poem Savitri. If you cannot find a hard copy of this text, use the online version and read it slowly and mindfully, with great care. Then watch what happens.

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