Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sri Aurobindo's monism has many similarities with Schelling in his work Bruno GIRIJA SHETTAR (Geethanjali and Vandanam fame) was born and brought up in England the daughter of an Indian father and British mother. She is a multi-faceted personality who, after leaving school, starred in some successful Indian films…
Her most recent work was an UK independent film Slide Away (2007), exploring the themes of death and immortality. Despite being offered further roles, including from the directors of Geethanjali (Mani Ratnam) and Vandanam (Priya Darshan), and from television companies to host various shows, Girija left the field to follow other interests. 
She completed a doctoral thesis on the integral yoga philosophy of Sri Aurobindo, a field she is involved in on a practical basis too, spending as much time as possible at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry and at the related idealistic community of Auroville. She is based in London and is a writer and a poet.  
Sri Aurobindo was prosecuted for his seditious writing in 1907 when Tagore wrote Homage to Aurobindo but he was acquitted. ...
The Life Divine (LD), Sri Aurobindo’s comprehensive and definitive philosophical statement.
The Guest for A Universal Morality: Habermas and Sri Aurobindo by G Ananta - 1993
Morals in the sociological and anthropological discourse have been looked at as a construction of culture and as an appendage of social norms.
Re Where Will Synthetic Biology Lead Us? constructing and Aurobindian response. Tony Clifton. Re: Conference Proceedings: Fundamentalism and the ...
Comments in sciy on The Lives of Sri Aurobindo Controversy by Debashish on January 10, 2009 11:25AM (PST) Permanent Link THE LIVES OF SRI AUROBINDO CONTROVERSY
Children for Sri Aurobindo: two videos · archives... This week you are invited to read: Mobility in Auroville: the documents ...
Knowledge, consciousness and religious conversion in Lonergan and Aurobindo - Page 179 Michael T. McLaughlin - 2003 - 318 pages
Aurobindo's monism in which the One differentiates itself in time and space (extension) as finite souls in the infinite has many similarities with Schelling in his work Bruno. He refers to this process of differentiation of the One as ...
Von Franz was convinced that through the feminine principle of Eros or relatedness, along with feeling and intuition, the wounds created by the Western patriarchal worldview will be healed.  

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sri Aurobindo and The Five Dreams

Symposium on Integral Consciousness Dedicated to the pioneering work of CIIS Founders Friday April, 9  2010 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. [10:25 AM] 
Mutation ... a process. Conference in Auroville. February 12-14, 2010 (UHU) Feb 12, 2010, 9:00 am - Feb 14, 2010, 6:00 pm
"Spirituality Beyond Religions" International Congress Program (UHU) Jan 5, 2010, 9:00 am - Jan 8, 2010, 6:00 pm
Sri Aurobindo’s Political Life, the Alipore Bomb Trial and his Uttarpara Speech – A Centennial Perspective (The Institute of Integral Yoga Psychology, Mirravision Trust) National Library Auditorium, Alipore, Kolkata, August 1 & 2, 2009; 10 AM – 5 PM

Sri Aurobindo and The Five Dreams ... Karan Singh had a speech at the occasion of the centenary since Sri Aurobindo arrived to Pondicherry. As the speaker . ... Auronet 
Personal Growth: Centenary Celebrations of Sri Aurobindo's Arrival ... by JV
Centenary Celebrations of Sri Aurobindo's Arrival in Pondy. This is the event of a life time; celebrating the Arrival of Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry on 04.04.1910. The week-long celebration started on 28th March. ...
Myrtille Visscher: In Sadhana Forest by Myrtille
The Mother and Sri Aurobindo (picture) are the spiritual leaders of Auroville. One of their principles in creating this place is putting spirituality into matter. There are different ways to do this. One example, in
Sadhana Forest, ...
Barbara's Excellent Adventure: Second and Third Week of Waiting by Barbara
I will pay "right attention" to these cloudy issues, while basking in the sunshine of music, the poetry of Sri Aurobindo, and the outreaches from all of you - soup from Gretty, memories from Dean, an upcoming visit from long-lost Glenn ...
Sashti Balasundaram: Promote Recycling at the Source | The ... by outreach
Intertwined with this charm is the spiritual home of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in which devotees flock from across the nation and world. It is in this environment where the enlightenment of Aurobindo meets the bustle of modern
India, ...
Savitri Era: Grace holds the key by Tusar N Mohapatra
Sri Aurobindo writes (as quoted by Kailash in her important text on 'Auroville and Education' approved by The Mother) : “Spirituality respects the freedom of the human soul, because it is itself fulfilled by freedom; and the deepest ...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sri Aurobindo Yoga Website

Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India      
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother's Texts Online - Full texts of major works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in English and French
Website Miraura                         
Bernard Sage Website                         
Search for Light                         
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, New Delhi                         
Auroville, India                         
Auroville International (AVI)                         
Mother's Agenda                         
Mother's Agenda (audiorecordings)                         
The Sri Aurobindo Association                         
Sri Aurobindo's poem "Savitri"                         
Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education                         
Institut de Recherches Evolutives/Mira Aditi                         
Sri Aurobindo Center of Los Angeles                          
Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco                          
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture                          
The Mother's Service Society                         
Integral Yoga in Europa                         
Nach dem Menschen geht die Evolution weiter                          
Sri Aurobindo Society Singapore website                         
Matagiri Home Page

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dr. Ramesh Bijlani's lecture on `The great adventure'

Sri Aurobindo Ashram: lecture on `The great adventure' by Dr. Ramesh Bijlani, Sri Aurobindo Marg 10 a.m.
Sri Aurobindo Society: Meeting, 5, Smith Rd., Anna Salai, 10-30 a.m.
Sri Aurobindo Devotees: Pushpanjali and prayers to Sri Annai, Sri Annai Meditation Centre, Kovaipudur, 4 p.m.; Sasi Balika Vidya Mandir, 9.30 a.m.
The Hindu : Engagements : Madurai Today
Sri Aravindar Annai Trust: Special collective meditation, TVS Community College, 8 Goods Shed Street, 10 a.m.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "A thorough inquiry is a top priority":
"When a top functionary after three and half decades of stay says, “I decided to write about Sri Aurobindo, first, because I find him tremendously interesting,”...... the whole genesis of the book and the complicity of the present Ashram officials in it, therefore, is a top priority".

This is brilliant, intuitive, succinct and yet encapsulates the gist of all that need be said on this controversy. It bares all and is entirely convincing. This is the LAST WORD and clearly the best and most convincing one. Tusarji you have uttered the MANTRA that is the REVELATION. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era at
11:29 PM, April 24, 2010 [Sbc Internet Services ( Riverside, California, United States

There is nothing for me to justify; I have just stated the facts. You come to read and even care to comment because Sat-Heehs uses “abrasive language” and Ulrich Mohrhoff's “derisive comment.” Let’s face it; it is the man-bites-dog syndrome. We can’t hide anything from Sri Aurobindo; he knows it well. [TNM] Posted by Tusar N Mohapatra to Savitri Era Open Forum at 12:43 AM, April 04, 2010

Rest assured that the contest is meant exclusively for practitioners of Integral Yoga. During meditation you observe your consciousness soaring upwards. Here you measure how far it plumbs the depths. Like a vocalist one must be aware of one’s range. After all, 

“He who would bring the heavens here 
Must descend himself into clay 
And the burden of earthly nature bear 
And tread the dolorous way.”

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Devotees of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo swarm Puducherry

Devotees throng Sri Aurobindo Ashram Puducherry | Saturday, Apr 24 2010 IST
A large number of devotees thronged the Sri Aurobindo Ashram here on the occasion of the ''Mother's final arrival Day'' today. A mass meditation was organised by the inmates of the ashram to mark the occasion. The rooms used by both Sri Aurobindo and the mother were thrown open for public darshan. -- (UNI) -- 24MS36.xml
Tales from Taiwan Calcutta Telegraph
April 24 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6 pm: The Mother’s Jayanti function includes reading & recitation by Debashis Mitra, Santana Chowdhury and Bimal Dutta; song by Agnibin Chattapadhyay; and a talk by Purnendu Prasad Bhattacharjee.
Sri Aurobindo Society: Darshan Day, 6 a.m.; special meditation, 5.30 p.m.; discourse on ‘The Mother and Sri Aurobindo in my perception,' 3 Lajapathi Roy Street, Chinna Chokkikulam, 6.30 p.m.
Sri Aravindar Annai Trust: Darshan Day special collective meditation, Sri Aravindar Annai Relics Meditation Centre, 11 A Kumaran Street, Tirunagar, 6 a.m.; TVS Community College, 8 Goods Shed Street, 6 p.m.
Chennai Today ‘Mother's prayers and meditations': M. K. Ramaswami, 5, Smith Rd., Anna Salai, 6-30 p.m.
Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education was declared overall winners during the 5th Indianoil Inter-School Cycling Games organised by volunteers of ...
Sri Auromaa: The Character of the Ashram by Sri Auromaa
for the evolution of another kind and form of life which would in the final. end be moved by a higher spiritual consciousness and. embody a greater life of the spirit. - Sri Aurobindo. Posted by Sri Auromaa at
12:15 PM
A critique of the book "The Lives of Sri Aurobindo" by Peter Heehs ... by Raman Reddy - An Open Dialogue on The Lives of Sri Aurobindo
Britannica online encyclopedia article on Sri Aurobindo (Indian philosopher and nationalist), Aug. 15, 1872 Calcutta, India Dec. 5, 1950 Pondicherry seer, poet ...
23 Apr 2010 ... Sri Aurobindo and The Five Dreams ... Karan Singh had a speech at the occasion of the centenary since Sri Aurobindo arrived to Pondicherry. ...
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sri Aurobindo’s thoughts went far beyond the limits of mundane materialism

Symbolism in modern art Calcutta Telegraph BOOK RELEASE
April 21 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6.15 pm: Dr Amalendu Dey will formally release The Linguistic Atom and The Origin of Language.
letters to the editor 19 April 2010 Prophet of transformation
SIR, ~ This is with reference to Claude Arpi’s article, “Prophet of Humanism” (15 April). Let me first thank you for commemorating the day of Sri Aurobindo’s arrival in Pondicherry.
   However, I have an issue with depicting Sri Aurobindo as a prophet of humanism. In his  thought, man is only a transitory being and not the “Ultimate” in the chain of evolution. He has constantly tried through his yogic sadhana to bring down the super conscious to the mundane level and lift human consciousness to higher pedestals, indeed to reach the “Ultimate”, the Parabrahma of our Vedas and Upanishads. He dealt with human existence in all its dimensions ~ the material, the  spiritual and the vital.
  Even in seclusion, he continuously tried, through correspondence, to transform the lives of his disciples and  make them ready for the descent of the higher consciousness and bring them into the process of conscious evolution.
  His Ashram in
Pondicherry is also a case in point. His writings on a bewildering variety of subjects ~ from politics to education and personal conduct of life ~ are all intended to transform the personal, social, national and global facets.
  He is truly a prophet of transformation. Humanism implies in a general sense the aspects of life, i.e. that is in the mundane levels. In the literary context it began with the 14th century Renaissance in
Italy, involving grammar, rhetoric, history, moral philosophy and poetry. It was a reaction to the all-pervasive ecclesiasticism of the Middle Ages.
  Sri Aurobindo’s thoughts went far beyond the limits of mundane materialism in which humanity is hopelessly entrapped. His philosophy signified the slow but inevitable descent of divine consciousness into this Earth. Yours, etc., Parthapratim Ray, Kolkata, 17 April. 

Hide & seek: Kapur's spiritual journey to Hidesign Economic Times

He kept away his US doctorate in international affairs and shunned capitalism to pursue his hobby in the global township based on Sri Aurobindo's vision. ...
Comment posted by RY Deshpande Re: RYD’s sly and insidious Method... An Open Dialogue on The Lives of Sri Aurobindo
Today it is exactly one year when the idea of a possible dialogue was mooted. It is unfortunate that it didn’t materialise. The positions have now got so much hardened—witness for instance AV Today August 2009, some interviews on the subject—that perhaps only a miracle might work out a miracle.
As there is really nothing confidential in these frank exchanges made in a liberal spirit, on this anniversary of the proposal I'm putting them on the Mirror of Tomorrow. If Rich wishes, he can put his version on the sciy or related sites. ~ RYD
The provocation for the forming of the association is the disenchantment among the inmates of the Ashram over the "lack of transparency, accountability and democracy" in the running of the Ashram. The Ashram management however remained tightlipped on the causes. Management sources told The Indian Express that the expulsions were related to the maintenance of discipline in the Ashram. About Saaba 
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Beneficiaries Association was founded in the year 1997 with a group of inmates and devotees of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Kamal Dora, Srikant Jivarajani, Patit Pavan Ghosh, Vairu Kannu and several others were some of the founder members of the Association. The Association had taken up the cause of exposing various atrocities taking place in Sri Aurobindo Ashram at the instance of the Trustees and their hencmen. The Trustees had allowed tampering of Sri Aurobindo's writings in the name of textual editing, restoration of Master's original writings and had handed over such sensitive work to Sri Aurobindo Archves & Research Department headed by a group of foreigners including Peter Heehs & Richard Hartz. 4:20 PM Monday 5 January 2009
If one really takes pride in being an Indian, then he must be willing to undertake a journey to discover the Himalayan heights of Sri Aurobindo.
In the narrow sense it refers to the Integral Yoga, philosophy, and psychology of Sri Aurobindo, as well as the Integral Psychology (the term coined by Indra Sen) and Psychotherapy that emerges from it.
Sri Aurobindo said: 'In this calm right knowledge comes'. For wholesome creativity, the still inten- sity of the sattwic temper is essential. The excited ...
Barindranath Chaki added a discussion An Answer
Question:   James Tse, my friend from Canada, a member of ASPIRATION, has asked me the following question:   "Hi Barin I was engaged in a debate with friends over the Creek mythology, where Zeus and the other deities rules the Universe, I argue that God is formless and is above our thinking mind, they ask me why I believe in The Mother, and have her pictures in my house, she is form, and yet I worship do I reconcile in this debate? James" from ASPIRATION - Aspiration is a call to the Divine. — The Mother

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Anniversary of installation of the relics of Sri Aurobindo at Rajgangpur and Sundargarh, Odisha

Anniversary celebrations of installation of the relics of Sri Aurobindo at:
Matru Vihar, Sundargarh, Odisha. (Managing Trustee: Sri Niranjan Mohanty, Date of Installation: 18th April1984 at 5.PM, Installed by: Sri Champaklalji)
Poila Baisakh Calcutta Telegraph - Reading
Attend a reading and discussion with C.S. Mukherjee on Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri (Book II; Canto II) at the Nijantik, Yoga Centre, 9/1 Lower Rawdon Street, 4.30pm.
Sri Aurobindo Society: Meeting, AP-514, J Block, 8th St., Anna Nagar, 6 p.m.. Vaithika Sri: Meeting, Sri Ayodhya Mandapam, West Mambalam, 3-30 p.m. ...
Sri Aurobindo Society: Study circle meeting on 'Spirituality in day to day life,' 3 Lajapathi Roy Road, Chinna Chokkikulam, 10.30 a.m. ...
Aurobindo Devotees: Pushpanjali Offerings and Prayers to Sri Annai, SriAnnai Meditation Centre, W 7/C, Kovaipudur, 4 p.m.; Sasibalika Vidya Mandir, ...
Sri Aurobindo: It is because the sex-impulse is the greatest force on the vital plane. The thrill which accompanies it is a very gross distortion and ...
All life is Yoga: Our great spiritual philosopher Sri Aurobindo says that all life is Yoga. Yoga is defined as the method of connecting individual soul to ...
Poet, mystic, freedom fighter — Aurobindo Ghose was a fascinating personality.... if in their hearts the devotion to Sri Aurobindo has been lit, ...