Sunday, February 20, 2011

Greatest philosophical work of our time

Revisiting Raj, old way Daily Pioneer
Barwell mentions how her husband had started reading the “greatest philosophical work of our time”, or as some of us think of anytime, Aurobindo Ghosh’s The Life Divine, and shows her deep and sensitive understanding of Hindu India’s religio-spiritual depth.

  1. Sri Aurobindo Devotees: Pushpanjali offerings and prayers, Sri Aurobindo Devotees Prayer Centre, Kovaipudur, 4 p.m.. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bhaskar Mukherjee speaks on Sri Aurobindo's Sadhana

from Joy Roy Choudhury to "Tusar N. Mohapatra" date 15 February 2011 16:19 subject Divine Mother’s Consciousness and Art: She is the “magnet of our difficult ascent”. Book III Canto II, Savitri, Sri Aurobindo
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Anticipating the future Calcutta Telegraph
February 15 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6.15 pm: Bhaskar Mukherjee will speak on Sri Aurobindo Nirdeshito Tridha Sadhana. ...
About 17 children took part in the IEP retreat on 30th January. The workshop was themed "harmony" and the children explored the concept through the use of stories, games and activities. Various aspects of harmony - such as harmony of the body, through yoga; teamwork - through dramatization; working in silence and harmony - through group paintings, were explored. 
Sri Aurobindo referred to his “human imperfection” in the larger context of his yogic development and finally “embodying the Divine Consciousness”. If no mention is made of this final success and only the ‘defect’ of character highlighted with the help of further negative evidence from the reports of hostile British officials, what impression would the reader get? That Sri Aurobindo remained a coward and liar all his life! 
Matrimandir - Newsletter February 2011 Forty years of building Matrimandir
2011 marks the 40 th year of the construction of the Matrimandir. We take a look back at these forty remarkable and event filled years….
There are, it must be said at the outset, a thousand tales of personal and community encounters interwoven into the growth of Matrimandir, and on some level it is these events which underlie and give heart and meaning to the whole story of Matrimandir's physical growth. In the account that follows we focus on the structure's visible growth. Some of those more personal tales of individual interaction with the soul of Auroville have already been told and surely more will be told in the years to come.
On Feb 21 st , 1971, at a dawn ceremony, the foundation stone of Matrimandir was placed in the earth between the Banyan tree and present site of Matrimandir. Sunil's moving music was played, and the Mother's recorded message that she had given for this occasion:
The land was bare. Warm winds swept across the empty plateau, raising clouds of orange dust. The sky was wide and cloudless. But the air was full of an intense Promise and an unmistakable Presence. The seed of a marvellous golden Future had been planted. As young trees began to reach upwards in scattered locations on the plateau – newly planted by the first pioneers in their campaign to bring life and nature's soft richness back to the denuded land, so too the seed of Matrimandir germinated, took root, and began to grow.
The first step was the preparation of the ground for the intended construction. A large crater had to be dug into the earth to lay the foundation slab of the building. This digging was bravely started by a handful of Aurovilians, breaking the hard red soil with steel crow-bars; they carried baskets of the earth out of the growing crater under the intense South Indian sun. […]
The globe was initially installed on a temporary set of supporting Sri Aurobindo's symbols while the final gilded set was prepared in Germany . On 18 Feb. 1993 the globe was installed on the final set of four golden symbols joined in a supporting square. Beneath it was the 3m wide Mother's symbol that had been carved in a circular slab of white Italian marble. […]
And so the Matrimandir has completed forty years. Literally thousands of people have participated in its construction, some for a day or two as passing visitors, some for a lifetime, whether physically here on the site or as supporting donors all over the world. One and all they have had the joy of contributing to this special manifestation at the heart of Auroville.
Class / 06:45 am Sivananda Yoga with Arina
Class / 08:00 am Ashtanga Yoga
Exhibition / 09:30 am Children's Book Fair
Exhibition / 11:00 am Varanasi Weavers Exhibition
Class / 04:30 pm Integral meditation
Class / 05:30 pm Yoga Nidra
Theatre / 07:00 pm The Ramayana Project
Class / 07:30 pm Ethnic Chanting at Verite

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cling to Truth by S. Ranganathan

The Hindu : Engagements - Chennai : Chennai Today
'Cling to Truth': S. Ranganathan, Sri Aurobindo Society: 5, Smith Rd., Anna Salai, 10.30 a.m..
Sri Aurobindo Devotees Prayer Group: Pushpanjali offerings and prayers to Sri Annai, R.S. Puram, and Kovaipudur, 9.30 a.m., 4 p.m. ...
The Hindu : NATIONAL - TAMIL NADU : Coimbatore today
Sri Aurobindo Society: Talk, Sraddhalu, the Mother's Dream and its Realisation, Thomas Park, 6 p.m. 
Auroville, the international city where Matrimandir stands majestically with its ... Then of course, came the additional attractions like Auroville. ...
Pondy needs a facelift The Hindu
At Auroville, the city of Dawn, are signs that things can be done if the attitude is right... A little dot on the Coromandel coastline, a spiritual kingdom ...
And in the calm cleanliness of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its environs, in the white marble interior of the splendid inner chamber of Matrimandir, in the shade of the Banyan Tree whose leafy umbrella is always carefully restrained to about 50 metres in diameter to remain proportionate to its environment, and the quiet-flowing waters of the marble fountain nearby, all in neighbouring Auroville, the city of Dawn, are signs that things can be done if the attitude is right and plans are made with vision and pursued with dedication and commitment.
'Classical music enriches one's persona' Times of India
ex-vice chancellor of Magadh University Samshad Hussain, Central University of Bihar vice-chancellor Janak Pandey, Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry, ...
Sri Aurobindo Society: Meeting, 5, Smith Rd., Anna Salai, 6.30 p.m.. 
Similarly, Sri Aurobindo spoke of a vital-physical layer which creates a protective ... Sri Aurobindo alluded to the same ability in a letter to a disciple: ...
Started reading Sri Aurobindo's Savitri since yesterday.What seemed to be very difficult to comprehend since one year was all of a sudden so ...
Full Moon Gathering at Savitri Bhavan - Auronet
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother-The Supramental Transformation Exhibition at Savitri Bhavan. Sri Aurobindo and the Mother - The Supramental Transformation ... Sunday 13 Feb
Exhibition / 11:00 am Varanasi Weavers Exhibition
Exhibition / 04:19 pm Children's Book Fair

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Music Appreciation workshops from 15th Feb 2011

Joy Roy Choudhury's Web Log
Revisiting the 60′s: Grateful Dead's The Ripple, Sri Aurobindo's Sunlit Path and the ... Sri Aurobindo reiterates the same thing when he says “the spirit of ...
As a spiritual retreat, in the June of 1923, C R Das travelled to Pondicherry to briefly stay with Shri Aurobindo whom as his attorney he had eloquently and ...
C. S. Shastri, a Chartered Accountant from Chennai went to Sri Aurobindo and... In reply to this request, Sri Aurobindo gave him the emblem with a Garuda, ...
Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra
Sri Aurobindo in his monograph The Mother has described four aspects of the Divine Mother: Maheswari, Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. ...
Sri Aurobindo Society Presents Music Appreciation workshops for children Starting from 15th Feb 2011 (Age 4 to 8years). At 11, Sahakar, 'B’ Road, Churchgate. Call : 22043076 or 98697 41718
February 10, 2011 --  Sri Aurobindo Society Presents Music Appreciation Workshop for Children (5 - 8 yrs) Starting Tuesday 15th February 2011
During the course of the workshop we aim to give the children a broader perspective of music where we will introduce the elements of music (rhythm, beat, pitch etc.) in a fun filled manner. The workshops will also introduce the children to the aesthetic beauty of different genres of music. Using stories, movement, instruments and songs, the children will be on a musical journey they will always remember. Workshops will be conducted by Kamakshi Khurana and Soham Munim
Every Tuesday: 5.00 to 6.00 p.m.
Venue: 11, Sahakar, B Road, Churchgate - 400 020.
Fees: Rs. 2000/- for 3 months.
For more details email us or call at 22043076 or 98697 41718. 
Auronet Thursday 10 Feb
Class / 06:45 am Sivananda Yoga with Arina
Class / 08:00 am Ashtanga Yoga
Class / 11:15 am Dancing Astrology
Class / 05:00 pm Philosophy of Evolution (3) The philosophy of evolution class resumes on Thursday in the series exploring Gebser, Teilhard, Bergson and Sri Aurobindo. UNITY PAVILION ...
Class / 05:00 pm Hula Hoop & Spinning
Meeting / 05:00 pm General Meeting
Meeting / 05:00 pm General Meeting

Monday, February 07, 2011

Sachidananda Mohanty speaks on Sri Aurobindo and Barindra Kumar Ghosh.

February 7 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6.30 pm: Dr Sachidananda Mohanty, professor of English, Hyderabad Central University, will speak on Spirituality and Prison Life: Sri Aurobindo and Barindra Kumar Ghosh.
It needs to be enlightened with the thoughts of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo. This could lead to society's spiritual revival and help restore the ... 
Revisiting the 60′s: Grateful Dead's The Ripple, Sri Aurobindo's ... By artcritique
(The Book of Love, Book V Canto II, Savitri- Sri Aurobindo). This fire is that of the creative spirit in Man, the Agni of the Vedas, which is both a force and light. The fire is immortal as is the divine power in man, and as Tagore says ...
Thanks to Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry , I felt at peace and would like to share a book on Sri Aurobindo that I bought from the Ashram. ...
History is American
That's why Yogi Sri Aurobindo explained, “The instructor should be a yogi”. Here yogi means a sense controlled guy getting plentiful power to inspire the ...
New strategies to overcome helplessness :: how to overcome ...
New strategies to overcome helplessness: taking the balance from him, sri aurobindo decided to look for challenging impossible difficulties in the vedas. ...
Process : Self-Honesty
Drunvalo has simply tweaked it to make it more user-friendly. The subject of his books place him squarely in the New Age as an expert in the “evolution of consciousness” circle along with Eckhart Tolle, Sri Aurobindo, ...
Yongming Tang & Charles Joiner Synergic Inquiry (2006) ... Buddhism (Smith, 1991), the Indian integral philosophy by Sri Aurobindo (1992) and Chaudhuri (1977), and the emerging interculturalism ...
Yongming Tang & Charles Joiner Synergic Inquiry (2006) ... theories describing the evolution of consciousness as found in Aurobindo (1993) and Wilber (1995). Yet another could be ...
Yongming Tang & Charles Joiner Synergic Inquiry (2006) ... community devoted to manifesting the sociospiritual vision of Sri Aurobindo, Auroville is an attempt to both transcend and ...

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Sri Aurobindo holds a message for Indians, the Tibetans and even the Chinese

The Hindu : NATIONAL - TAMIL NADU : Chennai today
Sri Aurobindo Society: Meeting, 5, Smith Rd., Anna Salai, 10.30 a.m.. Prayer...
The Hindu : NATIONAL - TAMIL NADU : Coimbatore today
Sri Aurobindo Devotees: pushpanjali, Sasibalika Vidya Mandir, R.S. Puram, 9.30 a.m.; Sri Annai Meditation Centre, Kovaipudur, 4 p.m. ...
The message of sri aurobindo - IndusLadies
Thanks to Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry, I felt at peace and would like to share a book on Sri Aurobindo that I bought from the Ashram. ...
Thanks to Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry, I felt at peace and would like to share a book on Sri Aurobindo that I bought from the Ashram. ...
Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (born January 5, 1938) has picked up where Sri Aurobindo and the Mother left off in their Supramental and Integral Yoga, ...
Robert E. Wilkinson: The reason that Sri Aurobindo has been so misunderstood and de-contectualized is that almost no one, including Richard. ...
Sri Aurobindo: (after a pause) I was thinking of the “carbon-dioxide” explanation of Samadhi. It may be perfectly true so for as a particular kind of ...
While the pre-registration of tokens is only available to residents, Guests of Auroville may obtain their entry token directly at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram ...
KoraputOnline - Connecting Souls
... but is born in the higher principle of direct knowledge or ideal vision which surpasses mind. It is in reality a revelation-Sri Aurobindo ...
By perfect sincerity we mean that all our thoughts, feelings,sensations & actions should express nothing but the central Truth of our being-The Mother
the seventh waves: February 2011
On the one hand, there is what Sri Aurobindo - who, as the Avatar, represented the supreme Consciousness and Will on earth - declared me to be, that is, ...
YouTube - Satprem - Interview (Audio) 3/4
Satprem parle de "Mère", Sri Aurobindo et Auroville. ... Added to queue SATPREM 'Sri Aurobindo, l'avventura della KwanYinPusha
Words divorced from experience can be the most terrible misleaders in the world. - Sri Aurobindo. 1 person liked this - shivalal patro ...