Savitri Bhavan
Seven Jewel of the Mother Earth
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by Sebastian   
Friday, 17 August 2012
Michael Miovic (Photographer: Sebastian)Michael Miovic gave a lecture and presentation (at Savitri Bhavan) with title - The seven Jewel-Centres of Mother Earth. Sri Aurobindo, in his short essay "The Supreme Mahashakti", mentions the seven Jewel-Centres of Mother Earth which are locked in the hardness, darkness and inertia of the material Inconscience. To restore the Earth Mother to her own divinity and the earth-existence to its native light and bliss, these centres have to be liberated. This is the task of the Suns of the Supermind. What and where are these seven centres? Read more

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A gaping oversight - Overman
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by Savitri Bhavan   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Georges van Vrekhem  (Photographer: Antim)The aim of the Sri Aurobindo-Mother avatar was to establish the foundations of a new species beyond the human: superman. In The Supramental Manifestation (1949) Sri Aurobindo wrote that, for the superman to be incarnated on the Earth, an intermediary range of transitory beings would be necessary. The Mother called these beings surhommes, overmen. Moreover, she said explicitly that to realize the transitory beings in their presumably huge variety was our task. This talk given by Georges van Vrekhem at Savitri Bhavan on 12 November 2011 is the Read more

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Present and future science
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by Savitri Bhavan   
Wednesday, 09 November 2011
Georges van Vrekhem (Photographer: Antim)'Present and future science: unending paradigms'. Science is generally presented as a search for the truth of Nature, thereby supposing that there must exist such an absolute, unchangeable truth. This view is now severely questioned. Besides, science is a product of the human mind, which is incapable of grasping absolute truth. Therefore science and technology must gradually be replaced by what Sri Aurobindo called a ‘future science’, including not only matter but all levels of Reality. A talk given by Georges van Vrekhem at Savitri Bhavan. Read more

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Vanished civilizations
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by Savitri Bhavan   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011
Georges van Vrekhem in the talk (Photographer: Antim)Full title: 'Vanished and retrograde civilizations'. More and more archeological discoveries show that the civilization of Homo Sapiens Sapiens goes much further back than Sumer. Sri Aurobindo and the Mother affirmed the onetime existence of civilizations like Atlantis and Lemuria which vanished from the surface of the globe. This means that the ‘primitive’ peoples were not so originally, but descended from probably highly evolved civilizations of whom they lost the knowledge and the means. This talk was presented by Georges van Vrekhem Read more

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The Western Mind
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by Savitri Bhavan   
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
George entering the hall (Photographer: Antim)During the formation of Christianity, a series of hard fought councils and creeds formulated what was the authorized thinking in the Christian West. This ‘catholic’ faith dominated the minds for centuries, till its irrationality was eroded, attacked and finally overcome by a rational movement culminating in the Enlightenment. Sri Aurobindo calls its main ideas – liberty, equality and fraternity – ‘godheads of the soul’, and has fought to keep them alive in the build-up of the new world. The Georges van Vrekhem's talk was held in Savitri Bhavan. Read more

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New Dharmas
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by Savitri Bhavan   
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Georges van Vrekhem (Photographer: Vladimir)The integration of the 4 varnas and the new Dhrama. The 4 varnas, quite other than the castes, have determined the structure of society not only in India but also in the West. Their integration into a human unity is essential for the coming about of the new world. The new inner or spiritual unity will gradually create a new, egoless dharma – “Nous voulons une race sans ? go” – replacing the ego-dharma of the evolution until now. Georges van Vrekhem gave a talk in Savitri Bhavan. Read more

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Why I wrote a book on evolution
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by Savitri Bhavan   
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Georges in the talk (Photographer: Savitri Bhavan)'Evolution' is generally thought to be well-known. Looking deeper into the subject however, it proves to be an extremely complex subject, and so is the term 'Darwinism', commonly used by the media. As evolution is about life and life is about humans, evolution also had from the outset of its various theories a close connection with religion and life. Most importantly, the spiritual interpretation of evolution is the backbone of Sri Aurobindo's worldview, directly impacting on our understanding of the Yoga and the aim of life. Read more

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Sri Aurobindo`s The Life Divine
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Monday, 12 September 2011

Shraddhavan giving commentary on the text (Photographer: Savitri Bhavan Team)Since December 2008 a group of Aurovilians have been meeting weekly at Savitri Bhavan for group study of Sri Aurobindo’s major philosophical work. In 1913, Sri Aurobindo noted that part of his mission was to restate the truths of the Veda and Vedanta in terms accessible to the modern mind. In The Life Divine the ancient truths, illumined by his own experience, are made accessible to the human reason and shown to be the foundation for his affirmative vision of the evolutionary process and the significance of our individual existence on earth. Read more

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