Category Archives: Beyond Religion
The Divine expresses itself in many ways....
water, in different forms, starting with a single drop, forming cascade in lotus pond, or a river stream; many droplets form a rain ... and all leads into the ocean
Despite a short visit and busy schedule Mira Nakashima has managed to take some time for our interesting interview on Wednesday morning.
Most of the time our talk was revolving around her father - Geroge Nakashima who has made a Peace table which stands at Hall of Peace, and was at the beginning of the past century one of the main architects on the site in building Sri Aurobindo's Ashram Gloconde(the first concrete structure in Asia)
Mira continues father's legacy in woodwork, and is also one of the funders of Peace Foundation.
Today, along with the family will participate at Peace Mediation around Peace Table at Hall of Peace at Unity Pavilion in Interantioanl Zone.
Brainfever wakes us up in the middle of the night, peacocks cries ... and when the morning comes seven sisters blabber at all times ... Due to lush vegetation and ever green dry forests which surround Auroville, daily soundscapes is the one of birds .... what emerge out of it where are we going what are we striving for and lotus pond sings its song with cascading water ...
On Saturday 8 of February, Auroville Radio was present in Sawchu, Barath Nivas, to record but also to live broadcast an event organized by Aster Patel with the ambitious topic of the Future of Man: Learning to be, that attracted a good number of the Auroville first comers and pioneers. So one could see a lot of very well known faces.They have been kind enough to share with us their very own experience and view of the dream and on how and why they joined. They formed a circle and used the talking-stick to express their deeper inner feelings.
Striking to most of the visitors of Auroville are constant chirping of birds and indigenous evergreen tropical dry forest or lots of trees ...
Birds wake up in early morning hours before dawn, and perky conversations or monologues are going on all day long.
Each morning starts with another story of a day ahead.
Human ears selectively choose what to hear , but microphone hears everything. It does notice distant temple music, bikes and constant wind of the area.
"Thou alone art and all is Thou; and the streams of Thy infinite grace fill and overflow the world." The Mother, Prayers and Meditations. At Unity Garden in Matrimandir yesterday afternoon Vera offered to gathered a grace of Russian Bells. Despite very hot day, Matrimandir and gardens were cool with its constant breeze over the area of peace. Joining to joyful chirp of birds, bells started to share frequencies, slowly lulled all beings into a meditative state as the day was coming to an end.
Sunday morning searching for the expression of the Divine in Matrimandir. Soundscape takes us through park of unity, passing the banyan tree, climbing up to inner chamber, and back down to lotus pond ... returning to shooting sounds of cascading water of the fountain...
The second part of our live recording broadcast from Sawchu, brought a lot of memories and emotions you can now listen to. Auroville is a great push toward human future, but while living there, one is surrounded and questioned by the mirrors created by his own Aurovilian's fellows. It also a place where best enemies have to kiss and opposite have to meet. But lets remember that all Aurovilians have not yet arrive in the city, future is hope. We all experienced the up and down and the difficulties of living in the city of truth.