Category Archives: Evolution
"The Three Steps of Nature" puts forth that in man's evolution there are three successive elements: a bodily life (the basis of our existence here in the material world) and a mental life into which we emerge, raising the bodily to higher uses, enlarging it into a greater completeness, and a divine existence.....which is at once the goal of the other two.
These concepts are explored and explained in depth.
The duration of the reading of this chapter is 35 minutes. Listening could be for approximately 15 minutes at a time, in order to maintain attention and derive the greatest benefit from Sri Aurobindo's writing, as he so patiently describes the Integral Yoga. Of course it may be listened to in its entirety, according to one's condition and attention span.
The Unstitute (UK artists Marianna and Daniel) continues its sonic exploration of meditative landscapes, this time invoking the legendary 'golden country' of Arcadia, ancient Greece, and latent parallels with the Aurovilian project. In Arcadia, the artists become resonant chambers of mentation, projecting internal worlds onto external landscapes, and vice versa. The 'ideal country' of legend is only a tenuous, transient moment existing somewhere between the interplay of external vibration and internal frequency. The dissolution of the parameters of inner and outer - as the ego recognizes its own displacement into fiction, fear or fantasy - is the frequency which we have tried to bring you. This new type of semi-audible space, constructed from audible fractals and projections, echoes of selves creating selves, voices trapped in a chamber of perfect reverberation, evolving into Mandelbrotian sound hallucinations, shall be called an 'Egoscape'.
The Residents Assembly Team in collaboration with the Action Groups, the Vision Task Force and Wcom presented the reports and proposals to the community of Auroville to discuss the way forward from the Auroville Retreat 2015. There was active participation from the Action Groups as well as the community and the priorities were highlighted. These included 'growth' as the over-arching goal, the involvement of the youth and the need for expanding human resources. Other important aspects discussed included the barriers to people joining the Auroville Community as well as housing. A key aspect that came out during the discussion was regarding research, documentation and communication along with the importance of telling the story of Auroville.
There has been a momentum created by the Auroville Retreat and Monica Sharma workshops which we want to continue and amplify.
We have the wonderful opportunity now to further this work and increase our skill-level in manifesting the changes which so many of us want to see.
In this light, longtime Auroville friends and supporters Katharine Roske and Carolyn Anderson have offered to engage with us in an online course on principles and practices of co-creation.
The essence of co-creation is working from the inside out, combining the spiritual practices of deep listening, building resonance, love and inner wisdom with outer actions in the world.
Katherine and Carolyn have authored the Co-Creators handbook which will be the support material for this course. The tools they have evolved in this book have been applied in various contexts around the world: youth leadership, community building, mediation, decision making and more.
Series of lectures by Dr. Sehdev Kumar from University of Human Unity at Unity Pavilion, International Zone BEING & CONSCIOUSNESS subtitled with Bhakti yoga and the Divine Adoration has concluded today.
His last lecture was on : Stepping into the Light of Freedom : Vision of Kabir & Mira
Based on his forthcoming book 7000 Milion Degrees of Freedom, Dr. Kumar presents this lecture series on the nature and mystery of Consciousness with special referencer to the Bhakti Movement, and in the context of studies and research in evolutionary psychology, quantum physics, neurobiology, and new explorations in music.
About the speaker ? Professor Emmeritus at the Universtiy of Toronto, Canada, author of Vision of Kabir, Lotus in the Stone, Matters of Life&Death, Reflection on Bioethics, Law and the Human Destiny and other books. Dr. Kumar is a Nuclea Physicist, and a historian and philosopher of Science, and a Bioethicist, he lectures extensively on topics related to Nature of Mind & Consciousness; a Friend of Auroville.
Mandakini came to the radio on quiet Sunday morning with a big smile on her face, vibrant energy in her gestures, and readiness to share with us some facts on the fundraising campaign A4A - Acres For Auroville, and Green Acres.
A4A was launched on 15th of August 2014, and in just 3 months raised 110 lakhs. Out of that the first one to be bought was plot between Deepanam School, Arka and Matrimandir.
Dedicated, hardworking Mandakini who is actively involved in the activities of AVI France, friend of Auroville, and has lived in Sri Aurobindo ashram does spend most of her time following her inner "vocie" to chose her curse of the action.; and she has been a driving force behind quite many campaigns (Sante, ambulance...)
And as she mentions in between that if we quiet our minds we can receive clear instructions on what to do, following inner voice since the mind cannot see the future. For raising funds for securing land for Auroville she felt that the time is NOW.
Mandakini, Aryadeep, Sigrid, Jasmin and Jyoti which are the heart of the A4A have realized that they need to find one point of unity, and for that they chose plot next to Matrimandir to protect the sacred space of it.
Recording of World Peace Day meditation with the Peace Bell at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone. Maybe as symbolically as the united Nations rung the peace bell in the morning of 21st of September, Vera has offered meditation with recently acquired Peace Bell. In the settings of ever peaceful and tranquil Pavilion of Tibetan Culture gathered had a chance to contemplate on the theme of peace, and rung the Peace Bell by themselves to spread the wishes and frequencies. Nowhere will you be able to find peace unless you have peace in your heart. The Mother In peace and silence you will more and more become conscious of the constant Presence. The Mother If you ask from within for peace, it will come. The Mother
The general meeting of the Auroville International Zone was held on the 16th of November, Monday from 3pm to 6pm at the Tibetian Pavilion. The gathering saw around 30 Auroville enthusiasts having diverse cultural backgrounds, working with a common Aurovilian spirit. B, a senior Aurovillian from the International House rendered an overview of the purpose of the meeting, when he also mentioned the soaring pace with which all the new pavilions are currently working. He gave an insight of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Auroville, to be held in the year 2018 and the significance of the structuring of the International Zone. He said, "Different people from all over the world will come here. They will realize that something significant is happening and would want to be a part of us." All the attendees of the meeting introduced themselves and also added few words about their aspirations and dreams of the International Zone, Auroville. To start with, Linda Grace gave a presentation of the proposals for the 50th anniversary celebrations, where she highlighted the idea of art installations at 14 focal points all along the International Zone and also the proposed budget. Martin of AVI shared information on the contribution and participation of AVI in the development of the European area in the IZ. He said, "What is planned also is a temporary European Pavilion which will be much along the lines of the French Pavilion, as the permanent one involves long term work." To contact UNESCO for a new resolution and the creation of a new library within IZ are few of the proposals. Also, he informed that all the AVI groups will be meeting in Auroville, next February. The following groups shared their statuses and works in the form of presentations: - French Pavilion by Claude Jouen, - Bharat Nivas by Aster Patel, she said - "The history of Bharat Nivas is closely intertwined with the history of Bharat Nivas." - African Pavilion by Iraguha, - Italian Pavilion by Samadarshana and Susmita, - Korean Pavilion by Jinne, - Hungarian Pavilion by Bogi. The meeting culminated with a presentation by Luigi and Louis Cohen on the infrastructure planning and development of the International Zone, Auroville.
An International Day of Yoga was declared by UNESCO to be celebrated on 21st of June. 190 countries today all over the world celebrates it. Ministry of AYUSH of Government of India proclaimed - "Practice Yoga. Live Life to its full potential. Rejuvenate with Yoga: Live Life to its full Potential." Here in Auroville we celebrated it with Surya Namaskar at Savitri Bhavan, International Zone early in the morning.
Embrace The Moment - Yoga Music to enhance your practice - Herrin
Spiritual Ascension Music _ Meditation
BRAHAMA BREATH - Yoga Class Mantras ft Nitai Pada Kamala
OM SAHANA VAVATU - Yoga Class Mantras by Sandro Shankara, Piero Granti & Felipe
GURU PUJA - Yoga Class Mantras - Yoga Class Mantras
SHIVA SHANKARA NAMA SHIVAYA - Yoga Class Mantras by Sandro Shankara, Piero G
SABMIL BOLO - Yoga Class Mantras by Sandro Shankara, Piero Grandi & Felipe Mercandelli
MOLA MANTRA - Yoga Class Mantras - Sandro Shankara, Piero Grandi, Felipe Mer. SHIVA SAMADHI - Yoga Class Mantras - Sandro Shankara, Piero Grandi e Felipe Mercandelli
Shavasana Song - Yoga Class Mantras ft. Nitai Pada Kamala
Nawang Khechog - Peace Through Kindness from Music for Yoga