Category Archives: Sri Aurobindo

Savitri Book VII, Canto III

The Fourth Part

Savitri has been seeking her soul in matter's body. On her inner journey she has traveled far, but she has not yet found her soul, or even seen the influence of the soul in the different places she has gone. She has seen the cries of life, the instinct of the senses, the action of life energies and the government of mind over life, but all without the presence of the soul.
Now Savitri travels through the place where the intellect rules, but the soul is not here, so she travels on across her silent self, still searching. At last she meets someone who can show her the road to follow to find her secret and mysterious soul.

The Story of Savitri Part 1

This is the story of Savitri very briefly told with excerpts from the book.
Now that a Savitri reading is on the radio, it is good to know the general story so people can put what is being read into a context or start reading at any book or canto and know generally what has happened so far.
In this book, Sri Aurobindo put many different things around the actions of the people, so there is a lot to read. But the story line itself is shorter. For as much accuracy as possible, direct quotations from the book are used to keep the story going.

Comments: 0 Date: 18 May 2015

The Vedic Gayatri Mantra

The University of Human Unity seminars, 2015, in Auroville opened with Nishta Muller speaking about the interpretation and usage of Gayatri Mantra.
This is the first talk in a series of seven sessions about the Vedic Gayatri Mantra in which he will contrast the usage of the Mantra in the Vedic times with the Sri Aurobindo's Gayatri Mantra.

Comments: 0 Date: 30 Jan 2015

Professor Arabinda Basu

Today's remembering of Professor Arabinda Basu or Arindam-da, as known to many, at Savitri Bhavan in International Zone passed in deep gratitude. In first part we saw a short documentary made by Tatiana, followed by Aster Patel's talk on The Transition of our Time. Remembrance, attended by many, brought up some sharing, starting with Arabinda's son Robert, his close assistant Mousumi Mukherji, and others. Professor Arabinda Basu born in 1918 - 2012 was well known in Ashram, Auroville and abroad as scholar on Sri Aurobindo's teachings.

Comments: 0 Date: 20 Jul 2014

Savirtri Book 7, Canto 3 (Part 1)

The First Part

Savitri has now seen the influence of the secret soul, acting on man from its inner chamber. She has reached the stage where her own soul is present and active, and a portion of the Divine Mother has come down into her to work in her to help earth transform herself and equal heaven. But the inferior nature still took too large a place, and must be pushed aside to find her soul. Now Savitri hears a voice from secret heights which tells her to find her soul in matter's body.

Comments: 0 Date: 02 Jun 2015

Savitri Book 7 Canto 1 (part 2) Read by Loretta

SAVITRI Book 7, The Book of Yoga, Canto. I The Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart's Grief and Pain- (Part 2)

In the second half of Canto 1, Savitri is married to Satyavan, living with him and his parents in the forest. After the experience of indescribable happiness following her marriage, she remembered the approaching date when Satyavan must die. Everything has been wonderful up to now in Princess Savitri's life, Sri Aurobindo wrote earlier in the book, "...'till then no mournful line had barred this ray", but "The great and dolorous moment now was close" Savitri's immortal soul, which is conscious of her Divine source and the real work she took birth for, is hidden. In this hour of grief and pain she is governed by her mind and vital being, and Sri Aurobindo describes how she deals with fear of the impending doom.

Music: Nadaka, 2001, Album: The Lotus of the Open Heart- Meditation 3, Song: The Valley

Comments: 0 Date: 06 May 2015

The Philosophy of Consciousness

Rod Hemsell, as a part of the University of Human Unity seminar, talks on the Philosophy of Consciousness.
In this talk he questions what consciousness is and its evolution. This is the first of the seven sessions on consciousness to be held at Savitri Bhavan by the University of Human Unity.

Comments: 0 Date: 30 Jan 2015

The story of Savitri- Part 2


The second half of the story begins with the birth of the Divine Mother as Princess Savitri, King Aswapathy's daughter. As Savitri grows up, there is no one is worthy to marry her, so her father sends her to travels the world to find her mate. She finds Satyavan in the forest, but Satyavan has only one year to live. They marry and Savitri prepares herself to face Almighty Death. When Satyavan dies, Savitri follows Death through the nether worlds to convince Death that Satyavan should be returned to her so they can do their Divine work together on earth...

Comments: 0 Date: 19 May 2015

Savitri Reading by Loretta

SAVITRI, BOOK VII, THE BOOK OF YOGA Canto I, The Joy of Union, the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart's Grief and Pain.
In Sri Aurobindo's epic poem, Savitri, when he writes about Princess Savitri, who conquers Death, he writes about Mother. The Book of Yoga is about Savitri's inner work to prepare herself for her husband's death. First she must find her soul, her Psychic Being. It is the same inner work that we can do to find our Psychic Being. Mother and Sri Aurobindo always say that the first step in Sri Aurobindo's yoga is to realize our Psychic Being.
In the first part of Canto IV Savitri returns to the forest to marry Satyavan. Her life is fulfilled and she is lost in the joy of union until she remembers that he has only one year to live.

Selections by Gangalakshmi-23

A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. This week she shares a part from "The Ideal of Human Unity" on the law of the Nature - Jan 2015
Aurovilian Artist Music fragment: Modern Jazz Impromptu (Concert in Pitanga 2010)
Song: I remember Clifford So Light.
Une série hebdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d’œuvres de la Mère ou de Sri Aurobindo qui lui semble d’actualitee.

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Comments: 0 Date: 28 Jan 2015