Category Archives: Sri Aurobindo
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.
Loretta was already excited before departing on her trip to Columbia to give workshops at AuroMira, Ashram above Villa de Lleyva . After her return she stopped at the radio with eyes even fuller of all the impressions; sharing with us amazing coincidences, and what truthful aspiration can bring. We can feel what it is like to be in the mountains of Columbia. We can experience the real aspirations of the women in AuroMira, dedicated to the teachings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, and the aspirations of the people who came to the workshops..
Philosophy had become too much a thing of abstractions, a seeking for abstract truths in a world of ideas and words rather than what it should be, a discovery of the real reality of things. (Sri Aurobindo) True philosophy in the East, but originally also in the West, was indeed a search for mental truth but at the same time for ways to apply such truth to life. Essentially the true philosopher is a yogi and the yogi a philosopher.
Superman is an essay written by Sri Aurobindo. He was one of the first to call for complete independence of India from British colonial rule. This essay of Aurobindo first appeared in his Arya Journal in the year 1920. In it he takes the conception of the Superman by Nietzsche, critiques it, and posits a compelling alternative. This reading is a humble attempt to bring to life the message and wisdom of Sri Aurobindo, a seer and spiritual visionary who emerged as one of the brightest spiritual lights of India.
Aswapati and Sri Aurobindo in Savitri : The book of the Traveller of the Worlds, in which the levels of the World Stair are described, contains one of the great revelations of Savitri. It is of prime importance to realize that the Traveller, named Aswapati, is Sri Aurobindo himself writing from his experience. Savitri is given to us to participate and grow in its reality. If thought of as the poetic experiences of a mythical or legendary figure, the experience of sharing in Sri Aurobindos mantric evocations might become removed from us.
For Sri Aurobindo, says Rod Hemsell, spirituality has a purpose, that of furthering the evolution. And it was this idea that Rod showed us through his readings and commentary of selected passages of Savitri in his presentation at the Unity Pavillion. His reading persuades listener to fall into a state of meditation as he digs deeper into how the idea of the Divine Mother is connected to the earth and its evolution. This session was organized by the University of Human Unity, Auroville.
Diksha a vecu pres de 20 ans dans la cite experimentale... Auroville. Aujourd`hui, il sillonne les routes de France avec son camping car pour transporter les ecrits de Satprem et les transmettre. Qu`est ce qui annime le coeur de Diska ? Ecoutez le, pour decouvrir l` enthousiasme qu`il degage et qui nous fait grandir.
The walls of reality: shedding our evolutionary impediments : Seeing the world from inside out, normally we humans are not aware that our perceptions of Reality are not direct, and therefore not really real, because we are enclosed within the deforming walls of the evolutionary species to which we belong. This existential way of being became critically important in the experiments of quantum physics, where Reality remains indefinable and only the interaction of the scientific instruments with Reality can be interpreted.
Book 2 Canto 3 The Glory and the Fall of Life (page 120 ~ 121). This recording is a sample of a class that is being given by Shraddhavan weekly at Savitri Bhavan. The aim is to help people whose mother tongue is not English, but who have an aspiration to read Savitri with correct pronunciation and rhythm, and with some first understanding of the words and images of Sri Aurobindos revelatory epic. As a side-effect, it is hoped that they can improve their knowledge of the English language.