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Category Archives: Sri Aurobindo

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

All we owe to Thee

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..


Comments: 0 Date: 15 Jun 2012

True philosophy- West and East

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.


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Mar 2012

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

Superman

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.

The ideal of the Superman has recently been brought into much notice, some not very fruitful discussion and a good deal of obloquy. It is apt to be resented by average humanity because men are told or have a lurking consciousness that here is a claim of the few to ascend to heights of which the many are not capable, to concentrate moral and spiritual privileges and enjoy a domination, powers and immunities hurtful to a diffused dignity and freedom in mankind. So considered, supermanhood is nothing more important than a deification of the rare or solitary ego that has out-topped others in the force of our common human qualities. But this presentation is narrow and a travesty. www.asianreflection.com/superman.shtml '


Comments: 0 Date: 23 Oct 2013

Aswapati and Sri Aurobindo

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.


Comments: 0 Date: 17 Mar 2012

Selections by Gangalakshmi-22

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.

Image- courtesy: www.blossomlikeaflower.com



Comments: 0 Date: 28 Jan 2015

La caravane de Satprem

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.

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Comments: 0 Date: 18 Jan 2013

The walls of reality

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.


Comments: 0 Date: 10 Mar 2012