Posts Tagged ‘Mother’
On the 15th Janurary 2017 at Cripa, Francesca enacted a monologue from Satprem’s interview “7 days in India” titled “My Burning Heart”, which was directed by Moghan. It was such a great performance where everyone present appreciated the acting as much as the story.
Within the series of True Stories of Volunteers organized by SAVI at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, International Zone past Thrusday we heard Avigal, long time volunteer with her story on the work with Auroculture.
On February 28th 1968, Auroville was founded. As every year, Aurovilians and friends gather on this date to celebrate together, waiting for the sunrise, with a great dawnfire (dawn-bonfire).
The recorded voice of The Mother Mirra Alfassa, founder of Auroville, welcomes us reminding principles, goals and duties of this “living experiment”, of this “city that the world needs”. “Benedictions à Auroville” is written with flowers on the floor in front of the urn that contains handfuls of soil from all 250 countries that founded Auroville 48 years ago.
“[Sunil’s] music is the splendour of future creation:
Oh, it comes like a dazzling sun…”
Sunil’s music is part of the Ashram life today. Some call it Ashram music, and others, not familiar with Sunil, even call it the Mother’s music. In fact, Sunil himself always said it was the Mother’s, for he took his inspiration from her; it was at her insistence that he began his musical explorations. His music has an unmistakable texture, and though it changed appreciably in tonal content from the early days of pedal-organs to the recent timbres of modern synthesisers, there remains a distinctive touch which can only be called Sunil’s.
MOTHER’S QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
July 27, 1955
The First Part
In this class, in her answer to some of the questions, Mother explains how to concentrate the consciousness in different parts of the being. She speaks of the two particular places to concentrate the consciousness for doing Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga all the way through to transformation. These places are the location of the Psychic Being in the heart and the location of the peace, light and wideness of the Self above the head. The original French tape recording of the class will follow the English reading, so people can let the program go right into Mother’s teaching and hear how she gives this information.
On Saturday, the 20th of December, a varied set of people gathered at Citadines to celebrate the launch of the book on Matrimandir, featuring photographs by Dominique Darr who has seen the Matrimandir evolve right from its days of foundation to the final glory of completion.
The interviews feature Parthiv Shah, a photographer from Delhi involved with the design process of the book; Max, a new member of the AVI visiting the gallery; Ravindra, who’s been welcoming people at the Matrimandir since a while; Francine, a photographer and close friend of Dominique; Fredrick, who has been in Auroville since before its foundation and was a close associate of Roger Anger and Devasmita Patnayak, a part of AVI France, who laid the building stones of Matrimandir as a child, and a friend of the author of the book.
These are just a few amongst the countless people who’s lives have been touched by the soul of the city, the Matrimandir and share their personal set of experiences and interactions with some of the prominent people such as the architect Roger Anger as well. Set amidst the beautiful ambience of the gallery; respecting the austerity and delicate nature of the book, many people were seen sporting white gloves as they turned the pages of the book that unraveled the mystical creation called Matrimandir.
It was an occasion of triumph, of merriment, as the people of Auroville paid a tribute to Mother’s beautiful symbol, her aspiration, her last gift to Auroville.
This is a weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by the Mother, Sri Aurobindo or Satprem that are personally significant or reflective of our collective passage. August 2014.
Une srie hebdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en franais) de slection duvres de la Mre, Sri Aurobindo ou Satprem qui sont personnellement significative ou sont une reflections de notre passage collective. Aot 2014