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Mother’s Questions And Answers, June 20, 1956
Mother speaks on many different subjects, including love, joy, pleasure, inner delight,and the mixture of the vital impulse and pure emotion in the heart. She answers many questions asked directly in the class and also written on pieces of paper and read out to her.
Savitri, Book II, The Book Of The Traveler Of The Worlds, Canto XI, The Kingdoms And Godheads Of The Greater Mind, Part 1, P. 260 – 264
We travel with the King through a place of greater levels of universal thought than our little mind can receive from. Some additional writings of Sri Aurobindo and Mother tell us what our mind is and exactly what “our” thoughts are. This part of Canto XI is a general description that introduces the planes of consciousness where the universal thoughts are. The great Thinker has regained his privilege of shadowless sight and has entered the Immortal’s air, and he drinks again his pure and mighty source.
An American dancer goes to the high lands of South Indian Dance looking for the origins of the danced theater of India: BarathaNatyam.
She meets and follows in the sacred temple the greatest Tamil Nadu dancer, Swarnamukhi and her student Manochhaya, who are dancing for the Gods.
A documentary film introduced by the movie maker Lionel Tardif and the dance student actress Manochaya.
Presented by the French Pavilion. Recorded Saturday 4th February 2017.
Mother’s Questions And Answers – June 13, 1956
Mother says that now that the supermind has descended into the earth plane, one can expect all possibilities. Since the supermind contains everything, the transformation, and everything that is done to achieve it can be whatever the supermind wants, and is no longer limited by the processes which existed before its manifestation. Since each one is different, the supramental consciousness adapts to all of the innumerable differences that exist in humanity. Each one will be automatically changed, depending on the totality of consecration and sincerity of aspiration. Mother speaks in detail about the need for children to develop their brains during their school years, and she explains the true work of the teachers.
Ok talks about how to make Auroville litter free by accumulating waste and using it innovatively. She talks about her workshop that involved making cushions out of plastic. In this interview Ok further talks about the idea behind Upcycling Studio, challenges faced and her aspirations.
Chloe performed an interesting piece of music out of old tapes and systems. Her performance was intriguing as she created music through waste. The performance was a potpourri of jazz music, conversations and other genres of music.
Savitri, Book II, The Traveller Of The Worlds, Canto X, The Kingdoms and Godheads Of The Little Mind, Part 4, Pages 253 – 259
The great Yogi-King is at the end of his journey through the little mind. Sri Aurobindo shows us how reason, the last and greatest process of our little mind, cannot see the whole Truth. “For nothing is known while aught remains concealed; the Truth is known only when all is seen.” He shows what happens can when science, which is based on reasoning thought and observation of material things, can no longer rely on the thinking processes of the little mind. He speaks of the destruction that occurs when man uses only reason to control others by the mis-use of dangerous scientific discoveries.
Mother’s Questions and Answers, June 6, 1956, Part 2
In this second half of the class, Mother speaks about a very important aspect of the yoga practice; the “reversal of consciousness”. When this happens, the true consciousness becomes stabilized in some part of our being. She says that we can use this to organize all the parts and elements of our being around our own Divine center, our psychic being, and that that this is the best thing we can do to be complete instruments of the Divine Will. She says, “This is truly the essential and original reason for physical life”.
Eight young musicians from Marseilles, France, with their brass instruments played a variety of pop dance songs, and created a refreshing festive atmosphere.
Although the concert took place on a Monday evening, the youth and volunteers found the charming vibes irresistible and took to the dance floor.
The musicians were interacting with the audience with a light sense of humour. It was a surprise to find such a joyful concert at the Youth Centre.
Another event for the “Remembering Veenapani Festival 2017”, “Rage & Beyond: Irawati’s Gandahari” under the writing and direction of Sanjukta Wagh, with Hitesh Dhutia on acoustic guitar.
Sanjurta Wagh says: Rage and Beyond is not just my response to the character of Gandhari as she appears in Iravati Karves Yugant, a text that was hailed as one of the first contemporary reinterpretations of the Mahabharata by a woman writer in the 1960s. When I enter this text in 2014, I am negotiating with the tremendous ebb and flow that inevitably happens when one tries to embody an archetype, a mythological character that is so deeply entrenched in the Indian cultural consciousness. It is at the same time my interaction with Irawati Karve as an empowered woman, deeply rooted in Marathi tradition, someone who was known for her scholarship and yet sought to have a conversation with the world through her non-academic writing. In this rewriting and embodiment of Irawatis Gandhari, I am trying to keep this complexity alive without the need to either essentialise or glorify either author or her character, by not trying to fill in the blanks.”