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Festival for the Guardian Deity

In the Auroville bioregion are many temples associated with the local deities which the villagers propitiate for sound living and greater harmony. One such deity is the Ayyanaar, who is the Guardian of the space, known for keeping negative influences at bay. One can identify this deity by the large red warrior sitting with his two consorts, prominently displayed on the roadside.
The custom of the villagers is to conduct festivals at regular intervals to keep the energy of the deity vibrant and alive. One such festival is the celebration of the ‘Marriage day’ of Ayyanaar with his consorts. This festival has been celebrated recently on April 24th. It is surprising to see that this day coincides with that of the Mother’s Final Arrival day in Pondicherry, April the 24th. Coincidence or synchronicity!?! Just a play of the Divine, maybe!
So on this occasion, the village held an all-night play depicting the story of Ayyanaar in the local folk tradition. Here is the audio of some interesting parts from the 5 hour play.

Savitri, B. II, C. XIII

Savitri, Book II, The Book Of The Traveller Of The Worlds, Canto XIII, In The Self Of Mind, Pages 283 – 288

King Aswapathy reaches the silent Self of Mind at the summit of the mental worlds and feels that he has arrived at his goal. But a ray of light falls upon all things seen or touched or heard or felt, and showed his mind that nothing could be known. He must reach “That”, the true source of all knowledge. Sri Aurobindo poetically describes and destroys all the value of the planes of Mind which the traveler has been through so far, and the immortal spirit of the king is imprisoned in a world where all must die to live and live to die.

Mother's Q & A – 11/7/56

Mother’s Questions And Answers, July 11, 1956

Mother gives us an excellent summary and introduction to the subject of the beings who live in the occult worlds, the worlds which are invisible to ordinary eyes. Then she points out that the advent of this new and stronger consciousness brings more clarity. One result is that we can see things in our own nature which we may not like, but which were always there. She also points out that when the Force which is at work is stronger and more insistent, naturally what resists, resists more strongly. Then she explains how to be in the consciousness that can see the working of the new force.

Savitri, B. II, C. XII

Savitri, Book II, The Book Of The Traveller Of The Worlds, Canto XII, The Heavens Of The Ideal

The Traveller enters the first world of spiritual higher mind. Although the great godheads and great thoughts at this level are a powerful part of the whole cosmic scheme, they are not the final goal. Sri Aurobindo writes that although the power of the spiritual higher mind isn’t enough to completely purify us, still it can make a first change in us. On either side of the ascending stairs of the World Stair at this level rise the two kingdoms of this plane of consciousness; the mighty kingdoms of the Deathless Rose and the mighty kingdoms of the Deathless Flame Each one gives the seeker something which helps along the way.

Mother's Q & A – 4/7/56

Mother’s Questions And Answers, July 7, 1956

Mother explains how to get rid of a localized pain in the body. She gives a detailed explanation and a three-step method which will remove pain in five minutes. There are also quotations from Mother’s Agenda, showing how Mother worked on her own body and did the same things she taught the students, along with some quotations from Sri Aurobindo’s Record Of Yoga, where he wrote about doing similar work on his own body, fifty years before Mother’s Agenda conversations on the same subject.

Auroville Economy Fundamentals

A new study group has been inspired, to brainstorm and create a resolute economy structure for Auroville of the future. Spearheading this endeavor is Jaya and Divyanshi, in collaboration with other team members. We have a tendency of approaching economy in a very logic frame of mind, based on financial rules and principles and tend to have rigid parameters, here we have a refreshing new approach to economy with spirituality at its base, guided by the principles of only The Mother, and fundamentals derived from interpretation of the Matri-Mandir gardens. Yes! the Matrimandir gardens is like a matrix in its own, gifted to us by the Mother and can bring enormous insights into designing of lifestyles and ecosystems, as Jaya elaborates in this interview. They propose, for an out-of-the-box solution is required to shape an economy, which should have no parallel in the world, as it should very well be like an invention, such is the theme set for Auroville. It is an interesting and thought provoking point-of-view where you have flowers, gardens, spirit and feelings as a vocabulary to design an economy which serves the people rather than an economy designed to enslave the talent and power humans can produce. This group has started off with small steps but with great intensity into research and problem solving methods, starting right from the micro level and building up the economy story.
Anyone listening to this interview and is related to Auroville economy must consider offering time and energy to this special group, determined to achieve The Mother’s Dream, “Money is no longer the sovereign lord of people”


Comments: 0 Date: 07 Apr 2017

Savitri, B. II, C. XI, Part 3

Savitri, Book II, The Book Of The Traveller Of The Worlds, Canto XI, The Kingdoms And Godheads Of The Greater Life, Part 3

The Traveller is reaching the summit of the triple stairs of the Greater Mind. He sees the sovereign Kings of Thought whose thoughts are partners in the vast control of the commanding thoughts of the creator Self. With their abstract purity of godless sight they brought to mind what mind could never reach. This was the play of the bright gods of Thought, attracting into time the timeless Light. They have planned to snare the feet of Truth and keep her captive for the thinker’s joy. Sri Aurobindo shows us how each of us relates to Truth and how we each use Truth for our own purposes, but Truth is greater than her forms. She remains herself and infinite.

Mother's Q & A – 6/27/56

Mother’s Questions And Answers, June 27, 1956

Mother speaks of the obstacles which each soul encounters when it takes birth in the physical body which is formed by the parents. She explains what parents can do to make the body which is created by them more fit for the soul who will incarnate in that form and become their child. She also speaks about the necessity to have a constant aspiration, a constant effort, a constant will and a constant preoccupation with receiving the new force in order for it to enter our being and do its work. Then she speaks about the mental atmosphere which we are usually in, which is full of the negative thoughts that enter us. She has spoken about all these topics before, and she makes it very clear in the class that the students and Ashramites should have already learned these things.

Savitri, B. II, C. XI, Part 2

Savitri, Book II, The Book Of The Traveler Of The Worlds, Canto XI, The Kingdoms And Godheads Of The Greater Mind, Part 2, Pages 264 – 271

Sri Aurobindo describes the ascent into Greater Mind, starting with the first two levels of what he calls “a triple realm of ordered thought”. He describes the wardens who meet the heaven-bound soul, interpreters between man’s mind and God’s mind, and the Masters of Things Actual whose thoughts give form to Natures moods; the are the creators of matter by hid stress of mind; the beings who fill life with Thought’s immensities. Then he describes the subtle archangel race who live in the mind and know truth from within. Still, no mental power can receive the whole Truth of the Mighty Mother’s vast work of the creation of our universe.

Selections par Gangalakshmi 119

Une série hébdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d?oeuvres sur ou de la Mère et Sri Aurobindo, qui lui semble La Manifestation Supramentale.
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.

This week selection L’Agenda de Mere 1968
27 Janvier 1968
3 Aout 1968

On the special request from listeners this edition is un cut!!!

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