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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

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

A Matter of Matter

Georges Van Vrekhem, as a physicist, curiously observes that ‘matter is weird stuff’. With interesting examples and clarity, he compares the general religious view of matter or the human body (i.e. burdensome) with that of Sri Aurobindo’s (i.e. miracle of matter). He also explains the 8 ways of interpreting matter and goes on to ponder on texts by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and explains the relationship between matter, mind and spirit. His conclusion: In matter lies the truth, the reality. Human existence is then a matter of matter!


Comments: 0 Date: 11 Feb 2012

A gaping oversight – Overman

The aim of the Sri Aurobindo-Mother avatar was to establish the foundations of a new species beyond the human: superman. In The Supramental Manifestation (1949) Sri Aurobindo wrote that, for the superman to be incarnated on the Earth, an intermediary range of transitory beings would be necessary. The Mother called these beings surhommes, overmen. Moreover, she said explicitly that to realize the transitory beings in their presumably huge variety was our task. This talk given by Georges van Vrekhem at Savitri Bhavan on 12 November 2011 is the

sixth of the series of eleven talks.


Comments: 0 Date: 12 Nov 2011

Present and future science

‘Present and future science: unending paradigms’. Science is generally presented as a search for the truth of Nature, thereby supposing that there must exist such an absolute, unchangeable truth. This view is now severely questioned. Besides, science is a product of the human mind, which is incapable of grasping absolute truth. Therefore science and technology must gradually be replaced by what Sri Aurobindo called a future science, including not only matter but all levels of Reality. A talk given by Georges van Vrekhem at Savitri Bhavan.


Comments: 0 Date: 05 Nov 2011

Vanished civilizations

Full title: ‘Vanished and retrograde civilizations’.
More and more archeological discoveries show that the civilization of Homo Sapiens Sapiens goes much further back than Sumer. Sri Aurobindo and the Mother affirmed the onetime existence of civilizations like Atlantis and Lemuria which vanished from the surface of the globe. This means that the primitive peoples were not so originally, but descended from probably highly evolved civilizations of whom they lost the knowledge and the means. This talk was presented by Georges van Vrekhem

at Savtiri Bhavan on 29th of October, 2011


Comments: 0 Date: 29 Oct 2011

The Western Mind

During the formation of Christianity, a series of hard fought councils and creeds formulated what was the authorized thinking in the Christian West. This catholic faith dominated the minds for centuries, till its irrationality was eroded, attacked and finally overcome by a rational movement culminating in the Enlightenment. Sri Aurobindo calls its main ideas liberty, equality and fraternity godheads of the soul, and has fought to keep them alive in the build-up of the new world. The Georges van Vrekhem’s talk was held in Savitri Bhavan.

The full title of the presentation is: “The closing of the Western mind and the Enlightenment”.


Comments: 0 Date: 22 Oct 2011

New Dharmas

The integration of the 4 varnas and the new Dhrama. The 4 varnas, quite other than the castes, have determined the structure of society not only in India but also in the West. Their integration into a human unity is essential for the coming about of the new world. The new inner or spiritual unity will gradually create a new, egoless dharma Nous voulons une race sans ? go replacing the ego-dharma of the evolution until now. Georges van Vrekhem gave a talk in Savitri Bhavan.

This talk is the second one of 11 talks as a series prepared by George from 8th of Ocotober till next year Februrary.


Comments: 0 Date: 15 Oct 2011

Why I wrote a book on evolution

‘Evolution’ is generally thought to be well-known. Looking deeper into the subject however, it proves to be an extremely complex subject, and so is the term ‘Darwinism’, commonly used by the media. As evolution is about life and life is about humans, evolution also had from the outset of its various theories a close connection with religion and life. Most importantly, the spiritual interpretation of evolution is the backbone of Sri Aurobindo’s worldview, directly impacting on our understanding of the Yoga and the aim of life.

(Evolution, Religion, and the Unknown God – Georges van Vrekhem’ latest book – is now available at Focus bookstore, Mission St. Pondy we hope to have copies at Savitri Bhavan in time for the talk)


Comments: 0 Date: 08 Oct 2011
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