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About Savitri-Bhavan

Programs by Savitri-Bhavan:

A concert of Savitri song

Hans Vas, a singer of Savitri with his guitar had a concert of songs from Savitri lines in front of Sri Aurobindo’s statue at Savitri Bhavan on 28th of Jan. Four songs were offered at the concert: the first song, ‘At Last from the lines 681-735 of Book1 Canto 4, the second song, ‘Only Awile’ from the lines 437-494, Book1 Canto 3, the third song, ‘I Hail Thee’ from the lines 842-926, Book 10 Canto 4, the last song, ‘The Chariot’ from the lines 325-346, Book 12 Epilogue.

Comments: 0 Date: 28 Jan 2012

Songs from Savitri

Songs by Hans Vas with a guitar from Savitri, Book 2 Canto 7. The Descent into Night
Initially these three songs were recorded and published by Savitri Bhavan in order to be shared with a group of Savitri Readers in Netherlands through on-line since Hans Vas stayed in Auroville at this moment and wished to contribute his songs to a program of Savitri reading organized in Netherlands. Savitri Bhavan team publishes these beautiful and peaceful songs from Savitri on Auroville Radio with a wish to share them

with many more Aurovilians and Savitri Lovers in many other countries. You can see a videos of these songs on YouTube. We are including here PDF file with lyrics of these songs as well.

Comments: 0 Date: 09 Jan 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

Violin of the Harmony

On Thursday September 8 in the Picture Gallery at Savitri Bhavan Ladislav Brozman, a well-known musician and violinist from Sri Aurobindo Ashram performed a Solo Violin Recital. The repertoir was consisted of Sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach (C-Major Sonata), Eugene Ysaye (First sonata for violin solo) and Arthur Honegger. The attending public was enraptured in enveloping sound-waves of eternal music. It was as if the higher world of harmony descended in this moment from higher spiritual plane.

After the final accord had died down the long applauses sounded as a token of appreciation to the artist for the given opportunity to be uplifted into higher spheres.

Comments: 0 Date: 08 Sep 2011

In Memoriam Shyam Sundar

On Saturday, 14thAugust, a memorialgathering was held in Savitri Bhavan dedicated to Syam Sundar who recently passedaway. Shyam Sundar was appointed by the Mother asthe secretary of Auroville affairs and was involved in the township project from the verybeginning. About thirty Aurovilians and fifteen Ashramites gathered in SavitriBhavan to pay tribute toShyam Sundar. After a short meditation, several friendsspontaneously shared their reminiscences of Shyamsunder, who had taken significantroles in his lifetime.

Shyam Sundar played a central role in the unfolding of Auroville in the early years as Mother entrusted him with the responsibility for the project.

I will always have goodwill for Auroville – Shyam Sundar

Comments: 0 Date: 14 Aug 2011