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Category Archives: Savitri Bhavan

A talk with Shraddhavan

Shraddhavan, an author and Project coordinator at Savitri Bhavan talks about how things unfolded and brought her to Auroville, her initial days here, Sri Aurobindo's epic Savitri and a sweet message for the 50th Anniversary of Auroville.

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

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

Sri Aurobindo`s The Life Divine

Since December 2008 a group of Aurovilians have been meeting weekly at Savitri Bhavan for group study of Sri Aurobindos major philosophical work. In 1913, Sri Aurobindo noted that part of his mission was to restate the truths of the Veda and Vedanta in terms accessible to the modern mind. In The Life Divine the ancient truths, illumined by his own experience, are made accessible to the human reason and shown to be the foundation for his affirmative vision of the evolutionary process and the significance of our individual existence on earth.

By December 2010 the group had reached the last chapter of Book One. Introducing it, Shraddhavan gave a brief overview of the previous 27 chapters. (Duration 58 minutes) '

Comments: 0 Date: 08 Dec 2010

Seven Jewel of the Mother Earth

Michael Miovic gave a lecture and presentation (at Savitri Bhavan) with title - The seven Jewel-Centres of Mother Earth. Sri Aurobindo, in his short essay "The Supreme Mahashakti", mentions the seven Jewel-Centres of Mother Earth which are locked in the hardness, darkness and inertia of the material Inconscience. To restore the Earth Mother to her own divinity and the earth-existence to its native light and bliss, these centres have to be liberated. This is the task of the Suns of the Supermind. What and where are these seven centres?

Are they to be found in each of the seven continents? Michael Miovic has done research on this issue and made a tentative general geo-spiritual mapping of the earth by comparing these centres to the seven chakras, and including the subconscient and inconscient. Michael have illustrated his research with a power point presentation, and discussed how considering geo-spiritual forces may be useful to Auroville.

Comments: 0 Date: 16 Aug 2012

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

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

The Lives of Sri Aurobindo

On the 5th of May N&N announced an open talk by Sraddhalu at SAWCHU, but the Working Committee canceled the talk about the controversy surrounding' Peter Heehs book on Sri Aurobindo. Columbia University Press released it in 2008. Controversy followed. We talked with Loretta about the ban, about the book, about Peter Heehs, about Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The Mother said that "in peace and harmony the eternal manifests. The first thing that you have to base everything upon is harmony. When there is disharmony things don't work."

'What matters in a spiritual man's life is not what he did or what he was outside to the view of the men of his time (that is what historicity or biography comes to, does it not?) but what he was and did within; it is only that that gives any value to his outer life at all. It is the inner life that gives to the outer any power it may have and the inner life of a spiritual man is something vast and full and, at least in the great figures, so crowded and teeming with significant things that no biographer or historian could ever hope to seize it all or tell it. I see that you have persisted in giving a biography is it really necessary or useful? The attempt is bound to be a failure, because neither you nor anyone else knows anything at all of my life; it has not been on the surface for men to see.' SABCL, Vol 22 p. 428

Comments: 1 Date: 07 May 2012

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

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