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Synthesis of Yoga

This reading is Chapter VI The Synthesis of the Disciplines of Knowledge in its entirety, pages 335 through 342.

“The central aim of Knowledge is the recovery of the Self, of our true self-existence, and this aim presupposes the admission that our present mode of being is not our true self-existence.”

“We conceive of ourselves falsely, we see ourselves as we are not ….. this falsity is the root of a general perversion, confusion and suffering ….. our personal life and our communal life ….. are founded on a falsity ….. although through all this error a growing truth continually seeks to express itself.”

” ….. our primary aim in knowledge ….. to realise our own supreme Self ….. the pressing need of the individual, to arrive at the truth of his own being, set right its disorders, confusions ….. so that our whole existence may find their right basis, may live in our highest self ….. and obey no other law than that which proceeds from our highest self ….. ”

Auroville Papers

Much more than paper, Auroville Papers is a unit that works as a team where there is no hierarchy, but only friendship and sharing of creativity and responsibility. They work in true Auroville spirit.
This is one of the units that started in the early times when conditions were difficult, but nevertheless in time they have expanded and improved their work.
With the recent change of economy, Auroville Papers had to adapt, and this pushed the team to be more innovative. Now not only do they produce aesthetic stationery, but they have also extended their repertoire to include all sorts of handicrafts, such as: earrings, door screens, a large variety of decorative items, and also some art work. One item that particularly caught my eye was a beautiful sculpture of a white unicorn (see our video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqW332od3KA). I felt like I had just walked into an art gallery rather than a paper factory.
Because of the economic change Luisa remarked that we cannot be passive. We always need to be challenged in life if we want to keep ourselves well and active, and stay awaken. It is a work of challenges and creativity says Jean Jaques.
These words reminded me that “all life is Yoga”.

At the interview we have Jean Jaques, Herve’,and Luisa

Interface Team of TDC, Dengue

We are welcoming members of the New Interface Team of the Town Development Council (TDC): Anita Gaur (Prarthna), Sindhuja Jagadeesh (Aurodam), Anu Majumdar (Sunship), Aurovici (Impermanence), Tejaswini (Prarthna), Divya Lieser (Kalabhumi), Ingeborg Rieck (Angiras Garden), Pino (Creativity).

Today at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion General Meetin on Code of Conduct.

BHU/Earth dance performance on 26th, 27th and 28th of October at 8pm at CRIPA in Kalabhumi.

On Wenesday, Oct 25th from 9am into 2pm.Auroville Village Action Group,Irumbai Dengue Health camp at AVAG where doctors and medical staff will access people for dengue fever and offer referrals for free treatment at JIPMER hospital. All are welcome, no appointment needed.


Do not judge, do not
criticise, do not compare.

The Mother

Tribute to Carlos Santana

In musical circles Santana is well know on his virtuosity on guitar and numerous collaborations from jazz, rock, and latin music while creating his own unique style.
Born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 20 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.
Today we are featuring just few of his huge opus

tracklist
Carlos Santana Oneness , Silver dreams golden smiles
Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin – Naima
John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana and Etta James – Blues Boogie Jam
George Benson & Carlos Santana – Breezin’
Carlos Santana (Gardenia)Smooth Jazz
CarlosSantana – Luz, Amor Y Vida
Carlos Santana – Margarita ft. Romeo Santos
Carlos Santana Feat. Dave Matthews – Love of My Life
Carlos Santana Africa Bamba
Carlos Santana Black Magic Woman Alicia Keys
Carlos Santana – El Nicoya
Carlos Santana – Corazon Espinado ft. Mana
Carlos Santana – Maria Maria ft. The Product G&B
Carlos Santana Feat Feat Lauryn Hill & Cee-Lo – Do You Like The Way
Carlos Santana ft Sade Adu – Why Can’t We Live Together
Carlos Santana – Indy ft. Miguel
Carlos Santana – Why Don’t You & I ft. Alex Band
Santana – La Flaca ft. Juanes
Santana – Cry Baby Cry ft. Sean Paul, Joss Stone

The Last Months of a Free Nation

Last night presentation and discussion on latest Claude Arpi book on history of Tibet at Pavilion of Tibetan Cutlure in International Zone, was moderated by Lt Gen Ashok Chatterjee, former General office Commandin-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army, who became aruovilian after his retirement.
Book titled The Last Months of a Free Nation; India Tibet Relation 1947 – 1962 is the first of four book which extensively, and well documented describe that particular, and painful era of Tibet. Claud Arpi, who is fascinated by history of Tibet since 1972, is researching through all possible, and available archives to put light on those fragments of history. Audience expressed deep interest on the events in history of Tibet , which has determined its path, regarding the relations between India and Tibet.

Book was officially launched on 7th of Septmeber 2017 at the United Serivce Institution of India in Delhi by Mr. Shishankar Menon, former National Securtiy Adivser and Foreign Seceretary. book is available at White Seagull .

Selections par Gangalakshmi 228

Une serie hebdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Francais) de selection d oeuvres sur ou de la Mere 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 Sri Aurobindo s La Synthiese des Yoga: Quatrieme Livre Chapitre XXIV, Le Sens Supramental; – LeYoga de la Perfection de Soi;

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

Faded Pictures

Dreaming mix for a dull, cloudy day with some soul, r&b beats, featuring amongst others Jill Scott, N’Dambi, Will Downing, Amel Larrieux, The Roots….

tracklist
The Foreign Exchange – I Wanna Know
The Internet – Girl (feat. KAYTRANADA)
Vikter Duplaix – Nothing Like Your Touch
Dalminjo – Departure Lounge
Phonte & Eric Roberson – Never the Same Smile
N ‘Dambi – Rain (Original)
9th Wonder – Ways I Love
The S.O.S. Band – Tell Me If You Still Care
Jill Scott – Honey Molasses
Will Downing – Satisfy You
Amel Larrieux – We Can Be New
Gramatik – Don’t You Know
Angie Stone – Pop Pop
Case & Joe – Faded Pictures
Pharoahe Monch -So Good (Explicit)
Sade – By Your Side (Neptunes Remix)
Jesse Boykins III – Amorous
Chrisette Michele – Love Is You
The Roots – The Notic (Live)
Jeff Bradshaw – On My Way
Jill Scott – Beautiful Love (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)

Synthesis of Yoga

This reading concludes Chapter 5, Renunciation, pages 331-334. In these pages Sri Aurobindo again emphasizes what we read in the teachings of the Gita, how subtle and difficult is freedom from egoism, the very thing which is demanded of us. He points out that renunciation (or self-denial) is an instrument; there is period for its use which passes.

“We must be prepared to leave behind on the path not only that which we stygmatise as evil but that which seems to us to be good, yet is not the one good ….. things which ….. seemed beneficial ….. once their work is done ….. become obstacles ….. even hostile forces when we are called to advance beyond them.”

” …..march on to the wider kingdoms of God beyond …..everything is kept ….. restored for us ….. with a wonderful change and transfiguration into ….. the All-Light of Him ….. the mystery and the miracle that ceases not through the ages.”

Djanfa Magni – African Scream

Like most modern music in French-speaking West African countries, the music of Benin and Togo was influenced by a few main musical currents: Cuban, Congolese and local traditional music, as well as Chanson Francaise. Additionally, the geographical location of Benin and Togo – sandwiched between Ghana and Nigeria – exposed Beninese and Togolese musicians to Highlife music.
The cultural and spiritual riches of traditional Beninese music had an immense impact on the sound of Benin’s modern music. Benin is the birth place of Vodun (or, as it is known in the West, Voodoo), and some of the rhythms used during traditional rituals – Sakpata, Sato, Agbadja, Tchenkoumé and many others – were fused to Soul and Latin music as early as the mid-1960s and later to Funk.
In the late 60s and early 70s rock and soul music started creeping into the region. In particular, the music of James Brown and Johnny Hallyday became immensely popular with university students. It was then that the music scene in Benin really started to take off.
Compiled by Samy Ben Redjeb ( vinyl) of Various Artists – African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s (2008)

tracklist
Lokonon Andre & Les Volcans – Mi Kple Dogbekpo
Picoby Band
d’Aborney – Mi Ma Kpe Dji
Gabo Brown & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – It’s a Vanity
El Rego et Ses Commandos – Se Na Min
Napo De Mi Amor et Ses Black Devils – Leki Santchi
T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Gbeti Madjro
Roger Damawuzan – Wait for Me
Ouinsou Corneille & Black Santiago – Vinon So Minsou
Orchestre Super Jheevs des Paillotes – Ye Nan Lon An
Tidiani Kone & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – Djanfa Magni
Disafric Band – Houiou Djin Nan Zon Aklumon
Le Super Borgou de Parakou – Congolaise Benin Ye
Vincent Ahehehinnou – Ou
c’est lui ou c‘est moi
Les Volcans de la Capitale – Oya Ka Jojo

AV Safety and Security

Yesterday’s Information Meeting of Auroville Safety & Security Team at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India was not well attended from the side of community.
Current AV Safety&Security Team , consisting of Samuel, Indra, Srijita, Mattheiu, Peter, Carlos, and the guards, which took its place about year and a half ago, shared intensively with us what are they going through, changes they have implemented in their work, obstacles, scope of work, and future plans. In all they also emphasized the importance of prevention rather than intervention. In this aspect collaboration with the community is of utmost importance. They would like to have wider interaction with the members of the community from sharing of information to the appropriate attitude of each of the member of the community. Just for an example – in past year 90% of thefts occurred due to the fact that people leaved the doors unlocked!

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