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Posts Tagged ‘Georges van Vrekhem’

UPS to Blame, Badminton

in today’s news we feature an excerpt of interview with Jan from Svaram talking on his reasons for hunger strike since last Friday incidents. One would expect that power cuts translate into lower electricity consumption bills but this not always the case. The culprit is the backup inverter with battery storage. About 30- 45% of energy that passes through an inverter system is lost. Tamil Heritage Centre Team invites us to celebrate Dasara Festival of Evolution at ILAIGNARKAL EDUCATION CENTRE every day 4pm to 6.30pm from tomorrow until 24th.

Does the Divine exist in all things, even in the dustbin? The whole universe is the manifestation of the Divine, but a manifestation which begins with a total unconsciousness of its origin and rises little by little towards this consciousness.The Words of The Mother, Vol. 15


Comments: 0 Date: 15 Oct 2012

B and Luigi Part 5

B and Luigi resume their dialogue in the fifth of an ongoing series , today touching on the lake-to-be surrounding Matrimandir and upon the city centre. Luigi stresses the point that the lake water will be sourced from either rainwater harvesting, or through the use of desalinized water. Not at all from Auroville’s underground reservoir of potable water.

Where to find the previous programs:
Part 5 – www.aurovilleradio.org/city-life/urban-design/2913-galaxy-master-plan — Part 4 – www.aurovilleradio.org/city-life/urban-design/2902-harmony-amidst-trees-and-concrete Part 3 — www.aurovilleradio.org/news-from-auroville/2892-more-from-b-and-luigi — Part 2 – www.aurovilleradio.org/news-from-auroville/2861-agreement-difference-in-dialogue — Part 1 – www.aurovilleradio.org/news-from-auroville/2845-aurovililans-to-grow-the-galaxy —


Comments: 0 Date: 04 Sep 2012

Talk on Matrimandir Lake

Featured is a continuation of dialogue between B and Luigi around city planning: the ideals, the ground floor realities. They touch upon the lake-to-be: Matrimandir Lake and the city centre as well. Also a tribute to our good friend and brother Georges van Vrekhem who left his body in his sleep at home; he was 77, a long-time heart patient. His research and deep understanding of the teachings and vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother touched many, creating an opening to their remarkable vision, which goes beyond man. We will dearly miss him.

As human consciousness goes on progressing, what had value at one period of time also changes; but one must take great care to replace a law one no longer obeys by a higher and truer law that fosters progress towards the future realization… excerpted from a comment by the Mother from Sri Aurobindo’s Thoughts and Aphorisms


Comments: 0 Date: 04 Sep 2012

R.I.P. Georgers Van Vrekhem

Our good friend and brother Georges van Vrekhem has quietly left his body; his remains will be buried at Adventure’s funeral grounds today at 4.00 pm. Be in peace, Georges, you deserved it..OM ~ Tomorrow at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone we are all invited by RAS to a Collective Priorities & Values Meeting No.5 . On Thursday September 6th, 2012 at 5:00 pm at Multimedia Center in Town Hall the French Pavilion presents a talk on “The States of Consciousness, Tools at the Service of Life” by Dr. Catherine Henry-Plessier .

There is a purpose in life and it is the only true and lasting one the Divine. Turn to Him and the emptiness will go. BlessingsThe Word of The Mother, Vol.14


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Sep 2012

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

Yoga of Tango

Hear an excerpt of an interview with Aurevan on the coming Tango Festival in Auroville; hear it in its entirety in the coming week. Bulgaria, Land as a Single Human Palm; a multimedia event 5 pm March 6 Unity Pavilion. Interactive Theatre by New Yorker Evan Hastings Tuesday March 6 at 7:30pm, Sri Aurobindo Auditorium. International Womens Day Celebration: Empowering Women around the World: March 8th, 5 pm Pavillion of Tibetan Culture. Georges Van Vrekhem talk: ‘True philosophy: the Philosopher and the Yogi’ 3 March at 5pm Savitri Bhavan.

If you sincerely want to live according to the Truth, you know that you can learn from everything and that you have the possibility of making progress at every moment. A great stupidity can often reveal a great light to you, if you know how to see it. The Mother.


Comments: 0 Date: 29 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

Green Mobile Communications

Listen to JV talking about a pollution solution: green mobile phones, inspired by the pollution spread through their use and their towers. Telos: a research project to make integral yoga easily accessible and practical in one’s everyday life. A workshop – ‘Explore seven states of Consciousness Experientially’ next week.Georges Van Vrekhem’s next talk: An intermediary range of transitory beings the Mother called ‘surhommes,overmen.’ To realize the transitory beings in their huge variety was our task. And, training for Marathon 2012 has begun.

‘But actually, to tell you the truth, I think your lives are so easy that you don’t exert yourselves very much! How many among you have truly an INTENSE need to find their psychic beings? To find out truly who they are? To find out what their roles are, why they are here? … You just let yourselves drift. You even complain when things aren’t easy enough! You just take things as they come. And sometimes, should an aspiration arise in you and you encounter some difficulty in yourself, you say, ‘Oh, Mother is there! She’ll take care of it for me!’ And you think about something else.’ – Mother’s Agenda, 25 August 1954


Comments: 0 Date: 07 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