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Finding Home

Ayushi Sheth, a student at Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication (Pune), performs an original poem titled “Finding Home”. This bubbly spoken word poet arrived at Auroville to do her internship at Pavillion de France. Ayushi loves to travel, and she uses her words to paint pictures of her home town in Rajkot, Gujarat. But is coming home always as great as it is made out to be? Ayushi reveals the flip side of the place that never changes, even when you do.

Highest Health Through Nutrician

On the 4th of December 2017 in the reading room, at Savitri Bhavan, Dr Nandita Shah shared some of her deep knowledge on the subject of diet and nutrition and the link to many of the diseases such as cancer and diabetes which have severely increased in the last 50 years. She then gives many simple and logical explanations and reasons why we should change the food we eat to be simply more in tune with our instinctual and natural diet, in the same way that all animals instinctively know their natural food, to help alleviate some of these deadly diseases.
Let us all revert back to an organic plant based diet, let Auroville be a place and example to the world for the health and spiritual benefits of this simple shift.

Dr Nandita Shah has just had her new book “Reversing Diabetes in 21 Days” launched in India and published by Penguin Books. It’s available on Amazon and will soon be available at the Visitors Centre book shop too.
Her website address is www.sharan-India.org

The Next Big Leap for Auroville

Frederick, one of the pioneers of Auroville talks about what pushed him to come to Auroville. He shares his memorable experience of meeting The Mother, and how it changed his life forever. He discusses what made him stay in Auroville and devote himself towards working for the betterment of the city. Ever since his arrival, he has been working ceaselessly on countless projects and he reveals what motivates him to continue pushing forward. He updates us on the happenings in Delhi on the occasion of Auroville’s 50th anniversary, and explains what the next phase of growth is in the journey of Auroville. He thinks that Auroville is ready for a quantum leap, and he explains why he thinks so and in which direction the next big leap should be.

Songs For A Cause

Tracklist –
1) The Redemption Song – Bob Marley
“Redemption Song” begins with a story of how the narrator has been persecuted for years only to overcome it all with heavenly aid, leading to triumph.
2) Just Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins
Speaking on the issue of homelessness and poverty, this song narrates a scene where a man dismisses the pleas of a homeless woman on the street.
3) Earth Song – Michael Jackson
As Jackson says, “But this is my chance to pretty much let people hear the voice of the planet. And this is ‘Earth Song.’ “
4) Imagine – John Lennon
The song is about bringing harmony to a conflict-torn world, asking us to imagine it without all the things that divide us.
5) Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
To make a difference in the world, you must start from within.
6) Do They Know It’s Chrsitmas – Band Aid 30
This is an incarnation of the charity supergroup Band Aid. Artists like One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and so on get together to raise money towards the Ebola crisis in Western Africa.
7) Cherry Wine – Hozier
Hozier said: “With the song ‘Cherry Wine,’ I tried to get across the difficulty of coming to terms with and facing up to domestic violence and the dynamic of an abusive relationship.”
8) Same Love – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert
This song finds Macklemore detailing the struggles of a gay man throughout his life.
9) Silver and Gold – U2
Bono wrote this after going on a relief mission in Ethiopia. It’s an anti-apartheid song, but the lyrics make a broad political statement about how money seems to be more important than personal freedoms in the eyes of many world leaders.
10) Take Me To Church – Hozier
The song is about asserting yourself and reclaiming your humanity through an act of love.

Synthesis of Yoga

Part Two The Yoga of Integral Knowledge, Chapter X The Realisation of the Cosmic Self, page 368.

” … find that self in all that seems to us at present to be outside us … to realise all things in this visible and sensible existence as God … then to go beyond to all that is behind … “

” the mind may be brought to a favourable state … in which, by the rending or withdrawing of the veil, the supramental vision may flood the mentality and change entirely all our seeing…. there will supervene eventually a change of becoming so that what we see, we become.”

The Mentor Pool Meeting

On Saturday the 18th of November 2017, at the Tibetan Pavilion, there was an information sharing meeting on the updated entry process.
The main focus of this session was to inform on the changes to the new entry process and the impact it will have on New Comers and Mentors.
One of the changes to the entry process is the launching of Yucca, a three days introduction to Auroville for people interested in applying as New Comers. The first session of Yucca will take place between the 23rd and the 25th of November.
The main topic of the meeting was the importance of the involvement of mentors, and it was discussed that more Aurovillians are urged to step forward and offer themselves as mentors.

After the meeting some video interviews were done with some of those present, please go to this link to see http://aurovilleradio.org/newsite/the-mentor-pool-meeting/

The Greatest Love Songs of All Time

Tracklist
1. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
2. Words – Boyzone
3. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer
5. Everything I Do, I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
6. Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver
7. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
8. I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
9. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
10. Hey Jude – The Beatles
11. It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
12. Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler

Eritrea

It’s the most vague and complicated thing in any of our lives. In fact, it’s so convoluted, no one even bothers defining it; they just sprinkle it anywhere it’s convenient. We all speak the language, but no one knows what they’re saying. It’s like an argument waiting to happen…

9 Solfeggio Frequencies

Fourht edition of Frequencies, and /Helaing frequencies talk is about the origins, way back to ancient healing frequencies of solfeggio.

What are the Solfeggio frequencies?
Solfeggio frequencies make up the ancient 6-tone scale thought to have been used in sacred music, including the beautiful and well known Gregorian Chants. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart spiritual blessings when sung in harmony. Each Solfeggio tone is comprised of a frequency required to balance your energy and keep your body, mind and spirit in perfect harmony.
The main six Solfeggio frequencies are:
396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear
417 Hz– Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)
639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships
741 Hz – Expression/Solutions
852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order
They were used in over 150 Gregorian Chants

Synthesis of Yoga

The Release from Subjection to the Body Chapter VII, pages 343 – 349:

” ….. what seems is not the Truth, that the self is not the body or life or mind ….. these are only its forms ….. “

” ….. our first step must be to set right our mind ….. so that it may arrive at its own relation with the Self ….. to create a separation between the Prakriti and the Purusha. Purusha is the soul that knows and commands ….. mistakes this physical working which we call the body for himself …. forgets that he is so much greater than the physical form ….. he is the Master ….. it is not fit the Master should be enslaved to his own workings, the Transcendal imprisoned in a form which exists only as a trifle in its own being.”

” ….. mind will come to know the Purusha seated within it ….. witness of the movements …. perceiver of experiences ….. this detachment can be made so normal ….. carried so far … this is the initial liberation of the mental being from servitude to the body ….. for by right knowledge put into practice liberation comes inevitably.”

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