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Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’

Housing Project Pipeline

Todays featured interview is with Bridget of lAvenir, explaining a bit of whats in the housing project pipeline. Announcements include poets of Auroville reading as part of World Poetry Movement 24 Sept., Auroville Film Festival’s 121 films run September 29th through October 3 and, the Residents Assembly Service calls for a for a complete review of the selection process for future Councils and Working Committees on Thursday 29th September at 4:30, Sri Aurobindo World Centre for Human Unity.

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. It is all we ever have, so we might as well work with it, rather than struggling against it. We might as well make it our friend and teacher, rather than our enemy…. a quote from Pema Chodron

Comments: 0 Date: 21 Sep 2011

Comment ça va sur la terre ?

C’est l’heure oú les idées toutes faites tombent et se cassent. Plus rien ne reste sous nos têtes. En tombant, les idées toutes faites font détranges bruits, et c’est la fête ! Nous sommes dans un jardin d’enfants ! Tout est un jeu,ne nous prenons plus au sérieux: C’est l’heure de l’inattendu. Nous sommes tous sur le même terrain de jeu.
Inspiration: Stage de radio créative offert par Chloé, les textes de Jean Tardieu et M. Druon, Euridyce, Yvelise, Manohar et les chaises grinçantes du cinema Paradiso.

Comments: 0 Date: 04 Sep 2011

Our Health

An appeal (against pollution) from the residents of Auroville to Members of the Governing Board, to help them in their efforts to protect human health by ensuring proper waste management at the Karuvadikuppam dump site – the Pondicherry Municipal Dump. Auroville and the villages are directly affected by the pollutants in the air and the water caused by the Pondicherry Municipal Dump at Karuvadikuppam. On Saturday at 8 pm at Pitanga Pavillon de France and the Club de la poesie are presenting Surrealism Poetry Reading by Croquette .

Sincerity means to lift all the movements of the being to the level of the highest consciousness and realisation already attained.Sincerity exacts the unification and harmonisation of the whole being in all its parts and movements around the central Divine Will.

Sri Aurobindo
Lights on Yoga

Comments: 0 Date: 25 Aug 2011


Mostly friends and family members gathered last Saturday 16th of July at ‘Purple’ to spend an evening in the pleasant company of Suryan and his sweet voice. A still, warm summer night contributed to the soft mellow mood of Suryan and the Purple patrons as well. Songs, some old, some new, some redone, invoked feelings, emotions, sparks of vibrant energy which kept us all in place for almost two hours. And as we knew all along, Suryan proved once again that he’s capable of performing a solo concert, creating a blissful atmosphere.

Comments: 0 Date: 16 Jul 2011

A class, 'The English of Savitri'

Book 2 Canto 3 The Glory and the Fall of Life (page 120 ~ 121). This recording is a sample of a class that is being given by Shraddhavan weekly at Savitri Bhavan. The aim is to help people whose mother tongue is not English, but who have an aspiration to read Savitri with correct pronunciation and rhythm, and with some first understanding of the words and images of Sri Aurobindos revelatory epic. As a side-effect, it is hoped that they can improve their knowledge of the English language.

Those who attend this course are encouraged to do homework: to read a little from Savitri every day, to revise what we have read and discovered in the class and to aspire for the mantric power of Savitri to open the deep heart centre and widen the consciousness.

Comments: 0 Date: 07 Apr 2011

Fate and Love

Not many visitors from Iran come to Auroville. We had a chance to met Dr. Bijan Vala, who told us that fate has brought him here, and he would like to get involved and be active mostly on the field of expressive arts such as music and theater. He sees Auroville as an example of good thoughts, which proved that dreams can turn into reality, and yet he’s aware that in the process problems do arise. He likes the Love, The Dream, Matrimandir,… For him the beauty of Matrimandir is that there’s nothing religious about it, everybody is left to his/her own thoughts.

Comments: 0 Date: 01 Sep 2010

Manoj Pavitran on mutation

This talk of Manoj Pavitran was part of a series of talks on the topic “mutation” that were held in February 2010. We feel that it still has a great value since we are in the middle of a world crisis that seems to bring the advent of mutation.
First we hear an introduction to the three-day event on “mutation”, then Aurevan is reading three poems from Anu and after Manoj Pavitran is giving a talk titled “Surrendering to change”. He speaks of a poise of peace and silence and the presence of the sacred that we have to establish in ourselves.

Here are some summaries and excerpts of his speech:
Manoj Pavitran is talking about our evolutionary crisis and how to surrender to change. He is using excerpts from the Vedas to explain that the whole science and technology depends on the power of thought. We can not proceed further as long as we rely on reason. Thoughts have to be transcended but how does the transition takes place? When Mother created Auroville she said the world is preparing for a big change. She also said to move before thinking. She reversed the traditional wisdom. When she defined the charta the first point ended with ” to life in Auroville one must be be a willing servitor of the divine consciousness. First of all what is divine consciousness. Our first approach is by thinking and reading about it. She also gave the vision of Auroville, the Matrimandir. It represents divine consciousness. Now when we go to the inner chamber of the Matrimandir what happens? There is a presence, there is a silence and a deep peace that envelopes and a sense of the sacred. When we go there one thing stands out loud and noisy and that is our thoughts. The presence there, the consciousness that is embodied in that space gives us a direct experience what lies beyond thought and a taste of the divine consciousness with its immediate qualities, a silence, a vast peace and a sense of the sacred, if we are to and become the willing servitors of the divine consciousness this state of consciousness that is directly accessible in that space has to become our natural state of being, When we open ourselves regardless of where we are, when we open to the underlying silence beyond all that is happening, there is a silence and peace which descends which permeates and infuses all over you. It is easy in the Matrimandir’s inner chamber but in our action outside we get lost in our thoughts and that inner poise of silence and vast peace …the first condition is to establish that in us. There is a stillness that is different like when you go into a cave in the mountains. The difference is when there is a presence then there is a vast peace and calm that envelops, then the divine consciousness is present. In those places where great Yogis did there tapasya, their presence can be felt there. In those places thoughts come to a stillness and mind becomes like a clear blue sky, we no more think but mind is a tool to achieve knowledge, a means for reception and expression. Indra the giver of light works with thoughts. As we establish this poise we become anchor points. In human substance there is a presence of a greater consciousness. The wealth that we bring to humanity is a different stage of consciousness that embraces all that is. And it is not you that is doing it, it is done through you. You are the instrument. How to make this instrument as perfect as possible. When we slip of the poise, we can see how noisy the mind is, how agitated our emotions are…you encounter the tremendous forces of hatred and fear, the panic, the fear of death and all that enter but when there is a poise when we are established they dissolve, they dissolve in light and the battle fort with word become visible. Word is the most creative potent power, behind word is force, when Mother says blessings and a scholar says blessings the force behind the words make all the difference. The right word, finding the right word, in any given context becomes a crucial factor. When we leave behind our old ways of thinking that you are a stranger to what is arising in you as words. Words open the doors, words evoke. Words arise from an inner poise that is establishes in peace and silence and the presence of the sacred. They take us to regions and domains that we have never imagined. Usually we use words to describe, a grater power of word is to create. When someone asked Sri Aurobindo “Why is it so?” Then he said “It is so because the Master said so”. To become aware of speech and word and what goes out as word becomes a major field of attention and care. Only by embodying what is embodied in the inner chamber of Matrimandir, that vastness, that light, that peace, we can make sure that that what rolls out of us is carrying a fragrance of what is sacred and carries the touch of transformation and harmony and that which leads to a glorious future.

Comments: 0 Date: 12 Feb 2010

Well being in any situation

Listening to many people’s stories, one could surmise that many of them could be entitled: "Why I can’t be at peace now." To create suffering without recognizing it – this is the essence of unconscious living. To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for your inner state at any given moment. How to do that? Maxim, a writer, painter and musician, shares in this interview, conducted in his native Russian, his experience with finding a state of well being in any situation.

Comments: 0 Date: 15 May 2009

Nothing happens

Nothing happens which is not part of the great Universe and its purpose.
The weakening through illness, disability, loss or some kind of personal tragedy, carries great potential for spiritual awakening. Not so many people recognize this as an opportunity, and when it happens to them they think there is something dreadfully wrong, something that should not be happening. Ultimately, nothing happens that is not meant to happen. Jon who came to Auroville through having an accident in the road, tells his story about how his temporary disability became an opening into spirit.

Comments: 0 Date: 08 May 2009

I ended up in a forest…

So describes Lloyd, his step from the life of an art-and music critic in roaring Amsterdam to the solitude of residing in a keet hut in Auroville’s Green Belt. Writing poetry, first a means to fight the loneliness, became his passion. That was 1981. Meanwhile the dedicated poet returned to “civilization” by moving into Creativity, a community in Auroville’s city area. BETWEEN THE LINES is the title of Lloyd’s book of poems on nature and love, collected in the last 17 years. For AurovilleRadio, the author shares his insights about the process of writing and his inspirations.

Comments: 0 Date: 02 May 2008
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