Archive for February 2012
The recent unfortunate turn of events arising out of the staging of dharnas and sloganeering resulting in physical assault and intimidation of a Trustee of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram has caused much pain to the alumni of the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (SAICE).
The Golden Chain Fraternity (GCF), which is an alumni body of the SAICE, wishes to state that it completely disassociates itself from all dharnas and acts of violence against the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust or its representatives and believes that such manner of protests have no place in the yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Use of external parties and Courts were never a means to a solution. The GCF respects any and every document signed by The Mother as Her final sanction in Her Infinite Wisdom.
The GCF expresses its solidarity with the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust in these difficult times and wishes…
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The seemingly impenetrable material world which we behold before our eyes is actually encased in the subtler worlds of the vital, the mind and other higher transcendental worlds right upto the highest triune world known as Sachchidananda (i.e. Existence-Consciousness-Bliss). The vital worlds are inhabited by vital beings, which can be benevolent or malevolent. The malevolent beings, which are keen on extending their influence in the larger Universe, can at times possess and victimize feeble or depraved human beings. These are some observations made by the Mother Mirra Alfassa on this theme.
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from: Sri Aurobindo Center, Southeast
Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
Subject: Sunlit Path to Life Divine
The Sri Aurobindo Center South East is pleased to host the 2012 Integral Yoga Retreat. We invite you to participate in a valuable opportunity to learn more about the many aspects of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother’s Integral Yoga. The conference offers valuable insights for people of all ages through activities, discussions, and lectures. The retreat will also include daily physical fitness, meditation and experiential sessions. With powerful speakers from India and the United States, attendees will be richly rewarded with a better understanding of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo’s teachings and its practical application to our everyday lives. For registration and additional
details, visit http://www.sriaurobindoyogaretreat.com or call 64.248.1571.
Dr. Alok Pandey
Dr. Dilip Sarkar
Narad (Richard Eggenberger)
From: Savitra <…>
Date: February 16, 2012 7:49:03 AM PST
To: xxx (at) jhmhotels.com
Subject: re. your center’s upcoming retreat conference
To the Sri Aurobindo Center South East:
A friend received the follow announcement through you and forwarded it to me. I struggled with the futility of replying to you or the easier path of simply deleting. As you can see, I have chosen the former. (Please do not take this personally as I am addressing it to your Center. However after reading this yourself, I would sincerely appreciate you passing it on to those in charge of the Center and its upcoming Conference. Thank you.)
I must say that I am profoundly shocked by the contradiction of hosting a conference/retreat titled “Sunlit Path to Life Divine” when many of your primary speakers/presenters are directly or indirectly engaged in a court case against the Trustees of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram…
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Fear plays a preeminent role in the human experience and manifests itself in diverse forms in our lives. There is fear of God which is an artifact of organized religion, fear of loss, failure and humiliation in society, fear of disease and death, fear of darkness, alarming creatures and ghosts and lastly, fear of the Unknown. If you ask anyone who has had a spiritual opening, he or she would instinctively tell you that fear is fundamentally a result of unconsciousness. Excessive indulgence in fear is counter-productive because that propagates vibrations which may attract the very phenomena that we cringe from, according to the Mother.
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Most of us live our lives predominantly on the surface of our being, with the surface mind, surface vital and surface physical beings in the forefront, reacting to the pressures of life and the impulses of desire and fear, attractiona and repulsion on a more or less mechanical basis. The transformation that Sri Aurobindo has envisioned requires, however, that we move the center of our being, and thus, the motive impulsion, to the inner being, away from this surface personality. “For to stand outside on our surface and to receive from the inner being and follow its intimations is not a sufficient transformation; one must cease to be the surface personality and become the inner Person, the Purusha.”
The force of habitual action, along with the natural fixation on the objects of desire sought by the surface personality, make it difficult to make this conversion from outer to inner directedness.
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In regard to the letter of Shri Kittu Reddy dated 28-1-12 Sub: Show Cause Notice Dt. 20 January, 2012, reproduced on TNM’s Savitri Era website as “Kittu Reddy Episode”, we have interviewed a senior sadhak who has provided us with the following information:
1. Once, sometime around 1946, Kittu Reddy and Manoj Das Gupta were playing together in the playground.
2. Kittu got some sand in his eye.
3. He blamed it on Manoj.
4. Manoj didn’t really believe it was his fault, but in the end he said he was sorry.
5. Kittu wasn’t happy and told the whole story to the person looking after the playground.
6. That person told Kittu to grow up.
7. Kittu has never forgiven Manoj.
8. Sixty-six years later Kittu told the whole story to the Hindu, marking a copy of his statement to the relevant Police Authorities of Pondicherry. In his statement…
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