The spiritual gift of India to the world has already begun. India's spirituality is entering Europe and America in an ever increasing measure. That movement will grow; amid the disasters of the time more and more eyes are turning towards her with hope and there is even an increasing resort not only to her teachings, but to her psychic and spiritual practice. -- Sri Aurobindo (from the message broadcast on the eve of August 15, 1947)

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Who has the Knowledge or the Call?

Tension at Ashram Feb 27 2012 webindia123.com
Sri Aurobindo, Heehs and the fragility of faith Hindustan Times (blog) - Feb 22, 2012Sri Aurobindo, Heehs and the fragility of faith by Gautam Chikermane 
IY Fundamentalism Religious fundamentalism in the Integral Yoga community.
A line from Savitri constantly haunts or assails me—The Mother from Savitri: the Light of the Supreme 17 February 1962 Earth is the heroic spirit’s battlefield, ...

Birth anniversary of SriMaa celebrated at Koraput on 21st Feb-2012 Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:10 | Written by Ch. Santakar
Birth anniversary of Sri Maa was celebrated at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan , Koraput on 21st Feb-2012 . While children and followers of Sri Maa & Sri Aurobindo offered Dhup and Flowers at the Relics, the presence of eminent Sadhaks like Anadi Bhai added more strength to the aspiration of all. 

Those who see Sri Aurobindo and the Mother as separate from each other are frankly making a huge mistake. Both of them always held that they were the same consciousness and that there was no distinction between them.

aurotruths commented on New content: Attempts to create an "Aurobindonian religion" … it must be said that just because Makarannd Paranjape thinks that They encouraged a cult, it doesn't mean that it was so. Those who opine upon and judge Sri Aurobindo and The Mother superficially are likely to derive conclusions that differ from those clearly spelled out by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother Themselves. We therefore do not need a Makarand Paranjape to tell us whether Sri Aurobindo and The Mother contradicted themselves or not.

a book is an inanimate object”. (Whoever wrote this should be given the Nobel prize for literature and science combined.) The Nexus Between Some Ex-Students and Matriprasad

Anonymous Sep 29, 2010 12:34 AM Your comments if studied over a period of time reflect your penchant for appearing objective and fair while leaving a backdoor for escape. Essentially you go with the weather. It’s not the royalty but the wider damage done to the scholarship on Sri Aurobindo at stake.

BABUL'S WORLD: Judgement of The Mother But at present you hardly come across as one who has the Knowledge or the Call. I can imagine there is much which can be changed for the better, in Auroville, in the Ashram, in India, in the world; but where does that change begin? Nay, Their workings are far more complex, intricate, and mysterious, and "One man's perfection still can save the world…" 9 July 2008 14:00

We are not suggesting that the institutions that Sri Aurobindo and The Mother have established, such as the Sri Aurobindo Ashram or Auroville, are free of problems or cannot be criticized. Everyone is free to poke their nose into the internal affairs of these institutions or criticize them to their heart’s content if it so pleases them… Lastly, we do not claim to posses the Truth, but we believe that we can help remove those obstacles that come in the way of or obfuscate Truth - especially those obstacles that are in the form of deliberate misrepresentation and distortion of facts or the creation of myths – by providing more reliable, accurate and  complete information. Administrators.

Many people think we are trying to establish a “new religion” or that we are against this or that religion; there are many ideas like that everywhere. But that doesn’t interest us at all! (The Mother, 27 February 1965)
Sri Aurobindo Ashram -Delhi Branch founded on 12 Feb 1956.
The Delhi Branch was officially inaugurated on 12 February, 1956, with the Blessings of the Mother. To the great joy and gratitude of spiritual seekers in Northern India, the Mother graciously granted the very first Sacred Relics of Sri Aurobindo to be enshrined here on 5 December, 1957.

He may have borrowed this notion from Aurobindo (I think Wilber has not acknowledged the full extent of Aurobindo’s influence on his writings). Aurobindo wrote that he was a practitioner of “mystic empiricism”, an undertaking, he believed, was empirical in just the way scientific inquiry is empirical!
But then Aurobindo never explained, although he wrote several big books, the actual process by means of which he allegedly arrived at knowledge of “occult worlds, entities, and forces”, not to mention the modus operandi of harnessing them, e.g., “Yogic force”, to allegedly cure illnesses, influence world events, etc.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Community of serious thinking people


Would you please tell us something about you and your site?
Drishtikone.com is my experiment in blogging where I discuss topics of varied interests – from politics to spirituality to sports to arts and science. I wanted a medium to put my interpretation of events that unfold in our lifetime.
The object behind every blog is the attainment of a state of being. Do you agree with this statement?
In a sense, yes. I look at my blog as my outlet for expression. Sharing my thoughts are important. Some may want to agree and some wont. But it helps one to interact at the level of mind as opposed to the level of personality. So, the blogosphere is melting pot of ideas, where ideas interact with ideas. Looks, faces, mannerisms, and “behaviours” become irrelevant.
What do you think is the most exciting or most innovative use of technology in politics right now?
There are many. Blogging, Citizen Journalism, Electronic Voting machines (like India used in the last elections) would be three of the top three things that will help democratic institutions in polity grow.
Do you think that these new technologies are effective in making people more responsive?
I think so. I think democracy is basically the voice of people. And nothing can bring that about more effectively than the blogosphere. Hitherto, only a few journalists had a voice and they could manipulate the national opinion. No more. Every one has thoughts and opinions and they can now get them across.
What are your future plans?
I want to create a community of serious thinking people. Am working on it, it will come out very soon. I will let you know. Drishtikone on February 4th, 2008

Neeta amd Mythili: That is precisely the problem with the Indian citizenry today. They want Govinda style Bollywood trash. Anything that makes people think or work through their prejudices is a candidate for "we should steer clear of it". Such a shallow existence and unintelligent engagement with the society around you is NOT a recipe for democracy.
Please understand - a Democratic society is not a right - but a PRIVILEGE! If you cannot engage on every aspect of your society, you should book a ticket to Saudi Arabia and move there. Because such a mentality - "steer clear of uncomfortable discussion" - is only suited for those societies. Either you move there - or you and more like you will MAKE India an autocracy (which it is becoming with the Gandhi Dynasty).
Remember - a Democracy is not just of and for but also BY the people!!
As for religion - NO it is no longer a "personal issue" anymore. If you could follow the way Evangelists in the US are impacting the demography and - in future the polity of India - you will be SHOCKED. Pakistan is a very good example of how Religious money can kill a country. Wahabi money has all but Talibanized that place. Evangelist and Islamist monies in India will take it to ruin as well.....
... and people like you two - who can't understand beyond their own noses. Regards, -desh. 713.568.5133 Blog: Drishtikone

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Keeping up with the times and technology


Savitri Erans can contribute a lot to serve the country The effect is so all encompassing that the very definition of ethics or corruption has been warped. Such perversions leading to plutocracy is likely to deteriorate further. Savitri Erans can contribute a lot to stop this rot. [TNM55] More results from Savitri Era
Tusar N Mohapatra: I don't subscribe to mythological stories and I'm ... 21 Jul 2011 ... Sri Aurobindo and Divine Mother followers” and Jitendra, through his blog, has extended a helping hand. As for the socio-political matters, I am ploughing a lonely furrow with much trepidation. All the best. [TNM55] 8:21 AM ...
Savitri Era Devotees: The call of the future 25 Dec 2011 by aurofrance [TNM55].
Amal Kiran (K.D. Sethna) (1904 – 2011) « The Mother's Lasso 29 Jun 2011 ... then nothing can be more absurd. Keeping up with the times and technology is a great survival technique, and if our mandarins chose to cling to Jurassic procedures, then the consequences can be catastrophic. [TNM55] ...
New content: Attempts to create an “Aurobindonian religion” | Auro ... considerable length (and of no inconsiderable significance) by Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy. A discussion on the same, however, can throw much light on this contentious topic and dispel doubts and misunderstandings. [TNM55]. Reply ...
My words will remain imprinted on your soul | Integral Yoga of Sri ... 6 Jan 2012 by Sandeep. This emphasises the role of right reading material at appropriate points in life, and hence, a sort of syllabus indicating essential reading needs to be endorsed. [TNM55]. More results from Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother
Mirror of Tomorrow :: Integral Leadership by Anurag Banerjee 13 Jul 2011 by RY Deshpande. I'm not very well versed in matters esoteric, but by definition, harbouring confusion should be out of question for “unmediated experience” (to me, a theoretical construct), I suppose. [TNM55]. More results from Mirror of Tomorrow
Savitri Era Religious Fraternity: Motilal Roy attempted to establish ... 23 Jul 2011 Other notable blogs tended by him are rainbOwther, Musepaper, Marketime, Feel Philosophy, & Evergreen Essays. Besides, he is Advisor of Odia Maha Manch. [TNM55] The Mother's many volcanic ideas that shook ...
Savitri (1950-'51): “Republication” or RYD's personal edition ... 30 Aug 2011 by Administrator [TNM55]. Administrator says: September 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm. Dear TNM,. It is supposed that you will understand that the editing of Sri Aurobindo's poem Savitri was not a simple task. Therefore an editorial team was set up to ... More results from Mirror of Day After Tomorrow ...
Defining “Integral” (or: What Harvey Milk might say to the Integral ... 2 Aug 2011 by Joe Perez [TNM55]. Joe Perez says: August 3, 2011 at 10:38. Thanks Tusar. I'll bear that in mind when I post more on Aurobindo.
POLL: Are 90% of Indians “mentally backward”? « churumuri 15 Nov 2011 by churumuri. The fact that the thought of Sri Aurobindo is yet to appear in the dominant consciousness of the nation proves Justice Katju right beyond any doubt. And sadly, both the elite and the laity are one under this criterion. [TNM55]