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

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How the ashramites could eat the same food for years

8 A.M. I reached Pondicherry with a glow in my face. After all I am getting a holiday after long time. What I noticed after stepping my foot in the city is its cleanliness and beauty. Pondicherry is a clean city, with well-polished roads, trees on either side of the streets giving a cool protection from the sun. In fact, I found it cleaner than Bangalore. I took an auto and went to Oriya Nilayam, one of the many ashrams belonging to Sri Aurobindo trust. I reached the ashram after a 15-minute ride from the station and found that it’s nothing like an ashram. The room were well built and maintained. You can say it’s more like a hotel, but the atmosphere was serene and peaceful. I set out to explore the city after having a refreshing bath. As soon as I stepped out to the streets, I felt the scorching heat. After 10 in the morning, the city becomes very hot and humid. If you can brave the heat, then the beauty of Pondicherry can enthrall you. Nicely designed buildings, beautiful parks, churches, streets named in French and the sea beach – it’s all so nice to see.

I had my first meal in the canteen of the Sri Aurobindo ashram. After eating I could faintly remember the taste of the food as I had the same food while I had visited Pondicherry almost 20 years ago. There had been no change in the menu in all those years. You get rice, a bowl of Dal fry mixed with vegetables, curd, dalia kheer, two bananas and a bowl of buttermilk sometimes. The food is healthy and hygienic, but I wondered how the ashramites could eat the same food for years.

As we all know, the crisis in Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, still continues, and perhaps by the end of this month the Supreme Court of India will give a major judgment in the Enquiry Case pending against the Ashram Trust. It is in this backdrop that I am replying to Benimadhav Mohanty who made the silly accusation of “self-aggrandisement” on those who have stood up to the Trust instead of whimpering down like puppies, as most Ashramites have done, to the insidious threats of the Ashram Trustees – threats of depriving their rations, cutting down on their petrol expenses, not allotting the accommodation of their choice, not admitting their relatives into the Ashram (as in the case of Benimadhav himself who apparently wanted to admit his cousin into the Ashram so that she could serve him for the rest of his life). Or the threat of not giving them proper medical care; not hauling them up for sheer indiscipline or not removing them as a teacher in School or captain in Group or boss in Department; or not publishing their articles in Ashram magazines or not allowing them to stage their plays in the Ashram theatre! The list can go on, for the Trustees have many such deterrents to make all sections of Ashramites think ten times before taking on a confrontational mode. 

Let me mention only one more, perhaps the most intimidating one for those who are vulnerable to it – the permission to go to Sri Aurobindo’s room. This threat really knocks the bottom out of the best and the brave, for who can miss out on the experience of meditating in Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s rooms? Unfortunately, it is the very attachment to this ineffable experience that is used strategically by the present Managing Trustee against those who seek to protect the dignity of the Masters in their own Ashram. The present situation then is that of the invisible Gurus (backed by a small group of motley supporters who feel deeply aggrieved by the insult to their Gurus) versus the visible mortal remains of the same Gurus, the custody of which lies in the hands of the current Trustees of the Ashram, who use every argument on the planet (including the clever excuse of leaving things to the Divine), to let the Gurus be thoroughly insulted in their own Ashram. What other proof do we need to show that this is verily the period of Kaliyug!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Prapatti Memorial Lecture was conducted at Matrubhaban, Cuttack

Organisation News (Monthly)
Aspruha - Gajapati
Dibya Janani Pathachakra, Sebakapur, District Gajapati, observed its 11th anniversary on 29th June, 2014. The meeting and other activities were conducted by District organiser Sri Narahari Panigrahi.
Aspruha - Gajapati
Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra, Chandragiri (Paralakhemundi, Dist-Gajapati) observed its anniversary on 16th June, 2014 in presence of Sri Basanta Kumar Mohapatra and Sri Sanatan Nayak. The participants were mostly teachers and students.
Astha - Bhadrak
The 13th anniversary of Nitya Prakash Sri Aurobindo Study Circlle at Bhandari Pokhari of Bhadrak District was celebrated on 29th June, 2014, at the house of Sri Natabar Barik. Sri Ramachandra Dash was the chief guest.

Samarpana - Koraput
On 9th May,2014, on the silver jubilee day of Relics Installation , an exhibition was inaugurated at Sri Aurobindo Relics Mandir, Indrabati with Arts, Crafts, preparation of different types of cakes(Pithas), different types of pickles(achara), different types of chips, garden with organic manure and literary aspects, . All members of the institution and students took active part in this exhibition which was rare and much educative.
Samarpana - Koraput
Sri Aurobindo Relics Mandir, Indrabati, District Nabarangapur, observed its 25th Relics Installation day on 9th may,2014 at Indrabati. A camp was arranged from 9th to 11th May in which a series programme were conducted like discussions, physical education demonstrations, exhibition etc. Here is some photos of Malkhamba demonstration by students. The 25th Sri Aurobindo Relics Installation Anniversary at Sri Aurobindo Relics Mandir at Indrabati, District Nabarangapur. Sri Aurobindo’s Relics was installed here on 9th May,1990 by Prof. C.N.Sharma at 4.15 PM. The code No of Relics Centre is SAMP.NABARP.R27 The meeting at Sri Aurobindo Relics Mandir, Indrabati, District Nabarangapur (code No of Relics Centre is SAMP.NABARP.R27) for observing the 25th Relics Installation day on 9th may, 2014.Sri Aurobindo’s Relics was installed 9th May,1990 by Prof. C.N..Sharma The opening of Souvenir at Sri Aurobindo Relics Mandir, Indrabati, District Nabarangapur has observed the 25th Relics Installation day on 9th may,2014 at Indrabati. The exhibition on the occasion of 25th Relics Installation day on 9th may,2014 at Indrabati, District Nabarangapur. The meeting at Sri Aurobindo Relics Mandir, Indrabati, District Nabarangapur(code No of Relics Centre is SAMP.NABARP.R27)for observing the 25th Relics Installation day on 9th may,2014. Sri Aurobindo’s Relics was installed 9th May, 1990 by Prof. C.N..Sharma The Atmosphere around Relics Centre while observing the 25th Relics Installation day on 9th may, 2014.
Sangati - Boudh
On 5th April,2014, at Sri Aurobindo Integral education Centre, Tutusingha, a special meeting was arranged in which Sri Lalit Mohan Pattnaik was the chief speaker. Sri Birendra Mandali, Sri Rajesh Kumar dash, Elina Mohapatra, Sabita Hota, Mamata Mahakud, Manaswini Barik, Chumuki Manohari and Swarnalata Dash participated in the programme. On the evening of 15th April,2014, at Kusanga, a special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was organised by Sri Muralidhar Sahu and Smt Astha Sahu. Speakers were Sri Lalit Mohan Pattnaik and Sri Birendra Menduli. On 16th April,2014 a special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was organised at the Govt. High School of Kusanga. Participants were Sri Lalit Mohan Pattnaik, Sri Birendra Mundeli, Sri Muralidhar Sahu, Sri Madhusudan Barik and Sri Papun Kumar Dash. On 17th April,2014, a meeting was organised at Harabhanga M.E. School by head mistress Smt Pramilabala Sahu. Participants were Sri Lalit Mohan Pattnaik, Sri Birendra Mundeli, Sri Ganeswar Leuria, Banita Mahalik and Sanjat Kumar Sahu. On 17th April,2014 a special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was organised at Radha Krushna Mandap of Shankuloi village. Participant speakers were Sri Lalit Mohan Pattnaik, Sri Birendra Mendili and Sri Ganeswar Leuria. A new Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachakra was inaugurated on 17th April,2014 , at Village Shankulai, at the hose of Sri Lakshman Pradhan. Smt Basanti Nayak was the secretary. Participant speakers were Sri Lalit Mohan Pattanaik, Sri Birendra Mandeli, and Sri Ganeswar Leuria. A special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was arranged at village Shankarada. Sri Lalit Mohan Pattanaik, Sri Birendra Mandeli, and Sri Ganeswar Leuria participated as speakers. On 17th April,2014, a new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was inaugurated at village Surundi. Sri Hemanta Karna was the secretary of the institution. Sri Lalit Mohan Pattanaik, Sri Birendra Mandeli, and Sri Ganeswar Leuria spoke on this occasion. On 17th April,2014 a new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was inaugurated at the village Harabhanga at the house of Smt Pramilabala Sahu. Sri Lalit Mohan Pattanaik, Sri Birendra Mandeli, and Sri Ganeswar Leuria were the speakers.
Satya - Cuttack
On 23rd May,2014, the Teachers Training Camp( from 3rd to 23rd May, 2014) organised by New Life Education Trust held its valedictory function at Matrubhaban, Cuttack in presence of Sri Narendra Chandra Behera from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. After the presentation of group report, the group convenors expressed their suggestions. Sri Sriballav Panigrahi, President , New Life Education Trust, Vice President Sri Bimala Prasanna Das, Joint Secretary Sri Shankar Mohanty, Treasurer Sri Aparti Charan Dash participated in the programme. Sri Prasad Tripathy , Secretary , New Lifer Education Trust, organised and conducted the entire programme very successfully.
Satya - Cuttack
On 22nd May,2013, the participants of the refresher camp(3rd to 23rd May,2014) for the teachers of Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centres of Odisha presented a colourful cultural programme expressing what they have learnt during their training period at Matrubhaban, Cuttack.
Satya - Cuttack
Summer Refresher Teachers Training Camp(3rd to 23rd May) for Sri Aurobindo Integral Schools of Odisha, Sri Aurobindo Health Squad Camp (3rd to 23rd May at Sri Aurobindo Shreekshetra, Dalijoda) and Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra Workers Trainning Camp(3rd to 12th May) were inaugurated on 3rd May evening at Matrubhaban, Cuttack. Neeta Sarkar, Sri Sriballav Panigrahi, Sri Bimala Prasanna Das, Sri Shankar Mohanty, Dr Bijayeene Mohapatra, Sri Aparti Charan Dash , Sri Sridhar Sahu and Gadadhar Mishra participated in the opening. Sri Prasad Tripathy conducted the programme.

Astha - Bhadrak
The 24th April,2014 was celebrated at Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Naamin at the house of Umamani Behera. Sri Hrushikesh Mishra presided over the meeting. Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at Nuabalipur of Khapuriapada observed its 4th anniversary at the house of Sri Ananta Kumar sahu. Sri Hrishikesh Mishra, Manu and Ananta participated in the discussion.
Astha - Mayurbhanj
The 30th Relics Installation Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Nityanibash, Baisinga of District Mayurbhanj was observed on 14th April,2014. The seminar organised for this purpose was conducted by Sri Dilip Bhoi. Dr Nilakantha Mishra spoke on Life Divine. Sri Prasad Tripathy and Gadadhar Mishra discussed on the importance of Relics Installation and the need to do Sadhana. Bhajanas were recited by Subash and Basanti. There was an atmosphere of collaboration and harmony.
Samarpana - Kalahandi
Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Kalahandi , observed the 100th anniversary of 29th March,1914 (Meeting of The Mother with Sri Aurobindo) on 29th March, 2014 with prayers, meditation and discussion on Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. On 2nd April, 2014, a special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed. Sri Gopichand Bag, Sri Batakrishna Behera, Bana, Bijaya and Khusiram participated in the discussion.
Samarpana - Rayagada
At Matru Vihar, Rayagada, on 27th April,2014, a meeting was conducted by Sri Lalit Mohan Pattnaik to organise a Zonal (Samarpana) training camp for Sri Aurobindo Study Circle members. It was decided that the proposed camp will be held on 7th, 8th,9th and 10th June, 2014 at Matru Vihar, Rayagada. From Nabarangapur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Rayagada districts Sri Aurobindo Study Circle members(Ten from each district) will participate in the camp.
Samarpana - Nabarangpur
On 3rd April,2014 a question –answer programme was conducted by Sri CH Nirakar. Sri Lalit Mohan Pattnaik presided over the meeting. On 4th April,2014, Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Raighar celebrated its 18th anniversary. On 24th April,2014, a new meditation hall was inaugurated at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Digsulpha. On 24th April,2014 a new Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre was inagurated at village Chandahandi. Sri Debendra Nayak, Sri Suresh Chandra Mishra, Sri Abhimanyu Das, Sri Satyanarayana Shadanagi, Sri Sudhiraj Rout participated in the discussion. Sri Gouri Shankar Dangari conducted the programme.
Samarpana - Koraput
Bramhansuku (Podagarh) : New study circles were opened at the residence of Prakash Babu of Tentuliguda village, Kaushalya Apa of Podeiput village, Kumudini Mishra of Podagarh, Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Koraput : On 24.04.2014 (thursday), was celebrated at Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Koraput. The discussion was on the topic ‘The Mother’s arrival in India’. In the evening C.H. Santakar, Smt. Bityutprava Rout, Sri Priyabrata Patra , discussed on the Will Power.’. On 30.04.2014 (wednesday) a special Integral Education Day was observed at Sri Aurobindo Bhaban. Sri Harihar Sahoo, Swarnalata Pattanaik, Swatishree Pandit, Sri Tankadhar Behera discussed on ‘Life of Prapatti Ji’, Physical Education, Vital Education and Mental Education. There was Physical Denonstration by the school students.
Satya - Cuttack
The 24th Prapatti Memorial Lecture was conducted on 30th April, 2014 at Matrubhaban, Cuttack and on 1st May, 2014 at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Subernapur. The subjects of discussion were “The Spiritual Aim and Life” at Matrubhaban and “Indian Spirituality and Life “ at Subernapur. The speaker of both the talks was Sri Kapilash Prasad Dash, the Director of Sophia Study Circle.
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, at the house of Jayanti Tripathy in the village Nua Sahi, Mahakala Block observed its anniversary on 14th April,2014. Participants speakers were Basudeb Nayak, Pitambara Mallha, Sarbeswar Mohapatra, Urmila Rout and Jagannath Swain. A new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was opened on 15th April,2014 at Nibedita Ashram of Patalipanka. The subject of discussion was “On Education”. Participants were Sri Sarbeswar Mohapatra, Sri Anadi Charan Swain, Sri Maguni Charana Dash and Sri Bhagabati Prasad Das.
Satya - Jajpur
The Principals and Secretaries meet of the Integral Education Centres of Satya Zone was held on 13th and 14th April,2014, at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Chhatia of Jajpur District. The different aspects of Integral Education was discussed through Seminars and Workshops. President Sri Sriballav Panigrahi, Vice President Sri Bimal Prasanna Das, Secretary Sri Prasad Tripathy and Treasurer Sri Aparti Charan Dash participated in the function. Members of Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Chhatia laboured hard to make the function effective.
Satya - Cuttack
The 44 th All Orissa Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference was held from 4th to 7th April 2014 at Matrubhaban , Cuttack. On 4th April at 5.30 PM with the march past by all the members of nine Zones of Odisha before The Mothers Presence and map of India, the conference was inaugurated by Prof. Biswanath Ray from Culcutta . An exhibition on 29th March, 1914 and sonnets of Sri Aurobindo was also inaugurated by him. A souvenir for the conference was opened by Sri Mopatra Nilamani Sahu. An album containing all the 73 Sri Aurobindo Relics Centres of Orissa and published by Sri Aurobindo University, Dalijoda, was opened by Prof. Biswanath Ray. The subjects of evening sessions were (4th April) The 29th March,1914-the day of recognition of the Presence, (5th April)Remaking India in Sri Aurobindo’s vision, (6th April) The Integral Yoga and the role of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle and (7th April) Discovery of Psychic Being in the yoga of Transformation. Speakers were Prof. Biswanath ray, Prof. Mohapatra Nilamani Sahu, Dr Archana Nayak, Prof. Chandrasekhar Ratha, Dr Biranchi Narayan Mohapatra, Saroj Kanta Mishra and Sri CH Nirakar. In the morning sessions the discussion were on the 24 sonnets of Sri Aurobindo from “Last Poems”. Speakers were Prof. Biswanath Ray, Dr Archana Nayak, Sri Mahendra nath Swain, Pravakara Mishra, Golak Behari Sahu, Rita Chand, Sk. Abdul Kasam, Ramesh Chandra Sahu, Jasaswini Ray, Saroj Kanta Mishra, Santosh Gahan, Kalandi Senapati, Radhakanta Mishra, Prakash Chandra Panda, Mamata Dash, Bimal Prasanna Das, Dr Debidatta Kar, Niranjan Moharana, Kanaklata Mohanty, Subash Chandra Kara, Bhagirathi Mohapatra, Prasanta Kumar Swain, Dharanidhar Pala, Kapilash Prasad Dash, Dr Biranchi Narayan Mohapatra and Sanjaya Kumar Mohapatra. The after session of 5th,6th and 7th were on organisational matter. The report of district activities were presented by District Convenors . The discussions were on July Tour, Registration of Sri Aurobindo Study Circles, Organisation of Relics Centres in Orissa, Matrubhaban Patra. All the organisers actively participated in the discussion. Dr Sarat Mishra spoke on Sri Aurobindo University, Jasaswini Ray spoke on E.Magazine “In Mother’s Light”, Prasad Tripathy spoke on “ Dasakarmadhara programme –its meaning, Future and application, Satyajit Mishra spoke on “Friends of Dalijoda” and Subhranshu Tripathy spoke on Web Site. The Zonal convenors present were guiding the discussion. Prasad Tripathy conveyed the vote of thanks . He informed that 3073 number delegates from Odisha participated in the function. The conference came to end with gratitude at the Feet of the Divine Mother.

Aspruha - Kandhamala
The monthly Sri Aurobindo Study Cirle Conference of Firingia Block was celebrated at village Krandibali of Gochhapada gram Panchhayat on 9th March,2014.The discussions were on “The Aim of Life”, 3rd Chapter of The Mother, “Remembering Mother”.
Aspruha - Gajapati
On 29th March,2014, at 9PM, Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Paralakhemundi will be shifting its classes from 6th to 10th to the newly constructed building at Matrupitha. The organisers have requested to all children of The Mother to offer their prayers at Her Feet for the shifting of the institution.
Astha - Bhadrak
On 16th March,2014 , Sri Upendra Prasad Rout observed the annual function of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at the village Biridi. Sri Hrushikesh Mishra and Sri Manoranjan Jena participated in the discussion. On 17th March, 2014, Sri Bharat Chandra Nanda of Khapuriapada observed the annual celebration of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle. Sri Manoranjan Jena presided over the meeting.
Astha - Bhadrak
On 23rd March,2014 Sri Aurobindo Mobile Study Circle, Tihidi Block observed its 120th session at the house of Smt. Biswamaytree Nayak and Sri Khageswar Beauria. The discussion was on 29th March,2014 –the memorable year. Sri Indramani Mahal was the chief speaker.
Astha - Bhadrak
On 6th March,2014 Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Kendra Chandabali observed its 27th annual day.Dhumal, Narendra Jati and Anupama Jati participated in the discussion. Sri Aurobindo Atimanas Pathachakra - Convenor-Ganesh Prasad Bai, Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra- Convenor Smt Arati Mishra, Sri Aurobindo Aspruha Pathachakra-Convenor Sri Basanta Behera, observed their anniversary on 2nd March,20014 at Sohada Upper Primary School. Sri Laxmidhar Pagala, Sri Indramani Mahal and Smt Bijayeene Maharana participated and organised the function.
Samarpana - Koraput
Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Koraput : on 02.03.2014 (Sunday) the annual function of CUSAG was held at Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Koraput. ‘The role of CUSAG in Sri Aurobido’s yoga’ was the topic. Subhashree Sampada Mishra and Sri Tarini Charan Pati were the speakers. Lankaput, Koraput : On 02.03.2014 (sunday) a specia study circle was organised at Lankaput Sebashram. Sri Prasanta Kumar Swai spoke on ‘The Divine Mother’ and Sri Minaketan Sahoo on ‘What is a Sri Aurobindostudy Circle’ and ‘How it will be organised’. Police Cololy, Koraput : On 02.03.2o14 (sunday) a new study circle was organised at the residence of Sri Jogendra Biswal. Sri Kamalakanta Mohanty discussed on ‘The Role of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in our Family’ Sarbodaya Samiti, Koraput : On 09.03.2014 (Sunday) a special study circle was organised at Sarbodaya Samiti, Koraput. Sri Akshaya Kumar Mohanty, Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain, Sri Tankadhar Behera, Sri Kamalakanta Mohanty, discussed on the topic ‘Surrender and Higher consciousnes’. Police colony, Koraput : On 14.03.2014 (friday) a special study circle was organised at the house of Sri Dandapani Behera. Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain, Sri Harihar Sahoo and Sri Tankadhar Behera participated in the discussion ‘The Aim of Life’, ‘The Aim of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle’ and ‘The Grace of the Mother’ On 16.03.2014 (Sunday) a new study circle was opened in the house of Bidesh Kumar Jena. Sri Kamalakanta Mohanty and Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain discussed on the topic ‘Why to surrender at the lotus Feet of The Mother’ Sri Swain answer some questions also. Sarbodaya Samiti, Koraput : On 17.03.2014 (monday) a special study circle was organised at Sarbodaya Samiti. Sri Tankadhar Behera and Sri Kamalakanta Mohanty discussed on ‘The Mother Sri Aurobindo on Birthday’. Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Koraput : On 20.03.2014 (thursday) a special study circle was organised at Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Koraput. Saswat Kumar Khuntia, Sri Susanta Kumar Khuntia, Sri Surendra Das, Sri Tankadhar Behera and Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain discussed on ‘The Mother’s blessings on the Birthday’. Padmaput, Koraput : On 23.03.2014 (sunday) a new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was opened at Panchayet Bhaban. Sri Minaketan Sahoo, Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain. discussed on ‘Why Sri Aurobindo Study Circle’. Sri Swain answered some questions on the subject. Pujariput, Koraput : On 27.03.2104 (thursday) A discussion was arranged at Sri Dinabandhu’s residence. Sri Tankadhar Behera, Sri Kamalakanta Mohanty participated in the celebration. The question-Answer session of Sri CH Nirakar : From 10.03.2014 to 12.03.2014 the question answer programme of Sri CH Nirakar was organised in different places at Kotaput district. Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain gave the welcome address at Chotoguda village. Sri Swain delivered the welcome address at Padmapur study circle. Sri Nilamadhav Mishra and Binodbihari Das gave the welcome address at Souraguda and Nakulguda village.
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
A new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle “Sri Auromeera Pathachakra” was opened on 23rd March,2014 at the house of Sri Geeridhari Sahu of Village Pareswar , block Kujanga. Sri Sarbeswar Mohapatra presided over the meeting. The speakers were Urmila Rout, Rabinarayana Mohanty, Basudev Nayak, Ramesh Chandra Dalai, Rabindra Kumar Rout, Hemanta Kumar Das, Geeridhari Sahu, Bhagabata Prasad Das and Gandhrba Charana Lenka.

Aspruha - Kandhamala
On 2nd February,2014, at Tikabali block of Kandhamala district ,the second District monthly Sri Aurobindo Study Circle seminar was organised. Sri Dinabandhu Mohanty, Debaraj Gouda, Prasanta Kumar Mohanty, Kahnu Charana Mohanty, Rashmit Kumar Apat, Ushamani Mohanty and Ranjita Patra participated in the programme.Ranjita s Patra spoke on “The Cause of Human Suffering” and Kahnu Charana Mohanty on “Remembering Mother in the Yoga of Transformation”.
Astha - Bhadrak
A special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed on 21st February,2014 at Dibyadham of Chandabali. After the meditation in the morning Sri Nimai Kumar Pattnaik, Sri Banamali Sahu, Smt Nirupama Nayak participated in the discussion. Matrushakti Study Circle of Panchapada also observed 21st February with discussion in which Kanchan, Dhumal, Bijayee Prave Dash and Punam Mohanty participated.
Astha - Bhadrak
DISTRICT BHADRAK : Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Arnapala, district Bhadrak observed its 10th anniversary on 21st February, 2014. Sri Batakrishna Deuhiri, Sub Collector, Bhadrak, Sri Indramani Mahal, Sri Baikunthanath Biswal, Sri Khirod Chandra Mohanty, Sri Ananda Ch Das, Sri Apurba Ranjana Ray, Sri Gayadhar Panda participated in the function.
Krupa - Dhenkanal
On 4th February,2014 ,the 17th Anniversary of Nabayuga Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was obserbed at Similia, in the hpuse of Santilata Sahoo Smt. Sulochana Sahoo discussed on “Problems of Life” On 5th February,the 2nd anniversary of Anandamayee Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed. Smt. Sulochana Sahoo and Niranjan discussed on the book “The Mother”. At the house of Sri Khagweswar Sahu, on 6th February, the 18th Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Pitha was observed. Sri Niranjan Sahoo and Sulochana Sahoo spoke on “Matru Rachanabali”. On 7th February,13th Anniversary of MatruMeera Study Circle was observed at Similia in the house of Sabita Sahoo. Sulochana Sahoo, spoke on “Our duty in Integral Yoga” On 12th February, the 5th Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed at Dhenkanal Town at the house of Kamini Samal. Smt. Sulochana Sahoo spoke on the “Aim of Life” On 13th February,a special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at the house of Khyanaprava was celebrated. Sri Prasad Tripathy discussedon “How to be worthy of The Mother” On 15th February,the 15th anniversary of Sacred Relic Installation was observed at Sri Aurobinda Nagar,. Sri Pravat Nayak and Radhakanta Mishra spok on the occasion. On 16th February,the 6th Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed at the house of Basanti . Sarat Kumari Bhanja spoke on “Divine Love”. On 21st February, 2014, the 13th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed at Sainbari village. Santosh Sahoo, Parsuram Nayak and Sulochana Sahoo spoke on “The Mother of Love”. 6th Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observe at Parjanga Village in the house of Bharati Dalabehera, Madhuri Majhi ,spoke on “Complete Faith on The Mother”. A new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle-Prangyanamayee Mahila Pathachakra - was inaugurated at the house of Prangya Sahu, on 21st February at Khabdadiri of Hindoll.
Samarpana - Koraput
Pujariput, Koraput : on 13.02.2014 (thursday) a special study circle was organised. Kumari Mamata Samal , Sri Surendra Kumar Das and Sri Tankadhar Behera participated in the meeting.. Tikira Sahi, Koraput : On 13.02.2014 (thursday) a special study circle was organised at the residence of Sridhar Samal. The topic was ‘Psychic being is the leader of our life’ and ‘The importance of Birthday’. Sri Tankadhar Behera and Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain were the speakers.
Samarpana - Kalahandi
The 21st February,2014, The Mother’s Birthday was observed at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Boria. There was morning meditation along with devotional songs and reading of the book The Mother. A meeting was organised in which Bandita, Ushakanta, Tapibara, Krushna, Dilip, Harekrushna, Hari and Rameswar participated.
Sangati - Baragarh
Sri Aurobindo Integral education Centre, Baratola observed its 15th anniversary on 15th February,2014. A meeting was organised by District Convenor Sri Samarendra Lenka and Sri Kshetrabasi Sahu. Smt Tapaswini Mohapatra and Sri Ramesh Chandra Sahu spoke on the necessity of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle and Integral Education. On 16th February,2014, at the Sri Aurobindo Integral education Centre, Jharabandha, Sri Aurobindo Krushi Parishada arranged its District meeting. Sri Rajakumar Panigrahi, Sri Krushna Chandra Pradhan and Sri Chapadhar participated in the discussion. On 21st February,2014 , a meeting was arranged at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Paikamala. Mamata Dash, Ranjita Mohanty, Santosh Thakur spoke on the Presence of The Mother. On 21st February,2014, Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, AuroVihar, Bheden observed The Mother’s Birthday. Sujata Pradhan, Prabhas, Gokula, Surendra Sahu, Kalyana Rana, Radhakanta Mishra, Debaraj Behera, Bishikeshan Dharua discussed on The Mother’s Presence. On 21st February,2014, the Sri Aurobindo Integral education Centre, Laramva of Atabira Block, observed its anniversary. Prof. ashok sahu and Prof. Mohapatra spoke on this occasion.
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
Sri Ma Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra, village Neemakana, block Kujanga observed its anniversary in the hose of Sri Mayadhar Das, on 2nd February,2014. Sri Sarbeswar Mohapatra, Sri Basudev Nayak, Sri Prabhu Kumar Acharya, Sri Narahari Sahu and Sri Rabindra Kumar Rout participated on the discussion.
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
On 5th February,2014, at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Nagapur, the annual Spots was organised. Sri Jagat Prasad Mohanty presided over the function and the chief guest was Advocate Sri Debadatta Sahu. The Integral education Centre, Asarana observed its annual day on 6th February,2014.Sri Jagat Prasad Mohanty presided over the function. District organisers: Sri Ramesh Chandra Dalai, Sri Rabindra Kumar Rout, Sri Dhruba Charana were present. Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at the house of Sri Pabitra Mohana Biswal, Jagatsinghpur observed its anniversary on 7th February,2014. Sri Pravat Kumar Nayak, Rakesh Babu and Surendra Babu conducted the programme. On 14th February, 2014, a new Sri Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was inaugurated at the house of Santosh Kumar Nayak of village Chatras. On 16th February,2014 , a new room dedicated to The Mother was inaugurated at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Bansa(Naugaon). Sri Prasad Tripathy participated in the programme.
Satya - Jajpur
On 7th February,2014, Matrusikshya Kendra, Taharpur observed its annual Relics installation day. Sri Prasad Tripathy, Sri Sarbeswar Mohapatra and Sri Kirtana Behari Rout conducted the programme. A programme of physical education activities was exhibited by the school students. Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, Chandapur observed its annual day on 23rd February,2014 at the house of Niranjana Babu. Ramesh babu, Kailsh Babu, Gobinda Babu, Sadananda Babu, Banamali Babu participated in the discussion .
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DISTRICT CUTTACK- On 1st February,2014, the annual Science,Drawing and Hand Work exhibition of Sri Aurobindo Purnanga Bidyapitha was organised at Sri Aurobindo Shreekshetra, Dalijoda. Visitors were charmed to mark the clarity of the students on above subjects. Sri Pravakara Hati, the Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Shreekshetra visited every section of the exhibition and encouraged the students
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DISTRICT JAGATSINGHPUR- On 2nd February,2014, at Purnagram(Charipolia) of Jagatsinghpur, a special Question-Answer session of Sri CH Nirakar was organised as a part of Silver Jubilee celebration of Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra Trust (The Integral Education Centre). Along with the organisers of Jagatsinghpur District, the teachers, guardians and students also participated. The atmosphere was vibrant with Her Presence. Sri Gurucharan Sahu, the Principal of the School, introduced the speaker Sri CH Nirakar and Dr Shyama Kanungo gave vote of thanks and reminded the 2nd February, as the birth day of Sri Champaklalji, who visited this place and in this meeting place spent sometime


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Possible convergence between Kurzweil and Sri Aurobindo

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the renunciation of the social aspects of life (Srinivas, 2004); and Sri Aurobindo'sIntegral Yoga claims that the goal of liberation ... Evolutionary theory per se cannot currently be falsified and as in the metatheory of Indian psychology, there are  ...

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Auroville werd gesticht door de Indiase yogi Sri Aurobindo en zijn partner Mirra Alfassa. ... Ray Kurzweil en de transhumanisten zien machines en menselijke wezens zodanig evolueren dat ze nog nauwe- lijks van elkaar te onderscheiden zijn  ...

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... Waldo Emerson 34, 95, 167 Ramanujan 38 Rama Reddy Guntaka 130 Raymond Cattell 164 Raymond Kurzweil 99, ... 171 Shunryu Suzuki 159 Sigmund Freud 52 Sir Syed Ahmed Khan 89 Siva Subramanian Iyer 5, 40, 53 Sri Aurobindo 89  ...


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More recently, transhumanists like Raymond Kurzweil have predicted that Artificial Intelligence will overtake human intelligence. In addition, nanotechnology ... Sri Aurobindo's Superman, however, is anentirely different being. Though born and  ...

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Kurzweil's vision of the world in 2030 reminds me of Borges' s 'Library of Babel'.... The mystics, starting with Teilhard de Chardin and Sri Aurobindo in the first half of the twentieth century, also prophesied that we were at a new stage in  ...

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So when Kurzweil claims that by 2030 implanted nanobots in the bloodstream will enable humans to turn off to the outside world to ... The mystics, starting with Teilhard de Chardin and Sri Aurobindo in the first half of the twentieth century, also  ...

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Sri Aurobindo, of course he was not the only one, liked to think that it was for a resurgent India to found the law and rhythm of our collective life on the yet unrealised potentialities of existence. For himself he ... His humanism is trans- humanism.

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Inthis context we have mentioned above the namesof the great evolutionary futurists like Teilhard and Sri Aurobindo, and ... transhumanism and the Singularity seems like drastically overtaking any theosophical version of a coming sixth root race.

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the yogi sri Aurobindo, who said that coupling spirituality with eroticism leads to “ a supernal fulfillment and an infinite satisfaction in the ... humobot, hrubot, rhoman, until man and machine merged into cyborgs. i'd 150 • The Book ofImmortality.

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This book helps us to see and understand, from a spiritual perspective, our flaws and limitations as well as our potential for nobility and compassion.



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An Inquiry Into the Relevance of Sri Aurobindo's Metaphysical Yoga Psychology in the Context of Ken Wilber's Integral Psychology ... Rothberg, D., and Sean Kelly, Ken Wilber in Dialogue, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, 1998.


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Sri Aurobindo and The Mother: Glimpses of Their Experiments, Experiences, and Realisations. Delhi: The Mother's ... Kelly, John. "Interview with John Kelly." Collaboration, 10, no. 2 (Spring- Summer 1984), 16-18. Koestler, Arthur. The Act of  ...

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Kochen, S. 93, 99, 147, 163 Kornhuber, H.H. 121 Kurzweil, R. 102 Kutschera, F. von 62-63, 65 Lamme, V.A.F. 105 ... W. 187, 198 Smith, S.A. 111 Snyder, S.H. 128 Sompolinsky, H. 193-194, 198 Sri Aurobindo 92, 94, 96-97, 99 Stapp, H.P. 7,  ...


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... Charles, 54, 233 Balsekar, Ramesh, 46, 202, 208 B Aurobindo, 206 awareness body, 223 130, 137 augmented reality, 10, 57 attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ... Kindle, 105 Krishnamurti, U.G., 67, 187, 198, 202, 218 Kurzweil, Index 249.

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Theories of everything, based on just one methodology, like Kurzweil's technological singularity or McKenna's psychedelic ... with Albert Einstein, the poet Rabindranath Tagore, and Sri Aurobindo, the Indian mystic and founder ofAuroville.

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Outlining the new worldview of conscious evolution, futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard has written a call to action for our current generation to fulfill its creative potential


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Beginning with Alvin Toffler (1971, 1980, 1990), and continuing through James Gleick (1999) and Ray Kurzweil (1999, 2005), ... can even take a spiritual form, such as in the writings of the Hindu philosopher and Yoga master, Sri Aurobindo.