Thursday, April 23, 2009

Unlike Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo has not been so profuse and open in denouncing technology

India
Shyamala A. Narayan The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Jan 1980; vol. 15: pp. 87 - 101.
...Chaitanya and Mira: Two Plays 197 Sri Aurobindo Ashram ( Pondicherry) pa Rs40.00...Short Stories in the Background of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda...Chaitanya and Mira: Two Plays 197 Sri Aurobindo Ashram (Pondicherry) pa Rs40.00... Check item Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Editorial From Rights to Duties
Journal of Human Values, Oct 1998; vol. 4: pp. 131 - 132.
...correct sequence-from duties as cause to rights as effect. Sri Aurobindo says, 'no such general thing as duty exi~sts' .2 But...and moral purification to- wards spiritual preparation. Sri Aurobindo also adds in the same breath that duties `are of great... Check item Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Wilber's Integral Philosophy: A Summary and Critique
Daryl S. Paulson Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Jul 2008; vol. 48: pp. 364 - 388.
...Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press. Aurobindo. (1976). The synthesis of yoga. Pondicherry, India: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press. Beck, D.E...synthesis of yoga. Pondicherry, India: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press. Beck, D. E., & Cowen... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Indian Writing in English: An Introduction
C.D. Narasimhaiah The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Jan 1970; vol. 5: pp. 3 - 15.
...of arts and sciences as Sri Aurobindo. He also had what T. S...fashioned, according to Aurobindo, to 'serve the greater...light. It is as though Aurobindo is ready to reverse Keats...dawn co-exist and jostle. Sri Aurobindo no doubt sees... Check item Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Evolution, Religion, Science and the Creative Spirit
Raja Ramanna Journal of Human Values, Apr 2000; vol. 6: pp. 51 - 56.
...many aspects of animal behaviour. Sri Aurobindo offers a deeper psycho-spiritual...God. There may be real hope in Sri Aurobindo's description of existence in terms...question just as in the Rigveda. Sri Aurobindo deeply analyzed the creative spirit... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

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Shyamala A. Narayan The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Jan 1997; vol. 32: pp. 41 - 72.
...pp21-9 [see Criticism: General]. Aurobindo, Sri Sri Aurobindo and the Poets of...evaluation of the Romantic poets. - 'Sri Aurobindo's Poetics' R.K. Singh Indian Response...Hour of God: Selected Writings of Sri Aurobindo comp with intro Manoj Das x+336pp... Check item Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Book Reviews : Arun Wakhlu, Managing from the Heart: Un folding Spirit in People and Organizations. New Delhi: Response Books, 1999, 240 pp. Rs. 245
S. Elankumaran Journal of Human Values, Apr 2001; vol. 7: pp. 98 - 102.
...prerequisite for long-term survival and excellence. RANJAN MITTER MCHV IIM Calcutta NOTE 1. Sri Aurobindo, The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo (Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram), Vol. 25, 217- 18. Arun Wakhlu, Managing from the Heart: Un- folding Spirit...
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Traditional Indian Personality Concepts and the Unrealised Potential for Paradigm Shift
Radha Krishna Naidu Psychology & Developing Societies, Mar 1994; vol. 6: pp. 71 - 85.
...Aurobindo. (1965). Isha Upanishad. Pondicherry : Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Sri Krishna Prem. (1969). The Yoga of the Bhagvad Gita...AUROBINDO. (1965). Isha Upanishad. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram. SRI KRISHNA PREM. (1969). The Yoga of the Bhagvad Gita... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Rising Technology and Falling Ethics?
S.K. Chakraborty Journal of Human Values, Apr 1997; vol. 3: pp. 103 - 118.
...noble living. We will now explore Sri Aurobindo's thoughts on a few fundamental...science and scientific know- ledge. Sri Aurobindo goes to the very root of the theme...bottomline is that both Tagore and Sri Aurobindo assert the primacy of a conscious... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Book Reviews : Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Technobrat. New Delhi: Harper Collins India, 1997, 313 pp. Rs 395. D.L. Johnson, Indian Thought: Between Tradition and the Culture of Technology. New Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 1995, 140 pp. Rs 160
S.K. Chakraborty Journal of Human Values, Apr 1999; vol. 5: pp. 77 - 80.
...sure of what he is trying to say. For, unlike Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo has not been so profuse and open in denouncing technol...own characteristically profound and controlled style Sri Aurobindo has posed the modern problem as one of a long-term choice... Check item Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Library Automation and Networking Software in India: an overview
Anil Singh Information Development, Mar 2003; vol. 19: pp. 51 - 56.
...Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016 (India). rathoreas...Iceland, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka. It is a complete, integrated...Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi - 110016 (India... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Science, Culture and Conflict in India
Dhirendra Sharma Cultural Dynamics, Jul 2000; vol. 12: pp. 164 - 181.
...some 5000 years ago), and Sri Aurobindo (18721950), the commentator...later life. He founded an Aurobindo Ashram movement along...avoid commenting on them. Aurobindo extensively commented...the Universal Mother! Sri Aurobindo writes in his... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Routes to Reality: Scientific and Rishi Approaches
Subhash Sharma Journal of Human Values, Apr 2001; vol. 7: pp. 75 - 83.
...ultimate intuition of rishis such as Sri Aurobindo has given us deep insights to the...transcendental or 'supra- mental' (to use Sri Aurobindo's expression) view to reality is...power of the word or the mantra. Sri Aurobindo has provided us a pathway for... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

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Shyamala A. Narayan The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Jan 1999; vol. 34: pp. 37 - 66.
...Thomas The Quest 12(1) pp39-43. Aurobindo, Sri Beyond Man: The Life and Work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother George Van Vrekhem...pp23-7. `The Mystic as Critic: Sri Aurobindo's Critical Methods' Sachidananda... Check item Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Managing the Earth-System: The Millennial Choice before the World's Policy-makers
S.K. Chakraborty Journal of Human Values, Apr 1995; vol. 1: pp. 37 - 48.
...whatever be its apparent features. Sri Aurobindo expresses this principle in the...1980), Vol. 1. i. 27, p. 30. 9. Sri Aurobindo; RightAttitude in Work (Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Society, 1991), p. 33. 10. Swami... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Indian Literature in English Translation: An Introduction
G.N. Devy The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Jan 1993; vol. 28: pp. 123 - 138.
...awarded to an Indian author so far. Sri Aurobindo, Tagore, and Gandhi were at the...Hindi poet to translate. As for Sri Aurobindo, he was at home in various languages...translators too. Among them are: Sri Aurobindo, R.C. Dutt, Rabindranath Tagore... Check item Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

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Shyamala A. Narayan The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Jan 1991; vol. 26: pp. 87 - 111.
...Discourse apropos of a Phrase in Sri Aurobindo's Savithri' R.Y. Deshpande Mother...Discourse apropos of a Phrase in Sri Aurobindo's Savithri' R. Y. Deshpande Mother...Mother India ed K. D. Sethna, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry 605002... Check item Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

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John Ferguson and Nissim EzekielThe Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Jan 1966; vol. 1: pp. 43 - 54.
...Ahmedabad. Ghose, Aurobindo. The Significance of Indian Art. Sri Aurobindo Ashram...been abstracted from Sri Aurobindo's work left unfinished...Ahmedabad. Ghose, Aurobindo. The Significance of Indian Art. Sri Aurobindo Ashram... Check item Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Book Reviews : D.P. Chattopadhyaya, Science Technology Philosophy and Culture. PHISPC Monograph Series on History of Philosophy, Science and Culture in India, 1996, XLVIII + 323 pp. Rs 390 (Distributed by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi)
C. Panduranga Bhatta Journal of Human Values, Apr 1999; vol. 5: pp. 80 - 84.
...true today. Having recourse to Sri Aurobindo's theory of involution-evolution...later restores the practical aspect of Sri Aurobindo's reservation to a certain degree...slighted the warnings of men like Sri Aurobindo and Gandhi (pp. 116-17). For him... Check item Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

The Ethics of Managing Corporate Identity
Bengt Gustavsson Journal of Human Values, Apr 2005; vol. 11: pp. 9 - 29.
...Management Review, 14(1), 20- 39 . Aurobindo (1998), The Human Cycle ( Pondicherry:Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department...The Human Cycle (Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

One of the problems in India is the waste management, which is to say, they have none

musings... Monday, April 20, 2009
Earthday celebrations in Auroville, and a commentary on the weather...

iGoogle tells me it is currently 99 degrees in Pondicherry, with a humidity of 42%. With a humidity that low, it can be called a dry day. True story. iGoogle also tells me that it is currently 39 degrees in Colorado Springs, with a 54% humidity. I question the validity of the humidity reading, but i do not question the temperature at all. Consequently, i am melting into a puddle of goop, much like the paper pulp we played with in English class today.

In honor of Earthday, and as a way of doing something with the load of scrap paper in our classroom, we made home-made paper today by mixing paper bits with water over the weekend, and mixing it with a hand-held blender before putting the goop onto little round screens and pressing it down into something resembling paper. The result will be lumpy and slightly gray, as we used paper with mostly black print on it, but it was good fun to make, and a nice way to spend the afternoon. We have two weeks of school left, so it's totally time to spend our energy doing art projects in English class. No more grammar for me.

Auroville had a big Earthday celebration on Saturday. In the morning I went with some of the students from the school to pick up trash in the cashew fields. We filled half a dozen bags in an hour or so. Big bags. Lots of trash. Also lots of sun. Joy oh joy. When we finished, the kids asked "Will we pick up trash next weekend too?" to which i had to say, "No." Two weeks in a row of picking up trash at nine am in the morning is enough for me, and the kids will have ample opportunity to clean up their environment without the assistance of me on a Saturday morning. One of the problems in India is the waste management, which is to say, they have none. And dumping your trash on the road side is sort of the standard method of disposal. It's not particularly sanitary.

Later in the day on Saturday there was a concert that i started to help set up, but then i was viciously attacked by a rogue piece of metal that fell down from the grid at the auditorium, and so i was out for the count. I have a gouge by my right eye, but two days later it's looking quite nice, and i don't think it will scar. The way to assure that is to keep it cleaned and covered, of course, and so i will spend the next eleven days with a band-aid next to my eye. It will be the source of many questions, i'm sure.

The Earthday concert was good hippy fun. It was "world music" which is code for "hippy love the earth-mother music." As i say, good hippy fun. I really enjoyed the show, especially because it was a live show. I really will miss all the free concerts i'm able to attend here. Cover charge? What's that? It's pretty neat. Before the concert, there was a delicious vegan dinner at the Visitor's Center, which i enjoyed. They had an almond fig cake that was delicious.

And now it's Monday evening, and windy outside. Hopefully the wind is blowing in a storm, or at least circulating some of that ridiculously hot air. 99 degrees. Ugh. Sleeping tonight should be hot. be well. om shanti shanti shanti Posted by sally at 5:49 AM

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Marc speaking about the Earth Days in Auroville

From the Earth to our soul Written by Marlenka & Mas Friday, 17 April 2009

Today's news features an excerpt of an interview with Marc speaking about the Earth Days in Auroville. The Earth Day, celebrated over the world April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It is held annually during both spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere. Mentioned also in the news: a live jazz concert coming up, tango class and practice every week and, guest speakers to be heard at Savitri Bhavan. AurovilleRadio

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

All kinds of sports at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Puducherry

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Adventurous Chaitanya Datla won the NGC’s docu-reality series “Mission Navy”
Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P. RIDING THE HIGH WAVES Chaitanya Datla The Hindu Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 Metro Plus Chennai

Life was monotonous for the HR executive, until she decided to seek some adventure. And, Chaitanya Datla went on to challenge her physical, mental and emotional limits to emerge the winner of the National Geographic Channel’s “Mission Nav y: Lehron Ke Sartaj”.
“There were 50,000 civilians who applied for this docu-reality series. Finally, five were chosen. It was not easy, and I had to work really hard for this,” says the 28-year-old, who is said to be the first woman to sail on an Indian Navy warship.
“It’s not about being a man or a woman, but about being an individual who perseveres his / her dreams," she says. “I’ve always had a fascination for adventure and armed forces. I also participated in NGC’s ‘Mission Udaan’ three years ago, reaching the finals.

When I read about Nat Geo’s project, I just applied, and one thing led to another,” says this winner, who had to undergo physical tests, run races, take on stress interviews, underwater rescue missions and tasks, and also do a 10-metre jump!
We had training in the Naval Academy in Goa for three days. Our day would begin at 5 a.m. and goes on till 10.30 p.m.” I have evolved
“Sometimes it was like hell, but I enjoyed every bit of it. Each day was unique, and there was always something new to learn,” says Chaitanya, who sailed for six days and had to jump from a chopper, “do a lot of stunts and firing stuff”.

“It sounds tough, I know, but I thank my school, Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Puducherry. It gave me a chance to try all kinds of sports. I also thank my parents and office for the support.”
The aim of National Geographic Channel was to give the common people a chance, just as the naval force gives viewers a glimpse of the Navy... SHILPA SEBASTIAN R.