Plain & Simple

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

V.P. Varma was deeply inspired by Sri Aurobindo

Dr.Vishwanath Prasad Varma shared an album.
Professor Varma's CLASSIC on Sri Aurobindo. As a student Professor Varma was deeply inspired by the Great Revolutionary Sage of the twentieth century India. In April 1945, Professor Varma resigned from the permanent post of Lecturer in History at H.D.Jain College, Arrah, as he was denied leave, which he was seeking to go to Pondicherry to meet Sri Aurobindo, by the College authorities. Professor Varma left for Pondicherry the next morning and met his idol.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Joya Mitter dedicated all at the feet of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother

Tribute to a teacher who saw the future TNN | Feb 4, 2014 KOLKATA:
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Art and Culture on Sunday celebrated the birth anniversary of Joya Mitter, founder-principal of The Future Foundation School (TFFS) and a silent crusader of social educational reforms.
Joya di, as she was known, started from a humble background and shook off the shackles of a conservative family to create institutions that have stood the test of time. An ardent devotee of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, she pledged her jewellery to build Galerie La Mere, one of the few private art galleries in Kolkata, in 1995. It was her foresight that led TFFS to set up one of the first school computer labs in the city in the early 1990s. She also set up a printing press for underprivileged women.
"She was a multi-faceted personality, far ahead of her times," said TFFS principal Ranjan Mitter. "Her parents did not want her to study but she persevered and completed her education. She went ahead to do her graduation and BEd after marriage, got a degree from Government Art College and also a gold medal from Gitabitan."

Joya di was an inspiration to thousands of students, encouraging them to discover their talents and make their own path, say teachers and students. Singing sensation Monali Thakur, this year's Filmfare Award winner, is one her proteges. "Joya di is always an inspiration," Monali, a TFFS alumnus, said.
"What she thought back then is considered new-age education today. She created a platform for children to bloom," remembers Krishnokoli Mukherjee, head-senior school, TFFS. The school got ICSE affiliation, thanks to Joya di's 'personal touch'. "Joya di invited chief minister Jyoti Basu, made kochuri herself, and over a warm meal gently convinced Jyoti Babu why TFFS needed ICSE affiliation rather than Madhyamik," said Mitter.
Her futuristic outlook continues to inspire the institutions she created. TFFS is the only school in Kolkata that has French as second language, right from Class I. "Even when she was terminally ill in end-1998, she wrote to me saying, 'we are on the threshold of a new millennium. Let's make plans to take the school to the future'," said Shikha Guha, principal of Arun Nursery School.

Sri Aurobindo was a very strong influence on her life. "She identified 10 sites related to him and persuaded KMC to set up marble plaques to mark them. She also found the case files of the Alipore bombing case in a forgotten trunk in a dust-covered storeroom of Alipore court, along with judge P L Dutta. Much of what we know about Sri Aurobindo today is thanks to her," said Mitter. Joya di - pioneer soul-spirit - Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture Joya Mitter dedicated all she was and all she had - her life as her death - at the feet of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. 2nd Feb 2013 - Joya di's 77th Birth Anniversary

Anurag Banerjee
Amal Kiran on the Mind of Light
André Morisset
Aspects of Amal Kiran
Attaining immortality
Datta (Dorothy Mary Hodgson)
Dilip Kumar Roy
Dr. Govindo Gopal Mukhopadhyay
Jugal Kishore Mukherjee
Kailas Jhaveri
Krishna Chakravarti
Nirmal Singh Nahar on Satprem and Sujata
Nirodbaran, Amal Kiran and Udar Pinto vis-à-vis Satprem
Nishikanto: The Artist
Prithwi Singh Nahar
Rijuta (Patricia Noonan)
Sri Aurobindo’s Birth Place
Suresh Chandra Chakravorty (Moni)
The Mother’s Subtle Body
Rare Photographs of Dilip Kumar Roy
Fifty-five photographs of Nolini Kanta Gupta
Robi Gupta: In Memoriam
Two Talks of Surendra Mohan Ghosh on Sri Aurobindo
Photographs of Nolini Kanta Gupta and Champaklal Purani by Paulette Hadnagy
Dr. Ananda Reddy to receive the “Auro-Ratna Award” for 2013
Anecdotes of my Guru
Anilbaran Roy’s Diary Notes and Conversations with the Mother.
Photographs of Dilip Kumar Roy
The Passing of Noren Singh Nahar

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Materialism and moral consciousness

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Contrived non-partisanship produces comical consequences

Tweets now - Prasanna Viswanathan @prasannavishy@hguptapolicy come to think of it, he was an astute analyst. Contrived non-partisanship sometimes produces comical consequences
now - Harsh Gupta @hguptapolicy India is a working, albeit imperfect, democracy with a decent judiciary. If you as citizen approach UK to diss Modi, yes you are a traitor. now - Harsh Gupta @hguptapolicy - @m_vijayakumar Stop trolling me, Vijay. You hold your point of view, which I respect, and I hold mine.  View conversation
4 mins - Rohit Pradhan @Retributions - @saliltripathi @gupta521 No opinion columnist can be impartial. Because it is opinion. What you can ask for is that they should be fair.  View conversation

1m - Savitri Era Party @SavitriEraParty One-stop blog for curing all theoretical confusion and muddled thinking just a click away at Savitri Era Learning Forum - Posted by Tusar N. Mohapatra  Location: Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India - CV of an average Indian Posted by Tusar N. Mohapatra at 1:33 PM Thursday, November 01, 2012 5:41 PM From SELF-Shelf

Monday, February 04, 2013

Prapatti did the ploughing and Babaji sowed the seeds

  1. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Mother's Work in Orissa 11 Nov 2005 by Tusar N Mohapatra - With Mother's happy approval and Prapatti as an able instrument, the first phase of work included organisation of Study Circles, Student Associations, Women's Study Circle, zonal and state level Study Circle Meets. In the next ...
  1. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Sri Aurobindo's action in Orissa 27 Aug 2006 by Tusar N Mohapatra - Babaji Maharaj had aspired for the people of Orissa to open to The Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's Consciousness. With Mother's happy approval and Prapatti as an able instrument, the first phase of work included organisation ...
  1. Savitri Era Learning Forum: If you are sincere at one stage, you are ... 20 Apr 2008 by Tusar N Mohapatra - A Letter from Prapatti Current Issue: FEBRUARY 21, 2008 (pdf). As a student, I was quite an average type, but whenever I used to read , there was seriousness, sincerity, zeal and the sentimentality of being first or second.
  1. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Navajyoti, Odisha, and Purnanga Yoga 19 Oct 2012 by Tusar N. Mohapatra - Kangali Charan Pati, well-known as Prapatti, and with the dedicated assistance from some devotees of the Master and the Mother in Orissa. Before long there was a wide awakening in the State, men and women belonging to ...
  1. Chittaranjan Das: a nonmetropolitan and nonsystemic thinker 7 Jun 2012 by Tusar N. Mohapatra - Both Prapatti and Babaji Maharaj have passed away and it is Chitta Ranjan Das who is now striving to energize this ... A Moral Critique of Development: In Search of Global Responsibilities - Page 296 Ph Quarles van Ufford, ...
  1. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Matrubhaban, a place of pilgrimage 7 Feb 2006 by Tusar N Mohapatra - One of the stalwarts of the Sri Aurobindo movement in Orissa was Sri Prapatti (Professor K.C.Pati), who sowed the seeds of this movement and gave it the dynamism it now has acquired by his indefatigable zeal in the early ...
  1. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Integral thought 16 Aug 2006 by Tusar N Mohapatra - Babaji Sri Ramakrushna Das and Prapatti, Kangali Charan Pati were the dominant inspiration. Synthesis of the teachings of both Aurobindo and Wilber. (and usually also other thinkers as well). Joseph Vrinte (b. 1949) is an ...
  1. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Sri Aurobindo University 27 May 2006 by Tusar N Mohapatra - Babaji Maharaj and Prapatti always dreamt of a University at Sri Aurobindo Shreekshetra, Dalijoda. With deep regards to their wish the Head Office of the University shall be at Sri Aurobindo Shreekshetra, Dalijoda. It will be ...
  1. It took us more than fifty days to cover almost the whole of Orissa 28 May 2008  - Babaji had a sincere collaborator in the form of Professor Prapatti who did the ploughing of the field if Babaji can be thought to have sown the seeds. Subsequently Babaji went to Orissa but rarely. He stayed in the Ashram ...
  1. Savitri Era Learning Forum: The true nature of the physical 31 Jul 2006 
  2. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Record and Documents 22 Aug 2006 by Tusar N Mohapatra - Brainstorming at Nainital · The Object of Integral Yoga · An integral view of all knowledge and philosophy · The Vision of Sri Aurobindo · The vital mind cannot really be appeased · Kangali Charan Pati, Prapatti · Integral and Wholeness themes · A spiritual devotion based on reason ... The revolutionary turned into a sage · A school can teach spiritual values ...
  1. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Oriental tastes and tropical imagery 27 Aug 2006 
  2. Savitri Era Learning Forum: The spiritual gift of India to the world 16 Aug 2006 
  3. Savitri Era Learning Forum: A spiritual devotion based on reason 24 Aug 2006 
  4. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Consciousness is the fundamental reality 1 Aug 2006 
  5. Savitri Era Learning Forum: The Art of Consciousness Expansion 27 Aug 2006 
  6. Savitri Era Learning Forum: AQAL abracadabra 18 Aug 2006 
  7. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Without some metaphysical God or Spirit 9 Aug 2006 
  8. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Sri Aurobindo and the Mother's teachings 12 Aug 2006 
  9. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Intermediate zone of experience 5 Aug 2006 
  10. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Theorising is a religious activity 5 Aug 2006 
  11. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Kolkata 22 Aug 2006 
  12. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Eternity in Their Hearts 6 Aug 2006 
  13. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Sri Aurobindo adds to modern thought 15 Aug 2006 
  14. Savitri Era Learning Forum: A history of the Traditionalist movement 23 Aug 2006 
  15. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Frank Wiser on July 3, 2006 23 Aug 2006 
  16. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Approaching with devotional practices 28 Aug 2006 
  17. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Gems from The Life Divine 5 Aug 2006 
  18. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Musa Spiritus 8 Aug 2006
  19. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Today, 15th August, is Sri Aurobindo's ... 15 Aug 2006 
  20. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Chart for the use of future explorers 8 Aug 2006 
  21. Savitri Era Learning Forum: External aids to help one's aspiration 9 Aug 2006 
  22. Savitri Era Learning Forum: The Quest and Vision 19 Aug 2006 
  23. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Wilber never read Sri Aurobindo's books 18 Aug 2006 
  24. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Consciousness & Causality 31 Jul 2006 
  25. Savitri Era Learning Forum: St. Thomas, Scotus, Auriole, Ockham 4 Aug 2006 
  26. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Transcendent Unity of Religions 23 Aug 2006 
  27. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Jewish religion says much more 12 Aug 2006 
  28. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Include and encompass everything 11 Aug 2006 
  29. Savitri Era Learning Forum: The psychic being is our true being 3 Aug 2006 
  30. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Flirting with incurable view of emptiness 3 Aug 2006 
  31. Savitri Era Learning Forum: The Atlantic and the Pacific way 13 Aug 2006 
  32. Savitri Era Learning Forum: The theory of emanation 13 Aug 2006 
  33. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Lacan's goal: "analytic" discourse 13 Aug 2006 
  34. Savitri Era Learning Forum: The emergence of Integral Yoga 20 Aug 2006  
  35. Savitri Era Learning Forum: Join "horizontal" and "vertical" divisions 28 Aug 2006 
  36. Savitri Era Learning Forum: The interior-exterior categories 3 Aug 2006 
  37. Savitri Era Learning Forum: The concept of Integral education 12 Aug 2006 
  38. Savitri Era Learning Forum: A school can teach spiritual values 24 Aug 2006