Friday, January 29, 2010

Aspiration & Inspirations

HE Answers OUR ARDENT CALL! from INSPIRATIONS by Transformation_S_8
July 4, 1914 -- O SOVEREIGN Force, O victorious Power, Purity, Beauty, supreme Love, grant that this being in its integrality, this body in all its totality may draw near to Thee solemnly and offer to Thee in a complete and humble surrender this means of manifestation abandoned perfectly to Thy Will, if not perfectly ready for this realisation.... With the calm and strong certitude that Thou wilt one day accomplish the expected miracle and manifest in its fullness Thy sublime splendour, we turn to Thee in a profound rapture, and silently implore Thee.... Immensity, Infinitude, Wonder....Thou alone art and Thou shinest resplendent in all things. the hour of Thy fulfilment is near. All Nature is ingathered in a solemn concentration. Thou answerest her ardent call. --- The Mother [CW.Vol.I]

Sincere thanks to Mamata, Kalpana and M Johnson for their enlightened views! As Ms. Mamata Dash has referred to, The Mother has told that if we really believe that there is a presence in Her each image, it acts. For the normal human mind, it is the…
Yes, Mr. chaki To worship Mother's or any god's image is not called idolatry. this word has been coined by a non Hindu faith. I remember a story where a king asked Swami vivekananda about idolatory and he asked for king's image and told some body to…
One is always struck anew by the panoramic view of Savitiri, conveying both the grandeur and squalor ! ''on Time's inconstant wheel'' I am intrigued by this description of Time as inconstant. Would be interested to hear views from a current scient…
17 Jan 2010 - Aspiring to godhead from insensible clay, He travels slow-footed towards the eternal day.
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Barindranath Chaki's Page - ASPIRATION
9 Jan 2010 - ASPIRATION wishes a Happy New Year to all the members. May the year 2010 give all of you more and more happiness, joy, peace, prosperity and progress ...
Mother's Wheel - ASPIRATION
4 Dec 2009 - Can someone please tell me the meaning of each of the twelve petals in Mother's Wheel. I know that the four inner sections represent the Four Powers of ...
The Lives of Sri Aurobindo and the Recycle Bin: - ASPIRATION
15 Sep 2009 - RY Deshpande :- Here is a thoughtful private observation from an American friend, and she as an academician deeply studied in Philosophy: I know how upset ...
Sujay Kumar Chaki's Page - ASPIRATION
23 Jul 2009 - Sujay Kumar Chaki's Page on ASPIRATION. ... Aspiration is a call to the Divine. — The Mother ... You need to be a member of ASPIRATION to add comments! ... Get Badge. © 2010 Created by Barindranath Chaki on Ning. Create a Ning Network! ...
Sonaia Harel's Page - ASPIRATION
6 Sep 2009 - Sonaia Harel's Page on ASPIRATION. ... Welcome as a member toASPIRATION, Sonaia Harel. and all the best wishes! May there be peace within you and all ...
Payel Biswas's Page - ASPIRATION
18 Nov 2009 - Payel Biswas's Page on ASPIRATION... Welcome to ASPIRATION as a member, Payel Biswas, and all the best wishes! No comments yet! Welcome to.ASPIRATION ...
keshav kumar's Page - ASPIRATION
16 Aug 2009 - keshav kumar's Page on ASPIRATION... Welcome as a member ofASPIRATION, Keshav Kumar, and all the best wishes!! No comments yet! Welcome to.ASPIRATION ...
Auro Valley Ashram - ASPIRATION
14 Dec 2009 - The ashram is situated in Raiwala, Between Haridwar and Rishikesh. It is near to Basanti Mata Mandir of Raiwala.
Pranab-da - ASPIRATION
9 Jan 2010 - On 8th January, 2010, Sri Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya of Sri Aurobindo Ashram has left his body at 14.45 hours. He mainly organized Physical Education in Sri ...
International Conference : Dec. 2010 at Devipuram, A.P - ASPIRATION
14 Dec 2009 - NAMASTE, ALL. The Director of CSRD(Non_Profit), Mangalore is seen interacting with an erstwhile seasoned senior scientist, Dr.NP Sastry, now known as Guruji ...
On Thoughts and Aphorisms 26 - ASPIRATION
3 Jan 2010 - 26. Sir Philip Sidney said of the criminal led out to be hanged, There, but for the grace of God, goes Sir Philip Sidney. Wiser, had he said, There, ...
The Master's smile, the Master's wisdom. - ASPIRATION
12 Dec 2009 - When force leaves you, even if it is for a short time, you realize the fragility of human beings. Then you can feel the Master and His smile beyond the ...
Lalit Kumar's Page - ASPIRATION
27 Dec 2009 - Lalit Kumar's Page on ASPIRATION... Aspiration is a call to the Divine. — The Mother .... Join this Ning Network. At 10:03pm on December 26, 2009...
Jordi Valero's Page - ASPIRATION
21 Sep 2009 - Jordi Valero's Page on ASPIRATION... Aspiration is a call to the Divine. — The Mother .... Join this Ning Network. At 3:56pm on December 27, 2009...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sri Aurobindo’s Action offers consultancy to establish education centres


PUBLICATIONS OF SRI AUROBINDO'S ACTION
S. NOBOOK TITLEAUTHOR'S NAMECOST IN RS.
1Gleanings from MahabharataShyam Sundar Jhunjhunwala45
2Gleanings from RamayanaShyam Sundar Jhunjhunwala45
3In search of HinduismDr. Prema Nandakumar30
4Down memory laneShyam Sundar Jhunjhunwala120
5En route (On the path – Conversations with the Mother)Shyam Sundar Jhunjhunwala50
6From the Editor’s Desk – Some Socio-Spiritual perspectivesShyam Sundar Jhunjhunwala95
7The wisdom of IndiaShyam Sundar Jhunjhunwala45
8Bhagavat Gita(translated in free verse)Shyam Sundar Jhunjhunwala40
9Pondicherry EnvironmentAju Mukhopadhyay40

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What is consciousness and its relevance in today’s business practices

Report of One Day ‘Workshop’ conducted by Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management (SAFIM), Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry

The workshop was excellent. It made to realize what consciousness means.”

Comment from participant - Dr. S. Dhandapani, Principal, Dr. N.G.P. Institution of Technology, Coimbatur, Tamilnadu


Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management (SAFIM), a Centre of Excellence in Management of Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry? have conducted one day Workshop for faculty members of various Govt. Engineering College on “Management by Consciousness” organized by Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat at the Auditorium of Institute of Engineers, Surat on 24th December 2009. The workshop was sponsored by AICTE, Govt. of India.

Morning session was conducted by Prof. Saikat Sen, Senior Associate of SAFIM on “What is Consciousness and its Relevance in Today’s Business Practices”. The next session was on “Becoming Conscious of Oneself”. Live demonstration was conducted on relaxation and internalisation technique. Post Lunch session was started with a Business Game on Decision Making. In the second half after tea break Ms. Smita Gupta, Senior Associate of SAFIM took a session on “How to Make a Right Decision”.

Participants actively took part in each session and responded very well. They have suggested conducting this kind of Workshops more in the future and for a longer duration. Some of the participants’ feedback is given below:

Mr. Kalpesh Chandra, SSVB Intitute of Technology, Vasantnagar,
Gujarat:
“It is a very good workshop. I have learned how to make a right decision through inner guide. In future I will also do this kind of activity at my college and share the knowledge with my students.”


Mr. Nirav P. Maniar, VVP Engineering College, Rajkot, Gujarat:
“The workshop was excellent for beginners. It has helped us to learn about consciousness. The most useful part was activity, games, practical session, video show because these help us to practice.”

Mr. Jitendra Patel, SVNIT, Surat, Gujrat:

“The workshop was excellent for decision making and understanding self-image.”

Mr. S. Boopathy, Dr. NGP Institute of Technology, Coimbatur.:
“The workshop was very much useful. It was really an eye opening session.”

Human Values: The Tagorean Panorama Pradip Bhattacharya S.K. Chakraborty
Management with a Difference Dr G.P. Gupta  

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hedgewar drew upon influences from Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo

Hedgewar drew upon influences from social and spiritual Hindu reformers such as Swami Vivekananda and Aurobindo to develop the core philosophy of the RSS. After being sent to Kolkota to pursue a degree in medicine, Hedgewar was drawn into the influence of secret revolutionary organisations like the Anushilan Samiti and Jugantar in Bengal. He was also a member of the Hindu Mahasabha till 1929. Branch Locator - abhigupta - 05/22/2007 - 14:46 - 1 comment - 0 attachments Terrifying Vision: M. S. Golwalkar, the Rss, and India Jyotirmaya Sharma 
... Bipin Chandra Pal, Lala Lajpat Rai Guidance from Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and Sister Nivedita. Jatin had killed a Tiger once and ... Some great quotings on Jatin ji… • Sri Aurobindo Ghosh had quoted: “ Have you not heard of the great deeds of ... Forum topic - Rohini 7 - 12/05/2009 - 19:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... He introduced Mirra to a man born in India, SriAurobindo (1872-1950) whose cult-like leadership captured both of their ... (and others) was based on Jewish practices of kabbalah. Aurobindo liked Jews. He once pointed out that "the contribution of the ... in search of meeting a Hindu leader. He met a man named Aurobindo who had just been released from prison for revolutionary activities ... Blog entry - rkm - 06/02/2009 - 23:07 - 1 comment - 0 attachments
... depends upon the new and free India. (pg 404 ff, Sri Aurobindo on Himself , Ashram Press, Pondicherry, India) (written for All India Radio by SriAurobindo)   Your vote: ... Article - admin - 02/05/2009 - 19:44 - 1 comment - 0 attachments
... “I hid myself under a cot. My two younger brothers - Aurobindo (4) and Amar Chan (8) who woke up at the sound of firing were the ... in the attack were Amulya Debnath, Amar Chan Debnath (8), Aurobindo Debnath (4), Nirodh Debnath, Fulkumari Debnath, Niva Debnath, Chapala ... Blog entry - rkm - 08/13/2009 - 08:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... great leaders and philosophers like Swami Vivekananda, Aurobindo Gosh, Lokamanya Tilak, Veer Savarkar and others have all proclaimed ... Article - abhigupta - 02/01/2008 - 21:50 - 15 comments - 0 attachments
... Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Swami Vivekananda & Rishi Aurobindo. Those who say that 1992 was the climax of Hindu movement was also ... Forum topic - sarvasankalpasa... - 10/08/2009 - 16:40 - 2 comments - 0 attachments
... The Sanatana Dharma, that is nationalism.” -- SriAurobindo. beware of the harvesters of soul for rome if u r against nature, ... Forum topic - saugato Banerjee - 09/08/2009 - 12:13 - 4 comments - 0 attachments
... E-mail: sadhurangarajan@vsnl.com ) SriAurobindo’s Clarion Call “Mother India is not a piece of earth; She is ... cosmic and greater behind it”, proclaimed Mahayogi Sri Aurobindo in a letter which he wrote on December 2, 1946. The political ... Blog entry - rkm - 02/03/2009 - 23:09 - 3 comments - 0 attachments
... leader of the world, as India’s Great Sage, SriAurobindo, had predicted nearly a century ago : "It is this religion that ... the complete meaning and vaster form of Her Dharma. (Sri Aurobindo). But for that India has to succeed in her attempt to liberalise ... Article - abhigupta - 05/25/2007 - 08:23 - 2 comments - 0 attachments
... through Mahatma Gandhi's [ Images ] Ram Rajya, Sri Aurobindo's Bhawani Bharati concept which saw India as Durga incarnate and ... Article - rkm - 08/22/2009 - 22:21 - 4 comments - 0 attachments
... Leaders such as Lala Lajpat Rai, Tilak, Annie Besant, Aurobindo Ghosh and poet Tagore have paid eloquent tributes to Shivaji as a ... Forum topic - ashish1104 - 05/30/2008 - 15:54 - 4 comments - 0 attachments
Sri Aurobindo has written in Karmayogin about the attitude India should take to ... spoke of vedanta brain,islam body,sri aurobindo writing about presenting islam in a new light..why?..some interesting comments on sufism and sriaurobindo...[Yusufali 2:256] Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth ... Blog entry - rkm - 01/17/2009 - 22:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... boons of His love." - Sri Aurobindo Your vote: ... Blog entry - rkm - 12/05/2008 - 22:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... Gandhism   · Hindutva   · Sri Aurobindo Ashram   · Parisada Hindu Dharma   ...   Writers SriAurobindo   · Ananda Coomaraswamy   · Alain DaniĆ©lou ... Blog entry - rkm - 06/13/2008 - 23:16 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... of Gandhi -- but to the true nationalists such as Sri Aurobindo and Tilak, who prepared the ground for the Mahatma at the beginning ... Blog entry - proclivity.anubhav - 06/17/2008 - 12:02 - 5 comments - 0 attachments
... Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Swami Vivekananda & Rishi Aurobindo. Those who say that 1992 was the climax of Hindu movement was also ... Blog entry - surajcap - 06/14/2009 - 14:41 - 2 comments - 0 attachments
... Noida and M.S. Srinivasan, Research Associate, Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry.  THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION ... of the true purpose of economics. As the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram points out: “Money is not meant to make money. The idea ... Article - admin - 02/19/2009 - 11:14 - 1 comment - 0 attachments
... and the sword to stop the missionaries and the jihadis? Aurobindo was not just intellect; he was also sticks stones and the sword. RR ... and the sword to stop the missionaries and the jihadis?Aurobindo was not just intellect; he was also sticks stones and the sword. RR ... Blog entry - rkm - 06/21/2008 - 22:42 - 6 comments - 0 attachments
... / Prime Minister. Five the chapter chapter gives you Sri Aurobindo's views on Gandhi / Ahimsa. It contains excerpts from a book India's Rebirth by SriAurobindo. Six is Food for Thought is a brief summary of the above along with a ... Blog entry - rkm - 10/04/2008 - 19:41 - 1 comment - 0 attachments
... IDEOLOGY. FOLLOW THE GITA AND TRUE GURUS LIKE VIVEKANANDA, AUROBINDO ... Article - admin - 06/14/2008 - 05:04 - 4 comments - 0 attachments
... Lokamanya Tilak, Lala Lajpatrai, Bipin Chandra Pal and Sri Aurobindo is today in the grip of westernized, pro-Christian and anti-Hindu ... Rama Tirtha identified himself with the Motherland and SriAurobindo found his creed in patriotism. The patriot-saint, Subramania Sivam ... Article - harshaperla - 06/02/2007 - 00:46 - 2 comments - 0 attachments
... He was addressing a gathering of eminent people at Shree Aurobindo Ashram in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, on December 24. ... Blog entry - rkm - 01/07/2009 - 23:15 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... it will otherwise! Bismarck, as the Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo rightly observes, took Nietzsche’s ‘Will to power’ for a will ... took Germany into the vertex of the world war, which, asAurobindo says, was a collusion of a misunderstood national ideology or an ... Blog entry - rkm - 01/11/2009 - 22:02 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... the VHP passed a resolution, which read, “ From sage Aurobindo to the new generation, everyone is committed to the cause of akhand ... history, Advani has insulted crores of patriots, including Aurobindo…. ” No serious efforts have been made to achieve the ... Article - manojzanvar - 02/06/2008 - 22:06 - 1 comment - 0 attachments
... Mother in Pondicherry . He was an ardent devotee of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother had great hopes from him to change the politics of India . In a book written by an ardent devotee of Sri Aurobindo, Manoj Dasgupta (Dr Syamaprasad Mookerjee "a pure and manly ... Blog entry - rkm - 07/07/2008 - 23:18 - 2 comments - 0 attachments
... a grand narrative for India. Tagore andAurobindo saw continuity in Indian civilisation. Nehru had a ... Forum topic - sarvasankalpasa... - 03/12/2009 - 10:22 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... Hindi Sansthaan, Lucknow, many Institutions in Patnaa, Aurobindo Societies at Noida, Delhi, Bhopal, Education  M.Tech. Cranfield ... Article - admin - 02/12/2009 - 22:03 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... Indians as Swami Vivekananda, Dayananda Saraswati and Rish Aurobindo proved in their monumental works and all South Indians dereived their ... Article - rkm - 01/14/2009 - 22:52 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... Islam because it is a fraud.Reading Swami Vivekanand and Aurobindo Ghosh reveals why this religion is not worth talking about. ... Blog entry - rkm - 01/07/2009 - 23:27 - 2 comments - 0 attachments
... longer and has quite enough power to survive. Shri Aurobindo   ... Blog entry - rkm - 12/26/2008 - 21:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... about Khudiram Bose, Prafulla Chaki, Bagha Jatin,Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, have you forgotten Benoy, Badal, Dinesh. or do you remeber ... Blog entry - sjain - 04/01/2008 - 01:30 - 6 comments - 0 attachments
... upon the ideals of the great yogi and revolutionary, Sri Aurobindo. Thus Kuilapalayam prospered: Its inhabitants learned trades ... Blog entry - manojzanvar - 08/28/2008 - 16:01 - 1 comment - 0 attachments
... not perish as a nation, but live as a nation. SriAurobindo Ghosh ... Blog entry - rkm - 10/12/2008 - 22:37 - 3 comments - 0 attachments
... white elephant embassies put together. Teachers like Sri Aurobindo and Vivekananda thought that revival of Hindu people could come only ... Article - rkm - 09/01/2008 - 23:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... The Sanatana Dharma, that is nationalism. SriAurobindo ... Blog entry - rkm - 08/05/2008 - 07:43 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... of India and its hoary past, an ardent devotee of Sri Aurobindo, and a journalist and writer, who is also editor-in chief of La ... Gobind, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Rama Tirtha and MahayogiAurobindo for whom the country and the society are greater than heaven and ... Blog entry - rkm - 08/28/2008 - 17:42 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... present century the good work has been carried on by Sri Aurobindo, Lokmanya Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi and others. The RSS, founded by Dr ... Branch Locator - manojzanvar - 04/27/2008 - 17:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... This is the quintessence of Hindutva. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Aurobindo Ghosh, Vir Savarkar, Dr. Hedgewar and Sri Guruji have all built up ... Article - abhigupta - 05/25/2007 - 08:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... A galaxy of savants such as Dayananda and Vivekananda, Aurobindo and Tilak, had sown the seeds of the most recent phase of national ... Article - manojzanvar - 05/22/2007 - 18:41 - 0 comments - 0 attachments
... Jaina, Nanak of the medieval times and Vivekananda and Aurobindo of modern times. Hinduism is a growing religion, growing with time ... Article - manojzanvar - 05/25/2007 - 08:17 - 1 comment - 0 attachments Home  Blogs Forums News

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Auroville population is inching up to the 2200 mark.


P O P U L A T I O N  S T A T I S T I C S
Nationality Aug-04 Nov-05 Nov-06 Nov-07 Nov-08
INDIAN 686 736 760 799 876
FRENCH 300 261 279 290 303
GERMAN 245 226 232 226 228
ITALIAN 82 85 89 93 100
DUTCH 84 77 75 83 78
AMERICAN 62 61 65 67 70
SWISS 42 42 50 53 52
BRITISH 53 50 51 45 49
RUSSIAN 36 40 41 45 46
SPANISH 32 30 32 33 34
KOREAN 25 20 25 19 24
CANADIAN 25 23 23 24 23
ISRAELI 13 16 21 28 23
BELGIAN 24 17 19 19 18
SWEDISH 14 12 13 14 17
UKRAINIAN 17 15 16 16 16
AUSTRALIAN 13 12 12 12 12
ARGENTINIAN 9 8 7 7 7
AUSTRIAN 7 10 10 7 7
SOUTH AFRICAN 2 1 1 6 7
HUNGARIAN 4 3 3 4 6
TIBETAN 3 7 6 7 6
JAPANESE 3 4 4 4 4
NEPALI 1 1 1 3 4
SLOVENE 2 2 2 2 4
SRI LANKAN 4 4 4 4 4
BRAZILIAN 2 2 3 5 3
BELORUSSIAN 1 1 1 1 2
BULGARIAN 1 2 2 2 2
DANISH 2 3 3 3 2
ETHIOPIAN 2 2 2 2 2
ICELANDIC 0 0 1 1 2
IRISH 0 1 1 1 2
LATVIAN 2 2 2 2 2
THAI 0 0 1 2 2
ALGERIAN 1 1 1 1 1
COLOMBIAN 1 1 2 1 1
FINNISH 0 1 1 1 1
KAZAKH 1 1 1 1 1
LITHUANIAN 0 2 2 1 1
NEW ZEALANDER 2 1 1 1 1
NORWEGIAN 0 0 0 1 1
MOLDOVIAN 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 1803 1783 1865 1936 2045

Perhaps the most significant statistic is that the Auroville population is inching up to the 2200 mark. By November 1st, 2009, the numbers had reached 2184, a growth of 6.8% as compared to 5.3% a year ago. There are now 45 nations represented, with Taiwan and China being the new entrants, while Finland is no longer represented. The largest increase, as in the previous years, has been in the Indian population: 42. The Indians now account for 42% of Auroville's population, similar as last year.