Sri Aurobindo, Indian nationalist, poet, philosopher and spiritual Guru

Sri Aurobindo, Indian nationalist, poet, philosopher and spiritual Guru was born in Calcutta on 15th August 1872. Sri Aurobindo spent his formative years in England studying at St Paul’s and Trinity College where he excelled in the study of Literature and the Classics. In 1892 he returned to India where he became heavily involved in the Indian independence movement. HeContinue reading “Sri Aurobindo, Indian nationalist, poet, philosopher and spiritual Guru”

DD to telecast Sri Aurobindo documentary

DD to telecast Sri Aurobindo documentary on Aug 14-15. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo and the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, Doordarshan will premiere his films ‘The Transformation’ and ‘Naya Janma’. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo and the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, Doordarshan willContinue reading “DD to telecast Sri Aurobindo documentary”

Auroville launches month-long festival to mark Sri Aurobindo’s sesquicentennial celebrations

Month-long programmes have been conceived to offer glimpses of Sri Aurobindo’s wisdom as a revolutionary, poet, seer and guide to a larger audience. Auroville set the ball rolling on the “Invocation-the Gnostic Festival”, a series of events coinciding with Sri Aurobindo’s sesquicentennial celebrations and the 75th Independence anniversary, by engaging former civil servant D.R. KarthikeyanContinue reading “Auroville launches month-long festival to mark Sri Aurobindo’s sesquicentennial celebrations”

Homage to Sri Aurobindo through Art

From a depiction of the copper pod tree, which The Mother had named the Service Tree in the compound of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, to a visualisation of cosmic vastness and yogic power, a group show of paintings began here on Tuesday as a tribute to Sri Aurobindo to mark his 150th birth anniversary celebrations.Continue reading “Homage to Sri Aurobindo through Art”

The strength of stillness

By Sri Aurobindo (1910) There are two great forces in the universe, silence and speech. Silence prepares, speech creates. Silence acts, speech gives the impulse to action. Silence compels, speech persuades. The immense and inscrutable processes of the world all perfect themselves within, in a deep and august silence, covered by a noisy and misleading surfaceContinue reading “The strength of stillness”

Habituating your consciousness to draw upon helpful forces

“If there are always forces around which are concerned to depress and discourage, there are always forces above and around us which we can draw upon, – draw into ourselves to restore, to fill up again with strength and faith and joy and the power that perseveres and conquers. It is really a habit thatContinue reading “Habituating your consciousness to draw upon helpful forces”

PM Narendra Modi leads plans to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo

The great Indian philosopher’s message and work offer unique vision for global well-being. It is the fortunate coincidence that India’s 75th anniversary as a free country also concurs with Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birthday. Aurobindo (1872-1950) was a poet, revolutionary, philosopher, mystic, and yogi par excellence. Sri Aurobindo was never interested in huge statues, grandiose projects,Continue reading “PM Narendra Modi leads plans to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo”

Lt. Governor inaugurates a 10-day photo exhibition at the Ashram

A 10-day exhibition showcasing rare photographs of revolutionary poet-cum-nationalist Sri Aurobindo is on at the Exhibition hall of Aurobindo Ashram near the beach.. Lt. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday inaugurated the event in the presence of Chief Minister N. Rangasamy, Speaker R. Selvam and Minister for Public Works K. Lakshminarayanan. The exhibition features some ofContinue reading “Lt. Governor inaugurates a 10-day photo exhibition at the Ashram”

Miracles of the Divine Mother

In The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo describes the process by which the universe emerged from a Divine source. He indicates that a plane of consciousness called ‘Supermind’ (or ‘Truth Consciousness’) divided the Force and Energy of the Infinite to create the forces and forms that emerged in creation. All that has emerged and continues to emerge,Continue reading “Miracles of the Divine Mother”