The Mother’s Symbol

The central circle represents the Divine Consciousness. The four petals represent the four powers of The Mother. The twelve petals represent the twelve powers of the Mother manifested for Her work. Four Powers of The Mother In talking about the four powers of the Mother, it helps to know that in India, traditionally, the evolutionaryContinue reading “The Mother’s Symbol”

A celebration of faith amid the darkness

Pages from the life of Mirra Alfassa who arrived in Pondicherry in April 1920 and became famous as the Mother of the Aurobindo Ashram “It matters little that there are thousands of beings plunged in the densest ignorance. He whom we saw yesterday is on earth; his presence is enough to prove that a dayContinue reading “A celebration of faith amid the darkness”

Spiritual violence and the divine revolution of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

By the time he had moved back to Calcutta in 1906, the state had been split in half by Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India. The British claimed this schism was ‘administrative’, but it was largely an attempt to quell burgeoning political dissent in the region.  The partitioning of Bengal – a prime example of BritishContinue reading “Spiritual violence and the divine revolution of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh”

The Life of Sri Aurobindo in film

We have proudly invested to create a film of Sri Aurobindo’s life and teachings. We have the authorisation from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and The Institute of Evolutionary Research to use quotes and photos from the archives and publications. The film envelopes the beginning of his life from Sri Aurobindo’s birth, family and education inContinue reading “The Life of Sri Aurobindo in film”

Sri Aurobindo – principles of true teaching

“The business of both parent and teacher is to enable and to help the child to educate himself, to develop his own intellectual, moral, aesthetic and practical capacities and to grow freely as an organic being, not to be kneaded and pressured into form like an inert plastic material” – Sri Aurobindo – The Human Cycle Published in JuneContinue reading “Sri Aurobindo – principles of true teaching”

The Mothers founding principles of Auroville

The founding principles of Auroville are as follows: “Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness. Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages. AurovilleContinue reading “The Mothers founding principles of Auroville”

The Methods and Teachings of Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo developed an education system which is popularly known as integral education. Integral Education aims at bringing about change not merely in the society but primarily in the human behaviour or nature itself. Therefore it seeks to help the individual as follows: 1. To develop an integrate personality of both the pupil & theContinue reading “The Methods and Teachings of Sri Aurobindo”

The path of later on

“The path of later-on and the road of tomorrow lead only to the castle of nothing-at-all.” from the collected works of the Mother, Published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department. By the wayside, many-coloured flowers delight the eye, red berries gleam on small trees with knotty branches, and in the distance a brilliant sun shinesContinue reading “The path of later on”