“… we are turned towards that light, and we read Savitri with veneration and devotion, and it gives us a great deal. So we have some work to do, a whole programme to work out, and we all share in the promise of which this Book of Promise is full. And we know what to do for the rest of our lives. Happy travels!”
Recollections and Savitri Recitation by Nirod-da in Auroville, 2000 (audio)
An audio recording of a lecture, delivered by Georges van Vrekhem (Sri Aurobindo Ashram / Auroville) in Philadelphia in 1998.
Amal Kiran (K D Sethna), one of foremost disciples of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, replies to questions and answers, as well as recites a fragment from Savitri. Recorded in 1971.
Voicing Satyavan’s thought and feeling, all humanity, the whole world in joy and gratefulness, utters this mantra of thanksgiving:
“If this is she of whom the world has heard,
Wonder no more at any happy change.”
A short (11 min) conversation from 1989, where Dyuman bhai recites a Prayer from The Mother’s Prayers and Meditations, and recollects some events from his life in the Ashram.
“… on the morning of 17th November at about nine o’clock, a particular friend of mine — he has certain grounding in occult experience, occult knowledge, and normally when we meet, we exchange notes — told me, “I have seen The Mother’s body of light.” I got interested. He said, “The new body is full of light but it is not yet dense enough to function in the earth conditions….. ” And he added, “Those who are capable of seeing the Mother’s halo, aura, they will be able to see that luminous body.”
Our recent post Dyuman “The Luminous” – Karma yogi contained a talk by Alok Pandey and an essay by Krishna Chakravarti. Continuing this theme, today we are offering an audio recording and a transcript of conversation with students, which Dyuman had on 2 February 1988, talking about history and significance of the Service Tree.
… With a book in his lap and his back towards me, he opened both his hands upwards and started chanting Mantras. They were The Mother’s Prayers in French: ‘Seigneur! Toi a Toi …’, complete prayers. And all the time both his hands were sending waves of his aspiration upwards…
The offered talk on Supramental Body gives a rare glimpse at Amal-da’s interpretation of this profound future development, which was predicted and described by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, but is very difficult to grasp. The talk was recorded in 1971, and we are not aware of any printed transcript.
Prof Jagdish Vyas (1932-2009) is a well known figure in the Integral Yoga community. He has left behind a large legacy, having contributed to the community in multiple ways, including founding and shaping a major center of Integral Yoga in USA (SAYFNA), authoring or editing multiple books and magazines related to Sri Aurobindo and The Read More
Dr Sampadananda Mishra shares his thoughts and experiences on practice of the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. In a very simple and clear language, Dr Mishra addresses a small group of devotees and offers a personal prospective on everyday life challenges and how they can be approached in the spirit of Purna Yoga. Read More
Below you can see the portrait of Sri Aurpobindo by Johannes Hohlenberg. AUDIO: ⇩ High Quality MP3 ⇩ Smaller MP3 Dr Anusuya Kumar (School of Culture & Society, Aarhus University, Denmark) earlier this year presented her research work on Johannes Hohlenberg (1881-1960) and his encounter with Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Johannes Read More
The sixth “Auro-Ratna Award” given to Shri Manoj Das by Overman Foundation. Ceremony was held on Sunday, 15 November 2015 at the ‘Hall of Harmony’ in the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry, India.