On March 06, 2018, Pushpa Patel has left the body. She will be dearly missed and remembered for her humility, her outpouring love, her discreet humour and above all as a true child of our Divine Mother. In her sweet memory we are offering her video remembrances and a few photographs.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
A book presentation and a conversation at the Unity Pavilion of Auroville on 28 February 2018. Filmed and edited by Manohar.
A 1999 documentary-fundraiser for Savitri Bhavan, the first multipurpose building of which was still being constructed at the time.
From Auroville Video Productions for Auroville’s 50th Birthday
Illness is primarily an inner disequilibrium, that is, an information and a pointer that something is not quite right in the individual unit of life. A lack of plasticity, this maladaptive lifestyle, this growing restlessness and dissatisfaction with almost everything, this imbalance of life that encourages extremes and not a holistic integral development, this bombardment of forces from near and afar, all this translates itself into one single language – the language of illness.
What exactly is the difference between the Supermind and the Overmind?
The Supermind is the total Truth Consciousness; the Overmind draws down the truths separately and gives them a separate activity — e.g. in the Supermind the Divine Peace and Power, Knowledge and Will are one. In the Overmind each of these becomes a separate aspect which can exist or act on its own lines apart from the others. When it comes down to Mind they turn into an ignorance and incapacity
The Mother’s high inner realization and spiritual radiance soon attracted towards her many seekers. In 1906 a small group was formed under her guidance, which was named Idea. They met regularly on Wednesday evenings at her house, first in rue Lemercier, later in rue des Lévis and after 1910 in rue Val de Grâce. Apart Read More
Once again thou hast climbed, O moon, like a white fire on the glimmering edge, Floating up, floating up from the haunted verge of a foam-tremulous sea
“… seeing all this, the imminence of the catastrophe, there was a sort of call or aspiration to bring down something that could at least neutralize that error. And it came, an answer […] if I translate it into words, I may say something like this: “That’s why you have created Auroville.”
A fragment from an early documentary on Auroville offers a walk down the memory lane.
As soon as I stepped in, She saturated me. I entered an altogether different world. I had to struggle to keep my eyes open. Ultimately they got closed. The whole of Matrimandir seemed to be rolling from side to side. So I opened my eyes and saw that Matrimandir was steady, but again as I shut them, Matrimandir appeared to be tossing and turning like before.
an 80-minute multi-disciplinary performing event at the Amphitheatre of Matrimandir, filmed by Manohar
This day of 28th February 1968 was unique in the world’s history — as expressed in an ancient Sanskrit saying — न भूतो न भविष्यति — it has never happened before and will not occur in the future!