November 29, 2012

Those who grew up under The Mother’s personal care have betrayed her

The Trustees derive their power from the divine and secular centre that the Mother occupied when She was physically present. Disciples and followers unquestioningly accepted Her authority and had full faith in Her divine knowledge both in spiritual and worldly matters. That physical space having fallen vacant in November 1973, the first Trustees and heads of departments chosen by the Mother continued to hold sway over the community for a couple of decades by acting with sufficient maturity and tact. As they quietly exited the mortal scene and were replaced by those who were not directly chosen by the Mother, the moral credibility of the next batch of Trustees and heads of departments rapidly diminished and, within a decade or two, all that remained was their legal authority.
In this respect, devotees from outside, who have settled in the Ashram from a long time, and the so-called home grown “children of the Mother” are both responsible for this administrative deterioration. As a matter of fact, if anybody has betrayed Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in the present crisis, it is the generation that grew up under the Mother’s personal care – there are of course a few exceptions who unfortunately have not been able to assert themselves effectively. [Cf. A Basic Scheme for Sri Aurobindo Ashram – proposed by an Ashramite.]

IIM-A's decision comes on the back of the premier B-school being awarded a Rs one crore top grant from Education Innovation Fund for India (EIFI), a collaborative project between the HP Sustainability & Social Innovation group and the India Council for Integral Education (ICIE), an initiative of the Sri Aurobindo Society.

The Journal of the Bihar Research Society - Volume 42 - Page 224 - Bihar Research Society - 1956 - Mature of History The basic concepts of Aurobindo 's philosophy — Sachchidananda or the Supreme Spiritual reality, supermind and evolutionary progression are the foundations on which is constructed...

Towards a new India - Page 27 - Karan Singh (Sadr-i-Riyasat of Jammu and Kashmir) - 1974 - The two important concepts of Aurobindo, then, were of the nation as a spiritual entity and of nationalism as the highest sadhana. Besides Aurobindo felt that because India had been violently subjugated, she was fully justified, in using ...

The perennial quest for a psychology with a soul: an inquiry into ... - Page 542 - Joseph Vrinte - 2002 - Preview Ken Wilber's all-quadrant, all-level approach aims at a multi-causal analysis without reducing one to the other. Could it be that the weak areas that Ken Wilber identified are more closely related to Sri Aurobindo's disciples than to his vision?

Teilhard De Chardin and Eastern Religions: Spirituality and ... - Page 227 - Ursula KingJoseph Needham - 2011 - Preview - Yet it is of little help in furthering understanding or comparative assessment when some of Aurobindo's disciples maintain that Teilhard has written little that Aurobindo has not expressed much better or claim that the latter has in fact ...

The philosophy of Sri Aurobindo in the light of the Gospel - Page 71 Eva Olsson - 1959 - But such are as a rule not found among Sri Aurobindo's disciples, who consider the sense of guilt of sin as the cause of the inferiority complex in man, discouraging his own efforts to rise. According to Sri Aurobindo man's own efforts are a ...

The Lives of Sri Aurobindo - Page 369 - Peter Heehs - 2008 - Preview - Around 1930 some of Sri Aurobindo's disciples began to ask him questions about poetry and to send him poems for evaluation. He seems to have relished this correspondence, writing replies covering a half-dozen literatures and a dazzling ...

History of dharmaśāstra: (ancient and mediæval religious and civil ... - Page 1466 - ṇḍuraga Vāmana KāeBhandarkar Oriental Research Institute - Can anybody point out even half a dozen men and disciples of Aurobindo who have devoted all their energies to the regeneration of the country and of the human race on his lines ? The position of the Ashram itself is rather vague, anomalous ...

Asia: Asian quarterly of culture and synthesis - Volume 1 - Page 221 - René de Berval - 1951 - The disciples of Aurobindo have expressed in moving terms the remembrance of their Master. They have extolled the superhuman majesty of each his look, each movement, each way of his, despite the modest and gentle expression which he ...

The genius of India - Page 145 - Guy Sorman - 2001 - It is near Pondicherry that the disciples of Aurobindo have built a contemporary Tower of Babel. In February 1968, a few weeks before May 1968, thousands of young men and women, in response to a call from the Mother, congregated from all...

Vishnu on Freud's desk: a reader in psychoanalysis and Hinduism - Page 56 - T. G. VaidyanathanJeffrey John Kripal - 1999 - various disciples of Aurobindo and Ramakrishna and, of course, a notable correspondence with Mahatma Gandhi.34 'The Unity of Europe and Asia', he wrote, 'must be, in the coming centuries, the most noble task of mankind'.35 Starting in ...

Modern Vedanta - Page 235  - P. K. Das - 2004 - Scholars of Sri Aurobindo's thought, like late Prof. S.K. Maitra, consider Sri Aurobindo's speculation about the future of man as the most important aspect of his philosophy. This, however, is not the near future but a distant far off time, so far ...

The Eastern journal of international law: quarterly organ of the ... - Volume 10 - Page 43 - Eastern Centre of International Studies - 1978 - The view that the East is East and West is West stands to be refuted and hence scholars of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy seem to justify his theory of evolution as a true reconciliation between the East and the West. According to them, a meeting ... Indian philosophical annual - Volumes 8-11 - Page 139 - University of Madras. Centre of Advanced Study in Philosophy - 1976 

The Journal of Indian writing in English - Volume 33 - Page 85 - G. S. Balarama Gupta - 2005 - The ease with which the writer relates Sri Aurobindo's yogic career with the poetic career, and the profusion of critical support he draws upon, makes this book a convenient first book for other aspirant scholars of Sri Aurobindo, as well as an ...

Colorado's Sanctuaries, Retreats, and Sacred Places - Jean TorkelsonBill Bonebrake - 2001 - Preview As read by Aurobindo scholars and disciples, the poem is a mantra that followers use to achieve spiritual illumination. No mention of Aurobindo's life would be complete without paying tribute to his spiritual co-worker, known to disciples as The...

The Yoga Party: Philosophical Writings - Page 15 - Douglas E Frame - 2009 - Preview ... you have an evolution of the body, so also is there an evolution of the spirit and contrariwise. The most interesting thing I find in Sri Aurobindo and I'm sure Aurobindo scholars would concur, is that you don't need to escape rebirth to become ...

Sri Aurobindo and his contemporary thinkers - Page 136 - Indrani SanyalKrishna RoyJadavpur University - 2007 - As we know, it is through the commendable efforts of some living scholars like Dr Kireet Joshi of the ICPR, Sri Samar Basu of the World Union of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry and other Sri Aurobindo scholars of repute that Sri Aurobindo ...
Gandhi-Aurobindo and Radhakrishnan on Bhagavadgita - Page 123 - Susmit Prasad PaniGeeta Satpathy - 2009 - ... and the interpretations of eminent scholars like Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Sri Aurobindo. Scholars suspected that Gandhi had given a twist to the Gita to fit his doctrine of non-violence, and that his view was effected by the study of the Bible.

Indian and foreign review - Volume 10 - Page ccxx - India. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Publications Division – 1972 - Despite differences over basic issues, Tilak hailed Ranade as "a man of vision and action". Mahadeo Govind Ranade was a "man of God", ...

The Plays of Sri Aurobindo, a study - Page 1 - S. S. Kulkarni - 1990 - Various Aurobindo scholars have established him as an important Indian English poet. The bulk and the quality of his poems and plays published in the Birth Centenary Library series justify his claim that he was a poet first and everything else...

Sri Aurobindo's plays: a thematic study - Page xi - Sheo Jaiswal - 1993 - I owe special debt of gratitude to all other eminent Sri Aurobindo scholars, especially Prof. K.R.S. Iyengar, Mr. K.D. Sethna, Dr. Prema Nandkumar, Mr. M.V. Seetaraman, Dr. V.K. Gokak as also Prof. M.K. Naik and Dr. A.K. Sinha, whose works ...

Indian literature in English, 1827-1979: a guide to information ... - Page 476 - Amritjit SinghRajiva VermaIrene M. Joshi - 1981 - Chambersburg, Pa.: Wilson Books, 1974. Includes six essays by Aurobindo scholars from the West. Mehta, Rohit. THE BEING AND THE BECOMING; THOUGHTS ON SRI AUROBINDO'S ESSAYS ON THE GITA. Ahmedabad: R.N. Amin, 1975.

Journal of Indian psychology - Volume 22 - Page 75 - Andhra University - 2004 - ... more commendable scholarly service if he had chosen to develop Aurobindo's vision and thought to address the disturbing puzzles and limitations of contemporary psychological thought. lt is not unlikely that many Aurobindo scholars would ...

Triveni - Volume 52 - Page 30 1983 - This fundamental similarity between Cousins and Sri Aurobindo has not received sufficient attention from Aurobindo scholars and critics because of the fact that Cousins ' name disappeared from the literary horizon and Sri Aurobindo shot up ... Journal of South Asian literature - Volumes 24-25 - Page 120 - Michigan State University. Asian Studies Center - 1989

Tamil civilization: quarterly research journal of the Tamil University - Volume 6 - Page 71 - Tañcai Tamip Palkalaik Kaakam - 1988 - Seeing that this idea is a central element in the thought-structure of Sri Aurobindo, scholars have introduced this expression while discussing the teachings of Sri Aurobindo. However it does not mean that the term 'integralism' is of secondary ...

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