July 07, 2016

Roundabouts can help develop two yogic disciplines

Sri Aurobindo Society Hindi Zone's Annual Conference to be held on 15th and 16th October, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) at Bhopal:
Dear Member,
Circular  on the above subject received from Chairman, Sri Aurobindo Society, Bhopal is attached. We may endeavor that maximum members participate and take benefits of the Annual Conference. REGARDS.
S.C. Gupta

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On a lighter note ... It is not generally understood that the roundabout is actually a powerful tool in the yoga, and that this is just the latest example of the Auroville Road Service’s quiet work to hasten the spiritual transformation of Auroville’s inhabitants.   One Aurovilian has taken up the onerous task of writing a user’s manual for roundabouts. Here is an extract from chapter 215 where he elucidates the link between roundabouts and yoga. 
Roundabouts can help develop two important yogic disciplines: learning to resist immediate gratification and taking into account the needs of others. 1) Resisting immediate gratification. The average Indian road user is engineered to seek the quickest path to his/her destination. This often involves cutting corners, flattening pedestrians, going the wrong way up one-way streets etc. Roundabouts in India, if properly used, require a different approach. If, say, one approaches a roundabout and wants to turn right, o... 

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