August 31, 2016

Rescuing Hinduism by disassociating it with idolatry

@Gayatri__J This verse was made popular by christian missionaries . I worte a long piece on it @dimple_kaul
Sri Aurobindo used the term "polytheist" in a derogatory manner. He also explicitly stated that monotheism was superior to "sun worship.. sky worship.. fire worship". He criticised the "ritualistic, mythological" interpretation of Sayana on equal footing with "naturalistic" European interpretation. Monotheism was, in his words, "high conception"... Swami Vivekanada and Aurobindo did not question the roots and history of monotheism, which they themselves partly interiorised. It must be remembered that they were not privy to vast scholarly literature and bloody history of monotheism which are available to us today. Thus, they had no intention to strike at the roots of monotheism. Instead, they busied  themselves in an easier and more important task of rescuing Hinduism by disassociating it with idolatry and polytheism. In such a scenario, this verse "ekam sad", rediscovered by Christians who were keen to push their monotheism into antiquity and attack medieval Hinduism, came in very handy and  was readily adopted by Hindus. It elucidated the "original" character of Hinduism as "noble monotheism". These Hindu reformists then argued that later Hinduism lapsed into polytheism and idolatry out of ignorance.

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Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

August 30, 2016

Sri Aurobindo Society, Noida Meditation Hall is now open 24 hours

The following is the plan of activities for September 2016.  For the first time the plan includes the schedule of meetings of the Management Committee and the State Committee. The intention is to familiarize all members with the working of the Society behind the scene.     

Sept Date Time Subject
First Saturday 03-09-2016 10 am -11 am Study Circle: Study of "Yogic Sadhan" edited by Uttar Yogi
Second Saturday 10-09-2016 5 pm - 6 pm Meeting of SAS Noida Management Committee
Second Sunday 11-09-2016 10 am -3 pm Meeting of SAS UP State Committee
Second Sunday 11-09-2016 5 pm - 6 pm Talk by Dr. J.P. Singh on Gita
Third Saturday 17-09-2016 10 am - 11 am Study Circle: Study of "Yogic Sadhan" edited by Uttar Yogi
Fourth Saturday 24-09-2016 5 pm - 6.30 pm Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo - a talk by Arun Naik
Regular Programmes
Mon to Sat 7 am - 8 am Yoga Class by Yogacharya Gopal Singh Kathayat
8 am - 9 am Yoga class ladies by Ms Smriti Batra ( M: 9873136209)
Everyday 9 am - 9.30 am Meditation  & Savitri Reading
We look forward to hear from you.  With best wishes,
for and on behalf of SAS Noida Management Committee
Greetings from Sri Aurobindo Society, Noida: Invitation to Activities in September 2016

The fourth and final section of The Synthesis of Yoga takes up one of Sri Aurobindo’s unique contributions to the science of Yoga when it focuses on the “Yoga of Self Perfection”. That section builds upon the capacities of each of the traditional paths of Yoga to bring about a total transformation of the individual within the framework of the universal manifestation. The world is not treated as a pure “illusion” from which one needs to escape, but is treated as “reality omnipresent” that embodies the Divine in all names, forms and forces, and treats the individual as a unique aspect of this Divine manifestation.

Cuttack Medical conference programme
DAY  1: 10.09.2016 (Saturday) 8.00 am - 09.30 am 10.00 am - 10.15 am 10.30 am-11.30 am Chairperson Welcome  address Report Opening of Souvenir &  Inaugural  Address Address by Guest of Honour Vote of thanks 11.30 am - 01.30 pm Chairpersons : : : : : : : : : : : PHYSICAL CONSCIOUSNESS and Integral health : VITAL  CONSCIOUSNESS and Integral health : MENTAL  CONSCIOUSNESS and Integral health : PSYCHIC CONSCIOUSNESS and Integral health : SPIRITUAL CONSCIOUSNESS and Integral health : Registration and breakfast Collective Meditation around the Shrine INAUGURAL SESSION Dr.  Babulu Pattanayak Dr.  Sudhir Brahma Dr.  Shyama Kanungo Dr.  Prafulla Kumar Mishra Vice Chancellor, North Orissa University Er.  Lalatendu Samant Dr.  Prashant Kumar Nanda SYMPOSIUM -CONSCIOUSNESS AND INTEGRAL HEALTH Dr.  Braja Kishore Khandai Dr. Pratap Ch. Rath Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo Dr.  Yogesh Mohan Dr.  Jayanta Kumar Panda Dr.  Prashant Kumar Patra Dr.  Biranchi Narayan Mohapatra Dr.  Piyush Sahoo SUPRAMENTAL  CONSCIOUSNESS and Integral Health : 1.30 - 2.30pm : Dr.  Debidatta Kar LUNCH  BREAK
2.30 - 4.30PM : Organisation meeting Sri Gadhar Mishra Sri Prasad Tripathy Dr. Babulu Pattanayak Dr. Dhaneswar Pradhan Er. Lalatendu Samant Dr. Bipinananda Mishra, Sri Bipin Kar Dr. Sudhir Brahma, Sri Sridhar Sahoo Sri Prasanna Kumar Das Dr. Bishnupriya Dey, 4.30pm -5.45  pm 6.00pm - 6.15 pm 6.20  pm 6.30-8.30 Chairpersons TOPIC Speakers 09.00pm - 10.00pm : : : : : : : : DAY  2  : 11.09.2016 (Sunday) 6.00am -8.00 am Hall A Hall B 8.00 - 9.30 am 10.00am -11.00am Chairpersons Questions &  Answers on Integral Health, Sleep & Dreams 11.00 AM -  1.30 PM Chairpersons WORKSHOP  ON  SLEEP 1.30 pm -2.45pm 2.45 pm - 4.00pm Chairpersons Yogic Perspective of Sleep and Dreams 4.00-5.00pm Moderators : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Dr. Artaballav Dash, Dr. Kabita Swain and Zonal Convenors of SAMA & SAHS Tea-break Collective Meditation around the Shrine OPENING OF EXHIBITION PLENARY SESSION Prof. Badal Mohanty Dr. Yogesh  Mohan Sri Gadadhar Mishra “CELEBRATING Being” Dr.  Arpita  Priyadarshini Dr. Nityananda Swain Dinner “THERAPY SESSION with CONSCIOUSNESS AS MEDICINE” By Dr.  Yogesh Mohan “THERAPY SESSION with Acupressure, magnet, wire & seed” by Sri Prasanna Kumar Das Registration & Breakfast Questions  &  Answers  Session Dr. Dhaneswar Pradhan, Dr. Bijayeeni Mohapatra, Dr.  Alekh Ch. Sahoo Sri  Ch.  Nirakar WORKSHOP Dr.  Sriprasad Mohanty Dr. Tophan Pati Dr. Bipin Behari Pradhan (HOD Dept of Physiology, S.C.B) Dr.  Arpita  Priyadarshini LUNCH Afternoon Session Dr.  Nityananda Swain Dr. Prafulla Kumar Mishra (VC NOU), Dr. Madan Mohan Pradhan Dr.  Yogesh  Mohan WAY  FORWARD – Free discussion Prasad  Tripathy, Sri Bipin Behari Kar

Leadership and Authenticity: The case of Buurtzorg Nederland
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... The Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo (1982–1950) referred to the behavior emanating from the trust on inner experience to deeper forms of knowledge coming from deeper consciousness that guides our behaviors (Sri Aurobindo, 2006). ... References. Aurobindo, S. (2006). ...
Smart Economy in Smart Cities Varanasi India: Case of a Smart Traditional Economy of Knowledge-Based Institutional Services and Creative-Cultural Products
J Sen, M Majumdar, D Saha, A Chaudhuri - Smart Economy in Smart Cities, 2017
... This form of knowledge sharing has later resurfaced through expressions of the ecological–humane exploratory laboratories like that of Rabindranath Tagore in form of 'Shantiniketan', Mahatma Gandhi in form of 'Sabarmati ashram' and that of Rishi Aurobindo in form of ...
The Repersonalization of God
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S Kalil - 2016

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

August 29, 2016

Life sciences and medicine seem to be entering into a blind alley

In 1920, in a letter to his brother Barin, Sri Aurobindo spoke of the strength of the shakti "which has been swallowing up the (rest of the) world, like the tapaswins ...

The Hindu-27-Aug-2016
Navaneetha Krishnaswamy Temple: Sri Jayanthi utsavam; procession of deity, Masi ... Sri Aurobindo Study Forum: Discourse on Sri Aurobindo's 'Life Divine' by ...

Web India 123-25-Aug-2016
Suveechi Chaudhary, Director, Swarnam Puducherry and Communications, Sri Aurobindo Society in a statement here today said that the plan is to work ...

On this occasion, CUO-HAL Distinguished Lecture on 'Swaraj and the Divided Republic:Sri Aurobindo's Dream of a New India' was organized on August 11 at ...

The Indian Express-23-Aug-2016
In fact, Sri Aurobindo, a spiritual reformer, clearly states, “In Indian Astrology, which considers all life circumstances to be karma, mostly pre-determined or ...

Pristine, spiritual, known as Vedapuri or a centre of Vedic learning, later the home of Mother and Sri Aurobindo, besides being abundantly gifted by nature, just ...

The Hindu-22-Aug-2016
She also revealed little-known aspects of the roles of personages such as SriAurobindo and Subramanya Bharathi in stoking the nationalist fervour.

The Indian Express-21-Aug-2016
On World Photography Day last week, photographer Pablo Bartholomew spoke to a packed hall of budding photographers and students at Sri Aurobindo Centre ...

Times of India-6 hours ago
PUDUCHERRY: History looks very different from the coast than it does from inland. In a talk to the students and teachers of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of ...

Contents The Renaissance in India The Greatest Godhead Gitanuvachan (Chapters XV & XVI) Sri  Aurobindo Sri  Aurobindo:  The Ideal  Teacher Indian  Wisdom Literature in the Light of Sri  Aurobindo Psychological perfection When Sri Aurobindo Directed the Revolutionary Movement Indian Nationalism and Sri  Aurobindo – Part I Indian Spirituality and Life — an Exploration In Search of Organisational Soul The History of the  Ashram School (Part III) Sri  Aurobindo’s Aswapati: Negotiating the  Vedic ‘Horse’ as a Symbol Notes On  Authors Index to  Authors and  Articles in  S´raddha,  August 2015 – April 2016 Cover :
Editor:  Arup Basu Phone: 98302 58723 E-mail :  , Published by Sri  Aurobindo Centre for Research in Social Sciences Sri  Aurobindo Bhavan 8 Shakespeare Sarani Kolkata700071 Phone : 2282 3057, 2282 2162, 2282 181

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S Reddy
... 1 Comment. Workshop on “Relationship: Its Complications and Solutions in the Light of Sri
Aurobindo, The Mother and Shrimat Anirvan”. ... Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's Address Delivered at 125th
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[HTML] Krishna Chandra Roy
K Roy
... Notable members Surya Sen (Masterda) Aurobindo Ghosh (1872-1950) Barin Ghosh Santi Ghose
(1916-1989) Bagha Jatin alias Jatindra Nath Mukherjee (1879-1915) Satyendra Chandra Mitra
(1888-1942) Raja Subodh Mallik Khudiram Bose Prafulla Chaki Pritilata ...

[PDF] QBism, Bohr, and the quantum omelette tossed by de Ronde
U Mohrhoff - arXiv preprint arXiv:1608.05780, 2016
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omelette tossed by de Ronde Ulrich Mohrhoff Sri Aurobindo International Centre
of Education Pondicherry 605002 India ...
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... the past century. A more holistic description of human unfoldment was articulated by
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[PDF] The Journal of Indian Thought and Policy Research
F Patron, CP Singh - 2016
... Page 9. 9 Building the Sri Rama Temple in Ayodhya The Legal Case -Subramanian Swamy 1 I
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Hinduism, Nationalism, and Varṇāśramadharma: Mythologizing and Othering the Religious Other
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... This clearly illustrates the influence of Aurobindo's reformist views on the author. Additionally,
this interpretation is in line with another reformist discourse—that of the Arya Samaj, which
attempted to synthesize the best aspects of the two worlds in its vision of modern India. ...

... In his quest for spirituality, Raja Rao visited Aurobindo's Ashram in Pondichery, Ramana Mahrishi
at Tiruvannamala, Narayana Maharaj at Kedgaon, and Gandhi's Ashram at Sevagram. Finally
he landed in Trivandrum and met his guru sage Atmananda Guru. ...

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... in nature, for the people of the soil. The early part of the 20th century saw a more
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... an Indian saint poet believed to have lived in the 16th and 17th centuries Haridas (director) ,
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Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.