August 22, 2023

The Mother’s influence, power, and authority

 Collated by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum (2005), Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006), and President, Savitri Era Party (2007). Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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As a woman, Mirra could be equated with ‘Feminine power’, ‘Mother Goddess’, or ‘Prakriti’ in Sankhya dualism. Aurobindo exalted her, affirming ‘Mirra as the embodiment of the Divine Mother and his “Shakti” (spiritual executor of his will)’ (Banerji 2018, 39). In most Indian religious and philosophical writing, Shakti can be represented in four broad categories: the feminine power, the creative power of male gods and saints, the personification of this power as various Goddesses, and the three Mahadevis (Kuchuk 2022, 8). Thus, when Aurobindo referred to Mirra as ‘the Mother’ and ‘his Shakti’, he attributed all ‘three main aspects of the Mother: the Individual (that is, embodied as Alfassa), the Universal, and the Transcendent’ (Kuchuk 2022, 8).

Sri Aurobindo accurately identified the nadir of our civilization in the 17/18th century and felt its rebirth beginning in his lifetime - he wrote "The Renaissance in India" in 1918.
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Sri Pradeep Narang ji said that one cannot see Mother India suffering and bleeding. It is because of this Sri Aurobindo extensively wrote people to get involved in Freedom Struggle. Sri Aurobindo elevated the Spiritual nationalism in Indians to rekindle Indian-ness.
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Dr Beloo Mehra introduced the theme and the speaker, Sri Mathriprasad ji. He is the Chairman of the Aurobindo ashram. He is a renowned author and speaker on Sri Aurobindo 's work and philosophy
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Mathriprasad ji used two terminologies. Mystified miracles and determined miracle. Sri Adi Shankara invoked Ganga being from Kaladi in a remote part of Kerala. How was he aware of?. The same is the case with Gangaikonda Cholapuram.
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The next dream is World Union. The way to bring this unity is also described by him, the pathways; the detailed roadmap has been given. Here we can see Internationalism is growing in all aspects, though there is still a long way to go for achieving true world unity.
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Don't believe karma is fine. But do read it directly from texts and its Commentaries once before ruling it out. Essays on the Gita by Sri Aurobindo is complex but a good intro. Most Hindus are misinformed about Karma.
#Indian Thinkers Vs Superficial Thinkers of #West | Dr. David Frawley | Sangam Talks #india #bharat #philosophy #thinkers #adishankaracharya #patanjali #aurobindo #sangamtalks
Will Indian psychology be rediscovered? Sri Aurobindo called Yoga practical psychology. since a conference on Indian psychology in 2002, the situation has somewhat improved in India, but not yet enough.

Misc. References:


[HTML] Mirra Alfassa: Completing Sri Aurobindo's Vision

P Beldio - Religions, 2023 -
Mirra Alfassa’s influence, power, and authority are essential to the integral yoga according
to Aurobindo Ghose, yet most scholars have so far refused to examine their contours. …


[PDF] Worlding Encounters: Indian Spirituality and Anti-Colonialism in the Life and Thoughts of “the Mother”(Mirra Alfassa)

RD BajpaiS Parashar - Global Studies Quarterly, 2023 -
… In this paper, we trace Mirra Alfassa’s journey from a spiritual seeker to being anointed as
“… tional collaborations (as in the case of Mirra Alfassa) worked to achieve the nationalist goals …


The life incarnate and the life divine: Spiritual evolution, androgyny and the grace of the goddess in the teachings of Mirra Alfassa, the Mother of Integral Yoga

N Kuchuk - Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 2023 -
… At the same time, Alfassa deemed celibacy as necessary for … Alfassa’s complex attitudes
towards gender and normative … materiality is an important current in Alfassa’s thought, including …


[PDF] The Educational Principles of Mirra Alfassa (The Mother) on Child-rearing Practices

A Das -
… Mother Alfassa was well aware of the fact that in order to create great human beings for
the … For Mother Alfassa, children are a part of the supreme God who holds tremendous …


[HTML] Fluid Encounters Between 'East and West': Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa in International Thought

RD BajpaiS Parashar -
… (Mirra Alfassa) were some of these fascinating figures. Here, we focus on The Mother (Mirra
Alfassa), a … nor static; Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa negotiated and often transgressed these …



SB Mohanty -
The Mother (Mira Alfassa) of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry as the founder of the Ashram
and its Centre of Education, was involved in education of children and started writing on …


[BOOK] Death and transformation in the Integral Yoga of Mirra Alfassa (1878–1973) of the Sri Aurobindo ashram: A Jungian hermeneutic

SL Julich - 2013 -
… This is not to put Mirra Alfassa on the couch, but to show the larger symbolic context
within which she was contained. This singular individual is also a universal one, and we can …


[PDF] The Kabbalah, the Philosophie Cosmique, and the Integral Yoga. A Study in Cross-Cultural Influence

P Heehs - Aries, 2011 -
… Par Mirra Alfassa, Aurobindo eut connaissance de plusieurs termes et concepts «
cosmiques », dont certains avaient probablement des antécédents kabbalistiques. Mais d’autres …


Mirra Alfassa: A Western Occultist in Inda

C Rhone - Pomegranate, 2000 -
Abstract" Pathotisme", which Theon said meant magnetism in antiquity, is a practice where
two persons, one psychically sensitive or a medium, and the other a protector and guide …


Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin-de-Siècle Radicalism, and the Politics of Friendship

M Jasanoff - Common Knowledge, 2008 -
… For Edward Carpenter, anti-imperialism meshed with a radical understanding of homosexuality;
for Mirra Alfassa, the Parisian "Mother" of Sri Aurobindo's ashram, resistance to empire …
#MirraAlfassaTheMother #Spiritualawakening My book on Mirra Alfassa - The Mother is available on Amazon.
A humble offering at Their feet 🙏 This curated page attempts to provide a collection of materials related to the Supramental Manifestation on the Earth.. #SriAurobindo #supramental
'Growing up with the Mother' by Tara Jauhar Growing up with the Mother is an experience not easy to put into words. “Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven.” Read book at
A review of my book New Biography Sheds Light on Sri Aurobindo’s Life and Teachings via
Sri Aurobindo and His Ashram in Contemporary Newspapers in two volumes, 1909 to 1940, compiled and edited by Anurag Banerjee, Founder, Overman Foundation, is available at
Namita Gokhale  | Photo Credit: Special arrangement The written word has always had an influence on Auroville. Named after philosopher Sri Aurobindo who was also a poet, playwright, and journalist, itis only natural that the experimental township in #
Watch Dr. Makarand R. Paranjape speak about Sri Aurobindo Ghosh's perspective of Swaraj here: #SangamTalks
Join us as Dr. Bijlani sheds light on the Vedantic perspective, drawing from the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and Mother. Gain a profound understanding of death like never before. Register here for free: #VedantaWisdom
[One may object that the study of these inner states belongs to the field of religion and has nothing to do with science. I think this is an error. Beyond the mask An exploration of human identity based on the work of Sri Aurobindo by Matthijs Cornelissen]
[Sri Aurobindo As a Political Thinker: An Interdisciplinary Study, Som P. Ranchan & K.D. Gupta, 1988 Sri Aurobindo on Future Education: Theory and Practice, Chandreshwar Sharma & Som P. Ranchan, 2007 Soul making with Sri Aurobindo: A Dialogue Epic, Som Prakash Ranchan, JELL 2010]
[Theosophy and Integral Yoga: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-91) and Mirra Alfassa (1878-1973), the Mother. Genealogies of Transnational Religion: Translation, Revelation, and Discursive Technologies in Two Female Gurus of Esoteric Vedanta by Nika Kuchuk, University of Toronto]
[Mirra’s revelations: posthuman sexless supramental humanity... anatomical metamorphosis... and glorified body Mirra Alfassa: Completing Sri Aurobindo’s Vision by Patrick Beldio Department of Theology/Religious Studies, Scranton University, PA 18510, USA]
Patrick Beldio's paper on The Mother is quite impressive but he has corrupted it by importing sundry concepts and terminology from other traditions. Somehow, he seems to miss out the first occurrence of descent of Supramental force for which Sri Aurobindo's death was necessitated
[Worlding Encounters: Indian Spirituality and Anti-Colonialism in the Life and Thoughts of “the Mother” (Mirra Alfassa) by RAVI DUTT BAJPAI AND SWATI PARASHAR, Gothenburg University, Swede - Global Studies Quarterly, 2023] #SriAurobindo #MirraAlfassa
Savitri Era: Devotees feel the comparisons to be superfluous X posts in original by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion (2006) and President, Savitri Era Party (2007). Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
[Sri Aurobindo redefined philosophy by bringing in elements of seerhood and darshana of the Indian civilization. And he redefined Indian darshana by bringing in elements of Western thought that gave it additional vigor and suppleness.] -Pariksith Singh, MD
~Sabda newsletter intimates a long list of books relating to The Mother & Sri Aurobindo published since 2020. ~'s new book, SRI AUROBINDO: The Life and Teachings of a Revolutionary Philosopher at
Rainbow & the Other: Savitri Era Religion will cause the collapse of its predecessors Collated by Tusar Nath Mohapatra (b. 1956), Founder, Savitri Era Religion and President, Savitri Era Party. Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.