Every DROP Counts !

Adequate hydration — a key to health

March 22nd is World Water Day – though there are themes and slogans going round the world propagating the importance of water and its conservation, somewhere in this busy life, one has forgotten the importance of water to this human body; we have failed to give the adequate care the human body needs.  In this issue, we are trying to streamline your thoughts and bring to your notice about adequate hydration, its effects and benefits

Lights on Life

Pulses of truth that clears up life’s pathway and makes it a joyful and confident journey

Questions and Answers

Our ordinary life is fraught with doubts, confusions and questions on its various aspects. Our Questions and Answers section is a compilation of questions on multiple subjects, asked by aspirants to Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and the answers given by Them. Please visit - an answer may be awaiting you, even if you do not have a question.

Inspiration

O THOU whom we must know, understand, realise,
absolute Consciousness, eternal Law, Thou who guidest
and illuminest us, who movest and inspirest us, grant that
these weak souls may be strengthened and those who fear
be reassured. To Thee I entrust them, even as I entrust to
Thee our entire destiny.
The Mother on March 29, 1914 while landing at Pondicherry

Guidance

On life’s journey, we are sometimes struck by a distressing obstacle in our path, numbing our strength and capacities to move ahead. Or it could also be a strong aspiration that blindly seeks an expression. At these times, if we concentrate and sincerely search for an inner guidance, it does somehow reach us through some means and a path opens up, almost like miracle! If you are in a situation like this, try our Guidance section and see if it helps. Do share your experience with us.

Events and Announcements

Glimpses of recent activities at SAS

Understanding Illness

There is a lesson hidden in every illness; there is always a purpose behind it. Once we understand the reason behind an illness, we begin to conquer it. For Monica Gulati, the facilitator of this 4-session workshop, cancer visited her body in 2015, but her spirit remained undaunted and she embraced cancer as a gift and as a stepping-stone to a life of light and growth. This workshop is sure to inspire one to live in true wellness, which implies making the right choices and means pursuing meaningful objectives in a conscious and integrated way. For those that are passing through ill-health, this workshop will be a revelation and a joy. We are greater than our illness and this programme will vividly demonstrate this truth. Enrol for the online workshop that commences on 31st March, 2021.

Integrate Yourself

Every one yearns to be whole and we achieve that through Integral Yoga by integrating ourselves. The aim of this online workshop that begins on April 15, 2021 and ends on April 17, 2021, is to examine the process of integration, its requirements and conditions and finally its practice. If you long for a state of Oneness, this workshop is for you. Join us these life-changing and revelatory sessions...

The Flame Within

There is a consciousness within the cave of our hearts. This guides our inner evolution. During our daily activities it is important to remember to connect to this space. This needs to be in the lived moment and not just a memory replay. This slowly opens our connection to consciousness above our head, or sometimes this could be our beginning. For this deeper experience to be concrete and not mere imagination, we need to learn to bring awareness with in our body using our inner senses and awareness. We invite you to this hands-on inner exploration that is led by Arul Dev from 6th to 27th April, 2021.

SARVAM coordinators honoured by Shanthi Ashram

“Women in Leadership” is an award endowed by Shanthi Ashram, Coimbatore for women who have done incomparable services to those in need. Two coordinators of SARVAM, were bestowed this award on the International Women’s Day this year..

Radha’s Pilgrimage & other Krishna Stories

New Book release as an offering on The Mother’s Birth Anniversary on 21st February, 2021 Krishna – the eternal Charmer of Souls – has intrigued, fascinated and allured us through ages. The latest release of AuroPublications has the original stories mixed with modern myths, inspired by Lord Krishna and his līla. Our friend and guide and lover, Lord Krishna, lives amongst us today, plays with us, enchants us, ensnares us, as he has done forever. New myths are lived and written down, some forgotten stories are freshly whispered in the hearers’ ears, modern playgrounds replay the perennial games. Experience the eternal tune of the Divine flute on the rhythm of your modern life.

The Readers’ Column

Sushmita is a regular reader of AuroNews and her responses are as lyrical as the pathways of her mind. Here is her one other contribution for AuroNews

Homage to Blank Page

The tales we tell, of all, but not of the one who lends itself so that we may tell the tales. We tell not the tale of Blank Page. And when and if asked to, we would ask (if not ridicule and, if not retort, incredulous): What is there to tell, of a Blank Page? What tale can be told of a Page that is Blank?

But blamed we cannot be. It is the very nature of Blank Page: self-giving and self-effacing, intrinsically blessed with the liberation from the ‘i’, not having to strive and aspire to let go for good the Ego. Whereas we… well, about Ego too, what is there to tell, as is there a lot to tell and hence, what to tell and what not to, while we are constantly by it felled as we fall for it.

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Dose of Sunshine

(…is all we need to embrace life with a smile!)

Potion of Laughter

One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus, and drove off along the route. No problems for the first few stops, a few people got on, a few got off, and things went generally well.

At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. Six foot eight, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground. He glared at the driver and said, “Big John doesn’t pay!” and sat down at the back. Did I mention that the driver was five feet three, thin, and basically meek? Well, he was. Naturally, he didn’t argue with Big John, but he wasn’t happy about it.

The next day the same thing happened – Big John got on again, made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the one after that, and so forth. This grated on the bus driver, who started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him. Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up for body building courses, karate, judo, and all that good stuff. By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong; what’s more, he felt really good about himself.
So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and said, “Big John doesn’t pay!”, the driver stood up, glared back at the passenger, and screamed, “And why not?”

With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, “Big John has a bus pass.”

A Capsule of Good News

IIT students develop an interface that gives step-by-step assistance to old people using payments app. No more cheating the elderly using new technologies

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