The best principles in our lives were those which we heard from our mothers through our ears
Motherhood: Creating a Conscious Humanity
April 11 is celebrated as the National Safe Motherhood Day. Motherhood is not merely a physical status that needs to be supported with care. In humankind, it, therefore has a profound potential not only to determine the continuity of the human species on this earth but also to shape the essence of it. Our ancient texts and scriptures provide deep insights on Conscious birthing where the process of ideal motherhood begins in the pre-conception phase and. Discover a few tenets of the concept that could help propagate human evolution in the article Creating a Conscious Humanity.
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.
True maternity begins with the conscious creation of a being, with the willed shaping
of a soul coming to develop and utilise a new body.
-The Mother to the women of Japan
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
Action on Vitality
Our vital centre is the fount of our life-energy. Is yours a perennial source or one that depletes often leaving you listless? With pioneering life-coach and medical doctor, Dr. Debabrata Sahani, discover the key Integral Yoga practices and actions which allow you to lead a life of boundless energy and expansion. Register to this very action-oriented workshop from May 6 to May 8, 2021 and charge the warrior in you.
Resilience against Grief
Here is a short glimpse of the recently concluded workshop facilitated by Dr. Soumitra Basu and others on transforming grief and loss into graceful acceptance
Fine Art for Children
Children had an immersive experience, exploring the beauty and finesse of Fine Arts in the light of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother‘s vision of Integral Education in the second batch of the 3-month long online workshop.
Patients bring colours to Patients
Palliative Patients - terminally ill, dying and very old patients. All brightness drained from their lives with only blotches of grey pain and dark trauma persisting. Well, perhaps not! Sanjeevan patients defying all preceding perceptions about palliative victims, venture out to bring colors to the walls of Primary Care Centres and Anganwadis – bringing surprise, smiles and inspiration to the workers and patients of therein! Sanjeevan redefines life again, this time with colours!
ORC adopts 10 more
The comprehensive program of "Our Responsibility to Children" (ORC) is a successful on-going school-based positive mental health program being conducted in 15 government schools of Puducherry in collaboration with Directorate of School Education, Puducherry. This year, it marks its handprints on 10 more schools. With all the positive response from the participants, stakeholders and the Directorate, there is definitely more coming.
The Readers’ Column
Harvinder Kaur is an educator, poet, writer, speaker, musician, and many more things. But mostly she is a sensitive dreamer with an eye to perceive beauty and uniqueness even if it is hidden under sheaths of the ordinary. Here is her reverie on flamingoes that thronged the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai during the pandemic. Enjoy the Wings of Fire!
Wings of fire
Wings in the air, become breath, become freedom… we watch them from behind masked faces and envious eyes. When did we last fly like that, if ever? The Corona wave has shown humans what needed to be seen for a long, long time – that we are a part of the ecosystem and there are those that are more powerful than us, a tiny virus for instance.
Winter in India is beautiful for many reasons, my favourite being that so many beautiful birds come from colder climes from all over the world to enjoy the gentle winter sun here, breed and then fly back when it’s warmer. Some of our feathery friends come from as far as Siberia after flying thousands of miles, to rest their feet and wings on the warm soil of India and feel the sun on their backs. I love flamingos the most with their enflamed wings of fire, their curvaceous necks, their soft pink hue of love… The lockdown in 2020 that caged humans, encouraged 1.5 lakh flamingos to gather in Navi Mumbai alone!
How they inspire us to live without boundaries, taking life as it comes, travelling far, yet lightly… come again and again!
Dose of Sunshine
(…is all we need to embrace life with a smile!)
Potion of Laughter
The situation could be dire but you still need to think before asking for or offering help. Are you qualified?
A man in a hot air balloon
A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted,” Excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”
The woman below replied, “You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”
“You must be an engineer,” said the balloonist.
“I am,” replied the woman. “How did you know?”
“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of you, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help so far.” The woman below responded, “You must be in management.” “I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?” “Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault!”
“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of you, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help so far.”
The woman below responded, “You must be in management.”
“I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”
“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault!”
A Capsule of Good News
Too Good to Go
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