My Lord, here is Thy advice to all, for this year: ‘Never boast about anything, let your acts speak for you
– The Mother
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.
O Lord! Grant that this year may be the year of Thy victory. We aspire for a perfect faithfulness which would make us worthy of it.
January 1, 1936
– The Mother
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.
The Society’s Progress in 2023
We execute our work with sincerity and unwavering dedication, without emphasizing that we are the doers. Our triumphs are dedicated to Her, while we perceive our failures as stepping stones towards success. With Her Grace and blessings, we anticipate a new and prosperous year ahead, committed to continuing our endeavours on the path guided by Her.
Social Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo Course Introduced in Pondicherry University
A new post-graduate course on ‘Social Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo’ has been launched in Pondicherry University, a result of our ongoing partnership. Dr. Beloo Mehra, the Society’s Senior Academic Mentor, designed the semester-length course, which received official approval. The orientation session was held on November 23, 2023, with around 50 students from various departments registering. Dr. Beloo Mehra is actively teaching the course, focusing on Sri Aurobindo’s theory of social development and its relevance in addressing global crises.
Healing Pain: A Consciousness Approach
People usually rely on medicines to alleviate pain. However, medicines provide a very short-term solution. So what is the source of pain? Can we get to the root of it and truly address it? Join us for these three Saturday sessions beginning 15 October 2022 and find out how. In this experiential and practical online workshop with Dr. Yogesh Mohan, discover how our consciousness offers the only fail-safe panacea for all pain.
AuroVanam – A Step Ahead
AuroVanam is a child-centric initiative designed to nurture environmental sensitivity and social responsibility in children. It is designed to educate children on Nature in a hands-on and experiential manner. While the construction of the interpretation centre is in process, roofing, flooring and construction of toilets are at the completion stage. The wait then is not going to be that much longer!
Integral Education Interaction
SAFIER conducted a two-day visit and interaction with teachers of Dr. M.S. Udayamurthy School of Excellence, Namakkal. The SAFIER team comprising Priti and Shiva Kumar introduced the basics of Integral Education through Awareness games and Art activities, after the teachers had appraised the current educational system and its inadequacies.
Visit of US Consulate Cultural Affairs Officer
As part of the Coastal Cleanup Campaign, Swachtha Sagar Surakshit Sagar, the US Consulate’s Cultural Affairs Officer, Mr. Scott E. Hartmann, joined the Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, in cleaning the coast along with students and coordinators of SARVAM’s English Access Scholarship Program. He also took part in the celebrations organized by the English Access students.
Sri Aurobindo: A New Dawn – An Animation Film in the Making
An animation film ‘Sri Aurobindo: A New Dawn’ is being made by Sri Aurobindo Society to inspire the youth of India and the world, through the story of Sri Aurobindo and his immense contribution to the renaissance of India. This is our offering for the 150th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo’s birth.
We are nearing the end of the storyboarding stage, ready to move on to the next stage of Character design and Scenarios of the film.
Sri Aurobindo wrote ‘Hymn to Durga’ in Bengali in 1909 when he was in Kolkata. These beautiful hymns were later translated into English by Nolini Kanta Gupta and then further revised by Sri Aurobindo.
On this Navratri, we pay our homage to Mother India through the series of posts celebrating the hymn. Click to read the hymn on our website
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AuroPublications, the publications division of the Sri Aurobindo Society, publishes spiritually themed books and creates multimedia and audio-visual products with deep insights and values. There is a special focus on Integral Yoga and the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
A Divine Life in a Divine Body
The author, Navajata ji, dedicated his life to realizing the vision Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. He travelled extensively giving innumerable discourses on the Sadhana of Integral Yoga. It was one grand theme: how can we make our life more perfect; what is the highest an individual can do; how can the whole world be happy; how can yoga be practiced in the midst of this world while working, talking, eating or even sleeping – at each moment of one’s life; can death be conquered; can destiny be changed; how can one attain a divine life in a divine body?
This book could be a direct guide to Integral Yoga and how to practice it in everyday life.
Visit AuroPublications https://auropublications.org/ for online purchases, or visit Aura Bookstore on 16 Goubert Avenue (Beach Road), Pondicherry, to pick up a copy.
Dose of Sunshine
(…is all we need to embrace life with a smile!)
Potion of Laughter
Why did the diet coach send her clients to the paint store?
She heard you could get thinner there.
Why does the thief wear a striped shirt?
Because he doesn’t want to be spotted.
What do you get from a pampered cow?
Courtesy: Many sources
A Capsule of Good News
Age no barrier, Gender no barrier
This issue will be released while we celebrate Navaratri, a nine-day celebration for the Goddess. Moreover, this is the appropriate time to talk about this 95-year-young lady who will likely enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
Meet Tirukuri Santhamma from Visakhapatnam, 95-years young, who goes to Centurion University (Vizianagaram) every day. As a professor, she teaches Medical Physics, Radiology and Anesthesia. Dr. Shantamma is the first woman to have completed a Doctorate in Science under the guidance of the British Royal Society and continues to serve the University even after 34 years post-retirement. Age is just a number, hence proved.