Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame
- B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga, Psychology and the Indian Genius
The Indian spiritual masters have emphasized that spirituality is the core of Indian genius. And Yoga is the pragmatic and the scientific core of Indian Spirituality. This article glimpses into the profoundness of Indian spirituality and its expression and practice through Yoga. On the eve of International Yoga Day, let us most aptly savor this essay.
Lights on Life
Pulses of truth that clears up life’s pathway and makes it a joyful and confident journey
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.
The principle of Yoga is the turning of one or of all powers of our human existence into a means of reaching divine Being.
- Sri Aurobindo
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
AuroBharati – the new label to the same foundation
AuroBharati, erstwhile SAFIC, continues to strive to rediscover the genius and outstanding magnificence of Indian culture and to apply it dynamically to life and all its activities in contemporary India and the world. It aims to evoke in the youth, a great love for India, pride in its heritage and an aspiration and will to create an even greater future. To know more about AuroBharati,
Homeopathy in Agriculture
Since 2019, we have been exploring the efficacy of homeopathy in agriculture to enhance and protect the yields sustainably. Post 2 years of detail scientific experiments on different crops and soil types, the research has stepped out of the lab in our Matrikunj organic farm for some real-world application. Farmers in Bahour, a prominent village of Pondicherry, will replace inorganic fertilizers and pesticides with the prescribed homeopathic ingredients, in their farmlands. We are as eager as they are for the results!
Finding One’s Key
An exclusive online workshop for empowering Facilitators of Integral Education. This highly interactive 7-week ongoing , online workshop will help the teachers to re-connect with themselves, to strengthen, re-orient and re-organise themselves with the help of several key-practices from the world of Integral Education. Participants from all over India are participating in this workshop.
Nanbaridam Pesungal (Talk to your Friend)
Nanbaridam Pesungal (Talk to your Friend) by Swarnim Puducherry offers to help COVID-affected patients and families in Puducherry to overcome the trauma and stress of the experience. Expert psychological counselling is being delivered in the local language, Tamil, over tele-calling facility. The victims express themselves openly in these conversational one-on-one sessions and receive empathetic and substantial guidance from the counsellors. If you are in Pondicherry and suffering from a covid19-induced difficulty, please reach out to us at the following numbers - 9847020343 / 9345569341 - between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Our prayers and our help are always with you.
The Readers’ Column
Monica Setia, writes inspiring articles in her blog appropriately named, Livinglight. She spreads rays of hope and certitude through her deeply perceptive verses. Today we present her poem that provides insights on the impact of negative emotions. Read to see how the poet deals with them.
Listening to the body’s signals
Have you ever felt a burning in the chest,
A constriction in the heart or somewhere…
When anger comes, when hate, ill-will ..
or desire, jealousy, or resentment comes,
it irritates the body, it burns the body too..
The irritation is a signal,
the body doesn’t like it much.
It would not want to follow this road, it would not want to be there.Read More
Yet, I have followed the road many times,
and always fallen badly on my nose, hurting myself, hurting others.
Now I know, following all my failures, and falling on my nose,
That is not the way to go.
I know that whenever I am burning in the body
owing to anger, ill-will, resentment..et al..
I know for sure, I should not follow the dictates..
It is a life lived for the enemy within.
Yes, I do not want to be there.
I do not want to follow all those burnings and irritations in the body,
I do not want to follow the dictates of those thoughts…
Dose of Sunshine
(…is all we need to embrace life with a smile!)
Potion of Laughter
Doctors have turned soldiers during this persistent pandemic. Every day is a battle. If you know one, send them these laughter pills.
Patient: The problem is that obesity runs in our family
Doctor: No, the problem is that no one runs in your family.
First person: The doctor said that he would have me on my feet in two weeks.
Second person: And did he?
First person: Yes, I had to sell the car to pay his bill.
Patient: Did you hear about the guy who lost his whole left side?
Doctor: He’s all right now!!
Patient 1: Why did the doctor tell the nurse to walk past the pill cupboard quietly?
Patient 2: So she wouldn’t wake up the sleeping pills.
Woman: My husband swallowed an Aspirin by mistake, what shall I do?
Doctor: Give him a headache now, what else!
A Capsule of Good News
They broke walls to build their foundation
In Poompuhar a village in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, women are not allowed to sit with men in public. Five women defied many such irrelevant gender stereotypes and started their own restaurant. Read about their awe-inspiring journey from dependency to independence, from debtor to entrepreneur, from bondage to freedom.