The Mother's Lasso

Originally posted on Sri Aurobindo Studies:

Had the intention of the Gita been to justify and support the caste system in its socio-economic form, we would have seen it in the way the Gita describes the natural work of each of the four orders; however, we see just the opposite, as the Gita focuses on the internal status more than the external function.

Sri Aurobindo describes this as he itemizes the true role and action of the Brahmin: “Calm, self-control, askesis, purity, long-suffering, candour, knowledge, acceptance and practice of spiritual truth would not ordinarily be described as a man’s function, work or life occupation. Yet this is precisely what the Gita means and says,–that these things, their development, their expression in conduct, their power to cast into form the law of the sattwic nature are the real work of the Brahmin….” The actual outer form that this action takes may find its easiest manifestation in roles…

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Dear Friends,

During its session of 13 June 2014, members of the French Academy (Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres) have unanimously awarded the prestigious Prix Hirayama to Paris-based Indian scholar Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee for his recent publications in French: (1) Les racines intellectuelles du mouvement d’independance de l’Inde (1893-1918), Codex Publishers, 2010; (2) Le Spontane : reflection on the Sahaja yana cult through Charya and Bâul Songs, Almora Publishers, 2014; (3) A Shade Sharp, a Shade Flat : trilingual anthology with introduction, notes and 108 poems by Rabindranath Tagore, Shahitya Prakash, Dhaka, 2013.

The Report further stresses that the above-mentioned second book “on the freedom movement received the warmest welcome. Next were the Baul songs… But the pre-Gandhian freedom movement in India was altogether new to them [members of the Academy] and probably for that reason that they paid a greater attention.”

In 2012 the Academy awarded this prize to an…

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Dear Friends,

Dr. Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (30 December 1887—8 February 1971) was a famous politician, educationist and author. In 1938 he established Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He was the Minister for Agriculture and Food in independent India and also served as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 1952 to 1957.

The text of a speech titled “Sri Aurobindo” which Dr. K. M. Munshi had delivered at Sri Aurobindo Niketan Meeting at the Constitution Club (New Delhi) on 16 August 1951 has been uploaded in the online forum of Overman Foundation.

With warm regards,
Anurag Banerjee
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Sri Aurobindo

K. M. Munshi

The life and work of Sri Aurobindo are encyclopaedic; his personality and achievements have different facets; at least five different facets: the man, the man of action, the man of letters, the seer and the Yogi.

Gifted with a vast intellect, great and noble emotions and unbounded…

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Originally posted on The Next Step:

Three previous births of Satprem

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Satprem has described about his three previous births in a letter dated 29th June 1959 to The Mother, vide Mother’s Agenda , vol I.

In all the three births, he committed suicide, as his wife, too, committed suicide as he abandoned her. He was married to a very good woman, the same woman in all the births, but he was ‘wandering here and there in search of something.’ In all the three births, he came in contact with a monk who wanted to make Satprm his disciple, but he succeded in that only in the last previous birth! But still he committed suicide in that birth, too!

The Person, whom Satprem named X, who narrated him of these three births also told him that the present birth was his last birth.

Prior to his telling about these three previous births, Satprem had dreams which gave…

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Title: The Mother: The Birth and Growth of a Flame. Author: Anurag Banerjee. Publisher: Overman Foundation, Kolkata. Number of pages: 362. Price: Rs. 475.

The briefest and the most comprehensive biography of the Mother is undoubtedly the sixth chapter of Sri Aurobindo’s small booklet, The Mother. He reveals:

‘The One whom we adore as the Mother is the divine Conscious Force that dominates all existence, one and yet so many-sided that to follow her movement is impossible even for the quickest mind and for freest and most vast intelligence. The Mother is the consciousness and force of the Supreme and far above all she creates…

There are three ways of being of the Mother of which you can become aware when you enter into touch of oneness with Conscious Force that upholds us and the universe. Transcendent, the original supreme Shakti, she stands above worlds and links the…

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Dear Friends,

Considered to be the father of photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson (22 August 1908—3 August 2004) was a world-famous French photographer who co-founded ‘Magnum Photos’ along with Robert Capa, David Seymour, George Rodger and William Vandivert. He spent more than thirty years on assignments for the Life magazine and other journals. He documented some of the great upheavals of the twentieth century which included the Spanish Civil War, the liberation of Paris in 1944, Mahatma Gandhi’s funeral in 1948, the fall of the Kuomintang administration in China, the student rebellion at Paris in 1968 to name a few. His published works include reputed titles like The Photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1947), The Decisive Moment (1952), The Europeans (1955), People of Moscow (1955), China in Transition (1956), Photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1963), About Russia (1973), etc.

In April 1950 Henri Cartier-Bresson had visited Pondicherry and taken several photographs of the Mother…

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