Archive for April 2009
Re: The Lives of Sri Aurobindo
Lisaji said Dec 31, 2008, 5:13 AM:
|Hi Daniel,Thanks for posting those criticising reviews! 🙂 It’s got me more interested. You will not be disappointed with the Life Divine. That book shop in the Ashram is rocking.
A loosely related topic. Here is a beautiful picture of the inner chamber of the Matrimandir, (Check them all out here, unreal architecture). which is at the heart of Auroville. Its one of the most beautiful meditation spaces I have ever sat in.
|Hawkeye [no longer around] said Dec 31, 2008, 4:35 AM:|
|Just ordered “The Life Divine” printed in India at the Aurobindo ashram. 1000+ pages. I hear it’s a challenging read. Thanks for the interview link David, “The Lives of Sri Aurobindo” however has not faired well with some reader reviews at Amazon.Divinely,
|Lisaji said Dec 13, 2008, 3:12 AM:|
|Thank you for posting that David. I may even treat myself to a subscription. 🙂 Here’s where our good buddy rests. It’s a lovely Ashram, and it was a nice place to sit for a while ~
And the symbol which always accompanies the tracing is, of course, The Matrimandir, a huge golden ball. And I’d really like to know if the Aurovillians would be honest enough to themselves to make a real logotype and the company style when the Matrimandir is completed. They already have a slogan: а city with a soul. And there are plentiful designers and artists in the team, as this can be seen from well-done leaflets and posters.
So, Auroville. The geographical center of the city is Banyan tree, the only tree which was there when future Aurovillians had got this land. Matrimandir, city’s soul is located a bit aside it. Gardens, artists’ studios’, sports ground, pavillions of different cultures, cafes and restaurants are all around. Altogether it must resemble a galaxy. lucid skies (lucid_skies) wrote,@ 2009–04–22 18:06:00 Entry tags: india, photos
Auroville. The first citadel of New Age.
|by RY Deshpande
Mangesh Nadkarni was a sadhak but he deliberately confined his study camps and lectures to an apparently intellectual approach to the study of Sri Aurobindo using primarily the language and idiom prevalent in the contemporary academic …
|by Gagdad Bob
Satprem writes that “The day came when Sri Aurobindo had had enough of these intellectual exercises. He had probably realized that one can go on amassing knowledge indefinitely, reading and learning languages, even learning all the …
- Anurag Banerjee
- Amal Kiran on the Mind of Light
- André Morisset
- Aspects of Amal Kiran
- Attaining immortality
- Datta (Dorothy Mary Hodgson)
- Dilip Kumar Roy
- Dr. Govindo Gopal Mukhopadhyay
- Krishna Chakravarti
- Prithwi Singh Nahar
- Rijuta (Patricia Noonan)
- Sri Aurobindo’s Birth Place
- Suresh Chandra Chakravorty (Moni)
- Tusar N. Mohapatra
- Poetry Time: 11 April 2009
Since you care so much about Dilip Kumar Roy, you might have heard of the recent demise of one of his closest disciples, Dr Govinda Gopal mukherjee, the noted sanskrit scholar, singer and author. he died in Calcutta on March 27 at the age of 91. A four volume anthology on Dilip Roy’s writings includes his correspondence with Dr Govinda Gopal Mukherjee, who was also very close to the late Krishna Prem and Pandit Gopinath Kaviraj.
to “Tusar N. Mohapatra” email@example.com
date 13 April 2009 16:11 subject Re: hello!
I hope you are better now. I liked the article on Gobindogopal and sent a copy to his grandson Sharanya. His e-mail id is Saranya_Saha@satyam.com He sends me a note which may be important:
“lekhati pathanor janya dhanyabad. tabe ekhane ekti tathyapramad lakshya korlam. gobindadu deoghare janmanni, janmechhilen krishnanagare. amar didimar baba chakurijagat theke abasar grahan kore tanr kanishtha kanya arthat amar didimar bibahakriya samapan kore samsarik dayitwamukta abasthay deoghare sthayibhabe basabas arambha karen tanr stri o kanishtha putra gobinke sange niye 1925 sal nagad. gobindagopaler janma deoghargamaner 7 ba 8 bachhor purber ghatana, janmer din amar didimar jyeshtha agrajar bibaha chhilo, pachhe jatashaucher karane patrapaksha biye na diye chole jan, sei karane patrir anujabhratar janma neoar katha gopan kara hoyechhilo, emon ekti kahini amar didimader kachhe bahubar shunechhi.
abashya ei tathya mulyahin.”