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Overman Foundation

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation,

The third ‘Auro-Ratna Award’ ceremony took place on Sunday, 18 November 2012, at Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research (SACAR), Pondicherry. As announced earlier, the recipients of this award for the year 2012 were Dr. Prema Nandakumar and Ms. Shraddhavan. The ceremony which began at 5 p.m. with the Mother’s organ music was attended by Dr. Ananda Reddy (the Chief Guest), Prof. Kittu Reddy (respected member of the Advisory Board of Overman Foundation and senior inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry), Narad alias Richard Eggenberger (senior inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry), Dr. Murali Sivaramakrishnan (artist, poet, essayist, professor and Head of the English Department at Pondicherry University) Dr. Alok Pandey (renowned psychiatrist and inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry), Mrs. Deepshikha Reddy (Trustee, SACAR), Mr. Tekeste Berhan G. Kidan (a former Ethiopian diplomat and an Aurovilian since 1996 who helped to establish…

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Overman Foundation



Dear Friends,

On Friday, 14 December 2012, at 4 p.m. Shri Dhritindranath Mukherjee, better known as Togo in the Aurobindonian community, has passed on to the Beyond three days after his seventy-fifth birthday. Born to Tejendranath (the eldest son of the famous revolutionary Jatindranath Mukherjee alias Bagha Jatin) and Usha Mukherjee on 11 December 1937, he visited Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry at the age of ten with his parents and two elder brothers, Rothindranath and Prithwindranath in August 1948. Before he left for Pondicherry, he had told his chums that he would not return to Kolkata. The three brothers were so enchanted by the divine atmosphere of Sri Aurobindo Ashram that they decided to stay back at Pondicherry. Accordingly they went to the Mother and informed her about their wish to stay in the Ashram. Not only did the Mother approve of their wish but also asked Usha…

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Sri Aurobindo Studies

Due to our mental nature that divides everything into convenient oppositions, we eventually look at even our development of consciousness as an opposition between the Knowledge and the Ignorance. This view of things provides us at least with a more basic cause for what we call “good” and “evil” on a more surface level. We can eventually resolve the concept of ignorance into a partially revealed, partially withheld form of knowledge, caused by the involution of consciousness into Matter and the subsequent step-by-step evolutionary process that it undertakes to manifest the consciousness in the forms.

As we begin to reflect on the nature of the energy that we have called “the law of karma” we see that it is a law of “cause and effect”. The present circumstances are caused by past event, and in turn create future events. The question next arises as to whether this is a predetermined…

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Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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