Archive for May 2015
Chunibhai Patel (19.6.1903—19.8.1992) was a Gujarati sadhak who was renamed ‘Dyuman’ (“the luminous one”) by Sri Aurobindo on 24 November 1928. He visited Pondicherry for the first time on 11 July 1924 and surrendered himself to Sri Aurobindo. He became an inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram in May 1927. He was in charge of the Dining Room and looked after the Granary. A dedicated worker to the core, the Mother made him one of the Founder-Trustees of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust on 1 May 1955. He became the Managing Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust in 1991.
On 2 February 1988 Dyuman had given a talk on the Service Tree to some of the youngsters of Sri Aurobindo Ashram outside his room in the Ashram main building. The slightly abridged version of the said talk—which was originally published in the January 1989 issue of Mother India (the monthly…
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The integral Yoga is not specifically fixated on the spiritual salvation of an individual, but on the evolutionary urge that is systematically transforming all life on earth, a process within which the individual can participate and obtain the result. It is helpful to view the evolutionary process through the lens of Time. When we look at the creation of the material world, it appeared to have no consciousness other than that of pure Matter. The forces at play were material energies, and it took endless millenia for Matter to be prepared to hold and manifest the next level of consciousness, that of the Life-Force. Once it took hold, this Life-Force was able to radically change the face of the planet, modifying the qualities of Matter along the way. The next phase brought about the development of the mental consciousness and once again, a radical transformation of both Matter and now…
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