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Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Darshan/We Remember.htm
We Remember... (Message for the First World Conference of the Sri Aurobindo Society) The future of the earth depends on a change of consciousness. The only hope for the future is in a change of man's consciousness and the change is bound to come. But it is left to men to decide if they will collaborate for this change or if it will have to be enforced upon them by the power of crashing circumstances. So, wake up and collaborate! Blessings. The Mother August 1964 * (The Mother gave the following questions for discussion by the Conference participants, and her own answers. The questions are in Navajata's voice and the answers in the Mother's - Reco
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Darshan/How the Mother Selected the Bharat Nivas Design (Alain Grandcolas).htm
-25_How the Mother Selected the Bharat Nivas Design (Alain Grandcolas).htm 19 How the Mother Selected the Bharat Nivas Design Alain Grandcolas I would like to recollect for you my visit to the Mother's Room for the selection of the architectural model of Bharat Nivas. [Bharat Nivas is the name of the Pavilion of India in the International Zone of Auroville.] It may be interesting to know how was selected the wooden model which became a little bit controversial considering that after 30 years there are several buildings but not much life. On the wooden model, which is exhibited in Bharat Nivas, we can see a big auditorium (which is existing and used), a rather huge restaurant (which is
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Darshan/Your Wings Are Growing, A Remembrance from Childhood (Ange).htm
-23_Your W ings Are Growing A Remembrance from Childhood (Ange).htm 17 "Your Wings Are Growing" A Remembrance from Childhood Ange Well, I don't have much to say, because I was pretty young when I met the Mother and I was a very difficult child in the Ashram school. I had a lot of trouble because I had too much energy and somehow I kept running out of the classrooms. In those days, parents who had joined the Ashram had surrendered their children to the Mother and got very busy with their own sadhana—so I was sort of surrendered into this system of education. I also happened to be one of the children that was allowed to see her every Sunday—that was when I was around six years old... Moth
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Darshan/She Always Brought Us Back to Unity (Bhagawandas - Jean Pierre).htm
-08_She Always Brought Us Back to Unity (Bhagawandas (Jean Pierre)).htm 3 "She Always Brought Us Back to Unity" Bhagawandas (Jean Pierre) It is a great privilege to meet the Mother at personal level. Three of us from Aspiration—Alain, myself and Cristof—used to meet Mother every week and ask her guidance on many questions at individual, social and spiritual levels. To meet her as a member of our collective life is something exhilarating. That experience is very difficult to put into words, but I will try. It was so incredible to observe how Mother tackled many things in a simple way. She keenly understood the problems we were explaining to her, and was teaching us how to face and overcome
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Darshan/I Am Here (Santosh Malik).htm
-14_I Am Here (Santosh Malik).htm 8 "I Am Here" Santosh Malik In 1959, Prem, my husband was posted in Madras and we started coming to the Ashram. We just came like visitors but having met some very senior people, Prem was very keen to come and settle down. But we just kept visiting and it took about nine years to finally come to the Ashram. When I came—to tell you very frankly—I had no such experience, as some people have had, of seeing and hearing the Mother in a vision. I came with an open mind, without negative feelings, and the Mother started working on me. The first time when I went to see Her with Prem it was at the Interview Room. And people used to go to Her in the afternoon. I sti
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Darshan/Ending with a Beginning (Richard).htm
-61_Ending with a Beginning (Richard).htm Ending with a Beginning Richard And I would like to end with an experience I had,—all had— when the Mother read a passage from 'Savitri' Book Eleven beginning with the words: "Choose, spirit, thy supreme choice not given again" for the 1st December programme: She would read this sitting in a chair facing the Darshan room,—which is opposite to the one now and it was put after Sri Aurobindo passed away—slowly, because of the recording. The shutters leading to the ashram courtyard were closed. It was fairly dark; Mother had a little light to read by and then she said something which took me completely by surprise. She said, "Let us read to Sri Aurobindo,"—so sw
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Darshan/Flowers for States of Consciousness - The Central Flower for the Matrimandir Gardens (Richard).htm
-21_Flowers for States of Consciousness - The Central Flower for the Matrimandir Gardens (Richard).htm 15 Flowers for States of Consciousness: The Central Flower for the Matrimandir Gardens Richard I would like to draw from what Aster said in the very beginning regarding the collective movement. We are all here today to remember the Mother—a remembrance of the past perhaps but also it is in the present and will be carried far into the future. I would like to also remind you of a word from General Tewari or Kamla, one of whom said: "I was an absolute zero—I was blank, with nothing in my head." I point this out simply because we are all here today sharing the presence of flowers—
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Darshan/Introduction.htm
Introduction Shraddhavan The series of programmes entitled "Remembering the Mother" was started in January 2001 at the request of some people who were relative newcomers to Auroville, and who felt that they missed the joy and privilege of a personal physical contact with the Mother and therefore very much enjoyed hearing, from those who did have that good fortune, what it was like. But I think we should remember that even for those who come newly into the atmosphere of Mother and Sri Aurobindo — whether they come to the Ashram or to Auroville or get a contact through a book or in some other way — it is very possible for all to have an inner contact with the Mother. The purpose of
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Darshan/Lustrously White - Remembering Sri Aurobindo (Shyam Sunder).htm
-36_Lustrously White - Remembering Sri Aurobindo (Shyam Sunder).htm 6 "Lustrously White": Remembering Sri Aurobindo Shyam Sunder When Sri Aurobindo came to Pondicherry inl910 some of his companions from Calcutta days came to stay with him. They lived like friends, companions, a sort of bohemian life sharing the same facilities in common, even to the extent of using a common towel for the bath. True, Sri Aurobindo was respected by them all; he had an aura of greatness, height and aloofness even at Calcutta, and he was respected the way a colossus would be, so to say. That respect did not manifest in the daily behavior, it was not a respect that a master of yoga gets from his disci
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Darshan/precontent.htm
Darshan Remembering Sweet Mother and Sri Aurobindo DARSHAN This compilation is brought out as a commemoration of 50th Anniversary of the Supramental Manifestation. Our acknowledgements to Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry for their permission to use extracts from the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Copyright © 2006 Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research, Auroville. First Published in February 2006 Published by Remembering the Mother Programme Team, Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research, Auroville,