Sri Aurobindo and The Mother – Symbols

Sri Aurobindo‘s symbol

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Aurobindo’s Independance Day Message

Long ago when I read this, I felt yes, this is a good thing to dream for.
Its Aurobindo’s Independance Day Message.

Sri Aurobindo was requested by the All India Radio, Thiruchirapalli (former Trichinopoly ), to give a message for India’s independence. This is the message which was broadcast from the All India Radio on the 14th of August 1947. It is of special relevance and importance now and will always be. Read more »

The Hour of God

From the back of the Hour of God by Sri Aurobindo.
ISBN: 978-81-7058-834-4
with pieces written from 1910 – 1940.

Man’s greatness is not in what he is but in what he makes possible. His glory is that he is the closed place and secret workshop of a living labour in which supermanhood is made ready by a divine Craftsman.

But he is admitted to a yet greater greatness and it is this that, unlike the lower creation, he is allowed to be partly the conscious artisan of his divine change. His free assent, his consecrated will and participation are needed that into his body may descend the glory that will replace him. His aspiration is earth’s call to the supramental Creator.

If earth calls and the supreme answers, the hour can be even now for that immense and glorious transformation.

free our treasures

Dear Christopher Tolkien, Richard Bach et al.

I’m a curious mix – body of a Moslem, mind of a Hindu, heart of a Christian. I recently turned 30 and came to visit America, and found myself pregnant with a healthy baby girl, due for delivery August 15th 2014.

Fostered with love by my Fellow Americans, I wish to make known my trinityAurobindo, JRR Tolkien, and George Carlin. Fantastic fertilizer for ripe minds. I’ve come to know them intimately, since about the same year I was introduced to Curious Lives Read more »

The guy from before my Trinity

NB: Also read the title as “early influences” or “key differentiators”.

Variety is the spice of life.

Stacked one on top of the other, I have 3 parts of me – Islam, Vedanta and Christianity (read that as peace, knowledge and love). No part can survive without the others.

Vertically (or Longitudinally) I have 3 members of my Holy Trinity, viz: Read more »

Yield Goals

Don’t think of these as goals of one organization, think of every NGO born and yet to be born as being part of the every day is your last initialive.

– Facilitate the future that Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek projected for us all so well
The five fold dream of Aurobindo and Indias gift to the world
– being better persons, parents and transforming children faster
– Survive our technological adolescence and get rid of over commercialization (also mindlessness)
– Integrating with our technologists (HSMP) and making them push the envelope
– Non secularism, inter community dialog / harmony
– Drawing out the docets, speakers, volunteers, donors and developers
– Making spinoffs and supporting other organizations as declared in Dear Brother
– Leading the free our treasures in space movement (inspired by OSS, FSF, Bill Gates and the like)
– Helping 3rd world countries reach the bar and Truly Becoming ONE WORLD
– Advocating reduced non-vegetarianism and humanitarianization (Keeping in mind Carlin’s saving the planet Tattvam)
– Leveraging technology as a means of evolution and using it to make NGOs worldwide more efficient.
– Embracing dynamic quality and TQM in every nook and corner of the world. Respecting static quality systems and making them coexist. See Metaphysics of Quality
– Forgiving our parents and the system, and helping laterally as well as upwards instead of only the poorer. (Think Kahlil Gibran and The Prophet here)

Anything else that isnt crystal clear from the Roadmap

censorship – static vs dynamic quality

This humble message of Imam Husain (AS) is being enchased by Mr. Kalim Shaikh and being used as an entertainment feature for the public where the roles of the Holy warriors of Imam Husain (AS) are being played by the actors of Bollywood.

Dear Reader,

I’m a writer and theologian myself, so in response to this attempt at censorship, here is my take.

I have had similar reasons to ban other sacred material being dramatized and adapted in the past, but I believe in the growing proof of maturity among the world community. Read more »

what makes a writer tick

Imagine a world beautiful and perfect, then know one thing, that Infinite Radiant Is has imagined it a whole lot better ^1.

We’ve built a world out of Anarchy ^1. But all lovers are deranged ^3. Which ones? The Giants on whose shoulders we stand ^4. For if in the voice of Luthien was power to silence he who was mightiest among the Ainur (Melkor) ^5, then Karen must be her incarnate to take us to the Top of the World ^6.

With architects like Roark ^7 to inspire us – building for love and exploration and divinizations sake, and Angels like Niggle and Eugene and Ackroyd and Ben Franklin to light the way, or characters like Goldberg, Shimoda, Monty and Budgie and Stormy ^9 to keep us company, isn’t it conceivable why we dream or care to build superstructures in the mind to match the ones in the spirit world as described by Bo Yin Ra ^10.

Of epics sung and battles fought, of Harvest’s reaped ^11 in sorrow and countless years ending in a Nirnaeth Arnoediad. Read more »

Islam not Atheism

Islam is made of these 4 letters. I is actually A qualified by the e accent (similar to Hindi etc).
A – Alif – Peace
S – Seen – Security
LA – Laam Alif – Education
M – Mohammed – Love

How long before a religion founded on these principles that has fallen to this pitiable state starts to produce atheists like Christianity has? Do we subtract the time difference between Christ and Mohammed and come up with a figure of 600 years? Or, now that atheism is in vogue in Vedic and Buddhist circles too, can we expect utter chaos within 50 years ^1?

What of the Love Krishna, Buddha, Christ and Mohammed bore us? Read more »

musings interrupted

Why madness? Because the thoughts are too loud. The thoughts and the worries. Their incessant gnawing at the foundation of our faith and hope and dream.

Misplaced energy on transient things. How can I judge what is transient or unreal and speak of inclusion? I am not qualified to say this is the way, but isn’t there something missing? Some higher purpose? To delve within ourselves and find a bedrock of faith and positivity and on it to build a fount of dynamism. And to expel our fears and frivolities.

When O lord shall the writing come to me as it came to Goldberg^1. Or did Pullman^2 make that up? Is there no writer so prolific? Or do you need to tap into the right source like Budgeron^3 did?

Why should talk of edifices and monuments in the other world^4 make it seem to materialistic? Building is a noble profession. Read more »