The Mother’s Darshan Video of 21 February 1973

Dear Friends, Apropos of publishing fifty photographs of the Mother’s Darshan of 21 February 1973 in the website of Overman Foundation (see: http://overmanfoundation.org/2017/05/22/fifty-photographs-of-the-mothers-darshan-of-21-february-1973/) on 22 May 2017, we have uploaded the complete video of the Mother’s Darshan of the said date. Interestingly, this same video has been erroneously uploaded in many websites including youtube.com as the Mother’s last Darshan video. Though the quality of this Darshan video is not quite satisfactory, one can still have...

Fifty Photographs of the Mother’s Darshan of 21 February 1973

Dear Friends, On 21 February 1973, the Mother’s turned ninety-five. In the Darshan Card distributed on that day, she wrote: ‘The more we advance on the way, the more the need of the Divine Presence becomes imperative and indispensable.’ In the evening of 21 February 1973, the Mother gave Darshan from the east balcony of the second floor of the Meditation House to her disciples and devotees who had gathered on the street beneath, that...

Review of R.Y. Deshpande’s The Book of the Divine Mother by Surendra Singh Chouhan

Title: At the Motrano Retreat—The Book of the Divine Mother Author: R. Y. Deshpande Price: Rs. 525 (Five Hundred and Twenty-five) only. Number of Pages: 416. Distributor: Overman Foundation. The Context God said, “Let there be light and there was light” but seemingly displeased with the  pale  aura  of  the light, the Lord cried again imperiously in thundering voice “Let there be light” and lo and behold! There emerged from the last out post of the horizon a glorious form of radiant ‘Goddess Savitri’...

Anie Nunnally: In Memoriam by Julian Lines

Dear Friends, Anie Nunnally, President of the Board of East-West Cultural Center, author of The Golden Path and a sincere follower of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, left her body on 25 April 2017 at the age of eighty. An obituary of the late Anie Nunnally penned by Mr. Julian Lines has been published in the website of Overman Foundation along with some of her photographs. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder, Overman Foundation. *...

“Borda”—Reminiscences of Rathindranath Mukherjee by Prithwindra Mukherjee

Dear Friends, On 7 February 2017, Rathindranath Mukherjee, the eldest grandson of Jatindranath Mukherjee alias Bagha Jatin, left his physical sheath at the age of eighty-three. He was an inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, from 1948 to 1969 and one of those rare souls who had had the Darshan of Sri Aurobindo. An obituary of Rathindranath Mukherjee penned by his younger brother, Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee, internationally acclaimed author and researcher, has been published in...

Hey Chirodiner Diner Surya by Krishna Chakrabarti

She must have gone to that Surya whom she adored and worshipped. A shy frightened girl she passed the Matriculation at the age of fourteen and joined the Howrah Girls’ College for further studies. It was 1956. That year she had measles before the exam and a special arrangement was made for students having measles and high fever by the Government for matriculation exam. Her parents did not want her to appear as she was...

Ratna Chakrabarti: In Memoriam by Anurag Banerjee

Dear Friends, On Friday, 3 March 2017, the Aurobindonian community of Pondicherry lost a bright jewel with the passing away of Ratna Chakrabarti at the age of seventy-five. The word “Ratna” means jewel and she, indeed, lived up to her name. Born in Kolkata on 28 July 1941 to Santosh Kumar Chakrabarti and Bokul Rani, Ratna received her early education in Arambagh Girls School. Afterwards she joined the Mahakali Balika Vidyalaya and Howrah Girls College...

Facsimile of the chapters of The Mother by Sri Aurobindo

Dear Friends, Sri Aurobindo has described the Mother as the one who ‘is the divine Conscious Force that dominates all existence, one and yet so many-sided that to follow her movement is impossible even for the quickest mind and for the freest and most vast intelligence. The Mother is the consciousness and force of the Supreme and far above all she creates.’ In his Savitri, he has described the Mother as ‘the golden bridge, the...

Maurice Schumann’s Recollections of his meeting with Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

Dear Friends, Maurice Schumann (10 April 1911—9 February 1998) was a French politician, journalist and author. He was also an inspirational radio spokesman of General Charles de Gaulle and the French Resistance in broadcasts to Nazi-ruled France from London during the Second World War. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France from 1969 to 1973. On 27 September 1947 Maurice Schumann (at that time he was the head of a French cultural delegation)...

Thirty Photographs of the Mother Inaugurating the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education.

Dear Friends, During the early years of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, children were not allowed to live in the Ashram. In the early 1940s, when a number of families were admitted to the Ashram, the Mother decided to open a school to provide education to the children who had come with their parents. On 2 December 1943 she formally opened a school for about twenty children and she herself was one of the teachers. On 24...