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We are happy to announce that three new books authored by Shri R. Y. Deshpande on Sri Aurobindo’s masterpiece Savitri are now available at Overman Foundation along with Dr. Goutam Ghosal’s The Rainbow Bridge and Shri Badal Chakraborty’s Sri Aurobindo’s Spiritual Laboratory.
Four great Aspects of the Mother, four of her leading Powers and Personalities have stood in front in her guidance of this Universe and in her dealings with the terrestrial play. One is her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity, inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all ruling greatness. Another embodies her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force. A third is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and her captivating grace. The fourth is equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact perfection in all things. Wisdom, Strength, Harmony, Perfection are the several attributes and it is these powers that they bring with them to the world, manifest in a human disguise in their Vibhutis and shall found in the divine degree of their ascension in those who can open their earthly nature to the direct and living influence of the Mother. To the four we give the four great names, Maheshwari, Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati.
Consisting of 142 pages, Four Powers in the Social Dynamics is available at a price of Rs. 250 (Two Hundred and Fifty) only.
At the Motrano Retreat—The Book of the Divine Mother includes the revised transcriptions of the talks the author gave at Motrano in Italy in 2015 on The Book of the Divine Mother, one of the most illuminating cantos of Savitri.
Consisting of 416 pages, At the Motrano Retreat—The Book of the Divine Mother is available at a price of Rs. 525 (Five Hundred and Twenty-five) only.
There are silences so deep one can hear the journeys of the soul, and it is that which gives meaning and substance to idealism, to nobility, grandeur, eloquence, to skylarks and to green cottages and to flower beds. There may not be overtones and undertones to set the absolute tempo of a masterpiece. But if that journey has to be a soaring ascension to snow-white peaks of silence in the ardour of climbing, in the warmth and intimacy of a vibrant experience, then it has yet to grow in the abundance of subtleties and suggestions that constitute multi-tonal harmonies of silence. Given to blue-bright omniscient hush inspiration streams forth unceasingly, and music transcends mortal speech. Then from the all-seeing heights there is the descent of poetry with the rhythmic sense of the creative Word. Then the five suns of poetry shine in their blaze in our skies,—the Suns of Truth, Beauty, Delight, Life and the Spirit. That is what we have in the epic Savitri.
Consisting of 486 pages, Savitri: The Poetry of Immortality is available at a price of Rs. 575 (Five Hundred and Seventy-five) only.
Dr. Goutam Ghosal’s The Rainbow Bridge is a detailed comparative study of Rabindranath Tagore and Sri Aurobindo. The link between Rabindranath Tagore and Sri Aurobindo has been too insufficiently explored. There is no book as yet in English, which has attempted to integrate the two makers of the modern Indian tradition. Through this book the author tells the story of two of the greatest luminaries of Bengal who wished to catch the Divine in the net of their poetry and love and bring Him down on this polluted and plundered globe; being the dreamers of a new creation on earth, they wished to form a rainbow bridge marrying the soil to the sky. He seeks for an integral view of the two masters, which comes out through his observations on their poetry and fiction, drama and criticism, letters and casual notes. A new approach to Tagore’s music and painting is an added charm of the book.
Consisting of 235 pages, The Rainbow Bridge is available at a price of Rs. 420 (Four Hundred and Twenty) only.
Badal Chakraborty’s Sri Aurobindo’s Spiritual Laboratory chronicles life in Sri Aurobindo Ashram during the 1940s and 1950s as experienced by the author and also discusses the nature of the work Sri Aurobindo and the Mother did to transform mankind to a higher level of consciousness. The details of the various Darshans the Mother gave at different times of the day and how should each individual proceed in life to make possible the dream of Sri Aurobindo to transform Falsehood and Ignorance to Truth and Consciousness respectively are among the themes discussed in this book which also includes some of the author’s personal memoirs of the Mother.
Consisting of 64 pages, Sri Aurobindo’s Spiritual Laboratory is available at a price of Rs. 100 (One Hundred) only.
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Two extracts from Badal Chakraborty’s book “Sri Aurobindo’s Spiritual Laboratory” are as follows:
• “The reminiscences of events at an age of about six to seven years are still memorable to me. Bhai (youngest brother of Mona Sarkar, captain of group H) and myself, we were perhaps the youngest in the Ashram at that period. We were allowed to sit with the elders in the open verandah on the first floor situated in front of the room where the Mother and Sri Aurobindo used to give Darshan to everyone. On that day it was not Darshan day and so the door was kept open without the sofa for the Mother and Sri Aurobindo to sit. Next to that room was perhaps the bathroom for Sri Aurobindo’s use. We entered that room with courage and as Bhai went three steps forward, I crossed him from behind to proceed a few more steps ahead of him. All of a sudden we both ran back to the verandah at it was forbidden to enter there. Someone curiously asked us if we saw any beard person or not. In amusement I answered smilingly “yes” although we say nobody there. The next day we came to know that the children would not be allowed to visit the verandah on the first floor.” (p. 50)
• “On another occasion we were all playing in the playground. The ground was covered with sand. I took a handful of sand and threw it up in the air. The sand at a certain height formed a mushroom formation and fell back on the ground. As the sand was spread in the air to form a mushroom, I cried out atom-bomb. I went on repeating it several times. The Mother was going towards Guest House and saw my incident. She stood there to look at me and cried out “Stop”! I saw the Mother and stopped playing the game of sand-bomb. This incident took place just after the second world war ended.” (p. 51)