Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Pondicherry’s soul – Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Posted on: January 26, 2015


I am sitting at the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry as I write about what I feel for the world. Even though my heart is brimming with emotions, fear, anxiety and my mind is like a whirlpool of questions, I feel peaceful while I sit here.

The courtyard of the Ashram is the place where the Mother’s and Sri Aurobindo’s samadhi lays. As they rest here, they bring with them immense peace.

I can see,

a huge tree above the Samadhi, towering tall in the courtyard.
devotees resting there heads on the samadhi, saying their silent prayers.
an abundance of flowers in the garden, colorful flowers everywhere.
men, women, children, young and old sitting in the courtyard, some meditating while others only thinking.

Squirrels give occasional company to many. I was caught by surprise when it was my turn.

Here there is no religion, no caste, no creed, no color, and…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
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SELF posits a model of counselling and communicative action as an instrument in order to stimulate the public sphere. The model aims at supplementing the individual’s struggle for a successful social adjustment with more aspirational inputs so as to help one take an informed and balanced attitude towards life as well as society.
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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