Dear Friends,


Sri Aurobindo (15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) a philosopher, yogi, guru, poet, and nationalist. He joined the Indian movement for independence from British rule, for a while was one of its influential leaders and then became a spiritual reformer, introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution.

His main literary works are The Life Divine, which deals with theoretical aspects of Integral Yoga; Synthesis of Yoga, which deals with practical guidance to Integral Yoga; and Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol, an epic poem. His works also include philosophy, poetry, translations and commentaries on the Vedas, Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1943 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950.  In this issue we have given a few of his quotable quotes.

In this issue, we are covering a letter written by Abraham Lincoln to the Headmaster of a school in which his own son was studying. Although the letter is known to many, it is worth reading again and again.

In happenings section, we have covered training programmes on Bio-pest repellent and growth hormones, NPK rich Bio-manure preparation, Ferro-cement technology, Traditional Siddha Varma Bone setting practices and usual Networking programmes etc.

In the wisdom section, three authors - Wilson, Loomis & Steves of Botany tells us the importance of managing the Ecosystem, Shri.S.A.R.Acharya, Former Director, International Sarvodaya center, Bangalore forcefully advocates the use of indigenous breeds of cattle and finally Sailendranath Ghosh a Thinker, Writer and Technocrat shows the desired direction by following integrated holistic approach in development.

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