Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Director, SAFIC, delivered the M. L. Mehta Memorial Lecture organized by the Vigyan Samiti, Udaipur, Rajasthan on December 5, 2018. The talk titled ‘Adhyatmik Jeevan Drishti’ was delivered in Hindi. The main focus of the talk was that in order to be truly happy man must aspire to grow in consciousness. It’s in the vastness of consciousness there is happiness—‘यो वै भूमा तत् सुखम्…’ The limited human consciousness is the source of all unhappiness—‘नाल्पे सुखमस्ति…’
Dr. Mishra explained in a simple language how to live a spiritual life by following certain inner disciplines. Sri Aurobindo’s famous statement ‘All Life is Yoga’ was elaborated in the talk. This talk was attended by many dignitaries and elites connected with Vigyan Samiti, Udaipur, and members of the Sri Aurobindo Society, Udaipur.
On December 6, 2018, Dr. Mishra delivered a lecture on the ‘Principles of Integral Education’ for the students and faculty of Nimbark Teachers’ Training College, Udaipur. Dr. Mishra explained about the greatness of ancient Indian education system, the principles of Integral Education, and how Integral Education experiment is taking place at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Puducherry. The examples and stories Dr. Mishra shared with the participants to make them clear about various facets of Integral Education were highly appreciated by the participants.
At a Satsang (spiritual congregation) organized at the Sri Aurobindo Society, Jaipur Branch on December 9, Dr. Sampadananda Mishra spoke on the ‘Practical Aspects of Integral Yoga’. Living one life in the midst of many lives, constant remembrance of the Divine, performing all actions with the right attitude, purity and intensity in aspiration, surrender, opening oneself to the Divine, these were few major points that Dr. Mishra elucidated on for the members present.
Report by SAFIC