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Architects of a better tomorrow
AuroYouth, an initiative of Sri Aurobindo Society, has the dynamic…

AuroYouth, an initiative of Sri Aurobindo Society, has the dynamic ideal of inspiring the youth to become the builders of a better tomorrow.

Our aim is

  • To inspire the youth to find their aim in life and help them in realising it
  • To awaken the youth to their great future, and to help them to prepare themselves, spiritually and materially, to play their true role in all aspects of individual and collective life
  • To make the youth conscious of India’s great spiritual heritage and the world’s destiny, and work for human unity in a rich and organised diversity
  • To encourage the youth to work for the evolution of a higher humanity and the advent of a new world, and to channel their talents, enthusiasm and energies into the building of a new future

 

Our Aim is Perfection

“Do not aim at success. Our aim is perfection.

Remember you are on the threshold of a new world, participating in its birth and instrumental in its creation.

There is nothing more important than the transformation. There is no interest more worthwhile.”

– The Mother

O India, land of light and spiritual knowledge! Wake up…

O India, land of light and spiritual knowledge! Wake up to your true mission in the world,
show the way to union and harmony.

– The Mother

Historically, India used to abound with a stupendous amount of creativity in almost every conceivable field. But almost a thousand years of subjection to foreign powers has depleted it of its own original creative energies. Amidst this ruin, a new India is struggling to rise.

If India is to be raised once again to the high pedestal of the world, the youth of the country must come forward to take up this responsibility on their shoulders.

Our forefathers knew and saw that Spirit was the foundation of matter, and Life was but a field of manifestation of the innumerable potentialities of this one Spirit. Without this foundation, a strong superstructure cannot be built.

Our first object shall be to declare this ideal, insist on the spiritual change as the first necessity and group together all who accept it and are ready to strive sincerely to fulfil it: our second shall be to build up not only an individual but a communal life on this principle.

Hence this shall be our aim,

to understand the true cause of greatness of India in the past,

to recapture the thread of her progress, and then

to take her to yet greater and vaster glories that await her in the future.

In short, to bring back that dynamic spirituality which does not separate matter from Spirit and condemn matter, but that ancient synthesis where the whole world was seen as an evolving field of the Spirit.

For this, an outer activity as well as an inner change is needed and it must be at once a spiritual, cultural, educational, social and economical action. Its scope, too, will be at once individual and communal, regional and national, and eventually a work not only for the nation but for the whole human people.

Conditions for Taking Up This Work

The first condition is not to have one’s own personal interest as a goal.

The first qualities needed are boldness, courage and perseverance.

And then to be conscious that one knows nothing compared to what one ought to know, that one can do nothing compared to what one ought to do, that one is nothing compared to what one ought to be.

One must have an invariable will to acquire what is lacking in one’s nature, to know what one does not yet know, to be able to do what one is not yet able to do.

One must constantly progress in the light and peace that come from the absence of personal desires.

One could take as a programme: “Always better. Forward!

… Persevere, and what you cannot do today you will be able to do tomorrow.

– The Mother

Sri Aurobindo has said: “The future belongs to the young.…

Sri Aurobindo has said: “The future belongs to the young. It is a young and new world which is now under process of development and it is the young who must create it. … A brave, frank, clean-hearted, courageous and aspiring youth is the only foundation on which the future nation can be built.”

Our call is to young India. It is the young who must be the builders of the new world,—not those who accept the competitive individualism, the capitalism or the materialistic communism of the West as India’s future ideal, nor those who are enslaved to old religious formulas and cannot believe in the acceptance and transformation of life by the spirit, but all who are free in mind and heart to accept a completer truth and labour for a greater ideal.

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I Invite You to the Great Adventure

“We are in a very special situation, extremely special, without precedent. We are now witnessing the birth of a new world; it is very young, very weak—not in its essence but in its outer manifestation—not yet recognised, not even felt, denied by the majority. But it is here. It is here, making an effort to grow, absolutely sure of the result. But the road to it is a completely new road which has never before been traced out—nobody has gone there, nobody has done that! It is a beginning, a universal beginning. So, it is an absolutely unexpected and unpredictable adventure.

There are people who love adventure. It is these I call, and I tell them this: “I invite you to the great adventure.”

It is not a question of repeating spiritually what others have done before us, for our adventure begins beyond that. It is a question of a new creation, entirely new, with all the unforeseen events, the risks, the hazards it entails—a real adventure, whose goal is certain victory, but the road to which is unknown and must be traced out step by step in the unexplored. Something that has never been in this present universe and that will never be again in the same way. If that interests you… well, let us embark. What will happen to you tomorrow—I have no idea.

One must put aside all that has been foreseen, all that has been devised, all that has been constructed, and then… set off walking into the unknown. And—come what may! There.”

– The Mother

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What It Means to be Young

“There are young people who are old and there are old people who are young. If you carry in you this flame for progress and transformation, if you are ready to leave everything behind so that you may advance with an alert step, if you are always open to a new progress, a new improvement, a new transformation, then you are eternally young. But if you sit back satisfied with what has been accomplished, if you have the feeling that you have reached your goal and you have nothing left to do but enjoy the fruit of your efforts, then already more than half your body is in the tomb: it is decrepitude and the true death.

Everything that has been done is always nothing compared with what remains to be done.

Do not look behind. Look ahead, always ahead and go forward always.”

– The Mother

The future of the nation and the world lies in…

The future of the nation and the world lies in the hands of the youth.

A group of youth who defy the lure of the commonplace, who scorn the aimless wayward life, who understand the evolutionary past of humanity, who are capable of taking stock of the present and willing to boldly launch themselves into a glorious future, alone can bring about a happier and better world.

The time is now.
The people are us.
The means are at our disposal.
It just needs a “yes” from the depths of our being…

Would you like to embark on this adventure?
If so, this is the platform.

 

Youth Is Progress

“It is not the number of years you have lived that makes you grow old. You become old when you stop progressing.

As soon as you feel you have done what you had to do, as soon as you think you know what you ought to know, as soon as you want to sit and enjoy the results of your effort, with the feeling you have worked enough in life, then at once you become old and begin to decline.

When, on the contrary, you are convinced that what you know is nothing compared to all which remains to be known, when you feel that what you have done is just the starting-point of what remains to be done, when you see the future like an attractive sun shining with the innumerable possibilities yet to be achieved, then you are young, however many are the years you have passed upon earth, young and rich with all the realizations of tomorrow.”

– The Mother


One Day Youth Camp at Durgapur Branch of Sri Aurobindo Society, Durgapur Branch

One day Auro Youth camp was organised by Sri Aurobindo Society, Durgapur Branch on 26th August 2017. The programme commenced with hoisting of the Mother’s Flag by the Chairman Sri Aurobindo Society, West Bengal State Committee, Sri Binoy Kumar Bajari. The Participants were introduced to the camp by Indrani Haldar, she also guided the participants on their attitude towards the camp through example of “Three Pots” from Tibetan Buddhism.
To enhance the concentration towards the camp Smt. Jayantika Basu, Secretary Sri Aurobindo Society, West Bengal State Committee, conducted a session on Breathing Exercise and concentration.
Sudhendu Saha, Jt. Secretary Sri Aurobindo Society, West Bengal State Committee gave the participants an insight to Sri Aurobindo, The Mother and Sri Aurobindo Society, the life of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother immensely inspired the participants.
The Succeeding sessions on “Aim of Life” and “Inner Awareness” was conducted by Sourav Chattoraj.
The post Lunch Session included Participatory Activity where the participants were divided into groups and each group were given an attribute (based on the 12 Virtues of the Mother) to speak on after discussion with the other members.
The Programme concluded with Feedback and Question & Answer session and distribution of certificates to the participants

One Day Auro Youth Camp at Bankura Branch of Sri Aurobindo Society.

One day Youth camp was organised by Bankura Branch of Sri Aurobindo Society as a part of their three day programme titled “ASPIRATION 2017”  on 12th August 2017. The programme commenced with hoisting of the Mothers flag by Dr. Lilamoy Muhopadhyay, Chairman, Sri Aurobindo Society, Bankura Branch. Soon after, floral offerings were presented to the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.

Smt. Jayantika Basu, Secretary, Sri Aurobindo Society, West Bengal State Committee introduced the participants to the camp and elaborated the attitude with which the camp must be adhered to with beautiful example of Three Pots from Tibetan Buddism.

Sri Sourav Chattoraj conducted a session on breathing exercises and meditation with Mothers music. This was followed by a short break after which a discussion about “Aim of Life” was also conducted which included various illustrations on Inner Stream and outer Stream of life and alignment therein.

Sri Ashok Basak conducted a session on “Inner Awareness”  where he discussed about three basic building blocks of man viz. body, mind and emotion a.k.a Physical Being, Mental Being and Vital Being (As per Sri Aurobindo). The session was followed by Lunch Break.

Post Lunch Session included Participatory Activities, where the entire group of 38 Participants were divided into 7 groups and each group were given a topic, which included “Anger, Rigidity, Jealousy” etc. the participants were to act and demonstrate the particular emotion to the rest of the participants and were asked for the opposite virtue to it which relates to the 12 virtues of the Mother

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The Programme conluded with Q&A session and distribution of certificates. The Participants were very enthusiastic about the camp and were willing to participate in similar camps conducted by Sri Aurobindo Society in the future.