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JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51236 Apr 28, 2013
Some of the best parties that I've attended with my late parents have been at the Rooftop Rendezvous in the Taj and in the homes of select friends at Mont Blanc at Kemp's Corner, Cote d'Azur on Carmichael Road, Somerset Place at Breach Candy and Il Palazzo on Malabar Hill.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51237 Apr 28, 2013
Those were the days...
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51238 Apr 28, 2013
IB at CATHEDRAL SCHOOL, MUMBAI:

Cathedral School, where I studied till Grade 12, has of recent introduced the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma affiliated to the IB Board, Geneva.

The IB is offered as a parallel system to the ISC (Indian School Certificate) and I hear that many students have switched boards.

I looked into the IB syllabus and am not impressed as it's too cluttered and pretentious.

Even its Further Math, Further Physics and Further Chem subjects are not sufficient to prepare a student for the grueling IIT JEE.

The 4000 word extended essay in each elective is more an exercise in plagiarism than in creativity.

The IB makes it easier to get admitted to universities abroad though students from Cathedral who fail to make the grade at the IIT JEE would and still do flock to the best universities in the US and UK.

So, studying abroad is not a new trend with Cathedralites.

ISC is rigorous when compared to the IB but nevertheless even the demanding ISC course work is not sufficient to prepare one for the stiff IIT JEE.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51239 Apr 28, 2013
I'm at a dead-end and need to recharge my batteries. Once I recover a bit more from the mind, emotion and nerve damaging toxic experiences of the past, I need to move ahead in life but pure business activities do not interest me as much and taking up research at the doctorate level is no more challenging as the direct experiences via the integral yoga have put me way ahead of the inferential methods and crass materialism of science. I am in a fix and don't know what I should do with my life.....
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51240 Apr 28, 2013
Had my parents been alive and had they seen my present damaged condition they'd have wept and taken forthwith action and knowing them they'd quickly pack me off to grad school in the US hoping that it would serve as a balm to my damaged mind, emotions and nerves. My late sister, Tina, who'd studied at Cathedral and then at Cornell in the US would have also made the same suggestion. Now, there's no one to goad me on in such a persistent manner.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51241 Apr 28, 2013
I'm in a terrible mess.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51242 Apr 28, 2013
In the spiritual field, I'm no longer in touch with any of my old acquaintances though the yoga experiences are continuing in many ways in a spontaneous manner with me making not the least effort to activate the higher force. 2015 is the date of the realization. I have nothing to say about it and am not even looking forward to the proofs if any of it surfaces. In many ways, I'm finished and it's evident that sooner or later my ex-master is going to murder or seriously maim me using his tremendous occult power for ditching him and heaping criticism and abuses on him. I'm in a big mess and have no one to turn to. Living alone is making matters worse. I'm slipping into depression and see no light ahead. Anyway.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51244 Apr 28, 2013
"How shall thy mighty spirit brook repose

While Death is still unconquered on the earth

And Time a field of suffering and pain?"

Savitri (III,4, 380), Sri Aurobindo
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51245 Apr 28, 2013
"Descend, Let thy journey cease, come down to us."

Savitri, Sri Aurobindo
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51246 Apr 28, 2013
"... a soul made ready through a thousand years

Is the living mould of a supreme Descent"

Savitri, Sri Aurobindo
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51247 Apr 28, 2013
"Here in this chamber 0f flame and light they met,

They looked upon each other, knew themselves,

The secret deity and its human part,

The calm immortal and the struggling psychic.

Then with a magic transformation's speed

They rushed into each other and grew one."

Savitri, Sri Aurobindo
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51248 Apr 28, 2013
"My Matter shall evade the Inconscient's trance,

My body like my spirit shall be free :

It shall escape from Death and Ignorance."

Savitri, Sri Aurobindo
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51249 Apr 28, 2013
"Whether to bear with Ignorance and Death

Or hew the ways 0f Immortality,...

Was her soul's issue..."

Savitri, Sri Aurobindo
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51250 Apr 28, 2013
"On the bare peak where Self is alone with Nought...

She must plead her case Upon extinction's verge,

In the world's death-cave Uphold life's helpless claim..."

Savitri, Sri Aurobindo
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51251 Apr 28, 2013
"A flaming warrior from the eternal peaks

Empowered to force the door denied and closed

Smote from Death's visage its dumb absolute

And burst the bounds of Consciousness and Time."

Savitri, Sri Aurobindo
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51252 Apr 28, 2013
"All language is symbolic"

Lasceiles Abercrombie
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51253 Apr 28, 2013
"A symbol expresses not the play of abstract things or ideas put into imaged form but a living Truth or inward vision or experience of things, so inward, so subtle, so little belonging to the domain of intellectual abstraction, and precision that it cannot be brought out except through symbolic images — the more these images have a living truth of their own which corresponds intimately to the living truth they symbolize, suggests the very vibration of the experience itself, the greater becomes the art of the symbolic expres­sion. When the symbol is a representative sign or figure and nothing more, then the symbolic approaches nearer to an intellectual method, though even then it is not the same thing as an allegory."

- Sri Aurobindo
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51254 Apr 28, 2013
"Consciousness is usually identified with mind, but mental consciousness is only the human range which no more exhausts all the possible ranges of consciousness than human sight exhausts all the gradations of color or human hearing all the gradations of sound — for there is much above or below that is to man invisible and inaudible. So there are ranges of consciousness above and below the human range, with which the normal human [consciousness] has no contact and they seem to it unconscious...."

- Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, p.233.

JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51255 Apr 28, 2013
“If you have within you a psychic being sufficiently awake to watch over you, to prepare your path, it can draw towards you things which help you, draw people, books, circumstances, all sorts of little coincidences which come to you as though brought by some benevolent will and give you an indication, a help, a support to take decisions and turn you in the right direction.”

- The Mother (Sri Aurobindo's Jewish spiritual collaborator).
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#51256 Apr 28, 2013
” One may try to find out what is the truest thing to do, but it is not by a mental discussion or a mental problem that these things can be resolved. Is is in fact by an inner attitude which creates an atmosphere of harmony – progressive harmony – in which all one does will necessarily be the best thing that could be done in those particular circumstances. And the ideal would be an attitude complete enough for the action to be spontaneous, dictated by something other than an outer reason.”

- The Mother (Sri Aurobindo's Jewish spiritual collaborator).

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