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Mother's Agenda

Mother's Agenda (French: L'Agenda) is a 13 volume, 6,000 page, journal of Mirra Alfassa, known as "The Mother". Alfassa's statements were recorded by Satprem over a period of 19 years, beginning with some fragments dating to 1951, and continuing in greater detail (especially with Satprem's use of a tape recorder) from 1960 to her death in 1973. From 1957 until 1962, Alfassa met Satprem twice a week in Pavitra's office. From March 1962, when she permanently retired to her room, the interviews were conducted there (Satprem 1979, pp. 21–22).

Publication

Selected transcripts were approved, and in a few instances revised, by the Alfassa, and these appeared regularly from February 1965 to April 1973 in The Bulletin of Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education under the headings "Notes on the Way", and "A Propos". They were later compiled and published as vol 11 of the Collected Works of the Mother.

After Alfassa's death, Satprem edited the tapes (which were in French), which he published as The Agenda. In 1979 the English translation of the first volume came out. By 1982 all 13 volumes were available in print in English. And in the late 1990s a complete English translation appeared on the internet.

On 21 December 2000, the Institut de Recherches Evolutives (Institute for Evolutionary Research) General Secretary Micheline Etévenon contacted all webmasters hosting Mother's Agenda or Satprem asserting their copyright.

The Agenda has since been translated from French into Russian by Igor Savenkov and into Chinese by Xu Fancheng.

References

  • The Mother (1980) Notes on the Way - vol.11, Collected Works of the Mother - Centenary Edition, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry
  • Mother's Agenda (1979- ) (Engl. transl) Institute for Evolutionary Research, New York (13 vol set)
  • Satprem (1979), "Topographical Note" in Agenda vol.1, pp. 21–22
  • Titlebaum, Richard (1985–1986) Commentary From The Journals, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985–1986
  • Georges van Vrekhem, Beyond the Human Species Paragon House, St Paul, Minnesota, 1998 ISBN 1-55778-766-2 (first published in Dutch 1995)
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