The central theme of this film is: how can modern man face the problems of his inner life. ‘One More Step’ is produced and scripted by Shri Kush Sen, and directed by Shri Debajyoti Ghosh.
This session is centered around the practice of Sri Aurobindo’s yoga, including the Savitri epic.
Their lives replied to hers, moved at her words:
They felt a godhead and obeyed a call,
Answered to her lead and did her work in the world;
Their lives, their natures moved compelled by hers
In order to bring down the higher knowledge, has one not to give up all one’s mental desires and satisfactions?
Yes, the human mind’s activities very often come much in the way.
… one thing is absolutely essential, absolutely: you must not touch this occult science if you have the least fear in you. For instance, if in your dreams you meet terrible things and get frightened, you should not practise occultism.
It is indeed inconceivable as to the why and wherefore of Evil and darkness and error with our limited human intelligence absorbed in the outward and the immediate. Yet the Wisdom that works in the heart of Night is real and serves a purpose in the grand scheme of things.
Death creates a seemingly unbridgeable gulf between Spirit and Matter thereby thwarting the dream of a divine life upon Earth. Savitri responds to his lie by once showing the unity of creation with the Creator.
The transformation of nature and divinization of life was not intended in classical yogas. But new aspiration for earthly transformation has been planted upon earth and those who are open to it are progressing towards this new possibility that goes beyond all the various spiritual types that the earth has witnessed up till now.
We share some aspects of Swami Vivekananda’s and Nolini-da’s lives, closing with a writing of Nolini da which still seems relevant today.
‘A friend and yet too great wholly to know,
She walked in their front towards a greater light,
Their leader and queen over their hearts and souls,
One close to their bosoms, yet divine and far.’
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey
A new, a difficult and uncertain beginning might have to be made in the midst of the chaos and ruin after perhaps an extermination on a large scale, and a more successful creation could be predicted only if a way was found to develop a better humanity or perhaps a greater, a superhuman race.
Manifest Thy power. From day to day, from hour to hour we implore Thee: “O Lord, manifest Thy power!”
Evil was born out of the womb of Night. It wore a form and shape and strove to conquer the world with its shadow.