Video clip, based on recitation of Sri Aurobindo’s poem by Maurice Shukla. Music by Lucette Bourdin.
Selections from Conversations by The Mother, recollected by Mona Sarkar.
Savitri Study Camp No. 23 with Dr Alok Pandey, covering Book 10 Cantos 2 & 3, will be held from August 16 to 22, 2018 – more details inside.
Because all creation is interconnected and linked to the One, there is not only an interdependence but also a mutual drawing up of all things towards the Divine. But this process is graded as we are influenced by higher and higher levels of consciousness.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
Coming to Darshan proper in its original sense, some people wonder why is it so difficult to see the Lord, the Divine who is the sole Omnipresent Reality behind appearances? It is clearly not a fault of the Deity within but a limitation of our own organ of sight. It is difficult for us even to behold the sun in our solar system except during sun rise and sunset…
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at the 2018 Annual Study Circle at Garden House, Pondicherry. The talk touches upon some difficulties we encounter in reading Sri Aurobindo and ways to overcome them.
The goal which Sri Aurobindo held up before himself at that early age when he wrote these letters to his wife, was not escape, not Nirvana, but God; not extinction of life, but its expansion and enrichment, its divine illumination, utilisation and fulfilment.
Now I do realise that Thou art more near and dear to me than what I regard to be my own self; Thou takest more care of me than ever I can take of myself; in the form of the Divine Mother Thou hast come to me, my Lord, and openly declared Thy love…
Savitri, the mantra of transformation is not only a vision but also an action. Sri Aurobindo has revealed here all that has to be known of our past, our present and the future of the human race with earth as the center-stage of the epic drama of creation.
The world is preparing for a great change; and Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are our safest guides to this new world.The time has surely come for us as Indians to throw away the coloured glasses of our inherited and borrowed prejudices and to make an honest attempt to understand what they have been saying.
I pray to the Mother to see the plight of her child …. and know how the vital has filled it with agony and pain.
…. There must be no tamasic (inert, passive) surrender to the Mother…. Surrender must be luminous, active, a willed offering to the Mother and reception of her Force and support to its workings, at the same time a strong vigilant will to reject all that is not hers. Too many sadhaks cry before the attacks of their lower nature “I am helpless, I cannot react…”
Sri Aurobindo reminds us that there are greater and diviner possibilities concealed in the high peaks of Nature; a higher Nature beyond our limited lower Nature that the earth dreams to embody here. That is the original plan that the Divine Will intends upon earth and in man.
The Path of Works aims at the dedication of every human activity to the supreme Will. It begins by the renunciation of all egoistic aim for our works, all pursuit of action for an interested aim or for the sake of a worldly result. By this renunciation it so purifies the mind and the will …