The second part from the series “Savitri, – The Ancient Story and Sri Aurobindo’s Epic Poem. An Overview in Five Parts.”
My soul’s wide self of living infinite Space
Outlines its body luminous and unborn
Behind the earth-robe; under the earth-mask grows clear
The mould of an imperishable face.
A talk and an interview by Georges van Vrekhem on Integral Yoga from 1998 and 2001, respectively.
“… body it will still be subject to decay and age and consequent death. For these are but processes, and not the real inner reason for the existence of death. Even if all the outer causes are mastered, death will find its entry through the door of ignorance within the human body. And the body will change only when the consciousness within changes.”
“The body’s cells grow into something conscious, entirely conscious. […] And this physical mind […] has fallen silent, and in silence it has received inspiration from the Consciousness. And it has started praying again: the same prayers that were earlier in the mind.”
I experience Love and Ananda, but they disappear after a while.
It is so with all spiritual experiences. The ordinary consciousness is not accustomed to hold them.
A fall in concentration is very upsetting.
Fall of the concentration happens to everybody […]
A prayer by Kapali Sastri, recited by Vasanti Rao. Preceded by a joint recitation of a traditional “refuge” sloka.
Though creation appears to our senses as a number of separate objects hung in Space and connected through the play of Time, behind all its variations and multiplicity, there is the One. It is the One Reality that has become the Many. This is the great secret we are here to discover.
An audio recording of a talk by Udar Pinto on November 29, 1973 in USA, and a transcript of another one, given a week later in Auroville.
“Concentrate in the heart. Enter into it; go within and deep and far, as far as you can. […] A fire is burning there, in the deep quietude of the heart. It is the divinity in you — your true being. Hear its voice, follow its dictates.”
“… the Infinite, the Vast lies behind and at the heart of all, without it nothing can exist or move. That is the supreme agent for creation and new creation—the Grace Divine. All the different elements are but varied formulations of one and the same divine Creative Energy. Therefore the Vedic Rishi declares: It is all one single reality, the sages give it different names.”
The fourth conversation of the series
A Questions and Answers Session, following a talk by Dr Alok Pandey at the Workshop on Integral Counselling, 10-12 November 2017, at SACAR (Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research).
A day will come when the harmony shall be achieved and all the country shall be, by its very life, the bearer of Thy word and Thy manifestation. But meanwhile my pen is mute to chant Thy praise.