Sri Aurobindo cautions us against taking the path of suffering towards the Divine. It should be rather a calm and glad submission to the Divine. It is through this inner union with the Divine that we can discover the Bliss that built the worlds and feel it behind all events and circumstances of life, regardless of their surface value.
“In us is the thousandfold Spirit who is one,
An eternal thinker calm and great and wise,
A seer whose eye is an all-regarding sun,
A poet of the cosmic mysteries.”
“Each Avatara opens the way towards the Future. He holds His own example before humanity and gives a path to walk on with His help. Sri Aurobindo opened the way to a divinization of nature and the Sunlit Path of the Supramental Yoga. We share a little glimpse of this path opened for earth and man.”
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on Yoga. A video clip by Wilfried Schuh, Germany.
A talk at the 47th All Orissa Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference, Matrubhaban, Cuttack, 2017.
“His intense love for the Mother, in whom he saw the embodiment of his Motherland, and his sincerity and integrity made him Her worthy child. Of him the Mother once said, “Sudhir is my true Bhakta”. May his life inspire the youth of today. To remember him is to remember the idealism and spirit of sacrifice that once inspired a chosen few and through them electrified the multitudes of this country. To remember him is to remember the noble vision for which they lived and died, the vision of their Master, Sri Aurobindo.”
“All illness is essentially an outer reflection of an inner disequilibrium. The contact with the outer world can be the catalytic agent inducing an inner disequilibrium. […] we need to learn to listen to the ‘still small voice’ that gently guides us from the silent depths of our heart. It is through this deeper truth that we have to learn to relate our self with the world.”
“Mother’s Prayers And Meditations”, A Talk by Nolini Kanta Gupta in Bengali
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Alok Pandey (audio recording in English).
“Oh! how I call Thee from the very depths of my heart, True Light, Sublime Love, Divine Master who art the source of our light and of our living, our guide and our protector, the Soul of our soul and the Life of our life…”
With the release of consciousness from the strong grip of Matter, we discover new faculties and begin to experience the realms hidden behind the physical world.
Unending education and constant progress are mentioned in the second article of the Charter, and are a fundamental characteristic of life in Auroville. In the video, three Aurovilians – Chali, Aloka and Deepti – are interviewed on the meaning and practices of unending education.
This is the concluding part of experiences and anecdotes recounted by Sudhir Sarkar, originally in Bengali.
A special session at the Savitri Readers’ Foundation, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, in April 2017 (Part 2)