An article by Dr Alok Pandey on the occasion of 110th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo’s departure from Bengal for Pondicherry
In a certain sense this whole virus affair is segregating humanity into at least two distinct parts. One that will introspect through this crisis and eventually emerge stronger and wiser. Another that will only end up with more and more fear and panic and loose the opportunity of reorienting its life.
As we step aside from the whirl and vortex of everyday life, it is a chance to go still deeper into our souls, a chance to contemplate this wonderful Earth and us humanity upon it.
We have come strangely together in our splendid isolation. We are being rewired no more through the divisive intellect but the great unifier, heart. We have closed our boundaries to others but our hearts have opened wide in a common bond of sympathy and oneness.
To put it paradoxically, when we do not listen to the Will of the Infinite consciously, gladly, then we are compelled to do it unwillingly, unwittingly by the action of countless infinitesimal forces around us. It is not a punishment but simply a course correction, a remedial measure for the earth’s sickness towards which we Read More
We must reconnect ourselves, reconnect not only with our own soul but also with the soul of Nature and the soul in all things. In this direction too we are being led by the secret Wisdom of Nature that has come garbed in the form of adversity.
… spend your energies cultivating inner Peace and Light and Wideness and Joy. This is much more effective and a long term solution than fighting with the darkness while being still oneself in darkness.
Since the Supermind is here the earth’s destruction is out of question. Everything that is happening and will happen will only push us closer towards the Goal. For the Supermind brings with it the certitude of divine victory.
The question is not what methods we have found to get over the present problem but rather what is the lesson it has come to teach us and whether we are willing and ready to learn it still.
Fits or seizures are an example of vital forces, generally of a lower order, trying to take possession of a human being. When the nervous system resists, the individual throws up a fit and the brain temporarily shuts down
Grace is the Divine Power that has leaped down from the heart of the Supreme to help creation move towards its goal. In a general way this mysterious Grace supports creation from behind giving it the needed push for progress.
The psychic being is that part in us that is turned towards the Divine. Aware of its immortality, it knows itself as a portion of the Divine Consciousness and hence naturally turns towards the Divine Light, Truth, vastness, Peace, bliss, Love of the Divine. It is in a natural affinity with these higher states.
The real preoccupation should be with the positive side of the sadhana such as Peace and Light and Faith and Devotion and Wideness and the means of developing these and growing towards the Divine. The lower is left behind as we grow into the higher.
Without fear of any kind from this or any other worlds, yogin or sadhaka goes about doing the work given by the Mother fully assured of Her Protection and Her unfailing Grace. All other things will come and go but this abides forever…