The Avatara leads, humanity follows; the Avatara builds the bridge, humanity walks over it. When the intended work is done, the Avatara withdraws behind so that humanity may prepare itself for the great walk. He does not die but simply withdraws just a step behind the curtain of material life. Blind are they who believe that the Avatara is no more. Even great Masters are not subject to Death.
“If there is one joy that earthly beings can experience which is coveted even by the gods, it is the joy of feeling the touch of the embodied Incarnate Divine. This unparalleled joy is given to earth and humanity as a saving Grace….. This special Grace is given to Earth since unlike other gods and goddesses, she alone has chosen to submit herself to the great evolutionary adventure.”
“… [Savitri], a revelation coming from the very highest summits of consciousness and embodying the sublimest and subtlest Wisdom and Power, is best received as a gift of Grace. It cannot be the subject of mental analysis and speculation, for the Truth it embodies comes from far above the mind. Hence we do not intend to offer any ‘explanations’ or ‘analytical understanding’ of Savitri through these pages.”
The yoga of Sri Aurobindo, also known widely as the Integral Yoga, is a yoga of Earth transformation. The aim of this yoga is not an escape from life or a shunning of worldly existence, but a radical change in our life even while living amidst it. Traditional yoga views life either as an illusion Read More
The mystery and magic of Sri Aurobindo’s life remains incomplete without mentioning the wonder whom the world knows now as the Mother. Born on the 21st Feb 1878, in Paris, to an Egyptian Turkish parents, the Mother (aka Mirra) had met Sri Aurobindo for the first time in 1914, following the lead of her own Read More
The details of Sri Aurobindo’s outer life are rather well-known and easy to search and find. But these outer details, informative though they are, do not tell us much about the person. They create an image, much like a mirror creates an image that captures the form but the essence, the soul escapes our discovery. Read More
Yoga means union with the Divine, or for those who are afraid of the word, union with the eternal Perfection that is enclosed within and discloses itself over long unending Time. All creation is in fact a slow unfolding of this ‘Perfection’ that hides in our depths and as our seed and core, Source and Base. We search in through the events and experiences of our life, we seek through all our longings and hopes and aspirations. It is a slow and laborious process stretching through many centuries of earth-time and many lives lived in and experienced in different bodies, countries and climes.
The Paradox called India It would be a tragic irony of fate if India were to throw away her spiritual heritage at the very moment when in the rest of the world there is more and more a turning towards her for spiritual help and a saving Light. This must not and will surely not Read More
In its pursuit of Truth humanity has followed several routes. Each of these routes took lead from something within him, some faculty or capacity with which mankind has been endowed. Philosophies, cults, sects, religions sprang up based on these routes and paths that humanity took to find the Truth of who he is, what is Read More
If there is one joy that earthly beings can experience which is coveted even by the gods it is the joy of feeling the touch of the Divine Advent. This unparalleled joy is given to earth and humanity as a saving Grace. If this were not, life upon earth would become unbearable with passage of Read More
If we earnestly pursue the search for the spiritual dimension of man (and his health), we find ourselves far removed from current ideas on the subject. Firstly, we must understand the spiritual dimension as consciousness entirely different from the mind, as well as moral, ethical and religious values. The moral and religious state of mind Read More
An integral view of illness demands an integral cure, provided our patience allows it. For living in an age of appearances, our view of power and control is equated with the capacity to alter appearances. It has its meaning though. For appearance is the last step through which a web is woven by the pattern Read More
There is a poem by Sri Aurobindo – ‘One day’ (The Little More) – and it reminds me somehow of the great work done by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother – One day, and all the half-dead is done, One day, and all the unborn begun; A little path and the great goal, A touch Read More
If we look at the earth from a cosmic standpoint, it will look like a small dot in infinity. And if we look at man from that point, he may be like a little ant or even less than that. Yet there is something special about this man. That’s the first thing Sri Aurobindo tells Read More