” … it was no longer the body, but the golden lid which half-covered, half-revealed that Truth. Those who had the inner sight had realised the Truth and those who had the inner ear had heard in the still cave of their heart the piercing cry, “I am here, I am here!”
… I wrote to Sri Aurobindo, “How people calling to Shiva or Krishna or their Ishta Devata get responses from you I don’t understand,” he replied, ” Who is Shiva? and who is Krishna? and what is an Ishta Devata? There is only one Divine, not a thousand Divines.”
With 115th birth anniversary of Nirod da approaching, we share a presentation in his memory. It was produced in 2007 by the Gnostic Centre.
“We have no fixed method. Whatever helps you to become concentrated and to go within — you follow that. The name of the Mother or Sri Aurobindo can also be helpful. Any work done as an offering to them is another way.”
A talk by Nirodbaran at the Hall of Harmony.
A 1999 documentary-fundraiser for Savitri Bhavan, the first multipurpose building of which was still being constructed at the time.
” a little aspect of a great man and of a great experience, the experience of Auroville.”
“I shall leave my dreams in their argent air,
For in a raiment of gold and blue
There shall move on the earth embodied and fair
The living truth of you.”
“Relics are the living Presence of Sri Aurobindo, imbued with the light and force of his lifelong sadhana, just as an atom contains an infinite power in itself — this is the truth behind the Relics. To always keep alive that truth and give due respect to it is what the Relics demand of us.”
33 years ago, on 7th February 1984, Nolini Kanta Gupta, a foremost disciple of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, left his body. In the following weeks we will share several tributes to Nolini-da’s life, which we find to be very inspiring and touching. We start with an article by Nirod-da.
Recollections and Savitri Recitation by Nirod-da in Auroville, 2000 (audio)
Voicing Satyavan’s thought and feeling, all humanity, the whole world in joy and gratefulness, utters this mantra of thanksgiving:
“If this is she of whom the world has heard,
Wonder no more at any happy change.”