Recorded in 1999 by French TV.
A recitation of Sri Aurobindo’s Durga Stotra, originally written in Bengali (1909), in Sanskrit by Chinmayee Maheshwari.
Aravinda Maheshwari reads Sri Aurobindo’s Hymn to Durga (1909).
No human will can finally prevail against the Divine’s Will. Let us put ourselves deliberately and exclusively on the side of the Divine, and the Victory is ultimately certain. (A Video Clip)
Learn thou first to be the instrument of God and to accept thy Master. The instrument is this outward thing thou callest thyself […] Accept thyself humbly, yet proudly, devotedly, submissively and joyfully as a divine instrument. There is no greater pride and glory than to be a perfect instrument of the Master.
A video clip with photographs and audio recording of an interview of The Mother. Photography and concept by Tara Jauhar. Production of Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Delhi Branch.
“O Thou of whom I am the instrument,
O secret Spirit and Nature housed in me…”
Video clip, based on recitation of Sri Aurobindo’s poem by Maurice Shukla. Music by Lucette Bourdin.
A little path and the great goal,
A touch that brings the divine whole.
The Mother recites a closing part of the poem by Sri Aurobindo (AUDIO + TEXT). For full text and a commentary please refer to the accompanying post with a talk by Dr Alok Pandey.
“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.”
Recitation of Sri Aurobindo’s poem “Bride of the Fire”, followed by a fragment from The Mother’s organ music “Life in Eternity”. Recitation by Jhumur Bhattacharya, artwork by Ritam Upadhyay and Barindra Kumar Ghose.
“I am the lord of tempest and mountain,
I am the Spirit of freedom and pride.
Stark must he be and a kinsman to danger
Who shares my kingdom and walks at my side. ”
Thou who pervadest all the worlds below,
Yet sitst above,
Master of all who work and rule and know,
Servant of Love!