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!
“Body and brain hungry for earth our heavenly flight detain.”
“It is no longer towards division and difference that we should turn our minds, but on unity, union, even oneness necessary for the pursuit and realisation of a common ideal, the destined goal, the fulfilment towards which Nature in her beginning obscurely set out and must in an increasing light of knowledge replacing her first ignorance constantly persevere.”
“Thy golden Light came down into my feet;
My earth is now Thy playfield and Thy seat.”
“Voice of Infinity, sound in my heart, –
Call of the One!
Stamp there thy radiance, never to part,
O living sun.”
On December 31, 1934, Sri Aurobindo wrote to his secretary that the just-typed “Rose of God” could be “circulated first as a sort of New Year invocation”.