The talk is based on Sri Aurobindo’s longer narrative poem ‘Love and Death’. The poem is written in blank verse while in Baroda around 1899 in the pre-yogic phase of Sri Aurobindo’s life. The poem relives the noble sentiment of human love climbing to its peak through the law of sacrifice in its wrestle with death and fate.
A little path and the great goal,
A touch that brings the divine whole.
“How shall I rest content with mortal days
And the dull measure of terrestrial things,
I who have seen behind the cosmic mask
The glory and the beauty of thy face?”
The Mother recites a short essay by Sri Aurobindo written around 1918 and published in a complete form in the Bulletin of SAICE in Nov 1979. The video was produced by the University of Human Unity in 2008.
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.
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.”