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”.
“…and beauty conquer the resisting world,
The Truth-Light capture Nature by surprise,
A stealth of God compel the heart to bliss
And earth grow unexpectedly divine.”
“…Although our fallen minds forget to climb,
Although our human stuff resists or breaks,
She keeps her will that hopes to divinise clay…”
“…the transcendent and universal person of the Divine conforms itself to our individualised personality and accepts a personal relation with us …as our Master, Friend, Lover, Teacher, our Father and our Mother, our Playmate in the great world-game…”
On the 18th January 1960; when a young sadhak met the Mother for a personal interview, She said to him: “I shall give you something special; be prepared.” The next day, She ….. started speaking about Sri Aurobindo`s great epic Savitri and continued to speak at length.