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The Darkness hidden by darkness

in “Secret of the Vedas” Sri Aurobindo writes: We find this fundamental idea of the Vedic Rishis brought out in the Hymn of Creation (X.129) where the subconscient is thus described. “Darkness hidden by darkness in the beginning was this all, an ocean without mental consciousness . . . out of it the One was Read More

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Pralaya

Explaining unfolding of the Divine in a progressive creation, the Mother and Sri Aurobindo wrote: In fact in the history of our universe there have been six consecutive periods which began by a creation, were prolonged by a force of preservation and ended by a disintegration, a destruction, a return to the Origin, which is Read More

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The two Oceans

In “Secret of the Vedas”, Sri Aurobindo writes: The Veda speaks of two oceans, the upper and the lower waters. These are the ocean of the subconscient, dark and inexpressive, and the ocean of the superconscient, luminous and eternal expression but beyond the human mind. Vamadeva in the last hymn of the fourth Mandala speaks Read More

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The first steps of creation and the Four Asuras

In Questions and Answers (1953), The Mother gives the following reply to the question about origin of Gods and steps of creation: There is a very old tradition which narrates this. I am going to tell you the story as one does to children, for in this way you will understand: One day “God” decided Read More

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Savitri : A Bridge to the Future

“It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, of the Eternal. If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide towards Immortality. To read Savitri is indeed to practice”