The talk is based on understanding the symbol behind the characters in Savitri as revealed in the Author’s note, the symbol of Death that surrounds earthly life and its eventual annihilation. The talk also touches upon Tantra. The passages taken up here are from Savitri pp. 480 – 483 and 664 – 667.
This talk is based on pp. 685 – 689 of Savitri. It starts with a question from one of the participants about the problem of action. After initial discussion the conversation turns towards Savitri.
This talk is based on a passage from Savitri pp. 323 – 325, where Aswapati is shown the secret plans of the Supreme that the Divine Mother has hidden in Her heart.
This talk is based on passages from Savitri pp. 312 – 316 where the Seer-Yogi Aswapati stands face to face with the Divine Mother, seeking the fulfillment of his tapasya which is essentially the redemption of all mankind.
This talk is based on a passage from Savitri, where Sri Aurobindo describes the soul as a sailor voyaging through Time towards Eternity. The steps and stages of the journey are beautifully marked through significant images.
This talk is about the various aims of human life through which the soul moves along its evolutionary journey. This aim is not so much of a mental choice as of a growing unfolding of the Divine Script in man.
The talk and a brief interaction are centered around yogic insights into our body, everyday life and how we can live better and healthier.
On the occasion of Sri Aurobindo’s Mahasamadhi day we discuss an aspect of His vast yoga which baffles many. It is this possibility of physical immortality.
Yoga is a concentrated evolution; it is a means of bringing out the highest and deepest possibilities latent in man. Right now our life is hampered and limited in many ways. The human mind and senses as they are presently organized are fundamentally incapable of overcoming these limitations. Yet there is, in man, a quest sublime to exceed and transcend himself.
Sri Aurobindo has brought and implanted upon earth a new aspiration, the aspiration for terrestrial perfection, for an integral fulfillment of life. Savitri serves as an intermediary to awaken and help this aspiration to grow in man.
In every age of mankind there have been great beings, luminous Masters who have shown the Path towards the Divine. This time the Divine coming as the Mother forged a new bond between the seeker and the Master.
A talk with the following question and answer session by Dr Alok Pandey at the Centurion University, Paralakhemundi, Odisha, which took place in January 2018.
What is the essential core of Sri Aurobindo’s vast and complex personality? On the one side we see him as an embodiment of tyaga (renunciation) and tapasya (concentrated spiritual endeavour), on the other – his tremendous compassion for earth and humanity.
Savitri, the mantra of transformation is not only a vision but also an action. Sri Aurobindo has revealed here all that has to be known of our past, our present and the future of the human race with earth as the center-stage of the epic drama of creation.