Calling is generally connected with our inmost aspiration. Pulling, on the other hand is more of an egoistic movement, generally to want something or desire an experience. It indicates haste and a lack of trust and surrender.
Personal efforts towards the realization of one’s psychic being are required and should be done. But by personal efforts only one cannot discover the psychic being. The discovery is ultimately an act of Grace.
Instead of being divinised, man tries to humanise God. But the ways of God can only be understood in the light and understanding of the soul. The mind cannot comprehend spiritual things. That is why The Mother gives so much importance on finding of the soul.
This talk is based on Savitri, Book seven, Canto II. It is about a tremendous inner journey that Savitri undertakes even as she arms herself with the power to take on the challenge of Death.
When the psychic unfolds, a range of experiences and states of consciousness can emerge. A deep and quiet devotion towards the Divine is an obvious sign. There is also the growth of soul-powers such as faith and gratitude, enthusiasm for the Divine Service, urge for progress, spontaneous intuitive knowledge.
To light the psychic fire is the most important initiation in human life. Before that human life is not much connected with the true goal of life. Once the psychic fire is lit, then the whole life and its activities are offered to the Divine.
The whole life and its experiences are a preparation and the evolution of the psychic entity within us. Our ordinary nature has no free will, though it feels like it has. But it is an illusion.
The transformation of nature and divinization of life was not intended in classical yogas. But new aspiration for earthly transformation has been planted upon earth and those who are open to it are progressing towards this new possibility that goes beyond all the various spiritual types that the earth has witnessed up till now.
When we start to prepare ourselves for yoga, we have to prepare the background first. A firm background is necessary because the path of yoga is full of different experiences and lots of unpredictable challenges.
Sri Aurobindo speaks of two more stories connected to this theme of Love conquering Death as Savitri does. One is the story of Pururava and Urvasi and the other is Ruru and Pramadvara.
When we begin to come out of the limited boundaries of the individual ego, we enter in the field of cosmic Ignorance, which is a mixed baggage of many real and unreal things where there is a chance of being deluded easily.
The Yoga of Sri Aurobindo has taken up the whole nature and life as the field of yoga. Here it is not rejection but to purify the nature and feel the unity and Oneness of God in everything and everywhere.
This talk is based on Savitri Book Three, Canto Three. Aswapati has crossed the border of form and the formless and entered the Supramental realm.
God is not limited by anything even though He dwells in everything. But our mind being limited turns everything, including the Divine Words into fixed dogmas. But then how to move on the Path of Transformation?