Sri Aurobindo’s message to Champaklal brings us a deep truth: ‘The divine gives himself to those who give themselves to the Divine; for them, the infinite seas of bliss, of knowledge, of peace, of oneness of Ananda.’
Savitri is not a mental creation and hence cannot be understood by mere mental reasoning. This poem is of a revelatory nature, like a sunlight in which one can bathe and change, receive and be energized. It is the story of Light conquering Darkness, and of Love conquering Death.
Sri Aurobindo worked in different aspects of human consciousness and everywhere he established the needed lines along which humanity could grow and progress. All that is needed now is a sincere Yes from our side and an opening to the Divine Consciousness that He has brought down and established upon earth.
Sri Aurobindo’s yoga aims to establish the Divine Consciousness in matter. Even now It operates hidden behind and veiled as well as distorted by the outer and lower nature. The work is complex and vast.
Sri Aurobindo’s yoga is integral in nature, and knowledge, work and bhakti are its inevitable components. Whichever way we start, it slowly brings all the three streams and weaves them together.
Spiritual life is a life dedicated towards God realization or the seeking after Truth and Peace and Bliss. Religious life is however not so much of a seeking but living according to some belief systems. Sometimes religious life can be a preparation for the spiritual but very often it stops our progress by keeping us tied to certain fixed and limited formulas.
If knowledge is taken as light and work as path, then bhakti is the key to the divine doors. The talk brings us the significance, importance and the way to achieve it, with numerous examples.
The work of a karma yogi is a work from the highest state of his consciousness without being troubled by the consequences or the outcome. Sri Aurobindo himself has shown the path of perfect karma yoga in several ways.
Behind many accepted social or religious truths of human life we can see a spiritual truth. When these truths are followed without proper knowledge or out of fear, they hardly help in the growth of a person, because growth comes with the growth of the state of consciousness.
The talk dwells on various outlooks and attitudes one can take towards life and self and world, especially on the inner attitude behind our daily life. Many clues shown by The Divine Master and The Mother are given, along with the practical examples.
We have to be careful of our thoughts, as our outer circumstances in some way represent our inner state. Our personal suffering many a times is created by our ignorance.
The Mother wants to establish the highest divine Law here upon earth. There is a process through which this can be established with the collaboration of man. But first he must become conscious of the different levels of consciousness and their effects upon him.
Our real self, the soul is like a seed but that is covered by many layers of ignorance. Freedom from Ignorance through emergence of the soul and manifestation of its divine qualities in our life is fundamental to this yoga.
Sadhak should be able to see the inner forces at work behind the veil of appearances and above all, the divine intention behind the play. With this new vision a sadhak can dwell anywhere without being shaken by outer happenings.