A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at Savitri Readers Bhavan, Bhubaneswar, in April 2018.
A Question and Answer Session with Dr Alok Pandey at the Savitri Readers Bhavan, Bhubaneswar, on April 6, 2018.
A talk at the 39th Nikhiila Utkala Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachakra Sammilani, Paralakhemundi, Odisha, January 24-26, 2018.
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey in Paralakhemundi, Odisha, in Jan 2018
The path of yoga is not an easy walk, the seeker has to often face inner resistances and wage a battle against invisible enemies. It is a long journey that goes beyond a single life-time. It is important to have something of the warrior element in one’s nature for walking the Path.
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at the 2018 Annual Study Circle at Garden House, Pondicherry. The talk touches upon some difficulties we encounter in reading Sri Aurobindo and ways to overcome them.
Some of terms specific to the yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother are discussed, not from a linguistic but from an experiential point of view. There is also a detailed description of the meaning of Sri Aurobindo’s symbol in response to a question.
Yoga has little to do with techniques and methods which are largely subordinate and secondary. The one important thing is the central and conscious aspiration. It is this that opens the doors of the Spirit rather than any fixed technique.
So also spiritual life has little to do with conventional religiosity. A very religious man may be far from the true spiritual life, often even closed to it. The stages of our evolution towards the spiritual consciousness are discussed in this talk.
Our outer life is a preparation for the inner, and the more conscious we become of our true life, our inner life, the better we are able to deal with the outer life and change it. In this talk we discuss the attitudes helpful to prepare us for the great journey.
Savitri has asked four boons for Earth and Man. The Supreme indeed grants these boons that will fulfill through passage of Time. The Supreme promises that the Earth will be saved and matter divinised and earthly life become the life Divine. (concluding part of the class).
Savitri has asked four boons for Earth and Man. The Supreme indeed grants these boons that will fulfill through passage of Time. The Supreme promises that the Earth will be saved and matter divinised and earthly life become the life Divine.
What we discover here is the Divine Love and Compassion that dwells in Savitri’s heart who is none else but an incarnation of the Divine Mother. We are also given a quick glimpse of the challenges of transformation especially with regard to the resistance in man. Eventually she ascends to Her own Home and asks for the boons from the Supreme.
Savitri has crossed the last stronghold of Death. The mask of terror and grief is torn and Savitri enters the very Home of Truth. It is then that she is face to face with the Divine who stands behind creation hidden behind all action and movement. A long dialogue follows where Savitri seeks for the redemption of earth.