A review of our Ashram Life

A Review of Our Ashram Life – a talk by Nolini Kanta Gupta

“Consciousness […] has to come down and break the hard block of inert matter, striking and scattering and throwing up, as it were, its myriad disparate bits, turning them into particles of Light and Consciousness. These free sparks at the outset become erratic, errant conscious units, free but fighting against each other […] but that is the way towards a purer, higher, wider, integrating consciousness. We are thus in a transition period; it is an interregnum, beset with great difficulties, but they are also great opportunities.”

Devotional Music of India

Concert in San Francisco – Vasanti Rao

A beautiful concert of sacred hymns, chants and devotional songs, recorded at the Cultural Integration Fellowship in San Francisco, California, in May 1977, almost exactly 40 years ago. Music was performed by Vasanti Rao, then – secretary of Madhav P Pandit, who often accompanied him on lecture tours.

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A Vision of The Divine Mother

A short composition, based on photographs of The Mother, a vision of Nolini Kanta Gupta, music by Sunil Bhattacharya, and paintings by Priti Ghosh. Produced on occasion of The Mother’s Darshan of February 21, 2017, in Pondicherry.

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The Ideal Centre – a talk by Nolini Kanta Gupta

“Work done as prayer is the best means of effecting an ascent in consciousness […] Work is not meant to show or express one’s capacity or skillfulness or cleverness, nor is it a mere mechanical execution of outward acts performing certain duties. It is indeed a ritual of prayer and self-dedication, adhesion and surrender of the most dynamic and material parts of our being […] to the One Divine Will.”

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Sri Aurobindo in Savitri – a Talk by Georges van Vrekhem

“… we are turned towards that light, and we read Savitri with veneration and devotion, and it gives us a great deal. So we have some work to do, a whole programme to work out, and we all share in the promise of which this Book of Promise is full. And we know what to do for the rest of our lives. Happy travels!”