There is a common misunderstanding with regard to the role of a Guru and who would it be in the Integral Yoga. This question is typical of the times we live in and needs to be addressed especially in the context of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s withdrawal.
What does the future has in store for us? Certain events in our recent times may well indicate to us the working of the New Consciousness and the coming of the New Age. Yet humanity has to cover a large ground before we can be ready for the Promise of the Future.
The Mother: “Everyone is born with … (what can I call it?) some special twist … that’s what remains last of all. With our idiotic human logic, we think, “That’s what should go first,” but it’s not true: it’s what goes last! Even when it all becomes clear, clear, even when you have all the experiences, the habit stays on and it keeps coming back”
We follow the trail of the Mother’s Yoga of the body where Her Body has become the symbolic representation of all bodies and Her Descent into Earth the Supreme’s sacrifice into Matter for its redemption. Step by step the Mother reveals the secret passage out of man to superhumanity that has been worked out in Her and through Her for all of us who can open with aspiration, trust and surrender.
Today we close the series of explorations on the evolution of a religious towards a spiritualized humanity with the Mother and Sri Aurobindo’s visions of the Future. As always these revelations are often seemingly cryptic and yet disclose a deep truth towards which we move.
As man evolves, the society evolves, science and technology evolve, even religion and man’s contact with beings of the higher worlds evolve. What is the future of Religion which is becoming almost a dying spent up force, is this death a new beginning, the sign of a new birth?
The Uttarpara speech not only reveals the transition point in Sri Aurobindo’s yoga but also lays the broad foundations of a universal religion for India and the World. We reflect upon this speech today to bring home to our hearts the core truths of Sanatana Dharma.
There seems to be a revival of the Nation-idea in recent times. On the other hand another idea that is getting strong is the idea of Internationalism. Today we share some of Sri Aurobindo’s thoughts on the subject.
Of all the divine powers there is none that is as magical as Love. With the Divine Love is the power of transformation. Yet it gets easily distorted in the world and humanity due to the general action of falsehood.
There are of course various forms of the Divine Maya, the Asuric and the Daivi. Here we share some aspects of the workings of the Divine through His Maya.
Today’s talk focuses on inner cyclones that we may be able to manage and reduce and even completely master. These cyclones are depressions, anger and revolt.
What is this mysterious power we call Nature that enchants the soul? What is her relation with the Supreme? We share some insights on this in the backdrop of a relatively lesser known Indian myth of Mohini, the World-enchantress.
We are called upon to make a double renunciation, – a material renunciation and a spiritual renunciation, that is to say our attachment not only to the material but also to the spiritual way of life as we conventionally understand it.
The Mother: “But this thing – healing hands – don’t you have it too? .… You apply your hand and concentrate on … what you conceive to be a higher force – or a Force of Harmony, or a Force of Order….. I think every human being has it in potentiality. At any rate, I always found it a perfectly natural thing.”