The French revolution marked an important step in the earth’s evolutionary history. Sri Aurobindo has written extensively about it and as it seems was very much behind this revolution. Today’s talk is dedicated to this momentous event.
“… yoga itself has evolved and changed as humanity has evolved and changed. For each Age there is a yoga appropriate to the Age. It is in this context that we try to trace in brief the evolution of various yogic systems.”
Russia is a land impregnated with the seed of spirituality. Deep within its past, it was the land through which ancient mystics or Rishis migrated from the Arctic region during the previous Ice-Age towards more habitable regions. Another way is to look within its soul that seeks to establish the Ideal of Brotherhood and Fraternity in humanity. Finally, to the devotees and disciples of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Russia is indeed a special place being the place of Her last incarnation just before the present one.
“Each Avatara opens the way towards the Future. He holds His own example before humanity and gives a path to walk on with His help. Sri Aurobindo opened the way to a divinization of nature and the Sunlit Path of the Supramental Yoga. We share a little glimpse of this path opened for earth and man.”
When we turn towards Yoga, we sometimes look for a concrete external method, an activity or an outer practice or technique so to say. But the real events of yoga, the practice and the results take place largely in our inner subjective psychological space. We look at this aspect of yoga in the Mother’s Light.
The 10th May is Buddha Purnima, the birthday of Siddhartha, the prince who would walk out of a kingly life and royal palace in search of a solution to misery and suffering. His is a life of seeking and enlightenment, his master word is compassion, his goal nirvana. We share some of the thoughts of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on Buddha.
One of the challenges for a spiritual aspirant is how should he deal with life. On one side he is expected to practice the acceptance of all things as the Divine, on the other – to labour and put in effort towards self-perfection. How are these two attitudes, seemingly contradictory, are to be reconciled is the theme of today’s sharing.
Before the 24th April Darshan it may be helpful to get into the mood and atmosphere of the early days of Sri Aurobindo’s arrival and the earthly lila of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Often this is the simplest way to open one’s heart to Their Love and Compassion and Grace.
Sri Aurobindo’s coming to Pondicherry marks the start of a new project, the progressive divinization of the race, of Matter, so that this earthly life may become the Life Divine. Today we share some thoughts on Sri Aurobindo’s coming to Pondicherry and the preparation needed for the New World to precipitate into this material World.
There is a law of Karma that seems to chase us beyond the pyre and the grave. And yet there is Grace. This is our hope of redemption from the Law that is binding even upon the gods. Today we share the Mother’s revelations on this aspect of death and after-life.
Death is a moment of intense concentration. It is a moment of great transition, from one state of existence to another. This evening we share some reflections and truths about this crucial and critical moment of which we hardly know and yet which holds so much importance in our life.
As we enter the week prior to the Mother’s birthday (Darshan Day of February 21), we take a look at some of the past lives of the Mother. These reminiscences also reveal certain deep truths about the memory of past lives and the work of the Divine upon Earth.
Among the many mysteries that we encounter in our journey of life, one of them indeed is Death. Fortunately for us we have the vast experience of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother who have left for us a wealth of deepest understanding about all things, including death. We share today some of the Mother’s discoveries and revelations on Death and Rebirth.
Pavitra da’s departure is no less inspiring than his life. We have heard about great yogis who have shed their mortal cloak consciously, but here is a yogi who not merely shed but fused his mortal cloak with the Divine Mother. Let us share something about this wonderful account and the mysteries associated with Pavitra da’s departure.