We are staring to post prayers, selected by M P Pandit from writings by T. V. Kapali Sastri, and available as Sanskrit original and its’ English translation. The first post contains four prayers out of total of fifteen.
The course of Sri Aurobindo’s life has undoubtedly been mysterious. He himself said in a letter that it has not been visible on the surface and therefore it has been beyond the ken of the ordinary man. Then again, he had always been, even in the days of his political activity, averse to pushing himself forward.
Reminiscences of Sri Aurobindo by C C Dutt, Part 2.
Reminiscences of Sri Aurobindo by C C Dutt, who’s whole life since first meeting Sri Aurobindo in 1890’s was linked with him in many ways.
To complement his biography of Sri Aurobindo, which is being serialized here, we are reproducing an essay about Rishabhchand, written by Sunayana Panda and originally published in SABDA’s “Recent Publications” in May 2006.
In spite of the difficulties and critical trials through which humanity may be required to pass, Sri Aurobindo underlines the need of understanding the inevitability of the spiritual solution. He places before us a vision of the way in which a World-Union could come into being.
The very atmosphere takes on the radiance of the divine beauty. The breeze plays a celestial music. The soul blossoms with a rapturous fragrance. The earth is gathered up into the heavenly vision. Truth alone rules and triumphs….
“To Sri Aurobindo and the Mother: In eternal gratitude for the incredible love and “divine cunning” with which they have guided me through life.”
“We have no fixed method. Whatever helps you to become concentrated and to go within — you follow that. The name of the Mother or Sri Aurobindo can also be helpful. Any work done as an offering to them is another way.”
When we follow sincerely our own calling and persevere on our chosen path, we arrive one day at the highest truth: that all beings are but different modes and manifestations of the One and Multiple Supreme, and that we are, therefore, entitled to and capable of realizing Him in ourselves and manifesting Him in our lives.
The reason I have left Egypt to spend my remaining years in an ashram dedicated to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother is that I find this ashram to be, for me, the most suitable place to deepen in and around myself that solid peace on which, in the long run, a divine life can be established on earth.
How Sri Aurobindo’s book turned a life of Egyptian forever.
Posted in loving memory of Zackaria (Jan 15, 1943 – May 14, 2018).
If there is one lesson Ambu wanted me to learn, it is this: turn to the Divine and nowhere else. Do not run after money, power, sex, name and fame. Live for the Divine, live for the Mother, and all else will be given to you.
An essay by Bob Zwicker, which earlier appeared in ‘Mother India’