Finding the soul is all the issue of life. One must be first what one really is. One must get right oneself first.
Mona and Udar Pinto, in their inspiring journey of the soul, played a most vital role in helping to establish the Mother’s and Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram.
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.”
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’
A video clip, based on a poem by Niranjan Guha Roy (1920-2005).
Even though all over the world Christmas has become one big shopping season, we in the Ashram have had the privilege of knowing its ancient and occult significance. And it was with this idea of invoking the Light that the Mother had started this tradition in the Ashram.
“From the beginning of November 1926 the pressure of the Higher Power began to be unbearable. Then at last the great day, the day for which the Mother had been waiting for so many long years, arrived on 24 November….. There was a deep silence in the atmosphere after the disciples had gathered there. Many saw an oceanic flood of Light rushing down from above…”