Q: What was Mother’s room like? A: It was like walking into a different world; it was like being suspended half way between heaven and earth because of her presence. The room was always full of flowers and a sort of spiritual fragrance. The light was incredible.
Victoire à la Douce Mère! Vande Mataram!
Loud and clear rang his voice as we halted after the March-past, and all of us, our blood tingling, repeated Vande Mataram three times, and each time the salute to our Motherland and to our divine Mother grew more powerful.
Auroville is a collective experiment. Among all the experiments going on in the world, this experiment of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother is possibly the most difficult because it aims at a collective realisation, with far-reaching goals.
In a quiet back street of Edayan-chavadi village there is a neat house. This is Brahmanaspati Kshetram, a Centre dedicated to The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. It is the loving creation of Rajan, the modest man who shows you around. Here is his story.
The account describes the ashram atmosphere during November and December 1950, immediately preceding and subsequent to Sri Aurobindo’s leaving the body, and a meeting with The Mother.
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.
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.
“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).