God is supposed to be perfect and have created this world out of his joy, his great bliss. But the world of ignorance, death, misery―why did God create this world?
A glimpse of Auroville, an international township in the South of India, based on the ideals of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Filmed in 2015 by Serena Aurora.
Nadaka and Gopika perform one of the Peace Mantras, a Vedic era Sanskrit text from the Taittiriya Upanishad.
“There are hidden powers and latent possibilities within each one of us. They begin to awake under pressure of the Light growing within us. The transforming Power, the Divine Shakti liberates what is imprisoned within us.”
Sri Aurobindo has reportedly written that “There are three ways of blessing of the Mother: by sight, by touch and through flowers. And it is through flowers that Her blessings are most effective.”
The problem of pain is not just an individual problem though the life of individuals is caught up in it. It is a cosmic problem whose occult roots lie in the dark subconscient and inconscient terrains. It is this that has to be tackled and it is for this that the Avatara descends upon Earth.
“All turns from a wideness and unbroken peace
To a tumult of joy in a sea of wide release.”
“To turn towards Thee, unite with Thee, live in Thee and for Thee, is supreme happiness, unmixed joy, immutable peace…”
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.
This is an audio recording of the first of two talks on flowers, which were delivered at Savitri Bhavan in December 2006 and January 2007. An excerpt from interview with Richard by Anie Nunnally is also posted.
A video clip by Wilfried Schuh from the “Yoga in Savitri” series.
“Mother Divine, they say you are 125 years old, but you are at once ancient and young. You are the eternal and universal creatrix and cannot be placed within the narrow confines of age, personality, time, space, or nationality. You are all-wisdom, all-wideness, you are omniscient and omnipresent.”
There will be more detailed and personal recollections and eulogies, but we would like to use this opportunity to say at least a few words in tribute to this beautiful child of the Mother.
“Savitri comes to lead and show us the way so that we may follow in Her trail of Light, carried by Her Love.”