An opening class of the Savitri Study Camp No 20
“There is a need within the soul of man
The splendours of the surface never sate;
For life and mind and their glory and debate
Are the slow prelude of a vaster theme…”
Thus ends this powerful canto that in a way summarises Savitri’s work and mission and brings us in touch with the Divine Mother’s being. Savitri the book and Savitri the incarnate Divine Mother, whose touch we receive through the book, become thereby a means for our own liberation and transformation.
Remembrances of The Mother by Richard Pearson – an audio recording of one talk at the Hall of Harmony, and a transcript of another talk at Savitri Bhavan, both from 2001.
“… The seal of tears, the bond of ignorance,
He turned to find that wide world-failure’s cause.
Away he looked from Nature’s visible face
And sent his gaze into the viewless Vast,”
Nature is not merely a blind mechanical Energy, building forms and then destroying them. A Wisdom, a vast, luminous Intelligence, a conscious Force stands concealed, working behind all the movements of Nature. This truth is being brought home to us in the lines that follow.
“There is something in Savitri that we do not find in the Vedas, that which is hinted in the Gita and developed to some extent in the Puranas. It is the mystery of God’s birth in Time, termed as the Supreme Mystery by the Gita.”
Another installment of a documentary series on VIMEO, this one – featuring Shyama sharing her experiences with the Mother. Directed by Fred Cebron, in English. A text of an earlier interview by Shyama is also provided.
“Speaking of Maheshwari, Sri Aurobindo writes: “To the wise she gives a greater and more luminous wisdom; those that have vision she admits to her counsels.” Nolini Kanta Gupta was perhaps the first of the few whom the Mother so admitted to her counsels.”
When the love goes towards the Divine, there is still this ordinary human element in it. There is the call for a return and if the return does not seem to come, the love may sink; there is the self-interest, the demand for the Divine as a giver of all that the human being wants […] But the true love for the Divine is in its fundamental nature not of this kind, but psychic and spiritual.
A short video interview and an earlier essay by Tapas Bhatt (Auroville) about her experiences with The Mother.
“LIKE a flame that burns in silence, like a perfume that rises straight upward without wavering, my love goes to Thee; and like the child who does not reason and has no care, I trust myself to Thee that Thy Will may be done, that Thy Light may manifest, Thy Peace radiate, Thy Love cover the world …”
“The Mother. An inner story by Auroville pioneers”, a documentary by Fred Cebron. Episode #4 with Gérard Maréchal. In French with English subtitles.
The only way to make life perfect (I mean here life on earth, of course) is to look at it from a sufficient height to see it in its totality …