Our difficulties and obstacles are our great aids; they can always be utilised as stepping stones in our upward march, and they are often intended to be such by our Divine Friend and Guide, by the kind and graceful Mother.
What produces the loss of mental balance?
The loss of mental balance is due to…exaggerated ego, exaggerated sex, acceptance of a hostile force etc.
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.
Savitri has crossed the last stronghold of Death. The mask of terror and grief is torn and Savitri enters the very Home of Truth. It is then that she is face to face with the Divine who stands behind creation hidden behind all action and movement. A long dialogue follows where Savitri seeks for the redemption of earth.
This is a standalone Canto in the Book of Death and yet it has been named Canto Three. First, Sri Aurobindo takes us close to the fatal hour, revealing profound truths about Death and human nature, caught up in its net, through a series of highly suggestive images.
With the awakening of the secret Soul and the descent of the Divine Shakti, there is a reversal and a reorientation of human nature towards the Divine. The centers in the subtle body, known as chakras, open under the pressure of the Higher Consciousness.
But what did Supramental Manifestation concretely mean? Many sadhaks expected miracles and a quick end to all their difficulties, whilst others were already looking around for the new race. However, the Mother clarified that this was not the meaning of the descent.
There are three states of the One Divine, often termed as the three Purushas, – the Individual, the Cosmic, the Transcendent. Through yoga we too can enter into oneness with these three. Here we see Aswapati’s experience as he becomes one with the cosmic consciousness.
How to liberate myself from the vital strife and struggle?
Allow no demand of the human vital to rise up — clamour of egoistic revolts — or if one rises see that you or no part of you identifies itself with it.
The Mother spoke of this creation as the creation of a progressive equilibrium and hence it will escape the general law of dissolution or pralaya that has been the fate previous six creations so far. We dwell a little deeper on this subject of Equilibrium with the help of the Mother.
Voice of Infinity, sound in my heart, —
Call of the One!
Stamp there thy radiance, never to part,
O living Sun.
How Sri Aurobindo’s book turned a life of Egyptian forever.
Posted in loving memory of Zackaria (Jan 15, 1943 – May 14, 2018).
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
A Talk in Delhi in 2018