Disease is not just an absence of physical or even mental signs and symptoms but a state of disorder and disharmony, a state of imbalance if we like, that can manifest at any of the levels of our being—physical, psychological, social.
Is it helpful to study one’s own dreams, unravel them and find out their meaning?
Unless they are really significant dreams it is a waste of time. I don’t think it is necessary to make the effort to remember unless you feel that there has been something of special importance.
“The closer, Mystic Horse, is altogether unlike anything else on the album: percussive echoes in deep space; a slow, primitive, ritual drumbeat; bits of wooden flute, triangle, claves, but the drumbeat has the last word. The ritual remains, taking us out but bringing us back into the body, leaving us so much richer for the journey.”
Thus ends this marvelous passage describing the grand culmination of the soul’s journey. This close is not nirvana or extinction in the Divine but a divine perfection of life and a divine fulfillment of creation itself.
“Lose not courage, be firm, be confident,— I COME.”
Savitri has crossed the three realms in her inner being, namely the physical, vital and the mental consciousness. She now enters a deeper realm where the gods reside within and emerge from the soul as soul-qualities and powers that help the world.
I am quite unconscious of my nights. I do not remember any dreams even though there is a recollection of having seen something.
It does not matter much. The sleep consciousness can be effectively dealt with only when the waking mind has made a certain amount of progress.
A follow-up talk by Dr Alok Pandey at the SACAR / NAMAH workshop
O marvel bird with the burning wings of light and the unbarred lids that look beyond all space,
One strange leap of thy mystic stress breaking the barriers of mind and life, arrives at its luminous term thy flight;
In this talk, delivered to the Annual Convention of Sri Aurobindo Society held at Pondicherry on 13 August 1994, Dr. Mangesh Nadkarni analyses the problem of Hindu-Muslim unity in the light of Sri Aurobindo’s thought.
Sri Aurobindo compares the human soul to a sailor who sails through many lives and in the course of this journey discovers itself and the world. The world experiences are not just a means for the soul to discover itself but also a means for its self-fulfillment in the conditions of material existence.
In my last night’s dreams I saw two events […] Both these predictions have become facts today.
One can see beforehand things that happen in the physical. One can see them on the vital plane or on the subtle physical, — but the subtle physical foreseeing is usually more exact and sure.
Celestial Winds, the album’s most active and layered piece, sweeps us away at once into a vast spiral eye, with wonders swirling around us, as we pass by many worlds on our way to returning home.
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at the SACAR / NAMAH workshop