A group of friends who have long been associated with Kireet-Bhai have asked him to speak about his years with Mother. The result is a cascade of gems from this very great and gentle Soul.
A video recording of the conversation between Alok Pandey and Narad, which took place in Pondicherry in 2015.
The special atmosphere created by the Relics must be tended, preserved by the devotees… It is vibrant focus of a special spiritual Force that has been brought down from the world of Light on Earth to guide and lead its Journey to the Sun of Truth.
“It is no longer towards division and difference that we should turn our minds, but on unity, union, even oneness necessary for the pursuit and realisation of a common ideal, the destined goal, the fulfilment towards which Nature in her beginning obscurely set out and must in an increasing light of knowledge replacing her first ignorance constantly persevere.”
With the beginning of Part Two, we have a different kind of poetic enterprise. Books 4 and 5 together cover ground which you don’t find in Vyasa’s ‘Savitri’. Sri Aurobindo takes great delight in describing Savitri’s childhood and youth.
O LORD, Thou art my refuge and my blessing, my strength, my health, my hope, and my courage.
[…] and that worship goes up from my heart and my mind towards Thee like the pure smoke of incense of the perfumes of India.
We are introduced to the Seer-King Aswapati, a being from the higher consciousness, a representative of the Divine upon earth who has come to help humanity in its Godward climb and open the doors to the future.
“His hair was mingled with the sun and breeze;
The world was in His heart and He was I:
I housed in me the Everlasting’s peace,
The strength of One whose substance cannot die.”
Thus far, in Cantos One and Two of Book One, we have been given a brief background of Savitri’s work. It is a cosmic work that she has undertaken, against which are arraigned powers of darkness that do not wish to see the Advent and growth of Light upon earth.
The Queen and human mother of Savitri is touched by her daughter’s Adverse Fate. At first she states the problem of Pain and how our body and mind connive to make life painful.
A talk of Dr. Alok Pandey in Hindi at 38th All Orissa Sri Aurobindo Women’s Study Circle Conference.
Matru Sikshya Kendra, Taharpur, Jajpur, 2017.
Thus we see in this brief but succinct Canto not only a glimpse of Savitri’s divine personality, the purpose and mission of her birth, but in a wider sense the purpose of our own birth in this play of Space and Time.
There is a law of Karma that seems to chase us beyond the pyre and the grave. And yet there is Grace. This is our hope of redemption from the Law that is binding even upon the gods. Today we share the Mother’s revelations on this aspect of death and after-life.
“There is no rule of complete forgetfulness in the return of the soul to rebirth. There are, especially in childhood, many impressions of the past life which can be strong and vivid enough, but the materialising education and influence of the environments prevent their true nature from being recognised.”