Here we explore the issue of earthly life, the problem and the solution to the enigma of existence.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
In this Canto we see Seer King Aswapati experiencing something new and unprecedented in the history of Yoga. In response to his new aspiration that wants perfection here upon earth, in the material frame itself, he is given a glimpse of the Splendours of the Spirit hidden in the higher hemisphere of existence.
What follows next is hurried glimpse of the Higher Hemisphere. What he has now glimpsed from the translucent screen of the Overmind must be entered into and experienced directly. This will be described in details later.
The true test of our aspiration is that we must dissociate ourselves completely from the ordinary ways and modes of mankind; we must not look with a longing on the life we have consciously and deliberately left behind.
I have written to you that it was possible to detach myself from the sex difficulty to some extent. But there is no total overcoming it.
It is not a question of overcoming, but of detachment — not being identified with it or seized by it. Detachment is the first step. If you can detach yourself from the sex suggestions even when having them as you say, then they do not matter so much … [and] can wait for their final removal hereafter.
There is increasing evidence that we have a great role to play in the healing process, in both minor and major disorders.
The greatest of all labours is to give birth to a New World, a new Consciousness that would animate mankind and transform it from the human animal to a divinized humanity. Such a place is Auroville, the cradle of a New World, a preparation for the humanity of tomorrow. We share a few thoughts on the birth of Auroville, its inner reason and occult significance.
1950 – Sri Aurobindo leaves his body in order to continue his work from the subtle-physical plane, whilst the Mother strives on for the fulfillment of his object on earth: the manifestation of Supermind, which, in its turn, took place six years later.
Pressing further, Savitri plunges deep within her heart. There she discovers her psychic being and through that door her central being that has governed her journey through many lives. The nature of the soul and the identification with it are described here.
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research (SACAR) on April 9, 2018.
Aswapati now sees the worlds that lie concealed in the higher Hemisphere of existence. He stands now at the borders of the two hemispheres and from this vantage point gets a glimpse of the Supramental world, even though from the outside.
There is a strain in my eyes. Reading has become difficult. What to do?
For the eyes you can try boric acid lotion; it should at least take away the pain. You will have to be careful about your eyes. Reading by night (too much) is unadvisable.
Into the gulfs of our nature leap,
Voice of the spaces, call of the Light!
Break the seals of Matter’s sleep,
Break the trance of the unseen height.