A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at the Beach Office of Sri Aurobindo Society in February 2017.
[Sri Aurobindo] only said: “Human beings are weak. It is not good to make them still more weak by dwelling on their weaknesses. Rather one should think only of that which gives strength to the mind.”
An audio recording and a transcript of a talk.
“The Seer-king Aswapati now ascends to the higher planes. He leaves the limits and boundaries of terrestrial nature, and enters the domain of the Gods, who preside over creation and its various aspects and functioning as powers of the One.”
“Sudhir lived with Sri Aurobindo like a family member for almost a year. Later, he looked after Sri Aurobindo when they both were in the Alipore Jail in the year 1908-1909. Here are a few experiences and anecdotes recounted by Sudhir, originally in Bengali.”
The 6th installment from a documentary series on VIMEO, this one – featuring Janaka (Bernard Delambre) sharing his experiences with the Mother. Directed by Fred Cebron. In French, with English subtitles.
“To discover health one has to discover its source. Opening of the mind and body and life to the psychic influence is the most important key to an ascending state of perfection that would eventually lead man beyond the frontiers of our present possibilities to a complete freedom and a total immunity from all illnesses, accidents, poisoning and eventually even death.”
“Book VI, Canto 2 takes up the problem of pain. Sri Aurobindo doesn’t dismiss pain and evil as unreal; evil is real, but evil is not an inherent property characteristic of the supreme Reality. Evil begins at a certain stage in the evolutionary journey, and when its need is over, evil automatically gets eliminated. You can only drive evil away through the spiritual approach by rising to a level of consciousness above the mind.”
A conversation of Alok Pandey and Narad, recorded in 2014 (Part 2).
A film by Basile Vignes, Auroville 2008. In Sanskrit Shantakaram ” the embodiment of peace” This ancient Vedic Mantra taken from the Upanishads is an invocation to Vishnu who represents the omnipresent consciousness supporting our universe.
The true solution to the enigma of evil and pain lies in transforming the Inconscient base upon which earthly life stands. But this is no mean or easy task. The powers of the Inconscience oppose and deny, and until the Inconscient law is changed, the lasting remedy for pain will continue to elude us.
“… for him who knows how to listen to the note, […] all foolish illusions vanish or are transformed into a joyful acceptance of the marvellous truth that has been glimpsed.”
A documentary film produced by New Momentum for Human Unity and directed by Christopher Buhrman, film explores the community of Auroville, India, demonstrating what is possible when people attempt to live together in a community beyond the boundaries of nation, religion and race.
The 10th May is Buddha Purnima, the birthday of Siddhartha, the prince who would walk out of a kingly life and royal palace in search of a solution to misery and suffering. His is a life of seeking and enlightenment, his master word is compassion, his goal nirvana. We share some of the thoughts of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on Buddha.