A talk by Alok Pandey at the Beach Office of the Sri Aurobindo Society (2017).
I salute Thee, O Lord, Master of all life, and I would proclaim Thy reign upon earth.
Though the outer events that crowd our life trigger in us the reactions of pleasure and pain, they are not the real essence of Fate. The truth of Fate lies deep within us in our soul. It is the goal towards which we move and the path we have taken to arrive.
The process is the same for all. Even the great and the strong must pass through the dark field of Nature. In fact, greater the being, greater is the burden it must bear. The seer-king Aswapati leads us and shows the way out of our present limited and ignorant existence and transforming it into a conscious play of the Eternal and the Infinite.
“… when the Avatara and the Divine Mother take upon themselves the role of a Teacher, then there are no limits to the possibilities, no fixed term to our growth and progress, no hedges that constrain our experience. She lowers Herself to our puny heights and carries us in Her arms of Love and Light towards the boundless beatitudes that await our discovery. The limits of religions and ideologies, systems and theories, cults and creeds that tie us forever down simply vanish before the growing Light.”
The story of children who were born in Auroville or came here in an early age, grew up here and went out to further their education and decided to come back to Auroville. Their stories, their concerns and their dreams. A documentary film, 57 mins.
“Savitri Conclusion”, A Talk by Nolini Kanta Gupta in Bengali
“There is no point in thinking of a better theory, a better social system, a better agenda, a better United Nations. As long as the human mind is what it is, it is fully capable of twisting and perverting even the highest truth when it comes. And that is why his [Sri Aurobindo’s] one aim was to go beyond the mind such that this perverting path of the mind can be completely abolished.”
“By its very nature life cannot perish but rise again and again till it has discovered at last God, Freedom, Light, Immortality. The soul that has once taken the upward curve cannot rest and returns again and again till it arrives. The path shines once again and the soul lifts up its head once again towards the sun. And above all we must remember the greatest truth of Grace that guards us in our passage through the Unseen and the Unknown.”
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey (in English with translation to Russian).
Беседа Д-ра Алока Пандея (на английском языке с переводом на русский).
“THE Prayers and Meditations of the Mother is Life Divine in song, it is Life Divine set to music — made sweet and lovely, near and dear to us — a thing of beauty and a joy for ever […] The voice is Krishna’s flute calling the souls imprisoned in their worldly household to come out into the wide green expanses of infinity, in the midst of the glorious herds of light, to play and enjoy in the company of the Lord of Delight.”
“A scientist played with atoms and blew out
The universe before God had time to shout.”
“Lord, I turn towards Thee with a devotion at once joyful and grave and I implore Thee: May Thy love be manifested, May Thy reign come, May Thy peace govern the world.”
The journey and process of yoga is not a straight line but a wave-form with rise and fall and rise again. This is the general course of the process of Integral yoga: the soul ascends to a higher level and then returns back with the light and power gained to lift up the nature as well.