A weekly sharing on Savitri by Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
A smooth transition from the old to the new order of Yoga and from the undeclared position of a Guru to the position of a child of the Mother were no doubt remarkable achievements of this progressive sage, but no less remarkable were his humility, his austere way of living devoid of the slightest concern for personal comfort, his unfailing patience in satisfying the queries of visitors as well as his untiring guidance to hundreds of Study Circles formed in Orissa.
The Divine Shakti concealed in all things is the Source of all hope. However much our present ignorant nature may fumble and falter, She will lead creation eventually to its inevitable Divine Goal.
One aspires for a thing for five minutes and afterwards for something else. Will this have the same effect as aspiring for one thing for a long time?
The order or time is of no importance. It is the force and sincerity of the aspiration itself that matters.
An archival recording of a talk by Dr Alok Pandey in USA in 2001.
“The psychic being is also a great discovery which requires at least as much fortitude and endurance as the discovery of new continents. A few simple words of advice may be useful to one who has resolved to undertake it. “
Sooner or later, the biological sciences are bound to stumble into the territory of the occult much as physics stepped into the inner terrain unwittingly and thereby came closer to the hidden dimensions of matter. So too there are hidden dimensions of life that we need to understand and enter into.
O DIVINE and adorable Mother, with Thy help what is there that is impossible? [..] Thou hast accepted us as fit intermediaries between the unthinkable realities and the relativities of the physical world, and Thy constant presence in our midst is a token of Thy active collaboration.
“Our souls remember when the act is done,
That it was fated. Aslaug, now for us
The world begins again, — our world, beloved,
Since once more we — who since the stars were formed
Playing the game of games by Odin’s will
Have met and parted — parted, meet again
Increase my fires and aspiration, make the surrender in me possible at once and in every way; widen my openness and receptivity; remove the coverings that delay the workings of psyche deep within; take away, O Mother, from me what I have and what I have not…..
The third conversation of the series
I find it difficult to keep myself free from feeling disgust for X whenever I see him. How am I to throw away such stupid reactions from my nature?
By having dislike and disgust for nobody — remembering that the Divine is in all.
In 1964, Dayanand was appointed by The Mother to search and secure lands for the realisation of Auroville. In this interview, he recalls those times and the spirit that was pervading the construction of the township, plus some comments and insights on other facets of the Auroville adventure.
“Vision and dream were fables spoken by truth
Or symbols more veridical than fact,
Or were truths enforced by supernatural seals.”
(Savitri, Book I, Canto 3, p. 30)