A Video Interview with Babaji Maharaj (Sri Ramakrishna Das)

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.

24. Aspiration – Concentration – Will – Surrender

Aspiration – Concentration – Will – Surrender

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.

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September 25, 1914

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.

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ERIC (a talk in Hindi)

“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
For ever.”

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Hymn to The Mother of Radiances, Parts 2 & 3 – Amrita

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…..

23. The Ego

The Ego

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.

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Dayanand Jamalabad – Interview on Auroville

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.