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The Good and Great who Suffer, pp 444-445 (SH 228)

Narad reveals how pain chisels out greatness and why is suffering allowed to those who are among the good and the great, whose very life is to serve a higher purpose and who live selflessly. This is a question that vexes all who look upon pain and suffering as some sort of judgment by God for our errors and sins.

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The Coming (HH 201)

Before the 24th April Darshan it may be helpful to get into the mood and atmosphere of the early days of Sri Aurobindo’s arrival and the earthly lila of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Often this is the simplest way to open one’s heart to Their Love and Compassion and Grace.

Birth of a seer

Birth of a Seer pp 24-25

The very first stages of transformation, the transformation of the Mind of Ignorance into a Mind of Light, are now being described in the passages that follow. This initial step leads us to a freedom from Ignorance, as the ignorant human mind gets transformed into the mind of a seer.

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“Invitation to Savitri” Pt 18: Book 5 Canto 3

“It’s difficult to write love poetry where you talk about fulfilled love. When the poet finds that the beloved is gone, then his highest poetry comes out. Love fulfilled for most people is sheer domesticity, there is no poetry left. But here you see how he lifts the whole thing. He’s made an adoration of the body, an adoration of the heart, an adoration of the mind. “

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March 13, 1913

“…LET the pure perfume of sanctification burn always, rising higher and higher, and straighter and straighter, like the ceaseless prayer of the integral being”

Human Life

Human life – a preparation p 24

Human life as we experience now, in our ignorance, is not the final intended act of Nature. It is a stage, a transition, a rather long preparation, often through much struggle and suffering, for divinity, for the divine unfolding in and through man as an intermediary link.

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Krishna

“At last I find a meaning of soul’s birth
Into this universe terrible and sweet,
I who have felt the hungry heart of earth
Aspiring beyond heaven to Krishna’s feet.”

Collective harmony

On Collective Harmony (video)

A selection from Sri Aurobindo and The Mother on Harmony and Cooperation, as well as recording of a conversation between Alok Pandey and Narad on this topic.

Devotional Music of India

Concert in San Francisco – Vasanti Rao

A beautiful concert of sacred hymns, chants and devotional songs, recorded at the Cultural Integration Fellowship in San Francisco, California, in May 1977, almost exactly 40 years ago. Music was performed by Vasanti Rao, then – secretary of Madhav P Pandit, who often accompanied him on lecture tours.