“To live in the future may yield some dividends to a rare few, but dwelling in the past never. Yet we continually revive bygone movements and give force to those vibrations to form again and interfere with the present.”
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at the Study Camp on Integral Personality Development at Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research (SACAR) in August 2017
“I am the lord of tempest and mountain,
I am the Spirit of freedom and pride.
Stark must he be and a kinsman to danger
Who shares my kingdom and walks at my side. ”
The last Savitri study class of the year – will resume in January 2018.
“The feelings and aspirations of the psychic being are all turned towards truth and right consciousness and the Divine; it is the only part that cannot be touched by the hostile forces and their suggestions.”
A sharing by Dr Alok Pandey on occasion of Sri Aurobindo’s Darshan Day.
Two quotes from “Reality Omnipresent”, Chapter 4 of The Life Divine [CWSA 33-34 : 33]
“There waiting its hour the future lay unknown,
There is the record of the vanished stars.
There in the slumber of the cosmic Will
He saw the secret key of Nature’s change.”
“A secret harmony steals through the blind heart
And all grows beautiful because Thou art.”
2004 film, directed by Basile Vignes, recounts the trials and successes with alternative ecological methods in Auroville.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
The sense of separated and isolated existence, the feeling of a closed system that one assumes in opposition to others is the Maya of which the Vedanta speaks. It is real so long as it is taken to be real. But it possesses no inherent or absolute reality.
Instead of being bewildered by passing appearances that easily deceive we should rather tune ourselves to the inner Truth that is trying to manifest. Then we too shall share the wisdom of the gods and our actions leave a trail of light towards the future.
I would very much like to bring out my inner being and live in it.
If you call down the higher consciousness, its descent of itself will show you your inner being as separate from the outer. Until then you can only go on observing yourself and the movements of your nature till you see the difference.