A Talk by Dr Alok Pandey.
“Always we hear the tread of Kali’s feet
Measuring in rhythms of pain and grief and chance
Life’s game of hazard terrible and sweet.”
“Where then does the Gita stand amidst all this stupendous mass of revelatory scriptures whose sheer size and of course the substance is mind-boggling? One may even ask what extra truth if any does this rather short treatise of just about 700 shlokas bring?”
“Sri Aurobindo came to Pondicherry and took shelter here. We might say of course from another point of view that it was he who gave shelter to Pondicherry within his own consciousness. But why this city in particular?”
Why do we die and what’s wrong with this question? How we do the Yoga of Cellular Transformation and what is incorrect with this question also? How to keep body fit for the physical transformation? What is The Mother’s vision and does she see us? Finally – role of Gurus, Babas and other middlemen in the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo. Please join the conversation …
“Oh, how I wish I could bring all my relatives, my friends, nay, all the people of the earth and show them to my Mother; by Her magic touch She would change their heart’s understanding, give them peace and the sweet taste of happiness!”
A talk in Hindi given by Alok Pandey on the occasion of enshrinement of Sri Aurobindo’s sacred Relics at Hazaribagh on the 29th March 2017
In this poem Savitri is described in four or five different places—once Savitri as seen by Aswapati, once as seen by Narad, once as seen by Satyavan, various descriptions. Here you have a description of Savitri as seen by her own father.
The Relics symbolise the supramental-in-action. Being infinite in nature and timeless in their action, their Power manifests of itself and out of itself a new creation, a new earth and a new race. They embody a very special Grace sent to us, a Grace come to us. We only need to accept it with love and gratitude…
“It is the transforming touch of the Supramental force that can finally make human nature immune to every form of illness and accident. It is not enough to cure the maladies of man; what is necessary is to cure the malady called man…. Human nature is incapable of this alchemy on its own. But what is impossible to man is perfectly possible for Grace.”
The psychic being leads man from birth to birth, through the doors of death, in numberless names and forms until man the individual grows into an image true of God. Aswapati himself has traced this journey through many lives until he has become the center of the Divine Descent.
“Let Thy glory be proclaimed,
And sanctify life;
Let it transform men’s hearts,
And Thy Peace reign on earth.”
The sonnet is reflecting Sri Aurobindo’s own spiritual experience, elsewhere described as “… you stand before a temple of Kali beside a sacred river and see what? A sculpture, a gracious piece of architecture, but in a moment mysteriously, unexpectedly there is instead a Presence, a Power, a Face that looks into yours, an inner sight in you has regarded the World-Mother.”
“… in the heart, in the silent depths beyond thoughts and emotions and desires, in the cave of God there dwells our secret soul. One of the methods of contacting is given below. There are others and one may choose according to one’s temperament. But whatever the method chosen, one must be armed with patience and sincerity. This is the most radical of all efforts, with results and effects that would last beyond a lifetime and for all future lives to come.”