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“Invitation to Savitri” Pt 03: Changes to the Original Legend

“The legend of Savitri and Satyavan can be traced back to the Mahabharata, where the sage Markandeya narrates the story of Savitri to Yudhishthira. Sri Aurobindo has taken up this legend almost in its entirety without adding any upakhyanas, any sub-plots or stories to it, but he has made some significant alterations…”

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Human Love

“Of all the powers that have gone into creation, the most powerful admittedly is Love. Without Love, creation could not be, without Love creation could not be pulled out of its darkness. But what really is Love, this most powerful lever that moves all things? It is the Mystery of mysteries, the Great Secret…”

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Weekly Readings in Savitri – an Invitation to a Journey

“… [Savitri], a revelation coming from the very highest summits of consciousness and embodying the sublimest and subtlest Wisdom and Power, is best received as a gift of Grace. It cannot be the subject of mental analysis and speculation, for the Truth it embodies comes from far above the mind. Hence we do not intend to offer any ‘explanations’ or ‘analytical understanding’ of Savitri through these pages.”

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3.2 The Microcosm Called Man

The superconscient evolution is indeed the future of humanity. The pressure of the superconscient is beginning to reshape our material life. The superconscient force has entered into the subconscient life, throwing up its mud and mire as a necessary and inevitable cleansing process. The result may be an initial confusion, a loss of old systems…the breaking of the past, the youth unrest, the women empowerment movement, globalization, the cry for individuality and freedom, breaking of fixed norms… are some of the effects of the pressure of the emerging superconscient in us.

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Explorations in Savitri 048 pp 153-154

But now the Light supreme is far away:
Our conscious life obeys the Inconscient’s laws;
To ignorant purposes and blind desires
Our hearts are moved by an ambiguous force;
Even our mind’s conquests wear a battered crown.

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The Infinitesimal Infinite

….A little life wearing the flesh for robe,
A little mind winged through wide space to run.
It lived, it knew, it saw its self sublime,
Deathless, outmeasuring Space, outlasting Time.

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The guarded voice of Truth, pp 419-421 (SH 217)

Narad, the heavenly sage, has been blessed with the ability of seeing the scroll of fate. This foresight is a mixed boon since it can see and hear the far approaching feet of pain even as the individual is rejoicing in the present moment. He circles around the truth that is appearing before his eyes…

The Path of Yoga (video)

The Path of Yoga (video)

A Talk of Alok Pandey on Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Recorded in 2016 in Greenville, SC, USA.  Audio TE 134 at http://auromaa.org/talks-in-english/

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Pranab-da (Dada): The Mother’s Shadow (HH 192)

Today is birthday of Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, who is affectionately known as Dada (elder brother in Bengali). A yogi of rare caliber he was indeed among the chosen one, called by the Divine Mother when the time drew near to start the work on the body and prepare it for the physical transformation….

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Savitri arrives at her father’s palace, pp 417-418 (SH 216)

Even as Narada, the demi-god is received at Aswapati’s palace, as he sings to them the glories of Heaven-love brooding in the depths of pain, Savitri arrives to her father’s home. There she is met with the seer-gaze of the yogi-King, who discovers in his daughter a marvelous change by the touch of love.