… ‘All is a dance and a rhythm of the universal shakti that manifests the worlds and absorbs them again’. Where is the rhythm in the human body? And if so, what is its nature? Let us turn to the body itself for an answer.
“… An algebra of signs, a scheme of sense,
A symbol language without depth or wings,
A power to handle deftly outward things
Are our scant earnings of intelligence.”
“…Ourselves incapable to build our fate
Only as actors speak and strut our parts
Until the piece is done and we pass off
Into a brighter Time and subtler Space.”
“…and beauty conquer the resisting world,
The Truth-Light capture Nature by surprise,
A stealth of God compel the heart to bliss
And earth grow unexpectedly divine.”
“Inscrutable work the cosmic agencies.
Only the fringe of a wide surge we see;
Our instruments have not that greater light,
Our will tunes not with the eternal Will,
Our heart’s sight is too blind and passionate.”
‘Vain is the sage’s light’ — avatars have come and gone, but basically the human nature hasn’t changed….. We worship the sons of god after we have buried them. We raise great temples, we raise big statues – finished, they are all gone, we have made statues of them”
“… power of knowledge, once acquired, …illumines … not just the thinker but the seer beyond the thinker. Finally, it passes into that sheer shadow-less truth where each particle is held in harmony with all on the breast of oneness like the billion rays of light are held in the sun. That is the origin of our individual and cosmic existence.”
What points ascending Nature to her goal?
’Tis not man’s lame transcribing intellect
With its carved figures rigid and erect
But the far subtle vision of his soul…”
“…Although our fallen minds forget to climb,
Although our human stuff resists or breaks,
She keeps her will that hopes to divinise clay…”
“… Unknown, unfelt the mighty Witness lives
And nothing shows the Glory that is here.”
Our recent post Dyuman “The Luminous” – Karma yogi contained a talk by Alok Pandey and an essay by Krishna Chakravarti. Continuing this theme, today we are offering an audio recording and a transcript of conversation with students, which Dyuman had on 2 February 1988, talking about history and significance of the Service Tree.
“The 20th century has been a century when … anything sublime necessarily sounds bombastic. ….. for Sri Aurobindo to write an epic remains to many people something of a mystery. Now you can write a haiku, you can write little poems… where do people have time for 720 pages of poetry?”
“…There are worlds and forces, energies and substance beyond our material world. There are modes of perception and knowing that are more direct and essential than that of sense observation and deductive analysis. In fact our mind fails to perceive and register a whole range of phenomena that can greatly enhance our understanding. Faith and suggestion work both ways …”
“…Infant self-feeling grew and birth was born.
A godhead woke but lay with dreaming limbs;
Her house refused to open its sealed doors.”