The seventh installment of the series
There we can walk and see the gods go by
And sip from Hebe’s cup nectar enough
To make for us heavenly limbs and deathless face.
The game being played between Soul and Nature starts with the utter self-forgetfulness and slavery of the Soul to Nature but ends in Mastery through discovery of our true and highest Self. All the experiences that Nature arranges for the soul, – things terrible and beautiful and dangerous and divine, – are really a schooling and a training for the Soul to grow and recover its lost divinity.
A video clip, based on a poem by Niranjan Guha Roy (1920-2005).
As our being evolves, as we grow in soul-power and soul-consciousness, the relation between Soul and Nature too begins to change and evolve. Slowly the soul begins to discover itself and realizes itself to be the master and lord of nature, Isa.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
Even as we step into the New Year, it will be good to remember that this Light that we take for granted, this Light that comes to us sweeping through the gates of Night and touches our body and heart and mind and soul, has been prepared by those who kept a vigil while we slept peacefully in our comfort zones. Even as we welcome it, let us also raise a hymn of gratitude.
LORD, THE YEAR IS REBORN, OUR PRAYER RISES UP TO THEE
[from 1934 New Year Message]
Is it always necessary for us to understand what the Mother’s Force is doing in us for the progress of our Yoga?
Plenty of people progress rapidly without understanding what the Force is doing — they simply observe and describe and say “I leave all to the Mother”. Eventually knowledge and understanding come.
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at the SACAR / NAMAH workshop “The Inner Approach to Health”, Dec 2017, Pondicherry.
These are the various attitudes that man has adopted towards death. Or the different psychological and philosophical positions that death has instilled in our life. Let us see these different positions one by one so that we may know all the masks that this great shadow wears to hide itself.
Dr Alok Pandey answers questions about psychological difficulties on the spiritual path.
But immediately the aspiration rises, still more ardent, “Spare this being all weakness; suffer it to be the docile and clear-eyed instrument of Thy work, whatever that work may be.”
Since the day before yesterday there is a feeling of a strong Force existing not only within me but around me up to a foot’s distance. The form of the force is very dense.
That is good — it must be the beginning of being conscious beyond the body.