The Divine comes down in response to Earth’s aspiration.
The certainty of the Goal and the need for faith in Integral Yoga. The journey of this yoga through scenes and circumstances of inner and outer life, and its goal of bringing down and manifesting the Divine in the conditions of material life. Four fundamental steps in the process,— shuddhi, mukti, shakti and siddhi, and the triple labour of aspiration, rejection and surrender in achieving them.
The Divine becomes human to lift up the burden of man’s and earth’s fate.
Incapacity of our present nature to bear the presence of Divine Light and Force; the need for and the process of purification. The process of liberating the intellect from the grip of the senses and awakening the true discriminating intellect within oneself; the need for intellectual honesty. Detecting the wrong movements from the right ones, removing the falsity from the core of truth, and the growth of sincerity.
The workings and limitations of the lower nature which has to be slowly transformed into the higher Perfection; why transformation is a slow process, with a number of practical examples. Distinction between a forceful breaking of the present mould of nature and transforming it; the need for balance and avoidance of extremes. The Divine Love that transforms lower nature, and our personal efforts necessary to prepare and open ourselves to this Supreme Love.
The difference between the ordinary human life and the Divine Soul is inspiring and instructive. The Divine Soul sets the standard that humanity may follow.
Our ordinary human life is centered around desires of various kinds and the transient happiness it can bring. We prefer this life of ignorance rather than explore higher possibilities. But there are souls who come down with a definite divine work.
The journey of human soul; the Trojan war and the soul’s battle. The need for awareness, vigilance, courage and trust in inner and outer life, especially yogic life. An inward shift and need to avoid criticism of others but rather to look at oneself.
The nature of initiation into the Integral Yoga and its significance; a glimpse of the yogic life through a number of examples drawn from the life in the Ashram. The integral nature of this yoga, taking the whole of life as a field for application, including our outer material existence and the objects we handle.
There is a work to do, a role for all of us to fulfill. What is that work? What is the theme of the earthly drama?
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey (in English with translation to Russian).
Беседа Д-ра Алока Пандея (на английском с переводом на русский).
Earth is thus the scene of a great drama unfolding through the Ages. It is a special place created for evolutionary purposes.
“It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, of the Eternal. If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide towards Immortality. To read Savitri is indeed to practice”
The Divine, hidden within the core of creation, emerges during critical moments of history and helps humanity through the dangerous passage. The talk dwells on the secret of the Avatara and gives us the background and importance of Integral yoga as the grand culmination of all past yogic efforts of mankind.