… now that we are going to witness the process of transformation between the human mental being and the supramental being, we shall profit by this historical ability of the mind which will follow what happens and take note of it. So, from that point of view also, the phenomenon which is taking place now is absolutely unique in the history of the earth
Something watches behind, Spirit or Self or Soul,
Viewing Space and its toil, waiting the end of Time.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
With 115th birth anniversary of Nirod da approaching, we share a presentation in his memory. It was produced in 2007 by the Gnostic Centre.
We see how life emerged in matter, not through a series of random accidents, but through a dumb call from below and an answer from above. It is a top-down view that reconciles evolution and intelligent design that we find here.
Finding the soul is all the issue of life. One must be first what one really is. One must get right oneself first.
This craving life-force or desire-soul in us has to be accepted at first, but only in order that it may be transformed. Even from the very beginning it has to be taught to renounce all other desires and concentrate itself on the passion for the Divine.
We have proposed to ourselves a brief and rapid estimate of the aims, ideals and achievements of the three of the greatest political leaders of contemporary India, who worked with Sri Aurobindo — Lal-Bal-Pal, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bepin Chandra Pal.
Even the higher or deeper experiences do not seem to be of much value if one cannot love the Mother with the true heart.
It is a mistake to think like that. The experiences prepare the different parts of the being for loving in the right way, so that it is not the soul alone that loves. So long as they are open to ignorance and ego they cannot receive and hold the love rightly.
Selections from performances at the Deepawali Festival in Auroville’s Bharat Nivas, organized by Auro Sangamam on the 5th of November, 2018. Video produced by Manohar, Auroville.
This talk deals with the many sides and shades of human nature, its inherent complexity that one confronts when one takes to the yogic life.
Though Sri Aurobindo describes here how life emerged from matter, He also gives us in a gist the secret of all evolution which is, a call from below and a corresponding answer from Above.
Let me realise that this life of desire is not my real nature, that I am Thy true child, Divine Mother, and that my life is a part of Thy divine play on the earth.
… with each new form that it produces, Nature makes a form capable of expressing more completely the spirit which this form contains.