A Talk by Dr Alok Pandey from the “Tuesday Talks” series (AUDIO)
“Grant my prayer: Transform me into a brazier of pure love and boundless compassion.”
Q & A Session with Dr Alok Pandey about work and its various dimensions (AUDIO in English).
Usually in a photo it is one of my infinite states of Consciousness and varied moods of expression caught eternally in a moment — the Universal Mother in Her infinite forms.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
An immutable Power has made this mutable world;
A self-fulfilling transcendence treads man’s road;
The driver of the soul upon its path,
It knows its steps, its way is inevitable,
And how shall the end be vain when God is guide?
Aswapati enters a domain of anarchy. There is no order, no rule, no harmony and each lives only for himself. Sri Aurobindo reveals to us in details what the world has become and can become under the influence of this darkness.
Sweet Mother, hasn’t morality helped us to increase our consciousness?
That depends on people. […] It is very difficult for a virtuous man to enter the path of God; this has been said very often, but it is altogether true, for he is self- satisfied, he thinks he has realised what he ought to have realised…
Humanity is a mask of God. Identified with the mask we remain subject to Death and grief. But the moment we turn from the mask towards the Light and truth, then we start getting liberated. This is the great work that Savitri has come to reveal by Her own example.
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at the Sri Aurobindo Yoga Foundation of North America (SAYFNA), New Jersey, USA in 2019.
“A riddle of opposites is made his field:
Freedom he asks but needs to live in bonds,
He has need of darkness to perceive some light
And need of grief to feel a little bliss;
He has need of death to find a greater life.”
“It is his [the sensational man] coming which has been the precipitative agent for the reshaping of the modern world. If a Lenin, a Mussolini, a Hitler have achieved their rapid and almost stupefying success, it was because this driving force, this quick responsive acting mass was there to carry them to victory…”
It was a world of treachery where even truth-speaking was used as a strategy by falsehood to further its own empire. It is when these dark worlds of falsehood and untruth influence human beings and take them in its strong grip that life here too becomes a hell.
Here the book ends, alas incomplete. The poem is unfinished, (some pages are lost), even then, Ilion is a wonderful gift to mankind by Sri Aurobindo. However, the speaker has connected the lost chords and told us the story till the end.