Though life, on the surface is full of ignorance, error and suffering, deep within us there is a luminous, happy core. Slowly the Light of the soul works to bring its radiance to the surface and fill our outer life with the joy and luminous Force of the Divine.
For the first few years of Sri Aurobindo’s stay at Pondicherry, life was rather hard on account of a chronic paucity of funds. Food was scanty […] One towel served them all with exemplary faithfulness. But these hardships failed to affect Sri Aurobindo in the least.
He stood on a wide arc of summit Space
Alone with an enormous Self of Mind
Which held all life in a corner of its vasts.
By concentration on anything whatsoever we are able to know that thing, to make it deliver up its concealed secrets; we must use this power to know not things, but the one Thing-in-itself.
Our real self, the soul is like a seed but that is covered by many layers of ignorance. Freedom from Ignorance through emergence of the soul and manifestation of its divine qualities in our life is fundamental to this yoga.
The Divine Mother as the divine Word that creates. (1-08)
The goddess of inspiration, revelation and intuition
If the Purusha has a will, why does it not exert it on the nature and keep it under its control?
That is its first condition when it manifests in the lower nature. It is then called the witness Purusha. If you want the rest to develop, you have to train your mind to be its instrument.
The Divine Presence dwells in all things. It is His touch that makes all things alive and conscious. It is His secret Breath that drives creation unknowingly towards its great goal. It is His bliss that supports all things from behind. It is His Love that leans down to save this universe.
Would it not be better to change them [the hostile beings]?
… After forty years of sustained effort I have found out that it is absolutely impossible to change anyone unless in truth he wants it sincerely.
A mystery lurks in the heart of Night. In its core there is a hidden Light, in its unconsciousness there is an imprisoned Consciousness that seeks release.
The Divine Mother as Prakriti. (1-07)
The dual play of the One as Prakriti and Purusha
Today’s talk focuses on inner cyclones that we may be able to manage and reduce and even completely master. These cyclones are depressions, anger and revolt.
On the 1st January 1969, an event of tremendous importance to the yoga of Sri Aurobindo took place. On the 50th anniversary of this momentous event, we share few glimpses of what the Mother described as ‘The Descent of the Superman.’
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).