A talk by Dr H Maheshwari on the poetry of Sri Aurobindo.
The Moon occupied an important place in folk lore, myths, art, poetry, mystic literature much before Science began its expeditions. On the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon we take up this subject touching upon some of its aspects, especially in view of man’s cosmic travels to the Moon and beyond.
We have now the full vision of the Lord as beautifully revealed to us by Sri Aurobindo.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
What is described or rather revealed henceforth is the Vision of the Lord, the Divine Master of our existence. It is indeed a more marvelous vision than has ever been documented in the history of spiritual literature.
Sri Aurobindo immortalises this great Maratha hero through his unique poetic creativity giving us an example and an inspiration to emulate as well as the joy of tasting the essence of heroism.
… faith and will must be accompanied by and open into an illimitable widest and intensest capacity for love. For the main business of the heart, its true function is love. It is our destined instrument of complete union and oneness
An interview by Dr H. Maheshwari (1921-2002), known at the Sri Aurobindo ashram as Maheshwar, the name given to him by the Mother. He was a versatile scholar of Indian Philosophy and of the teaching of Sri Aurobindo, but most importantly – a seeker, devotee and disciple of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
So long as you are not one with the supreme Consciousness, you necessarily have the impression or the feeling or idea that you are subject to the law of a higher Will, but the moment you are identified with this Will you are perfectly free.
Not for long can the energy of life remain in this locked realm. She is bound to seek something beyond. She is destined to go further in her quest for the Ultimate, the ever-lasting, the limitless since she is secretly driven by the breath of the Eternal.
Savitri moves through these worlds of higher Splendour and Ecstasy towards the grand vision of the Supreme Lord. It is He who is the goal of our journey. It is He who hides behind the mask of error and death.
Illness is a wrong movement of the body and is no more to be cherished than a wrong movement of the mind or vital. Pain and illness have to be borne with calm, detachment and equanimity, but not to be cherished — the sooner one gets rid of them the better.
Spirituality is a wider thing than formal religion and it is in the service of spirituality that Art reaches its highest self-expression. Spirituality is a single word expressive of three lines of human aspiration towards divine knowledge, divine love and joy, divine strength
As I was reading, Sri Aurobindo came, stood in front of the table and kept listening to my reading. When I put down the copy of the Arya and lifted my head I saw Sri Aurobindo standing there. I told him that the reading was delightful but nothing could be grasped.