A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
Our prayers, hopes, expectations, visits to doctors, medicines, lifestyle changes and everything else may make the winds of life blow more favourably but cannot decide their course. One should do what is possible, and the rest has to be left to the Grace to work out the way it wills.
Work is of value to us as a part of our sadhana only when it serves to bring us closer to Thee, Mother; otherwise, it is an obstacle, a waste of time and energy… As long as we are attached to our work …. it keeps us bound to the lower life, and obscures the Divine from our view.
Video and audio recordings of Dr Alok Pandey’s interaction with audience at the Coimbatore Branch of Sri Aurobindo Society in December, 2017.
A reminiscences of Sri Aurobindo by C C Dutt, who’s whole life since first meeting Sri Aurobindo in 1890’s was linked with him in many ways.
Savitri now reveals to death the secret truth hidden in the folds of darkness. She reveals to him the origin of man’s birth and his inevitable destiny.
If a sadhak commits a mistake in his sadhana why do others bother about it? They are not here to enlighten him.
It is certainly superfluous to intervene in another person’s sadhana — but you should receive all remarks and criticisms about yourself with a quiet mind and without any reaction against the critic.
Parts 3 and 4 of a 1952 documentary about Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Film presents various activities of the Ashram in those early days. We also have many glimpses of the Divine Mother.
The chief processes of Hathayoga are asana and prayama. By its numerous asanas or fixed postures it first cures the body of that restlessness which is a sign of its inability to contain without working them off in action and movement the vital forces poured into it from the universal Life-Ocean, gives to it an extraordinary health, force and suppleness …
Thoughts are vehicles of states of consciousness. They are only formed in our brain but there origin is in the cosmic field. With Savitri they are uplifted by the soul and thereby transfigured.
Rishabhchand, the author of this book, has to his credit a number of other books, all of them shot through and through with the Light and Presence of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. They stand out impressively against the background of innate humility and graceful flow of his style and language.
Among the various paradoxes offered to the spiritual seeker one such is whether to accept things as they are or else to strive towards change. As we rise into a deeper and wider consciousness, these apparently opposite tendencies begin to resolve and reconcile. Today we read the Mother’s words to guide us through this journey.
The Light was still around me
When I came back to earth
Bringing the Immortal’s knowledge
Into man’s cave of birth.
Now we see another interesting aspect of the subtle physical matter. It is a resting ground before the divine energies and thought forms enter into our material sheath. The subtle matter is plastic and responsive to the Spirit’s intimations.