The psychic being comes with a definite purpose to go through a set of experiences and to learn and make progress. Then if you leave before its work is finished it will have to come back to do it again under much more difficult conditions.
Sri Aurobindo’s yoga is integral in nature, and knowledge, work and bhakti are its inevitable components. Whichever way we start, it slowly brings all the three streams and weaves them together.
Necessarily in the end prayer either ceases in the greater thing for which it prepared us, —in fact the form we call prayer is not itself essential so long as the faith, the will, the aspiration are there,—or remains only for the joy of the relation.
The more we compare Sri Aurobindo to various other similar or dissimilar thoughts, the more we get confused. We perhaps enter into a cocoon constructed by our ignorant receiving of the profound truths, that have descended from the plane of Truth into the realms of our mortal ignorance and its small, cramped up understanding of life.
Savitri now reveals a deeper secret, the mystery behind creation. Having thus revealed the plan of God she goes on to give evidence of progress through the process of evolution. She further gives a hint as to which way this progress is destined to go.
Life has descended from its own true Home into the darkness, ignorance and unconscious inertia of earth nature. She has laboured long to find the key of her redemption and of matter along with it. All her labour is to discover the Power that is hidden in her own deepest core.
In this high signal moment of the gods
Answering earth’s yearning and her cry for bliss
A greatness from our other countries came.
The Mother: “Everyone is born with … (what can I call it?) some special twist … that’s what remains last of all. With our idiotic human logic, we think, “That’s what should go first,” but it’s not true: it’s what goes last! Even when it all becomes clear, clear, even when you have all the experiences, the habit stays on and it keeps coming back”
A talk by Richard Pearson, recorded at Savitri Bhavan, Auroville (VIDEO).
Sri Aurobindo now reveals to us the truth behind man-woman relationship, their mutual attraction, which is the truth of Purusha and Prakriti, Soul and Nature, reflected in our ignorance.
This talk centers around the future envisaged and assured by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother for earth and man. Evolution is not finished and man is not the last and final product of creation.
Would a developed mind help the sadhana?
It may or may not — if it is too intellectually developed on certain rationalistic lines, it may hinder.
The gospel of death is essentially the gospel of the Mind that sees the mind as the ultimate power. Not knowing what lies beyond it, if anything at all, it naturally assumes that it is the sole creator.
A documentary, produced in 1978, the Mother’s centenary year. Contains multiple rare video clips of the Mother.