Sri Aurobindo has given humanity the highest ideal that was ever conceived. The ideal of a divine life on earth may be difficult and its accomplishment distant. But Sri Aurobindo has shown that the inner being of man everywhere is preoccupied with it. And he has shown that it is the only solution.
Someone broods there nameless and bodiless,
Conscious and lonely, deathless and infinite,
And, sole in a still eternal rapture,
Gathers all things to his heart for ever.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
In this concluding session of the Aug 2018 Savitri Study we take up some selected portions of Book Nine and Ten to briefly state the different conceptions of God as stated by Death and as revealed by Savitri.
Behind these ever changing appearances, behind this incessant search without a final end, there is a subtle and secret truth that is being revealed to us now.
Like all great transitions, it is a period of great upheaval, confusion and apparent disorder. The struggle of forces is becoming more and more acute. This brings to the surface deeply hidden resistances, new and old diseases, social and psychological pathologies, but also new forms of creativity and ways of life, new possibilities.
A Question and Answer Session with Dr Alok Pandey at the Savitri Readers Bhavan, Bhubaneswar, on April 6, 2018.
“O Thou of whom I am the instrument,
O secret Spirit and Nature housed in me…”
Could I have an interview with the Mother? I want to discuss [my difficulties] and get at least a verbal solution.
This method of asking questions and getting solutions in an interview is one of which the Mother does not approve. She finds it useless….
Creation is neither an accident nor a strange act of some inexplicable Maya. It is not Desire that gave birth to creation but Delight. Desire is only a distortion of the pure Bliss that is found at the very root of creation and on its peaks.
… when one is born into the spirit, it becomes something much more concrete, much more living, much more real, much more tangible than the whole material world. And this is what makes the essential difference between beings.
Savitri ascends further in her journey. She goes beyond the Manifest and the Unmanifest, beyond Existence, beyond Being and Non-being towards the sheer Absolute. These are of course very profound spiritual realisations that cannot be grasped by the human mind.
For the sadhaka of the integral Yoga it is necessary to remember that no written Shastra, however great its authority or however large its spirit, can be more than a partial expression of the eternal Knowledge. He will use, but never bind himself even by the greatest Scripture.
Aswapati now enters the vital worlds. Now he must fully explore this doubtful, uncertain world without which nothing else could live and breath.