40 Answering my own Questions

Answering My Own Questions

Formerly you had to correct hardly anything I wrote! Why this difference between now and then?

It is because you have come down from the mental into the physical — therefore the physical mind comes across the knowledge.

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The Extraordinary Power of Savitri

Read just a few lines and that is enough to establish the contact with your inmost being. Such is the extraordinary power of Savitri.

39 Higher Knowledge and Mental Knowledge

Higher Knowledge and Mental Knowledge

  How is it that at times I feel myself in the proximity of knowledge and at times miles away from it? Neither knowledge nor anything else is constant at first — and even when it is there one cannot expect it to be always active. That comes afterwards. I understand that knowledge cannot be Read More

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Some would say that a new year is after all a convention. In a certain sense everything is a convention, a habit or a pattern woven into our thoughts and beliefs. The universe is born anew each moment and there is nothing in us that repeats the hour that is left behind.

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Explorations in Savitri 149, pp. 359-360

She laid the secrecies of her heart’s deep muse
Upon the altar of the Wonderful;
Her hours were a ritual in a timeless fane;
Her acts became gestures of sacrifice.

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New Year Resolutions

An interactive session with school students. Subjects include decisions, impulses and resolutions in everyday life.

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The Womb of Night, pp. 221-222

Hell is not so much and outer condition as it is an inner space. It exists in some inner dimension of existence and sometimes its dark influence creeps up in our own life polluting it with its breath.

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The Mystery of 5th December 1950

5th December is the day of Sri Aurobindo’s withdrawal. This talk touches upon some salient aspects of this Divine Sacrifice.

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Savitri – A Revelation

It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, of the Eternal. If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide towards Immortality. To read Savitri is indeed to practise Yoga, spiritual concentration; one can find there all that is needed to realise the Divine.

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The False Infinite, pp. 220-221

Darkness has no reality of its own. It is a shadow that claims our attention as if it were a self-existent reality. So too falsehood has no reality of its own. It is a twisting of the body of truth. Suffering has no reality of its own. It is an entanglement of delight into finite and transient forms.

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12.5 Chance

Chance can only be the opposite of order and harmony. There is only one true harmony and that is the supramental — the reign of Truth, the expression of the Divine Law. In the Supermind, therefore, chance has no place.

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The talk deals with certain aspects of concentration and forming a relationship with the Divine.