Now the three (Savitri, Death and the Soul of Satyavan) turn towards the dull and heavy atmosphere of earthly realities that are now buried in the ruins of Time. All the images and moods now point towards this change.
Death contemptuously agrees to grant few boons to Savitri nothing her wisdom and strength. However he is unwilling the give back Satyavan. Savitri asks him to grant her all that Satyavan ever desired for himself.
The yogic approach to life beginning as a little deeper poise of consciousness can, if pursued long enough, lead to such a marvellous realisation — a realisation of a Conscious Soul in a Conscious Universe, living as a master and a king, over the lesser manifestations of matter, life and mind.
Seeking to aggrandise and glorify my ego, I have constantly brought worry and shame on myself; now all my egoistic pursuits are ended, I shall no more hanker after any work but shall allow Thy will to work in me
Savitri reveals that she has indeed assumed a human mask to redeem earth and humanity. But Death then argues that if she has indeed discovered her soul and the One Self in all things then she should turn away from earthly life. Savitri points to him that the two are not as incompatible as Death has made it.
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.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
Whoever sincerely enters the path of works, must leave behind him the stage in which need and desire are the first law of our acts. For whatever desires still trouble his being, he must, if he accepts the high aim of Yoga, put them away from him into the hands of the Lord within us.
What is consciousness?
[… ] it is the creative essence of the universe — without consciousness, no universe; for consciousness means objectification. I could also say that consciousness is what “is”, because without consciousness nothing is — this is the best reason.
The Mother started the Ashram School on 2nd December 1943. Every year the anniversary of the school is celebrated with a cultural programme on the 1st of December and a physical demonstration on the 2nd. This is a video presentation based on Dec 02, 2018 event.
This little life is not limited to its domain. It extends onto other domains and casts a great influence on human lives as well. By revealing to us its nature and law of action, Sri Aurobindo is abundantly cautioning us so that we do not fall into their snare.
… Sri Aurobindo once remarked in his evening talks, “When I was arrested, my maternal grand aunt asked Vishuddhananda ‘what will happen to our Aurobindo’? He replied, ‘The Divine Mother has taken him in Her arms. Nothing will happen to him. But he is not your Aurobindo, He is world’s Aurobindo, and the world will be filled with his perfume.’”
Sometimes in my forehead I feel as if a burning spark has entered, though it remains within only for a while. What is this spark?
A spark of the higher dynamic force, I suppose.
A two-part documentary on Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, and their Ashram. The documentary contains quite a few rare video recordings of The Mother and early Ashramites, as well as different places and activities at the Ashram. Produced by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 2010.