There is one thing certain about the mind and its workings; it is that you can understand only what you already know in your own inner self. What strikes you in a book is what you have already experienced deep within you.
The Mother clearly cautioned against forming any new religion or perpetuating the old. But one needs to differentiate between Religion in its essence, religious rituals and religiosity. In this talk we share some letters of Sri Aurobindo and words of the Mother as to what really constitutes religion and old forms or religious practices.
A little light in a great darkness born,
Life knew not where it went nor whence it came.
Around all floated still the nescient haze.
Step by step Sri Aurobindo is leading us through the evolutionary process, first of life in matter than of mind in life.
You undertook transformation of the physical and this in the interest of an integral transformation of life, of raising general human living to the high supramental level. You have also in Your ‘Notes’ revealed the details and intricacies of the working of transformation. In the April issue of 1967, You have explained three approaches to the problem of transformation.
Sri Aurobindo was a Yogi-politician, he not only foresaw the future, but had to work in the present in order to prepare the future. The Yogi knows that in a divinely directed course failures carry the seed of success, and even a huge destruction, if it is inevitable in the inscrutable dispensation of Providence, prepares the world for a great new creation.
When we feel disturbed by the opinions of others, to that extent our surrender is incomplete, and our dependence on the divine will imperfect. Those who have completely dedicated themselves will seek only the satisfaction of the Divine Mother, and disregard what the whole world may have to say of them.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
We find here a most remarkable description of the early birth of mind in the animal kind. This description is not only consistent with the deeper spiritual truths but also with the current biological understanding of the evolution of life upon earth.
But the most intimate character of the psychic is its pressure towards the Divine through a sacred love, joy and oneness. It is a divine Love that it seeks most, it is the love of the Divine that is its spur, its goal, its star of Truth …
… The psycho-analysis of cosmic Self
Was traced, its secrets hunted down, and read
The unknown pathology of the Unique.
Savitri now reveals the secret of One assuming a dual reality, of the dark and bright aspects that bewilder us and also how reach is a needed step in the grand plan.
SEAS narrates the Soul’s evolutionary journey through passages taken from the book Savitri by Sri Aurobindo, with the musical score composed by Patrick Roy.
This talk is based on the passage in Savitri pp. 345–346 (B3C4), describing Aswapati’s final invocation and the Divine Mother’s sanction of the boon of Her coming.