Thoughts are vehicles of states of consciousness. They are only formed in our brain but there origin is in the cosmic field. With Savitri they are uplifted by the soul and thereby transfigured.
To complement his biography of Sri Aurobindo, which is being serialized here, we are reproducing an essay about Rishabhchand, written by Sunayana Panda and originally published in SABDA’s “Recent Publications” in May 2006.
Rishabhchand, the author of this book, has to his credit a number of other books, all of them shot through and through with the Light and Presence of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. They stand out impressively against the background of innate humility and graceful flow of his style and language.
Among the various paradoxes offered to the spiritual seeker one such is whether to accept things as they are or else to strive towards change. As we rise into a deeper and wider consciousness, these apparently opposite tendencies begin to resolve and reconcile. Today we read the Mother’s words to guide us through this journey.
The Light was still around me
When I came back to earth
Bringing the Immortal’s knowledge
Into man’s cave of birth.
Now we see another interesting aspect of the subtle physical matter. It is a resting ground before the divine energies and thought forms enter into our material sheath. The subtle matter is plastic and responsive to the Spirit’s intimations.
An interaction with Dr Alok Pandey at Sri Aurobindo Society, Coimbatore Branch, in December 2017 (VIDEO and AUDIO)
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
Everything has its place: if one has an integral faith and integral opening and receptivity to the Grace, then everything is possible. Sometimes however, the very pressure of Grace may bring out hidden resistances with a resultant worsening. But if one persists with faith, then everything is resolved in due course of time.
Death once more tries to intimidate Savitri, to take away faith and steal hope but Savitri knows who she is and why she has come and the power of Love that she has brought with her.
The United States is a superpower only in the external world since its wealth hides a spiritual poverty and a growing psychological and social unrest. No mere technological superpower can properly guide our world; it also needs the guidance of a spiritual superpower. India has the potential to be this spiritual superpower, but it will require great effort on its part to realise this potential.
No synthesis of Yoga can be satisfying which does not, in its aim, reunite God and Nature in a liberated and perfected human life […].
The true and full object and utility of Yoga can only be accomplished when […] we can once more, looking out both on the path and the achievement, say in a more perfect and luminous sense: “All life is Yoga.”
Parts 1-2 of a 1952 documentary about Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Several video recordings of The Mother are included. The documentary well conveys an intense aspiration of these earlier days of the Ashram.
What can I do under the present clouded circumstances?
Get rid of the “what can I do” mentality. That is the one thing to do under any circumstances. If you shake off your sense of helplessness and call down the force or let it pass, then something can be done.