To trust the inner Divine and leave oneself in His hands is the road to freedom from the entire chain of cause and effect.
To seek the true joys in life and avoid all sufferings is the secret of our sadhana. It is thus that we grow in love to the Divine Beloved seated within us and become one with the divine nature.
As the supreme Shastra of the integral Yoga is the eternal Veda secret in the heart of every man, so its supreme Guide and Teacher is the inner Guide, the World-Teacher, jagad-guru, secret within us.
The peace and silence is there all the time during meditation. But what is its value unless it becomes dynamic?
It has a great value — because if there is not that peace and silence the true strength cannot come down in such a way as to settle.
With this consciousness which is your own, which is like a grain of sand in the infinite vastness, you want to know and judge the infinite? It is impossible. You must first of all come out of yourself, and then unite with the infinite….
Savitri has finally arrived at the complete annulment of her separate self in the utter infinity of the Unknowable One. Yet she ceases not from living nor from works in the world.
… people have formed and expressed misleading and often fantastic ideas of [Sri Aurobindo’s politics]. Some have taken him to be a pacifist; others have dubbed him the arch-leader of the terrorist movement in Bengal…. The best thing for us would be to hear from himself what his politics really was.
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at Savitri Readers Bhavan, Bhubaneswar, in April 2018.
There are always two sides of the One Reality, form and the formless, where form is a means of embodying and expressing that which is a formless essence of things. Today we share some aspects of this truth.
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.