Our real self, the soul is like a seed but that is covered by many layers of ignorance. Freedom from Ignorance through emergence of the soul and manifestation of its divine qualities in our life is fundamental to this yoga.
If the Purusha has a will, why does it not exert it on the nature and keep it under its control?
That is its first condition when it manifests in the lower nature. It is then called the witness Purusha. If you want the rest to develop, you have to train your mind to be its instrument.
The Divine Presence dwells in all things. It is His touch that makes all things alive and conscious. It is His secret Breath that drives creation unknowingly towards its great goal. It is His bliss that supports all things from behind. It is His Love that leans down to save this universe.
Would it not be better to change them [the hostile beings]?
… After forty years of sustained effort I have found out that it is absolutely impossible to change anyone unless in truth he wants it sincerely.
A mystery lurks in the heart of Night. In its core there is a hidden Light, in its unconsciousness there is an imprisoned Consciousness that seeks release.
Today’s talk focuses on inner cyclones that we may be able to manage and reduce and even completely master. These cyclones are depressions, anger and revolt.
On the 1st January 1969, an event of tremendous importance to the yoga of Sri Aurobindo took place. On the 50th anniversary of this momentous event, we share few glimpses of what the Mother described as ‘The Descent of the Superman.’
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
There is a mystery that acts behind this small life that has emerged upon our globe. Even when all seems dark and ugly and small, there is always this Divine Presence supporting us from behind, His joy sustaining us from within, His Peace and Light.
Now at present it all depends on how much the earth-consciousness has received, imbibed or assimilated of the Divine Presence. If we continue to be the old stock with no or little change, well, we shall have to wait perhaps for another million years.
The way of integral knowledge supposes that we are intended to arrive at an integral self-fulfilment and the only thing that is to be eliminated is our own unconsciousness, the Ignorance and the results of the Ignorance.
A glorious shining Angel of the Way
Presented to the seeking of the soul
The sweetness and the might of an idea
Sadhak should be able to see the inner forces at work behind the veil of appearances and above all, the divine intention behind the play. With this new vision a sadhak can dwell anywhere without being shaken by outer happenings.
There is however a greater view of self and world, a view that neither Science nor Religion offers. Sri Aurobindo gives the direction towards the broader and deeper vision of the Spirit that is yet to emerge in man.