Meditations by Anilbaran

Difficulties and Obstacles

Our difficulties and obstacles are our great aids; they can always be utilised as stepping stones in our upward march, and they are often intended to be such by our Divine Friend and Guide, by the kind and graceful Mother.

18. The Loss of Balance

The Loss of Balance

What produces the loss of mental balance?

The loss of mental balance is due to…exaggerated ego, exaggerated sex, acceptance of a hostile force etc.

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“Memories of a Happy Islam” – Zackaria Moursi

The reason I have left Egypt to spend my remaining years in an ashram dedicated to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother is that I find this ashram to be, for me, the most suitable place to deepen in and around myself that solid peace on which, in the long run, a divine life can be established on earth.

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The Current Hindu Upsurge in Sri Aurobindo’s Light

There is undoubtedly a Hindu upsurge in the country today. But whether we seize the tide at its flood and use it to bring about a spiritual renaissance or let it peter out into a mere religious revival – this will decide the future of this country. My aim in this paper is to see the whole phenomenon in a different light  — the light of Sri Aurobindo.

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Opening of the Subtle Centers, pp 529-531 (SH 266)

With the awakening of the secret Soul and the descent of the Divine Shakti, there is a reversal and a reorientation of human nature towards the Divine. The centers in the subtle body, known as chakras, open under the pressure of the Higher Consciousness.

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The Supramental Manifestation

But what did Supramental Manifestation concretely mean? Many sadhaks expected miracles and a quick end to all their difficulties, whilst others were already looking around for the new race. However, the Mother clarified that this was not the meaning of the descent.

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The Cosmic Self, pp. 96-97

There are three states of the One Divine, often termed as the three Purushas, – the Individual, the Cosmic, the Transcendent. Through yoga we too can enter into oneness with these three. Here we see Aswapati’s experience as he becomes one with the cosmic consciousness.

17. The Vital Being

The Vital Being

How to liberate myself from the vital strife and struggle?

Allow no demand of the human vital to rise up — clamour of egoistic revolts — or if one rises see that you or no part of you identifies itself with it.

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Equilibrium (HH 230)

The Mother spoke of this creation as the creation of a progressive equilibrium and hence it will escape the general law of dissolution or pralaya that has been the fate previous six creations so far. We dwell a little deeper on this subject of Equilibrium with the help of the Mother.

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Bride of the Fire

Voice of Infinity, sound in my heart, —
Call of the One!
Stamp there thy radiance, never to part,
O living Sun.