Like all great transitions, it is a period of great upheaval, confusion and apparent disorder. The struggle of forces is becoming more and more acute. This brings to the surface deeply hidden resistances, new and old diseases, social and psychological pathologies, but also new forms of creativity and ways of life, new possibilities.
A Question and Answer Session with Dr Alok Pandey at the Savitri Readers Bhavan, Bhubaneswar, on April 6, 2018.
“O Thou of whom I am the instrument,
O secret Spirit and Nature housed in me…”
Could I have an interview with the Mother? I want to discuss [my difficulties] and get at least a verbal solution.
This method of asking questions and getting solutions in an interview is one of which the Mother does not approve. She finds it useless….
Creation is neither an accident nor a strange act of some inexplicable Maya. It is not Desire that gave birth to creation but Delight. Desire is only a distortion of the pure Bliss that is found at the very root of creation and on its peaks.
… when one is born into the spirit, it becomes something much more concrete, much more living, much more real, much more tangible than the whole material world. And this is what makes the essential difference between beings.
Savitri ascends further in her journey. She goes beyond the Manifest and the Unmanifest, beyond Existence, beyond Being and Non-being towards the sheer Absolute. These are of course very profound spiritual realisations that cannot be grasped by the human mind.
For the sadhaka of the integral Yoga it is necessary to remember that no written Shastra, however great its authority or however large its spirit, can be more than a partial expression of the eternal Knowledge. He will use, but never bind himself even by the greatest Scripture.
Aswapati now enters the vital worlds. Now he must fully explore this doubtful, uncertain world without which nothing else could live and breath.
In this Canto Sri Aurobindo gives us a comprehensive picture of life, not merely life as we ordinarily experience it, but life in all its ranges and possibilities.
Love is the great force which surely leads us to the Divine, and it grows by constant and sincere self-giving. In self-giving we give up not the self but our selfishness, and that is an indispensable condition of happiness and self-realisation.
The talk is dedicated to the mystery of Sri Krishna’s birth and his central message.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
The mask of Death has covered the Eternal. All seems to have turned into its very opposite. And yet something of this Glory shines through the mask and waits for its hour.