Just as the God of Death had an opportunity of teaching Savitri human history, Savitri takes her turn and shows to the God of Death another angle on human history. The facts are the same, but the way you look at these things can change.
The very first step towards the discovery of our soul is to observe our nature as a witness and a student. What do we find there? A constant restless movement of Nature in different domains of our being. It is the surface of our life. Here we cannot find the soul.
Man is Nature’s laboratory. If a point in man’s consciousness changes, the change will be carried over in the whole of the universe. Inevitably, because man is the point of concentration on the earth as the earth is a concentrated form of the universe.
Slowly the blank state of Divine Nothingness begins to be filled with a New Consciousness from the Unmanifest Transcendent.
One hundred and twenty five years ago on the 11th Sep 1893 Swami Vivekananda awakened the people of America with his speech at the Parliament of Religions. In 1949, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother also gave a message to America. These wonderful messages have a universal and perennial appeal about them.
A series of letters with Sri Aurobindo’s guidance to Nagin Doshi, written in 1933-1937, when he was in his late teens.
Light Mandala and meditation at the Tibetan Pavilion, Auroville, on 31 December 2001. Camera and realization by Olivier Barot.
To live in Love, by Love, for Love, indissolubly united to Thy highest manifestation [….] Ever more of light, more of beauty, more of truth!
“This strutting “I” of human self and pride
Is a puppet built by Nature for her use”
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
To fully understand the mystery of death and rebirth we need to understand the mystery of life. In his awakened consciousness man innately aspires for terrestrial perfection, searches after true love and unmixed bliss. He hopes to bring infinity down in finite terms. Is it vain chimera or a deeper possibility for which the whole adventure of space and time stands justified?
Savitri has realized the state of Transcendent consciousness. She has reached the doors of the Unknowable Absolute. But this state remains closely guarded within her heart.
The kingdom of heaven was always on the other side of death. Now, Sri Aurobindo discovered that this gap can be bridged, and he called this bridge between the highest level of the mind that man has ever reached, and a world of perfection, the supramental consciousness. Once this bridge is built, that world can be brought rolling down to our earth.
“To understand Savitri, the best way, paradoxical though it may seem, is not to try to understand it — to refrain from effort, all mental effort to understand it, and instead to let it enter into your consciousness and illumine it.”