“Savitri comes to lead and show us the way so that we may follow in Her trail of Light, carried by Her Love.”
Using the Mother’s flower teachings as a framework, this film presents the story of her life and work from her birth and early childhood realizations, her spiritual attainments and her meeting with Sri Aurobindo and the formation of the Ashram.
“Heaven’s call is rare, rarer the heart that heeds” – Sri Aurobindo A video clip by Wilfried Schuh from the “Yoga in Savitri” series.
“What would be the system and method of the healer? Well, he may use the system with which he is quite naturally familiar and conversant. But he should have a wide inner flexibility and plasticity in the application of the system, […] an absolute trust in the healing power of Grace and the humility to depend upon Its power and wait patiently upon Its wisdom.”
“GRANT, O Lord, that I may be like a fire that illumines and gives warmth, like a spring of water that quenches thirst, like a tree that shelters and protects. … Men are so unhappy and ignorant and have so great a need of help.”
“The problem of suffering and pain has a cosmic dimension and hence demands a cosmic solution as well. The evil in human heart is too deep-rooted and afflicts those too who come to succor and save.”
“A deep enigma is the soul of man. […]
A demigod and a demon and a brute,
The slave and the creator of his fate.”
A talk by Alok Pandey at 47th All Orissa Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference, Matrubhaban, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Cuttack.
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on the New Birth: birth of the true consciousness, that of the Divine Presence in us. A video clip by Wilfried Schuh, Germany.
“…you won’t find anything comparable to this anywhere in English; it’s a totally different kind of poetry. Only Sri Aurobindo could bring up this kind of miracle in verbal expression.”
Film narrates the history of building Matrimandir, an important and powerful feature at the heart of Auroville, which was seen by the Mother as the symbol of the Divine’s answer to man’s aspiration for perfection and as the central cohesive force for the growth of city.
The Vedic seers saw the Truth as a Vast, luminous consciousness, a limitless Existence beyond dualities of the mind and the ego. This is the next ascension that Aswapati undergoes, and the first step towards the building of a deeper, higher and truer life within us.
This video was taped on April 24, 1973 by filmmaker Ms. Flame Schon (Diane Rochlin).
The 24th of April occupies a special place in the Ashram History. It was the day Her final arrival, which marked a new phase of Her Work with Sri Aurobindo for Earth and man. It marked a definitive change in the rhythm and scope of the Ashram life. The Mother has noted that it ‘…was the tangible sign of the sure Victory over the adverse forces.’