Part 8 (concluding): The Last Long Stretch

Offspring of the Future

The base of matter being progressively made ready, the Supermind was now ready to enter into earthly life. And indeed it did begin to manifest since the momentous event of 29th February 1956. Since then we have started living in a New Age whose far reaching implications will unfold with passage of time. Those who are part of the process can see it happening right here and now, within them and around them and everywhere. Those who are still curious onlookers nothing much is happening. After all nothing happens to the outer surface of the egg even as the chick is being shaped inside. But the supramental bird of the New Creation has already come out of the golden womb and its Light and Consciousness are spreading far and wide. It is towards this end that various organisations bearing Their Divine Name and carrying their Divine Force are working. The Sri Aurobindo Society and its offshoot Auroville (now an independent organization) are embodying this dream of the Lord that is more real than earth’s concrete realities. This dream is awakening in more and more souls spread far and wide but of one divine family and tied to this single work of building the Next Future. Indeed the Future is already built and ready. It is right behind us, within us, like a thin lining behind this gross outer world. It is beginning to precipitate here and there bursting through the hard shell and crust of matter. In every field of human endeavor a new aspiration and a new energy is awakening. It is the far-reaching result of the Divine project initiated here in this divine laboratory directly under the supervision and guidance of the Divine Mother. Every sphere of the Ashram bears a testimony to Her Grace, carries the stamp of Her Love, has within its roots the mighty Breath of Her Ananda that sustains its manifold life. All that is needed now is to have faith and endurance and go on until the victory that has been won in principle is generalized in each and every detail of the individual existence and the collective life of humanity:

The spirit ensnared by thee force to delight
Of creation’s oneness sweet and fathomless,
Compelled to embrace my myriad unities
And all my endless forms and divine souls.
O Mind, grow full of the eternal peace;
O Word, cry out the immortal litany:
Built is the golden tower, the flame-child born.
[Savitri: 702]

Alok Pandey

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