we can say that all challenges and problems of life are essentially spiritual problems. They may come in the garb of physical and material problems but their solution lies as much within our mind and heart and will and soul
Perhaps the main reason is that Sri Aurobindo is too much into the Future. He belongs to the Future and such a luminous future that a humanity that tends to cling to its cynicism finds it very discomforting.
Often a myth is not just a tale of the past but a doorway to the future. The seers saw a far-off remote possibility like a scientist gazing through his telescope spots a distant star
The real value of these epics lies in their divine core and the spiritual substance that runs through the epic nourishing our souls rather than merely informing our minds or stimulating our vital.
But there is a third layer to the myth. It relates to the occult dimension of our existence. Those who wrote these significant myths such as the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagwata etc were not just normal ordinary story tellers. It was not imaginations that they indulged in. Nor were they historians in the sense it is Read More
This revival cannot be by vigilantes and self-proclaimed Hindus but by those who live the truth of the Vedas and the Gita, who realize the deep teachings of the Upanishads and put it into their daily thoughts and feelings and actions.
Often the modern readers tend to turn these wonderful epics merely into stories with social and moral themes. Naturally when the stories do not neatly fit into these definitions then all kinds of explanations are built either to justify or else to denounce the epic.
While deconstruction often destroys the real intrinsic value of the myth by taking away its very soul, decoding gives it a universal value that is applicable for all times to come.
A seven part article by Dr Alok Pandey
To open to the Mother’s Presence it is enough to remember Them in the heart and pray and aspire silently even while engaged in all the different activities, but the most powerful without a doubt is Namajapa of Her Name.
The right moment has arrived, the season has changed and slowly or suddenly there bursts out of the soil of human nature a new shoot, tender and small yet carrying within it hope and new possibilities of the future.
While a certain degree of structure is needed in any collective prayer, there is always a danger that it becomes too mechanical and rigid and starts losing its purpose.
Surrender means many things which can be arranged in a graded manner. First of all, it means handing over the responsibility of one’s life and destiny. even of one’s work and sadhana, to the Divine.
To discover the priceless pearls one must dive deep within and be willing to lose, for some time at least, the surface bonds that keep us tied to the small and narrow outposts of life and its little pleasures and joys and griefs.