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At the Feet of The Mother

Essays on Yoga

Writings by Alok Pandey on Yoga

The spark in Sri Aurobindo's yoga comes from within in the form of a 'Call for the Yoga', when the person receives an inner conviction that this is what he is meant to do. Another sign is the recognition of the Mother's divinity.
The signs of the Superman have been described by the Mother as a being who is vast and benevolent, who acts as a mentor to find the way to the supramental world that is in the making since 1956.
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He deserves his place among the line of spiritual masters who came to destroy the old world order, but destroying is one thing and building a new world is quite another.
If the Divine were to judge then there would be no hope for anyone. Even the highest human goodness is almost always motivated by selfishness or for some personal gain, here or hereafter.
While it may be gratifying to see the word yoga enter the mainstream, a little elaboration of this ancient mystic practice is warranted.
What then is our role if any, we may ask. According to the Gita, as long as we remain subject to the play of nature as indeed most are, there is very little role so to say.
All the so-called major events of our life that are traditionally given so much value are hardly of consequence. Their importance derives from what we inwardly are and can become.