… what we aspire for has already been granted at another level. That is what is meant by saying that aspiration seals our destiny.
… neither the Mother nor Sri Aurobindo had any need to suffer. Fully conscious of Their Divinity and Immortality they could have easily withdrawn anytime from the earth.
Each is given his place in the vast cosmic labour and the indication of the place we must occupy in the great cosmic plan can be found in our deeper inmost heart.
The coming and going of experiences does not indicate that we are doing good or bad things. These are human notions. Yoga is not done for having experiences but for a change of consciousness from the human to the Divine.
Now it is our turn. We are co-sharers and partners in this tremendous labour. We too are at least partial creators. Therefore we too must rise to the occasion and fulfil God’s Purpose of creation…
This divine possibility is not just a nirvanic silence but the full flowering of the Divine Nature, the Divine Qualities, the Divine Power, Divine Gnosis, Divine Peace and Bliss, in one word the Divine Perfection within us.
Why did the soul get buried in the soil of earth nature full of dirt and slush and mud? An even greater question would be as to what really is the soil or Nature so to say.
Creation is a mystery, one of the most fascinating mystery. The very fact that anything exists at all implies that there must be a Source of all this existence. It is this Source that is called God.
A concluding part of the series by Dr Alok Pandey.
True pooja or worship is not a rule-bound ritual but a state of devotion and prayer and offering of ourselves at the Feet of the Divine, through whatever means, through the heart’s love, through the body’s work done as a service.
Just as the mantra is the first stir of creation or manifestation, a yantra is a form that represents the Deity who is being evoked. The figure is a symbolic representation.
The first stir of creation is the primal vibration or the primordial sound. It takes place without any medium (since none was there). It expands endlessly in Space which is nothing else but Brahman (the Supreme Reality).
Friendship with the Divine is indeed the rarest gift that can be granted to us. When we aspire steadily for such a friendship then surely one day it is given to us and then life begins to change beautifully.
Indian thought and spiritual experience do not regard the gods and goddesses as final and last truth. They are each a power and aspect of the One Infinite Divine. There is but nought than the One alone, ekamevadwitiyam, One without a second, as the Vedas put it.
In India the festival of Lights is celebrated as Deepawali, meaning thereby a garland of lamps. It is generally regarded as the day Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana and thereby uniting with his divine consort Sita.
The connection between the inner and the outer, the spiritual and the religious, especially giving a new body to what we continue to follow as blind rituals, is a part of the complex work that needs to be taken up.
Looked at from another angle, the whole of Indian life, from birth to death and the hereafter, seems like ceaseless worship to various cosmic powers whose origins lie in profound yogic experiences reproduced and verified by countless sages and seers…
Though in the ultimate Truth this distinction would vanish since both Purusha and Prakriti are two poises of the One Reality, yet this distinction has its practical importance and hence we find it endorsed by Sri Krishna as well as Sri Aurobindo.