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At the Feet of The Mother

Essays on Yoga

Writings by Alok Pandey on Yoga

An Essay by Dr Alok Pandey (TEXT IN ENGLISH)
"The 4th April is the Ashram New Year, date of Sri Aurobindo’s arrival in Pondicherry." The Mother
Since the Divine dwells within man, the Guru also dwells within man. All Gurus in fact derive from this aspect from the Divine and are His conscious or half-conscious representatives. However, since it is difficult for man to discover the Divine Master within, He comes to us in a human form.
The soul is a seed of the Divine that has come from the Divine into this world of ignorance and pain where darkness and unconsciousness and falsehood and death presently reign. The purpose of this implantation is precisely to change this world into a world of Truth and Light and Bliss and the marvel it is meant to be.
Life as it organized today without a doubt seems like a cruel joke we play upon ourselves. Whatever justifications we may give it is largely driven by money which caters to only some outer comforts.
Let the Grace and Love and Peace flow. The key here is to forget oneself and become as impersonal as possible. It is also very important to be in a state of constant humility. This humility is our safeguard, the rest doesn't matter.
... a time comes when the inner state is full of Her and it is Her Presence that begins to flow in all one does.
... even if all seems hopeless, we still have to trust the Divine Guide within, and putting ourself and the difficulty in His Hands ask Him to give us the needed wisdom and strength.
An Essay by Dr Alok Pandey (TEXT)
Call Her as one would call one’s most intimate. Call Her simply as Maa, Maa, Maa and see how close She is and ever was and will be.
Her Name must remain the main support, singing behind as rejuvenating music of life, running with our breath as a nectarous stream into which we can dip whenever we have a little time amidst all we do, our work and exercise and rest.