Nolini da reads the Mother’s conversation with Mona Sarkar on Savitri (audio and text)
“…the transcendent and universal person of the Divine conforms itself to our individualised personality and accepts a personal relation with us …as our Master, Friend, Lover, Teacher, our Father and our Mother, our Playmate in the great world-game…”
“…Although our fallen minds forget to climb,
Although our human stuff resists or breaks,
She keeps her will that hopes to divinise clay…”
“…and beauty conquer the resisting world,
The Truth-Light capture Nature by surprise,
A stealth of God compel the heart to bliss
And earth grow unexpectedly divine.”
On December 31, 1934, Sri Aurobindo wrote to his secretary that the just-typed “Rose of God” could be “circulated first as a sort of New Year invocation”.
“Voice of Infinity, sound in my heart, –
Call of the One!
Stamp there thy radiance, never to part,
O living sun.”
“Thy golden Light came down into my feet;
My earth is now Thy playfield and Thy seat.”
“It is no longer towards division and difference that we should turn our minds, but on unity, union, even oneness necessary for the pursuit and realisation of a common ideal, the destined goal, the fulfilment towards which Nature in her beginning obscurely set out and must in an increasing light of knowledge replacing her first ignorance constantly persevere.”
“Body and brain hungry for earth our heavenly flight detain.”
Thou who pervadest all the worlds below,
Yet sitst above,
Master of all who work and rule and know,
Servant of Love!
“I am the lord of tempest and mountain,
I am the Spirit of freedom and pride.
Stark must he be and a kinsman to danger
Who shares my kingdom and walks at my side. ”
Recitation of Sri Aurobindo’s poem “Bride of the Fire”, followed by a fragment from The Mother’s organ music “Life in Eternity”. Recitation by Jhumur Bhattacharya, artwork by Ritam Upadhyay and Barindra Kumar Ghose.
Video clip, based on recitation of Sri Aurobindo’s poem by Maurice Shukla. Music by Lucette Bourdin.
“O Thou of whom I am the instrument,
O secret Spirit and Nature housed in me…”
Learn thou first to be the instrument of God and to accept thy Master. The instrument is this outward thing thou callest thyself […] Accept thyself humbly, yet proudly, devotedly, submissively and joyfully as a divine instrument. There is no greater pride and glory than to be a perfect instrument of the Master.
Aravinda Maheshwari reads Sri Aurobindo’s Hymn to Durga (1909).
A recitation of Sri Aurobindo’s Durga Stotra, originally written in Bengali (1909), in Sanskrit by Chinmayee Maheshwari.
Recorded in 1999 by French TV.