… insistence on the exclusive reality of the physical world, of physical pleasures, physical joys, physical possessions, is the result of the whole materialistic tendency of human civilisation. It was unthinkable in ancient times. On the contrary, withdrawal, concentration, liberation from all material cares, consecration to the spiritual joy, that was happiness indeed.
Aswapati now moves from dusk towards the Night. His face is turned away from all that is human and living and joyous and beautiful. His steps take him towards the grim solitude of the Night.
The Mother has explained in detail how Savitri can be a constant companion in our ascent towards the Truth. She has shown how to read Savitri, how to find there the answer to all our problems.
This talk focuses on the warrior aspect of one aspiring for a greater life. It takes up especially the aspect of Truth that we must discover before becoming instruments of the Divine. It also deals with the qualities of a true leader.
There are long plunges into the passive peace and silence and yet no dynamic action in spite of my rejection of ego-centricity.
It always happens like that so long as the nature is not ready for the continued dynamic action…
Nationalism is not opposed to Internationalism but a needed complimentary. It enriches the world rather than opposes its evolutionary march. India too is going through its own process and period of soul-searching. This talk is about the soul of India and true nationalism that will prepare us rightly for the future.
Unutterably effaced, no one and null,
A vanishing vestige like a violet trace,
A faint record merely of a self now past,
She was a point in the unknowable.
I am nothing but Thy inexhaustible love; I penetrate all things; living within the heart of each atom I kindle therein the fire which purifies and transfigures, the fire that never burns out …
“While man remains what he is, force, in spite of all idealisms and generous pacific hopes, must remain the ultimate arbiter and governor of his life, and its possessor the real ruler.”
This talk centers around converting our inner being into a ground for the temple of the Lord. Some key aspects of turning our life into yoga are shared.
All that is found in the higher states is recreated here as its dark imitation, thereby trapping the fallen beings in a web of lies and propaganda, mixed with terror and fear and the perverted joy of a fallen state.
Sri Aurobindo’s yoga is not done for oneself alone but for the Divine. It’s larger aim and scope is eventually not just an individual but a collective transformation. This talk focuses upon some of the processes of this yoga which is meant to have an impact upon the world.
Is it not possible to know the universe in its reality as it is in itself, independently of the observer or thinker?
Yes, there is a way: it is by identification. But obviously it is a means which eludes absolutely all physical methods.
Mother, what does this photo represent? … It depends on one’s receptivity…
A Mother-wisdom works in Nature’s breast
To pour delight on the heart of toil and want
And press perfection on life’s stumbling powers,
Impose heaven-sentience on the obscure abyss
And make dumb Matter conscious of its God.
This talk focuses on some of the principles and processes of living within, how one can cultivate a spirit of equanimity and remain quiet while facing the difficulties of life and the journey of yoga.
“Most of all enjoy Savitri. It is Sri Aurobindo’s gift of Love to the world. Read it from the heart with love and gratitude as companions, and drown in its fiery bliss. That is the true understanding rather than one that comes by a constant churning of words in the head.”
… all those who try to turn away from Thy sweet and divine law, I take into my arms of love, I cradle them in my heart of love and offer them to Thy divine flames