Even as Satyavan departs, Savitri now follows in the footsteps of Death. She must wrestle with the Shadow and bring back Satyavan. With this goal in view she starts a long journey along with Death and the soul of Satyavan that is being carried away.
What is the function, the use of the imagination?
I have always felt that if one didn’t have the capacity of imagination he would not make any progress. Your imagination always goes ahead of your life […] Imagination opens for you the path of realisation.
Inauguration of an exhibition of paintings by Priti Ghosh at Savitri Bhavan, Auroville. Filmed and edited by Manohar.
The path of yoga is not an easy journey. The greatest difficulties and obstacles here are not outside but within us. We take a look today at some of the things needed to navigate through this tremendous journey.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
This is the brief ephemeral existence of a dwarf humanity, a primitive life that lives only by and for the sake of flesh, not seeking for the soul within.
Subtle are the ways in which our nature plays false with us […] We pretend to be what we are not; we really are what we pretend not to be. We know things to be wrong, yet somehow justify them to ourselves; we know things to be right, yet persuade ourselves against them.
The 24th of April occupies a special place in the Ashram History. It was the day Her final arrival, which marked a new phase of Her Work with Sri Aurobindo for Earth and man. It marked a definitive change in the rhythm and scope of the Ashram life. The Mother has noted that it ‘…was the tangible sign of the sure Victory over the adverse forces.’
A single law simplessed the cosmic theme,
Compressing Nature into a formula;
Their titan labour made all knowledge one,
A mental algebra of the Spirit’s ways,
An abstract of the living Divinity.
“Sri Aurobindo sat, silent and immobile, like Shiva in trance. Even now when I shut my eyes, his gracious, tranquil, luminous face swims up into my vision. I, had known him as a Jnana Yogi and a Karma Yogi. But on that day, as if in a flash of intuition, I beheld him as a Purna Yogi… “
“… the worship of the god, the worship of the idol, the human magnet or ideal are not to be despised; for these are steps through which the human race moves towards that blissful passion and ecstasy of the Infinite”
You have, Mother, stated again the problem of physical transformation, the task in hand. You have said: “The problem seems to have been to create a physical capable of bearing the Power that wants to manifest itself.”
The mind is a limited and limiting Intelligence. It can see things only in firm and fixed boundaries and distinct and separate from each other. This is the first step in the unfolding of various aspects and powers and possibilities of the mind.
The mask of Death has covered the Eternal. All seems to have turned into its very opposite. And yet something of this Glory shines through the mask and waits for its hour.