A talk by Dr Alok Pandey at Savitri Bhavan in Auroville.
For all must be done as a sacrifice, all activities must have the One Divine for their object and the heart of their meaning […] The Yogin’s aim in the practical sciences … should be to enter into the ways of the Divine and his processes […] The Yogin’s aim in the Arts should not be a mere aesthetic, mental or vital gratification, but, seeing the Divine everywhere…
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
… by real surrender we do not cease to be individuals, but become subtly identified with the Supreme Divine […] We become one with the divine Mother, yet perfectly our own selves. This is the supreme mystery of existence.
Our life is a holocaust of the Supreme.
The great World-Mother by her sacrifice
Has made her soul the body of our state;
“…whereas the origin of individualisation being in the Supreme Himself, the ego is only a passing deformation, necessary for the moment, which will disappear when its utility is over, when the Truth-Consciousness will be established.”
If I start studying, it must be taken up as seriously as I did with the sadhana.
Study cannot take the same or greater importance than sadhana […] If the sadhana were active then study can be done in the spare time i.e., in times not given to work or meditation.
There is a purpose in this slow and random start. There is a reason why the soul is perennially tied to creation and its fate. It is not an accident but a choice, not a purposeless game but a conscious Will that has gone into creation.
The Mother of God is mother of our souls;
We are the partners of his birth in Time,
Inheritors we share his eternity.
Our ignorance is Wisdom’s chrysalis,
Our error weds new knowledge on its way,
Its darkness is a blackened knot of light;
Thought dances hand in hand with Nescience
On the grey road that winds towards the Sun.
Mother, let this interference of the physical mind disappear from us and let us enjoy with You a true and an abiding and a full spiritual relationship. Our Mother is there as ever, body or no body makes no difference.
Though, as we learn from his confidential letters to his wife, he was being led by the Divine within, he had arrived at a stage when a crucial experience alone could clear the way for further advance.
There are animals with very developed senses, aren’t there?
Ah! yes, there are animals which are much more advanced than we.
Every individual is an infinity in himself, a concealed godhead, an eternal portion of the supreme Divine. Every jiva represents a particular phase, a particular mode of the cosmic play, and in and through every one the divine Mother is unfolding the infinite universe