I listened to the song of the waves, and it told me of such great marvels….
This brief reflection in Hindi explains how one should safeguard ones faith when faced with someone who is hostile towards Divine.
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey in English in Auroville ( 2007)
One must always be greater than one’s experience. […] no ambition, no vanity, no pride. A sincere self-giving, a sincere humility, and one is sheltered from all danger. There you are, this is what I call being greater than one’s experience.
This talk focuses on the various relations that man can have with God in the light of Sanatana Dharma.
Sri Aurobindo in his own characteristic way shows to us the greatness of these gods and the beings I contact with them and yet he also reveals their limitations. Each has its own place and station and working in this vast and complex creation. But the ultimate secret, the last secret is not found here.
Since childhood, he had been brought up in Shanti Niketan. Poet and artist, he became at once Tagore’s favourite. Tagore initiated him into the subtleties of Bengali literature with care and affection. In Art, Abanindranath and Nandalal were his masters.
Here Aswapati is moving through the Paradise of Life-Gods. It is a state of perpetual joy. To such a warrior soul this comes as a gift and a temporary rest and release.
A bhakta is someone who takes delight in the Lord. Bhakti comes from the root bhaj which means to enjoy. He does not approach the Divine to know about Him as the seeker does. He rather knows Him in a way having seen and felt Him through the eyes of faith and his heart. He Read More
The touched questions include what is transformation, why is it needed, how does it happen, when and where it is to be done, what is the the Power that would execute it, how to participate in the process.
There are also spaces of Time when there is the Divine Intervention, either directly as an Avatara or indirectly through Vibhutis to hasten the process.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Alok Pandey (audio recording in English).
Chapter 2 is a piece written by Sri Aurobindo after he had finished replying to a series of questions asked by Motilal Mehta, a disciple living in Gujarat, in a letter dated 30 May 1927. Sri Aurobindo concluded his reply as follows: “Calling on God to do everything and save one all the trouble and struggle is a self-deception and does not lead to freedom and perfection.”
Deprived of love which is the only true authentic source of joy these children are turning to drugs and partying to find outside what lies concealed within their own heart.