Sri Aurobindo said that when He was in jail the Gita was put into His hand. … So He told us that this Gita was given to Him by Sri Krishna; and if you read Essays on the Gita, which I recommend very strongly to all of you, those particularly who are grown up, you will have no doubt that it was Sri Aurobindo Himself who was Sri Krishna.
The nine forms of the goddess form an ascending hierarchy rising from the root chakra at the base of the spine and traveling upwards until it reaches the crown and passing beyond unites with its Lord.
Money is the visible sign of a universal force, and this force in its manifestation on earth works on the vital and physical planes and is indispensable to the fullness of the outer life. In its origin and its true action it belongs to the Divine.
A Talk by Dr Alok Pandey from the “Tuesday Talks” series (2011)
The form depicted in the story of Durga is evidently on the subtle planes where each of her hands represents the power of the one of the gods.
Passing beyond the limits of human mind of reason there are the higher levels of mind climbing further through zones of increasing luminosity. Yet a limit comes, a border that the mind cannot cross. Here its wisdom stops.
Today’s talk takes up a rather misunderstood side of Sanatana Dharma that we know as Tantra.
The story of Durga is the story of one such moment in the evolutionary history of earth. Though this battle takes place on the subtle planes its repercussions are felt upon earth and humanity.
This webinar centers around the emergence of a new generation of children and how we need to rethink about our education.
Published in Dharma newspaper No. 9 in October, 1909, in Bengali. Recitation by Manoj Das Gupta, music by Sunil Bhattacharya, artwork by Ritam Upadhyay.
It is against this background that we can understand the story of Goddess Durga slaying the demons along with their king Mahisasura. Mahisasura is the ill-begotten child of the Asura king Rambha and a buffalo-woman. Buffalo is clearly symbolic of an animal type of humanity that is largely tamasic and full of greed and lust. Read More
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Alok Pandey (audio recording in English).
In this brief reflection in Hindi, Personal and Impersonal aspects are explained.
Sri Aurobindo wrote this piece as a letter to Punamchand Shah, a disciple living in Gujarat, on 1 August 1927. In 1928 it was published as the third chapter of The Mother.
This journey begins assuming the form of a battle between the animal state out of which it must emerge and which continues to torment and assail through the various hungers made worse by the presence of a mind which is at the mercy of the desire-self.
This talk is a summary of Book Two Canto Eleven of Savitri. Aswapati now leaves the limits of the labouring little mind and enters into a wider and more luminous domain.
O my beloved God, Thou hast taken me into Thy arms that are so strong and so gentle, and nothing exists but Thy divine Ecstasy.
Swami Brahmananda said: ‘Next to Vivekananda nobody else ever loved India so much.’ ‘I see Nivedita as the Mother of the masses,’ said Rabindranath. … Vivekananda knew and said that Nivedita would awaken nationalism among the Hindus and had directed her to dedicate herself to that end.