All our actions, not less the smallest and most ordinary and trifling than the greatest and most uncommon and noble, must be performed as consecrated acts. […] Our commonest or most grossly material actions must assume this sublimated character; when we eat, we should be conscious that we are giving our food to that Presence in us; it must be a sacred offering in a temple ….
The Ashram and the School are held together by the power of Her Love. This is the secret Power of transformation that is ever at work in this geographically small but psychologically immense field of spiritual evolution created by the Mother.
There is a great mass of necessary information about the world, one’s body, the evolution of the earth, the history of the human race that one ought to learn and then also the training of the intellect to deal rightly with facts. […] To neglect one’s studies as R and S have done is therefore a mistake.
Life emerges out of matter as if out of some dark obscure cave. Thus begins the slow ascension of life towards her divine home. In the process she carries matter transforming it into shapes and forms closer and closer to the divine Idea.
To the lives sundered can Time bring rejoining,
Love that was slain be reborn with the body?
In the mind null, from the heart’s chords rejected,
Lost to the sense, but the spirit remembers!
The Mother recites a short essay by Sri Aurobindo written around 1918 and published in a complete form in the Bulletin of SAICE in Nov 1979. The video was produced by the University of Human Unity in 2008.
A Seer was born, a shining Guest of Time.
Sri Aurobindo has given up his body in an act of supreme unselfishness, renouncing the realisation in his own body to hasten the hour of the collective realisation.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
The account describes the ashram atmosphere during November and December 1950, immediately preceding and subsequent to Sri Aurobindo’s leaving the body, and a meeting with The Mother.
Fourteen prayers were selected by M P Pandit from writings by T. V. Kapali Sastry, and are available as Sanskrit original and its’ English translation. The post contains prayers 9 – 12.
This talk deals with practical aspects of sadhana of the Integral Yoga in daily life.
Some reflections on the Ashram School on its 75th Anniversary. Parts One “A New Creation” and Two “The making of God in Earth”.
In this opening conversation of the series, Dr Alok Pandey recollects his early steps and experiences on the path. (CN01)
Life starts its journey through many pathways of ignorance, aided by its own instinct towards Truth and Freedom and Bliss. Now helped by the gods, now struggling alone she drives upon the pathways carved for her by Fate.
The greatest revolutions are hatched in silence by an inscrutable working of the Time-Spirit. The work of the prophet is more powerful, more creative than his words. And it is this intangible spirit with its irresistible force that moulds the destinies of mankind.
Mind, life the playthings of a Titan’s babe.
As one it works who builds a mimic fort
Miraculously stable for a while,
Made of the sands upon a bank of Time
Mid an occult eternity’s shoreless sea.
Mother, I pray: ‘Let my longing for Thee grow ever more, let it grow deeper and wider and intenser and cover up all vagrant seekings for petty satisfactions.’