This talk on the eve of Durgastami explores the inner significance of the legend of Durga and also shares a vision of Champaklal ji from his book Visions of Champaklal on the theme of сonquest over an Asura.
Let us close with a wonderful description of the awakening of this Divine Shakti in man revealed in Savitri which is going to open the doors to an inevitable divine destiny bequeathed to man since first his heart dared death and suffered life.
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.
The 10th day of the Durga Festival is celebrated as the Day of Victory. As Sri Aurobindo points out in one of His remarkable passages, people adhere to a belief system and make it an excuse to do things that are even diametrically opposed to the original intent that gave birth to a movement. Yet the seed of truth is there...