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Synthesis of Yoga

Resuming on page 361 the second half of Chapter IX The Release of the Ego in Part Two The Yoga of Integral Knowledge.

Sri Aurobindo stresses that nothing half-way, attractive, exclusive or high-pinnacled is to be sought by the seeker of knowledge of an integral Yoga. He must continuously soar to the utmost height, for it is the absolute union of the soul with the Transcendent that is the goal.

In the path of Knowledge an uncompromising abolition of the ego-sense, at its very source, must be done; one may attempt this abolition by a constant fixing of one’s thought on the One and Infinite in itself, or everywhere. If done persistently, in the end this changes one’s mental outlook not only on oneself, but on the whole world. Result: a kind of mental realization … which deepens eventually into spiritual experience … realization in the substance of our being.

Mother's Q and A – 15/8/56 part 2

Is The Divine Grace All-Powerful ?

This week, in the second half of Mother’s class she says it is no coincidence that India achieved her Independence on Sri Aurobindo’s birthday. Then she speaks about different ideas which keep people from having complete faith that the Divine Grace is all-powerful. This class is relatively short, so there is also the dramatic and exciting story of Sri Aurobindo’s escape from the British under the cover of night and how he was finally able to get to Pondicherry, where they could not arrest him a second time. The original tape recording of Mother’s class will play after the English translation.

Savitri, B. III, C. IV, Part 1

C. IV, The Vision And The Boon – Presence and first Response

An Influence has approached the mortal range where the King’s conscious, yearning, offered heart is waiting. A boundless Heart is near his longing heart. The Divine Mother, the One he worships, comes into his inner being to respond to his passionate need for her to come and change the earth and man. She already knows everything. Before he can speak, her voice, is heard in the chambers of his offered heart. Here, in the first part of this canto, she tells him that man is still too weak to bear the Infinite’s weight, and she asks him to stay on earth and continue his yoga his work to raise mankind. She promises that all things will change in God’s transfiguring hour. His response and her reply come in the second part of this canto.

Selections par Gangalakshmi 232

Une serie hebdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Francais) de selection d oeuvres sur ou de la Mere et Sri Aurobindo, qui lui semble La Manifestation Supramentale.
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
This week The Mother/La Mere – Entretiens 1957 -58; Le 12&19 Juin 1957

On the special request from listeners this edition is un cut!!!

Synthesis of Yoga

Resuming with Part Two The Yoga of Integral Knowledge, Chapter IX The Release from the Ego. This reading will be the beginning half of the chapter: page 356 through the bottom of page 361.

Although the formation of the ego both mental and vital was necessary for creating out of matter a conscious individual, the necessary means for the conscious individual to find his true Person is by the dissolution of the ego; the conquest of the ego is the one thing supremely worth doing.

“The greatest service to humanity, the surest foundation for its true progress, happiness and perfection is to prepare or find the way by which the individual and the collective man can transcend the ego and live in its true self, no longer bound to ignorance, incapacity, disharmony and sorrow…. to find, know and possess the Divine existence, consciousness and nature and to live in it for the Divine is our true aim and the one perfection to which we must aspire.”

Jazz, Jazz, Jazz #6

Going further with classical jazz, and jazz masters for the middle of the week, featuring Art Blakey, Cla Tjader, Joe Henderson, and others

tracklist
Jimmy Smith – When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Miles Davis – All Blues
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – Along Came Betty
Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue
Killer Joe By Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet
John Coltrane – Blue Train
Cal Tjader – Perfida Cha Cha
Eddie Harris & Les McCann – Compared To What
Groove Holmes – Misty
The Miles Davis Quintet – If I Were A Bell
Joe Henderson – Blue Bossa
Hank Mobley – Soul Station
Randy Weston Quintet at the Five Spot – Hi-Fly
Thelonious Monk – Green chimneys
Freddie Hubbard – Little Sunflower Backlash

Savitri, B. III, C. III, Part 3

The House Of The Spirit And The New Creation; Longing For The Divine Mother

The Traveller of the Worlds, King Aswapathy, has reached the Supramental world – the highest consciousness – the goal of all spiritual seeking. But he has not yet attained his personal goal of asking the Divine Mother to come and fix our problems here on the earth plane. The King saw that he was two beings; one being was the part of him that was wide and free, above the world in the Supramental plane; but the other one was his body, struggling and bound, on earth, in mystic sleep, unable to call the Mother. Only the King’s heart was left to call Her. The King could see his living, sacrificed and offered heart, conscious and alone, far down below him, like a lamp in night. Extinction could not quench that lonely fire. Accepting bliss as the sole cause of things and refusing the austere joy which none can share, it turned to its far-off source of light and love, and waited for the Word of The Supreme. The introduction to this part of Savitri includes a history of how the King is changed from The Kingdoms and Godheads of The Greater Mind in Canto XI up to the Supermind, and how we will also change.

Synthesis of Yoga

Continuing with Part Two The Yoga of Integral Knowledge, Chapter VIII The Release from the Heart and the Mind.

Sri Aurobindo explains how life’s characteristics are movement, action, attraction or repulsion. We give a mental value as we perceive and accept whatever comes, in the form of action, desire, liking, disliking, pleasure and pain. The result is a tangle of confusion. It is this confusion that is the evil of our psychological existence. And in that confusion the law that seems to reign, is the law of desire.

The universal Divine Being acts, moves, enjoys for the satisfaction of divine Delight whereas the individual in life moves, acts and enjoys for the satisfaction of desire. “The proper function of the life-energy is to do what it is bidden by the divine principle in us, to reach and enjoy what is given to it by that indwelling Divine, and not to desire at all.”

“Equality, not indifference is the basis. Equal endurance, impartial indifference, calm submission to the causes of joy and grief without any reaction of either grief or joy …. are the basis of equality ….. but equality is not fulfilled till it takes it positive form of love and delight.”

Mother's Q & A – 15/8/56

Our soul’s role in worship and the history of Ashram Darshans

Mother speaks about how we are protected when our soul, our psychic being, is active in us and how important it is that we do not fear. She also explains the difference between the kind of consciousness that was given out during Ashram Darshans in 1956 and what was originally given out during the Darshans when they first started in 1927, and why they have changed. The introduction to this class gives the definition of the word “Darshan”, and speaks of the way the Ashram Darshans have changed in outer form over the past 90 years, from 1926 to the present.

Savitri, B. III, C. III, Part 2

Savitri, B. III, The Book Of The Divine Mother, C. III, The House Of The Spirit And The New Creation, Part 2, p. 322 – 329

The King has the Supramental Consciousness. He lives in immeasurable and blissful unity. He experiences a new and marvelous creation, rising out of the Spirit, where all are joined by spiritual links and all are the One. Matter is density of Spirit and substance is a resonant harp of Self. All that passes here lives immortal there.

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