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Posts Tagged ‘Sri Aurobindo’

The Last Months of a Free Nation

Last night presentation and discussion on latest Claude Arpi book on history of Tibet at Pavilion of Tibetan Cutlure in International Zone, was moderated by Lt Gen Ashok Chatterjee, former General office Commandin-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army, who became aruovilian after his retirement.
Book titled The Last Months of a Free Nation; India Tibet Relation 1947 – 1962 is the first of four book which extensively, and well documented describe that particular, and painful era of Tibet. Claud Arpi, who is fascinated by history of Tibet since 1972, is researching through all possible, and available archives to put light on those fragments of history. Audience expressed deep interest on the events in history of Tibet , which has determined its path, regarding the relations between India and Tibet.

Book was officially launched on 7th of Septmeber 2017 at the United Serivce Institution of India in Delhi by Mr. Shishankar Menon, former National Securtiy Adivser and Foreign Seceretary. book is available at White Seagull .

Savitri, B. III, C. II

Savitri, Book III, The Book Of The Divine Mother, Canto II, The Adoration Of The Divine Mother

King Aswapathy has attained the consciousness of the infinite, eternal, sole Supreme Master. He has reached the silence of the Self, but only half God’s cosmic work is done. The Divine Mother can now reveal something of herself to his seeking soul, and once he has seen her he only wants to draw her presence and power into all of his being. He wants her healing touch for the suffering world. His soul is freed and given to her alone.

Selections par Gangalakshmi 228

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 Sri Aurobindo s La Synthiese des Yoga: Quatrieme Livre Chapitre XXIV, Le Sens Supramental; – LeYoga de la Perfection de Soi;

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

Synthesis of Yoga

This reading concludes Chapter 5, Renunciation, pages 331-334. In these pages Sri Aurobindo again emphasizes what we read in the teachings of the Gita, how subtle and difficult is freedom from egoism, the very thing which is demanded of us. He points out that renunciation (or self-denial) is an instrument; there is period for its use which passes.

“We must be prepared to leave behind on the path not only that which we stygmatise as evil but that which seems to us to be good, yet is not the one good ….. things which ….. seemed beneficial ….. once their work is done ….. become obstacles ….. even hostile forces when we are called to advance beyond them.”

” …..march on to the wider kingdoms of God beyond …..everything is kept ….. restored for us ….. with a wonderful change and transfiguration into ….. the All-Light of Him ….. the mystery and the miracle that ceases not through the ages.”

Mother's Q & A – 25/7/56

Mother’s Questions And Answers, July 25, 1956

Mother speaks about the three things we need to do to make our physical acts of worship into living spiritual experience. She also describes the right way to listen to spiritual teaching and how to have a spiritual experience. Then she tells the students how necessary it is that they make the effort not to fall back into the old ways of the outside world if they want to profit from their stay in the Ashram, because they are in a place where work is being done to bring something new into the world. The original French recording of Mother’s class will play after the English reading.

Savitri, B. III, C. I

Savitri, Book III, The Book Of The Divine Mother, Canto I, The Pursuit Of The Unknowable

The Great Yogi-King reached the top of all that can be known, and finds it is not enough. Now he must pursue the Unknowable, He must have the realization of the infinite, eternal, Supreme Master of Creation along with the realization of the Divine Mother. The king reaches a height where he must make a tremendous choice; “All he had been and all towards which he grew must now be left behind or else transform into a self of That which has no name….The separate self must melt or be reborn into a Truth beyond the mind’s apeal”. Then the yogi-king can realize the One by whom all live, who lives by none.

Synthesis of Yoga

Part II The Yoga of Integral Knowledge, Chapter Five: Renunciation page 326 through page 331, to be continued with the next reading.

” ….. by renunciation we seize upon the falsehoods ….. that have overgrown and perverted our nature ….. pluck up their roots and cast them out of our way so that they shall no longer hamper by their persistence, resistance, recurrence the happy and harmonious growth of our divine living. Renunciation is an indispensable instrument of our perfection.”

” ….. our object is the fulfillment of the Divine in the human being ….. renunciation of attachment ….. craving of desire in the senses and the heart, of self-will in the thought and action ….. of egoism in the center of the consciousness ….. the three knots by which we are bound to our lower nature and if we can renounce these utterly, there is nothing else that can bind us.”

Mother's Q & A – 18/7/56, Part 2

Mother’s Questions And Answers, July 18, 1956

Mother gives advice on what we can do to be able to meditate and pray for long periods of time. Then she speaks about people who choose to be an enemy of the Divine. She explains the reality of what it is that a person thinks is his enemy when he believes himself to be an enemy of the Divine. Then she continues explaining about what would happen if the whole universe identified perfectly and completely with the Divine. She explains why the Divine created His manifested universe to be a progressive universe and what it means for us to think of the universe as a progressive manifestation instead of a static perfection. The original French recording of Mother’s class will play after the English translation.

Savitri, B. II, C. XV

Savitri, Book II, The Book Of The Traveller Of The Worlds, Canto XV, The Kingdoms Of The Greater Knowledge

King Aswapathy awakens in the colorless purity of his own soul. All once perceived and lived was far away. He had risen out of the sphere of Mind and he saw the undivided splendor of the Spirit in its complete unity of all things. This canto describes the overmind consciousness and Sri Aurobindo writes that the king scanned the secrets of the overmind. King Aswapathy’s finite parts approached their absolutes, his actions framed the movements of the Gods, his will took up the reigns of cosmic Force.

Mother's Q&A – 18/7/56, Part 1

Mother’s Questions And Answers, 18 July, 1956, Part 1

Mother says Krishna, the the Divine flute player, is the supreme power of attraction of the immanent and universal Divine, who is all beauty, and Radha, who responds to the call of the Flute player is our individual soul, our psychic being. She explains that when we are fully responsive to the Divine we are in a state of consciousness which is a protection and a help. She explains why the Supreme becomes the manifested universe.

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