Guiding Light of The Month

O Lord, how ardently do I call and implore Thy love! Grant that my aspiration may be intense enough to awaken the same aspiration everywhere: oh, may good- ness, justice and peace reign as supreme masters, may ignorant egoism be overcome, darkness be suddenly illu- minated by Thy pure Light; may the blind see, the deaf hear, may Thy law be proclaimed in every place and, in a constantly progressive union, in an ever more perfect harmony, may all, like one single being, stretch out their arms towards Thee to identify themselves with Thee and manifest Thee upon earth. - The Mother

Nandlalji – Personification of Sweetness and Love

On 2nd April 2011 we all lost our beloved friend Nandlalji- who was highly respected and widely loved. He was a personification of sweetness and love. He was like an elder brother to my late husband when we were in Singapore from 1984 to 1992. Whenever we had any problem, big or small, my husband would dial Nandlal bhai’s telephone number and the problem would be solved in a jiffy. This relationship continued even after we returned from Singapore. What is more important is that he was like this - a helpful angel to every person in distress who approached him.

We (my whole family) always marvelled at his loving, doting and fatherly approach -remembering everybody’s birthday, wedding anniversary, death anniversary of the family members and sending him or her appropriate message and prayer. He sent me a beautiful birthday message and a prayer on my late husband’s birthday on 6th March, though he was quite ill at that time. For him the whole universe was his family: “Vasudhaiv Kutumb”.

Nandlalji’s devotion to Sri Aurobindo and The Mother was undoubtedly great. Though he lived in Singapore, his soul hovered around the Samadhi. Like a true child of The Mother he spread cheer and sunshine around him. His absence will be deeply felt by everybody who knew him. But we will take comfort in the thought that this loving man- whose life was a continuous saga of ardent aspiration and surrender to Sri Aurobindo and The Mother – is now in the ever-loving arms of The Mother. His memories will inspire us to walk on the SUNLIT PATH even while performing mundane and worldly activities.

I offer my deepest condolences to all the family members - Bachchu ben (who herself is another example of sweetness, sincerity and humility), Anjana, Kaluda, Ashok, Bhakthi and their respective families.
- Meera Nadkarni
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry

No comments: