Guiding Light of The Month

In this immense heroic struggle, in this sublime struggle of love against hatred, of justice against injustice, of obedience to Thy supreme law against revolt, may I gradually be able to make humanity worthy of a still sublimer peace in which, all internal dissensions having ceased, the whole effort of man may be united for the attainment of a more and more perfect and integral realisation of Thy divine Will and Thy progressive ideal. - The Mother

Remembering Mr Lok Kek Seng…

I first met Lok in 1965 through another friend Purshotmen Naidu when we were in Teachers' Training College. In 1973, Daya, whom I had known since 1964 informed me about the talk on Sri Aurobindo by late Navajata at the NTUC Conference Hall. This is how I came in touch with Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Subsequently I introduced Sri Aurobindo and The Mother to Purshotmen and he, to Lok. 

We were so fascinated by the ideas and vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Ashram that in 1975, Daya, Kim, Veronica, Lok, my wife, Sartha and I decided to visit the Ashram. All of us physically felt the Force as we entered the gate to the Samadhi. After a week in the Ashram we decided to go on a two-week tour of South India. Inspite of our persuasion, Lok decided to stay back and immerse himself in the spiritual atmosphere of the Ashram. On our return Daya, Lok and I got actively involved in our Society. Although some of us became less active gradually, Lok continued to be active till his passing away. 

Lok was a sincere and committed devotee. But he was not found of rituals. To mark our society's 25th anniversary we published a souvenir magazine titled "All Life is Yoga". Lok was in charge of the publication. He did not even want any photographs of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother in the magazine. When I asked he said that we had to go beyond photographs. He was truly a practitioner of yoga of Sri Aurobindo. He believed that practice was more meaningful than praying. Lok will be missed but certainly remembered in our hearts. 

- Jagir Singh Riar

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