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THERE is a great difference between being in the midst of active work, of external action, while keeping one’s thought constantly fixed on Thee, and entering into that perfect union with Thee which leads to what I have called “absolute Consciousness, true Omniscience, Knowledge”. - The Mother

A Talk by Invited Guest, Partho 8th October 2014 - On Integral Yoga

Partho, a name well known in the circle of Integral Yoga practitioners and Integral Education, addressed us at our Centre on the 8th of October 2014 from 7pm to 8.30pm. The subject matter was a general one on ‘Integral Yoga’. There were few of us attending the talk this day, a working day. This, unfortunately, was the most suitable time for us to schedule the talk.

However, for those present, the small turn out turned out to be a boon. The speaker said that he would rather speak with us then talk to us and started engaging us with his searching questions that brought us closer to a truer, more stable state within, other than the surface state. One question he directed at us was about our name, and probed if we were that name, and who we were, actually. His message to us was clear. One had to know who one was, the real one, behind all the masks and tones and shades, behind the name and form. The talk lasted for about one-and-a-half hours and brought us into a deep reflective state. It was indeed refreshing to bring ourselves into deeper, subtler realms than those that we usually live on the surface. The experiences of looking within ourselves, even if for fleeting moments, were enough to be carried with us for a long time to come, in various circumstances. The exercises were also instrumental in helping us to take a step back and examine the moment in another perspective.

 It was with silent gratitude that we parted that day, after the talk.

-          Jayanthy

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