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

August – September Sunday Activities at the Centre – A glimpse

August 24th : Meditations on Savitri, Book 7, Canto 4.

Watching the paintings of Savitri by Huta, along with the Mother’s recitation of the relevant passages – covering Book Seven, Canto Four, started the programme. This topic highlighted the personality of Savitri as an avatar, her encounter with the three aspects of the World Mother, or the triple soul-forces within herself, and her work to build the bridge for man to cross over into the highest realm of consciousness.

Savitri meets here the “Triple Soul Forces”, three goddesses of the overmental world, namely the Madonna of compassion and love, the Madonna of might, and the Madonna of light and wisdom. These Madonnas appear before her one after the other and each one introduces herself as Savirti Savitri’s secret soul. Immediately after each Madonna addresses Savitri, perversions, or an egoistic deformation, of what each Madonna really stands for appears and exhorts Savitri.

Savitri promises to return with the perfect force of consciousness to render help to the struggling and bound existence of man.

All of us read the passages twice by meditating on them.

August 31st: ‘Meditations on Savitri’ – The Finding of The Soul’, Book 7 Canto 5. Pictures 1 to 6.

We meditated on a few passages watching the paintings by Huta. Savitri here is on her forward journey to find her Soul, after meeting the Madonna of Compassion and Love, the Madonna of Might, and the Madonna of Light and Wisdom. She journeys into the dark cave. In the journey inwards into the mystic cave, she is helped by a force of Light. Within, she sees a golden serpent with wisdom filled luminous eyes, an eagle and doves of peace. As she proceeded into the cave she felt one with all creatures of the universe. There was a sealed identity of the Adorer and the Adored in that space. At last Savitri comes face to face with her Secret Soul, a deathless Sun.

September 7th: Readings from Sri Aurobindo’s ‘Bases of Yoga’, Pages 97 – 100.

The reading of the passages reveals how important a role the subliminal self plays in us. All our surface bodily existence is supported by its larger and more efficient and powerful mind, vital and subtler physical consciousness in us. This opens to higher super-conscient as well as subconscient regions in us. To bring down the power of super-conscient regions to the subconscient, tit is a pre-requisite for the higher mind and vital to be made strong with light and peace from above. Without proper attitude and guidance, it is like inviting more trouble. To take the path of ANUBHAVA that is exhausting all the natural tendencies by going through it with Most of the adverse elements in the lower regions should be removed or purified and prepared for the descent of calm, equanimity and purity.

September 14th:The Om Choir

The programme started with reading the passages from the book,‘The Sunlit Path’ for the first half hour which set the stage for the Om Choir. We read a few passages from,“The Spirit and the Psychic Being”, which says we have to go beyond words like Supreme and Divine. We have to experience contacting “THAT” by an unwavering faith and aspiration. The second half hour, the group chanted OM in a unified, rhythmical way with voice warming up exercises in the beginning.Om chanting in unison brings about an inner peace, the very basic requirement for spiritual development. To listen in to the inputs of OM by other members of the gathering enhanced enhanced the spirit of oneness, unity and harmony.

September 21st:‘Meditations on Savitri’ – The Finding of The Soul’, Book 7 Canto 5. Pictures 7 to 11.

Savitri’s mission as the purna avatar was an inner process of uniting the upper and the lower hemispheres in the ladder of existence, so that the hitherto unmanifest spiritual powers pour into the triple worldof Matter, Life and Mind and bring about an enrichment of earthly life, according to Professor Kandaswami.  The psychic being is a tiny being, “A being no bigger than the thumb of man– ankustamatra purusha- as the Upanishad puts it, deep-seated in the cavernous depths of man’s being. The psychic being in an individual is a tiny flame. It grows into Fire and then bursts into a huge conflagration. It grows in stature – to quote Professor Seetaraman – progressively, with every ascent towards and descent from the higher consciousness, till at last that tiny creature becomes a majestic King. Just by reading the passages 10 and 11, we get a luminous picture  of what a transformation each one of us are entitled to, if only we aspire for that!

- Jayalakshmi

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