Guiding Light of The Month

Like a flame that burns in silence, like a perfume that rises straight upward without wavering, my love goes to Thee; and like the child who does not reason and has no care, I trust myself to Thee that Thy Will may be done, that Thy Light may manifest, Thy Peace radiate, Thy Love cover the world. - The Mother

July Sunday Activities at the Centre – A glimpse

July 12th  - Reading Question and Answers:

AGM was conducted between 4:00PM to 6:00PM. It was well attended.
At 6:00PM the programme started with meditation.
From the Book “Questions and Answers 1956, The Mother” we read the question and answer on page 22. The question “Sweet Mother, here Sri Aurobindo writes” For all this first period he (the individual) has to work by instruments of the lower Nature.” The Synthesis of Yoga, page 79
What is this work, how is it accomplished?
Mother in her answer makes it very clear about the positive and negative side of our lower nature!
We can use the positive side to gather all our parts, movements and activities to fall into their true place in relation to our psychic being and have an aspiration to progress towards the divine.

And have a vigilant mode to resist with discernment all the negative side influences from outside, from subconscient or inconscient which are hindrances in our progress towards the Truth.
Mother says Cheerfulness is very important, not to get upset or discouraged by any failure and face everything with a smile and determination!

July 19th - Meditation on Savitri:

Meditated on the painting by Huta on Savitri and Mother’s accompanying recitation from Book 10, Canto 4. Pictures 8 to 18.

I was so lucky to find this beautiful explanation for the above and am sharing with you:

SAVITRI: A Summary of Sri Aurobindo's Epic Poem [Dr. Tyberg, who prepared this summary of the poem, was the founder of the East-West Cultural Center in Los Angeles and its guiding light for years until her passing in 1980. She is the author of several articles and two books on Sanskrit, First Lessons in Sanskrit and Language of the Gods.]

The Dark King still trying to discourage her, ironically speaks of her fantasy of Truth, says that Truth is hard as stone. Back and forth sparkle the words of the debate. Death uses subtle reason and arms himself with all man's faltering searches, his limiting spiritual goals, and exaggerated and imperfect understanding of Truth to prove the futility of God's power, but Savitri, delivered of twilight thoughts, with a heart of Truth, answers his lures. Here Savitri chants lyrics of Nature’s miracles, of the wonders of the Infinite and of the limitless powers of a soul integrally surrendered to God. Death, suspecting her to be the Mother of the Gods embodied, challenges her to show a body of living Truth, for has matter ever been able to hold Truth? Savitri tells Death who he really is and warns him he will cease to be when he touches the embodied Truth Supreme, and then reveals her being all one with God. Death, still unconvinced, makes his last stand in support of his blind force and dares Savitri to reveal the Power of the Divine, for many have Truth, but who has the Power to radiate it? Then is given a picture of Savitri as she becomes transformed into a divine being with all her chakras or lotuses of Power scintillating. The most powerful speech of all follows, and Savitri exhibits her living Power of Truth and proves that death is needed no more. Death is shown gradually vanishing and finally defeated, eaten by light.

Jayalakshmi

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