Guiding Light of The Month

To Thee, supreme Dispenser of all boons, to Thee who givest life its justification, by making it pure, beautiful and good, to Thee, Master of our destinies and goal of all our aspirations, was consecrated the first minute of this new year. - The Mother

November - December Sunday Activities at the Centre - A glimpse

November 17th – The Mother’s Mahasamdhi Day:

We observed Mother’s Samadhi Day.  We read from The Mother’s Prayers and Meditation as well as from The Savitri, Sri Aurobindo’s epic poem.

November 20th – Readings from Secrets of Veda:

Mr Krishnamurthy led the session on the “Secrets of the Veda”.   The topic for the week was a review of verses 6, 7 and 8 of Sukta 1 Mandala 3 of the Rig Veda.  He also gave a recap of the previous sessions, highlighting the following principle ideas of the Rishis:

·         The conception of Truth – Consciousness
·         God as powers of the Truth to raise the humans out of falsehoods of the mortal mind.
·         Attainment in and by this Truth for an immortal state.
·         Inner sacrifice and offering as a means of divine consummation.
After reading slokas 6, 7 and 8, Mr Krishnamurthy shared Sri Aurobindo’s translation of the shlokas.

November 24th – Siddhi Day:

We observed Siddhi Day. We read from The Mother’s Prayers and Meditation as well as from the Savitri, Sri Aurobindo’s epic poem.

November 27th – Meditations on Savitri:

Book 1 - Canto 5 – The Yoga of the King:  The Yoga of the Spirit’s Greatness and Freedom (pictures 11 to 20)

Mr Ramadas coordinated the video session on the Meditations on Savitri, where Mother reads passages from the Savitri with Huta’s paintings as the backdrop.  After watching the video, the members read the lines once again and discussed the interpretation of the lines. 
December 4th – Reading from AIM Magazine:

We read a few pages from the Nov 2016 issue of the AIM magazine (Krishna the Eternal God) and followed it up with a discussion.

December 11th - Reading from Questions and Answers, The Mother:

We read the following question and its answer from page 203 of the book.  How is the Supermind going to act? What should be done to receive it? In what form will it manifest?
Mother replied that Sri Aurobindo has answered this question as follows:  “The supramental world has to be formed or created in us by the Divine Will as the result of a constant expansion and self-perfecting.” That is to say, to hope to receive, use and form in oneself a supramental being, and consequently a supramental world, there must first of all be an expansion of consciousness and a constant personal progress: not to have sudden flights, a little aspiration, a little effort, and then fall back into somnolence.
This must be the constant ideal of the being, the constant will of the being, the constant effort of the being, the constant preoccupation of the being.

- Rama

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