Guiding Light of The Month

OH, let Light be poured on all the earth and Peace inhabit every heart. . . Almost all know only the material life heavy, inert, conservative, obscure; their vital forces are so tied to this physical form of existence that, even when left to themselves and outside the body, they are still solely occupied with these material contingencies that are yet so harassing and painful. . . - The Mother

Life must blossom like a flower offering itself to the Divine

The Mother embraces all earth in her arms and has set the progression towards the Truth as its noble aim. In order to hasten the progress, time and again, she sends forth glorious lights on earth.

In the history of earth, there have been many such lives, those that were and still are a music of Krishna’s light. They are lives offered at the feet of Krishna and in living so, they spread breadcrumbs1 on the path for others to follow on. The story of Aandaal in southern India is one such life. Mirabai of Rajasthan lived devotion, her songs bring Krishna into our midst. Our Sweet Mother’s life is also one such life. She is Mahalakshmi who has come on earth and created a whole new world for us to be in. Like Aandaal’s paasurams, are Mirabai’s songs on Krishna and so are Mother’s prayers and meditations.

Mother lived a spiritually conscious life right from her childhood. Her experiences were many, her records give a beautiful narration of them. India was a place that was so dear to her heart. She was led to come to India where she met Sri Aurobindo, and in him she saw the Krishna who had been guiding her life. She offered herself at Sri Aurobindo’s feet and continued on to do his work for the world.

Growing up with The Mother and learning with The Mother are beautiful books that bring in us a growing attachment with The Mother. In this process, we can enrich ourselves with skills that will express our devotion and enable us to share it with others - be it in music, poetry or painting or any other form of fine arts. By offering our works to her and serving as a beam of her light, we participate in Mother’s project of bringing the earth a step closer to the Truth.

In Savitri, Book of Divine Mother is a hymn on The Mother by Sri Aurobindo. It is a chant that glorifies her splendor and invokes her presence. “One shall descend and break the iron law” he sings, in Vision and the Boon, to mark the grant bestowed by The Mother to send a light of hers on earth. The light is indeed Savitri, who is led to discover the Truth of her being and live the same for the world. All her life is a blossoming like a flower offering itself to the Divine.

Sandhya

*The word ‘breadcrumbs’ is a terminology used in Software Engineering context of user interface design where a web page shows the path of navigation. It is also from the story of Hansel and Gretel where it is said that they scatter breadcrumbs on the path they travel in order to remember the way.

*Title is a quote by the Mother.

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