Guiding Light of The Month

O Lord, how ardently do I call and implore Thy love! Grant that my aspiration may be intense enough to awaken the same aspiration everywhere: oh, may good- ness, justice and peace reign as supreme masters, may ignorant egoism be overcome, darkness be suddenly illu- minated by Thy pure Light; may the blind see, the deaf hear, may Thy law be proclaimed in every place and, in a constantly progressive union, in an ever more perfect harmony, may all, like one single being, stretch out their arms towards Thee to identify themselves with Thee and manifest Thee upon earth. - The Mother

February-March Sunday Activities at the Centre - A glimpse

February 18th and March 11th - The future poetry

Jared navigated us through the Style of poetry including providing vivid examples of parallel styles from ancient Egyptian architectures specially the sublime statue of queen Hatchepsut – said by The Mother as a previous incarnation of herself – and the Mortuary Temple.

“The aim of poetry, as of all true art, is neither a photographic or otherwise realistic imitation of Nature, nor a romantic furbishing and painting or idealistic improvement of her image, but an interpretation by the images she herself affords us, not on one but on many planes of her creation, of that which she conceals from us, but is ready, when rightly approached, to reveal”.

“Style is to make the thing presented living to the imaginative vision, the responsive inner emotion, the spiritual sense, the soul-feeling and soul-sight. … fills every word with its utmost possible rhythmic and thought suggestion.

But in itself it depends on none of these things; it is not a style, but poetic style itself, the Word; it creates and carries with it its elements rather than is created by them. Whatever its outward forms, it is always the one fit style for THE MANTRA (poetic expression of the deepest spiritual reality – meeting into an indissoluble oneness the three highest intensities of poetic speech: 1) a highest intensity of rhythmic movement, 2) a highest intensity of interwoven verbal form and thought-substance, of style, and 3) a highest intensity of the soul’s vision of truth).

February 21st – Mother’s birthday celebrations

The special highlight this year was the active participation of our youth members enchanting us with their dance tuned to Savitri verses and recitals of other works.

Jared’s monthly youth programme is striving to lay a good foundation through drawing keen interest from our youth members and their offerings to The Mother during this celebration is an expression of their dedication. We feel very confident that our next generation will continue to carry the mantle forward.

February 25th – Self Dynamising meditation using Savitri and Huta Painting
We continued our self-dynamising meditation viewing the Huta Paintings of Book 3, Can to 4 (‘The Book of the Divine Mother’, ‘The Vision and The Boon’) along with Mother’s organ music and Her Voice. We continued our attempt to weave using the threads of the last eight months of glimpses into a Spiritual fabric.
This canto provided us the perfect framework for aligning with the Auroville 50th Anniversary celebrations and we all virtually participated through our meditation bringing The Matrimandir to our inner senses.

February 28th – Meditation: Auroville’s 50th anniversary celebrations
We held two sessions of meditations to join in the collective aspiration for the New World - the world of unity, consciousness and harmony that is the vision of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo and of which Auroville is a crucial Cradle.
During these sessions we screened videos highlighting The Mother’s Dreams for Auroville and how the devotees at Auroville are striving to bring them to reality through embracing paradoxes. We meditated joining our individual souls and our Singapore’s soul with the Matrimandir. We deeply aspired for the construction of a Singapore pavilion at Auroville.

March 4th – Auroville Day February 28th – Meditation: Auroville’s 50th anniversary celebrations
We dedicated this session to Auroville and viewed the video “Auroville, Integral Yoga and the Future of Mankind” by Sraddhalu Ranade followed by discussions.

- Ramadoss

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