Guiding Light of The Month

Grant, O Divine Teacher, that we may know and accomplish our mission upon earth better and better, more and more, that we may make full use of all the energies that are in us, and Thy sovereign Presence become manifest ever more perfectly in the silent depths of our soul, in all our thoughts, all our feelings, all our actions. - The Mother

September - October Sunday Activities at the Centre - A glimpse

September 23rd – Self-Dynamising Meditation using Savitri and Huta Paintings

Earlier, through our deep voyage into the unknowable, (Book 3, ‘The Book of the Divine Mother’), over several months, we were trying to form an idea of the infinite powers of our Divine Mother in our minds; all these are like the Silent witness behind everything, experiencing the marvel of the dynamism of the diversifying and integrating Spirit; it is as if this unfathomable Consciousness-Force, has kindled in us a mystic flame of pure Love of aspiration, silently creating a need behind our hearts to experience Aswapati's Boon: “… one shall descend and break the iron law, Change Nature’s doom by the lone Spirit’s power”. This has led us to explore and experience this All powerful Savitri, at the conclusion of Her yoga, through the Canto 6 (Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating-Absolute) and 7 (Omnipresent Reality and the Discovery of the All-Fulfilling Godhead) of Book 7: The Book of Yoga. It is now an invitation to view the experience not only of the Spirit's view on the Silent Force behind but also to integrate these two views (of one looking at the other) to reach the MahaShaktit dynamising the Absolute. 

This month, when we took a deeper dive into Canto 6, we were reminded of 'The Issue' (Book 1, Canto 2): "An Absolute Supernatural darkness falls on man, when he nears God ..... That hour had fallen on Savitri". What we think as naught (zero) is actually unmanifest infinity; the seeming falsehood, ignorance, division, evil, incapacity, hatred, finite-view, commotion, ugliness, time-trap, disharmony and suffering hide behind the Divine Substance as Occult clay as Truth, Knowledge, Unity, Goodwill, Power, Love, Infinity, Silence, Beauty, Eternity, Peace and Delight. We seem to constantly fight the cross currents by taking either the side of the Spirit or Matter: Outside VS Inside, Liberty VS Fraternity, Time VS Timelessness, Form VS Content, Personal VS Impersonal, Head VS Heart, Profit VS Purpose etc; we can all embrace the paradox of integrating both the sides and enjoy the powers of Savitri, The Mahashakti.

September 30th – Short Films from 12qualities.com  

Jared helped to us to experience the unexplored side of Prof Vladimir - the creative movie making talent, which he he was unable to bring out during his Singapore visit, due to the lack of slots provided to him. We watched 'Sincerity', 'Sacrifice' and 'Future Education' followed by brief discussion; those who missed are urged to watch these and other short films , by visiting '12qualities.com'. A lot of sincere effort has gone into educate us to look at our future with confidence - packed with tremendous value indeed; again, it is for us to make the best meaning out of them: what might look like as mere experiences of sacrifice, in fact, are filled with delight, progress, knowledge, goodwill and power to those who can aspire for the integral view and Mother's Grace.  


October 7th- Read a few passages from All India Magazine

September 2018 issue- Prenatal Education

On Man and Woman-The relationship between man and woman
In this passage Mother talks about the highest ideal men and women should aim for instead of woman’s part solely interior and domestic occupations and man’s exclusively exterior and social occupations. The supreme reality is men and women are equal in rights and in duties.

True Maternity- Begins with the conscious creation of a being
Mother advises the would be mothers that true maternity begins with the conscious creation of a being, with the willed shaping of the soul unlike the animals who give birth to young ones instinctively ignorantly, machine like. She says a woman’s thought and will are so powerful to bring out a child with highest ideal instead of believing in the obscure bonds of heredity and atavism.
Birth and the Psychic Being-The material conditions and environment that the psychic being chooses,
Mother says. only when the soul has attained perfect psychic being, it has the choice of taking a rebirth; if taking another janma, it can choose the body where it can express its best. In spite of that it has to have a lot of self dynamism to overcome the obstacles like material inconscience.

The psychic being: a result of evolution
Through evolution psychic being is churned out from Matter.
The Divine consciousness which has spread over Matter is lifted up slowly to reach the Divine through several births.
Only the psychic being can remember its past and has the pathway laid to become what it wants to become rather than what it had been!

October 14th and October 21st- The Human Cycle

The Ideal of Human Unity, War and Self Determination
War and self-determination
Read a few passages from the Chapter- The Spiritual Aim and Life
Sri Aurobindo gives us a clear understanding  that true aim of the spiritual society is for the soul incarnated in the human body to fulfil its diviner purpose rather than succumbing to just the satisfaction of physical, vital and emotional well being or to flee away to its freedom from the diseased prone body.
The individual soul in man is the collective form of the Infinite. It will hold sacred every aspect man’s physical, vital, emotional, intellectual and psychic evolution. Inspite of the manifold manifestation of the soul as an individual, human society, nation, it is one divine reality, the conscious infinite in Man.
This reality as a dogma or creed does not impose on man’s lower natural being.
To raise to a spiritualised society, large liberty will be the means to give the freedom to raise the society from its yoke of slavery to beliefs, customs and authority. By shaking of all these fetters man chooses to wear the yoke which helps him to find his diviner inner nature and its aspiration.
The true spirituality is the one which does not lay a yoke upon for example science, philosophy or any art forms or compel them to square their conclusions with any statement of dogmatic religious or even of assured spiritual truth as some of the old religions attempted. If let free in their action will find the unity of Truth with Good and Beauty and God.
The true Spiritualisation of humanity happens when the true inner theocracy is established removing the false theocracy of dominant church or priesthood.
This chapter ends with the word  “Sarvabhavena” from Bhagavad Gita where Lord Krishna says one who finds true divinity in everything in and around himself will be free from all illusion and delusion, the freedom which Sri Aurobindo talks about!


- Jayalakshmi and Ramadoss

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