(11 November 1953), I can tell you one thing, that is, when I began with Sri Aurobindo to descend for the yoga, to descend from the mind into the vital, when we brought down our yoga from the mind into the vital, within one month -- I was forty at that time, I didn't look old, I looked younger than forty, but still I was forty -- and after a month's yoga I looked exactly eighteen. In 1939 a fourth day was added: the Mother's final arrival in Pondicherry. I prostrate myself before Thee and ask of Thee to give me that power., THERE is a Power that no ruler can command; there is a Happiness that no The earth is certainly not ready to realize such an Whether Thou choosest for me life or death, happiness or sorrow, pleasure or suffering, all that comes to mef rom This is only one example. Thee will be welcome. In this place, titles and positions would be replaced by opportunities to serve and Hindu nationalism had a meaning in the times of Shivaji and I obey no master, no ruler, no law… At the Balcony, for example. the enjoyment; there is a thirst for Love that no human relation can appease; there is a Peace that one finds nowhere, not even in death. That spared me the shock of surprise, because I had seen and I was advancing cautiously; and as there was no shock of surprise, I was able to tell the children without giving them a shock, "Stop, keep quiet, don't stir. the more complex is his being, the more numerous are his destinies and the more unforeseeable his fate seems to be as a consequence. 13 January 1932, MY aspiration to Thee, O Lord, has taken the form of a beautiful She founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and established Auroville as a universal town; she was an influence and inspiration to many writers and spiritual personalities on the subject of Integral Yoga. Thee, it is open and empty that Thou mayst fill it with Thy divine Love; it is empty of all but Thee and Thy presence fills it through and through and yet leaves it empty, for it can contain also all starting-point is of course the aspiration for this transformation and the will to realize it; without that nothing can be done. I was leading. It was the Mother who was the driving force behind the creation of Auroville. Even when what I have written myself is printed in a book or an article, the intensity of the experience I had while writing it escapes, and the text seems flat, although the words are identical. In April 1920 the Mother rejoined Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry. There was nobody to tell me that. better) what the others do. At first it was not very fruitful, but at the end of about fourteen months I could follow, beginning from the end, all the movements, all the dreams right up to the beginning of the night. And yet this dream is in the course of becoming a The best place to stay in pondicherry to have dharshan of Mother. I am absolutely The knowledge of these various from Volume 13, Words of the Mother, p.95. permanently like the sublimes of idols; so it is that Thy form appears to me, clothed in magnificence, in the midst of the flames consuming my heart for Thee, and at the same time, in my head, I see A subject was given; an answer was to be prepared for the following week. Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yogi, guru, poet, and nationalist. There were many people, it was very hot, I was standing there with the good dinner in my stomach, and suddenly I felt ill at ease. Thine are all my thoughts, all my emotions, all the sentiments of my heart, all my sensations, all the movements of my life, each cell of my body, each drop of my blood. But She loves to call Herself a Force in action endeavouring to evolve the next species. I repeat, this reversal is sudden. There were three children behind me and a fourth person bringing up the rear. From the first time I came to India -- in 1914 -- I felt that India is my true country, the country of my soul and spirit. place of peace, concord and harmony where all the fighting instincts of man would be used exclusively to conquer the causes of his sufferings and miseries, to surmount his weaknesses and ignorance, And why is destiny always so Legal; Regulatory Information; Public Notice; Sites; Centre of Education I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. Back of the Book Hindu Nationalism ...we do not understand Hindu nationalism as a possibility under modern conditions. You see how it is, now I am nearing a hundred, it's only five years away now. My way of seeing is somewhat different. nation could claim as its own, where all human beings of goodwill who have a sincere aspiration could live freely as citizens of the world and obey one single authority, that of the supreme truth; a The Mother Prayers and Meditations. ", from Volume 10, On Thoughts and Aphorisms, p.131. It is the Power, the Happiness, the Light, the Knowledge, the Aspirations . permanently like the sublimes of idols; so it is that Thy form appears to me, clothed in magnificence, in the midst of the flames consuming my heart for Thee, and at the same time, in my head, I see (25 August 1954). from Volume 7, Questions and Answers 1955, p.257 individual can at least, when he is confronted by a danger or a critical situation, call upon his highest destiny by aspiration, prayer and trustful surrender to the divine will. So one can say without any fear of making a mistake: be realization. health and approximately how long his body will last. But there is an absolutely indispensable first step that must be accomplished before anything else can be undertaken: the transformation of the consciousness. This was known as "Balcony Darshan". Felicity. For example, the physical or material destiny of a Grant that everything in us may collaborate in Thywork and all be ready for Thy realization. Grant that we may never forget to own towards Theea deep, an intense gratitude. from Volume 13, Words of the Mother, p.38. ", from Volume 6, Questions and Answers 1954, p. 303 However, I do not know, but I found it very exasperating, even when I was quite a child. I noted down everything -- a few words, just a little thing, an impression -- and I tried to pass from one memory to another. many others besides. I said, "Obviously! The 102nd anniversary of the visit of Mirra Alfassa, or The Mother, to the city was celebrated with a session of meditation and silent prayer on Tuesday. And in 1914 this joy was granted to us. What Thou wilt of me, that I shall be. But I had to wait still longer because of my heavy responsibilities for the Ashram here in Pondicherry. is not merely a change, but a reversal of consciousness: the being turns inside out, as it were, and takes a completely different life and things and deals with them from there; it is at the centre This is not to discourage you, but... it is to let you know that it does not happen just like that! ...The most important thing for an individual is to unify himself around his divine centre; in that way he becomes a true individual, master of himself and his destiny. Once, I remember, four of us had gone on a walking tour across the mountains of France. marvellousthings that are Thy gifts to us at every instant. capacities and possibilities while being of service to the community as a whole, which, for its own part, would provide for each individual’s Subsistence and sphere of action. At the head she stands of birth and toil and fate. In short, it would be a (27 July 1955). to the sincerity of his call, this higher destiny intervenes favorably in the normal destiny of the being and changes the course of events insofar as they concern him personally. © 1999 - 2020 Copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust. (The Mother On Education, Page 112, 6 January 1952) ***** RADHA’S PRAYER. parts of the outer active being are transformed only slowly and gradually as a result of the inner transformation. from Volume 5, Questions and Answers 1953, p.139 Sweet Mother, every day we go for the Balcony Darshan, and here at the Playground we come for the March Past and the Concentration. It can go fast, because otherwise I would keep you there for half an hour, but I do it, that's what I do. from Volume 4, Questions and Answers 1950-51, p.62 When I speak, I live what I say and I communicate the experience together with the words -- no machine can record that. From Savitri Page no. organize; the bodily needs of each one would be equally provided for, and intellectual, moral and spiritual superiority would be expressed in the general organization not by an increase in the "All Sincere Prayers Are Granted and Every Call is Attended". infinite love.“Love me in all things, everywhere and in all beings” was Thy reply. Only... Of course, I have come to the point where I am doing the work for the cells of the body, but still, the work began a long time ago. The most indispensable thing in every case is receptivity. Here again the solution is to be found in Yoga. We are here to open the way of the Future We stand here before Thee that Thy will may be I carry you in my consciousness always, without seeing you, I do what is necessary. the weight of its own ignorance and blindness, it struggles desperately to rise above them. Get this from a library! Nothing at all, nothing. First of all, Yoga teaches us that we are not a single being, a simple entity which necessarily has a And always we came to this: "Let us see, that thing we can manage in this way" and everything was reduced to so little... from Volume 4, Questions and Answers 1950-51, p.385 earthly success can bring; there is a Light that no wisdom can possess; there is a Knowledge that no philosophy and no science can master; there is a Bliss of which no satisfaction of desire can give It is a complete and email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org , Sri Aurobindo & The Mother's Room , Pondicherry, The Mother's International Center Of Education. It may serve as a spiritual guide to three principal categories of seekers: --Those who have undertaken self-mastery --Those who want to find the road leading to the Divine --Those who aspire to consecrate themselves more and more to the Divine Work. WE WANT an integral transformation, the transformation He asked me, "But really, is it you?" I belong to no nation, no civilisation, no society, no race, but to the Divine. Is it not this very complexity which gives us the states of being and their corresponding inner worlds gives at the same time the capacity to discern the various destinies, their interpenetration and their combined or dominant action. transformation. be altered by personal discipline and effort of will, as these various determinisms act on each other in different ways according to the concentration of the consciousness, their combination is fervor., O my Sweet Master, my heart is a flaming chapel, and Thou art seated there A Meditation on the Mother’s Final Arrival in Pondicherry An offering for the Centenary of the Mother’s Final Arrival to Pondicherry. you lose all interest in things that you once found desirable; but it is only a change of consciousness and not what we call the transformation. Each one brought along his little work. Thou art all, everywhere, and in all, and this body which acts is Thy own body, just as is the visible universe in its entirety; it is Thou who breathest, thinkest and lovest in this substance which, being Thyself, desires to be Thy willing servant. What should be our approach to each one of these things? The region? In the ordinary consciousness you advance slowly, by successive experiences, from ignorance to a very distant and often doubtful knowledge. Make of us, the hero warriors we aspire Thine are all my thoughts, all my emotions, all the sentiments of my heart, all my sensations, all the movements of my life, each cell of my body, each drop of my blood. If you are reaching by noon, then plan to go for evening prayers in Mother Ashram. absolute change, a revolution in the basic poise; the movement is like turning a ball inside out. for pleasure and material enjoyment. THERE should be somewhere on earth a place which no In their slow round the cycles turn to her call; Alone her hands can change Time’s dragon base. I had to find it out all by myself. Pondicherry, 1920). Thee, know Thee as the Inconceivable, the Unknowable, the Formless; and in this double perception, this double knowledge, lies the plenitude of contentment., O MY beloved Lord, my heart is bowed before Thee, my arms are stretched Only, when this force or this presence, which is the same, passes through your individual consciousness, it puts on a form, an appearance which differs according to your temperament, your aspiration, your need, the particular turn of your being. my offering. ******, “All sincere prayers are granted, every call is Mirra Alfassa (21 February 1878 – 17 November 1973), known to her followers as The Mother, was a spiritual guru, an occultist and a collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, who considered her to be of equal yogic stature to him and called her by the name "The Mother". from Volume 13, Words of the Mother, p.53. No one who enters Mother's Room fails to be invaded by the sweetness of the Mother. and altogether Thine, Thine without reserve. We had started from one town and had to reach another. (5 May 1951), [Mother is about to begin reading the first pages of Quelques Paroles, Quelques Prieres]. And you rush back into it! O Thou whom at first sight I knew for the Lord of my being and my God, receive Pondicherry, 1920) MYSELF. All rights reserved. I had been treated to a good dinner, and then I went to a conference hall, I believe. It was a small group of about twelve people who met once a week. (1 July 1953), For example, once when I was walking in the mountains, I was on a path where there was only room for one -- on one side the precipice, on the other sheer rock. many systems have been elaborated how many sciences of divination have been created and developed only to perish under the charge of charlatanism or superstition. to all kinds of excesses, bad habits and even vices, he can in this way partly destroy his good physical destiny and lose the harmony of health and strength which would have been his but for this single destiny that is simple and logical. But once the change has taken place, it is there, in principle, once and for all; and then what is needed is to express it gradually in the details of practical life. Thee will be welcome. (15 August 1954). It was about an eight or ten days' journey across the mountain. of the body and all its activities. My heart is wide open in my breast; my heart is open and turned towards Grant that nothing in destiny and can alter it completely and often even change it for the worse. The art of living would then consist in always at the summit of your consciousness and the best will always happen to you. Generally, I too used to prepare a short paper and, at the end, I read it out. Pondicherry sriAravindharAnnai ashram is a place of divine.one can go there to open theri own soul and live a divine life. I obey no master, no ruler, no law, no social convention, but the Divine. from Volume 2, Words of Long Ago, p.166 Felicity. from Volume 8, Questions and Answers 1956, p.161 to triumph over his limitations and incapacities; a place where the needs of the spirit and the concern for progress would take precedence over the satisfaction of desires and passions, the search But here it is a moment when I can do it by touching the physical directly, you see; otherwise it is through the mind that it acts, the mind or the vital. Something opens The first manifestation of the transformed consciousness always seems to be abrupt. Be there inside ashram by 7PM IST hours evening and the meditation is from 7.25PM to 7.50PM IST hours. from Volume 4, Questions and Answers 1950-51, p.106 unfortunate interference. yogic discipline one can not only foresee destiny but modify it and change it almost totally. 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