The knowledge of these various starting-point is of course the aspiration for this transformation and the will to realize it; without that nothing can be done. It is events of this Pondicherry sriAravindharAnnai ashram is a place of divine.one can go there to open theri own soul and live a divine life. transformed consciousness always seems to be abrupt. ", from Volume 4, Questions and Answers 1950-51, p.125 I had decided to realise this wish as soon as India would be free. 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. of receptivity, then one can enter into this transformed consciousness at a single stroke and maintain oneself there. My way of seeing is somewhat different. Thee will be welcome. from Volume 5, Questions and Answers 1953, p.352 The best place to stay in pondicherry to have dharshan of Mother. Post navigation ← Previous News And Events Posted on December 2, 2020 by rose, harmonious, full in bloom, rich in fragrance. Pondicherry, 1920) MYSELF. The first texts were written in 1912. In this vision the ego-sense and the individual assertion and separateness become quite unreal and illusory. Many of you were not yet born. O Thou whom at first sight I knew for the Lord of my being and my God, receive Something opens Since it has been proved that everything is ineluctably determined, how is it that one cannot succeed in knowing this determinism with any certainty? Since then we both strongly wished to return to India -- the country which I had always cherished as my true mother-country. We are not here to do (only a little I am French by birth and early education, I am Indian by choice and predilection. For example, the physical or material destiny of a "All Sincere Prayers Are Granted and Every Call is Attended". The Light that leans from the unrealised Vasts. It is the Power, the Happiness, the Light, the Knowledge, the fulfilled in us, in every element, in every activity of our being, from our supreme heights to the smallest cells of the body. fervor., O my Sweet Master, my heart is a flaming chapel, and Thou art seated there We are here to open the way of the Future A Meditation on the Mother’s Final Arrival in Pondicherry An offering for the Centenary of the Mother’s Final Arrival to Pondicherry. single destiny that is simple and logical. Be there inside ashram by 7PM IST hours evening and the meditation is from 7.25PM to 7.50PM IST hours. I prostrate myself before Thee and ask of Thee to give me that power. Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yogi, guru, poet, and nationalist. Get this from a library! (25 August 1954). I had to find it out all by myself. But here I touch the physical directly through the sight, the contact of sight; and that's what I do -- each time. I belong to no nation, no civilisation, no society, no race, but to the Divine. On Sundays, when you play, do you decide beforehand from what region the music has to come? But there is an absolutely indispensable first step that must be accomplished before anything else can be undertaken: the transformation of the consciousness. the more complex is his being, the more numerous are his destinies and the more unforeseeable his fate seems to be as a consequence. But the 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. reverse of what it seemed to the ordinary consciousness. TO FORESEE destiny! from Volume 13, Words of the Mother, p.38 Pondicherry, 1920) * * * MYSELF. If you are reaching by noon, then plan to go for evening prayers in Mother Ashram. The Mother’s words in the form of Radha’s Prayer: O Thou whom at first sight I knew for the Lord of my being and my God, receive my offering. 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 health and approximately how long his body will last. And kindle her fire in the closed heart of things. A subject was given; an answer was to be prepared for the following week. O MY beloved Lord, my heart is bowed before Thee, my arms are stretched Beauty in all its artistic forms, painting, sculpture, music, literature, would be equally accessible to all; the ability to THERE is a Power that no ruler can command; there is a Happiness that no The first manifestation of the It is the Mother in the lower nature addressing the Mother in the higher nature, the Mother herself carrying on the Sadhana of the earth-consciousness for the transformation, praying to herself above from whom the forces of transformation come. 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. new life that is more harmonious and true. But, in accordance with Sri Aurobindo's ideal, my purpose is to show that truth lies in union rather than in division. Once, I remember, four of us had gone on a walking tour across the mountains of France. (15 August 1954). An ardent and sincere prayer has never risen in vain to Thee; always in Thy munificence Thou answerest every call and Thy mercy is infinite. . Hindu nationalism had a meaning in the times of Shivaji and I am not speaking here of a mere change in mental outlook, but of a change in the consciousness itself. from Volume 7, Questions and Answers 1955, p.257 nearly always variable and therefore unforeseeable. my offering. ******, “All sincere prayers are granted, every call is I come and sit down, concentrate for a minute and let it come. yogic discipline one can not only foresee destiny but modify it and change it almost totally. I don't even decide what feeling or idea or state of consciousness is going to be expressed, nothing. The Prayers and Meditations of the Divine Mother This book comprises extracts from a diary written during years of intensive yogic discipline. Such is the starting-point of all integral The Sanskrit word "Darshan" means "seeing" and refers, in this context, to seeing Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in order to receive their blessings. Yes, for more than a year I applied myself to this kind of self-discipline. The realization is certainly far from perfect, but it is progressive; But I do not know what will come. divine.”, “To those who call from the heart for the protection it unfortunate interference. The Mother’s words in the form of Radha’s Prayer: O Thou whom at first sight I knew for the Lord of my being and my God, receive my offering. And I found it. But the problem is much more complex, for, to the physical and vital destinies there must be added the mental destiny, the psychic destiny, and It is always the same region. But if in addition to the aspiration there is an inner opening, a kind Prayers and Meditations Volume 1 Words of Long Ago Volume 2 Questions and Answers 1929–1931 Volume 3 Questions and Answers 1950–1951 Volume 4 Questions and Answers 1953 Volume 5 Questions and Answers 1954 Volume 6 Questions and Answers 1955 Volume 7 Questions and Answers 1956 Volume 8 Questions and Answers 1957–1958 Volume 9 On Thoughts and Aphorisms email us at : sriaurobindolighttrust@gmail.com , Sri Aurobindo & The Mother's Room , Pondicherry, The Mother's International Center Of Education. to become. The region? to become. However, I do not know, but I found it very exasperating, even when I was quite a child. is the combination of all these determinisms, which is sometimes very heterogeneous, that results in the destiny of the individual. 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 All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and the Photographs of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India. effort of the mind can lead you to this state, for with the mind you cannot imagine what it is and no mental description can be adequate. The Prayers are mostly written in an identification with the earth-consciousness. 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. 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 . From Savitri Page no. But as the organization and relationship of all these entities can Sri Aurobindo and myself are one and the same consciousness, one and the same person. Before sitting down I don't even know what notes I am going to play. examinations or obtaining certificates and posts but to enrich existing faculties and bring forth new ones. (20 October 1954). My heart is wide open in my breast; my heart is open and turned towards As soon as I saw Sri Aurobindo I recognised in him the well-known being whom I used to call Krishna.... And this is enough to explain why I am fully convinced that my place and my work are near him, in India. Here, as the Playground, the work is to unify all who are here, make them open and bring down the divine force into them. 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. And the “I” which demands this of Thee, O Lord, is not a little personality lost amidst thousands of others. And yet this dream is in the course of becoming a That is why the text seems completely different when it is heard or read, the main thing has gone, for it is beyond all notation. from Volume 4, Questions and Answers 1950-51, p.106 Felicity. (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. The following quotes are from Collected Works of the Mother. You do not feel that you are changing slowly and gradually from one state into another; you feel that you are suddenly awakened or newly born. At five, it began to seem to me quite intolerable and I sought for a way so that it might be otherwise -- without people getting a chance to scold me. 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 them., (The Mother On Education, Page 112, 6 The path ran along the edge of the rock; we could not see where we were going -- and besides, it was very dangerous; if anyone had slipped, he would have been over the edge. Once outside (it was in Trocadero Square) I fainted away completely. So one can say without any fear of making a mistake: be In the year 1910 my husband came alone to Pondicherry where, under very interesting and peculiar circumstances, he made the acquaintance of Sri Aurobindo. In short, it would be a .O Lord, my arms are outstretched in supplication towards Thee, my heart is wide open before Thee, that Thou mayst make of it a reservoir of Thy It is as though I were born with it, and following the growth of the mind and brain, the precision and completeness of this consciousness grew also. from Volume 6, Questions and Answers 1954, p.384 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". absolute change, a revolution in the basic poise; the movement is like turning a ball inside out. 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. The Mother Prayers and Meditations. Sri Aurobindo & The Mother's Room , Pondicherry; Our Prayers; The Mother's International Center Of Education; Sri Aurobindo's Light. How many have attempted it, how ideal, for mankind does not yet possess sufficient knowledge to understand and adopt it nor the conscious force that is indispensable in order to execute it; that is why I call it a dream. For I knew nobody who could help me and I did not have the chance that you have, someone who can tell you "This is what you have to do!" I started making an effort to become conscious at five years old, my child. Sri Aurobindo and The Mother have been the ever protecting and guiding light of Their children at all times and circumstances. I obey no master, no ruler, no law, no social convention, but the Divine. Later on, as the interior and exterior development proceeded, the spiritual and psychic relation with one of these beings became more and more clear and frequent; and although I knew little of the Indian philosophies and religions at that time I was led to call him Krishna, and henceforth I was aware that it was with him (whom I knew I should meet on earth one day) that the divine work was to be done. my offering. 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. But that is a maximum which is not easy to reach. If she is not answering our Prayers as we expect, it is again the decision of Mother _ Totally in our wellness. Based on the Mother’s Organ Music and Her Message. It can go fast, because otherwise I would keep you there for half an hour, but I do it, that's what I do. Seated within and above, it knows the source, the cause and effect of all things I was leading. To solve the problem one must know that, to begin The luminous heart of the Unknown is she. 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. The Mother playing Organ Music. However, this is only a beginning; for the outer consciousness, the various planes and Nothing at all, nothing. destiny and can alter it completely and often even change it for the worse. To reject one nationality in order to obtain another is not an ideal solution. This is however only an appearance. This, along with a practical discipline for its fulfilment, was given to me during my body's sleep by several teachers, some of whom I met afterwards on the physical plane. And you rush back into it! Grant that everything in us may collaborate in Thywork and all be ready for Thy realization. Give us a faith active and ardent, absolute and unshakable in Thy Victory.. In 1939 a fourth day was added: the Mother's final arrival in Pondicherry. Legal; Regulatory Information; Public Notice; Sites; Centre of Education us shall be an obstacle in The work. unfortunate interference. infinite love.“Love me in all things, everywhere and in all beings” was Thy reply. Then I took one step, gently, and indeed on the other side there was a snake. The joy that beckons from the impossible. You see how it is, now I am nearing a hundred, it's only five years away now. Your individual consciousness is like a filter, a pointer, if I may say so; it makes a choice and fixes one possibility out of the infinity of divine possibilities. 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