Friday, October 27, 2017

Surrender to the Guru



In surrendering to the Guru, it is to the Divine in him that one surrenders – if it were only to the human entity it would be ineffective. But it is the consciousness of the Divine Presence that makes the Guru a real Guru, so that even if the disciple surrenders to him thinking of the human being to whom he surrenders, that Presence will still  make it effective.

                                                                                 - Sri Aurobindo                                                                                                                 (Correspondence with Govindbhai Patel, Page 60)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Auroville


Men see events as unaccomplished, to be striven for and effected. This is false seeing; events are not effected, they develop. The event is Brahman, already accomplished from of old, it is now manifesting.
- Sri Aurobindo

(SABCL, Vol. 17, Page 116)














       The foundation of Auroville was laid on February 28,1968,
with representatives of several nations participating in the solemn
ceremony. Mother did not attend but she broadcast a message
from her chamber.
       The next day the Indian Express carried a photograph of
the ceremony. In the left-hand corner at the top of the picture
appeared a face looming over the horizon, looking exactly like
Mother's face. When Mother was shown the picture, she said :
I was present
 there.

- M.P.Pandit, Sidelights on the Mother