We celebrate the Mother’s birthday and the anniversary of the Golden Day with a special issue on the theme – The Mother’s Grace.
Read a few selections from Champaklal’s book Prarthana ane Udgaro, translated into English from Gujarati under the title Prayers and Aspirations by Sudha and Don Fisher. A biographical note about the author is also included.
This poem reminds us powerfully of the truth that all is indeed possible with the Grace of the Mother.
In this extract translated from original Bengali, Rabindranath Tagore speaks of how his mother’s love made him aware of the Divine Grace in his life.
Without the Grace descending from above, no amount of personal effort at rejecting the countless imperfections within can help one make lasting progress. This is true for the individual sadhana, and also for the national sadhana.
Based on his own experience, the author shares some observations on how one may prepare to approach reading the epic poem, Savitri.
This prayer from the Mother’s ‘Prayers and Meditations’ inspires us to pray for the transformation of the ordinary consciousness and for uniting with the supreme consciousness so that peace may descend upon all earth.
We explore Courage through several viewpoints for it is an essential quality on the path of yoga of transformation – on individual and collective level.
What does it mean to be receptive? How to increase one’s receptivity to the Divine Force? Is Sri Aurobindo’s Force and the Mother’s Force which is essentially One Divine Force working only in the Ashram or for those who are turned to Them? How can we become receptive to the Divine’s healing force? And to creative inspiration? These and many other aspects are explored through various features, including our section on Divine Humour. An insightful conversation with an artist, excerpts from Barin Ghose’s book, a sweet story about a little girl’s love for Ganesha, and an essay from Sri Aurobindo Circle archives complete the issue.