Shobha Mitra shares an incident when she was in the grip of jealousy which the Mother made completely disappear from her being.
We explore Courage through several viewpoints for it is an essential quality on the path of yoga of transformation – on individual and collective level.
Featured here is some highly practical guidance by Sri Aurobindo selected from his letters about how inner nearness to the Mother and a constant opening to her force are key to making progress in sadhana.
As an offering on the Mother’s 144th birthday and given our theme of Progress, we focus on the Mahakali aspect of the Divine Mother.
In addition to exploring Gratitude in a variety of hues, the issue also features pieces on the inner significance of Navaratri, the festival of Devi, and the cultural significance of Ramayana. Other highlights include a reflection on patriotism and leadership in the light of recent events in Afghanistan, and ‘The Real Gandhi’, an insightful essay approved by Sri Aurobindo.
Though outwardly the festival of Durga Puja symbolizes the victory of Truth over falsehood, this 3-part essay explores the festival’s deeper, inner significance concerning the process of individual and cosmic evolution.
The author outlines how the nine forms of the goddess form an ascending hierarchy of shakti or energy rising from the mulādhara, traveling upwards gaining strength and force and momentum with each upward gust and impulsion until it reaches the crown and passing beyond unites with its Lord.
The author, in this part, cites some significant descriptions given by the Mother of her realisations. These passages speak of how Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga takes a giant leap over tradition wherein he is not content with the slaying of a demon or many demons but by their conversion or dissolution for good. But for this not only man but even the gods must collaborate.