We celebrate the Mother’s birthday and the anniversary of the Golden Day with a special issue on the theme – The Mother’s Grace.
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.
Sri Aurobindo emphasizes that the perfection sought in the integral Yoga is not only to be one with the Shakti in her highest spiritual power and in her universal action, but to realise and possess her fullness in our individual being and nature.
This is the first issue in a new series titled ‘Streams of Sādhanā’, and focuses on the theme – Concentration and Focus. As is the practice at Renaissance, the current issue explores the theme in a multi-dimensional manner, since Integral Yoga does not leave out any aspect of life. Readers will find here explorations into the topic from the perspectives of spiritual sādhanā, study and mental development, overall well-being, and more.
Given that concentration is such an important aspect of all spiritual pursuit and life, in various works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother we find a great body of deep insights and detailed explanations on this. We present here a small selection of practical advice and guidance given by Sri Aurobindo.
In these passages by the Mother, we learn not only what is concentration but also how to cultivate it. She also emphasises the need to become conscious of the way we receive and spend our energies as well as the role of perseverance.
The author reminds us of the immense significance of one’s capacity of concentrated attention in the overall well-being and shares some practical guidance.
Narendra Murty speaks to Chirasree Mitra, a psycho-social counsellor who shares some insights on the topic from a scientific point of view.