Is there a destiny, and can we change it?
Jun21

Is there a destiny, and can we change it?

Is there a destiny, and can we change it? Whether it seem good or evil to men’s eyes, Only for good the secret Will can work. Our destiny is written in double terms: Through Nature’s contraries we draw near God; Out of the darkness we still grow to light. SRI AUROBINDO (Savitri, Book 6, Canto 1, p. 424) It is often assumed that whatever happens to us in life has already been decided by God. It is as if God prepares a schedule of...

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Neither Pleasure Nor Pain; Simply Delight
Jun21

Neither Pleasure Nor Pain; Simply Delight

Neither Pleasure Nor Pain; Simply Delight Delight of being is universal, illimitable and self-existent, not dependent on particular causes, the background of all backgrounds, from which pleasure, pain and other more neutral experiences emerge. When delight of being seeks to realise itself as delight of becoming, it moves in the movement of force and itself takes different forms of movement of which pleasure and pain are positive and...

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Duty, Yes! But, Which Duty?
May15

Duty, Yes! But, Which Duty?

Duty, Yes! But, Which Duty? The principal message of the Gita is not how a duty should be performed, but which duty should be performed in case of conflicting duties. The duty it tells us to select is the divine duty. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… No such general thing as duty exists; we have only duties, often in conflict with each other, and these are determined by our environment, our social...

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Growth of Consciousness
Sep10

Growth of Consciousness

We are evolving from five-sensory humans into multi-sensory humans. GARY ZUKAV Consciousness is a confusing word because, depending upon whether it has been spelt with a small ‘c’ or a capital ‘C’, its meaning changes dramatically. Spelt consciousness, it means awareness; spelt Consciousness, it refers to the imperishable Absolute Reality which is present in all creation, although concealed and rather poorly expressed. Human beings...

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Sri Aurobindo: the Prophet of Optimism
Aug18

Sri Aurobindo: the Prophet of Optimism

He saw a world that is from a world to be. – SRI AUROBINDO (Savitri, Book 3, Canto 3, p. 330) Sri Aurobindo was an unprecedented figure in history. Sent to England by his father at age seven, he returned to India at age 21, only to immerse himself in the ancient Indian scriptures for the next fourteen years. Thus, by age 35, he had become a perfect synthesis of the East and the West. With his remarkable intellect, he had not only...

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