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Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Footprints Of God/Contents.htm
Footprints of God CONTENTS Pre-Content The Mystery of Divine Birth Part I (Pre-Pondicherry Period: 15Aug 1872 —04 Apr 1910) Light Was Born Joyous Sacrifice The Bridge Between Heaven and Earth Nirvana and Beyond Nirvana Vasudevam Sarvam Iti The Revolutionary Yogi Journey: Towards the New and the Unknown (04 April 1910) Part II (Pondicherry Period: 04 Apr 1910 — 05 Dec 1950) Cave of Tapasya The Divine Mother Inst
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The Revolutionary Yogi Awakening the Soul of a Nation There were three sides to Sri Aurobindo's political ideas and activities. First, there was the action with which he started, a secret revolutionary propaganda and organisation of which the central object was the preparation of an armed insurrection. Secondly, there was a public propaganda intended to convert the whole nation to the ideal of independence which was regarded, when he entered into politics, by the vast majority of Indians as unpractical and impossible, an almost insane chimera. It was thought that the British Empire was too powerful and India too weak, effectively disarmed and im
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Joyous Sacrifice A heart of compassion and ideal love: The path of Dharma (Extracts from a letter of Sri Aurobindo to his wife, Mrinalini Devi, dated 30 Aug 1905; original in Bengali) I was sorry to learn that your parents have once again the same kind of bereavement, but you have not mentioned which of their sons died. However, how does sorrow help? Seeking happiness in the world inevitably leads one to find suffering in the midst of that happiness, for suffering is always intertwined with happiness. This law holds good not only in regard to the desire for children, but it embraces all sorts of worldly desires. ... Now, let me tell you ... You
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Vasudevam Sarvam Iti All He loves, all He moves, all are His, all are He What Srikrishna demands He placed the Gita in my hands [at the Alipore jail]. His strength entered into me and I was able to do the sadhana of the Gita. I was not only to understand intellectually but to realise what Srikrishna demanded of Arjuna and what He demands of those who aspire to do His work, to be free from repulsion and desire, to do work for Him without the demand for fruit, to renounce self-will and become a passive and faithful instrument in His hands, to have an equal heart for high and low, friend and opponent, success and failure, yet not to do His work negli
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Inner Fruit of the Avatar's Coming The inner fruit of the Avatar's coming is gained by those who learn from it the true nature of the divine birth and the divine works and who, growing full of him in their consciousness and taking refuge in him with their whole being, manmāy mām upāśritāḥ, purified by the realising force of their knowledge and delivered from the lower nature, attain to the divine being and divine nature, madbhāvam. The Avatar comes to reveal the divine nature in man above this lower nature and to show what are the divine works, free, unegoistic, disinterested, impersonal, universal, full of the divine light, the divine power and the divine love. He
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Footprints Of God/Cave_of_Tapasya.htm
Cave of Tapasya Bringing down the spiritual into the material A Will, a hope immense now seized his heart, And to discern the superhuman's form He raised his eyes to unseen spiritual heights, Aspiring to bring down a greater world.. . . His soul retired from all that he had done. Hushed was the futile din of human toil. . . . The Silence was his sole companion left. . . . A universal light was in his eyes, A golden influx flowed through heart and brain; A Force came down into his mortal limbs, A current from eternal seas of Bliss. . . . A living centre of the Illimitable Widened to equate with the
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Footprints of God   CONTENTS   Pre-Content     The Mystery of Divine Birth       Part I   (Pre-Pondicherry Period: 15Aug 1872 —04 Apr 1910)   Light Was Born   Joyous Sacrifice   The Bridge Between Heaven and Earth   Nirvana and Beyond Nirvana   Vasudevam Sarvam Iti   The Revolutionary Yogi   Journey: Towards the New and the Unknown (04 April 1910)       Part II   (Pondicherry Period: 04 Apr 1910 — 05 Dec 1950)   Cave of Tapasya
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Footprints Of God/Ploughing_the_Fields_of_ Human_Nature.htm
Ploughing the Fields of Human Nature 1 Seer deep-hearted Seer deep-hearted, divine king of the secrecies, Occult fountain of love sprung from the heart of God, Ways thou knewest no feet ever in Time had trod. Words leaped flashing, the flame-billows of wisdom's seas. Vast thy soul was a tide washing the coasts of heaven. Thoughts broke burning and bare crossing the human night, White star-scripts of the gods born from the book of Light Page by page to the dim children of earth were given. * A Yogi who writes is not a literary man for he write
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Nirvana And Beyond Nirvana Ascent: The Silence Into the Silence, into the Silence, Arise, O Spirit immortal, Away from the turning Wheel, breaking the magical Circle. Ascend, single and deathless: Care no more for the whispers and the shoutings in the darkness, Pass from the sphere of the grey and the little, Leaving the cry and the struggle, Into the Silence for ever.... "Sit down," I was told, "look and you will see that your thoughts come into you from outside. Before they enter, fling them back." I sat down and looked and saw to my astonishment that it was so; I saw and felt concretely the thought approaching as
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-15_The_Pilot_Through­_the­_Passage.htm The Pilot Through the Passage Transiting through turbulent times The Iron Age is ended. Only now The last fierce spasm of the dying past Shall shake the nations, and when that has passed, Earth washed of ills shall raise a fairer brow. Sri Aurobindo His [Sri Aurobindo's] retirement from political activity was complete, just as was his personal retirement into solitude in 1910. But this did not mean, as most people supposed, that he had retired into some height of spiritual experience devoid of any further interest in the world or in the fate of India. It could not mean that, for the very principle of his