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Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Dilip Kumar Roy/English/Sri Aurobindo to Dilip - Volume I/1930.htm
1930 January 1930 It means both the individual and the cosmic Nature. The Divine is concealed in the secret heart of all things and all beings. The phrase is an allusion to the constant Vedic and Upanishadic expression Hrdaye guhāyām, nihitam gūhāyām, gudham guhāyām, [hidden in the secret cavern of the heart]. What is meant, in the individual nature, is the secret psychic centre which is covered up in man by egoistic emotion and feeling and desire. It is not necessary to translate the word. Nature. Any word or epithet which will convey the idea of the secret centre of the being or the consciousness, will do equally well. March 16,1930 (About a book Dilip wa
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Dilip Kumar Roy/English/Sri Aurobindo to Dilip - Volume I/Note.htm
Note In 1928, Dilip decided to live permanently in the ashram at Pondicherry. That was two years after Sri Aurobindo's complete withdrawal from public life, and from direct contact with his disciples: they could see him only three times a year (four later on) for a brief darshan, while Mother looked after the whole material aspect of life in the ashram and took direct charge of the disciples. But they could also write letters to Sri Aurobindo. And write they did, often daily. With inexhaustible patience, Sri Aurobindo would soon spend most of his nights answering every one of them, explaining his Yoga, guiding them in their inner life, encouraging them to overcome doubt, depressi
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Dilip Kumar Roy/English/Sri Aurobindo to Dilip - Volume I/1931.htm
1931 1931? T send you back the photos. The Mother says she does not find the Russian actress worse than others of her type, it is always from self-interest that they act and if a man like Suhrawardy1 allows himself to be tempted they will necessarily exploit him and think themselves justified in doing it. His photograph is that of a man imaginative and ardent and emotional, too passionate, excessively candid, and no doubt he has high sentiments and generous impulses. But he was likely to make mistakes in life and not to perceive the actual values or to keep his steps in the right measure. I don't know the details of his story, but, from what you say, it seems to be a common one—a con
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Dilip Kumar Roy/English/Sri Aurobindo to Dilip - Volume I/Preface.htm
Jaigum Preface In the Gita, Sri Krishna says to Arjuna: Yad-yad vibhuti matsatvam srimadoorjitamevava Tat-tatdevavagachha tvam mamatejomsha sambhavam (10.41) That is: "Wherever you find efflorescence of grace, Opulence, grandeur or power that thrills the heart— Know: it all derives from a gleam of my sun-splendour" (Translated by Sri Dilip Kumar Roy) Such a manifestation of sun-splendour that is Sri Aurobindo, "mighty and forceful" brought forth the flowering of grace, beauty and glorious opulence in a multifaceted form, in the life of Sri Dilip Kumar Roy—our Dadaji.1 This process is superbly documented for the first time, first hand
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Dilip Kumar Roy/English/Sri Aurobindo to Dilip - Volume I/1929.htm
1929 Dilip in the 1930s A Birthday Message The divine gives itself to those who give themselves without reserve and in all their parts to the divine. For them the calm, the light, the power, the bliss, the freedom, the wideness, the heights of knowledge, the seas of Ananda. (Dilip settled in the Ashram on 22 November 1928.) June 1929 Silence can mean many other things besides consent. I do not know that I can consent to the dedication without seeing what you have written. I can read your Bengali writing very well, but I am afraid it would be difficult for me to make time, especially as you are in hurry to publish. But why all t
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1932 1932 The German translation of your poem is very well done. As for Frau Füllöp Miller1 whose judgement on men is as unanswerable as yours on European women. We will follow the profound Asquithian policy which is good throughout the ages: "Wait and see". 1932 ? ... PS. Did you read Cromnur Byng's compliments on my poems (I had sent him about a dozen of my latest) that he "greatly admired my beautiful poems ?" What would Thomson say to that? If even my beginner's poems are so appreciated (for I would not think he was insincere here—Englishmen are very chary of praise in such matters) how would he respond to the magnificent mature poems of Harin ? By the w
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Dilip Kumar Roy/English/Sri Aurobindo to Dilip - Volume I/Introduction.htm
Introduction Sri Aurobindo, through his innumerable illuminating writings has left to the world a vast mass of his actually experienced living knowledge, which is a priceless treasure for all who want to tread the path of the evolution of human consciousness. He was a ceaseless explorer, not only delving deep into the "past dawns" but also lifting the veils that withhold our vision of the "noons of the future." He stands out, therefore, as a Supreme Teacher, Mahā Guru of the entire human race, who came to reveal to man the higher and higher peaks of consciousness that he has to conquer through his ever new experiments in this "thinking and living laboratory" of human lif
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Sri Aurobindo to Dilip Volume 1 1929 - 1933 edited by Sujata Nahar, Michel Danino Shankar Bandopadhyay Hari Krishna Mandir Trust, Pune, & Mira Aditi, Mysore
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Dilip Kumar Roy/English/Sri Aurobindo to Dilip - Volume I/1933.htm
1933 1933? Each has his own periods of fulfilment and difficulty, his own distinct course and times and seasons of the sadhana. 1933? (Dilip had written that Jyoti was constantly shocked that people should lie, "But while we all agree that we all lie she seems to think that she is incapable of lying!") Lies? Well, A Punjabi student at Cambridge once took our breath away by the frankness and comprehensive profundity of his affirmation: "Liars! But we are all liars!" It appeared that he had intended to say "Lawyers," but his pronunciation gave his remark a deep force of philosophic observation and generalisation which he had not intended! But it seems to me