Acronyms used in the website

SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Alok Pandey, Dr./English/Death Dying And Beyond/Staring into the Eyes of Death.htm
Staring into the Eyes of Death (Predicting the Unpredictable and Altering the Predictable) Authentic instances are known wherein people predicted their own death. Among some well-known instances are those of great yogis like Swami Vivekananda and Paramhamsa Yogananda among others. Obviously one does not expect a yogi to go around beating his drum and make pronouncements that sound extravagant. Yet the hints are sufficient and point towards the subtler mystery of death and the fact that self-mastery is also one of the keys towards the mastery over death. Even though seers may be able to predict the precise moment and place of dea
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Alok Pandey, Dr./English/Death Dying And Beyond/The Passport to Immortality.htm
The Passport to Immortality Death to this new vision becomes a spur towards immortality. If it were not for death man would rest content with ignorance and mistake his ego-identity for the true self. What is worse, he would continue to expand the empire of his ego and prolong ignorance and its by-product pain indefinitely. Therefore must we pass repeatedly through the portals of death so as to reach a greater life. Death stands across our path as a stern ticket collector and does not allow any premature passage to the other worlds. By doing this it binds our sight to this material world. This too is a great service, since an early and easy visa for ot
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Alok Pandey, Dr./English/Death Dying And Beyond/Near Death Experiences.htm
Near Death Experiences Near Death Experiences (NDEs): The pioneer work in this field was done by Dr. Raymond Moody who is the first medical doctor to have done a systemic study of these experiences in people who seem to have been revived after death. These revivals were not only medical. Many were instances of spontaneous recovery after a close brush with death, often unrecorded by the medical physicians who were understandably busy with the pulse and the breathing. Besides as is well known, the eye does not see what the mind does not know. Dr. Raymond Moody took up the challenge and interviewed many such persons who had escaped from the clutches of death fo
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Alok Pandey, Dr./English/Death Dying And Beyond/The End of Death, the Death of Ignorance.htm
The End of Death, the Death of Ignorance "To free the self is but one radiant pace"... "A first betrothal of the Earth to Heaven..."9 But not the last word, not the final seal of God's work or the sign of His sanction to our efforts. There is a still greater work to do, a still greater problem to be understood, and a still greater mystery to be solved. All that we realize by discovering the immortal soul in us is who we truly are. Knowing our true self frees us individually from the clutches of sorrow and suffering. But to know oneself is only the beginning of another line of progress. It consists in knowing what we came here to do, ou
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Alok Pandey, Dr./English/Death Dying And Beyond/The Question of Cremation.htm
The Question of Cremation As to the method of cremation, it actually does not matter so long as sufficient time has been given for the connection to be cut. However, two considerations follow. One, the custom of burning is generally considered as more hygienic and acts as a last rite, even a symbolic one of cutting the earth-bound ties. Second, the giving of body to the fire is also a powerful symbol of purification since the soul has often been represented as Page-78 fire by the Vedic seers. There is also the advantage that the relics left behind in the form of bones can be dispersed at the place of one's possible preference. Howev
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Alok Pandey, Dr./English/Death Dying And Beyond/Behind the Veil of Death.htm
Towards a Vision of the Future Behind the Veil of Death Death is our present reality yet is immortality the secret aspiration in man and therefore our future potentiality. Whatever higher things we seek in life have already been granted by the highest Self in us. Mankind has aspired deeply among other things for permanence of life; for vanquishing suffering, evil and pain; for conquering old age, disease, infirmity and death. Each age of mankind has seen the revival of this aspiration of terrestrial perfection and permanence albeit in a language appropriate to the age concerned. Thus in the early intuitive dawns of mankind the aspiration of immortal
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Alok Pandey, Dr./English/Death Dying And Beyond/Death - The Annihilator of Time's Works.htm
-005_Death - The Annihilator of Time's Works.htm What is Death? Death - The Annihilator of Time's Works For all our knowledge of life, death continues to remain a mystery. Just as we know something about the processes of life rather than about the life-principle itself, so also we know a little about the process of death rather than about the death-principle that exists as a universal force in Nature. We (the sense-mind at least) normally associate death with the visible dissolution of the physical form. But the principle of death is much more universal than that. There is first the process of decay and disintegration that is almost a part of all material forms that we know upon earth a
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Alok Pandey, Dr./English/Death Dying And Beyond/The Many Faces of Death.htm
The Many Faces of Death The presence of death has strongly influenced life upon earth. Much of the struggle for survival that we observe at the animal level has been the direct result of death upon our planet. This struggle for survival far from being a disaster has so far only helped in the enrichment of life. The force of evolution has utilized this struggle for developing greater capacities and powers in nature. It has created a kind of race for the development of more and more perfect forms, forms more plastic and adaptable, forms more harmonious and beautiful and, who knows, one day it will go on to create forms that are perfect and divine. Strength, e
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Alok Pandey, Dr./English/Death Dying And Beyond/The Tragedy in the Heart of Time.htm
The Tragedy in the Heart of Time Most of us associate death with the great uncertain end of things. This uncertainty about life, the suddenness of death, the inevitability of an end to all our dreams, is interpreted by the human mind as a tragic fate. But is it really so? A calm and steady look will reveal to us that death has assumed this form not so much to terrify us as to fortify. It is this suddenness and unexpectedness that makes us vigilant. It is the inevitability of loss at the physical level that turns our hearts attached to appearances towards a deeper love, a love which is independent of the physical frame, independent of the ci
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Alok Pandey, Dr./English/Death Dying And Beyond/Beings and Guardians of the Other Worlds.htm
Beings and Guardians of the Other Worlds Beings and Guardians of the Other Worlds: The soul while in transit meets the beings and forces of other worlds. Depending upon the inner development and affinities, the soul may linger in these worlds, get in touch with these beings, and receive help or encounter hindrance in its onward journey. Our body Page-200 while living provides a marvelous protection because of its denseness. But after death we stand as if exposed to all the forces of this complex universe. It is true that modern science is unable to recognise these forces and beings as of now. But that is because modern science