Gratitude to Sri Aurobindo

Today, December 5th, in 1950, at 1h26 am, Sri Aurobindo deliberately left his body for good.

He had foreseen for already a year that it might become necessary for him to do so, in order to complete soon enough the supremely important task he had given himself decades before: bringing the Supramental specific vibration from the Supramental world directly in contact with our physical world, so that it would activate in Matter the corresponding vibration, and in this way start a new evolutive step, the Supramental Era, upon Earth. The last of what still needed to be done would be done in an easier and faster way if out of a physical body.

Because of the increasing danger of a Third World War, this task had to be completed very urgently, establishing in an irreversible manner the beautiful evolutive Future promised ‘for Earth and Men’ to the princess Savitri, an incarnation of the Divine Mother in the great epic poem, symbol of terrestrial Evolution, that he had titled after her name, and which was the only writing of his he kept revising and adding to until the day he had fixed for his departure under the pretense of an illness he was actually able to control, coming in and out of coma at will.

So it has been on the part of Sri Aurobindo the sacrifice of his own body, relinquishing the individual transformation already visibly on its way in that body. The amount of consciousness accumulated there passed into the Mother’s body, who would continue after him towards that goal of transforming the physical body.

Today being one of the Darshan Days commemorated every year at the Ashram and in Auroville,  the Message selected for the Card Distribution read thus:

To express our gratitude to Sri Aurobindo we can do nothing better than to be a living demonstration of his teaching.

The Mother

As this is precisely what is attempted by Auroville as a whole and this individual Aurovilian among others, this Message resonated with particular intensity in my being, and I found it perfectly suited for this Research Blog as well, so I decided to publish it here today for all those who will be reading this new post.

With all my gratitude to Sri Aurobindo, indeed, from my entire being.

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In Honor of Wayne Dyer, by NDEr Anita Moorjani

I, Bhaga, want to share with you all the article I received yesterday as the Newsletter from this wonderful NDEr called Anita Moorjani – and there is even more than the article, as you will see in the end:

 
Celebrating Wayne
Dear Bhaga,

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year to the day since our dear friend and teacher Wayne Dyer crossed over into the other side. I have dedicated my upcoming book, “What if This is Heaven?” to Wayne, and today, I’d like to share with you the Afterword from the book:

Just as I was completing the final chapters of this book, I received the shocking news that my dear friend Dr. Wayne Dyer had passed away.

Shortly before this news arrived, a few close friends had come over to have lunch with Danny and me at our new home in California. When my friend Jennifer McLean arrived, she was bearing a huge bouquet of orange roses.

“What’s with the orange?” she asked as she handed me the armful of flowers.

“What do you mean?” I responded with a curious smile as I happily accepted her gift, admiring the striking color and reveling in the sweet scent. They were absolutely stunning.

“While I was in the flower store, I was reaching for the red roses for you,” Jennifer explained, “but I kept hearing this voice in my head saying, ‘Get the orange ones. Get the orange ones!’ You obviously have a friend on the other side who really wanted you to have the orange roses!”

“Well, orange is my favorite color,” I said. “But I can’t think of who from the other realm would have told you that.” For a few moments, I worried that someone close to me might have passed away without me knowing and was trying to send me a message. But I soon got busy with the final preparations for lunch and forgot about my apprehension.

Shortly after, while we were sitting down to eat, my cell phone rang. When I looked at the caller ID, I saw that it was Maya Labos, who had been Wayne’s personal manager and right hand for the last 38 years. Because she travels with him on every trip, Maya and I have gotten extremely close since I’d been sharing the stage with Wayne for the past few years.

“Maya! What’s up?” I asked cheerfully as I answered the call.

“It’s Wayne,” came the tearful voice, and I already knew what was coming next. “He died in his sleep this morning. He’s gone.”

With those words, my heart sank to the pit of my stomach. I just couldn’t believe it was true. Wayne Dyer could not possibly be dead! I had just finished a speaking tour of Australia with him the week before, and he’d seemed positively pulsing with life—as always!

Then I remembered my earlier hunch that someone had crossed over, and I realized my premonition had been true after all. Wayne had known that orange was my favorite color. He often teased me backstage about my penchant for orange (my wallet, my phone case, and my purse are all orange). And he too had a thing for oranges—the fruit, that is. He always carried an orange onstage as a prop when explaining one of his famous analogies. Wayne was rarely, if ever, onstage without an orange, and he’d often toss it into the audience when he finished making his point.

In fact, his teaching about the orange was the last post made on his Facebook page before he died: “When you squeeze an orange, you’ll always get orange juice to come out. What comes out is what’s inside. The same logic applies to you: When someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, or says something unflattering or critical, and out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness, tension, depression, or anxiety, that is what’s inside. If love and joy are what you want to give and receive, change your life by changing what’s inside.”

I knew that giving the message to my friend Jennifer to get the orange roses was Wayne’s way of saying that he’s fine. And although I knew, probably better than most, that

Wayne was having a grand time where he was now—laughing and dancing in pure joy, bathed in the overwhelming feelings of unconditional love, free from pain, free from expectations, free to expand and transcend—I was still stunned and saddened.

Wayne had been my teacher, my mentor, and one of my biggest cheerleaders in the journey that he had invited me to begin as an author and a speaker. If he hadn’t discovered my story on the Internet and then told Hay House to track me down and invite me to write a book about my experience, I would not be a published author today, traveling the world, sharing my insights onstage, and seeing my life being made into a Hollywood movie!

While on tour at Hay House events, Wayne and I had often talked about the afterlife and the expansion that takes place once we leave the physical body. Now, I couldn’t help but smile as I imagined him experiencing this for himself firsthand.

Wayne is, and always was, a passionate teacher. That’s what he was put on this earth to do—to teach. And I doubt that shedding his body has stopped him. If anything, he’s even more passionate because now he can reach more people, all at once! He’s probably teaching in a far greater and grander way than he had ever hoped to accomplish while in the physical realm! Instead of being gone for good, he is now more accessible to the millions of people who love him, and he’s probably having a blast showing up in different creative ways for all the people he’s touched in some manner. Now that he is no longer restricted by the physical, Wayne is here, there, and everywhere!

One day, we will all transcend this physical plane into the infinite realm of the afterlife, and while many fear what lies beyond, crossing over is actually the easy part. Let me assure you that there is nothing to fear beyond the veil. Our true challenge is in trying to live a life of expansion, liberation, love, and joy here on the physical plane.

So my biggest message (inspired by both my NDE and the life and teachings of my dear friend) is to live your life as an exercise in creativity, as if every discovery, every artistic exploration, matters in the cosmic tapestry of life—because it does. Follow your heart as you exuberantly combine the riot of colors the universe lays before you to make your life into your own masterpiece. You may be surprised by your creation. As when we listen to or play beautiful music, our goal is not to get to the end of the piece. The point is to enjoy the melodious, joyous journey the music takes us on, including the very first note and every single one that comes after it. And as Wayne always said, “Don’t die with your music still in you!”

So don’t be afraid of not doing it right or of not being good enough. Such fear is totally unfounded. Life is not about getting it right, figuring out the answers to the really big questions (or even the small questions, for that matter), reading all the right books, taking all the right courses, or studying with the masters. Nor is it about whether you’ve had deep spiritual experiences, achieved altered states of consciousness, or become a spiritual guru to multitudes. It’s not even about whether you’ve been dead and come back to life to share your experiences—trust me!

The only thing that matters is that you allow yourself to be all of who you are! It’s that simple! Just be yourself—your true self! Be the love that you are. Shine your light as brightly as you can. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to enjoy the ride and have fun—lots of fun!

Wayne is now perfectly cognizant of the artistry of his life and of all the millions of people who have been touched with the brush of his mastery. Thank you, my friend, for coming into our lives and for sharing your beauty, wisdom, and humor with us as we make this journey together—and thank you for the orange roses.

Namaste.

Special episode of Explore The Extraordinary
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Tomorrow’s show (8-31-16) is about the healing power of touch, with Kate MacKinnon.

Please be sure to tune in next Wednesday, September 7th, for a very special show with Wayne’s daughter, Saje Dyer. We have pre-recorded the show, and I know all fans of Wayne’s will truly love it. Saje spoke of all the ways that Wayne has been communicating with her, through signs, since his transition.

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What if This is Heaven? (Release date: September 13, 2016)

Missing our Momma

Let’s not try to hide it. As Sri Aurobindo himself made it quite clear from the start of his text quoted in my previous post, Life on the Earth Plane isn’t an easy task, and to the Truth-Seeker it can turn out to be quite a Battle. Even the best of us may sometimes – or often – get doubtful, discouraged, exhausted. Even Dannion Brinkley in his first book, ‘Saved by the LIght’, towards the end, when he is told he is going to need again one more  operation for again surviving one more time , even Dannion, this towering tough fellow who has already gone victoriously through so much, finally finds it too much, and wants to call it quits. To Dr Raymond Moody, urgently called to the hospital, at that time still a friend he thought he could count on for ever, Dannion replies the truest, most touching simple words I know of to describe what life here actually feels like:

“It’s just like when you are forced to go to summer camp. You hate everybody and you miss your Momma…”

I had to laugh, although simultaneously I teared up briefly at the inner recognition of what he described. What a riot, this Dannion, as one of my friends says of him! He still found a funny way to express those kid-like feelings hidden in the secret depths of the outwardly bravest of us. Granted, Dannion is actually a Crab, a Cancerian by birth, with all the inner tenderness that this Solar Sign means under its outer hard shell, and the special need – even in the adult – to keep close to his or her Momma, the living symbol of Home and Family. Raymond, a few years older but born under the very same Birth Sign, must have understood perfectly what his friend meant, and so do I, having myself my Moon in Cancer as well… While reading this, all my visitors with a strong Cancerian influence in their own Chart know exactly what I am talking about too…

Alas, the boisterous and hilarious aspect also present in Dannion, caused by the super Jupiter ruling everything else from on high in his birth Chart, giving him also those loud characteristics of a Sagittarius, couldn’t go well for long with the rest of the nature in Raymond: the latter not only lacked this Jupiter/Sagittarius fun and vastness, but had instead the Scorpio’s unforgiving intransigence and tendency to see dark motivations in other people’s actions.

This must be what caused Raymond to later on repudiate their friendship and accuse Dannion of having invented or exaggerated portions of his NDE, which then in his eyes was no longer valid. Raymond went so far as publicly dismissing Dannion as a mere “entertainer”, I recently discovered with astonishment. But he was using the same derogative appellation, in the same breath, also about another NDEr I have a lot of respect for, Betty Eady of ‘Embraced by the Light’ fame, even ridiculing her for wearing a Native Indian dress…  when she is of quite authentic Sioux parentage, and only claiming it finally, thanks to her NDE, but obviously Moody had no idea of that!!! This particularly stupid remark of his reveals only the appalling hollowness of his own comments on those two persons he has not really taken the trouble to know in any depth.

At least for Dannion, such a blow below the belt must have been quite hard to take, coming from a supposed close friend of many years who had even prefaced his book in 1995, written twenty years after his first NDE; in that preface Raymond had validated already  Dannion’s new ESP gift of mind-reading, and also some of the predictions for the Earth’s future, given to him during his NDE as warnings to humanity at large that it had urgently to change its ways if it wanted to avoid such a future. And still Dannion, in the video interviews when he is challenged to answer Raymond’s accusations, keeps his cool and inner peace, and does re-establish the facts that show his innocence and truthfulness, but without covering Raymond’s in mud nevertheless. As Dannion himself says, the way he has become able to take peacefully all this in his stride, when before his NDE he was one to always give a blow back with a vengeance, is the very proof of his NDE: it is what changed him so completely.

To my eye as an astrologer (not of any Fate Astrology but of our very diverse human personalities), the Jupiter all alone at the top of Dannion’s Chart looks exactly like the Roman god of that name or his Greek origin, Zeus, the one sending thunder and lightning from the top of Mt Olympus… and in the case of poor Dannion, this Jupiter did strike him with lightning, quite literally, and on two different occasions!…: Only,  it was as the saving action from the Divine Grace represented by this Pisces Sign in which Jupiter is in Dannion’s Chart!!! And it is that Divine Compassion from this Pisces Sign that the lightning has activated in him to such an extent that nowadays it is only benevolence and compassion he can feel when in a position of power where he could on the contrary strike those who attack him…

Why am I bringing Astrology into this post directly inspired by Dannion’s candid admission of his Inner Child’s utter distress while going through terrestrial Life?

Because part of the problem here is that each of us gets usually so much trouble from our fellow human beings, especially when they have strong judgemental tendencies given by the Scorpio Sign, the 2nd Water Sign, locked in its own deep and negative emotions, that no sense of the Divine Grace come yet to alleviate and dissolve.

Both Raymond and Dannion have their Sun in the 1st Water Sign, Cancer the Crab, with emotions still very child-like and open to the tenderness of sweetness of Life, at least on the scale of family life.

But where Raymond stops later at the 2nd Water Sign, Scorpio, whose negative feelings are useful only in that they may push a human being to ask questions about the meaning and purpose of Life, Dannion somehow skips that phase and is pulled up by this magnificent and cheerful Jupiter, all the way up straight to the 3rd and last Water Sign, where the hard and painful questions of the Scorpio are answered and healed: the Pisces Sign which is also the last in the whole Zodiac, giving us full access again to the Ocean of Divine Love where we truly belong when we are not at work to change things in this dimension. This is Unconditional Love ever ready to forgive  our errors and heal us with its Saving Grace. It is the vastest of all the Twelve Signs, and the only one which can understand all the others because of its capacity of total Empathy. The Divine Love accessed through this Sign is actually that of our Divine Mother, for God is also that, yes,   the Divine Momma we actually miss the most: it is the Higher Octave of the tenderness and motherly love that our physical mother probably tried her best to give us, in spite of her own hurts and other human limitations which may have made her fail utterly.

But short of that potentially so beneficial influence of the Pisces Sign (although, like all the Signs, it also can be detrimental: if one doesn’t manage to find the Divine inwardly, and then replaces That by alcohol or drugs just to escape from this too hard terrestrial life, experienced as a prison), Astrology can at least help people to understand each other better, instead of each one judging the others through the filter of one’s own personality, spontaneously perceived as the only true way of being…!

It seems to me such a pity that someone as valuable as Raymond Moody has turned his back on Dannion Brinkley and Betty Eady, simply because of misinterpretations of their own different personalities. Also, both Dannion and Betty, like a number of other NDERs, have received during their NDE the specific mission to make it known and spread the information it contains, important for all humankind at this point in its Evolution, so it is only normal that they.do their best to fulfill that mission, each one in their own way, which always, to someone else, may seem inappropriate…

I really wish researchers like Raymond Moody who are by inclination and formation more on the intellectual side of things, and have NOT themselves had an NDE, would try not to limit and judge the stories told by the Experiencers according to their own mental criteria and categories, which do not actually exist in the true Reality. In that Realm just like here, Unity is realized through Diversity, and not uniformity as our mind would make us believe.

The situation in this field of research is only symptomatic of the situation everywhere in all human endeavors.

Instead of criticizing and dividing, let’s all help each other in our growth towards our recovered Divine Nature we all miss not only our Momma, but also some true friends!

If this post can bring about among us all any progress towards this future collective  Victory of Love, with its Joy of Reunion, this blog of mine will not have existed in vain.

Now I am very curious to read the third book by Dannion, after his third NDE. titled ‘Secrets of the Light’ and written this time with his wife Kathryn. I am getting very good reviews of it from a friend who was quite simply transformed by it, and the following interview (done at the time of the publication of their latest book, ‘Ten Things to Know Before You Go’) is indeed wonderfully intriguing:

Thank you so much for all this, dear NostraDannion!…

Sri Aurobindo, August 15th and “The Power That Conquers”

‘I maintain that the human mystery is incredibly demeaned by scientific reductionism, with its claim in promissory materialism to account eventually for all of the spiritual world in terms of patterns of neuronal activity. This belief must be classed as a superstition. . . . we have to recognize that we are spiritual beings with souls existing in a spiritual world as well as material beings with bodies and brains existing in the material world.’
– Sir John C. Eccles (1903-1997, neurophysiologist, 1963 Nobel Prize)

As more and more top-class scientists, like Sir John Eccles already in his time (or also Max Planck, for example), have been publicly acknowledging the scientific reductionism that I was mentioning in my recent post (https://labofevolution.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/material-reductionism-vs-spiritual-reductionism-and-the-solution/) and have been speaking out fearlessly for the spiritual side that is also there, still the so-called ‘Mainstream Science’ remains slow to follow them in this daring direction, on this supposedly forbidden ground that Spirituality is for them.

In the same way in Traditional Spirituality too, the Shift is still quite slow, from its many divergent interpretations of the Divine Reality to the much enlarged, actually all inclusive perspective that Sri Aurobindo and the Mother introduced a century ago. Since then it has been spreading though, steadily gaining ground in our human Collective Mind as well as through the gradual physical results this tremendous new perspective implied, foreseen and announced by Sri Aurobindo already while World War I was starting, seemingly a stark denial to any such beautiful future for Humanity.

Even after World War II showed us later some even greater horrors, it must be understood first of all that there is no real Duality in the sense of two separate origins, one for the so-called ‘Good’ and one for the so-called ‘Evil’. For even those Forces/Beings from some other dimensions who are hostile to the Divine Plan are part of the One too: only, they are the part of the Divine who plays the role of the Adversaries in this immense Adventure of Evolution, so that by the very Power of Resistance we will meet at every step from them, we will grow stronger and stronger… and finally win over them as was always planned.

For those Adversaries must not have their way, and we must not any more simply try to go back as soon as possible to the happier dimensions where the Spirit reigns for ever in full glory; if we were to keep using our reclaimed Spiritual Self only to escape from this Physical World, we would abandon it to those ‘Evil’ Forces, giving them.an easy victory instead of at least putting up a good fight against them – especially as that is becoming more and more possible now, thanks to the bold and monumental task accomplished for the Earth by those two great Pioneers of Conscious Evolution who also gave us the Integral Yoga to help us follow them in the new tracks they opened for all other human beings interested in the same huge endeavor:

‘The universe is certainly or has been up to now in appearance a rough and wasteful game with the dice of chance loaded in favour of the Powers of darkness, the Lords of obscurity, falsehood, death and suffering. But we have to take it as it is and find out – if we reject the way out of the old sages – the way to conquer. Spiritual experience shows that there is behind it all a wide terrain of equality, peace, calm, freedom, and it is only by getting into it that we can have the eye that sees and hope to gain the power that conquers.‘ (Sri Aurobindo, ‘Letters on Yoga’)

Both he and the French lady – another spiritual giant – who had come to join him, and in whom he had recognized the full incarnation of the Divine Mother also necessary at this crucial evolutive juncture, both knew already separately by direct inner experience the existence of this extra world beyond the ones discovered by Traditional Spirituality, and knew it was precisely in this “Supramental” world, as they called it, that could be found that power they were looking for: “the power that conquers”…

Supreme active Power of the Divine, the last one before the unmanifest Satchitananda,  this Supramental Consciousness-Force, being the power that had actually created this Evolutive Manifestation at its beginning and had been sustaining it all along from afar, was the only one that would be capable of doing what the previously reached spiritual powers had been unable to do:

1/stabilizing and making finally permanent the psychic and spiritual transformations accomplished without it at the mental and vital-emotional level of a human being, and

2/ freeing the physical level from its usual inertia and other limitations, so that the body too could at last undergo the psychic and spiritual transformations, and like the two other outer parts of the being, undergo that final Supramental Transformation as well.

Obviously, such a Supramental Action would help tremendously for the required full transformation of those individuals willing to submit to that whole process in order to be part of the more evolved Humanity to come.

But the entire Terrestrial Life would also benefit tremendously from the advent of this Supramental Era upon Earth: the Supramental, through the Power of Harmony inherent to the total, all-inclusive Truth it manifests, will gradually but irresistibly bring among the various still warring peoples everywhere the needed sense of Unity in Diversity that will make at last a real Peace not only possible, but some day realized.

Because they were foreseeing all that, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, besides guiding patiently and lovingly those who had come to them as disciples, kept nevertheless as much emphasis as possible at all times on the most important goal: to bring into direct contact with the Earth’s atmosphere and very matter the specific vibration of the Supramental Power, so that this direct contact would activate the same Supramental Power  waiting there dormant since the beginning of the evolutive process on Earth.

In order to accelerate this crucial new step, the Supramental one, in time to avoid the threatening World War III that would have been  even more difficult to win than the two first ones, Sri Aurobindo in 1950 left his physical body and from the other dimensions made sure that the required contact happened soon enough, on February 29th 1956.

On this last 15th of August just past, Anniversary of his Birth, I suddenly remembered the question a disciple had asked him, and Sri Aurobindo’s so illuminating reply:

Was there any special reason why he had been born on that date, August 15th, which in the Catholic religion is celebrated as the Virgin Mary’s Assumption, that is, her being taken into the higher dimensions, together with her very physical body?

Sri Aurobindo replied that there was indeed a deep relation between his birth on that day and that specific celebration, as the Assumption symbolized the future Divinization of Matter itself, and this was the very aim of his own birth in the present so important evolutive times.

Of course, I hasten to add, this has nothing to do with any specific religion, as religions are only our temporary and very limited way of perceiving and understanding spiritual realities based on the actual Oneness of everything there is.

This awakening of the Divine Consciousness right here in Matter is precisely what, by the way, Sri Aurobindo’s symbol represents:

The two triangles upward and downward like in the Solomon Seal, also called Star of David, when in perfect balance form at their inner junction a square, symbol of Matter, with floating on its waters a lotus: the Divine Consciousness  manifesting  Itself at last here in this very realm of Matter, and transforming the physical body into its divinized form to come.

The symbol expresses the exact work Sri Aurobindo had come to do, and sacrificing in the end his own physical life, has indeed done for the Earth.

Eternal ‘Satchitananda’ & the Other Side of the Divine Coin

To anyone even in the West who has studied a little of Indian Spirituality, ‘Satchitananda’ has become probably by now almost as much of a household word as ‘Yoga’ too has become even before.

‘Satchitananda’ is a rather central spiritual word indeed: it is quite simply the description of the Eternal Nature of the Divine, the eternal Divine Way of Being so to say, as composed of three aspects indissolubly one:

  • SAT is eternal and total  Existence or ‘Beingness’, the eternal TRUTH, the eternal Reality: what is truly real, what truly IS;
  • CHIT is that same eternal Reality, but in its aspect of total CONSCIOUSNESS-FORCE;
  • ANANDA is still the very same Reality, but as the total BLISS that characterizes its eternal Beingness: its pure Delight of Being.

So, this is what God/the Divine is, in its Supreme, Absolute, Eternal Way of Being:

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Wow, would you say, this ‘Satchitananda’ is simply stupendous!

True, stupendous indeed. Yet it so happens that this is somehow only one side of the Divine Coin…!

For, as stupendous as this Absolute State of Being may be, still it would limit the Divine to experiencing only that Satchitananda Which It Is eternally!…

But the Divine, besides being and remaining eternally Satchitananda, wants also to be able to become, at will, whatever else S/He/It may wish to become at the same time, out of all the numberless eternal other Possibilities of Being potentially contained in that eternal Satchitananda.

And this is where we and everything else come – literally – into play!

We and everything else are those very Potentialities innumerably and eternally present within the One Divine Being.

So, here is what Sri Aurobindo tells us is happening:

The Delight of Being
What is God after all ? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden.
The End
The meeting of man and God must always mean a penetration and entry of the divine into the human and a self-immergence of man in the Divinity.
But that immergence is not in the nature of an annihilation. Extinction is not the fulfilment of all this search and passion, suffering and rapture. The game would never have been begun if that were to be its ending.
Delight is the secret. Learn of pure delight and thou shalt learn of God.
What then was the commencement of the whole matter ? Existence that multiplied itself for sheer delight of being and plunged into numberless trillions of forms so that it might find itself innumerably.
And what is the middle ? Division that strives towards a multiple unity, ignorance that labours towards a flood of varied light, pain that travails towards the touch of an unimaginable ecstasy. For all these things are dark figures and perverse vibrations.
And what is the end of the whole matter ? As if honey could taste itself and all its drops together and all its drops could taste each other and each the whole honeycomb as itself, so should the end be with God and the soul of man and the universe.

 

Isn’t this wonderful?…This is the other side of the Divine Coin, the other aspect of Divine Nature, in which the Divine can be and experience as well all the possible other ways of Being that may exist beside that absolute and eternal Satchitananda.

Now we know why we find ourselves here, exploring and experiencing Life on this Plane of Physical Matter, and slowly changing this Life into the Divine Life it can become, and is meant to become, here too. Now we know why we may find ourselves going through yet  again another version of the same Adventure later on, on some other Earth, just as we have done it already, like Sri Aurobindo was saying in the text quoted in my previous post, ‘a million times before’ on yet other earths  elsewhere…

And because the eternal Satchitananda deep in each of us is the secret but constant reminder of what we truly are, it is also what must grow again more and more within us right here…  In that mantra from Sri Aurobindo that recently (see my older post, https://labofevolution.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/in-the-night-as-in-the-day/) I was so delighted and grateful to find again, this is exactly why the ending says, speaking of the inner feeling of the Divine Reality:

Let is sustain and make grow in me the Truth, the Consciousness and the Bliss, constantly and at all times.

Yes, you have recognized it: here is again Satchitananda, our own Absolute Divine Nature, in the three aspects of It described above: they must grow again to their full power within us to slowly transform us back into our fully conscious Divine Selves, including divine conscious bodies, right here upon this Earth.

The two sides of the eternal Divine Coin, enjoyed consciously together in all our Beings…

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On Other Earths Too, in the Past or in the Future!

If you have watched the amazing video of Dannion Brinkley which is the centerpiece of my previous post, you have heard him reveal a particularly important thing for us all to know – or remember: that in the truth of our being, we all are “great, mighty spiritual beings having dignity, direction and purpose”, deliberately come into the challenge of this world of oblivion and limitation, to see if even in the midst of such conditions we can still make each of our every moment decisions out of Compassion and Caring instead of our temporary ego’s wish to dominate and impress. This is what has been told to Dannion repeatedly, in various ways, by the beings of Light he encountered during his NDEs, and they added it took  a lot of courage to come in this world and go through such difficult adventures here.

All this was astonishing news for Dannion… and possibly also for those of you reading this, who are new to my blog and have not seen the older posts I already dedicated to spreading exactly these kind of momentous news about us human beings, which I had myself been so astonished about when reading them first long ago from Sri Aurobindo.

I had hardly familiarized my mind with such an unusual viewpoint, and accepted it for all my own numerous lifetimes on earth, when I found yet another piece by Sri Aurobindo, that one not only echoing this view but actually going even further: in ‘Essays Divine and Human’, the essay titled ‘Beginning and End’ sees Sri Aurobindo  drawing once again, as so often, such a huge vista of the really Big Picture as to be just staggering for our present feeble mentality and cowardly heart. Here is but a short passage of that essay, that so many years after reading it for the first time, only now I am able to dare read again in spite of what had been for me the horrendous new revelation it contained:

‘The experiment of human life on an earth is not now for the first time enacted. It has been conducted a million times before and the long drama will again a million times be repeated. In all that we do now, our dreams, our discoveries, our swift or difficult attainments we profit subconsciously by the experience of innumerable precursors and our labour will be fecund in planets unknown to us and in worlds yet uncreated. The plan, the peripeties, the denouement differ continually, yet are always governed by the conventions of an eternal Art. God, Man, Nature are the three perpetual symbols.

The idea of eternal recurrence affects with a shudder of alarm the mind entrenched in the minute, the hour, the years, the centuries, all the finite’s unreal defences. But the strong soul conscious of its own immortal stuff and the inexhaustible ocean of its ever-flowing energies is seized by it with the thrill of an inconceivable rapture. It hears behind the thought the childlike laughter and ecstasy of the Infinite.’

Well, friends, as you can see it would seem we aren’t necessarily into this for just a few aeons of lifetimes here on this Earth: some of us still don’t find it to be enough!…

Also in some  recently channeled books (from Lee Carroll’s Kryon, for example) – and I seem to remember Jane Robert’s Seth was saying somehow the same thing – one can read indeed that most of us here are spirits cheerful and adventurous enough to have found all these crazy challenges interesting and even amusing, to the point of our having been actually at it since further eons elsewhere, and of our rejoicing gleefully already at the perspective of yet another round and endless other rounds of similarly huge challenges still elsewhere in other corners of the Universe!!! We spirits bold and courageous enough to incarnate again and again on difficult worlds like this Earth, are like the Elite Battalion among spirits, and looked at with awe by others!…

That should give us a measure – if that is at all possible – of what our divine Nature is about: secretly but solidly based on our core Being consisting in eternal and indestructible Satchidananda (another post about that soon), we can truly try out again and again, if we wish, the boldest of adventures, as no real death or damage can effectively destroy us, but only affect us temporarily…! It is just sheer FUN!…

To some of us at least…

I for one don’t seem to be quite like that. I am only starting to glimpse timidly and from the corner of my eye at this truly gigantic perspective on things which Sri Aurobindo brings in with this stunning passage, and which only decades of conscious inner development have finally enabled me to read again calmly, and even pause to consider, without my poor mind going nuts. But I must admit I  for one seem to be a particularly unadventurous spirit: some sort of ‘Hobbity’ kind of spirit, as Tolkien would put it… Or is it perhaps only my outer personality in this lifetime which is that way, as one more challenge for my spirit to deal with?… I can’t even stand roller coasters, or merely imagine myself riding one, so you see what I mean!!!

I hope many of my visitors here are spontaneously bolder spirits and will appreciate to its full magnificence the prospect of willingly and joyfully taking on yet any number of other earths after this one is won to the foreseen and promised Life Divine!…

As for myself, I am likely to rather luxuriate first of all for a very long time here on this Earth, enjoying the said Life Divine, precisely once we have at last won that Victory already for this Earth; and then I may chose to just tiptoe out of it all, my laurels well won… But after such a nice and long and enjoyable rest in Divine Living here, who knows after all?. I may find myself crazy enough a spirit to be tempted yet again – along with some eternal dear buddies of mine like some of you, my readers, might well be – by some new challenge to take on,  on some other Earth somewhere, far, far away in some other solar system…

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The First Lines of ‘The Life Divine’

As I know most of my visitors, on this Research Blog as on Facebook, do not know much yet of the actual writings of Sri Aurobindo (or of the Mother, for that matter), as this morning I could see myself that even by Google search these first lines are not that easy to find, and as I didn’t intend my previous post to be in anyway cryptic or tantalizing, I’m putting up now in the present new post this very first paragraph of ‘The Life Divine’ which gave me such a breathtaking experience in 1971, as just related in that previous post:

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Chapter I

The Human Aspiration

She follows to the goal of those that are passing on beyond, she is the first in the eternal succession of the dawns that are coming,—Usha widens bringing out that which lives, awakening someone who was dead. . . . What is her scope when she harmonises with the dawns that shone out before and those that now must shine? She desires the ancient mornings and fulfils thei rlight; projecting forwards her illumination she enters into communion with the rest that are to come. Kutsa Angirasa—Rig Veda.1

Threefold are those supreme births of this divine force that is in the world, they are true, they are desirable; he moves there wide-overt within the Infinite and shines pure, luminous and fulfilling. . . .That which is immortal in mortals and possessed of the truth, is a god and established inwardly as an energy working out in our divine powers. . . . Become high-uplifted, O Strength, pierce all veils, manifest in us the things of the Godhead. Vamadeva—Rig Veda.2

THE EARLIEST preoccupation of man in his awakened thoughts and, as it seems, his inevitable and ultimate preoccupation,—for it survives the longest periods of scepticism and returns after every banishment,—is also the highest which his thought can envisage. It manifests itself in the divination of Godhead, the impulse towards perfection, the search after pure Truth and unmixed Bliss, the sense of a secret immortality. The ancient dawns of human knowledge have left us their witness to this constant aspiration; today we see a humanity satiated but not satisfied by victorious analysis of the externalities of Nature preparing to return to its primeval longings. The earliest formula of Wisdom promises to be its last, —God, Light, Freedom, Immortality.


In one immense sweeping movement of awareness, we are at once taken back to the very beginnings of humankind and to its first ‘awakened thoughts’, which happen to be also the highest that human thought can envisage. We are given a brief but powerfully evocative and luminous glimpse of each of these few wondrous preoccupations from long ago, and thus our consciousness is impacted with each of them a first time. Then the same immense sweep takes us, in a kind of fantastic ‘fast forward’ acceleration, through the following eons of Time during which those earliest and highest preoccupations have been doubted and rejected again and again, only to ever reappear again and again… until today, when once again, after the superficial victories of modern Science have led us temporarily away from our depths, humankind is turning again to these deepest eternal goals. This time finally they are spelled out in the four magic Words that say it all and seize us with the full blast of the irresistible power they have on our souls: God, Light, Freedom, Immortality. For what they all together constitute is indeed, as stated earlier, our ‘inevitable and ultimate preoccupation’, and this statement  projects us already still further, toward the greater dawns that our Future is preparing for us, when this Human Aspiration will find at last its Realization here on Earth.

Throughout these first lines is woven a discrete but constant parallel between the superficial knowledge that our Mind gives us – including the skepticism it gives us too for those higher thoughts-, and the deeper, surer Knowledge from the Soul within, the only part in us which truly Knows, and is the eternal Seeker of those truths it wants to realize here too, in this realm of Physical Matter that the Mind deems too hard a soil for them to grow and live in – if it believes in them at all yet.

Wow. What a stunningly beautiful and meaningful first paragraph! It is simply astonishing how much deep content is packed tightly, yet with supreme elegance and strength of style, in just those first few lines… It is not surprising that reading such a powerful text conferred to me this instantaneous inner experience I related in that previous post of mine… (https://labofevolution.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/my-first-contact-with-sri-aurobindo-1971/)

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