Almost Back to “Normal” Evolutive Topics Now…

For more than a month it would have been quite useless to bring up here any of my “normal” topics about individual or collective Conscious Evolution: the US Race for the next President was on, full blast, and that was the only thing all media and everybody else everywhere kept following with bated breath, nothing else had any chance for attention…

Now that the stunning outcome is known, the few posts I immediately put up, expressing my own thoughts about it and the thoughts of Conscious Evolution people/higher beings I have come to trust over the years, did receive some attention and even some appreciation, mostly, both here and on my Facebook Page where my Blog posts also automatically appear.

There is still some  amount of anxious focus, though, on Donald Trump’s first moves as the President-elect, those first decisions having high significance for the way he intends to use his future position. But as some of those decisions seem to indicate a willingness to be more flexible and open than was expected from the extreme stands he had taken during the race, it may be that everyone will relax a little and start hoping, if not for the best, at least for the reasonable.

Here in India things are a bit at a standstill too: an acute shortage of cash has struck the whole country since November 8th, when a kind of financial ‘coup’ against fake money and corruption happened, through the sudden demonetisation by the government of all 500 Rs and 1000 Rs notes. This makes the situation increasingly difficult for the little people (like me) who don’t have a bank account, let alone a credit card or any other banking facilities to fall back on. Luckily within Auroville we have our own internal system and in many cases like my one the Aurovilians who work fully here as Volunteers and have no financial means get their normal monthly expenses covered by the collective funds, so we aren’t going to starve for lack of cash, but I can see the strain on the local people’s lives in the surrounding villages, and the media make of it their headlines, stirring up political unrest…

So it is likely that my usual Indian visitors will neglect this Research Blog for a while more just as those from the US may too, but still I’ll try to resume focusing on the kind of Topics exemplified by the various ‘Categories’ listed up for this Blog… Or if things tend to go on like this more and more, I may have on the contrary to add soon to the list a new Category, something like “INTERNATIONAL / GLOBAL SITUATION”, to officially accommodate this kind of Topics, as they are indeed bound to more and more reflect how our overall Collective Evolution is going as a species on Earth…!

But it is not a one-way,  only passive process:  we, in whatever country, who are already aware of the evolutive significance of all those events others still see as merely political or financial, we have the responsibility of focusing our thoughts and our hearts as strongly and permanently as we can on the best possible outcome, in order to counteract the influence particularly of the media, still mostly engaged in their usual best-selling tactics, of feeding the fear and alarm in the people, and of exacerbating the clashes and disputes and suspicions among countries as well as groups and even individuals, so as to keep the news “exciting” all around the world.

The invisible but potentially quite as powerful influence of the many people of good will everywhere has to prevail if we want the necessary changes to take place in the coming months and years with the minimum of hardship for humanity at large.

SO THIS IS A CALL FOR INNER ACTION, FRIENDS!…

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THOSE WHO WORK FOR LIGHT AND PEACE MUST LEARN TO BE AS WELL ORGANIZED AND EFFICIENT AS THE FORCES THAT WANT TO PERPETUATE VIOLENCE AND FEAR.

ALTHOUGH OUR OUTER BEINGS MAY BE AS DIVERSE AS NEEDED FOR OUTER ACTION, WE WHO ARE CONSCIOUS OF THE DIVINE UNITY BEHIND ALL THERE IS MUST START TO ACT INWARDLY AS ONE IN SPIRIT..

 

 

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What Use May the Divine Have, Right Now, of this Trump Card ?

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Yes, I know,  most of us everywhere are just stunned that such a thing could possibly, really happen: that someone like Donald Trump, and with no political or military background whatsoever, could find himself suddenly elected to the Presidency of the United States of America, one of the biggest powers in today’s world.

And yet it has happened indeed, so there must be a reason for that in the Divine Plan, given the overall situation Humanity is in at the moment, and what needs to happen next – or anyway later.

One thing is for sure:  things couldn’t any longer merely go on as usual, when they had become so extremely entrenched into the routine of established political ways, be it under the red or the blue flag. I almost wrote ‘the rotten routine’, and now I am finally writing it, for what would be the use of mincing words?

The apple cart was mostly full of rotten apples cleverly hidden under each other, so what was needed first of all was that something or someone would upset the apple cart.

Donald Trump did it.

Not that he is any less (or more) of a rotten apple himself, but he happened to be what could upset the whole cart once and for all. So, let’s be thankful to him for having been there, if only for achieving that momentous result, just at the time when it could be done.

What happens next, though, is up to us all.

And that includes him, and every single one of the other candidates.

He is unpredictable? That can become a quality if it translates as openness to fresh ideas and gut feeling, based on a genuine good will for America and the world.

At least Trump might be too big and turbulent an ego for easy strapping down to the usual limits like Obama, in spite of his initial good intentions, found himself quickly strapped.

And to me at least, enough is enough: enough of the Clinton-types, be they the male version of the ruler, or the supposedly female one, too much similar to the male one for my taste; it is a truly feminine President I would be happy with, not one schooled by men and merely trying to prove that she can equal the men at their own game.

Perhaps we don’t need career politicians anymore, and no politics either in the usual sense of the term, with the huge Shadow of the Multinationals behind them; and Big Finance hovering invisibly above all the players, and  holding anyway all the main cards in its hand… Well, except that Trump card, it would seem, that Julien Assange in his Wikileaks declared would not have been allowed to win, but did win anyway!…

One thing that I for one am tremendously relieved to see now at last receding is those dreadful international Trade Agreements that were almost forced upon us already, and would have still quietly strengthened the Multinationals and all their self-serving operations behind the scenes…

Enough, enough of that suffocating world.

It’s a new version of our world that we need, a new version of the Human Being, that can inspire us all to live on with the other simple people of the world on the actual bounty of this Earth we can easily share if we truly want to.

Let’s keep our genuine wishes alive, let them still occupy the vacuum sort of space existing right now, so that they may invisibly help direct the future decisions that will gradually take shape in the consciousness of the President-elect.

Now that he is in the position of power and isn’t anymore in a battle for his own prestige and self-image, now that he can relax and perhaps soften his stance, as he did already towards his previous enemies, the outgoing President and the would-be She-President,  who knows what the Divine may have in mind to make this Trump card of His do next, that may directly or indirectly help our collective evolution?

 

 

 

 

From Anita Moorjani, about this US Presidential Election

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Choosing Love over Fear

Dear all of you,

Several people have asked me to say a few words about my views on the recent presidential election.

Firstly, I want to acknowledge that this was an intense election for many of you, and that’s because it was driven by fear.

My heart goes out to all of you, regardless of who you voted for, particularly because I know that many of you voted not because you loved your candidate, but because you feared the alternative. I know that many of you didn’t care for either candidate, and a lot of you feared your future, and some of you were angry at what you believed your country had done to you. Since the motivation behind most of the votes was fear (of the opposition), regardless of who won, it was inevitable that the losing party was going to feel huge fear towards this new president elect.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that whoever won or lost, neither of them really has the power to change your life or your reality. The power is always within you, and no one can take that away. Please don’t let anyone outside of yourself, whether it’s the media or the government, cause you to forget the truth of who you really are, and who you came here to be. Regardless of the outcome, we are all connected, so let’s honor that. Let’s put that truth above everything else, and start the process of healing the divide that has been created by this election. Remember, even those who voted for the opposite candidate as you, did it out of their own fear for their future. The best way to heal the fear is to come together in love, and start to embody what you want your reality to look like.

Much, much love and peace to everyone.

-Anita

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
I love connecting with all of you, so please tune in to my radio show every Wednesday. 12PM PDT/7PM GMT on Hay House Radio.

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.

Click here to listen.

We Love you Wayne.
Where I will be next…
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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!…

Mother’s ‘Five Points Program’, & Thought Control in our Life

For those of us who are trying to practice the Integral Yoga, or would like to,  here is the simplest and happiest way to do it that I have found over the years, recommended by the Mother herself… If one follows that specific advice from her, then even the ‘Triple Transformation’ required will somehow magically, if not always quickly, take care of itself… for She will take care of it in ourselves for us!

Lab of Evolution

During my early years in Auroville, my outer work was teaching in the school as it existed then.
But my inner work was going on most earnestly as well, my involvement with the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother having started already in 1971, that is, even before I came to Auroville.
Being the too serious and worrying type, whatever my actual inner efforts might be I always felt it wasn’t enough and I wasn’t progressing fast enough, and it was all my fault, etc, etc.
So I was making my own life a hell of guilt and remorse for every stray thought or action or activity that wasn’t entirely enough focused on practicing the Yoga.
Until one day in school…

It was some years after the end of 1973, the Mother wasn’t there anymore physically to do this usual bit of work, so for those special occasions…

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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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