Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thought


Thought is always greater than armies, more lasting than the most powerful and best-organised despotisms.
      - Sri Aurobindo


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thought-Power


Thought is not essential to existence nor its cause, but it is an instrument for becoming; I become what I see in myself. All that thought suggests to me, I can do; all that thought reveals in me, I can become. This should be man's unshakable faith in himself , because God dwells in him.
-Sri Aurobindo 


One must not admit bad thoughts into oneself under the pretext that they are merely thoughts. They are tools of execution. And one should not allow them to exist in oneself if one doesn't want them to do their work of destruction.
-The Mother

'Mother's Agenda' by Satprem


Recorded by Satprem, a disciple of the Mother, in the course of numerous personal conversations with her, 'Mother's Agenda' is the complete logbook of her exploration in the cellular consciousness of the human body. It covers 23 years of experiences which parallel some of the most recent theories of modern physics, and are perhaps the key to man's passage to the next species.


1951-1973
This 6,OOO-page work in 13 volumes represents the day-to-day account over 22 years of Mother's exploration into the body consciousness and her discovery of a "cellular mind", capable of restructuring the nature of the body and the laws of the species as drastically as, one day, the first stammerings of a "thinking mind" transformed the nature of the ape. It is a timely document of experimental evolution, involving a revolution in consciousness that alters the laws of the species. Whatever the appearances, we are not at the end of a civilisation but at the end of an evolutionary cycle. Are we going to find the passage to the next species, or perish? As scrupulously as a scientist in his laboratory, Mother goes back to the origin of matter's formation, to the primordial code, and there, 'by chance', stumbles upon the mechanism of death - upon the very power that changes death - and upon a 'new' Energy which curiously parallels the most recent theories on the subatomic nature of Matter. The key to Matter contains the key to death ... as well as the key to the next species.





Our Brain’s Neurons Look Exactly Like The Structure Of The Universe


neuron2At top is a microscopic photo of a few neurons. Below it is a simulated rendering of what astrophysicists believe to be the universe’s structure, with clusters of galaxies and dark matter. Marvel at the remarkable symmetry and wonder, do we exist inside a gigantic brain? Via Convozine:
One is only micrometers wide. The other is billions of light-years across. One shows neurons in a mouse brain. The other is a simulated image of the universe. Together they suggest the surprisingly similar patterns found in vastly different natural phenomena.
Mark Miller, a doctoral student at Brandeis University, is researching how particular types of neurons in the brain are connected to one another. The image [on the left] shows three neuron cells on the left (two red and one yellow) and their connections.
An international group of astrophysicists used a computer simulation last year to recreate how the universe grew and evolved. The simulation image [on the right] is a snapshot of the present universes that features a large cluster of galaxies (bright yellow) surrounded by thousands of stars, galaxies and dark matter (web).
What struck me about this is not the similarity between neuron and universe, though it’s striking — rather it’s the continuity of parallels one finds whenever one looks into the structures of nature.
“As above, so below,” goes the Hermetic belief — “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing”. In Eastern thought, this idea is often paraphrased as “As is the microcosm, so is the microcosm.”



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Is "Sri" only an honorific prefix to Aurobindo ?



30 November 1961

Dear little sister,

Mother has shown me the letter you wrote to her about the problem of "Sri" that is troubling you. She wishes me to communicate to you my view of the matter. Well, I shall be frank and forthright. It is an error to think that “Sri” is only an honorific prefix to Aurobindo which is the real name. It is not so. “Sri” does not mean Mr. or Monsieur or Sir, etc. It is part of the name. Sri Aurobindo forms one indivisible word. This is the final form Sri Aurobindo himself gave to his name. And I may tell you that the mantric effect resides in that form.

“Sri” is no more difficult to pronounce than many other Indian or Euro-American syllables. And I think it is not always healthy either to come down to the level of the average European or American under the plea that that is the best way to approach and convert the many. I am afraid it is a vain illusion ; better rather to oblige the average to make an affort to rise up and grapple the truth as it is.

Mother has seen this admonition of mine to you and fully approves of it.

Begging to be excused for perhaps a highbrow tone in my letter, I remain

Your very sincere and affectionate elder brother
Nolini Kanta Gupta

(Nolini Kanta Gupta, one of the first disciples of Sri Aurobindo, was the Secretary of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.)




Monday, September 12, 2011

Religion


Q. The notion of religion is most often linked to the search for God. Should religion be understood in this context only? As a matter of fact, are there not nowadays other forms of religion? 

A. We give the name of religion to any concept of the world or the universe which is presented as the exclusive Truth in which one must have an absolute faith, generally because this Truth is declared to be the result of a revelation. 

Most religions affirm the existence of a God and the rules to be followed to obey Him, but there are some Godless religions, such as socio-political organisations which, in the name of an Ideal or the State, claim the same right to be obeyed. 

To seek Truth freely and to approach it freely along his own lines is a man’s right. But each one should know that his discovery is good for him alone and it is not to be imposed on others. 

- The Mother 


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Change


Change
1. Hatred into harmony
2. Jealousy into generosity
3. Ignorance into knowledge
4. Darkness into light
5. Falsehood into truth
6. Wickedness into goodness
7. War into peace
8. Fear into fearlessness
9. Uncertainty into certainty
10. Doubt into faith
11. Confusion into order
12. Defeat into victory

-The Mother


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Falsehood and Truth




1. Falsehood is the great ally of Death.


2. Hypocrisy and pretension are the homage ignorance pays to the

    Truth.Hypocrisy and pretension are the first signs of the 

    inconscient’s aspiration towards consciousness.

3. Worship Truth. It will cure you of Falsehood.

4. Truth is stronger than falsehood. There is an immortal Power that

     governs the world. Its decision always prevails. Join with it and

     you are sure of the final victory.

5. This earth is still governed by ignorance and falsehood. But the

     time has come for the manifestation of Truth.

6. The world is a place of falsehood and it is only in the silent depths

     of the Divine that one can find the peace of truth.

7. There is only one solution for falsehood.

     It is to cure in ourselves all that contradicts in our consciousness

     the presence of the Divine.


                                                                                 - The Mother