The Semiotics of Surrender: Celebrating the 139th Birth Anniversary of the Divine Mother *21st Feb 2017

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Divine Mother in Pondicherry

‘In the integrality and absoluteness of bhakti and surrender, we find the essential condition of perfect peace leading to uninterrupted bliss’. – 2nd Dec, 1954, Divine Mother

What is the secret of success in sadhana?

Surrender. -13th Oct, 1965, Divine Mother

‘We must lie before the Divine always like a page perfectly blank, so that the Divine’s will may be inscribed in us without any difficulty or mixture’. – 20th Nov, 1954, Divine Mother

‘There is a Supreme Consciousness that governs the manifestation. His wisdom is certainly much greater than ours. So we need not bother about what will happen’. Blessings. – Divine Mother

Mother and Sri Aurobindo Last Photographs by Bresson

Mother and Sri Aurobindo Last Photographs by Bresson

“If things were simple, word would have gotten around”.

– Jacques Derrida

Surrender the secret pathway

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Varanasi Diary 2015: The Parable of the Search for the Soul/Savitri, Sri Aurobindo

Intricately designed by the supreme consciousness

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Tibetan Art Showing the Kalachakra, New Doling Monastery, Ravangla,Sikkim

And a masterwork of the Divine perfection is laid

It is not a trial that the soul undergoes

But a process by which replenishment occurs

Beyond any mortal judgement or choice

Eternity shapes time’s insufficiency

Turning many vortices to accelerate evolution

Within the body, a conscious-energy recalibrates itself

By drawing upon the design-patterns reflected in the mirror series

A leap in awareness is a primordial step

Mind-to-Mind transfer completing the karmic-loop

The universe unfolds itself in alphas and omegas

In a persistent colour of perception the drama is told

An actor free to enact every possibility

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Sacred Choten (Rock) behind Old Doling Monastery Ravangla, Sikkim

He, the redeemer not by choice or by birth

But by soul-deliverance of the eternal sacrifice

That assigns divinity to a god or a stone

Builds the foundation based on the Semiotics of Surrender

A prayer upon a prayer upon a prayer…

Consciously experienced as the ecstasy in all

He who has planted the root of unity in differences

‘A vast surrender was his only strength’.

“He is never seen, but is the witness; He is never heard, but is the Hearer; He is never thought of, but is the Thinker; He is never known, but is the Knower. There is no Other witness but Him, no other hearer but Him, no other thinker but Him, no other knower but Him”. – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

-J


Invocations Devi Khadgamala Stotra, 17th Feb 2017, Auroville

Performed @ Auroville’s SAWCHU platform  in Bharat Nivas

Performers @ Rekha and Laurence, and filmed by Manohar

The Sri Devi Khadga Mala Stotram is a very special composition of praying to the Goddess Shakti, the Divine Mother in a unique and complete way. Unique in the sense that each of the names uttered is for a significant cause, with meaning description and encapsulated with divine energy and utmost devotion.

Khadgamala Stotram is a hymn sung in the praise of Divine Mother, which is said to bestow a protective garland of mystical weapons from the Devi from all sorts of calamities upon those who recite it. The Devi Khadga Mala Stotram takes us mentally through the Sri Chakra, the mystical geometric representation of the Supreme Goddess, describing the significance and meaning for each form given.

(Source: Auroville)

 

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Direct Apprehension in the Whole Mind Reveals Virtuality: From the Pages of Dawn, Varanasi Notebook 2015

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Sunrise Varanasi 2015

Unuttered music of the soul

Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry circa 1917

Sri Aurobindo

Written across the vast expanse of the sky

Lighting up a moment’s presence

Through the eternal choir that orchestrates

It’s every movement and stillness

Sthir palake ajaner pratibimbwa

Maha moner saurolipir akharik pran

Nitya se nirman kare koti koti nakhatrer milan sthal

Ei purno antaranga khalay ganger buke bhashe pradip

A plenitude of possibilities held its shape

Within the mandala of the sky

The sun at it’s centre

Supramentalized the space time coordinates

The blessed Maitreya Buddha will arrive in time…

-J

 

 

 

Tagore Trails at Mongpu: Studying the Mystery of the Soul and the Universe through Consciousness of Non-Duality

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Summer Home in Monpu which is now a Museum

TAGORE’S SUMMER HOME IN MONGPU, 35 KMS FROM DARJEELING

IT IS NOW A MUSEUM NAMED RABINDRA BHAVAN

TAGORE STAYED HERE 4 TIMES BETWEEN 1938 TO 1940

HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY WAS CELEBRATED THERE WITH LIVE RECITATION OF HIS POEM

‘JANMADIN’ FROM MONGPU BROADCASTED LIVE BY ALL INDIA RADIO

 

A feeling that the soul is cradled by the universe

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Devi Saraswati, Old Calcutta Art Studio Print 

It moves to and fro

Commutes the distance in an inexplicable wonder

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Tagore’s Chair Mongpoo

Through the refrain of an impermanent body,

Clothed in a dream, it peeks at reality

It must surrender itself to a cause beyond cause

And every effect must reap the flower-song and bird-wish

To be realized by the poet and the painter

As the eternal music the redeemer brings

To free us from the round of birth-n-death.

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White Heron Japanese Scroll Zen Painting 

Paradise speaks wantonly

But the museum depleted with memories

Of diaries, letters and blurred photographs

Offers only a brief consolation

Like the rushes singing in the grove

Though these are ways of presencing the past history

But a moment can only be eternized in consciousness

By the prayer of a billion minds

Singing the song in unison

That cradles the universe inside the soul.

To and fro they move

They must meet the stranger

Which is ‘I am always present’.

‘I am THAT-I-AM’.

‘My relative absence is my absolute presence

And my relative presence is my absolute absence’.

-J