Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Mother’s Birthday February 21st 2007. And I feel very lucky to be part of it

Meditation At Dawn Teal and I awoke at 5:00 AM this morning, an hour and some before dawn, to join the Aurovillian community celebration of the Mother’s Birthday. The community gathered in the Amphitheater, in front of the Matramandir, in silence under the still star filled pre-dawn sky. The amphitheater was beautifully illuminated by a spiral of 2007 white paper lotuses that had hundreds of candles dispersed though their paper petals. The effect is breathtakingly beautiful. Teal and I sit down on the cool sand stone surface of the Amphitheater steps above the lotus spiral, with the Matramandir in full sight to our side and the bows of the Sacred Banyan Tree in front of us.
At 5:45 AM, as the sky began to lighten with the first rays of day, the haunting sounds of a worn accordion playing a beautiful but melancholic French song from the last century, filled the space. As the vibrant colors of dawn fill the sky, a recording of the Mother’s voice, reading from Sri Aurobindo’s writings on the essence of the Divine Mother, surrounds us. The Mother’s voice fads out as the sun brakes over the horizon on the Matramandir. The energy and feeling emanating from those gathered is palpable. And I feel very lucky to be part of it.
Some Notes and Meaningful Quotes on Auroville: “Earth needs a place where men can live away from national rivalries, social conventions, self-contradictory moralities and contending religions, a place where human beings, freed from all slavery to the past, can devote themselves wholly to the discovery and practice of the divine consciousness that is seeking to manifest itself. Auroville wants to be this place and offers itself to all who aspire to live the Truth of tomorrow.” – The Mother
The Auroville Charter
1.) Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But to live in Auroville one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness.
2.) Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress and a youth that never ages.
3.) Auroville wants to be the bridge between past and future. Taking advantage of all the discoveries from without and within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realizations.
4.) Auroville will be the site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity. – The Mother (28th of February 1968)
“Only a transparent sincerity in man and among nations can usher in a transformed world. Auroville is the first attempt in this experiment.” –The Mother
By teal posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 at 2:00 am under Uncategorized

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