Sunday, August 24, 2008

The essential mistake was to have considered Sri Aurobindo’s teaching as one among the spiritual teachings

Re: Sri Aurobindo and the Future of Humanity--About Avatarhood
by RY Deshpande on Sat 23 Aug 2008 05:05 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link

Words of the Mother Sri Aurobindo wouldn’t declare himself to be an Avatar, the way Sri Krishna did on the battlefield of the Mahabharata. It was the Mother who did that, not once but in several contexts on several occasions. She revealed to us his divine birth, divyam janma, and the divine work, divyam karma he had come to do. But then he did tell us about the Mother, who she was, the embodied Consciousness-Force, the Supreme’s manifesting Power, daivi śakti who had taken the mortal birth here, who had condescended to pass through the portals of the birth that is a death. If one is true then, the second has also to be accepted. Here are some of the disclosures made by the Mother about Sri Aurobindo

What Sri Aurobindo represents in the world’s history is not a teaching, not even a revelation; it is a decisive action direct from the Supreme. 14 February 1961 *

(Message for broadcast by All India Radio, Tiruchirappalli)

What Sri Aurobindo represents in the history of the earth’s spiritual progress is not a teaching, not even a revelation; it is a mighty action straight from the Supreme. 15 August 1964 *

(Message for the issuance of a Sri Aurobindo commemorative stamp)

He has come to bid the earth to prepare for its luminous future. 15 August 1964 *

Sri Aurobindo has brought to the world the assurance of a divine future. *

Sri Aurobindo has come on earth not to bring a teaching or a creed in competition with previous creeds or teachings, but to show the way to overpass the past and to open concretely the route towards an imminent and inevitable future. 22 February 1967 *

Sri Aurobindo does not belong to the past nor to history. Sri Aurobindo is the Future advancing towards its realisation. 2 April 1967 *

Lord, we are upon earth to accomplish Thy work of transformation. 1 January 1951 *

You spoke of Sri Aurobindo’s birth as “eternal” in the history of the universe. What exactly was meant by “eternal”?

The sentence can be understood in four different ways on four ascending planes of consciousness:
1. Physically, the consequence of the birth will be of eternal importance to the world. 2. Mentally, it is a birth that will be eternally remembered in the universal history. 3. Psychically, a birth that recurs for ever from age to age upon earth. 4. Spiritually, the birth of the Eternal upon earth.1957 *

Since the beginning of earth history, Sri Aurobindo has always presided over the great earthly transformations, under one form or another, one name or another. *

It is said that Sri Aurobindo in a past life took an active part in the French Revolution. Is it true?

You can say that all through history Sri Aurobindo played an active part. Especially in the most important movements of history he was there—and playing the most important, the leading part. But he was not always visible. 23 January 1960 *

(Message for broadcast by All India Radio, Pondicherry)

Today is the first day of Sri Aurobindo’s centenary year. Though he has left his body he is still with us, alive and active. Sri Aurobindo belongs to the future; he is the messenger of the future. He still shows us the way to follow in order to hasten the realisation of a glorious future fashioned by the Divine Will. All those who want to collaborate for the progress of humanity and for India’s luminous destiny must unite in a clairvoyant aspiration and in an illumined work. 15 August 1971*

Sri Aurobindo came to tell the world of the beauty of the future that must be realised. He came to give not a hope but a certitude of the splendour towards which the world moves. The world is not an unfortunate accident, it is a marvel which moves towards its expression. The world needs the certitude of the beauty of the future. And Sri Aurobindo has given that assurance. 27 November 1971 *

Sri Aurobindo came upon earth to announce the manifestation of the supramental world and not merely did he announce this manifestation but embodied also in part the supramental force and showed by example what one must do to prepare oneself for manifesting it. The best thing we can do is to study all that he has told us and endeavour to follow his example and prepare ourselves for the new manifestation. This gives life its real sense and will help us to overcome all obstacles. Let us live for the new creation and we shall grow stronger and stronger by remaining young and progressive. 30 January 1972 *

Sri Aurobindo is an emanation of the Supreme who came on earth to announce the manifestation of a new race and a new world: the Supramental. Let us prepare for it in all sincerity and eagerness. 20 June 1972 *

Sri Aurobindo came on earth from the Supreme to announce the manifestation of a new race and the new world, the Supramental. Let us prepare for it in all sincerity and eagerness. 15 August 1972 *

Sri Aurobindo came to announce the creation of tomorrow: the coming of the supramental being. 15 August 1972 *

Sri Aurobindo’s work is a unique earth-transformation. *

Sri Aurobindo incarnated in a human body the supramental consciousness and has not only revealed to us the nature of the path to follow and the method of following it so as to arrive at the goal, but has also by his own personal realisation given us the example; he has provided us with the proof that the thing can be done and the time is now to do it. *

In the eternity of becoming, each Avatar is only the announcer, the forerunner of a more perfect realisation. And yet men have always the tendency to deify the Avatar of the past in opposition to the Avatar of the future. Now again Sri Aurobindo has come announcing to the world the realisation of tomorrow; and again his message meets with the same opposition as of all those who preceded him. But tomorrow will prove the truth of what he revealed and his work will be done. 21 February 1957 *

The essential mistake was to have considered Sri Aurobindo’s teaching as one among the spiritual teachings—and the work done here now as one among the many aspects of the Divine works. This has falsified your basic position and has been the cause of all the difficulties and confusions. If this mistake is corrected in your mind and in your attitude all other difficulties will disappear easily. You must understand that what Sri Aurobindo represents in the world’s history, is not a teaching, not even a revelation; it is a decisive action direct from the Supreme. And I am just trying to fulfil that action. 1961 *

What is the Divine? The Divine is what you adore in Sri Aurobindo. 28 March 1932

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