Saturday, December 12, 2009

Samadhi continues to draw an ever increasing number of devotees

Why bad things happen to good people Posted on February 17, 2009 by Sandeep
The Mother (Mira Alfassa) explains why it seems like the bad people seem to win and good suffer

Summary: Man’s judgement of the surface realities is false. We cannot see what is behind the veil. Everything on Earth is mixed in nature therefore one cannot make the simplistic assumption that the good suffer and wicked win. If you practise Yoga, you will experience inner joy which will be independent of circumstances. [...]

In any case, to come back to the down-to-earth question in his notebook, I don’t think any sage in any age said, “Be good and all will outwardly go well for you” – because that’s rubbish. In a world of disorder and a world of falsehood, hoping for that isn’t reasonable. But if you are sincere enough and total enough in your way of being, you can have the inner joy and the full satisfaction, whatever the circumstances – and nobody, nothing has the power to touch that. But it’s something else. But to ask for your business to do well, for your wife to be faithful and your children not to fall sick and all those things, that of course is rubbish! [Mother's Agenda, 26 August 1967] Filed under: Social issues Tagged: , , ,

HERE-NOW4U: The Mother - Pondicherry (Puducherry): Suffering
Sri Aurobindo - Integral Yoga. Suffering: It's Cause And Solution. "Pain and grief are Nature's reminder to the soul ...

Is Suffering in the Universe an Ethical Problem? « Sri Aurobindo ...
30 Oct 2009 ... Sri Aurobindo Studies. There are stages where we begin to judge things according to ethics, but we cannot realistically overlay this on the forces of Nature in action.
Of course, we have not yet come to the solution we seek that addresses the existence of pain and suffering. That solution awaits us still as we explore the various ways of viewing life and its meaning. reference: Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Chapter 11, Delight of Existence: The Problem
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Aurobindonian Manoj Das on the Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo - life positive
"As a child," he recalls, "I saw my birthplace, Balasore in Orissa, India, devastated by a cyclone. The extent of human misery was shocking. I grew up searching for a remedy for human suffering and at that age, my idealistic young mind accepted communism as the final solution. But as I grew up, I realized that economic problems are not the only cause for human suffering."

From here a transformation began. "I realized that suffering is a problem of consciousness. In due course, I started reading Sri Aurobindo's works and finally found answers to the problems that had bothered me from childhood." Life Positive February 2002

Thoughjts and Aphorisms 25
from All choice by Barindranath Chaki

25. When I see others suffer, I feel that I am unfortunate, but the wisdom that is not mine, sees the good that is coming and approves. [Sri Aurobindo: Thoughts and Aphorisms]

When others are suffering, one may feel that one is unfortunate, because one has to see and experience others' sufferings. That may be the example of a kind heart, where there is sympathy and feeling for others. But it does not have the touch of a Higher Wisdom. [...]

In this connection, The Mother has said that because of our shortsightedness, limited perceptions and misguided sensations, whatever is a possibility and an opportunity for progress gets changed into suffering. And when we cooperate with whatever is happening, there is no more of suffering. Barindranath Chaki 12-12-2009 [Simultaneously published in Selecta, All choice and ASPIRATION] Please visit ASPIRATION The New Horizon All choice The New Platform Barin Chaki

Question of the Month Archive May 2002
How to deal with Pain and Suffering?

In life pain and suffering cannot be avoided. Sometimes they come to us very acutely. We then wonder why at all pain and suffering are there? Whether they have a hidden purpose? How we should face them? Why is it that some persons take on tasks and ordeals willing which they know will entail great suffering?
On the other hand most of us seek for and run after pleasure. Is it the right thing to do?
In our Question of the Month we take up these questions and present a quotation from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother's beautiful, simple and revealing answers. home about sas sas activities onlife, online

Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore Editorial December (17)

When Sri Aurobindo passed, his body was lowered into the earth and a Samadhi erected over it. 58 years have passed and the Samadhi continues to draw an ever increasing number of devotees who stand around it in silent reverence for a man the majority of whom had never seen before. What then is death with Sri Aurobindo, the avatar and what is it with a common man? Can death be a needed end for a glorious beginning? Where do the terms ‘mortal’ and ‘immortal’ fit in the scheme of things? Posted by Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore at 8:16 PM 0 comments

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