News & Notes 700:House of Mother's Agenda

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3 June 2017



House of Mother's Agenda


Liberation


I have thrown from me the whirling dance of mind
And stand now in the spirit's silence free;
Timeless and deathless beyond creature-kind,
The centre of my own eternity.
I have escaped and the small self is dead;
I am immortal, alone, ineffable;
I have gone out from the universe I made,
And have grown nameless and immeasurable.
My mind is hushed in a wide and endless light,
My heart a solitude of delight and peace,
My sense unsnared by touch and sound and sight,
My body a point in white infinities.
I am the one Being's sole immobile Bliss:
No one I am, I who am all that is.

Sri Aurobindo, 1944[1]


The Cosmic Spirit


I am a single Self all Nature fills.
Immeasurable, unmoved the Witness sits:
He is the silence brooding on her hills,
The circling motion of her cosmic mights.
I have broken the limits of embodied mind
And am no more the figure of a soul.
The burning galaxies are in me outlined;
The universe is my stupendous whole.
My life is the life of village and continent,
I am earth's agony and her throbs of bliss;
I share all creatures' sorrow and content
And feel the passage of every stab and kiss.
Impassive, I bear each act and thought and mood:
Time traverses my hushed infinitude.

1939[2]


Transformation


My breath runs in a subtle rhythmic stream;
It fills my members with a might divine:
I have drunk the Infinite like a giant’s wine.
Time is my drama or my pageant dream.
Now are my illumined cells joy’s flaming scheme
And changed my thrilled and branching nerves to fine
Channels of rapture opal and hyaline
For the influx of the Unknown and the Supreme.
I am no more a vassal of the flesh,
A slave to Nature and her leaden rule;
I am caught no more in the senses’ narrow mesh.
My soul unhorizoned widens to measureless sight,
My body is God’s happy living tool,
My spirit a vast sun of deathless light.

1934[3]


The Ponder Corner: “In truth, no system can on its own effect the change humanity desperately needs; for that change can only occur by developing the possibilities of one’s own higher nature to the fullest. And this development depends on an inner growth, not on an external change.

However, external changes can at last prepare favourable conditions for that more substantial improvement, or on the contrary lead to such conditions that Kalki’s sword alone can purify the earth of the burden of an obstinately asuric humanity.

The choice depends on the species itself; for as it sows, so shall it reap the fruit of its Karma.”


The Mother




  1. Collected Poems, p.604
  2. Ibid., p.619
  3. Ibid., p.561