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The beauty of surrendering to the Divinity

I am reading day and night in Sri Aurobindo “Synthesis of Yoga” – it’s the greatest reading and transforming adventure I embarked on so far in my life – it’s pure bliss and rapture, almost every single page of his works. Here is an example:

“Every moment and every movement of our being is to be resolved into a continuous and a devoted self-giving to the Eternal. All our actions, not less the smallest and most ordinary and trifling than the greatest and most uncommon and noble, must be performed as consecrated acts. Our individualised nature must live in the single consciousness of an inner and outer movement dedicated to Something that is beyond us and greater than our ego. No matter what the gift or to whom it is presented by us, there must be a consciousness in the act that we are presenting it to the one divine Being in all beings. Our commonest or most grossly material actions must assume this sublimated character; when we eat, we should be conscious that we are giving our food to that Presence in us; it must be a sacred offering in a temple and the sense of a mere physical need or self-gratification must pass away from us. In any great labour, in any high discipline, in any difficult or noble enterprise, whether undertaken for ourselves, for others or for the race, it will no longer be possible to stop short at the idea of the race, of ourselves or of others. The thing we are doing must be consciously offered as a sacrifice of works, not to these, but either through them or directly to the One Godhead; the Divine Inhabitant who was hidden by these figures must be no longer hidden but ever present to our soul, our mind, our sense. The workings and results of our acts must be put in the hands of that One in the feeling that that Presence is the Infinite and Most High by whom alone our labour and our aspiration are possible. For in his being all takes place; for him all labour and aspiration are taken from us by Nature and offered on his altar. Even in those things in which Nature is herself very plainly the worker and we only the witnesses of her working and its containers and supporters, there should be the same constant memory and insistent consciousness of a work and of its divine Master. Our very inspiration and respiration, our very heart-beats can and must be made conscious in us as the living rhythm of the universal sacrifice.” P. 111

Intimate with the Divine

“There must awake in us a constant indwelling and enveloping nearness, a vivid perception, a close feeling and communion, a concrete sense and contact of a true and infinite Presence always and everywhere. That Presence must remain with us as the living, pervading Reality in which we and all things exist and move and act, and we must feel it always and everywhere, concrete, visible, inhabiting all things; it must be patent to us as their true Self, tangible as their imperishable Essence, met by us closely as their inmost Spirit. To see, to feel, to sense, to contact in every way and not merely to conceive this Self and Spirit here in all existences and to feel with the same vividness all existences in this Self and Spirit, is the fundamental experience which must englobe all other knowledge.” – Sri Aurobindo, from “Synthesis of Yoga” p. 115

Sri Aurobindo Studies

At the age of 18 I became a passionate explorer of all the wisdom I came across, beginning with the gospel according to John, then discovering Nietzsche, then Rudolf Steiner, then various mystic teachings of east and west. And with each year of this fascinating exploration my thirst became vaster and deeper. Since then 25 years passed by – yet – in all those years I didn’t came across something so entirely captivating and consuming my entire being like it is to me right now the study of Sri Aurobindo and his works. To meet this kind of wisdom feels like meeting for the first time in my life the Master Teachings in its purest form and efflorescence – a wisdom and a knowledge “not as a systematized result of questioning and reasoning, not a temporary arrangement of conclusions and opinions in the terms of the highest probability, but rather a pure self-existent and self-luminous Truth… a harmony of supreme faculties… acting not in the intuitive reason or the divine mind, but on a still higher plane, which see Truth directly face to face, or rather live in the truth of things both universal and transcendent and are its formulation and luminous activity.” (Sri Aurobindo, from Synthesis of Yoga, P. 17)

Beginning with today I am going to share those fragments of his work which enamor and speak to me the most – in the hope –  that they may find countless discoverers of his timeless wisdom – a wisdom too precious to remain as reclusive as it is still to this very day.

For this purpose I designed an additional page here on this blog called “Sri Aurobindo Studies” – where I will put all those fragments in the chronological order of my studies. Enjoy the ride – Riches Blessings: Arr

The Greater Things

In the early days of Earth, animals became a living breathing laboratory for the emergence of a human race.
Now we ourselves as human beings become a living and breathing laboratory for the future race of humanity,
however we may call it. Those are today “The Greater Things” than Jesus did back then: The birth of a new race on this planet as a very process of humanity ascending!

In gratitude to Michael Beckwith

I knew that’s the Secret: the marriage between conscious and subconscious mind, but I wasn’t yet really aware of how it works.
I didn’t know here yet the modus operandi – so to speak, which is the Principal of Oneness: One Mind. One Power. One Presence.
Everything I see is 100% ME holographically projected as this Universe. The Only One in entire Existence and Non-Existence. One Mind. One Power. One Presence.

(Inspired by Michael Beckwith talk at Agape International Spiritual Center, June 27. 2010 Sunday 9 am Service)

You are not in this Universe

Just to assume that a higher Power of a cosmic destiny takes you over right now, is enough to ignite its perfect enfoldment – if you truly understand the nature of mind, how infinitely powerful the mind is as a universal Principal, the Principal of The Universal. It is not mind looking at a Universe out there, because the Universe you see right now is inside the Mind, inside your own awareness! You The True You, are not in this Universe, somehow lost and disoriented, asking: where do I come from, and thinking I have no clue… and where do I go and this too I think I have no clue… and what is the purpose of all of this – I don’t really know… it seems. Yes it seems. It seems only. The Truth is: You are not in this Universe. This Universe is in You, every single piece of it, including the tiniest molecules and the most distant galaxies, all of it. All of it: You Are. – Arr

Yielding to the Divine

Oh Lord, God-Goddess, Supreme Being of infinite Love
Let me see in every detail of my life your perfect enfoldment
Your swift & gentle guidance – your infinite benevolence and grace
That I may witness ever growing and expending synchronicities taking place as my life
And so extend your very own being and substance to all my sisters and brothers
Through everything, yes, everything – I do and say.
Oh Lord, God-Goddess, Supreme Being of
Infinite Love – I love You.

You are the Seed of God

To understand the mud, to understand the mundane… as confusing as it seems to be at times,

to understand the very purpose of it…

it takes to look and to look deep…

Look deep for the good in it – because in truth:

Everything is working together for our good!

Everything without exception.

And of course… what is included here is your coming back to the mundane!

What? This is for real?

Yes.

Then… tell me: what is so good about sinking back into the mud of darkness?

See YOURSELF

You Are So Precious… so precious!

You are the most precious seed in all creation,

For You Are the Seed of God The Self.

And our Gardner, The Master, The Life itself

puts You – the Seed – deep into the soil:

the Earth, the darkness, the womb of creation…

for no other purpose as… for You to grow!

Then… in your darkest moments – you just remember this:

It is for You to grow.

To grow the plant, the most precious one.

The Sacred Plant of Life itself.

We call it: “Sat-Chit-Ananda” – “The Bliss of God.”

So… the very moment your vibration goes down – good news!

Get excited!
Get truly excited.

What?
For What?

For a new birth.
For… you are the Seed of God

put into the rich Soil of Life: the Darkness of infinite potential!

Are you CLEAR?

What is enfolding as our life is, in reality, coming from the Divinity – always! Though what happens at the same time is this: to us – what is here emerging (as the next face of our journey through life)  is utterly, utterly UNKNOWN! So much so that we feel pretty helpless or even horrified by facing so nakedly the UNKNOWN, that normally the only reaction that we come up with is to bring up all the memories, all the data from the subconscious and project that automatically upon the UNKNOWN!

Would we be fully CLEAR – we would embrace everything what is emerging as our life with one clear and powerful… so powerful sentence: “I love you”.
I love you in this life-experience. “You”? Yes “Me”. I love myself having this life-experience – whatever it is – I love myself. And love what I see, what I hear, what I experience – whatever it is.

So just observe: how much it is actually memory that is coming up and how much are you actually clear, fully clear, being at zero – meeting the purity and divinity of your very existence – of Your Life – Life Divine – emerging IN and AS you?