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Only when thou hast climbed above thy mind
And liv’st in the calm vastness of the One
Can love be eternal in the eternal Bliss
And love divine replace the human tie.
There is a shrouded law, an austere force:
It bids thee strengthen thy undying spirit;
It offers its severe benignancies
Of work and thought and measured grave delight
As steps to climb to God’s far secret heights.
Then is our life a tranquil pilgrimage,
Each year a mile upon the heavenly Way,
Each dawn opens into a larger Light.
Thy acts are thy helpers, all events are signs,
Waking and sleep are opportunities
Given to thee by an immortal Power.
|Book VI: The Book of Fate
Canto I: The Word of Fate
First International Seminar at Van Nivas – Nainital
Reason in Hindu Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary
S. K. Maitra
Philosophy East and West, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Oct., 1961), pp. 125-142
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24 Dec. ’07: Holy Relics of Sri Aurobindo were received with full dignity at the Surat Branch. There was meditation with the Ashram music and then the members of the Branch chanted Sri Aravindopanishad in Sanskrit.
25 Dec. ’07: In the morning all gathered at the Centre and the Relics were enshrined in complete silence, collectively by Shri Vijaybhai, Tara-didi, Shri Manoj Das and Shri Aniruddha Smart. There was collective meditation with Ashram music before and after enshrinement.
Shri Manoj Das, speaking to the audience about Sri Aurobindo’s historic visit to Surat
After the enshrinement all went to the “French Garden” area, the place where the historic Annual Convention of the Indian National Congress was held 100 years ago and for which Sri Aurobindo had specially come to Surat. Shri Manoj Das (Puducherry) and Shri Vijaybhai (Puducherry) addressed the audience and transported everyone back into the history. There was collective singing of Vande Mataram, led by Shri Mohanbhai Mistri (Puducherry).
In the evening in the town hall Shri Vijaybhai (Puducherry) was the main speaker and talked on Resurgent India. Shri Manoj Das talked on “Indian Spirit and the World Today”.
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