Film - Sri Aurobindo and the Mother's Guidance in Everyday Life'

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Sri Aurobindo and the Mother's Guidance in Everyday Life
Monday, 25 September 2023, 4pm, at SAVITRI BHAVAN. Duration: 42min.
In this video-talk, Dr Alok Pandey familiarises us with Integral Yoga and gives guidance for living a fulfilling Divine life in the light of the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. 
In the Vedic Age or the Age of Intuition, Indian philosophical thought and yoga started and brought forward the wisdom of One Reality, of unity in diversity, and the implications for everyday life. In time, this wisdom was further developed, enriched, and renewed in the age of the Upanishads, in the age of the Gita, and then with the Puranas. Systematised teachings and techniques were worked out for the development of the human mind, emotions, and physical body. Often these practices, named shastras eventually became mechanical and lost their living, creative and transformative force, which necessitated new ways of yoga capable of assisting human beings in the evolutionary process. At present also, under the influence of evolutionary impulses, the knowledge of yoga is developing further. 
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, the two Avatars, incarnated to work for the next step of evolution. Their dynamic, transformational, and Integral Yoga is also based on the Vedic knowledge that there is one Reality, the eternal Being that manifests in numerous ways. The conscious force for new transformational processes they named Supramental. 
Integral Yoga aims at living from within and knowing that behind the outer ‘normal’ life, runs the powerful stream of inner life. This inner life is important because the nature of our outer life depends on our inner psychological composition. Then behind the inner life, there is a deeper, inmost life. It is the life of the soul which continues life after life. The quietness of the mind is needed for inner awareness. Only then can we hear the gentle guidance of the soul - the inner voice or person in us. 
  • Organizing Group: Savitri Bhavan