I was inspired Saturday to look more into what I read in a blog by my friend Eve. I was really impressed on what I found out about from many articles on the life and spiritual blessing to humanity of Mirra Alfassa, also known as The Mother.
There is one divine Force which acts in the universe and in the individual and is also beyond the individual and the universe. The Mother was only for all this. She did her work here in the body to bring what was not yet expressed in this material world so as to transform life here – we may regard her as the Divine Shakti (the “empowerment” of primordial cosmic energy). She was that in body, but in her whole consciousness she was always with all aspects of the Divine and she was as an agent of all changes. Her mission clearly was for all Godliness and not religiousness.
Born Mirra Alfassa in Paris on 21 February 1878, The Mother established Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, and in 1968 an international township, Auroville. She had left behind spiritual deprivation saying:
“I came into contact with many people who said that they had a great inner aspiration, an urge towards something deeper and truer, but that they were tied down, subjected, slaves to that brutal necessity of earning their living, and that this weighed them down so much, took up so much of their time and energy that they could not engage in any other activity, inner or outer. I heard this very often, I saw many poor people — I don’t mean poor from the monetary point of view, but poor because they felt imprisoned in a material necessity, narrow and deadening.”
“I was very young at that time, and I always used to tell myself that if ever I could do it, I would try to create a little world — oh! quite a small one, but still… a small world where people would be able to live without having to be preoccupied with food and lodging and clothing and the imperative necessities of life, so as to see whether all the energies freed by this certainty of a secure material living would turn spontaneously towards the divine life and the inner realisation.”
|Four great Aspects of the Mother, four of her leading Powers and Personalities have stood in front in her guidance of this Universe and in her dealings with the terrestrial play… regarding the structures in symbol of spiritual development. [Wikipedia]|
The Matrimandir (Sanskrit for Temple of The Mother) is an edifice of spiritual significance for practitioners of Integral yoga, situated at the centre of Auroville initiated by The Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. It is called soul of the city and is situated in a large open space called Peace. Matrimandir does not belong to any particular religion or sect. [Wikipedia]”
|“…her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness”.|
|“…her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force”.|
|“…vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace”.|
|“…equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact perfection in all things”.|
inspiration derived from:
Flowers Of Auroville, The Four Aspects – Spirituality
Posted on July 18, 2014 by
EACH time that a heart leaps at the touch of Thy divine breath, a little more beauty seems to be born upon the Earth, the air is embalmed with a sweet perfume, all becomes more friendly.
How great is Thy power, O Lord of all existences, that an atom of Thy joy is sufficient to efface so much darkness, so many sorrows and a single ray of Thy glory can light up thus the dullest pebble, illumine the blackest consciousness!…
Thou hast heaped Thy favours upon me, Thou hast unveiled to me many secrets, Thou hast made me taste many unexpected and unhoped for joys, but no grace of Thine can be equal to this Thou grantest to me when a heart leaps at the touch of Thy divine breath. At these blessed hours all earth sings a hymn of gladness, the grasses shudder with pleasure, the air is vibrant with light, the trees lift towards heaven their most ardent prayer, the chant of the birds becomes a canticle, the waves of the sea billow with love, the smile of children tells of the infinite and the souls of men appear in their eyes.…
Tell me, wilt Thou grant me the marvellous power to give birth to this dawn in expectant hearts, to awaken the consciousness of men to Thy sublime presence, and in this bare and sorrowful world awaken a little of Thy true Paradise? What happiness, what riches, what terrestrial powers can equal this wonderful gift!
This post is inspired by my friend Eve by her blog post original.
Thanks for visiting with me.