|A comment from the exhibit's guest book.|
The Future Realisation Exhibit at Aurodhan Art Gallery in Pondicherry, India (9-27 Feb 2014) now has a Facebook page, where pictures and updates from the exhibit will be posted.
Musings, stories, quotes, links and pictures towards the theme of fathoming and celebrating our common evolutionary journey around the Sun.
|An image from The New Way, Volumes 1&2, from a model rendering the glowing globe and stone pedistal of the Inner Chamber, centered on her symbol. Rendered to represent what the Mother SAW the Temple to be in an 18 day period stretching from 31 Dec 1969 to 17 Jan 1970.|
|A comment from the exhibit's guest book.|
|An image of the Mother greets visitors at 'The Future Realisation' exhibit |
at Aurodhan Art Gallery in Pondicherry (Photo credit: Lori Tompkins)
|Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet speaks with Olympia Shilpa Gerald, |
reporter for 'The Hindu' newspaper (Photo credit: Lori Tompkins)
Man establisheth thee within, O Agni, as a light for eternal birth ... 1
The Flame is the head of heaven and the navel of the earth and he is the power that moves at work in the two worlds ...
This is the universal godhead who by his greatness labours in all the peoples, the lustrous master of sacrifice, the Flame with his hundred treasures. This is he who has the word of Truth. 2
Fire who illumines the universal life like a male horse urged to its gallop, we speed like a racer to the goal. 3
Mandala One, Sukta 94
1. This is the omniscient who knows the law of our being and is sufficient to his works; let us build the song of his truth by our thought and make it as if a chariot on which he shall mount. When he dwells with us, then a happy wisdom becomes ours. With him for friend we cannot come to harm._______________________
2. Whosoever makes him his priest of the sacrifice, reaches the perfection that is the fruit of his striving, a home on a height of being where there is no warring and no enemies; he confirms in himself an ample energy; he is safe in his strength, evil cannot lay its hand upon him.
3. This is the fire of our sacrifice! May we have strength to kindle it to its height, may it perfect our thoughts. In this all that we give must be thrown that it may become a food for the gods; this shall bring to us the godheads of the infinite consciousness who are our desire.
4. Let us gather fuel for it, let us prepare for it offerings, let us make ourselves conscious of the jointings of its times and its seasons. It shall so perfect our thoughts that they shall extend our being and create for us a larger life.
5. This is the guardian of the world and its peoples, the shepherd of all these herds; all that is born moves by his rays and is compelled by his flame, both the two-footed and the four-footed creatures. This is the rich and great thought-awakening of the Dawn within.
6. This is the priest who guides the march of the sacrifice, the first and ancient who calls to the gods and gives the offerings; his is the command and his the purification; from his birth he stands in front the vicar of our sacrifice. He knows all the works of this divine priesthood, for he is the Thinker who increases in us.
7. The faces of this God are everywhere and he fronts all things perfectly; he has the eye and the vision: when we see him from afar, yet he seems near to us, so brilliantly he shines across the gulfs. He sees beyond the darkness of our night, for his vision is divine.
8. O you godheads, let our chariot be always in front, let our clear and strong word overcome all that thinks the falsehood. O you godheads, know for us, know in us that Truth, increase the speech that finds and utters it.
9. With blows that slay cast from our path, O thou Flame, the powers that stammer in the speech and stumble in the thought, the devourers of our power and our knowledge who leap at us from near and shoot at us from afar. Make the path of the sacrifice a clear and happy journeying.
10. Thou hast bright red horses for thy chariot, O Will divine, who are driven by the storm-wind of thy passion; thou roarest like a bull, thou rushest upon the forests of life, on its pleasant trees that encumber thy path, with the smoke of thy passion in which there is the thought and the sight.
11. At the noise of thy coming even they that wing in the skies are afraid, when thy eaters of the pasture go abroad in their haste. So thou makest clear thy path to thy kingdom that thy chariots may run towards it easily.
12. This dread and tumult of thee, is it not the wonderful and exceeding wrath of the gods of the Life rushing down on us to found here the purity of the Infinite, the harmony of the Lover? Be gracious, O thou fierce Fire, let their minds be again sweet to us and pleasant.
13. God art thou of the gods, for thou art the lover and friend; richest art thou of the masters of the Treasure, the founders of the home, for thou art very bright and pleasant in the pilgrimage and the sacrifice. Very wide and far-extending is the peace of thy beatitude; may that be the home of our abiding!
14. That is the bliss of him and the happiness; for then is this Will very gracious and joy-giving when in its own divine house, lit into its high and perfect flame, it is adored by our thoughts and satisfied with the wine of our delight. Then it lavishes its deliciousness, then it returns in treasure and substance all that we have given into its hands.
15. O thou infinite and indivisible Being, it is thou ever that formest the sinless universalities of the spirit by our sacrifice; thou compellest and inspirest thy favourites by thy happy and luminous forcefulness, by the fruitful riches of thy joy. Among them may we be numbered.
16. Thou art the knower of felicity and the increaser here of our life and advancer of our being! Thou art the godhead!...
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The Vedic Rishis thirsted for Immortality,
Buddha wanted Permanence....
Jesus preached Compassion....
Sri Aurobindo promised Perfection
and to attain it, the first requisite,
what men need today,