The Force Divine

The Force Divine

Hail to Thee, benevolent Force Divine, auspicious rain,
Thy fountain of radiant joy, Thy cloudbursts of luminous energy
Fall on the praying meadows, on the shriveled up vines and tendrils,
On the burnt-out shrubs and trees, temples in ruin,
On the pebbles and shingles, on the bare rocky slopes,
On the faint etiolating hopes,
On the quivering silver-streak of a dried up stream,
On the drooping sunflowers tired of a long penance of standing.
Hail to Thee, river of Peace, cascade of Silence.
Migrating tribes crossing the desert, birds in flight, cornfield in torment
Drink with a million lips Thy purifying torrent of limpid delight.
Smothered with Thy kisses the leaves tremble in mute ecstasy.
The wild roses run amuck and cover the fields faster than the weeds.
The green moss fondles the stones with velvety tenderness.
The wilderness turns into a fervent iridian prayer with a drop of Thy Grace.
The lotus raises its head through mud-cakes changed into a turquoise pool.
Blessing of the unseen gods, honey from the emerald island of the Blue Seas,
Maddened drops heavy and fine, fiery sparkling wine,
Scorpion stings of liquid flame.
Vehemence of the Spirit, delegate of the Infinite, keen shafts of Light,
Relentless greyhounds seeking out the brutal instincts in order to kill,
Celestial perfume filling up the inner aisles with frankincense purity,
O Force, bring Thy swift and violent current of merciless rapture divine,
Blinding showers, roaring hurricanes, mountain-high waves,
Immense lightning strokes cleaving the towers of darkness.
Blow up the armoured shell of our ignorance into a myriad fragments,
Shatter the vainglory of an illusory independent existence.
O passionate Lover,
Crush Thy beloved in an iron embrace sweeter than death,
Take her for honeymoon to bright dimensions packed with dense Light.
Come down,
O foaming torrents, blue, green, orange, shimmering pink and violet.
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Niranjan Guha Roy

Union with the Divine

When through aspiration and by the action of the Grace one enters into a high state of consciousness, one becomes aware of the Divine who is all and beyond all.
There is nothing, no one here or elsewhere in any dimension except the Divine. One who lives in union with the divine Consciousness moves and acts according to the divine Will. He lives only for the Divine, for the fulfillment of the divine purpose in him and in the world. If he has anything personal to accomplish it is to be a fully conscious and surrendered instrument of the Divine. He does not choose his work. He has no preference for a people or a country or a civilisation. Even if he were sent to hell it wouldn’t be a hell for him for in his consciousness the hell does not exist as he sees the Divine everywhere, in all beings and things. He is aware of the eternal essential Truth of existence, the Divine. If he were living among the dinosaurs, in his consciousness it would not make the least difference for he enjoys the eternal Presence. He is not in awe in front of powerful Gods and Titans for there too he sees in them his beloved Godhead He is aware of the evolutionary purpose of the Divine. He knows it is the God unconscious of Himself moving towards God eternally and absolutely conscious, that is to say, he is absolutely certain of the divine manifestation on earth. He knows that nothing can prevent man from becoming divine for in his essential nature he is divine, unaware and forgetful of himself, of his own spiritual reality. One who lives united with the Divine in his soul is freed from all suffering. He can grieve no more for the Divine is ananda, felicity. He lives for the Divine, as an instrument of the Divine in order to awaken the hidden ananda in all things and beings around him and as he lives in union with the universal Being, his whole life is a radiation of ananda in the earth atmosphere even if it be in homeopathic doses.

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Niranjan Guha Roy

To be aware of the Divine

To be aware of the Divine

Every time we think of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo, we are in touch with the Source, the highest state of consciousness. It is far, far beyond our most sublime ideal of ethics and morality. A Consciousness of absolute light and joy supports the whole creation from the worlds of gods to the darkest regions of inconscience; substance of everything, yet inviolable, inalterable, pure forever itself. It is the Mother of all worlds, all the beings holding all with equal love to Her breast, leading all towards a divine fulfillment. Our mind can hardly conceive such an ultimate supreme Divinity. We can at best think of good and bad, divine and undivine, kind and cruel. But this is our limitation, our incapacity to seize the essence of the Divine Consciousness. We have to progress towards the Divine by rejecting what we know as undivine, untrue, until we reach a summit. Only when we are on it, we become aware that there is another summit to be climbed, perhaps always. The Divine who is all, contains all, substance of all, cherishes all, must necessarily have a consciousness other than our limited consciousness which wonders why the Divine tolerates the devils, demons and the beings of darkness. Just as a dog does not see the sculpture or the beauty of the stone, it is certain that we too are congenitally incapable of seeing the divine reality in everything and everywhere.
Unless a new awakening or consciousness comes to us, we too wander blindly, hopelessly in search of an ultimate solution. We have to find the Divine, the Divine of our make, as much as we can seize of His mystery. This is the first indispensable step. Then we have to follow Him along the path of truth, good and beauty, and allow Him to impregnate our obscure consciousness with His light, power and joy. Once He has been permitted into our life, He will do the work of transformation in His absolute wisdom and at His calculated pace.
We can never become anything better than we are without the Divine intervention. So when He decides to intervene in our life, our upward destiny is irrevocably sanctioned however baffling and difficult or long may seem the journey which is to reach the whole Divine, the Divine who is all Himself, indivisible and eternal.
To be aware of nothing but the Divine forever is our destiny and goal.
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Niranjan Guha Roy-1984

Preparation

Preparation

How can we best prepare ourselves for the descent of the Mother Divine? If we want to grow roses, what do we do? We must have a garden, not a barren or a wild land. We cannot have any plant if there are cows and buffaloes around. The climate must be right; the people around must love flowers. Unless we put our heart and soul, and study well how to grow roses all our effort and wishful thinking will end in a disappointment.
To sell the books of the Mother to a crowd is good but is that enough? To repeat Her words to visiting souls is all right, to read out Her talks and explain to the students is interesting. To declare to the people that we are Her disciples is misleading.
Our life, mind, body and soul must belong to Her alone, all our thoughts, emotions, sensations and actions proceed from Her. When we shall be a zero, without a personal will or ambition, when we have nothing personal to acquire, no ego, no work, no personal aim to satisfy, when we rise and fall like the waves pushed by the wind, feel lost in her absence, when we possess nothing, have no home, no family, no country, nothing to call our own, when we depend entirely on Her, are satisfied with whatever She gives or takes away from us, remain faithful, grateful, full of love in whatever way She treats us and others and the world and never lose trust in Her, when we see Her in all, in every event, everywhere in all existence, none else but Herself, feel surrounded by Her alone like an ocean, hear Her in all voices, feel the earth and the universe as Her living body, when all straining, craving, even passionate yearning have ceased in an everlasting luminous unchanging felicity of her infinite Presence, then and then only we shall have roses in plenty, anywhere all the time. She will be always with we and we shall be safe and happy in Her.
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Niranjan Guha Roy 1998