The passing note

Quotation Niranjan Guha Roy
Illustration Christine Alkov

the passing note

O Master Magician, no artist can paint thy elusive face
No sculptor can carve thy silhouette, no one can bind thee in a hame,
Thou O ever unknown stanger, my soul, my love
This magic of unfolding creation is only Thyself.
My life a passing note, O supreme musician of thy symphony
One, individual, inalterable, absolute, immobile, silence
Infinite rays, mobile fragments, perpetual motion, delight.
This stupendous presence pervades immeasurably all existence
O Mother Divine in Thy eternity
I discover my continuity

 

 

There is no other will except the Divine Will

There is no other will except the Divine Will
More than ever I am conscious of the Divine, the Divine as the world, the Divine in things and beings as the presiding Spirit and the Divine beyond the world and all manifestation, all of them forming what in the Indian spirituality we call the Brahman. In everything in the world, in the minutest cells and atoms and particles there is the presence of the Absolute Divine. That is why everything in the universe at anytime is as it is meant to be, as it must be. Everything is in constant movement and everything moves in the right direction at each moment through a vast and infinitely complex process. Nothing can go wrong for there is no other will except the Divine Will, there is no other Power except the Divine Force, there is nothing else except the Divine who is the constituting substance of the universe. What we see as chaos, disorder, ignorance and suffering, violence, death and disintegration is a very partial and necessarily a wrong view of things. The Creator who is the self-creation at each moment is the Supreme and Absolute Master of the situation. Everything is as it must be and everything will be as seen by the Divine. Our privilege is to become conscious of the Divine beyond the becoming and in the becoming. When we surrender to the Divine and allow His Will to shape our entire being, when “Thy Will be done” becomes the natural law of our being, then we are admitted into His ineffable Harmony which always exists.
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Niranjan Guha Roy

Only the Divine Love can redeem

Only the Divine Love can redeem
This situation is again a reminder for us of the basic problem of life an uncertain, unreliable, fragile body or frame constantly exposed to disease and accident and progressive decomposition leading to death. In principle we have the key given by the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. The new power cannot work in order to perpetuate the present humanity, the human in us. It will not become operative, it will not act unless we are willing to surrender our humanity, its obscurity and ignorance, its animal life, its ego bound existence. The new life cannot be realised within the human framework. For the aspirant to the divine life, it is very important to understand that nothing in him must hanker even in the least degree after the human existence. He must utterly renounce the human world, if to live the divine life be his intention. One who is fortunate to have a glimpse of the divine life, its peace and joy, its beauty and harmony, its vast unity, its abiding sense of infinity, the concreteness of eternity and above all, the fulfilling experience of the divine Presence, feel no difficulty at all in giving up the human existence. But for most, the fascination of the human love and relation seems to be the insuperable difficulty. A thousand times deceived and duped, tortured and humiliated, torn to shreds and massacred, love seems to survive in the human breast. Be it blessed. For the human love, though disfigured and made ugly and brutal beyond recognition, has its origin in the divine love. It is only the divine love that can redeem it and release it from its dreadful limitations. It is only the true divine love descending from the transcendental heights that can transform matter progressively. It descends if there is an exclusive call to the Divine. In simple words, all our love must be turned exclusively to the Divine and only then there can be a. transforming response from Above.
Our whole being must be unified in a single call for the Divine. The Divine must become the sole reality by the breaking down of all veils and barriers. In every being and thing we meet the one limitless Person, the Friend and the Beloved, the Mother and the Source. Our heart, mind, body and soul join in a single yearning for the constant flow of love that streams from Anandamayi, the Mother of Love and Felicity. When She descends, then matter at her contact will gradually undergo the divine transformation. May we live for Thee alone, O Divine Mother.
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Niranjan Guha Roy

 

The Magic Circle

Quotation Niranjan Guha roy

Illustration Christine Alkov

Step for a moment in a magic circle of dream and reality
where all is joy, peace and harmony
and an unbroken song of felicity.
Behind the mask and behind the mind is that Reality

Strange Blossom of Light

Strange Blossom of Light
My soul open thy eyes , watch the long expected birth
Concealed from the vulgar inquisitive sight,
Of the marvellous bloom of tomorrow,
Almost invisible in the shadow of the austere trees
Old as the mountains and self assured of their immunity.
Watch it open silently petal by petal unsuspected
In a neglected corner of thy treshold,
Stranger little understood disdained by the wise,
Unwelcome mocked and disowed by the crowd,
The gentle humble guest can hardly lift her head
With the mortal weight of the past in her breast.
The victorious yesterday lives on gloriously for a while
Trembling inside now certain of its death
My soul do not be duped by the faintness of the early glow
It breings in its wake the ocean swell of liquid gold
The end of a perpetual night, the sun that does not set anymore
Unveiled blissful presence of the beloved Mother divine.
Open wide thy doors to that strange distant light
And nourish with the white purity of inner fire
The wonder bud of splendour in the mire of earth.

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Niranjan Guha Roy