The transformation of desire in evolution

The ant looks for sugar, the bee for nectar;
Cats watch for the mice, the vulture feasts on the corpses,
The sea attracts the sailors, high mountains the fearless climbers,
Forests attract the hunters, the desert sandstorms,
Fruits attract birds, rivers attract fishermen,
Monuments attract tourists;  Gold, adventure and violence.
Music attracts music lovers. Colors fascinate the painters.
The wine draws its fans. The thirst of blood creates the gladiators.
Beauty ignites a war amongst her admirers.
The thirst of power reveals the original beast in man.

Desire is the tyrannical king of all human beings.
Desire is the fire put in man by God in his divine wisdom.
Man roams ceaselessly in search of happiness, always disappointed.
The smoking black fire grows, becomes intense, more and more clear,
Man abandons hunting for a short lived materiel comfort.
The desire becomes more refined; he pursues a less fragile aim.

One day when he has tasted , exhausted all the known happiness,
He turns his glance to the unexplored Infinity, to the Unknown.
The earthly fire becomes a sacred flame which rises towards the sky,
Desire is transformed into burning aspiration for the eternal joy.
The world is supported by the divine Felicity hidden in atoms.

Attracting by His irresistible bliss, the Divinity
Leads all the creation towards the sublime metamorphosis.
The being who tasted only once the nectar of immortality roams no more.

The long, mad, painful search stops.
All in him burns as a single flame, a single appeal:

"Come my Love, my Beloved, O Lord of Bliss."

The ant does not look anymore for sugar,
It swims in an ocean of nectar.

Niranjan Guha Roy

Prayer to the divine Will

Om Douce Mère, Om Sri Aurobindo

Make us conscious of Thy Will in us and in the world.
May we live constantly in the vision of Thy unique eternal Reality
Now and ever, here or anywhere, in all existence and beyond.
May we see You only, Sweet Mother, in all things and beings completely unveiled.
May we become conscious of Your spontaneous perfect handling of each situation
Leading the Creation at each moment towards a greater divine manifestation.

All that happens is part of Your conscious action.
As we are not aware of Your intention
And most often do not accept Your way of handling it but rebel against it
We create unhappy confusion and useless suffering.
We must remember at all times that whatever happens in the world, the least movement
Is truly the best that can happen under the circumstances.
If we are conscious and full of trust and faith
Then we will feel everywhere Your Supreme benediction in action.

May we have an unwavering loving faith in You.
May our surrender and collaboration be complete and perfect, a service of love and trust.
There is yet so much unconsciousness in us that the work of purification seems interminable.

But now there is no suffering or regret.
The house cleaning work gives a thrill of joy.
May we keep Your house as clean and tidy as possible.

Om Douce Mère, Om Sri Aurobindo, pranam


Niranjan Guha Roy

The Lotus bud

Thy Will be done, Thy Will is the Supreme Benediction, Thy Will is the Divine Love in action.

At every moment the world moves forward a little towards peace and harmony and a greater awakening.
Man as long as he remains man, a mental vital being, a thinker in an animal body is bound to his nature. He is unaware of his soul, unaware of his true mission in life.
The mind substance is too opaque to express the bliss of Oneness, too murky to let through the light, the peace and harmony, the joy and beauty. The spiritual equality cannot settle in his agitated mind and turbulent heart.
Man must renounce his humanity in order to become divine. One cannot be on two banks at the same time, the two banks of the river that separates mind from the Spirit.

Though man is unaware of the Divine, of the spiritual Reality, he has the possibilty of discovering God hidden in the mystic lotus of the heart, deep within.
Everyday somewhere in the world a new lotus bud is blossoming by the touch of the Divine Force radiating from the Mother.
A new Light has illumined our gloomy house of life. All the long accumulated junk and filth have to be thrown away to make room for the haevenly guests wanting to stay with us. Every nook and corner of our being must be thouroughly wiped clean again and again to blot out the least trace of the past ages.
Psychic aspiration brings down from the highest haevens the Force of the Divine Mother which gradually burns and transforms the clay-jar into an unbreakable golden calyx filled with nectar.
Even if we do not see or hear the Mother, She is always in front of us. As our love grows, we feel Her in a hundred ways, gentle and strong.

Om Douce Mère, Thy will be done, Thy Will is our protection
Om Sri Aurobindo saranam mama

Niranjan Guha Roy

Trust in the Mother

Let the Mother enter your life like a swift river
and let Her wash away all your human belongings and attachments
and gradually release the Godhead imprisoned in the mud.

We must allow Her to build in us Her Temple
by removing brick by brick the old human structures
and replacing them with new bricks from the kiln of God.

We must trust Her, She will carry us to the summits.
Let us keep quiet and not be afraid, let us not look behind.
Trust Her.
As a flash of lightning we will pass through fields of fire and icy zones
Let us not bre afraid and have peace.
Soon we shall be on the other bank forever luminous.