paintings -The inward flame, the purifying fire

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The inward flame

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The purifying Fire
The saving Grace

The Power of Peace

There is a spontaneous automatic result of the identification when one lives totally in that indivisible eternal Reality, when one becomes a center of manifestation of that Reality. This state can be described like this:  We see that the least thing is accomplished by the Divine. It is the eternal play of the infinite Divine who unveils Himself in space and time. We live in a total indivisible unity. We become a center of divine love which is infinitely other than the human love, infinitely superior to it, as if we become a center of the divine action which above all acts by peace, by the force of the peace of God. This peace pacifies violence, acts in order to limit and contain violence,  war and  revolution. There is another aspect of this power of peace - it will first progressively eliminate the principal elements, the asuric forces which disturb the peace, incarnate the force of violence and division and defy the law of truth, light and harmony. Then little by little it will act on the totality of consciousness on the earth in order to eliminate all obscurity, all violence, all perversity in the race. But naturally this will take a long time.

There is another aspect of peace which is a very fundamental realization. Once this peace is established, one is entirely liberated from all relative cosmic movements and manifestation. One loses one's identity in the Divine beyond and above all creation. One becomes truly a zero, inexistent. There is no longer any personal choice, liking or preference. There is no haste or struggle or even effort to achieve or realize anything for the Eternal is constantly present in the consciousness. The Divine was not unhappy yesterday. He will not be happier tomorrow than he is today. He is ever fulfilled in His delight of existence.

Once we realize  peace,  we are liberated from the grip and strain and stress of time and cosmic movement, and all action proceeds from this state of liberty. There is actually nothing to achieve, nothing to accomplish. This realization is the key for any action in the world. If one does not have this realization, one cannot freely undertake the Divine Work. The Divine is the doer, but He is no longer hidden by His actions to the soul liberated in peace. The more there will be beings who could incarnate that force of peace, living in union with the Divine, the more the process of pacification and purification and awakening will be hastened.

Therefore, the best ways to serve humanity are identical. We should give ourselves more and more to the Divine ~ the Divine who is far beyond all the religions, even far beyond the traditional spiritual experiences in a gnostic consciousness, well beyond the frontiers of the highest degree of mind, far beyond into what is known as the Kingdom of the Golden Sun where there is no night, no obscurity, no suffering, no division, where there is only the infinity of God, of the One, the unfathomable Mystery, the One eternal Consciousness and Delight.

Niranjan Guha roy


On the way -humility, purification, help of the grace divine

As the soul will grow inside through aspiration and fire for realization, we will begin to feel more and more tangibly the extended hand of the Divine Mother, always ready to take us over the most dangerous grounds, protecting us from disastrous back breaking falls, calling us on with Her friendly voice, full of love and tenderness towards a joy and liberty, free from all undivine influences. 

This is my constant prayer to Kali, that She may intervene always and make it impossible for me to do the smallest wrong movement in speech, thought and action.  The work for purification is long, difficult and one must be very patient, one must have an untiring endurance.  There is no need to put the sackcloth on the back but to make a strong resolution, not to repeat the mistake, not to betray our noble ideal, our sublime spiritual destiny.  These mistakes often have a stabilizing effect and show us very clearly how far we still are from the simple path of Light and Truth.  Each fall has a salutary effect on our spiritual development for it pricks the bubble of our arrogance, destroys the delusion of our spiritual greatness.  We fall on the ground and what a blessing it is.  It is an hour of Grace with great humility.  We rise again determined to remain pure, determined to take up the sacred priesthood in the Temple of the Mother Divine. 

Once the soul grows, then all the inferior movements so natural to man naturally drop away.  There is not even an effort required to get rid of them.  These inferior movements become foreign, unacceptable, even extremely painful to the awakened soul.  That is the sure sign that now one is on the highway of the divine realization.  We can never get rid of our inferior instincts by our own effort.  We must be simple and utterly humble and feel the total helplessness, the impotency of our own force and call on the divine Power to purify and raise us.  We must not cover our face with shame but must have courage to expose ourselves fully, consciously to the supremely blessed Light of the Mother Divine.  She does not criticize.  Nor does She look down upon us.  Once we have sought Her help, She can never abandon us.  She is kind, gentle, compassionate, full of understanding with Her tenderness, She heals the inner wounds and gives us strength to follow the destined path.  We must have an absolute confidence in Her.  She is most pleased when we are entirely frank, sincere, open and simple like a child in Her Presence and tell Her everything.  She is unbelievably near to us always caring for us, always ready to intervene, always shedding Her Light in our being to awaken us to the spiritual existence, to the Divine Presence, to the splendor of the Supreme Being who is all, beyond all, eternal and infinite.  She is leading us step by step slowly and steadily to that vision when we shall be in the presence of That which has no name, which is not conditioned by the appearances or forms beyond all relativity, That Divine who is and was and will be always the most unfathomable, the most mysterious yet the most intimate and wonderful and ecstatic Person, Existence, Source, the only thing real. 

Blessed is the one who has ever plunged into the spiritual life with the name of the Mother Divine.  For him there is no defeat, there is no failure, no death, no cessation for one day he will most certainly live in Her absolute Presence sustained by Her love, impelled to life and action by Her love.

1980 N.Guha Roy

 


Meditation -The Sun looks at itself through its myriad fragments.

I try to reach the utmosconfines of time till my consciousness bursts the boundaries of past, present and future and enters a state of timelessness, eternity, a consciousness which always is separate from, unaffected by the passing show, the endless procession of names and forms, swimming universes rising and disappearing in the flood of time.

There is nothing stable. Time flows ceaselessly carrying in its current the eternal wonder of dawns and sunsets. The base is stable, subtler than the subtlest substance, yet substance of all the time flow. The show is perpetual and forever renewed. The tiniest flower, which for a morning glows in a meadow with its fugitive blue and pink petals, is an eternally recurring refrain in the vast symphony of time ... it will come back again on another earth in another distant cycle, when our earth disappears or is transformed into something else. All is contained in all. The highest divinities and the darkest monsters are made from the same unseizable primordial substance. Masks and facades, multi coloured wave patterns rushing through time before some witnessing eye do not hide the One Player, so intimate, yet forever unknown and unknowable.

Look into the Past. Probe the future. Scrutinise the Present. There is the same friendly face, the bewitching smile of the utter Stranger. In this vast, boundless, timeless indivisible Sameness, do I exist? Do you? Does anybody indeed? Can a dewdrop see the Sun? A sunflower feels and turns to the Sun. So here and there through the ages there have been souls who could perceive this hidden indivisible unique Sun. Always the same, indivisible, unfathomable, mysterious, eternal, infinite Light.

Shine evermore in our consciousness. May you get reflected without distortion, deformation in our purified transparent mirror of the soul. The Light has been, is, and will be always there, for there is nothing else. Did I say masks and wave patterns? I am wrong. Each blossom, each face, each form, dark and dangerous, delightful and ravishing is a sculptured poise of that immutable Light. My soul is numb and silent before that ineffable Oneness which pervades all time, all existence. There is only the One and the timeless manifestation of the One. O soul, forever contemplate the One intimate, yet forever impossible inaccessible. Let me get lost in the marvelous One.

Let our limited, divided consciousness dissolve in the all sustaining, original Mother Consciousness.

Om namo, Om namo, Om namo.

Om Douce Mère, Om Sri Aurobindo.

N.Guha Roy 1982


The divine will is the law of love - part two

As our surrender attains some perfection even without coming to an absolute condition as a crowning movement, as a marvellous gift of heaven , a veil is lifted from our consciousness. It is the veil of ignorance which kept hidden until now the face of Truth, in the words of Sri Aurobindo "all is now God and Sky."  The Supreme One has revealed Himself to our soul. All we see, all we feel here, perceive, seize with our thought, with the silence of our soul, all is truly a supremely conscious Being, His Substance eternal, The limitless ocean of a boundless conscious Being and Existence. The veil of disfiguring names and forms, the veil of distorting feelings, sensations, thoughts and perceptions are gradually torn away from our soul. There is left the infinite Ocean and ourselves as some magic drops of water in the bosom of the Ocean, indivisibly one with the Ocean yet enjoying a active personal existence. A cell one with the body yet enjoying its boundless unity from a little corner of Infinity. All is verily Brahman. Wherever we turn our eyes in all forms, in all objects, in all movements, in all events and circumstances, we meet the Eternal. We are delivered from the ignorance, the darkness and the endless suffering, once and for all. We live constantly in His Presence through all, in spite of all, beyond all, until nothing is left in our consciousness which is not Divine, which does not see everything as Divine. We live constantly in His Presence in union with the supreme Mother Consciousness and grow more and more, endlessly more and more conscious of the Divine and His unfathomable Infinities.

This third stage of self-surrender leading to the complete unveiling of the Divine in our consciousness has three progressive stages.

In the beginning we begin to feel, perceive and truly see the Divine in each object and in each thing, in the tiniest conceivable particle of force and in the most stupendous system of universes. We see the Divine as the animating Fire, the supreme Source in each object and being and force.

In the second stage, our vision deepens. We become aware that the Divine is not only the animating Fire, the Source that inspires, sustains and gives life and forms to each object and being, but He is the constituting substance of everything, of every name and form, everything is made out of an infinite eternal divine substance of Consciousness, light and delight. We begin to feel every name and form as a fixity of a magic moment, of this eternal Divine Consciousness. We see nothing but the Divine in all forms and movements. Everything is mysterious yet very intimate to our being and consciousness. We are no longer haunted by separation, division, and death has no fear for us anymore. The Divine is all. Everything is in the Divine, there is no coming, there is no going. It is only a change of poise of the Divine in movement. 

this perception and experience deepen on the crest of Felicity, we are admitted into an unbelievable, inconceivable splendor of divine beauty, harmony and perfection. All that we have experienced before becomes dull and drab and practically a state of inconsciousness compared to this glory. Everything in existence, from the tiniest meadow flower to the most resplendent form of Godhead, takes on another light, another lustre, another fathomless effulgence and perfection. Everything becomes perfect, perfect, absolutely perfect at each instant. There is nothing more to be attained, :  whatever exists, whatever moves through eternity is absolutely perfect with all the hidden absoluteness manifested in all the forms. It is a succession of magnificent dawns. There is no sense of movement from inferior perfection to a superior perfection. The Divine is utterly perfect at every instant in everything. There is nothing to accomplish for He is ever fulfilled. There is only an eternal miraculous succession of absolutely perfect self-revelations.

But for this God-state to be achieved, even partially, there has to be an immense transformation of our life, mind, soul and body. This state takes us away once and for all definitively, conclusively from the state of ignorance and division to the utter fullness of Divine Existence. But then when we will be there, we will perceive a goal still more mysterious and marvellous, beckoning us from the irresistible Beyond.


N.Guha Roy

 

 


The Divine Will is the supreme law of Love

Question: How can we feel absolutely secure in all circumstances, at all times, in any case?

Answer: This sense of total security, this confidence comes by an absolute surrender in love and knowledge and will to the Supreme Divine. There are many stages which progressively lead us to the state of perfect surrender. And at each stage there is a development of the consciousness which could be taken as indications, as confirmation of our spiritual progress.

_  As soon as there is a general state of surrender in our being to the Supreme, we become intensely and convincingly aware that only the Supreme and nobody else and nothing else in this world or in other worlds is the Lord and Master of our destiny, whose protection is inviolable. The Supreme becomes the living, infinite, omnipotent, omniscient Person, the Divine Being, our master, our friend, guide and teacher, mother and the beloved of our soul. Nothing can destroy this relationship or even come between the Divine and ourselves and interfere in our spirituality and our work.

_  By a still greater perfection of self-surrender we now become aware that the Lord, the Supreme, the Mother, is not only the master and protector of our destiny, but He and She, the Eternal, is the absolute master of all this . It is only his will that is executed in the universe. Whatever the individuals do or nature's forces execute is sanctioned and permitted by his will. Everything happens within the framework of this supreme Wwll though with our limited consciousness we may not be able to seize the immediate significance of a world movement or action or something which might seem even insignificant at the time. We become aware of a mother -consciousness, of a supreme wisdom which guides the destiny of the individual, the collectivity, the race, the entire earth, the universe, in fact, all manifestation with limitless love and wisdom towards a more and more perfect divine destiny. Nothing happens which is not a movement of Her wisdom, a necessary step in Her forward march, an inevitable link in the chain of development. Not even a blade of grass in this universe can move or tremble without Her presence, power and sanction. We see Her as the overwhelming supreme Power, Mahashakti, the supreme Wisdom, the Supreme Executrix. And we discover gradually the unity of Her will in all world movements, collective movements and individual movements. We also discover the unity of Her purpose. She has a single purpose. To take gradually each and every element in the universe towards a more and more sublime divine fulfillment.

_  As the self-giving deepens and the last traces of ego disappear, a greater and greater union with the Divine is accomplished and accompanied by a greater possession of the being by the sublime powers of the Divine . The vision of oneness, of absolute unity, of the one single divine Being, the Eternal, the Infinite becomes stable, permanent and the intensity of this vision grows continuously. This vision is the power of oneness, the power of supreme love, which knows everything as the One, as the single existence and substance and being. This supreme power of Love brings a tremendous pressure of obligation, necessity and organic need on all the elements of the universe to unite, to become one and to express the unity and the Oneness. The power of this force of Love is irresistible, invincible, its action is a decree irreversible. The results are steps leading to unity and each step is irrevocable and in the divine vision, since oneness is the very essence of manifestation, the realisation of oneness is only a playful process inevitable by the very nature of the utter truth of our existence. God vision is the vision of this utter oneness of which the very substance is delight. The Supreme Love or the Power of Oneness is the Supreme Delight and in the world existence, in the midst of the ignorance, its manifestation on earth will compel all the elements to unite through attraction, necessity, obligation and through conscious choice and awakening to the spiritual reality. To become the manifesting centres of this supreme power of Love is the key sine-qua-non of a new creation - the Divine Life on earth. The divine will is the supreme law of Love, the absolute compulsion towards unity and Oneness.

N.Guha Roy 1975

 


There is a magical substance all around us.

There is a magical substance all around us. It becomes anything and everything ~ out of fire mimosa is born, through the forest of bamboo the wind flows enthralled by the magnificence of subtle majestic symphonies, all around is a sacred greatness, the marvellous Face of a mysterious Mother ~ in the color of the rusty leaves, in the fireworks of a sunset, in the iris of a stranger ~ we catch a glimpse of a mystery which forever eludes u,  yet irresistibly, hopelessly draws us forever to some shrouded love, compassion, beauty and immortal sweet and charming Presence. Train your eyes, your thoughts, your feelings and senses to see and feel and profoundly enjoy that eternal becoming, that One who is taking all these million shapes and forms, continuously tricking us with His incalculable masks and movements, delighting in this mad, intoxicating divine revelry. Nothing is true what you see, all are appearances, faces and fronts of a marvellous Reality. There is no haste, there is no death, there is only change, transformation, transmutation. From the fire came the unicellular body which has developed into the living human being. The so-called master of the earth is but the magician's momentary flash of His art; even the highest gods, the most powerful ones we can conceive of, the most beautiful ones we can think of are dream figures and wave faces of an ocean of unbounded fathomless delight and mystery. Time and space are His magic substance and means for play: Lila. We live a hundred years, the Universe lives a numberless billion years. New isotopes live for a billionth of a second. Alice can create a universe bigger than this universe in the boundless space of the heart of an isotope which lives for a billionth of a second. It is all the magic of the relativity; but this is not all - as in a dim light, you see only a little around the room, and in the starlight a little more, and in the sunlight the clear continents, so too there are so many eyes which go through wall after wall in unexplorable mystic dimensions. Let your mind be strong, your heart steady, your nerves and body peaceful like the granity of the Sphinx, then you will not be afraid when the Eternity from its fathomless depths will begin to look at you and reveal its courtyards. When Moses saw the Divine, he too was afraid. The Eternal has to hide Himself from our eyes for a long, long time. He has to strengthen our path, fortify our spirit and steel our nerves so that one day we can bear His compassionate touch.

 One day we  will see that at each instant, everything in the universe is determined by the Divine, for there is nothing else except the Divine and  everything in the universe is exactly what the Divine wants it to be for His universal delight of existence.

******

N.Guha Roy 1975


Vision of the Future

 

A little patience and everything will be all right;
the Mother is at work.
The wars of religion, class and colors will disappear
Carried away by the tide of the Divine Force, without leaving the least trace.

A little patience and everything will be all right; the Mother is at work;
People will forget their natural egoism, their innate violence.
They will discover the divine unity in their unique Origin.
Man, close to the animal, will not be carnivore any more.
Famine, disease, shipwrecks, accidents will be rare.
We will not any more hear the tears of the starved, mistreated children,
Nor the sobs of the dishonored, tortured women.
Man will be touched by the spirit, or he will disappear as the dinosaur.
Nature will become sweeter, less whimsical.
There will be a place for each under the blessed Sun.
Birth and death will be at will.
The modern, decadent mega poles, centers of crimes and intrigues,
Will fall into ruin without leaving much souvenir or regre.t
Temple-Cities of a spiritual era will welcome the aspirants.
An intimate occult communication would make the travels useless.
Nobody would be a stranger anywhere, but a brother.

The Mother is at work in the heart of every human being.
The universal Love would connect everybody by a golden thread.
The awakened soul would find enjoyment in the blossoming
Of his brothers, in their fulfillment, his own growth.
Seized by a heavenly passion, people will form communities
According to their affinity, so many orchestras of harmony and beauty.
Pain and suffering, torments of agony, cruelty
Will reveal the secret they hide behind their facade.
Everything is the incalculable magic of the Mother enjoying Herself.
Only she can cancel the curse, which presses on our fate.
In a wink, this terrible world would reveal a Reality,
An unlimited, eternal existence, a luminous Bliss,
A plenitude, which contains all the absolute, and even more.
One is eternally everything, everywhere, immersed in the Divine.
Only She lives, acts, works, unchanging, immobile, unknown, blissful.

****

Le Bonheur - Happiness

N.Guha Roy1993


Poem - The Delegate to the Festival of light

Bring me the opal cups of the bloom of Morning
Fill them with the wine brewed from the Divine Ecstasy;

I have been named a delegate to the Festival of Light.

Bring me the crown of fire,
Sprinkle silvery dust of the stars in my hair;
The spring tide has verily flooded my soul.

Bring me a psyche-rose, love-fed source of perennial delight,
Make up my lips with the yearning of the pomegranate seeds;
Glad hymns of a realised dream haunt my ears.

Bring me the sandals that tread the path of the tenderest love,
And the mystic flag, blue and gold of undying hope;
Summon the crescent-moon to take me to the Carnival.

******

N.Guha Roy 1960

 


21 February - Darshan

Who can ever reach Thou, Mother Divine?
Active, puissant and immobile, Thou art all around us, within and above.
Who can ever contain Thee, Mother Divine?
Like water through the mesh, Thou escapest from the strongest wit,
Yet choosest to abide in the heart of Thy children.

Mother Divine, Thou only art, Thou only hast been,
And Thou only shalt be, Origin self-born, Supreme.
In Thee we move and live and have the bliss of our being.

My heart in gratitude bows down at Thy feet.

*****

Notre Reine souveraine - Our sovereign Queen