surrender and the inner law. Only in the Divine is the true security

We are here to serve the Divine according to the inner truth of our being. When our aspiration is free from all taint of ego, then the inner law of our being exerts itself. Our outer physical nature is an ever‑changing, unstable flux. When through a growing surrender we perceive the inner law of our being, then we have a sense of stability and certitude regarding our life and work. As long as we keep changing constantly, as long as we feel frustrated, as long as we feel our talents are not being utilised, it only means that we have not yet found the inner law of our being. As long as the surrender does not become complete, even the inner law of the being seems or remains unacceptable. So the real work is to develop the will to surrender entirely to the Divine and his will. Thy Will be done. We must be able to say it a thousand times in all sincerity and feel at the same time that his will only leads us to a greater height and consciousness.

To turn every movement Godward tout ourself exclusively in the service of the Divine, this is what we are trying all the time. Then we will never feel frustrated.

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Only in the Divine is the true security

The Divine is doing for each one according to the soul's aspiration in each. It is my deepest conviction that we must only seek the Divine, and then only we have, finally, the chance of coming out of all difficulties and problems. The Divine takes charge of our life and work. As long as we run after things, however wonderful, we are not yet on the straight sunlit path. When we want to live in full presence of the Mother Divine, guided and inspired by Her at all moments, and live in the world to serve Her to serve Her as faithfully as we can, then we have nothing to fear. Then whatever happens is invariably for our highest good. We must always pray for a higher consciousness. In the divine consciousness, there is a natural, constant joy and knowledge, and a deep serenity unaffected by any outward conditions and happenings. Only in the Divine is the true security.

Our sole aim is to grow in the true consciousness,to be fully plastic and let the Divine decide for us all.

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1987

N Guha Roy


When my consciousness is full of Thy Presence divine, everything becomes simply pure delight.

Each moment is a preordained movement in an epic-drama.
God pursues His unobstructed manifestation in bliss.

As the growing plant contains the flowers and the fruits, each hour contains the inevitable sequence, what is to come next.

When we live in the eternity of the Spirit, no veil hides the reality which is forever the same, an infinite living Mystery full of inexhaustible splendour.

Our soul, a deathless portion of the immortal Spirit does not suffer anymore for nothing is denied to it.

Our mind and life also share to some extent that felicity.But our body is fragile, a brittle toy in the terrestrial play, bound to soil, a helpless prisoner of dull matter, incapable of responding much to the incoming Light.

Spiritual seekers are nowhere safe on earth as yet, for we ourselves carry the most dreadful enemies within us who rage a relentless merciless battle against the Divine.

O Sweet Mother, You are our most reliable friend, guide and shield.
In the calm divine vision, everything promised is already realised.

Tell us, Mother Divine, how can we best serve You now, in this strange world?

Pour down Thy bliss, amritam, into fired jars for distribution to thirsty souls.
Only Thy healing Sweetness will change this life into a heavenly carnival.

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N. Guha Roy 1997


 One single consciousness : the Mother of Love, the Being of Love, Mother indivisible.

One day I found a phrase in Prayers and Meditations of the Mother that was more or less less this «  May Your law of Love which is the supreme Will be done » My soul was very happy with this discovery that the supreme Will was a movement of the supreme Love. But the comprehension or rather the vision was escaping me and it is only a few days ago during the music that I could climb and emerge in a  consciousness far beyond all that I had felt uptil now-
It was the substance of Love, there was nothing else but an indivisible Love.
One single consciousness : the Mother of Love, the Being of Love, Mother indivisible.
There was not even the Will, it was Love, Love infinite, perfect harmony.
By its presence, by its only presence, a supremely beatific order, inevitable, spontaneous was created.
There was no Will, no action of Will.

Everything was bathing, or rather is bathing in this ocean of Love, all is impregnated with Love, all is substance of Love and my soul was intensely aspiring to become that Love, to merge myself in this ocean of Love and it became this Love in the summit of my being. This infinite Love has become the reality of my being. The Will is absent.
There is one aim – this Love and a prayer has become the symbol of this state but I cannot formulate it but only «  Thou, Thou, Thou eternally, Love, Love, Love, Thou art the only reality »
I have had a little glimpse of the Mother Divine.
She is eternally the Whole, far beyond all.
She is the inexprimable Love. This all healing Love, the liberator eternally victorious, the permanent abode.
The Mother Divine is the supreme Magnet and all is organised around Her in beauty, harmony, spontaneously, automatically.
She is here and that is all the truth.

Love, love, love, come to us more and more and consume us.

The living fire of aspiration

Niranjan Guha Roy - 1972


The soul sees the Supreme Mother behind the acts of Nature.

The soul sees the Supreme Mother behind the acts of Nature.
The earth becomes the living throbbing body of the Eternal.
A mystic Presence fills the sky and the infinite Space,
An immaterial body made of some absolute consciousness,
Containing limitless oceans of sweet, violent, intolerable,
All-daring, all-conquering, inalterable delight substance
Blots out the concrete material existence to utter
Nothingness, yet the human heart longs for a mortal Divine,
The Supreme incarnate in a human form, close to the soil.
Love in the soul demands an ideal Image to adore.

O Mother Divine, Thou art enthroned in my inmost soul,
Even then my earthly nature yearns for Thy visible Presence
In all its glory embodied in a breathing frame of clay.

O Mother Divine manifest Thy radiance in a human instrument.
May I see Thy supreme body of heavenly light and rapture,
More concrete than matter in all beings and things at all times.
Thy Face, my priceless treasure, Thy hands, my source of energy,
Thy feet, my secure refuge, Thy Presence, the whole meaning
Of my existence. I do not know anyone else but Thyself.
Heaven has no charm for me. Any personal salvation
I do not seek. In Thee I have found all I need in life.

Take possession of my body, life, mind and soul,
Until Thou alone art alive in this clay mould.
At least fill me up with the victorious love divine,
So that I may love Thee, serve Thee in all I meet.
Ignite a huge fire in my soul, the thirst of a burning desert,
An unsatisfied yearning which will keep me running
Through eternity in pursuit of Thy unknowable Presence,
In all forms and beings from the tiniest specks of life
To the most magnificent divinities in the highest heavens.

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Niranjan Guha Roy


concentration on the external being and on the divine being in us

The difference between a genius and an ordinary man is the concentration that the genius brings to his work, whatever he may be doing. The genius does not waste time. With his power of concentration he learns a lesson, does a work which an ordinary man with a dispersed mind would take far longer to do. In this way, that is to say, by developing your power of concentration you can shorten the time of learning or working and thereby gain more time to increase your power of expression and your capacity for work. There are many methods of developing your concentration, but as far as I know the best method is to concentrate with all your mind and heart and body on the work you are doing at the instant, on the lesson you are learning at the moment with an insatiable thirst for perfecting what you have already learnt, what you already know, what you can already accomplish. Your creative abilities and your efficiency in work are your true invaluable assets.

Alongside this concentration on your external being there must be the concentration of the development of the divine being in us. We should concentrate in a prayer for a purification of our being, rejection of all that is undivine, most of all, rejection of violence from every part of our being. Our thoughts must be truly benevolent, the heart large and wide which has no enemy, the body full of peace and harmony where the least manifestation of anger, jealousy, envy, hatred, greed, ambition, lust and violence must be gradually eliminated till there is only a joyful peace in the body. This is the best condition for the growth of the Divine Being in us. Violence and hatred must be at all cost eliminated from every part of the being, however long that work might take. It is when the violence and hatred are practically eliminated from our consciousness by the inflow of the Divine Force in our entire being that the true Divine Life can begin. It may take a lifetime or the work may be spread out over a number of lives but as long as the violence is not totally eliminated from the being, the instrument cannot be satisfactorily used for the greater Divine purpose.

Niranjan Guha Roy


Thoughts and meditation - We travel from ignorance of our identity to the absolute Consciousness.

There is one Being, one existence, one movement, one will.

The Being in its totality is the absolute consciousness, force and delight.

The material universe is the same Being indrawn, self-oblivious, self-absorbed.

The journey is from the Being self-absorbed in the material existence to the Being of absolute consciousness through a gradual, progressive manifestation of the consciousness.

We travel from ignorance of our identity to the absolute Consciousness.
We travel from infinitesimal consciousness to the infinite indivisible Consciousness.
We travel from limited, divided, separate consciousness to infinite, eternal, one and unique Consciousness.

All limitation is suffering, falsehood, death, and denial of inalterable Bliss.

Man, as a race, is the highest point reached in time by the material universe in terms of consciousness which is the universal Spirit or the Absolute involved in matter.

The matter also is an ascending form of inconscience or the ultimate nescience or the Absolute self-absorbed and indrawn.

But man lives in the mind which is a limited consciousness unaware of the original identity with its source and others.

So, man, as long as he remains man in the mental consciousness cannot be free from falsehood,, death, suffering, incertitude, conflict and division.

When man discovers his identity with the Transcendent and the Absolute, he discovers at the same time the One existence, the one Will, the one movement
He discovers his identity with the u niverse, with all other beings.
He discovers that at every instantthe universal Being or the total manifestation is moving towards a greater light, consciousness, power and joy.

Nothing and nobody can intervene or deviate the universal Being from its appointed course or journey.

At every instant, for every element in the universe, whatever may be the appearance, it is the very best that happens individually, collectively, in a global universal way.

The universe as a whole is proceeding from darkness to the absolute Light,      from suffering and death to immortal delight of existence.

In this universal movement, there is no chance-action, no error, no deviation in the absolute sense.

The Divine Himself is becoming conscious in a few human beings who will form the nucleus of the Divine race who shall inhabit the earth.

The aspiration is the presence of the rising Divine.
The surrender is the path and the journey.
The perfection of surrender is the yoga of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.

To see, to know, to feel and to accept that whatever the Divine is doing for us and for the world is the best under the universal conditions at the moment, is the heart of surrender.

A surrendered soul and being is the most powerful instrument for the manifestation of the Divine on the earth.

A loving confident ever-progressive surrender to Mahashakti, the Force of the Transcendent, is the Key, the passport, the magnificent journey and the supreme consummation of the yoga.

N.Guha Roy -1978


Some quotations

The grace is pouring down into each heart, mind , body and soul and our physical being nailed to the cross of unconscious matter will be freed forever from the least trace of animality.

Let us remain as open as possible to the incoming light and do nothing to prevent its transforming action.

There is a great joy, a pure delight in wishing the very best for everyone

O boundless love, unite us all

O imperishable Light, give us the true sight

As the presence of the Light will grow, pain will be replaced first by peace then by a deep serene delight of existence.

Only the soul in our deepest heart responds to the Light spontaneously as a sunflower to the sun. So first of all we must discover the inmost soul in us.


A strong aspiration for the truth is essential to enter the spiritual life

Often when we are very ill, we become detached from everything in this world and Ihave a very strong aspiration to belong only to the Divine.  His Will becomes the only worthwhile motive of life, His Presence the only reality in this life and forever.  But too often when we are  well, we lose  that intense aspiration.  A thousand little things of life  assert their importance and we get submerged in them and I have to constantly remind ourselves of the unimportance of the material things and events and draw back our concentration from these things to the essential aspiration.  Uptil now all spiritual disciplines laid an exclusive accent on the inner development and left the natural man or the ordinary human consciousness, untouched and untransformed.  They imposed on the outward existence a minimum of discipline for they were convinced that the human nature could never be transformed, so they sought liberation in extinction in the Absolute or in some distant Heaven.  Our yoga is extremely difficult for it lays an equal accent on the transformation of the human nature.  Here the difficulty is great, complicated by two factors:  Firstly, we are as if  enamoured of our present self or physical makeup, of its perfection and beauty, of its great value, we are unwilling to admit the necessity of any change in are character and nature.  Secondly, until the light grows, we have no precise idea of the transformation to be.  We are told that one day through transformation we would acquire a divine nature, but on the practical field we equate the divine nature with our ideal of moral and ethical perfection.

True spirituality exceeds by far the moral and ethical ideal and is entirely something different from and vastly superior to the human consciousness and its ideals.  So where to begin in order to have a clear understanding of the spiritual demand?  When there is a simple and strong aspiration for the Truth, for the Divine, then we have in us the only qualification for admission into the spiritual life.  Truly nothing else is required.  The presence of the aspiration in a human soul is the presence of the rising Godhead, the Divine Mother aspiring for the manifestation of Truth in a human body in the material universe.  This aspiration is also an all seeing and all knowing divine power.  Our aspiration will gradually reveal to us the true meaning of our life, show us exactly what we are and what we have to be.  In the aspiration we shall discover the presence of the Mother Divine.  To be true to our aspiration, to follow its guidance, to work out its demands will gradually lead us into deeper and wider regions of higher consciousness.

The path of yoga is extremely difficult and long.  What has been built in us over thousands and thousands of years has to be undone and newly made by the Divine Power within a lifetime or in a few lives, so the pace is alarmingly high and a little mistake, one flies off the highway like a car running at very high speed.  There is only one security in yoga and truly there is nothing else which can protect us.  It is the sincerity of our aspiration.  Our imperfections do not matter.  Our limitations and incapacities are of little consequence as long as there is a little flame burning day and night in the secret chamber of our life aspiring for the Divine, for the Truth, the good and the beauty for the most mysterious person who forever calls and draws us to his charm and love, we cannot fail to recognise Him, serve and love Him.  We shall be liberated in His infinity and eternity of wonder and delight.  We shall discover Him in all forms yet ever self-existent, wonderful and intimate person without any name or form.  This realisation will be just the beginning of other great realisations as man will evolve into a greater and greater divine being.  Such is the inevitable destiny of the aspiring soul.

There is one little thing -  if we wait always for the right moment and the opportunity to do what we want to do  we might as well wait for eternity.  On the other hand if there is a strong inner urge and we begin to do straight away in the given circumstances, even a little of what we want to do some day, then miraculously what is far comes near and becomes realisable.

The world is entering an era of growing illumination.  May we some day become true childs of the Mother Divine, selfless disciples of the supreme Teacher and Lord, humble and dedicated servants full of love and gratitude for the Master of Existence.

N.Guha Roy


In a future evolution, a better body will appear.

When we are young and full of energy we do not think of our body, we utilise it thoughtlessly, in the most careless way, drive it like a racing horse or a rocket forgetting the extreme fragility of the human body. During the last war when I was a pilot, I realised that my body was the weakest part in the plane. The mind and the vital push the body like a slave driver without ever considering its limits and its modest demands. Once we are passed sixty, seventy we begin to realise the extreme fragility of the body. With the growing age we become gradually immobilised. The spirituality has always condemned the body and the tragic life on earth – the body and the earth cannot be transformed. All our dreams and visions of a better world must end in the death of the body. As a matter of fact, the health of the strongest man is precarious, at any moment anything can happen – accidents or diseases can break the body. So is there no hope of a better body? Sri Aurobindo says, yes there is hope. In a future evolution a body will appear which will be free from fatigue, disease and decay with old age, even death at will will be possible, one could prolong the span of life at will. All this will come by following a new psychic spiritual physical discipline. Unless the psychic being is sufficiently developed through evolution, this transformation may not be possible. When we become conscious of the Supreme Spiritual reality, the primordial creative power, supramental Mahashakti through the psychic being, then by a progressive surrender to the Mother Divine there is a possibility of having a partial transformed body. The mind and the vital being must be already much transformed by the Divine Force through the intervention of the psychic being, then only the Divine Force can work on the transformation of the body cells. This is a very long, laborious and difficult discipline with its ups and downs, but Sri Aurobindo says that however difficult it may be, there is no other way of transforming the body.

The Divine help is always there, will always be there for all those who undertake this strenuous difficult journey under the leadership of the supramental Mahashakti, our Mother. This is the work She has undertaken to accomplish in whatever degree possible as Her next step in the evolution of the Gnostic being.

Om Mother Divine, may our surrender be perfect.

Give us faith and trust in Your luminous leadership.

Om Sri Aurobindo, Pranam, pranam, pranam

July/25/04 N. Guha Roy


Desire dead, the soul like a polished mirror, reflects the Sun.

I am bad in arithmetic and suffer from poor memory.
I always forget to count my blessings.
My colleagues seem to earn more then I do.
I forget, I have free boarding and lodging with my mother.
I forget, I have two hands, two legs, two eyes and two ears in good shape.
I forget, my brother has created a job for me out of love.
I forget to look at others, the terrible hardship they have to face.

Long ago, in my childhood, a lady gave me a sound advice,
When you don’t have shoes, look at the poor devil without legs.
I forget to count my blessings even now years after.
Once I saw a miserable leper eating from a fine Chinese bowl,
With a spoon, for he had no fingers left in his hand.
Something greedy in me, envied the owner of the bowl.
I always forget to count my blessings, so poor is my memory.
I curse my luck by looking at my neighbour’s new car,
His new property, forgetting conveniently his broken back.

The Buddha found out two thousand years ago,
The root-cause of all our endless suffering, the enemy.
Desire is an unholy fire, never satisfied, grows fast
And burns our body and soul, gives us no respite even after death.

O Seeker of Truth, nothing material has a durable value.
Aspire for the Eternal, the highest blessings are immaterial, -
Peace, love, beauty and harmony, compassion, God’s infinity,
And above all, the constant Presence of the radiant Mother.

Desire dead, the soul like a polished mirror, reflects the Sun.

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Niranjan Guha Roy 1995