A special issue with 21 offerings celebrating the Mother’s birthday and exploring the attribute ‘Progress’ from individual and collective perspectives.
Earthly life is a field of progress,. While one inevitably makes progress with the rhythm of Nature, with sadhana this progress can become conscious and swift. Because we are incapable of judging our own progress our attitude should rather be to constantly strive for progress for the joy of it. All our effort should be a spontaneous act of offering to the Divine with full trust in Him.
The deep influence of the Western intellectual frameworks of modernist and postmodernist kind have led the modern mind to look at both the words — Progress and Perfection — in somewhat narrow and limited manner and often in a superficial way. This has also led to a certain kind of mental prejudice and bias. These selections help us remove these intellectual cobwebs and gain a deeper dimension to these ideas of Progress and Perfection.
A few selections from the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother which highlight some key ideas – what does it mean to be receptive, on what does receptivity depend, how is receptivity connected to aspiration and sincerity, what is the significance of becoming collectively more receptive, and a few more.