OF THE STARS Autobiography of two Yogis, Ma Indira Devi & Dadaji Sri
Dilip Kumar Roy. more
coming together of Dilip Kumar Roy the seeker and Sri Aurobindo, his guru was
a unique relationship. Sri Aurobindo described it as that "which declares
itself constantly through many lives. It is a feeling which is never mistaken
and gives an impression of the one not only close to one but but part of one's
existence. The relation that is so indicated always turns out to be that of those
who have been together in the past and were predestined to join again."
Sri Aurobindo showed limitless patience, understanding, love and exquisite tenderness,
sparing no effort - even giving up, at times, his much needed sleeping hours to
write to his Dilip whom he called a 'friend and a son'. Sri Aurobindo wrote, "I
have poured on you my force to develop your powers to make an equal development
in the yoga." They discussed in their letters philosophy, literature, humanism,
rationalist ideals and materialism and a plethora of topics- in short covering
all strands of human aspirations.
writes about Sri Aurobindo in the PILGRIMS
OF THE STARS: It was under the
illumined aegis of my guru Sri Aurobindo that I first blossomed into a writer
of novels, plays, poems and biographies, impelled through it all by my inveterate
urge to limn the human greatness that seemed to accost me at every turn. I have
never considered this inclination of mine to be mere hero worship, especially
as Krishna Himself declares in the Gita :
yad -yad vibhutimat satvam
shrimad-urjitam eva va tat-tat evagaccha tvam mama tejomsha-sambhavam
which means : Wherever thou findest a flowering of grace, Glory
or opulence that thrills the eye, Know: they all stem from gleam of My sun-splendor.
my boyhood days I had heard of him as the great revolutionary who sacrificed everything
for the cause of the Motherland, as he called India. When I finally came to know
him, however, it was in a different light, for by then he had retired from politics,
declining the leadership of his country to pursue a greater vision that progressively
revealed itself to him through the practice of yoga. I lived under his beneficent
aegis from November, 1928, to his passing in December, 1950, and went through
the trials that befall every aspirant who seeks "to make his life a bridge twixt
earth and heaven," as we are exhorted in his immortal Savitri. To be with
him was to enjoy a foretaste of heaven, and his sudden passing would have left
me derelict with grief but for the consolation of my daughter disciple, Indira
Devi, who had come to me the previous year. She was a highly gifted mystic and
never failed to sustain me with her luminous experiences which Sri Aurobindo fully
endorsed, acclaiming her Samadhi, or superconscious trance, as "authentic"
and her vision as "beautiful."