OF THE STARS Autobiography of two Yogis, Ma Indira Devi & Dadaji Sri
Dilip Kumar Roy. more
Dadaji Sri Dilip Kumar Roy & Ma Indira Devi In Haridwar
Dadaji met Indira Devi on the 8th of October 1946. She was to preside over an
annual social gathering of a college in M.P. where he was invited to grace the
occasion as the chief guest.
"What do you want?" He asked.
Light - I am in darkness and I need guidance" she answered.
Kumar said "I am a seeker myself, I have not reached the goal. I am myself
a disciple of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. How can I guide you?"
"I have met many eminent men but I have not met a man who is more transparently
sincere. This is very important to me. If I am half as sincere as you are I cannot
go wrong; and as for realization, will it be blasphemy if I say that I have a
secret conviction that even God is not static but is leaping from one perfection
to another? We shall grow together - you by leaps and bounds from peak to peak
and I trudging behind" Ma Indira Devi said.
Dadaji said "Indira,
I pray to the Lord that I may not fail you. May I never betray your trust."
This was the beginning of a rare relationship. A marvelous chapter started in
their spiritual lives. It was a relationship not only of a Guru and a disciple,
a father and a daughter, a teacher and pupil but also of two friends with one
Goal, one path and above all of fellow pilgrims - pilgrim of the stars.
Dadaji and Ma Indira Devi analysed their relationship sometimes. Ma Indira Devi
said "It is unbelievable that you can feel so close to another being without
any physical proximity! This aspiration to make love selfless, pure and undemanding
brings such a feeling of contentment, intimacy and a vivid sense of purity. There
is no fear, but certainly an awe - a tremendous respect bordering on worship.
The sense of possessiveness is not there."
Ma Indira Devi said "Dadaji's
way of teaching was unique, his method was LOVE, with which he broke down the
resistance of an obstinate disciple. There was never any coercion, any compulsion
but there was a more forceful medium, LOVE. It did not give the disciple a feeling
of servitude, of duty-bound slavery, of being caged, but the experience of freedom,
of a sense of security, a protection round one. It was a beautiful way of teaching
and a lovely experience of learning by observation and by loving. Love taught
us to observe, to see, to wait and to give."