15 August 2011

Independence day & Sri Aurodindo…

          On this very day, August 15, 2011 is the 64 th anniversary of “Free India”, we have & are celebrating this important event throughout the Country.

          Free India born on August 15, 1947 and Sri Aurobindo was born on August 15, 1872. It is strange that these two events fallen on the same day, its 139 th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo.
          Here! Is the speech or Sri Aurobindo which he delivered on the Independence day 1947 from Tamil Nadu, Trichi radio station. The message he gave for this day is so charged with words of destiny, that one must hear it and is relevant even today.
          Back to August 15, 1947; Sri Aurobindo said, “…Its marks for her the end of an old era, the beginning of a new age. But we can also make it by our life and acts as a free nation an important date in a new age opening for the whole world, for the political, social, cultural and spiritual future humanity...”
         “ August 15, is my own birthday and it is naturally gratifying to me that it should have assumed this vast significance…Indeed, on this day I can watch almost all the world-movements which I had hoped to see fulfilled in my life-time, though then they looked like impracticable dreams, arriving of fruition or on their way to achievement. In all these movements Free India may well play a large part and take a leading position.
         “The first of these dreams was a revolutionary movement which would create a free and united India. India today is free but she has not achieved unity….
         “Another dream was for resurgence and liberation of the people of Asia and her return to her great role in the progress of human civilization….
         “The third dream was a world-union forming the outer basis of a fairer, brighter and nobles’ life for all mankind…
          “The final dream was the spiritual gift of India to the world has already begun…
…And a step in evolution which would raise man to a higher and larger consciousness. This evolution must proceed through a growth of the spirit…the initiative can come from India and...The central movement may be hers…
          “Such is the content which I put into this date of India’s liberation….”

        A quote of Hope;
        “ India has become the symbolic representation of all the difficulties of modern mankind. India will be the land of its resurrection- the resurrection to a higher and trurer life.”  - The Mother ( February 3, 1968).

A symbol of Victory!
My best wishes to all…


Saru Singhal said...

Thanks for sharing the speech, it's marvelous and I love the quote. Happy Independence Day to all Indians...

Hariharan Valady said...

What a vision- unity within in India,world union, spiritual gift to the world...he was thinking far beyond India

Sujatha Sathya said...

incredible speech

Atanu Chatterjee said...

@ Saru Singhal,

Thanks Saru,
Heartily acknowledge ur ID wish. On behalf of all Indians, best wishes to the rest of the World family members.

@ Hariharan Valady,

You are right Mr. Hariharan, beyond my understanding...A Supramental personality..
Thanking you.

@ Sujatha Sathya,

Thanks for ur kind comments,
The credit goes to the great Sri Aurobindo..