August 15 is a doubly special day for all of us. It is Sri Aurobindo's birthday as well as the birthday of free India. In a message to India given on the eve of its Independence, Sri Aurobindo mentions about the coincidence of this day with his own birthday as:
“August 15th is my own birthday and it is naturally gratifying to me that it should have assumed this vast significance. I take this coincidence, not as a fortuitous accident, but as the sanction and seal of the Divine Force that guides my steps on the work with which I began life, the beginning of its full fruition.”
We present here the full text of the Message given by Sri Aurobindo on the eve of India's Independence to All India Radio where he speaks of his five dreams as well as the message of the Darshan Card for August 15, 2014 a href="http://relay.dropamail.com/link.php?M=506422&N=287&L=402&F=H" target="_blank" title="This external link will open in a new window">http://www.aurosociety.org/sri-aurobindo-mother/august-message.aspx>
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while concluding his address to the nation on India's 68th Independence Day from the Red Fort, has mentioned about Sri Aurobindo’s vision for India. He recalled that today is also the birthday of Sri Aurobindo, a revolutionary later turned into a great Seer, who said that the Divine Powers and the spiritual heritage of this country shall lead to the well-being of the whole world. Here is the YouTube video link of the full speech:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOwD2S3oHjU
Sri Aurobindo powerfully emphasises the course India must take in order to fulfil its role & mission:
“India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples. And that which must seek now to awake is not an anglicised oriental people, docile pupil of the West and doomed to repeat the cycle of the Occident's success and failure, but still the ancient immemorable Shakti recovering her deepest self, lifting her head higher towards the supreme source of light and strength and turning to discover the complete meaning and a vaster form of her Dharma.”
It is our ever-lasting happiness and privilege to work for a new India and a new world in the light and vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
With Prayers & Wishes,