Mira Alfassa – The Mother’s recitation of Sri Aurobindo’s text ‘The Hour Of God’ accompanied by her own organ music including her ‘Prayer For Those Who Wish to Serve The Divine’, followed by a collection of 6 original Organ Music compositions played by Mira Alfassa – The Mother on 2 CDs
GLORY TO THEE, SUPREME VICTOR
Glory to thee , O Lord, who triumphest over every obstacle.
Grant that nothing in us shall be an obstacle in thy work.
Grant that nothing may retard thy manifestation.
Grant that thy will may be done in all things and at every moment.
We stand here before thee that thy will may be fulfilled in us,
in every element, in every activity of our being,
from our supreme heights to the smallest cells of the body.
Grant that we may be faithful to thee utterly and forever.
We would be completely under thy influence to the exclusion of every other.
Grant that we may never forget to own towards thee a deep, an intense gratitude.
Grant that we may never squander any of the marvellous things that are thy gifts to us at every instant.
Grant that everything in us may collaborate in thy work and all be ready for thy realisation.
Glory to thee, O Lord, supreme master of all realisation.
Give us a faith active and ardent, absolute and unshakable in thy victory.
Recited by Mira Alfassa – The Mother in French
Translation by Sri Aurobindo
THE HOUR OF GOD
There are moments when the Spirit moves among men and the breath of the Lord is abroad upon the waters of our being; there are others when it retires and men are left to act in the strength or the weakness of their own egoism. The first are periods when even a little effort produces great results and changes destiny; the second are spaces of time when much labour goes to the making of a little result. It is true that the latter may prepare the former, may be the little smoke of sacrifice going up to heaven which calls down the rain of God’s bounty. Unhappy is the man or the nation which, when the divine moment arrives, is found sleeping or unprepared to use it, because the lamp has not been kept trimmed for the welcome and the ears are sealed to the call. But thrice woe to them who are strong and ready, yet waste the force or misuse the moment; for them is irreparable loss or a great destruction.
In the hour of God cleanse thy soul of all self-deceit and hypocrisy and vain self-flattering that thou mayst look straight into thy spirit and hear that which summons it. All insincerity of nature, once thy defence against the eye of the Master and the light of the ideal, becomes now a gap in thy armour and invites the blow. Even if thou conquer for the moment, it is the worse for thee, for the blow shall come afterwards and cast thee down in the midst of thy triumph. But being pure cast aside all fear; for the hour is often terrible, a fire and a whirlwind and a tempest, a treading of the winepress of the wrath of God; but he who can stand up in it on the truth of his purpose is he who shall stand; even though he fall, he shall rise again, even though he seem to pass on the wings of the wind, he shall return. Nor let worldly prudence whisper too closely in thy ear; for it is the hour of the unexpected, … The recitation by The Mother ends here. In a longer, text version which was discovered many years after the recording of The Mother’s recitation, Sri Aurobindo continuous the text with the following words: … the incalculable, the immeasurable. Mete not the power of the Breath by thy petty instruments, but trust and go forward.
But most keep thy soul clear, even if for a while, of the clamour of the ego. Then shall a fire march before thee in the night and the storm be thy helper and thy flag shall wave on the highest height of the greatness that was to be conquered.
– Sri Aurobindo
- The Hour Of God
- Organ Music ‘16.5.1960’
- Organ Music ‘Marching In Search Of The Soul’
- Organ Music ‘Mystic Solitude’
- Organ Music ‘Joy’
- Organ Music ‘Souvenire’
- Organ Music ‘11.4.1954’