Sri Aurobindo was in penance(meditative practices) for so many years. Finally, he got the Darshan of Supreme Mother - Adi Parashakthi.
The Tapas was so intense that he did not do it for a day or two. He was in continuous and silent meditation. He stayed in it for so many years to get the Darshan of Devi.
Even an avatar like Sri Aurobindo took a long time to attain Inner Realization. Inner realisation does not come that easily.
All of us regularly perform various spiritual practices of meditation, japa etc. We think that we can attain the self realization so easily, if we carry out our daily Sadhana according to the directions given by our Guru.
But the path is so long and it requires years of preparation.
Sri Aurobindo says,
“Inner realisation implies a long and difficult work and one must be ready to accept the necessity of years of preparation and purification and increasing consecration (devotion and surrender to the Divine) before the greater results can come.”
– Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga II.
In the journey of Self-realization, we may have to come across many sufferings also.
Suffering and Happiness are inseparable in human life.
But why do we suffer?
We have lost our connection with the Divine; unaligned with the Divine will. That’s why suffering happens.
In order to overcome the suffering, we must restore our connection with the Divine.
The following chant from Savithri will realign, restore and re-establish the Divine connection which we have lost. It helps us to cultivate the trust in the Divine Mother.
SUFFERING WAS LOST IN HER IMMORTAL SMILE.
SHE IS THE GOLDEN BRIDGE, THE WONDERFUL FIRE.
“Golden bridge” refers to the Unseen Divine connection with Supreme Mother.
Chanting the above verses removes the suffering which a person may undergo. It may be physical or emotional.
It helps in the following sufferings/situations.
- Fighting a disease.
- Lack of money.
- Poverty, Hunger.
- Emotional suffering due to Grief, Hatred, frustration, Humiliation.
- Psychological distress of a childless couple.
- Harassment situations.
- Loss of dear ones.
- Love pangs.
- Unable to come out of addiction.
- Unable to end bondage with someone.