24th November, 1926Posted: November 24, 2015
The Day of Victory
24th November 1926 is known as the Siddhi Day of Sri Aurobindo _ the day on which Krishna descended into the physical, as sarealised and said by Sri Aurobindo.. Sri Aurobindo says “Krishna is the Anandamaya; he supports the evolution through the Overmind leading it towards the Ananda.”
Sri Aurobindo had a very great Realization on the 24th November 1926. It was declared as the Siddhi Divas, the Day of Victory.
The Mother Mira Alfassa said in this regard :
The 24th November is called the day of Victory in remembrance of a very important spiritual event which took place in 1926.
In this regard, Sri Aurobindo stated:
It was the descent of Krishna into physical.
Sri Aurobindo further stated in this matter that Sri Krishna’s Force is not the supramental Light. The descent of Krishna’s Force would mean the descent of the Overmind Godhead preparing, though not itself actually, the descent of Supermind and Ananda. Krishna is the Anandamaya; he supports the evolution through the Overmind leading it towards the Ananda.
On 24th November 1926, in the evening, Sri Aurobindo came out from his room, which was seen by the Mother. She could immediately know that ‘something important has happened in the History of the Earth and Universe’. She called and asked for all the sadhaks to assemble in the upper verandah of the Library House of the Ashram building. By 6 PM, there were all the twenty four Sadhaks assembled there including Barin, Nolini, Champaklal, Amrita, Pavitra, Purani, Datta.
Purani has described the event as follows :
“There was a deep silence in the atmosphere after the disciples had gathered there. Many saw an oceanic flood of Light rushing down from above. Everyone present felt a kind of pressure above his head. The whole atmosphere was surcharged with some electrical energy. In that silence ….. the usual, yet on this day unusual, tick was heard behind the door of the entrance. Expectation rose in flood. Sri Aurobindo and The Mother could be seen through the half closed door. The Mother with a gesture of her eyes requested Sri Aurobindo to step out first. Sri Aurobindo with a similar gesture suggested to her to do the same. With a slow dignified step the Mother came out first, followed by Sri Aurobindo with his majestic gait…. The Mother sat on a small stool to his right.
Silence absolute, living silence- not merely living but out flowing with divinity. The meditation lasted about forty-five minutes. After that one by one the disciple bowed to the Mother.
She and Sri Aurobindo gave blessings to them. Whenever a disciple bowed to the Mother, Sri Aurobindo’s right hand came forward behind the Mother’s as if blessing him through the Mother. After the blessings, in the same silence there was a short meditation.
In the interval of silent meditation and blessings many had distinct experiences… it was certain that a Higher Consciousness had descended on earth…
Sri Aurobindo and The Mother went inside.
Immediately Datta was inspired. In that silence she spoke:
‘The Lord has descended into the physical today.’
Datta evidently spoke in a mood of ecstasy. But what she said has been recorded in different ways by some of those present there.”
Sri Aurobindo stated: “It was the descent of Krishna’s Force into physical”. This means the descent into the physical consciousness on earth, for it’s preparation for it’s further evolution. As Sri Aurobindo has told, Krishna’s force that descended on earth on 24-11-1926 was the descent of the Overmind force. Its purpose was preparing the earth and the atmosphere for the further evolutionary progress towards the Supramental Descent and Manifestation.
Virtually the work of the descended overmind consciousness of Krishna’s Force was over, when the Supramental Consciousness descended on earth on 29-02-1956.
In this connection, it may be said that the mission of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother was the Supramental Manifestation on earth. Their mission will be complete only when the Supramental Manifestation will be visibly realised on earth. And that will be, for She has assured us of that.
And the Supramental force became active on 29th February 1956. A new consciousness — the Supermental Consciousness — desended on that day. What happened on that day was that the Suparemantal Force came closer to us , through The Mother.
One Man’s Perfection
The Siddhi Divas is the hopeful assurance that the Evolution will advance further and it will lead the Saving of the earth, the world.
Has not The Mother said that the choice is ours;
The choice ts yours:
Truth or abyss.
To avoid the abyss, Man should follow and seek Truth. And Tha Siddhi Divas is the Hope and assurance of our Victory.
Even if the struggling world is left outside
One man’s perfection still can save the world.
There is won a new proximity to the skies,
A first betrothal of the Earth to Heaven,
A deep concordat between Truth and Life:
A camp of God is pitched in human time.
[Savitri: Bk VII, Co V]
“One man” refers to anyone, who can attain perfection. Sri Aurobindo has promised here — every human has the inherent capacity to rise to a spiritual height and integral perfection, by which the world at large — this struggling world — will be saved.