We are publishing a second tribute written by Shri Surendra Singh Chouhan to our much revered Huta-ben who left her physical body on 17 November 2011.
Shri Surendra Singh Chouhan is an ex-student of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (SAICE); after finishing his Higher Course he taught for a year in SAICE. He is an international educator and presently teaching Philosophy to the Chinese students in Shanghai under the auspices of Shanghai Normal University.
With warm regards,
Huta-di, the Offered One—In Memoriam
Surendra Singh Chouhan
It is difficult , if not impossible , to write about Huta-di who left us on 17th November as her life in Ashram in all appearance was a secluded one . She opened herself only to a selected group of friends and fellow sadhaks. It was my privilege to know her and did have have interactions with her during my stay in Ashram and afterwards with my wife Kiran. What was remarkable during these meetings was her serene poise and inner strength.. Although outwardly she was not easily accessible but was very much visible through her correspondence with the Divine Mother in numerable letters. There we see her not only as a struggling sadhika with her candid confessions to the Supreme but also an embodiment of unshakable Faith in the Divine dispensation. This brings us close to her very very special relationship with Sweet Mother which is something to contemplate about. This mutual Love and trust transcended all the boundaries where the Divine Mother leaned down again and again to sustain the morale of her beloved Child. Close to all this is Huta-di’s complete immersion in the life long work and mission of Drawings/paintings in different hues and colours on and about Savitri under the direct Guidance of the Divine Mother. It was a mystical art and craft at once long drawn and spiritually subtle under the watchful Eye of the Supreme Mother. It was, as if Huta-di came down to accomplish this mission and vision of Savitiri through the splash of colours—and—what a magnificent work she has done! A frail figure with a life besieged by inner turbulence, she still carried on heroically the work of immortalising Savitri further through her Paintings.
Life of Huta-di was like a white flame of Light which burnt brightly in silence during her earthly sojourn to collaborate with the Divine Mother in her Divine work. She was a Rishika of Savitri in the truest sense of the word .