Prayers And Meditations
24 The Mother
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2 The Mother ஸ்ரீ அன்னையின்
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1:Hail to Thee, Master of the world, who triumphest over all darkness. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
2:Every morning may our thoughts rise fervently towards Thee, asking Thee how we can manifest and serve Thee best. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
3:And from the unsounded depths of the Unknown a reply came sublime and formidable and we knew that the earth was saved. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
4:O Lord, eternal Master, enlighten us, guide our steps, show us the way towards the realisation of Thy law, towards the accomplishment of Thy work. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
5:Oh! let all tears be wiped away, all suffering relieved, all anguish dispelled, and let calm serenity dwell in every heart and powerful certitude strengthen every mind. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
6:All my thoughts go towards Thee, all my acts are consecrated to Thee; Thy Presence is for me an absolute, immutable, invariable fact, and Thy Peace dwells constantly in my heart. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations Nov 19th 1912,
7:O divine Master, let Thy light fall into this chaos and bring forth from it a new world. Accomplish what is now in preparation and create a new humanity which may be the perfect expression of Thy new and sublime Law. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
8:Like a flame that burns in silence, like a perfume that rises straight upward without wavering, my love goes to Thee; and like the child who does not reason and has no care, I trust myself to Thee that Thy Will may be done, that Thy Light may manifest, Thy Peace radiate, Thy Love cover the world. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
9:THOU whom we must know, understand, realise, absolute Consciousness, eternal Law, Thou who guidest and illuminest us, who movest and inspirest us, grant that these weak souls may be strengthened and those who fear be reassured. To Thee I entrust them, even as I entrust to Thee our entire destiny. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations 127,
10:O Lord, my sweet Master, Thou whom I adore in silence and to whom I have entirely consecrated myself, Thou who governest my life, kindle in my heart the flame of Thy pure love that it may burn like a glowing brazier, consuming all imperfections and transforming into a comforting warmth and radiating light the dead wood of egoism and the black coals of ignorance. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations Questions And Answers 1955,
11:But from time to time Thy sublime light shines in a being and radiates through him over the world, and then a little wisdom, a little knowledge, a little disinterested faith, heroism and compassion penetrates men's hearts, transforms their minds and sets free a few elements from that sorrowful and implacable wheel of existence to which their blind ignorance subjects them. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
12:Errors have become stepping-stones, the blind gropings conquests. Thy glory transforms defeats into victories of eternity, and all the shadows have fled before Thy radiant light. It is Thou who wert the motive and the goal; Thou art the worker and the work. The personal existence is a canticle, perpetually renewed, which the universe offers up to Thy inconceivable Splendour. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
13:And Thou, O Lord, who art all this made one and much more, O sovereign Master, extreme limit of our thought, who standest for us at the threshold of the Unknown, make rise from that Unthinkable some new splendour, some possibility of a loftier and more integral realisation, that Thy work may be accomplished and the universe take one step farther towards the sublime Identity, the supreme Manifestation. And now my pen falls mute and I adore Thee in silence.* ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations 270,
14:O Thou who art the sole reality of our being, O sublime Master of love, Redeemer of life, let me have no longer any other consciousness than of Thee at every instant and in each being. When I do not live solely with Thy life, I agonise, I sink slowly towards extinction; for Thou art my only reason for existence, my one goal, my single support. I am like a timid bird not yet sure of its wings and hesitating to take its flight; let me soar to reach definitive identity with Thee. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
15:... Poor sorrowful Earth, remember that I am present in thee and lose not hope; each effort, each grief, each joy and each pang, each call of thy heart, each aspiration of thy soul, each renewel of thy seasons, all, all without exception, what seems ugly and what seems to thee beautiful, all infallibly lead thee towards me, who am endless Peace, shadowless Light, perfect Harmony, Certitude, Rest and Supreme Blessedness. Hearken, O Earth, to the sublime voice that arises, Hearken and take new courage! ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations February 5th 1913,
16:O Lord, O eternal Master, grant that all this may not be in vain, grant that the inexhaustible torrents of Thy divine Force may spread over the earth and penetrate its troubled atmosphere, the struggling energies, the violent chaos of battling elements; grant that the pure light of Thy Knowledge and the inexhaustible love of Thy Benediction may fill men's hearts, penetrate their souls, illumine their consciousness and, out of this obscurity, out of this sombre, terrible and potent darkness, bring forth the splendour of Thy majestic Presence! ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
17:O DIVINE Force, supreme Illuminator, hearken to our prayer, move not away from us, do not withdraw, help us to fight the good fight, make firm our strength for the struggle, give us the force to conquer! O my sweet Master, Thou whom I adore without being able to know Thee, Thou who I am without being able to realise Thee, my entire conscious individuality prostrates itself before Thee and implores, in the name of the workers in their struggle, and of the earth in her agony, in the name of suffering humanity and of striving Nature; O my sweet Master, O marvellous Unknowable, O Dispenser of all boons, Thou who makest light spring forth in the darkness and strength to arise out of weakness, support our effort, guide our steps, lead us to victory. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations 211,
18:For throughout its life, without knowing it or with some presentiment of it, it was Thou whom it was seeking; in all its passions, all its enthusiasms, all its hopes and disillusionments, all its sufferings and all its joys, it was Thou whom it ardently wanted. And now that it has found Thee, now that it possesses Thee in a supreme Peace and Felicity, it wonders that it should have needed so many sensations, emotions, experiences to discover Thee. But all this, which was a struggle, a turmoil, a perpetual effort, has become through the sovereign grace of Thy conscious Presence, a priceless fortune which the being rejoices to offer as its gift to Thee. The purifying flame of Thy illumination has turned it into jewels of price laid down as a living holocaust on the altar of my heart. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations 322,
19:January 7, 1914GIVE them all, O Lord, Thy peace and light, open their blinded eyes and their darkened understanding; calm their futile worries and their vain anxieties. Turn their gaze away from themselves and give them the joy of being consecrated to Thy work without calculation or mental reservation. Let Thy beauty flower in all things, awaken Thy love in all hearts, so that Thy eternally progressive order may be realised upon earth and Thy harmony be spread until the day all becomes Thyself in perfect purity and peace.Oh! let all tears be wiped away, all suffering relieved, all anguish dispelled, and let calm serenity dwell in every heart and powerful certitude strengthen every mind. Let Thy life flow through all like a regenerating stream that all may turn to Thee and draw from that contemplation the energy for all victories. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
20:Thou must teach us the path to be followed and Thou must give us the power to follow it to the very end. . . . O Thou source of all love and all light, Thou whom we cannot know in Thyself but can manifest ever more completely and perfectly, Thou whom we cannot conceive but can approach in profound silence, to complete Thy incommensurable boons Thou must come to our help until we have gained Thy victory. . . . Let that true love be born which soothes all suffering; establish that immutable peace wherein resides true power; give us the sovereign knowledge which dispels all darkness. . . . From the infinite depths to this most external body, in its smallest elements, Thou dost move and live and vibrate and set all in motion, and the whole being is now only a single block, infinitely multiple yet absolutely coherent, animated by one tremendous vibration: Thou. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
21:The tide of materialistic thoughts is always on the watch, waiting for the least weakness, and if we relax but one moment from our vigilance, if we are even slightly negligent, it rushes in and invades us from all sides, submerging under its heavy flood the result sometimes of numberless efforts. Then the being enters a sort of torpor, its physical needs of food and sleep increase, its intelligence is clouded, its inner vision veiled, and in spite of the little interest it really finds in such superficial activities, they occupy it almost exclusively. This state is extremely painful and tiring, for nothing is more tiring then materialistic thoughts, and the mind, worn out, suffers like a caged bird which cannot spread its wings and yet longs to be able to soar freely. But perhaps this state has its own use which I do not see.... In any case, I do not struggle; and like a child in its mother's arms, like a fervent disciple at the feet of his master, I trust myself to Thee and surrender to Thy guidance, sure of Thy victory. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations January 4th,
22:January 1, 1914To Thee, supreme Dispenser of all boons,to Thee who givest life its justification, by making it pure, beautiful and good,to Thee, Master of our destinies and goal of all our aspirations, was consecrated the first minute of this new year.May it be completely glorified by this consecration; may those who hope for Thee, seek Thee in the right path; may those who seek Thee find Thee, and those who suffer, not knowing where the remedy lies, feel Thy life gradually piercing the hard crust of their obscure consciousness.I bow down in deep devotion and in boundless gratitude before Thy beneficent splendour; in name of the earth I give Thee thanks for manifesting Thyself; in its name I implore Thee to manifest Thyself ever more fully, in an uninterrupted growth of Light and Love.Be the sovereign Master of our thoughts, our feelings, our actions.Thou art our reality, the only Reality.Without Thee all is falsehood and illusion, all is dismol obscurity.In Thee are life and light and joy.In Thee is supreme Peace. ~ The Mother, Prayers and Meditation ,
23:When I was a child of about thirteen, for nearly a year every night as soon as I had gone to bed it seemed to me that I went out of my body and rose straight up above the house, then above the city, very high above. Then I used to see myself clad in a magnificent golden robe, much longer than myself; and as I rose higher, the robe would stretch, spreading out in a circle around me to form a kind of immense roof over the city. Then I would see men, women, children, old men, the sick, the unfortunate coming out from every side; they would gather under the outspread robe, begging for help, telling of their miseries, their suffering, their hardships. In reply, the robe, supple and alive, would extend towards each one of them individually, and as soon as they had touched it, they were comforted or healed, and went back into their bodies happier and stronger than they had come out of them. Nothing seemed more beautiful to me, nothing could make me happier; and all the activities of the day seemed dull and colourless and without any real life, beside this activity of the night which was the true life for me. Often while I was rising up in this way, I used to see at my left an old man, silent and still, who looked at me with kindly affection and encouraged me by his presence. This old man, dressed in a long dark purple robe, was the personification-as I came to know later-of him who is called the Man of Sorrows. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
24:The true Mantra must come from within OR it must be given by a GuruNobody can give you the true mantra. It's not something that is given; it's something that wells up from within. It must spring from within all of a sudden, spontaneously, like a profound, intense need of your being - then it has power, because it's not something that comes from outside, it's your very own cry.I saw, in my case, that my mantra has the power of immortality; whatever happens, if it is uttered, it's the Supreme that has the upper hand, it's no longer the lower law. And the words are irrelevant, they may not have any meaning - to someone else, my mantra is meaningless, but to me it's full, packed with meaning. And effective, because it's my cry, the intense aspiration of my whole being.A mantra given by a guru is only the power to realize the experience of the discoverer of the mantra. The power is automatically there, because the sound contains the experience. I saw that once in Paris, at a time when I knew nothing of India, absolutely nothing, only the usual nonsense. I didn't even know what a mantra was. I had gone to a lecture given by some fellow who was supposed to have practiced "yoga" for a year in the Himalayas and recounted his experience (none too interesting, either). All at once, in the course of his lecture, he uttered the sound OM. And I saw the entire room suddenly fill with light, a golden, vibrating light.... I was probably the only one to notice it. I said to myself, "Well!" Then I didn't give it any more thought, I forgot about the story. But as it happened, the experience recurred in two or three different countries, with different people, and every time there was the sound OM, I would suddenly see the place fill with that same light. So I understood. That sound contains the vibration of thousands and thousands of years of spiritual aspiration - there is in it the entire aspiration of men towards the Supreme. And the power is automatically there, because the experience is there.It's the same with my mantra. When I wanted to translate the end of my mantra, "Glory to You, O Lord," into Sanskrit, I asked for Nolini's help. He brought his Sanskrit translation, and when he read it to me, I immediately saw that the power was there - not because Nolini put his power into it (!), God knows he had no intention of "giving" me a mantra! But the power was there because my experience was there. We made a few adjustments and modifications, and that's the japa I do now - I do it all the time, while sleeping, while walking, while eating, while working, all the time.[[Mother later clarified: "'Glory to You, O Lord' isn't MY mantra, it's something I ADDED to it - my mantra is something else altogether, that's not it. When I say that my mantra has the power of immortality, I mean the other, the one I don't speak of! I have never given the words.... You see, at the end of my walk, a kind of enthusiasm rises, and with that enthusiasm, the 'Glory to You' came to me, but it's part of the prayer I had written in Prayers and Meditations: 'Glory to You, O Lord, all-triumphant Supreme' etc. (it's a long prayer). It came back suddenly, and as it came back spontaneously, I kept it. Moreover, when Sri Aurobindo read this prayer in Prayers and Meditations, he told me it was very strong. So I added this phrase as a kind of tail to my japa. But 'Glory to You, O Lord' isn't my spontaneous mantra - it came spontaneously, but it was something written very long ago. The two things are different."And that's how a mantra has life: when it wells up all the time, spontaneously, like the cry of your being - there is no need of effort or concentration: it's your natural cry. Then it has full power, it is alive. It must well up from within.... No guru can give you that. ~ The Mother, Agenda May 11 1963,
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1:Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother ஸ்ரீ அன்னையின் பிரார்த்தனைகளும்,
2:Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother - ஸ்ரீ அன்னையின் பிரார்த்தனைகளும்,
3:I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/WcyrgRamLwU?a Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother,
4:I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/DahFNJ9xM4A?a Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother ஸ்ரீ அன்னையின்,
5:I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/RUe7ZzIyjiE?a Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother ஸ்ரீ அன்னையின்,
6:I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/DahFNJ9xM4A?a Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother ஸ்ரீ,
7:I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/RUe7ZzIyjiE?a Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother ஸ்ரீ,
8:Hail to Thee, Master of the world, who triumphest over all darkness. ~ The Mother(Prayers and Meditations),
9:Hail to Thee, Master of the world, who triumphest over all darkness. ~ The Mother(Prayers and Meditations)#sriaurobindo,
10:Hail to Thee, Master of the world, who triumphest over all darkness. ~ The Mother(Prayers and Meditations)#sriaurobindo #themother,
11:You cannot expect to reach port if you are faithful in your prayers and meditations for a time, and then for a time you forget God. ~ Emmet Fox,
12:I just have to do prayers and meditation and affirmations to myself as I go throughout the day, and that's the only way I'm able to make it through some days. ~ Valerie June,
13:Oh! let all tears be wiped away, all suffering relieved, all anguish dispelled, and let calm serenity dwell in every heart and powerful certitude strengthen every mind. ~ The Mother[Prayers and Meditations] #maamirra #sriaurobindo,
14:To be nothing other than the One, all containing, contained in all-------free from every limitation and from all blindness.O Supreme Triumphant, triumph over every obstacle.FromThe Prayers and Meditations...August 28, 1914 ~ The Mother,
15:Out of the struggles of these men after truth, out of their prayers and meditations, out of debate and controversy, out of feud and schism emerged Christian theology - the product of fallible men, dreaming after the infallible, seeking with finite minds to probe the mysteries of the infinite. ~ Manly P Hall, How to Understand Your Bible,
7 The Mother
2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
7 The Mothers Agenda
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April 23, 1956
Mother takes a passage from Prayers And Meditations of September 23, 1914:
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1 Prayers And Meditations, CWM, Vol. 1, p. 121.
2 Prayers And Meditations, CWM, Vol. 1, p. 377.
3 Ibid., p. 382.
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I know why I gave no explanations as I was speaking: because of the intensity of the experience.
There is something like it in Prayers And Meditations. I remember an experience I had in Japan which
is noted there.... (Mother looks through 'Prayers And Meditations' and reads a passage dated
November 25, 1917:)160
It was during this period that I used to go out of my body every night and do the work I've spoken
of in Prayers And Meditations (I only mentioned it in passing).212 Every night at the same hour, when
the whole house was very quiet, I would go out of my body and have all kinds of experiences. And then
But between these two meetings he participated in a whole series of experiences, experiences of
gradually growing awareness. This is partly noted in Prayers And Meditations (I have cut out all the
personal segments). But there was one experience I didn't speak of there (that is, I didn't describe it, I
place, along with the certainty that the Mission would be accomplished.
262Mother is probably alluding to this passage in Prayers And Meditations (September 3, 1919): 'Since the man refused the
meal I had prepared with so much love and care, I invoke the God to take it.'
263See conversation of November 5, 1961.
264Perhaps Mother is alluding to this passage from Prayers And Meditations (October 10, 1918): 'My Father smiled at me
and gathered me into his powerful arms....'
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suddenly collapses and there's a free flow.
157The first Prayers And Meditations date from November 1912, but there may have been earlier ones among the numerous
texts Mother destroyed.
I don't want English. I don't want English! And more and more, I don't want English. For instance,
the English translation of Prayers And Meditations is out of print and they wanted to reprint it. I said
no: "If you want, you can reprint what Sri Aurobindo HIMSELF translated (there's not much, just a
my text - it's Sri Aurobindo's, not mine.
Prayers And Meditations came to me, you know - it was dictated each time. I would write at the
end of my concentration, and it didn't pass through the mind, it just came - and it obviously came from
I don't have far to go on my translation of The Synthesis of Yoga (it's going very quickly), and I have
found what I'll do next.... It will be something like those notebooks [Prayers And Meditations]. I am
going to take the whole section of Savitri (to start with, I'll see later) from "The Debate of Love and
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was more involved in vision: painting; and sound: music), but as regards language, literature, language
sounds (written or spoken), it was approximately from twenty to thirty. The Prayers And Meditations
were written spontaneously with that rhythm. If I stayed in an ordinary consciousness I would get the
of! I have never given the words.... You see, at the end of my walk, a kind of enthusiasm rises, and with that enthusiasm, the
'Glory to You' came to me, but it's part of the prayer I had written in Prayers And Meditations: 'Glory to You, O Lord, alltriumphant Supreme' etc. (it's a long prayer). It came back suddenly, and as it came back spontaneously, I kept it. Moreover,
when Sri Aurobindo read this prayer in Prayers And Meditations, he told me it was very strong. So I added this phrase as a
kind of tail to my japa. But 'Glory to You, O Lord' isn't my spontaneous mantra - it came spontaneously, but it was
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weren't pleasant, and all of a sudden, here was all this mind saying a prayer. A prayer... you know how
I used to say prayers before, in Prayers And Meditations: it was the Mind saying prayers; it would have
experiences and say prayers; well, here we are, now it's the experience of all the cells: an intense
Mother takes up the
108Prayers And Meditations, March 27, 1917: "... You see it in your own heart, this triumphant hearth; you alone can bear it
without its being destructive. If others touched it, they would be consumed. Do not therefore let them come too near it. The
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That's why even when it's in an "incomplete" stage, it's good.
For instance, there are passages I wrote in those Prayers And Meditations, some of which have been
published - passages I wrote in Japan, and when I wrote them, I didn't at all know what they meant.
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You know that I burned all those notebooks.... For - how many years? - at least four or five years,
every day I used to write those Prayers And Meditations (I had several notebooks of them, big like
this). Then, when Sri Aurobindo told me to make a book out of them (naturally, as it was written every
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"I have been many times in direct contact with Mother, and I feel her force enveloping
me. Yesterday I began reading Mother's Prayers And Meditations. It is a splendor. Every
day P.L. and I talk about the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Every day. The Lord has taken you
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been doing this kind of sadhana and work from her very childhood.
NIRODBARAN: Yes. We also find in the Mother's Prayers And Meditations a
striking resemblance between your ideas and hers.
NIRODBARAN: You have said in your Prayers And Meditations that justice exists and one can't avoid the law of Karma except by the Divine Grace. Why
doesn't one believe in this Grace?
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I have described the experience at some length in one of
the Prayers And Meditations. I spoke there of "the sweet-
est tears that I shed in life"; for those tears were not for