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object:The Mother
object:the Mother
object:Mirra Alfassa
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mcw
The_Agenda

--- WIKI
Mirra Alfassa (21 February 1878 - 17 November 1973), known to her followers as The Mother, was a spiritual guru, an occultist and a collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, who considered her to be of equal yogic stature to him and called her by the name "The Mother". She founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and established Auroville as a universal town; she was an influence and inspiration to many writers and spiritual personalities on the subject of Integral Yoga.

--- EMANATIONS:
  Maheshwari(Wisdom) ::: One is her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness.
  Mahakali(Strength) ::: Another embodies her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force.
  Mahalakshmi(Harmony) ::: A third is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace.
  Mahasaraswati(Perfection) ::: The fourth is equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact perfection in all things.

THE NAME OF THE MOTHER ::: When we repeat the Name of the Mother it begins to echo in all your consciousness, outside as well as inside you.
SEEING THE IMAGE ::: The control over the thoughts and the power of seeing the image of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo in the head are a very good beginning.
CALL UPON THE MOTHER STEADILY ::: Always remember the Mother Call upon her. Then the difficulties will go away. Do not be afraid, do not be perturbed by the difficulties. Call upon the Mother steadily.
GO DEEP INSIDE ::: Go deep inside the temple and you will find me there.
TAKE REFUGE ::: One of the two great steps in this Yoga is to take refuge in the Mother
THE GOAL ::: The Mother is the goal, everything is in her : if she is attained, all is attained. If you dwell in her consciousness, everything else unfolds of itself.
SHE IS SITTING IN FRONT OF YOU ::: When you have time, you can meditate on her [the Mother with the thinking attitude that She is with you, She is sitting in front of you.
UNDER MY CARE ::: All souls who aspire are always under my direct care.

--- I AM WITH YOU
  - I am with you and I will take you to the goal. Have an unshakable faith and all will go well. Blessings.
  - I shall always be with you, my dear little child, in the struggle and in the victory.

--- REMEMBER
  Remember that the Mother is always with you.
  Address Her as follows and She will pull you out of all difficulties:
  "O Mother Thou art the light of my intelligence, the purity of my soul,
  the quiet strength of my vital, the endurance of my body.
  I rely on Thee alone and want to be entirely Thine.
  Make me surmount all obstacles on the way."

--- SWEET MOTHER
  I have a sweet little Mother
  Who lives in my heart;
  We are so happy together,
  We shall never part.


  O Mother what should I do? I am completely unconscious. Mother where are You?
  In your psychic being - I am always present there. It is there that you can find me and must find me, and when you have found me there, in the depths of your heart, you will also recognise me in my physical form.

  Sweet Mother Can you hear me whenever I call you?
  My dear child, Be sure that I hear you each time you call and my help and force go straight to you. With my blessings. 1 June 1960 ~ The Mother On Education

  Mother Why didn't You return the letter to me (the one You wrote to me) after I sent it to You this morning with my letter? I want to lie on Your lap, Mother :
  Poor little one, I very gladly take you on my lap and cradle you to my heart to soothe this heavy sorrow which has no cause and to quell this great revolt which has no reason. Let me take you in my arms, bathe you in my love and wipe away even the memory of this unfortunate incident. I kept the letter to show it to Sri Aurobindo along with your letter of this morning. I am returning it to you in this notebook. - February 27th, 1934
~ The Mother Some Answers From The Mother

  Even for the ordinary people, my voice sends a thrill; it awakens a hope, a love and a feeling that all is not lost. For others, it brings out the splendours that lie hidden within, and for yet others, the key to solve the mysteries of the world.

DISCIPLES


--- FOOTER
see also ::: Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, mcw (mothers collected works)

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--- OBJECT INSTANCES [1]


0.01_-_The_Mother_on_Savitri
1.01_-_The_Path_of_Later_On
1.01_-_The_Science_of_Living
1.01_-_Two_Powers_Alone
1.02_-_Shakti_and_Personal_Effort
1.03_-_A_Sapphire_Tale
1.03_-_The_Armour_of_Grace
1.04_-_Money
1.05_-_Mental_Education
1.05_-_The_True_Doer_of_Works
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.02_-_Opening,_Sincerity_and_the_Mother's_Grace
2.3.03_-_The_Mother's_Presence
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.05_-_Sadhana_through_Work_for_the_Mother
2.3.06_-_The_Mother's_Lights
2.3.07_-_The_Mother_in_Visions,_Dreams_and_Experiences
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
3.02_-_The_Great_Secret
Agenda_Vol_1
Agenda_Vol_10
Agenda_Vol_11
Agenda_Vol_12
Agenda_Vol_13
Agenda_Vol_2
Agenda_Vol_3
Agenda_Vol_4
Agenda_Vol_5
Agenda_Vol_6
Agenda_Vol_7
Agenda_Vol_8
Agenda_Vol_9
can_a_Yogi_know_all_things?
chapters_(by_alpha)
class
It_does_not_matter_if_you_understand_it_-_Savitri,_read_it_always.
Mantras_Of_The_Mother
Many_blows_are_needed
More_Answers_From_The_Mother
Notes_On_The_Way
On_Education
On_Thoughts_And_Aphorisms
Prayers_And_Meditations
Questions_And_Answers_1929-1931
Questions_And_Answers_1950-1951
Questions_And_Answers_1953
Questions_And_Answers_1954
Questions_And_Answers_1955
Questions_And_Answers_1956
Questions_And_Answers_1957-1958
Some_Answers_From_The_Mother
Sweet_Mother
The_Mothers_Agenda
The_Mothers_Agenda_(overview)
The_Mother_With_Letters_On_The_Mother_(toc)
The_Only_Way_Out
the_Place_where_The_Mother_is
The_Sunlit_Path_(compliation)
Think_of_the_Divine_alone_and_the_Divine_will_be_with_you.
Whatever_you_do,_always_remember_the_Divine.
Whenever_there_is_any_difficulty_we_must_always_remember_that_we_are_here_exclusively_to_accomplish_the_Divine's_will.
White_Roses
Words_Of_Long_Ago
Words_of_the_Mother
Words_Of_The_Mother_I
Words_Of_The_Mother_II
Words_Of_The_Mother_III

--- PRIMARY CLASS


archetype
author
Being
book
books
collection
cwsa
God
main
person
philosopher
Satprem
spiritual_teacher
The_Mother_With_Letters_On_The_Mother
trigram

--- SEE ALSO


mcw_(mothers_collected_works)
Savitri
Sri_Aurobindo

--- SIMILAR TITLES [0]


0.01 - The Mother on Savitri
02.08 - The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness
1.06 - The Four Powers of the Mother
2.07 - The Mother Relations with Others
2.3.01 - Aspiration and Surrender to the Mother
2.3.02 - Opening, Sincerity and the Mother's Grace
2.3.03 - The Mother's Presence
2.3.04 - The Mother's Force
2.3.05 - Sadhana through Work for the Mother
2.3.06 - The Mother's Lights
2.3.07 - The Mother in Visions, Dreams and Experiences
2.3.08 - The Mother's Help in Difficulties
4.2.01 - The Mother of Dreams
7.6.12 - The Mother of God
Education (the Mother (tmedu)
God and THE MOTHER
Mantras Of The Mother
More Answers From The Mother
Some Answers From The Mother
The Mother
The Mother of
The Mother of Might
The Mothers Agenda
The Mothers Agenda (overview)
the Mothers Symbol
The Mother With Letters On The Mother
The Mother With Letters On The Mother (toc)
the Place where The Mother is
the Temple of the Mother
Words of the Mother
Words Of The Mother I
Words Of The Mother II
Words Of The Mother III
Words Of The Mother II (toc)

--- DICTIONARIES (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


The Mother: “The Avatar: the supreme Divine manifested in an earthly form — generally a human form — for a definite purpose.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.* :::

The Mother : “An Avatar is an emanation of the Supreme Lord who assumes a human body on earth.” Works of the Mother, “On Thoughts and Aphorisms” Vol.10 :::

The Mother: “Calm is self-possessed strength, quiet and conscious energy, mastery of the impulses, control over the unconscious reflexes.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14*. :::

The Mother (to a young person): “It is very simple, as you will see. 1) The Infinite is the inexhaustible storehouse of forces. The individual is a battery, a storage cell which runs down after use. Consecration is the wire that connects the individual battery to the infinite reserve of forces. Or 2) The Infinite is the river that flows without cease; the individual is the little pond that dries up slowly in the sun. Consecration is the canal that connects the river to the pond and prevents the pond from drying up.” Some Answers from the Mother, MCW *Vol. 16. :::

The Mother: “An ‘entity’ is a personality or an individuality.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.** :::

The Mother: “And this Vibration (which I feel and see) gives the feeling of a fire. That’s probably what the Vedic Rishis translated as the “Flame” – in the human consciousness, in man, in Matter. They always spoke of a “Flame.” It is indeed a vibration with the intensity of a higher fire. Mother’s Agenda 25 March 1964. :::

The Mother: “To be humble means for the mind, the vital and the body never to forget that without the Divine they know nothing, are noting and can do nothing; with the Divine they are nothing but ignorance, chaos and impotence. The Divine alone is Truth, Life, Power, Love, Felicity.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14. :::

The Mother: “Immortality is not a goal, it is not even a means. It will proceed naturally from the fact of living the Truth.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15. ::: *Immortality, immortalities, immortality’s.

The Mother: “Consciousness is indeed the creatrix of the universe, but love is its saviour. . . .” On Education, MCW Vol. 12. :::

The Mother: “Man is the intermediary being between what is and what is to be realised.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15. ::: *man’s

The Mother: “OM is the signature of the Lord.” *Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15. :::

The Mother: “Perseverance is patience in action.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14. :::

The Mother: “That which can easily change its form is ‘plastic’. Figuratively, it is suppleness, a capacity of adaptation to circumstances and necessities.” Questions and Answers, MCW Vol. 4. :::

The Mother: “For me poetry is beyond all philosophy and beyond all explanation.” On Education, MCW Vol. 12. :::

The Mother: “Radha’s consciousness symbolises perfect attachment to the Divine.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15. :::

The Mother: “ A total self-giving to the Divine is the true purpose of existence.” On Thoughts and Aphorisms, MCW Vol. 10.*

The Mother: “The snake is not the symbol of power but of energy, and just as there are obscure and perverted energies, so too the snake can be the symbol of unregenerate and anti-divine forces.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.*

The Mother “The sun is the symbol of the Divine in the physical nature” Questions and Answers, MCW Vol. 3

The Mother: “The Truth is something living, moving, expressing itself at each second, and it is one way of approaching the Supreme.” Collected Works of the Mother, Vol. 15.*

The Mother: “The universe is a finite whole, but its content is infinite; the changes which occur in this infinity result from the action of Essence on substance, from the penetration, the permeation of quantity by quality, which brings about a constant and progressive organisation and reorganisation of the content of the universe.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.*

The Mother: “The certitude of the Victory gives an infinite patience with the maximum of energy.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.*

The Mother: “Will: power of consciousness turned towards effectuation.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14.*

The Mother: “Wisdom cannot be acquired except through union with the Divine Consciousness.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.*

The Mother or myself send a force. If there is no openness, the force may be thrown back or returned (unless we put a great force which it is not always adwsablc to do) as from an obstruc- tion or resistance ::: if there is some openness, the result may be partial or slow ; if there is the full openness or receptivity, then the result may be immediate. Of course there are things that cannot be removed all at once, being an old part of the nature, but with receptivity these also can be more effectively and rapidly dealt with. Some people are so open that even by writing they get free before the book or letter reaches us.

The Mother is dealing with the Ignorance in the fields of the

the mother of the devil Asmodeus by the angel-

The Mother or myself send a force. If there is no openness, the force may be thrown back or returned (unless we put a great force which it is not always adwsablc to do) as from an obstruc- tion or resistance ::: if there is some openness, the result may be partial or slow ; if there is the full openness or receptivity, then the result may be immediate. Of course there are things that cannot be removed all at once, being an old part of the nature, but with receptivity these also can be more effectively and rapidly dealt with. Some people are so open that even by writing they get free before the book or letter reaches us.

The Mother is dealing with the Ignorance in the fields of the

The Mother: “The Avatar: the supreme Divine manifested in an earthly form — generally a human form — for a definite purpose.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.* :::

The Mother : “An Avatar is an emanation of the Supreme Lord who assumes a human body on earth.” Works of the Mother, “On Thoughts and Aphorisms” Vol.10 :::

The Mother: “Calm is self-possessed strength, quiet and conscious energy, mastery of the impulses, control over the unconscious reflexes.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14*. :::

The Mother (to a young person): “It is very simple, as you will see. 1) The Infinite is the inexhaustible storehouse of forces. The individual is a battery, a storage cell which runs down after use. Consecration is the wire that connects the individual battery to the infinite reserve of forces. Or 2) The Infinite is the river that flows without cease; the individual is the little pond that dries up slowly in the sun. Consecration is the canal that connects the river to the pond and prevents the pond from drying up.” Some Answers from the Mother, MCW *Vol. 16. :::

The Mother: “An ‘entity’ is a personality or an individuality.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.** :::

The Mother: “And this Vibration (which I feel and see) gives the feeling of a fire. That’s probably what the Vedic Rishis translated as the “Flame” – in the human consciousness, in man, in Matter. They always spoke of a “Flame.” It is indeed a vibration with the intensity of a higher fire. Mother’s Agenda 25 March 1964. :::

The Mother: “To be humble means for the mind, the vital and the body never to forget that without the Divine they know nothing, are noting and can do nothing; with the Divine they are nothing but ignorance, chaos and impotence. The Divine alone is Truth, Life, Power, Love, Felicity.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14. :::

The Mother: “Immortality is not a goal, it is not even a means. It will proceed naturally from the fact of living the Truth.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15. ::: *Immortality, immortalities, immortality’s.

The Mother: “Consciousness is indeed the creatrix of the universe, but love is its saviour. . . .” On Education, MCW Vol. 12. :::

The Mother: “Man is the intermediary being between what is and what is to be realised.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15. ::: *man’s

The Mother: “OM is the signature of the Lord.” *Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15. :::

The Mother: “Perseverance is patience in action.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14. :::

The Mother: “That which can easily change its form is ‘plastic’. Figuratively, it is suppleness, a capacity of adaptation to circumstances and necessities.” Questions and Answers, MCW Vol. 4. :::

The Mother: “For me poetry is beyond all philosophy and beyond all explanation.” On Education, MCW Vol. 12. :::

The Mother: “Radha’s consciousness symbolises perfect attachment to the Divine.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15. :::

The Mother: “ A total self-giving to the Divine is the true purpose of existence.” On Thoughts and Aphorisms, MCW Vol. 10.*

The Mother: “The snake is not the symbol of power but of energy, and just as there are obscure and perverted energies, so too the snake can be the symbol of unregenerate and anti-divine forces.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.*


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1:O Truth, come, manifest. ~ The Mother,
2:One day the victory is certain. ~ The Mother,
3:I am near you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
4:Suffering is not a sign of failure ~ The Mother?,
5:Poverty is the mother of crime. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
6:Courage is a sign of soul's nobility. ~ The Mother?,
7:It is not enough to try, you must succeed. ~ The Mother,
8:Have faith and go on. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
9:Nothing is impossible for one who is attentive. ~ The Mother,
10:Now is the time to be heroic. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 13 ,
11:Sincerity ::: Open and genuine; not deceitful ~ The Mother?,
12:This Agenda... is my gift to those who love me. ~ The Mother,
13:Let the Divine fill your thoughts with His Presence. ~ The Mother,
14:If any error occurs just once repeat my name maa maa. ~ The Mother,
15:Any suggestion about Sadhana? Patient aspiration. ~ The Mother,
16:Faith first, knowledge afterwards. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
17:Have faith in the Lord's mercy and all can and will change. ~ The Mother,
18:The world is preparing for a big change.Will you help? ~ The Mother,
19:With faith in the Divine Grace, all difficulties are solved. ~ The Mother,
20:Let the Lord of Truth be always with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
21:The true creator is necessity, which is the mother of our invention. ~ Plato,
22:Remain sheltered in my arms, enveloped by my love and blessings. ~ The Mother,
23:They who have faith will go through. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
24:I am the mother of pure love and of science and of sacred hope. ~ Ecclesiastious,
25:In the silence of the heart burns the steady fire of aspiration. ~ The Mother,
26:The difficulties are for the strong, and help to make them stronger. ~ The Mother,
27:Learn to call me in your dreams - and you will see the result. ~ The Mother,
28:Never make a mistake. Never lose your temper. Always understand. ~ The Mother,
29:If you do not study, the inertia will go on increasing. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
30:With patience any difficulty can be overcome. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
31:Alone the Divine can give us a perfect safety. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
32:Love the Lord full-heartedly and all will be well.In Love eternal. ~ The Mother,
33:Change yourself and the circumstances will change. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
34:Study, that is the best way to understand. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
35:A persevering will surmounts all obstacles. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Will,
36:Good will for all and good will from all is the basis of peace and harmony. ~ The Mother,
37:Savitri is a mantra for the transformation of the world. ~ The Mother, (to Udar Pinto) ,
38:What we call ourself is only the ego - our true self is the Divine. ~ The Mother,
39:Give Me a moment of your life, I shall take care of your all lives. ~ Sanjay, The Mother ,
40:The Divine is what you adore in Sri Aurobindo. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
41:My child, every day you are going to read Savitri ~ The Mother, Sweet Mother ,
42:The first step is perfect calm and equanimity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.3.03 - Quiet and Calm,
43:Be severe to yourself before being severe to others. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
44:It does not matter if you do not understand it - Savitri, read it always. ~ The Mother,
45:To know how to wait is to put time on one's side. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
46:Each thought turned towards oneself veils the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
47:Fear not, your sincerity is your safeguard. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity,
48:Have the courage to be completely frank with the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
49:In true courage there is no impatience and no rashness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
50:Perseverance breaks down all obstacles. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Perserverance,
51:Replace the eagerness for fame by the aspiration for perfection. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
52:The Divine Consciousness must be our only guide. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
53:To learn is good, To become is better. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms Nov 25 1969,
54:One should read Sri Aurobindo and know the answer. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
55:No life can be successful without self-discipline. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
56:To aspire and to call for help are quite indispensable. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
57:You must feel that Sri Aurobindo is looking at you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
58:Sincerity is the key of the divine doors. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity - II,
59:Progress: is the sign of the divine influence in creation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
60:Repentance: the first step towards rectifying mistakes. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
61:What is the secret of success in sadhana? Surrender. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
62:Everyday, at each moment, my blessings are with you. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 03 June,
63:Never tell a lie: absolute condition for safety on the path ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
64:What should I read at present? Sri Aurobindo's books. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
65:If thoughts come, what should I do? Dismiss them. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
66:Steady efforts always bring great results. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
67:The Truth is sure to prevail in spite of all oppositions. ~ The Mother, White Roses 124,
68:To love the Divine is to be loved by Him. 2 November 1932 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
69:With confidence we shall advance; with certitude we shall wait. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
70:Be always faithful to your faith and you will feel no sorrow. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
71:Have confidence, I am near you.With all my tender love. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
72:Savitri the supreme revelation of Sri Aurobindo's vision. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
73:The true repose is that of a perfect surrender to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
74:The whole of our life should be a prayer offered to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
75:All difficulties are there to test the endurance of the faith. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
76:Only those who are perfectly truthful can be my true children. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
77:What is my true worth in this life? To serve the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
78:A steady hope helps much on the way. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 15 August,
79:There is no greater courage than to be always truthful ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Courage.,
80:We must decide to get rid of all doubts, they are among the worst enemies of our progress. ~ The Mother,
81:What is liberty? Liberty is to depend only on the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
82:A discipline imposed by the will for any spiritual end is tapasya.§ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
83:All is in God's hands; whatever He makes us do, that we shall do. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 3 Satprem,
84:Simple sincerity: the beginning of all progress. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity,
85:Nobody can say, 'there is no hope for me.' because the Divine Grace is there. ~ The Mother, White Roses ,
86:Tell your vital not to judge on appearances and to collaborate. All is well in the long run. ~ The Mother,
87:The measure of the sincerity is the measure of the success.23 April 1968 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
88:They always speak of the rights of love but love's only right is the right of self giving. ~ The Mother,
89:A mistake recognised is a mistake pardoned. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 2.3.08 - The Mother's Help in Difficulties,
90:Day after day our aspiration will grow and our faith will intensify. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
91:With patience one arrives always. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Will and Perserverance,
92:Be perfectly sincere and no victory will be denied to you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity,
93:It is in an unshakable peace that can be found the true power. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II the Divine Peace,
94:Let each suffering pave the wave to transformation. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
95:A constant aspirations conquers all defects. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother May 21,
96:Each time you have to make progress, you have to undergo an examination. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
97:Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. ~ Aristotle, Politics Words Of The Mother II,
98:It is our lack of faith that creates our limitations. With my blessings, ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
99:Renunciation of desires: the essential condition for realisation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
100:How can humanity become one? By becoming conscious of its origin. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
101:In order to remember something, you must first of all be conscious of it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
102:Who am I? The Divine under many disguises. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II "The Divine" and "Man",
103:Let the Divine Presence be always with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
104:The Divine's peace must dwell constantly in our hearts. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
105:What is God? God is the perfection that we must aspire to realise. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
106:All sincere prayers are granted, every call is answered. With my blessings, ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
107:Encourage only what leads quickly to the Lord and serves His divine purpose. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
108:Have a sincere faith in the Divine and you will clearly know what you have to do. Blessings. ~ The Mother,
109:Live within, in the depth of your heart, and nobody or nothing will have the power to disturb you. ~ The Mother,
110:This is a constructive way of feeling which leads straight to the future. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
111:According to my experience people fall into tamas when they go into solitude. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
112:Hail to Thee, Master of the world, who triumphest over all darkness. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
113:The more we know the more we can see that we do not know. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
114:If the need is a true one, the means to do it will come spontaneously. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
115:Receptivity is the capacity of admitting and retaining the Divine Workings. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
116:The Yogi knows by his capacity for a containing or dynamic identity with things and persons and forces. ~ The Mother,
117:When you stand in the light of the Supreme Consciousness, you must not make a shadow. ~ The Mother, Agenda 10 ,
118:There is only one reality, there is only one life, there is only one consciousness: the Divine. ~ The Mother, CWM 11 ,
119:Go on aspiring and the necessary progress is bound to come. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
120:The Divine alone is the support that never fails. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Divine Is with You [14],
121:The help of Sri Aurobindo is constant; it is for us to know how to receive it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
122:Because others are mean is no reason to be mean yourself. 24 April 1933 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother 2020-08-29,
123:If you ask from within for peace, it will come. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Peace and Silence,
124:When the path is known it is easy to tread upon it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
125:yoga: union with the Divine - by extension: the path which leads to this union ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
126:Have faith in the Divine, and go deep inside yourself. My help is always with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
127:How can I have more and more faith and calm, Mother? Aspiration and will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
128:Integral opening of the being towards the Divine: the first step of the ascent. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
129:Faith is spontaneous knowledge in the psychic. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 3.03 - Faith and the Divine Grace,
130:How beautiful is the day when one can offer one's devotion to Sri Aurobindo. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
131:Perseverance: the decision to go to the very end ... [and] is patience in action ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
132:The movement that stores up and concentrates is no less needed than the movement that spreads and diffuses. ~ The Mother,
133:All sincere prayers are granted, but it may take some time to realise materially. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
134:All work must be play, but a divine play, played for the Divine, with the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
135:It is good to have this unshakable faith - it makes your path easier and shorter. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
136:The best way of meeting difficulties is a quiet and calm confidence in the Grace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
137:The more we concentrate on the goal, the more it blossoms forth and becomes precise. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
138:We cannot get strength unless we adore the Mother of strength. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I Bhawani Mandir,
139:Whatever comes to you, if you take it in the right spirit, will turn for the best. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
140:A mistake one denies is a mistake one refuses to set right. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 2.3.08 - The Mother's Help in Difficulties,
141:...before Thee we bow down and implore that we may never forget all we owe to Thee. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
142:Nothing but a radical change of consciousness can deliver the world from its present obscurity. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
143:With trust in the Divines Grace all obstacles can be surmounted. with my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
144:When everything goes wrong, one must know how to remember that God is all-powerful. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
145:Always do what you know to be the best even if it is the most difficult thing to do. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
146:Everything must be transformed by the knowledge of the Truth. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 6 May,
147:Mental boldness: let your mind be capable of foreseeing the perfections of tomorrow. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
148:Never get excited, nervous or agitated. Remain perfectly calm in the face of all circumstances. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
149:The imagination is like a knife which may be used for good or evil purposes. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
150:The light is everywhere, the force is everywhere. And the world is so small. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother MCW Vol. 15.,
151:Be quiet and confident and try to find me inside yourself, it will help you to sleep. ~ The Mother, White Roses Aug 5 1959,
152:Does God ever become angry with us? If yes, when? When you believe He is angry. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
153:Gratitude: A humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
154:His Grace is always with those who want to progress and realise the Truth of tomorrow. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
155:The difficulties you cannot overcome today will be overcome tomorrow or later on. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
156:To grieve is an insult to Sri Aurobindo who is here with us, conscious and alive. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
157:What is my true destiny? The true destiny is to reach the Divine Consciousness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
158:I am with you and I will take you to the goal. Have an unshakable faith and all will go well. Blessings. ~ The Mother?,
159:If you want union in the world, first unify the different parts of your own being. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
160:Perfect attachment to the Divine replaces all vital attractions and passions ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 128,
161:The aspiration is always the sign of the possibility and perseverance leads to the certitude of the realisation. ~ The Mother,
162:There is no greater bliss than that of being like a new born child in front of the Divine.With my blessings ~ The Mother,
163:Consider the Divine Life as the most important thing to obtain. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The True Aim of Life [7],
164:Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak. ~ G K Chesterton,
165:Say-'I have received his Grace: I must be worthy of it', and then all will be well. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
166:The fatigue comes from the resistance and the worry, do not worry, let yourself go, and the fatigue will go also. ~ The Mother,
167:There is no greater courage than that of recognising ones own mistakes With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
168:To follow the path to the end, one must be armed with a very patient endurance. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.3.5.05 - The Path,
169:It is never in vain that an ardent and sincere prayer is addressed to the Divine's Grace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
170:Let this be our one need in life, to realise the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The True Aim of Life [3],
171:Stop thinking of the adverse forces and they will have no power over you. My force is always there to protect you. ~ The Mother,
172:The Divine's love and knowledge must always govern our thoughts and actions. 24 July 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
173:I shall always be with you, my dear little child, in the struggle and in the victory. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
174:...One must not go into the vital world without a special purpose or command and a special protection. ~ The Mother, White Roses ,
175:THe soul cannot think the Divine but knows Him with certitude. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras of the Mother 26 December,
176:What do obstacles matter? We shall always go forward. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Face and Overcome Difficulties,
177:When the aspiration is awake each day brings us nearer to the goal. With my blessings, ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
178:A great joy is always deep in our heart, and always we can find it there. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
179:Everything will come in its time; keep a confident patience and all will be all right. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
180:From step to step, from truth to truth, we shall climb ceaselessly until we reach the perfect realisation of tomorrow. ~ The Mother,
181:In the silence of the heart, you will receive the command. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Peace and Silence,
182:There is a great power in the simple confidence of a child. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother November 17th,
183:It is when one feels like a blind man that one begins to be ready for the illumination. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
184:The disciples judge the forms by the Master. Outsiders judge the Master by the forms. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 202,
185:The strength is always with you to be always faithful to the Divine Will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Faithfulness,
186:But for one who has faith in the Divine Grace, the return to the Light becomes easy. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
187:For the plenitude of His light we invoke the Divine to awaken in us the power to express Him. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
188:If one reads Sri Aurobindo carefully one finds the answers to all that one wants to know. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
189:The only important thing is to follow the Divine's truth with love and joy. My blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 9 May,
190:The only thing worth living for is to serve the Divine. January 1966 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The True Aim of Life [5],
191:To see Thy Victory in all circumstances is certainly the best way of helping It to come. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 240,
192:Turn towards the Divine, all your sufferings will disappear. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 4.04 - Weaknesses,
193:Whatever the difficulty if we keep truly quiet the solution will come. With my blessings, ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
194:A single occupation, a single aim, a single joy - the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
195:How should I meditate? Fix your mind on the aspiration and dismiss everything else. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
196:In activity and in silence, in taking and in giving, always the glad remembrance of Thee. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
197:One will pass through as many stages as it is necessary to take, but one will arrive. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.3.5.05 - The Path,
198:Rely on the Mother always. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III Experiences on the Subtle Physical,
199:Closeness to the Divine will always grow with the growth of consciousness, equanimity and love. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
200:Let us give ourselves without reserve to the Divine, so best shall we receive the Divine Grace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
201:One of the two great steps in this Yoga is to take refuge in the Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
202:The Grace, the Grace alone can act. That alone can open the way, that alone can do the miracle. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
203:What am I to do to get rid of these defects of my nature? Become more and more conscious. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
204:Whatever we do, we must always remember our aim. 7 December 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
205:Let the Divine Consciousness be the leading power in your life. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
206:The Grace is infinite for him who sincerely trusts the Grace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Trust in the Divine Grace and Help,
207:The sage is never alone... he bears in himself the Lord of all things. My Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 21 September,
208:Whatever happens we must remain quiet and trust the Divine's Grace. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 25 October,
209:Accomplishment is without any doubt the fruit of patience. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Will and Perserverance,
210:A depression is always unreasonable as it leads nowhere. It is the most subtle enemy of the Yoga. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
211:After all, it is very simple, we have only to become what we are in the depths of our being. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
212:A new light shall break upon the earth, a light of Truth and Harmony. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras of the Mother 24 December,
213:At the hour of danger a perfect quietness is required. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
214:Daily we must aspire to conquer all mistakes, all obscurities, all ignorances. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
215:The aim of our life on earth is to become conscious of the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
216:Yes, my child, it is quite true that the Divine is the sole refuge - with Him is absolute safety. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
217:Yes, this is the true love, which is a force; it is the union that enables new possibilities to be realised... ~ The Mother, On Education ,
218:All our thoughts, all our sentiments will move towards the Divine as a river towards the sea. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
219:Look into the depths of your heart and you will see the Divine Presence. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 14 July,
220:My child, I have not abandoned you, and I am ready to forget, to efface all revolt. My help is always with you. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 1 ,
221:One must do things with all the ardour of one's soul, with all the strength of one's will. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
222:Whatever work you do, do it as perfectly as you can. That is the best service to the Divine in man ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
223:Always joyfully accept what is given you by the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Gratitude and Faithfulness,
224:Any advice? Be steady and confident. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
225:Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. ~ Goya,
226:He who follows the steep path that climbs the heights can easily slip down into the abyss. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.3.5.05 - The Path,
227:Faith is the surest guide in the darkest days. 16 August 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 3.03 - Faith and the Divine Grace,
228:In all pursuits, intellectual or active, your one motto should be, Remember and Offer. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
229:It is not what you do but the spirit in which you do it that is important for the integral Yoga. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
230:Should I try meditation? It is not necessary if your work is a constant offering to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
231:The life of a man is unfulfilled unless he has found the Divine. 2 June 1972 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
232:Think of the Divine alone and the Divine will be with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
233:To understand the Divine we must have no more preferences. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.05 - The Ways of Working of the Lord,
234:I'm re-reading Savitri. Lucky man! I would love to read it again. And the more you read, the more marvellous it becomes. ~ The Mother,
235:The Divine manifests upon earth whenever and wherever it is possible. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
236:The joy of perfect union can come only when what has to be done is done. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.04 - Relationship with the Divine,
237:The perfect path: for each one the path which leads fastest to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
238:To understand the Divine one must become the Divine. 24 May 1972 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Ways of Working of the Lord [25],
239:Addressed to the One Supreme Lord, There is no other sin, no other vice than to be far from Thee. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 240,
240:Which of Sri Aurobindo's books should I start with?The Life Divine.My blessings.11 March 1941 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
241:Let us constantly aspire to be a perfect instrument for the Divine's work. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 27 August,
242:The Riddle of the WorldIf you can solve it, you will be immortal, but if you fail you will perish. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
243:What is the right way of achieving lasting world unity? To realise the Consciousness of the ONE. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
244:When, in our despair, we cry to the Divine, always He answers to our call. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras of the Mother 21 December,
245:When waking up every morning, let us pray for a day of complete consecration. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 19 June,
246:The Truth is in you - but you must want it, in order to realise it. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother August 29th,
247:Will: power of consciousness turned towards effectuation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
248:However long the journey may be and however great the traveller, at the end is always found exclusive reliance on the Divine Grace. ~ The Mother,
249:If one wants to do a divine work upon earth, one must come with tons of patience and endurance. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
250:I have a sweet little Mother Who lives in my heart; We are so happy together, We shall never part. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
251:In sincerity is the certitude of victory. Sincerity! Sincerity! How sweet is the purity of thy presence! ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
252:O Lord, in the depths of all that is, of all that shall be, is Thy divine and unvarying smile ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 240,
253:Sri Aurobindo is constantly among us and reveals himself to those who are ready to see and hear him. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
254:We must never forget that our goal is to manifest the Supramental Reality. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 25 May,
255:Whatever you do, always remember the Divine. 5 May 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
256:Can You now say with certainty whether this supramental substance will help decisively to realise this new birth? EVIDENTLY. ~ The Mother,
257:I believe that it is his message; all the rest are the preparations, but Savitri is the message. ~ The Mother, In 1963 to Satprem (MA 1963:86),
258:In concentration and silence we must gather strength for the right action. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother November 8th,
259:It is in the Divine that we shall always find all that we need. 17 April 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Divine Is with You [10],
260:Let us go to sleep with a prayer and wake with an aspiration for the New and Perfect Creation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The Human Aspiration,
261:Lord, Thou hast told us: Do not give way, hold tight. It is when everything seems lost that all is saved. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
262:The Divine's Presence is for us an absolute, immutable, invariable fact. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
263:We are always free to make our proposals to the Lord, but after all it is only His will that is realised. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
264:We must gather ourselves in a calm resolution and an unshakable certitude. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother November 9th,
265:It is difficult to get rid of all habits. They must be faced with a steady determination. With my blessings, ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
266:Sri Aurobindo is in the subtle physical, you can meet him when you sleep, if you know how to go there. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
267:The Supreme's power is infinite -it is our faith that is small. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 23 August,
268:Will not past action come in the way of sadhana? Complete consecration to the Divine wipes out what one has been in the past. ~ The Mother,
269:Cheer up, all will be all right, if we know how to last and endure. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Will and Perserverance,
270:Doubt is not a sport to indulge in with impunity; it is a poison which drop by drop corrodes the soul. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
271:From the standpoint of Yoga it is not so much what you do but how you do it that matters most. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 2.04 - Yogic Action,
272:Give all that you have, this is the beginning; give all that you do, this is the way; give all that you are, this is the fulfilment. ~ The Mother,
273:No Joy is comparable to the feeling of the eternal Presence in one's heart. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 04 July,
274:To know how to keep the Divine contact in all circumstances is the secret of beatitude. 21 April 1970 ~ The Mother, On Thoughts and Aphorisms ,
275:To want only what the Divine wants in us and for us, is the one important thing. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
276:Surrender to the Divine is the best emotional protection. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Surrender to the Divine Will,
277:The Divine's voice is heard as a melodious chant in the stillness of the night. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
278:All our strength is with the Divine. With Him we can surmount all the obstacles. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
279:All souls who aspire are always under my direct care. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
280:Be confident, you will become what you have to be and achieve what you have to do. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 3.03 - Faith and the Divine Grace,
281:He is always with us, aware of what we are, of all our thoughts, of all our feelings and all our actions. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
282:How long do You want me to read and study? Four hours of concentrated study a day is enough. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
283:If you have faith and confidence, it is not the human form of the guru that you worship, but the Supreme Lord who manifests through him. ~ The Mother,
284:Progress: to be ready, at every minute, to give up all one is and all one has in order to advance on the way. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
285:Divine Will-the will expressing the highest Truth. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Surrender to the Divine Will,
286:... if one is exclusively occupied with oneself, one gets shut up in a sort of carapace and is not open to the universal forces. ~ The Mother, (CWM 6) ,
287:In each heart, the Divine's Presence is the promise of future and possible perfections. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
288:The Grace will never fail us - such is the faith we must keep constantly in our heart. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 10 May,
289:When you say "I want to serve the Divine", do you believe the All-Knowing does not know that it is a lie? 18 March 1973 ~ The Mother, CWM The Mother,
291:(Darshan Message) Sri Aurobindo's message is an immortal sunlight radiating over the future. 15 August 1972 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER input.su keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_html_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 thedbs.zip todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wikit_list.su wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
292:Mother, why do I lose things so often? Because you do not keep things sufficiently in your consciousness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
293:Our best friend is he who loves us in the best of ourselves, and yet does not ask us to be other than we are. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 288,
294:Do not look behind, look always in front, at what you want to do - and you are sure of progressing With my blessings ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother ,
295:Every morning may our thoughts rise fervently towards Thee, asking Thee how we can manifest and serve Thee best. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations ,
296:How to avoid attacks of depression? Do not pay attention to the depression and act as if it was not there. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
297:I can understand that life is difficult, but the Lord's force is infinite and it is always available for those who pray for it sincerely. ~ The Mother,
298:It is indispensable to keep the faith and the will to conquer. 2 May 1949 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 3.03 - Faith and the Divine Grace,
299:To will what God wills - that is the supreme secret. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Surrender to the Divine Will,
300:We aspire for a knowledge truly knowing, for a power truly powerful, for a love that truly loves. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.03 - The Divine and Man,
301:What is needed of me that I may not fail to progress as I should? A constant and integral aspiration. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
302:On the spiritual path each step forward is a conquest and the result of a fight. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
303:Try to be spontaneous and simple like a child in your relations with me - it will save you from many difficulties. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
304:You must learn to be calm and quiet even in the midst of difficulties. This is the way to overcome all obstacles. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
305:The cause of mediocre work is neither the variety nor the number of activities, but lack of the power of concentration. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
306:The eye of the Divine Consciousness shines like an eternal diamond in the depths of the Inconscient. ~ The Mother, White Roses Jan 22nd 1958,
307:We must know how to depend for everything and in everything on the Divine. He alone can surmount all difficulties. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
308:Yoga through work is the easiest and most effective way to enter into the stream of this Sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
309:Blessed will be the day when the earth, awaken to the Truth, lives only for the Divine. With My Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 28 August,
310:It is always our weaknesses that make us sad, and we can easily recover by advancing one step more on the way. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
311:Remember always the Divine and all you do will be an expression of the Divine Presence. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
312:The Divine Consciousness is the only true help, the only true happiness. 12 August 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Divine Is with You [11],
313:When one works for the Divine, it is much better to do perfectly what one does than to aim at a very big work. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II the Great Work,
314:Be perfectly sincere in your consecration to the Divine's work. This will assure you strength and success. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity,
315:In the present growing conflict what should be our attitude? Faith and total confidence in the Divine's Grace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
316:What is God? God is the perfection that we must aspire to realise. 8 November 1969 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II "The Divine" and "Man" [17],
317:Go deep inside the temple and you will find me there. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
318:Why are we on earth? To find the Divine who is in each of us and in all things. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The True Aim of Life [3],
319:To reach your spiritual goal, be sincere, that is to say, make of it the single purpose of your life. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity,
320:With sincerity, make an effort for progress, and with patience, know how to await the result of your effort. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Patience,
321:Does one enter a temple with dirty feet?Likewise, one does not enter the temple of the spirit with a sullied mind. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
322:New words are needed to express new ideas, new forms are necessary to manifest new forces. With My blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 01 Augest,
323:Be grateful for all ordeals, they are the shortest way to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 2.3.08 - The Mother's Help in Difficulties,
324:Behind the surface of things there is a sea of perfect consciousness in which we can always dip. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
325:Do not live to be happy, live to serve the Divine and the joy that you will experience will be beyond all expectations. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
326:I give order to those who are perfectly and totally surrendered, as these orders cannot be discussed or disobeyed. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
327:We must know how to give our life and also our death, our happiness and also our suffering. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras of the Mother 28 December,
328:One has to call the Mother's Force, even if one does not feel open at the moment. Very often by calling the opening comes and Force too comes. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
329:The cure from all difficulties can come only when the egoistic concentration upon one's desires and conveniences ceases. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
330:The Mother of all godheads and all strengthsWho, mediatrix, binds earth to the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
331:To keep constantly a concentrated and in-gathered attitude is more important than having fixed hours of meditation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
332:In peace and silence the eternal manifests; allow nothing to disturb you and the eternal will manifest. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 13 September,
333:The storm is only at the surface of the sea; in the depths all is quiet. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
334:To express our gratitude to Sri Aurobindo we can do nothing better than to be a living demonstration of his teaching. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
335:Attachment for the Divine wraps itself around the Divine and finds all its support in Him so as to be sure never to leave Him. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
336:I am weeping without knowing why. Weep if you like, but do not worry. After the rain the sun shines more bright. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
337:Wealth is a force and it should be a means of circulation, a power in movement, as flowing water is a power in movement. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 ,
338: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 ,
339:The road to the Divine: always long, often dry in appearance, but always abundant in its results. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
340:Yoga is sufficient to fill a whole life if it is done seriously - but it goes without saying, one must be patient, otherwise nothing can be achieved. ~ The Mother,
341:At each moment of our life, in all circumstance the Grace is there helping us to surmount all difficulties. With my blessings ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
342:Open yourself more and more to the Divine's force and your work will progress steadily towards perfection. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
343:The true Agni always burns in deep peace; it is the fire of an all-conquering will. Let it grow in you in perfect equanimity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
344:To be receptive is to feel the urge to give and the joy of giving to the Divine's Work all one has, all one is, all one does. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
345:All has to be done by the working of the Mother's force aided by your aspiration, devotion and surrender. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
346:Leave all care to the Divine Grace, including your progress, and you will be in peace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Trust in the Divine Grace and Help,
347:All force is cosmic and the individual is merely an instrument. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother Becoming Conscious of the Mother’s Force,
348:Forget your difficulties. Forget yourself... And the Lord will take care of your progress. With love and blessings. 5 March 1968 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
349:Our attention must be fixed on the earth because our work is here. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother Some Occult and Spiritual Experiences,
350:Even if things are not as they ought to be, worry does not help to make them better. A quiet confidence is the source of strength. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
351:How can one get rid of one's vanity and selfishness? By a complete consecration to the Divine and a loving surrender to the Divine's Will. Blessings. ~ The Mother,
352:It is always a mistake to complain about the circumstances of our life, for they are the outward expression of what we are ourselves. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
353:It is only in quietness and peace that one can know what is the best thing to do. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
354:What are the defects in me that are coming in my way of spiritual as well as material progress? Tamas and sluggishness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
355:Whatever work you do, do it as perfectly as you can. That is the best service to the Divine in man ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Progress and Perfection in Work,
356:When one is incapable of comforming to a discipline, one is also incapable of doing anything of lasting value in life. 16 Februrary 1967. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
357:Be quiet always, calm, peaceful, and let the Force work in your consciousness through the transparency of a perfect sincerity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
358:By studying carefully what Sri Aurobindo has said on all subjects one can easily reach a complete knowledge of the things of this world. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
359:Control over the lower impulsions is the first step towards realisation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 4.04 - Weaknesses,
360:Day and night constantly the Presence is there. It is enough to turn silently inward and we detect it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
361:Gratitude: it is you who open all the closed doors and let the Grace which saves penetrate deeply. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Gratitude and Faithfulness,
362:If the Lord wills for you a hardship, do not protest. Take it as a blessing and indeed it will become so. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Difficulties of Surrender,
363:in absolute reliance on the Mother, fearing nothing, sorrowing over nothing ... a glad equanimity even in the face of difficulties... ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV ,
364:It is the Divine Grace that must be prayed for-if justice were to manifest, very few would be those who could stand in front of it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
365:Mother, what is the difference between an ardent aspiration and a pulling down of force? It is the vital that pulls down and the psychic that aspires. ~ The Mother,
366:The resistance with which we meet in the accomplishment of our work is proportional to its importance. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 10 October,
367:What is exactly meant by a sincere aspiration? An aspiration which is not mixed with any interested and egoistic calculation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
368:You can recreate a new world this very moment if you know how to create it, that is, if you are capable of changing your nature. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
369:Divine Mother, Do you wish us to try and intensively spread the Yoga in America? Yoga can not be spread by any exterior means. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
370:Let us do our best in all circumstances, leaving the result to the Divine's decision. 20 May 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Surrender to the Divine Will [109],
371:The Force is there waiting to be manifested, we must discover the new forms through which it can manifest. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 12 June,
372:To work for the Divine is very good, it is a delight. But to work with the Divine is a felicity infintely deeper and sweeter still. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
373:Yes, to live in the consciousness of the Divine Presence is the only thing that matters. 2 June 1934 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
374:God cannot be taken by violence. It is only through love and harmony that you can reach God. Be in peace - my blessings are with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
375:How is one to know what the Divine's Work is and how is one to work with the Divine? You have only to unite and identify yourself with the Divine. ~ The Mother,
376:How should I continue my practice (sadhana) after returning home? Quiet yourself and in the quiet see and feel the Mother. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
377:Q.: There is conflict in the teachings of Aurobindo and of the Mother.M.: First surrender the Self and then harmonise the conflicts. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks 164,
378:What is the most important moment in life? The present moment. For the past no longer exists and the future does not yet exist. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
379:It is good to recognise your mistakes, but you must not torment yourself. You must not suffer, you must correct yourself instead. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
380:No effort is lost. There is always an answer, even if it is not perceived. 7 December 1969 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Will and Perserverance,
381:The Divine may very well lean down towards you, but to understand Him rightly you must come up to Him. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Ways of the Working of the Lord,
382:...peace and joy can be there permanently, but the condition of this permanence is that one should have the constant contact or indwelling of the Divine.. ~ The Mother,
383:The Divine's glory transforms defeats into eternity's victories, shadows have fled before His radiant brightness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
384:The Mother underlined the words 'all will be well' and wrote beside them: 'This is the voice of truth, the one you must listen to.' ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
385:To be and to become more and more what the Divine wants us to be should be our greatest preoccupation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
386:In order to be filled anew the vessel must get empty sometimes. It is when we are preparing for greater receptivities that we feel empty. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
387:Sri Aurobindo is always with us, enlightening, guiding, protecting. We must answer to his grace by a perfect faithfulness. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 14 AUGUST,
388:There is a purpose in life - and it is the only true and lasting one - the Divine. Turn to Him and the emptiness will go. Blessings. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
389:When we repeat the Name of the Mother, it begins to echo in all your consciousness, outside as well as inside you. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
390:You take up the spiritual path only when you feel you cannot do otherwise. 27 October 1952 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.05 - The Ways of Working of the Lord,
391:All human beings have a spiritual destiny which is near or far depending on each one's determination. One must will in all sincerity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
392:It is no use excusing yourself; you must have the will never to fall back into the faults you have committed. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 2.3.08 - The Mother's Help in Difficulties,
393:The Mother is the goal, everything is in her : if she is attained, all is attained. If you dwell in her consciousness, everything else unfolds of itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo?,
394:Why do men want to worship? It is far better to become than to worship. It is the reluctance to change that makes one worship. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
395:How can I make Sri Aurobindo's influence living and dynamic in my daily activities? Be perfectly sincere and He will answer your call. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
396:The things we cannot realise today we shall be able to realise tomorrow. The only necessity is to endure. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 20 August,
397:What is a change of consciousness? A change of consciousness is equivalent to a new birth, a birth into a higher sphere of existence. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
398:All depends on what you expect from life, but if you sincerely want to do the Yoga, you must abstain from all sexual activities. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
399:Keep always this awareness of my constant loving presence and all will be all right. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
400:The control over the thoughts and the power of seeing the image of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo in the head are a very good beginning. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV ,
401:Tiredness shows lack of will for progress. When you feel tired or fatigued that is lack of will for progress. Fire is always burning in you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
402:We must see only through the Divine's eyes and act only through the Divine's will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
403:Eternal Presence [facsimile] Sri Aurobindo is constantly among us and reveals himself to those who are ready to see and hear him. 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER input.su keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_html_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 thedbs.zip todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wikit_list.su wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
404:Every being carries within him the Divine Inhabitant; and although no being in the whole universe is as weak as man, none is as divine as he. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
405:Happiness is not the aim of life. The aim of ordinary life is to carry out one's duty, the aim of spiritual life is to realise the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 2020-08-26,
406:Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother - On spirit possession and mental imbalances ~ , https://auromere.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/on-spirit-possession-and-mental-imbalances/ ,
407:Let us unite our will in a great aspiration; let us pray for an intervention of the Grace. A miracle can always happen. Faith has a sovereign power. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
408:Surrender: to will what the Divine wills is the supreme wisdom. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
409:The future is for those who have the soul of a hero. The stronger and more sincere our faith, the more powerful and effective will be the help received. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
410:To allow the free working of the New Consciousness that descended last year, what should a sadhak do? 1) Be receptive and 2) Be plastic ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
411:A tireless benevolence, clear-seeing and comprehensive, free from all personal reaction, is the best way to love God and serve Him upon earth. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
412:Heroism is not what people say, it is to be completely united - and the divine help will always be with those who have, in all sincerity, resolved to be heroic. Voilà. ~ The Mother,
413:Do not take my words for a teaching. Always they are a force in action, uttered with a definite purpose, and they lose their true power when separated from that purpose. ~ The Mother,
414:If man surrenders totally to the Divine, he identifies himself with the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
415:Mother, What is the rationale of Divine Grace? Is not the Supreme Mother always ready with Her Grace for those who can call it down? Yes. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
416:Our constant prayer is to understand the Divine's will and to live accordingly. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
417:The Divine's will is that we should be like channels always open, always more wide, so that His forces may pour their abundance into the mould. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
418:The only important thing is the goal to be attained. The way matters little, and often it is better not to know it in advance. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
419:The very best happens always to those who have put their entire trust in the Divine and in the Divine alone. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Trust in the Divine Grace and Help,
420:Utter SILENCE must be observed in the room. Whoever pronounces a word in the presence of Sri Aurobindo will have to leave the place immediately. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
421:Behind the sorrow and lonliness, behind the emptiness and the feeling of incapacity, there is the golden light of the Divine Presence shining soft and warm. ~ The Mother, White Roses ,
422:It is only the Divine's Grace that can give peace, happiness, power, light, knowledge, beatitude and love in their essence and their truth. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
423:We ought to be in a constant state of aspiration, but when we cannot aspire let us pray with the simplcity of a child. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 25 July,
424:When we trust in the Divine's Grace we get an unfailing courage. 15 May 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 3.03 - Faith and the Divine Grace,
425:Why do you believe in what the astrologers say? It is the belief that brings the trouble. Sri Aurobindo says that a man becomes what he thinks he is. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
426:If need be, a prayer addressed to the Divine:I belong to You and I want to know You so that all that I do is nothing but what you want me to do. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
427:What attitude should I keep while doing my works of daily routine? How should I act with family members, relatives and friends? Detachment. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
428:Sweet Mother, how does one do Yoga?Be wholly sincere, never try to deceive others. And try never to deceive yourself. Blessings. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
429: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 ,
430:The Grace is something that pushes you towards the goal to be attained....The Grace is that which makes you march swiftly towards the realisation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
431:This is the power of Mahalakshmi and there is no aspect of the Divine Shakti more attractive to the heart of the embodied beings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
432:What is Consciousness? When the Lord becomes conscious of Himself, the world is created. Consciousness is the breath that gives life to all. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
433:When the adverse forces are dealt with in the right way, all that is ugly and false disappears to leave place only for what is true and beautiful. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
434:My protection is always with you and nothing bad can happen. But you must take the decision to shake off the fear and then my force can work fully. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
435:The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short; the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Surrender to the Divine Will,
436:The Divine is the perfection towards which we move. And if you like, I shall lead you to Him very willingly. Have confidence. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II "The Divine" and "Man",
437:There is a thirst for Love which no human relation can quench. It is only the Divine's love that can satisfy that thirst. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Divine Love and Human Love,
438:In fact, if one reads attentively what Sri Aurobindo has written, all that he has written, one would have the answer to every question. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
439:Keep full reliance on the Mother. When one does that, the victory even if delayed, is sure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III Feelings and Sensations in the Process of Descent,
440:No human will can finally prevail against the Divine's Will. Let us put ourselves deliberately and exclusively on the side of the Divine, and the Victory is ultimately certain. ~ The Mother,
441:The Mother does not act by the mind, so to judge her action with the mind is futile. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother The Mother’s Way of Dealing with Sadhaks,
442:It is when all seems lost that all can be saved. When you have lost confidence in your personal power, then you should have faith in the Divine Grace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
443:Once you have turned to the Divine, saying 'I want to be yours', and the Divine has said, 'Yes' the whole world cannot keep you from it. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
444:The object of meditation is to open to the Mother and grow through many progressive experiences into a higher consciousness in union with the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
445:What is the best method to find the Divine who is in each of us and in all things? Aspiration. Silence. Concentration in the solar plexus region. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
446:For Sri Aurobindo's centenary, what is the best offering that I can personally make to Sri Aurobindo? Offer him your mind in all sincerity. 13 November 1970 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
447:If we want to have conversations with God (of course within us), is it possible? If yes, on what condition? God does not indulge in conversation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
448:You are here to contact your soul, and that is why you live. Aspire persistently and try to silence your mind. The aspiration must come from the heart. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
449:A mere confused instability is not the right way. When the confusion comes, you should remain quiet, reject it and call in the Mother's light and force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV ,
450:Even if you are not apparently successful in your meditation, it is better to persist and to be more obstinate than the opposition of your lower nature. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
451:All difficulties are solved by taking rest in the Divine's arms, for these arms are always opened with love to shelter us. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Face and Overcome Difficulties,
452:If we shed tears for God, does He ever shed a tear for us? Surely He has deep compassion for you, but His eyes are not of the kind that shed tears. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
453:Yoga means union with the Divine, and the union is effected through offering - it is founded on the offering of yourself to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 (28 April),
454:Concentration upon oneself means decay and death. Concentration on the Divine alone brings life and growth and realisation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
455:Concentration on the Divine is the only truly valid thing. To do what the Divine wants us to do is the only thing valid. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
456:The Divine's Presence gives us peace in strength, serenity in action and an unchanging happiness in the midst of all circumstances. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
457:What should we do to remain always in contact with the Divine, so that no person or event can draw us away from this contact? Aspiration. Sincerity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
458:Why was not man created good from the beginning? It is not God who made man wicked. It is man who makes himself wicked by separating himself from God. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
459:The Divine's Grace is wonderful and almighty. And the ways of working of the Lord are full of a delightful sense of humour... ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II the Ways of Working of the Lord,
460:The Divine's triumph is so perfect that every obstacle, every ill-will, every hatred rising against Him is a promise of a vaster and still completer victory. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
461:To live in the Supreme Truth, if only for a minutes, is worth more than writing or reading hundreds of books on the methods or processes by which to find it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
462:Divine Mother, My giant enemy ego is sitting directly in my path and will not let me pass. In what manner should I fight him? Ignore him and go through. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
463:Horoscopes have no importance for those who take up yoga, because the influence that works through yoga is much more powerful than the influence of the stars. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
464:Q : How can I meditate? What is meant by opening? Where should I open?The Mother,: An inner purity and receptivity that freely lets in the Mother's influence. Begin with the heart. ~ The Mother,
465:Since the beginning of earth history, Sri Aurobindo has always presided over the great earthly transformations, under one form or another, one name or another. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
466:The Divine is everywhere and in everything; and we are created to discover the Divine and to unite with the Divine for his manifestation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
467:At the service of the Divine we are; it is the Divine who decides, ordains and puts in motion, directs and accomplishes the action. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras of the Mother 25 December,
468:In the Divine's light we shall see, in the Divine's knowledge we shall know, in the Divine's will we shall realise. 1 October 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
469:Inwardly things seem to be improving; outwardly a sort of disintegration seems to be at the door. Where do we stand? In front of a beautiful realisation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
470:To those who want to practise the integral Yoga, it is strongly advised to abstain from three things: 1) Sexual intercourse 2) Smoking 3) Drinking alcohol ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
471:Human beings are capable of withdrawing from the Divine - and they often do it; but for the Divine to withdraw from human beings, that is an impossibility. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
472:I aspire for the higher life from above the head; but I always feel strained in the middle part of the forehead. What should I do? Do not strain yourself. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
473:It is always well for the man to go the moment his work is done and not to outstay the Mother’s welcome. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings: Historical Impressions The French Revolution,
474:Lord, without Thee life is a monstrosity. Without Thy Light, Thy Consciousness, Thy Beauty and Thy Force, all existence is a sinister and grotesque comedy. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 240,
475:No man ever succeeded in this sadhana by his own merit. To become open and plastic to the Mother is the one thing needed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III Difficulties of the Path - VII,
476:All that leads you away from me in thought and feeling is bad. All that brings you closer to me and gives you the perception and joy of my presence is good. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
477:Lord, the year is dying and our gratitude bows down to Thee. Lord, the year is reborn, our prayer rises up to Thee. Let it be for us also the dawn of a new life. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
478:The Twelve Powers of the Mother manifested for Her Work: Sincerity, Peace, Equality, Generosity, Goodness, Courage, Progress, Receptivity, Aspiration, Perserverance, Gratitude, Humility ~ The Mother?,
479:The whole life is a sadhana. It is a mistake to cut it into bits and say this is sadhana and that is not. Even your eating and sleeping should be a part of sadhana. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
480:Always remember the Mother. Call upon her. Then the difficulties will go away. Do not be afraid, do not be perturbed by the difficulties. Call upon the Mother steadily. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Annual Issue 27,
481:An aimless life is always a miserable life. Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life. ~ The Mother, On Education p.3,
482:If earnestly you say to the Divine, I want only Thee, the Divine will arrange the circumstances in such a way that you are compelled to be sincere. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity,
483:So what should I do when an unconverted part rises to the surface? Put the light and the knowledge on it patiently until it gets converted. 29 May 1934 ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
484:The whole world is in a process of progressive transformation; if you take up the discipline of Yoga, you speed up in yourself the process. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
485:Be very sincere and straightforward, harbour nothing within yourself which you cannot show me without fear, do nothing which you would be ashamed of before me. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
486:To do at each moment the best we can and leave the result to the Divine's decision, is the surest way to peace, happiness, strength, progress and final perfection. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
487:How to remember the Mother during work? One starts by a mental effort - afterwards it is an inner consciousness that is formed... it is always conscious of her. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Correspondences 2020-08-17,
488:It is not by mental activity that you can quiet your miind, it is from a higher or deeper level that you can receive the help you need. And both can be reached in silence only. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
489:It is not so much the act that matters, but the consciousness in which it is done. So all is well and do not torment yourself. My love is always with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
490:The only thing you have to do is to remain quiet, undisturbed, solely turned towards the Divine; the rest is in His hands. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
491:Who has made the Divine? Himself. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 1.02 - Twenty-two Letters,
492:According to the nature of the action, it brings you near to the Divine or takes you away from Him, and that is the supreme consequence. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Ways of Working with the Lord,
493:Be quiet and offer yourself calmly and confidently. All that happens is always the effect of the Supreme's Will. Human action can be the occasion but never the cause. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
494:Can the very physical cells of one's body have more aspiration than the rest of the being? It is quite possible as the 'sadhana' is done now in the body itself. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
495:Detect first what is false or obscure in you and persistently reject it, then alone can you rightly call for the divine Power to transform you. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
496:...everything really depends on the Divine Grace and we should look towards the future with confidence and serenity, at the same time progressing as fast as we can. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
497:In each human being there is a beast crouching ready to manifest at the slightest unwatchfulness. The only remedy us a constant vigilance. With my blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 18 AUGUST,
498:To surrender to the Divine is to renounce your narrow limits and let yourself be invaded by It and made a centre for Its play. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Surrender to the Divine Will,
499:To waste one's time seeking the satisfaction of one's petty desires is sheer folly. True happiness is possible only when one has found the Divine. 19 February 1972 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
500:Knowledge and tapasya, whatever their force, have a less sustaining power—faith is the strongest staff for the journey. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother The Mother’s Protection,
501:Real happiness is of divine origin; it is pure and unconditioned. Ordinary happiness is of vital origin; it is impure and depends on circumstances. 18 November 1933 ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
502:The individual self and the universal self are one; in every world, in every being, in each thing, in every atom is the Divine Presence, and man's mission is to manifest it. ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago ,
503:The Mother - The power of the Divine Consciousness is the goal, everything is in her; if she is attained, all is attained. If you dwell in her consciousness, everything else unfolds itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
504:These ideas of incapacity are absurd, they are the negation of the truth of progress - what cannot be done today, will be done another day, if the aspiration is there. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
505:We must be satisfied with what the Divine gives us, and do what He wants us to do without weakness, free from useless ambition. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Surrender to the Divine Will,
506:Do not take my words for a teaching. Always they are a force in action, uttered with a definite purpose, and they lose their true power when separated from that purpose. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
507: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 ,
508:Essentially there is but one single true reason for living: it is to know oneself. We are here to learn - to learn what we are, why we are here, and what we have to do. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
509:How can we know that we are receptive? When we feel the urge to give and the joy of giving to the Divine's work, then we can be sure that we have become receptive. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
510:There is an internal freedom permitted to every mental being called man to assent or not to assent to the Divine leading. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother 2.3.01 - Aspiration and Surrender to the Mother,
511:An absolute faith and trust in the Grace is, in the last analysis, the Supreme Wisdom. 15 August 1956 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 3.03 - Faith and the Divine Grace,
512:Before going to sleep every night, we must pray that the mistakes we may have committed during the day should not be repeated in future. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 4.03 - Mistakes,
513:How can I meditate? What is meant by opening? Where should I open? An inner purity and receptivity that freely lets in the Mother's influence. Begin with the heart. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
514:So can we conclude that Divine Grace works best when it is established in the earth consciousness? Is it the aim of your endeavour to establish it permanently? Yes. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
515:Suffocated by the shallowness of the human nature we aspire to the knowledge that truly knows, the power that truly can, the love that truly loves. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II "The Divine" and "Man",
516:Very few are those who can stand firm on the rock of their faith and trust in the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
517:We must never forget that we are here to serve the Supramental Truth and Light and to prepare its manifestation in ourselves and upon the earth. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother Aug 13th,
518:The Grace and the help are always there for all who aspire for them and their power is limitless when received with faith and confidence. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Faith in the Divine Grace and Help,
519:Can 'calm' give a solution to all problems? Yes, but for this the calm must be perfect, in all the parts of the being, so that the power may express itself through it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
520:If we had a truly living faith, an absolute certitude of the almighty power of the Divine, His manifestation could be so evident that the whole earth would be transformed by it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
521:How can I offer my work? Usually one works for one's own profit and satisfaction; instead of that, one should work to serve the Divine and express His will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
522:In the world, as it is, the goal of life is not to secure personal happiness, but to awaken the individual progressively towards the truth-consciousness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
523:My family consists of myself, wife, two sons and one girl. I desire to come here and stay permanently, but my wife does not approve of it. What should I do? Detachment. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
524:There is nothing which cannot be a yogic discipline if one does it properly. And if it is not done properly, even tapasya will be of no use and will lead you nowhere. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
525:In the Divine, by the Divine all is transfigured and glorified; in the Divine is found the key of all mysteries and all powers. 14 September 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
526:On the physical plane the Divine expresses himself through beauty, on the mental plane through knowledge, on the vital plane through power and on the psychic plane through love. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
527:In this last day of the year, let us take the resolution that all our weaknesses and obstinate obscurities will drop from us along with the finishing year. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 2.3.08 - The Mother's Help in Difficulties,
528:Let all thoughts, all feelings, all actions, all hopes be turned towards the Divine and concentrated on Him. He is our only help and our only safety. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
529:Keep yourself open to the Mother and in perfect union with her. Make yourself entirely plastic to her touch and let her mould you swiftly towards perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
530:The Mother alone is your destination. She contains everything in herself. To have her is to have everything. If you live in her Consciousness, there will be an automatic flowering of every other thing. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
531:All is mute in the being, but in the bosom of the silence burns the lamp that can never be extinguished, the fire of an ardent aspiration to know and to love integrally the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
532:Enlightened individual power: limited in its action but of a very high capacity.*Mentalised power: power becomes utilisable.*Dynamic power: indispensable for progress. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
533:Only one thing is important, it is to find the Divine. For each one and for the whole world anything becomes useful if it helps to find the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
534:The Mother’s sleep is not sleep but an inner consciousness, in which she is in communication with people or working everywhere. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother Other Dreams and Experiences,
535:My heart feels arid, sad and gloomy, Mother. Why don't you try to read something beautiful and interesting and turn your attention away from yourself? That is the best remedy. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
536:Do not think yourself big or small, very important or very unimportant; for we are nothing in ourselves. We must only live to become what the Divine wills of us. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Humility and Modesty,
537:... the Divine will come... without your seeing Him... and He will arrange all the circumstances in such a way that everything that prevents you from belonging to the Divine will be removed from your path... ~ The Mother,
538:We should always be on our guard against the interference of the ego, shouldn't we, Mother? Certainly this is correct. Ambition is always a source of disturbance and confusion. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
539:Whenever there is any difficulty we must always remember that we are here exclusively to accomplish the Divine's will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
540:Be sure that the Mother will be always with you to carry you upon the path. Difficulties come and difficulties go, but, she being with you, the victory is sure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
541:And when no subject is given, is it enough to concentrate on your Presence in the heart-centre? Should we avoid a formulated prayer? Yes, concentration on the Presence is enough. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
542:Darkness, darkness, vanish away! O Mother, are You not here?I am here and I am concentrating upon you all the light needed to dissolve any darkness whatever. It is up to you to receive it.18 May 1935 ~ The Mother,
543:We would like to be able to show the children pictorial representations of what life should be, but we still have not reached that stage, very far from it. Those films are yet to be made... ~ The Mother, On Education 1968,
544:It is rare that somebody can surrender entirely to the Divine's Will without having to face one or another of the difficulties. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
545:The Divine's words comfort and bless, soothe and illumine, and the Divine's generous hand lifts a fold of the veil which hides the infinite knowledge. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
546:Like the child who does not reason and has no care, trust thyself to the Divine that His will may be done. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
547:What do I need to develop most? And what do I need to reject most? Develop - sincerity (that is, an integral adhesion to the Divine's way. Reject - the pull of the old human habits. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
548:Tiredness shows lack of will for progress. When you feel tired or fatigued that is lack of will for progress. Fire is always burning in you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Weakness,
549:You should not rely on anything else alone, however helpful it may seem, but chiefly, primarily, fundamentally on the Mother’s Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother Reliance on the Mother’s Force,
550:When I say that I have initiated someone, I mean that I have revealed myself to this person, without words, and that he was capable of seeing, feeling and knowing What I am. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I Role As Guide,
551:Is it not true that even most of the seekers after God cannot call it down? And yet they can receive it if someone, a guru or avatar, has once called it down within him. Is it so? Yes. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
552:It is the conflict in you between what is attached to ordinary life and what aspires for the divine life. It is up to you to choose which is the strongest in you and to act accordingly. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
553:There is nothing more beautiful than to unite with the divine Consciousness. One is sure to find what one seeks - if one seeks it in all sincerity; for what one seeks is within oneself. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
554: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,
555:Should I spend some time in solitude? It is the old methods of yoga which demand silence and solitude. The yoga of tomorrow is to find the Divine in work and in relation with the world. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
556:There is a truth to know, a work to do;Her play is real; a Mystery he fulfils:There is a plan in the Mother’s deep world-whim,A purpose in her vast and random game. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 01.04 - The Secret Knowledge,
557:When men will understand that the Divine knows better than they do what is the best for them, many of their difficulties will disappear. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Surrender to the Divine Will,
558:You have asked us to help You. How can I help You? What am I to do? To concentrate and open to receive the new progressive consciousness, to receive the new things which are coming down. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
559:One has only to aspire sincerely and keep oneself as open as possible to the Mother's Force. Then whatever difficulties come, they will be overcome-it may take some time, but the result issue. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
560:Tolerance is only the first step towards wisdom.The need to tolerate indicates the presence of preferences.He whose consciousness is one with the Supreme Consciousness meets all things with a perfect equanimity. ~ The Mother,
561:Financial power is the materialization of a vital force turned into one of the greatest powers of action: the power to attract, acquire, and utilize. Like all the other powers, it must be put at the service of the Divine. ~ The Mother,
562:Sweet Mother, Can you hear me whenever I call you?My dear child, Be sure that I hear you each time you call and my help and force go straight to you. With my blessings. 1 June 1960 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
563:The opinion of the Supreme Lord alone has importance. The Supreme Lord alone deserves all our love and He returns it to us a hundredfold. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Man's relationship with the Divine,
564:Endure and you will triumph. Victory goes to the most enduring. And with the Grace and divine love nothing is impossible. My force and love are with you. At the end of the struggle there is Victory ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
565:It is not by books that Sri Aurobindo ought to be studied but by subjects - what he has said on the Divine, on Unity, on religion, on evolution, on education, on self-perfection, on supermind, etc., etc. ~ The Mother, On Education 205,
566:To give oneself to the Divine, to receive and be the Divine, to transmit and spread forth the Divine: these are the three simultaneous movements which constitute our total relation with the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
567:Surrender is the decision to hand over the responsibility of your life to the Divine. This is done either through the mind or the emotion or the life-impulse or through all of them together. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
568:The Divine is the sure friend who never fails, the Power, the Support, the Guide. The Divine is the Light which scatters darkness, the conqueror who assures the victory. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
569:The other quotation is a mantra.OM Sri Aurobindo MiraOpen my mind, my heart, my life to your Light,your Love, your Power. In all things may I see the Divine.16 July 1938On Himself, 26.512 ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 11 ,
570:Our thoughts are still ignorant, they must be enlightened. Our aspiration is still imperfect, it must be purified. Our action is still powerless, it must become effective. With my Blessings. ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother 25 August,
571:The Mother is the Divine Consciousness-Force that makes Him manifested. It is She who forms all worlds and beings and things and souls for the Divine Inhabitant. She is the Divine Will that is one with Divine Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
572:Be always ready to receive the Divine, for He may visit you at any moment. And if sometimes He makes you wait at the appointed meeting-place, that is certainly no reason for you yourself to be late. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 42,
573:How can a change of consciousness change the life upon earth? A change in human consciousness will make possible the manifestation upon earth of a higher Force, a purer Light, a more total Truth. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
574:When you want to realise something, you make quite spontaneously the necessary effort; this concentrates your energies on the thing to be realised and that gives a meaning to your life. 13 Jan 1951 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
575:What exactly should I do to accelerate the sadhana? Wait quietly for the exact indication; all mental intervention and decisions are arbitrary. The clear indication comes in the silence of the mind. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
576:What is soul and in what form does it exist in us? The first form of the soul is a spark of light from the Divine. By evolution it becomes an individualised being and then it can take the form it wants. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
577:It is not one’s personal fitness and worthiness that makes one succeed, but the Mother’s grace and power and the consent of the soul to her grace and the workings of her Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II 1.2.01 - The Call and the Capacity,
578:Two are the ends of existence, two are the dreams of the Mother:Heaven unchanging, earth with her time-beats yearn to each other,—Earth-souls needing the touch of the heavens peace to recapture ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.02 - Ahana,
579:There is a genius within every one of us - we don't know it. We must find the way to make it come out - but it is there sleeping, it asks for nothing better than to manifest; we must open the door to it. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
580:It is the Divine Presence that gives value to life. This Presence is the source of all peace, all joy, all security. Find this Presence in yourself and all your difficulties will disappear. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
581:Open your heart and you will find me already there.Don't be restless, remain quietly concentrated in your heart and you will find me there.1 October 1935 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
582:The Divine is present among us. When we remember Him always He gives us the strength to face all circumstances with perfect peace and equanimity. Become aware of the Presence and your difficulties will disappear. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
583:(Examples of subjects for meditation) New birth. Birth to a new consciousness. The psychic consciousness. How to awaken in the body the aspiration for the Divine. The ill-effects of uncontrolled speech. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
584:The human being is made of different parts, sometimes clearly separated. They can unite only under the psychic influence and action. Persist in your endeavour and you are sure to succeed. Blessings. 5 October 1972 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
585:Whatever name is called the Power that answers is the Mother. Each name indicates a certain aspect of the Divine and is limited by that aspect; the Mother's Power is universal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II Namajapa or Repetition of the Name,
586:Be courageous and do not think so much of yourself. It is because you make your little ego the centre of your preoccupation that you are sad and unsatisfied. To forget oneself is the great remedy for all ills. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
587:I bow to You, Sweet Mother. Be present in me always and for ever.Yes, I am always with you, but you must never forget to call me, for it is by calling me that the presence becomes effective. 15 December 1934 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
588:How can one conquer the obscure vital? Rather, how is it possible to change the obscure vital into a luminous vital? By the surrender of the vital, its opening to the light, and by the growth of consciousness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
589: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 ,
590:It goes without saying that for admission to live in this ideal place (Sri Aurobindo Ashram) the essential conditions that need to be fulfilled are good character, good conduct, honest, regular and efficient work and a general goodwill. ~ The Mother, CWM 13 ,
591:Aspiration is a turning upward of the inner being with a call, yearning, prayer for the Divine, for the Truth, for the Consciousness, Peace, Ananda, Knowledge, descent of Divine Force or whatever else is the aim of one's endeavour. ~ The Mother,
592:At each moment may our attitude be such that the Divine's Will determines our choice so that the Divine may give the direction to all our life. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
593:I am with you because I am you or you are me. I am with you, that signifies a world of things, because I am with you on all levels, on all planes, from the supreme consciousness down to my most physical consciousness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
594:Sweet Mother, I feel that something is wrong and you are very displeased with me.It is the very first proposition that is wrong, I am not displeased with you - so all that follows cannot be correct. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
595:It is by persevering that one conquers difficulties, not by running away from them. One who perseveres is sure to triumph. Victory goes to the most enduring. Always do your best and the Lord will take care of the results. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
596:Life is a perpetual choice between truth and falsehood, light and darkness, progress and regression, the ascent towards the heights or a fall into the abyss. It is for each one to choose freely. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
597:To lead the Divine Life does not depend on any exterior activity or circumstances. Whatever you do from the highest work to the most ordinary, you can lead the Divine Life if you are in the true consciousness and the right attitude. ~ The Mother, White Roses - I ,
598:Who is worthy or unworthy in front of the Divine Grace? All are children of the one and the same Mother. Her love is equally spread over all of them. But to each one She gives according to his nature and receptivity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
599:Make of us the hero warriors we aspire to become. May we fight successfully the great battle of the future that is to be born, against the past that seeks to endure, so that the new things may manifest and we be ready to receive them. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
600:I feel a darkness obstructing the back of my head. My head feels heavy and dark. Why has this happened to me and what is it? Most often these attacks are the result of bad thoughts you have had, which fall back on you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
601:My lower nature continues to do the same stupid things. You alone can change it. What are Your conditions? 1) to be convinced that you can change. 2) to will to change without accepting the excuses of the lower nature. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
602:The Mothers Symbol ::: The central circle represents the Divine Consciousness. The four petals represent the four powers of The Mother. The twelve petals represent the twelve powers of the Mother manifested for Her work. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
603:And from this point of view no formulation is better than any other; the best of all is the one that helps each one to remember, that is, the way in which the intervention of the Grace has crystallised in the thought. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
604:What is true love and how to find it?‡Do you know what is true love?There is only one true love, the love from the Divine, which, in human beings, turns into love for the Divine. Shall we say that the nature of the Divine is Love. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
605:Near to the quiet truth of things we standIn this grey moment. Neither happy lightNor joyful sound deceives the listening heart,Nor Night inarms, the Mother brooding vast,To comfort us with sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Chitrangada,
606:What does 'the final victory' mean? What is victory and what is defeat? What do they represent in our sports? I was not referring to victory in games, but to the victory of the consciousness over ignorance and stupidity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
607:In order to be always near me really and effectively you must become more and more sincere, open and frank towards me. Cast away all dissimulation and decide to do nothing that you could not tell me immediately. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I To Be Near Me,
608:Mother, I see that mosquitos are biting You in the evening during meditation. Would you allow me to drive them away with a fan? ... No, the movement of the fan would be even more bothersome than the mosquitos. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother 12 June 1939,
609:Studies strengthen the mind and turn its concentration away from the impulses and desires of the vital. Concentrating on study is one of the most powerful ways of controlling the mind and the vital; that is why it is so important to study. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
610:If part of the being surrenders, but another part reserves itself, follows its own way or makes its own conditions, then each time that that happens, you are yourself pushing the divine Grace away from you. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
611:Lord, we are upon earth to accomplish Thy work of transformation. It is our sole will, our sole preoccupation. Grant that it may be also our sole occupation and that all our actions may help us towards this single goal. 1 January 1951 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
612:We must lie before the Divine always like a page perfectly blank, so that the Divine's will may be inscribed in us without any difficulty or mixture. 20 November 1954 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Surrender to the Divine Will,
613:Sweet Mother, I will try to do whatever You wish. Where are You?Cross beyond the ignorance of a mind that judges without knowing, plunge into the depths of a calm and unassuming silence: there you will find me. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
614:The true aim of life is to find the Divine's Presence deep inside oneself and to surrender to It so that It takes the lead of the life, all the feelings and all the actions of the body. This gives a true and luminous aim to existence. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
615:To heal the evils and mistakes of SpaceAnd change the tragedy of the ignorant worldInto a Divine Comedy of joyAnd the laughter and the rapture of God’s bliss.The Mother of God is mother of our souls ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.6.12 - The Mother of God,
616:In each one's life a moment comes when he has to choose between the Path and the muddle. You cannot put one foot here and one foot there. If you try to, you will be torn to pieces. A heart that does not choose is a heart that will die. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
617:Is constant remembrance of the Divine the beginning of union? A beginning of union comes even before constant remembrance. When the remembrance is constant, one often feels a Presence that imposes itself on the remembrance. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother 373,
618:Last night, we (you and I and some others) were together for quite a long time in the permanent dwelling-place of Sri Aurobindo which exists in the subtle physical (what Sri Aurobindo called the true physical). 1 February 1963 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER input.su keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_html_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 thedbs.zip todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wikit_list.su wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
619:People keep lamenting about their lot and feel that their troubles and their unhappy reactions would go if other people and things were changed. Do you share my doubt about this feeling? Each one is the artisan of his own miseries. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
620:The moment you feel unhappy, you may write beneath it: I am not sincere! These two sentences go together: I FEEL UNHAPPY. I AM NOT SINCERE. Now, what is it that is wrong? Then one begins to take a look, it is easy to find out... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
621:What is obstinacy? How can one use it best? It is the wrong use of a great quality - perseverance. Make a good use of it and it will be all right. Be obstinate in your effort towards progress, and your obstinacy will become useful. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
622:One puts veils, obstacles between oneself and the Divine. That is how one punishes oneself. The Divine does not withdraw; one makes oneself incapable of receiving him. The Divine does not distribute in this way rewards and punishments.. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
623:At times I try to silence the mind, at times to surrender and at times to find my psychic being. Thus I cannot fix my attention on a single thing. Which one should I try first? All should be done and each one when it comes spontaneously. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
624:Force yourself to study and your depression will go away. Can you imagine a student in college coming and telling his teacher, Sir, I didn't do my homework today because I felt depressed? Surely the teacher would punish him most severely. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
625:Yoga cannot be done in a hurry - it needs many many years. If you are 'pressed for time' it means that you have no intention of doing Yoga - Is it so? It is not the soul, but the ego and its pride that feel 'defeat and humiliation'. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
626:Why should you be in safety when the whole world is in danger? What is your special virtue, your special merit for which you should be so specially protected? In the Divine alone is there safety. Take refuge in Him and cast away all fear. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
627:As for the attacks, it is a long-standing affair and it may not be easy to make them stop at once-but one day they will have to cease. And meanwhile they can be made shorter and less acute, by keeping faith in my promise and calling for my help that is always available. ~ The Mother,
628:It is not in order to be happy that we are upon earth, for in the present conditions of terrestrial life happiness is an impossibility. We are upon earth to find and realise the Divine, for the Divine Consciousness alone can give true happiness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
629:Man was created to express the Divine. His duty is therefore to become conscious of the Divine and to surrender himself entirely to His Will. All the rest, whatever the appearance, is falsehood and ignorance. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
630:She knew herself the Beloved of the Supreme:These Gods and Goddesses were he and she:The Mother was she of Beauty and Delight,The Word in Brahma’s vast creating clasp,The World-Puissance on almighty Shiva’s lap, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
631:Sri Aurobindo does not belong to the past nor to history. Sri Aurobindo is the Future advancing towards its realisation. Thus we must shelter the eternal youth required for a speedy advance, in order not to become laggards on the way. 2 April 1967 ~ The Mother, On Education 210,
632:The red lotus is the flower of Sri Aurobindo, but specially for his centenary we shall choose the blue lotus, which is the colour of his physical aura, to symbolise the centenary of the manifestation of the Supreme upon earth. 21 December 1971 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER input.su keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_html_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 thedbs.zip todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wikit_list.su wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
633:We must not be bewildered by appearances. Sri Aurobindo has not left us. Sri Aurobindo is here, as living and as present as ever and it is left to us to realise his work with all the sincerity, eagerness and concentration necessary. 15 December 1950 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
634:When something goes wrong, one must always find the reason in oneself, not superficially but deep inside oneself, and not in order to uselessly bewail the fault, but to cure it by calling one's aid the all-powerful force of the Divine. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
635:Yes, my child, the Nature can change, completely change with the practice of Yoga - nothing is impossible for the Divine Grace - it can transform a being so totally that all that seemed for it completely impossible becomes not only possible but done. ~ The Mother, White Roses Huta,
636:You can understand only what you already know in your own inner self. What strikes you in a book is what you have already experienced deep within you. The knowledge that seems to come to you from outside is only an occasion for bringing out the knowledge that is within you. ~ The Mother,
637:The thirst for affection and love is a human need, but it can be quenched only if it turns towards the Divine. As long as it seeks satisfaction in human beings, it will always be disappointed or wounded. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
638:Does the Divine exist in all things, even in the dustbin? The whole universe is the manifestation of the Divine, but a manifestation which begins with a total unconsciousness of its origin and rises little by little towards this consciousness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
639:our worth lies only in the measure of our effort to exceed ourselves, and to exceed ourselves is to attain the Divine. Human mediocrity is intolerable. We aspire for a knowledge truly knowing, for a power truly powerful, for a love that truly loves. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
640:There are two powers that alone can effect in their conjunction the great and difficult thing which is the aim of our endeavour, a fixed and unfailing aspiration that calls from below and a supreme Grace from above that answers. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
641:Tell us, Mother, why do things go against us? You must not worry about these little things, and above all do not believe in fatality. These little failures always have a cause that can be avoided with a little more experience, which is sure to come. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
642:When you want to think and find a solution, instead of following the deductions of thought, you stop everything and try to concentrate and concentrate, intensify the point of the problem. You stop everything and wait until, by the intensity of the concentration, you obtain an answer. ~ The Mother,
643:Is it necessary to write out the geography and history lessons? I can study them by reading. One learns things better if one writes them. My hand often gets tired while writing. You can simply rest a minute or two and then continue. 18 October 1936 ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
644:The idea that by fully indulging the sex hunger it will be finished and disappear for ever is a deceptive pretence held out by the vital to the mind in order to get a sanction for its desire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother The Mother and the Control of Sexual Desire,
645:What is the way of making the consciousness of human unity grow in man? Spiritual education, that is to say an education which gives more importance to the growth of the spirit than to any religious or moral teaching or to the material so-called knowledge. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
646:Mother, Your Voice said to me, 'The Supermind is coming down in you.' Mother, is it a false voice? Because I know that I am not at all ready for the Supermind. It is only in mental silence that you can hear the voice without distorting it - be very peaceful. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
647:The intellectual attitude comes first and practice follows little by little. What is very important is to maintain very alert the will to live and to be what one knows to be the truth. Then it is impossible to stop and even more to fall back. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
648:Fear is hidden consent. When you are afraid of something, it means that you admit its possibility and thus strengthen its hand. It can be said that it is a subconscient consent. Fear can be overcome in many ways. The ways of courage, faith, knowledge are some of them. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 243,
649:What you must know is exactly the thing you want to do in life. The time needed to learn it does not matter at all. For those who wish to live according to Truth, there is always something to learn and some progress to make. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
650:No one can understand by his personal mental judgment the Mother’s actions and reasons for action; it can only be understood by entering into the larger consciousness from which she sees things and acts upon them. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Himself and the Ashram General Rules and Individual Natures,
651:Sincerity means to lift all the movements of the being to the level of the highest consciousness and realisation already attained. Sincerity exacts the unification and harmonisation of the whole being in all its parts and movements around the central Divine Will ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Sincerity,
652:In the work of Transformation, who is the slowest to do his part, man or God? I replied, - Man finds that God is too slow to answer his prayers. God finds that man is too slow to receive His influence. But for the Truth-Consciousness all is going on as it ought to go. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
653:How can I make my soul progress? To have any action on your soul you must be first conscious of it. And then when you will be conscious of your soul, you will probably find out that instead of you making your soul progress, it is your soul who will help you to progress. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
654:The Supreme demands your surrender to her, but does not impose it: you are free at every moment, till the irrevocable transformation comes, to deny and to reject the Divine or to recall your self-giving, if you are willing to suffer the spiritual consequence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
655:Accepting the universe as her body of woe,The Mother of the seven sorrows boreThe seven stabs that pierced her bleeding heart:The beauty of sadness lingered on her face,Her eyes were dim with the ancient stain of tears.Her heart was riven wi ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
656:There is always (it is probably inevitable) the path of struggle and then there is the sunlit path. And after much study and investigation, I have had a sort of spiritual ambition, if it may be called that, to bring to the world a sunlit path in order to eliminate the need for suffering and struggle... ~ The Mother,
657:These Gods and Goddesses were he and she:The Mother was she of Beauty and Delight,The Word in Brahma’s vast creating clasp,The World-Puissance on almighty Shiva’s lap,—The Master and the Mother of all livesWatching the worlds their twin reg ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.05 - The Finding of the Soul,
658:A loving recognition of the Grace received from the Divine. A humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you. The spontaneous feeling of obligation to the Divine, which makes you do your best to become less unworthy of what the Divine is doing for you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
659:Whatever one does, it becomes useful if one puts a spark of true consciousness into it. The consciousness one has is much more important than the act one performs. And the most apparently useless acts can become very productive if they are performed with the true consciousness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Questions And Answers 1956,
660:Its touch can turn difficulties into opportunities, failure into success and weakness into unfaultering strength. For the grace of the Divine Mother is the sanction of the Supreme and now or tomorrow its effect is sure, a thing decreed, inevitable and irresistible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
661:Do not forget even for a moment that all this has been created by Him out of Himself. Not only is He present in everything, but also He is everything. The differences are only in expression and manifestation.If you forget this you lose everything.§ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III The Divine and the Universe,
662:To want to be a superman is a mistake, it only swells the ego. One can aspire for the Divine to bring about the supramental transformation, but that also should not be done till the being has become psychic and spiritualised by the descent of the Mother's peace, force, light and purity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
663:To be a man, discipline is indispensable. Without discipline one is only an animal. One begins to be a man only when one aspires to a higher and truer life and when one accepts a discipline of transformation. For this one must start by mastering one's lower nature and its desires. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
664:The ideal attitude is to belong only to the Divine, to work only for the Divine and above all to expect only from the Divine strength, peace and satisfaction. The Divine is all-merciful and gives us all that we need to lead us as quickly as possible to the goal. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
665:I dabbled in stocks and shares a little, but came a cropper. The speculation I carried on for a while has burnt quite a hole in my pocket. I really wish I hadn't. Are you dead against speculation? You ought to know that I do not approve at all of speculation - but what is done is done. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
666:As for cancer, the first thing is that you should drive off all fear. \* If you want to get cured there are two conditions. First you must be without fear, absolutely fearless, you understand, and secondly you must have a complete faith in the Divine protection. These two things are essential. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
667:To do yoga, one of the most important things to achieve is to get rid of all attachment to the past. Let the past be past and concentrate only on the progress you want to make and the surrender to the Divine you have to achieve. My blessings and help are always with you. With love. 10 January 1967 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
668: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 ,
669:A part of my being has developed the bad habit of feeling miserable after Pranam. It gets jealous of certain people. Don't you think I should have the strength to reject this obstacle? Certainly - but then you must do it in all sincerity and not accept these movements of jealousy in any way. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
670:What is lasting, eternal, immortal and infinite, that indeed is worth having, worth conquering, worth possessing. It is divine Light, divine Love, divine Life - it is also Supreme Peace, Perfect Joy and All-Mastery upon earth with the Complete Manifestation as the crowning. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.01 - The True Aim of Life,
671:To be humble means for the mind, the vital and the body never to forget that without the Divine they know nothing, are nothing and can do nothing; without the Divine they are nothing but ignorance, chaos and impotence. The Divine alone is Truth, Life, Power, Love, Felicity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Purity and Humility,
672:Nobody 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. ~ The Mother, 11 May 1963 ,
673: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,
674:Why is there this dark and idiotic personality in me? Does it lie hidden in everyone or am I an especially difficult case? Certainly you are not the only one. Many are like this. Only those who have centered their whole being around the conscious control of the psychic can cure themselves of it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
675:My dear child, I carry you always in my arms, pressed close to my heart, and I have no doubt that you will become aware of it if you forget the world and concentrate on me. By turning your thoughts towards me you will feel closer and closer to me and peace will come to dwell in your heart. Love. 25 May 1934 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
676:Concentration, for our Yoga, means when the consciousness is fixed in a particular state (e.g. peace) or movement (e.g. aspiration, will, coming into contact with the Mother, taking the Mother's name); meditation is when the inner mind is looking at things to get the right knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II 7.5.56 - Omnipresence,
677:This Magical Will is the wand in your hand by which the Great Work is accomplished, by which the Daughter is not merely set upon the throne of the Mother, but assumed into the Highest. The Magick Wand is thus the principal weapon of the Magus; and the name of that wand is the Magical Oath. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
678:All was gold and gold and gold, a torrent of golden light pouring down in an uninterrupted flow and bringing with it the consciousness that the path of the gods is a sunlit path in which difficulties lose all reality. Such is the path open before us if we choose to take it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The Path of Yoga,
679:It matters not if there are hundreds of beings plunged in densest ignorance. He whom we saw yesterday is on earth; his presence is enough to prove that a day will come when darkness shall be transformed into light, when Thy reign shall be indeed established upon earth. ~ The Mother, on after meeting Sri Aurobindo for the first time March 30th 1914,
680:Perhaps some of you have had relations with that Mahakali. She does not avenge herself, she never does harm to those who love her, she does not strike with epidemics the countries which do not show her sufficient respect and consideration. But she likes violence, she likes war and her justice is crushing. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
681:When you sit in meditation you must be as candid and simple as a child, not interfering by your external mind, expecting nothing, insisting on nothing. Once this condition is there, all the rest depends upon the aspiration deep within you. And if you call upon Divinity, then too you will have the answer. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
682:And this tie between you and me is never cut. There are people who have long ago left the Ashram, in a state of revolt, and yet I keep myself informed of them, I attend to them. You are never abandoned. In truth, I hold myself responsible for everyone, even for those whom I have met only for one second in my life. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
683:Be absolutely convinced that everything that happens, happens in order to give us precisely the lesson we needed, and if we are sincere in the sadhana, the lesson should be accepted with joy and gratitude. For one who aspires to the divine life, what can the actions of a blind and ignorant humanity matter to him? ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
684:Sri Aurobindo is constantly in the subtle physical, very active there. I see him almost daily, and last night I spent many hours with him. If you become conscious in the subtle physical you will surely meet him, it is what he called the true physical - it has nothing to do with the psychic. 21 December 1969 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
685:Then what will the "Mother of Sorrows" do? What else can she do? She will be the "Mother of Delight". Savitri represents the Mother's Consciousness, doesn't she? Yes. What does Satyavan represent? Well, he is the Avatar. He is the incarnation of the Supreme. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
686:True strength and protection come from the Divine Presence in the heart. If you want to keep this Presence constantly in you, avoid carefully all vulgarity in speech, behaviour and acts. Do not mistake liberty for license and freedom for bad manners: the thoughts must be pure and the aspiration ardent.26 February 1965 ~ The Mother, On Education 154,
687:Sometimes I think that the Agni You have kindled in me is going to burn up everything that separates me from You. What should I do to contribute to its fulfilment? Each time that you discover in yourself something that denies or resists, throw it into the flame of Agni, which is the fire of aspiration. 19 May 1967 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
688:Where you are? In the Mother's presence here and close to me. Where you are going? Towards union with the Divine through dedication and service. What you are doing here? Service and self-giving to the Divine. The rest depends, as the Mother writes to you, on the simplicity and fullness with which you give yourself and serve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV ,
689:Never forget that you are not alone. The Divine is with you helping and guiding you. He is the companion who never fails, the friend whose love comforts and strengthens. The more you feel lonely, the more you are ready to perceive His luminous Presence. Have faith and He will do everything for you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
690:It can be said that all discipline whatsoever, if it is followed strictly, sincerely, deliberately, is of considerable help, for it makes the earthly life reach its goal more rapidly and prepares it to receive the new life. To discipline oneself is to hasten the arrival of this new life and the contact with the supramental reality. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
691:Divine Mother, I have had a feeling of wanting to move into a separate house lately. I do not know whether I am right in this. May I have your divine guidance in this? Exterior things must be of little importance when one does 'sadhana'. The needed inner peace can be established in any surroundings. With love and blessings. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
692:Have confidence in the Mother and be sure that the liberation from these things will surely come. What the soul feels is the sign of the spiritual destiny as of the spiritual need. What opposes is a remnant of the nature of the human ignorance. Our help will be there with you fully to overcome it. 27 February 1935 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
693:From the point of view of action (physical action), it is the will: you must work and build up an unshakable will. From the intellectual point of view, you must work and build up a power of concentration which nothing can shake. And if you have both, concentration and will, you will be a genius and nothing will resist you. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
694:The chief mystical text of Kabbalah, the Zohar, says that Malkhut is "the way to that great and powerful tree... 'If one does not enter through this gate, one cannot gain entry to the worlds,' the worlds of the sefirot. As we climb the Tree of Life-from the bottom to the top-we begin with Malkhut, the Mother. ~ Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Kabbalah: Key To Your Inner Power ,
695:If you are truly surrendered to the Divine, in the right manner and totally, then at every moment you will be what you ought to be, you will do what you ought to do, you will know what you ought to know. But for that you should have transcended all the limitations of the ego. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Elements of Yoga,
696:Surely, my child, I have no intention of leaving you and you need not worry; one thing you must know and never forget: all that is true and sincere will always be kept. Only what is false and insincere will disappear. In the measure in which your need for me is sincere and genuine, it will be fulfilled. 5 October 1955 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I I am With You,
697:O Mother, what should I do? I am completely unconscious. Mother, where are You? In your psychic being - I am always present there. It is there that you can find me and must find me, and when you have found me there, in the depths of your heart, you will also recognise me in my physical form. 31 October 1934 ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
698:There are gods of the Overmind who are the great creators of the earth - until now. There are the gods of the Vedas who are mentioned in everything that has come down from the Rishis. And there are the gods of the Supermind, those who are going to manifest on earth, although of course they exist from all eternity on their own plane. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
699:Why do men cling to a religion? Religions are based on creeds which are spiritual experiences brought down to a level where they become more easy to grasp, but at the cost of their integral purity and truth. The time of religions is over. We have entered the age of universal spirituality, of spiritual experience in its initial purity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
700:... The undivine, therefore, is all that is unwilling to accept the light and force of the Mother. That is why I am always telling you to keep yourself in contact with the Mother and with her Light and Force, because it is only so that you can come out of this confusion and obscurity and receive the Truth that comes from above. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
701:468 - I may question God, my guide and teacher, and ask Him, 'Am I right or hast Thou in thy love and wisdom suffered my mind to deceive me?' Doubt thy mind, if thou wilt, but doubt not that God leads thee. Life is given to us to find the Divine and unite with Him. The mind tries to persuade us that it is not so. Shall we believe this liar? ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
702:tapasya ::: Tapasya: a discipline aiming at the realisation of the Divine.Mental tapasya: the process leading to the goal.Vital tapasya: the vital undergoes a rigorous discipline in order to transform itself.Integral tapasya: the whole being lives only to know and serve the Divine.Perfect tapasya: that which will reach its goal. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
703:True love can achieve extraordinary things, but it is rare. All kinds of miracles can be done out of love for the person one loves - not for everyone, but for the people or the person one loves. But it has to be a love free from all vital mixture, an absolutely pure and selfless love which demands nothing in return, which expects nothing in return. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
704:For those who are afraid of a word: This is what we mean by Divine: all the knowledge we have to acquire, all the power we have to obtain, all the love we have to become, all the perfection we have to achieve, all the harmonious and progressive poise we have to manifest in light and joy, all the new and unknown splendours that have to be realised. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
705:541 - Canst thou see God in thy torturer and slayer even in thy moment of death or thy hours of torture? Canst thou see Him in that which thou art slaying, see and love even while thou slayest? Thou hast thy hand on the supreme knowledge. How shall he attain to Krishna who has never worshipped Kali? All is the Divine and the Divine alone exists. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
706:When you give us a subject for meditation, what should we do about it? Keep thinking of it? Keep your thought focused upon it in a concentrated way. And when no subject is given, is it enough to concentrate on your Presence in the heart-centre? Should we avoid a formulated prayer? Yes, concentration on the Presence is enough. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
707:It is now long since Sri Aurobindo has put up everywhere in the Ashram this reminder that you all know: 'Always behave as if the Mother was looking at you, because she is, indeed, always present.' This is not a mere phrase, not simply words, it is a fact. I am with you in a very concrete manner and they who have a subtle vision can see me. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
708:Mother, sometimes when I use my mental will to become aware of Your universal presence and to link myself with You, I feel the peace and assurance of Your touch. Mother, is it true or is it my mental construction? In this case, it is of no importance, because there are mental constructions which can be true and which lead safely to the experience. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
709:Have I the capacity and are there potentialities in me to follow this path? This is not the question, the question is whether you have the necessary aspiration, determination and perseverance and whether you can by the intensity and persistence of your aspiration make all the parts of your being answer to the call and become one in the consecration. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
710:Sometimes I become absolutely quiet, I speak to no one, but just remain within myself, only thinking of the Divine. Is it good to keep this state constantly? It is an excellent state which one can keep quite easily, but it must be sincere; I mean, it should be not a mere appearance of calm but a real and deep calm which spontaneously keeps you silent. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
711:It is only when one gives oneself in all sincerity to the Divine Will that one has the peace and calm joy which come from the abolition of desires. The psychic being knows this with certainty; so, by uniting with one's psychic, one can know it. But the first condition is not to be subject to one's desires and mistake them for the truth of one's being. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
712:There is nothing to fear - all is the Lord-there is nothing else than the Lord; the Lord alone exists and all that tries to frighten us is only a silly and meaningless disguise of the Lord. Cheer up - the way is open before you, shake off this obsession of illness and bring down the Divine Calm. Then everything will be all right. With love and blessings. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
713:Remember that the Mother is always with you. Address Her as follows and She will pull you out of all difficulties: "O Mother, Thou art the light of my intelligence, the purity of my soul, the quiet strength of my vital, the endurance of my body. I rely on Thee alone and want to be entirely Thine. Make me surmount all obstacles on the way." ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
714:We cannot counteract the harm done by mental faith in the need for drugs by any external measures. Only by escaping from the mental prison and emerging consciously into the light of the spirit, by a conscious union with the Divine, can we enable Him to give back to us the balance and health we have lost.The supramental transformation is the only true remedy. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
715:Above them is the miracle of eternal beauty, an unseizable secret of divine harmonies, the compelling magic of an irresistible universal charm and attraction that draws and holds things and forces and beings together and obliges them to meet and unite that a hidden Ananda may play from behind the veil and make of them its rhythms and its figures. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
716:But imagine this same vital power of expression, with the inspiration coming from far above-the highest inspiration possible, when all the heavens open before us-then that becomes wonderful. There are certain passages of César Franck, certain passages of Beethoven, certain passages of Bach, there are pieces by others also which have this inspiration and power. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
717:The Mother guides, helps each according to his nature and need, and, where necessary, herself intervenes with her Power enabling the sadhak to withstand the rigours and demands of the Path. She has placed herself - with all the Love, Peace, Knowledge and Consciousness that she is - at the disposal of every aspiring soul that looks for help. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
718: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,
719:Man carries within himself perfect power, perfect wisdom, and perfect knowledge, and if he wants to possess them, he must discover them in the depth of his being, by introspection and concentration. These divine qualities are identical at the centre, at the heart of all beings; this implies the essential unity of all, and all the consequences of solidarity and fraternity that follow from it. ~ The Mother,
720:Never allow this idea I am not able, I am not doing enough to come and vex you; it is a tamasic suggestion and brings depression and depression opens the way to the attacks of the wrong forces. Your position should be, Let me do what I can; the Mothers force is there, the Divine is there to see that in due time all will be done. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
721:All human beings are full of ego. If you want to change, you must be very quiet and always aspire for a higher consciousness to come down into you in which there is not the ego. When it comes down, the real change will come. But you must be quiet within, not worried and restless - you must open confidently to the Mother's Force and let it work in you. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV Ego and Its forms,
722:"I await, without haste, without inquietude, the tearing of another veil, the Union made more complete. I know that the veil is formed of a whole mass of small imperfections, of attachments without number." (11 December 1912) I think that the veil You mention here is the veil between the Supreme and the obscure material world - but it has nothing to do with You. ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother ,
723:The best way to understand is always to rise high enough in the consciousness to be able to unite all contradictory ideas in a harmonious synthesis. And for the correct attitude, to know how to pass flexibly from one position to another without ever losing sight even for a moment of the one goal of self-consecration to the Divine and identification with Him. 29 April 1964 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
724: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 ,
725:It is an invaluable possession for every living being to have learnt to know himself and to master himself. To know oneself means to know the motives of one's actions and reactions, the why and the how of all that happens in oneself. To master oneself means to do what one has decided to do, to do nothing but that, not to listen to or follow impulses, desires or fancies. ~ The Mother, On Education Practical Advice to Teachers,
726:Message for 4. 5. 67 "Earth-life is the self-chosen habitation of a great Divinity and his aeonic will is to change it from a blind prison into his splendid mansion and high heaven-reaching temple." - Sri Aurobindo The Divinity mentioned by Sri Aurobindo is not a person but a condition that will be shared by all those who have prepared themselves to receive it. May 1967 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
727:The future of the earth depends on a change of consciousness. The only hope for the future is in a change of man's consciousness and the change is bound to come. But it is left to men to decide if they will collaborate for this change or if it will have to be enforced upon them by the power of crashing circumstances. So, wake up and collaborate! Blessings. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III August 1964,
728:Some dislike prayer; if they entered deep into their heart, they would find it was pride — worse than that, vanity. And then there are those who have no aspiration, they try and they cannot aspire; it is because they do not have the flame of the will, it is because they do not have the flame of humility. Both are needed. There must be a very great humility and a very great will to change one’s Karma. ~ The Mother,
729:Psychic life in the universe is a work of the divine Grace. Psychic growth is a work of the divine Grace and the ultimate power of the psychic being over the physical-being will also be a result of the divine Grace. And the mind, if it wants to be at all useful, has only to remain very quiet, as quiet as it can, because if it meddles in it, it is sure to spoil everything. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 ,
730:The story of Christ, as it has been told, is the concrete and dramatic enactment of the divine sacrifice: the Supreme Lord, who is All-Light, All-Knowledge, All-Power, All-Beauty, All-Love, All-Bliss, accepting to assume human ignorance and suffering in matter, in order to help men to emerge from the falsehood in which they live and because of which they die. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms 16 June 1960,
731:Krishna is the immanent Divine, the Divine Presence in everyone and in all things. Thus to see Krishna means to find the inner Godhead, to play with Krishna means to be identified with the inner Godhead and to share in his consciousness. When you achieve this state, you enter immediately into the bliss of the divine play; and the more complete the identification, the more perfect the state. 6 April 1960 ~ The Mother,
732: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 ,
733:It is when the contact with the psychic being is established that the heart feels this strange heaviness, the heaviness of all that is still in the Nature preventing the complete union with the soul - and this heaviness brings always tears in the eyes - but the tears are sweet and the heaviness itself is sweet if one keeps quiet and concentrated, turning inwards with surrender and confidence. ~ The Mother, White Roses ,
734:Mother, Does the Divine punish injustice? Is it possible at all for Him to punish anybody? The Divine does not see things as men do and has no need to punish or reward. Each and every action carries in itself its fruit and its consequences. According to the nature of the action, it brings you near to the Divine or takes you away from Him, and that is the supreme consequence. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
735:X who has been studying astrology has prepared my horoscope. I send it to you to see. Do you think the indications he has given in it for my future have any value? The horoscope is sufficiently vague and favourable to be taken in consideration as the base of a mental conception for your future. The most important factor in a horoscope is the intuitive faculty of the astrologer. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
736:Before deciding that something is wrong in others or in circumstances, you must be quite sure of the correctness of your judgment - and what judgment is correct so long as one lives in the ordinary consciousness that is based on ignorance and filled with falsehood? Only the Truth-Consciousness can judge. So it is better, in all circumstances, to leave the judgment to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
737:So, the only thing to do is to accept quietly the conditions in which you find yourself, knowing that for him who has faith in the Divine it is always the best for him that happens. The Divine does not want human beings to suffer, but, in their ignorance, human beings react in such a way that they bring suffering upon themselves. In peace, quietness and surrender is the only solution. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
738:What are the steps to follow for (1) sadhana and (2) silence of the mind? (1) Do work as sadhana. You offer to the Divine the work you do to the best of your capacities and you leave the result to the Divine. (2) Try to become conscious first above your head, keeping the brain as silent as possible. If you succeed and the work is done in that condition, then it will become perfect. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
739:What are these suggestions that sometimes invade me? Do they not come from outside? Yes, they do come from outside, from some vital entity that is amusing itself by sending them to you to see how you will receive them. I saw the suggestion passing at the time I gave you the flower. I did not attach any importance to it because it was just foolishness - but I see that you received it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
740:Witness means an observer, someone who looks on and does not act himself. So, when the mind is very quiet, one can withdraw a little from circumstances and look at things as though he were a witness, and not participating in the action himself. This gives you a great quietude, and also a very precise sense of the value of things, because it cuts the attachment to action. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 13 October 1954,
741:Our human consciousness has windows that open on the Infinite but generally men keep these windows carefully shut. They have to be opened wide and allow the Infinite freely to enter into us and transform us.Two conditions are necessary for opening the windows:1) ardent aspiration;2) progressive dissolution of the ego.The Divine help is assured to those who set to work sincerely. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
742:When coming out of sleep you must keep quiet for a few moments and consecrate the coming day to the Divine, praying to remember Him always and in all circumstances.Before going to sleep you must concentrate for a few minutes, look into the day that has passed, remember when and where you have forgotten the Divine, and pray that such forgettings should not happen again. 31 August 1953 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
743:MASTER: "I want you to remember this. You may impart thousands of instructions to people, but they will not bear fruit except in proper time. On going to bed, a child said to his mother, 'Mother, please wake me up when I feel the call of nature.' The mother said: 'Don't worry about it, my child. That call will wake you up itself.' (All laugh.) One feels yearning for God at the proper time. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna ,
744:to become conscious of the psychic ::: The psychic being always has an influence on the thoughts and actions, but one is rarely conscious of it. To become conscious of the psychic being, one must want to do so, make one's mind as silent as possible, and enter deep into the heart of one's being, beyond sensations and thoughts. One must form the habit of silent concentration and descent into the depths of one's being. ~ The Mother,
745:Is this not the first time that the Supramental has come down upon earth? It is certainly the first time that the Supramental has come down as a general force of transformation for the whole earth. It is a new starting-point in the terrestrial creation. But it may be that once before the supramental force has manifested partially and momentarily in an individual as a promise and an example. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
746:...to do the integral yoga one must first resolve to surrender entirely to the Divine, there is no other way, this is the way. But after that one must have the five psychological virtues, five psychological perfections and we say that the perfections are 1.Sincerity or Transparency 2.Faith or Trust (Trust in the Divine) 3.Devotion or Gratitude 4.Courage or Inspiration 5.Endurance or Perseverance ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956 ,
747:in order to really possess knowledge, whatever it may be, you must put it into practice, that is, master your nature so as to be able to express this knowledge in action. ... You are still very young, but you must learn right away that to reach the goal you must know how to pay the price, and that to understand the supreme truths you must put them into practice in your daily life. That's all. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
748:Life has a purpose. This purpose is to find and to serve the Divine. The Divine is not far, He is in ourselves, deep inside and above the feelings and the thoughts. With the Divine is peace and certitude and even the solution of all difficulties. Hand over your problems to the Divine and He will pull you out of all difficulties. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II Man's relationship with the Divine,
749:If I work I feel all right, but the fatigue comes after that. Why? What to do? It is because you are receptive to the force when you work and that sustains you. But when you are not under the strain of the work you are less receptive. You must learn to be receptive in all circumstances and always - especially when you take rest - it must not be the 'rest' of inertia but a true rest of receptivity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
750:The Divine Grace alone has the power to intervene and change the course of Universal Justice. The great work of the Avatar is to manifest the Divine Grace upon earth. To be a disciple of the Avatar is to become an instrument of the Divine Grace. The Mother is the great dispensatrix-through identity-of the Divine Grace, with a perfect knowledge-through identity-of the absolute mechanism of Universal Justice. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
751:279 - O soldier and hero of God, where for thee is sorrow or shame or suffering? For thy life is a glory, thy deeds a consecration, victory thy apotheosis, defeat thy triumph. - Sri Aurobindo.For one who is totally consecrated to the Divine, there can be neither shame nor suffering, for the Divine is always with him and the Divine Presence changes all things into glory. 9 January 1970 ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms volume-10,
752:SRI AUROBINDO'S SYMBOL [facsimile] The descending triangle represents Sat-Chit-Ananda. The ascending triangle represents the aspiring answer from matter under the form of life, light and love. The junction of both - the central square - is the perfect manifestation having at its centre the Avatar of the Supreme - the lotus. The water - inside the square - represents the multiplicity, the creation. 4 April 1958 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
753:Would you please explain to me how doing Yoga brings you near to the Divine? And what is the real meaning of Yoga? Is it only contortive body-exercises or is there a yoga of the mind also? This has nothing to do with a spiritual life, not even with religion. X will explain to you in detail, but I can tell you that Yoga is not only an aspiration of the mind towards the Divine but also and chiefly a yearning of the heart. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
754:Q: I wrote to the Mother a prayer in French. Her answer to it was: "Ouvre ton cæur et tu me trouveras déjà là." ("Open your heart and you will find me already there.") What exactly does this signify? A: What the Mother meant was this that when there is a certain opening of the heart, you find that there was always the eternal union there (the same that you experience always in the Self above). ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother 2-7-1935,
755:In India the mother is the center of the family and our highest ideal. She is to us the representative of God, as God is the mother of the universe. It was a female sage who first found the unity of God, and laid down this doctrine in one of the first hy mns of the Vedas. Our God is both personal and absolute, the absolute is male, the personal, female. And thus it comes that we now say: 'The first manifestation of God is the hand that rocks the cradle'. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
756:... The sadhana of inner concentration consists in:(1) Fixing the consciousness in the heart and concentrating there on the idea, image or name of the Divine Mother, whichever comes easiest to you.(2) A gradual and progressive quieting of the mind by this concentration in the heart.(3) An aspiration for the Mother's presence in the heart and the control by her of mind, life and action. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II Combining Work,
757:You Will Find Me The Mother: Take the trouble to find me. Follow the path that I have traced before you. Nothing is as important as this work. Nothing can be compared to this. Only the Divine. To find the Divine. This is life, this the aim, this the joy! To love the Divine so that He is always with you. Let it be Him who does all. He works with you. He strives with you. He guides you at every instant.Au revoir, my child. ~ The Mother, THE SUPREME BY MONA SARKAR ,
758:One must have an unvarying will to acquire what one does not have in one's nature, to know what one does not yet know, to be able to do what one cannot yet do. One must progress constantly in the light and the peace which come from the absence of personal desire. If one has a strong will, he has only to orient it properly; if he has no will, he has first of all to build one for himself, which always takes long and is sometimes difficult. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
759:You cannot do anything alone. You must put yourself into the hands of the Divine Grace. When you feel lonely, miserable, and upset, at once you should call the Divine Grace and pray sincerely to the Grace to help and to do everything for you, because it is the Divine Grace which can do everything.If you put everything into the hands of the Divine Grace, and worry less, you will be all right much quicker. 09-03-1957. ~ The Mother, MOTHER YOU SAID SO BY HUTA (Page no.45),
760:Detaching oneself from the ignorant actions of the mind and vital and from any kind of ambition, and allowing the Divine Mother to work according to Her own will, one can have inner as well as outer peace and happiness; and this, I think, is the way one can serve the Mother gratefully and sincerely. Is this not so? Certainly, action without ambition and egoistic calculation is the condition of peace and felicity - both inner and outer. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
761:Does the economic condition of a man become stable with the betterment of his consciousness? If 'betterment of consciousness' means an increased, enlarged consciousness, a better organisation of it, then as a result there should naturally be a greater control of outward things (including the 'economic condition'). But also, naturally when one has a 'better consciousness' one is less preoccupied with such things as one's economic condition. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
762:We do not fight against any creed, any religion. We do not fight against any form of government. We do not fight against any caste, any social class. We do not fight against any nation or civilisation. We are fighting division, unconsciousness, ignorance, inertia and falsehood. We are endeavouring to establish upon earth union, knowledge, consciousness, truth; and we fight whatever opposes the advent of this new creation of Light, Peace, Truth and Love. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 6 Satprem,
763:To me any activity is more important than its cost to me, even if the cost is unreasonable. Money should never be the criterion for such decisions. If we say we can't have something because of its cost, we limit our receptivity to the Grace and hamper its workings. Money is only a medium of exchange, it is all relative and the Divine resources are inexhaustible. Is this attitude a correct one? You are quite right and I approve of your attitude. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
764:I was speaking of your experiences of the higher consciousness, of your seeing the Mother in all things - these are what are called spiritual realisations, spiritual knowledge. Realisations are the essence of knowledge - thoughts about them, expression of them in words are a lesser knowledge and if the thoughts are merely mental without experience or realisation, they are not regarded as jnana in the spiritual sense at all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III Transformation of the Mind,
765:Death is not a way to succeed in sadhana. If you die in that way [suicide], you will only have the same difficulties again with probably less favourable circumstances.The way to succeed in sadhana is to refuse to be discouraged, to aspire simply and sincerely so that the Mother's force may work in you and bring down what is above. No man ever succeeded in this sadhana by his own merit. To become open and plastic to the Mother is the one thing needed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV ,
766: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,
767:What is to be done if a person comes to quarrel because one has accepted in one case and refused in another? What is to be done to avoid such bitterness around one, provoked by repeated refusals? As for ill-will, jealousy, quarrels and reproaches, one must sincerely be above all that and reply with a benevolent smile to the bitterest words; and unless one is absolutely sure of himself and his reactions, it would be better, as a general rule, to keep silent. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
768:MESSAGES FOR CENTRES AND ORGANISATIONS (Suggested programme for a study group) 1. Prayer (Sri Aurobindo, Mother - grant us your help in our endeavour to understand your teaching.) 2. Reading of Sri Aurobindo's book. 3. A moment of silence. 4. One question can be put by whoever wants to put a question on what has been read. 5. Answer to the question. 6. No general discussion. This is not the meeting of a group but simply a class for studying Sri Aurobindo's books. 31 October 1942 ~ The Mother,
769:You are here now, I mean on earth, because you once chose to be - you don't remember it, but I know; that's why you are here. Well, you must stand up to the task. You must make an effort, you must conquer pettiness and limitations, and above all tell the ego: your time is over. We want a race without ego, with the divine consciousness in place of the ego. That's what we want: the divine consciousness, which will enable the race to develop and the superman to be born. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 13 Satprem,
770:True humility is humility before the Divine, that is, a precise, exact, living sense that one is nothing, one can do nothing, understand nothing without the Divine, that even if one is exceptionally intelligent and capable, this is nothing in comparison with the divine Consciousness, and this sense one must always keep, because then one always has the true attitude of receptivity - a humble receptivity that does not put personal pretensions in opposition to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
771: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 ,
772:But if it is the important thing, the only thing that matters, and if everything else comes afterwards, and you want nothing but this, then - this is the first condition. You must first establish this, later we may speak of what follows. First this, that all the rest does not count, that only this counts, that one is ready to give everything to have this, that it is the only thing of importance in life. Then one puts oneself in the condition of being able to take a step forward. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 342,
773:From the point of view of a spiritual life, it is not what you do that matters most, but the way in which it is done and the consciousness you put into it. Remember always the Divine and all you do will be an expression of the Divine Presence. When all your actions are consecrated to the Divine, there will be no longer activities that are superior and activities that are inferior; all will have an equal importance - the value given them by the consecration. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II 1.02 - The Divine Is with You,
774:the process of unifying the being ::: (1) becoming aware of one's psychic being (2) putting before the psychic being, as one becomes aware of them, all one's movements, impulses, thoughts and acts of will, so that the psychic being may accept or reject each of these movements, impulses, thoughts or acts of will. Those that are accepted will be kept and carried out; those that are rejected will be driven out of the consciousness so that they may never come back again. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
775:The Mother says, "Look at me, I am here, come back in my new body, divine, transformed and glorious. And I am the same Mother, still human. Do not worry. Do not be concerned about your own self, your progress and realisation, nor about others. I am here, look at me, gaze into me, enter into me wholly, merge into my being, lose yourself into my love, with your love. You will see all problems solved, everything done. Forget all else, forget the world. Remember me alone, be one with me, with my love." ~ Priti Dasgupta, Moments Eternal ,
776:From the morning there has been a feeling of nearness to the Mother, almost as if there were no difference between us. But how can that be possible, as there is such a great gulf between her and me? I am on the mental plane and she is on the highest Supramental.But the Mother is there not only on the Supramental but on all the planes. And especially she is close to everyone in the psychic part (the inner heart), so when that opens, the feeling of nearness naturally comes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
777:To learn how to will is a very important thing. And to will truly, you must first unify your being. ... And when you have a will, you will be able to say, say to the Divine: I want what You want. But not before that . Because in order to want what the Divine wants, you must have a will, otherwise you can will nothing at all. You would like to. You would like it very much. You would very much like to want what the Divine wants to do. You dont possess a will to give to Him and to put at His service. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
778:Enthusiasm and StraightforwardnessJoyous enthusiasm: the best way of facing life.*True enthusiasm is full of a peaceful endurance.*Our courage and endurance must be as great as our hope andour hope has no limits. 2 August 1954*A steady hope helps much on the way. 15 August 1954*Our hopes are never too great for manifestation.We cannot conceive of any thing that cannot be. 22 August 1954** *Straightforwardness shows itself as it is, without compromising. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
779:The only way out of your difficulty is to find the psychic being and to live entirely in its consciousness. Life upon earth as it is now is full of miseries and any sensitive heart is full of sorrow because of that. To get in contact with the Divine Consciousness and to live in its mercy, its strength and its light is the only truly effective way to get out of this difficulty and suffering and by uniting with the psychic we can obtain this condition. My help and blessings are with you for this purpose. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
780:There are four conditions for knowing the divine Will: The first essential condition: an absolute sincerity. Second: to overcome desires and preferences. Third: to silence the mind and listen. Fourth, to obey immediately when you receive the order. If you persist, you will perceive the Divine Will more and more clearly. But even before you know what it is, you can make an offering of your own will and you will see that all circumstances will be so arranged as to make you do the right thing ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
781:Divine Mother, I want to realise Your Presence in all the parts of my being, penetrating even the body - only I don't know how to do it. You are the very reason of my being; why then do I live now without feeling Your Presence even in the cells of my body? The physical nature is obscure and recalcitrant everywhere; it is very difficult for it to become conscious of the divine Presence. That is why we must be patient and keep on aspiring with the certitude of Victory. My blessings are always with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
782:These questionings and depressions are very foolish movements of the mind. If you were not open to the Grace, you would not have had these descents or experiences and there would have been no such progress as you have made. You have not to put such questions but to take it as a settled fact, and with full faith in the Mother and her working in you go on with your sadhana. Whatever difficulties there may be, will be solved in time by the natural progress of the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
783:The centre of the Mother's symbol represent the Divine Consciousness, the Supreme Mother, the Mahashakti. The four petals of the Mother's symbol represent the four Aspects or Personalities of the Mother; Maheshwari (Wisdom), Mahalakshmi(Harmony), Mahakali(Strength) and Mahasaraswati (Perfection). The twelve petals of the Mother's symbol represent; Sincerity, Humility, Gratitude, Perseverance, Aspiration, Receptivity, Progress, Courage, Goodness, Generosity, Equality, Peace. ~ , https://www.auroville.com/silver-ring-mother-s-symbol.html ,
784:Difficulties are sent to us exclusively to make the realisation more perfect. Each time we try to realise something and meet with a resistance or an obstacle or even a failure - what seems to be a failure - we should know, we should never forget that it is exclusively, absolutely, so that the realisation may be more perfect. So this habit of cringing, of getting discouraged or even of feeling uncomfortable, or of abusing yourself and telling yourself: There! Again I have made a mistake - all that is absolute foolishness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
785:The fundamental realisations of this yoga are: 1. The psychic change so that a compete devotion can be the main motive of the heart and the ruler of the thought, life and action in constant union with the Mother and in her Presence. 2. The descent of the Peace, Power, Light, etc. of the Higher Consciousness through the head and heart into the whole being, occupying the very cells of the body. 3. The perception of the One and Divine infinitely everywhere, the Mother everywhere and living in that infinite consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV ,
786:It is the Divine who is the Master - the Self is inactive, it is always a silent wideness supporting all things - that is the static aspect. There is also the dynamic aspect through which the Divine works - behind that is the Mother. You must not lose sight of that, that it is through the Mother that all things are attained.Again I feel that this Self is not only the Lord of this being, but that I myself am this Self. All these feelings are within myself, not above me; they come down from above. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
787:... 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,
788:The miraculous or extraordinary powers acquired by Yogis on the vital plane are not all true in the physical. There are many pit-falls in the vital. These vital powers take up even a man like Hitler and make him do things by suggesting to him - "It shall happen". There are quite a number of cases of Sadhaks who have lost their Sadhana by listening to these voices from the vital-world. And the humour of it all is that they all say that they come either from the Mother or from me! ~ Sri Aurobindo, EVENING TALKS WITH SRI AUROBINDO RECORDED BY A B PURANI (page no-614),
789:Mother, Some people criticise the fact that we have too many rules in our physical education and that we impose too much discipline on the children. There can be no physical education without discipline. The body itself could not function without a strict discipline. Actually, the failure to recognise this fact is the principal cause of illness. Digestion, growth, blood-circulation, everything, everything is a discipline. Thought, movement, gestures, everything is a discipline, and if there is no discipline people immediately fall ill. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
790:I feel sincerely that I want the Divine and nothing else. But when I am in contact with other people, when I am busy with things without any value, I naturally forget the Divine, my one goal. Is it insincerity? If not, then what does it mean? Yes. It is insincerity of the being, in which one part wants the Divine and another part wants something else. It is through ignorance and stupidity that the being is insincere. But with a persevering will and an absolute confidence in the Divine Grace, one can cure this insincerity. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
791:Perfection is one way to approach the Divine; Unity is anotheR But Perfection is a global approach: all is there and all is as it should be-that is to say, the perfect expression of the Divine (you can't even say 'of His Will,' because that still implies something apart, something emanating from Him!). It could be put like this (but it brings it down considerably): He is what He is and exactly as He wants to be. The 'exactly as He wants to be' takes us down quite a few steps, but it still gives an idea of what I mean by 'perfection'! ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 02 Satprem,
792:This Magical Will is the wand in your hand by which the Great Work is accomplished, by which the Daughter is not merely set upon the throne of the Mother, but assumed into the Highest.<Aleister Crowley, Book 4 ,
793:The connection between you and the Mother is there and has always existed. Inside it is very evident and, when you are in the psychic condition, that which is inside begins to work. It is only the physical mind that suggests the idea to the contrary because outward circumstances are still inharmonious and unfavourable. Do not allow these suggestions to sway you. Seek the connection within you in your psychic being; then even through the outward circumstances it will shine out and change all into oneness.5 June 1936 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
794:(From a meditation written on the day after the Mother first saw Sri Aurobindo)It matters little that there are thousands of beings plunged in the densest ignorance, He whom we saw yesterday is on earth; his presence is enough to prove that a day will come when darkness shall be transformed into light, and Thy reign shall be indeed established upon earth.O Lord, Divine Builder of this marvel, my heart overflows with joy and gratitude when I think of it, and my hope has no bounds.My adoration is beyond all words, my reverence is silent. 30 March 1914 ~ The Mother,
795:What is needed is perseverance-to go on without discouragement, recognising that the process of the nature and the action of the Mother's force is working through the difficulty even and will do all that is needed. Our incapacity does not matter-there is no human being who is not in his parts of nature incapable-but the Divine Force is also there. If one puts one's trust in that, incapacity will be changed into capacity. Difficulty and struggle themselves then become a means towards the achievement. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
796: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 ,
797:Has the subconscient accepted the Higher Consciousness? If the subconscient were to accept the Consciousness, it would no longer be the subconscient, it would become consciousness. I think that you mean: has the subconscient submitted to the rule, to the law of the higher Consciousness? This is not done as a whole, for the subconscient is vast and complex; there is a mental subconscient, a vital subconscient, a physical subconscient, a bodily subconscient. We have to wrest the subconscient fragment by fragment from its ignorant and inert... ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
798:If something wrong happens, at once repeat my name-- " Ma " " Ma " ..... Indeed it is like a meditation. Whenever you repeat the name of the Divine, you must always feel that the Divine is in your heart -- there you can feel sweetness and peace. No doubt, sometimes you do not feel the Divine's presence and peace, it is because your consciousness is entangled in the mind full of illusions. But you must understand that the hostile forces are false and the divine Forces are true. You must also develop your consciousness towards the divine Light. ~ The Mother, MOTHER YOU SAID SO..... Huta,
799:If you want to be a true doer of divine works, your first aim must be to be totally free from all desire and self-regarding ego. All your life must be an offering and a sacrifice to the Supreme; your only object in action shall be to serve, to receive, to fulfil, to become a manifesting instrument of the Divine Shakti in her works. You must grow in the divine consciousness till there is no difference between your will and hers, no motive except her impulsion in you, no action that is not her conscious action in you and through you. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
800:As a rule the only mantra used in this sadhana is that of the Mother or of my name and the Mother. The concentration in the heart and the concentration in the head can both be used - each has its own result. The first opens up the psychic being and brings bhakti, love and union with the Mother, her presence within the heart and the action of her Force in the nature. The other opens the mind to self-realisation, to the consciousness of what is above mind, to the ascent of the consciousness out of the body and the descent of the higher consciousness into the body. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
801:The One whom we adore as the Mother is the divine Conscious Force that dominates all existence, one and yet so many-sided that to follow her movement is impossible even for the quickest mind and for the freest and most vast intelligence. The Mother is the consciousness and force of the Supreme and far above all she creates. But something of her ways can be seen and felt through her embodiments and the more seizable because more defined and limited temperament and action of the goddess forms in whom she consents to be manifest to her creatures. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
802:When one sees them thinking all the time about themselves, referring everything to themselves, governed simply by their own little person, placing themselves in the centre of the universe and trying to organise the whole universe including God around themselves, as though that were the most important thing in the universe. If one could only see oneself objectively, you know, as one sees oneself in a mirror, observe oneself living, it is so grotesque! (Laughing) That's enough for you to... One suddenly feels that he is becoming - oh, so absolutely ridiculous! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
803:Krishna represents both the universal Godhead and the immanent Godhead, he whom one can meet within one's being and in all that constitutes the manifested world. And do you want to know why he is always represented as a child? It is because he is in constant progression. To the extent that the world is perfected, his play is also perfected - what was the play of yesterday will no longer be the play of tomorrow; his play will become more and more harmonious, benign and joyful to the extent that the world becomes capable of responding to it and enjoying it with the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 33,
804:CheerfulnessONE AFTERNOON, in a large town in a rainy country, I saw seven or eight vehicles full of children. That morning, they had been taken into the country to play in the fields, but the bad weather had made them return home early in the rain.And yet they were singing, laughing and waving merrily to the passers-by.They had kept their cheerfulness in this gloomy weather. If one of them had felt sad, the songs of the others would have cheered him. And for the people hurrying by, who heard the children's laughter, it seemed that the sky had brightened for a moment. ~ The Mother, 189.html">CWM.html">189 ,
805:The Effort for Progress ::: ...As with everything in yoga, the effort for progress must be made for the love of the effort for progress. The joy of effort, the aspiration for progress must be enough in themselves, quite independent of the result. Everything one does in yoga must be done for the joy of doing it, and not in view of the result one wants to obtain.... Indeed, in life, always, in all things, the result does not belong to us. And if we want to keep the right attitude, we must act, feel, think, strive spontaneously, for that is what we must do, and not in view of the result to be obtained. ... ~ The Mother,
806:It is the same thing for the ego, the self. In order to pass on to a higher plane, one must first exist; and to exist one must become a conscious, separate individual, and to become a conscious separate individual, the ego is indispensable, otherwise one remains mingled with all that lies around us. But once the individuality is formed, if one wants to rise to a higher level and live a spiritual life, if one wants even to become simply a higher type of man, the limitations of the ego are the worst obstacles, and the ego must be surpassed in order to enter the true consciousness. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956 367,
807:I feel all kinds of.... Yes, yes, of course, it's inevitable. But you must call in tranquillity, that's the only thing.... It keeps coming and coming from all sides; but when you feel things going badly, when you're uneasy or thoroughly upset, you must remember to call in tranquillity. But it's about you, directed against you, all sorts of suggestions that make me.... That want to cut you off from me. Yes, I know perfectly well. It's like that for everybody, not just for you. We must keep going right to the end, that's all - there's nothing else to do. January 31, 1961 ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 4 Satprem,
808:Someone told me that Ramana Maharshi lives on the overmental plane or that his realisation is on the same level as Shankara's. How is it then that he is not aware of the arrival of the Divine, while others, for instance X's Guru, had this awareness?I can't say on what plane the Maharshi is, but his method is that of Adwaita Knowledge and Moksha - so there is no necessity for him to recognise the arrival of the Divine. X's Guru was a bhakta of the Divine Mother and believed in the dynamic side of existence, so it was quite natural for him to have the revelation of the coming of the Mother. 23 January 1936 ~ Sri Aurobindo,
809:This evening the Divine Presence, concrete and material, was there present amongst you. I had a form of living gold, bigger than the universe, and I was facing a huge and massive golden door which separated the world from the Divine. As I looked at the door, I knew and willed, in a single movement of consciousness, that "the time has come," and lifting with both hands a mighty golden hammer I struck one blow, one single blow on the door and the door was shattered to pieces.Then the supramental Light and Force and Consciousness rushed down upon earth in an uninterrupted flow. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
810:Mahasamadhi [facsimile] Lord, this morning Thou hast given me the assurance that Thou wouldst stay with us until Thy work is achieved, not only as a consciousness which guides and illumines but also as a dynamic Presence in action. In unmistakable terms Thou hast promised that all of Thyself would remain here and not leave the earth atmosphere until earth is transformed. Grant that we may be worthy of this marvellous Presence and that henceforth everything in us be concentrated on the one will to be more and more perfectly consecrated to the fulfilment of Thy sublime Work. 7 December 1950 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
811:There are two factors that have to be considered in the matter [the causes of illness]. There is what comes from outside and there is what comes from your inner condition. Your inner condition becomes a cause of illness when there is a resistance or revolt in it or when there is some part in you that does not respond to the protection; or even there may be something there that almost willingly and wilfully calls in the adverse forces. It is enough if there is a slight movement of this kind in you; the hostile forces are at once upon you and their attack takes often the form of illness. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
812:Mother, Why didn't You return the letter to me (the one You wrote to me) after I sent it to You this morning with my letter? I want to lie on Your lap, Mother. Poor little one, I very gladly take you on my lap and cradle you to my heart to soothe this heavy sorrow which has no cause and to quell this great revolt which has no reason. Let me take you in my arms, bathe you in my love and wipe away even the memory of this unfortunate incident. I kept the letter to show it to Sri Aurobindo along with your letter of this morning. I am returning it to you in this notebook. - February 27th, 1934 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
813:But you must remember that nothing can be achieved except in its proper time. Some persons must pass through many experiences and perform many worldly duties before they can turn their attention to God; so they have to wait a long time. If an abscess is lanced before it is soft, the result is not good; the surgeon makes the opening when it is soft and has come to a head. Once a child said to its mother: 'Mother, I am going to sleep now. Please wake me up when I feel the call of nature.' 'My child,' said the mother, 'when it is time for that, you will wake up yourself. I shan't have to wake you.' ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna ,
814:When a man is the Divine's enemy... But after all, suppose there is one man in a million who has realised this consciousness in himself. It is possible he may have had an effect on those around him - and yet I took care to tell you that for this state to be perfectly realised, generally it is necessary to live in solitude, otherwise there are too many contradictory things, there are too many brutally material necessities which contradict it, for you to be able to attain that state absolutely perfectly. But if you do attain it absolutely perfectly, everything around you will necessarily become divine. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956 ,
815:How to open to the Mother? The following are the means:(1) To remember You constantly or from time to time--Good.(2) By taking Your name through Japa [mantra; repeating the Mother's name]--Helpful.(3) With the help of meditation--More difficult if one has not the habit of meditation.(4) By conversation about You with those who love and respect You--Risky because, when talking, often some nonsense or at least some useless things can be said.(5) By reading Your books--Good.(6) By spending time in thoughts of You--Very good.(7) By sincere prayers--Good. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
816:Sri Aurobindo came upon earth to announce the manifestation of the supramental world and not merely did he announce this manifestation but embodied also in part the supramental force and showed by example what one must do to prepare oneself for manifesting it. The best thing we can do is to study all that he has told us and endeavour to follow his example and prepare ourselves for the new manifestation. This gives life its real sense and will help us to overcome all obstacles. Let us live for the new creation and we shall grow stronger and stronger by remaining young and progressive. 30 January 1972 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER input.su keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_html_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 thedbs.zip todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wikit_list.su wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
817:the soul's seemingly magical influence ::: If you have within you a psychic being sufficiently awake to watch over you, to prepare your path, it can draw towards you things which help you, draw people, books, circumstances, all sorts of little coincidences which come to you as though brought by some benevolent will and give you an indication, a help, a support to take decisions and turn you in the right direction. But once you have taken this decision, once you have decided to find the truth of your being, once you start sincerely on the road, everything seems to conspire to help you to advance, ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
818:Sweet Mother, how can we find the Divine who is hidden in us? ... This we have explained many, many times. But the first thing is to want it, and know precisely that this comes first, before all other things, that this is the important thing. That is the first condition; all the rest may come later, this is the essential condition. You see, if once in a while, from time to time, when you have nothing to do and all goes well and you are unoccupied, suddenly you tell yourself, Ah, I would like so much to find the Divine! - well, this - it may take a hundred thousand years, in this way. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
819:I am not a philosopher, I am not a scholar, I am not a savant, and I declare it very loudly: neither a philosopher nor a scholar nor a savant. And no pretension. Nor a littérateur, nor an artist - I am nothing at all. I am truly convinced of this. And it's absolutely unimportant - that's perfection for human beings. There is no greater joy than to know that you can do nothing and are absolutely helpless, that you're not the one who does, and that what little is done - little or big, it doesn't matter - is done by the Lord; and the responsibility is fully His. That makes you happy. With that, you are happy. Voilà. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 5 Satprem,
820:It is not from disgust for life and people that one must come to yoga. It is not to run away from difficulties that one must come here. It is not even to find the sweetness of love and protection, for the Divine's love and protection can be enjoyed everywhere if one takes the right attitude. When one wants to give oneself totally in service to the Divine, to consecrate oneself totally to the Divine's work, simply for the joy of giving oneself and of serving, without asking for anything in exchange, except the possibility of consecration and service, then one is ready to come here and will find the doors wide open. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
821:It is said that the faculty of concentrated attention is at the source of all successful activity. Indeed the capacity and value of a man can be measured by his capacity of concentrated attention.[2] In order to obtain this concentration, it is generally recommended to reduce one's activities, to make a choice and confine oneself to this choice alone, so as not to disperse one's energy and attention. For the normal man, this method is good, sometimes even indispensable. But one can imagine something better. [2] Generally it comes through interest and a special attraction for a subject - Mother's note. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
822:Can one learn to control one's subconscient as one controls one's conscious thought? It is especially during the body's sleep that one is in contact with the subconscient. In becoming conscious of one's nights, control of the subconscient becomes much easier. The control can become total when the cells become conscious of the Divine in them and when they open themselves voluntarily to His influence. This is what the consciousness that descended on the earth last year is working for. Little by little the subconscient automatism of the body is being replaced by the consciousness of the Divine Presence governing the entire functioning of the body. ~ The Mother,
823:Sweet Mother, You have written: So long as you have to renounce anything, you are not on this path. But doesn't all renunciation begin when one is on the path?What I call being on the path is being in a state of consciousness in which only union with the Divine has any value - this union is the only thing worth living, the sole object of aspiration. Everything else has lost all value and is not worth seeking, so there is no longer any question of renouncing it because it is no longer an object of desire. As long as union with the Divine is not the thing for which one lives, one is not yet on the path. 21 April 1965 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
824:conditions of the psychic opening ::: For the opening of the psychic being, concentration on the Mother and self-offering to her are the direct way. The growth of Bhakti which you feel is the first sign of the psychic development. A sense of the Mother's presence or force or the remembrance of her supporting and strengthening you is the next sign. Eventually, the soul within begins to be active in aspiration and psychic perception guiding the mind to the right thoughts, the vital to the right movements and feelings, showing and rejecting all that has to be put away and turning the whole being in all its movements to the Divine alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III ,
825:Sweet Mother, It is much easier for me to approach You than to approach Sri Aurobindo. Why? You are all that Sri Aurobindo is for us, as well as a divine and loving Mother. So is it necessary to try to establish the same relation with him? You yourself have answered your own question. I am for you a mother who is very close to you, who loves and understands you; that is why it is easy for you to approach me with a loving confidence, without fear and without hesitation. Sri Aurobindo is always there to help you and guide you; but it is natural that you should approach Him with the reverence due to the Master of Yoga. 3 July 1960 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother 243,
826:... Hear again: no state was ever more precarious than that of man when he was separated on earth from his divine origin. Above him stretched the hostile borders of the usurper, and at his horizon's gates watched jailers armed with flaming swords. Then, since he could climb no more to the source of life, the source arose within him; since he could no more receive the light from above, the light shone forth at the very centre of his being; since he could commune no more with the transcendent love, that love offered itself in a holocaust and chose each terrestrial being, each human self as its dwelling-place and sanctuary. ... ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago The Supreme Discovery,
827:The ego cannot see where it is being led; it revolts against the leading, loses confidence, loses courage. These failings would not matter; for the divine Guide within is not offended by our revolt, not discouraged by our want of faith or repelled by our weakness; he has the entire love of the mother and the entire patience of the teacheR But by withdrawing our assent from the guidance we lose the consciousness, though not all the actuality-not, in any case, the eventuality -of its benefit. And we withdraw our assent because we fail to distinguish our higher Self from the lower through which he is preparing his self-revelation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.01 - The Four Aids,
828:In an early study of the influence of temperament on attention span, the mothers of 232 pairs of twins were interviewed periodically about the similarities and differences in behavior displayed by their twins during infancy and early childhood. The results showed that each of the behavioral variables (temper frequency, temper intensity, irritability, crying, and demanding attention) had a significant inverse relationship with attention span. In other words, the twin with longer attention span was better able to remain absorbed in a particular activity without distraction, and was also the less temperamental twin. ~ Wikipedia, Attention Span https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention_span,
829:Mother, if there is a part in one's nature that does not open, what is the method of aspiring so that this part may open?You may aspire that this part may open - let the part that is open aspire for the other to open. It will open after a certain time; one must continue, persist. That is the only thing to do. There is something that does not want it, an acute resistance there, which does not want it. It is like a stubborn child: "I don't want it, I shall remain what I am, I won't move."... It does not say, "I am pleased with myself", because it does not dare. But the truth is it is quite self-satisfied, it does not budge. ~ The Mother, Question and Answers Volume-6,
830:I am again feeling that depression, but I cannot find out its cause. I feel a burning pain inside me and then some part in me becomes very hostile. There is also some inertia in the nature.These are the two difficulties, one of the vital dissatisfaction and restlessness, the other of the inertia of the physical consciousness which are the chief obstacles to the sadhana. The first thing to do is to keep detached from them, not to identify yourself mentally with these movements - even if you cannot reject them - next to call on the Mother's force quietly but steadily for it to descend and make the obstacles disappear. 31 January 1934 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
831:the essential conditions for the growth of the psychic ::: In order to strengthen the contact and aid, if possible, the development of the conscious psychic personality, one should, while concentrating, turn towards it, aspire to know it and feel it, open oneself to receive its influence, and take great care, each time that one receives an indication from it, to follow it very scrupulously and sincerely. To live in a great aspiration, to take care to become inwardly calm and remain so always as far as possible, to cultivate a perfect sincerity in all the activities of one's being - these are the essential conditions for the growth of the psychic being. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
832:The dream is evidently an indication of the difficulty you are experiencing. The sea is the sea of the vital nature whose flood is pursuing you (desires are the sea water) on your road of sadhana.The Mother is there in your heart but sleeping - i.e. her power has not become conscious in your inner consciousness because she is surrounded by the thin curtain of skin (the obscurity of the physical nature). It is this (it is not thick any longer but still effective to veil her from you) which has to go so that she may awake. It is a matter of persistence in the will and the endeavour - the response from within, the awaking of the Mother in the heart will come. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III ,
833:There is no method in this Yoga except to concentrate, preferably in the heart, and call the presence and power of the Mother to take up the being and by the workings of her force transform the consciousness; one can concentrate also in the head or between the eyebrows, but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspiration intense, then there is a beginning of experience. The more the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be. For the rest one must not depend on one's own efforts only, but succeed in establishing a contact with the Divine and a receptivity to the Mother's Power and Presence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
834:Attacks from adverse forces are inevitable: you have to take them as tests on your way and go courageously through the ordeal. The struggle may be hard, but when you come out of it, you have gained something, you have advanced a step. There is even a necessity for the existence of the hostile forces. They make your determination stronger, your aspiration clearer. "It is true, however, that they exist because you gave them reason to exist. So long as there is something in you which answers to them, their intervention is perfectly legitimate. If nothing in you responded, if they had no hold upon any part of your nature, they would retire and leave you. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 (5 May 1929),
835:the souls influence through other parts of our being ::: ...These are parts of the being under its influence and manifesting something of it. So, very often people enter into contact with these parts and this gives them illuminations, great joy, revelations, and they feel they have found their soul. But it is only the part of the being under its influence, one part or another, for ... I have already said many times that when one enters consciously into contact with one's soul and the union is established, it is over, it can no longer be undone, it is something permanent, constant, which resists everything, and which, at any moment whatever, if referred to can be found... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 ,
836:Nobility and RefinementNobility: the incapacity for any pettiness either of sentiments or of action.*Aristocracy: incapable of baseness and pettiness, it asserts itself with dignity and authority.*Dignity affirms its worth, but demands nothing.*Dignity of the emotions: not to permit one's emotions to contradict the inner Divinity.*Dignity in the physical: above all bargaining.*Psychic dignity refuses to accept anything that lowers or debases.*Refinement: gradually grossness is eliminated from the being.*Sensitivity: one of the results of the refinement of the being.*Gentleness: always gracious and wishing to give pleasure. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
837:The contribution of the psychic being to the sadhana is: (1) love and bhakti, a love not vital, demanding and egoistic but unconditioned and without claims, self-existent; (2) the contact or the presence of the Mother within; (3) the unerring guidance from within; (4) a quieting and purification of the mind, vital and physical consciousness by their subjection to the psychic influence and guidance; (5) the opening up of all this lower consciousness to the higher spiritual consciousness above for its descent into a nature prepared to receive it with a complete receptivity and right attitude - for the psychic brings in everything, right thought, right perception, right feeling, right attitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III ,
838:For me everything in human life is mixed, nothing is completely good, nothing completely bad. I cannot give my entire and exclusive support to this idea or that idea, to one cause or another.The only important thing for me, in action, is Sri Aurobindo's work, automatically my conscious support is with all that helps that work and in proportion to the help. And for the work to be carried on as it must be I need all collaborations and all helps, I cannot accept only this one or that one and reject the others. I cannot belong to this party or that party. I belong to the Divine alone and my action upon earth is and will always be for the triumph of the Divine, irrespective of all sects and parties.29 February 1956 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
839:When we are concentrated in mental movements or intellectual pursuits, why do we sometimes forget or lose touch with the Divine?You lose it because your consciousness is still divided. The Divine has not settled in your mind; you are not wholly consecrated to the Divine Life. Otherwise you could concentrate to any extent upon such things and still you would have the sense of being helped and supported by the Divine. In all pursuits, intellectual or active, your one motto should be, Remember and Offer. Let whatever you do be done as an offering to the Divine. And this too will be an excellent discipline for you; it will prevent you from doing many foolish and useless things. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
840:189 - Live within; be not shaken by outward happenings.190 - Fling not thy alms abroad everywhere in an ostentation of charity; understand and love where thou helpest. Let thy soul grow within thee.191 - Help the poor while the poor are with thee; but study also and strive that there may be no poor for thy assistance.To live within in a constant aspiration for the Divine enables us to look at life with a smile and to remain peaceful whatever the outer circumstances may be.As for the poor, Sri Aurobindo says that to come to their help is good, provided that it is not a vain ostentation of charity, but that it is far nobler to seek a remedy for poverty so that there may be no poor left on earth.31 October 1969 ~ The Mother, Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
841:Mother, I would like to know from you if it is good for me to devote more time to meditation than I am doing at present. I spend about two hours, morning and evening together. I am as yet not quite successful in meditation. My physical mind disturbs me a lot. I pray to you that it may become quiet and my psychic being may come out. It is so painful to find the mind working like a mad machine and the heart sleeping like a stone. Mother, let me feel your presence within my heart always....The increase of time given to meditation is not very useful unless the urge for meditation comes spontaneously from inside and not from any arbitrary decision of the mind. My help, love and blessings are always with you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
842:Sweet Mother,One day in class you said, with your hands wide open, that we should give you everything, even our defects and vices and all the dirt in us. Is this the only way to get rid of them, and how can one do it?One keeps one's defects because one hangs on to them as if they were something precious; one clings to one's vices as one clings to a part of one's body, and pulling out a bad habit hurts as much as pulling out a tooth. That is why one does not progress. Whereas if one generously makes an offering of one's defect, vice or bad habit, then one has the joy of making an offering and one receives in exchange the force to replace what has been given, by a better and truer vibration. 13 June 1960 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
843:The Divine is with you according to your aspiration. Naturally that does not mean that He bends to the caprices of your outer nature,-I speak here of the truth of your being. And yet, sometimes he does fashion himself according to your outer aspirations, and if, like the devotees, you live alternately in separation and union, ecstasy and despair, the Divine also will separate from you and unite with you, according as you believe. The attitude is thus very important, even the outer attitude. People do not know how important is faith, how faith is miracle, creator of miracles. If you expect at every moment to be lifted up and pulled towards the Divine, He will come to lift you and He will be there, quite close, closer, ever closer. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I Baha i Faith,
844:Everyone who is turned to the Mother is doing my Yoga. It is a great mistake to suppose that one can 'do' the Purna Yoga - i.e. carry out and fulfil all the sides of the Yoga by one's own effort. No human being can do that. What one has to do is to put oneself in the Mother's hands and open oneself to her by service, by bhakti, by aspiration; then the Mother by her light and force works in him so that the sadhana is done. It is a mistake also to have the ambition to be a big Purna Yogi or a supramental being and ask oneself how far have I got towards that. The right attitude is to be devoted and given to the Mother and to wish to be whatever she wants you to be. The rest is for the Mother to decide and do in you. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother 151,
845:Why does one feel afraid? I suppose it is because one is egoistic. There are three reasons. First, an excessive concern about one's security. Next, what one does not know always gives an uneasy feeling which is translated in the consciousness by fear. And above all, one doesn't have the habit of a spontaneous trust in the Divine. If you look into things sufficiently deeply, this is the true reason. There are people who do not even know that That exists, but one could tell them in other words, 'You have no faith in your destiny' or 'You know nothing about Grace' - anything whatever, you may put it as you like, but the root of the matter is a lack of trust. If one always had the feeling that it is the best that happens in all circumstances, one would not be afraid ~ The Mother,
846: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,
847:It is the Divine in the inconscient who aspires for the Divine in the consciousness. That is to say, without the Divine there would be no aspiration; without the consciousness hidden in the inconscient, there would be no possibility of changing the inconscience to consciousness. But because at the very heart of the inconscient there is the divine Consciousness, you aspire, and necessarily - this is what he says - automatically, mechanically, the sacrifice is made. And this is why when one says, "It is not you who aspire, it is the Divine, it is not you who make progress, it is the Divine, it is not you who are conscious, it is the Divine" - these are not mere words, it is a fact. And it is simply your ignorance and your unconsciousness which prevent you from realising it. (Meditation) ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956 ,
848:The more complete your faith, sincerity and surrender, the more will grace and protection be with you. And when the grace and protection of the Divine Mother are with you, what is there that can touch you or whom need you fear? A little of it even will carry you through all difficulties, obstacles and dangers, surrounded by its full presence you can go securely on your way because it is hers, careless of all menace, unaffected by any hostility however powerful, whether from this world or from worlds invisible. Its touch can turn difficulties into opportunities, failure into success and weakness into unfaltering strength. For the grace of the Divine Mother is the sanction of the Supreme and now or tomorrow its effect is sure, a thing decreed, inevitable and irresistible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
849:Ask the Divine ::: If, for example, one wants to know something or one needs guidance, or something else, how can one have it from the Divine, according to one's need?By asking the Divine for it. If you do not ask Him, how can you have it? If you turn to the Divine and have full trust and ask Him, you will get what you need - not necessarily what you imagine you need; but the true thing you need, you will get. But you must ask Him for it. You must make the experiment sincerely; you must not endeavour to get it by all sorts of external means and then expect the Divine to give it to you, without even having asked Him. Indeed, when you want somebody to give you something, you ask him for it, don't you? And why do you expect the Divine to give it to you without your having asked Him for it? ~ The Mother,
850:Sweet Mother, What exactly is the soul or psychic being? And what is meant by the evolution of the psychic being? What is its relation to the Supreme? The soul and the psychic being are not exactly the same thing, although their essence is the same. The soul is the divine spark that dwells at the centre of each being; it is identical with its Divine Origin; it is the divine in man. The psychic being is formed progressively around this divine centre, the soul, in the course of its innumerable lives in the terrestrial evolution, until the time comes when the psychic being, fully formed and wholly awakened, becomes the conscious sheath of the soul around which it is formed. And thus identified with the Divine, it becomes His perfect instrument in the world. 16 July 1960 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother 244,
851: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,
852:Therefore there is only one solution: to unite ourselves by aspiration, concentration, interiorisation and identification with the supreme Will. And that is both omnipotence and perfect freedom at the same time. And that is the only omnipotence and the only freedom; everything else is an approximation. You may be on the way, but it is not the entire thing. So if you experience this, you realise that with this supreme freedom and supreme power there is also a total peace and a serenity that never fails. Therefore, if you feel something which is not that, a revolt, a disgust, something which you cannot accept, it means that in you there is a part which has not been touched by the transformation, something which has kept the old consciousness, something which is still on the path - that is all. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
853:It is to bring back all the scattered threads of consciousness to a single point, a single idea. Those who can attain a perfect attention succeed in everything they undertake; they will always make rapid progress. And this kind of concentration can be developed exactly like the muscles; one may follow different systems, different methods of training. Today we know that the most pitiful weakling, for example, can with discipline become as strong as anyone else. One should not have a will that flickers out like a candle. The will, the concentration must be cultivated; it is a question of method, of regular exercise. If you will, you can. But the thought Whats the use? must not come in to weaken the will. The idea that one is born with a certain character and can do nothing about it is a stupidity. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
854:Calm, even if it seems at first only a negative thing, is so difficult to attain, that to have it at all must be regarded as a great step in advance. "In reality, calm is not a negative thing, it is the very nature of the Sat-Purusha and the positive foundation of the divine consciousness. Whatever else is aspired for and gained, this must be kept. Even Knowledge, Power, Ananda, if they come and do not find this foundation, are unable to remain and have to withdraw until the divine purity and peace of the Sat-Purusha are permanently there. "Aspire for the rest of the divine consciousness, but with a calm and deep aspiration. It can be ardent as well as calm, but not impatient, restless or full of rajasic eagerness. "Only in the quiet mind and being can the supramental Truth build its true creation." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
855:When the resolution has been taken, when you have decided that the whole of your life shall be given to the Divine, you have still at every moment to remember it and carry it out in all the details of your existence. You must feel at every step that you belong to the Divine; you must have the constant experience that, in whatever you think or do, it is always the Divine Consciousness that is acting through you. You have no longer anything that you can call your own; you feel everything as coming from the Divine, and you have to offer it back to its source. When you can realise that, then even the smallest thing to which you do not usually pay much attention or care, ceases to be trivial and insignificant; it becomes full of meaning and it opens up a vast horizon beyond." Questions and Answers 1929 (28 April) ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
856:When you feel unhappy like that, it means that you have a progress to make. You can say that we always need to progress, it is true. But at times our nature gives its consent to the needed change and then everything goes smoothly, even happily. On the contrary sometimes the part that has to progress refuses to move and clings to its old habits through inertia, ignorance, attachment or desire. Then, under the pressure of the perfecting force, the struggle starts translating itself into unhappiness or revolt or both together. The only remedy is to keep quiet, look within oneself honestly to find out what is wrong and set to work courageously to put it right. The Divine Consciousness will always be there to help you if your endeavour is sincere; and the more sincere your endeavour the more the Divine Consciousness will help and assist you. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
857: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 ,
858:Often, when I read Sri Aurobindo's works or listen to His words, I am wonderstruck: how can this eternal truth, this beauty of expression escape people? It is really strange that He is not yet recognised, at least as a supreme creator, a pure artist, a poet par excellence! So I tell myself that my judgments, my appreciations are influenced by my devotion for the Master - and everyone is not devoted. I do not think this is true. But then why are hearts not yet enchanted by His words?Who can understand Sri Aurobindo? He is as vast as the universe and his teaching is infinite... The only way to come a little close to him is to love him sincerely and give oneself unreservedly to his work. Thus, each one does his best and contributes as much as he can to that transformation of the world which Sri Aurobindo has predicted. 2 December 1964 ~ The Mother, On Education 396,
859:I have said that from a young age children should be taught to respect good health, physical strength and balance. The great importance of beauty must also be emphasised. A young child should aspire for beauty, not for the sake of pleasing others or winning their admiration, but for the love of beauty itself; for beauty is the ideal which all physical life must realise. Every human being has the possibility of establishing harmony among the different parts of his body and in the various movements of the body in action. Every human body that undergoes a rational method of culture from the very beginning of its existence can realise its own harmony and thus become fit to manifest beauty. When we speak of the other aspects of an integral education, we shall see what inner conditions are to be fulfilled so that this beauty can one day be manifested. ~ The Mother, On Education 1.03 - Physical Education,
860:Your Best Friend ::: ...Indeed, you should choose as friends only those who are wiser than yourself, those whose company ennobles you and helps you to master yourself, to progress, to act in a better way and see more clearly. And finally, the best friend one can have - isn't he the Divine, to whom one can say everything, reveal everything? For there indeed is the source of all compassion, of all power to efface every error when it is not repeated, to open the road to true realisation; it is he who can understand all, heal all, and always help on the path, help you not to fail, not to falter, not to fall, but to walk straight to the goal. He is the true friend, the friend of good and bad days, the one who can understand, can heal, and who is always there when you need him. When you call him sincerely, he is always there to guide and uphold you - and to love you in the true way. ~ The Mother,
861: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 ,
862:Prudence and BalanceVigilance: indispensable for all true progress.*In each human being there is a beast crouching ready to manifest at the slightest unwatchfulness. The only remedy is a constant vigilance. 18 August 1954*Prudence: very useful for weakness because weakness needs prudence; strength does not need it.*Common sense: it is very practical and avoids any mistakes, but it lacks light.*Sobriety has never done harm to anyone.** *Equanimity: immutable peace and calm.*In the deep peace of equanimity the love will grow to its fullblossoming in a sense of pure and constant unity. 5 October 1934*All mischief comes from a lack of balance.So, let us keep our balance carefully, always, in all circumstances. 10 August 1954*Perfect balance: one of the most important conditions of a growing peace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
863:Maheshwari can appear too calm and great and distant for the littleness of earthly nature to approach or contain her, Mahakali too swift and formidable for its weakness to bear; but all turn with joy and longing to Mahalakshmi. For she throws the spell of the intoxicating sweetness of the Divine: to be close to her is a profound happiness and to feel her within the heart is to make the existence a rapture and a marvel; grace and charm and tenderness flow from her like the light from the sun and wherever she fixes her wonderful gaze or lets fall of the loveliness of her smile, the soul is seized and made captive and plunged into the depths of an unfathomable bliss. Magnetic is the touch of her hands and their occult and delicate influence refines the mind and life and body and where she presses her feet course miraculous streams of an entrancing Ananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
864:The usual sadhanas have for aim the union with the Supreme Consciousness (Sat-chit-ananda). And those who reach there are satisfied with their own liberation and leave the world to its unhappy plight. On the contrary, Sri Aurobindo's sadhana starts where the others end. Once the union with the Supreme is realised one must bring down that realisation to the exterior world and change the conditions of life upon the earth until a total transformation is accomplished. In accordance with this aim, the sadhaks of the integral yoga do not retire from the world to lead a life of contemplation and meditation. Each one must devote at least one third of his time to a useful work. All activities are represented in the Ashram and each one chooses the work most congenial to his nature, but must do it in a spirit of service and unselfishness, keeping always in view the aim of integral transformation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
865:Please explain to me what is meant by the Divine Mother.The Divine Mother is the Consciousness and Force of the Divine - which is the Mother of all things.24 June 1933You have written in The Mother that the Mother is the consciousness and force of the Ishwara, but here my experience is that the Ishwara is the consciousness and force of the Supreme Mother. Could you please make it clear to me?The Mother is the consciousness and force of the Divine - or, it may be said, she is the Divine in its consciousness-force. The Ishwara as Lord of the Cosmos does come out of the Mother who takes her place beside him as the cosmic Shakti - the cosmic Ishwara is one aspect of the Divine. The experience therefore is correct so far as it goes.16 November 1934 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
866:Please initiate me into a tangible form of Yoga. I make this assurance that I shall follow your instructions to the very letter and refer to you my doubts and difficulties on the way.There is no method in this Yoga except to concentrate, preferably in the heart, and call the presence and power of the Mother to take up the being and by the workings of her force transform the consciousness; one can concentrate also in the head or between the eyebrows, but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspiration intense, then there is a beginning of experience. The more the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be. For the rest one must not depend on one's own efforts only, but succeed in establishing a contact with the Divine and a receptivity to the Mother's Power and Presence. 30 November 1934 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
867:Sweet Mother, Why has the Divine made His path so difficult? He can make it easier if He wants, can't He?First of all, one should know that the intellect, the mind, can understand nothing of the Divine, neither what He does nor how He does it and still less why He does it. To know something of the Divine, one has to rise above thought and enter into the psychic consciousness, the consciousness of the soul, or into the spiritual consciousness. Those who have had the experience have always said that the difficulties and sufferings of the path are not real, but a creation of human ignorance, and that as soon as one gets out of this ignorance one also gets out of the difficulties, to say nothing of the inalienable state of bliss in which one dwells as soon as one is in conscious contact with the Divine. So according to them, the question has no real basis and cannot be posed. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother 21 September 1959,
868:Mother, how can one strengthen one's will?Oh, as one strengthens muscles, by a methodical exercise. You take one little thing, something you want to do or dont want to do. Begin with a small thing, not something very essential to the being, but a small detail. And then, if, for instance, it is something you are in the habit of doing,you insist on it with the same regularity, you see, either not to do it or to do it - you insist on it and compel yourself to do it as you compel yourself to life a weight - its the same thing. You make the same kind of effort, but it is more of an inner effort. And after having taken little things like this - things relatively easy, you know - after taking these and succeeding with them, you can unite with a greater force and try a more complicated experiment. And gradually, if you do this regularly, you will end up by acquiring an independent and very strong will. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 391,
869:To be able to receive the Divine Power and let act through you in the things of the outward life, there are three necessary conditions: (i) Quietude, equality - not to be disturbed by anything that happens, to keep the mind still and firm, seeing the play of forces, but itself tranquil. (ii) Absolute faith - faith that what is for the best will happen, but also that if one can make oneself a true instrument, the fruit will be that which one's will guided by the Divine Light sees as the thing to be done - kartavyam karma. (iii) Receptivity - the power to receive the Divine Force and to feel its presence and the presence of the Mother in it and allow it to work, guiding one's sight and will and action. If this power and presence can be felt and this plasticity made the habit of the consciousness in action, - but plasticity to the Divine force alone without bringing in any foreign element, - the eventual result is sure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
870:There is but one remedy: that signpost must always be there, a mirror well placed in one's feelings, impulses, all one's sensations. One sees them in this mirror. There are some which are not very beautiful or pleasant to look at; there are others which are beautiful, pleasant, and must be kept. This one does a hundred times a day if necessary. And it is very interesting. One draws a kind of big circle around the psychic mirror and arranges all the elements around it. If there is something that is not all right, it casts a sort of grey shadow upon the mirror: this element must be shifted, organised. It must be spoken to, made to understand, one must come out of that darkness. If you do that, you never get bored. When people are not kind, when one has a cold in the head, when one doesn't know one's lessons, and so on, one begins to look into this mirror. It is very interesting, one sees the canker. "I thought I was sincere!" - not at all. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
871:To learn to be quiet and silent... When you have a problem to solve, instead of turning over in your head all the possibilities, all the consequences, all the possible things one should or should not do, if you remain quiet with an aspiration for goodwill, if possible a need for goodwill, the solution comes very quickly. And as you are silent you are able to hear it. When you are caught in a difficulty, try this method: instead of becoming agitated, turning over all the ideas and actively seeking solutions, of worrying, fretting, running here and there inside your head - I don't mean externally, for externally you probably have enough common sense not to do that! but inside, in your head - remain quiet. And according to your nature, with ardour or peace, with intensity or widening or with all these together, implore the Light and wait for it to come. In this way the path would be considerably shortened. 5 November 1958 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 422,
872:there is a special personal tie between you and me, between all who have turned to the teaching of Sri Aurobindo and myself, - and, it is well understood, distance does not count here, you may be in France, you may be at the other end of the world or in Pondicherry, this tie is always true and living. And each time there comes a call, each time there is a need for me to know so that I may send out a force, an inspiration, a protection or any other thing, a sort of message comes to me all of a sudden and I do the needful. These communications reach me evidently at any moment, and you must have seen me more than once stop suddenly in the middle of a sentence or work; it is because something comes to me, a communication and I concentrate. With those whom I have accepted as disciples, to whom I have said Yes, there is more than a tie, there is an emanation of me. This emanation warns me whenever it is necessary and tells me what is happening. Indeed I receive intimations constantly ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
873:In ancient times the disciple had to undergo severe tests to prove his ability for initiation. Here we do not follow that method. Apparently there is no test and no trial. But if you see the truth, you will find that here it is much more difficult. There the disciple knew that he was undergoing a period of trial and after he had passed through some outward tests, he was taken in. But here you have to face life and you are watched at every moment. It is not only your outer actions that count. Each and every thought and inner movement is seen, every reaction is noticed. It is not what you do in the solitude of the forest, but what you do in the thick of the battle of life that is important. Are you ready to submit yourself for such tests? Are you ready to change yourself completely? You will have to throw off your ideas, ideals, values, interests and opinions. Everything will have to be learnt anew. If you are ready for all this, then take a plunge; otherwise don't try to step in. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
874:the importance and power of surrender ::: Surrender is the decision taken to hand over the responsibility of your life to the Divine. Without this decision nothing is at all possible; if you do not surrender, the Yoga is entirely out of the question. Everything else comes naturally after it, for the whole process starts with surrender. You can surrender either through knowledge or through devotion. You may have a strong intuition that the Divine alone is the truth and a luminous conviction that without the Divine you cannot manage. Or you may have a spontaneous feeling that this line is the only way of being happy, a strong psychic desire to belong exclusively to the Divine: I do not belong to my self, you say, and give up the responsibility of your being to the Truth. Then comes self-offering: Here I am, a creature of various qualities, good and bad, dark and enlightened. I offer myself as I am to you, take me up with all my ups and downs, conflicting impulses and tendencies - do whatever you like with me. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
875:What you write is no doubt true and it is necessary to see it so as to be able to comprehend and grasp the true attitude necessary for the sadhana. But, as I have said, one must not be distressed or depressed by perceiving the weaknesses inherent in human nature and the difficulty of getting them out. The difficulty is natural, for they have been there for thousands of lives and are the very nature of man's vital and mental ignorance. It is not surprising that they should have a power to stick and take time to disappear. But there is a true being and a true consciousness that is there in us hidden by these surface formations of nature and which can shake them off once it emerges. By taking the right attitude of selfless devotion within and persisting in it in spite of the surface nature's troublesome self-repetitions one enables this inner being and consciousness to emerge and with the Mother's Force working in it deliver the being from all return of the movements of the old nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
876:It is here upon earth, in the body itself, that you must acquire a complete knowledge and learn to use a full and complete power. Only when you have done that will you be free to move about with entire security in all the worlds. Only when you are incapable of having the slightest fear, when you remain unmoved, for example, in the midst of the worst nightmare, can you say, “Now I am ready to go into the vital world.” But this means the acquisition of a power and a knowledge that can come only when you are a perfect master of the impulses and desires of the vital nature. You must be absolutely free from everything that can bring in the beings of the darkness or allow them to rule over you; if you are not free, beware!No attachments, no desires, no impulses, no preferences; perfect equanimity, unchanging peace and absolute faith in the Divine protection: with that you are safe, without it you are in peril. And as long as you are not safe, it is better to do like little chickens that take shelter under the mother’s wings. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
877:But why does the Divine want to manifest Himself on earth in this chaos?Because this is why He has created the earth, not for any other motive; the earth is He Himself in a deformation and He wants to establish it back again in its truth. Earth is not something separated from Him and alien to Him. It is a deformation of Himself which must once again become what it was in its essence, that is, the Divine. Then why is He a stranger to us?But He is not a stranger, my child. You fancy that He is a stranger, but He is not, not in the least. He is the essence of your being - not at all alien. You may not know Him, but He is not a stranger; He is the very essence of your being. Without the Divine you would not exist. Without the Divine you could not exist even for the millionth part of a second. Only, because you live in a kind of false illusion and deformation, you are not conscious. You are not conscious of yourself, you are conscious of something which you think to be yourself, but which isn't you. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 ,
878:But a time will come when you will feel more and more that you are the instrument and not the worker. For first by the force of your devotion your contact with the Divine Mother will become so intimate that at all times you will have only to concentrate and to put everything into her hands to have her present guidance, her direct command or impulse, the sure indication of the thing to be done and the way to do it and the result. And afterwards you will realise that the divine Shakti not only inspires and guides, but initiates and carries out your works; all your movements are originated by her, all your powers are hers, mind, life and body are conscious and joyful instruments of her action, means for her play, moulds for her manifestation in the physical universe. There can be no more happy condition than this union and dependence; for this step carries you back beyond the border-line from the life of stress and suffering in the ignorance into the truth of your spiritual being, into its deep peace and its intense Ananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother 12,
879: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,
880:Sweet Mother, Sri Aurobindo has said somewhere that if one surrenders to the Divine Grace, it will do everything for us. Therefore, what value has tapasya?If you want to know what Sri Aurobindo has said on a given subject, you must at least read all that he has written on that subject. You will then see that he has apparently said the most contradictory things. But when one has read everything, and understood a little, one perceives that all the contradictions complement each other and are organised and unified into an integral synthesis. Here is another quotation from Sri Aurobindo which will show you that your question is based on ignorance. There are many others which you can read with interest and which will make your intelligence more supple: 'If there is not a complete surrender, then it is not possible to adopt the baby cat attitude; it becomes mere tamasic passivity calling itself surrender. If a complete surrender is not possible in the beginning, it follows that personal effort is necessary.' 16 December 1964 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother 308,
881:Three things you must have, - consciousness, - plasticity and - unreserved surrender. For you must be conscious in your mind and soul and heart and life and the very cells of your body, aware of the Mother and her Powers and their working; for although she can and does work in you even in your obscurity and your unconscious parts and moments, it is not the same thing as when you are in an awakened and living communion with her. All your nature must be plastic to her touch, - not questioning as the self-sufficient ignorant mind questions and doubts and disputes and is the enemy of its enlightenment and change; not insisting on its own movements as the vital in the man insists and persistently opposes its refractory desires and ill-will to every divine influence; not obstructing and entrenched in incapacity, inertia and tamas as man's physical consciousness obstructs and clinging to the pleasure in smallness and darkness cries out against each touch that disturbs it soulless routine or it dull sloth or its torpid slumber. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother Agenda Vol 8,
882:In the depths of your consciousness is the psychic being, the temple of the Divine within you. This is the centre round which should come about the unification of all these divergent parts, all these contradictory movements of your being. Once you have got the consciousness of the psychic being and its aspiration, these doubts and difficulties can be destroyed. It takes more or less time, but you will surely succeed in the end. Once you have turned to the Divine, saying, "I want to be yours", and the Divine has said, "Yes", the whole world cannot keep you from it. When the central being has made its surrender, the chief difficulty has disappeared. The outer being is like a crust. In ordinary people the crust is so hard and thick that they are not conscious of the Divine within them. If once, even for a moment only, the inner being has said, "I am here and I am yours", then it is as though a bridge has been built and little by little the crust becomes thinner and thinner until the two parts are wholly joined and the inner and the outer become one. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
883:So the devotion must be accompanied by another movement, that is, gratitude. This feeling of gratitude that the Divine exists, this gratefulness, full of wonder, that truly fills your heart with a sublime delight, because the Divine exists, because there is something in the universe that is the Divine, and there is not merely the monstrosity that we see—because there is the Divine, because the Divine is there.And each time any least thing puts you in contact with this sublime reality of the Divine existence, your heart is filled with so intense and wonderful a delight, such gratefulness as is of all things the most delectable in taste.Nothing can give you a delight equal to that of gratitude. You hear a bird singing, you see a flower, you look at a child, you witness an act of generosity, you read a beautiful sentence, you stand before a sunset, it does not matter what the thing is— all on a sudden it comes upon you, a kind of emotion, but so deep, so intense, because the world manifests the Divine, because there is something behind the world which is the Divine. ~ The Mother,
884:Four Powers Of The Mother In talking about the four powers of the Mother, it helps to know that in India, traditionally, the evolutionary principle of creation is approached, and adored, as the great Mother. Sri Aurobindo distinguishes four main powers and personalities through which this evolutionary force manifests. Maheshwari - One is her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness. Mahakali - Another embodies her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force. Mahalakshmi - A third is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace. Mahasaraswati - The fourth is equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact perfection in all things. ~ , https://www.auroville.com/silver-ring-mother-s-symbol.html ,
885: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 ,
886:I think one of the most important thing is to know why one meditates; this is what gives the quality of the meditation and makes it of one order or another. You may meditate to open yourself to the divine Force, you may meditate to reject the ordinary consciousness, you may meditate to enter the depths of your being, you may meditate to learn how to give yourself integrally; you may meditate for all kinds of things. You may meditate to enter into peace and calm and silence - this is what people generally do, but without much success. But you may also meditate to receive the Force of transformation, to discover the points to be transformed, to trace out the line of progress. And then you may also meditate for very practical reasons: when you have a difficulty to clear up, a solution to find, when you want help in some action or another. You may meditate for that too. I think everyone has his own mode of meditation. But if one wants the meditation to be dynamic, one must have an aspiration for progress and the meditation must be done to help and fulfill this aspiration for progress. Then it becomes dynamic. ~ The Mother,
887:An Informal Integral Canon: Selected books on Integral Science, Philosophy and the Integral Transformation Sri Aurobindo - The Life Divine Sri Aurobindo - The Synthesis of Yoga Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - The Phenomenon of Man Jean Gebser - The Ever-Present Origin Edward Haskell - Full Circle - The Moral Force of Unified Science Oliver L. Reiser - Cosmic Humanism and World Unity Christopher Hills - Nuclear Evolution: Discovery of the Rainbow Body The Mother - Mother's Agenda Erich Jantsch - The Self-Organizing Universe - Scientific and Human Implications of the Emerging Paradigm of Evolution T. R. Thulasiram - Arut Perum Jyothi and Deathless Body Kees Zoeteman - Gaiasophy Ken Wilber - Sex Ecology Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution Don Edward Beck - Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership, and Change Kundan Singh - The Evolution of Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo, Sri Ramakrishna, and Swami Vivekananda Sean Esbjorn-Hargens - Integral Ecology: Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World ~ M Alan Kazlev, Kheper.html">Kheper ,
888:One perceives the true nature of existence. One discovers the why and the raison d'être of existence, not by the mind and the scientific pursuit, but by the knowledge of the self and the discovery of one's soul which is all-powerful.This is the true method for knowing, for understanding and for realising the secrets of Nature, of the universe and the path which leads to the Divine. One can do everything with this realisation, one can know everything and finally become the master of one's existence. Nothing will be impossible … nothing will be left out. One has only to see with another sense which is within us, develop another faculty by a rigourous sadhana, to discover the secrets of all existence. Voilà.The means are in you, the path opens up more and more, gets clearer and clearer, and with the help which is at your disposal, you have only to make an effort and you shall be crowned with a Knowledge, a Light and an Ananda which surpass all existence. Whether it be to see the functioning of the atom, or to know the process of thought or the flights of imagination or even the unknown … to know oneself is to know all. It is this that one must find. ~ The Mother,
889:Find That Something ::: We can, simply by a sincere aspiration, open a sealed door in us and find... that Something which will change the whole significance of life, reply to all our questions, solve all our problems and lead us to the perfection we aspire for without knowing it, to that Reality which alone can satisfy us and give us lasting joy, equilibrium, strength, life. All have heard it - Oh! there are even some here who are so used to it that for them it seems to be the same thing as drinking a glass of water or opening a window to let in the sunlight.... We have tried a little, but now we are going to try seriously! The starting-point: to want it, truly want it, to need it. The next step: to think, above all, of that. A day comes, very quickly, when one is unable to think of anything else. That is the one thing which counts. And then... One formulates one's aspiration, lets the true prayer spring up from one's heart, the prayer which expresses the sincerity of the need. And then... well, one will see what happens. Something will happen. Surely something will happen. For each one it will take a different form. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
890:The Transcendent Mother and the Higher Hemisphere "At the summit of this manifestation of which we are a part there are worlds of infinite existence, consciousness, force and bliss over which the Mother stands as the unveiled eternal Power."1 The Transcendent Mother thus stands above the Ananda plane.There are then four steps of the Divine Shakti: (1) The Transcendent Mahashakti who stands above the Ananda plane and who bears the Supreme Divine in her eternal consciousness. (2) The Mahashakti immanent in the worlds of SatChit-Ananda where all beings live and move in an ineffable completeness. (3) The Supramental Mahashakti immanent in the worlds of Supermind. (4) The Cosmic Mahashakti immanent in the lower hemisphere. Yes; that is all right. One speaks often however of all above the lower hemisphere as part of the transcendence. This is because the Supermind and Ananda are not manifested in our universe at present, but are planes above it. For us the higher hemisphere is pr [para], the Supreme Transcendence is prA(pr [paratpara]. The Sanskrit terms are here clearer than the English. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother Three Aspects of the Mother,
891:Two Paths Of Yoga ::: There are two paths of Yoga, one of tapasya (discipline), and the other of surrender. The path of tapasya is arduous. Here you rely solely upon yourself, you proceed by your own strength. You ascend and achieve according to the measure of your force. There is always the danger of falling down. And once you fall, you lie broken in the abyss and there is hardly a remedy. The other path, the path of surrender. is a safe and sure. It is here, however, that the Western people find their difficulty. They have been taught to fear and avoid all that threatens their personal independence. They have imbibed with their mothers milk the sense of individuality. And surrender means giving up all that. In other words, you may follow, as Ramakrishna says, either the path of the baby monkey or that of the baby cat. The baby monkey holds to its mother in order to be carried about and it must hold firm, otherwise if it loses its grip, it falls. On the other hand, the baby cat does not hold to its mother, but is held by the mother and has no fear nor responsibility; it to nor has nothing do but to let the mother hold it and cry ma ma. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
892:3. Meeting the Mentor:For those who have not refused the call, the first encounter of the hero journey is with a protective figure (often a little old crone or old man) who provides the adventurer with amulets against the dragon forces he is about to pass. What such a figure represents is the benign, protecting power of destiny. The fantasy is a reassurance-promise that the peace of Paradise, which was known first within the mother womb, is not to be lost; that it supports the present and stands in the future as well as in the past (is omega as well as alpha); that though omnipotence may seem to be endangered by the threshold passages and life awakenings, protective power is always and ever present within or just behind the unfamiliar features of the world. One has only to know and trust, and the ageless guardians will appear. Having responded to his own call, and continuing to follow courageously as the consequences unfold, the hero finds all the forces of the unconscious at his side. Mother Nature herself supports the mighty task. And in so far as the hero's act coincides with that for which his society is ready, he seems to ride on the great rhythm of the historical process. ~ Joseph Campbell,
893:the hard shell of the ego ::: This sense of one's own person becomes a kind of cage, a prison which shuts you in, prevents you from being true, from knowing truly, acting truly, understanding truly. It is as though someone had put you in a very hard shell and you were compelled to stay there. This is the first sensation you have. Afterwards you begin to tap against the shell in order to break it. Sometimes it resists very long. But still, when you begin to feel this, that what you believed in to be yourself, the person doing thigns and for whom they are done, the person who exists and makes you what you are, yes, when you pass from this to the consciousness that this is a prison preventing you from being truly yourself, then you have made great progress, and there is hope. You feel yourself stifled, crushed, absolutely shut up in a prison without air, without light, without an opening, and then you begin pushing from the inside, pushing, pushing, pushing so that it may break. And the day it breaks, the day it opens, suddenly, you enter the psychic consciousness. And then you understand. And then, truly, if you have a sense of humour, you laugh; you realise your stupidity. ~ The Mother,
894:Anyway, in instances of this kind, I think it is people's faith, above all, which saves them. When they have performed their little ceremony properly, they feel confident, "Oh! now it will be over, for she is satisfied." And because they feel confident, it helps them to react and the illness disappears. I have seen this very often in the street. There might be a small hostile entity there, but these are very insignificant things. In other cases, in some temples, there are vital beings who are more or less powerful and have made their home there. But what Sri Aurobindo means here is that there is nothing, not even the most anti-divine force, which in its origin is not the Supreme Divine. So, necessarily, everything goes back to Him, consciously or unconsciously. In the consciousness of the one who makes the offering it does not go to the Divine: it goes to the greater or smaller demon to whom he turns. But through everything, through the wood of the idol or even the ill-will of the vital adversary, ultimately, all returns to the Divine, since all comes from Him. Only, the one who has made the offering or the sacrifice receives but in proportion to his own consciousness... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956 ,
895:I have got three letters from you, but as I was busy with many things I couldn't answer them-today I am answering all the three together. It was known that it wouldn't be possible for you to come for darshan this time, it can't be easy to come twice within this short time. Don't be sorry, remain calm and remember the Mother, gather faith and strength within. You are a child of the Divine Mother, be tranquil, calm and full of force. There is no special procedure. To take the name of the Mother, to remember her within, to pray to her, all this may be described as calling the Mother. As it comes from within you, you have to call her accordingly. You can do also this - shutting your eyes you can imagine that the Mother is in front of you or you can sketch a picture of her in your mind and offer her your pranam, that obeissance will reach her. When you've time, you can meditate on her with the thinking attitude that she is with you, she's sitting in front of you. Doing these things people at last get to see her. Accept my blessings, I send the Mother's blessings also at the same time. From time to time Jyotirmoyee will take blessing flowers during pranam and send them to you. ~ The Mother, Nirodbaran Memorable contacts with the Mother ,
896:My sweet mother, The more I look into myself, the more discouraged I am, and I don't know whether there is any chance of my making any progress. It seems that all the obscurities and falsehoods are rising up on every side, inside and outside, and want to swallow me up. There are times when I cannot distinguish truth from falsehood and I am then on the verge of losing my mind. Still, there is something in me which says very weakly that all will be well; but this voice is so feeble that I cannot rely on it.1 My faults are so numerous and so great that I think I shall fail. On the other hand, I have neither the inclination nor the capacity for the ordinary life. And I know that I shall never be able to leave this life. This is my situation right now. The struggle is getting more and more acute, and worst of all I cannot lie to you. What should I do? Do not torment yourself, my child, and remain as quiet as you can; do not yield to the temptation to give up the struggle and let yourself fall into darkness. Persist, and one day you will realise that I am close to you to console you and help you, and then the hardest part will be over. With all my love and blessings. 25 September 1947 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
897:Mother, you told us one day that all that happens to us has been decided in advance. What does that mean? This is but a way of speaking. This happens because to express a thing I can't be saying all the words at the same time, can I? I am obliged to say them one after another. Otherwise, if all the words were spoken at the same time, it would make a big noise and nobody would understand anything! Well, when you try to explain the universe, you do as you would when you speak. You say one thing after another, but to tell the truth, you must say everything at one go. Now, how can that be done?... Indeed, since you repeat it to me, it is very likely that I must have said that somewhere.... I must have said the contrary also! But if you put it in this way, that everything that happens has been decided in advance, then with the consciousness of time that you have now, it is as if you said: yesterday it was decided what would happen today; and this year it is decided what will happen next year. It is in this way that the thing is translated in your consciousness - naturally, because it is thus that we see, think, understand and above all speak and express ourselves. But it is not like that. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
898:Aspiration in everyone, no matter who it is, has the same poweR But the effect of this aspiration is different. For aspiration is aspiration: if you have aspiration, in itself it has a power. Only, this aspiration calls down an answer, and this answer, the effect, which is the result of the aspiration, depends upon each one, for it depends upon his receptivity. I know many people of this kind: they say, "Oh! but I aspire all the time and still I receive nothing." It is impossible that they should receive nothing, in the sense that the answer is sure to come. But it is they who do not receive. The answer comes but they are not receptive, so they receive nothing.. . . When you have an aspiration, a very active aspiration, your aspiration is going to do its work. It is going to call down the answer to what you aspire foR But if, later, you begin to think of something else or are not attentive or receptive, you do not even notice that your aspiration has received an answer. This happens very frequently. So people tell you: "I aspire and I don't receive anything, I get no answer!" Yes, you do have an answer but you are not aware of it, because you continue to be active in this way, like a mill turning all the time. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
899:Sweet Mother, is the physical mind the same as the mechanical mind? Almost. You see, there is just a little difference, but not much. The mechanical mind is still more stupid than the physical mind. The physical mind is what we spoke about one day, that which is never sure of anything. I told you the story of the closed door, you remember. Well, that is the nature of the physical mind. The mechanical mind is at a lower level still, because it doesn't even listen to the possibility of a convincing reason, and this happens to everyone. Usually we don't let it function, but it comes along repeating the same things, absolutely mechanically, without rhyme or reason, just like that. When some craze or other takes hold of it, it goes... For example, you see, if it fancies counting: "One, two, three, four", then it will go on: "One, two, three, four; one, two, three, four." And you may think of all kinds of things, but it goes on: "One, two, three, four", like that... (Mother laughs.) Or it catches hold of three words, four words and repeats them and goes on repeating them; and unless one turns away with a certain violence and punches it soundly, telling it, "Keep quiet!", it continues in this way, indefinitely. ~ The Mother,
900:Philosophy, as defined by Fichte, is the "science of sciences." Its aim was to solve the problems of the world. In the past, when all exact sciences were in their infancy, philosophy had to be purely speculative, with little or no regard to realities. But if we regard philosophy as a Mother science, divided into many branches, we find that those branches have grown so large and various, that the Mother science looks like a hen with her little ducklings paddling in a pond, far beyond her reach; she is unable to follow her growing hatchlings. In the meantime, the progress of life and science goes on, irrespective of the cackling of metaphysics. Philosophy does not fulfill her initial aim to bring the results of experimental and exact sciences together and to solve world problems. Through endless, scientific specialization scientific branches multiply, and for want of coordination the great world-problems suffer. This failure of philosophy to fulfill her boasted mission of scientific coordination is responsible for the chaos in the world of general thought. The world has no collective or organized higher ideals and aims, nor even fixed general purposes. Life is an accidental game of private or collective ambitions and greeds. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity ,
901:"Q: What is the right attitude to stick on to this path till the Supramental Truth is realised?"A: There is the psychic condition and sincerity and devotion to the Mother."What is "the psychic condition"?The psychic condition? That means being in relation with one's psychic, I suppose, being governed by one's psychic being.Sweet Mother, I don't understand very clearly the difference between faith, belief and confidence.But Sri Aurobindo has given the full explanation here. If you don't understand, then...He has written "Faith is a feeling in the whole being."The whole being, yes. Faith, that's the whole being at once. He says that belief is something that occurs in the head, that is purely mental; and confidence is quite different. Confidence - one can have confidence in life, trust in the Divine, trust in others, trust in one's own destiny, that is, one has the feeling that everything is going to help him, to do what he wants to do.Faith is a certitude without any proof.Mother, on what does faith depend?Probably on Divine Grace. Some people have it spontaneously. There are others who need to make a great effort to have it. ~ The Mother, Question and Answers Volume-6,
902:Sweet Mother, Is it possible to have control over oneself during sleep? For example, if I want to see you in my dreams, can I do it at will? Control during sleep is entirely possible and it is progressive if you persist in the effort. You begin by remembering your dreams, then gradually you remain more and more conscious during your sleep, and not only can you control your dreams but you can guide and organise your activities during sleep. If you persist in your will and your effort, you are sure to learn how to come and find me at night during your sleep and afterwards to remember what has happened. For this, two things are necessary, which you must develop by aspiration and by calm and persistent effort. (1) Concentrate your thought on the will to come and find me; then pursue this thought, first by an effort of imagination, afterwards in a tangible and increasingly real way, until you are in my presence. (2) Establish a sort of bridge between the waking and the sleeping consciousness, so that when you wake up you remember what has happened.It may be that you succeed immediately, but more often it takes a certain time and you must persist in the effort. 25 September 1959 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother 226,
903:Art is the human language of the nervous plane, intended to express and communicate the Divine, who in the domain of sensation manifests as beauty. The purpose of art is therefore to give those for whom it is meant a freer and more perfect communion with the Supreme Reality. The first contact with this Supreme Reality expresses itself in our consciousness by a flowering of the being in a plenitude of vast and peaceful delight. Each time that art can give the spectator this contact with the infinite, however fleetingly, it fulfils its aim; it has shown itself worthy of its mission. Thus no art which has for many centuries moved and delighted a people can be dismissed, since it has at least partially fulfilled its mission - to be the powerful and more or less perfect utterance of that which is to be expressed. What makes it difficult for the sensibility of a nation to enjoy the delight that another nation finds in one art or another is the habitual limitation of the nervous being which, even more than the mental being, is naturally exclusive in its ability to perceive the Divine and which, when it has entered into relation with Him through certain forms, feels an almost irresistible reluctance to recognise Him through other forms of sensation. ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago 122,
904:Truly speaking, I have no opinion. According to a vision of truth, everything is still terribly mixed, a more or less favourable combination of light and darkness, truth and falsehood, knowledge and ignorance, and so long as decisions are made and action is undertaken according to opinions, it will always be like that. We want to give the example of an action that is undertaken in accordance with a vision of truth, but unfortunately we are still very far from realising this ideal, and even if the vision of truth expresses itself, it is immediately distorted in its implementation. So, in the present state of affairs, it is impossible to say, "This is true and that is false, this leads us away from the goal and that brings us nearer the goal." Everything can be used for the progress to be made; everything can be useful if we know how to use it. The important thing is never to lose sight of the ideal we want to realise and to make use of all circumstances in view of this goal. And finally, it is always better not to make an arbitrary decision for or against things, and to watch the unfolding of events with the impartiality of a witness, relying on the Divine Wisdom which will decide for the best and do what is necessary. 29 July 1961 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
905:If we are religious-minded, perhaps we will see the gods who inhabit this world. Beings, forces, sounds, lights, and rhythms are just so many true forms of the same indefinable, but not unknowable, Essence we call God; we have spoken of God, and made temples, laws or poems to try to capture the one little pulsation filling us with sunshine, but it is free as the wind on foam-flecked shores. We may also enter the world of music, which in fact is not different from the others but a special extension of this same, great inexpressible Vibration. If once, only once, even for a few moments in a lifetime, we can hear that Music, that Joy singing above, we will know what Beethoven and Bach heard; we will know what God is because we will have heard God. We will probably not say anything grandiose; we will just know that That exists, whereupon all the suffering in the world will seem redeemed. At the extreme summit of the overmind, there only remain great waves of multi-hued light, says the Mother, the play of spiritual forces, which later translate - sometimes much later - into new ideas, social changes, or earthly events, after crossing one by one all the layers of consciousness and suffering a considerable distortion and loss of light... ~ Satprem, Sri Aurobindo Or The Adventure Of Consciousness ,
906:Sweet Mother, Just as there is a methodical progression of exercises for mental and physical education, isn't there a similar method to progress towards Sri Aurobindo's yoga? It should vary with each individual. Could you make a step-by-step programme for me to follow daily?The mechanical regularity of a fixed programme is indispensable for physical, mental and vital development; but this mechanical rigidity has little or no effect on spiritual development where the spontaneity of an absolute sincerity is indispensable. Sri Aurobindo has written very clearly on this subject. And what he has written on it has appeared in The Synthesis Of Yoga. However, as an initial help to set you on the path, I can tell you: (1) that on getting up, before starting the day, it is good to make an offering of this day to the Divine, an offering of all that one thinks, all that one is, all that one will do; (2) and at night, before going to sleep, it is good to review the day, taking note of all the times one has forgotten or neglected to make an offering of one's self or one's action, and to aspire or pray that these lapses do not recur. This is a minimum, a very small beginning - and it should increase with the sincerity of your consecration. 31 March 1965 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
907:"The human being is at home and safe in the material body; the body is his protection. There are some who are full of contempt for their bodies and think that things will be much better and easier after death without them. But in fact the body is your fortress and your shelter. While you are lodged in it the forces of the hostile world find it difficult to have a direct hold upon you.... Directly you enter any realm of this [vital] world, its beings gather round you to get out of you all you have, to draw what they can and make it a food and a prey. If you have no strong light and force radiating from within you, you move there without your body as if you had no coat to protect you against a chill and bleak atmosphere, no house to shield you, even no skin covering you, your nerves exposed and bare. There are men who say, 'How unhappy I am in this body', and think of death as an escape! But after death you have the same vital surroundings and are in danger from the same forces that are the cause of your misery in this life.... "It is here upon earth, in the body itself, that you must acquire a complete knowledge and learn to use a full and complete power. Only when you have done that will you be free to move about with entire security in all the worlds." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 (12 May 1929),
908:Sometimes when an adverse force attacks us and we come out successful, why are we attacked once again by the same force? Because something was left inside. We have said that the force can attack only when there is something which responds in the nature - however slight it may be. There is a kind of affinity, something corresponding, there is a disorder or an imperfection which attracts the adverse force by responding to it. So, if the attack comes, you must keep perfectly quiet and send it back, but it does not necessarily follow that you have got rid of that small part in you which allows the attack to come. You have something in you which attracts this force; take, for example (it is one of the most frequent things), the force of depression, that kind of attack of a wave of depression that falls upon you: you lose confidence, you lose hope, you have the feeling you will never be able to do anything, you are cast down. It means there is in your vital being something which is naturally egoistic, surely a little vain, which needs encouragement to remain in a good state. So it is like a little signal for those forces which intimates to them: "You can come, the door is open." But there is another part in the being that was watching when these forces arrived; instead of allowing them to enter, the part which... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
909:the psychic transformation ::: The soul, the psychic being is in direct touch with the divine Truth, but it is hidden in man by the mind, the vital being and the physical nature. One may practise yoga and get illuminations in the mind and the reason; one may conquer power and luxuriate in all kinds of experiences in the vital; one may establish even surprising physical Siddhis; but if the true soul-power behind does not manifest, if the psychic nature does not come into the front, nothing genuine has been done. In this yoga the psychic being is that which opens the rest of the nature to the true supramental light and finally to the supreme Ananda. Mind can open by itself to its own higher reaches; it can still itself in some kind of static liberation or Nirvana; but the supramental cannot find a sufficient base in a spiritualised mind alone. If the inmost soul is awakened, if there is a new birth out of the mere mental, vital and physical into the psychic consciousness, then this yoga can be done; otherwise (by the sole power of the mind or any other part) it is impossible.... If there is a refusal of the psychic new birth, a refusal to become the child new born from the Mother, owing to attachment to intellectual knowledge or mental ideas or to some vital desire, then there will be a failure in the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III ,
910:A certain inertia, tendency to sleep, indolence, unwillingness or inability to be strong for work or spiritual effort for long at a time, is in the nature of the human physical consciousness. When one goes down into the physical for its change (that has been the general condition here for a long time), this tends to increase. Even sometimes when the pressure of the sadhana on the physical increases or when one has to go much inside, this temporarily increases - the body either needing more rest or turning the inward movement into a tendency to sleep or be at rest. You need not, however, be anxious about that. After a time this rights itself; the physical consciousness gets the true peace and calm in the cells and feels at rest even in full work or in the most concentrated condition and this tendency of inertia goes out of the nature. Even for those who have never been in trance, it is good to repeat a mantra, a word, a prayer before going into sleep. But there must be a life in the words; I do not mean an intellectual significance, nothing of that kind, but a vibration. And its effect on the body is extraordinary: it begins to vibrate, vibrate, vibrate... and quietly you let yourself go, as though you wanted to go to sleep. The body vibrates more and more, more and more, more and more, and away you go. That is the cure for tamas. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
911:What is one to do to prepare oneself for the Yoga? To be conscious, first of all. We are conscious of only an insignificant portion of our being; for the most part we are unconscious. It is this unconsciousness that keeps us down to our unregenerate nature and prevents change and transformation in it. It is through unconsciousness that the undivine forces enter into us and make us their slaves. You are to be conscious of yourself, you must awake to your nature and movements, you must know why and how you do things or feel or think them; you must understand your motives and impulses, the forces, hidden and apparent, that move you; in fact, you must, as it were, take to pieces the entire machinery of your being. Once you are conscious, it means that you can distinguish and sift things, you can see which are the forces that pull you down and which help you on. And when you know the right from the wrong, the true from the false, the divine from the undivine, you are to act strictly up to your knowledge; that is to say, resolutely reject one and accept the other. The duality will present itself at every step and at every step you will have to make your choice. You will have to be patient and persistent and vigilant - "sleepless", as the adepts say; you must always refuse to give any chance whatever to the undivine against the divine. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
912:keep faith ::: We must have faith that always what is for the best happens. We may for the moment not consider it as the best because we are ignorant and also blind, because we do not see the consequences of things and what will happen later. But we must keep the faith that if it is like that, if we rely on the Divine, if we give Him the full charge of ourselves, if we let Him decide everything for us, well, we must know that it is always what is best for us that happens. This is an absolute fact. To the extent to which you surrender, the best happens to you. This may not be in conformity with what you would like, your preferences or desire, because these things are blind: it is the best from thespiritual point of view, the best for your progress, your development, your spiritual growth, your true life. It is always that. And you must keep this faith, because faith is the expression of a trust in the Divine and the full self-giving you make to the Divine. And when you make it, it is something absolutely marvellous. That's a fact, these are not just words, you understand, it is a fact. When you look back, all kinds of things which you did not understand when they happened to you, you realise as just the thing which was necessary in order to compel you to make the needed progress. Always, without exception. It is our blindness which prevents us from seeing it. ~ The Mother,
913:38 - Strange! The Germans have disproved the existence of Christ; yet his crucifixion remains still a greater historic fact than the death of Caesar. - Sri Aurobindo.To what plane of consciousness did Christ belong?In the Essays on the Gita Sri Aurobindo mentions the names of three Avatars, and Christ is one of them. An Avatar is an emanation of the Supreme Lord who assumes a human body on earth.I heard Sri Aurobindo himself say that Christ was an emanation of the Lord's aspect of love.The death of Caesar marked a decisive change in the history of Rome and the countries dependent on her. It was therefore an important event in the history of Europe.But the death of Christ was the starting-point of a new stage in the evolution of human civilisation. This is why Sri Aurobindo tells us that the death of Christ was of greater historical significance, that is to say, it has had greater historical consequences than the death of Caesar. The story of Christ, as it has been told, is the concrete and dramatic enactment of the divine sacrifice: the Supreme Lord, who is All-Light, All-Knowledge, All-Power, All-Beauty, All-Love, All-Bliss, accepting to assume human ignorance and suffering in matter, in order to help men to emerge from the falsehood in which they live and because of which they die.16 June 1960 ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms volume-10,
914:Mother, in your symbol the twelve petals signify the twelve inner planes, don't they?It signifies anything one wants, you see. Twelve: that's the number of Aditi, of Mahashakti. So it applies to everything; all her action has twelve aspects. There are also her twelve virtues, her twelve powers, her twelve aspects, and then her twelve planes of manifestation and many other things that are twelve; and the symbol, the number twelve is in itself a symbol. It is the symbol of manifestation, double perfection, in essence and in manifestation, in the creation. What are the twelve aspects, Sweet Mother? Ah, my child, I have described this somewhere, but I don't remember now. For it is always a choice, you see; according to what one wants to say, one can choose these twelve aspects or twelve others, or give them different names. The same aspect can be named in different ways. This does not have the fixity of a mental theory. (Silence) According to the angle from which one sees the creation, one day I may describe twelve aspects to you; and then another day, because I have shifted my centre of observation, I may describe twelve others, and they will be equally true. (To Vishwanath) Is it the wind that's producing this storm? It is very good for a dramatic stage-effect.... The traitor is approaching in the night... yes? We are waiting for some terrible deed.... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 395,
915: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 ,
916:When the Peace is established, this higher or Divine Force from above can descend and work in us. It descends usually first into the head and liberates the inner mind mind centres, then into the heart centre and liberates fully the psychic and emotional being, then into the navel and other vital centres and liberates the inner vital, then into the Muladhara and below and liberates the inner vital, then into the navel and other vital centres and liberates the inner physical being. It works at the same time for perfection as well as liberation; it takes up the whole nature part by part and deals with it, rejecting what has to be rejected, sublimating what has to be sublimated, creating what has to be created. It integrates, harmonises, establishes a new rhythm in the nature. It can bring down too a higher and yet higher force and range of the higher nature until, if that be the aim of the sadhana, it becomes possible to bring down the supramental force and existence. All this is prepared, assistance, farthered by the work of the psychic being in the heart centre; the more it is open, in front, active, the quicker, safer, easier the working of the Force can be. The more love and bhakti and surrender grow in the heart, the more rapid and perfect becomes the evolution of the sadhana. For the descent and transformation imply at the same time an increasing contact and union with the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
917:the joy of progress ::: It is the will for progress and self-purification which lights the [psychic] fire. The will for progress. Those who have a strong will, when they turn it towards spiritual progress and purification, automatically light the fire within themselves. And each defect one wants to cure or each progress one wants to make - if all that is thrown into the fire, it burns with a new intensity. And this is not an image, it is a fact in the subtle physical. One can feel the warmth of the flame, one can see in the subtle physical the light of the flame. And when there is something in the nature which prevents one from advancing and one throws it into this fire, it begins to burn and the flame becomes more intense....How can one feel sweetness and joy when one is in difficulty?Exactly, when the difficulty is egoistic or personal, if one makes an offering of it and throws it into the fire of purification, one immediately feels the joy of progress. If one does it sincerely, at once there is a welling up of joy. That is obviously what ought to be done instead of despairing and lamenting. If one offers it up and aspires sincerely for transformation and purification, one immediately feels joy springing up in the depths of the heart. Even when the difficulty is a great sorrow, one may do this with much success. One realises that behind the sorrow, no matter how intense it may be, there is divine joy. ~ The Mother,
918:If one is too serious in yoga, doesn't one become obsessed by the difficulty of the task?There is a limit to be kept!... But if one chooses one's obsession well, it may be very useful because it is no longer quite an obsession. For example, one has decided to find the Divine within oneself, and constantly, in every circumstance, whatever happens or whatever one may do, one concentrates in order to enter into contact with the inner Divine. Naturally, first one must have that little thing Sri Aurobindo speaks about, that "lesser truth" which consists in knowing that there is a Divine within one (this is a very good example of the "lesser truth") and once one is sure of it and has the aspiration to find it, if that aspiration becomes constant and the effort to realise it becomes constant, in the eyes of others it looks like an obsession, but this kind of obsession is not bad. It becomes bad only if one loses one's balance. But it must be made quite clear that those who lose their balance with that obsession are only those who were quite ready to lose their balance; any circumstance whatever would have produced the same result and made them lose their balance - it is a defect in the mental structure, it is not the fault of the obsession. And naturally, he who changes a desire into an obsession would be sure to go straight towards imbalance. That is why I say it is important to know the object of the obsession. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
919:Are remembrance and memory the same thing?Not necessarily. Memory is a mental phenomenon, purely mental. Remembrance can be a phenomenon of consciousness. One can remember in all the domains of one's being: one can remember vitally, one can remember physically, one can remember psychically, one can remember mentally also. But memory is a purely mental phenomenon. Memory can, first of all, be deformed and it can also be effaced, one can forget. The phenomenon of consciousness is very precise; if you can take the consciousness back to the state in which it was, things come back exactly as they were. It is as though you relived the same mo- ment. You can relive it once, twice, ten times, a hundred times, but you relive a phenomenon of consciousness. It is very different from the memory of a fact which you inscribe somewhere in your brain. And if the cerebral associations are disturbed in the least (for there are many things in your brain and it is a very delicate instrument), if there is the slightest disturbance, your memory goes out of order. And then holes are formed and you forget. On the other hand, if you know how to bring back a particular state of consciousness in you, it comes back exactly the same as it was. Now, a remembrance can also be purely mental and it may be a continuation of cerebral activities, but that is mental remembrance. And you have remembrances in feeling, remembrances in sensation.... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 290-291,
920:Mother, aren't these entities afraid of you?Ah, my child, terribly afraid! (Laughter) All those which are ill-willed try to hide, and usually do you know what they do? They gather together behind the head of the one who comes (laughter) in order not to be seen. But this is useless, because, just think, I have the capacity to see through. (Laughter) Otherwise - they always do this, instinctively. When they can manage to get in, they try to get in. But then... I intervene with greater force, because that is nasty. These are people who have the instinct to hide, you see. So I pursue them, there inside. With others very little is needed, very little; but there are some - there are such people, you know, they themselves have told me - when they are about to come to me, it is as though there were something which pulled them back, which told them: "No, no, no, it's not worthwhile, why go there? There are so many people for Mother to see, why add one more?" And they draw back, like that, so that they don't come. So I always tell them what it is: 'It would be better not to listen to that, for it's not something with a very good conscience.' Some people cannot bear it. There have been instances like this, of people who were obliged to run away, because they themselves were too attached to their own formations and did not want to get rid of them. Naturally there is only one way, to run away! There we are! We shall stop now for today. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
921:A divine strength and courage and a divine compassion and helpfulness are the very stuff of that which he would be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother The Mother’s Love,
922:How can faith be increased?Through aspiration, I suppose. Some have it spontaneously... You see, it is difficult to pray if one doesn't have faith, but if one can make prayer a means of increasing one's faith, or aspiring, having an aspiration, having an aspiration to have faith... Most of these qualities require an effort. If one does not have a thing and wants to have it, well, it needs great, great, great sustained efforts, a constant aspiration, an unflagging will, a sincerity at each moment; then one is sure, it will come one day - it can come in a second. There are people who have it, and then they have contrary movements which come and attack. These people, if their will is sincere, can shield their faith, repel the attacks. There are others who cultivate doubt because it is a kind of dilettantism - that, there's nothing more dangerous than that. It is as though one were letting the worm into the fruit: it eventually eats it up completely. This means that when a movement of this sort comes - it usually comes first into the mind - the first thing to do is to be very determined and refuse it. Surely one must not enjoy looking on just to see what is going to happen; that kind of curiosity is terribly dangerous.It is perhaps more difficult for intellectuals to have faith than for those who are simple, sincere, who are straightforward, without intellectual complications. But I think that if an intellectual person has faith, then that becomes very powerful, a very powerful thing which can truly work miracles. ~ The Mother, Question and Answers Volume-6,
923:The hours spent in meditation is no proof of spiritual progress. It is proof of your progress when you no longer have to make an effort to meditate. Then you have rather to make an effort to stop meditating: it becomes difficult to stop meditation, difficult to stop thinking of the Divine, difficult to come down to the ordinary consciousness. Then you are sure of progress, then you have made real progress when concentrating on the Divine is the necessity of your life, when you cannot do without it, when it continues naturally from morning to night whatever you may be engaged in doing. Whether you sit down to meditation or go about and do things and work, what is required of you is consciousness; that is the one need - to be constantly conscious of the Divine.But is not sitting down to meditation an indispensable discipline, and does it not give a more intense and concentrated union with the Divine?That may be. But a discipline in itself is not what we are seeking. What we are seeking is to be concentrated on the Divine in all that we do, at all times, in all our acts and in every movement. There are some here who have been told to meditate; but also there are others who have not been asked to do any meditation at all. But it must not be thought that they are not progressing. They too follow a discipline, but it is of another nature. To work, to act with devotion and an inner consecration is also a spiritual discipline. The final aim is to be in constant union with the Divine, not only in meditation but in all circumstances and in all the active life. ~ The Mother,
924:I have spoken of Sri Aurobindo's life as a series of radical turns that changed the movement, the mode of life, almost radically every time the turn came. The turn meant a break with the past and a moving into the future. We have a word for this phenomenon of radical and unforeseen change. You know the word, it is intervention. Intervention means, as the Mother has explained to us more than once, the entry of a higher, a greater force from another world into the already existent world. Into the familiar established mode of existence that runs on the routine of some definite rules and regulations, the Law of the present, there drops all on a sudden another mode of being and consciousness and force, a Higher Law which obliterates or changes out of recognition the familiar mode of living; it is thus that one rises from level to level, moves out into wider ranges of being, otherwise one stands still, remains for ever what he is, stagnant, like an unchanging clod or at the most a repetitive animal. The higher the destiny, the higher also the source of intervention, that is to say, more radical - more destructive yet more creative - destructive of the past, creative of the future. I have spoken of the passing away of Sri Aurobindo as a phenomenon of intervention, a great decisive event in view of the work to be done. Even so we may say that his birth too was an act of intervention, a deliberate divine intervention. The world needed it, the time was ripe and the intervention happened and that was his birth as an embodied human being - to which we offer our salutation and obeisance today. ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta,
925:Concentrating the Attention: Whatever you may want to do in life, one thing is absolutely indispensable and at the basis of everything, the capacity of concentrating the attention. If you are able to gather together the rays of attention and consciousness on one point and can maintain the concentration with a presistent will, nothing can resist it - whatever it may be, from the most material physical development to the highest spiritual one. But this discipline must be followed in a constant and, it may be said, imperturbable way; not that you should always be concentrated on the same thing - thats not what I mean, I mean learning to concentrate. And materially, for studies, sports, all physical or mental development, it is absolutely indispensble. And the value of an individual is proportionate to the value of his attention. And from the spiritual point of view it is still more important. There is no spiritual obstacle which can resist a penetrating power of concentration. For instance, the discovery of the psychic being, union with the inner Divine, opening to the higher spheres, all can be obtained by an intense and obstinate power of concentration - but one must learn how to do it. There is nothing in the human or even in the superhuman field, to which the power of concentration is not the key. You can be the best athlete, you can be the best student, you can be an artistic, literary or scientific genius, you can be the greatest saint with that faculty. And everyone has in himself a tiny little beginning of it - it is given to everybody, but people do not cultivate it. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
926:Yet this was only a foretaste of the intense experiences to come. The first glimpse of the Divine Mother made him the more eager for Her uninterrupted vision. He wanted to see Her both in meditation and with eyes open. But the Mother began to play a teasing game of hide-and-seek with him, intensifying both his joy and his suffering. Weeping bitterly during the moments of separation from Her, he would pass into a trance and then find Her standing before him, smiling, talking, consoling, bidding him be of good cheer, and instructing him. During this period of spiritual practice he had many uncommon experiences. When he sat to meditate, he would hear strange clicking sounds in the joints of his legs, as if someone were locking them up, one after the other, to keep him motionless; and at the conclusion of his meditation he would again hear the same sounds, this time unlocking them and leaving him free to move about. He would see flashes like a swarm of fire-flies floating before his eyes, or a sea of deep mist around him, with luminous waves of molten silver. Again, from a sea of translucent mist he would behold the Mother rising, first Her feet, then Her waist, body, face, and head, finally Her whole person; he would feel Her breath and hear Her voice. Worshipping in the temple, sometimes he would become exalted, sometimes he would remain motionless as stone, sometimes he would almost collapse from excessive emotion. Many of his actions, contrary to all tradition, seemed sacrilegious to the people. He would take a flower and touch it to his own head, body, and feet, and then offer it to the Goddess. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel ,
927:37 - Some say Krishna never lived, he is a myth. They mean on earth; for if Brindavan existed nowhere, the Bhagavat (6) could not have been written. - Sri AurobindoDoes Brindavan exist anywhere else than on earth?The whole earth and everything it contains is a kind of concentration, a condensation of something which exists in other worlds invisible to the material eye. Each thing manifested here has its principle, idea or essence somewhere in the subtler regions. This is an indispensable condition for the manifestation. And the importance of the manifestation will always depend on the origin of the thing manifested.In the world of the gods there is an ideal and harmonious Brindavan of which the earthly Brindavan is but a deformation and a caricature.Those who are developed inwardly, either in their senses or in their minds, perceive these realities which are invisible (to the ordinary man) and receive their inspiration from them.So the writer or writers of the Bhagavat were certainly in contact with a whole inner world that is well and truly real and existent, where they saw and experienced everything they have described or revealed.Whether Krishna existed or not in a human form, living on earth, is only of very secondary importance (except perhaps from an exclusively historical point of view), for Krishna is a real, living and active being; and his influence has been one of the great factors in the progress and transformation of the earth.8 June 1960(6 The story of Krishna, as related in the Bhagavat Purana.) ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms volume-10,
928:There is in her an overwhelming intensity, a mighty passion of force to achieve, a divine violence rushing to shatter every limit and obstacle. All her divinity leaps out in a splendour of tempestuous action; she is there for swiftness, for the immediately effective process, the rapid and direct stroke, the frontal assault that carries everything before it. Terrible is her face to the Asura, dangerous and ruthless her mood against the haters of the Divine; for she is the Warrior of the Worlds who never shrinks from the battle. Intolerant of imperfection, she deals roughly with all in man that is unwilling and she is severe to all that is obstinately ignorant and obscure; her wrath is immediate and dire against treachery and falsehood and malignity, ill-will is smitten at once by her scourge. Indifference, negligence and sloth in the divine work she cannot bear and she smites awake at once with sharp pain, if need be, the untimely slumberer and the loiterer. The impulses that are swift and straight and frank, the movements that are unreserved and absolute, the aspiration that mounts in flame are the motion of Mahakali. Her spirit is tameless, her vision and will are high and far-reaching like the flight of an eagle, her feet are rapid on the upward way and her hands are outstretched to strike and to succour. For she too is the Mother and her love is as intense as her wrath and she has a deep and passionate kindness. When she is allowed to intervene in her strength, then in one moment are broken like things without consistence the obstacles that immobilise or the enemies that assail the seeker ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother Agenda Vol 9,
929:How can one "learn of pure delight"?First of all, to begin with, one must through an attentive observation grow aware that desires and the satisfaction of desires give only a vague, uncertain pleasure, mixed, fugitive and altogether unsatisfactory. That is usually the starting-point. Then, if one is a reasonable being, one must learn to discern what is desire and refrain from doing anything that may satisfy one's desires. One must reject them without trying to satisfy them. And so the first result is exactly one of the first observations stated by the Buddha in his teaching: there is an infinitely greater delight in conquering and eliminating a desire than in satisfying it. Every sincere and steadfast seeker will realise after some time, sooner or later, at times very soon, that this is an absolute truth, and that the delight felt in overcoming a desire is incomparably higher than the small pleasure, so fleeting and mixed, which may be found in the satisfaction of his desires. That is the second step. Naturally, with this continuous discipline, in a very short time the desires will keep their distance and will no longer bother you. So you will be free to enter a little more deeply into your being and open yourself in an aspiration to... the Giver of Delight, the divine Element, the divine Grace. And if this is done with a sincere self-giving - something that gives itself, offers itself and expects nothing in exchange for its offering - one will feel that kind of sweet warmth, comfortable, intimate, radiant, which fills the heart and is the herald of Delight.
The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
930:Often in the beginning of the action this can be done; but as one gets engrossed in the work, one forgets. How is one to remember? The condition to be aimed at, the real achievement of Yoga, the final perfection and attainment, for which all else is only a preparation, is a consciousness in which it is impossible to do anything without the Divine; for then, if you are without the Divine, the very source of your action disappears; knowledge, power, all are gone. But so long as you feel that the powers you use are your own, you will not miss the Divine support. In the beginning of the Yoga you are apt to forget the Divine very often. But by constant aspiration you increase your remembrance and you diminish the forgetfulness. But this should not be done as a severe discipline or a duty; it must be a movement of love and joy. Then very soon a stage will come when, if you do not feel the presence of the Divine at every moment and whatever you are doing, you feel at once lonely and sad and miserable. Whenever you find that you can do something without feeling the presence of the Divine and yet be perfectly comfortable, you must understand that you are not consecrated in that part of your being. That is the way of the ordinary humanity which does not feel any need of the Divine. But for a seeker of the Divine Life it is very different. And when you have entirely realised unity with the Divine, then, if the Divine were only for a second to withdraw from you, you would simply drop dead; for the Divine is now the Life of your life, your whole existence, your single and complete support. If the Divine is not there, nothing is left. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
931:Thoughts are forms and have an individual life, independent of their author: sent out from him into the world, they move in it towards the realisation of their own purpose of existence. When you think of anyone, your thought takes a form and goes out to find him; and, if your thinking is associated with some will that is behind it, the thought-form that has gone out from you makes an attempt to realise itself. Let us say, for instance, that you have a keen desire for a certain person to come and that, along with this vital impulse of desire, a strong imagination accompanies the mental form you have made; you imagine, "If he came, it would be like this or it would be like that." After a time you drop the idea altogether, and you do not know that even after you have forgotten it, your thought continues to exist. For it does still exist and is in action, independent of you, and it would need a great power to bring it back from its work. It is working in the atmosphere of the person touched by it and creates in him the desire to come. And if there is a sufficient power of will in your thought-form, if it is a well-built formation, it will arrive at its own realisation. But between the formation and the realisation there is a certain lapse of time, and if in this interval your mind has been occupied with quite other things, then when there happens this fulfilment of your forgotten thought, you may not even remember that you once harboured it; you do not know that you were the instigator of its action and the cause of what has come about. And it happens very often too that when the result does come, you have ceased to desire or care for it. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
932:35 - Men are still in love with grief; when they see one who is too high for grief or joy, they curse him and cry, "O thou insensible!" Therefore Christ still hangs on the cross in Jerusalem.36 - Men are in love with sin; when they see one who is too high for vice or virtue, they curse him and cry, "O thou breaker of bonds, thou wicked and immoral one!" Therefore Sri Krishna does not live as yet in Brindavan.(5)- Sri AurobindoI would like to have an explanation of these two aphorisms.When Christ came upon earth, he brought a message of brotherhood, love and peace. But he had to die in pain, on the cross, so that his message might be heard. For men cherish suffering and hatred and want their God to suffer with them. They wanted this when Christ came and, in spite of his teaching and sacrifice, they still want it; and they are so attached to their pain that, symbolically, Christ is still bound to his cross, suffering perpetually for the salvation of men.As for Krishna, he came upon earth to bring freedom and delight. He came to announce to men, enslaved to Nature, to their passions and errors, that if they took refuge in the Supreme Lord they would be free from all bondage and sin. But men are very attached to their vices and virtues (for without vice there would be no virtue); they are in love with their sins and cannot tolerate anyone being free and above all error.That is why Krishna, although immortal, is not present at Brindavan in a body at this moment.3 June 1960(5 The village where Shri Krishna Spent His Childhood, and where He danced with Radha and other Gopis.) ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms volume-10,
933:Why do some children take interest in things only when there is some excitement? They are tamasic. It is due to the large proportion of tamas in their nature. The more tamasic one is, the more does one need something violent and exciting circumstances. When the physical is tamasic, unless one eats spices and highly flavoured food, one does not feel nourished. And yet these are poisons. They act exactly like poison on the nerves. They do not nourish. But it is because people are tamasic, because their body's consciousness is not sufficiently developed. Well, mentally it is the same thing, vitally the same thing. If they are tamasic, they always need new excitements, dramas, murders, suicides, etc. to feel anything at all, otherwise.... And there is nothing, nothing that makes one more wicked and cruel than tamas. For it is this need of excitement which shakes you up a little, makes you come out of yourself. And one must also learn, there, to distinguish between those who are exclusively tamasic and those who are mixed, and those who are struggling within themselves with their different parts. One can, one must know in what proportion their nature is constituted, so as to be able to insist at need on one thing or another. Some people constantly need a whipping from life in order to move, otherwise they would spend their time sleeping. Others, on the contrary, need soothing things, silence, a retreat in the country-side - all things that do a lot of good but which must disappear as soon as one needs to make an effort for progress or to realise something or struggle against a defect, conquer an obstacle.... It is complicated, don't you think so? ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
934:In all that is done in the universe, the Divine through his Shakti is behind all action but he is veiled by his Yoga Maya and works through the ego of the Jiva in the lower nature. In Yoga also it is the Divine who is the Sadhaka and the Sadhana; it is his Shakti with her light, power, knowledge, consciousness, Ananda, acting upon the adhara and, when it is opened to her, pouring into it with these divine forces that makes the Sadhana possible. But so long as the lower nature is active the personal effort of the Sadhaka remains necessary. The personal effort required is a triple labour of aspiration, rejection and surrender, - an aspiration vigilant, constant, unceasing - the mind's will, the heart's seeking, the assent of the vital being, the will to open and make plastic the physical consciousness and nature; rejection of the movements of the lower nature - rejection of the mind's ideas, opinions, preferences, habits, constructions, so that the true knowledge may find free room in a silent mind, - rejection of the vital nature's desires, demands, cravings, sensations, passions, selfishness, pride, arrogance, lust, greed, jealousy, envy, hostility to the Truth, so that the true power and joy may pour from above into a calm, large, strong and consecrated vital being, - rejection of the physical nature's stupidity, doubt, disbelief, obscurity, obstinacy, pettiness, laziness, unwillingness to change, tamas, so that the true stability of Light, Power, Ananda may establish itself in a body growing always more divine; surrender of oneself and all one is and has and every plane of the consciousness and every movement to the Divine and the Shakti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
935:But if somewhere in your being - either in your body or even in your vital or mind, either in several parts or even in a single one - there is an incapacity to receive the descending Force, this acts like a grain of sand in a machine. You know, a fine machine working quite well with everything going all right, and you put into it just a little sand (nothing much, only a grain of sand), suddenly everything is damaged and the machine stops. Well, just a little lack of receptivity somewhere, something that is unable to receive the Force, that is completely shut up (when one looks at it, it becomes as it were a little dark spot somewhere, a tiny thing hard as a stone: the Force cannot enter into it, it refuses to receive it - either it cannot or it will not) and immediately that produces a great imbalance; and this thing that was moving upward, that was blooming so wonderfully, finds itself sick, and sometimes just when you were in the normal equilibrium; you were in good health, everything was going on well, you had nothing to complain about. One day when you grasped a new idea, received a new impulse, when you had a great aspiration and received a great force and had a marvellous experience, a beautiful experience opening to you inner doors, giving you a knowledge you did not have before; then you were sure that everything was going to be all right.... The next day, you are taken ill. So you say: "Still that? It is impossible! That should not happen." But it was quite simply what I have just said: a grain of sand. There was something that could not receive; immediately it brings about a disequilibrium. Even though very small it is enough, and you fall ill. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 Talks 151-175,
936:Sweet Mother, how can we cut the knot of the ego? How to cut it? Take a sword and strike it (laughter), when one becomes conscious of it. For usually one is not; we think it quite normal, what happens to us; and in fact it is very normal but we think it quite good also. So to begin with one must have a great clear-sightedness to become aware that one is enclosed in all these knots which hold one in bondage. And then, when one is aware that there's something altogether tightly closed in there - so tightly that one has tried in vain to move it - then one imagines one's will to be a very sharp sword-blade, and with all one's force one strikes a blow on this knot (imaginary, of course, one doesn't take up a sword in fact), and this produces a result. Of course you can do this work from the psychological point of view, discovering all the elements constituting this knot, the whole set of resistances, habits, preferences, of all that holds you narrowly closed in. So when you grow aware of this, you can concentrate and call the divine Force and the Grace and strike a good blow on this formation, these things so closely held, like that, that nothing can separate them. And at that moment you must resolve that you will no longer listen to these things, that you will listen only to the divine Consciousness and will do no other work except the divine work without worrying about personal results, free from all attachment, free from all preference, free from all wish for success, power, satisfaction, vanity, all this.... All this must disappear and you must see only the divine Will incarnated in your will and making you act. Then, in this way, you are cured. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
937:39 - Sometimes one is led to think that only those things really matter which have never happened; for beside them most historic achievements seem almost pale and ineffective. - Sri AurobindoI would like to have an explanation of this aphorism.Sri Aurobindo, who had made a thorough study of history, knew how uncertain are the data which have been used to write it. Most often the accuracy of the documents is doubtful, and the information they supply is poor, incomplete, trivial and frequently distorted. As a whole, the official version of human history is nothing but a long, almost unbroken record of violent aggressions: wars, revolutions, murders or colonisations. True, some of these aggressions and massacres have been adorned with flattering terms and epithets; they have been called religious wars, holy wars, civilising campaigns; but they nonetheless remain acts of greed or vengeance.Rarely in history do we find the description of a cultural, artistic or philosophical outflowering.That is why, as Sri Aurobindo says, all this makes a rather dismal picture without any deep significance. On the other hand, in the legendary accounts of things which may never have existed on earth, of events which have not been declared authentic by "official" knowledge, of wonderful individuals whose existence is doubted by the scholars in their dried-up wisdom, we find the crystallisation of all the hopes and aspirations of man, his love of the marvellous, the heroic and the sublime, the description of everything he would like to be and strives to become.That, more or less, is what Sri Aurobindo means in his aphorism.22 June 1960 ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms volume-10,
938:Sweet Mother, how can we cut the knot of the ego? How to cut it? Take a sword and strike it (laughter), when one becomes conscious of it. For usually one is not; we think it quite normal, what happens to us; and in fact it is very normal but we think it quite good also. So to begin with one must have a great clear-sightedness to become aware that one is enclosed in all these knots which hold one in bondage. And then, when one is aware that there's something altogether tightly closed in there - so tightly that one has tried in vain to move it - then one imagines one's will to be a very sharp sword-blade, and with all one's force one strikes a blow on this knot (imaginary, of course, one doesn't take up a sword in fact), and this produces a result. Of course you can do this work from the psychological point of view, discovering all the elements constituting this knot, the whole set of resistances, habits, preferences, of all that holds you narrowly closed in. So when you grow aware of this, you can concentrate and call the divine Force and the Grace and strike a good blow on this formation, these things so closely held, like that, that nothing can separate them. And at that moment you must resolve that you will no longer listen to these things, that you will listen only to the divine Consciousness and will do no other work except the divine work without worrying about personal results, free from all attachment, free from all preference, free from all wish for success, power, satisfaction, vanity, all this.... All this must disappear and you must see only the divine Will incarnated in your will and making you act. Then, in this way, you are cured. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
939:Sweet Mother, You have asked the teachers "to think with ideas instead of with words".4 You have also said that later on you will ask them to think with experiences. Will you throw some light on these three ways of thinking?Our house has a very high tower; at the very top of this tower there is a bright and bare room, the last before we emerge into the open air, into the full light. Sometimes, when we are free to do so, we climb up to this bright room, and there, if we remain very quiet, one or more visitors come to call on us; some are tall, others small, some single, others in groups; all are bright and graceful. Usually, in our joy at their arrival and our haste to welcome them, we lose our tranquillity and come galloping down to rush into the great hall that forms the base of the tower and is the storeroom of words. Here, more or less excited, we select, reject, assemble, combine, disarrange, rearrange all the words in our reach, in an attempt to portray this or that visitor who has come to us. But most often, the picture we succeed in making of our visitor is more like a caricature than a portrait. And yet if we were wiser, we would remain up above, at the summit of the tower, quite calm, in joyful contemplation. Then, after a certain length of time, we would see the visitors themselves slowly, gracefully, calmly descend, without losing anything of their elegance or beauty and, as they cross the storeroom of words, clothe themselves effortlessly, automatically, with the words needed to make themselves perceptible even in the material house. This is what I call thinking with ideas. When this process is no longer mysterious to you, I shall explain what is meant by thinking with experiences. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother ,
940:Sweet Mother, Sri Aurobindo is speaking about occult endeavour here and says that those who don't have the capacity must wait till it is given to them. Can't they get it through practice? No. That is, if it is latent in someone, it can be developed by practice. But if one doesn't have occult power, he may try for fifty years, he won't get anywhere. Everybody cannot have occult power. It is as though you were asking whether everybody could be a musician, everybody could be a painter, everybody could... Some can, some can't. It is a question of temperament. What is the difference between occultism and mysticism? They are not at all the same thing. Mysticism is a more or less emotive relation with what one senses to be a divine power - that kind of highly emotional, affective, very intense relation with something invisible which is or is taken for the Divine. That is mysticism. Occultism is exactly what he has said: it is the knowledge of invisible forces and the power to handle them. It is a science. It is altogether a science. I always compare occultism with chemistry, for it is the same kind of knowledge as the knowledge of chemistry for material things. It is a knowledge of invisible forces, their different vibrations, their interrelations, the combinations which can be made by bringing them together and the power one can exercise over them. It is absolutely scientific; and it ought to be learnt like a science; that is, one cannot practise occultism as something emotional or something vague and imprecise. You must work at it as you would do at chemistry, and learn all the rules or find them if there is nobody to teach you. But it is at some risk to yourself that you can find them. There are combinations here as explosive as certain chemical combinations. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
941:What is "the heavenly archetype of the lotus"? It means the primal idea of the lotus. Each thing that is expressed physically was conceived somewhere before being realised materially. There is an entire world which is the world of the fashioners, where all conceptions are made. And this world is very high, much higher than all the worlds of the mind; and from there these formations, these creations, these types which have been conceived by the fashioners come down and are expressed in physical realisations. And there is always a great distance between the perfection of the idea and what is materialised. Very often the materialised things are like caricatures in comparison with the primal idea. This is what he calls the archetype. This takes place in worlds... not always the same ones, it depends on the things; but for many things in the physical, the primal ideas, these archetypes, were in what Sri Aurobindo calls the Overmind. But there is a still higher domain than this where the origins are still purer, and if one reaches this, attains this, one finds the absolutely pure types of what is manifested upon earth. And then it is very interesting to compare, to see to what an extent earthly creation is a frightful distortion. And moreover, it is only when one can reach these regions and see the reality of things in their essence that one can work with knowledge to transform them here; otherwise on what can we take our stand to conceive a better world, more perfect, more beautiful than the existing one? It can't be on our imagination which is itself something very poor and very material. But if one can enter that consciousness, rise right up to these higher worlds of creation, then with this in one's consciousness one can work at making material things take their real form. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 121,
942:19 - When I had the dividing reason, I shrank from many things; after I had lost it in sight, I hunted through the world for the ugly and the repellent, but I could no longer find them. - Sri AurobindoIs there really nothing ugly and repellent in the world? Is it our reason alone that sees things in that way?To understand truly what Sri Aurobindo means here, you must yourself have had the experience of transcending reason and establishing your consciousness in a world higher than the mental intelligence. For from up there you can see, firstly, that everything that exists in the universe is an expression of Sachchidananda (Being-Consciousness-Bliss) and therefore behind any appearance whatever, if you go deeply enough, you can perceive Sachchidananda, which is the principle of Supreme Beauty.Secondly, you see that everything in the manifested universe is relative, so much so that there is no beauty which may not appear ugly in comparison with a greater beauty, no ugliness which may not appear beautiful in comparison with a yet uglier ugliness.When you can see and feel in this way, you immediately become aware of the extreme relativity of these impressions and their unreality from the absolute point of view. However, so long as we dwell in the rational consciousness, it is, in a way, natural that everything that offends our aspiration for perfection, our will for progress, everything we seek to transcend and surmount, should seem ugly and repellent to us, since we are in search of a greater ideal and we want to rise higher.And yet it is still only a half-wisdom which is very far from the true wisdom, a wisdom that appears wise only in the midst of ignorance and unconsciousness.In the Truth everything is different, and the Divine shines in all things. 17 February 1960 ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
943:When, in last week's aphorism, Sri Aurobindo opposed - as one might say - "knowledge" to "Wisdom", he was speaking of knowledge as it is lived in the average human consciousness, the knowledge which is obtained through effort and mental development, whereas here, on the contrary, the knowledge he speaks of is the essential Knowledge, the supramental divine Knowledge, Knowledge by identity. And this is why he describes it here as "vast and eternal", which clearly indicates that it is not human knowledge as we normally understand it.Many people have asked why Sri Aurobindo said that the river is "slender". This is an expressive image which creates a striking contrast between the immensity of the divine, supramental Knowledge - the origin of this inspiration, which is infinite - and what a human mind can perceive of it and receive from it.Even when you are in contact with these domains, the portion, so to say, which you perceive, is minimal, slender. It is like a tiny little stream or a few falling drops and these drops are so pure, so brilliant, so complete in themselves, that they give you the sense of a marvellous inspiration, the impression that you have reached infinite domains and risen very high above the ordinary human condition. And yet this is nothing in comparison with what is still to be perceived.I have also been asked if the psychic being or psychic consciousness is the medium through which the inspiration is perceived.Generally, yes. The first contact you have with higher regions is a psychic one. Certainly, before an inner psychic opening is achieved, it is difficult to have these inspirations. It can happen as an exception and under exceptional conditions as a grace, but the true contact comes through the psychic; because the psychic consciousness is certainly the medium with the greatest affinity with the divine Truth. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms ,
944:I have already told you this several times. When you are in a particular set of circumstances and certain events take place, these events often oppose your desire or what seems best to you, and often you happen to regret this and say to yourself, "Ah! how good it would have been if it were otherwise, if it had been like this or like that", for little things and big things.... Then years pass by, events are unfolded; you progress, become more conscious, understand better, and when you look back, you notice―first with astonishment, then later with a smile―that those very circumstances which seemed to you quite disastrous or unfavourable, were exactly the best thing that could have happened to you to make you progress as you should have. And if you are the least bit wise you tell yourself, "Truly, the divine Grace is infinite."So, when this sort of thing has happened to you a number of times, you begin to understand that in spite of the blindness of man and deceptive appearances, the Grace is at work everywhere, so that at every moment it is the best possible thing that happens in the state the world is in at that moment. It is because our vision is limited or even because we are blinded by our own preferences that we cannot discern that things are like this.But when one begins to see it, one enters upon a state of wonder which nothing can describe. For behind the appearances one perceives this Grace―infinite, wonderful, all-powerful―which knows all, organises all, arranges all, and leads us, whether we like it or not, whether we know it or not, towards the supreme goal, that is, union with the Divine, the awareness of the Godhead and union with Him.Then one lives in the Action and Presence of the Grace a life full of joy, of wonder, with the feeling of a marvellous strength, and at the same time with a trust so calm, so complete, that nothing can shake it any longer. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956 8 August 1956,
945:True love has no need of reciprocation; there can be no reciprocation because there is only one Love, the Love, which has no other aim than to love. It is in the world of division that one feels the need of reciprocation - because one lives in the illusion of the multiplicity of Love; but in fact there is only One Love and it is always this sole love which, so to say, responds to itself. 19 April 1967*Indeed, there is only one Love, universal and eternal, as there is only one Consciousness, universal and eternal.All the apparent differences are colorations given by individualisation and personification. But these alterations are purely superficial. And the "nature" of Love, as of Consciousness, is unalterable. 20 April 1967*When one has found divine Love, it is the Divine that one loves in all beings. There is no longer any division. 1 May 1967*Once one has found divine Love, all other loves, which are nothing but disguises, can lose their deformities and become pure - then it is the Divine that one loves in everyone and everything. 6 May 1967*True love, that which fulfils and illumines, is not the love one receives but the love one gives.And the supreme Love is a love without any definite object - the love which loves because it cannot do other than to love. 15 May 1968*There is only one love - the Divine's Love; and without that Love there would be no creation. All exists because of that Love and it is when we try to find our own love which does not exist that we do not feel the Love, the only Love, the Divine's Love which permeates all existence. 5 March 1970*When the psychic loves it loves with the Divine Love.When you love, you love with the Divine's love diminished and distorted by your ego, but in its essence still the Divine's love.It is for the facility of the language that you say the love of this one or that one, but it is all the same one Love manifested ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
946:Should not one be born with a great aspiration? No, aspiration is a thing to be developed, educated, like all activities of the being. One may be born with a very slight aspiration and develop it so much that it becomes very great. One may be born with a very small will and develop it and make it strong. It is a ridiculous idea to believe that things come to you like that, through a sort of grace, that if you are not given aspiration, you don't have it - this is not true. It is precisely upon this that Sri Aurobindo has insisted in his letter and in the passage I am going to read to you in a minute. He says you must choose, and the choice is constantly put before you and constantly you must choose, and if you do not choose, well, you will not be able to advance. You must choose; there is no "force like that" which chooses for you, or chance or luck or fate - this is not true. Your will is free, it is deliberately left free and you have to choose. It is you who decide whether to seek the Light or not, whether to be the servitor of the Truth or not - it is you. Or whether to have an aspiration or not, it is you who choose. And even when you are told, "Make your surrender total and the work will be done for you", it is quite all right, but to make your surrender total, every day and at every moment you must choose to make your surrender total, otherwise you will not do it, it will not get done by itself. It is you who must want to do it. When it is done, all goes well, when you have the Knowledge also, all goes well, and when you are identified with the Divine, all goes even better, but till then you must will, choose and decide. Don't go to sleep lazily, saying, "Oh! The work will be done for me, I have nothing to do but let myself glide along with the stream." Besides, it is not true, the work is not done by itself, because if the least little thing thwarts your little will, it says, "No, not that!..." Then? ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
947:What is the most useful idea to spread and what is the best example to set?The question can be considered in two ways, a very general one applicable to the whole earth, and another specific one which concerns our present social environment.From the general point of view, it seems to me that the most useful idea to spread is twofold:1) Man carries within himself perfect power, perfect wisdom and perfect knowledge, and if he wants to possess them, he must discover them in the depth of his being, by introspection and concentration.2) These divine qualities are identical at the centre, at the heart of all beings; this implies the essential unity of all, and all the consequences of solidarity and fraternity that follow from it.The best example to give would be the unalloyed serenity and immutably peaceful happiness which belong to one who knows how to live integrally this thought of the One God in all.From the point of view of our present environment, here is the idea which, it seems to me, it is most useful to spread:True progressive evolution, an evolution which can lead man to his rightful happiness, does not lie in any external means, material improvement or social change. Only a deep and inner process of individual self-perfection can make for real progress and completely transform the present state of things, and change suffering and misery into a serene and lasting contentment.Consequently, the best example is one that shows the first stage of individual self-perfection which makes possible all the rest, the first victory to be won over the egoistic personality: disinterestedness.At a time when all rush upon money as the means to sat- isfy their innumerable cravings, one who remains indifferent to wealth and acts, not for the sake of gain, but solely to follow a disinterested ideal, is probably setting the example which is most useful at present. ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago Volume-2,
948:Why are some people intelligent and others not? Why can some people do certain things while others can't?"It is as though you asked why everybody was not the same! Then it would mean that there would only be one single thing, one single thing indefinitely repeated which would constitute the whole universe.... I don't know, but it seems to me that it wouldn't be worth the trouble having a universe for that, it would be enough to have just one thing!But the moment one admits the principle of multiplicity and that no two things are alike in the universe, how can you ask why they are not the same! It is just because they are not, because no two things are alike.Behind that there is something else which one is not conscious of, but which is very simple and very childish. It is this: "Since there is an infinite diversity, since some people are of one kind and others of a lesser kind, well" - here of course one doesn't say this to oneself but it is there, hidden in the depths of the being, in the depths of the ego - "why am I not of the best kind?" There we are. In fact it amounts to complaining that perhaps one is not of the best kind! If you look attentively at questions like this: "Why do some have much and others little?" "Why are some wise and not others? Why are some intelligent and not others?" etc., behind that there is "Why don't I have all that can be had and why am I not all that one can be?..." Naturally, one doesn't say this to oneself, because one would feel ridiculous, but it is there.There then. Now has anyone anything to add to what we have just said?... Have you all understood quite well? Everything I have said? Nobody wants to say...(A teacher) Our daily routine seems a little "impossible" to us.Well, wait a century or two and it will become possible! (Laughter)You are told that today's impossibility is the possibility of tomorrow - but these are very great tomorrows! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers Volume-8,
949:The capacity for visions, when it is sincere and spontaneous, can put you in touch with events which you are not capable of knowing in your outer consciousness.... There is a very interesting fact, it is that somewhere in the terrestrial mind, somewhere in the terrestrial vital, somewhere in the subtle physical, one can find an exact, perfect, automatic recording of everything that happens. It is the most formidable memory one could imagine, which misses nothing, forgets nothing, records all. And if you are able to enter into it, you can go backward, you can go forward, and in all directions, and you will have the "memory" of all things - not only of things of the past, but of things to come. For everything is recorded there. In the mental world, for instance, there is a domain of the physical mind which is related to physical things and keeps the memory of physical happenings upon earth. It is as though you were entering into innumerable vaults, one following another indefinitely, and these vaults are filled with small pigeon-holes, one above another, one above another, with tiny doors. Then if you want to know something and if you are conscious, you look, and you see something like a small point - a shining point; you find that this is what you wish to know and you have only to concentrate there and it opens; and when it opens, there is a sort of an unrolling of something like extremely subtle manuscripts, but if your concentration is sufficiently strong you begin to read as though from a book. And you have the whole story in all its details. There are thousands of these little holes, you know; when you go for a walk there, it is as though you were walking in infinity. And in this way you can find the exact facts about whatever you want to know. But I must tell you that what you find is never what has been reported in history - histories are always planned out; I have never come across a single "historical" fact which is like history. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 109,
950:... The first opening is effected by a concentration in the heart, a call to the Divine to manifest within us and through the psychic to take up and lead the whole nature. Aspiration, prayer, bhakti, love, surrender are the main supports of this part of the sadhana - accompanied by a rejection of all that stands in the way of what we aspire for. The second opening is effected by a concentration of the consciousness in the head (afterwards, above it) and an aspiration and call and a sustained will for the descent of the divine Peace, Power, Light, Knowledge, Ananda into the being - the Peace first or the Peace and Force together. Some indeed receive Light first or Ananda first or some sudden pouring down of knowledge. With some there is first an opening which reveals to them a vast infinite Silence, Force, Light or Bliss above them and afterwards either they ascend to that or these things begin to descend into the lower nature. With others there is either the descent, first into the head, then down to the heart level, then to the navel and below and through the whole body, or else an inexplicable opening - without any sense of descent - of peace, light, wideness or power or else a horizontal opening into the cosmic consciousness or, in a suddenly widened mind, an outburst of knowledge. Whatever comes has to be welcomed - for there is no absolute rule for all, - but if the peace has not come first, care must be taken not to swell oneself in exultation or lose the balance. The capital movement however is when the Divine Force or Shakti, the power of the Mother comes down and takes hold, for then the organisation of the consciousness begins and the larger foundation of the Yoga. The result of the concentration is not usually immediate - though to some there comes a swift and sudden outflowering; but with most there is a time longer or shorter of adaptation or preparation, especially if the nature has not been prepared already to some extent by aspiration and tapasya. ... ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
951:Many men think and write through inspiration. From where does it come?Many! That is indeed a wonderful thing. I did not think there have been so many.... So?Poets, when they write poems...Ah! Inspirations come from very many different places. There are inspirations that may be very material, there are inspirations that may be vital, there are inspirations that come from all kinds of mental planes, and there are very, very rare inspirations that come from the higher mind or from a still higher region. All inspirations do not come from the same place. Hence, to be inspired does not necessarily mean that one is a higher be- ing.... One may be inspired also to do and say many stupid things!What does "inspired" mean?It means receiving something which is beyond you, which was not within you; to open yourself to an influence which is outside your individual conscious being.Indeed, one can have also an inspiration to commit a murder! In countries where they decapitate murderers, cut off their heads, this causes a very brutal death which throws out the vital being, not allowing it the time to decompose for coming out of the body; the vital being is violently thrown out of the body, with all its impulses; and generally it goes and lodges itself in one of those present there, men half horrified, half with a kind of unhealthy curiosity. That makes the opening and it enters within. Statistics have proved that most young murderers admit that the impulse came to them when they were present at the death of another murderer. It was an "inspiration", but of a detestable kind.Fundamentally it is a moment of openness to something which was not within your personal consciousness, which comes from outside and rushes into you and makes you do something. This is the widest formula that can be given.Now, generally, when people say: "Oh! he is an inspired poet", it means he has received something from high above and expressed it in a remarkable manneR But one should rather say that his inspiration is of a high quality. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
952:How often there is a kind of emptiness in the course of life, an unoccupied moment, a few minutes, sometimes more. And what do you do? Immediately you try to distract yourself, and you invent some foolishness or other to pass your time. That is a common fact. All men, from the youngest to the oldest, spend most of their time in trying not to be bored. Their pet aversion is boredom and the way to escape from boredom is to act foolishly. Well, there is a better way than that - to remember. When you have a little time, whether it is one hour or a few minutes, tell yourself, "At last, I have some time to concentrate, to collect myself, to relive the purpose of my life, to offer myself to the True and the Eternal." If you took care to do this each time you are not harassed by outer circumstances, you would find out that you were advancing very quickly on the path. Instead of wasting your time in chattering, in doing useless things, reading things that lower the consciousness - to choose only the best cases, I am not speaking of other imbecilities which are much more serious - instead of trying to make yourself giddy, to make time, that is already so short, still shorter only to realise at the end of your life that you have lost three-quarters of your chance - then you want to put in double time, but that does not work - it is better to be moderate, balanced, patient, quiet, but never to lose an opportunity that is given to you, that is to say, to utilise for the true purpose the unoccupied moment before you. When you have nothing to do, you become restless, you run about, you meet friends, you take a walk, to speak only of the best; I am not referring to things that are obviously not to be done. Instead of that, sit down quietly before the sky, before the sea or under trees, whatever is possible (here you have all of them) and try to realise one of these things - to understand why you live, to learn how you must live, to ponder over what you want to do and what should be done, what is the best way of escaping from the ignorance and falsehood and pain in which you live. 16 May 1958 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
953:Sweet Mother, here it is written: "There is a Yoga-Shakti lying coiled or asleep..." How can it be awakened?I think it awakens quite naturally the moment one takes the resolution to do the yoga. If the resolution is sincere and one has an aspiration, it wakes up by itself. In fact, it is perhaps its awakening which gives the aspiration to do yoga. It is possible that it is a result of the Grace... or after some conversation or reading, something that has suddenly given you the idea and aspiration to know what yoga is and to practise it. Sometimes just a simple conversation with someone is enough or a passage one reads from a book; well, it awakens this Yoga-Shakti and it is this which makes you do your yoga. One is not aware of it at first - except that something has changed in our life, a new decision is taken, a turning. What is it, this Yoga-Shakti, Sweet Mother? It is the energy of progress. It is the energy which makes you do the yoga, precisely, makes you progress - consciously. It is a conscious energy. In fact, the Yoga-Shakti is the power to do yoga. Sweet Mother, isn't it more difficult to draw the divine forces from below? I think it is absolutely useless. Some people think that there are more reserves of energy - I have heard this very often: a great reserve of energy - in the earth, and that if they draw this energy into themselves they will be able to do things; but it is always mixed. The divine Presence is everywhere, that's well understood. And in fact, there is neither above nor below. What is called above and below, I think that is rather the expression of a degree of consciousness or a degree of materiality; there is the more unconscious and the less unconscious, there is what is subconscious and what is superconscious, and so we say above and below for the facility of speech. But in fact, the idea is to draw from the energies of the earth which, when you are standing up, are under your feet, that is, below in relation to you. But these energies are always mixed, and mostly they are terribly dark. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 ,
954:For centuries and centuries humanity has waited for this time. It is come. But it is difficult.I don't simply tell you we are here upon earth to rest and enjoy ourselves, now is not the time for that. We are here..... to prepare the way for the new creation.The body has some difficulty, so I can't be active, alas. It is not because I am old, I am not old, I am younger than most of you. If I am here inactive, it is because the body has given itself definitely to prepare the transformation. But the consciousness is clear and we are here to work - rest and enjoyment will come afterwards. Let us do our work here.So I have called you to tell you that. Take what you can, do what you can, my help will be with you. All sincere effort will be helped to the maximum.It is the hour to be the heroic. Heroism is not what it is said to be; it is to become wholly unified - and the Divine help will always be with those who have resolved to be heroic in full sincerity.There!You are here at this moment that is to say upon earth, because you chose it at one time - you do not remember it any more, but I know it - that is why you are here. Well, you must rise to the height of the task. You must strive, you must conquer all weakness and limitations; above all you must tell your ego: "Your hour is gone." We want a race that has no ego, that has in place of the ego the Divine Consciousness. It is that which we want: the Divine Consciousness which will allow the race to develop itself and the Supramental being to take birth.If you believe that I am here because I am bound - it is not true. I am not bound, I am here because my body has been given for the first attempt at transformation. Sri Aurobindo told me so. Well, I am doing it. I do not wish anyone to do it for me because.... Because it is not very pleasant, but I do it willingly because of the result; everybody will be able to benefit from it. I ask only one thing: do not listen to the ego.If there is in your hearts a sincere Yes, you will satisfy me completely. I do not need words, I need the sincere adhesion of your hearts. That's all. ~ The Mother, (This talk was given by the Mother on April 2 1972,
955:Many Blows are Needed:Mother, even when one tries to think that one is powerless, there is something which believes one is powerful. So?Ah, yes, ah yes! Ah, it is very difficult to be sincere.... That is why blows multiply and sometimes become terrible, because that's the only thing which breaks your stupidity. This is the justification of calamities. Only when you are in an acutely painful situation and indeed before something that affects you deeply, then that makes the stupidity melt away a little. But as you say, even when there is something that melts, there is still a little something which remains inside. And that is why it lasts so long... How many blows are needed in life for one to know to the very depths that one is nothing, that one can do nothing, that one does not exist, that one is nothing, that there is no entity without the divine Consciousness and the Grace. From the moment one knows it, it is over; all difficulties have gone. When one knows it integrally and there is nothing which resists... but till that moment... And it takes very long. Why doesn't the blow come all at once? Because that would kill you. For if the blow is strong enough to cure you, it would simply crush you, it would reduce you to pulp. It is only by proceeding little by little, little by little, very gradually, that you can continue to exist. Naturally this depends on the inner strength, the inner sincerity, and on the capacity for progress, for profiting by experience and, as I said a while ago, on not forgetting. If one is lucky enough not to forget, then one goes much faster. One can go very fast. And if at the same time one has that inner moral strength which, when the red-hot iron is at hand, does not extinguish it by trying to pour water over it, but instead goes to the very core of the abscess, then in this case things go very fast also. But not many people are strong enough for this. On the contrary, they very quickly do this (gesture), like this, like this, in order to hide, to hide from themselves. How many pretty little explanations one gives oneself, how many excuses one piles up for all the foolishnesses one has committed. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
956:outward appearances..." I did not quite understand "the egoistic state of consciousness absorbed in the outward People are occupied with outward things. That means that the consciousness is turned towards external things - that is, all the things of life which one sees, knows, does - instead of being turned inwards in order to find the deeper truth, the divine Presence. This is the first movement. You are busy with all that you do, with the people around you, the things you use; and then with life: sleeping, eating, talking, working a little, having a little fun also; and then beginning over again: sleeping, eating, etc., etc., and then it begins again. And then what this one has said, what that one has done, what one ought to do, the lesson one ought to learn, the exercise one ought to prepare; and then again whether one is keeping well, whether one is feeling fit, etc. This is what one usually thinks about. So the first movement - and it is not so easy - is to make all that pass to the background, and let one thing come inside and in front of the consciousness as the important thing: the discovery of the very purpose of existence and life, to learn what one is, why one lives, and what there is behind all this. This is the first step: to be interested more in the cause and goal than in the manifestation. That is, the first movement is a withdrawal of the consciousness from this total identification with outward and apparent things, and a kind of inward concentration on what one wants to discover, the Truth one wants to discover. This is the first movement. Many people who are here forget one thing. They want to begin by the end. They think that they are ready to express in their life what they call the supramental Force or Consciousness, and they want to infuse this in their actions, their movements, their daily life. But the trouble is that they don't at all know what the supramental Force or Consciousness is and that first of all it is necessary to take the reverse path, the way of interiorisation and of withdrawal from life, in order to find within oneself this Truth which has to be expressed. For as long as one has not found it, there is nothing to ~ The Mother,
957:At the basis of this collaboration there is necessarily the will to change, no longer to be what one is, for things to be no longer what they are. There are several ways of reaching it, and all the methods are good when they succeed! One may be deeply disgusted with what exists and wish ardently to come out of all this and attain something else; one may - and this is a more positive way - one may feel within oneself the touch, the approach of something positively beautiful and true, and willingly drop all the rest so that nothing may burden the journey to this new beauty and truth. What is indispensable in every case is the ardent will for progress, the willing and joyful renunciation of all that hampers the advance: to throw far away from oneself all that prevents one from going forward, and to set out into the unknown with the ardent faith that this is the truth of tomorrow, inevitable, which must necessarily come, which nothing, nobody, no bad will, even that of Nature, can prevent from becoming a reality - perhaps of a not too distant future - a reality which is being worked out now and which those who know how to change, how not to be weighed down by old habits, will surely have the good fortune not only to see but to realise. People sleep, they forget, they take life easy - they forget, forget all the time.... But if we could remember... that we are at an exceptional hour, a unique time, that we have this immense good fortune, this invaluable privilege of being present at the birth of a new world, we could easily get rid of everything that impedes and hinders our progress. So, the most important thing, it seems, is to remember this fact; even when one doesn't have the tangible experience, to have the certainty of it and faith in it; to remember always, to recall it constantly, to go to sleep with this idea, to wake up with this perception; to do all that one does with this great truth as the background, as a constant support, this great truth that we are witnessing the birth of a new world. We can participate in it, we can become this new world. And truly, when one has such a marvellous opportunity, one should be ready to give up everything for its sake. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
958:Are there no false visions?There are what in appearance are false visions. There are, for instance, hundreds or thousands of people who say that they have seen the Christ. Of that number those who have actually seen Him are perhaps less than a dozen, and even with them there is much to say about what they have seen. What the others saw may be an emanation; or it may be a thought or even an image remembered by the mind. There are, too, those who are strong believers in the Christ and have had a vision of some Force or Being or some remembered image that is very luminous and makes upon them a strong impression. They have seen something which they feel belongs to another world, to a supernatural order, and it has created in them an emotion of fear, awe or joy; and as they believe in the Christ, they can think of nothing else and say it is He. But the same vision or experience if it comes to one who believes in the Hindu, the Mohammedan or some other religion, will take a different name and form. The thing seen or experienced may be fundamentally the same, but it is formulated differently according to the different make-up of the apprehending mind. It is only those that can go beyond beliefs and faiths and myths and traditions who are able to say what it really is; but these are few, very few. You must be free from every mental construction, you must divest yourself of all that is merely local or temporal, before you can know what you have seen. Spiritual experience means the contact with the Divine in oneself (or without, which comes to the same thing in that domain). And it is an experience identical everywhere in all countries, among all peoples and even in all ages. If you meet the Divine, you meet it always and everywhere in the same way. Difference comes in because between the experience and its formulation there is almost an abyss. Directly you have spiritual experience, which takes place always in the inner consciousness, it is translated into your external consciousness and defined there in one way or another according to your education, your faith, your mental predisposition. There is only one truth, one reality; but the forms through which it may be expressed are many. 21 April 1929 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
959:"Will it take long for the Supermind which is involved in material Nature to emerge into the outer consciousness and bring visible results?" That depends on the state of consciousness from which one answers, for... For the human consciousness, obviously, I think it will take quite a long time. For another consciousness it will be relatively very fast, and for yet another consciousness, it is already accomplished. It is an accomplished fact. But in order to become aware of this, one must be able to enter into another state of consciousness than the ordinary physical consciousness. Sri Aurobindo has spoken - I believe I have read it to you, I think it's in The Synthesis of Yoga - of the true mind, the true vital and the true physical or subtle physical, and he has said that they co-exist with the ordinary mind, vital and physical, and that in certain conditions one may enter into contact with them, and then one becomes aware of the difference between what really is and the appearances of things. Well, for a developed consciousness, the Supermind is already realised somewhere in a domain of the subtle physical, it already exists there visible, concrete, and expresses itself in forms and activities. And when one is in tune with this domain, when one lives there, one has a very strong feeling that this world would only have to be condensed, so to say, for it to become visible to all. What would then be interesting would be to develop this inner perception which would put you into contact with the supramental truth which is already manifested, and is veiled for you only for want of appropriate organs to enter into relation with it. It is possible that those who are conscious of their dreams may have dreams of a new kind which put them into contact with that world, for it is accessible to the subtle physical of all those who have the corresponding organs in themselves. And there is necessarily a subtle influence of this physical on outer matter, if one is ready to receive impressions from it and admit them into one's consciousness. That's all. Now, if nobody has any questions to ask, well, we shall remain silent. Something to say, over there? (Mother looks at a disciple.) Oh! he is burning to speak! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956 ,
960:In the Indian spiritual tradition, a heart's devotion to God, called Bhakti, is regarded as the easiest path to the Divine. What is Bhakti? Is it some extravagant religious sentimentalism? Is it inferior to the path of Knowledge? What is the nature of pure and complete spiritual devotion to God and how to realise it?What Is Devotion?...bhakti in its fullness is nothing but an entire self-giving. But then all meditation, all tapasya, all means of prayer or mantra must have that as its end... [SABCL, 23:799]Devotion Is a State of the Heart and SoulBhakti is not an experience, it is a state of the heart and soul. It is a state which comes when the psychic being is awake and prominent. [SABCL, 23:776]...Worship is only the first step on the path of devotion. Where external worship changes into the inner adoration, real Bhakti begins; that deepens into the intensity of divine love; that love leads to the joy of closeness in our relations with the Divine; the joy of closeness passes into the bliss of union. [SABCL, 21:525]Devotion without Gratitude Is Incomplete...there is another movement which should constantly accompany devotion. ... That kind of sense of gratitude that the Divine exists; that feeling of a marvelling thankfulness which truly fills you with a sublime joy at the fact that the Divine exists, that there is something in the universe which is the Divine, that it is not just the monstrosity we see, that there is the Divine, the Divine exists. And each time that the least thing puts you either directly or indirectly in contactwith this sublime Reality of divine existence, the heart is filled with so intense, so marvellous a joy, such a gratitude as of all things has the most delightful taste.There is nothing which gives you a joy equal to that of gratitude. One hears a bird sing, sees a lovely flower, looks at a little child, observes an act of generosity, reads a beautiful sentence, looks at the setting sun, no matter what, suddenly this comes upon you, this kind of emotion-indeed so deep, so intense-that the world manifests the Divine, that there is something behind the world which is the Divine.So I find that devotion without gratitude is quite incomplete, gratitude must come with devotion. ~ The Mother,
961:"Now I have taught you about Immortal Man and have loosed the bonds of the robbers from him. I have broken the gates of the pitiless ones in their presence. I have humiliated their malicious intent, and they all have been shamed and have risen from their ignorance. Because of this, then, I came here, that they might be joined with that Spirit and Breath, [III continues:] and might from two become one, just as from the first, that you might yield much fruit and go up to Him Who Is from the Beginning, in ineffable joy and glory and honor and grace of the Father of the Universe."Whoever, then, knows the Father in pure knowledge will depart to the Father and repose in Unbegotten Father. But whoever knows him defectively will depart to the defect and the rest of the Eighth. Now whoever knows Immortal Spirit of Light in silence, through reflecting and consent in the truth, let him bring me signs of the Invisible One, and he will become a light in the Spirit of Silence. Whoever knows Son of Man in knowledge and love, let him bring me a sign of Son of Man, that he might depart to the dwelling-places with those in the Eighth."Behold, I have revealed to you the name of the Perfect One, the whole will of the Mother of the Holy Angels, that the masculine multitude may be completed here, that there might appear in the aeons, the infinities and those that came to be in the untraceable wealth of the Great Invisible Spirit, that they all might take from his goodness, even the wealth of their rest that has no kingdom over it. I came from First Who Was Sent, that I might reveal to you Him Who Is from the Beginning, because of the arrogance of Arch-Begetter and his angels, since they say about themselves that they are gods. And I came to remove them from their blindness, that I might tell everyone about the God who is above the universe. Therefore, tread upon their graves, humiliate their malicious intent, and break their yoke and arouse my own. I have given you authority over all things as Sons of Light, that you might tread upon their power with your feet."These are the things the blessed Savior said, and he disappeared from them. Then all the disciples were in great, ineffable joy in the spirit from that day on. And his disciples began to preach the Gospel of God, the eternal, imperishable spirit. Amen. ~ The Sophia of Jesus (excerpt), The Nag Hamadi Library ,
962:Imperial Maheshwari is seated in the wideness above the thinking mind and will and sublimates and greatens them into wisdom and largeness or floods with a splendour beyond them. For she is the mighty and wise One who opens us to supramental infinities and the cosmic vastness, to the grandeur of the supreme Light, to a treasure-house of miraculous knowledge, to the measureless movement of the Mother's eternal forces. Tranquil is she and wonderful, great and calm for ever. Nothing can move her because all wisdom is in her; nothing is hidden from her that she chooses to know; she comprehends all things and all beings and their nature and what moves them and the law of the world and its times and how all was and is and must be. A strength is in her that meets everything and masters and none can prevail in the end against her vast intangible wisdom and high tranquil power. Equal, patient, unalterable in her will she deals with men according to their nature and with things and happenings according to their Force and truth that is in them. Partiality she has none, but she follows the decrees of the Supreme and some she raises up and some she casts down or puts away into the darkness. To the wise she gives a greater and more luminous wisdom; those that have vision she admits to her counsels; on the hostile she imposes the consequence of their hostility; the ignorant and foolish she leads them according to their blindness. In each man she answers and handles the different elements of his nature according to their need and their urge and the return they call for, puts on them the required pressure or leaves them to their cherished liberty to prosper in the ways of the Ignorance or to perish. For she is above all, bound by nothing, attached to nothing in the universe. Yet she has more than any other the heart of the universal Mother. For her compassion is endless and inexhaustible; all are to her eyes her children and portions of the One, even the Asura and Rakshasa and Pisacha and those that are revolted and hostile. Even her rejections are only a postponement, even her punishments are a grace. But her compassion does not blind her wisdom or turn her action from the course decreed; for the Truth of things is her one concern, knowledge her centre of power and to build our soul and our nature into the divine Truth her mission and her labour. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother game test3,
963:Fundamentally, whatever be the path one follows - whe- ther the path of surrender, consecration, knowledge-if one wants it to be perfect, it is always equally difficult, and there is but one way, one only, I know of only one: that is perfect sincerity, but perfect sincerity!Do you know what perfect sincerity is?...Never to try to deceive oneself, never let any part of the being try to find out a way of convincing the others, never to explain favourably what one does in order to have an excuse for what one wants to do, never to close one's eyes when something is unpleasant, never to let anything pass, telling oneself, "That is not important, next time it will be better."Oh! It is very difficult. Just try for one hour and you will see how very difficult it is. Only one hour, to be totally, absolutely sincere. To let nothing pass. That is, all one does, all one feels, all one thinks, all one wants, is exclusively the Divine."I want nothing but the Divine, I think of nothing but the Divine, I do nothing but what will lead me to the Divine, I love nothing but the Divine."Try - try, just to see, try for half an hour, you will see how difficult it is! And during that time take great care that there isn't a part of the vital or a part of the mind or a part of the physical being nicely hidden there, at the back, so that you don't see it (Mother hides her hands behind her back) and don't notice that it is not collaborating - sitting quietly there so that you don't unearth it... it says nothing, but it does not change, it hides itself. How many such parts! How many parts hide themselves! You put them in your pocket because you don't want to see them or else they get behind your back and sit there well-hidden, right in the middle of your back, so as not to be seen. When you go there with your torch - your torch of sincerity - you ferret out all the corners, everywhere, all the small corners which do not consent, the things which say "No" or those which do not move: "I am not going to budge. I am glued to this place of mine and nothing will make me move."... You have a torch there with you, and you flash it upon the thing, upon everything. You will see there are many of them there, behind your back, well stuck.Try, just for an hour, try!No more questions?Nobody has anything to say? Then, au revoir, my children! ~ The Mother, Question and Answers Volume-6,
964:It is your birthday tomorrow?Yes, Mother.How old will you be?Twenty-six, Mother.I shall see you tomorrow and give you something special. You will see, I am not speaking of anything material- that, I shall give you a card and all that- but of something...You will see, tomorrow, now go home and prepare yourself quietly so that you may be ready to receive it.Yes, Mother.You know, my child, what "Bonne Fete" signifies, that is, the birthday we wish here?Like that, I know what it means, Mother, but not the special significance you want to tell me.Yes, it is truly a special day in one's life. It is one of those days in the year when the Supreme descends into us- or when we are face to face with the Eternal- one of those days when our soul comes in contact with the Eternal and, if we remain a little conscious, we can feel His Presence within us. If we make a little effort on this day, we accomplish the work of many lives as in a lightning flash. That is why I give so much importance to the birthday- because what one gains in one day is truly something incomparable. And it is for this that I also work to open the consciousness a little towards what is above so that one may come before the Eternal. My child, it is a very, very special day, for it is the day of decision, the day one can unite with the Supreme Consciousness. For the Lord lifts us on this day to the highest region possible so that our soul which is a portion of that Eternal Flame, may be united and identified with its Origin.This day is truly an opportunity in life. One is so open and so receptive that one can assimilate all that is given. I can do many things, that is why it is important.It is one of those days when the Lord Himself opens the doors wide for us. It is as though He were inviting us to rekindle more powerfully the flame of aspiration. It is one of those days which He gives us. We too, by our personal effort, could attain to this, but it would be long, hard and not so easy. And this- this is a real chance in life- the day of Grace.It is an occult phenomenon that occurs invariably, without our knowledge, on this particular day of the year. The soul leaves behind the body and journeys up and up till it merges into the Source in order to replenish itself and absorb from the Supreme Its Power, Light and Ananda and comes down charged for a whole year to pass. Then again and again... it continues like this year after year. ~ The Mother, Sweet Mother Mona Sarkar,
965:Are not offering and surrender to the Divine the same thing?They are two aspects of the same thing, but not altogether the same. One is more active than the other. They do not belong to quite the same plane of existence. For example, you have decided to offer your life to the Divine, you take that decision. But all of a sudden, something altogether unpleasant, unexpected happens to you and your first movement is to react and protest. Yet you have made the offering, you have said once for all: "My life belongs to the Divine", and then suddenly an extremely unpleasant incident happens (that can happen) and there is something in you that reacts, that does not want it. But here, if you want to be truly logical with your offering, you must bring forward this unpleasant incident, make an offering of it to the Divine, telling him very sincerely: "Let Your will be done; if You have decided it that way, it will be that way." And this must be a willing and spontaneous adhesion. So it is very difficult. Even for the smallest thing, something that is not in keeping with what you expected, what you have worked for, instead of an opposite reaction coming in - spontaneously, irresistibly, you draw back: "No, not that" - if you have made a complete surrender, a total surrender, well, it does not happen like that: you are as quiet, as peaceful, as calm in one case as in the other. And perhaps you had the notion that it would be better if it happened in a certain way, but if it happens differently, you find that this also is all right. You might have, for example, worked very hard to do a certain thing, so that something might happen, you might have given much time, much of your energy, much of your will, and all that not for your own sake, but, say, for the divine work (that is the offering); now suppose that after having taken all this trouble, done all this work, made all these efforts, it all goes just the other way round, it does not succeed. If you are truly surrendered, you say: "It is good, it is all good, it is all right; I did what I could, as well as I could, now it is not my decision, it is the decision of the Divine, I accept entirely what He decides." On the other hand, if you do not have this deep and spontaneous surrender, you tell yourself: "How is it? I took so much trouble to do a thing which is not for a selfish purpose, which is for the Divine Work, and this is the result, it is not successful!" Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, it is like that. True surrender is a very difficult thing. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 Talks 600-652,
966:Why do we forget things? Ah! I suppose there are several reasons. First, because one makes use of the memory to remember. Memory is a mental instrument and depends on the formation of the brain. Your brain is constantly growing, unless it begins to degenerate, but still its growth can continue for a very, very long time, much longer than that of the body. And in this growth, necessarily some things will take the place of others. And as the mental instrument develops, things which have served their term or the transitory moment in the development may be wiped out to give place to the result. So the result of all that you knew is there, living in itself, but the road traversed to reach it may be completely blurred. That is, a good functioning of the memory means remembering only the results so as to be able to have the elements for moving forward and a new construction. That is more important than just retaining things rigidly in the mind. Now, there is another aspect also. Apart from the mental memory, which is something defective, there are states of consciousness. Each state of consciousness in which one happens to be registers the phenomena of a particular moment, whatever they may be. If your consciousness remains limpid, wide and strong, you can at any moment whatsoever, by concentrating, call into the active consciousness what you did, thought, saw, observed at any time before; all this you can remember by bringing up in yourself the same state of consciousness. And that, that is never forgotten. You could live a thousand years and you would still remember it. Consequently, if you don't want to forget, it must be your consciousness which remembers and not your mental memory. Your mental memory will be wiped out inevitably, get blurred, and new things will take the place of the old ones. But things of which you are conscious you do not forget. You have only to bring up the same state of consciousness again. And thus one can remember circumstances one has lived thousands of years ago, if one knows how to bring up the same state of consciousness. It is in this way that one can remember one's past lives. This never gets blotted out, while you don't have any more the memory of what you have done physically when you were very young. You would be told many things you no longer remember. That gets wiped off immediately. For the brain is constantly changing and certain weaker cells are replaced by others which are much stronger, and by other combinations, other cerebral organisations. And so, what was there before is effaced or deformed. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
967:When one is bored, Mother, does that mean one does not progress? At that time, yes, certainly without a doubt; not only does one not progress, but one misses an opportunity for progressing. There was a concurrence of circumstances which seemed to you dull, boring, stupid and you were in their midst; well, if you get bored, it means that you yourself are as boring as the circumstances! And that is a clear proof that you are simply not in a state of progress. There is nothing more contrary to the very reason of existence than this passing wave of boredom. If you make a little effort within yourself at that time, if you tell yourself: "Wait a bit, what is it that I should learn? What does all that bring to me so that I may learn something? What progress should I make in overcoming myself? What is the weakness that I must overcome? What is the inertia that I must conquer?" If you say that to yourself, you will see the next minute you are no longer bored. You will immediately get interested and you will make progress! This is a commonplace of consciousness. And then, you know, most people when they get bored, instead of trying to rise a step higher, descend a step lower, they become still worse than what they were, and they do all the stupid things that others do, go in for all the vulgarities, all the meannesses, everything, in order to amuse themselves. They get intoxicated, take poison, ruin their health, ruin their brain, they utter crudities. They do all that because they are bored. Well, if instead of going down, one had risen up, one would have profited by the circumstances. Instead of profiting, one falls a little lower yet than where one was. When people get a big blow in their life, some misfortune (what men call "misfortune", there are people who do have misfortunes), the first thing they try to do is to forget it - as though one did not forget quickly enough! And to forget, they do anything whatsoever. When there is something painful, they want to distract themselves - what they call distraction, that is, doing stupid things, that is to say, going down in their consciousness, going down a little instead of rising up.... Has something extremely painful happened to you, something very grievous? Do not become stupefied, do not seek forgetfulness, do not go down into the inconscience; you must go to the end and find the light that is behind, the truth, the force and the joy; and for that you must be strong and refuse to slide down. But that we shall see a little later, my children, when you will be a little older. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 Talks 026-050,
968:How can one become conscious of Divine Love and an instrument of its expression? First, to become conscious of anything whatever, you must will it. And when I say "will it", I don't mean saying one day, "Oh! I would like it very much", then two days later completely forgetting it. To will it is a constant, sustained, concentrated aspiration, an almost exclusive occupation of the consciousness. This is the first step. There are many others: a very attentive observation, a very persistent analysis, a very keen discernment of what is pure in the movement and what is not. If you have an imaginative faculty, you may try to imagine and see if your imagination tallies with reality. There are people who believe that it is enough to wake up one day in a particular mood and say, "Ah! How I wish to be conscious of divine Love, how I wish to manifest divine Love...." Note, I don't know how many millions of times one feels within a little stirring up of human instinct and imagines that if one had at one's disposal divine Love, great things could be accomplished, and one says, "I am going to try and find divine Love and we shall see the result." This is the worst possible way. Because, before having even touched the very beginning of realisation you have spoilt the result. You must take up your search with a purity of aspiration and surrender which in themselves are already difficult to acquire. You must have worked much on yourself only to be ready to aspire to this Love. If you look at yourself very sincerely, very straight, you will see that as soon as you begin to think of Love it is always your little inner tumult which starts whirling. All that aspires in you wants certain vibrations. It is almost impossible, without being far advanced on the yogic path, to separate the vital essence, the vital vibration from your conception of Love. What I say is founded on an assiduous experience of human beings. Well, for you, in the state in which you are, as you are, if you had a contact with pure divine Love, it would seem to you colder than ice, or so far-off, so high that you would not be able to breathe; it would be like the mountain-top where you would feel frozen and find it difficult to breathe, so very far would it be from what you normally feel. Divine Love, if not clothed with a psychic or vital vibration, is difficult for a human being to perceive. One can have an impression of grace, of a grace which is something so far, so high, so pure, so impersonal that... yes, one can have the feeling of grace, but it is with difficulty that one feels Love. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951 ,
969:"Without conscious occult powers, is it possible to help or protect from a distance somebody in difficulty or danger? If so, what is the practical procedure?" Then a sub-question: "What can thought do?" We are not going to speak of occult processes at all; although, to tell the truth, everything that happens in the invisible world is occult, by definition. But still, practically, there are two processes which do not exclude but complete each other, but which may be used separately according to one's preference. It is obvious that thought forms a part of one of the methods, quite an important part. I have already told you several times that if one thinks clearly and powerfully, one makes a mental formation, and that every mental formation is an entity independent of its fashioner, having its own life and tending to realise itself in the mental world - I don't mean that you see your formation with your physical eyes, but it exists in the mental world, it has its own particular independent existence. If you have made a formation with a definite aim, its whole life will tend to the realisation of this aim. Therefore, if you want to help someone at a distance, you have only to formulate very clearly, very precisely and strongly the kind of help you want to give and the result you wish to obtain. That will have its effect. I cannot say that it will be all-powerful, for the mental world is full of innumerable formations of this kind and naturally they clash and contradict one another; hence the strongest and the most persistent will have the best of it. Now, what is it that gives strength and persistence to mental formations? - It is emotion and will. If you know how to add to your mental formation an emotion, affection, tenderness, love, and an intensity of will, a dynamism, it will have a much greater chance of success. That is the first method. It is within the scope of all those who know how to think, and even more of those who know how to love. But as I said, the power is limited and there is great competition in that world. Therefore, even if one has no knowledge at all but has trust in the divine Grace, if one has the faith that there is something in the world like the divine Grace, and that this something can answer a prayer, an aspiration, an invocation, then, after making one's mental formation, if one offers it to the Grace and puts one's trust in it, asks it to intervene and has the faith that it will intervene, then indeed one has a chance of success. Try, and you will surely see the result. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956 253,
970:This is true in a general way; when those born scattered over the world at great distances from one another are driven by circumstances or by an impulsion to come and gather here, it is almost always because they have met in one life or another (not all in the same life) and because their psychic being has felt that they belonged to the same family; so they have taken an inner vow to continue to act together and collaborate. That is why even though they are born far from one another, there is something which compels them to come together; it is the psychic being, the psychic consciousness that is behind. And only to the extent the psychic consciousness is strong enough to order and organise the circumstances or the life, that is, strong enough not to allow itself to be opposed by outside forces, outside life movements, can people meet.It is profoundly true in reality; there are large "families of beings" who work for the same cause, who have gathered in more or less large numbers and who come in groups as it were. It is as though at certain times there were awakenings in the psychic world, as though lots of little sleeping children were being called to wake up: "It is time, quick, quick, go down!" And they hurry down. And sometimes they do not drop at the same place, they are dispersed, yet there is something within which troubles them, pushes them; for one reason or another they are drawn close and that brings them together. But it is something deep in the being, something that is not at all on the surface; otherwise, even if people met they would not perhaps become aware of the bond. People meet and recognise each other only to the extent they become conscious of their psychic being, obey their psychic being, are guided by it; otherwise there is all that comes in to oppose it, all that veils, all that stupefies, all those obstacles to prevent you from finding yourself in your depths and being able to collaborate truly in the work. You are tossed about by the forces of Nature.There is only one solution, to find your psychic being and once it is found to cling to it desperately, to let it guide you step by step whatever be the obstacle. That is the only solution. All this I did not write but I explained it to that lady. She had put to me the question: "How did I happen to come here?" I told her that it was certainly not for reasons of the external consciousness, it was something in her inner being that had pushed her. Only the awakening was not strong enough to overcome all the rest and she returned to the ordinary life for very ordinary reasons of living. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
971:The ExaminersThe integral yoga consists of an uninterrupted series of examinations that one has to undergo without any previous warning, thus obliging you to be constantly on the alert and attentive. Three groups of examiners set us these tests. They appear to have nothing to do with one another, and their methods are so different, sometimes even so apparently contradictory, that it seems as if they could not possibly be leading towards the same goal. Nevertheless, they complement one another, work towards the same end, and are all indispensable to the completeness of the result. The three types of examination are: those set by the forces of Nature, those set by spiritual and divine forces, and those set by hostile forces. These last are the most deceptive in their appearance and to avoid being caught unawares and unprepared requires a state of constant watchfulness, sincerity and humility. The most commonplace circumstances, the events of everyday life, the most apparently insignificant people and things all belong to one or other of these three kinds of examiners. In this vast and complex organisation of tests, those events that are generally considered the most important in life are the easiest examinations to undergo, because they find you ready and on your guard. It is easier to stumble over the little stones in your path, because they attract no attention. Endurance and plasticity, cheerfulness and fearlessness are the qualities specially needed for the examinations of physical nature. Aspiration, trust, idealism, enthusiasm and generous self-giving, for spiritual examinations. Vigilance, sincerity and humility for the examinations from hostile forces. And do not imagine that there are on the one hand people who undergo the examinations and on the other people who set them. Depending on the circumstances and the moment we are all both examiners and examinees, and it may even happen that one is at the same time both examiner and examinee. And the benefit one derives from this depends, both in quality and in quantity, on the intensity of one's aspiration and the awakening of one's consciousness. To conclude, a final piece of advice: never set yourself up as an examiner. For while it is good to remember constantly that one may be undergoing a very important examination, it is extremely dangerous to imagine that one is responsible for setting examinations for others. That is the open door to the most ridiculous and harmful kinds of vanity. It is the Supreme Wisdom which decides these things, and not the ignorant human will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
972:PROTECTION Going to sleep is a little like dying, a journey taken alone into the unknown. Ordinarily we are not troubled about sleep because we are familiar with it, but think about what it entails. We completely lose ourselves in a void for some period of time, until we arise again in a dream. When we do so, we may have a different identity and a different body. We may be in a strange place, with people we do not know, involved in baffling activities that may seem quite risky. Just trying to sleep in an unfamiliar place may occasion anxiety. The place may be perfectly secure and comfortable, but we do not sleep as well as we do at home in familiar surroundings. Maybe the energy of the place feels wrong. Or maybe it is only our own insecurity that disturbs us,and even in familiar places we may feel anxious while waiting for sleep to come, or be frightenedby what we dream. When we fall asleep with anxiety, our dreams are mingled with fear and tension, sleep is less restful, and the practice harder to do. So it is a good idea to create a sense of protection before we sleep and to turn our sleeping area into a sacred space. This is done by imagining protective dakinis all around the sleeping area. Visualize the dakinis as beautiful goddesses, enlightened female beings who are loving, green in color, and powerfully protective. They remain near as you fall asleep and throughout the night, like mothers watching over their child, or guardians surrounding a king or queen. Imagine them everywhere, guarding the doors and the windows, sitting next to you on the bed, walking in the garden or the yard, and so on, until you feel completely protected. Again, this practice is more than just trying to visualize something: see the dakinis with your mind but also use your imagination to feel their presence. Creating a protective, sacred environment in this way is calming and relaxing and promotes restful sleep. This is how the mystic lives: seeing the magic, changing the environment with the mind, and allowing actions, even actions of the imagination, to have significance. You can enhance the sense of peace in your sleeping environment by keeping objects of a sacred nature in the bedroom: peaceful, loving images, sacred and religious symbols, and other objects that direct your mind toward the path. The Mother Tantra tells us that as we prepare for sleep we should maintain awareness of the causes of dream, the object to focus upon, the protectors, and of ourselves. Hold these together inawareness, not as many things, but as a single environment, and this will have a great effect in dream and sleep. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep ,
973:The last sentence: "...in the Truth-Creation the law is that of a constant unfolding without any Pralaya." What is this constant unfolding?The Truth-Creation... it is the last line? (Mother consults the book) I think we have already spoken about this several times. It has been said that in the process of creation, there is the movement of creation followed by a movement of preservation and ending in a movement of disintegration or destruction; and even it has been repeated very often: "All that begins must end", etc., etc.In fact in the history of our universe there have been six consecutive periods which began by a creation, were prolonged by a force of preservation and ended by a disintegration, a destruction, a return to the Origin, which is called Pralaya; and that is why this tradition is there. But it has been said that the seventh creation would be a progressive creation, that is, after the starting-point of the creation, instead of its being simply followed by a preservation, it would be followed by a progressive manifestation which would express the Divine more and more completely, so that no disintegration and return to the Origin would be necessary. And it has been announced that the period we are in is precisely the seventh, that is, it would not end by a Pralaya, a return to the Origin, a destruction, a disappearance, but that it would be replaced by a constant progress, because it would be a more and more perfect unfolding of the divine Origin in its creation.And this is what Sri Aurobindo says. He speaks of a constant unfolding, that is, the Divine manifests more and more completely; more and more perfectly, in a progressive creation. It is the nature of this progression which makes the return to the Origin, the destruction no longer necessary. All that does not progress disappears, and that is why physical bodies die, it's because they are not progressive; they are progressive up to a certain moment, then there they stop and most often they remain stable for a certain time, and then they begin to decline, and then disappear. It's because the physical body, physical matter as it is at present is not plastic enough to be able to progress constantly. But it is not impossible to make it sufficiently plastic for the perfecting of the physical body to be such that it no longer needs disintegration, that is, death.Only, this cannot be realised except by the descent of the Supermind which is a force higher than all those which have so far manifested and which will give the body a plasticity that will allow it to progress constantly, that is, to follow the divine movement in its unfolding. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 207-209,
974:What is the difference between meditation and concentration? Meditation is a purely mental activity, it interests only the mental being. One can concentrate while meditating but this is a mental concentration; one can get a silence but it is a purely mental silence, and the other parts of the being are kept immobile and inactive so as not to disturb the meditation. You may pass twenty hours of the day in meditation and for the remaining four hours you will be an altogether ordinary man because only the mind has been occupied-the rest of the being, the vital and the physical, is kept under pressure so that it may not disturb. In meditation nothing is directly done for the other parts of the being. Certainly this indirect action can have an effect, but... I have known in my life people whose capacity for meditation was remarkable but who, when not in meditation, were quite ordinary men, even at times ill-natured people, who would become furious if their meditation was disturbed. For they had learnt to master only their mind, not the rest of their being. Concentration is a more active state. You may concentrate mentally, you may concentrate vitally, psychically, physically, and you may concentrate integrally. Concentration or the capacity to gather oneself at one point is more difficult than meditation. You may gather together one portion of your being or consciousness or you may gather together the whole of your consciousness or even fragments of it, that is, the concentration may be partial, total or integral, and in each case the result will be different. If you have the capacity to concentrate, your meditation will be more interesting and easieR But one can meditate without concentrating. Many follow a chain of ideas in their meditation - it is meditation, not concentration. Is it possible to distinguish the moment when one attains perfect concentration from the moment when, starting from this concentration, one opens oneself to the universal Energy? Yes. You concentrate on something or simply you gather yourself together as much as is possible for you and when you attain a kind of perfection in concentration, if you can sustain this perfection for a sufficiently long time, then a door opens and you pass beyond the limit of your ordinary consciousness-you enter into a deeper and higher knowledge. Or you go within. Then you may experience a kind of dazzling light, an inner wonder, a beatitude, a complete knowledge, a total silence. There are, of course, many possibilities but the phenomenon is always the same. To have this experience all depends upon your capacity to maintain your concentration sufficiently long at its highest point of perfection. ~ The Mother,
975:Has creation a definite aim? Is there something like a final end to which it is moving?The Mother: No, the universe is a movement that is eternally unrolling itself. There is nothing which you can fix upon as the end and one aim. But for the sake of action we have to section the movement, which is itself unending, and to say that this or that is the goal, for in action we need something upon which we can fix our aim. In a picture you need a definite scheme of composition and colour; you have to set a limit, to put the whole thing within a fixed framework; but the limit is illusory, the frame is a mere convention. There is a constant continuation of the picture that stretches beyond any particular frame, and each continuation can be drawn in the same conditions in an unending series of frames. Our aim is this or that, we say, but we know that it is only the beginning of another aim beyond it, and that in its turn leads to yet another; the series develop always and never stop.What is the proper function of the intellect? Is it a help or a hindrance to Sadhana?Whether the intellect is a help or a hindrance depends upon the person and upon the way in which it is used. There is a true movement of the intellect and there is a wrong movement; one helps, the other hinders. The intellect that believes too much in its own importance and wants satisfaction for its own sake, is an obstacle to the higher realisation.But this is true not in any special sense or for the intellect alone, but generally and of other faculties as well. For example, people do not regard an all-engrossing satisfaction of the vital desires or the animal appetites as a virtue; the moral sense is accepted as a mentor to tell one the bounds that one may not transgress. It is only in his intellectual activities that man thinks he can do without any such mentor or censor!Any part of the being that keeps to its proper place and plays its appointed role is helpful; but directly it steps beyond its sphere, it becomes twisted and perverted and therefore false. A power has the right movement when it is set into activity for the divine's purpose; it has the wrong movement when it is set into activity for its own satisfaction.The intellect, in its true nature, is an instrument of expression and action. It is something like an intermediary between the true knowledge, whose seat is in the higher regions above the mind, and realisation here below. The intellect or, generally speaking, the mind gives the form; the vital puts in the dynamism and life-power; the material comes in last and embodies. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 28th April 1931 and 5th May 1929,
976:10000 ::: The Only Way Out:... Once you have no more desires, no more attachments, once you have given up all necessity of receiving a reward from human beings, whoever they are - knowing that the only reward that is worth getting is the one that comes from the Supreme and that never fails - once you give up attachment to all exterior beings and things, you at once feel in your heart this Presence, this Force, this Grace that is always with you. And there is no other remedy. It's the only remedy, for everybody without exception. To all those who suffer, for the same thing that has to be said: all suffering is the sign that the surrender is not total. Then, when you feel in you a 'bang' like that, instead of saying, 'Oh, this is bad' or 'This circumstance is difficult,' you say, 'My surrender is not perfect.' Then it's all right. And then you feel the Grace that helps you and leads you, and you go on. And one day you emerge into that peace that nothing can trouble.You answer to all the contrary forces, the contrary movements, the attacks, the misunderstandings, the bad wills, with the same smile that comes from full confidence in the Divine Grace. And that is the only way out, there is no other.But where to get such a strength? Within you. The Divine Presence is in you. It is in you. You look for it outside; look inside. It is in you. The Presence is there. You want the appreciation of others to get strength - you will never get it. The strength is in you. If you want, you can aspire for what seems to you the supreme goal, supreme light, supreme knowledge, supreme love. But it is in you - otherwise you would never be able to contact it. If you go deep enough inside you, you will find it there, like a flame that is always burning straight up. And don't believe that it is difficult to do. It is because the look is always turned outside that you don't feel the Presence. But if, instead of looking outside for support, you concentrate and you pray - inside, to the supreme knowledge - to know at each moment what is to be done, the way to do it, and if you give all you are, all you do in order to acquire perfection, you will feel that the support is always there, always guiding, showing the way. And if there is a difficulty, then instead of wanting to fight, you hand it over, hand it over to the supreme wisdom to deal with it - to deal with all the bad wills, all the misunderstandings, all the bad reactions. If you surrender completely, it is no more your concern: it's the concern of the Supreme who takes it up and knows better than anybody else what is to be done. That is the only way out, only way out. There, my child ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
977:One can learn how to identify oneself. One must learn. It is indispensable if one wants to get out of one's ego. For so long as one is shut up in one's ego, one can't make any progress. How can it be done? There are many ways. I'll tell you one. When I was in Paris, I used to go to many places where there were gatherings of all kinds, people making all sorts of researches, spiritual (so-called spiritual), occult researches, etc. And once I was invited to meet a young lady (I believe she was Swedish) who had found a method of knowledge, exactly a method for learning. And so she explained it to us. We were three or four (her French was not very good but she was quite sure about what she was saying!); she said: "It's like this, you take an object or make a sign on a blackboard or take a drawing - that is not important - take whatever is most convenient for you. Suppose, for instance, that I draw for you... (she had a blackboard) I draw a design." She drew a kind of half-geometric design. "Now, you sit in front of the design and concentrate all your attention upon it - upon that design which is there. You concentrate, concentrate without letting anything else enter your consciousness - except that. Your eyes are fixed on the drawing and don't move at all. You are as it were hypnotised by the drawing. You look (and so she sat there, looking), you look, look, look.... I don't know, it takes more or less time, but still for one who is used to it, it goes pretty fast. You look, look, look, you become that drawing you are looking at. Nothing else exists in the world any longer except the drawing, and then, suddenly, you pass to the other side; and when you pass to the other side you enter a new consciousness, and you know." We had a good laugh, for it was amusing. But it is quite true, it is an excellent method to practise. Naturally, instead of taking a drawing or any object, you may take, for instance, an idea, a few words. You have a problem preoccupying you, you don't know the solution of the problem; well, you objectify your problem in your mind, put it in the most precise, exact, succinct terms possible, and then concentrate, make an effort; you concentrate only on the words, and if possible on the idea they represent, that is, upon your problem - you concentrate, concentrate, concentrate until nothing else exists but that. And it is true that, all of a sudden, you have the feeling of something opening, and one is on the other side. The other side of what?... It means that you have opened a door of your consciousness, and instantaneously you have the solution of your problem. It is an excellent method of learning "how" to identify oneself. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 217,
978:Ekajaṭī or Ekajaṭā, (Sanskrit: "One Plait Woman"; Wylie: ral gcig ma: one who has one knot of hair),[1] also known as Māhacīnatārā,[2] is one of the 21 Taras. Ekajati is, along with Palden Lhamo deity, one of the most powerful and fierce goddesses of Vajrayana Buddhist mythology.[1][3] According to Tibetan legends, her right eye was pierced by the tantric master Padmasambhava so that she could much more effectively help him subjugate Tibetan demons. Ekajati is also known as "Blue Tara", Vajra Tara or "Ugra Tara".[1][3] She is generally considered one of the three principal protectors of the Nyingma school along with Rāhula and Vajrasādhu (Wylie: rdo rje legs pa). Often Ekajati appears as liberator in the mandala of the Green Tara. Along with that, her ascribed powers are removing the fear of enemies, spreading joy, and removing personal hindrances on the path to enlightenment. Ekajati is the protector of secret mantras and "as the mother of the mothers of all the Buddhas" represents the ultimate unity. As such, her own mantra is also secret. She is the most important protector of the Vajrayana teachings, especially the Inner Tantras and termas. As the protector of mantra, she supports the practitioner in deciphering symbolic dakini codes and properly determines appropriate times and circumstances for revealing tantric teachings. Because she completely realizes the texts and mantras under her care, she reminds the practitioner of their preciousness and secrecy.[4] Düsum Khyenpa, 1st Karmapa Lama meditated upon her in early childhood. According to Namkhai Norbu, Ekajati is the principal guardian of the Dzogchen teachings and is "a personification of the essentially non-dual nature of primordial energy."[5] Dzogchen is the most closely guarded teaching in Tibetan Buddhism, of which Ekajati is a main guardian as mentioned above. It is said that Sri Singha (Sanskrit: Śrī Siṃha) himself entrusted the "Heart Essence" (Wylie: snying thig) teachings to her care. To the great master Longchenpa, who initiated the dissemination of certain Dzogchen teachings, Ekajati offered uncharacteristically personal guidance. In his thirty-second year, Ekajati appeared to Longchenpa, supervising every ritual detail of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis empowerment, insisting on the use of a peacock feather and removing unnecessary basin. When Longchenpa performed the ritual, she nodded her head in approval but corrected his pronunciation. When he recited the mantra, Ekajati admonished him, saying, "Imitate me," and sang it in a strange, harmonious melody in the dakini's language. Later she appeared at the gathering and joyously danced, proclaiming the approval of Padmasambhava and the dakinis.[6] ~ Wikipedia,
979:Sweet Mother, can the psychic express itself without the mind, the vital and the physical?It expresses itself constantly without them. Only, in order that the ordinary human being may perceive it, it has to express itself through them, because the ordinary human being is not in direct contact with the psychic. If it was in direct contact with the psychic it would be psychic in its manifestation - and all would be truly well. But as it is not in contact with the psychic it doesn't even know what it is, it wonders all bewildered what kind of a being it can be; so to reach this ordinary human consciousness it must use ordinary means, that is, go through the mind, the vital and the physical.One of them may be skipped but surely not the last, otherwise one is no longer conscious of anything at all. The ordinary human being is conscious only in his physical being, and only in relatively rare moments is he conscious of his mind, just a little more frequently of his vital, but all this is mixed up in his consciousness, so much so that he would be quite unable to say "This movement comes from the mind, this from the vital, this from the physical." This already asks for a considerable development in order to be able to distinguish within oneself the source of the different movements one has. And it is so mixed that even when one tries, at the beginning it is very difficult to classify and separate one thing from another.It is as when one works with colours, takes three or four or five different colours and puts them in the same water and beats them up together, it makes a grey, indistinct and incomprehensi- ble mixture, you see, and one can't say which is red, which blue, which green, which yellow; it is something dirty, lots of colours mixed. So first of all one must do this little work of separating the red, blue, yellow, green - putting them like this, each in its corner. It is not at all easy.I have met people who used to think themselves extremely intelligent, by the way, who thought they knew a lot, and when I spoke to them about the different parts of the being they looked at me like this (gesture) and asked me, "But what are you speaking about?" They did not understand at all. I am speaking of people who have the reputation of being intelligent. They don't understand at all. For them it is just the consciousness; it is the consciousness-"It is my consciousness" and then there is the neighbour's consciousness; and again there are things which do not have any consciousness. And then I asked them whether animals had a consciousness; so they began to scratch their heads and said, "Perhaps it is we who put our consciousness in the animal when we look at it," like that... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 ,
980:The Mahashakti, the universal Mother, works out whatever is transmitted by her transcendent consciousness from the Supreme and enters into the worlds that she has made; her presence fills and supports them with the divine spirit and the divine all-sustaining force and delight without which they could not exist. That which we call Nature or Prakriti is only her most outward executive aspect; she marshals and arranges the harmony of her forces and processes, impels the operations of Nature and moves among them secret or manifest in all that can be seen or experienced or put into motion of life. Each of the worlds is nothing but one play of the Mahashakti of that system of worlds or universe, who is there as the cosmic Soul and Personality of the transcendent Mother. Each is something that she has seen in her vision, gathered into her heart of beauty and power and created in her Ananda. But there are many planes of her creation, many steps of the Divine Shakti. At the summit of this manifestation of which we are a part there are worlds of infinite existence, consciousness, force and bliss over which the Mother stands as the unveiled eternal Power. All beings there live and move in an ineffable completeness and unalterable oneness, because she carries them safe in her arms for ever. Nearer to us are the worlds of a perfect supramental creation in which the Mother is the supramental Mahashakti, a Power of divine omniscient Will and omnipotent Knowledge always apparent in its unfailing works and spontaneously perfect in every process. There all movements are the steps of the Truth; there all beings are souls and powers and bodies of the divine Light; there all experiences are seas and floods and waves of an intense and absolute Ananda. But here where we dwell are the worlds of the Ignorance, worlds of mind and life and body separated in consciousness from their source, of which this earth is a significant centre and its evolution a crucial process. This too with all its obscurity and struggle and imperfection is upheld by the Universal Mother; this too is impelled and guided to its secret aim by the Mahashakti. The Mother as the Mahashakti of this triple world of the Ignorance stands in an intermediate plane between the supramental Light, the Truth life, the Truth creation which has to be brought down here and this mounting and descending hierarchy of planes of consciousness that like a double ladder lapse into the nescience of Matter and climb back again through the flowering of life and soul and mind into the infinity of the Spirit. Determining all that shall be in this universe and in the terrestrial evolution by what she sees and feels and pours from her, she stands there... ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother ,
981:Sweet Mother, is there a spiritual being in everybody?That depends on what we call "being". If for "being" we substitute "presence", yes, there is a spiritual presence in everyone. If we call "being" an organised entity, fully conscious of itself, independent, and having the power of asserting itself and ruling the rest of the nature - no! The possibility of this independent and all-powerful being is in everybody, but the realisation is the result of long efforts which sometimes extend over many lives.In everyone, even at the very beginning, this spiritual presence, this inner light is there.... In fact, it is everywhere. I have seen it many a time in certain animals. It is like a shining point which is the basis of a certain control and protection, something which, even in half-consciousness, makes possible a certain harmony with the rest of creation so that irreparable catastrophes may not be constant and general. Without this presence the disorder created by the violences and passions of the vital would be so great that at any moment they could bring about a general catastrophe, a sort of total destruction which would prevent the progress of Nature. That presence, that spiritual light - which could almost be called a spiritual consciousness - is within each being and all things, and because of it, in spite of all discordance, all passion, all violence, there is a minimum of general harmony which allows Nature's work to be accomplished.And this presence becomes quite obvious in the human being, even the most rudimentary. Even in the most monstrous human being, in one who gives the impression of being an incarnation of a devil or a monster, there is something within exercising a sort of irresistible control - even in the worst, some things are impossible. And without this presence, if the being were controlled exclusively by the adverse forces, the forces of the vital, this impossibility would not exist.Each time a wave of these monstrous adverse forces sweeps over the earth, one feels that nothing can ever stop the disorder and horror from spreading, and always, at a certain time, unexpectedly and inexplicably a control intervenes, and the wave is arrested, the catastrophe is not total. And this is because of the Presence, the supreme Presence, in matter.But only in a few exceptional beings and after a long, very long work of preparation extending over many, many lives does this Presence change into a conscious, independent, fully organised being, all-powerful master of his dwelling-place, conscious enough, powerful enough, to be able to control not only this dwelling but what surrounds it and in a field of radiation and action that is more and more extensive... and effective. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 339-340,
982:Mother, suffering comes from ignorance and pain, but what is the nature of the suffering and pain the Divine Mother feels for her children-the Divine Mother in Savitri?It is because she participates in their nature. She has descended upon earth to participate in their nature. Because if she did not participate in their nature, she could not lead them farther. If she remained in her supreme consciousness where there is no suffering, in her supreme knowledge and consciousness, she could not have any contact with human beings. And it is for this that she is obliged to take on the human consciousness and form, it is to be able to enter into contact with them. Only, she does not forget: she has adopted their consciousness but she remains in relation with her own real, supreme consciousness. And thus, by joining the two, she can make those who are in that other consciousness progress. But if she did not adopt their consciousness, if she did not suffer with their sorrow, she could not help them. Hers is not a suffering of ignorance: it is a suffering through identity. It is because she has accepted to have the same vibrations as they, in order to be able to enter into contact with them and pull them out of the state they are in. If she did not enter into contact with them, she would not be felt at all or no one could bear her radiance.... This has been said in all kinds of forms, in all kinds of religions, and they have spoken very often of the divine Sacrifice, but from a certain point of view it is true. It is a voluntary sacrifice, but it is true: giving up a state of perfect consciousness, perfect bliss, perfect power in order to accept the state of ignorance of the outer world so as to pull it out of that ignorance. If this state were not accepted, there would be no contact with it. No relation would be possible. And this is the reason of the incarnations. Otherwise, there would be no necessity. If the divine consciousness and divine force could work directly from the place or state of their perfection, if they could work directly on matter and transform it, there would be no need to take a body like man's. It would have been enough to act from the world of Truth with the perfect consciousness and upon consciousness. In fact that acts perhaps but so slowly that when there is this effort to make the world progress, make it go forward more rapidly, well, it is necessary to take on human nature. By taking the human body, one is obliged to take on human nature, partially. Only, instead of losing one's consciousness and losing contact with the Truth, one keeps this consciousness and this Truth, and it is by joining the two that one can create exactly this kind of alchemy of transformation. But if one did not touch matter, one could do nothing for it. ~ The Mother, Question And Answers ,
983:To Know How To Suffer IF AT any time a deep sorrow, a searing doubt or an intense pain overwhelms you and drives you to despair, there is an infallible way to regain calm and peace. In the depths of our being there shines a light whose brilliance is equalled only by its purity; a light, a living and conscious portion of a universal godhead who animates and nourishes and illumines Matter, a powerful and unfailing guide for those who are willing to heed his law, a helper full of solace and loving forbearance towards all who aspire to see and hear and obey him. No sincere and lasting aspiration towards him can be in vain; no strong and respectful trust can be disappointed, no expectation ever deceived. My heart has suffered and lamented, almost breaking beneath a sorrow too heavy, almost sinking beneath a pain too strong.... But I have called to thee, O divine comforter, I have prayed ardently to thee, and the splendour of thy dazzling light has appeared to me and revived me. As the rays of thy glory penetrated and illumined all my being, I clearly perceived the path to follow, the use that can be made of suffering; I understood that the sorrow that held me in its grip was but a pale reflection of the sorrow of the earth, of this abysm of suffering and anguish. Only those who have suffered can understand the suffering of others; understand it, commune with it and relieve it. And I understood, O divine comforter, sublime Holocaust, that in order to sustain us in all our troubles, to soothe all our pangs, thou must have known and felt all the sufferings of earth and man, all without exception. How is it that among those who claim to be thy worshippers, some regard thee as a cruel torturer, as an inexorable judge witnessing the torments that are tolerated by thee or even created by thy own will? No, I now perceive that these sufferings come from the very imperfection of Matter which, in its disorder and crudeness, is unfit to manifest thee; and thou art the very first to suffer from it, to bewail it, thou art the first to toil and strive in thy ardent desire to change disorder into order, suffering into happiness, discord into harmony. Suffering is not something inevitable or even desirable, but when it comes to us, how helpful it can be! Each time we feel that our heart is breaking, a deeper door opens within us, revealing new horizons, ever richer in hidden treasures, whose golden influx brings once more a new and intenser life to the organism on the brink of destruction. And when, by these successive descents, we reach the veil that reveals thee as it is lifted, O Lord, who can describe the intensity of Life that penetrates the whole being, the radiance of the Light that floods it, the sublimity of the Love that transforms it for ever! ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago 1.05 - To Know How To Suffer,
984:What do we understand by the term "chance"? Chance can only be the opposite of order and harmony. There is only one true harmony and that is the supramental - the reign of Truth, the expression of the Divine Law. In the Supermind, therefore, chance has no place. But in the lower Nature the supreme Truth is obscured: hence there is an absence of that divine unity of purpose and action which alone can constitute order. Lacking this unity, the domain of lower Nature is governed by what we may call chance - that is to say, it is a field in which various conflicting forces intermix, having no single definite aim. Whatever arises out of such a rushing together of forces is a result of confusion, dissonance and falsehood - a product of chance. Chance is not merely a conception to cover our ignorance of the causes at work; it is a description of the uncertain mele ́e of the lower Nature which lacks the calm one-pointedness of the divine Truth. The world has forgotten its divine origin and become an arena of egoistic energies; but it is still possible for it to open to the Truth, call it down by its aspiration and bring about a change in the whirl of chance. What men regard as a mechanical sequence of events, owing to their own mental associations, experiences and generalisations, is really manipulated by subtle agencies each of which tries to get its own will done. The world has got so subjected to these undivine agencies that the victory of the Truth cannot be won except by fighting for it. It has no right to it: it has to gain it by disowning the falsehood and the perversion, an important part of which is the facile notion that, since all things owe their final origin to the Divine, all their immediate activities also proceed directly from it. The fact is that here in the lower Nature the Divine is veiled by a cosmic Ignorance and what takes place does not proceed directly from the divine knowledge. That everything is equally the will of God is a very convenient suggestion of the hostile influences which would have the creation stick as tightly as possible to the disorder and ugliness to which it has been reduced. So what is to be done, you ask? Well, call down the Light, open yourselves to the power of Transformation. Innumerable times the divine peace has been given to you and as often you have lost it - because something in you refuses to surrender its petty egoistic routine. If you are not always vigilant, your nature will return to its old unregenerate habits even after it has been filled with the descending Truth. It is the struggle between the old and the new that forms the crux of the Yoga; but if you are bent on being faithful to the supreme Law and Order revealed to you, the parts of your being belonging to the domain of chance will, however slowly, be converted and divinised. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
985:Sri Aurobindo tells us that surrender is the first and absolute condition for doing the yoga. Therefore it is not merely one of the required qualities, it is the very first indispensable attitude for commencing the yoga.If you are not decided to make a total surrender, you cannot begin. But to make your surrender total, all the other qualities are necessary: sincerity, faith, devotion and aspiration.And I add another one : endurance. Because if you are not able to face difficulties without getting discouraged, without giving up under the pretext that it is too difficult, if you are not able to receive blows and continue all the same, to "pocket" them, as it is said,—you receive blows because of your defects : you put them into your pocket and continue to march on without faltering; if you cannot do that with endurance, you will not go very far; at the first turning, when you lose sight of the little habitual life, you despair and give up the game.The most material form of endurance is perseverance. Unless you are resolved to begin the same thing over again a thousand times if needed, you will arrive nowhere.People come to me in despair : "But I thought it had been done, and I have to begin again !" And if they are told, "But it is nothing, you have to begin probably a hundred times, two hundred times, a thousand times", they lose all courage.You take one step forward and you believe you are solid, but there will be always something that will bring about the same difficulty a little farther ahead.You believe you have solved the problem, but will have to solve it again, it will present itself with just a little difference in its appearance, but it will be the same problem.Thus there are people who have a fine experience and they exclaim, "Now, it is done !" Then things settle down, begin to fade, go behind a veil, and all on a sudden, something quite unexpected, a thing absolutely commonplace, that appears to be of no interest at all, comes before them and closes up the road. Then you lament: "Of what use is this progress that I have made, if I am to begin again !Why is it so? I made an effort, I succeeded, I arrived at something and now it is as if I had done nothing. It is hopeless". This is because there is still the "I" and this "I" has no endurance.If you have endurance, you say : "All right, I will begin again and again as long as necessary, a thousand times, ten thousand times, a million times, if necessary, but I will go to the end and nothing can stop me on the way".That is very necessary.Now, to sum up, we will put at the head of our list surrender. That is to say, we accept the fact that one must, in order to do the integral yoga, take the resolution of surrendering oneself wholly to the Divine. There is no other way, it is the way. ~ The Mother,
986:the process of unification, the perfecting our one's instrumental being, the help one needs to reach the goal ::: If we truly want to progress and acquire the capacity of knowing the truth of our being, that is to say, what we are truly created for, what we can call our mission upon earth, then we must, in a very regular and constant manner, reject from us or eliminate in us whatever contradicts the truth of our existence, whatever is opposed to it. In this way, little by little, all the parts, all the elements of our being can be organised into a homogeneous whole around our psychic centre. This work of unification requires much time to be brought to some degree of perfection. Therefore, in order to accomplish it, we must arm ourselves with patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for the success of our endeavor. As you pursue this labor of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. This thought, again, when it seeks to clothe itself in words, must find in you a sufficient power of expression so that the words reveal the thought and do not deform it. And the formula in which you embody the truth should be manifested in all your feelings, all your acts of will, all your actions, in all movements of your being. Finally, these movements themselves should, by constant effort, attain their highest perfection. ... It is therefore of capital importance to become conscious of its presence in us [the psychic being], to concentrate on this presence until it becomes a living fact for us and we can identify ourselves with it. In various times and places many methods have been prescribed for attaining this perfection and ultimately achieving this identification. Some methods are psychological, some religious, some even mechanical. In reality, everyone has to find the one which suits him best, and if one has an ardent and steadfast aspiration, a persistent and dynamic will, one is sure to meet, in one way or another - outwardly through reading and study, inwardly through concentration, meditation, revelation and experience - the help one needs to reach the goal. Only one thing is absolutely indispensable: the will to discover and to realize. This discovery and realization should be the primary preoccupation of our being, the pearl of great price which we must acquire at any cost. Whatever you do, whatever your occupations and activities, the will to find the truth of your being and to unite with it must be always living and present behind all that you do, all that you feel, all that you think. ~ The Mother, On Education ,
987:How can one awaken his Yoga-shakti?It depends on this: when one thinks that it is the most important thing in his life. That's all.Some people sit in meditation, concentrate on the base of the vertebral column and want it very much to awake, but that's not enough. It is when truly it becomes the most important thing in one's life, when all the rest seems to have lost all taste, all interest, all importance, when one feels within that one is born for this, that one is here upon earth for this, and that it is the only thing that truly counts, then that's enough.One can concentrate on the different centres; but sometimes one concentrates for so long, with so much effort, and has no result. And then one day something shakes you, you feel that you are going to lose your footing, you have to cling on to something; then you cling within yourself to the idea of union with the Divine, the idea of the divine Presence, the idea of the transformation of the consciousness, and you aspire, you want, you try to organise your feelings, movements, impulses around this. And it comes.Some people have recommended all kinds of methods; probably these were methods which had succeeded in their case; but to tell the truth, one must find one's own method, it is only after having done the thing that one knows how it should be done, not before.If one knows it beforehand, one makes a mental construction and risks greatly living in his mental construction, which is an illusion; because when the mind builds certain conditions and then they are realised, there are many chances of there being mostly pure mental construction which is not the experience itself but its image. So for all these truly spiritual experiences I think it is wiser to have them before knowing them. If one knows them, one imitates them, one doesn't have them, one imagines oneself having them; whereas if one knows nothing - how things are and how they ought to happen, what should happen and how it will come about - if one knows nothing about all this, then by keeping very still and making a kind of inner sorting out within one's being, one can suddenly have the experience, and then later knows what one has had. It is over, and one knows how it has to be done when one has done it - afterwards. Like that it is sure.One may obviously make use of his imagination, imagine the Kundalini and try to pull it upwards. But one can also tell himself tales like this. I have had so many instances of people who described their experiences to me exactly as they are described in books, knowing all the words and putting down all the details, and then I asked them just a little question like that, casually: that if they had had the experience they should have known or felt a certain thing, and as this was not in the books, they could not answer. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 211-212,
988:Sweet Mother, there's a flower you have named "The Creative Word".Yes.What does that mean?It is the word which creates.There are all kinds of old traditions, old Hindu traditions, old Chaldean traditions in which the Divine, in the form of the Creator, that is, in His aspect as Creator, pronounces a word which has the power to create. So it is this... And it is the origin of the mantra. The mantra is the spoken word which has a creative power. An invocation is made and there is an answer to the invocation; or one makes a prayer and the prayer is granted. This is the Word, the Word which, in its sound... it is not only the idea, it is in the sound that there's a power of creation. It is the origin, you see, of the mantra.In Indian mythology the creator God is Brahma, and I think that it was precisely his power which has been symbolised by this flower, "The Creative Word". And when one is in contact with it, the words spoken have a power of evocation or creation or formation or transformation; the words... sound always has a power; it has much more power than men think. It may be a good power and it may be a bad power. It creates vibrations which have an undeniable effect. It is not so much the idea as the sound; the idea too has its own power, but in its own domain - whereas the sound has a power in the material world.I think I have explained this to you once; I told you, for example, that words spoken casually, usually without any re- flection and without attaching any importance to them, can be used to do something very good. I think I spoke to you about "Bonjour", "Good Day", didn't I? When people meet and say "Bonjour", they do so mechanically and without thinking. But if you put a will into it, an aspiration to indeed wish someone a good day, well, there is a way of saying "Good Day" which is very effective, much more effective than if simply meeting someone you thought: "Ah! I hope he has a good day", without saying anything. If with this hope in your thought you say to him in a certain way, "Good Day", you make it more concrete and more effective.It's the same thing, by the way, with curses, or when one gets angry and says bad things to people. This can do them as much harm - more harm sometimes - than if you were to give them a slap. With very sensitive people it can put their stomach out of order or give them palpitation, because you put into it an evil force which has a power of destruction.It is not at all ineffective to speak. Naturally it depends a great deal on each one's inner power. People who have no strength and no consciousness can't do very much - unless they employ material means. But to the extent that you are strong, especially when you have a powerful vital, you must have a great control on what you say, otherwise you can do much harm. Without wanting to, without knowing it; through ignorance.Anything? No? Nothing?Another question?... Everything's over? ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 347-349,
989:The Mother once described the characteristics of the unity-body, of the future supramental body, to a young Ashramite: 'You know, if there is something on that window-sill and if I [in a supramental body] want to take it, I stretch out my hand and it becomes - wow! - long, and I have the thing in my hand without even having to get up from my chair ... Physically, I shall be able to be here and there at the same time. I shall be able to communicate with many people at the same time. To have something in my hand, I'll just have to wish for it. I think about something and I want it and it is already in my hand. With this transformed body I shall be free of the fetters of ignorance, pain, of mortality and unconsciousness. I shall be able to do many things at the same time. The transparent, luminous, strong, light, elastic body won't need any material things to subsist on ... The body can even be lengthened if one wants it to become tall, or shrunk when one wants it to be small, in any circumstances ... There will be all kinds of changes and there will be powers without limit. And it won't be something funny. Of course, I am giving you somewhat childish examples to tease you and to show the difference. 'It will be a true being, perfect in proportion, very, very beautiful and strong, light, luminous or else transparent. It will have a supple and malleable body endowed with extraordinary capacities and able to do everything; a body without age, a creation of the New Consciousness or else a transformed body such as none has ever imagined ... All that is above man will be within its reach. It will be guided by the Truth alone and nothing less. That is what it is and more even than has ever been conceived.'895 This the Mother told in French to Mona Sarkar, who noted it down as faithfully as possible and read it out to her for verification. The supramental body will not only be omnipotent and omniscient, but also omnipresent. And immortal. Not condemned to a never ending monotonous immortality - which, again, is one of our human interpretations of immortality - but for ever existing in an ecstasy of inexhaustible delight in 'the Joy that surpasses all understanding.' Moment after moment, eternity after eternity. For in that state each moment is an eternity and eternity an ever present moment. If gross matter is not capable of being used as a permanent coating of the soul in the present phase of its evolution, then it certainly is not capable of being the covering of the supramental consciousness, to form the body that has, to some extent, been described above. This means that the crux of the process of supramental transformation lies in matter; the supramental world has to become possible in matter, which at present still is gross matter. - Sri Aurobindo and the Mother were supramentalized in their mental and vital, but their enormous problem was the supramentalization of the physical body, consisting of the gross matter of the Earth. As the Mother said: 'It is matter itself that must change so that the Supramental may manifest. A new kind of matter no longer corresponding with Mendeleyev's periodic table of the elements? Is that possible? ~ Georges Van Vrekhem,
990:28 August 1957Mother, Sri Aurobindo says here: "Whether the whole of humanity would be touched [by the Supramental influence] or only a part of it ready for the change would depend on what was intended or possible in the continued order of the universe."The Supramental Manifestation, SABCL, Vol. 16, p. 56What is meant by "what was intended or possible"? The two things are different. So far you have said that if humanity changes, if it wants to participate in the new birth...It is the same thing. But when you look at an object on a certain plane, you see it horizontally, and when you look at the same object from another plane, you see it vertically. (Mother shows the cover and the back of her book.) So, if one looks from above, one says "intended"; if one looks from below, one says "possible".... But it is absolutely the same thing, only the point of view is different.But in that case, it is not our incapacity or lack of will to change that makes any difference.We have already said this many a time. If you remain in a consciousness which functions mentally, even if it is the highest mind, you have the notion of an absolute determinism of cause and effect and feel that things are what they are because they are what they are and cannot be otherwise.It is only when you come out of the mental consciousness completely and enter a higher perception of things - which you may call spiritual or divine - that you suddenly find yourself in a state of perfect freedom where everything is possible.(Silence)Those who have contacted that state or lived in it, even if only for a moment, try to describe it as a feeling of an absolute Will in action, which immediately gives to the human mentality the feeling of being arbitrary. And because of that distortion there arises the idea - which I might call traditional - of a supreme and arbitrary God, which is something most unacceptable to every enlightened mind. I suppose that this experience badly expressed is at the origin of this notion. And in fact it is incorrect to express it as an absolute Will: it is very, very, very different. It is something else altogether. For, what man understands by "Will" is a decision that is taken and carried out. We are obliged to use the word "will", but in its truth the Will acting in the universe is neither a choice nor a decision that is taken. What seems to me the closest expression is "vision". Things are because they are seen. But of course "seen", not seen as we see with these eyes.(Mother touches her eyes...) All the same, it is the nearest thing.It is a vision - a vision unfolding itself.The universe becomes objective as it is progressively seen.And that is why Sri Aurobindo has said "intended or possible". It is neither one nor the other. All that can be said is a distortion.(Silence)Objectivisation - universal objectivisation - is something like a projection in space and time, like a living image of what is from all eternity. And as the image is gradually projected on the screen of time and space, it becomes objective:The Supreme contemplating His own Image. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
991:"If the Divine that is all love is the source of the creation, whence have come all the evils abounding upon earth?" "All is from the Divine; but the One Consciousness, the Supreme has not created the world directly out of itself; a Power has gone out of it and has descended through many gradations of its workings and passed through many agents. There are many creators or rather 'formateurs', form-makers, who have presided over the creation of the world. They are intermediary agents and I prefer to call them 'Formateurs' and not 'Creators'; for what they have done is to give the form and turn and nature to matter. There have been many, and some have formed things harmonious and benignant and some have shaped things mischievous and evil. And some too have been distorters rather than builders, for they have interfered and spoiled what was begun well by others." - Questions and Answers 1929 - 1931 (30 June 1929) You say, "Many creators or rather 'formateurs', formmakers, have presided over the creation of the world." Who are these 'formateurs'? That depends. They have been given many names. All has been done by gradations and through individual beings of all kinds. Each state of being is inhabited by entities, individualities and personalities and each one has created a world around him or has contributed to the formation of certain beings upon earth. The last creators are those of the vital world, but there are beings of the Overmind (Sri Aurobindo calls this plane the Overmind), who have created, given forms, sent out emanations, and these emanations again had their emanations and so on. What I meant is that it is not the Divine Will that acted directly on Matter to give to the world the required form, it is by passing through layers, so to say, planes of the world, as for example, the mental plane - there are so many beings on the mental plane who are form-makers, who have taken part in the formation of some beings who have incarnated upon earth. On the vital plane also the same thing happens. For example, there is a tradition which says that the whole world of insects is the outcome of the form-makers of the vital world, and that this is why they take such absolutely diabolical shapes when they are magnified under the microscope. You saw the other day, when you were shown the microbes in water? Naturally the pictures were made to amuse, to strike the imagination, but they are based on real forms, so magnified, however, that they look like monsters. Almost the whole world of insects is a world of microscopic monsters which, had they been larger in size, would have been quite terrifying. So it is said these are entities of the vital world, beings of the vital who created that for fun and amused themselves forming all these impossible beasts which make human life altogether unpleasant. Did these intermediaries also come out of the Divine Power? Through intermediaries, yes, not directly. These beings are not in direct contact with the Divine (there are exceptions, I mean as a general rule), they are beings who are in relation with other beings, who are again in relation with others, and these with still others, and so on, in a hierarchy, up to the Supreme.(to be continued....) ~ The Mother, Question and Answers ,
992:Sweet Mother, here it is written: "It is part of the foundation of Yoga to become conscious of the great complexity of our nature, see the different forces that move it and get over it a control of directing knowledge." Are these forces different for each person?Yes. The composition is completely different, otherwise everybody would be the same. There are not two beings with an identical combination; between the different parts of the being and the composition of these parts the proportion is different in each individual. There are people, primitive men, people like the yet undeveloped races or the degenerated ones whose combinations are fairly simple; they are still complicated, but comparatively simple. And there are people absolutely at the top of the human ladder, the e ́lite of humanity; their combinations become so complicated that a very special discernment is needed to find the relations between all these things.There are beings who carry in themselves thousands of different personalities, and then each one has its own rhythm and alternation, and there is a kind of combination; sometimes there are inner conflicts, and there is a play of activities which are rhythmic and with alternations of certain parts which come to the front and then go back and again come to the front. But when one takes all that, it makes such complicated combinations that some people truly find it difficult to understand what is going on in themselves; and yet these are the ones most capable of a complete, coordinated, conscious, organised action; but their organisation is infinitely more complicated than that of primitive or undeveloped men who have two or three impulses and four or five ideas, and who can arrange all this very easily in themselves and seem to be very co-ordinated and logical because there is not very much to organise. But there are people truly like a multitude, and so that gives them a plasticity, a fluidity of action and an extraordinary complexity of perception, and these people are capable of understanding a considerable number of things, as though they had at their disposal a veritable army which they move according to circumstance and need; and all this is inside them. So when these people, with the help of yoga, the discipline of yoga, succeed in centralising all these beings around the central light of the divine Presence, they become powerful entities, precisely because of their complexity. So long as this is not organised they often give the impression of an incoherence, they are almost incomprehensible, one can't manage to understand why they are like that, they are so complex. But when they have organised all these beings, that is, put each one in its place around the divine centre, then truly they are terrific, for they have the capacity of understanding almost everything and doing almost everything because of the multitude of entities they contain, of which they are constituted. And the nearer one is to the top of the ladder, the more it is like that, and consequently the more difficult it is to organise one's being; because when you have about a dozen elements, you can quickly compass and organise them, but when you have thousands of them, it is difficult. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 215-216,
993:EvilHasten towards the good, leave behind all evil thoughts, for to do good without enthusiasm is to have a mind which delights in evil.If one does an evil action, he should not persist in it, he should not delight in it. For full of suffering is the accumulation of evil.If one does a good action, he should persist in it and take delight in it. Full of happiness is the accumulation of good.As long as his evil action has not yet ripened, an evildoer may experience contentment. But when it ripens, the wrong-doer knows unhappiness.As long as his good action has not yet ripened, one who does good may experience unhappiness. But when it ripens, the good man knows happiness.Do not treat evil lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the fool fills himself little by little with wickedness.Do not treat good lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the sage fills himself little by little with goodness.The merchant who is carrying many precious goods and who has but few companions, avoids dangerous roads; and a man who loves his life is wary of poison. Even so should one act regarding evil.A hand that has no wound can carry poison with impunity; act likewise, for evil cannot touch the righteous man.If you offend one who is pure, innocent and defenceless, the insult will fall back on you, as if you threw dust against the wind.Some are reborn here on earth, evil-doers go to the worlds of Niraya,1 the just go to the heavenly worlds, but those who have freed themselves from all desire attain Nirvana.Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can find refuge from his evil actions.Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can hide from death.People have the habit of dealing lightly with thoughts that come. And the atmosphere is full of thoughts of all kinds which do not in fact belong to anybody in particular, which move perpetually from one person to another, very freely, much too freely, because there are very few people who can keep their thoughts under control.When you take up the Buddhist discipline to learn how to control your thoughts, you make very interesting discoveries. You try to observe your thoughts. Instead of letting them pass freely, sometimes even letting them enter your head and establish themselves in a quite inopportune way, you look at them, observe them and you realise with stupefaction that in the space of a few seconds there passes through the head a series of absolutely improbable thoughts that are altogether harmful....?Conversion of the aim of life from the ego to the Divine: instead of seeking one's own satisfaction, to have the service of the Divine as the aim of life.*What you must know is exactly the thing you want to do in life. The time needed to learn it does not matter at all. For those who wish to live according to Truth, there is always something to learn and some progress to make. 2 October 1969 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
994:What do you mean by these words: 'When you are in difficulty, widen yourself'?I am speaking, of course, of difficulties on the path of yoga, incomprehension, limitations, things like obstacles, which prevent you from advancing. And when I say "widen yourself", I mean widen your consciousness.Difficulties always arise from the ego, that is, from your more or less egoistic personal reaction to circumstances, events and people around you, to the conditions of your life. They also come from that feeling of being closed up in a sort of shell, which prevents your consciousness from uniting with higher and vaster realities.One may very well think that one wants to be vast, wants to be universal, that all is the expression of the Divine, that one must have no egoism - one may think all sorts of things - but that is not necessarily a cure, for very often one knows what one ought to do, and yet one doesn't do it, for one reason or another.But if, when you have to face anguish, suffering, revolt, pain or a feeling of helplessness - whatever it may be, all the things that come to you on the path and which precisely are your difficulties-if physically, that is to say, in your body- consciousness, you can have the feeling of widening yourself, one could say of unfolding yourself - you feel as it were all folded up, one fold on another like a piece of cloth which is folded and refolded and folded again - so if you have this feeling that what is holding and strangling you and making you suffer or paralysing your movement, is like a too closely, too tightly folded piece of cloth or like a parcel that is too well-tied, too well-packed, and that slowly, gradually, you undo all the folds and stretch yourself out exactly as one unfolds a piece of cloth or a sheet of paper and spreads it out flat, and you lie flat and make yourself very wide, as wide as possible, spreading yourself out as far as you can, opening yourself and stretching out in an attitude of complete passivity with what I could call "the face to the light": not curling back upon your difficulty, doubling up on it, shutting it in, so to say, into yourself, but, on the contrary, unfurling yourself as much as you can, as perfectly as you can, putting the difficulty before the Light - the Light which comes from above - if you do that in all the domains, and even if mentally you don't succeed in doing it - for it is sometimes difficult - if you can imagine yourself doing this physically, almost materially, well, when you have finished unfolding yourself and stretching yourself out, you will find that more than three-quarters of the difficulty is gone. And then just a little work of receptivity to the Light and the last quarter will disappear.This is much easier than struggling against a difficulty with one's thought, for if you begin to discuss with yourself, you will find that there are arguments for and against which are so convincing that it is quite impossible to get out of it without a higher light. Here, you do not struggle against the difficulty, you do not try to convince yourself; ah! you simply stretch out in the Light as though you lay stretched on the sands in the sun. And you let the Light do its work. That's all. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers Volume-8,
995:Can it be said in justification of one's past that whatever has happened in one's life had to happen?The Mother: Obviously, what has happened had to happen; it would not have been, if it had not been intended. Even the mistakes that we have committed and the adversities that fell upon us had to be, because there was some necessity in them, some utility for our lives. But in truth these things cannot be explained mentally and should not be. For all that happened was necessary, not for any mental reason, but to lead us to something beyond what the mind imagines. But is there any need to explain after all? The whole universe explains everything at every moment and a particular thing happens because the whole universe is what it is. But this does not mean that we are bound over to a blind acquiescence in Nature's inexorable law. You can accept the past as a settled fact and perceive the necessity in it, and still you can use the experience it gave you to build up the power consciously to guide and shape your present and your future.Is the time also of an occurrence arranged in the Divine Plan of things?The Mother: All depends upon the plane from which one sees and speaks. There is a plane of divine consciousness in which all is known absolutely, and the whole plan of things foreseen and predetermined. That way of seeing lives in the highest reaches of the Supramental; it is the Supreme's own vision. But when we do not possess that consciousness, it is useless to speak in terms that hold good only in that region and are not our present effective way of seeing things. For at a lower level of consciousness nothing is realised or fixed beforehand; all is in the process of making. Here there are no settled facts, there is only the play of possibilities; out of the clash of possibilities is realised the thing that has to happen. On this plane we can choose and select; we can refuse one possibility and accept another; we can follow one path, turn away from another. And that we can do, even though what is actually happening may have been foreseen and predetermined in a higher plane.The Supreme Consciousness knows everything beforehand, because everything is realised there in her eternity. But for the sake of her play and in order to carry out actually on the physical plane what is foreordained in her own supreme self, she moves here upon earth as if she did not know the whole story; she works as if it was a new and untried thread that she was weaving. It is this apparent forgetfulness of her own foreknowledge in the higher consciousness that gives to the individual in the active life of the world his sense of freedom and independence and initiative. These things in him are her pragmatic tools or devices, and it is through this machinery that the movements and issues planned and foreseen elsewhere are realised here.It may help you to understand if you take the example of an actor. An actor knows the whole part he has to play; he has in his mind the exact sequence of what is to happen on the stage. But when he is on the stage, he has to appear as if he did not know anything; he has to feel and act as if he were experiencing all these things for the first time, as if it was an entirely new world with all its chance events and surprises that was unrolling before his eyes. 28th April ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
996:Sometimes one cannot distinguish adverse forces from other forces.That happens when one is quite unconscious. There are only two cases when this is possible: you are either very unconscious of the movements of your being - you have not studied, you have not observed, you do not know what is happening within you - or you are absolutely insincere, that is, you play the ostrich in order not to see the reality of things: you hide your head, you hide your observation, your knowledge and you say, "It is not there." But indeed the latter I hope is not in question here. Hence it is simply because one has not the habit of observing oneself that one is so unconscious of what is happening within.Have you ever practised distinguishing what comes from your mind, what comes from your vital, what comes from your physical?... For it is mixed up; it is mixed up in the outward appearance. If you do not take care to distinguish, it makes a kind of soup, all that together. So it is indistinct and difficult to discoveR But if you observe yourself, after some time you see certain things, you feel them to be there, like that, as though they were in your skin; for some other things you feel you would have to go within yourself to find out from where they come; for other things, you have to go still further inside, or otherwise you have to rise up a little: it comes from unconsciousness. And there are others; then you must go very deep, very deep to find out from where they come. This is just a beginning.Simply observe. You are in a certain condition, a certain undefinable condition. Then look: "What! how is it I am like that?" You try to see first if you have fever or some other illness; but it is all right, everything is all right, there's neither headache nor fever, the stomach is not protesting, the heart is functioning as it should, indeed, all's well, you are normal. "Why then am I feeling so uneasy?"... So you go a little further within. It depends on cases. Sometimes you find out immediately: yes, there was a little incident which wasn't pleasant, someone said a word that was not happy or one had failed in his task or perhaps did not know one's lesson very well, the teacher had made a remark. At the time, one did not pay attention properly, but later on, it begins to work, leaves a painful impression. That is the second stage. Afterwards, if nothing happened: "All's well, everything is normal, everything usual, I have nothing to note down, nothing has happened: why then do I feel like that?" Now it begins to be interesting, because one must enter much more deeply within oneself. And then it can be all sorts of things: it may be precisely the expression of an attack that is preparing; it may be a little inner anxiety seeking the progress that has to be made; it may be a premonition that there is somewhere in contact with oneself something not altogether harmonious which one has to change: something one must see, discover, change, on which light is to be put, something that is still there, deep down, and which should no longer be there. Then if you look at yourself very carefully, you find out: "There! I am still like that; in that little corner, there is still something of that kind, not clear: a little selfishness, a little ill-will, something refusing to change." So you see it, you take it by the tip of its nose or by the ear and hold it up in full light: "So, you were hiding! you are hiding? But I don't want you any longer." And then it has to go away.This is a great progress. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 102-104,
997:Sweet Mother, how can one feel the divine Presence constantly?Why not? But how can one do it?But I am asking why one should not feel it. Instead of asking the question how to feel it, I ask the question: "What do you do that you don't feel it?" There is no reason not to feel the divine Presence. Once you have felt it, even once, you should be capable of feeling it always, for it is there. It is a fact. It is only our ignorance which makes us unaware of it. But if we become conscious, why should we not always be conscious? Why forget something one has learnt? When one has had the experience, why forget it? It is simply a bad habit, that's all. You see, there is something which is a fact, that's to say, it is. But we are unaware of it and do not know it. But after we become conscious and know it, why should we still forget it? Does it make sense? It's quite simply because we are not convinced that once one has met the Divine one can't forget Him any more. We are, on the contrary, full of stupid ideas which say, "Oh! Yes, it's very well once like that, but the rest of the time it will be as usual." So there is no reason why it may not begin again. But if we know that... we did not know something, we were ignorant, then the moment we have the knowledge... I am sincerely asking how one can manage to forget. One might not know something, that is a fact; there are countless things one doesn't know. But the moment one knows them, the minute one has the experience, how can one manage to forget? Within yourself you have the divine Presence, you know nothing about it - for all kinds of reasons, but still the chief reason is that you are in a state of ignorance. Yet suddenly, by a clicking of circumstances, you become conscious of this divine Presence, that is, you are before a fact - it is not imagination, it is a fact, it's something which exists. Then how do you manage to forget it once you have known it? ... It is because something in us, through cowardice or defeatism, accepts this. If one did not accept it, it wouldn't happen. Even when everything seems to be suddenly darkened, the flame and the Light are always there. And if one doesn't forget them, one has only to put in front of them the part which is dark; there will perhaps be a battle, there will perhaps be a little difficulty, but it will be something quite transitory; never will you lose your footing. That is why it is said - and it is something true - that to sin through ignorance may have fatal consequences, because when one makes mistakes, well, these mistakes have results, that's obvious, and usually external and material results; but that's no great harm, I have already told you this several times. But when one knows what is true, when one has seen and had the experience of the Truth, to accept the sin again, that is, fall back again into ignorance and obscurity - this is indeed an infinitely more serious mistake. It begins to belong to the domain of ill-will. In any case, it is a sign of slackness and weakness. It means that the will is weak. So your question is put the other way round. Instead of asking yourself how to keep it, you must ask yourself: how does one not keep it? Not having it, is a state which everybody is in before the moment of knowing; not knowing - one is in that state before knowing. But once one knows one cannot forget. And if one forgets, it means that there is something which consents to the forgetting, it means there is an assent somewhere; otherwise one would not forget. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 403,
998:"The beings who were always appearing and speaking to Jeanne d'Arc would, if seen by an Indian, have quite a different appearance; for when one sees, one projects the forms of one's mind.... You have the vision of one in India whom you call the Divine Mother; the Catholics say it is the Virgin Mary, and the Japanese call it Kwannon, the Goddess of Mercy; and others would give other names. It is the same force, the same power, but the images made of it are different in different faiths." Questions and Answers 1929 - 1931 (21 April 1929)And then? You are not very talkative today! Is that all? You say that "each person has his own world of dreamimagery peculiar to himself." Ibid.Each individual has his own way of expressing, thinking, speaking, feeling, understanding. It is the combination of all these ways of being that makes the individual. That is why everyone can understand only according to his own nature. As long as you are shut up in your own nature, you can know only what is in your consciousness. All depends upon the height of the nature of your consciousness. Your world is limited to what you have in your consciousness. If you have a very small consciousness, you will understand only a few things. When your consciousness is very vast, universal, only then will you understand the world. If the consciousness is limited to your little ego, all the rest will escape you.... There are people whose brain and consciousness are smaller than a walnut. You know that a walnut resembles the brain; well these people look at things and don't understand them. They can understand nothing else except what is in direct contact with their senses. For them only what they taste, what they see, hear, touch has a reality, and all the rest simply does not exist, and they accuse us of speaking fancifully! "What I cannot touch does not exist", they say. But the only answer to give them is: "It does not exist for you, but there's no reason why it shouldn't exist for others." You must not insist with these people, and you must not forget that the smaller they are the greater is the audacity in their assertions. One's cocksureness is in proportion to one's unconsciousness; the more unconscious one is, the more is one sure of oneself. The most foolish are always the most vain. Your stupidity is in proportion to your vanity. The more one knows... In fact, there is a time when one is quite convinced that one knows nothing at all. There's not a moment in the world which does not bring something new, for the world is perpetually growing. If one is conscious of that, one has always something new to learn. But one can become conscious of it only gradually. One's conviction that one knows is in direct proportion to one's ignorance and stupidity. Mother, have the scientists, then, a very small consciousness? Why? All scientists are not like that. If you meet a true scientist who has worked hard, he will tell you: "We know nothing. What we know today is nothing beside what we shall know tomorrow. This year's discoveries will be left behind next year." A real scientist knows very well that there are many more things he doesn't know than those he knows. And this is true of all branches of human activity. I have never met a scientist worthy of the name who was proud. I have never met a man of some worth who has told me: "I know everything." Those I have seen have always confessed: "In short, I know nothing." After having spoken of all that he has done, all that he has achieved, he tells you very quietly: "After all, I know nothing." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
999:Sometimes while reading a text one has ideas, then Sweet Mother, how can one distinguish between the other person's idea and one's own?Oh! This, this doesn't exist, the other person's idea and one's own idea. Nobody has ideas of his own: it is an immensity from which one draws according to his personal affinity; ideas are a collective possession, a collective wealth. Only, there are different stages. So there is the most common level, the one where all our brains bathe; this indeed swarms here, it is the level of "Mr. Everybody". And then there is a level that's slightly higher for people who are called thinkers. And then there are higher levels still - many - some of them are beyond words but they are still domains of ideas. And then there are those capable of shooting right up, catching something which is like a light and making it come down with all its stock of ideas, all its stock of thoughts. An idea from a higher domain if pulled down organises itself and is crystallised in a large number of thoughts which can express that idea differently; and then if you are a writer or a poet or an artist, when you make it come lower down still, you can have all kinds of expressions, extremely varied and choice around a single little idea but one coming from very high above. And when you know how to do this, it teaches you to distinguish between the pure idea and the way of expressing it. Some people cannot do it in their own head because they have no imagination or faculty for writing, but they can do it through study by reading what others have written. There are, you know, lots of poets, for instance, who have expressed the same idea - the same idea but with such different forms that when one reads many of them it becomes quite interesting to see (for people who love to read and read much). Ah, this idea, that one has said it like this, that other has expressed it like that, another has formulated it in this way, and so on. And so you have a whole stock of expressions which are expressions by different poets of the same single idea up there, above, high above. And you notice that there is an almost essential difference between the pure idea, the typal idea and its formulation in the mental world, even the speculative or artistic mental world. This is a very good thing to do when one loves gymnastics. It is mental gymnastics. Well, if you want to be truly intelligent, you must know how to do mental gymnastics; as, you see, if you want really to have a fairly strong body you must know how to do physical gymnastics. It is the same thing. People who have never done mental gymnastics have a poor little brain, quite over-simple, and all their life they think like children. One must know how to do this - not take it seriously, in the sense that one shouldn't have convictions, saying, "This idea is true and that is false; this formulation is correct and that one is not and this religion is the true one and that religion is false", and so on and so forth... this, if you enter into it, you become absolutely stupid. But if you can see all that and, for example, take all the religions, one after another and see how they have expressed the same aspiration of the human being for some Absolute, it becomes very interesting; and then you begin... yes, you begin to be able to juggle with all that. And then when you have mastered it all, you can rise above it and look at all the eternal human discussions with a smile. So there you are master of the thought and can no longer fly into a rage because someone else does not think as you, something that's unfortunately a very common malady here. Now, there we are. Nobody has any questions, no? That's enough? Finished! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 ,
1000: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:such is the Lord's Will. ~ The Mother,
2:The supreme assurance by ~ The Mother,
3:Think only of the Divine. ~ The Mother,
4:Bhakti is Jnana Mata, i.e., ~ The Mother,
5:Divine Assurance in words of ~ The Mother,
6:Do not act under an impulse. ~ The Mother,
7:All will be well.. In words of ~ The Mother,
8:Death is the mother of forms. ~ Octavio Paz,
9:Fear is the mother of all gods. ~ Lucretius,
10:Death is the mother of beauty. ~ Donna Tartt,
11:Honesty is the best protection. ~ The Mother,
12:The Lord is Eternal in words of ~ The Mother,
13:The mob is the mother of tyrants. ~ Diogenes,
14:Always do what you do with care. ~ The Mother,
15:Necessity is the mother of invention. ~ Aesop,
16:Necessity is the mother of invention. ~ Plato,
17:Pride is the mother of arrogance. ~ Toba Beta,
18:Secret is the mother of all lies. ~ Toba Beta,
19:War is the mother of everything. ~ Heraclitus,
20:Death is the mother of beauty. ~ Denis Johnson,
21:If the guardian or the mother ~ Samuel Johnson,
22:Night is the mother of thoughts. ~ John Florio,
23:No self-indulgence and no desire. ~ The Mother,
24:She's the mother of thousands. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
25:Surprise is the mother of panic. ~ Nick Murray,
26:Yoga and fear do not go together. ~ The Mother,
27:Faith first, knowledge afterwards. ~ The Mother,
28:It is the ego that gets depressed. ~ The Mother,
29:Memory is the mother of all wisdom. ~ Aeschylus,
30:Patience is the mother of will. ~ G I Gurdjieff,
31:Sincerity is the gate to Divinity. ~ The Mother,
32:Laziness is the mother of all evils. ~ Sophocles,
33:Let the motherfucking games begin. ~ Gail McHugh,
34:Repetition is the mother of skill ~ Tony Robbins,
35:Fear pleasure, it is the mother of grief. ~ Solon,
36:Hunger is the mother of anarchy. ~ Herbert Hoover,
37:Night is the mother of counsels. ~ George Herbert,
38:Poverty is the mother of crime. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
39:Repetition is the mother of skill. ~ Tony Robbins,
40:The victory is to the most enduring. ~ The Mother,
41:They who have faith will go through. ~ The Mother,
42:England is the Mother of Parliaments ~ John Bright,
43:In silence is the greatest reverence. ~ The Mother,
44:Repetition is the mother of education. ~ Jean Paul,
45:Silence is the mother of truth ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
46:Fear, she's the mother of violence. ~ Peter Gabriel,
47:Hope is the mother of faith. ~ Walter Savage Landor,
48:Ignorance is the Mother of Opposition ~ Idries Shah,
49:Leisure is the mother of Philosophy ~ Thomas Hobbes,
50:no one can catch the mother-effing fox ~ John Green,
51:Silence is the mother of truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
52:Skill in works must be used knowingly. ~ The Mother,
53:The mother tongue is propaganda. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
54:Cheerfulness: a joyous smile of Nature. ~ The Mother,
55:Cultural memory is the mother of wisdom. ~ Anonymous,
56:Death is the mother of all beauty. ~ Cassandra Clare,
57:Deprivation is the mother of poetry. ~ Leonard Cohen,
58:I believe in the Motherhood of God. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
59:Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
60:Repetition is the mother of pedagogy ~ Dennis Prager,
61:Sobriety has never done harm to anyone. ~ The Mother,
62:Whatever you do, do it always carefully ~ The Mother,
63:Adversity is the mother of progress. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
64:Before acting, know what you have to do. ~ The Mother,
65:Colonialism is the mother of terrorism. ~ Suzy Kassem,
66:Fear is the mother of morality. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
67:Frugality is the mother of all virtues. ~ Justinian I,
68:In a quiet silence strength is restored. ~ The Mother,
69:Necessity, the mother of invention. ~ George Farquhar,
70:Never lose hope—hope is a divine Virtue. ~ The Mother,
71:The Mother Thing makes our world. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
72:The one who rules like the mother lasts long. ~ Laozi,
73:To smile at an enemy is to disarm him. – ~ The Mother,
74:Ignorance is the Mother of Devotion. ~ Robert A Burton,
75:Necessity, who is the mother of our invention. ~ Plato,
76:Sincerity is the key of the divine doors. ~ The Mother,
77:Solitude is the mother of anxieties. ~ Publilius Syrus,
78:Beauty and delight are inseparable powers. ~ The Mother,
79:Before acting, know what you have to do. ~ ~ The Mother,
80:Diligence is the mother of good luck  ~ Walter Isaacson,
81:humility is the mother of all virtues ~ Stephen R Covey,
82:Ignorance is the mother of admiration. ~ George Chapman,
83:Necessity is literally the mother of invention. ~ Plato,
84:Necessity is the mother of invention ~ Scott Westerfeld,
85:Necessity is the mother of self-delusion. ~ Hugh Laurie,
86:Necessity is the mother of taking chances. ~ Mark Twain,
87:One must not take consequences for causes. ~ The Mother,
88:Steady efforts always bring great results. ~ The Mother,
89:The daughter prays; the mother listens. ~ Amanda Downum,
90:Variety is the mother of Enjoyment. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
91:A mistake recognised is a mistake pardoned. ~ The Mother,
92:Experience is the mother of custom. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
93:Humility is the mother of giants. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
94:Invention is the mother of necessity. ~ Thorstein Veblen,
95:It is better to do well than to do quickly. ~ The Mother,
96:Like the motherfucking Bellagio fountains. ~ Aubrey Dark,
97:necessity is the mother of invention, then ~ Simon Singh,
98:Poverty is the mother of all revolutions ~ Motsoko Pheko,
99:What are you? The Mother Theresa of sluts? ~ Randi Black,
100:An aimless life is always a miserable life . ~ The Mother,
101:An important lesson in Integral Education by ~ The Mother,
102:Any work done with care becomes interesting. ~ The Mother,
103:A simple and faithful heart is a great boon. ~ The Mother,
104:Censorship is the mother of metaphor. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
105:Children are what the mothers are. ~ Walter Savage Landor,
106:Cowardice is the mother of cruelty. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
107:Diligence is the mother of good luck. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
108:Each one is the artisan of his own miseries. ~ The Mother,
109:Ignorance is the mother of all evils. ~ Francois Rabelais,
110:Ignorance is the mother of presumption ~ Marie de Gournay,
111:It is not enough to know, you must practise. ~ The Mother,
112:The Divine Grace alone shall be our support. ~ The Mother,
113:The divine Grace alone shall be our support. ~ The Mother,
114:The loneliness is the mother of wisdom. ~ Laurence Sterne,
115:The mother-in-law is the centre of a family. ~ Les Dawson,
116:The pine is the mother of legends. ~ James Russell Lowell,
117:True faith does not depend on circumstances. ~ The Mother,
118:ACCOUNTABILITY, n. The mother of caution. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
119:Death is the mother of beauty, mystical, ~ Wallace Stevens,
120:Experiment is the mother of knowledge. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
121:I am the Shakthi of Sri Aurobindo alone and ~ The Mother,
122:Invention is the mother of necessities. ~ Marshall McLuhan,
123:Progress is the mother of problems. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
124:The Mother asks the sacrifice of love. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
125:The mother is the child's supreme parent. ~ Havelock Ellis,
126:With the Divine's help nothing is impossible. ~ The Mother,
127:With the Divine’s help nothing is impossible. ~ The Mother,
128:A full Belly is the Mother of all Evil. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
129:Alone the Divine can give us a perfect safety. ~ The Mother,
130:Be more and more happy through that I love you ~ The Mother,
131:By revolt the doors of receptivity are closed. ~ The Mother,
132:Faith is the surest guide in the darkest days. ~ The Mother,
133:Hinduism is the mother of all religions ~ Swami Vivekananda,
134:Instruct the mothers of the French people. ~ Daniel Webster,
135:Necessity is the mother of all invention. ~ Albert Einstein,
136:Persistence is the mother of personal change ~ Robin Sharma,
137:Spontaneity is the mother of crudity. ~ Adolfo Bioy Casares,
138:The Divine is what you adore in Sri Aurobindo. ~ The Mother,
139:A noblest courage is to recognise one's faults. ~ The Mother,
140:Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox. ~ John Green,
141:Diligence is the mother of good fortune. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
142:If you ask from within for peace, it will come. ~ The Mother,
143:insecurity is often the mother of aggression. ~ Claire North,
144:It is brave to be ruthless towards the mother. ~ Will Walton,
145:Nothing is more dangerous than wanting to rest. ~ The Mother,
146:Simple sincerity: the beginning of all progress ~ The Mother,
147:The obedience to the Divine Will must be total. ~ The Mother,
148:There is no end to the wonders of the universe. ~ The Mother,
149:Every success is the mother of countless others. ~ Henry Ford,
150:intense feeling is the mother of eloquence. ~ H Rider Haggard,
151:It is in Silence that true progress can be made. ~ The Mother,
152:Progress is youth. One can be young at a hundred ~ The Mother,
153:The Divine Consciousness must be our only guide. ~ The Mother,
154:Things must be asked for only when truly needed. ~ The Mother,
155:To know how to wait is to put Time on your side. ~ The Mother,
156:One must always be greater than one’s experience. ~ The Mother,
157:Open to the Divine Grace and thou shalt endure. ~ ~ The Mother,
158:Persistence is the mother of personal change. ~ Robin S Sharma,
159:Progress is the mother of all problems. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
160:Repetition is the mother of character and skill. ~ Rick Warren,
161:sorrow is the mother of a general compassion, ~ John Steinbeck,
162:The Divine alone is the support that never fails. ~ The Mother,
163:The mother and child bond was irreplaceable. ~ Camille Di Maio,
164:To know how to wait is to put Time on your side., ~ The Mother,
165:Fearlessness is the mother of reinvention. ~ Arianna Huffington,
166:No life can be successful without self-discipline. ~ The Mother,
167:Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination. ~ Michael Hyatt,
168:Take the Divine alone into your soul’s confidence. ~ The Mother,
169:The dance is the mother of all languages. ~ Robin G Collingwood,
170:The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. ~ Rajneesh,
171:The present is the most important moment in life . ~ The Mother,
172:To be brave is to have faith in the Mother. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
173:To will what God wills—that is the supreme secret. ~ The Mother,
174:A fair day in winter is the mother of a storme. ~ George Herbert,
175:A noblest courage is to recognise one's own faults. ~ The Mother,
176:Early and provident fear is the mother of safety. ~ Edmund Burke,
177:Expectation is the mother of all frustration. ~ Antonio Banderas,
178:Indeed, all life is love if we know how to live it. ~ The Mother,
179:Leisure can be one of the Mothers of Philosophy. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
180:People who do not live what they think are useless. ~ The Mother,
181:Speech is the mother, not the handmaid, of thought. ~ Karl Kraus,
182:The idol of yourself is the mother of all idols. ~ Deepak Chopra,
183:The mother of the imbecile is always pregnant. ~ Vincenzo Nibali,
184:There is no greater peace than that of a pure mind. ~ The Mother,
185:Be severe to yourself before being severe to others. ~ The Mother,
186:Gender reassignment is an exorcism of the mother ~ Germaine Greer,
187:Indeed, all life is love if we know how to live it . ~ The Mother,
188:Let the Divine fill your thoughts with His Presence. ~ The Mother,
189:Necessity is the motherfucker of invention. ~ Christopher Buckley,
190:Our ordeals never exceed our capacity of resistance. ~ The Mother,
191:Persist in your aspiration and it will be fulfilled. ~ The Mother,
192:Poverty is the mother of crime. —MARCUS AURELIUS ~ Marion Chesney,
193:Talk as little as possible. Work as much as you can. ~ The Mother,
194:The mother's kiss is the sweetest thing ever. ~ William Allingham,
195:Time is the mother and mugger of us all. ~ Karen Elizabeth Gordon,
196:Tranquillity is the motherland of the truth. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
197:Are you God? In words of ~ The MotherAre you imagining the future?,
198:Do not attach undue importance to unimportant things. ~ The Mother,
199:Each thought turned towards oneself veils the Divine. ~ The Mother,
200:Fear is slavery, work is liberty, courage is victory. ~ The Mother,
201:'Get out of your mind to have the true intelligence.' ~ The Mother,
202:If the mother falls, the whole family falls. ~ Shilpi Somaya Gowda,
203:Islam, at the moment, is the motherlode of bad ideas. ~ Sam Harris,
204:It is in silence that the soul best expresses itself. ~ The Mother,
205:Necessity remains the mother of invention. ~ Clayton M Christensen,
206:Only one thing is important, it is to find the Divine ~ The Mother,
207:Sincerity, Fidelity are the two guardians of the Way. ~ The Mother,
208:The mother condemned for a witch and burnt with dry ~ Walt Whitman,
209:The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
210:There is no greater peace than that of a pure mind. ~ ~ The Mother,
211:What do obstacles matter? We shall always go forward. ~ The Mother,
212:Whatever be the goal attained, it is only a beginning ~ The Mother,
213:You went with the mother and came back with the son, ~ Leo Tolstoy,
214:Flight from boredom is the mother of all art. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
215:Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden. ~ Karl Kraus,
216:There is a great strength in the power to keep silent. ~ The Mother,
217:There is no greater courage than to be always truthful ~ The Mother,
218:You feel lonely because you feel the need to be loved. ~ The Mother,
219:Always joyfully accept what is given you by the Divine. ~ The Mother,
220:@djvtwit Thanks for sharing a thread about the words of ~ The Mother,
221:Persist in your aspiration and it will be fulfilled. ~ The Mother or,
222:Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race. ~ Johann Georg Hamann,
223:Praise the child, and you make love to the mother. ~ William Cobbett,
224:Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother ஸ்ரீ அன்னையின் பிரார்த்தனைகளும்,
225:The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex. ~ Wynonna Judd,
226:The only thing worth living for is to serve the Divine. ~ The Mother,
227:The truth is in us, we have only to become aware of it. ~ The Mother,
228:To aspire and to call for help are quite indispensable. ~ The Mother,
229:To conquer a desire brings more joy than to satisfy it. ~ The Mother,
230:When two persons quarrel, always both are in the wrong. ~ The Mother,
231:Anantham Neeye ~ The Mother's Song: youtu.be/EeeAfx2wvFE via @YouTube,
232:Change is the mother of growth and maturity. ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
233:Each new dawn brings the possibilityof a new progress. ~ ~ The Mother,
234:Have the courage to be completely frank with the Divine. ~ The Mother,
235:Let this be our one need in life, to realise the Divine. ~ The Mother,
236:Live within, do not be shaken by external circumstances. ~ The Mother,
237:Nothing is in safety except what is given to the Divine. ~ The Mother,
238:The desire to rule is the mother of heresies. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
239:The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
240:To express Harmony of all things Simplicity is the best. ~ The Mother,
241:To love truly the Divine we must riseabove attachments. ~ The Mother,
242:To work for the Divine is to pray with the body. ~ The Mother(CWM 14),
243:When action is initiated by the Divine Will, it is pure. ~ The Mother,
244:@ All souls who aspire are always under my direct care. - ~ The Mother,
245:For your ignorance is the mother of your devotion to me. ~ John Dryden,
246:Indifference is commonly the mother of discretion. ~ Lord Chesterfield,
247:It is acceptable,” said the mother rat. “Fear is death. ~ Stephen King,
248:Night, the mother of fear and mystery, was coming upon me. ~ H G Wells,
249:Only he is never vanquished who refuses to be vanquished. ~ The Mother,
250:Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother - ஸ்ரீ அன்னையின் பிரார்த்தனைகளும்,
251:Progress is the sign of the divine influence in creation. ~ The Mother,
252:Sin is the mother, and shame the daughter of lewdness. ~ Philip Sidney,
253:Strength in the vital likes to show its beauty and power. ~ The Mother,
254:The greater beings are always the most simple and modest. ~ The Mother,
255:The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
256:With patience and perseverance all prayers get fulfilled. ~ The Mother,
257:About a holy trinity that don’t include the mother. ~ Elizabeth Acevedo,
258:Always joyfully accept what is given to you by the Divine. ~ The Mother,
259:Be perfectly sincere and no victory will be denied to you. ~ The Mother,
260:Faith in spiritual power must not depend on circumstances. ~ The Mother,
261:Go on aspiring and the necessary progress is bound to come ~ The Mother,
262:Ignorance is the Mother not of Devotion, but of Heresy. ~ Cotton Mather,
263:In the silence of the heart, you will receive the command. ~ The Mother,
264:Life is what happens in-between the mother and the sister ~ Virat Kohli,
265:Necessity is very often the mother of romance. ~ Simon Sebag Montefiore,
266:Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety. ~ Aeschylus,
267:O my Lord, with your help and grace what is there to fear! ~ The Mother,
268:To understand the Divine we must have no more preferences. ~ The Mother,
269:Be perfectly sincere and no victory will be denied to you. ~ The Mother,
270:By revolt the doors of receptivity are closed. ~ ~ The Motherby Rubynkka,
271:Death is the mother of Beauty. And what is Beauty? Terror. ~ Donna Tartt,
272:Do not worry, be patient and persistent in your aspiration. ~ The Mother,
273:Go on aspiring and the necessary progress is bound to come. ~ The Mother,
274:Is not wounded vanity the mother of all tragedies? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
275:Let the Divine’s peace always reign in your heart and mind. ~ The Mother,
276:My children love me. I'm like the mother they never had. ~ Roseanne Barr,
277:There is a great power in the simple confidence of a child. ~ The Mother,
278:Anantham Neeye ~ The Mother's Song: youtu.be/EeeAfx2wvFE?li… via @YouTube,
279:And I say there is nothing greater than the mother of men. ~ Walt Whitman,
280:Anger is the mother of a whole brood of evil actions. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
281:Climate change is the mother of all hysterias of the Left ~ Dennis Prager,
282:Concentrate on your work—it is that that gives you strength. ~ The Mother,
283:Death, it turns out, is the mother of all conflicts. ~ Mark Z Danielewski,
284:I am always seated in your heart, consciously living in you. ~ The Mother,
285:In works aspiration towards Perfection is true spirituality. ~ The Mother,
286:It is in peace that knowledge and power are truly effective. ~ The Mother,
287:My protection is always with you and nothing bad can happen. ~ The Mother,
288:One must be a saint, Yogi and a hero to be a good teacher. ~ ~ The Mother,
289:Poverty, the mother of manhood. Also, the mother of prostitution. ~ Lucan,
290:The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats. ~ Dick Cheney,
291:To learn to obey is good; to obey only the Divine is better. ~ The Mother,
292:Turn towards the Divine, all your sufferings will disappear. ~ The Mother,
293:All unpleasantness should be faced with the spirit of Samata. ~ The Mother,
294:Be always faithful to your faith and you will feel no sorrow. ~ The Mother,
295:Get rid of all violence and you will no longer have any fear. ~ The Mother,
296:I’m not the hero in this story; I’m the motherfucking villain. ~ Anonymous,
297:I'm the motherfucking fox, no one can catch the fox." -Takumi ~ John Green,
298:In works, aspiration towards Perfection is true spirituality. ~ The Mother,
299:Night, the mother of fear and mystery,
was coming upon me. ~ H G Wells,
300:Smoke isn’t the problem he is the motherfucking consequence. ~ T M Frazier,
301:The extent of your difficulties gives you the measures of ego ~ The Mother,
302:The Grace is infinite for him who sincerely trusts the Grace. ~ The Mother,
303:The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face. ~ Donald Woods Winnicott,
304:the true creator is necessity, who is the mother of our invention. ~ Plato,
305:When the child is ill, the mother will know how to pray. ~ Wasif Ali Wasif,
306:Who I really am is the mother of six kids and Woody's wife. ~ Anne Northup,
307:All difficulties are there to test the endurance of the faith. ~ The Mother,
308:Be faithful to the Divine and you will enjoy a constant peace. ~ The Mother,
309:Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins. ~ Edith Wharton,
310:He who sincerely wants to serve the Truth will know the Truth. ~ The Mother,
311:I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/QPsoc0M9V6M?a Radha's Prayer ~ The Mother,
312:Keep firm in your resolution and everything will be all right. ~ The Mother,
313:Liberty, Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order. ~ Pierre Joseph Proudhon,
314:Only those who are perfectly truthful can be my true children. ~ The Mother,
315:Spiritual happiness: calm and smiling, nothing can disturb it. ~ The Mother,
316:The soul cannot think the Divine but knows Him with certitude. ~ The Mother,
317:To the rich God gives money, but to the poor he gives himself. ~ The Mother,
318:Consider the Divine Life as the most important thing to obtain. ~ The Mother,
319:Detailed surrender: a surrender which does not forget anything. ~ The Mother,
320:Divorce is a bitch and marriage is the mother of that bitch. ~ Nilesh Rathod,
321:Effort towards the truth should exist in every man of goodwill. ~ The Mother,
322:Hee that wipes the childs nose, kisseth the mothers cheeke. ~ George Herbert,
323:Hope, even more than necessity, is the mother of invention. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
324:If you can always smile at life, life will always smile at you. ~ The Mother,
325:Mary was not only holy. She was also the mother of the Lord. ~ Martin Luther,
326:Not joy is the mother of dissipation, but joylessness. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
327:Spiritual happiness : calm and smiling, nothing can disturb it. ~ The Mother,
328:The Grace will win the Victory in due time by the Eternal Love. ~ The Mother,
329:To know how to observe in silence is the source of skilfulness. ~ The Mother,
330:A new light shall break upon earth,a light of Truth and Harmony. ~ The Mother,
331:Everyone wanted to see the mother robot riding the mother bear. ~ Peter Brown,
332:I'm not cock-blocking for kicks and giggles. The mothership called ~ J R Ward,
333:In the work, steadiness and regularity are as necessary as skill ~ The Mother,
334:It is always wrong to quarrel, even if one is not the aggressor. ~ The Mother,
335:It is by combined and patient efforts that all good work is done ~ The Mother,
336:It is by combined and patient effort that all good work is done. ~ The Mother,
337:Only those who are perfectly truthful can be my true children. ~ ~ The Mother,
338:The daughter doesn't feel the distance, but the mother does ~ Michelle Hoover,
339:The life of a man is unfulfilled unless he has found the Divine. ~ The Mother,
340:Trust in the Divine: very indispensable for the impulsive vital. ~ The Mother,
341:Whenever things become difficult we must remain quiet and silent ~ The Mother,
342:When we trust in the Divine’s Grace we get an unfailing courage. ~ The Mother,
343:A faith based on material proofs is not faith—it is a bargaining. ~ The Mother,
344:Country’s friggin’ dying, man, you have to triage the motherfucker. ~ Jess Row,
345:Do not cherish suffering and suffering will leave you altogether. ~ The Mother,
346:Do not get agitated. Keep quiet and everything will be all right. ~ The Mother,
347:Each one is responsible only for the sincerity of his aspiration. ~ The Mother,
348:Never mistake rashness for courage,nor indifference for patience. ~ The Mother,
349:No disputes, no quarrels—the sweetness of a life without clashes. ~ The Mother,
350:Take the division out of the heart and then speak of no division. ~ The Mother,
351:The nobility of a being is measured by its capacity of gratitude. ~ The Mother,
352:To the Divine you are worth no more than what you have given Him. ~ The Mother,
353:True aspiration is not a movement of the mind but of the psychic. ~ The Mother,
354:yet the true creator is necessity, who is the mother of our invention. ~ Plato,
355:"All difficulties are there to test the endurance of the faith." ~ ~ The Mother,
356:If necessity is the mother of invention, conflict is its father. ~ Kenneth Kaye,
357:If you change your character you need not change your environment. ~ The Mother,
358:I’m not cock-blocking for kicks and giggles. The mother ship called. ~ J R Ward,
359:Let's make our own way,' says the Mother, 'and not in this boat. ~ Lorrie Moore,
360:Most of the fathers were scientists. Most of the mothers were not. ~ Mike Brown,
361:Never mistake rashness for courage, nor indifference for patience. ~ The Mother,
362:Our will must always be a perfect expression of the Divine's will. ~ The Mother,
363:Perfect surrender: the indispensable condition for identification. ~ The Mother,
364:The extent of your difficulties gives you the measure of your ego. ~ The Mother,
365:The goodness of the mother is written in the gaiety of the child. ~ Victor Hugo,
366:the goodness of the mother is written in the gayety of the child; ~ Victor Hugo,
367:the goodness of the mother is written on the gaiety of the child. ~ Victor Hugo,
368:The mother-earth may not like
the way we preserve her...if any. ~ Toba Beta,
369:The mother of invention in music is necessity, not Frank Zappa! ~ Steve Winwood,
370:06 June 2020 -Never seek satisfaction elsewhere than in the Divine. ~ The Mother,
371:Changes is the mother of time.
Absence of changes makes no time. ~ Toba Beta,
372:Consciousness is a state and a power.Love is a force and an action. ~ The Mother,
373:Do not try to please yourself,do not try either to please others. ~ ~ The Mother,
374:Each one is responsible only for the sincerity of his aspiration. ~ ~ The Mother,
375:I am the mother of pure love and of science and of sacred hope. ~ Ecclesiastious,
376:I fear, as any daughter would, losing myself back into the mother. ~ Kim Chernin,
377:Our trust in the Divine must not depend upon outward circumstances. ~ The Mother,
378:Simplicity, simplicity! How sweet is the purity of Thy Presence!... ~ The Mother,
379:Stability in the vital: one of the important results of conversion. ~ The Mother,
380:'The nobility of a being is measured by its capacity of gratitude.' ~ The Mother,
381:Whenever things become difficult we must remain quiet & silent. ~ The Mother,
382:Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself. ~ Eric Hoffer,
383:Day after day our aspiration will grow and our faith will intensify. ~ The Mother,
384:If you can always smile at life, life also will always smile at you. ~ The Mother,
385:Keep the fire burning steadily and wait quietly for the sure result. ~ The Mother,
386:... look on all with a kindly feeling, as children of the Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
387:Sweetness itself becomes powerful when at the service of the Divine. ~ The Mother,
388:The difficulties are for the strong, and help to make them stronger. ~ The Mother,
389:The mother of that child is bad.” Everything is the mother’s fault. ~ Osamu Dazai,
390:When the aspiration is awake, each day brings us nearer to the goal. ~ The Mother,
391:When the mothers start to shatter, then everything just comes undone. ~ Tori Amos,
392:Your social platform will become the motherboard of your business. ~ Sandy Carter,
393:Be grateful for all ordeals, they are the shortest way to the Divine. ~ The Mother,
394:Cheer up, all will be all right, if we know how to last and endure... ~ The Mother,
395:Do not fear, keep your confidence, all these troubles will leave you. ~ The Mother,
396:Economic necessity should be the mother of educational invention ~ Andy Hargreaves,
397:I am always present, near you, in you, and my blessings come with me. ~ The Mother,
398:If you resolve to do it, my force will be there toback up your effort ~ The Mother,
399:My help is always with you to help you in your progress and your work ~ The Mother,
400:To come closer to the Truth, you must often accept not to understand. ~ The Mother,
401:Whatever you do, do it always carefully. ~ The Mother twitter.com/searchforlight…,
402:When the heart and the mind are at peace, the rest naturally follows. ~ The Mother,
403:All bitterness in life always comes from the ego refusing to abdicate. ~ The Mother,
404:Be grateful for all ordeals,they are the shortest way to the Divine. ~ ~ The Mother,
405:Gotta love speaking to the mother. What a unique and adorable woman. ~ Gregg Sulkin,
406:Have faith and unshaken confidence. The Divine Grace will do the rest. ~ The Mother,
407:How true is that necessity is the mother of invention, how very true. ~ Yann Martel,
408:If the need is a true one, the means to do it will come spontaneously. ~ The Mother,
409:Of a bad playwright: “Saying nothing is the mother tongue of his art. ~ Clive James,
410:Story is the mother of us all, for we become who we say we are. ~ Christina Baldwin,
411:The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
412:With words one can at times understand, but only in silence one knows. ~ The Mother,
413:And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention. ~ Aristotle,
414:Envy, it was often said among shicts, was the mother of human invention, ~ Sam Sykes,
415:Identity politics is the mother's milk of the Democratic Left. ~ Charles Krauthammer,
416:Religion brought forth riches, and the daughter devoured the mother. ~ Francis Bacon,
417:The Divine is indeed what you expect of Him in your deepest aspiration. ~ The Mother,
418:The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
419:The storm is only at the surface of the sea;in the depths all is quite. ~ The Mother,
420:We change when we need to. Necessity is the mother of adaptation. ~ Angela Duckworth,
421:Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother. ~ George Herbert,
422:When you are truly changed, everything around you will also be changed. ~ The Mother,
423:With our own perfection grows in us a generous understanding of others. ~ The Mother,
424:Ambitious plans generally fall flat. It is better to go slow and steady. ~ The Mother,
425:Appearances and rules change, but our faith and our aim remain the same. ~ The Mother,
426:A word spoken in season, at the right moment; is the mother of ages. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
427:England's always expecting. No wonder they call her the Mother Country ~ Fred Trueman,
428:If you open yourself to the Force and the Help, there will be no strain. ~ The Mother,
429:I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/xMDgVVHbPUQ?a Radha's Prayer ~ The Mother இராதையின்,
430:I make presents to the mother but think of the daughter. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
431:It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch,
432:Let us always do the right thing and we shall always be quiet and happy. ~ The Mother,
433:Mother cow is in many ways better than the mother who gave us birth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
434:Our aspiration rises always identical, supported by a concentrated will. ~ The Mother,
435:The Divine’s Presence is for us an absolute, immutable, invariable fact. ~ The Mother,
436:The joy of perfect union can come only when what has to be done is done. ~ The Mother,
437:The mother I needed to call my mother was silenced before I was born. ~ Adrienne Rich,
438:The storm is only at the surface of the sea; in the depths all is quiet. ~ The Mother,
439:The "very best" is to live always in the Truth and the Love of the Lord! ~ The Mother,
440:To be truly a good wife is almost as difficult as to be a true disciple. ~ The Mother,
441:We must be free of all selfishness to serve properly the Divine’s Cause. ~ The Mother,
442:A great joy is always deep in our heart, and always we can find it there. ~ The Mother,
443:A person who considers only his own opinion becomes more and more narrow. ~ The Mother,
444:How true it is that necessity is the mother of invention, how very true. ~ Yann Martel,
445:Let us constantly aspire to be a perfect instrument for the Divine's work ~ The Mother,
446:Like the mother of the world, touch each being as your beloved child. ~ Gautama Buddha,
447:Live in the consciousness of the Eternal and you will have no more worry. ~ The Mother,
448:Love the Truth.Let the light dawn in your consciousness.Blessings to all. ~ The Mother,
449:Patience is the mother of all virtues and the godmother of madness ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
450:Perfect balance: one of the most important conditions of a growing peace. ~ The Mother,
451:The adverse forces have no power when one loves the Divine. Be confident. ~ The Mother,
452:The Grace’s victory is sure but a quite endurance makes it come quicker . ~ The Mother,
453:The mother was conflicted between what she knows that what's possible. ~ Brooke Hauser,
454:Whatever is the difficulty if we keep truly quiet the solution will come. ~ The Mother,
455:When demons call you the Mother of Destruction, sh*t gets real." Muse. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
456:You learn a lot about your man when you become the mother of his child. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
457:All is Thine, O Lord,it is Thou who placest all thingsat our disposal..... ~ The Mother,
458:Boredom, not the will, is the mother of change. Necessity is the father. ~ Mason Cooley,
459:Disinterested work done for the Divine: the surest means of progressing. ~ ~ The Mother,
460:He who lives to serve the truth is not affected by outward circumstances . ~ The Mother,
461:If you open yourself to the Force and the Help, there will be no strain. ~ ~ The Mother,
462:In concentration and silence we must gather strength for the right action. ~ The Mother,
463:It is not by fasting but by improving the will that one obtains the Truth. ~ The Mother,
464:No effort is lost. There is always an answer, even if it is not perceived. ~ The Mother,
465:Surely this will help your mind to understand and take the right attitude. ~ The Mother,
466:“The adverse forces have no power when one loves the Divine. Be confident. ~ The Mother,
467:The mother of a trophy wife is not automatically a trophy mother-in-law. ~ John Grisham,
468:The storm is only at the surface of the sea; in the depths all is quite. ~ ~ The Mother,
469:The Sun God.

I was staring at the mother effin’ Sun God… ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
470:To conquer the difficulties there is more power in a smile than in a sigh. ~ The Mother,
471:Whatever is the difficulty if we keep truly quiet the solution will come . ~ The Mother,
472:Whatever is the difficulty, if we keep truly quiet the solution will come. ~ The Mother,
473:When there is some work to do, the less one speaks of it the better it is. ~ The Mother,
474:You take up the spiritual path only when you feel you cannot do otherwise. ~ The Mother,
475:A person who considers only his own opinion becomes more & more narrow. ~ The Mother,
476:But I am not the mother of anybody's children, I said, and I am something ~ Alice Walker,
477:Death is the mother of beauty,” said Henry. “And what is beauty?” “Terror. ~ Donna Tartt,
478:I am no more living an active life; if you are open, help is bound to come. ~ The Mother,
479:I'd like to one day play Amanda, the mother, in The Glass Menagerie. ~ Bernadette Peters,
480:Nations who respect the Mother Nature deserve all kinds of respect! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
481:Nowhere will you be able to find peace unless you have peace in your heart. ~ The Mother,
482:The Blues? It's the mother of American music. That's what is is - the source. ~ B B King,
483:The happiness you give makes you more happy than the happiness you receive. ~ The Mother,
484:Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother. ~ Claudette Colbert,
485:An integral and exclusive aspiration is sure to bring the Divine’s response. ~ The Mother,
486:Deliver us, O Lord, from darkness; grant that we may become perfectly awake. ~ The Mother,
487:I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/QPsoc0M9V6M?a Radha's Prayer ~ The Mother,
488:Open yourself to the new force. Let it do in you its work of Transformation. ~ The Mother,
489:Religion brought forth Prosperity, and the daughter destroyed the mother. ~ Cotton Mather,
490:Though ambition may be a fault in itself, it is often the mother of virtues. ~ Quintilian,
491:Without the Divine life is a painful illusion, with the Divine all is bliss. ~ The Mother,
492:You're not doing this by yourself. Hell to the mother fucking no. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
493:Do not mind the apparent contradictions. There is a truth to be found behind. ~ The Mother,
494:Do not pretend - be.Do not promise - act.Do not dream - realise. ~ The Mother#Sriaurobindo,
495:Growing Within (29 May )To will what God wills - that is the supreme secret . ~ The Mother,
496:In our smallest action we can serve the Divine if we have the right attitude. ~ The Mother,
497:it is the liberty that is the mother, not the daughter, of order. ~ Pierre Joseph Proudhon,
498:The happiness you give makes your more happy than the happiness you receive . ~ The Mother,
499:The path of the gods is a sunlit path in which difficulties lose all reality. ~ The Mother,
500:When waking up every morning, let us pray for a day of complete consecration. ~ The Mother,
501:A baby cannot hate the mother, without the mother first hating the baby. ~ Alex Michaelides,
502:All our strength is with the Divine.With Him we can surmount all the obstacles ~ The Mother,
503:A silent help seems to be more effective and sure, more constant and detailed. ~ The Mother,
504:Be filled with the Divine's Happiness; it is the best way of making you happy. ~ The Mother,
505:For decades, ENIAC, not Colossus, was considered the mother of all computers. ~ Simon Singh,
506:Grace is the mother and nurse of holiness, and not the apologist of sin. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
507:If one is not master of one’s desires, one cannot be master of one’s thoughts. ~ The Mother,
508:Satisfaction does not depend on outer circumstances but on an inner condition. ~ The Mother,
509:The best way to express one’s gratitude to the Divine is to feel simply happy. ~ The Mother,
510:The help of Sri Aurobindo is constant: it is for us to know how to receive it. ~ The Mother,
511:the mother's first job is to raise a daughter strong enough to outlast her. ~ Gail Caldwell,
512:All our strength is with the Divine. With Him we can surmount all the obstacles ~ The Mother,
513:A man is no true Christian if he has no devotion to the Mother of Jesus Christ. ~ John Eudes,
514:And this is how you break a child, you know. Step one, take the mother away. ~ Akwaeke Emezi,
515:Flowers are the beautiful hairs of the Mother Spring! Don’t pluck them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
516:Greece is the mother of democracy and South Africa is its youngest daughter ~ Nelson Mandela,
517:Her name was Mary, and there ends any resemblance to the mother of our Lord. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
518:It is good to have this unshakable faith—it makes your path easier and shorter. ~ The Mother,
519:Life is meant for seeking the Divine. Life is realised when finding the Divine. ~ The Mother,
520:There is never any reason for jealousy. It is a very low and ignorant movement. ~ The Mother,
521:Time to experiment. Necessity being the motherfucker of whatever is in its way. ~ Tim Winton,
522:To follow the path to the end, one must be armed with a very patient endurance. ~ The Mother,
523:What is my true destiny? The true destiny is to reach the Divine Consciousness. ~ The Mother,
524:All our strength is with the Divine. With Him we can surmount all the obstacles. ~ The Mother,
525:Do not give way, hold tight. It is when everything seems lost that all is saved. ~ The Mother,
526:It is one of the highest virtues—not to poke your nose in the affairs of others. ~ The Mother,
527:Let us work as we pray, for indeed work is the body’s best prayer to the Divine. ~ The Mother,
528:Let your life be a constant search for the Truth and it will be worth living . ~ ~ The Mother,
529:Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” - Possidius Adeodat, Archivist of Kenatos ~ Jeff Wheeler,
530:Nothing not even the darkest falsehood can stop the ultimate triumph of Truth. – ~ The Mother,
531:On the spiritual path each step forward is a conquest and the result of a fight. ~ The Mother,
532:Prayer is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
533:The Divine help is much vaster t+B57han what any human being is able to receive. ~ The Mother,
534:Vital will manifesting in life: it is often the cause of the greatest disorders. ~ The Mother,
535:We must march on with the quiet certitude that what has to be done will be done. ~ The Mother,
536:You know, for one glorious half hour, I was the mother of the president-elect. ~ Barbara Bush,
537:All depends on the intensity of the faith and the firmness of the right attitude. ~ The Mother,
538:All work must be play, but a divine play, played for the Divine, with the Divine. ~ The Mother,
539:Always remember that on the happiness you give will depend the happiness you get. ~ The Mother,
540:Be sincere and I am ready to correct your mistakes a thousand times if necessary. ~ The Mother,
541:Gutenberg's invention of printing is the greatest event-the mother of revolution ~ Victor Hugo,
542:Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mother of great deeds. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
543:He'd given her the mother of all hangovers - a run-in with the wrath of grapes. ~ Kresley Cole,
544:I’m the only one that’s allowed to drive you to the motherfucking checkered flag. ~ K Bromberg,
545:It is by a quiet, strong and persistent peace that the true victories can be won. ~ The Mother,
546:Let us offer our will to the Divine Grace; it is the Grace that accomplishes all. ~ The Mother,
547:Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father. ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
548:Self-mastery is the greatest conquest, it is the basis of all enduring happiness. ~ The Mother,
549:The difficulties you cannot overcome today will be overcome tomorrow or later on. ~ The Mother,
550:The mother of the year should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children ~ Paul R Ehrlich,
551:When you start a quarrel it is as if you were declaring war on the Divine’s work. ~ The Mother,
552:When you start a quarrel, it is as if you were declaring war to the Divine's work ~ The Mother,
553:Your responsibility as a parent is never great as the case is with the mother. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
554:Be confident, you will become what you have to be and achieve what you have to do. ~ The Mother,
555:Blame the mother,” Mac interjected. “Children are what they’ve been taught.” “I ~ Janet Chapman,
556:Each little satisfaction you get through greed is one step backward from the goal. ~ The Mother,
557:have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
558:@mirra21_mala Thanks for sharing thread about 1 of the most imp principle given by ~ The Mother,
559:Our courage and endurance must be as great as our hope and our hope has no limits. ~ The Mother,
560:Peel away the wife, the mother, find the woman within, and there the she devil is. ~ Fay Weldon,
561:The Grace is equally for all. But each one receives it according to his sincerity. ~ The Mother,
562:...the path of the gods is a sunlit path in which difficulties lose all reality. ~ ~ The Mother,
563:Ways to Solve a Problem ~ The Mother youtu.be/6zfyZWqhVCk via @YouTube #TheMother @SriAurobindo,
564:We must see only through the Divine’s eyes and act only through the Divine’s will. ~ The Mother,
565:Always circumstances come to reveal the hidden weaknesses that have to be overcome. ~ The Mother,
566:Curiosity is the mother of science, wonder is the mother of spirituality. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
567:Divine Love can overcome the evil and the cruel—the tiger does not attack the yogi. ~ The Mother,
568:I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/EeeAfx2wvFE?a Anantham Neeye ~ The Mother's Song,
569:If one lives only for the Divine and by the Divine, there follows a perfect purity. ~ The Mother,
570:If only she could, like the mother of Jesus, arrive at that swollen state by magic. ~ Ian McEwan,
571:If poverty is the mother of all crimes, lack of intelligence is the father. ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
572:I would advise you never to listen to what sadhaks say—especially advanced sadhaks. ~ The Mother,
573:Mother is with all those who are sincere in their aspiration towards a divine life. ~ The Mother,
574:Never judge & never despair.These are the first things human beings must learn. ~ The Mother,
575:@ O Lord,give me a perfect sincerity. O Lord,let me be perfectly yours for ever. - ~ The Mother,
576:Spiritual aspiration rises like an arrow caring for neither obstacles nor laggards. ~ The Mother,
577:The difficulties you cannot overcome today will be overcome tomorrow or later on. ~ ~ The Mother,
578:The evil you have wilfully done always comes back to you under one form or another. ~ The Mother,
579:The primary responsibility of the mother is the nurture of those children. ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
580:True love and consecration lead much quicker to the Divine than an arduous Tapasya. ~ The Mother,
581:Well o' course she's feelin' dandy! She's the mother o' God for the love o' Pete! ~ Kevin Hearne,
582:When everything goes wrong, one must know how to remember that God is all-powerful. ~ The Mother,
583:When two persons quarrel, always both are in the wrong. ~ The Mother(Words of The Mother Vol II),
584:You are right—nothing can harm your soul and the Victory of the Truth is certain. ~ ~ The Mother,
585:Always do what you know to be the best even if it is the most difficult thing to do. ~ The Mother,
586:Colonel Mustard did it, however the motherfucker did it, his ass is in the hole. ~ Kristen Ashley,
587:Divine Love can overcome the evil and the cruel- the tiger does not attack the yogi. ~ The Mother,
588:Do not do, say or think anything which you would want to conceal from the Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
589:Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favourite child. ~ Don King,
590:Let the consciousness work in you and through you and everything will become alright ~ The Mother,
591:Never worry. Do with sincerity all you do and leave the results to the Divine's care ~ The Mother,
592:The Grace will never fail us—such is the faith we must keep constantly in our heart. ~ The Mother,
593:The more we concentrate on the goal, the more it blossoms forth and becomes precise. ~ The Mother,
594:The nameless is the beginning of Heaven and Earth. The named is the mother of all things. ~ Laozi,
595:They call our language the mother tongue because the father seldom gets to speak. ~ George W Bush,
596:Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
597:You take the spiritual path only when you feel you cannot do otherwise. ~ The Mother(CWM Vol XIV),
598:A drop of practice is better than an ocean of theories, advices and good resolutions. ~ The Mother,
599:A sick child is always the mother's property; her own feelings generally make it so. ~ Jane Austen,
600:Do not expect any satisfaction from physical life and you will no more be tied to it. ~ The Mother,
601:Grace is the mother and nurse of holiness, and not the apologist of sin. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
602:Have you forgotten who’s the mother and who’s the child here?” Lovey asks. ~ Kristy Woodson Harvey,
603:I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/WcyrgRamLwU?a Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother,
604:If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress. ~ David Rockefeller,
605:If you do not wish to say something which is true, instead of lying just keep silent. ~ The Mother,
606:It is in work done as an offering to the Divine that the consciousness develops best. ~ The Mother,
607:Let us do our best in all circumstances, leaving the result to the Divine’s decision. ~ The Mother,
608:O, my Lord, my Lord!What you want of me, let me be.What you want me to do, let me do. ~ The Mother,
609:.. all is done by the Lord, and it is He alone who can save you from your predicament. ~ The Mother,
610:An absolute faith and trust in the Grace is, in the last analysis, the Supreme Wisdom. ~ The Mother,
611:Everything that has been done is always nothing compared with what remains to be done. ~ The Mother,
612:Go and prepare yourself and the best preparation is to be useful to the Divine’s work. ~ The Mother,
613:Growing within card 22/6/2014To love truly the Divine we must rise above attachments . ~ The Mother,
614:Hatred of the mother is familiar, but the mother's hatred still comes as a surprise. ~ Mason Cooley,
615:I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/xMDgVVHbPUQ?a Radha's Prayer ~ The Mother இராதையின்,
616:If the mother had not beene in the oven, shee had never sought her daughter there. ~ George Herbert,
617:I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/DahFNJ9xM4A?a Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother ஸ்ரீ அன்னையின்,
618:I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/RUe7ZzIyjiE?a Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother ஸ்ரீ அன்னையின்,
619:It’s not the sins of the father but rather the grief of the mother that is so damaging. ~ Bob Mayer,
620:Never forget that you are not alone. The Divine is with you helping & guiding you. ~ The Mother,
621:@"Spiritual aspiration rises like an arrow caring for neither obstacles nor laggards." ~ The Mother,
622:The Divine is Supreme Peace. Be with the Divine and you will be in Peace. ~ The Mother(White Roses),
623:The vast peace and the calm are there, ready for you to open to them and receive them. ~ The Mother,
624:You can be entirely free from fear only when you have driven out of you all violence. ~ The Mother,
625:You should always do what you say, but it is not always wise to say all that you do. – ~ The Mother,
626:All sincere prayers are granted, every call is answered. ~ The Mother(Words of the Mother, Vol. XIV),
627:Forget your difficulties.Forget yourself. And the Lord will take care of your progress. ~ The Mother,
628:For the sake of sadhana and for the sake of work, it is always better to work silently. ~ The Mother,
629:How we dwelt in two worlds the daughters and the mothers in the kingdom of the sons. ~ Adrienne Rich,
630:If you can't take a small loss, sooner or later you will take the mother of all losses. ~ Ed Seykota,
631:If you honour your mother, the Mother of the Universe will guard you against harm. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
632:I have not met one living being that has not been the mother of all the rest. ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
633:I liked a @YouTube video from @aganesh2001 youtu.be/EeeAfx2wvFE?a Anantham Neeye ~ The Mother's Song,
634:I throw my fist in the air. “I’m gonna live the motherfucking Grant College Experience! ~ Kim Holden,
635:The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
636:The unsung heroes of the civil rights movement were always the wives and the mothers. ~ Andrew Young,
637:Always aspire for Truth and Love—it is this aspiration which gives the strength to bear. ~ The Mother,
638:Honesty is the best protection. ~ ~ The MotherHoneybee defense mechanism wave.OMG its unbelievable 😱😱,
639:I felt like it needed some color down there, so I painted the walls with the motherfucker. ~ Joe Hill,
640:It occurs to me that maybe a man can love his son only as much as he loves the mother. ~ Tayari Jones,
641:Look life in the face from the soul’s inner strength and become master of circumstances. ~ The Mother,
642:The baby's life is never willfully destroyed because the mother's life is in danger. ~ C Everett Koop,
643:The errors can become stepping-stones, the blind gropings can be changed into conquests. ~ The Mother,
644:The night always is full of promises and we must face it with full faith and confidence. ~ The Mother,
645:As I said, the good die young, and the motherfuckers go on forever, pardon my French. ~ Stephen Hunter,
646:As long as you are for some and against others, you are necessarily outside of the Truth. ~ The Mother,
647:belonged to God and to that India which he considered not as a geographical entity but as ~ The Mother,
648:It is difficult to get rid of all habits. They must be faced with a steady determination. ~ The Mother,
649:It is the mothers not the warriors who create a people and guide their destiny. ~ Luther Standing Bear,
650:Limitation of aims is the mother of wisdom and the secret of achievement. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
651:The best way to help the world is to transform oneself by an integral and intensive yoga. ~ The Mother,
652:The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. ~ Chief Joseph,
653:To speak well is good. To act well is better. Never let your actions be below your words. ~ The Mother,
654:Very few are those who can stand firm on the rock of their faith and trust in the Divine. ~ The Mother,
655:Afghanistan is more than the 'graveyard of empires.' It's the mother of vicious circles. ~ Maureen Dowd,
656:Every work of art is the child of its time, often it is the mother of our emotions. ~ Wassily Kandinsky,
657:Faultless planning of work cannot be obtained except with the consciousness of the Divine. ~ The Mother,
658:I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/DahFNJ9xM4A?a Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother ஸ்ரீ,
659:I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/RUe7ZzIyjiE?a Prayers and Meditations ~ The Mother ஸ்ரீ,
660:I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. ~ E M Forster,
661:If you can always smile at life, life will always smile at you. ~ The Mother(Words of The Mother Vol I),
662:Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
663:Leisure is the mother of philosophy; and commonwealth, the mother of peace and leisure. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
664:Look life in the face from the soul's inner strength & become master of circumstances. ~ The Mother,
665:Necessity may be the mother of invention, but interdependence is the mother of affection. ~ Eric Weiner,
666:Sometimes friendship is the motherfucking prizes, so be grateful I let you in at all. ~ Amanda Lovelace,
667:The Mother of Ignorance is always pregnant. But at Sean Price house, the b**ch have twins! ~ Sean Price,
668:They always speak of the rights of love but love's only right is the right of self giving. ~ The Mother,
669:Truth alone can give to the world the power of receiving and manifesting the divine love . ~ The Mother,
670:We must decide to get rid of all doubts, they are among the worst enemies of our progress. ~ The Mother,
671:A nagging thought: What did I have to show for all that free time the mothers didn’t have? ~ Meghan Daum,
672:I'm the daughter of a sister whose the mother of a brother who's the brother of another. ~ Queen Latifah,
673:It is, I admit, mere imagination; but how often is imagination the mother of truth? ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
674:Necessity might be the mother of invention, but restriction is the mother of efficiency. ~ Terry Gilliam,
675:The Mother is our guide and whatever happens or will happen is under Her ordination. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
676:16 June 2020 -To work for your perfection the first step is to become conscious of yourself. ~ The Mother,
677:A sadhak must eat to satisfy the needs of his body and not to meet the demands of his greed. ~ The Mother,
678:Growing Within 10/6 With our own perfection grows in us a generous understanding of others . ~ The Mother,
679:Growing Within 28/5/14 The divine is always seated in your heart,consciously living in you . ~ The Mother,
680:Let’s go over a little astrography. Geography is the mother of strategy, they say. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
681:PEARL OF THE DAYAmbitious plans generally fall flat. It is better to go slow and steady. ~ The Mother ♥♥♥,
682:Tell your vital not to judge on appearances and to collaborate. All is well in the long run. ~ The Mother,
683:The Mother of the universe is the Mother of all. From Her have come out both good and evil. ~ Sarada Devi,
684:Without faithfulness in one’s consecration to the Divine there can be no peace in the heart. ~ The Mother,
685:Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
686:Continue to have full faith in the Divine's Grace,Will and Action and all will be all right. ~ The Mother,
687:don't think I have any words in which to tell the meeting of the mother and daughters. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
688:Growing Within 12/6/2014 It is better to do well than to do quickly . ~ The Mother (CWM XIV) #sriaurobindo,
689:Hail to Thee, Master of the world, who triumphest over all darkness. ~ The Mother(Prayers and Meditations),
690:It is in proportion to our trust in the Divine that the Divine Grace can act for us and help. ~ The Mother,
691:I've just had some bad news. Tomorrow is the mother in law's funeral. And she's cancelled it. ~ Les Dawson,
692:@Minu_Rajangam Your faith puts you under the protection of the Supreme who is all- powerful . ~ The Mother,
693:The Divine is the savour of all life and the reason of all activity,the goal of our thoughts. ~ The Mother,
694:The Divine’s love can generate in all peace and the satisfaction that comes from benevolence. ~ The Mother,
695:The mirror is the mother dew, the book of desiccated twilights, echo become flesh. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca,
696:The more we know the more we can see that we do not know . ~ The Mother (CWM XIV) #sriaurobindo #themother,
697:The mother-in-laws themselves weren't natural jokes but most comedians used to use that. ~ Allen Toussaint,
698:We are not seeking fame or reputation; we want toprepare ourselves for a Divine manifestation ~ The Mother,
699:What you are not able to do today, you will achieve tomorrow.Persevere and you shall conquer. ~ The Mother,
700:@ Wisdom in the physical mind:a first step towards the supramental manifestation upon earth.- ~ The Mother,
701:Be sure that I am always present among you to guide and help you in your work and your sadhana ~ The Mother,
702:In the modern Oedipal story, it's the mother who kills the father and then takes the son. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
703:Man hunts and fights. Woman contrives and dreams; she is the mother of fancy, of the gods. ~ Jules Michelet,
704:The Lord will possess His universe perfectly only when the universe will have become the Lord. ~ The Mother,
705:THEME ASPIRATIONDaily we must aspire to conquer all mistakes, all obscurities, all ignorances. ~ The Mother,
706:We all come from women, and there's something extraordinary about the mothers who raised us. ~ Annie Lennox,
707:Yes, my child it is quite true that the Divine is the sole refuge-with Him is absolute safety. ~ The Mother,
708:Be sure that I am always present among you to guide and help you in your work and your sadhana. ~ The Mother,
709:Closeness to the Divine will always grow with the growth of consciousness, equanimity and love. ~ The Mother,
710:coun·try n. (often the mother country) a country in relation to its colonies: the bicentennial ~ Erin McKean,
711:I am here only to help, and those who aspire sincerely to the Truth are the first to be helped. ~ The Mother,
712:I'm the motherfucking fox," Takumi whispered, both to himself and to me. "No one catch the fox. ~ John Green,
713:Let us give ourselves without reserve to the Divine, so best shall we receive the Divine Grace. ~ The Mother,
714:Lord, Give us the silence of your contemplation, the silence, rich with your effective Presence ~ The Mother,
715:Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
716:Money is the mother's milk of everything, and it certainly is the mother's milk of politics. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
717:Nature appears to have been the cruel stepmother rather than the mother of many animals. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
718:Our hopes are never too great for manifestation.We cannot conceive of any thing that cannot be. ~ The Mother,
719:Sometimes the father feels pushed out because of the connection between the mother and the child. ~ Yoko Ono,
720:the best way to avoid a child with food allergies is to heal the mother’s gut before conceiving. ~ Anonymous,
721:The Grace, the Grace alone can act. That alone can open the way, that alone can do the miracle. ~ The Mother,
722:What you are not able to do today, you will achieve tomorrow.Persevere & you shall conquer. ~ The Mother,
723:Annai Unnai Alagarithu ~ The Mother Prayer Song- Gangai Amaran – S P Bal... youtu.be/cRASQz0HHO8 via @YouTube,
724:Because no one told me not to, I had a baby every two years, and it was truly the Mother Load. ~ Jen Hatmaker,
725:Be simple, Be happy,...,Keep yourself always open towards me-This is all that is asked from you. ~ The Mother,
726:He turned, leaning against the door, one arm over his head. Beef. To the motherfucking. Cake. ~ Alice Clayton,
727:It is not what you do but the spirit in which you do it that is important for the integral Yoga. ~ The Mother,
728:The child takes most of his nature of the mother, besides speech, manners, and inclination. ~ Herbert Spencer,
729:The Divine is the savour of all life & the reason of all activity, the goal of our thoughts. ~ The Mother,
730:The flame of the aspiration must be so straight and so ardent that no obstacle can dissolve it. ~ The Mother,
731:The Lord will possess His universe perfectly only when the universe will have become the Lord. ~ ~ The Mother,
732:As a general rule it is better not to intervene in things that do not fall within one’s own work. ~ The Mother,
733:It is not necessary to wait for the others to become sincere in order to become sincere yourself. ~ The Mother,
734:Keep a cool head,strong and very quite nerves,and a complete trust in Divine Grace. ~ The Mother. ~ The Mother,
735:One cannot overcome one’s desires by making oneself weak but only in strength, balance and peace. ~ The Mother,
736:Ordeals are there for everybody. It is the way in which one faces them that makes the difference. ~ The Mother,
737:So long as the ego is there, one cannot love.Love alone can love, Love alone can conquer the ego. ~ The Mother,
738:There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son. ~ Franz Grillparzer,
739:I can always tell when the mother in law's coming to stay; the mice throw themselves on the traps. ~ Les Dawson,
740:I'm six foot four - hello. And with hair, heels, and attitude... I'm through the mother-freakin' roof! ~ RuPaul,
741:In peace and silence the Eternal manifests. Let nothing trouble you and the Eternal will manifest. ~ The Mother,
742:So long as the ego is there, one cannot love. Love alone can love, Love alone can conquer the ego. ~ The Mother,
743:"The divine force is with you - feel its presence more and more and be careful never betray it." ~ ~ The Mother,
744:The divine force is with you -- feel its presence more and more and be careful never to betray it. ~ The Mother,
745:They say necessity is the mother of invention, but if that’s the case, laziness must be its father. ~ Anonymous,
746:You have no right to judge a man unless you are capable of doing what he does better than himself. ~ The Mother,
747:Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions ~ Edward Coke,
748:Courage is the mother of all virtues because without it, you cannot consistently perform the others. ~ Aristotle,
749:Eternal Youth: It is a gift the Divine gives to us when we unite with Him. ~ The Mother. Flower: Hibiscus hirtus,
750:God is the mother and father of the world. Our parents are the mother and father of this body. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
751:Heaven and earth
begin in the unnamed:
name’s the mother
of the ten thousand things. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
752:I don't know if fury can compete with necessity as the mother of invention, but I recommend it. ~ Gloria Steinem,
753:In the beginning was the Mother, the Word began a new era, one we have come to call Patriarchy. ~ Marilyn French,
754:I would walk to the ends of the earth for Abby.
I would burn the motherfucker down for Georgia. ~ T M Frazier,
755:Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home. ~ John Dewey,
756:The mother of all problems and conflicts lies within you, and that is expecting things from others. ~ Swami Rama,
757:The Mother of Sorrows is my confidante, my teacher, my counselor, and my powerful advocate. ~ Pio of Pietrelcina,
758:They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but it is also the grandmother of desperation. ~ Dean Koontz,
759:When a depression comes, what should one do? Shake it off, as you shake off the dust from your feet ~ The Mother,
760:You must rise so high in your consciousness that it dominates the opposition. This is the solution. ~ The Mother,
761:Be always faithful and persevering and you will have your share of the realization. ~ The Mother, (22 April 1949),
762:Growing within 2/6/14 "Nothing is difficult for those who call sincerely the Divine. ~ The Mother " #sriaurobindo,
763:I live in a hive of darkness, and you are my mother, I told her. You are the mother of thousands. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
764:It is not so easy to do work. In true work you have to do all that is done in Sadhana and much more. ~ The Mother,
765:One of the best indicators of student achievement is the academic success of the mother in the home. ~ Tony Danza,
766:Talk as little as possible .Work as much as you can. ~ The Mother (CWM XIV) #sriaurobindo #themother #divinewords,
767:The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of it. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
768:The ground had quite fallen away from it, yet no resemblance whatever to the mother had supervened. ~ Henry James,
769:The triumph of the Divine is certain. If we keep the true trust, we shall never take the wrong path. ~ The Mother,
770:I am quite satisfied with your way of doing the work and it is sure to help you to come nearer to me. ~ The Mother,
771:If Tohr hadn’t hated the motherfucker with such a passion…he’d have almost respected the sonofabitch. — ~ J R Ward,
772:Sri Aurobindo is constantly among us and reveals himself to those who are ready to see and hear him . ~ The Mother,
773:Surrender - A Marvellous Filter ~ The Mother youtu.be/bfoYcEz_MRM via @YouTube #TheMother #SriAurobindo #Surrender,
774:To live only for the Divine: this means to have overcome all the difficulties of the individual life. ~ The Mother,
775:To reach your spiritual goal, be sincere, that is to say, make of it the single purpose of your life. ~ The Mother,
776:By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. ~ Mother Teresa,
777:Doubt is not a sport to indulge in with impunity; it is a poison which drop by drop corrodes the soul. ~ The Mother,
778:Every fifteen minutes, Ro! Now you know why Mufasa is the motherfucking king of the jungle.” “You’re ~ Leylah Attar,
779:Have her kidnapped. Tell her you’re pregnant and she’s the mother. Leave a trail of bread crumbs. ~ Jennifer Crusie,
780:he came into the store to threaten you with math and philosophy. The motherfucker’s going down. ~ Jonathan L Howard,
781:I Await, without haste, without inquietude, the tearing of another veil, the Union made more complete. ~ The Mother,
782:Mantra of The Mother Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry Whatever we do, we must always remember out aim. ~ The Mother,
783:The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of love. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
784:The Divine may very well lean down towards you, but to understand Him rightly you must come up to Him. ~ The Mother,
785:To be and to become more and more what the Divine wants us to be should be our greatest preoccupation. ~ The Mother,
786:By this law of Love, Thy law, I want to live more and more integrally;to it unreservedly I give myself. ~ The Mother,
787:If in man the seed of aspiration is watered with the true spirituality then he will grow into Divinity. ~ The Mother,
788:it was borne in upon me that I was standing in the awful presence of the Mother of the German Language. ~ Mark Twain,
789:Mother Nature is the mother of all mothers, so let's congratulate her too on Mothers Day today! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
790:Not alone is the child born through the mother, but the mother also is born through the child. ~ Gertrud von Le Fort,
791:As Napoleon Hill said, necessity may be the mother of invention but it is also the father of crime. ~ S Hussain Zaidi,
792:Darshan Day Savitri Recitation ~ The Mother's Maha Samadhi Day November 17, 2018: youtu.be/p1f2YHo8k84?a via @YouTube,
793:Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity and the mother of truth. ~ Xiaobo Liu,
794:Growing Within Card 27/5/14 The Divine is in things also and that is why they must be treated with care. ~ The Mother,
795:Necessity may be the mother of invention, but there is nothing that guarantees a successful pregnancy. ~ Angus Deaton,
796:One of the gentleman guests chuckled. "Do you think the mother made up the story out of whole cloth? ~ Sharyn McCrumb,
797:Our mind must be silent and quiet but our heart must be full of an ardent aspiration . ~ The Mother ( Growing Within),
798:Persevere and you will conquer. You can be sure that my help, force and blessings are always with you. ~ ~ The Mother,
799:Reagan's genius as a communicator lies in his use of ambiguity. ... Ambiguity is the mother of Teflon. ~ Robin Lakoff,
800:The most important surrender is the surrender of your character,your way of being,so that it may change. ~ The Mother,
801:The path is long,but self-surrender makes it short;the way is difficult,but perfect trust makes it easy. ~ The Mother,
802:They stood there, the two of them—the mother of a dead boy holding firm to the boy who had killed him. ~ Harlan Coben,
803:time. I think I know how the mother of a teenage daughter must feel. Like an indispensable annoyance. ~ Lolly Winston,
804:As for true love, it is the Divine Force that allows consciousnesses to unite themselves with the Divine. ~ The Mother,
805:For the work steadiness and regularity are as necessary as skill.Whatever you do, do it always carefully. ~ The Mother,
806:Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth. ~ Liu Xiaobo,
807:Get quiet first-- then from the quietude aspire and open yourself quietly and sincerely to the Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
808:How did the mothers of Guernsey live, not knowing where their children were? I can’t imagine. Love, ~ Mary Ann Shaffer,
809:Joseph made clear, it is not just the mother that has to be released from perfection. It is everything. ~ Mark Epstein,
810:Learn to recognise the mother in Evil, Terror, Sorrow, Denial, as well as in Sweetness and in Joy. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
811:Perfection in the work must be the airm but it is only by a very patient effort that this can be obtained ~ The Mother,
812:The best mother is the mother who adapts, and the best children are the children who adapt as well. ~ Juliette Binoche,
813:The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint. ~ James Fenton,
814:The only thing between you and success is your thinking. Defeatist thoughts are the mother of inaction. ~ Iimani David,
815:They always speak of the rights of love but love's only right is the right of self-giving. ~ The Mother # sriaurobindo,
816:We are always free to make our proposals to the Lord, but after all it is only His will that is realised. ~ The Mother,
817:@ Be simply sincere in your obedience to the Divine --this will take you far on the way to transformation. ~ The Mother,
818:Do not take the sorrows of life for what they seem to be; they are in truth a way to greater achievements. ~ The Mother,
819:For the work steadiness and regularity are as necessary as skill. Whatever you do, do it always carefully. ~ The Mother,
820:Greed harms you: generosity helps you. This is why is has been said: 'Greed is the mother of incapacity'. ~ Idries Shah,
821:Greed harms you: generosity helps you. This is why it has been said: 'Greed is the mother of incapacity'. ~ Idries Shah,
822:Hail to Thee, Master of the world, who triumphest over all darkness. ~ The Mother(Prayers and Meditations)#sriaurobindo,
823:In the difficult moments of life, Christians can turn to the Mother of God and find protection and care. ~ Pope Francis,
824:Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, but fear, too, is not barren of ingenious suggestions. ~ Joseph Conrad,
825:One is sure to find what one seeks-if one seeks it in all sincerity; for what one seeks is within oneself. ~ The Mother,
826:One is sure to find what one seeks—if one seeks it in all sincerity; for what one seeks is within oneself. ~ The Mother,
827:She wasn’t a courtesan, nor an intellectual, nor the mother of a family — she was nothing at all. And ~ Fran oise Sagan,
828:The Lord always grants sincere prayers,provided the decision is entirely and absolutely left to Him alone. ~ The Mother,
829:The things we cannot realise today we shall be able to realise tomorrow. The only necessity is to endure.. ~ The Mother,
830:They locked gazes in that moment, the mother and the rake. Neither doubted that a battle had been joined ~ Karen Ranney,
831:To be & to become more & more what the Divine wants us to be should be our greatest preoccupation. ~ The Mother,
832:To want unwaveringly the welfare of another both in the head and the heart, is the best help one can give. ~ The Mother,
833:You had to know when it made sense to try to untangle something and when to just cut the motherfucker loose. ~ Joe Hill,
834:I am not in the habit of imposing my will on others.If they,themselves,ask for help,the help will be given. ~ The Mother,
835:If you want the divine life, you will have to be exceedinglycareful about your company and your environment ~ The Mother,
836:@Minu_Rajangam @Kalpana_72 Supreme Lord , Eternal Truth Let us obey Thee alone and live according to Truth. ~ The Mother,
837:Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment. ~ Zig Ziglar,
838:The mother- poor invaded soul- finds even the bathroom door no bar to hammering little hands. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
839:The mountain path leads always in two directions, upward and downward—all depends on what we put behind us. ~ The Mother,
840:The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short; the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy. ~ The Mother,
841:We must be freed from all care for contingencies, we must be delivered from the ordinary outlook on things. ~ The Mother,
842:With sincerity, make an effort for progress, and with patience,know how to await the result of your effort. ~ The Mother,
843:Anger is the mother of a whole brood of evil actions. Divorce too often is the bitter fruit of anger. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
844:Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent. ~ Miles Davis,
845:At each moment of our life, in all circumstances the Grace is there helping us to surmount all difficulties. ~ The Mother,
846:How did you know Cassandra was the mother? (Wulf) I know lots of things when I apply myself. (Acheron) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
847:Humility is the mother of all virtues, courage the father, integrity the child and wisdom the grandchild. ~ Stephen Covey,
848:Martin Luther King taught us all nonviolence. I was told to extend nonviolence to the mother and her calf. ~ Dick Gregory,
849:Action without ambition and egoistic calculation is the condition of peace and felicity—both inner and outer. ~ The Mother,
850:All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
851:Aspiration is always good, and if some demand is mixed up withit, you can be sure that it will not be granted ~ The Mother,
852:Be content and live within your heart-deep inside-it is the only way to have peace. ~ The Mother(White Roses)#sriaurobindo,
853:Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak. ~ G K Chesterton,
854:I liked a @YouTube video youtu.be/Cd_HBqh_j8k?a The significance of 24th April Darshan Day ~ The Mother's Final Arrival at,
855:Keep quiet, try to detach yourself and observe as a witness, to prevent all possibility of acting on impulse. ~ The Mother,
856:people understood that if women and the life-giving source of the Mother did not exist, neither would they. ~ Kristen Wolf,
857:The manifestation will overcome all difficulties, for manifestation means the overcoming of all difficulties. ~ The Mother,
858:The mother-in-law had an accident at work. A hot rivet dropped down her drawers and she fell off the oil rig. ~ Les Dawson,
859:The mother is the first teacher of the child. The message she gives that child, that child gives to the world. ~ Malcolm X,
860:Tiredness shows lack of will for progress. When you feel tired or fatigued that is lack of will for progress. ~ The Mother,
861:When one works for the Divine,it is much better to do perfectly what one does than to aim at a very big work. ~ The Mother,
862:.... every time one is unhappy, well, it is one more suffering added to thecollective suffering of the Divine. ~ The Mother,
863:May you shelter in the palm of the Creator's hand, and may the last embrace of the mother welcome you home. ~ Robert Jordan,
864:The aspiration is always the sign of the possibility and perseverance leads to the certitude of realisation. ~ ~ The Mother,
865:The difficulties come always to make us progress. The greater the difficulty, the greater can be the progress. ~ The Mother,
866:We find in others what is in us. If we always find mud around us, it proves that there is mud somewhere in us. ~ The Mother,
867:What's done is done. You've got to move on. I don't want to say anything bad about the mother of my children. ~ Peter Andre,
868:You should aspire to the Mother for the right force to act and do work and find her in the work and action. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
869:Her voice was calm and cool as she proved herself once and for all the mother of a teenager, used to hysterics ~ Lucy Parker,
870:How did you know Cassandra was the mother? (Wulf)
I know lots of things when I apply myself. (Acheron) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
871:I am not in the habit of imposing my will on others. If they, themselves, ask for help, the help will be given. ~ The Mother,
872:It is one of the highest virtues - not to poke your nose in the affairs of others. ~ The Mother(Words of The Mother Vol XIV),
873:Keep quiet, try to detach yourself and observe as a witness, to prevent all possibility of acting on impulse. ~ ~ The Mother,
874:No joy is comparable to the feeling of the eternal Presence in one's heart. ~ The Mother(CWM Vol XIV)insearchofthemother.net,
875:The more we advance on the way, the more the need of the Divine presence becomes imperative and indispensable . ~ The Mother,
876:When the lambs is lost in the mountain, he said. They is cry. Sometime come the mother. Sometime the wolf. ~ Cormac McCarthy,
877:A country's greatness lies in its undying ideals of love and sacrifice that inspire the mothers of the race. ~ Sarojini Naidu,
878:A good material work not exceeding normal capacities is most useful for keeping a good physical and moral poise. ~ The Mother,
879:All women, come to the Republic of Costa Rica, where you will be cared for as the mothers of a new civilization. ~ Meg Elison,
880:A widow, the mother of a family, and from her heart she produces chords to which my whole being responds. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
881:Change..1.Hatred into harmony 2.Jealousy into generosity 3.Ignorance into knowledge. ~ The Mother(Words of The Mother Vol XV),
882:Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires. ~ Wallace Stevens,
883:Do not do your own will, but the Divine’s will.Do not either do other people’s will, for you will be torn apart. ~ The Mother,
884:.... every time one is unhappy, well, it is one more suffering added to thecollective suffering of the Divine. ~ ~ The Mother,
885:In this new millennium it is more important to defend the rights of the Mother Earth to guarantee human rights. ~ Evo Morales,
886:... I was more interested in going to sea and the revolution than in staying home as the mother or the wife. ~ Gloria Steinem,
887:'Make a firm resolution to overcome your weaknesses and you will see that it is not so difficult as it seems.' ~ ~ The Mother,
888:Permit Sweet Mother,that we be, Now & for ever more, Thy simple children, loving Thee More & still more. ~ The Mother,
889:Soar ever higher, ever farther, without fear or hesitation! The hopes of today are the realisations of tomorrow. ~ The Mother,
890:Tell me it wasn’t fucking you, and you still get to come to the motherfucking wedding sweetheart...
Melody G. ~ J J McAvoy,
891:The father, the mother and the teacher are the three primarily responsible for moulding the future of the country. ~ Sai Baba,
892:What the f~ck you're doing is pulling your head outta your ass and getting with the motherf~cking program, babe. ~ Lola Stark,
893:5.8) Women & Kitchen "The idea that women should cook for males is against my principles. Are they slaves?.." ~ The Mother,
894:At every moment of life you are put in the presence of a choice between the Grace and your personal satisfaction. ~ The Mother,
895:Do not do your own will, but the Divine’s will. Do not either do other people’s will, for you will be torn apart. ~ The Mother,
896:Freedom, where are you? Who holds you back? [...] The mother of wit and pleasure, Oh freedom! ~ Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage,
897:Soar ever highher, ever farther, without fear or hesitation! The hopes of today are the realisations of tomorrow. ~ The Mother,
898:So the experts think we could have an AIDS-free generation in Africa by 2015, even if the mothers are positive. ~ Alan Cumming,
899:The wird "notre" is genral, I believe, referring to all born into the earth-consciousness -------it does not mean ~ The Mother,
900:Want has been the great schoolmaster of the race: necessity has been the mother of all great inventions. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
901:Water is the mother of the vine, the nurse and fountain of fecundity, the adorner and refresher of the world. ~ Charles Mackay,
902:Day and night constantly the Presence is there.It is enough to turn silently inward and we detect it. ~ The Mother#sriaurobindo,
903:Gradually the horizon becomes distinct, the path grows clear, and we move towards a greater and greater certitude. ~ The Mother,
904:If anyone does not believe that Holy Mary is the Mother of God, such a one is a stranger to the Godhead. ~ Gregory of Nazianzus,
905:It is absurd to ask for help and yet to have no trust; on the contrary with confidence everything becomes so easy. ~ The Mother,
906:I used to practice clinical medicine. Now I practice political medicine, because it's the mother of all illnesses. ~ Jill Stein,
907:Marriage is the mother of the world, and preserves kingdoms, and fills cities, and churches, and heaven itself. ~ Jeremy Taylor,
908:The mother is a Chihuahua. The father, we’re thinking Yorkie.” “Max, you’re a Chorkie!” CJ smiled down at me. ~ W Bruce Cameron,
909:They say that Virginia is the mother of Texas. We never knew who the father was, but we kinda suspected Tennessee. ~ Tex Ritter,
910:Do not do your own will, but the Divine’s will. Do not either do other people’s will, for you will be torn apart. ~ ~ The Mother,
911:Language is the mother, not the handmaiden, of thought; words will tell you things you never thought or felt before. ~ W H Auden,
912:The girls put their wits to work, and - necessity being the mother of invention - made whatever they needed. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
913:The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
914:Check this video out - ~ The Mother's Grace for Wealth, Health, Happiness and Protection youtube.com/watch?v=TINc5O… via @youtube,
915:If necessity is the mother of invention, it's the father of cooperation. And we're cooperating like never before. ~ John Ashcroft,
916:The more a mind is ignorant, the more easily it judges everything it does not know or is incapable of understanding. ~ The Mother,
917:The mother's love for her child is very strong in Korean society - almost on the borderline of being an obsession. ~ Bong Joon ho,
918:The son knows about himself as a masculine figure through the eyes of the mother, not the eyes of the father. ~ George Kohlrieser,
919:All service done sincerely to the Divine is sadhana.And all increase in the urge to serve is a sure sign of progress. ~ The Mother,
920:Build in yourself the total harmony, so that when the time comes Perfect Beauty can express itself through your body. ~ The Mother,
921:Fear is the mother of all gods ... Nature does all things spontaneously, by herself, without the meddling of the gods. ~ Lucretius,
922:Hail to Thee, Master of the world, who triumphest over all darkness. ~ The Mother(Prayers and Meditations)#sriaurobindo #themother,
923:It is the Lord who sets all in motion from the depths of the being; it is His will that directs, His force that acts. ~ The Mother,
924:La experiencia es la madre de la ciencia. Spanish, my dears. Cervantes. Experience is the mother of knowledge. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
925:My job as the mother of daughters is to make sure my children see that every opportunity is available to them. ~ Elizabeth Edwards,
926:OATHBREAKERS The Mother will cast her cloak over us all. Come follow the Hunter out onto the plain, Return to the Clan ~ Anonymous,
927:One thing I must tell you. Idolatry in India does not mean anything horrible. It is not the mother of harlots. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
928:What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation. ~ Steve Maraboli,
929:Yes, think what a lot of nonsense one can figure out with plenty of time. Brooding is the mother of ineffectiveness. ~ Maj Sjowall,
930:Do not grieve. Human love is fugitive. It is only the Divine’s love that never fails. ~ The Mother #humanintelligence #sriaurobindo,
931:If they take half the buildings that they use to praise god and give it the motherfuckers who need god we'd be aight ~ Tupac Shakur,
932:It's as if, in the mother's eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child first reads the message:'You are there!' ~ Adrienne Rich,
933:Power of the maiden.” Everyone closed their eyes as Mom’s voice soothed us. “Power of the mother. Power of the crow. ~ Tonya Kappes,
934:@SGGautam2 @istmgroup In silence lies the greatest aspiration.We pray that the greatest receptivity may also be there. ~ The Mother,
935:That wee have of Geometry, which is the mother of all Naturall Science, wee are not indebted for it to the Schools. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
936:The closer you come to the Divine,the more you live under a shower of overwhelming evidence of His immeasurable Grace. ~ The Mother,
937:the data shows that half the increase in child survival in the world happens because the mothers can read and write. ~ Hans Rosling,
938:The Mother showed me that all this is verily maya. She alone is, real, and all else is the splendour of Her maya. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
939:The true Power is always quiet. Restlessness, agitation, impatience are the sure signs of weakness & imperfection. ~ The Mother,
940:To feel deeply, intensely and constantly a total gratitude towards the Divineis the best way to be happy and peaceful. ~ The Mother,
941:You will become more and more perfect in your work as the consciousness grows, increases, widens & is enlightened. ~ The Mother,
942:Far too many black men who praise their own mother feel less accounted to the mothers of their own children. ~ Patricia Hill Collins,
943:Giving birth is little more than a set of muscular contractions granting passage of a child. Then the mother is born. ~ Erma Bombeck,
944:I make no difference between work & yoga.Work itself is yoga if it is done in a spirit of dedication and surrender. ~ The Mother,
945:The closer you come to the Divine, the more you live under a shower of overwhelming evidence of His immeasurable Grace. ~ The Mother,
946:They say necessity is the mother of invention. I've found that a lack of time is usually the mother of necessity. ~ Nathan Van Coops,
947:Be content and live within your heart-deep inside-it is the only way to have peace. ~ The Mother(White Roses)#sriaurobindo #themother,
948:But faith is still the mother of hatred here, as it is wherever people define their moral identities in religious terms. ~ Sam Harris,
949:It cannot be denied that God in choosing and destining Mary to be the Mother of his Son, granted her the highest honor. ~ John Calvin,
950:I tried to imagine her as the mother of a child, but simply could not. I felt sorry for any offspring she might produce. ~ Susan Hill,
951:Modern art is an effort, still very awkard, to express something other than the simple physical appearance. ~ The Mother#Sriaurobindo,
952:@ Sri Aurobindo is always with us,enlightening,guiding,protecting.We must answer to his grace by a perfect faithfulness. ~ The Mother,
953:The cure from all difficulties can come only when the egoistic concentration upon one's desires and conveniences ceases. ~ The Mother,
954:There is a great strength in the power to keep silent. ~ The Mother(Words of The Mother Vol I) #sriaurobindo #QOTD #srimaa #themother,
955:We women have something of the mother in us that makes us rise above smaller matters when the mother spirit is invoked. ~ Bram Stoker,
956:You take the spiritual path only when you feel you cannot do otherwise. ~ The Mother (CWM Vol XIV)#sriaurobindo #themotherpondicherry,
957:Because when it comes to me and mine, I am the judge. I am the jury. And if need be, I am the motherfucking executioner. ~ T M Frazier,
958:Because when it comes to me and mine, I am the judge.  I am the jury.  And if need be, I am the motherfucking executioner. ~ Anonymous,
959:Be content and live within your heart-deep inside-it is the only way to have peace. ~ The Mother(White Roses) #sriaurobindo #themother,
960:Do only what you could do before me without feeling embarrassed, say only what you could repeat to me without difficulty. ~ The Mother,
961:If necessity is the mother of invention, scientifically developed production is the mother of scientific research. ~ Arthur E Kennelly,
962:No one is born evil. As Winnicott put it, “A baby cannot hate the mother, without the mother first hating the baby. ~ Alex Michaelides,
963:Paramahansa Yogananda would tell people, “Call to Divine Mother, because the Mother is nearer than the Father. ~ Thomas Ashley Farrand,
964:Suddenly you realize that you are the mother of the Universe, eager to protect, transform and care every soul of the world. ~ Amit Ray,
965:Unbelief is the mother of vice; it is the parent of sin; and, therefore, I say it is a pestilent evil-a master sin. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
966:You love your virtue as the mother her child; but when was it heard of a mother wanting to be paid for her love? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
967:It is very difficult to understand Mother. She moves about, veiling her face like an ordinary woman, but in reality she is ~ The Mother,
968:The cure from all difficulties can come only when the egoistic concentration upon one's desires and conveniences ceases. ~ ~ The Mother,
969:The Mother is always ready to welcome the child whatever fault the child may have committed—with deep love and compassion. ~ The Mother,
970:The peace must be immense, the quietness deep and still, the calm unshakable, and the trust in the Divine ever-increasing. ~ The Mother,
971:Those who are sincere, I can help and turn easily towards the Divine. But where there is insincerity I can do very little. ~ The Mother,
972:To give to the Divine what one has in excess is not an offering. One should give at least something out of what one needs. ~ The Mother,
973:From step to step , from truth to truth, we shall climb ceaselessly until we reach the perfect realisation of tomorrow.---- ~ The Mother,
974:if they take half the buildings that they use to praise god and give it to the motherfuckers who need god we'd be 'aight ~ Tupac Shakur,
975:If you can always smile at life, life will always smile at you. ~ The Mother(Words of The Mother I)#sriaurobindo #themother #smile #life,
976:I wish all the mothers, fathers and children out there realize how much I need them and how much I value their support. ~ Princess Diana,
977:Jealousy comes from a narrowness of the mind and weakness of the heart. It is a great pity that so many are attacked by it. ~ The Mother,
978:Oh, it is sweet to sleep against a woman’s breast, a mother’s, or a mistress’s, but the mother’s is sweetest. LAURA. ~ August Strindberg,
979:Racks holding covered white gowns. Like plastic aliens, hanging and shrouded, waiting to be returned to the mother ship. ~ Susan Mallery,
980:See all women as mothers, serve them as your mother. When you see the entire world as the mother, the ego falls away. ~ Neem Karoli Baba,
981:Through the Rosary the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer. ~ Pope John Paul II,
982:Truly, there's no alternative to stupidity. Cretinism is the mother of fascism. I have no defence against it, really.... ~ Arundhati Roy,
983:Can serving the mother be a favour? A son is only dedicated to serve the mother....The favour has been done by the party. ~ Narendra Modi,
984:Death is the mother of beauty. Only the perishable can be beautiful, which is why we are unmoved by artificial flowers. ~ Wallace Stevens,
985:It is one of the highest virtues - not to poke your nose in the affairs of others. ~ The Mother(Words of The Mother Vol XIV)#sriaurobindo,
986:I was pretty sure that somewhere in the mother’s handbook, it said your kids shouldn’t have to bribe you to get hugged. ~ Kristan Higgins,
987:Love is not a real-world limit: the mother of nine children can love each of them as much as the mother of an only child. ~ Dossie Easton,
988:“When our spiritual existence is at stake, we allow ourselves even disallowed means in order to save ourselves. Necessity is ~ The Mother,
989:When we feel the urge to give and the joy of giving to the Divine’s work, then we can be sure that we have become receptive. ~ The Mother,
990:Building relationships is building business. Also, you sometimes need other people to kill all the motherfucking zombies. ~ Jesse Petersen,
991:Death anxiety is the mother of all religions, which, in one way or another, attempt to temper the anguish of our finitude. ~ Irvin D Yalom,
992:If you can always smile at life, life will always smile at you. ~ The Mother(Words of The Mother Vol I)#sriaurobindo #themotherpondicherry,
993:Let us work as we pray, for indeed work is the body's best prayer to The Divine. ~ The Mother#prayer #sriaurobindo #themother #pondicherry,
994:Most of the dreams are in the subconscient or in the vital—they can be useful for the inner progress, if properly understood. ~ The Mother,
995:The colonized is elevated above his jungle status in proportion to his adoption of the mother country's cultural standards. ~ Frantz Fanon,
996:The mother is the one who is going to help you in the long run! You must make her your friend. It matters what she thinks. ~ Sofia Vergara,
997:Unhappy! of course you'll be unhappy. Who the devil are you that you shouldn't be unhappy, like the mother that bore you? ~ G K Chesterton,
998:We all begin life as parasites within the mother, and writers begin their existence imitatively, within the body of letters. ~ John Updike,
999:When waking up every morning, let us pray for a day of complete consecration. ~ The Mother#sriaurobindo #wakingup #morning #dailyaattitude,
1000:Be quiet always, calm, peaceful, and let the Force work in your consciousness through the transparency of a perfect sincerity. ~ The Mother,
1001:Do I regret getting married? It's hard for me to say anything because ultimately we're talking about the mother of my child. ~ Alec Baldwin,
1002:I am the Mother of Faces. Through me, separateness came into the world. Through me, cam identity. The one became the many. ~ Gene Luen Yang,
1003:If the faith of all the mothers could blossom to its full fruition, there would be no unsuccessful men in the land. ~ Bess Streeter Aldrich,
1004:"In all these innumerable & manifold elements, I am the Will that moves, the Thought that acts, the Force that realises.." ~ The Mother,
1005:Life is meant for seeking the Divine. Life is realised when findingthe Divine. ~ The Mother#sriaurobindo #themotherpondicherry #pondicherry,
1006:One can progress through meditation, but through work provided it is done in the right spirit, one can progress ten times more ~ The Mother,
1007:The Divine help is much vaster than what any human being is able to receive. ~ The Mother#sriaurobindo #divinehelp #themother #tpondicherry,
1008:The Lord always grants sincere prayers,provided the decision is entirely and absolutely left to Him alone. ~ The Mother#sriaurobindo #trust,
1009:The only important thing is the goal to be attained. The way matters little, and often it is better not to know it in advance. ~ The Mother,
1010:The peace must be immense, the quietness deep & still, the calm unshakable, & the trust in the Divine ever-increasing. ~ The Mother,
1011:Three witches?” said Granny. “Well, no reason why not. The maiden, the mother and the—” “Go carefully,” Nanny Ogg warned. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1012:Be careful always to keep the living Presence and Protection around you when you speak to people and speak as little aspossible ~ The Mother,
1013:Do not worry about what other people may say-I am entirely satisfied with you and my blessings are always with you. ~ The MotherWhite Roses),
1014:Gratitude: A humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you.

Words Of The Mother, vol.14, p.162 ~ The Mother,
1015:If you take care of the woman in the family, the whole family prospers. But when the mother falters, the family falls apart. ~ Nicole Kidman,
1016:Only the Mother can regret: to be depressed, it is said, is to resemble the Mother as I imagine her regretting me eternally ~ Roland Barthes,
1017:So long as the mother, Ignorance, lives, it is not safe for Science the offspring, to divulge the hidden causes of things. ~ Johannes Kepler,
1018:We must be satisfied with what the Divine gives us, and do what He wants us to do without weakness, free from useless ambition. ~ The Mother,
1019:Because we imagine, we can have invention and technology. It's actually play, not necessity, that is the mother of invention. ~ Alison Gopnik,
1020:Feel, wish,act that you may be new beings for the realization of a new world and for this my blessings shall always be with you. ~ The Mother,
1021:I am pro-life, I believe in exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. That's my position, take it or leave it. ~ Chris Christie,
1022:I'm going to spend a lot of time on Social Security. I enjoy it. I enjoy taking on the issue. I guess, it's the mother in me. ~ George W Bush,
1023:Mrs. Clutterthorpe, I can hardly think of any fate worse than becoming the mother of six ... unless perhaps it were plague. ~ Deanna Raybourn,
1024:Oh, my friends, that your self be in your deed as the mother is in her child - let that be your word concerning virtue! ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1025:We don't have time for such uncertainty because it reliably breeds indecision, and indecision is one of the mothers of failure. ~ Dean Koontz,
1026:What are you doing?" the mother asked.

"I guess I'm throwing roses," the girl said, unable to make sense of herself. ~ Ramona Ausubel,
1027:An exterior power has value only in proportion of its expression of the power of Truth. ~ ~ The Mother@AngelaLeeAngle That's a great anecdote!,
1028:In your sadhana what is important is sincerity at every point.If that is there, mistakes don't matter much they can be rectified. ~ The Mother,
1029:It is good to recognise your mistakes, but you must not torment yourself. You must not suffer, you must correct yourself instead. ~ The Mother,
1030:It is our limitation, our ignorance that create the incoherence. But behind this ignorance there is a Will that knows & does. ~ The Mother,
1031:Can you imagine the feeling of being an oppressed colonial being addressed respectfully by a colonizer in the mother country? ~ Ambeth R Ocampo,
1032:I think 'The Lord Of The Rings' is the mother of all cult books, because you can be in that cult and not even know you're in it. ~ Markus Zusak,
1033:I would much rather be known as the mother of a great son than the author of a great book or the painter of a great masterpiece. ~ Rose Kennedy,
1034:My heart is pounding like it wants out. I wish I could give it a way out. I’d set the mother-fucker free right now if I could. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1035:The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner. ~ William Cameron Townsend,
1036:When my mother told me she had not been the mother to me that she wished she'd been, she became that mother for the first time. ~ Tara Westover,
1037:@ A power greater than that of Evil can alone win the victory. It is not a crucified but a glorified body that will save the world. ~ The Mother,
1038:If we look at troubles as the most effective way to make us progress, then they lose their bitterness and they become easy to bear. ~ The Mother,
1039:I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, six should be enough.' ~ Les Dawson,
1040:PITFALL OF SADHANAAspiration is always good, & if some demand is mixed up with it, you can be sure that it will not be granted. ~ The Mother,
1041:The mother's first kiss teaches the child love; the first holy kiss of the woman he loves teaches man hope and faith in life. ~ Giuseppe Mazzini,
1042:The mother's love is at first an absorbing delight, blunting all other sensibilities; it is an expansion of the animal existence. ~ George Eliot,
1043:" When we repeat the Name of the Mother,it begins to echo in all your consciousness,outside as well as inside you." ~ Sri Aurobindo#SriAurobindo,
1044:A child’s bonds with his or her mother are extremely powerful, so any negativity in the mother is being communicated to the child. ~ Lisa Gardner,
1045:A person who considers only his own opinion becomes more & more narrow. ~ The Mother#sriaurobindo #narrow #wisdom #personalopinion #themother,
1046:Do good for the love of good and not in hope of a reward.Be good for the joy of being good & not for the gratefulness of others. ~ The Mother,
1047:Earth rejoices our words, breathing and peaceful steps. Let every breath, every word and every step make the mother earth proud of us. ~ Amit Ray,
1048:Some of the mothers looked overwhelmed - they were no longer accustomed to supervising their own kids in a normal, day-to-day way. ~ Piper Kerman,
1049:The joke used to be that in every Indian home, there is the mother, father, children, grandparents, and the anthropologist. ~ Elizabeth Cook Lynn,
1050:The mother and the father are the causes of this body; so a man must undergo a thousand troubles in order to do good to them. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1051:And the mother, who through all the years of her hardship had never shed a tear, wept at his trust and her deception. ~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,
1052:Do good for the love of good and not in hope of a reward. Be good for the joy of being good & not for the gratefulness of others. ~ The Mother,
1053:her flaming personality, and her brilliant mind and versatile genius endeared her to all. She had become, as Rabindra Nath puts it, " ~ The Mother,
1054:...I have always lived on contrasts! To me the only death is monotony. Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins. ~ Edith Wharton,
1055:Kids end up seeing my movies anyway but some of the mothers get mad at me so I figured I'd make one that I can't get yelled at for. ~ Adam Sandler,
1056:Live within, do not be shaken by external circumstances. ~ ~ The MotherLive with skillful nonchalance and ceaseless concern. Prajnaparamita Sutra,
1057:Not worth it," Cheryl decreed, "been there, done that, got the fuckin' t-shirt and it didn't fit so I threw the motherfucker out. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1058:A great human philosopher nearly let our secret out when he said that where virute is concerned, "Experience is the mother of illusion. ~ C S Lewis,
1059:Believe, like I do . . .You won’t hurt anybody you don’t mean to. You’re the motherfucking Orchid. Now go kick some ass for me, Pen. ~ Ellen Connor,
1060:I love you, Blaire. I’m so damn proud of the fact you’re going to be the mother of my son. I want everyone to know. Never doubt that. ~ Abbi Glines,
1061:Mercy is the sweetest wine and the bitterest wormwood,” Eliss, the mother, said. “For it rewards the merciful and shames the guilty. ~ Anthony Ryan,
1062:Moreover, resolving the mother of all problems - the Israeli-Palestinian question - requires cooperation between Europe and the U.S. ~ Romano Prodi,
1063:To feel deeply,intensely & constantly a total gratitude towards the Divineis the best way to be happy & peaceful. ~ The Mother#sriaurobindo,
1064:What the f~ Lola Starkck you're doing is pulling your head outta your ass and getting with the motherf~ Lola Starkcking program, babe. ~ Lola Stark,
1065:Where one sees another, one hears another so long as there are two, there must be fear, and fear is the mother of all [misery]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1066:In fact, if one reads attentively what Sri Aurobindo has written, all that he has written, one would have the answer to every question. ~ The Mother,
1067:In order to get meat, we have to kill. And we are certainly not entitled to any other milk except the mother's milk in our infancy. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1068:In silence, the consciousness grows. It aspires to know You more and more perfectly.

More Answers From The Mother, vol 17, p.380 ~ The Mother,
1069:Let me indicate a possible line of thought. It is, I admit, mere imagination; but how often is imagination the mother of truth? ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
1070:The mother in her believed that the love she had for her daughter was safe from the mayhem of her mind, because it lived in her heart. ~ Lisa Genova,
1071:Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
1072:Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. ~ Francisco Goya,
1073:I want to castrate the motherfucker. I want to literally kick him in the balls repeatedly until there’s no chance he’ll ever reproduce. ~ Callie Hart,
1074:Your lifelong rebellion against all forms of authority stems from the infant’s desire to murder the father and possess the mother. ~ Donald O Donovan,
1075:Cowboy: New York hood talk means kill the mother fucker wherever you find him. A rat is a rat is a rat is a rat. Is an informer. ~ William S Burroughs,
1076:I'm sure mothers are important across every culture, but particularly in Korean society, the role of the mother is of great importance. ~ Bong Joon ho,
1077:India was the motherland of our race and Samskrit the mother of Europe 's languages...Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all. ~ Will Durant,
1078:Of all human struggles there is none so treacherous and remorseless as the struggle between the artist man and the mother woman. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1079:Will you take me to the motherboard," he said, turning around to her. The and into your bed part he left off. What a gentleman. "Of course. ~ J R Ward,
1080:Yes, the words of the Mother can be heard as clearly as we hear one another. But one requires a fine nerve to hear Mother's words. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1081:You know what they say - sleep is the mother's drug of choice, but like heroin, only the very rich and the very poor can afford it. ~ Elissa Schappell,
1082:Celerity is the mother of good fortune. He has done much who leaves nothing over till to-morrow. Festina lente is a royal motto. liv ~ Baltasar Graci n,
1083:Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
1084:If you can just see all the children of the world as your own, all the mothers of the world as you are, we can make a huge difference. ~ Susan Sarandon,
1085:Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
1086:Peace in the storm, Calm in the effort, Joy in the surrender, a luminous Faith, and you will become aware of the Lord's constant Presence. ~ The Mother,
1087:🌸We must never give a chance to the adverse forces to do theirmischief — they take advantage of the slightest unconsciousness. ~ The Mother(CWM 15:20)🌸,
1088:He had already seized this particular day once, but he was prepared, if need be, to go ahead and seize the motherfucker all over again. ~ Michael Chabon,
1089:I am on earth because it is on earth that the divine work must he done, and for no other reason.

Works of the Mother, vol. 17, p.119 ~ The Mother,
1090:I don't think that one can ever smile too much. Someone who knows how to smile in all circumstances is very close to true equality of soul. ~ The Mother,
1091:It seemed she would marry, be a wife to this unknown Scot, the mother of his children, and lady of his people . . . Lord save them all. R ~ Lynsay Sands,
1092:Our minds were circumscribed within narrow limits by an habitual belief that it was our duty to be subordinate to the mother country. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1093:The Mother of Christ, who stands at the very center of this mystery...is given as mother to every single individual and all mankind. ~ Pope John Paul II,
1094:The mothers of Kitty’s readers often chose men over their daughters, the desire for romance overwhelming the need to protect their child. ~ Sarai Walker,
1095:3.6) In Japan"The most important work assigned to women in Japan is child-making. Maternity is considered as the principal role of woman..." ~ The Mother,
1096:Do not shut your heart to the sweetness of my love—that alone can wipe off all sorrows and replace them by a constant and peaceful felicity. ~ The Mother,
1097:Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. ~ Hosea Ballou,
1098:The solution [to a crisis pregnancy] is not to kill the innocent baby but to deal with the mother's values and her attitudes toward life. ~ Jesse Jackson,
1099:But out of the mouth of the Mother of God I have seen the truth like fire, This---that the sky grows darker yet And the sea rises higher. ~ G K Chesterton,
1100:I feel that the same God-force that is the mother and father of the Pope is also the mother and father of the loneliest wino on the planet. ~ Dick Gregory,
1101:She possessed, further - as became the mother of six sturdy children of assorted paternity-- a discerning eye for a fine figure of a man ~ Rafael Sabatini,
1102:When I find the motherfucker who tortured an innocent cat to death just to send us a warning, I'm going to clobber him with a baseball bat ~ Steig Larsson,
1103:When I find the motherfucker who tortured an innocent cat to death just to send us a warning, I'm going to clobber him with a baseball bat ~ Stieg Larsson,
1104:Fear is the mother of all emotion. Before love, hate, spite, grief, rage, and all the rest, there was fear, and fear gave birth to them all, ~ Ben Fountain,
1105:I love you, Blaire. I'm so damn proud of the fact you're going to be the mother of my son. I want everyone to know. Never doubt that." - Rush ~ Abbi Glines,
1106:I should know, for I am Morgaine le Fay, priestess of the Isle of Avalon, where the ancient religion of the Mother Goddess is born. ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
1107:Maintain silence in the presence of birth to save both the sanity of the mother and the child and safeguard the home to which they will go. ~ L Ron Hubbard,
1108:We, like the Mother of the World, become the compassionate presence that can hold, with tenderness, the rising and passing waves of suffering. ~ Tara Brach,
1109:When we have faith and discipline everything becomes easier. Patience is the mother of all virtues. With anxiety all our lives become worse. ~ Chico Xavier,
1110:At each moment may our attitude be such that the Divine’s Will determines our choice so that the Divine may give the direction to all our life. ~ The Mother,
1111:May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing. ~ Pio of Pietrelcina,
1112:Nursing does not belong to a man; it is not his province. A sick child is always the mother’s property: her own feelings generally make it so. ~ Jane Austen,
1113:once upon a time, the princess rose from the ashes her dragon lovers made of her & crowned herself the motherfucking queen of herself. ~ Amanda Lovelace,
1114:The Master regarded all creatures as manifestations of the Divine Mother. He left me behind to manifest the motherhood of God. ~ Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi,
1115:You are reduced / To the after-sorrow / That will last my lifetime. The hair-tearing / Grief of the mother / Whose child has been swept away. ~ Mary Jo Bang,
1116:A: If they have a greater experience or consciousness than the Mother, they should not stay here but go and save the world with it. ~ Sri Aurobindo27-12-1935,
1117:As the mother of a son with disabilities, I try to keep an eye out for news that affects people in the large community of which he is a part. ~ Judy Woodruff,
1118:I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, say to yourself, ‘I have a mother. ~ Sarada Devi,
1119:Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the source of her wonders. ~ Simon Blackburn,
1120:This is like the mother of all wet dreams. You’re a hot warrior dude who kicks bad-guy ass and then wants to nail me. The wings are a bonus. ~ Laurann Dohner,
1121:you fuck with me and what’s mine than yes, I am the judge. I am the jury. And sometimes, when the situation calls for it, I am the motherfuckin ~ T M Frazier,
1122:But a child's joy is doubled for the mother, and the sound of her son's laughter began to her heart, a feat she had never believed possible ~ Adriana Trigiani,
1123:Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatle John Lennon and the mother of singer Julian Lennon, died April 1 at her home in Spain. She was 75. ~ Anonymous,
1124:Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life? ~ Sean Hannity,
1125:Happy is the mother who can say sincerely, that she puts her child in God's hands, and knows therefore, that he is divinely protected. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
1126:I suppose the mothers of most twelve-year-old boys live with the uneasy conviction that their sons are embarked upon a secret life of crime. ~ Shirley Jackson,
1127:the lonely evening sound of the mothers, saying it is not our fault that we weep so, it is nature’s fault that makes us first full, then empty. ~ Edna O Brien,
1128:The mother is the early care giver and primary source of identification for all children.... A daughter continues to identify with the mother ~ Nancy Chodorow,
1129:The worst thing about being a teacher is the mothers. These mothers think they know more than the experts, they think they know what’s best. ~ Christie Barlow,
1130:Novalis and Dostoyevsky, awaited me just as do the mother, or the wife, the children, maids, dogs and cats in the case of more sensible people. ~ Hermann Hesse,
1131:She is the mother I never had, she is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don't know a better person. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
1132:Sometimes I think I'm an alien that accidentally fell off the mother ship, destined to wander among clueless earthling parents for all eternity. ~ Sarah Ockler,
1133:There is always so much talk about the sins of the fathers but it is the sins of the mothers that are the most difficult to avoid repeating. ~ Melanie Benjamin,
1134:We all know that television is better for women as they get into their 40s. You could be more three-dimensional, not just the wife or the mother. ~ Dana Delany,
1135:Earth, the mother of all, Moves on her stedfast way, Gathering, flinging, sowing. Mortals, we live in her day, She in her children is growing. ~ George Meredith,
1136:How wonderful are the women and men in the world who feed us. Especially those who feed us with no salary. The mothers—I thought. The wives. ~ Katharine Hepburn,
1137:Keep yourself open to the Mother, remember her always and let her Force work in you, rejecting all other influences - that is the rule for yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1138:One religion after another has accepted and perpetuated man's original mistake in making a private servant of the mother of the race. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
1139:She existed in the Divine Mind as an Eternal Thought before there were any mothers. She is the Mother of mothers—she is the world’s first love. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
1140:"Since the man refused the meal I had prepared with so much love and care, I invoked the God to take it.My God, Thou hast accepted my invitation.." ~ The Mother,
1141:There is always so much talk about the sins of the fathers, but it is the sins of the mothers that are the most difficult to avoid repeating. ~ Melanie Benjamin,
1142:Things like that gave me the first glimmering of the universal female gospel that all good traits and leanings come from the mother's side. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
1143:To Be young is to be always ready to give up what we are in order to become what we must be.
To be young is never to accept the irreparable.
~ The Mother,
1144:Truth is the mother of joy. Truth civilizes, ennobles and purifies. The grandest ambition that can enter the soul is to know the truth. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
1145:🌸When you feel that you know nothing then you are ready tolearn. ~ The MotherDecember 1965(CWM 12:129)🌸#Themother #Sriaurobindo #Sriaurobindoashram #Pondicherry,
1146:Why do we need them if we hate them?” the daughter tiredly asked.
“We hate them because we need them,” the mother answered, her speech slurred. ~ John Irving,
1147:it is not only unfair but disgustingly cruel that the mother is always held responsible for the illegitimate child, while the father goes scot-free. ~ Dale Evans,
1148:It is not the thing you fear that you must deal with, it is the mother of the thing you fear. The very thing that has given birth to the nightmare. ~ David Whyte,
1149:I will rape their women, take their children as slaves, and bring their broken gods back to Vaes Dothrak to bow down beneath the Mother of Mountains. ~ Anonymous,
1150:once upon a time, the princess rose from the ashes her dragon lovers made of her & crowned herself the mother-fucking queen of herself.   - ~ Amanda Lovelace,
1151:"O, to see no longer the appearances which change incessantly; to contemplate only the Divine's immutable oneness in everything & everywhere!.." ~ The Mother,
1152:Silence is the Mother of Truth, for the silent man was ever to be trusted, while the man ever ready with speech was never taken seriously. ~ Luther Standing Bear,
1153:The poverty I felt most, then, was a scarcity of the heart, a near-constant state of longing for the mother right in front of me yet out of reach. ~ Sarah Smarsh,
1154:There are but few proverbial sayings that are not true, for they are all drawn from experience itself, which is the mother of all sciences. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
1155:They knew in what they called their hearts that one can get on quite well without a mother, and that it is only the mothers who think you can't. ~ James M Barrie,
1156:...wanting soul life without the dark, warming intelligence of personal doubt is like expecting an egg without the brooding heat of the mother hen. ~ David Whyte,
1157:Yoga is sufficient to fill a whole life if it is done seriously— but it goes without saying, one must be patient, otherwise nothing can be achieved. ~ The Mother,
1158:Divine Light 22 May 2018 “The Divine’s Love looks to everything.” ~ The Mother White Roses, P-175, 20-09-1967 இறைவனின் பேரன்பு எல்லாவற்றையும் கவனித்துக் கொள்கிறது,
1159:own. I am sure that is what the family remembered best about me because of the way the mother’s letter began. “Dear Vet with the bandaged finger … ~ James Herriot,
1160:We can also see from the turkey story the mother of all harmful mistakes: mistaking absence of evidence (of harm) for evidence of absence, ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1161:For harmony and better work, it is not by changing men that things can get better, but by changing one’s own consciousness and character. ~ The Mother#Sriaurobindo,
1162:I am the Mother's blade, the Mother's wrath... You have poisoned her, raped her and her children. Left her to die. Now you will suffer, you will die. ~ R S Belcher,
1163:I find, by close observation, that the mothers are the levers which move in education. The men talk about it . . . but the women work most for it. ~ Frances Harper,
1164:In art and mythology, the Goddess appears in three forms. White represents the virgin, red the mother, and black, the crone, or the death-goddess. ~ Erin O Riordan,
1165:I think there is irony in the fact that the computer is both their chief venue of communication and propaganda and also the mother of all their fears. ~ Mark Potok,
1166:Most recently she’s been helping Bing redecorate his basement. I felt like it needed some color down there, so I painted the walls with the motherfucker ~ Joe Hill,
1167:Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit. ~ George III,
1168:Romanticism is the mother of kitsch and that there are moments when the child becomes so like its mother that one cannot differentiate between them ~ Hermann Broch,
1169:He’d like to believe there’s going to be a tender mother-and-child reunion—perhaps even one of the mother-and-lover type—but in his heart he doesn’t. ~ Stephen King,
1170:If England was the mother of the Big Boy, America, she was, I fear, a woman of questionable virtue. No one knows for certain who the father was. ~ Sherwood Anderson,
1171:Still, with an unshaken confidence that the English tongue was somehow the mother tongue of the whole world, only the people were too stupid to know it, ~ Anonymous,
1172:The mother's love is not given to us to spoil us with indulgence, but to soften our hearts, that we may in turn soften others with kindness. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
1173:Employment, which Galen calls 'Nature's Physician,' is so essential to human happiness that indolence is justly considered as the mother of misery. ~ Robert A Burton,
1174:Even after the mothering dropped because my son grew up, the writing - the muse - was always the third wheel, the lowest on the priority list. ~ Shirley Geok lin Lim,
1175:Don’t get me wrong. Being a mom is no picnic. Raising the kids is the mother’s responsibility. It’s a thankless, solitary job, like sheriff or Pope. ~ Stephen Colbert,
1176:Fatal human malice is the staple of narrators, original sin the mother-fluid of historians. But it is a risky enterprise to have to write of virtue. ~ Thomas Keneally,
1177:I know only this: that when my mother told me she had not been the mother to me that she wished she’d been, she became that mother for the first time. ~ Tara Westover,
1178:MY MOUTH OPENED.
Way to go, Clare. Way to impress the mother of a prospective boyfriend. Moms love their boys to date psycho overprotective girls. ~ Kim Harrington,
1179:Roe v. Wade very clearly sets out that there can be regulations on abortion so long as the life and the health of the mother are taken into account. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1180:the illusion of the artistic rendering of a nerve stimulus into images is, if not the mother, then at least the grandmother of every concept. In ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1181:To live the Supreme Truth, if only for a minute, is worth more than writing or reading hundreds of books on the methods or processes by which to find it. ~ The Mother,
1182:What matters to the children's well-being isn't so much the level of the family's wealth as whether it is controlled by the mother or the father. ~ Nicholas D Kristof,
1183:Now is easy. It’s easy to say what you want in a passing moment. That’s why a harem waits outside your door and the mother of your child won’t have you. ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
1184:Contentment is an asset that we take for granted until we lose it. It's the brother of happiness, the sister of peace of mind, and the mother of purpose. ~ Joan Marques,
1185:Opening the basement door for the first time, I realized two things. One, the lightbulb was burned out. Two, the motherfucking lightbulb was burned out. ~ Alice Clayton,
1186:The child must depend on the most imperfect mother; the mother may be devoted to the most unworthy children; in such relations legal revenges are vain. ~ G K Chesterton,
1187:The mother is really a more immediate parent than the father because one is born from the mother, and the first experience of any infant is the mother. ~ Havelock Ellis,
1188:The sexual wishes in regard to the mother become more intense and the father is perceived as an obstacle to the; this gives rise to the Oedipus complex. ~ Sigmund Freud,
1189:What are you looking at?” she asks.
What am I looking at? My future wife? The mother of my children? The person I was
put on this earth to find? Yes. ~ Pete Wentz,
1190:5.2) The Need of a Man by a Woman"Woman needs man not more than man needs woman; or rather, more exactly, man and woman have an equal need of one another.." ~ The Mother,
1191:Elijah, as always, is being unusually kind. While he himself is not lonely, he doesn’t mind talking to lonely people. He is the Mother Teresa of banter. ~ David Levithan,
1192:'Heroism is to be able to stand for the Truth in all circumstances....' ~ The Mother#mondaythoughts #MondayMotivation #SriAurobindo #SriMaa #MirraAlfassa #Truth #Courage,
1193:I'm the wife of a king, and the mother of kings. And I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. So fuck off, Jack.- Queen Christina (The Royal Treatment) ~ MaryJanice Davidson,
1194:Into the winter's gray delight, Into the summer's golden dream, Holy and high and impartial, Death, the mother of Life, Mingles all men for ever. ~ William Ernest Henley,
1195:It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost. ~ Anna Freud,
1196:I’ve noticed that if several siblings have breaks in the mother-child bond, they’ll often express anger or jealousy, or feel disconnected from one another. ~ Mark Wolynn,
1197:The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~ Rajneesh,
1198:What is called matriarchy is simply moral anarchy, in which the mother alone remains fixed because all the fathers are fugitive and irresponsible. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
1199:When I tell you forever, Anna, I mean it. You will be my wife and the mother of my kids. You will be my Anna forever. Nothing or no one will ever change that. ~ K C Lynn,
1200:1266What matters to the children's well-being isn't so much the level of the family's wealth as whether it is controlled by the mother or the father. ~ Nicholas D Kristof,
1201:4.3) Administrative capabilities"The present war has shown that in refusing the co-operation of women the governments deprived themselves of precious help.." ~ The Mother,
1202:as the mother knows the needs better than the babe, so the Blessed Mother understands our cries and worries and knows them better than we know ourselves. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
1203:I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. ~ Agatha Christie,
1204:It is in an unshakable peace that can be found the true power. ~ ~ The Mother"It is in building a world where we teach the acceptance of ourselves" #inspiring @KevinBreel,
1205:Our heroine knew that the mother would always leave the window open for her children to fly back by; so they stayed away for years and had a lovely time. ~ James M Barrie,
1206:Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences. ~ Freeman Dyson,
1207:There may be no book on the mothers of poets, or artists in general, but it might one day be written and would be, I think, an enlightening read. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
1208:the Word of the Father goes forth into the all … purifying it, bringing it back into the Father, into the Mother, Jesus of the infiniteness of gentleness. ~ Elaine Pagels,
1209:I cannot figure out what that something is,” he continues. “And hear me Sara, it is driving me mad.” Join the motherfucking club. We’re taking applicants. ~ Laura Thalassa,
1210:In democratic countries, knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge; on its progress depends that of all the others. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
1211:LAURA. Because the mother is closer to the child, as it has been discovered that no one can tell for a certainty who the father of a child is. CAPTAIN. ~ August Strindberg,
1212:A: It is only if you see the divinity of the Mother that there can be a settled conviction―that is a question of the inner consciousness and vision. ~ Sri Aurobindo5-6-1937,
1213:The storm is only at the surface of the sea; in the depths all is quiet. ~ ~ The MotherThe storm is only at the surface of the sea; in the depths all is quiet. ~ The Mother,
1214:[To the mother of two unruly children in a restaurant after the woman said she really didn't know what to do with her children:] Have you tried infanticide? ~ Joan Crawford,
1215:If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland. ~ Chandra Shekhar Azad,
1216:Let them go!” interrupted Viviane angrily. “I still think we should let them go! I do not want to live in a world of Christians, who deny the Mother— ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
1217:On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby, the very image of its father, at least that is what he said, but who has the temper of its mother. ~ Calamity Jane,
1218:When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, by the easy right of birth and by the calm, slow, friendly forces of evolution. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
1219:"(1) The regional language should be the medium of instruction(2) Sanskrit should be the national language, and(3) English should be the international language." ~ The Mother,
1220:Bonne Fête @Auro_Mere :)      To mark one more step on the luminous road leading to the Divine Realisation in Peace, Love and Joy. ~ The Mother ,
1221:I am working on a new book about a boa constrictor and a litter of hyenas. The boa constrictor swallows the babies one by one, and the mother hyena dies laughing. ~ E B White,
1222:Love and compassion are the mother and father of a smile. We need to create more smiles in our world today. Smiles, after all, pave the way to a happy world. ~ Steve Maraboli,
1223:Necessity is the mother of invention, which probably explains why invention’s father left home on the pretext of buying a newspaper and hasn’t been heard of since. ~ Tom Holt,
1224:She was our most fierce protector. But it made her tired. So very tired, but she never stopped being there for us, loving us, being the mother we never had.” My ~ Tillie Cole,
1225:The bravest battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not; It was fought by the mothers of men. ~ Joaquin Miller,
1226:The perception of success is the mother of power. When those who can hurt you see you fail, the the power seeps from you like the water from a cracked pot. ~ Mark Russinovich,
1227:To become aware of one's deficiencies is a sign of great progress and the door open on the road to success in sadhana. So rejoice and keep confident—all is well. ~ The Mother,
1228:A child does not try to know the mother, it simply has faith in her. In the same way, having faith in the Divine is the source of the greatest strength. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
1229:And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look, and behold that great and abominable church, which is the mother of abominations, whose founder is the devil. ~ Joseph Smith Jr,
1230:Everybody has a Big Momma: the mother or the grandmother who tells it like it is, keeps it real with them, isn't afraid to tell you the truth about yourself. ~ Martin Lawrence,
1231:If life is like a box of chocolates, then mine is the mother of all coffee creams. You know – the ones that always get left in the box because no one wants them? ~ Sibel Hodge,
1232:It's true that necessity is the mother of invention. But for those of us without fathers, there is a deeper truth - necessity is the mother of self-invention. ~ Michael Hainey,
1233:Like a child, the earth's going to sleep,
or so the story goes.

But I'm not tired, it says.
And the mother says, You may not be tired but I'm tired ~ Louise Gl ck,
1234:Parents of murdered children have it worst, and to me the fathers have it even worse than the mothers because they are taught to be stoic, to “act like a man. ~ William Landay,
1235:The mother who lay in the grave, was the mother of my infancy; the little creature in her arms, was myself, as I had once been, hushed for ever on her bosom. ~ Charles Dickens,
1236:“The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.The name that can be named is not the eternal name.The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth.The named is ~ The Mother,
1237:The truth seems to be, however, that the mother-forest, and these wild things which it nourished, all recognised a kindred wilderness in the human child. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne,
1238:In the creative process there is the father, the author of the play; the mother, the actor pregnant with the part; and the child, the role to be born. ~ Constantin Stanislavski,
1239:TaoTeChing [25] #TaoThere was something formless and perfectbefore the universe was born.It is serene. Empty.Solitary. Unchanging.Infinite. Eternally present.It is ~ The Mother,
1240:The daughter never ever gives up on the mother, just as the mother never gives up on the daughter. There is a tie there so strong that nothing can break it. ~ Rachel Billington,
1241:The mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, or business man, or artist, or scientist. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1242:"Do not think yourself big or small, very important or very unimportant; for we are nothing in ourselves. We must only live to become what the Divine wills of us."– ~ The Mother,
1243:Investigations during the last few decades have brought hydrogen instead of carbon, and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life, into the foreground. ~ Albert Szent Gyorgyi,
1244:The child might fear to be born and the mother to give birth, yet neither can choose otherwise when the time is come. Neither have I a choice. This is my only path. ~ Tanith Lee,
1245:A simple and faithful heart is a great boon. ~ ~ The Mother"A simple but radical spiritual practice is to accept whatever arises in the Now – within and without." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1246:I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as great to be a woman as to be a man, And I say there is nothing greater than the mother of a man. ~ Walt Whitman,
1247: If Nature Smiles - The Mother Must
If Nature smiles - the Mother must
I'm sure, at many a whim
Of Her eccentric Family Is She so much to blame?
~ Emily Dickinson,
1248:It's like kids playing house: 'You play the father, I'll play the mother.' You know, you dress up, you play, they pay, you go home. It's a game - acting's a game. ~ Robert Duvall,
1249:I was fascinated to think about a place where men could be the mothers and I thought of my own song-writing and I decided to have a relationship with their daughters. ~ Tori Amos,
1250:This is faithfulness, to admit and to manifest no other movements but only the movements prompted and guided by the Divine.

Words Of The Mother, vol.14, p.164 ~ The Mother,
1251:What is striking about them is that the father-leaning disorders tend to produce autistic symptoms. The mother-leaning disorders tend to produce schizophrenic ones. ~ Carl Zimmer,
1252:When a Father takes the child by the hand, he takes the Mother by the Heart.... The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~ David O McKay,
1253:As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language, so one Gypsy musician teaches the other. They have never shown any need for notation. ~ Franz Liszt,
1254:The idea of helping others is a delusion of the ego. It is only when the Mother commissions and gives her force that one can help and even then only within limits. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1255:Their curses were not aimed at any definite target: they swore at such abstractions as God, the Officers, the Mothers of Others, with more music than meaning. ~ Mario Vargas Llosa,
1256:There is no better way to become friends than to laugh together. – ~ The MotherThere is no better way to show one’s gratefulness to the Divine than to be quietly happy. The Mother,
1257:There is no quality I would rather have, and be thought to have, than gratitude. For it is not only the greatest virtue, but is the mother of all the rest. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1258:14 July 2020 - #auropixIt is only when we are not disturbed that we can always do the right thing at the right time and in the right way. ~ The Mother -auropix.com/quote-of-the-d..,
1259:I am the mother of this child. I am the one who carries it in her body. I am the giver of its life. Yet I have almost nothing to say about its coming into the world. ~ Terry Brooks,
1260:Killian won't go for it. The mother won't go for it. Hell, Davey, I've got no morals whatsoever, and I wouldn't go for it! It's the worst goddamn thing I ever heard. ~ Carl Hiaasen,
1261:This is the woman's century, the first chance for the mother of the world to rise to her full place . . . and the world waits while she powders her nose. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
1262:We must and we will conquer, even if we have to fight again and again. I am never discouraged and ask you also not to be—because the Divine's final Victory is certain. ~ The Mother,
1263:When Christianity is received, it stimulates the faculties, and calls forth new ideas, new motives and new sentiments. It has been the mother of all modern education ~ James McCosh,
1264:Back in the day, it was either both a mother and her daughter had pubic hair, or the daughter didn’t. Today, in many a case, the mother is the one who doesn’t. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1265:Dictating condolences to the mother of a murdered husband whom you’ve been busily cuckolding for the last three years would take more than his limited social vocabulary. ~ P D James,
1266:I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble. ~ Agatha Christie,
1267:I recognize but one mental acquisition as a necessary part of the education of a lady or gentlemen, namely, an accurate and refined use of the mother tongue. ~ Charles William Eliot,
1268:Land monopoly is not only monopoly, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies; it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other forms of monopoly. ~ Winston Churchill,
1269:She longs to be with her baby, but when she is she’s assailed by a feeling almost of panic. Will she ever escape or will she be trapped in the mother world forever? ~ Elly Griffiths,
1270:Morality and its victim, the mother - what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood? ~ Emma Goldman,
1271:My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
1272:When one knows that he is his mother's child, and proceeds to guard (the qualities of) the mother that belong to him, to the end of his life he will be free from all peril. ~ Lao Tzu,
1273:Yes, this world is full of falsehood... But for yourself, you must be above all that and take shelter in the Lord's arms because it is the only shelter that never fails. ~ The Mother,
1274:Experiences are everything. And businesses must create experiences that mean something. If necessity is the mother of invention, then vision is the father of innovation. ~ Brian Solis,
1275:In some pictures, there were three of them: him, the woman, the kid. The mother was smiling, but Lucie—she couldn’t explain why—sensed a kind of absence in her gaze. ~ Franck Thilliez,
1276:I see a huge paradox in me - the intense need to be loved and the search for approval juxtaposed with the need to nurture other people, to be the mother I never had. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
1277:The sickness of the mother runs on through the girl, leaving her small and helpless. Liquor flies through her brain with the force of a gun, leaving her running in circles. ~ Lou Reed,
1278:This was our life. This woman was my future. She would be the mother of my children. This was our beginning. I couldn’t wait for the middle. And I never wanted it to end. ~ Penny Reid,
1279:Broadcast TV is still the mothership and it will be for the foreseeable future. Audiences may be declining slightly but revenues are going up and profits are going up. ~ Leslie Moonves,
1280:It's bad enough when they refer to medical science as 'an inexact science,' " says the Mother. "But when they start referring to it as 'an art,' I get extremely nervous. ~ Lorrie Moore,
1281:Perfection is always found in maturity, whether it be in the animal or in the intellectual world. Reflection is the mother of wisdom, and wisdom the parent of success. ~ James F Cooper,
1282:The mother I’m completely over but the daughter I love to death. The mother I’d like to love to death.” “Heh.” “Don’t do me any favors; only laugh if it’s funny.” “It is! ~ Ned Vizzini,
1283:The mother of useful arts is necessity; that of the fine arts is luxury. For father the former has intellect; the latter genius, which itself is a kind of luxury. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
1284:There is always room for losers in the football business. They are the mother's milk of gambling, and why not? Somebody has to do it, or there won't be any winners. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
1285:There is a thirst for Love which no human relation can quench. It is only the Divine's love that can satisfy that thirst.

MCW, vol 14, Words Of The Mother II, p.121 ~ The Mother,
1286:You've developed the strength of a draft horse while holding onto the delicacy of a daffodil ... you are the mother, advocate and protector of a child with a disability. ~ Lori Borgman,
1287:Maybe the mother manages to be a mirror only part of the time. In such 'tantalizing' cases, some babies learn to withdraw their own needs when the mother's are evident. ~ Alison Bechdel,
1288:For the spouse of someone in the service, you are your own provider, your own lover, you own best friend while that person's gone - the mother and father if you have kids. ~ Jessy Schram,
1289:The deepest life of nature is silent and obscure; so often the elements that move and mould society are the results of the sister's counsel and the mother's prayer. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin,
1290:The Doctor once more gave me a bunch of medication and checked on my ribs. “Done with the motherfucker,” he said, showing me his back as he headed toward the door. ~ Mohamedou Ould Slahi,
1291:Consider humility to be the mother-virtue, your very first duty before God, the one constant safeguard of the soul, and set your heart on it as the source of all blessing. ~ Andrew Murray,
1292:Faith in spiritual power must not depend on circumstances. ~ ~ The MotherFaith is above the mind so that any discussion or dispute spoils the action of the faith. #sriaurobindo #eve.talks,
1293:I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. ~ Mother Teresa,
1294:When there is a gap—between your face and your race, between the baby and the mother, between your body and yourself—you are expected, everywhere you go, to explain the gap. ~ Danzy Senna,
1295:Nature is not a partisan, but out of her ample treasue house she produces children in infinite variety, of which she is equally the mother, and disowns none of them. ~ James Anthony Froude,
1296:The mother seems relieved to have heard that this affliction might be psychological, as if the failings of the mind are any less destructive than those of the body. ~ Karen Thompson Walker,
1297:There had been no real coffee in Copenhagen since the beginning of the Nazi occupation. Not even any real tea. The mothers sipped at hot water flavored with herbs. “Annemarie, ~ Lois Lowry,
1298:We receive our nourishment from the Mother Earth. So we should put our hands together in an attitude of prayer and say "please" and "thank you" when dealing with nature. ~ Masanobu Fukuoka,
1299:By making the birth of the child the physical choice of the mother, the sexual revolution has made marriage and child support a social choice of the father. ~ George A Akerlof,
1300:Honesty is the mother of confidence; it unites, combines and solidifies society. Dishonesty is disintegration; it destroys confidence; it brings social chaos. . . . ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
1301:If you go with what Hillary [Clinton] is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. ~ Donald Trump,
1302:Is there any Mantra prescribed for giving up the fruits of Japa?The Mother said, "Don't say 'Giving up the fruits of Japa'; say 'offering the fruits of Japa.'" ~ Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi,
1303:Jews: look to Miriam, not Moses ... Muslims: look to Fatimah, not Muhammad. Buddhists: remember Tara, the mother of liberation. Christians: pray to Mary for your salvation. ~ Naomi Alderman,
1304:Perfect surrender: the indispensable condition for identification. ~ ~ The MotherPerfect surrender: the indispensable condition for identification. ~ The Mother #sri aurobindo #sriaurobindo,
1305:…I wanted to show that the mother was the heroine as soon as possible. I'm tired of love-sick girls and runaway wives. We'll prove that there's romance in old women also. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1306:Remakes, in general, are a result of necessity being the mother of invention. They can't open movies consistently and break through the advertising clutter that's out there. ~ John Carpenter,
1307:Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.” —Freeman Dyson ~ Erik Brynjolfsson,
1308:But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. ~ Mother Teresa,
1309:If we had a truly living faith ,an absolute certitude of the almighty power of the Divine, His manifestation could be so evident that the whole earth would be transformed by it. ~ The Mother,
1310:It is my firm conviction that man need take no milk at all, beyond the mother’s milk that he takes as a baby. His diet should consist of nothing but sunbaked fruits and nuts. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1311:She was the mother of eight children: four daughters, of whom only one lived to adulthood, and four sons, all of whom reached their majority but only one of whom, Will, married. ~ Bill Bryson,
1312:That’s what the mother of the gardener’s boy said,” remarked Teresa; “she wanted me to have it destroyed, but I pointed out to her that she had eleven children and I had only one elk.  ~ Saki,
1313:to all the girls who have my back-
the queens and the witches
the poets and the mothers-
to the girls who raise their voices
and
to the girls who light the way ~ Claire Legrand,
1314:We're not a band because we're trying to be the Mother Teresas of the music industry, out to serve everybody. We're a band first and foremost because we love playing pop music. ~ Alice Nutter,
1315:When a mistake is made, it must always be used as a means for progress; once the necessary change is realised, the mistake and its cause disappear and there can be no repetition. ~ The Mother,
1316:The mother-in-law came round last week. It was absolutely pouring down. So I opened the door and I saw her there and I said, 'Mother, don't just stand there in the rain. Go home.' ~ Les Dawson,
1317:What the hell is that?” “It’s my fox hat.” “Your fox hat?” “Yeah, Pudge. My fox hat.” “Why are you wearing your fox hat?” I asked. “Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox. ~ John Green,
1318:@djvtwit Thanks! However I'm worried about your sleep as you're working almost 20 hours a day ! But a silver lining to this : U r about to enjoy the experience of yogic sleep which ~ The Mother,
1319:Only the mother tree remained in the middle of the clearing, bathed in light, heavy with fruit, festooned with blossoms, a perpetual celebrant of the ancient mystery of life. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1320:O Sweet harmony that dwellest in all things, sweet harmony that fillest my heart, manifest thyself in the most external forms of life, in every feeling,every thought, every action. ~ The Mother,
1321:So we were back in the Children's Pavilion, and there was again the familiar scene: the mothers with their nearly dead, the false face of mercy, the Slaughter of the Innocents. ~ Peter De Vries,
1322:The mother is earlier than the son. The feminine has priority, while masculine creativity only appears afterwards as a secondary phenomenon. Woman comes first, but man “becomes. ~ Erich Neumann,
1323:This one was going to be the mother of all vaginal orgasms. It was going to be epic. She might even start writing romance novels just so that she could describe this moment. ~ Charlene Hartnady,
1324:But they always came back to each other. And usually, that coming back involved an awkward joke, a moment of sarcasm. Self-deprecating humor. The mother of all reset buttons. ~ Adrienne Giordano,
1325:Death is the mother of beauty"
"And what is beauty?"
"Terror"
"Well said. Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary, genuine beauty is always quite alarming ~ Donna Tartt,
1326:I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness—to save oneself trouble. Agatha Christie ~ Kathryn Caskie,
1327:Sometimes the children asked Eddie to lift them over his head, and when Eddie complied, he saw the mothers' sad smiles: He guessed it was the right lift but the wrong pair of arms. ~ Mitch Albom,
1328:The childhood scenes [ in The Tree of Life] are tremendous. My favorite moment is when the mother levitate - for three seconds. Of course, this is how a child thinks of his mother. ~ Paul Auster,
1329:The more we concentrate on the goal, the more it blossoms forth and becomes precise. ~ ~ The MotherThe more we concentrate on the goal, the more it blossoms forth and becomes precise. The Mother,
1330:The peasants of the Asturias believe that in every litter of wolves there is one pup that is killed by the mother for fear that on growing up it would devour the other little ones. ~ Victor Hugo,
1331:4.1) Finding the Psychic"As women have not, in general, the arrogant mental pretensions of men, it is easier for them to discover their psychic being and to allow it to guide them.." ~ The Mother,
1332:Four spies, a monosyllabic earl, an annoying heiress, an obnoxious young sot, two very pleasing ladies—although Olivia had scarcely spoken this evening—and the mother from hell. ~ Celeste Bradley,
1333:I am secure in the knowledge that I am the mother of your heart," Etsuko said, smiling. "But she is the mother of your blood. She deserves to see what a fine woman you have become ~ Alan Brennert,
1334:I think the fact that Anna Nicole [Smith] clearly did not have a great relationship with her mother made the judge very reluctant to allow the mother to decide where she gets buried. ~ Dan Abrams,
1335:once upon a time, the princess rose from the ashes her dragon lovers made of her & crowned herself the motherfucking queen of herself. - how’s that for a happily ever after? ~ Amanda Lovelace,
1336:Psychoanalysis and dianetics are, on the face of it, both absurd. People are what they are because of causes that go infinitely farther back than infancy of the mother's womb ~ Clark Ashton Smith,
1337:The mother/daughter relationship and the separation from the mother is so complex that in most women’s literature and fairy tales the mother remains absent, dead, or villainous. ~ Maureen Murdock,
1338:Women are concerned about the purity and welfare of the community. ? While the father's love was related to mundane desires, the mother's love was related to spiritual concerns. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
1339:You want to be able to say anything when you do your first draft, because some of that goofy stuff that you think has nothing to do with it is probably where the mother lode is. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
1340:A death happened at 3:12 in the morning. A private death between the mother and herself, before she could finish her one last dream. This is what it means to die: You do not finish. ~ Lydia Netzer,
1341:A grandmaster must memorize thousands of chess duels in his head, as these are for him what words of the mother tongue are to the ordinary people and what notes are to a musician. ~ Garry Kasparov,
1342:Be only a burning fire for progress, take whatever comes to you as an aid to your progress and immediately make whatever progress is required.

Works Of The Mother, vol.12, p.33 ~ The Mother,
1343:English has a lot of synonyms for “fool” or “idiot.” Perhaps you take this to mean that English speakers are mean-spirited; I simply reply that necessity is the mother of invention. ~ Kory Stamper,
1344:Goya’s full motto for his etching is, ‘Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the source of her wonders. ~ Simon Blackburn,
1345:Somewhere, out in the infinite distance, lay the spring, at least in God's mind, like babies that are not yet conceived in the mother's womb.
(from "The Fish can Sing") ~ Halld r Kiljan Laxness,
1346:The beginning, perhaps. The girl without the mother. But after that . . . I wish someone could tell me what it means. I wish there was someone who could just tell me the truth. ~ Diane Setterfield,
1347:The mother sensed her daughter's animal superiority and instinctively condemned it out of hand, the unforgettable depth of her fucking, her way of coming like a continent! ~ Louis Ferdinand C line,
1348:The world's beginning is its mother. To have found the mother is also to know the children. Although you know the children, cling to the mother. Until your last day you will not be harmed. ~ Laozi,
1349:What knowing the Mother means above all is daring to put love into action. The Mother herself is love-in-action, love acting everywhere and in everything to make creation possible. ~ Andrew Harvey,
1350:To completely trust in Allah is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him. ~ Al Ghazali,
1351:To follow the path to the end, one must be armed with a very patient endurance. ~ ~ The MotherTo follow the path to the end, one must be armed with a very patient endurance.The Mother.#SriAurobindo,
1352:For, they argued, this creator was a derivative, merely instrumental power whom the Mother had created to administer the universe, but his own self-conception was far more grandiose. ~ Elaine Pagels,
1353:Keep yourself open to the Mother and in perfect union with her. Make yourself entirely plastic to her touch and let her mould you swiftly towards perfection.

The Mother, p.121 ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1354:once upon a time, the princess rose from the ashes her dragon lovers made of her & crowned herself the mother-fucking queen of herself.   - how’s that for a happily ever after? ~ Amanda Lovelace,
1355:@Sanjays81301051 @DhruvalKhurana Just received this message at the same time you sent this tweet!"At the end of the tunnel there is the Light. The Grace is there permanent and eternal. ~ The Mother",
1356:She looked like she might have a pretty damn good idea what bastard she was the mother of. But you can’t always tell - with somebody’s mother, I mean. Mothers are all slightly insane. ~ J D Salinger,
1357:He took one look at me and knew I would be his best friend, his partner, his wife, and the mother of his children. He saw more in me in one glance than I’d seen in myself my whole life. ~ Alexa Riley,
1358:The mother was your friend, you see, but the woman was your enemy, and love between the sexes is strife. Do not think that I gave myself; I did not give, but I took—what I wanted. ~ August Strindberg,
1359:Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth. ~ Liu Xiaobo,
1360:Think for a minute, darling: in fairy tales it's always the children who have the fine adventures. The mothers have to stay at home and wait for the children to fly in the window. ~ Audrey Niffenegger,
1361:What we teach our children is that earth is your mother that provides; she's a giver. So, please first ask forgiveness from the mother earth before you step on to it and cause it pain. ~ Narendra Modi,
1362:When it comes to creating million dollar inventive ideas, most people stop short of reaching the mother stratum while mining their own seam of gold! Genius takes effort and passion. ~ Stephen Richards,
1363:Sometimes when your child talks, your friends cannot understand what he says; but the mother understands very well. So if our prayer comes from the heart, God understands our language. ~ Dwight L Moody,
1364:The leaders of early Boston were gentlemen of considerable wealth who, in association with the clergy, eagerly sought to preserve in America the social arrangements of the Mother Country. ~ Howard Zinn,
1365:The mom doesn't become sexy; the woman does. You have to retrieve the woman from the mother. And she may need to separate to do that: a bath, a walk. She must cordon off an erotic space. ~ Esther Perel,
1366:If one remains in full confidence in the Mother and psychically open, then the Mother's force will do all and one has only to give consent and keep oneself open and aspire.- ~ Sri Aurobindo#Sriaurobindo,
1367:I pictured the mother whale, exhausted from labor, pushing her calf up to the skin of the water. The miracle of breath in the face of predation, life in the wake of whaling ships. ~ Megan Mayhew Bergman,
1368:We don’t need more ‘What if the mother is going to die’ debated, we need ‘I had an abortion because I was not ready to be a mother. It was my choice and my right. I own it. Back the f@#( up. ~ Neko Case,
1369:With all the efforts made by modern society to nurture and educate the young, how stupid it is to permit the mothers of young children to spend themselves in the coarser work of the world! ~ Jane Addams,
1370:5.6) Muscularity in Women "If you have ever looked at the photos of the women gymnasts you will know what perfectly beautiful bodies they have; and nobody can deny that they are muscular!.." ~ The Mother,
1371:Afar from the brute noise of clamorous needsThe quieted all-seeking mind could feel,At rest from its blind outwardness of will,The unwearied clasp of her mute patient loveAnd know for a soul ~ The Mother,
1372:I'm against the partial-birth abortion, but you've got to have an exception for the life of the mother and the health of the mother under the strictest test of bodily injury to the mother. ~ John F Kerry,
1373:Mary is the sure path to our meeting with Christ. Devotion to the Mother of the Lord, when it is genuine, is always an impetus to a life guided by the spirit and values of the Gospel. ~ Pope John Paul II,
1374:Story is the mother of us all. First we wrap our lives in language and then we act on who we say we are. We proceed from the word into the world and make a world based on our stories. ~ Christina Baldwin,
1375:The errors can become stepping-stones, the blind gropings can be changed into conquests. ~ ~ The MotherThe essence is in the emotions, but not of them. The "I" is in the essence, but not of it. Jane Heap,
1376:Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated. ~ Wassily Kandinsky,
1377:I consider telling my building guard not to let him in, but I hear the ring of the elevator and realize the guard must have recognized the motherfucker from when he brought me home last week. ~ Katy Evans,
1378:Until the mother faces the pain of childbirth, the child cannot be born. The Divine Trust is in the heart, and the heart is pregnant: the counsels of the prophets and the wise are like the midwife. ~ Rumi,
1379:As the mother of a grown son with a traumatic brain injury, I couldn't be more excited about the prospect of finding out how to repair even a small part of the damage that changed his life. ~ Judy Woodruff,
1380:Death is given in a kiss; the dearest kindnesses are fatal; and into this life, where one thing preys upon another, the child too often makes its entrance from the mother's corpse. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
1381:Go take the mother's soul, and learn three truths: Learn What dwells in man, What is not given to man , and What men live by . When thou hast learnt these things, thou shalt return to heaven. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1382:I chased every band around the world. Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention, you name it. I could just go on and on. It was my hobby, my pastime, and my obsession for several years. ~ Cassandra Peterson,
1383:I laughed. What the hell is that?
It's my fox hat.
Your fox hat?
Yeah, Pudge. My fox hat.
Why are you wearing your fox hat? I asked. Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox. ~ John Green,
1384:I'm a mother, and that's really important. Today, the mother and the musician can sit next to each other. Even when the musician is out there in full swing, the mother doesn't get switched off. ~ Tori Amos,
1385:Not that I know so much, but there are so many equally valid possibilities. For the present I do not believe that anyone is justified in saying that sexuality is the mother of all feelings. ~ Sigmund Freud,
1386:This was our life. This woman was my future. She would be the mother of my children.

This was our beginning.

I couldn't wait for the middle.

And I never wanted it to end. ~ Penny Reid,
1387:A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. But a wedding is for a father and daughter. They stop being married to each other on that day. ~ Sarah Ruhl,
1388:black belt, and she’d earned the mother of all vendettas by leaving his bed without so much as a note. They’d been friends for almost ten years, since college, a world that lay just a few ~ Jeri Smith Ready,
1389:Divinity lies all around us, but society remains too hidebound to accept that fact...The mother sea and the fountain-head of all religions lies in the mystical experiences of the individual. ~ William James,
1390:Everyone knows you can't see death cooties. Take my word for it, that couch has the biggest, fattest death cooties that ever existed. That couch has the mother of all death cooties. – Lula ~ Janet Evanovich,
1391:Hand over your problems to the Divine and He will pull you out of all difficulties – ~ The MotherHand over your problems to the Divine and He will pull you out of all difficulties – The Mother #sriaurobindo,
1392:I missed the mother I’d never known and mourned for her suffering now. Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1393:You can be cool and at the same time respect your woman, who will hopefully become your wife, who will hopefully become the mother of your kids. America needs to get back to family values. ~ Martin Lawrence,
1394:And because I love this lifeI know I shall love death as well.The child cries out whenFrom the right breast the motherTakes it away, in the very next momentTo find in the left oneIts consolation. ~ Anonymous,
1395:the mother, a bleached blonde, tightly trim with a wan smile, her hands crossed in her lap, displaying a pert French manicure, the manicure of choice among porn actresses and midwestern housewives. ~ Ling Ma,
1396:The Mother had bound every Supernatural with a set of guidelines that over time had become known as the covenant. It was essentially a promise not to abuse the gift of magic she had given them. ~ L B Gilbert,
1397:The mother is the most essential piece on the board, the one you must protect. Only she has the range. Only she can move in multiple directions. Once she's gone, it's a whole different game. ~ Kelly Corrigan,
1398:What a recovery of the wisdom of the Mother brings to all of us is the knowledge of inseparable connection with the entire creation and the wise, active love that is born from that knowledge. ~ Andrew Harvey,
1399:I think that indigenous women's wisdom is crucial. So much of the care of the Earth has come from the mothers. I think it's imperative we turn to their wisdom in how to take care of the planet. ~ Alice Walker,
1400:Michael didn’t make it all the way to the end of the assembly line. A couple of things didn’t get bolted on. I try not to blame the mother. But she wasn’t well. She died less than ten years later. ~ Lee Child,
1401:The Book of Proverbs deals very hard blows against sluggards, and Christian ministers do well frequently to denounce the great sin of idleness, which is the mother of a huge family of sins. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1402:the mother’s yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man; and ~ George Eliot,
1403:There will always be a cunt or a revolution around the corner, but the mother who bore me turned many a corner and made no answer, and finally she turned herself inside out and I am the answer. ~ Henry Miller,
1404:every baby was perfect, put on the planet for some good purpose, if only people would give them a chance to prove it. If the mother loved the baby, everything would work out some way or other. ~ Marie Bostwick,
1405:Mostly, however, I see the mothers I know in glimpses, bent like shepherdess crooks, scanning the floor for tiny Legos or half-chewed grapes or the people they once were, slumped in the corners. ~ Lauren Groff,
1406:@ Sri Aurobindo is an emanation of the Supreme who came on earth to announce the manifestation of a new race and a new world: the Supramental. Let us prepare for it in all sincerity and eagerness. ~ The Mother,
1407:How can you possibly believe he really loves you?” Miss Sneezy looks from the Mother to the Saint to Mr. Whittier’s hand.“You have no choice,” Mr. Whittier tells her. “If you need to be loved. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1408:In other words, the feminine image extricates itself from the grip of the Terrible Mother, a process known in analytical psychology as the crystallization of the anima from the mother archetype. ~ Erich Neumann,
1409:In writing these poems about relatives, I found it almost impossible to write about the mother. I was stuck. My feelings about my mother, you see, must be too complicated to easily flow into words. ~ Ted Hughes,
1410:It is a weakness to think that any one is dependent on me, and that I can do good to another. This belief is the mother of all our attachment, and through this attachment comes all our pain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1411:We hold the moon in our bellies and fire in our hearts. We bleed We give milk. We are the mothers of first words. These words grow. They are our children. They are our stores and poems. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
1412:As Solomon said in the Old Book, if two women squabble over which of them is the mother of a certain infant, the way to solve the problem is to cut the baby in half and share the baby in parts. ~ Gregory Maguire,
1413:India is the mother of religion. In her are combined science and religion in perfect harmony, and that is the Hindu religion, and it is India that shall be again the spiritual mother of the world. ~ Annie Besant,
1414:The things you have heard are true; we are the mothers of monsters. We would, however, like to clarify a few points. For instance, by the time we realized what Jeffrey had been up to, he was gone. ~ Ellen Datlow,
1415:Every person is born from an natural disposition, and the mother and father will make him into a Christian. So, I do believe that we are all born as Muslims, and, as we mature, we make decisions. ~ Anjem Choudary,
1416:Give a child a good birth (if at all possible, no drugs to the mother)=1
and a good first three years, especially a good first three months, and a major part of the job of child rearing is done. ~ Arthur Janov,
1417:"The Mother's child shall be a hero, a Mahâvira. In unhappiness, sorrow, death, and desolation, the Mother's child shall always remain fearless." ~ Swami Vivekananda (Belur Math, 1901)#SwamiVivekananda #BelurMath,
1418:There is no such thing as maternal "instinct": the word does not in any case apply to the human species. The mother's attitude is defined by her total situation and by the way she accepts it. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
1419:wouldn’t get married on her birthday. He wouldn’t do that to the mother of his children, even if the divorce had been finalized two years ago this past April. Nicole made a sound of disgust. “Of ~ Barbara Bretton,
1420:However we may pity the mother whose health and even life is imperiled by the performance of her natural duty, there yet remains no sufficient reason for condoning the direct murder of the innocent. ~ Pope Pius XI,
1421:If the bible myth of Jonah in the whale and the Mother Goose myth of Jack and the Beanstalk were switched at birth so that Jack in the Beanstalk were in the bible, do you think any child would notice? ~ Bill Maher,
1422:I think many of us get separated from the mothership - our body - early on. I think the mothership is also the Earth, and life itself. Trauma separates us from that and dissociates us from our hearts. ~ Eve Ensler,
1423:I want birds to have strips of my soppy diary to pad out their nests. I want the mother birds to regurgitate food for their young and little bits of half-chewed sick to accidentally landon my name. ~ Joe Dunthorne,
1424:Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms. ~ Khalil Gibran,
1425:Pride, on the other hand, is the mother of all sins, and the original sin of lucifer.... An instrument strung, but preferring to play itself because it thinks it knows the tune better than the Musician ~ C S Lewis,
1426:Rachel was nowhere in sight. She was the one who comforted him with her warm smile and silent laughter. He could tell that she loved her family. She was the mother bird of the nest, the nurturer. ~ Jennifer Jaynes,
1427:Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. ~ Coco Chanel,
1428:Every Russian looking at Moscow feels her to be a mother; every foreigner who sees her, even if ignorant of her significance as the mother city, must feel her feminine character, and Napoleon felt it. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1429:First there is the forest and inside the forest the clearing and inside the clearing the cabin and inside the cabin the mother and inside the mother the child and inside the child the mountain. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1430:For the existing world is not a dream, and cannot with impunity be treated as a dream; neither is it a disease; but it is the ground on which you stand, it is the mother of whom you were born. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1431:In "Drive," there's a heightened male edge. In "Only God Forgives," it was almost crawling back into the womb of the mother. And now with "The Neon Demon," being reborn as a 16-year-old girl. ~ Nicolas Winding Refn,
1432:In erotic love, two people who were separate become one. In motherly love, two people who were one become separate. The mother must not only tolerate, she must wish and support the child's separation. ~ Erich Fromm,
1433:There's a whole generation of young people who are faced with the so-called 'jobless recovery.' Necessity is the mother of invention. They are out there, all around the world, creating new companies. ~ Don Tapscott,
1434:these Romans counted their lineage through the male line, rather than sensibly through the mother; it was silly, for how could any man ever know precisely who had fathered any woman’s child? ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
1435:After I became an attorney, the mother of two girls I'd known in high school came to see me. She'd endured years of heinous abuse from her husband that nearly destroyed her. I'd never suspected a thing. ~ Harry Reid,
1436:Death is the mother of beauty,” said Henry. “And what is beauty?” “Terror.” “Well said,” said Julian. “Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming. ~ Donna Tartt,
1437:Experiences have clearly shown that an approach which 'de-medicalizes' birth, restores dignity and humanity to the process of childbirth, and returns control to the mother is also the safest approach. ~ Michel Odent,
1438:For these children, it’s quite possible that a successful bond was established with the mother and/or father, and this connection helped to immunize the child from carrying entanglements from the past. ~ Mark Wolynn,
1439:I can’t keep rappelling down the cliff face of this untamed desire for her. I’ve got to reel it back in, stuff it into a trunk, lock it up, and then toss the motherfucker to the bottom of the ocean. ~ Lauren Blakely,
1440:Something struck me in Africa, in black Africa, where polygamy is legal: the solitary woman is the rule there, from at an extremely young age, and the children are always the mother's responsibility. ~ Dacia Maraini,
1441:The dream of reason produces monsters. Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty. ~ Francisco Goya,
1442:What's really fun is seeing mothers bringing their daughters to the shows. And the best part is the mothers know they don't have to worry about sexual innuendo in the songs. The shows are family shows. ~ Peter Noone,
1443:Add to that cauldron an ever increasing measure of cheap vodka--a form of self-medication that quelled the inner scream but amplified the outer crazy--and you get a picture of the mother I left behind. ~ Allen Eskens,
1444:By the Mother, you spent too many years on that pathless ball of intolerance you call a homeworld!” the Jorenian said. “Open your mind, Healer, and forget outer physical dimensions and pigmentations!” The ~ S L Viehl,
1445:Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth. To strangle freedom of speech is to trample on human rights, stifle humanity, and suppress truth. ~ Xiaobo Liu,
1446:Her idea of business— “Henry, why do people who have enough money try to get more money?” Her idea of politics— “I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars, ~ E M Forster,
1447:I think it's a mother's dream come true to see it work out that way. Not just the mother, but certainly parents, to know that their children have a very solid moral foundation and religious foundation. ~ Erika Slezak,
1448:MASTER: “But even behind the mother’s love lies her hope that the children will support her later on. But I love these youngsters because I see in them Nārāyana Himself. These are not mere words. ~ Swami Nikhilananda,
1449:6.2) The New Species & The Superman"The superman shall be born of woman, this is a big unquestionable truth; but it is not enough to be proud of this truth, we must clearly understand what it means.." ~ The Mother,
1450:Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
three old owls on a chest of drawers
were screwing
the daughter of the doctor.
But then the mother called them,
colorless green ideas slepp furiously. ~ Umberto Eco,
1451:I love you as the mother of my child": the kiss of death.
Mother of His Child: demotion. I am beginning to see this truism: Mothers are not always wives. I have been stripped of a piece of self. ~ Suzanne Finnamore,
1452:I want to go to the mother, take her hand, and tell her that although she and her daughter believe that every bad choice the daughter has ever made in life is her fault, it's not. It's really, really not. ~ Sarah Bird,
1453:Learn to call me in your dreams – and you will see the result. ~ ~ The MotherLearn to discriminate between essence and personality, and to separate them. When you [can] do this you will see what to change and how. G.G,
1454:The child, offered the mother's breast, Will not in the beginning grab it; But soon it clings to it with zest. And thus at wisdom's copious breasts You'll drink each day with greater zest. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1455:The whole world is a large Niepokalanow where the Father is God, the mother the Immaculata, the elder brother the Lord Jesus in all the tabernacles of the world, and the younger brothers the people. ~ Maximilian Kolbe,
1456:What was wrong with darkness? In the darkness of the Earth the Mother caused seeds to sprout. In the darkness of the womb a baby was conceived. In the darkness of the graves her Children returned to her. ~ Dave Duncan,
1457:When, O Master, when shall we see our Mother India in this garb again — so radiant and so cheerful?’ ‘Only when all the children of the Motherland shall call her Mother in all sincerity. ~ Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay,
1458:Keep the certitude of the final Victory constantly present in your mind and the way will be much shorter.The final Victory is already there present in the Lord, waiting for the earth to become aware of it. ~ The Mother,
1459:"Leave the care of your life to the Lord, in all sincerity and your heart will be at peace."A rule for each and every one."Do your best, and leave the result to the Lord. The Lord is looking to everything" ~ The Mother,
1460:Let us offer our work to the Divine; this is the sure means of progressing. Go and prepare yourself and the best preparation is to be useful to the Divine's work.

Works Of The Mother, vol.14, p.319 ~ The Mother,
1461:There are two kinds of speeches: the Mother Hubbard speech, which, like the garment, covers everything but touches nothing, and the French bathing suit speech, which covers only the essential points. ~ Lyndon B Johnson,
1462:What the hell is that?" I laughed.
"It's my fox hat."
"Your fox hat?"
"Yeah, Pudge. My fox hat."
"Why are you wearing your fox hat?" I asked.
"Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox. ~ John Green,
1463:Certain motherfuckers think they can fuck with my shit, but you can't kill the Rooster. You might can fuck him up some times, but, bitch, nobody kills the motherfucking Rooster. You know what I'm saying? ~ David Sedaris,
1464:God the Redeemer, who is the same as God the Mother, sees not the merit or demerit of a seeker, but His love and protection are open to all who seek it in absolute trust and self-surrender. ~ Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi,
1465:I am the mother that bore you, and your sorrow is my agony; and if you don't hate her, i do' Then, mother, you make me love her more. She is unjustly treated by you, and I must make the balance even. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
1466:I think the Mother is gradually revealing itself to me and taking over. But it is not the Mother alone. It is the Mother and the Father, the male and the female, sort of gradually having their marriage. ~ Venerable Bede,
1467:Seventeen years ago a fiery car crash in Seattle, Washington claimed the lives of David Stranson and his two-year-old daughter. The mother, Camilla, survived with severe injuries. Attached to the police ~ Karpov Kinrade,
1468:When you're a father in a marriage, you sort of become the mother's assistant, and you sort of get a list from her every day, and you do, you know, you run down the list, and it feels very much like a chore. ~ Louis C K,
1469:Who knows what succession of girls and boys sneak in through the sliding glass doors at night, after the mother has sunk to the bottom of her own private lake, with the help of Absolut and Klonopin? ~ Michael Cunningham,
1470:And then it was my turn to blink back the tears. It wasn't like I was ever going to replace my mother; but it felt special to be accepted, with all my flaws, by the mother of the person I might marry (p.200) ~ Kiera Cass,
1471:Donald Trump has not gone to historical black colleges - Hillary Clinton. He's not met with the mothers of children who have been slain and killed from violence in the country as Hillary Clinton has done. ~ Donna Brazile,
1472:I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met. ~ Marguerite Duras,
1473:If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. ~ Abdul Kalam,
1474:It is a division in your being that makes you miserable when your mental pride fights against your psychic being and its love. But the psychic must conquer—because it is the psychic that leads to the Divine. ~ The Mother,
1475:My darling looks like a little girl when she awakens. You couldn't think she is the mother of two big brats. And her skin has a lovely smell, like new-cut grass, the most cozy and comforting odor I know. ~ John Steinbeck,
1476:Nothing is more precious than Love. Indeed It is the supreme Power. ~ ~ The MotherNothing is Not part of our purpose. Everything we do on a daily basis : practical or visionary are all part of the purposeful life we lead,
1477:Oh, my dear! I’m afraid you’ve mistaken me for someone else! My name is Rhea Silvia. I was the mother to Romulus and Remus, thousands of years ago. But you’re so kind to think I look as young as the 1950s. ~ Rick Riordan,
1478:She was going to be the one beside me for decades to come, the one who opened up my wild and gave it space to roam free, the mother of my children. She was the love of my life, and she was the only one. ~ Kate Canterbary,
1479:The mother must socialize her daughter to become subordinate to men, and if her daughter challenges patriarchal norms, the mother is likely to defend the patriarchal structures against her own daughters. ~ Carol P Christ,
1480:The process of shaping the child, shapes also the mother herself. Reverence for her sacred burden calls her to all that is pure and good, that she may teach primarily by her own humble, daily example. ~ Elisabeth Elliot,
1481:We must be satisfied with what the Divine gives us, and do what He wants us to do without weakness, free from useless ambition. ~ ~ The MotherWe must beware of thinking of good and evil as absolute opposites. ~ Carl Jung,
1482:....And then I turned and saw a guy staring at me....

"What are you looking at, idiot?" I asked, giving him the sneer that had served me so well.

"My future wife. The mother of my children. ~ Kristan Higgins,
1483:Children must grow not only in the body but in the spirit, and the mother longs to follow the mysterious spiritual journey of the beloved one who to-morrow will be the intelligent, divine creation, man. ~ Maria Montessori,
1484:Creativity is the mother of all energies, nurturer of your most alive self. It charges up every part of you. When you're plugged in, a spontaneous combustion occurs that 'artists' don't have a monopoly on. ~ Judith Orloff,
1485:I keep going back as if I'm looking for something I have lost. Back to the motherland, sisterland, fatherland. Back to the beacon, the breast, the smell and taste of the breeze, and the singing of the rain. ~ Heather Nova,
1486:I loved her for the way she loved me. I loved her for the way she loved her girls. I loved her for the mother she would one day be to my kids, which were somewhere deep inside of her, waiting to be created. ~ Beth Ehemann,
1487:I used to try to hypnotize myself into a Zen-like state of resignation at the outset. It doesn't work, not for this grasshopper. I have my own process, as they say. I call it the motherfucker process. ~ Matthew B Crawford,
1488:When I walked freely among men, the living would scream at me,” Morozko replied evenly. “They would seize my hand, the mane of my horse. The mothers begged me to take them, when I took up their children. ~ Katherine Arden,
1489:1.1) Division as a means of Nature:"This difference is simply a means used by Nature to achieve its aim, that's all, nothing more than that. We must take it like that. It is not an eternal symbol—not at all.." ~ The Mother,
1490:I am the mother that bore you, and your sorrow is my agony; and if you don't hate her, i do'
Then, mother, you make me love her more. She is unjustly treated by you, and I must make the balance even. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
1491:It is strange how few people make more than a casual cult of enjoying Nature. And yet the earth is actually and literally the mother of us all. One needs no strange spiritual faith to worship the earth. ~ John Cowper Powys,
1492:So if you don't like your life, change it. How would you change it? You decide. There's no action without first decision. Decision is the mother or the father of action, and action is what changes your life. ~ Tony Robbins,
1493:The regulations say that the mother must go at least once a week, to confer with the directress, giving an account of her child, and accepting any helpful advice which the directress may be able to give. ~ Maria Montessori,
1494:Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers. ~ Mother Teresa,
1495:Both of Europe and the Hebrews belong to the House of Bull, they both are from the same Aryan culture. Europa was after all -in Greek mythology- the mother of the Minotaur which was decapitated by Theseus. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
1496:I am lucky in that my children are grown, my youngest is twenty-seven. I didn't have the conflict between artist and mother while they were young because I really focused in, very much, on the mothering aspect. ~ Pegi Young,
1497:I left behind my humanity. I tore Nila from my heart. I embraced the motherfucking ice my father had taught me. This would kill me. But it had to be done. I stepped into the darkness and prepared to murder. ~ Pepper Winters,
1498:Oh, my dear! I’m afraid you’ve mistaken
me for someone else! My name is Rhea Silvia. I was the mother to Romulus and Remus, thousands of years ago. But you’re so kind to think I look as young as the 1950s. ~ Rick Riordan,
1499:Seahorses are Luna's favorite animal because the male seahorse is the only animal in nature to carry the baby and not the mother. The male seahorse is the one to incubate the offspring. To fall pregnant. To nest. ~ L J Shen,
1500:This society gives points for pregnancy and for birthing, but after that, we isolate the mother and the baby and expect them to function the best way they can. It is very anti-family, anti-woman, anti-person! ~ Pearl Cleage,
1501:Tim shook his head. “All hostiles were neutralized with extreme prejudice.” Eric snorted. “Why can’t you just say they killed all the motherfuckers?” Tim’s expression was implacable. “I like my way better. ~ Kendall McKenna,
1502:4.4) Lack of Reasoning calm"Unfortunately, in their present state, women in general are creatures of passion and enthusiastic partisanship; they lack the reasoning calm that purely intellectual activity gives.." ~ The Mother,
1503:The European problem is that it assumes that the minute a woman has a child, the mother identity subsumes the professional identity. Now she's the mother, above all, and we must give her all this time. ~ Anne Marie Slaughter,
1504:Breast milk and amniotic fluid carry the flavors of the mother’s foods, and studies consistently show that babies grow up to be more accepting of flavors they’ve sampled while in the womb and while breastfeeding. ~ Mary Roach,
1505:In fact, the mothers of all her girl friends impressed on their daughters the necessity of being helpless, clinging, doe-eyed creatures. Really, it took a
lot of sense to cultivate and hold such a pose. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
1506:Mother’s Day was conceived to establish a holiday when buying cards and presents were necessary, thus giving the mother yet another thing to hold over the child’s head. As if the 102 hours of labor wasn’t enough. ~ Robin Kaye,
1507:The French Revolution, the republic, the motherland … yes, all that paved the way for something, something that lasted a little more than a century. The Christian Middle Ages lasted a millennium and more. ~ Michel Houellebecq,
1508:The Mother has revealed everything to me. She reveals everything if the devotee cries to Her with a yearning heart. She has shown me everything that is in the Vedas, the Vedanta, the Puranas, and the Tantra. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1509:If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
1510:If a person continues to see only giants, it means he is still seeing the world through the eyes of a child. I have a feeling that man's fear of woman comes from having first seen her as the mother, creator of men. ~ Anais Nin,
1511:Never forget that you are not alone. The Divine is with you helping and guiding you.He is the companion who never falls, the friend whose love comforts and strengthens. Have faith and He will do eveything for you. ~ The Mother,
1512:Silverman also contends that a baby’s demands on the mother can be “very flattering to the mother’s narcissism, since it attributes to her the capacity to satisfy her infant’s lack, and so—by extension—her own. ~ Maggie Nelson,
1513:The important experience is that of the white ray in the heart—for that is a ray of the Mother's light, the white light, and the illumining of the heart by this light is a thing of great power for this sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1514:Though auditing a class at the Sorbonne taught by Luce Irigaray and titled The Mother-Daughter Relationship: The Darkest of Dark Continents, Claire had followed maternal example by setting out guest towels. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
1515:Everyone, from the Mother Superior to the priests to my parents--they were so upset and reproachful...I felt as if something they all passionately believed in depended on me carrying on with something I didn't. ~ Philip Pullman,
1516:O Supreme Lord of the universe, we implore Thee, give us the strength and beauty, the harmonious perfection needed to be Thy divine instruments upon earth."

Works Of The Mother, Notes On The Way vol.11, p.91 ~ The Mother,
1517:Rocking her gently in his arms, Wulf wondered which of them had it worse. The mother who wouldn’t live to see the baby grow, or the father who was damned to watch the baby and all those after him die.’ (Wulf) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1518:The day of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a day of universal joy, because through the Mother of God, the entire human race was renewed, and the sorrow of the first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy. ~ John of Damascus,
1519:Woman cannot be free until man’s mind is liberated from the megalomania! His self-exaltation is the mother of the gender inequalities. Till we eliminate his exacerbated narcissism, woman will remain unfree! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1520:four subphases of what we term, overall, the separation-individuation process: differentiation from the mother, practicing of motor skills, rapprochement with the mother, and movement toward object constancy. ~ Margaret S Mahler,
1521:Here's what I hadn't realized : the mother you haven't seen for almost 36 years isn't your mother. She is a stranger. Sharing DNA does not make you fast friends. This was not a joyous reunion. It was just awkward. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1522:The mother of chaos was fear, not evil, and the enjoyment of chaos was the continual fear of the unknown, the shifting foundation of everything, the knowledge that every twist and turn could lead to disaster. ~ Richard Lee Byers,
1523:The mother...swinging the children by pulling on a length of string, while at the same time she kept and eye on them with that protective watchfulness, half animal, half angelic, which is the quality of motherhood. ~ Victor Hugo,
1524:There is something obscure which is complete before heaven and earth arose; tranquil, quiet, standing alone without change, moving without peril. It could be the mother of everything. Not knowing its name, I call it Tao. ~ Laozi,
1525:Thus the radio elements formed strange and cruel families in which each member was created by spontaneous transformation of the mother substance: radium was a "descendant" of uranium, polonium a descendant of radium. ~ Eve Curie,
1526:As the mother of the ten-month-old hospitalized in San Diego said, if people want to make that choice, they should go live on an island with its own schools and doctors: “their own little infectious disease island. ~ Deborah Blum,
1527:Compared with the uniform frightfulness of the mother dragon, the father dragon is a culturally stratified structure. From this angle also she is nature, he is culture. The Terrible Male, like the Terrible Female, ~ Erich Neumann,
1528:Darwin knew that the mother of the blush was shame. For Darwin, shame defines our essential humanity. Silvan Tomkins views shame as an innate feeling that limits our experience of interest, curiosity and pleasure. ~ John Bradshaw,
1529:I chose a career in obstetrics and gynecology because there's something about honoring women, honoring the birth process. We all come from women, and there's something extraordinary about the mothers who raised us. ~ Annie Lennox,
1530:In Celtic cultures, the young maiden was seen as the flower; the mother, the fruit; the elder woman, the seed. The seed is the part that contains the knowledge and potential of all the other parts within it. ~ Christiane Northrup,
1531:Of course, the prophecy left certain latitude as to whether the Mother Goddess would bring the Messiah with her or produce Him on the scene. Still, there was this odd correspondence between prediction and persons. ~ Frank Herbert,
1532:Remain faithful to the Light of your soul even when it is hidden by clouds. My help and the Mother's will be there working behind even in the moments when you cannot feel it.

Letters on Yoga, vol.24, p.1425 ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1533:The way to get out of trouble is not to escape from the world (which is a rather impossible endeavour) but to transform the world, beginning by the transformation of oneself.This is the only sure & practical way. ~ The Mother,
1534:1.2) On Gender of Gods & Goddesses:"Well, perhaps it is under their inspiration that Nature made (the gender differentiation). It is certainly not because it appeared on earth that it is like that with the gods.." ~ The Mother,
1535:From the line of Nathan came Mary the mother of Jesus. From Solomon came Joseph, Mary’s husband. The Lord Jesus Christ received the blood line and the legal title to the throne of David through Nathan and Solomon. ~ J Vernon McGee,
1536:I think,” said my guardian, thoughtfully regarding her, “I think it must be somewhere written that the virtues of the mothers shall occasionally be visited on the children, as well as the sins of the father. Good ~ Charles Dickens,
1537:It was eventually discovered that Indo-European was the mother of most European languages. And it was then discovered that this was also the mother of non-European languages such as Farsi, Hindi and many others. ~ Daniel L Everett,
1538:Necessity used to be the mother of invention, but then we ran out of things that were necessary. The postmodern mother of invention is desire; we don’t really “need” anything new, so we only create what we want. ~ Chuck Klosterman,
1539: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,
1540:The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God...and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary. ~ Pope Pius X,
1541:We are, after all, an animal that was brought into being on this biosphere by these processes of sun and water and lead. And if we depart too far from them, we're departing too far from the mother, from our heritage. ~ Gary Snyder,
1542:Timbuktu. The last pure place. Isolation being the mother of purity. All men are jealous of Timbuktu because Timbuktu is removed from men, it's the wholeness men have fractured, the sacred extreme they've traded away. ~ Tom Robbins,
1543:Here's what I hadn't realized: the mother you haven't seen for almost thirty-six years isn't your mother, she's a stranger. Sharing DNA doesn't make you fast friends. This wasn't a joyous reunion. It was just awkward. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1544:I hadn't played that much before, and it was all about practicing with the University of Texas coaches. It's takes some expert to look at me pitching a ball and saying, 'we have to find the mother f**ker in you, boy!' ~ Blake Jenner,
1545:In the mother’s smile, it dawns on him that there is a world into which he is accepted and in which he is welcome, and it is in this primordial experience that he becomes aware of himself for the first time. ~ Hans Urs von Balthasar,
1546:It is the strength of the mother that is going to change the way the world is. It's the compassion, the love, the very open spirited mother and woman that will move us forward in this new century. It's no doubt. ~ Giancarlo Esposito,
1547:Jesus Christ will be the leader of an intergalactic earth evacuation. We're getting some earth leaders up there to check the mother ship. The Bible says that the sky will be glorious and Christ will come back to us all. ~ Nina Hagen,
1548:The first victory is to create an individuality. And then later, the second victory is to give this individuality to the Divine. And the third victory is that the Divine changes your individuality into a divine being. ~ ~ The Mother,
1549:Variety is not the spice of life. It is the mother of disorder. Individuality is not the hallmark of freedom. It is the essence of decadence. Freedom is slavery to chaos. Unity is peace, all thinking and acting as one. ~ Dean Koontz,
1550:When a woman gives birth to a child, the child needs to be able to digest the mother's milk; but when this child is old enough to begin to eat other foods, there is some switching off of this ability to consume milk. ~ Marvin Harris,
1551:In biblical times, they used to stone a few thirteen-year-olds with some regularity, which helped keep the others quiet and at home. The mothers were usually in the first row of stone throwers, and had to be restrained. ~ Anne Lamott,
1552:4.5) Slaveries"No law can liberate women unless they liberate themselves.What makes them slaves is:(1) Attraction towards the male and his strength,(2) Desire for home life and its security,(3) Attachment to motherhood.." ~ The Mother,
1553:Always do what you know to be the best even if it is the most difficult thing to do.– ~ The MotherAlways do what you know to be the best even if it is the most difficult thing to do. – The Mother #sriaurobindo #QOTD #srimaa #themother,
1554:So I say, “Live and let live.” That’s my motto. “Live and let live.” And anyone who can’t go along with that, take him outside and shoot the motherfucker. It’s a simple philosophy, but it’s always worked in our family. ~ George Carlin,
1555:"This myth, better than any other, illustrates the nature of the collective unconscious. At this level the mother is both old and young, Demeter and Persephone, and the son is spouse and sleeping suckling rolled into one." ~ Carl Jung,
1556:With modern technology and science, you can't find one instance in which an abortion would be needed to save a woman's life. There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing. ~ Joe Walsh,
1557:2.6) On Atavistic Habits - Men"This instinct is based both on masculine pride, the foolish idea of superiority, and on the still more foolish fear due to the idea that woman is a dangerous being who entices you into sin.." ~ The Mother,
1558:Curse this world for what it does to the mothers, for what it does to the daughters. Curse it for making us strong through loss and pain, our hearts torn from our chests again and again. Curse it for forcing us to endure. ~ Sabaa Tahir,
1559:I believe that at least 70 percent of parenting goes to the mother. In our house, I'm the one who knows about all the school stuff, helps with the homework, organizes the play dates, and remembers the birthday parties. ~ Cindy Crawford,
1560:It's such an intimate and profound relationship that it cannot be unconditional. I can only compare the intimacy of sex with the intimacy of the mother with a newborn baby. But with a newborn baby, it is unconditional. ~ Isabel Allende,
1561:Peace is the first thing the angels sang. Peace is the mark of the children of God. Peace is the nurse of love. Peace is the mother of unity. Peace is the rest of the blessed souls. Peace is the dwelling place of eternity. ~ Pope Leo I,
1562: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,
1563:What the Ancient Liar did to Eve at the beginning of things he did to me. The Mother of All was a mighty woman. She thought to outface the Serpent. She thought to brazen it though as she were herself equal to evil. ~ Walter Wangerin Jr,
1564:I got a calling, y’all—you should try giving me a shout if ya ever need it, ‘cuz my name is Saint Monica, I’m the mother of Saint Augustine, one of the Fathers of the Church, and ya know what? My ass gets results! ~ Stephen Adly Guirgis,
1565:Of course, you must follow your inspiration and do full-heartedly the work which you feel you must do. It goes without saying that whatever you choose you must do it steadily and persistently if you want to obtain a result. ~ The Mother,
1566:Satrina is one of the seventeen names Lilith, the mother of all demons. she is why warlocks are called Lilith's children Said Alec' 'because she mothered demons, and they in turn brought forth of the race of warlocks". ~ Cassandra Clare,
1567:The only thing you have to do is to remain quiet, undisturbed,solely turned towards the Divine, the rest is in His hands. ~ ~ The Mother"The only thing you really ever have to offer another person is your own state of being." ~ Ram Dass,
1568:The “Okay, I get it and I’ll work on it” is a common shut-down technique. I took a deep breath and leaned into the mother of all rumble tools—curiosity. “Tell me more about how this plays out for y’all. I want to understand. ~ Bren Brown,
1569:To the criminals and all their accomplices, I, today, humbly and as a brother, repeat: convert yourselves to love and justice. It is possible to return to honesty. The tears of the mothers of Naples are asking this of you. ~ Pope Francis,
1570:We can't help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water. Milk drinkers draw close to the mother. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, shamans, everyone hears the intelligent sound and moves with thirst to meet it. ~ Rumi,
1571:When I am asked what I believe in, I say that I believe in architecture. Architecture is the mother of the arts. I like to believe that architecture connects the present with the past and the tangible with the intangible. ~ Richard Meier,
1572:2.1) On their Quarrel"The indisputable fact remains: man feels superior and wants to dominate, woman feels oppressed and revolts, openly or secretly; and the eternal quarrel between the sexes is perpetuated from age to age.." ~ The Mother,
1573:A girl is nothing to herself; only to her husband can she become something. What can she become? I asked. Why, she said, the mother of his children. But I am not the mother of anybody's children, I said, and I am something. ~ Alice Walker,
1574:Eleven years ago, she became my life. Seven months ago, she became my wife and now she’ll become the mother of my children. I will always show her her worth and how much she means to me. My family will always come first. ~ Victoria Ashley,
1575:Everything will be repeated with the exception of the chance you had this time, because chance never comes in the same form. OuspenskyEverything will come in its time; keep a confident patience and all will be all right. ~ The Mother,
1576:Look at the mother of Washington! She raised a boy that could not tell a lie--could not tell a lie! But he never had any chance. It might have been different if he had belonged to the Washington Newspaper Correspondents' Club ~ Mark Twain,
1577:My mom and I were super tight. I think she really wanted me to be an artist, you know? She used to like to tell people she wanted to be Beethoven's mother. That was her thing. She wanted to be the mother of this person. ~ Harry Connick Jr,
1578:School is no place of education for any children whatever till their minds are well put in action. This is the work which has to be done at home, and which may be done in all homes where the mother is a sensible woman. ~ Harriet Martineau,
1579:The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. ~ Erich Fromm,
1580:They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists . . . are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists. ~ Ayelet Shaked,
1581:What manner of house was this? he asked himself, and what manner of people? The mother, the son, yes, even that poor child Mary, all were terrified of the one omnipotent being, the master of the house, this outrageous Brodie. ~ A J Cronin,
1582:Egg laying is the main thing, Lily. She's the mother of every bee in the hive, and they all depend on her to keep it going. I don't care what their job is--they know the queen is their mother. She's the mother of thousands. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
1583:Since the conventional belief about human embryology is that genes control the development of the fetus, the mother's role in her child's gestation is deemed to be not much more than providing nutrition, feeding her child. ~ Bruce H Lipton,
1584:The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me. ~ Venerable Bede,
1585:The World has a First Cause, which may be regarded as the Mother of the World. When one has found the Mother, one can know the Child. Knowing the Child and still keeping the Mother, to the end of his days he shall suffer no harm. ~ Lao Tzu,
1586:Tea Cake went out and wandered around. Saw the hand of horror on everything. Houses without roofs, and roofs without houses. Steel and stone all crushed and crumbled like wood. The mother of malice had trifled with men. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
1587:Yes, those who live in their ego live constantly in an ugly drama. If people were a little less selfish things would not be so bad. Meanwhile we must meet all these adverse circumstances with patience, endurance and equanimity. ~ The Mother,
1588:Childbirth," said Sally, "is an unpleasing process. It must be quite awful for the father who, according to Walter, suffers even more than the mother. I don't quite understand about that, but of course I take his word for it. ~ Nancy Mitford,
1589:Fatal human malice is the staple of narrators, original sin the mother-fluid of historians. But it is a risky enterprise to have to write of virtue. “Virtue” in fact is such a dangerous word that we have to rush to explain; ~ Thomas Keneally,
1590:God inspired in the heart of the pure Virgin Mary His own intense love for humility...It was this humility which attracted to her the countless graces which rendered her worthy to be the Mother of God, Queen of heaven and earth. ~ John Eudes,
1591:The Divine is the savour of all life and the reason of all activity,the goal of our thoughts. ~ ~ The MotherThe divine law of love speaks so clearly…saying, eternally saying: All are forgiven—moreover dears, no one has ever been guilty—Kabir,
1592:The renunciation of the child’s sexual ambitions and dyadic unity with the mother is established through the father’s presence, which stands for the regulating, organizing, symbolizing functions of language itself. Lacan ~ Stephen A Mitchell,
1593:In his Hymn to the Love of the Motherland, written after the first partition of Poland, Bishop Ignacy Krasicki, a Voltairian and no friend of the confederates, extolled the ‘delights’ of suffering and dying in the cause. Paoli ~ Adam Zamoyski,
1594:I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe,
1595:Women most certainly carry a more sympathetic heart in the traditional, classic sense the mother archetype. They have been given the role to carry the heart energy of the human community, whereas men carry the survival energy. ~ Caroline Myss,
1596:A woman's pelvis is like an hourglass with the capacity to tell time. It both creates and shelters life. When the mother's diet is insufficient, nutrients are pulled from her own teeth and bone. Women are built to be selfless. ~ Alyson Richman,
1597:A woman’s pelvis is like an hourglass with the capacity to tell time. It both creates and shelters life. When the mother’s diet is insufficient, nutrients are pulled from her own teeth and bone. Women are built to be selfless. ~ Alyson Richman,
1598:Forget about it," he said. "Sell it to a philosophy quarterly or an urban anthropology journal, or write a fucking script if you want and let Spike Lee shoot the motherfucker, but it's not going to run in any magazine of mine. ~ Roberto Bola o,
1599:The 100th year of the Mahasamadhi of ~ Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi - 20 July 2020O mind, why do you keep away from the Mother's feet?O mind, meditate on the Mother, you will get then mukti,Tie then (the Mother's feet) with the cord of devotion,
1600:The mother must set the example in holding out the shrine as the heart of the house hold! She must enforce discipline over the children in personal cleanliness in humility and hospitality, in good manners and acts of service. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
1601:To heal, it seems we have to stand in the middle of the horror, at the foot of the cross, and wait out another’s suffering where that person can see us. To be honest, that sucks. It’s the worst, even if you are the mother of God. ~ Anne Lamott,
1602:You are it for me. I don’t want anyone else. I want you. I want you strong, I want you broken, I want you tied up, I want you on a bar. I want you to be my partner and the mother of my child. I want you now and I want you forever. ~ M J Fields,
1603:Mothers are at the heart of the family. Children need their mothers. If the mother is there, the children will be there too. For the family to be whole, the children and the mother also need the father to be present in the home. ~ Mother Teresa,
1604:Prayer is an all-efficient panoply, a treasure undiminished, a mine which is never exhausted, a sky unobscured by clouds, a heaven unruffled by the storm. It is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
1605:Sylvan was past any help but that of the Mother of All Life…or Sophia. The human female he carried so tenderly in his arms held the key to healing his heart…or destroying it forever. Baird only hoped she would be gentle. * ~ Evangeline Anderson,
1606:We have an epidemic of obese six-month-olds. We actually have an epidemic of obese newborns. They don't diet and exercise. How do you explain that? It's what the mother consumed. Well, who told her to do that? The obstetricians. ~ Robert Lustig,
1607:I come back to the motherland and this is the thanks I get?" "Still better than the knife-wielding thugs I found in Harlem, Misty. You do remember, don't you?" "I resent the term "thug"." "That's 'cause you a thug." "For life. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
1608:The human body represents to me the same universal innocence, timelessness and purity of all seed pods, suggesting the mother as well as the child, the parental as well as the descendant, conceived according to nature's longings. ~ Ruth Bernhard,
1609:🌸The true purpose of life —To live for the Divine, or to live for the Truth, or at least tolive for one’s soul.And the true sincerity —To live for the Divine without expecting any benefit fromHim in return. ~ The Mother20 January 1964(CWM 14:4)🌸,
1610:To lead the Divine Life does not depend on any exterior activity or circumstances. Whatever you do from the highest work to the most ordinary, you can lead the Divine Life if you are in the true consciousness and the right attitude. ~ The Mother,
1611:🌸If you have the capacity to concentrate, your meditation willbe more interesting and easier. But one can meditate withoutconcentrating. Many follow a chain of ideas in their meditation— it is meditation, not concentration. ~ The Mother(CWM 4:8)🌸,
1612:Most Christians never associate joy with repentance. But repentance is actually the mother of all joy in Jesus. Without it, there can be no joy. Yet, any believer who walks in repentance will be flooded with the joy of the Lord. ~ David Wilkerson,
1613:Mrs. Clutterthorpe, I can hardly think of any fate worse than becoming the mother of six. Unless perhaps it were plague, and even then I am persuaded a few disfiguring buboes and possible death would be preferable to motherhood. ~ Deanna Raybourn,
1614:God's love does not distinguish between the infant in the mother's womb or the child or the youth or the adult or the older person. In each one God sees His image and likeness. Human life is a manifestation of God and His glory. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
1615:I didn’t understand the magic of those words then, and I don’t understand it now. I know only this: that when my mother told me she had not been the mother to me that she wished she’d been, she became that mother for the first time. ~ Tara Westover,
1616:It was not a condition that the Mother was laying down when she said this; it was simply a suggestion which, if something in you could seize and profit by it, would make things less slow and difficult than they actually are. ~ Sri Aurobindoto Dilip,
1617:...it will always remain my private persuasion that Nature was absorbed in making cabbages when Mrs. Vesey was born, and that the good lady suffered the consequences of a vegetable preoccupation in the mind of the Mother of us all. ~ Wilkie Collins,
1618:O hateful error, melancholy’s child. Why dost thou show to the apt thoughts of men The things that are not? O error soon22 conceived, 70      Thou never comest unto a happy birth, But kill’st the mother that engendered23 thee. ~ William Shakespeare,
1619:The Moon is earth’s oldest temple holding the potency of countless prayers since the dawn of time… a bell whose ringing brings you into the field of the Mother, where body and soul can quietly drink. DANA GERHARDT, MOONCIRCLES Would ~ Yasmin Boland,
1620:There was some banging around in the hall, and Aunt Prue appeared in the doorway in an equally large and disturbing hat. This one was black, with a wraparound veil that made Aunt Prue look like the mother of a mob boss at his funeral. ~ Kami Garcia,
1621:Well, Mia, the guy told you he wanted you to be his wife and the mother of his children and you basically said he was a loser. I believe his exact words were She ripped my soul out, poured gasoline on it, and watched it burn. ~ Renee Carlino,
1622:...it will always remain my private persuasion that Nature was absorbed in making cabbages when Mrs. Vesey was born, and that the good lady suffered the consequences of a vegetable preoccupation in the mind of the Mother of us all. ~ Wilkie Collins,
1623:Partial-birth abortion, I think that's going to be upheld. I think that ban is going to be upheld. I think it should be. And I think, as long as there's provision for the life of the mother, then that's something that should be done. ~ Rudy Giuliani,
1624:There are some men who, in a spirit of arrogance, think they are superior to women. They do not seem to realize that they would not exist but for the mother who gave them birth. When they assert their superiority they demean her. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
1625:Mahler, through her earlier work as a pediatrician and her psychoanalytic work with psychotic children, had become interested in how, during the first three years of life, a child had to separate from the mother-infant dual unity. ~ Margaret S Mahler,
1626:The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival. ~ Adrienne Rich,
1627:THUS SPOKE THE DIVINEIndia ought to be the spiritual leader of the world. Inside she has the capacity, but outside... for the moment there is still much to do for her to become actually the spiritual leader of the world. ~ The Mother(CWM 13)#अखंडभारत,
1628:2.2) On Their Love"It is the interchange of vital forces with their fellows, usually in groups of two, which they most often mistake for love, but which is only the attraction between two forces that take pleasure in mutual interchange.." ~ The Mother,
1629:5.4) Menstruation Taboo"(Q—What attitude should a girl take towards her monthly periods?)The attitude you take towards something quite natural & unavoidable. Give it as little importance as possible & go on with your usual life.." ~ The Mother,
1630:NO!” the mother shrieked an ear-piercing scream that would forever haunt me. That night and his words would change who I was, and everything I believed in for the rest of my life. It all started with… Four simple words. “We make them pay. ~ M Robinson,
1631:Of course Dexter always applauds the charitable spirit. But in general, I am so very much in favor of it because it is nearly always a warning sign that something nefarious, wicked, and playful is going on behind the Mother Teresa mask. ~ Jeff Lindsay,
1632:And it’s because of the Sandy Hook parents, the Mothers of the Movement, Gabby and Mark, and so many other incredibly brave survivors and family members that I know in my heart that one day we will stem the tide and save lives. ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton,
1633:For in those tacit understandings which maintain the bond of family union, the mother is really the mistress of her daughter only upon the condition of continually presenting herself to her as a model of wisdom and type of perfection. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
1634:You're a white male living in America, brought up in one of the richest cities in the county, Palo Alto. You went to high school with Steve Jobs' daughter, and your journalism teacher is the mother-in-law of Sergey, co-founder of Google. ~ James Franco,
1635:3.5) In France"In France one frequently sees the woman absolute mistress of the admin. of her house even from pecuniary point of view.. It was rare however to see the feminine faculties utilised to direct undertakings of great importance.." ~ The Mother,
1636:At the moment of giving birth to a child, is the mother separate from the child? You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child. —Dogen Zenji, Mountains and Waters Sutra ~ Karen Maezen Miller,
1637:Here we are to remember that in consequence of our opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth, as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing, mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves. ~ William Petty,
1638:Hong Kong compatriots will surely display great love for the motherland and for Hong Kong and take it as their utmost honor to maintain long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and safeguard the fundamental interests of the country. ~ Jiang Zemin,
1639:I love writing in first person more than third. I have to basically suspend my own world. I don't exist. I'm just a conduit. So I can be eight years old. I can be the mother of a kid that you find out certain things I'm not going to say. ~ Terry McMillan,
1640:The mother killing her two children in South Carolina vividly reminds every American how sick the society is getting and how much we have to have change. I think people want to change and the only way you get change is to vote Republican. ~ Newt Gingrich,
1641:You don't have a drop of paint on you," I said. "Why is that?"
Ranger smiled, liking that he hadn't gotten hit. "I guess they were hunting pussy."
"But I walked into the Motherfuckers room."
"Yeah, but babe, your clearly pussy. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1642:Looking at the mother, you might hope that the daughter would become like her, which is a prospective advantage equal to a dowry—the mother too often standing behind the daughter like a malignant prophecy—“Such as I am, she will shortly be. ~ George Eliot,
1643:Reunion with the mother is a siren call haunting our imagination. Once there was bliss, and now there is struggle. Dim memories of life before the traumatic separation of birth may be the source of Arcadian fantasies of a lost golden age. ~ Camille Paglia,
1644:The worst thing about zombies? The stains. Cadaver juice. It's the mother of all bodily fluids. It takes sodium hypochlorite bleach to get out of nylons. The number of pantyhose I went through in the nineties could fill the Baxter building. ~ Chelsea Cain,
1645:5.3) Legal Marriages"If a man & a woman..want to live together they may do so w/o any ceremony. If they want to separate they can also do so freely. Why should people be compelled to stay together when they have ceased to love each other?" ~ The Mother,
1646:The motherfucker really finds a way to say something very simple in a very complicated way,” murmured Jean near Dan’s ear. “How many words does it take him to say ‘I love you’?”
“None.” Dan murmured, smiling. “We’re long beyond that. ~ Aleksandr Voinov,
1647:There have been systems of religion where the mother is the prime parent, the source, and she's really a more immediate parent than the father, because one is born from the mother...so that the image of the woman is the image of the world. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1648:Catholicism believes in the Virgen de Guadalupe. The mother of God is worshipped, especially in Latin America. I find her very empowering. I find that the Virgen de Guadalupe allowed me to return to parts of my upbringing I had disregarded. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
1649:I'm really interested in, who's booked the guests, who's decided to have Lena Dunham and to have the mothers of sons who were shot - sons and daughters who were shot by the police and, you know, the other performers, Paul Simon and Alicia Keys. ~ Terry Gross,
1650:It’s fucking lame, is what it is! The swords look like they were made out of tinfoil. And that soundtrack is epically lame. Full of synthesizers and shit. By the motherfucking Alan Parsons Project! Lame-o-rama! Beyond lame. Highlander II lame. ~ Ernest Cline,
1651:It's such an honour being banned in Italy, the mother of sensuality. It's like being asked to straighten your tie in a bordello... It's ironic that the pictures were removed on the complaint of a cardinal. I regard censorship as a cardinal sin. ~ Harold Town,
1652:[Nationalism is] a set of beliefs taught to each generation in which the Motherland or the Fatherland is an object of veneration and becomes a burning cause for which one becomes willing to kill the children of other Motherlands or Fatherlands. ~ Howard Zinn,
1653:On a crowded bus in Israel, a mother was speaking to her son in Yiddish. An Israeli woman reprimanded her. "You should be speaking Hebrew. Why are you talking to him in Yiddish?" The mother answered, "I don't want he should forget he's a Jew." ~ Kirk Douglas,
1654:People say California is the leading state on these type of issues. I've called my sister today and I said - I have a 3-year-old nephew - "Do you spank?"And she says, "If it's necessary I will. But that's my decision. I'm the mother. Not you." ~ Sean Hannity,
1655:There were two doors that opened off the hallway. The doors were labeled PUSSY and MOTHERFUCKERS.
"I'm taking the Motherfuckers door," I said to Ranger.
"No way. That's my door."
"Well, I'm sure as hell not taking the Pussy door. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1656:The sun enriched the old poles grandly... The mothers expressed all womanhood - the big wooden hands holding the child were so full of tenderness they had to be distorted enormously in order to contain it all. Womanhood was strong in Kitwancool. ~ Emily Carr,
1657:I am a champion. My mom made sure that I did yoga every day. She dragged me because that was something she was doing for herself. She would have a great time with her friends. All the mothers would sit together and the kids all did yoga. ~ Rajashree Choudhury,
1658:A mile from the sea, where pines give way to dusty poplars, is an isolated railroad stop, whence one June morning in 1925 a victoria brought a woman and her daughter down to Gausse's Hotel. The mother's face was of a fading prettiness that ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
1659:Many, including my late grandfather, fled the mother country because of economic hardship from the Opium Wars. England coerced China into accepting the black tar in payment for tea and cracked China open like a ginkgo nut. Old injuries still itch. ~ Stacey Lee,
1660:The Mother is the Divine Consciousness - Force that makes Him manifested. It is She who forms all worlds and beings and things and souls for the Divine Inhabitant. She is the Divine Will that is one with Divine Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo. pic.twitter.com/OCPV8JtpG,
1661:2.4) On Absence of Pure Types"I've met men who were extremely feminine..&..who asserted most their masculine rights..(&) women wanting to take part in feminism...tried to look as masculine as they could. But they were deplorably feminine.." ~ The Mother,
1662:Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country. ~ Lord Acton,
1663:In marrying, a man does not, to be sure, marry his wife's mother; and yet a prudent man, when he begins to think of the daughter, would look sharp at the mother; ay, and back to the grandmother too, and along the whole female line of ancestry. ~ Maria Edgeworth,
1664:Listen kid, it’s just you and me now, so let’s help each other out. Always be honest with me, and show me how to be the mother and father I never had. I’ll make a mess of things sometimes, and I’m sorry in advance, but I’ll try. My word is bond. ~ Raquel Cepeda,
1665:The mother smiled at his earnestness - smiled without the least misgiving; for, to her apprehension, the youth was still a boy, to wonder at and admire beauty, without being in the least danger of having his peace of mind disturbed by love. ~ E D E N Southworth,
1666:Yes!” I perk up. “Actually, I was wondering, do the mothers have lots of coffee mornings, parties, that kind of thing?” Erica shoots me an odd look. “I meant socialization of the children.” “Right.” I clear my throat. “The children. Of course. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
1667:Acting is our job, not talking about it. In France, they know me like I belong to their family. I go somewhere and I feel like Im sometimes the aunt, the grandmother, the mother, the sister. They all know me. But its not supposed to be that way. ~ Carole Bouquet,
1668:I reckon you must then,' said the Captain. 'Must is not a pleasant word, Captain,' urged Martin. 'Well! I didn't fix the mother language, and I can't unfix it,' said the Captain coolly; 'else I'd make it pleasant. You must re-ceive. That's all. ~ Charles Dickens,
1669:No matter how mad, bad, and dangerous to know a civilization gets, unto every generation are born the lonely and the uncool, destined to forever stare into the candy-store window of their culture, and loneliness is the mother of ascension. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1670:2.5) On Atavistic Habits - Women"Unfortunately, we have noticed one thing. As the..little girls grow up into big girls, suddenly they begin to remember they are girls.. &..put on little affectations to attract attention―& the..work collapses" ~ The Mother,
1671:No! Aguaje is for girls. If a man eats to much of it, he starts to look like a woman.

That is the most unscientific thing I've ever heard.

Then you haven't met my cousin Jacari. Too much aguaje. Now the mothers use him as wet nurse. ~ Jessica Khoury,
1672:Q: The Mother can know our thoughts, but can she know also the exact words in the thoughts?A: If the mind of the person is very clear, yes; otherwise it may be only the substance that comes or a part of the thought or some general idea. ~ Sri Aurobindo, 19-5-1933,
1673: She could not live upon the Past
She could not live upon the Past
The Present did not know her
And so she sought this sweet at last
And nature gently owned her
The mother that has not a knell
for either Duke or Robin
~ Emily Dickinson,
1674:To whom does this body belong? To the one that feeds it, the mother and father who bring it into being, to the master that buys its services, to the fire that consumes it finally, or to the dogs that gnaw its bones after the fire has done its work? ~ Ramesh Menon,
1675:Hillary Clinton met with a lot of the mothers in Chicago, she has the endorsement of some of the moms. Bernie Sanders I think has one or two of the family members too. I'm a little uncomfortable with using the families of these dead children this way. ~ Chuck Todd,
1676:I did a lot of work with myself over the course of being pregnant and the first few months of being pregnant. It's nice, the pace of being pregnant; it gives you a long time to not just germinate a baby but germinate the mother that you're gonna be. ~ Ani DiFranco,
1677:I don't believe that Jesus would approve abortion except in the case of incest, rape or the mother's life in danger. But I had to enforce the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade so I tried to do everything I could to minimize the need for abortions. ~ Jimmy Carter,
1678:In 1776, at the point of severance, except for an infusion of words from east coast Indian languages, the English language of North America was not in any radical way dissimilar from that of what the American settlers called the mother country. ~ Robert Burchfield,
1679:I shoulda gone to see the gypsy, because before too long I found myself in a world of trouble and pain. Nobody knows the trouble I seen. Gimme an E! Heavy is the head that wears the motherfucking Mad Hatter’s hat. Thank you, God, may I have another? ~ Steven Tyler,
1680:So, the only thing to do is to accept quietly the conditions in which you find yourself, knowing... ~ The Mother#divinegrace #acceptance #acceptyourself #findyourself #faithquotes #divinefaith #keepfaith #faithindivine #bestforyou #themother #mirraalfassa oftheday,
1681:There's only one person who hugs the mothers and the widows, the wives and the kids upon the death of their loved one. Others hug but having committed the troops, I've got an additional responsibility to hug and that's me and I know what it's like. ~ George W Bush,
1682:The wrath of God is never an evil wrath. God gets angry because he loves people like a mother would love her child if someone were to harm it. There is something wrong if the mother never gets angry; it is safe to say that that is the unloving mother. ~ Criss Jami,
1683:God in His infinite wisdom blessed humans with redundant tongues: one to outfit the mouth for speech. And a mother tongue to give it meaning... Though it wags out such inconceivable beauty, attached to the mother tongue lies one much maligned woman. ~ David B Lentz,
1684:It is not certain that the mother of the historical Jesus was called Mary .. The mother of Jesus could not have been called Mary is she really did have a sister by the same name .. Christian tradition has assumed that the two women were half sisters. ~ Kamal Salibi,
1685:We may be proud that England is the ancient country of Parliaments. With scarcely any intervening period, Parliaments have met constantly for 600 years, and there was something of a Parliament before the Conquest. England is the mother of Parliaments. ~ John Bright,
1686:Because a mother wolf can say to her cubs, 'Bite the way I do,' and that's enough, and the mother rabbit teaches her bunnies, 'Run for your lives the way I do,' and that's also enough, but if a man teaches children, 'Think as I do,' it's criminal. ~ Boris Strugatsky,
1687:Memory is the mother of the muses, prototype Artist. As a rule picks and highlights what is important, omitting what is accidental or trivial. Occasionally, however, is mistaken as all the other artists. Nevertheless it is what I take as a guide page. ~ Frank Harris,
1688:Because a mother wolf can say to her cubs, 'Bite the way I do,' and that's enough, and the mother rabbit teaches her bunnies, 'Run for your lives the way I do,' and that's also enough, but if a man teaches children, 'Think as I do,' it's criminal. ~ Arkady Strugatsky,
1689:The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly ~ Khalil Gibran,
1690:When the child must be weaned, the mother too is not without sorrow at the thought that she and the child are separated more and more, that the child which first lay under her heart and later reposed upon her breast will be so near to her no more. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
1691:Every child has a legitimate narcissistic need to be noticed, understood, taken seriously, and respected by his mother. In the first weeks and months of life he needs to have the mother at his disposal, must be able to use her and to be mirrored by her. ~ Alice Miller,
1692:How were you taken prisoner?' The interrogator asked my father. 'The Finns pulled me out of a lake.' 'You traitor! You were saving your own skin instead of the Motherland.' My father also considered himself guilty. That's how they'd been trained. ~ Svetlana Alexievich,
1693:No," the mother told her. "It's too dangerous there".

A small incident, but when multiplied a hundred, a thousand times in a little girl's life, she learns that she's not as capable as a boy of handling life on the edge. She learns to hang back. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
1694:The Motherland is our only mother. Our Motherland is higher than heaven. Mother India is our mother. We have no other mother. We have no father, no brother, no sister, no wife, no children, no home, no hearth — all we have is the Mother: ~ Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay,
1695:The mother memories that are closest to my heart are the small gentle ones that I have carried over from the days of my childhood. They are not profound, but they have stayed with me through life, and when I am very old, they will still be near . . . ~ Margaret Sanger,
1696:At one point, I took that stupid nursing student into the room with me, ostensibly to check the mother’s vitals, but really to make her see with her own eyes how love has nothing to do with what you’re looking at, and everything to do with who’s looking. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1697:Never seek support elsewhere than in the Divine. Never seek satisfaction elsewhere than in the Divine. Never seek the satisfaction of your needs in anyone else than the Divine - never, for anything at all.

The Spiritual Significance of Flowers, p.73 ~ The Mother,
1698:yes, with the mothers she had to make a little more effort, drowning them in language until they understood how out of their depth they were and the thin stream of their objections was completely subsumed by the quick-running currents of my mother’s talk. ~ Zadie Smith,
1699:Because she had waited so long and prayed so hard for her son, the revelation that Alexis suffered from hemophilia struck Alexandra with savage force. From that moment, she lived in the particular sunless world reserved for the mothers of hemophiliacs. ~ Robert K Massie,
1700:Her eyes register the darkness beyond the windows, then travel back to the neglected groceries. Something in her sags. And for a moment, I see her. Not the watts-too-bright, smile-till-it-hurts her, but the real one. The mother who lost her little boy. ~ Victoria Schwab,
1701:But why so I call her Virgin if I don't believe in her as the Mother of God? One word: touched. God has touched her. That is both grace and torment; it raises up and strikes down; it is both a caress and the blow of a hammer. All is lost and God suffices. ~ Navid Kermani,
1702:"He seeks, as it were, the protecting, nourishing, charmed circle of the mother, the condition of the infant released from every care, in which the outside world bends over him and even forces happiness upon him. No wonder the real world vanishes from sight!" ~ Carl Jung,
1703:Humility is the mother of all virtues. Humility says we are not in control, principles are in control, therefore we submit ourselves to principles. Pride says that we are in control, and since our values govern our behavior, we can simply do life our way. ~ Stephen Covey,
1704:It is only the Divine’s Grace that can give peace, happiness, power, light, knowledge, beatitude and love in their essence and their truth. ~ The Mother#divinegrace #themother #mirraalfassa #spiritualgrace #divinepeace #divinelove #divinepower #divinelight #quoteoftheday,
1705:Many times, a child's struggle against hunger begins before he or she is born because the mother is undernourished. Making sure prenatal care and proper nutrition are available for expectant mothers in need is a critical part of ending childhood hunger. ~ Hector Elizondo,
1706:Nothing can harm you if you do not fear.So, fear not, be quiet and calm—all will be all right.With love and blessings. ~ The Mother#fearless #fearnothing #themother #calm #bequiet #fearnot #blessings #love #covid19 #pendamic #divineblessings #spiritual #allwillbeallright,
1707:To grow, to individuate, obliges us to reject security and move into the unknown. Jung puts it dramatically: The spirit of evil is fear, negation. . . he is the spirit of regression, who threatens us with bondage to the mother and with dissolution and extinction ~ Hollis,
1708:One way in which all of us can help to combat the current wave of public indecency which threatens to undermine Western civilization is to concentrate upon and increase the solidarity of the family. This solidarity begins with a child at the mother's breast. ~ Grace Kelly,
1709:Samādhi is our natural state of clear self-awareness, because it is a state that the mind enters only by the practice of self-attentiveness: that is, by attending only to ‘I’. ~ Sri Ramana MaharshiSamadhi of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry,
1710:There was something undifferentiated and yet complete which existed before heaven and earth
soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change.
It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered the mother of the universe. ~ Lao Tzu,
1711:On every hand there seems to be design to defeat design. If God created man - if he is the father of us all, why did he make the criminals, the insane, the deformed and idiotic? Should the mother, who clasps to her breast an idiot child, thank God? ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
1712:Progress comes by experiment, and this from ennui that leads to voyages, wars, revolutions, and plainly to change in the arts of expression; that cries out to the imagination, and is the nurse of the invention whereof we term necessity the mother. ~ Edmund Clarence Stedman,
1713:You will be the mother of the next King of England,” she declares. “The red rose and the white, a rose without a thorn. You will have a son, and we will call him Arthur of England.” She takes my hands. “This is your destiny, my daughter. I will help you. ~ Philippa Gregory,
1714:I learned how to get rid of the Southern accent when I was, like, 11 years old and living in New York for the summer doing modeling and commercials and auditioning for Broadway. The mother I lived with for the summer taught me how to drop my Southern accent. ~ Nikki DeLoach,
1715:It is not in a day that one can overcome one’s own nature. But with patience and enduring will the Victory is sure to come. ~ ~ The MotherIt is not light, not darkness. It is only as it is. It cannot be defined. The best definition is `I am that I am'. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
1716:Repetition is the mother of perfection. If there is true perfection, it's about doing something over and over again. I truly think that if somebody does a recipe they've never done before and gets it right, they're probably more lucky than they are talented. ~ Thomas Keller,
1717:She isn’t my mother.” He meant, of course, by simple mathematical extension, that his mother wasn’t Teddy’s mother either. Which meant that Bernadette, for whom he had lit a thousand candles, was the mother to whom his enormous love and devotion had no claim. ~ Ann Patchett,
1718:There is no difference between the pain of humans and the pain of other living beings, since the love and tenderness of the mother for the young are not produced by reasoning, but by feeling, and this faculty exists not only in humans but in most living beings. ~ Maimonides,
1719:What’s yuh firs’ name? VICARRO: Silva. JAKE: How do you spell it? VICARRO: S-I-L-V-A. JAKE: Silva! Like a silver lining! Ev’ry cloud has got a silver lining. What does that come from? The Bible? VICARRO: (sitting on the steps) No. The Mother Goose Book. ~ Tennessee Williams,
1720:because an infant is born with only 25 percent of its adult brain volume, “its physiological systems are unable to function optimally without contact with the mother’s body, which continues to regulate the baby much like it did during gestation.” McKenna ~ Arianna Huffington,
1721:Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry. Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you may be hindered by tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrows; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do to-day. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1722:It's a shadowy world, skies are slippery grey. A woman just gave birth to a prince today and dressed him in scarlet. He'll put the priest in his pocket, put the blade to the heat, take the motherless children off the street and place them at the feet of a harlot. ~ Bob Dylan,
1723:That awful cockroach story! The mother chasing her own son away with a broom. Horrible. I was cleaning obsessively for days. Is that typical of this Monsieur Kafka?” “You’ve summed it up well, Madame. Some people have to study it for decades to get the meaning. ~ Nina George,
1724:52.4) In a moment of inspiration, He had composed this supremely beautiful poem few days before the Nov.1950 Darshan.Interestingly the poem is unique as it's in adoration of the Mother alone, w/o explicit mention of #SriAurobindo (who left the physical scene ~ a month later).,
1725:He who wants to advance on the path of perfection must never complain about the difficulties on the way, for each is an opportunity for a new progress. To complain is a sign of #weakness and #insincerity. ~ The Mother#stopcomplaining #stopcomplainingstartliving #nevercomplain,
1726:It is by persevering that one conquers difficulties, not by running away from them. One who perseveres is sure to triumph. Victory goes to the most enduring. Always do your best and the Lord will take care of the results.

Words of The Mother, vol.14, p.173 ~ The Mother,
1727:Silence, as someone has said, is the mother of prayer and the nurse of holy thoughts. Silence cuts down on our sins, doesn't it? We can't be sinning in so many different ways if we are being quiet before God. Silence nourishes patience, charity, discretion. ~ Elisabeth Elliot,
1728:In the countryside, traditional parents avoid flattery, and the mother’s responses were automatic—it was like knocking her knee with a rubber hammer. She didn’t want to spoil the child, but there was also the Chinese superstition that pride attracts misfortune. ~ Peter Hessler,
1729:Our word college comes from the ancient collegium, which was a society of artisans bound together by vows. Our word gymnasium is derived from one of the names for the temple of wisdom. The institution is the mother of its graduates. ~ Manly P Hall, How to Understand Your Bible,
1730:The baby should always be saved in preference to the mother. That is the advice of the Holy Church, you know that. I was only reminding women of their duty. There is no need to make everything so personal, Margaret. You make everything into your own tragedy. ~ Philippa Gregory,
1731:They had a house there below Kelsha, one of the old mud-walled jobs, that has long disappeared back into its garden of fuchsia and orange lilies that the mother herself had planted in her first days of marriage, as women do in their gardens, all full of hope. ~ Sebastian Barry,
1732:We know what happens to little black boys that have no dads; we've heard that, we get it. But no one is really saying that young women who are born without fathers have real serious issues especially when their mother had no father and the mother has issues. ~ Karrine Steffans,
1733:A great psychoanalyst, Wilhelm Reich, was asked once – because he was studying children, their problems – he was asked, “What is the most basic problem with children? What do you find at the root of all their misery, their problems, abnormalities?” He said, “The mothers. ~ Osho,
1734:Americans of all ages, all stations of life, and all types of disposition are forever forming associations. In democratic countries knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge; on its progress depends that of all the others. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
1735:But now I see there's no such thing as "a" woman, "one" woman. There are dozens inside every one of them. I probably should have figured this out sooner, but what child can see the women inside her mom, what with all the Motherness blocking out everything else? ~ Kelly Corrigan,
1736:India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only. ~ Mark Twain,
1737:Night is a great gift from God" he said."It is the mother of man and comes quietly and tenderly to cover him.It rests its cool hand on his forehead and effaces the day's cares from his body and soul.Brothers its time to surrender ourselves to night's embrace ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
1738:When I was a young boy in San Francisco, I remember being sent home - I was playing with a friend. And I remember the mother saying, tell Jeffrey to go home. And I said to the girl, I said, why? She goes, my mother says that you're the people who killed Christ. ~ Jeffrey Tambor,
1739:A child’s fingernails should never be cut in the first year. The mother must bite them off or he’ll become a thief. But when they are first cut at a year old, they must be buried under an ash tree so that witches can’t take them and cause the child harm. Lincoln ~ Karen Maitland,
1740:As a single mother of four, my mother taught me that you always want to show up strong for the moments that really matter with family, friends, and community. I now recognize how her strength helped shape the person I am today and the mother that I have become. ~ Andie MacDowell,
1741:relationship. The mothers of autistic children in their studies started out warm, but actually became more reserved when they did not get positive feedback from their children. The kind of love that is critical to making the parent-infant bond work is reciprocal. ~ Daniel G Amen,
1742:She went into crisis management mode, much like the adult she has been forced to be for most of her life, continuing to hide and protect her mother, because in Mary’s mind she is the mother, and her mother is the child. And a mother always protects her child. ~ Tiffany D Jackson,
1743:the mother did something that neither Tim’s parents, WASPy sticklers for table manners, nor my parents, WASPy guilty eaters, would ever have done: she took more artichokes off her plate with her fingers and insisted I eat them, too. I did, to her relish, and mine. ~ Laura Fraser,
1744:The way to get out of trouble is not to escape from the world(which is a rather impossible endeavour)but to transform the world, beginning by the transformation of oneself.This is the only sure & practical way. ~ The Mother @AUROSAFIC@sri_aurobindo @Auro_Mere @AurovilleRadio,
1745:You gave me Christopher Robin, and then You breathed new life in Pooh. Whatever of each has left my pen Goes homing back to you. My book is ready, and comes to greet The mother it longs to see -- It would be my present to you, my sweet, If it weren't your gift to me. ~ A A Milne,
1746:JACKIE. I swear to God: Being in love with Veronica - it's like feeding your love to Godzilla every morning, and every morning you go "Yo, 'Zilla, these shits are very delicate so please chew softly", - and every morning - the motherfucker just goes crunch! ~ Stephen Adly Guirgis,
1747:Not once more will/I be found with beings/who swallowed the rail of life//And one day I found myself with beings/who swallowed the nail of life/-as soon as I lost my matrix mamma,//and the being twisted under him,/and god poured me back to her/(the motherfucker). ~ Antonin Artaud,
1748:Of all my travels in America, nothing has affected me more, nothing even close I have to tell you, than the time I have spent with the mothers and fathers who have lost their children to violence spilling across our borders, which we can solve, we have to solve it! ~ Donald Trump,
1749:The Führer is always right. Obey the Führer. The mother is the highest expression of womanhood. The soldier is the highest expression of manhood. God is not punishing us by this war, he is giving us the opportunity to prove whether we are worthy of our freedom. ~ William L Shirer,
1750:The humble soul is blessed. The Lord loves her. The Mother of God is higher than all in humility, and therefore all races bless her on earth, while the heavenly powers serve her. And the Lord has given us this blessed Mother of His as a defender and helper. ~ Silouan the Athonite,
1751:You have to put your inner will and the Mother's light on the vital so that it shall change, not leave it to do what it likes. The Mother's force or the psychic can act, but on condition that the assent of the being is there.

Letters on Yoga, vol.24, p.1343 ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1752:Audrey, you’ve been in my head since the moment I met you and you never left. Baby, I sure as hell don’t deserve you but I can’t imagine anyone else being the mother of my children or being the hand I hold at the end of every day. You’re my lucky penny, remember? ~ Kimberly Lauren,
1753:have maintained a rather personal interest in one specific aspect of the rich heritage that Freud bestowed upon us, namely, his emphasis on the fact that a lifelong, albeit diminishing, emotional dependence on the mother is a universal truth of human existence. ~ Margaret S Mahler,
1754:I came home from Portugal convinced that nothing is so important as making known what the Mother of God asked in those apparitions of 1917 . . . The future of our civilization, our liberties, our very existence may depend upon the acceptance of her commands. ~ William Thomas Walsh,
1755:I was born a Saxon, but raised by Danes, my daughter had married a Norseman, my dearest friend was Irish, my woman was a Saxon, the mother of my children had been Danish, my gods were pagan, and my oath was sworn to AEthelflaed, a Christian. Whose side was I on? ~ Bernard Cornwell,
1756:The peasants of Asturias are convinced that in every litter of wolves there is one dog, which is killed by the mother because, otherwise, as he grew up, he would devour the other little ones. Give to this dog-son of a wolf a human face, and the result will be Javert. ~ Victor Hugo,
1757:The Shamud had told him once that the Mother favoured him so much no woman could refuse him, not even the Mother Herself could refuse him – that was his gift – but he warned him to be wary. Gifts from the Mother were not an unmixed blessing, they put one in Her debt. ~ Jean M Auel,
1758:"Where does the guilt lie? With the mother, or with the son? Probably with both. The unsatisfied longing of the son for life and the world ought to be taken seriously. There is in him a desire to touch reality, to embrace the earth and fructify the field of the world." ~ Carl Jung,
1759:I wanted to play a mother again. I thought it would be interesting to play the mother of an older child. And it was also the kind of part I've been looking for my whole career, actually, in film. You know, just to play a femme fatale who's very smart, and wicked. ~ Sigourney Weaver,
1760:The poet Billy Collins once laughingly observed that all babies are born with a knowledge of poetry, because the lub-dub of the mother's heart is in iambic meter. Then, Collins said, life slowly starts to choke the poetry out of us. It may be true with music, too. ~ Gene Weingarten,
1761:This book is for the mothers who've had to say goodbye too soon. I see you, I hear you, and I honor your hearts with wings. You are the strongest individuals alive, and I'm blown away by your strength, your ability to love, and your ability to not quit on life. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
1762:A woman was not considered related to her own child by the bizarre laws of England. The man’s seed contained the whole of the baby, so they said, who nestled inside the woman for most of a year before she bore it. This made the child the father’s, not the mother’s. ~ Jennifer Ashley,
1763:COCK-A-DOODLE DOO! HOW DO YOU LIKE IT FROMO THE OTHER END, YOU LITTLE FUGGER?"

"Kafir, I can say it with confidence: Today is a day that no pigs will die. I'm not even allowed to eat the motherfuggers; I'm sure not going to kill one."
"Amen," Colin answered. ~ John Green,
1764:Fear is the mother of all emotion. Before love, hate, spite, grief, rage, and all the rest, there was fear, and fear gave birth to them all, and as every combat soldier knows there are as many incarnations and species of fear as the Eskimo language has words for snow. ~ Ben Fountain,
1765:We modern women appreciated a man’s brain much more than his muscles, and a man here in the Motherlands would never let his body bulge like that. It was disgusting to display masculinity when male pride, greed, and ego had been the reason for the Toxic War to begin with. ~ Elin Peer,
1766:Fear is the mother of all emotion. Before love, hate, spite, grief, rage, and all the rest, there was fear, and fear gave birth to them all, and ask every combat soldier knows there are as many incarnations and species of fear as the Eskimo language has words for snow. ~ Ben Fountain,
1767:Attachment is misery, but from the very beginning the child is taught for attachment. The mother will say to the child, "Love me; I am your mother." The father will say, "Love me; I am your father" - as if someone is a father or a mother so he becomes automatically lovable. ~ Rajneesh,
1768:British moths include the Uncertain, the Confused, the Magpie, the Lackey, the Drinker, the Streak, the Ruddy Highflyer, the Buff Arches, the Figure of Eighty, the Anomalous, the Dark Dagger, the Lettuce Shark, the Isabelline Tiger, the Waved Tabby and the Mother Shipton. ~ John Lloyd,
1769:Your child grows within you for nine months. She’s completely a part of you, truly part of your body, of your being.” Jo nodded her understanding. “But for the daughter, it’s different. The mother is never part of the child. Not like the child is part of the mother. ~ Hallee Bridgeman,
1770:You’ve learned a new rule and it’s simple: don’t put yourself in situations you’d like to run away from. But when you run, run back to yourself, like that bunny in Runaway Bunny runs to its mother, but you are the mother and you’ll see that later and be very, very proud. ~ Lena Dunham,
1771:Learning is good in and of itself...the mothers of the Jewish ghettoes of the east would pour honey on a book so the children would know that learning is sweet. And the parents who settled hungry Kansas would take their children in from the fields when a teacher came. ~ George H W Bush,
1772:... not once more will/I be found with beings/who swallowed the rail of life//And one day I found myself with beings/who swallowed the nail of life/-as soon as I lost my matrix mamma,//and the being twisted under him,/and god poured me back to her/(the motherfucker)... ~ Antonin Artaud,
1773:We were two halves to a whole. Water, the mother of creation. Land, the father who supported it. We were forever joined, our souls tethered. In this moment, the truth came to life: Whether the gate closed or not, I would never be whole without this man by my side. ~ Denise Grover Swank,
1774:It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. In the same vein, desperation is the father of compromise, panic is the sister of slapdash improvisation, and despair is the second cousin of quiet apathy. By that reckoning, dinner was a dismal family reunion. ~ J Zachary Pike,
1775:Judgeships are the mother’s milk of politics, their desirability a rare instance of bipartisan agreement. A deal struck at the tag end of the session promised a dozen new judges for Manhattan and Brooklyn, with two Democrats joining the bench for every Republican. ~ Richard Norton Smith,
1776:There she was, the mother of me, like a lit plinth,
Heavenly, though I was reared to find this kind

Of visitation impractical; she was an unbearable detail
Of the supreme celestial map,

Of which I had been taught that there was
No such thing. ~ Lucie Brock Broido,
1777:There's no discounting the antagonism the average woman feels for the eldest daughter. The infuriating thing is that most mothers blame the daughters for their hatred when it's just what makes the mother pig eat her first batch of young. Of course one can't tell them that. ~ Mari Sandoz,
1778:When the door shuts another opens. He that would struggle with the world, and bear up in adversity, ought still to resolve not to be discouraged, for resolution is the mother of fortitude, and not only necessary to our support, but very much conducive to our deliverance. ~ Samuel Palmer,
1779:At this moment, the mother grants her daughter the wisdom of her experiences—either pleasures or disappointments—drop by drop. And at the same time, the daughter is nourished by her mother’s life, drop by drop, and she stores away the most valuable elements from it. ~ Mahmoud Dowlatabadi,
1780:Boswell spent much of the evening lamenting his country’s dreadful politics. Isherwood listened attentively. Inwardly, however, he wondered why it was that enlightened Americans always found it necessary to bash their country whenever they set foot in the mother ship. “I’m ~ Daniel Silva,
1781:I do not consider myself a hero. The true heroes were the mothers and fathers who gave me their children. I only did what my heart commanded. A hero is someone doing extraordinary things. What I did was not extraordinary. It was a normal thing to do. I was just being decent. ~ Jack Mayer,
1782:Ignorance, far more than idleness, is the mother of all the vices; and how recent has been the admission, that knowledge should be the portion of all? The destinies of the future lie in judicious education; an education that must be universal, to be beneficial. ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon,
1783:The mother sings a hungry song
Of blood and cracking teeth
She dances in the dark below
wants to pull us underneath

Her claws, they rise, they sway in dance
to the melody of screams
Her lullaby will never end
till the world comes apart at the seams ~ Amy Lukavics,
1784:there are always seeds that thread us and carried on the wind set us apart does the wind come from the origins or the mother or the father will my origins be blown away or remain in distance if I leave will the wind stand breathless shall I remain to die broken from home ~ Holly Ringland,
1785:6.1) The Rakshasas, Pishachas, Pramathas (from #SriAurobindo's letters and evening talks)6.1) The Spiritual Solution "The problem of feminism, as all the problems of the world, comes back to a spiritual problem. For the spiritual reality is at the basis of all others.." ~ The Mother 62953,
1786:If the sky, by sinister alchemy, or diabolical prestidigitation, transformed into a mirror of the mother sea, the primordial cradle; and if leviathans swam that breadth and hovered, softly undulating over the teaming habitations of the globe, feasting; what should you wear? ~ Laird Barron,
1787:People are the only animals that drink the milk of the mother of another species. All other animals stop drinking milk altogether after weaning. It is unnatural for a dog to nurse from a mother giraffe; it is just as unnatural for a human being to drink the milk of a cow. ~ Michael Klaper,
1788:The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion, which is war against the child. The mother doesn't learn to love, but kills to solve her own problems. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. ~ Mother Teresa,
1789:When a man does not live with his children and does not get along with the mother of his children, his fatherhood becomes essentially untenable, regardless of how he feels, how hard he tries, or whether he is a good guy. Almost by definition, he has become de-fathered. ~ David Blankenhorn,
1790:You've learned a new rule and it's simple: don't put yourself in situations you'd like to run away from.
But when you run, run back to yourself, like that bunny in Runaway Bunny runs to its mother, but you are the mother, and you'll see that laer and be very, very proud. ~ Lena Dunham,
1791:I don't like to speak of Islamic violence, because every day, when I browse the newspapers, I see violence, here in Italy... this one who has murdered his girlfriend, another who has murdered the mother-in-law... and these are baptized Catholics! There are violent Catholics! ~ Pope Francis,
1792:the soles off your shoes!' Then he took out a sack of pearls which lay in the rushes, and without another word he dragged it away and disappeared behind a stone. It happened that soon afterwards the mother sent the two children to the town to buy needles and thread, and laces ~ Jacob Grimm,
1793:You’ve learned a new rule and it’s simple: don’t put yourself in situations that you’d like to run away from. But when you run, run back to yourself, like that bunny in Runaway Bunny runs to its mother, but you are the mother, and you’ll see that later and be very, very proud ~ Lena Dunham,
1794:Douglas Mock has assembled the animal behavioural evidence in More than Kin and Less than Kind.6 In the Galapagos Islands young fur seals attack their newborn siblings, seizing them by the throat and tossing them into the air, killing them unless the mother seal intervenes. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
1795:Spirit. In every language in all the Realms, surface and Underdark, in every time and every place, the word has a ring of strength and determination. It is the hero's strength, the mother's resilience and the poor man's armor. It cannot be broken and it cannot be taken away. ~ R A Salvatore,
1796:Thank God I have four sons. The mother/daughter relationship is one of mankind's great mysteries, and for womankind, it can be hellaciously complicated. My mother and I are quintessential examples of the rewards and frustrations, and the joys and infuriations it can yield. ~ Melissa Gilbert,
1797:All men were made brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man who was born free should be content when penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases. ~ Chief Joseph,
1798:I’ve read a lot about this since. In nature—out yonder where the crawdads sing—these ruthless-seeming behaviors actually increase the mother’s number of young over her lifetime, and thus her genes for abandoning offspring in times of stress are passed on to the next generation. ~ Delia Owens,
1799:The daughter can become the mother's opportunity either to make up for the past and right wrongs or to exact retribution for her losses. The mother's own experience of the long-ago family serves as an overlay to her mothering: Past and present are inextricably intertwined. ~ Victoria Secunda,
1800:There are legions of us, I realized. The mothers who have broken babies, and spend the rest of our lives wondering if we should have spared them. And the mothers who have let their broken babies go, who look at our children and see instead the faces of the ones they never met. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1801:ever called her child.) The poor creature told her frankly all the matter, not without dropping out infinite numbers of diamonds. “In good faith,” cried the mother, “I must send my child thither. Come hither, Fanny, look what comes out of thy sister’s mouth when she speaks! ~ Charles Perrault,
1802:Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
1803:What could ever be a sufficient reason for excusing in any way the direct murder of the innocent? This is precisely what we are dealing with here. Whether inflicted upon the mother or upon the child, it is against the precept of God and the law of nature: 'Thou shalt not kill.' ~ Pope Pius XI,
1804:When the mother herself kills her son she goes against her own nature, against her own instinct. People talk about 'choice', but when a woman does that, when she destroys the life of her unborn child, then we have arrived at the limit. The level cannot go higher regarding evil. ~ Jim Caviezel,
1805:The human genome also includes a separate mini-chromosome—just sixteen thousand letters of DNA—located in mitochondria, the energy-producing batteries of the cell. Unlike the genetic code found in other chromosomes, mitochondrial DNA is inherited exclusively from the mother. ~ Jennifer A Doudna,
1806:Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life. ~ Thomas A Edison,
1807:Friedman stumbled in, late to the seminar as usual and reeking of cigar smoke and whiskey. He hadn't read the paper being presented, and halfway through he just gets up, walks up to the podium, socks the mother****er right in the face and takes a piss all over his lecture notes. ~ George Stigler,
1808:Native nations were often matrilineal: that is, clan identity passed through the mother, and a husband joined a wife’s household, not vice versa. Matrilineal does not mean matriarchal, which, like patriarchal, assumes that some group has to dominate—a failure of the imagination. ~ Gloria Steinem,
1809:God Sophie... If there were any chance we could be together... If there were any woman I'd want to be the mother of my... Shit, this is so hard."

"No, Hunt, it's simple. If right now is all we have, if this is all we get, then I'll grab it with both hands and take all I can. ~ Pamela Clare,
1810:Most baby books also tend to romanticize the mother who stays at home, as if she really spends her entire day doing nothing but beaming at the baby and whipping up educational toys from pieces of string, rather than balancing cooing time with laundry, cleaning, shopping and cooking. ~ Susan Chira,
1811:What’s the word for an Oedipus complex that skips the mother and goes straight back up the line?” I slipped out of my backpack and unzipped it, rummaging until I found my first aid kit. “Ask Zeus,” he said. “Now you’re making jokes about the King of fucking everything that moves, ~ Seanan McGuire,
1812:And then it happened. This massive heart attack that brought the brilliant Julian Mantle back down to earth and reconnected him to his mortality. Right in the middle of courtroom number seven on a Monday morning, the same courtroom where we had won the Mother of All Murder Trials. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1813:Mistrust of good success hath done this deed.
O hateful error, Melancholy's child,
Why dost thou show to the apt thoughts of men
The things that are not? O Error, soon concieved,
Thou never com'st unto a happy birth,
But kill'st the mother that engendered thee. ~ William Shakespeare,
1814:Mothers see the angel in us because the angel is there. If it's shown to the mother, the son has got an angel to show, hasn't he? When a son cuts somebody's throat the mother only sees it's possible for a misguided angel to act like a devil - and she's entirely right about that! ~ Booth Tarkington,
1815:The Mother's knowledge of unity, her powers of sensitivity, humility, and balance, and her infinite respect for the miracle of all life have now to be invoked by each of us and practiced if the 'masculine' rational imbalance of our civilization is to be righted before its too late. ~ Andrew Harvey,
1816:For many women,’ she said, ‘having a child is their central experience of creativity, and yet the child will never remain a created object; unless,’ she said, ‘the mother’s sacrifice of herself is absolute, which mine never could have been, and which no woman’s ought to be these days. ~ Rachel Cusk,
1817:The Mother Tantra says that if one is not aware in vision, it is unlikely that one will be aware in behavior. If one is not aware in behavior, one is unlikely to be aware in dream. And if one is not aware in dream, then one is unlikely to be aware in the bardo after death. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche,
1818:The winning value proposition for nutritious baby food is that which combines a great-tasting product, in a locally appropriate food form, with added convenience for the mother, under an aspirational brand. For this, as we will see next, even low- income people are ready to pay a price. ~ Anonymous,
1819:Knowing that mother and father are the visible representatives of God, the householder, always and by all means, must please them. If the mother is pleased, and the father, God is pleased with the man. That child is really a good child who never speaks harsh words to his parents. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1820:Do tell me, Godfather Drosselmeier, is it really true that you invented the mousetrap?” “How can you ask such a silly question?” the mother cried. But the godfather smiled inscrutably and he murmured: “Am I not enough of a skillful clockmaker and not even enough to invent mousetraps? ~ E T A Hoffmann,
1821:The mental disposition of the one who prepares the food is transmitted to all those who consume it. Therefore, as far as possible the mothers should do the cooking for the entire family. If it is done while chanting the mantra, the food will benefit everyone in a spiritual way. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
1822:The root J-N-N has so many derivatives. Jannah, paradise, is the hidden garden. Majnoon is a crazy person whose intellect has been hidden. My favorite, though, is janin. The embryo hidden inside the mother. The jinn are not gone from our world, you see. They’ve just donned new clothes. ~ Ellen Datlow,
1823:I really cite Walt Disney as teaching me everything I know. It sounds crazy, but I'm serious! In 'Bambi,' the mother dies, but you don't see the corpse. You see the father, the stag, come up and you see 'Bambi' alone, and that has so much more impact than seeing a mutilated deer. ~ Matthew Gray Gubler,
1824:It was too late to change anything. Too late to make different choices. To be a better mother than she had been. Kate could only be the mother that she was, Amelia’s mother—the curator of her memory, the keeper of her secrets, the cherisher of her heart. That, she would always be. ~ Kimberly McCreight,
1825:And you think the Lord gives attention to such little details as how long a potato should cook?” asked Ruth earnestly. “Why yes, dear,” answered the mother, “if you put a matter, even a little matter, into the Lord’s hands to guide you, and trust that He will, of course He will. ~ Grace Livingston Hill,
1826:February 1997 - National Prayer Breakfast in Washington attended by the President and the First Lady. "What is taking place in America," she said, "is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another." ~ Mother Teresa,
1827:Humankind, with its long history, is by now a corpse bound to a tree with the ropes of convention. If the ropes were cut, the corpse would simply fall to the ground. Prayer in one's mother tongue is a manifestation of that pathetic state."

-from "A Prayer in the Mother Tongue ~ Yasunari Kawabata,
1828:RULES OF FAIRYLAND-BELOW

BEWARE OF DOG
ANYTHING IMPORTANT COMES IN THREES AND SIXES
DO NOT STEAL QUEENS
A GIRL IN THE WILD IS WORTH TWO IN CHAINS
NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF TEMPTATION
EVERYTHING MUST BE PAID FOR SOONER OR LATER
WHAT GOES DOWN MUST COME UP ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1829:Turn your mind completely away from your difficulty, concentrate exclusively on the Light and the Force coming from above; let the Lord do for your body whatever He pleases. Hand over to Him totally the entire responsibility of your physical being.

Words Of The Mother, vol 15, p.150 ~ The Mother,
1830:We doubt not the destiny of our country that she is to accomplish great things for human nature, and be the mother of a nobler race than the world has yet known. But she has been so false to the scheme made out at her nativity, that it is now hard to say which way that destiny points. ~ Margaret Fuller,
1831:When, in the street, I see a mother walking with her grown-up daughter, I can hardly bear to witness the mother’s pride, the softening of her face, her incredulous joy at being granted her daughter’s company; and the iron discipline she imposes on herself, to muffle and conceal this joy. ~ Helen Garner,
1832:who can travel through time. Today she will write about a child at a kitchen table in Cornwall who cannot peel her orange, moaning and whining for help. The mother – creaming butter and sugar and smiling – I tell you what, Melissa. Why don’t I show you how to zest before I peel it? We ~ Teresa Driscoll,
1833:I really don’t know why these things are always passed down through the male line – girl children are much more robust than their brothers, and let’s face it, Max – while here may always be doubt about the identity of the father, most people are usually fairly clear about who the mother is. ~ Jodi Taylor,
1834:It appears that children are hard-wired to release fear through angering and crying. The newborn baby, mourning the death of living safely and fully contained inside the mother, utters the first of many angry cries not only to call for nurturance and attention, but also to release her fear. ~ Pete Walker,
1835:The first real terror struck him then, and there was nothing supernatural about it. It was only a realization of how easy it was to trash your life. That was what was so scary. You just dragged the fan up to everything you had spent the years raking together and turned the motherfucker on. ~ Stephen King,
1836:There is not, beneath the sky, an enemy to filial affection so destructive as slavery. It had made my brothers and sisters strangers to me; it converted the mother that bore me, into a myth; it shrouded my father in mystery, and left me without an intelligible beginning in the world. ~ Frederick Douglass,
1837:there should be no combination of events for which the wit of man cannot conceive an explanation. Simply as a mental exercise, without any assertion that it is true, let me indicate a possible line of thought. It is, I admit, mere imagination; but how often is imagination the mother of truth? ~ Anonymous,
1838:I think that I learned music. And also you learn recommendations that you can use in your life. When you travel, you all the time remember what your mother teach you. You know in the African family the mother has a big role to play because the father is outside in the fields or going to work. ~ Baaba Maal,
1839:People do not know how important is faith, how faith is miracle, creator of miracles. If you expect at every moment to be lifted up and pulled towards the Divine, He will come to lift you and He will be there, quite close, closer, ever closer.

MCW, vol. 13, Words of the Mother - I, p.76 ~ The Mother,
1840:Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen - but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. ~ William Lloyd Garrison,
1841:You gave me Christopher Robin, and then
You breathed new life in Pooh.
Whatever of each has left my pen
Goes homing back to you.
My book is ready, and comes to greet
The mother it longs to see --
It would be my present to you, my sweet,
If it weren't your gift to me. ~ A A Milne,
1842:At Stone’s direction, Harry removed ovaries, blinded the female rats, and removed their olfactory bulbs. Sightless, hormone-deprived—it didn’t matter. The mother rats crawled determinedly toward the baby rats. They were slower, maybe, but the homing instinct was magnetic, needle to the north. ~ Deborah Blum,
1843:To be free Is often to be lonely. He would unite The unequal moieties fractured By our own well-meaning sense of justice Would restore to the larger the wit and will The smaller possess but can only use For arid disputes, would give back to The son the mother’s richness of feeling … ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
1844:All the children seem to be coming out quite intelligent, thank goodness. It would have been such a bore to be the mother of morons, and it’s an absolute toss-up, isn’t it? If one could only invent them, like characters in books, it would be much more satisfactory to a well-regulated mind. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
1845:I have two kids, and when my oldest was first born, it was the most vulnerable feeling in the world. I remember taking him to his first doctor's appointment, and on the sheet, it said "mother," and I put my mom's name. I was like, "Oh, right, I ... I'm the mother!" You just feel so vulnerable. ~ Kathryn Hahn,
1846:The ones who seem to know everybody. They hold the ring, stop the fighting…He could be funny, he could sing songs, and somehow he made everything…a bit better. Crying babies began to gurgle instead of howl, grown-ups stopped arguing, and the mothers became more peaceful and took his advice. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1847:Anna, I only know this: when it is your turn to die - my turn, anyone's - when it is time for you to let go of one life and reach out for another, you will be left with no choice but to hurl yourself willingly into the mother arms of transfiguration. It's not an end. It's a beginning. ~ Jill Alexander Essbaum,
1848:Don’t worry. It’ll never happen again. You know me, I do date occasionally, but I usually spend at least a few normal, boring days with a guy before we rock the house down. Of course, no one ever rocked my house down the way this guy did. He leveled the mother to its foundations. (Sunshine) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1849:Right now, Janine was not holding a sign with a picture of an unborn child on it. She was not praying for the mothers who were walking past her. She was the person being prayed for. On any given day, she could have told you that, inside this clinic, lives were at risk. Today, the life was hers. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1850:Soon she’ll start yelling, I thought, soon she’ll hit her, trying to break that bond. Instead, the bond will become more twisted, will strengthen in remorse, in the humiliation of having shown herself in public to be an unaffectionate mother, not the mother of church or the Sunday supplements. ~ Elena Ferrante,
1851:The artist and the mother are vehicles, not originators. They don't create the new life, they only bear it. This is why birth is such a humbling experience. The new mom weeps in awe at the little miracle in her arms. She knows it came out of her but not from her, through her but not of her. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1852:The mother becomes important because she provides gratification, he believed; human love is built on both direct and disguised (aim-inhibited) gratifications, as the ego finds ways to repress, sublimate, and refine instinctual impulses so they find a place in more complex object relations. ~ Stephen A Mitchell,
1853:You know that proper doctoring means hard choices.” She gave me an unflinching look. “We hain’t like other folk. You burn a man with an iron to stop his bleeding. You save the mother and lose the babe. It’s hard, and nobody ever thanks you for it. But we’re the ones that have to choose.” She ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
1854:I don’t know if it’s something I did. Or if it’s something that’s in Leonie. But she ain’t got the mothering instinct. I knew when you was little and we was out shopping, and she bought herself something to eat and ate it right in front of you, and you was sitting there crying hungry. I knew then. ~ Jesmyn Ward,
1855:I like to call amethyst the mother/healer/teacher/lover of the mineral kingdom because it is for lack of a better term an all purpose crystal. Feeling low? It'll help. Feeling lost? It will help. Need your mom? It will help. Need reassurance that you're making a positive choice in your life? It'll help. ~ David,
1856:The first real terror struck him then, and there was nothing at all supernatural about it. It was only a realization of how easy it was to trash your life. That was what was so scary. You just dragged the fan up to everything you had spent the years raking together and turned the motherfucker on. ~ Stephen King,
1857:. . . this oligarchy of sex, which makes fathers, brothers, husbands and sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters of every household - which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every house of the nation. ~ Susan B Anthony,
1858:What is a bad thing anyway? A bad thing is something that is different than what I want. Who gets to decide what the bad thing is? Jerry and Esther watched the mother bird lay her eggs in the nest, and then the neighbor's cat ate the baby bird. Esther said "bad cat!" And the cat said, "good bird! ~ Esther Hicks,
1859:You know the mother of monsters?" "Echidna," Samantha said in a low voice. "I met her child. Chimera." Oh ho… Crwys glanced at Levi who looked very impressed. This was unexpected. "You met Chimera? Here in this world?" "I had to fight against him. Ran into his little fan club in Macon, Georgia. ~ Phaedra Weldon,
1860:India was the motherland of our race
and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages.
India was the mother of our philosophy,
of much of our mathematics, of the ideals embodied in
Christianity... of self-government and democracy.
In many ways, Mother India is the mother of us all. ~ Will Durant,
1861:Sexual activity, for women, has a history of vulnerability, in a way it simply does not have for men. The mother has to teach thishidden text to her daughter. The mother's warnings, her attempts to halt sexual development in her daughter, are not so much signs of disapproval or envy, but of fear. ~ Terri E Apter,
1862:Theologians frequently assert that God has no body, no gender, no race and no age. Most people state that God is neither male nor female. Yet most people become flustered, upset or even angry when it is suggested that the God they know as Lord and Father might also be God the Mother, or Goddess. ~ Carol P Christ,
1863:And in her [Eleanor Roosevelt] letters, she writes the most, you know, fanciful letters: when we are together, and when we are reunited, and you know, I will be your surrogate wife. Of course she doesn't use that word, but I will be the mother to my brothers, and I will be your primary love. ~ Blanche Wiesen Cook,
1864:I'm no longer just a candidate. I'm the President. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle, for I have held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn't return. I've shared the pain of families who've lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who've lost their jobs. ~ Barack Obama,
1865:I still think too much about the mothers And ask what is man born of woman. He curls himself up and protects his head While he is kicked by heavy boots; on fire and running, He burns with bright flame; a bulldozer sweeps him into a clay pit. Her child. Embracing a teddy bear. Conceived in ecstasy. ~ Czes aw Mi osz,
1866:Madlen came to sit beside her on the bed. "Lady Queen," she said with her own particular brand of rough gentleness. "It is not the job of the child to protect her mother. It's the mother's job to protect the child. By allowing your mother to protect you, you gave her a gift. Do you understand me? ~ Kristin Cashore,
1867:Perhaps, Mathilde thought, watching flakes fall into dark and the empty street, I’ve been wrong. Perhaps the mother had watched her daughter fail and fail and didn’t move to help out of something unfathomable, something Mathilde struggled to understand, a thing that was like an immense kind of love. ~ Lauren Groff,
1868:Spirit. In every language in all the Realms, surface and Underdark, in every time and every place, the word has a ring of strength and determination. It is the hero's strength, the mother's resilience, and the poor man's arm. It cannot be broken, and it cannot be taken away.
This I must believe. ~ R A Salvatore,
1869:they don’t talk at all only fight, the mother’s will was unclear, Edward got a field up the Commons that William wanted to build on for the remarkable view and there followed dispute and foul play, a stream de-routed, a stream that animals drank from, Edward concluded it was his brother’s dirty work ~ Edna O Brien,
1870:He reached up and out with both arms to shoot his cuffs, and for an instant he might have served to illustrate the crucial step in a manual on the seizing of days. He had already seized this particular day once, but he was prepared, if need be, to go ahead and seize the motherfucker all over again. ~ Michael Chabon,
1871:In LA you can't tell the teenagers and the moms apart, which is so strange to me. And then it's like, "Who is leading who?" Are the moms emulating the daughters? In which case we're going backwards - that's not how it goes - the mothers teach the daughters how to be. It's a very strange thing to me. ~ Laura Benanti,
1872:It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without risking injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement. . . The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love. ~ Grantly Dick Read,
1873:Like all motherless girls, Leni would become an emotional explorer, trying to uncover the lost part of her, the mother who carried and nurtured and loved her. Leni would become both mother and child; to her, mama would still grow and age. She would never be gone, not as long as Leni remembered her. ~ Kristin Hannah,
1874:The mother may be doing ninety percent of the disciplining, but the father still must have a full-time acceptance of all the children. He never must say, "Get these kids out of here; I'm trying to watch TV." If he ever does start saying this, he is liable to see one of his kids on the six o'clock news. ~ Bill Cosby,
1875:Those were the Rommely women: Mary, the mother, Evy, Sissy, and Katie, her daughters, and Francie, who would grow up to be a Rommely woman even though her name was Nolan. They were all slender, frail creatures with wondering eyes and soft fluttery voices. But they were made out of thin invisible steel. ~ Betty Smith,
1876:Anyone can tell you that how you're raised as a child has a great deal to do with how you behave as an adult and whether you have complexes or whether you need to prove yourself or all that kind of stuff and yet the mother in a traditional family who has raised a child never makes it in the history books. ~ Rita Dove,
1877:I am the mother and the daughter. I am the bride and the bridegroom, and it is my husband who begot me. I am the silence that is incomprehensible and the idea whose remembrance is frequent. I am the voice whose sound is manifold and the word whose appearance is multiple. I am the utterance of my name. ~ Sorita d Este,
1878:Life seemed improbable. All the turns of fate it had taken for Fern to be the mother of three particular children and the wife of one particular man. How furiously she loved them and how heavy it was to carry that quantity of love, how perilous to care for those delicate bodies in the spinning world. ~ Ramona Ausubel,
1879:The mother's and father's attitudes toward the child correspond to the child's own needs.... Mother has the function of making himsecure in life, father has the function of teaching him, guiding him to cope with those problems with which the particular society the child has been born into confronts him. ~ Erich Fromm,
1880:Wine is the liquid form of the Goddess Tara, who is the saviour of all living creatures, the mother of all enjoyment and Release, the destroyer of dangers and disease, who burns up all sins and purifies the worlds, O Beloved , who grants all success and increases knowledge, understanding and learning. ~ Wendy Doniger,
1881:They could flee to Paris. To America. He had the money; she'd want for nothing. He'd take the mother, if she insisted. The mother, the maid, her pet spaniel, if she had one. He'd go anywhere, dare anything, to have her.

And he knew nothing about her.

Was love insanity, or insanity love? ~ Kasey Michaels,
1882:A match flickers but does not light. The mother’s wailing in room 543, the searing red rims of the father’s lower eyelids, tears silently streaking his face: this flip side of joy, the unbearable, unjust, unexpected presence of death…What possible sense could be made, what words were there for comfort? ~ Paul Kalanithi,
1883:I want to castrate the motherfucker. I want to literally kick him in the balls repeatedly until there’s no chance he’ll ever reproduce. At least that way the future of younger female generations will be safe from the possibility that there will ever be anyone as dangerously manipulative and clever as him. ~ Callie Hart,
1884:Separation and individuation are conceived of as two complementary developments: separation consists of the child’s emergence from a symbiotic fusion with the mother (Mahler, 1952), and individuation consists of those achievements marking the child’s assumption of his own individual characteristics. ~ Margaret S Mahler,
1885:Surely the Prince of Greed and the Mother of Destruction can kick some demon-ass back to the netherworld. It might mess up your street-cred, but I’m sure an ego the size of yours can take it. Once we’ve averted disaster, you can go back to being the slippery, back-stabbing son-of-a-bitch I know so well. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
1886:The Americans are violently oral. That's why in America the mother is all-important and the father has no position at all -- isn't respected in the least. Even the American passion for laxatives can be explained as an oral manifestation. They want to get rid of any unpleasantness taken in through the mouth. ~ W H Auden,
1887:Women know what kinds of laws can really be implemented. I loved in the film where the woman was talking to the other women about what it was going to be like when they were married. And she was saying, "Now, don't you think that just because the mother gave your husbands that cow that it's just his cow." ~ Swanee Hunt,
1888:The flower blooming in a tree is not only the child of the roots or the branches or the leaves of that tree, but also the common child of the soil, the rain, the sun and the bees! The father and the mother of every living being is never one father or never one mother but actually the whole universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1889:The married man and the mother of a Christian family, if they are faithful to their obligations, will fulfill a mission that is as great as it is consoling: that of bringing into the world and forming young souls capable of happiness and love, souls capable of sanctification and transformation in Christ. ~ Thomas Merton,
1890:The time will come when our nation will honour the memory of all the sons, the daughters, the mothers, the fathers, the youth and the children who, by their thoughts and deeds, gave us the right to assert with pride that we are South Africans, that we are Africans, and that we are citizens of the world. ~ Nelson Mandela,
1891:Families were never what you wanted them to be. We all wanted what we couldn't have: the perfect child, the doting husband, the mother who wouldn't let go. We live in our grown-up dollhouses completely unaware that, at any moment, a hand might come in and change around everything we'd become accustomed to. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1892:industry, you can get trained to be slick and hospitable in any situation and it serves you well the rest of your life. Once you figure out that everything is performance and you bow to that, learn to modulate, you can dissociate from the mothership of yourself like an astronaut floating in space. That’s ~ Merritt Tierce,
1893:Irrespective of caste, gender and religion people who slaughter women in the name of female foeticide, dowry, abuse have no rights to speak on cow slaughter. One is the mother, the other is a daughter. This Dusserah may the Durgatinashini bless us all with the enlightenment of humanity. Happy Dusserah! ~ Debajani Mohanty,
1894:The mother as a social servant instead of a home servant will not lack in true mother duty. From her work, loved and honored though it is, she will return to her home life, the child life, with an eager, ceaseless pleasure, cleansed of all the fret and fraction and weariness that so mar it now. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
1895:But I care, deeply. I find humans dull except in grief. There are very few in health, disaster, famine, atrocity, splendour or normality that interest me (interest ME!) but the motherless children do. Motherless children are pure crow. For a sentimental bird it is ripe, rich and delicious to raid such a nest. ~ Max Porter,
1896:The art of not experiencing feelings. A child can experience her feelings only when there is somebody there who accepts her fully, understands her, and supports her. If that person is missing, if the child must risk losing the mother's love of her substitute in order to feel, then she will repress emotions. ~ Alice Miller,
1897:How should all the apparatus of heaven and earth, from the farthest firmament to the tender bosom of the mother who nourished us, make poetry for a mind that had no movements of awe and tenderness, no sense of fellowship which thrills from the near to the distant, and back again from the distant to the near? ~ George Eliot,
1898:I am the mother of Odin's stallion, Sleipnir. I am the father of Fenrir Sun-Eater, and of Hel Half-Rotted and of Jormungund the World-Serpent. I am Loki Scar-Lip, Loki Skywalker, Loki Giant's Child, Loki Lie-Smith. I am Loki, who is fire and wit and hate. I am Loki. And I will be under an obligation to no one. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1899:Like all motherless girls, Leni would become an emotional explorer, trying to uncover the lost part of her, the mother who had carried and nurtured and loved her. Leni would become both mother and child; through her, Mama would still grow and age. She would never be gone, not as long as Leni remembered her. ~ Kristin Hannah,
1900:I don't know, Jondalar. Maybe you haven't found the right woman. Maybe the Mother has someone special for you. She doesn't make many like you. You are really more than most women could bear. If all your love were concentrated on one, it could overwhelm her, if she wasn't one to whom the Mother gave equal gifts. ~ Jean M Auel,
1901:But I care, deeply. I find humans dull except in grief. There are very few in health, disaster, famine, atrocity, splendour or normality that interest me (interest ME!) but the motherless children do. Motherless children are pure crow. For a sentimental bird it is ripe, rich and delicious to raid such a nest. DAD ~ Max Porter,
1902:In my divorce, I stood up and said to my ex-wife, 'Hey, I messed up. This had nothing to do with you. I didn't understand what marriage was. I cheated. I was wrong. We couldn't fix it; it got worse. I stepped away because I didn't want it to get any worse. You're the mother of my kids - I don't want to hate you.' ~ Kevin Hart,
1903:Print works! It works as a business proposition - our print readers [of the Mother Jones] not only provide revenue in the form of subs and ads, but they are a core part of our donor community; 10 percent give us a donation on top of their subscription; that's about the same rate as NPR gets from its listeners. ~ Clara Jeffery,
1904:Turn your mind completely away from your difficulty,
concentrate exclusively on the Light and
the Force coming from above;
let the Lord do for your body whatever He pleases.
Hand over to Him totally the entire responsibility
of your physical being.

ref. Words Of The Mother, vol 15, p.150 ~ The Mother,
1905:It's the best thing, fear. It creates focus. It creates drive. 'Necessity is the mother of invention', but what creates necessity? Fear. No one loves you more than when they're afraid of you. When they're looking at you because you hold their life in your hands. You become their whole world. You become their god ~ Stylo Fantome,
1906:Long, long ago; her thought was of that child
By him begot, the son by whom the sire
Was murdered and the mother left to breed
With her own seed, a monstrous progeny.
Then she bewailed the marriage bed whereon
Poor wretch, she had conceived a double brood,
Husband by husband, children by her child. ~ Sophocles,
1907:And one of the things I noticed pretty early on in art school was that my classmates had no notion of an audience. Right? I mean, growing up with the mother that I did, I learned that when you walk into the dry cleaners, there's an audience waiting for you. You know, maybe it's just the person behind the counter. ~ David Sedaris,
1908:I can't find anything in the Constitution that says you prefer the life of the mother, or the convenience of the mother if it's an abortion by choice, over the potential life of the fetus. Look, I think women, if they're required to not have abortions, could die and could - so I favor a woman's right to choose. ~ Alan Dershowitz,
1909:Overcome any bitterness that may have come because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain entrusted to you. Like the mother of the world who carries the pain of the world in her heart, you are sharing in a certain measure of that cosmic pain, and are called upon to meet it in joy instead of self pity. ~ Vilayat Inayat Khan,
1910:If the essence of creativity is linking disparate facts and ideas, then the more facility you have making associations, and the more facts and ideas you have at your disposal, the better you'll be at coming up with new ideas. As Buzan likes to point out, Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory, was the mother of the Muses. ~ Joshua Foer,
1911:I love you,” he repeated, a determined fire lighting his eyes. “It is one of the worst things I could ever do,” Aldrik confessed. “I swear to the Mother, I have tried not to damn you with it. But you’re a rather persistent, beautiful presence in my life. And, for once, the silver-tongued prince is tired of pretending. ~ Elise Kova,
1912:Food, the stoking-up process, the keeping alive of an individual flame, the process that begins before birth and is continued after it by the mother, and finally taken over by the individual himself, who goes on day after day putting an assortment of objects into a hole in his face without becoming surprised or bored. ~ E M Forster,
1913:I shove the horrible, screaming images in my head into the dark, silent place in my mind that is getting deeper and more crowded each day. One day soon, the things I stuff in there will burst out and infect the rest of me. Maybe that will be the day the daughter becomes like the mother. Until then, I am still in control. ~ Susan Ee,
1914:My Virgen de Guadalupe is not the mother of God. She is God. She is a face for a god without a face, an indigena for a god without ethnicity, a female deity for a god who is genderless, but I also understand that for her to approach me, for me to finally open the door and accept her, she had to be a woman like me. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
1915:The sap of Spring in the young wood a-stir Will celebrate with green the Mother, And every song-bird shout awhile for her; But we are gifted, even in November Rawest of seasons, with so huge a sense Of Her nakedly worn magnificence We forget cruelty and past betrayal, Heedless of where the next bright bolt may fall. ~ Robert Graves,
1916:When there is no expectation there is no possibility of frustration. Expectation is the mother of all frustrations; expectation gone, frustration disappears. And when there is no frustration in your life, life really becomes a bed of roses. Then God is a constant blessing; he goes on raining his grace, his beauty on you. ~ Rajneesh,
1917:And in this way the mother and daughter went on discussing the question of the clergyman’s guilt in spite of Mrs. Walker’s previously expressed desire that nothing more might be said about it. But Mrs. Walker, like many other mothers, was apt to be more free in converse with her daughter than she was with her son. ~ Anthony Trollope,
1918:As death approaches, memory erodes. Recent memories are the first to succumb. Death works its way backward until it reaches memory's earliest beginnings. Then memory flares up for an instant, just like a flame about to go out. That is the 'prayer in the mother tongue.'"

-from "A Prayer in the Mother Tongue ~ Yasunari Kawabata,
1919:As the transition becomes more difficult to manage, the family unit must be carefully disintegrated, and state-controlled public education and state-operated child-care centers must become more common and legally enforced so as to begin the detachment of the child from the mother and father at an earlier age. ~ Milton William Cooper,
1920:Keep faith in your spiritual destiny, draw back from error and open more the psychic being to the direct guidance of the Mother's light and power. If the central will is sincere, each recognition of a mistake can become a stepping-stone to a truer movement and a higher progress.

Letters on Yoga, vol.24, p.1509 ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1921:No matter how mad, bad, and dangerous to know a civilization gets, unto every generation are born the lonely and the uncool, destined to forever stare into the candy-store window of their culture, and loneliness is the mother of ascension. Only the uncool have the requisite alone time to advance their species. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1922:But don't you see, all human decisions are made like this. Do you think the mother knows what will happen to the child in her womb? Dear God, we are lost, I tell you. What does it matter if you give it to me and it's wrong! There is no wrong! There is only desperation, and I would have it! I want to live forever with you. ~ Anne Rice,
1923:He demands that his mother pick him up so he can see the soldiers better; so he will be more visible to them. All this enters the bridge, resounds through its wood and stone, and enters Virginia’s body. Her face, pressed sideways to the piling, absorbs it all: the truck and the soldiers, the mother and the child. ~ Michael Cunningham,
1924:The myth of independence from the mother is abandoned in mid- life as women learn new routes around the mother--both the mother without and the mother within. A mid-life daughter may reengage with a mother or put new controls on care and set limits to love. But whatever she does, her child's history is never finished. ~ Terri E Apter,
1925:When the mother and father love their children, they do not compare them, they do not compare their child with another child; it is their child and they love their child. But you want to compare yourself with something better, with something nobler, with something richer, so you create in yourself a lack of love. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
1926:The father who raises a son to have a profession he once dreamed of, and the mother who uses her daughter as the adult companion her husband is not; the parents who urge their children into accomplishments as status symbols-all these and many more are ways of subordinating a child's authentic self to a parent s needs. ~ Gloria Steinem,
1927:You can multiply your possibilities, enlarge and increase them... When one discovers one's psychic being within, at the same time there develop and manifest, quite unexpectedly, things one could not do at all before and which one didn't think were in one's nature.

MCW, vol. 9, Questions and Answ