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  Contents
  Part One: Letters, Messages and Other Short Written Statements
    1.01 - The Divine and the Universe
    1.02 - Nature and the Forces of Nature
    1.03 - The Gods, Superior Beings and Adverse Forces
    1.04 - Religion and Occultism
    1.05 - Morality and War
    1.06 - Wealth and Government
    1.07 - Past, Present and Future
    1.08 - Progress and Perfection
    1.09 - Transformation and the Supramental
    1.10 - Transformation and the Parts of the Being
    1.11 - Death and Rebirth
    1.12 - Sleep and Dreams
    1.13 - Illness and Health
    1.14 - Messages
    1.15 - Prayers
    1.16 - Sadhana and Life
    1.17 - Personal Advice
    1.18 - Admonitions
    1.19 - Practical Affairs
    1.20 - Experiences of the Mother


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  Contents
  Part One: Letters, Messages and Other Short Written Statements
    1.01 - The Divine and the Universe
      The Universe: Manifestation of the Divine
      The Divine Working in the Universe
    1.02 - Nature and the Forces of Nature
    1.03 - The Gods, Superior Beings and Adverse Forces
      The Gods
      Krishna and Radha
      Kali, Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati
      The Avatar
      Superior Beings
      Adverse Forces
    1.04 - Religion and Occultism
      Religion
      Occultism
      Astrology
      Palmistry
      Numbers
      Colours
      Symbols
    1.05 - Morality and War
      Morality
      War and Violence
      Safety and Protection
    1.06 - Wealth and Government
      Wealth and Economics
      Government and Politics
      Human Unity
      The World Today
      Darkness and Light
    1.07 - Past, Present and Future
      The Past
      The Present
      The Future
    1.08 - Progress and Perfection
      Progress
      Perfection
      Success
      Victory
    1.09 - Transformation and the Supramental
      Transformation
    1.10 - Transformation and the Parts of the Being
      The Supramental
      The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth
      The New Consciousness
      The Supramental and the New Being
      Immortality
      The New Creation
    1.11 - Death and Rebirth
      Old Age and Death
      Rebirth
      Suicide
    1.12 - Sleep and Dreams
      Sleep and Rest
      Dreams
    1.13 - Illness and Health
      Inner Causes of Illness
      Fear and Illness
      Worry and Bother about Illness
      Wrong Thinking and Illness
      Will to Conquer Illness
      Control of Desires
      Peace and Quiet, Faith and Surrender
      Cure by the Divine Grace
      Doctors and Medicines
      Messages for Ashram Medical Services
      General
    1.14 - Messages
      New Year Messages
      Darshan Messages
      Messages for the Supramental Manifestation upon Earth
      Messages for the Mothers First Arrival in Pondicherry
      Messages for Sri Aurobindos Arrival in Pondicherry
      Puja Messages
      Christmas Messages
      Birthday Messages
      Messages for Centres and Organisations
      Messages for Departments and Businesses
      Miscellaneous Messages
    1.15 - Prayers
      Prayer and Calling the Divine
      Prayers
    1.16 - Sadhana and Life
      Your Life
      Change
      Do the Right Thing
      Soar High
      The Divines Help to Man
      Beauty
      General
    1.17 - Personal Advice
      Short Replies
      Longer Letters
    1.18 - Admonitions
    1.19 - Practical Affairs
      Ceneral
      Cooking and Eating
      Borrowing Books from the Ashram Library
      Painting
    1.20 - Experiences of the Mother
      Transcripts of Experiences
      Some Experiences of the Body Consciousness
      New Experiences of the Body Consciousness

  Part Two: Conversations
    30 December 1950
    Destiny and Determinism
    6 January 1951
    An Integral Transformation
    Absolute Sincerity
    18 January 1951
    The Psychic Being, the Vital and the Physical
    Methods of Spiritual Practice
    The Psychic Being and the Truth
    22 January 1951
    The Functions of the Mind
    Understand the Others Point of View
    30 January 1951
    Faith, Sincerity and Surrender
    The Invisible Worlds
    Vital and Psychic Emotion
    1 February 1951
    Dreams and Sleep
    12 November 1952
    The Steps of the Soul
    5 February 1956
    Two Categories of Suffering
    1958 (1)
    Memory of Past Lives
    1958 (2)
    Inner Realisation Is the Key to Outer Realisation
    30 May 1958
    The Anti-Divine
    19 July 1958
    Eating the Fruit
    21 July 1958
    Do Not Waste Energy
    (July ?) 1958
    Mental Formulation of Experience
    (July ?) 1958
    The Sense of Beauty
    10 October 1958
    The Worship of the Supreme in Matter
    4 November 1958
    The Gods and Their Worlds
    8 November 1958
    Experience of 5 November 1958
    15 November 1958
    Experience of 13 November 1958
    22 November 1958
    Karma
    January 1960
    Stories about the Saints
    Undated: Before February 1960
    The True Reason
    4 June 1960
    Better Sleep
    18 July 1960
    Old Talks and the Things of Today
    18 July 1961
    The Supramental Creation
    3 April 1962
    Experience on the Night of 2 April 1962
    13 April 1962
    Experience on the Night of 12 April 1962
    7 September 1963
    Dialogue with a Materialist
    24 December 1966
    To Choose the Truth
    11 May 1967
    Unconditional Surrender
    15 August 1967
    Experience of 15 August 1967
    25 May 1970
    Go Beyond Politics
    Note on the Texts



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1:Progress: is the sign of the divine influence in creation. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
2:The whole of our life should be a prayer offered to the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
3:How can humanity become one? By becoming conscious of its origin. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
4:In order to remember something, you must first of all be conscious of it. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
5:All sincere prayers are granted, but it may take some time to realise materially. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
6:Whatever comes to you, if you take it in the right spirit, will turn for the best. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
7: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 ,
8:If you want union in the world, first unify the different parts of your own being. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
9: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 ,
10:The disciples judge the forms by the Master. Outsiders judge the Master by the forms. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 202,
11: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,
12: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,
13:What is the right way of achieving lasting world unity? To realise the Consciousness of the ONE. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
14: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 ,
15: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,
16: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 ,
17: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 ,
18: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 ,
19: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 ,
20: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 ,
21: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 ,
22: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 ,
23: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 ,
24: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 ,
25: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 ,
26: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,
27: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 ,
28:Who has made the Divine? Himself. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 1.02 - Twenty-two Letters,
29: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 ,
30: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 ,
31: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 ,
32: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 ,
33: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 ,
34: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 ,
35: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 ,
36: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 ,
37: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.ยง ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III The Divine and the Universe,
38: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 ,
39: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 ,
40: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 ,
41: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 ,
42: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 ,
43: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 ,
44: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 ,
45: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,
46: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 ,
47: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 ,
48: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 ,
49: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 ,
50: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 ,
51: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 ,
52: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,
53: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 ,
54:10000 ::: 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 ,
55:[The Gods and Their Worlds] [...] According to traditions and occult schools, all these zones of realities, these planes of realities have got different names; they have been classified in a different way, but there is an essential analogy, and if you go back far enough into the traditions, you see only the words changing according to the country and the language. Even now, the experiences of Western occultists and those of Eastern occultists offer great similarities. All who set out on the discovery of these invisible worlds and make a report of what they saw, give a very similar description, whether they be from here or there; they use different words, but the experience is very similar and the handling of forces is the same. This knowledge of the occult worlds is based on the existence of subtle bodies and of subtle worlds corresponding to those bodies. They are what the psychological method calls "states of consciousness", but these states of consciousness really correspond to worlds. The occult procedure consists then in being aware of these various inner states of being or subtle bodies and in becoming sufficiently a master of them so as to be able to go out of them successively, one after another. There is indeed a whole scale of subtleties, increasing or decreasing according to the direction in which you go, and the occult procedure consists in going out of a denser body into a subtler body and so on again, up to the most ethereal regions. You go, by successive exteriorisations, into bodies or worlds more and more subtle. It is somewhat as if every time you passed into another dimension. The fourth dimension of the physicists is nothing but the scientific transcription of an occult knowledge. To give another image, one can say that the physical body is at the centre - it is the most material, the densest and also the smallest - and the inner bodies, more subtle, overflow more and more the central physical body; they pass through it, extending themselves farther and farther, like water evaporating from a porous vase and forming a kind of steam all around. And the greater the subtlety, the more the extension tends to unite with that of the universe: one ends by universalising oneself. And it is altogether a concrete process which gives an objective experience of invisible worlds and even enables one to act in these worlds. There are, then, only a very small number of people in the West who know that these gods are not merely subjective and imaginary - more or less wildly imaginary - but that they correspond to a universal truth. All these regions, all these domains are filled with beings who exist, each in its own domain, and if you are awake and conscious on a particular plane - for instance, if on going out of a more material body you awake on some higher plane, you have the same relation with the things and people of that plane as you had with the things and people of the material world. That is to say, there exists an entirely objective relation that has nothing to do with the idea you may have of these things. Naturally, the resemblance is greater and greater as you approach the physical world, the material world, and there even comes a time when the one region has a direct action upon the other. In any case, in what Sri Aurobindo calls the overmental worlds, you will find a concrete reality absolutely independent of your personal experience; you go back there and again find the same things, with the differences that have occurred during your absence. And you have relations with those beings that are identical with the relations you have with physical beings, with this difference that the relation is more plastic, supple and direct - for example, there is the capacity to change the external form, the visible form, according to the inner state you are in. But you can make an appointment with someone and be at the appointed place and find the same being again, with certain differences that have come about during your absence; it is entirely concrete with results entirely concrete. One must have at least a little of this experience in order to understand these things. Otherwise, those who are convinced that all this is mere human imagination and mental formation, who believe that these gods have such and such a form because men have thought them to be like that, and that they have certain defects and certain qualities because men have thought them to be like that - all those who say that God is made in the image of man and that he exists only in human thought, all these will not understand; to them this will appear absolutely ridiculous, madness. One must have lived a little, touched the subject a little, to know how very concrete the thing is. Naturally, children know a good deal if they have not been spoilt. There are so many children who return every night to the same place and continue to live the life they have begun there. When these faculties are not spoilt with age, you can keep them with you. At a time when I was especially interested in dreams, I could return exactly to a place and continue a work that I had begun: supervise something, for example, set something in order, a work of organisation or of discovery, of exploration. You go until you reach a certain spot, as you would go in life, then you take a rest, then you return and begin again - you begin the work at the place where you left off and you continue it. And you perceive that there are things which are quite independent of you, in the sense that changes of which you are not at all the author, have taken place automatically during your absence. But for this, you must live these experiences yourself, you must see them yourself, live them with sufficient sincerity and spontaneity in order to see that they are independent of any mental formation. For you can do the opposite also, and deepen the study of the action of mental formation upon events. This is very interesting, but it is another domain. And this study makes you very careful, very prudent, because you become aware of how far you can delude yourself. So you must study both, the dream and the occult reality, in order to see what is the essential difference between the two. The one depends upon us; the other exists in itself; entirely independent of the thought that we have of it. When you have worked in that domain, you recognise in fact that once a subject has been studied and something has been learnt mentally, it gives a special colour to the experience; the experience may be quite spontaneous and sincere, but the simple fact that the subject was known and studied lends a particular quality. Whereas if you had learnt nothing about the question, if you knew nothing at all, the transcription would be completely spontaneous and sincere when the experience came; it would be more or less adequate, but it would not be the outcome of a previous mental formation. Naturally, this occult knowledge or this experience is not very frequent in the world, because in those who do not have a developed inner life, there are veritable gaps between the external consciousness and the inmost consciousness; the linking states of being are missing and they have to be constructed. So when people enter there for the first time, they are bewildered, they have the impression they have fallen into the night, into nothingness, into non-being! I had a Danish friend, a painter, who was like that. He wanted me to teach him how to go out of the body; he used to have interesting dreams and thought that it would be worth the trouble to go there consciously. So I made him "go out" - but it was a frightful thing! When he was dreaming, a part of his mind still remained conscious, active, and a kind of link existed between this active part and his external being; then he remembered some of his dreams, but it was a very partial phenomenon. And to go out of one's body means to pass gradually through all the states of being, if one does the thing systematically. Well, already in the subtle physical, one is almost de-individualised, and when one goes farther, there remains nothing, for nothing is formed or individualised. Thus, when people are asked to meditate or told to go within, to enter into themselves, they are in agony - naturally! They have the impression that they are vanishing. And with reason: there is nothing, no consciousness! These things that appear to us quite natural and evident, are, for people who know nothing, wild imagination. If, for example, you transplant these experiences or this knowledge to the West, well, unless you have been frequenting the circles of occultists, they stare at you with open eyes. And when you have turned your back, they hasten to say, "These people are cranks!" Now to come back to the gods and conclude. It must be said that all those beings who have never had an earthly existence - gods or demons, invisible beings and powers - do not possess what the Divine has put into man: the psychic being. And this psychic being gives to man true love, charity, compassion, a deep kindness, which compensate for all his external defects. In the gods there is no fault because they live according to their own nature, spontaneously and without constraint: as gods, it is their manner of being. But if you take a higher point of view, if you have a higher vision, a vision of the whole, you see that they lack certain qualities that are exclusively human. By his capacity of love and self-giving, man can have as much power as the gods and even more, when he is not egoistic, when he has surmounted his egoism. If he fulfils the required condition, man is nearer to the Supreme than the gods are. He can be nearer. He is not so automatically, but he has the power to be so, the potentiality. If human love manifested itself without mixture, it would be all-powerful. Unfortunately, in human love there is as much love of oneself as of the one loved; it is not a love that makes you forget yourself. - 4 November 1958 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 355
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