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October 08,2001

  • Man learning from trial and error moves an inch in centuries. His knowledge is slowly acquired. What is thus acquired is steadily possessed. Its being an immediate possession, there is no gap possible between the two functioning ends.
  • Only when man learns first from a pioneer the possibility of a gap arises.
  • Such a gap is seen when India wants to learn new technology or adopt modern administration or espouse a system of political institutions not born in her soil.
  • The greater gap arises when spiritual energy is converted into practical organisation. As the world has not tried such an experiment so far, it is entirely fresh and new.
  • The closest analogy is the evolution of the institution of education. Education is the collective yoga of the society.
  • Such a gap is seen in all kinds of places, for varieties of reasons.

- A head of the family disciplining a family.

- A new branch of a company of new recruits.

- Founding a social institution on spiritual ideals.

- Successful revolution establishing itself as a new social culture.

- Whenever discipline tries to get the better of the natural biological impulses.

- At times when standards of efficiency are attempted to be raised.

- When people settle in a new culture and try to integrate themselves with it.

- Where life organises itself pockets of insular existence away from the mainstream of society or in opposition to it.

  • Man or organisation that accepts the new is rooted in the old and loves the ease of functioning in it.
  • The gap will survive until he enjoys functioning the new way and sees its vast superiority.
  • Such gaps are seen in energy, force, organisation as skill, capacities, talents, abilities that are ill suited to the transition.
  • The old is the egoistic, selfish, crude domination that delights in it. Its skills are skills of domination. Its joy issues from dominating. The new is self-giving, soft polite humility that delights in pleasing through the skills of subordination that is cooperation.
  • The institution of marriage will be found as the greatest one society has discovered if this transition is accepted. There are two ends of human personality at the same level, not separated by a vertical distance removing the difficulty of pressure from higher intensity.
  • There are two things to be done perfectly.


  • 1. Learn the structure of the present at all levels of its functioning in terms of skills, attitudes, ideas, values and how it expresses in work.
  • 2. Create a parallel structure at the spiritual level you want the company to rise to and construct all these parallels in all minute details. If this is too high, create lower levels of such organisation until you arrive at the one to which transition can be smoothly made.
  • 3. Write down every little transitional behaviour from below. Make that into a training programme.
  • 4. Win their minds first by teaching the theory of transition and then impart the skills of training in such a fashion they eagerly look forward to it.


  • The importance of perfection is paramount.
  • Rising from below, perfect skill emerges before it is adopted.
  • Educating from above, in the absence of perfection, the seating of a part in the rest of the machine, if not perfect, will not help start the machine. Or the machine will break on starting. The seating of a part must be not only perfect but smooth, and should be so lubricated that it should be smooth when the machine runs at its top speed. No compromise is possible there.
  • Fashion in the society is one such mechanism whereby the old seeks the new and is anxious to fit into it fully.

The work of spiritual creation can best be done in the mind during meditation until it takes a form, acquires a shape not only in thought but in its force. Then it is best to write it down.* This is a work where perfection achieves and one flaw either in the entry or spelling or calculation or assumption will wipe it out. The fact that such a small imperfection can wipe out the entire work done for days reveals,

A small right entry here can achieve a lot.

Mother, in speaking of the atmosphere in the seventies says,

  • For a little effort, there is infinite result.
  • A small flaw undoes the whole thing.


  • To see the GAP is practical wisdom.
  • To remove the GAP is spiritual creation.
  • The work of creating above and making the physical plane produce according to the plan above is to raise to creation in the subtle plane the production of the body.


* This writing down on paper must be perfect. A single flaw will render it valueless.

story | by Dr. Radut