1) Phenomenal energy is released by work, harmony, greater comprehension and faith.
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2) Change in society's attitude compels man to change quickly. His own physical experience will take decades to make such a change. Effort at mental comprehension abridges even that. Mind turning to faith is quicker still. It is only Grace that does it in a trice.
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3) The heavens open to pour down 7" of rain after the withdrawal of the monsoon when the official link with a hostile person is severed.
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4) Efforts at physical perfection reveal incomplete vital organisation and insufficient mental comprehension. Lack of faith or patience surfaces too.
5) In bringing about a miraculous material result turning the mind away from the negative beliefs is of greater significance than moving towards Mother and Grace.
6) Even to express formal thanks, man and the society need long psychological preparation (Velan Press did not even thank me for the 2000/- token appreciation).
7) Subjective Being and objective Consciousness disappear on crossing Satchidananda from where Mother's Agenda is written.
8) Great accomplishments precede long before they are comprehended, especially when one is raised to such heights. [Mother's first touch is from beyond Satchidananda while man is unaware of it for decades for during this birth.]
9) Harmony of emotions or thought between two persons can release energy to conquer the world. It is no easy task to accomplish it with the best of intentions. It is one soul apprehending another, thus releasing supramental consciousness. This is the first step to comprehend each in all.
10) All in each perceived by the mind generates selfishness since man understands all should serve him. Only each in all makes for unselfishness. This is a horizontal movement while all in God and God in all is to raise oneself vertically.
11) Standing on the borders of Silence, man thinks about Silence which mental activity prevents him from entering Silence. He can stay there forever.
12) The very first rule of consecrating speech becomes the very last effort for a sincere sadhak when his mental comprehension is incomplete.
13) The concentration needed for that is so enormous that it demands the withdrawal of his mental interest in his mental environment.
14) No one can perfectly grow into the native idiom of a foreign language without its being interfered with by his own idiom. Sri Aurobindo's English syntax was from his previous birth in France as Napoleon.
15) He who can move the rains can move Grace.
16) Grace constantly creates opportunities which man uses for dissipation or assertion and he ends up with problems. Solving his problems without changing his attitude gives him scope to have a longer lease for his attitude and create greater problems.
17) A wrong prayer reversed brings down Grace in torrents. (Realising that the prayer to stop rains is wrong, brought 7" of rain in 9 hours).
18) The body consciousness, not the cell's' consciousness, would teach the cells how to surrender. A power of fantastic velocity, a velocity that makes light slow, was passing through Mother's cells (V.7, pg. 125). The body consciousness is of a higher plane. When we move to a higher plane, a greater force is released as development moves to society from the government.
19) Mother sees a condition that is greater than surrender. (V. 7, p. 110)
20) The Lord is enjoying Himself a lot, even by what we don't find amusing. (V. 7, p. 129 Agenda)
Purna Yoga is to convert indulgence into enjoyment.
21) Fatigue is a great sign of weakness. (V. 7, p. 131)
22) We move from support of habit to support of knowledge to support of will. When they all disappear, only the Supreme remains (V. 7, p. 131)
23) The immense habit of depending on the will of others, the consciousness of others, the reactions of others must be replaced by a spontaneous absolute sincerity of consecration. (V. 7, p. 131)
24) Man can rise to higher experience without fully passing through lower experience, but not without a modicum of it. The small successes with money or in society play an important inspiring role. To seek that in that measure is necessary. More of it deadens.
25) As the Sun cannot partially shine, the Force cannot act slowly or in trickles. The Sun floods with its light, so the Divine pours its Force.
26) The gods are the result of human subjectivity. (v. 7, p. 114)
The Supreme is the only OBJECT.
27) Human life is that which makes a mind-set its final determinant. Several mind-sets combine over centuries to create a culture.
28) When mind-sets are broken or overcome, dishonour or disgrace will pass before that mind uneventful as non-events. To be able to discover the marvel the world is, one must participate in the joy of his wrong-doer.
Delight in the wrong-doer's disgrace to you qualifies your nerves for Mother's Freedom.
29) Challenge is necessary for one who cannot seek progress by himself for itself. Challenge develops an intensity in the absence of aspiration which is the intensity
of rising consciousness without reference to the environment.
30) Mind growing out of the identification with a part, before dissolving itself in a vision of the total, sees both sides of an issue, perceiving them as contradictions. Fullness of perception of a mind outgrowing obliviousness finds the vision of the whole as two opposing contradictions.
31) Austerity of ¤µ®©a\-º¯® is a must for yoga; but accomplishment in yoga is not by austerity but by enjoyment. Only that the enjoyment must be at a higher and purified level, but it is the enjoyment of the male principle by the female principle. This is true of all acts. When any act is completed, these two principles do fuse. Neither of these principles can accomplish by itself.
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32) When the comprehending Supermind became the apprehending Supermind, Mind was created. This is the descent. For us to follow evolution, ascent is the path, i.e. the latter should become the former. The object becoming the subject is that process, thus making the other man part of us, seeing him inside.
33) Seeing the PROCESS in every act of ours, we become conscious of the process. That makes the finite, subordinated to the process, infinite which monitors the process.
34) To win a complement out of the enemy's mouth is a universal longing.
35) Relationships forged or lived are never totally lost. They survive in one form or another, even as opposites.
36) Consecration remains a non-starter because one begins it having learnt the method. As the supramental cannot be imitated, consecration cannot be practised through a method. Only the inner preparedness (£USÁ®) will allow the act to be consecrated.
37) The Absolute is Infinite, but its infinity is not the opposite of the finite. It is infinite in its own right, rather a self-existing Infinity.
38) We have an intellectual concept of infinity. To understand God in Life, one needs a practical concept of infinity.
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39) The Parambrahmam in the poet creates ever-living characters and images. Vedanta says that it is not given to man to do the same thing in the material plane.
40) The Parambrahmam in the poet creates, the Parambrahmam in the reader is awake enough to respond.
41) The Absolute can be approached by seeking absolute perfection at our level of working. Absolute perfection at our own level is the maximum possible perfect balance, not absolute perfection. The maximum possible is the maximum desirable and that makes it absolute at that level.
42) Yogic progress is measured by how one handles his irresistibility and the initiative; one is overflowing vital energy and the other is age-old mental habit.
43) The later stages of giving up vital attachments have several versions, viz. fond remembrance, mental accusation, self-justification, desire to insult, insulted feeling and finally, passive memory.
What is forgotten is really given up.
44) Restlessness -- stillness -- consecrated activity.
Thoughts running in the mind or thinking; desires of the vital and breathing; bodily habits and movements are all expressions of restlessness. Non-thinking mind, vital that does not breathe, unmoving body indicate stillness. Stillness is outer as well as inner. Mother thinking in a still mind, universal energy entering the vital, and the Divine initiating bodily impulses are consecrated activities.
45) The passionate vital, having taken to Mother, consoles itself saying, "I can give myself up fully to a person, a wife or a friend; but to give oneself up to Mother is too lofty for my smallness." Certainly the vital cannot think or think rationally! to ask itself how, if it cannot live for the Divine, can it live for a person?
46) 'I know you', 'I know what it is', 'I have known this for ages' are statements that are wrong 90% of the time factually or otherwise. When they prove to be right, it is 'right' for the wrong person, because this comes out of the ignorant mind that cannot afford to know.
47) Potential progress levels off or is destroyed when one insists on getting more out of the opportunity than is permissible. It comes at once always in the shape of vain glory or irresistible impulses of selfish aggrandisement.
48) To possess Mother or be possessed by HER is the result of a lifetime of the soul's intensity for one who has the call. He who speaks of Mother only once in a while readily wishes for this accomplishment and anything less than that creates disappointment in him!
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49) Aspiration of the soul is Agni. Body, vital and mind have their aspirations in two phases. In the first, body aspires by oral chanting, vital by emotion for puja, mind by silent mental articulation. In the second phase, mental articulation is in silence, vital adores and the body sheds its heaviness, releasing it from sensations and habits. What the agni of the soul starts develops later into all these phenomenon. The aspiration HE describes in the Hymn to the Mother of Radiances is the aspiration of the whole being whose first expression is Fullness. Mother's first complete touch gives that Fullness.
50) What makes the impossible consecration possible is the aspiration of the whole being since aspiration precedes consecration. That is the preparedness inwardly (£USÁ®) one needs to have. The call comes to such a one.