‘Two are the
measures of the cosmic Dance’. The dance of Krishna, the dance that accompanies
and brings with it the Delight of creation, and the dance of Kali, the dance
that brings the delight of destruction, the passing away of all that has
outlived its purpose. They are two facets of the One Reality, the former
prepares us for the latter and again the latter prepares us for the former.
Destruction paves the way for a New creation. Each Godhead is an aspect or
power of the One Divine and we must be able to see the Godhead in its universal
action. We should also be able to integrate the action of these Godheads with
the greater Truth of the Transcendent Divine from whom they emerge, in whom
they are established, by whom and for whom they exist. Such is the grand
synthetic and integral vision of Sri Aurobindo where each thing finds its true
place. The present talk explores some of these areas.
of Sri Aurobindo
God who is
essentially Sacchidananda, is in manifestation Satyam, Prema, Shakti, Truth,
Strength and Love. Whatever is consistent with the truth and principle of
things, whatever increases love among men, whatever makes for the strength of
the individual, the nation and the race, is divine, it is the law of Vaivaswata
Manu, it is the sanatana dharma and the Hindu shastra. Only, God is the triple
harmony, He is not one-sided. Our love must not make us weak, blind or unwise;
our strength must not make us hard and furious; our principles must not make us
fanatical or sentimental. Let us think calmly, patiently, impartially; let us
love wholly and intensely but wisely; let us act with strength, nobility and
force. If even then we make mistakes, yet God makes none. We decide and act; He
determines the fruit, and whatever He determines is good…..
Unknown to men the
social revolution prepares itself, and it is not in the direction they think,
for it embraces the world, not India
only. Whether we like it or not, He will sweep out the refuse of the Indian
past and the European present. But the broom is not always sufficient;
sometimes He uses the sword in preference. It seems probable that it will be
used, for the world does not mend itself quickly, and therefore it will have
violently to be mended…..
So much depends on
Time & God's immediate purpose that it is more important to seek out His
purpose than to attach ourselves to our own nostrums. The Kala Purusha,
Zeitgeist & Death Spirit, has risen to his dreadful work lokakshayakritpravriddhas,
increasing to destroy a world, and who shall stay the terror & mightiness
& irresistibility of Him? But He is not only destroying the world that was,
He is creating the world that shall be; it is therefore more profitable for us
to discover & help what He is building than to lament & hug in our arms
what He is destroying. But it is not easy to discover His drift, & we often
admire too much temporary erections which are merely tents for the warriors in
this Kurukshetra and take them for the permanent buildings of the future…..
Has the time
arrived for that destruction? We think that it has. Listen to the crash of
those waters, more formidable than the noise of assault, mark that slow,
sullen, remorseless sapping, watch pile after pile of our patched incoherent
ramshackle structure corroding, creaking, shaking with the blows, breaking,
sinking silently or with a splash, suddenly or little by little into the yeast
of those billows. Has the time arrived for a new construction? We say it has.
Mark the activity, eagerness and hurrying to and fro of mankind, the rapid
prospecting, seeking, digging, founding see the Avatars & great vibhutis
coming, arising thickly, treading each close behind the other. Are not these
the signs and do they not tell us that the great Avatar of all arrives to
establish the first Satya Yuga of the Kali?....
Yes. A new harmony,
but not the scrannel pipes of European materialism, not an Occidental
foundation upon half truths & whole falsehoods. When there is destruction
it is the form that perishes, not the spirit for the world and its ways are
forms of one Truth which appears in this material world in ever new bodies and
constantly varied apparel the inward Eternal taking the joy of outward
Mutability. The truth of the old Satya that is dead was not different from the
Truth of the new Satya that is to be born, for it is Truth that restores itself
always and persists. In India, the chosen land, it is preserved; in the soul of
India it sleeps, expectant of that soul's awakening, the soul of India leonine,
luminous, locked in the closed petals of the ancient lotus of strength and
wisdom, not in her weak, sordid, transient & miserable externals. India alone can build the future of mankind; in India alone can
the effective Avatar appear to the nations. And until He appears, it is for India to gather
herself up out of her dust & degradation, symbol of the shattered
Satyayuga, commune with her soul by Yoga and to know her past & her future.
* * *
of the Mother
One thing seems
clear: humanity has reached such a generalized state of tension – tension in
effort, tension in action, tension even in daily life – with such an excessive
hyperactivity, such an overall restlessness, that the species as a whole seems
to have reached a point where it must either burst through the resistance and
surge forth into a new consciousness, or else sink back into an abysm of
obscurity and inertia.
This tension is so
total and so generalized that obviously something must break. It cannot go on
like this. Yet all this is a sure sign that a new principle of force,
consciousness and power has been infused into matter and by its very pressure
has produced this acute state. Outwardly, we might expect to see the old
habitual means used by Nature whenever she wants to bring about an upheaval;
but here there is a new phenomenon, which is evidently visible only in a select
few, although even these few are widespread enough – this phenomenon is not
localized in one point or one place in the world, for the signs are to be found
in every country all over the earth: the will to find a new, a higher, an
ascending solution, an effort to surge forth into a vaster, more encompassing
Certain ideas of a
more general, more extensive, more collective nature, as it were, are being
worked out and are at work in the world. And the two go together: a greater and
more total possibility of destruction and an inventiveness that unrestrainedly
increases the possibility of catastrophe, a catastrophe that would be much more
massive than it has ever been; and at the same time, the birth, or rather the
manifestation, of much higher and more comprehensive ideas and wills which,
when heard, will bring a vaster, more extensive, more complete and more perfect
solution than before.
This struggle, this
conflict between the constructive forces of an ascending evolution, of an
increasingly perfect and divine realization, and the more and more destructive
forces – powerfully destructive, forces of an uncontrollable madness – is
becoming more obvious, unmistakably visible, and it is a kind of race or battle
as to which will be first to reach its goal. All the hostile, anti-divine
forces, these forces of the vital world, seem to have descended upon earth and
are using it as their field of action; and at the same time, a new, higher,
more powerful spiritual force has also descended upon earth to bring a new life
to it. This renders the battle more bitter, violent and visible, but apparently
more decisive, too, which is why we may hope to arrive at an early solution…..
There will be other
consequences that by opposite means will tend to eradicate the perversion and
ugliness created in life due to the intervention of the mind, a whole range of
deformations that have aggravated suffering, misery, moral poverty, a whole
zone of sordid and repugnant miseries that makes an entire portion of human
life so hideous. That must disappear. That is what in many respects makes
humanity infinitely inferior to animal life, with its simplicity and its
natural spontaneity, and which in spite of everything is harmonious. Suffering
among animals is never as miserable and sordid as it is in a whole section of
humanity perverted by a mentality exclusively turned towards egoistic needs.
One must rise
above, surge forth into the Light and the Harmony, or sink back down into the
simplicity of a wholesome, unperverted animal life.
(After a moment of
silence, Mother adds)
But those who
cannot be lifted up, who refuse to progress, will automatically lose the use of
the mental consciousness and fall back into an infrahuman stage.
That part of
humanity, of the human consciousness, which is able to unite with the Supermind
and liberate itself will be completely transformed. It is moving towards its
future reality as yet unexpressed in the outer form; the part very close to the
simplicity of the animal, close to Nature, will be reabsorbed by Nature and
thoroughly re-assimilated. But that corrupted part of the human consciousness,
which through its wrong use of the mind allows this perversion, will be
That kind of
humanity belongs to an unfruitful attempt – and will be eliminated, like so
many other abortive species which have vanished in the course of universal
Certain prophets in
the past had this apocalyptic vision, but as usual things became mixed, and
along with their vision of the apocalypse they did not have the vision of the
supramental world that will come to uplift the consenting part of humanity and transform
this physical world. However, to give hope to those born into this perverted
part of the human consciousness, redemption through faith was taught: those who
have faith in the sacrifice of the Divine in Matter will automatically be
saved, in another world – faith alone, without understanding, without
intelligence. They never saw the supramental world, nor did they see that the
great Sacrifice of the Divine in Matter is that of an involution which will
lead to the total revelation of the Divine in Matter itself.
* * *
Q) In 1919 Sri
Aurobindo wrote that the chaos and the calamities were perhaps the pangs of the
birth of a new creation. How long is this going to continue? In the Ashram, in India and
eventually in the world?
A) It will continue
until the world is ready and willing to receive the new creation; the
consciousness of this new creation is already at work upon earth since the
beginning of this year. If instead of resisting, people were collaborating, it
would be quicker. But stupidity and ignorance are very obstinate!
29 November 1969
* * *
So to want to
ascribe to the divine Action and the divine Power the disorder and confusion
and destruction is yet more human nonsense. It’s inertia (not to speak of ill
will), it’s inertia that CAUSES the catastrophe. It isn’t that the catastrophe
is willed, or even that it’s foreseen: it is CAUSED by the resistance.
Then, added to this
is the vision of the action of the Grace that comes and mitigates the results
wherever possible, that is to say, wherever it’s accepted. And that’s what
explains that the aspiration, the faith, the complete trust of the human,
terrestrial element, have a power of harmonization, because they allow the
Grace to come and mend the consequences of blind resistance.
I think I already
told you, there’s a kind of golden Force pressing down (gesture); it has no
material substantiality, and yet it feels terribly heavy....
... It presses down
on Matter, to force it, to compel it to turn INWARDLY to the Divine – not an
external flight (pointing above) but inwardly turning to the Divine. And the
apparent outcome seems to be inevitable catastrophes. But along with this sense
of inevitable catastrophe, there come solutions to situations or events that
look simply miraculous.
As if both extremes
were becoming more extreme: the good getting better and the bad worse. Like
that. And a stupendous Power PRESSING down on the world. Such is my impression.
Those who know how
to turn to ... (how shall I put it?) who SINCERELY call upon the Divine, who
feel it’s the only salvation, the only way out, and who sincerely offer
themselves, then ... (gesture of bursting open) within a few minutes, it
becomes a wonder – for the least little thing: there’s no big or small,
important or unimportant, it’s all the same.
This gives an idea
of the change brought about in the world by the supramental Descent. Things
that were insignificant are becoming quite categorical: a small mistake becomes
categorical in its consequences while a little sincerity, a true little
aspiration becomes miraculous in its results. The values are intensified in
people. Even materially, the least little error has huge consequences, while
the slightest sincerity of aspiration has extraordinary results. The values are
intensified, they stand out more.
* * *
Q) One sees that
the world in general is at present in a sort of disequilibrium and chaos. Does
this mean that it is preparing itself for the manifestation of a new force, for
the descent of the Truth? Or is this the result of the action of hostile forces
in revolt against this descent? And what place does India occupy in all this?
A) It is both at
the same time. It is a chaotic means of preparation. India should be the spiritual guide
explaining what is happening and helping to shorten the movement. But,
unfortunately, in her blind ambition to imitate the West, she has become
materialistic and neglectful of her soul.
Q) Why this chaotic
condition in our present government? Is it the sign of the change for the good,
for the reign of Truth?
A) It is the
pressure upon the entire earth of the force of Truth which causes disorder,
confusion and falsehood to spring up everywhere in a refusal to be transformed.
India has become the symbolic representation of all the
difficulties of modern mankind.
India will be the land of its resurrection—the
resurrection to a higher and truer life.
In the whole
creation the earth has a place of distinction, because unlike any other planet
it is evolutionary with a psychic entity at its centre. In it, India, in
particular, is a divinely chosen country.
India is the country where the psychic law can and must rule
and the time has come for that here. Besides, it is the only possible salvation
for this country whose consciousness has unfortunately been distorted by the
influence and domination of a foreign nation, but which, in spite of
everything, possesses a unique spiritual heritage.
* * *
falsehood rises in full swing.
understand only the lesson of catastrophe. Will it have to come before they
open their eyes to the truth?
I ask an effort
from all so that it has not to be.
It is only the
Truth that can save us: truth in words, truth in action, truth in will, truth
in feelings. It is a choice between serving the Truth or being destroyed.
was created out of Delight is sustained by Delight and is meant to eventually
express Delight through all its manifold movements. But in the passage, as we
go through life’s journey we experience the triple disguise of pleasure, pain
and indifference. This talk delves into some of the ways of contacting this
Delight as we move along the great journey of life and Yoga.
Words of the Mother
It is neither
sacrifice nor renunciation nor weakness which can bring the victory. It is only
Delight, a delight which is strength, endurance, supreme courage. The delight
brought by the supramental force. It is much more difficult than giving
everything up and running away, it demands an infinitely greater heroism—but
that is the only way to conquer.
orientation—I mean new in its terrestrial realisation— must replace all the
former spiritual orientations and open the way to the new realisation which
will be a supramental realisation. That is why I told you last week that only
Delight, the true divine Delight can bring about the Victory.
Naturally, there must be no confusion about
what this Delight is, and that is why from the beginning Sri Aurobindo puts us
on our guard, telling us that it is only when one has passed beyond enjoyings
that one can enter into Bliss.
seriously generally consists of two movements: the first is to give importance
to things that probably have none, and the second is to want life to be limited
to a certain number of qualities considered to be pure and worthy. With some
(for instance, those Sri Aurobindo refers to here: the prudish or the
puritans), that virtue becomes dry, barren, gray, aggressive, and almost always
finds fault in all that is joyful, free and happy.
The only way
to make life perfect (I mean here life on earth, of course) is to look at it
from a sufficient height to see it in its totality, not only its present
totality, but over the whole past, present and future: what it has been, what
it is, what it must be – you must be able to see it all at once. Because that's
the only way to put everything in its place. Nothing can be done away with,
nothing SHOULD be done away with, but each thing must find its own place in
total harmony with the rest. Then all those things that appear so
"evil," so "reprehensible" and "unacceptable" to
the puritan mind would become movements of joy and freedom in a totally divine
life. And then nothing would stop us from knowing, understanding, feeling and
living this wonderful Laughter of the Supreme who takes infinite delight in
watching Himself live infinitely.
this wonderful Laughter which dissolves all shadows, all pain, all suffering
... We only have to go deep enough into ourselves to find the inner Sun and let
ourselves be bathed in it. Then everything is but a cascade of harmonious,
luminous, sun-filled laughter which leaves no room for shadow and pain.
In fact, even
the greatest difficulty, even the greatest grief, even the greatest physical
pain, if you can look at them from THERE, take your stand THERE, you see the
unreality of the difficulty, the unreality of the grief, the unreality of the
pain – and all becomes a joyful and luminous vibration.
ultimately the most powerful means of dissolving difficulties, overcoming grief
and getting rid of pain. The first two [difficulties and grief] are relatively
easy (relatively), the last [pain] is more difficult because of our habit of
regarding the body and its sensations as extremely concrete and positive – but
actually it is the same thing, it's just that we haven't been taught and
accustomed to seeing our body as something fluid, plastic, uncertain,
malleable. We haven't learned to permeate it with this luminous Laughter which
dissolves all shadows and difficulties, all discords, all disharmony, all that
grates, cries and weeps.
This Sun – the
Sun of divine laughter – is a: the core of everything, it is the truth of
everything. What is needed is to learn to see it, feel it, live it.
And for that,
let us flee from those who take life seriously, they are the most boring people
But it's true.
The other day I was telling you about some cellular difficulties. I noticed
that as soon as they start, I start laughing! But if someone is here and I tell
him the difficulty solemnly, it goes from bad to worse; if I start laughing and
talk about it laughingly, it vanishes. Really, it's dreadful to take life
seriously! Dreadful. Those who have given me the most difficulties have always
been the people who take life seriously.
I've had this
experience even just recently. All that comes to me from people who have
dedicated their lives to "spiritual life," people who do a yoga in
the traditional way, who are very solemn, who see adversaries everywhere,
obstacles everywhere, taboos everywhere, prohibitions everywhere, oh, how they
complicate life ... and how far they are from the Divine! I saw this the other
day with someone you know. With that kind of people, you "should not"
do this, "should not" do that, "should not" ... At such and
such time you "must not" do this, on such and such day you "must
not" do that; you "should not" eat this, you should not ... And
then, for heaven's sake, don't you go mixing your daily life with your sacred
life! – that's how you dig an abyss.
exact, exact opposite of what I feel now: no matter what happens – something
wrong in the body, something wrong with people, something wrong in
circumstances – instantly, the first movement: "O my sweet Lord, my
Beloved!" And I laugh! And then all is well.
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……
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…..
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 path is easy.
There comes a
time when one begins to be almost ready, when one can feel in everything, every
object, in every movement, in every vibration, in all the things around—not
only people and conscious beings, but things, objects; not only trees and
plants and living things, but simply any object one uses, the things around
one—this delight, this delight of being, of being just as one is, simply being.
And one sees that all this vibrates like that. One touches a thing and feels
this delight. But naturally, I say, one must have followed the discipline I
spoke about at the beginning; otherwise, so long as one has a desire, a preference, an attachment or affinities and
repulsions and all that, one cannot—one cannot. And so long as one finds
pleasures—pleasure, well, yes, vital or physical pleasure in a thing—one cannot
feel this delight. For this delight is everywhere. This delight is something
very subtle……… And it is not conditioned. I mean it does not depend upon... it depends
on nothing. It does not depend on outer circumstances, does not depend on a
more or less favourable state, it does not depend on anything: it is a
communion with the raison d’ˆetre of the universe. And when this comes it fills
all the cells of the body….
discipline I spoke about, which one must undergo, if it is practised with the
aim of finding Delight, the result is delayed, for an egoistic element is
introduced into it, it is done with an aim and is no longer an offering, it is
a demand, and then.... It comes, it will come, even if it takes much
longer—when one asks nothing, expects nothing, hopes for nothing, when it is simply
that, it is self-giving and aspiration, and the spontaneous need without any
bargaining—the need to be divine, that’s all.
12th October 2011
at Dining Room Hall, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India.
Yoga is an inner battle. In fact life itself has an
aspect of the battle. Evolution by its very nature implies a battle between
what was and what is yet to be. The present talk explores the nature of this
inner battle and the final consummation possible with the descent of Bliss into
the abysses of nature.
Words of the Mother:
March 10, 1959
I was watching, not exactly with curiosity, but in
order to learn – to learn what kind of atmosphere people live in! And it is
ALWAYS like that! They are always pestered by HORDES of little formations that
are absolutely swarming and disgusting, each one making its ... nasty little
Take these movements of anger, for example, when
someone is carried away by his passion and does things which, in his normal
state, he would never do: he is not doing it, it is done by these little
formations which are there, swarming in the atmosphere, just waiting for an
occasion ... to rush in. When
you see them, oh! it’s ... suffocating. When you’re in contact with that ...
Really, you wonder how anyone can breathe in such an atmosphere. And yet people
CONSTANTLY live in that atmosphere! They live in it. Only when they rise above
are they NOT in it. Or else there are those who are entirely below; but those
are the toys of these things, and their reactions are sometimes not only
unexpected but absolutely dreadful – because they are puppets in the hands of
Those who rise above, who enter into
a slightly intellectual region, can see all this from above; they can look down
at it all, keep their heads above and breathe; but those who live in this realm
Sri Aurobindo calls this realm the
‘intermediate zone,’ a zone in which, he says, you can have all the experiences
you wish if you enter into it. But it isn’t (laughing) very advisable! –
and I understand why! I had that experience because I had just read what Sri
Aurobindo says on this subject in a letter in this latest book, On Yoga; I wanted
to see for myself what it was. Ah, I understood!
……..If you are annoyed, for example, if
someone says something unpleasant to you and you react ... It always happens in
the same way; these little entities are there waiting, and when they feel it’s
the right moment, they introduce their influence and their suggestions. This is
what is vitally symbolized by the being with his dagger rushing forward to stab
you – and in the back, at that! Not even face to face! This then expresses
itself in the human consciousness by a movement of anger or rage or
indignation: ‘How intolerable! How ... !’ And the other fellow says, ‘Yes! We
shall put an end to it!’
February 7, 1961
‘You ask me
what you must do. It would be better to ask what you must be, because the
circumstances and activities in life have not much importance. What is
important is our way of reacting towards them.’
is such that when you concentrate on your body you fall ill; when you
concentrate on your heart and feelings you become unhappy; when you concentrate
on the mind you get bewildered.’
‘There are two
ways of getting out of this precarious condition.
‘One is very arduous: it is a severe and continuous
tapasya. It is the way of the strong who are predestined for it.
‘The other is to find something worth concentrating
upon that diverts your attention from your small, personal self. The most
effective is a big ideal, but there are innumerable things that enter into this
category. Most commonly, people choose marriage, because it is the most easily
available (Mother laughs). To love somebody and to love children makes
you busy and compels you to forget your own self a little. But it is rarely
successful, because love is not a common thing.
‘Others turn to art, others to science; some choose a
social or a political life, etc., etc.
‘But here also, all depends on the sincerity and the
endurance with which the chosen path is followed. Because here also, there are
difficulties and obstacles
‘So, in life, nothing comes without
an effort and a struggle.
‘And if you are not ready for the
effort and the struggle, then it is better to accept the fact that life will be
dull and unsatisfactory, and submit quietly to this fact.’ 
That’s for the complainers.
And it’s absolutely true – true at
each stage, on all levels. Whatever level you have attained, even the very
highest, if you concentrate on that [the body], it is finished! And all the
difficulties begin, you know, with that very concentration that tries to draw
down Light and Power – yogic concentration itself.
So it would seem ... that if one
wants to use his individuality, his body, to transform the whole – that is, if
one wants to use his bodily presence to act upon the universal corporeal
substance – there’s no end to it. No end to the difficulties, no end to the
battle ... BATTLE!
Those who try to lead a spiritual
life have always been compared to warriors (there are classic writings on this
subject), and one must truly be a fighter – ‘fighter’ is more exact than
‘warrior’ because you wage war against no one: everything wages war against
you! Everything ... (Mother makes a gesture like an avalanche falling upon
her) and with such savage opposition! ...
August 25, 1954
‘ ... There are
other great Personalities of the Divine Mother, but they were more difficult to
bring down and have not stood out in front with so much prominence in the
evolution of the earth-spirit. There are among them Presences indispensable for
the supramental realization, – most of all one who is her Personality of that
mysterious and powerful ecstasy and Ananda
which flows from a supreme divine Love, the Ananda that alone can heal
the gulf between the highest heights of the supramental spirit and the lowest
abysses of Matter, the Ananda that holds the key of a wonderful divines” Life
and even now supports from its secrecies the work of all the other Powers of
Sri Aurobindo, The Mother
(A disciple:) Sweet Mother, what is this Personality
and when will It manifest?
Here is my answer (Mother reads):
‘She has come, bringing with Her a splendor of
power and love, an intensity of divine joy heretofore unknown to the Earth. The
physical atmosphere has been completely changed by her descent, permeated with
new and marvelous possibilities.
But if She is ever to reside and act here, She has to
find at least a minimal receptivity,
at least one human being with the required vital and physical qualities,
a kind of super-Parsifal gifted with an innate and integral purity, yet
possessing at the same time a body strong enough and poised enough to bear
unwaveringly the intensity of the Ananda She brings. Thus far, She has not
found what is needed. Men remain obstinately men and do not want to or are
unable to become supermen. All they can receive and express is a love at their
own dimension: a human love – whereas the supreme bliss of divine Ananda eludes
But the vibrations of divine Bliss and those of
pleasure cannot cohabit in the same vital and physical house. We must therefore
TOTALLY renounce all feelings of pleasure to be ready to receive the
divine Ananda. But rare are those who can renounce pleasure without thereby
renouncing all active participation in life or sinking into a stern asceticism.
And among those who realize that the transformation is to be wrought in active
life, some pretend that pleasure is a form of Ananda gone more or less astray
and legitimize their search for self-satisfaction, thereby creating a virtually
insuperable obstacle to their own transformation.’
…….. But Mother, if She came down, She must have
seen a possibility!
She came down because there WAS a possibility –
because things had reached such a stage that it was her hour to come down. But
in truth, She came down because ... because I thought it was possible for her
Possibilities are still there – only they have to
But there was a formidable battle
with the Inconscient, for when I saw that the level of receptivity was not what
it should have been, I blamed the Inconscient ... and tried to wage the battle
I don’t say it was ineffectual, but
between the result obtained and the result hoped for, there was a considerable
difference. But as I said, you who are all so near, so steeped in this
atmosphere ... who among you noticed anything? – You simply went on with your
little lives as usual.
I think it was in 1946, Mother,
because you told us so many things at that time.
(A child:) Sweet Mother, now that She
has come, what should we do?