Series V

951)                He who aspires to see the marvel of the wonderful world of delight, must first be able to thrill at every sight around him.&

952)                Gratitude is the first step in the sequence of which the marvel is the last. &

953)                For the selfless man, the selfish man is an abhorrence. Selflessness is incomplete without selfishness. For God's vision, Selflessness includes selfishness as it is necessary for the totality at the mental stage. &

954)                Cherishing the past is like reading the text books of grammar school now. µ

955)                Consecration is to act on the Many through the One. Thus, the one in the Many reconciles itself with the One. Surrender enables the Being in the Becoming to emerge. &

956)                Mother is the One in the Many; the Many in the One. &

957)                The Many and the One are reconciled in The Mother. &

958)                Bitterness in a sweet relationship only enhances the sweetness according to the law that any intensity in a plane only goes to increase the central characteristic of that plane. µ

959)                In this selfish society only selfish strength can survive. Selflessness is an illusion here. Idealism, rationalism, public service and goodness, etc. can survive only under the umbrella of selfish authority. µ

960)                To pursue ideals of kind without providing protection for them earlier will not achieve the ideal but will certainly gain the knowledge that it is impossible. µ

961)                Love does turn into hate when the situations change, but only within ego and not outside.&

962)                During periods of transition, man vigourously espouses future ideals while equally vigorously protecting the status quo which is their very antithesis. p

963)                The present is a period when low social values are fast losing their foundations. Even the lip service to future values has vanished giving place to every practice that comes by money. µ

964)                No individual, no institution, not even a movement can protect the vanishing values. Only the Force can establish them first destroying the present society. p

965)                The individual is in no position even to think out an answer except to put himself in the hands of the descending Force. So vast is the descending Force, so formidable is the existing establishment that not only his own entire setup but his own entire subconscious is pervaded by the very opposite of what he is striving to establish. p

966)                Experience gives the confidence to do a thing by oneself. Inspiration enables one to solve another's problem personally. Mastery is to generalise the personal inspiration with the expertise of experience.

To evolve a universal strategy, one who is inspired should have the expertise of field experience.  In other words, MASTERY issues out of intuition gaining the faculty to present itself in an ordered knowledge rationality requires. µ

967)                Faith is will relying on knowledge. p

968)                Sensitivity is enlarged capacity of sense without its acquiring a higher understanding. µ

969)                Enjoyment as it increases in intensity and is near crossing the plane becomes pain or torture. So, we can say the greatest enjoyment is the most intense torture justifying the saying 'Torture is enjoyment in the reverse.' Even that torture is only for the surface. Even there, for the inner being, it is adventure.&

970)                The soul's experience is the process of Self-discovery. &

971)                Form is the knowledge of force that is Ignorant. Force is the power of Form.&

972)                Family, education, market, army, government are cultural, educational, commercial, military, administrative institutions of the society whose services are incomparable. Guru is a spiritual institution who brings to the disciple the entire spiritual tradition. All these institutions are in the gross social plane whereas the guru is in the subtle plane.

Mother is such an institution in the causal, subtle planes brought to us in the gross plane by her avatarhood. Calling HER non-stop is the ultimate LUCK in yoga. p

973)                The most beautiful artistic moment of human intimacy when subjected to social morality becomes a hideous wrong. A vision of consciousness finds in the ugly and the hideous Love as well as Beauty. p

974)                What we call Individual is a person who can release himself from one and reach another end. The centre of individualisation is what we term Individual, which is really the Eternal. &

975)                A few may concede a conscious Society. Will anyone conceive of a conscious Nature? HE says Nature is a conscious Being.&

976)                Surrender of thought is silence, that of mind is nirvana. He needs the surrender of being and its powers. Surrender of dharmas that the Gita asks for leads to moksha. Surrender of being dissolves the ego. &

977)                It is not concentration on the thought or on the mind or being that helps. It is the concentration away from them and on the Divine that helps. &

978)                Man's one instrument is ego. His egolessness begins as altruism. Even his surrender is an effort of ego. How can man use an instrument he does not have? He has to detach himself from his ego. What does that mean? He has to shift himself to the psychic. WHO? The mental person, a product of nature, should become the psychic person or soul-person. The starting point thus is the psychic part of the mental person, represented by equality which transcends Sattwa guna. p

979)                Logical intelligence bases itself on facts presented. Supermind develops intuitive intelligence that bases itself on the undisclosed intention behind the presented facts. &

980)                On the surface we relate to another's words. Words do not reflect his mental consciousness fully. The supramental thought belongs to the substance of the being of the speaker and is able to reach the thought of the substance of the listener’s being. &

981)                Poison, snake: The distance between two structures makes them inimical even as a slow moving vehicle is dangerous to a fast moving one. Each in its place is a beauty of its level and has its own perfection. Hence the beauty of the cobra.
Disgust: The above principle in sensitivity raises disgust. To see the marvel of the disgusting thing is wisdom at his own level.

982)                Silence:

Oral             --        absence of speech
Mental         --        absence of thought
Emotional    --        absence of desire
Physical       --        absence of restlessness
Higher mind --       absence of understanding
Illumined     --        absence of vision
Intuitive      --         absence of knowledge
Overmind    --         absence of active Ignorance
Supermind  --         presence of knowledge inside
Consciousness --  absence of consciousness leading to pure
                  existence -- Peace
Being           --        absence of Existence -- Peace of Being
Absolute          --     Silence dissolves into non-existence.

983)                All the difficulties in sadhana arise from the fact that we are on the human side. First change to the Divine side at the point where we are, and then the sunlit path begins. That change is called transformation, reversal of consciousness or surrender.&

984)                Man's physical experience leads to mental education. It is possible for mental men to have mental experience, thus quickening the pace of learning. The tapasvi further hastens it by having inner spiritual experiences which dispense with outer physical or vital or even mental experience. Pseudo idealists try to reverse the process and offer them mental rationality, bypassing physical experience. The process prevails and the idealist gets what he misses -- inner first, outer next for him; outer first, inner next for others.&

985)                The idealism that tries to do more than nature or tapas learns what it tries to overlook. µ

986)                Spiritual experience does not make one perfect. It gives an endowment in the area of the experience. Perfection lies not in the human spirit that is partial. It is there in the Spirit that can be found in the Supermind. Sri Aurobindo talks of Perfect Perfection which cannot exist in the spirit mind knows.&

987)                Perfection presupposes all-inclusive concentration and wide massive opening that lead us to the discovery of the Universal and the Transcendental inside us. That Perfection is neither in the outside nor inside, but begins inside and covers the outside. &

988)                It is THAT inside which includes the outside. &

989)                Trikala drishti is its endowment, not a mind constructed inference. &

990)                Crises in life are attempts to destroy social or psychological forms. &

991)                Man is trying to create more perfect forms. Life takes the opportunity to destroy the present form. Only those who are stronger than life can create greater or higher forms. p

992)                The sincerity of a person when a new ideal is presented is seen in his capacity to appreciate its highest new value. Insincerity often resorts to meanness to refute particularly its forte.  µ

993)                The best of intentions of ego is still egoistic intentions and therefore will not serve the divine purpose. p

994)                Boredom is on the surface, not in the depths. &

995)                All the high values of this society -- honesty, integrity, nobility, etc. -- are values developed by this society for its own preservation. The values themselves are high, but their seed is the falsehood of this society like the honesty of thieves. They have to be given up as the values of this society and regained as higher values. He who hesitates will perish. Sri Krishna did not hesitate. p

996)                In practice, it can be done by allowing the values to preserve themselves by their gathering around you. Your advancing to them with a sense of nostalgia signals the doom. p

997)                The question is not to preserve the values, but to preserve the consciousness. &

998)                Calling Mother when life is threatened or a sensitivity rises in revolt is still prayer for a result. Calling Her so that the most ordinary activities can be handed over to Her in surrender and to feel a JOY in it is the beginning of consecration. Surrender is difficult, He says.

That call to Her which feels the Joy in calling and that surrender which expands the being in Joy is the surrender acceptable to Her. He says only that surrender done face to face with the Divine is acceptable, not any other. &

999)                Social manners are those that respect society. Good manners are those that satisfy good conscience. What are God-manners?

To receive Him and distribute Him to other souls, is God-manners. We receive Him as Grace, give Him as Love. &

1000)              The greatest practical knowledge man needs is,

                                                  i.          distinction between good and bad;

                                                ii.       discrimination between friend and enemy;

                                                 iii.    the difference between black and white, i.e. socially black and socially white. p



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