1)†††††††††††† Judgements go awry if the contexts change.
3)†††††††††††† Love ends in marriage.† But marriage can resuscitate Love if the hearts can accept Mother in love. †††††
††††††††††††††† Love is too pure to live in human hearts.††††††††††††††††††††††
4)†††††††††††† The heart that longs for love can only long and yearn but cannot ask for it, as what is got by asking cannot be LOVE.
5)†††††††††††† To die for the beloved is an ecstasy life often offers. To live for the beloved in love is what Mother always offers and man finds it difficult to receive from Her.
6)††††††††† Conscious gift to unconsciousness.
††††††††††††††† It is a condition where foresight is not born yet.
7)†††††††††††† The idealist tries to train his natureís urge along the lines of his aim.
8)†††††††††††† The more one understands The Life Divine the more the atmosphere grows strong.
9)†††††††††††† Man does not know the divine joy or peace, etc. but all devotees have been touched by the loving grace of them.††††††††††††
10)†††††††††† Affectionate persons never give up their rivals consciously.† All serve their rivals subconsciously.
12)†††††††††† Life Response is a Timeless response.
13)††††††† One who has all the right to everything but is unable to bring himself to ask for what is his own is a MAN of manly honour and vigour of ††† manhood.
Love can be given unasked but even love cannot be asked for seriously.
14)†††††††††† He who discovers love in life is one who gives that love so that it is †† evoked from other hearts, not one who expects it from others.
††††††††††† Love is Love that travels in one direction.† Human love becomes divine love when the one direction becomes two directions.
∑ When energy is great, income takes care of itself.
∑ When strength is great, security is instinctive.
∑ When faith is great, courage overflows.
∑ When cheerfulness overflows, Remembrance is automatic.
∑ When GOODWILL is native, popularity is natural.
∑ When status is long inherited, capacity is innate.
∑ Seeing That inside, capacity, popularity, remembrance, courage, security, and prosperity are forgotten.
16)†††††††††† May my heart, soul and being give themselves fully to Him and to Her.
17)†††††††††† Mother is compelling us to have our own personal spiritual discrimination, denying even access to where SHE lived.† One has to decide even that by his own discrimination.
Mother is an iconoclast. She breaks even that icon where her body is laid to rest.
18)†††††††††† The dark forces that arose as the two World Wars now persist in other forms. The Mother and Sri Aurobindo who have abolished the wars from the face of earth paid a subtle price for it by abolishing their own abode.
††††††††††† The hostile forces in retaliation wiped out their own world and occupy it now.
19)†††††††††† If not the right motives for prosperity, people will release their urge for more.†††
20)†††††††††† As something rises in the being, the vital and mental take it up. The psychic taking it up straight before it is touched by mind or vital is consecration.
21)†††††††††† Having long sought patience, I have come to value Patience.† It has led me to value gratitude.
††††††† †††† It is in patience one recognises the value of gratitude.
22)†††††††††† The organisation retains Him as a dark shadow. He is behind it with Her brilliantly.
23)†††††††††† He who writes for an audience writes at the level they are. Having universalised human thought, the poet must WRITE not for the audience, but for what he is inside.
††††††††††† Writing that disregards the writer lives forever.
††††††††††††††† Eternal writings write on their own.
††††††††††††††† The world will take infinite interest in the lives of a successful scoundrel and successful idealist, both in the same fashion.
26)†††††††††† Equality forgets the known as it does the unknown.
27)†††††††††† Knowledge transforms opposition.
28)†††††††††† To be civilized, one should concede equal rights to all others. To be yogic, one should concede every event is a marvel.
29)†††††††††† Education is the yoga of the society.
30)†††††††††† Yoga is to see the world inside and then go away from it to its centre.
††††††††††† The tapasvi goes away from life; the yogi goes away from the life of the world inside.
31)†††††††††† To decide to surrender is a mental decision.
32)†††††† † Created faith creates disharmony.
33)†††††††††† Insecurity is for those who love security. Those who love danger are always secure.††††††
34)†††††††††† As life never offers the weakling any helping hand, transformation too is never merciful to the weak, though a great help comes their way because of changing circumstances.
35)†††††††††† Scholars who stand on the shoulders of giants of the past either become serious thinkers or degenerate into journalists.
36)††††††† Mean, perverse falsehood seeks humiliation with ardent love and a sense of sacred privilege.
37)†††††††††† The corrupt politicians amassing wealth sets the nationís sights higher, compelling everyone to aspire for prosperity.† Naturally they have to work hard to reach their goal.
††††††††††††††† The common man cannot grow rich by corruption, though his ways will be corrupt.
38)††††††† It is the body that is frightened of death, not the mind.
39)†††††††††† Society destroys pioneers in its attempt to prepare for a PIONEER who cannot be destroyed by them.
40)†††††††††† To be able to say the very opposite of what one means is to have crossed human expressiveness.
41)†††††††††† Goal-ridden man;
††††††††††††††† Goalless God.
42)†††††††††† Movement in Time is a moveless point in Timelessness.
††††††††††††††† Infinity does not grow or move but contains both.
43)†††††††††† Getting out of the social excitement, man rules over the society. Rising above the excitement of psychological growth, man becomes a SOUL.
44)††††††† Man can awake to a great prosperity of inner joy and outer abundance or he can awake to his original Godhood in man to be a marvel.
45)†††††††††† Spirit measuring its movement by its own extension is Time.
48)††††††† Man will not do anything if it is not a source of joy.
††††††††††††††† Nothing moves if it is not for joy.
49)†††††††††† Consecration is best done not as a spiritual discipline but as something enjoyable by itself.
50)††††††† Consecration elevates one to be Mother, surrender makes him Sri Aurobindo.††††
51)†††††††††† The rule is never to help anyone if you do not want to be hit, hurt, opposed and betrayed.† He who wants to overrule the rule helps others voluntarily in double measure and is not hurt but praised.
††††††††††††††† What you get depends on how you give.
52)†††††††††† When man resorts to consecration, God acts through him.
53)†††††††††† Each act has both the dimensions of good as well as bad or the evolutionary right and its opposite. In human action, the result is determined by that which excels the other.† In the right action they blend to produce a great result.
54)†††††††††† Divine Life requires one to value things while they are available in plenty and value them not only in their absence.
55)†††††††††† Yoga is the spiritual exercise of what magic vitally does.† Rules are the same.
56)†††††††††† He who laughs at anotherís folly is only laughing at his own folly.
††††††††††††††† What appears as folly to us in another is the most right thing seen from his own perspective. Not being able to see it is folly.
57)††††††† All folly is inside.
58)†††††††††† Mind extends itself by thinking.
59)†††††††††† Intellect takes the mind to the level of its understanding and it can become intuition of that level, if it can part with its sense impressions.††††
61)†††††††††† If diet or drug can control bodily conditions, thoughts can better control the same.†
62)††††††† The whole world is after one who accepts Mother.† How can he hanker after nostalgia?
63)†††††††††† The conscious receiving a training that is in tune with the subconscious grows in it. It matures into culture. When they are in conflict, the culture receives as before but the subconscious organises in the reverse.
64)†††††††††† In the higher life, there is no success or failure but there is work.
65)†††††††††† What Brahman is to creation, ether is to the cosmic Becoming.
66)††††††† Matter is Sachchidananda presenting itself to Godís mind for Delight of existence.
67)†††††††††† Courage is natural and instinctive. One never feels it till it is called out to act.
68)†††††††††† The all-pervasive vision of the Brahmic Consciousness is here as the public eye which cannot be escaped by anyone, however skillful he is.
69)†††††††††† Judgement prevents comprehension and condemnation is to judge.
70)†††††††††† Matter is Sachchidananda represented to Godís own mental experience as delight of existence.
71)†††††††††† To know life intuitively and explain it intellectually is NOT possible for intuition but needs integral experience.
72)†††††††††† A government officer carries the power of the government. A devotee does not see that he carries the power of Mother.
73)†††††††††† Understanding the actions of people instead of judging them is better.
74)†††††††††† Savings come from a saving temperament and are not determined by the income.
75)†††††††††† Great drama is written when the impersonal vibration speaks with personal accent.
76)†††††††††† Come out of one, if not all the five Ė ego, finite, Time, mind, surface Ė and the Response awaits you.
77)†††††††††† The understanding of vested desire will be able to Ďseeí accordingly ††† Ďconcrete factsí, hear Ďtrue voicesí.
78)†††††††††† People give way not so much for money, prestige, or charms as for those things emanating from the higher seats of knowledge.
79)†††††††††† Computer used comprehensively will move life from the surface down and Life Response will be the order of the day.
80)†††††††††† While in the subliminal, every next moment one faces a Life Response. It is not so on the surface, unless the time for the subliminal arrives.†
82)†††††††††† An impression becomes a fact in the imagination of the interested.
83)†††††††††† If the politicians have swindled thousands of crores, have not the public swindled equally that amount?
84)†††††††††† When nothing is happening we feel it is loss of time. Instead the action moves from the surface to the subliminal and is preparing there.
††††††† †††† Non action is subliminal action in preparation.
85)†††††††††† When society neglects a family, it does so with a vengeance. When he becomes a success again with the same vengeance it compels them to let them in.† Societyís compulsion that is violent is real.
86)†††††††††† Computer has the ability to bring Indian spirituality to the surface, as it prevents lying.
††††††††††††††† A society develops in proportion to the organisation it creates to prevent lying.
87)†††††††††† When by years of inner perfection one reaches the subtle beauties of † spiritual brilliance, the stark realities of practical necessities will appear before you.† To see the one as the other is the path of purna yoga.
88)†††††††††† The finite life of a small organisation or even one person can represent and fully reflect the Infinite by Knowledge, Emotions, works and the appropriate organisation of them.
89)†††††††††† Information scotches rumour. Education dissolves superstition. Spiritual awakening is the death knell for evil.
90)†††††††††† There is absolute freedom, absolute goodness and absolute folly.† There are as many absolutes as there are aspects.
††††††††††††††† Brahman is absolute absoluteness.
91)†††††††††† Free movement of information frees the society from fear.† Free information is the basis for free action.
††††††††††††††† Freedom in one area becomes alive by freedom in all areas.† †True freedom is complete freedom.
92)†††††††††† Social, psychological necessities to achieve more than oneís endowment give rise to ambition.
93)†††††††††† The physical recognises the mental by offending talk, respects it by a total silence that is incapable of speech.††††
††††††††††††††† Mrs. Bennet offers uncalled for offence to Darcy but goes into a speechless silence after his engagement.
94)†††††††††† A judge must be one of a higher impartial perception. To submit to the judgement of one who is at the level of the parties is not to seek justice.
95)†††††††††† When consecration defies, one may find surrender helpful.
††††††††††† Surrender is the move of the
96)†††††††††† Mind considers, the methods of Japa, dhyana, pranayama, etc. where it can use its faculties of words, concentration, will, etc. Surrender is of the soul †††† and it seeks its origin.
97)†††††††††† Man subconsciously wishes to reward his rival, as he is part of himself.
He has discovered Energy but must go beyond it.
††††††††††††††† Man has not exhausted prayer.
††††††††††††††† But he must go beyond it.
102)†††††††† Society can misuse everyone without a premium which is welfare.† †That tiny token premium will reveal where each one is.
††††††††††††††† Man is unwilling to pay a finite commitment for getting Infinity.
103)†††††† (attitudes, motives)
††††††††††††††† Human attitudes changing into higher ones is the soul awakening in †life.
104)†††††††† The incapable branding the capable as fraudulent has its subtle truth of his own subconscious reality.
105)†††††††† It is obvious that Mind cannot accomplish this yoga. Not only ego, but † mind too must disappear.
106)†††††† The closely guarded secret will be known widely as they wish, not †necessarily true.† Accept Mother there.
††††††††††††††† The Truth of one who is incapable of falsehood is the Truth of Brahman.
108)†††††††† The most developed subtle organisation is prestige; its lower version is self-interest.
109)†††††††† The power of the initiative is powerful. It survives even the first defeat even in the second remove.
††††††††††††††† Moopanar was suggested to the Prime Ministership twice.
my ego dethroned from the inner sanctum and Mother occupy it.
112)†††††††† Freedom enables or compels forces that are free to act.
113)†††††††† Enhanced capacities attract greater inflow of money.
114)†††††† The surface and the depth are in the reverse.
115)†††††††† The right to fame is felt only by the decadent ego. The capacity to shap the universal forces is incapable of exercising this right.
116)†††††††† Humility or self-awareness is described as the capacity not to interfere in anotherís affairs.
117)†††††††† The characteristic trait of ego is to offend and destroy the benefactor after receiving the benefit. Each manís ego has its own mission or destiny.† He who helps that ego tries to deflect that ego from its allotted path which is resented.
††††††††††††††† One can destroy oneís own ego, not othersí.
118)†††††††† Skill is learning by the body, not knowing the process. Yogic knowledge of say Time or Space is learning by the body consciousness, not a mental information.
120)†††††† ††††† Body does not deteriorate if food and exercise are there. Piety cleanses the† soul of the body.††††††††††††††††††
121)†††††††† An unbearable headache arises and remains when one tries to overcome the intellect. It never leaves one till it is dissolved.†††††††††††††††
122)†††††††† One who has not become cynical after he is 40 or 50, does have the spark † in him.† It can be the human spark or divine one.
124) HE asked for the boon. The Highest has granted it. Man is free to avail of it. But he is not free. He avails of it in the measure he is unconsciously free. Even that resulted in the abundance he now enjoys.
††††††††††††††† Becoming conscious, Evolution will press forward.
Becoming NOT UNCONSCIOUS, man will be chaotically abundant.†
125)†††††††† Theoretically man was free to do anything
he chose.† It was true with the pioneer. Only in the measure the
society enabled the individual, †did
he avail of that freedom so far.
That freedom has NOW come to the † individual.† He can accomplish anything he chooses. Of course, he will choose as his personality permits, not as the field enables him.††
130)†††††††† When a problem defies thought, consecration solves it revealing the thought that eluded you.
132)†††††††† The least important man who actively shun his responsibilities of all types, self-styles himself most important and demands he be treated as such.
is an organisation of energy to unleash the powers of the spirit, suspending the urges of
the mind. It responds upto a point and slows
down before reaching the substance.
The mental urge becomes playfully violent to use the gathering of forces preventing the further †penetration into the substance.
134)†††††††† A broken leg, just because it does not pain, cannot walk. The distance in time from non-paining and walking is considerable.
136)†††††††† Space is Being looking at itself in status. Time is Being looking at itself in movement.
137)†††††††† Man rises from physical to vital or mental when the society through its organisations or products raise him. He must raise himself.
141)†††††††† Surrender completes the journey in the consciousness. The rest of the journey in the substance or in the depth is to be done on our behalf by the Divine.
∑ It is a revelation to the student he should read.
∑ It is a revelation to man he should be truthful.
∑ It is equally a revelation to the yogi that he should not be †egoistic.
∑ It takes a life time to know that surrender is essential
143)†††††††† Capacity for reaction can be under control.† It never dies. Remembering past wrongs will quickly revive that capacity, but will not so quickly go away.
144)†††††††† Insurance is the Veritable Mother of the society. Man pays a trickle of a premium for a flood of benefit. He chooses not to avail of it.
††††††††††††††† Offering is the premium for immortality.
145)†††††††† Values are built up by choosing the hard part of work. Man is determined by his own choice.
properties of the nation are not fully converted into the currency value that is in circulation. It cannot be done
without raising prices.†
Consecration of thought is as difficult for man as the conversion of the national property into currency.
Money expands the time span of human life. Credit expands further. †Money and credit render human Time Timeless.
††††††††††††††† Credit is to cash old savings into future earnings. Credit is expanded, imaginative living.
is better reflected by literature than history. The author explains what we miss to see in history.
††††††††††††††† Voice in the radio station will be heard on all the receiving sets.
††††††††††††††† An act repeats in the lives of all connected with us as good or bad, according to what we are towards them.
150)†††††††† The lazy man is one who is Ďawareí of his being the Silent Brahman.
151)†††††††† Professional advice will often be in direct contradiction to what we see in the facts we know.† It is out of the expertise or out of ignorance.
152)†††††† The ever-present knowledge that requires no memory.
of Mother is beyond the surface mind.
155)†††††††† Memory being in Time cannot think of Mother who is beyond the Timeless.
Mechanical repetition of ĎMotherí, is the repetition of the word, not the Spirit of Mother which takes you beyond the Supermind.
156)†††††††† Man prays when his security is threatened. While he is secure, he rarely thinks of Mother.
157)†††††††† The subconscious occupation is with himself.
††††††††††††††† Ego prevents consecration, humility helps.
††††††††††††††† Memory prevents problems.
††††††††††††††† Problem means forgetting Mother.
159)†††††††† If you do not want problems in an area, you must remember it. Remember not the issue, but the Mother in its context.
††††††††††††††† Remembrance is protection, remembrance of The Mother, not the issue.
160)†††††††† The BOON is below the surface.† It awaits, beckons, urges man to come.
163)†††††††† A skill rises in quality with interest, understanding and spiritual touch. A perfect skill indicates the spiritual touch. Oneís accomplishment then depends on his level of personality decided by his truth and values.
Indians who have attained high skills in textiles, painting, sculpture, etc. retain them to this day in potential. Should their personalities accept Spirit, India will be
164)†††††††† Till the Being constantly seeks consecration, consecration does not mature.
165)†††††††† The greatest of revolutions is that force which can rouse the routine into liveliness.
166)†††††††† Man has once chosen to choose all his life in that one fashion.
††††††††††††††† To choose again is to be reborn.
167)†††††††† The adventurer seeks adventure as the best part of his life. For the yogi ††life is an adventure, an adventure of consciousness.
168)††††††††††Donít seek God; know you are He.
††††††††††††††† Seeking is human; being is divine.
††††††††††††††† Limits limit one to our limitation.
††††††††††††††† Her life begins when limits are thrown to the winds.
170)†††††††† Stupidity is genius indifferent to its endowment.
171)†††††††† Initiative is human; consecration is divine.†††† †††††††††††††††††††††††
172)†††††††† Man enjoys evolution; suffers in involution; God enjoys both.
††††††††††††††† Man is God of his own Choice.
∑ Ego has the option to grow as greater ego.
∑ Soul has the option of moksha
∑ Psychic has no such options.
††††††††††††††† Enjoyment is the Hobsonís choice of the Psychic.
††††††††††††††† Sri Aurobindo has given language a spiritual lease of life through †English.†The only people who cannot see it are the English speaking †masses.††
175)†††††††† The hurdles for romance were the social barriers so far. Romance will not †lose its charms hereafter. Will there be obstacles? If so, what would they be?
††††††††††††††† As He says ego should go after the wire and receiver, hereafter Romance will meet with the obstacles of ego. When ego dissolves, life will be a perennial romance.
176)†††††††† The world enjoys socially enforced honesty; not individually cherishedone.
177)†††††††† Repeating Her name is surrender. When the depth repeats, surrender is complete.
178)†††††††† Man never listens to another.† He does so when he is under the illusion he is listening to himself.
179)†††††††† Clashes are of egos not work; work will clash only when it is not organised.
††††††††††††††† Work knows no conflict when organised.
††††††††††††††† Conflict in work is absence of organisation.
180)†††††††† The status of a man carries value.† The values of a man carry no status.
181)†††††††† The surest of protections is Her active Presence in the depth calling the † Divine Mother.
182)†††††††† Knowledge is not acquired by reading or experience. They clarify whatever Knowledge is there. Reading gives one scholarship, not knowledge.
††††††††††††††† Knowledge is of the mind, scholarship is of the memory.
183)†††††††† Any part of the body can see if trained by mystic powers.
184)†††††††† Seeing Mother in greater depths inside widens the reach of oneís being.†Her calling from there offers Her protection to all those who are embraced.
††††††††††††††† Love that is non-sentimental is universal.
185)†††††††† Selfishness is cynicism born early.
186)†††††††† At a moment of despair, the whole being calls.† Hence the full response.
187)†††††††† Mother remembering man is grace.
††††††††††††††† Her forgetting him is Super Grace.
††††††††††††††† Grace forgets man when the Super Grace has taken over.
188)†††††††† Truth will achieve Truth-consciousness.
189)†††††† †Ask for the finite;
††††††††††††††† Wait for the Infinite.
190)†††††††† Virtue cannot reach perfection. For perfection to be attained, virtue must †be given up or destroyed.
191)†††††††† The Inner Sun is the Supreme, not the mere psychic. Looking at the world from there, there is nothing but laughter.
192)†††††††† The heights are not reached by concentration, which is a dwelling on † oneself. They are reached by dwelling on ALL.
††††††††††††††† Stability of the earth is incessant motion.
193)†††††††† One can be shaken and shocked without being sad. Sadness is the †personal emotion of universal incapacity.
194)†††††††††The Supreme is beyond Ishwara.
††††††††††††††† She offers Ishwara; we seek success and happiness.
195)†††††††† Seriousness and virtue go together.
††††††††††††††† Perfection goes with Laughter.
196)†††††† ††Pain dwells in the rigidity of habits.
197)†††††††† The dissolving intellect dissolves pain too.
††††††††††††††† Restricting intellect restrains the JOY of the Supreme.
To withdraw from intellect, to shed pain, to overcome sorrow are not the same but similar.
198)†††††† The sea dissolves your sins.
††††††††††††††† Man who loves his own sins condemns othersí.
201)†††††††† Democracy is a great step forward, but lacks full vigour.
††††††††††††††† Ego is the obstacle; inheritance of throne, spirituality and property are its instruments. The professions break it; property perpetuates it.
††††††††††††††† We forget, not the work.
††††††††††††††† The act does not forget at all.
203)†††††††† When I know that my child, my wife or even my life is ultimately my own creation, I shall be able to see that I have the choice of being under their control or having them under my own control.
††††††††††††††† The human choice is really the Divine choice.
204)†††††††† Concentration beyond a point is pointless. Beyond a further point, it is negative.
††††††††††††††† Concentration is dwelling on oneself. It cannot go beyond.
205)†††††††† Whether it is astronomy or spirituality or science, for it to reach the † common man it has to become astrology, devotional prayer or a product that can be purchased and used.
††††††††††††††† Man can be reached only where he is, as he will understand. Man wanting to know Brahman will understand pure philosophy too.
206)†††††††† Full development in a field arrives in the measure professional knowledge becomes the laymanís knowledge.
††††††††††††††† The citizenís right is an index of the nationís freedom.
††††††††††††††† The beauty of the physical substance is received by another soul as love.
††††††††††††††† Love is created in another not by the love given, but by giving the capacityto generate Love.
who taunts another about something qualifies negatively to get that power or
benefit. To positively qualify for the
same, he should appreciate what is offered enough to create a yearning for it.
211)†††††† ††††††The franchise of the adult citizen is a right to choose the representative. It is a potential power to become that representative.††††††
212)††††††† Vishnu is the acme of the mind.† Sri Aurobindoís Alipore vision is supramental.
††††††††††††††† No hard thinking can see the earth going round the sun.† It is the mathematical inference that can deduce it.
214)†††††††† The mind that sees the broken pencil in water does not bypass the eye; it passes through the purified sight. It can see something of Godís intention ††† on earth.
215)†††††††† The most beautiful scene in the truth of the subliminal is inverted on the †surface as its opposite.
††††††††††††††† The psychological inversion is lateral inversion. The surface has the †† integral inversion.
216)†††††††† Any system works as long as the value by which it stands is valued.
217)†††††††† Revenge, ambition, frustration, etc. taken on by the physical mind refuse to dissolve even in a deluge of prosperity.
††††††††††††††† Special concentrations of grace can dissolve them one after the other.
218)†††††††† The golden rule of Ďdoing unto others Ö.í is not for the vital, not even for the mind.† It is only for the golden light from above.
219)†††††† To know the truth of the above in emotions is to qualify for the marvel.
220)†††††††† Consecration is the emergence of joy from pain.
221)†††††††† In a positive atmosphere, a complaint turns into an opportunity.
222)†††††††† Infection of the subtle forces is total. Only by total forgetfulness one can avoid them.
223)†††† Life is to live in a ship; yoga is to be in the sea.
††††††††††††††† Sri Aurobindo is the Hour of God.
††††††††††††††† His writings relate man to the Hour of God.
226)†††††††† To know is different from knowing that you know. The one is information and the other is knowledge.
††††††††††††††† The great idealists do not know what service they have rendered. They know the arrears.
227)†††††††† From the known to a greater knowledge is the human possibility. Human †ignorance moves from the unknown to the known.
228)†††††††† No act sprouts all of a sudden.† Each act will have its own roots. Acts that have no earlier roots are Godís.
229)†††††††† The green-eyed monster of jealousy is at the bottom ignorant. A clerk in the college office cannot argue that no degree is given to him after long service while others get it in a few years.
††††††††††††††† Jealousy is the capacity of the negative to destroy the positive without its †gaining. It is one of the mechanisms of Nature to slow down evolution.
230)†††††††† Intellect is an instrument to organise ignorance. Consciousness possesses ignorance as a limitation. It can shed ignorance, but intellect cannot.
231)†††††††† The idealist can serve idealism by keeping away from the unidealist masses. If, by an error, he approaches the masses with service, he will be †served right.
††††††††††††††† It is a piece of social wisdom NOT to try to serve the public until it is †applied for.
††††††††††††††† Service is the shortcut to sure destruction.
232)†††††††† Crowd of cads crowing aloud is the life an idealistic pioneer has to face.
††††††††††††††† Opposition to idealism is from the psychological bacteria.
233)†††††††† Learning gives information.† Thinking gives knowledge.
234)†††††††† The coexistence of health and disease is dispensable, whereas thecoexistence of food and excretion is not dispensable.
235)†††††††† He who endeavours to criticise others only in their shortcomings which he does not†have approaches culture negatively. Still, it is a great cultural endowment.
236)†††††††† The value of excretion is a value of existence. The value of disease is a value of survival.††††
††††††††††††††† Coexistence is future reconciliation.
237)†††††††† When the physical repeats even Motherís name, it looks like a fool. When the same repetition is taken up by the vital, we see peace and love pervading the Being.
††††††††††††††† Let the Mother in the being call Her.
†238)††††††† The dictator demands obedience as he is strong. Rationality assumes the †capacity to understand in the other man and take upon itself the onus of convincing him.
†††††††††††††† Rationality is equality.
239)†††††††† When a long standing hope is explained as possible, man evolves from †emotion to thinking.
It is an evolution of the physical into the emotional.
240)†††††††† Knowledge emerges out of Ignorance when it bypasses the intellect to see the consciousness behind.
problems are soluble at all planes. It matters not what the problems are or which is the plane.
Even in the highest plane, any problem however †tough yields, if only you are an inch ahead of it. The smallest of † problems in the lowest of planes will remain unsolved if, in your attitude, †† you are half an inch behind the problem.
††††††††††††††† Not the size of the problem, but your attitude to it decides whether you †can solve it or not.
242)†††††††† To feel the future as present is to conquer Time.
243)†††††††† To expect spiritual rewards for having lived a mundane life and desiring heaven for a sinful life are the same.
244)†††††††† The heartís thinking is superior to the mindís thinking. Yoga begins when that thinking goes behind the heart. Yoga of the body requires the thinking to be shifted to the cells of the body.
245)††††† Solid property is the basis of yoga as well as life.†
Property is accomplishment.
246)†††††††† No one hears of a dull yoga.
247)†††††††† Meanness finding expressions for its urges cancels the very possibility of such circumstances arising in future.
248)†††††††† Making the exception rule is the beginning of the end of rule.
249)†††††††† Any work, however important, is in order only when consecration is not possible.
††††††††††††††† No one can receive an offering if he is not endowed with a consciousness that can dissolve its karma.
250)†††††††† Perfection of skill demands totality of vision.
251)†††††††† Independence and self-respect are noble and magnificent. In small characters, they degenerate into fads of unseemly, self-asserting, dry † offence.
††††††††††††††† Self-respecting independence mellows into culture when it sweetly receives what is lovingly offered.
††††††††††††††† Human self-respect becomes Self-respect when it gives it up in favour of love and affection.
252)†††††††† The offensive evil accuses independence of impertinence. Had the defending man been humble, the evil will accuse him of being crafty and clever instead. The intention is evil.
††††††††††††††† Without destroying organised evil, there is no use in trying to discover various appropriate behaviours. It is weakness that looks for politeness.
can list the occasions where irrationality passes as rationality,superstition is honoured, blatant falsehood
is acceptable, uncultured † behaviour is
permitted in national life.
He can locate all such in his own †life. He who comes forward to eliminate them is a devotee.
254)†††††††† The birth of the Supramental being needs several things at several levels.
Love and Joy
Democracy that will help mature individual freedom.
All higher human values as self-existing values.
Aurobindo told us what to do to be transformed. They are surrender on our part and transformation by Her. We donít know how this is necessary. †The Life Divine tells us this.
To know that helps overcome the physical mindís Ignorance.
256)†††††††† Even to represent the collective and fulfill their aims, the Individual needs to be stronger than the collective.† Otherwise he would be crushed.
††††††††††††††††† The Individual dominating the collective will be able to serve them.
257)†††††††† In the life of ego we now live, authority is demanded at all levels from above and readily conceded from below. Where ego does not rule, authority is replaced by rationality.
††††††††††††††† Before relaxing authority from above, authority should be replaced by strength of Truth or Spirit.
258)†††††††† Doubt of the physical becomes suspicion in the vital as the vital expands the atmosphere for self-defence.
∑ Yoga is changing from Natural evolution to spiritual evolution.
∑ Nature leisurely enjoys developing forms.
∑ Spirit evolves consciousness.
∑ One is free to shift from Nature to Spirit.
∑ It is a rare joy which the spirit seeks.
∑ Shifting from Monarchy to Democracy, the individual evolves.
∑ Shifting to new technology, speed of social evolution rises. It is †organisation of knowledge.
∑ Yoga is organisation of consciousness.
260)†††††††† Protestantism from the spiritual side and communism from the economic-political side are the harbingers of democracy, stalling the movement of Catholicism and monarchy.
261)†††††††† Every time Mother relieves man, She does so by a power not available for the highest in the land.
††††††††††††††† Motherís avatar is the highest making it available for the lowest.
262)†††††††† The great retains its greatness even in serving the small.
263)†††††††† The man who feels that he does not like to be told what to do is one who has been vitally disciplined against his will. It is a declaration that he is unwilling to get out of his own folly.
265)†††††††† Behaviour can be so thoroughly good and excellent that it can completely veil the very opposite of character. But acts will always reveal not only character but the deeper nature.
266)†††††††† Consecration that overcomes running thoughts solves problems. To avail of opportunities, one must be able to consecrate the mental occupation.†Neither is enough for yoga which requires the surrender of nature that is † occupied.
267)†††††††† It is the force of social change that expresses as Darcyís love for Elizabeth.†Hence its irresistibility. Do we see that our acts are expressions of †Shaktiís move?
268)†††††††† Status is far more powerful than dynamism as it infinitely sustains the dynamic activity just as skill is vastly more resourceful than a one time help.
††††††††††††††† The psychic is the centre of cosmic energy in calm.
270)†††††††† One may have to know to whom his services are due.
††††††††††††††† Of the many things you need to know, one important thing is about your services, if you are an idealist.
271)†††††† ††††Obedience is the hallmark of service.
272)†††††††† The basis of harmony in collective work is the recognition of othersí † endowment and oneís own defects.
††††††††††††††† Harmony is recognition of othersí talents and our defects.
273)†††††††† The centre of man is emotions. They are powerful when the body expresses them.
274)†††††††† The capacity at the end of a long life of scholarship to patiently teach the alphabet is the capacity to see the Infinite in the finite.
275)†††††††† This world cannot change by the ACT of anyone however high he is; it is moonshine to think it will change by preaching. An act in the Centre of the universe by one who represents it can certainly change this world.
276)†††††† ††††† The secret of development lies in man wanting it.††††††††††
††††††††††† Theory: To present the highest achievable goal in terms of his present aspiration is possible for one who understands the Theory in practice.
277)†††††††† The Simputer technology, which by itself will be great, will reach its full use value if accompanied by educational technology and the most important technology of psychology or spirituality of right use of human †power Ė the formula for
278)†††††††† Man exerts himself at the plane he is centred in. The yogiís only work is to turn all his urges to Him, making consecration his only work. God enjoys the revealing marvel of involution as well as evolution.
††††††††††††††† To be able to see at any given moment the distance from exertion and enjoyment is human aspiration.
279)†††††††† When consecration of occupation is successful, it will open one to his existence in substance.
††††††††††††††† Occupation is in the depth of consciousness.
280)†††††††† The touch of supramental consciousness will ensure at least one thought not known to the world.
††††††††††††††† One act unknown to the world is a sign of the power of Supermind.††
282)†††††††† When something happens, everyone related with the event will have acontribution to it. It is a rule without exception. To fully understand what happened and why it happened is possible if all pool their information. If done properly, if there is a wrong it can be rectified.
283)†††††††† In our own life, though it is a small circle, we know moments of joy and we know all its rules. We do often cross the limits a little, but quickly come back. The joy lies in crossing the limits, though we know it will hurt.† It is equally true that we are never hurt.
††††††††††††††† There is no danger at all in a life dependent on Mother as long as we honour the limits. Still crossing the limits a little enriches the joy.
284)†††††††† The idea of mastering every field is not only not practical and foolish in its origin, that is the way the partial ideal tries to fulfil perfection. It is †† basically the goal of the part.
285)†††††††† Not to usurp what can be usurped is a great virtue on the right side. Unless that culture emerges, revolution at each stage is inevitable.
††††††††††††††† Rights emerge first, organisations later. To use rights rightly, culture is needed.
286)†††††††† Justification with another arises in a heart where there is no self-justification. It can be selfish.
There is no selfishness in Self-justification.
287)†††††††† Evolution is considered to be emerging knowledge from Ignorance, not joy from pain or Timelessness from Time, because here man is the instrument of evolution.
††††††††††††††† Had evolution been centred in life, perhaps evolution may be emerging joy from pain.
288)†††††††† When consecration crosses occupation into a semblance of substance, one tastes Timelessness in existence.††††††††††† ††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††† To know concretely that we make our world is, in a sense, to cross Time.†Crossing Time, one can enter Timelessness of simultaneous integrality.
289)†††††††† A determinant of a plane is the power of law of the next higher plane.† Law is the determinant of the rule, character the determinant of behaviour.†††††††††††††
290)†††††††† Vanity is the ideal aspiration of the unformed weakness of the emerging consciousness.†††††††
291)†††††††† Man enjoys his capacities being rewarded. He really prides in the society recognising him for non-existing capacities. Pride of class and caste arise †thus.
292)†††††††† Joy in work is compelling.† Joy in not working does not even have that †edge of compulsion.
293)†††††††† When a rich man seeks our help, we see it is a lucky occasion. God seeks our help through a poor man but we do not know its significance.
††††††††††††††† Attitude determines, not the act.
294)†††††††† The weightage for age is so great in India and even elsewhere that †leaders who emerged famous collected followers around them only from their juniors.
††††††††††††††† This is a wide sweeping rule that covers Gandhiji, Sri Aurobindo, and a host of others, though Caesar and Napoleon are exceptions.
295)†††††††† Philosophic urges of the unlettered is the parallel for the scientistsí quest for the formula of the universe.
one in the early stages of a quest on the right track, what remains is stupendous work. What about one
who, like the scientist, is looking for †consciousness
His best bet is he will discover the nature of his quest. Seeking knowledge in Ignorance, one will discover the †ultimate Brahman.
296)†††††††† Wisdom begins when complete folly becomes a concrete experience.
††††††††††††††† One can easily see the complete folly of others, not his own. As man is evolved as an instrument of perfect ignorance, theoretically, it is possible to conceive it.
∑ Enjoyment first, enjoyment last.
∑ Enjoyment is accomplishment.
∑ Accomplishment is enjoyment.
∑ Existence is enjoyment.
∑ Consciousness is enjoyment.
∑ Creation is enjoyment.
∑ Unity is enjoyment, division is enjoyment.† There is nothing †except enjoyment.
298)†††††††† The heart goes after one, at least the mind lingers on the one when he is away, forgetting that while he was with you, you never looked at him.
††††††††††††††† Indifference is subconscious interest.
299)†††††††† When devotees and sadhaks examine their work and thought, they††will find new aspects in their fields. When this new aspect is followed, it will usher them into Her consciousness.
††††††††††††††† Her consciousness opens infinities of infinites.
††††††††††††††† Infinity is real when it is seen as infinite infinities.
300)†††††††† To be serious is to make life a silly expression seriously organised.
††††††††††† Agenda Volume IV, pages 29 to 34, Sun of laughter.
301)†††††††† The view the Omnipresent Reality became the universe, permits the principle that any plane is power, however small, when perfected crosses its plane and has the potential to reach Brahman.
302)†††††††† A kind act is lost when delivered through an unkind attitude. A simple thought becomes incomprehensible when delivered through complex sentence structures.
303)†††††††† Trial and error also creates rules that are erroneous when a one time success is taken for granted as successful rule.
304)†††††††† Not to allow an ideal man unideal hours of existence is to mistake the ideal for values.
††††††††††††††† Values pursue Ideals.
††††††††††††††† Ideals do not govern life, as values which are ever present. They are as different as marriage and love.
305)†††††††† Emotion becomes ideal when it rises to devotion.
306)†††††††† Misuse of freedom in the extreme can best be seen in an unorganised characterís first considerable success and in the womanís behaviour after marriage.
-307)†††††† Having arrived at the right point of change, instead of giving all the intensity it needs, he intensely goes after all the other things.
308)†††††††† Grace that abides since their Advent is the lightning steadied in the sky.† Man is busy looking away.
309)†††††††† To know how the Overmind has laboured to take the possibility of stupidity in another to its unique form, requires spiritual wisdom. To be able to do so with oneself is a spiritual realisation.
310)†††††††† To move another is to move a mountain.
311)†††††††† The desperate manís hope reveals human behaviour in the raw.
††††††††† Manís originality is revealed in his despair.
312)†††††††† Oneís real values are revealed while he is at his worst.
313)†††††††† Man moving to God above is moksha; moving to God inside is marvel.
314)†††††††† Romance is human emotions rising idealistically as a transitory phase. It has not been institutionalised yet, nor can it be until man lives by his emotions.
315)†††††††† Man despairs in the best moment of his life.
316)†††††††† Rarely one arrives at a point he needs to change. When he does arrive there, the first thing he does is to forget it.
317)†††††††† As we keep some information from others, life keeps much from us.† Wisdom or yoga tries to delve deep into it.
-†††††††††††††† Yoga unearths the hidden secrets of our life.
318)†††††††† The leader, the wise man, the yogi understand the world in different fields.
††††††††††††††† The Transcendent Individual rules the world from inside.
319)†††††††† Standards are external.
††††††††††††††† Self-delight is action without standards.
320)†††††††† Rules change when planeschange.
321)†††††††† Machines are as sensitive as men.
323)†††††††† It is choice that decides, whether it is a small social opportunity or a Himalayan spiritual opening. The greater the opportunity, the smaller is the apparent choice.
324)†††††††† Legal quibble given political reality was witnessed in 1947 when the Indian princes were given autonomy. It was precipitated by Nehruís impulse as Kashmir problem. At the back of it lies the conscious malice of divide and rule.
325)†††††††† He in whom the fire of passionate love is burning loves the whole sex.
327)†††††††† The intense effort to understand unity above from both the opposite sides simultaneously raises man from mind to Supermind. Its effort is most fulfilling when its pain is exhausted.
328)†††††† Heart was the channel for Jnana Yoga for Ramana Maharishi.
329)†††††††† Darkness is for the incapable sense of sight.
330)†††††††† Life does show the most pleasant thing alongside filth. Man does not concede the same thing to another.
331)†††††††† Eloquence is the power of emotion that finds expression in words.
††††††††††††††† By definition eloquence is not expected to be rational; but it is not prevented from being so.
332)†††††††† Perfection saturates the finite with energy that is consciousness so that the infinite will emerge out of it.
333)†††††††† Man evaluates another against a scale of perfection. While he himself will be measured against a scale, every lapse is pardonable.
334)†††††††† A thing never refuses to come to you when you are capable of fully enjoying it as it should be.
††††††††††††††† Full enjoyment gives full possession.††††
335)†††††††† For one to feel the emotion of love, though fleeting in its nature, one should have ceased to be physical that seeks the security of marriage.
336)†††††††† The common sense to use a better skill or tool available is called in spiritual life surrender.
††††††††††††††† Not to know a higher method is ignorance.† Not to use it when you know it is perverse foolishness.
337)†††††††† To use anotherís earnings, even if it is the fatherís, is dissipation.† To earn oneself builds character and capacity.††††††††††††
††††††††††††††† How can one build ability if he inherits wealth? Earning makes one earnest.
338)†††††††† We may understand the cause for a problem and it may or may not be right. As it is our own understanding, it will be powerful. When we act on it, the problem will be solved.
††††††††††††††† Whether it is right or wrong, mind will be powerful.
339)†††††††† Full appreciation of the best in one eliminates the worst in him from you.
340)†††††††† He who does not resort to tricks will be tricked by negative forces in the subtle plane unless he is stronger than they are deep down.
341)†††††††† Courage is human; Force is divine.
342)†††††††† When people are cultured in their behaviour, their lack of culture from below acts as a force that hurts the other. We understand it as† rasi.
343)†††††††† Stubbornness too needs courage. It is the courage of the myopic physical.
††††††††††††††† Courage of stubbornness delights in self-dissolution.
††††††††††††††† Idealism changes the stubbornness into firmness.
344)†††††††† What ages toil to accomplish, one touch of grace does.
††††††††††††††† Computer does in no time what takes ages for man to accomplish.
345)†††††††† The power of the small can, on appropriate occasions, be equal to the power of the great. The determinant is neither the small nor the great but that which includes both.
346)†††††††† Very generous men often dislike a request, as theirs is egoistic generosity.
††††††††††††††† To go behind such a trait is to crack the ego.
347)†††††††† When our actions are from a complex and are a reaction, to know it as such is knowledge. To shed that, one should emotionally realise that knowledge.
348)†††††††† The feminine felicity born in the masculine mastery completes it.
††††††††††††††† Sweetness completes brute strength.
349)†††††††† Unkindness or cruelty cannot be neutralised by equal generosity, as it is in the same plane. Coming from a higher plane, it can be wiped out.
350)†††††††† The authority of a father or husband administers punishment as discipline of kindness.
351)†††††††† Life compels you to punish the wrong doer inspite of your uncon-sciousness.
352)†††††††† Punishment is mental, punishing attitude is moral.
353)†††††††† He who pardons anotherís sin generously first pardons it in himself.
354)†††††††† There are a good many people who despise wealth with a wholesome disgust.† Of them, how many are capable of acquiring it? Disgust of the unattainable is disguised desire.
355)†††††††† Thought is not manís highest instrument; but how many have been born so far to wield that instrument? The glories of thought are yet inconceivable on earth.
356)†††††††† We cannot harbour hatred. It has no right to live in us.
357)†††††††† Hostility, neutrality with a vengeance, adoring obeisance are the three phases of life.
358)†††††††† Genuine love refused by a girl compels her sisterís lover to desert her, of which neither of them is aware.
††††††††††††††† Love refused, refuses itself.
359)†††††††† To learn a foreign language is very different from learning it as a native. If one wants to learn his own mother tongue, as the language would appreciate, he will see here it is a foreign language to him.
360)†††††††† The measures aimed at perfection at once generate imperfection.
††††††††††††††† It is inevitable that any move towards perfection will be imperfect and increase imperfection.
361)†††††††† The inner He speaks of in the last chapter of The Life Divine is the inner that includes the outer.
††††††††††††††† The inner of the Sat includes the outer of matter.
362)†††††††† He who has tried to raise one emotion of his to the mind can know the process of moving away from mind to Supermind.
††††††††††††††† The laws do not change because the plane changes.† What changes is detail.
363)†††††††† To be scorched is to be an unlucky human. To dodge Him and laugh is to be lucky.
364)†††††††† One can be happy, but should not try to make another happy, as it goes with the desire to humiliate him.
365)†††††††† Goodwill, great living, abundant prosperity, genius will hereafter proliferate.
366)†††††††† It is true genius is born. Today the social atmosphere is so ripe that in anyone with the deepest psychological aspiration, genius will be born.
††††††††††††††† The collective consciousness today is the potential creator of genius.
367)†††††††† Human consciousness is mature enough to give birth to very many souls of genius.
368)†††††††† Should a selfish person tries to give up selfishness without the mind first accepting it, his effort will kill him.
††††††††††††††† Rather than giving up selfishness, a selfish person would give up his life.
369)†††††††† Any rule social, religious or moral will pull one away from Mother.
370)†††††††† Genius is the future car.
371)†††††††† Faith is security. It removes fear and tension.† When there is no one inside to have faith, it is the super grace of Bliss, as it is SHE who is there, not even our self. ††††††††††††† 372)†††††††† Freedom leads to greater obedience because freedom is born as higher inner obedience.
††††††††††††††† Knowledge is knowledge of inner potentials.
373)†††††††† Human conception of freedom is licence for manís whims and fancies in an atmosphere where the world adores him for what he is. Freedom for the Absolute exceeds that conception by including in his own freedom the capacity to offer what He wishes to others. One of the miracles is the latter makes the former possible.
††††††††††††††† God grants man that freedom where his soul will flower and evolve outside society and conscience.† Man shudders at its sight.
374)†††††††† Understanding the use of the capitals in The Life Divine shows complete understanding of its contents in right spirit.
375)†††††††† The higher in its own place arrives in the capital. Coming down into ignorance and human existence the capital is lost and it assumes the smallness it now deserves.
††††††††††††††† It is revelation to know where it is.
376)†††††††† Life that punishes the offender does not grant the satisfaction of vengeance to the victim.
††††††††††††††† Life grants the victim the satisfaction of vengeance only when the offender looks for it beyond his offence.
377)†††††††† Selfish meanness is punished, not exposed.
††††††††††††††† What is exposed to the victim is vengeance that goes beyond the gains.
378)†††††††† Unmerited punishments are the recoils of oneís own unwarranted offending thoughts.
379)†††††††† Man who is punished for his own evil thoughts is one who tried earlier vicarious gratification for the injustice meted out to him.
††††††††††††††† Weakness is punished for sins not committed.
380)†††††††† To describe the Prime Minister as an M.P. is the characteristic of under- statement, as saying that a millionaire has enough to eat.
††††††††††††††† Understatement is the acme of perverse understanding.††††††† †††††††††††
381)†††††††† Emerging organisations enhance the social efficiency not marginally but by multiple factors. Existing organisations exhausting their potential equal the efficiency of emerging organisations.
††††††††††††††† Organise, extend existing organisations.
382)†††††††† Exhausting the possibilities equals endless revolutions.
††††††††††††††† Enlightenment exhausts possibilities.
383)†††††††† Yoga is the acme of civilisation which is a process of the collective and individual acquiring knowledge and capacity to rule themselves.
384)†††††††† One who has understood all the circumstances that came to him is safe. It is transformation that fully understands.
385)†††††††† Any man is given ALL the circumstances of the universe, if only he cares to know them.
††††††††††††††† When man learns all there is to learn, he is born as God on earth.
386)†††††††† One is the voice of the ego and the other is a realisation of its dissolution.
††††††††††††††† We can give up possessiveness.
††††††††††††††† Better to give up the possessor.
387)†††††††† Our lives, even the physical material lives are on the surface.† Popularity is the Surface of the surface.
388)†††††††† To see knowledge emerging from Ignorance as a brilliant Light is realisation. To be able see the same in our acts is enjoyment consummate.
††††††††††††††† For the realised yogi as well as the shallowest crowd, the past is past. The present alone matters.
389)†††††††† The originals of the Indian scriptures, and those of Shakespeare are unknown to human eyes.† And yet they rule the world.
††††††††††††††† The present is ever present and present everywhere
390)†††††††† What longs for the past is the remnants of the Ego.
391)†††††††† The greatest strength is required for surrender, as surrender makes one greater than the greatest.
392)†††††††† Insurance is the Individual security given by the collective. Individual prayer to Mother is the security the individual gives the collective.
††††††††††††††† Prayer is the premium paid by the devotee to the Divine for the well being of the world.
393)†††††††† The infinitesimal equals the infinite in capacity is seen negatively.† Changing into positive, the infinitesimal will equal the infinite in creativity.
394)†††††††† Surrender is the effort of the Divine.
††††††††††††††† The highest effort man can take is surrender.
395)†††††††† Surrender of important big works is possible, if you can learn to surrender small works like getting up or opening the door.
396)†††††††† The choice of handing over oneself to Mother awaits always.
††††††††††††††† Mother awaits as luck, though She is Grace.
397)†††††††† If you are a perfectionist, choose Surrender and make it perfect.
398)†††††††† Human evil is divine GOOD.
The human finite is the divine infinite.
399)†††††††† The physicality of the Mind does not realise that the willingness of the other man is emotional and is to be agreed upon silently and given.† It asks for it rationally!
400)†††††††† Right or wrong is a vital limitation of the perception energetically imposed on the being.† Right or wrong does not exist in wider comprehension.
401)†††††††† The spiritual individual is created by the pressure of the evolving Spirit even as the social being is born out of the pressure of the society.
402)†††††††† Love cannot be frustrated, as it has nothing to expect.
††††††††††††††† What is there for one to expect?
403)†††††††† Crude methods surely yield results, but they are crude results.
††††††††††††††† Surface includes all Becoming.† It includes our body as well as the earth itself.
404)†††††††† Trying to know Supermind is itself knowledge.††††
††††††††††† The aspiration to discover the formula of the universe is of a genius.
405)†††††††† Training and education offer dead methods and live contact of the teacher and classroom. The resulting success is more due to the live contact than the methods employed.
406)†††††††† Irrationality is a symptom of the atmosphere.
††††††††††††††† To know the atmosphere by the rationality of people is perception. To justify the atmosphere from the irrationality is a prior mental state of superstition.
407)†††††††† The body is in the soul.
††††††††††††††† The unconscious soul is in the body. The awakened soul contains the body.
408)†††††††† Human life enjoys unconsciously. It does so, so that its existence by the soul is buried. Moksha is the exclusive enjoyment of the soul outside its embodied life still unconsciously. Yoga is the conscious enjoyment of all the parts of being by the evolving soul.
409)†††††††† To write with errors is to offend the language.
††††††††††††††† Erroneous writing is linguistic sin.
410)†††††††† Learning a language fully is to know it to explain concepts adequately and emotions precisely. For this it is not enough to be a native of that language, but one must know the language as it knows itself.
411)†††††††† Personality is social whose main ingredient is oneís expertise in his work.† Expertise of social survival and psychological enjoyment determine that.
††††††††††††††† Psychological personality is formed like the equipment in mother tongue.
412)†††††††† The effectivity of law lies in the enforcement of it.
††††††††† Culture is the current law.
413)†††††††† The world events in the physical plane and the dreams in the subtle plane together express the total personality of man.
††††††††††††††† Man is his world of dreams.
414)†††††††† Civilisation makes todayís luxuries tomorrowís necessities.
415)†††††††† There is an organisation behind the knowledge of The Life Divine. To know that helps one understand the Book.
††††††††††††††† Knowledge is organisation.
416)†††††††† Everything yields to a determined, intelligent effort that is organisation, especially when the effort is informed of the higher plane behind.† Otherwise this effort creates that influence.
417)†††††††† Old age is an occasion to feel greater affection in an affectionate family.
418)†††††††† Man identifies with the traditional wealth, though it is unattainable. His own obeisance is enough reward.† Fresh upcoming men are a challenge he cannot tolerate.
419)†††††††† Establishment is endorsed.† Pioneers are upstarts that threaten the inner establishment.
420)†††††††† Revelation is instantaneous. Experience needs time. To know a manís name it is not necessary to live with him for a long time.
421)†††††††† To voluntarily give up known defects that were grave diggers is practical wisdom, maybe practical efficiency.
††††††††††††††† Defects or capacities, they win our attention by long association.
422)†††††††† Democracies have not gone to war.† No family in which someone does not try to destroy another needs to have quarrels.† Next to destruction comes domination.
††††††††† Quarrels are absence of culture.
††††††††††††††† Acquire culture to avoid quarrels.
423)†††††††† Time is no factor for one who can act from Timelessness. Still, Time needs consideration as it can be upgraded into its third poise.
††††††††††††††† Time is no bar, as we can be in the third poise.
424)†††††††† All those who sold weapons to terrorists bewail the acts of terrorism.† The national governments silently overlooked terrorism all these days.
425)†††††††† Man is drawn towards intensity. Gambling, drinking, crimes are there because they thrive by their intensity.
††††††††††††††† It is possible to create programmes of intense enjoyment towards which all criminals turn. Even the presence of crime gives a subconscious consolation to the apparent good population. That is why evil survives.
426)†††††††† Desire to know the right decisions is the awakening of the Spirit in mental will.
427)†††††††† Decisions are actions of personality.
428)†††††††† Decisions are made by the Person in spite of oneís personality. The Person exercises the choice. The efficiency is of the personality.† The Person can always prefer Mother to his highest efficiency.† It is surrender.
††††††††††††††† Surrender gives the greater efficiency.
429)†††††††† Ego is stiff; surrender is Soft.
430)†††††††† The moment of surrender is momentus. At that moment one seeks knowledge emerging out of his own ignorance as Light, maybe as the head of Sri Aurobindo.
†431)††††††† Man is structured in graded layers.† When a decision is made at one level, all the levels below are relieved of it.† To decide at the highest level, all the rest must be surrendered.
††††††††††††††† Sri Aurobino recommends surrender, as it is the decision of the highest level of personality.
432)†††††††† The latest fashion spreads at once. Acquiring the latest power descended on earth is known to be surrender.
433) ††††††† One needs shrewdness to know the subconscious motives of others.† Shrewdness becomes insight when we know our own subconscious motives.
434)†††††††† Ego is directly inimical to work. It is interested in its own work that will build itself.††††††††
435)†††††††† Destroy or worship is the motto of ego.
††††††††††††††† Popularity is the crown of ego.
436)†††††††† Natureís evil in us will dissolve in Motherís atmosphere if it is saturated.† Human evil will not so dissolve. First, it requires to be rid of the human fortification.
††††††††††††††† Man seeks evil for its intensity.
437)†††††††† The evil in us, if condemned morally, will be negatively fortified. To know how that evil is perfection of good and how it circles the good in us, will help dissolve it.
††††††††††††††† Condemnation confirms, understanding dissolves.
438)†††††††† Public opinion disregards facts, goes by preference which means it loves to have the power to reward or punish.
††††††††††††††† The public publish their own crimes by gossip. The public punish themselves in punishing others
439)†††††††††† To raise a doubt about things well explained is the understanding of the ununderstanding.
440)†††††††† The laziness of falsehood is a spiritual darkness. Work is its curative. But physical work cannot cure it at its origin. To realise the origin of that falsehood one needs to work knowing that he is false.† To get rid of that laziness quickly, one must work to feed innumerable lazy people.
441) †††††† Sparkling health does not have the pride of expensive hospital treatment.
442)†††††††† To be able to cure any disease is a wonder of the drugs. To have a health that seeks no cure is a marvel of inner goodness.
††††††††††††††† Influence is needed when the functions are diseased.†††††††††††† Influence is a power of silent good living.
††††††††††††††† Influence is influence when it does not need to be exercised.
††††††††††††††† Disease is morbid inner consciousness
.443)††††††† One who knows his experiences in the subtle, causal planes has the ultimate knowledge.
444)†††††† Reality is neither subjective nor objective, but is integral.
445)†††††††† A man who rectifies his misdeeds without giving up that attitude does not stand that chance of transformation.
446)†††††††† Double dealing sometimes serves to save an honest man from becoming a victim to double dealing.
447)†††††††† The world you are unaware of will respond to your wishes.
448)†††††††† Spiritual evolution has two stages. The first is the spirit evolving out of the lower planes. The next is the Spirit growing in its Spiritual stature seeking fresh adventures.
449)†††††††† Persistence is rewarded with Perfection.
††††††††††††††† It is endless aspiration that yields endless energy.
††††††††††††††† Persistence is to do something non-stop. To do anything non-stop, one needs endless energy.††††††††††
††††††††††††††† Life is intermittent; living is constant.
450)†††††††† Proximity disillusions.† Fame arises in after-life, as it abolishes proximity.
††††††††††††††† Popularity not banished by proximity is greatness.
451)†††††††† Knowing is the greatest joy of the mind.
††††††††††††††† Not knowing is a greater joy of the being.
452)†††††††† To know oneís surroundings, one must be awake in his senses.
Not to know the environment, one must be awake in his being ONLY to his own object.
453) Alertness in one situation implies gullibility in another situation, unless it is a wider alertness which is awareness and does not require one to be alert.†
††††††††††††††† Alertness makes awareness possible.
††††††††††††††† Alertness is deceptivity implied.
454)†††††††† One who deserves popularity gets it by outdoing the local population and in the process becomes unintelligible to them. By definition, there can be no local popularity.
††††††††††††††† Popularity is not by appreciating the work but by sharing its social results.
455)†††††††† The aim of the physical is NOT to know but to enjoy exercising itself.
††††††††††††††† The Indian body enjoys pure existence and has no need to exert. That is how it is aware of the inner light.
456)†††††††† Soul and mind secretes in life and matter, just as the metal and diamond form in earth.
††††††††††††††† The purpose of creation is beyond the human thinking that deals with its own affairs.
457)†††††††† A Blessing Packet is very powerful, but its power will not act if you are unclean.
††††††††††††††† Force of Truth needs a clean atmosphere to act.†††
458)†††††††† Affection can be given unstintedly, keeping back every essential thing such as help of every description or recognition of status.
††††††††††† Selfish, mercenary affection can be condescending.†††††††††††††††
459)†††††††† Unwilling arrogance puts on humility of ignorance to assert its ego.
††††††††††††††† The resources of the ego are endless.†††††
460)†††††††† Doing an act of kindness to relieve one in distress in spite of the fact he is in the process of ruining you, is surely a death warrant.† Even that done in the absence of ego will surely remain a death warrant, but to the evil-doer.
††††††††††††††††††††††† The act killeth not, only the intention.
461)†††††††† Statistical study of human behaviour achieves precious little, which may be right, by a labour without proportion.
462)†††††††† Wifely affection is obedient service in adoration.
463)†††††††† Life transforms a drop of evil through one lifetime of unconscious living.† A drop of Her Light destroys it.
464)†††††††† Benefits from a lower plane such as corruption, however small they are, can destroy the whole for another generation.
465)†††††††† Refusing a genuine gift refuses luck.
††††††††††††††† Acquired culture cannot receive affection or even gifts.††††
466)†††††††† When affection is true, it generates prosperity in its proportion.
467)†††††††† She who mocks everyone for mockingís sake ends up an eternal mockery.
468)†††††††† Offended prestige becomes idealism at the first possible excuse.
469)†††††††† People who invoke the Lord often mean by that word ĎLordí themselves.† Maybe they believe in its being true.
††††††††††††††† It is a great consolation that men of all shades believe themselves to be God in one way or another.
470)†††††††† Computer is a commercial avatar.
††††††††††††††† Computer is an avatar of modern technology.
471)†††††††† The opening is deep when deep spots of personalities are touched.† That which is intractable is deep.
††††††††††††††† Depth is what no one has seen; perhaps it is unseen by us too.
473)†††††††† Ambition is the desire for the unattainable.† Desire to give what one does not possess is the vanity of ambition.
474)†††††††† Possessiveness is in proportion to the intensity of enjoyment.† Sex became a taboo thus.475)†††††††††† The subliminal sight is the vision of the psychic.
476)†††††††† Calling The Mother gives the capacity to solve problems.† Her calling Herself from inside solves the problems of the world.
477)†††††††† Complete folly is compulsorily present.
††††††††††††††† To create knowledge, energy must be withdrawn from elsewhere where ignorance is organised.
478)†††††††† A yogi who takes interest in social life will have as much energy for yoga as a gambler who tries to run his family with what is left over by gambling.
479)†††††††† When the spiritual atmosphere of a great soul spreads all over the world, those who were with Him contrive to destroy it at its birth place.
480)†††††††† The deciphering of oneís dreams is like trying to understand the script of a foreign language unaided.
-†††††††††††††† Compassion has the strength of mercilessness.
482)†††††††† Emotions affect health.
††††††††††††††† The deepest emotions affect instantaneously.
483) †††††† Not to repeat a folly, and to follow what we know to be right is the most difficult for the human mind.
484)†††††††† To bring Major Grantly into Crawleyís house* life accuses Crawley with the theft of £ 20.
††††††††††††††† *Last Chronicle of Barset.
485) †††††† The invisible is not non-existent.
486)†††††††† Fast friendship of great sincerity cannot mature between a man and woman within the norms of the limitation of social behavioural requirements.† That too is possible in higher consciousness.
487)†††††††† To draw an inference from the evidence may be right or not.† It can open a way to gross injustice.
††††††††††††††† To enable pure justice to descend on one, life offers injustice.
488)†††††††† Objective analysis ends in unity.
489)†††††††† Information can be unorganized, not knowledge, as knowledge is organised mental perception.
490)†††††††† Ego receives submission, not rational service.† To serve the ego is ruin, at least utter folly.
491)†††††††† Man possesses the mantra of social life.† It is the same formula of a life of luck. Shedding the††ego changes it.
††††††††††††††† Mother saw the mantra of Life.† Its social version is the mantra of luck.
492)†††††††† He who has received precious education as his property will subconsciously endeavour without fail to prevent property reaching his benefactor.
493)†††††††† Attitude of surrender is the greatest of strengths.
494)†††††††† Silent will is surrender of the will.
495) †††††† Heart has not learned to pardon one to whom we have confessed.
496)†††††††† Enjoyment is egoless.
††††††††† The only enjoyment of the ego is to destroy other egos.
497)†††††††† Knowledge becomes power by the organisation of energy in the vital.† Similar organisation in Matter is technology. Knowledge directly becomes power when the faith in this process is surrendered.
498)†††††††† If each man acts according to his own choice and no social restraint is present, society will not slide down a century or two, but will go back to manís nomadic existence.
††††††††††††††† Removal of restraints does not relax, but wipes out everything
.499)††††††† Sense of helplessness brings out the very best from inside.
500) †††††† Even ego gives way to equality.
501)†††††††† Mother protects by knowledge, circumstances, changed attitudes and hundred other ways. There is no protection for one who walks out of it with determination.
††††††††† The unprotected are protected in their souls.
502)†††††††† I seek, I know not for what.
††††††††††††††† The poets sought God in Nature. He who seeks God in man does not know that it is the one place where he cannot be found.
503)†††††††† The soldier in the front and the house holder enjoy the same security, the security of what they take for granted.†††††††††††
††††††††††††††† Danger comes from fear, not the circumstance.
504)†††††††† You may have been creative. For the neighbour you are only a rival.
††††††††††††††† To consider the Infinite in man as finite is the privilege of the finite colleague.
505)††††† When thought exceeds words language becomes creative.
506)†††††††† Language has basic potentials to communicate in the absence of vocabulary or even primary concepts.
507)†††††††† Written language demands to be grammatical. When the language grows into higher forms it passes through forms that are not grammatical.
††††††††††††††† Periods of growth defies the rules of form.
508)†††††††† Human behaviour is not logical or rational, but empirical and superstitious. The expectations are not based on what the thing is, but what one needs.
††††††††††††††† Man calls woman, ďFrailty, Thy name is womanĒ.
509)†††††††† Is there no forum where I can justify my case? One who serves God, has no such forum, nor can he communicate as his thoughts are wordless.
††††††††††††††† You are a law unto yourself.
510)†††††††† Culture has no value at all in the field of spirituality. Culture is the manners of high character. Where manners are yet not formed, culture is a distant cry.†††††††††† ††††††††† †††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††† Absence of culture may be positive in a people who have deeper spiritual potentialities in that it can emerge easily.
511)†††††††† The best of men in ordinary vocation is NOT capable of being appreciated.† Lack of appreciation, mean criticism are still positive forces in public work.
512)†††††††† Perfection raises the plane of Time to the simultaneous integrality.
††††††††††††††† Perfection ††††††††††††††
513)†††††††† Two brothers, one who was dutiful and the other who neglected his duty, after thirty years of devotion to Mother were ruined along different paths. It means it is a family that can progress through ruination.
514)†††††††† A superstructure needs a foundation. Several superstructures automatically help lay the foundation. Money is one of them.
††††††††††††††† Money is the higher that includes the lower.
515)†††††††† To discover the complement woman is, the discovery must begin in the mind. The world is not yet privileged thus. Human emotions have not yet created the structure to permit or enjoy the complementing vibrations of the woman. Sri Aurobindo speaks of the final level of it in the body as God enjoying the man when he becomes a woman. It occurs when the feminine in the masculine rises to its own spiritual stature. †
516)†††††††† Creation is a joy at every moment even as evolution releases joy. Creation is evolution of the cosmos from the Absolute.
517)†††††††† Emotional knowledge enriches life while intellectual knowledge is dry. If there is a physical knowledge, a knowledge of the body in the cells, it will thrill to the touch of life.
††††††††††††††† Gratitude is knowledge of the body.
518)†††††††† Friend, follower, admirer, disciple, member of a group, etc. have given place to 'associate', which neither adds a further shade nor serves any new purpose. The emergence of this word is an expression that the language tried to develop in vain with no thought behind.
519)†††††††† God is ready to help when called, but no call has gone forth from humanity or earth so far. Sri Aurobindo has asked for a boon on earth and it was granted. To convert the boon into a fact, the call must go from humanity to God.†††
520)†††††††† Bengal did not pray to Sri Aurobindo either about the famine or communal outburst.
††††††††††††††† The ego of the world has never asked for Godís help.
521)†††††††† Whether you join a course or take an employment, you acquire the initial qualifications for entrance. A work of perfection in spirit needs a similar qualification of calm, equal organisation.
††††††††††††††† Capacity for perfection in whatever one does is a spiritual qualification.
522)†††††††† When one becomes conscious of the knowledge that the problem is no real problem, the problem is forgotten, giving place to a calm sweetness.
††††††††††††††† Forgetting is overcoming the problem in consciousness when it generates a sweetness.
523)†††††††† It is evident that the cocksure moralist mouths absurdities. Is it equally clear that all that we are socially and morally, are absurdities?
††††††††††††††† Nothing is absurd for the Being of the Becoming.
††††††††††††††† Each plane is absurd to the higher plane.
524)†††††††† Incomprehension of the intellect announces itself as difference of opinion.
††††††††††††††† Incomprehension has no right of difference.
525)†††††††† The arrival of God on the scene of your life will not go unseen. In fact, it will be seen, felt, smelt in every possible way.
526)†††††††† Inheritance and marriage should be given up and no vestige of them should remain.
††††††††††††††† Social marriage should be psychologically dissolved. Disinherit inheritance.
527)†††††††† In the absence of culture or experience, what reveals oneís character is characteristic events.
††††††††††††††† To know oneís character unrevealed by occasion needs deep penetration or wisdom.
528)†††††††† Knowledge of the world is inexhaustible. It need not be acquired. Its essence is essential.
††††††††††††††† The finite becomes Infinite not by details but by essence.
529)†††††††† He who is annoyed at not getting a thing is again annoyed at getting it.† He wants not the thing, but power over the person who gives it.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ambition is frustrated either way.
530)†††††††† When society creates forms, Nature provides for those forms to be exceeded so that life will not be stifled. Marriage is one such form that offers the greatest conceivable emotional security for most. For those who are physically passionate, marriage and confinement to it will be direct insanity. Prostitution and lapses that lead to promiscuity save them from certain insanity.
531)†††††††† The highest knowledge one can aspire for is the definition of life from the first principles.
††††††††††††††† Knowledge will shade off into consciousness beyond the basic definitions.
532)†††††††† Love is the ROMANCE of Spirit when its strength is from the power of consciousness.
††††††††††††††† Confidence is the Will of love.
533)†††††††† The biologist knows the human past recorded in our cells. The economist can see the history of civilisation in our inner consciousness.
††††††††††††††† Mother speaks of the earthís memory.
534)†††††††† To offer a right as a favour is deceitful meanness.
††††††††††††††† The meanness of the small is an intolerable deceit.
535)†††††††† The developing world needs more of knowledge of development than actual development.
536)†††††††† Sorrow is not for one who does not seek it.
537)†††††††† We now know everything is attainable, and still seek the old route. First go to the soul, come to any goal from there. You will be unfailing.
538)†††††††† An effective organisation does not simply execute effectively. It does so by communicating the sense of purpose through an emotion that is an attitude.
539)†††††††† The one source of jealousy one can never escape is his own against his achievements. It presents to him as rational thoughts.
††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††
540)†††††††† Man who hangs the bunch of carrots before his donkey, rarely perceives he has hung one before himself by his own art of self-deception.
††††††††††††††† Man who practises self-deception deceives his own Self.
541)†††††††† Deceit fails utterly when it becomes self-deception.
542)†††††††† The faith of the surface being is that of a simpleton, but still faith, although simplistic. When the depth surfaces, the simplistic faith of the simpleton becomes simplicity itself, which while in faith changes into the Being of the Becoming.
††††††††††††††† Human awakening restores to Spirit its original Simplicity getting rid of all the wanton crookedness. Still the crookedness too is divine.
543) ††††††† The fool is oblivious of the greatest danger that looms large till it destroys him. Often, maybe always, the foolish faith is rewarded, though he would remain the self-same FOOL.
544)†††††††† It is not enough he does not believe in the power of money. He should be happy in that freedom.
††††††††††††††† Not the act, but the joy the act issues.
545)†††††††† Manís reliance on the instruments he has created is the human version of Ishwaraís surrender to Shakti.
††††††††††††††† When the Ishwara awakes in man, the money he would handle will be the worldís wealth.††††††††††††††† †††††††††
546)†††††††† He who released your soul from the oppression of selfishness is selfish. He brings you your nightmares.
547)†††††††† The best is put to the worst use.
††††††††††††††† Freedom in an organisation raises efficiency infinitely. In a negative atmosphere, he who gave freedom loses all personal respect.
548)†††††††† Whatever the ideal one gives himself to, the man remains what he was in his own life. That alone is the determinant.
††††††††††††††† Future leadership will go to him whose ideal overmasters his nature.
549)†††††††† Unity is paramount to man, says HE. One who meditates on that idea will touch the Self-conscious Being in himself. If he fails, he will touch Sat.
550)†††††††† Oneís understanding of past national events and predictions of personal course of life may be true. It only means he has a broad understanding, not a complete one.
††††††††††††††† One who is truly wise almost sees their course.†††††††††††††††††††
551)†††††††† The smallest of men effectively threatening the biggest man is a negative expression of the finite becoming infinite.
†552)††††††† The physical cannot resist acting, like the monkey with the split timber, even when it knows it will powerfully recoil on itself.††††††††
553)†††††††† Social disciplines become social culture under the rigours of summary total punishment and material loss.
554)†††††††† The population will respond to an idea or changed lifestyle not on its own basic merits, but to the extent the new will serve the purpose of the old.
††††††††††††††† What moves is the old, not the new.
556)†††††††† To concede impersonality to personality is possible at a time ripe for universalisation.
††††††††††††††† Currency becomes legal tender when money comes of social age.
557)†††††††† Responsibility not fixed to a person is not effective.
††††††††††††††† Organisations work by fixing responsibilities. When culture takes over the responsible institution is born.
558)†††††††† ďOne manís perfection can still save the worldĒ. It rains in answer to one manís prayer which means weather has always been under the influence of the Supramental force.
559)†††††††† The pride of patriotism of the country, the pride of oneís class, family, etc. no longer seem to be there. The individual is left to himself. He who has pride is no individual.
560)†††††††† No act has any significance outside its own context, especially in the spiritual context. It has full significance in its own context.
††††††††††††††† Spiritually any act is pardonable, nay noble.
561)†††††††† Lack of organisation belongs to Time, while perfection belongs to simultaneity. Perfection organises, becomes quietly equal and becomes dynamic based on that equality.
†562)††††††† Money rose from the physical labour and therefore includes all that forms the foundation. Knowledge emanates from above and cannot so include the items of foundation.
563)†††††††† To be able to see the enormous effect of ONE single value like punctuality, though values do not exist singly, on the result Ė the phenomenal effect Ė is to understand the value of organisation.
††††††††††††††† The difference between greatness and smallness lies in ONE item of life.
564) ††††††† The supramental being is the psychic of the physical substance. The vital psychic will have a life full of heavenly joy on earth, and will suffer an abundance of heavenly luck. The mental psychic man will emerge as a being when his physical base is fully protected and his vital life is invulnerably lucky.
566)†††††††† Sensation that over powers sensitivity is sincerity.
††††††††††††††† Sincerity overcomes sensitivity.
568)†††††††† The opposite hides your force. You must not only discover it and its complementary nature, but also enjoy the way it works with your own force.
569)†††††††† As the world governments have been indifferent to acts of terrorism, educated men are indifferent to clear symptoms of serious diseases or defects of their own children.
††††††††††††††† Unless something precipitates, it is not a problem.
570)†††††††† Man realising his greatest achievement is his greatest fetter, realises the significance of work. It is freedom.
††††††††††††††† Freedom is freedom from oneís achievements.
††††††††††††††† To be silly is to full; meanness gives intensity.
††††††††††††††† Malicious meanness gives full delight of intensity.
572)†††††††† The desire to have a purpose is not a very commendable view of life, but it is given to the pure Spirit to be purposeless.
††††††††††††††† Man is caught between the high purposelessness† and his narrow purpose.
573)†††††††† Why do you want to look for omens, symptoms and symbols? Donít you see you are creating them?
††††††††††††††† You are what you have made yourself.
574)†††††††† He who succeeds in accepting surrender changes into Sri Aurobindo.
††††††††††††††† Even consecration is too distant a goal to man.
575)†††††††† Problems are presentation of Maya. Not to recognise them is faith. To benefit from them is superstition.
†576)††††††† Purifying the senses means, the senses must have the universal vision.
††††††††††††††† Not to resist the descent is service to the Divine.†
577)†††††††† Shankara presented creation as Maya. All that mind presents to the soul, especially what the senses present are Maya.
††††††††††††††† Let the soul see the earth going round the sun. †††††
††††††††††††††† Senses that see light as darkness, cease to feel the motions, do succeed in hiding God.
††††††††††††††† Man is mind. As long as he allows Mind can fool him.††††††††
579)†††††††† Whether initiated by us or accepted from the promptings outside the ACT remains. The human act of the past must be transformed into the divine act of the present.
††††††††††††††† Surrender transforms the planes of the past actions.
580)†††††††† Consciousness is the awareness of the obvious.
581)†††††††† The man without rights hoping for something to turn up was then in the position of voiceless, rightless woman of today even after they are granted in law.
††††††††††††††† Man becomes woman deprived of rights.††††††††††††††
582)†††††††† Awakening of Man is evolution. God cannot awaken him. It is for man to awake. Still it is God who awakens man and we call it grace.
583)†††††††† One may do anything difficult, but not with the right change of emotions.
††††††††††††††† Not the act, but the attitude is difficult.
584)†††††††† One who is amazed at earth shaking problems dissolving at the touch of Her Force is equally or more amazed by finding tiny problems fully resisting.
††††††††††††††† Absence of mental impact moves mountains. Its presence renders a pin difficult to move.
585)†††††††† Tension is the lower plane handling the higher.
586)†††††††† As the chain sits on the toothed wheel, the hands move in locomotion, breathing adjusts to work, every movement complements every other movement. To know them is knowledge, to sense them in action is power which raises human enjoyment to spiritual ananda.
††††††††††††††† The joy of Lila is the Ananda of Ishwara discovering Shakthi in the least of action.
587)†††††††† The world can create a new high standard of scholarship and call it Acme of Understanding where accomplished thinkers can analyse life in their own fields from the fundamental spiritual determinates.
588)†††††††† We know the phenomenon of a place where a saint live for a short while, but utterly neglected, revealing its full power to a receptive devoted heart while lack of faith, disregard, hostility driving his influence away from the place where he is buried. It is thus we are unaware of our own hidden soul.
††††††††††††††† Soul responds to the finest of touches at first. Life needs to be changed by the soul of life.
589)†††††††† Finest of spiritual experiences are there in the depth in moments of receptivity. They enlighten the soul. Not even dozens of them can change life. Life is changed by a conscious change of temperament as temperament expresses life.
††††††††††††††† Years of life with Sri Aurobindo left the lives of many untouched. Moments of change of heart, changed life.††
590)†††††††† Interruption comes from the presence of ill-formed information and its energy.
591)†††††††† Theoretical validity dispenses with every possible practical doubt.
††††††††††††††† Knowledge is successful practices well learnt and organised.
592)†††††††† Theory dispenses with all trials and errors. It needs only confirming experimentation. Theory derived from past experiences dispenses with the experiments also.
593)†††††††† The first gain of an organised society, which is the least, is to prevent the meanness of the small.
††††††††††††††† Social organisation prevents the exploitation of the extravagant individual.
594)†††††††† To be able to concentrate and not define it is an unconscious possession of it. To know it in the mind, we consciously possess mental concentration. For us to know it at Sat is to be conscious of Sat and its concentration.
††††††††††††††† Conscious concentration possesses the plane of concentration.595)†††† Ego equates primary membership with the presidency of an organisation.
††††††††††††††† For the ego, it is equal to the world and more.††††††
596)†††††††† Service is rendered by one who enjoys service. Others will be ill at ease in service. Such people will expect in return of a little service the benefit of a whole life.
†Service makes a man spirit.
597)†††††††† The Cuban crisis and Chinese invasion never bothered us. If the present crisis bothers, it means we are awake at points we were not. To be awake positively makes for equality.
††††††††††††††† The world has existed always. It is MAN who changes or moves up or down.†††
598)†††††††† The leader of the future is not a person, but a Thought.
599)†††††††† A photo of a man, his biography or even a video especially of a writer are all true representations of him, but he is not confined to any of them. Our perception of God is like that.
††††††††††††††† We see God in his partial records and refuse to take a full look at Him.
600)†††††††† Wider issues need wider faculties; they widen the faculties too.
††††††††††††††† Greater phenomena appear to upgrade the plane of action.
601)†††††††† Hard-earned money will be protected by
stinginess. Rarely it becomes generosity. When it does so, it is for its own selfish reasons.
602)†††††††† Literary perfection excludes the masses. To strike an answering chord in their hearts, one must use their language which resists perfection. The force forces the language to take a better shape. It is the perfection of imperfection, which is a universal vibration.
603)†††††††† Statements are indicative or explanatory. They can be comprehensive too. Trying to make a statement all of this at one time, it states nothing.
604)†††††††† Meanness develops everywhere. Power does it; absence of power too does it. Meanness disappears when the inner strength exceeds power of any kind.
605)†††††††† Process of concentrating behind the heart will not lead to trance as it includes all the parts of being.
††††††††††††††† There is no trance when any part is awake.†††††††††† ††††††††††††††† †††††††††
606)†††††††† Death that generates joy is transformation.
607)†††††††† Accomplished organisation still has to acquire manners and culture.
††††††††††††††† That which is BIG need not be great.††
608)†††††††† Even when the mind concedes with understanding and joy, everything else revolts.
††††††††††††††† The distance between the conquering revolution and administering management is covered by the awakening in the substance.
††††††††††††††† Revolution conquers, management accomplishes.†
609)†††††††† Each man represents a world of his. The yogi represents the whole world.
††††††††††††††† God evolves; we too can evolve.
††††††††††††††† Moksha takes us to the unevolving God.††††††††††
††††††††††††††† Yoga makes us the evolving God.
610)†††††††† Romance seeks vital, physical gratification. Rarely does marriage enter into the scheme of romance.
††††††††††††††† Romance is an intense sentiment, is not a stable substance to seek stability of marriage. Romance is no romance if it seeks marriage.
611) ††††††† There is no great philosophy that is not reflected in anyoneís life.
††††††††††††††† Aqńģ §Ķģ©ģ.
612)†††††††† No one can progress who has a valid code for himself.
††††††††††††††† Only he who is awake in his psychic can disregard conscience. He must overcome††it.
613)†††††††† Observation is constant and automatic.
††††††††††††††† The observer is the sense, not the mind.†††††††††††††††
614)†††††††† Completion compels.
††††††††††††††† Compelling completion completes itself.
††††††††††††††† Fullness comes by including others in you.
616)†††††††† To know what moves a man, it is not enough to observe his movements, but you have to move him and observe.
617)†††††††† Death changes into life by inner change.
618)†††††††† Man is conscious not of what he knows, but what he wants to know.
619) †††††† Formal words prevent losses.
620)†††††††† Decisions are conveyed more through the manner than through material words.
621)†††††††† Selfishness has the psychological shield of reluctance.
622)†††††††† The abysmal poverty of poor nations is beyond the comprehension of rich nations. To know the abysmal ignorance of an innate stupid mind is beyond our mental reach.
623) †††††† Even tenderness can take on the appearance of hardness.
624) ††††††† Mind does not know its attachments till events knock against it.
625)†††††††† Affection is really of the Spirit. Its depths are in the physical. The most intense emotions are the emotions of the body.
626) †††††† Negativism is greater efficiency in potential.
627)†††††††† Ideas lose the focus in translation, in writing down the understanding and in the change of one plane to another.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
628)†††††††† Urgency depends upon understanding, not the actual situation.
629)†††††††† Perfection cannot be achieved by pointless delay.
630)†††††††† To be precariously perched can be perennial security which is insecurity assured.
631)†††††††† To be functional is not to be all right in health. Enjoying sound health is to be really all right.
632) †††††† There is no punishment for unknown causes of crimes.
633)†††††††† The unemotional man has an unbelievable freedom from emotional issues.
634)†††††††† Methods, ideals, institutions will die their natural death when they have served their purpose.
††††††††††††††† Form perishes; the Spirit cannot.
635)†††††††† The wisdom of stupidity is public opinion. The stupidity of wisdom is common sense.
††††††††††††††† The common sense of public opinion is the corrective to the leadership.
636)†††††††† The heart longs, continues to long for long.
637)†††††††† Rare spiritual advice given unasked is inauspicious offensive destruction.
††††††††††††††† The soul too needs an invitation.
638)†††††††† Secrecy is selfishness. †††††††††††
††††††††††††††† The best instrument of Self-giving is secrecy.
639)†††††††† The world can be changed but not instructed.
640)†††††††† One who created the problem is capable of the greatest consolation.
641)†††††††† A long cherished idea that one knows to be unrealisable, realises itself the moment man surrenders it to Mother. One can be certain about it, not about how it will be fulfilled.
††††††††††††††† Surrendered thoughts fulfil themselves at a higher level.†††††††††††††††††††††††
642)†††††††† Vices are the virtues of the violent.
643)†††††††† The small manís greatness usually emerges through his smallness.
††††††††††††††† The creativity of smallness lets the smallness serve greatness.
644)†††††††† Quantity is an illusion; Quality is an illusion; Quantity changing the Quality too is another illusion.
645)†††††††† All omens are true. They can be changed too. Accepting the omens as they are brings about the best of changes.
646) †††† Nothing that is significant remains unknown.
647) †††††† Work rewards.
††††††††††††††† Not working rewards more.
648)†††††††† Exercise energises. Physical exercise keeps the body in fine fettle and mind indirectly is a truth well known in the West. It is more due to their climate. To fully exercise any part of our body and being is a spiritual growth.
649)†††††††† Deftness needed to handle subtle forces is great. Only surrender can handle the causal movements.
650) †††††† Help given has other greater uses than intended.
651)†††††††† As the whole world tries to destroy a pioneer, every known force on earth is a mortal enemy to Grace.
652)†††††††† The inner woman accomplishes in consciousness; the outer woman preserves the extensions of the body.
653)†††††††† Prayer is strength. Anyoneís prayer helps. The most effective prayer is of the one who created the problem. Thus he removes the evil.
††††††††††††††† Enemyís reversal is effective prayer.
654)†††††††† Fullness is of the being.
655)†††††††† A great creative work permits enough scope for its further extensions by fresh minds coming to it in later generations. This it provides by the††† slips and lapses in its construction. It does not mean slips are not there.
††††††††††††††† Lapses are extensions into higher creativity.
656)†††††††† The man needs a woman and the woman needs a child. Man seeking a woman is human, seeking the woman inside, he is a yogi. The finest woman comes to him when he finds her inside.
††††††††††††††† Inner completion is the real completion.†††††††††††††††
657)†††††††† Life is predictable, Mother is not.
658) †††††† The unfit of this society is for the next society.
659) †††††† Most of the enjoyment in marriage is the enjoyment of domination that is successful.
††††††††††††††† Domination dissolves love, but can also fulfil it.†
660)†††††††† Approached from above, everything is an endless source of joy.
††††††††††††††† Joy from above, mixture from below.
661) †††††† Absence of skill makes life boring.
662)†††††††† The greater oneís aspiration grows, the more impossible grows the face of The Mother.
††††††††††††††† Poison is for one who quests for amirta.
663)†††††††† Blood relations try to inhibit. Devotional relationships prohibit inhibition. Power of relations and friends is inexorable. Power of devotional relationship is refined and ennobling.
664)†††††††† He who gives up the old deadening ties will have new life-giving relations.
††††††††††††††† Relations relate to our restraints.
††††††††††††††† Devotees are relations without restraints.
665)†††††††† Expanding oneís psychological frontier leads to everlasting progress that is happiness.
666)†††††††† Astrology and palmistry were created by subtle vision and are practised not by vision but by experience.
††††††††††††††† Vision discovers, experience practises.
667) †††††† Faith is absence of danger.
††††††††††††††† Terror is there because of lack of faith.††††††††††† †††††††††
668)†††††††† Intensity that is fully wide is equality.
††††††††††††††† Intensity must be positive.
††††††††††††††† Avoid avoidance.
669)†††††††† Compulsion is to be compulsorily avoided.
670)†††††††† We accuse man for not rising to the highest standard to which we have not attained.
††††††††††††††† Complaining is a negative urge for perfection.††††††† ††††††††††††††††††
671)†††††††† How can anyone know what he has not experienced? Is it wise to blame him for that?
††††††††††††††† Ignorance is inexperience.
672)†††††††† Successful removal of problems in one plane or an area is followed by problems in the next plane.
673)†††††††† A devotee is one who is devoid of problems or a worrying idea.
674)†††††††† Unconscious oblivion can serve the same end as conscious alterness.
675)†††††††† Illusory possession of a higher value protects itself by falsehood.
††††††††††††††† Pride becomes arrogance by falsehood protecting itself.
676)†††††††† When hard labour successfully organises itself into higher productivity unaccompanied by higher spiritual values, stinginess is born.
677)†††††††† Idealism is shameless. To be proud about oneís idealism as it can be shameless is pure consciousness on either side.
678)†††††††† The physical satisfying its needs without knowing there is a human environment that disapproves is shamelessness. The vital that fulfils its urge overcoming its sensational understanding of others is a shameful act.
Shame is a bar to spirituality.
679)†††††††† Letting Her call is to disinherit the ego.
680)†††††††† Quiet success is Hers.
††††††††††††††† That which is NOT quiet is not Godís.
∑ Making the concepts real is Brahmic consciousness.
∑ Concepts becoming perception is divine life descending.
∑ Their becoming SENSATION is constant gratitude to the Divine.
682)†††††††† The disciplined man living in the society lives in his discipline as a chaste woman living with women lax in morals.
683)†††††††† Her calling from inside is the Universal Mother finding Her voice in the world.
††††††††††††††† Motherís call is Godís reign.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
684)†††††††† Ego enjoys and prides in secretly enjoying what I condemn in others publicly.
††††††††††††††† Publicly approve of private secrets.
685)†††††††† If mind does not question or if mind is not there to question, there is no question.
686)†††††††† If Truth is conscious in JOY, where is the question of right or wrong, true or false?
††††††††††††††† Truth or consciousness or Joy is God even as Silence or Peace. When the three combine, questions disappear.
687) ††††††† Find the Truth in emotions.
688)†††††††† Harmony is a sure symptom of supramentalisation.
689)†††††††† He who will give up a great advantage will not, of his own, give up a small one.
690)†††††††† Self-restraint is not in the parts of man.
691)†††††††† Punishment restrains, not reasoning.
††††††††††††††† Civilisation is yet at the point of external discipline. It is physical punishment.
692)†††††††† The same surroundings appear differently to different people is a truth of varying visions.
693)†††††††† One who does not use an object but keeps it, USES it in another sense, a sense of preservation.
††††††††††††††† Silence too can be eloquent.
††††††††††††††† One who overcomes a problem, overcomes it on behalf of the world he is emotionally identified with.
695)†††††††† An idiot who lives in a big house of his own feels he is superior in intelligence because of his ownership of a house.
696)†††††††† The impulse of human action is from the vital or other parts, that of divine action is from the Being of the Substance and will not have the character of impulse, but will be the true Force.
††††††††††††††† The divine action is the divine acting through man.††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††
697)†††††††† He who is unwilling or unable to accept the responsibility for his organisation cannot manage that organisation.
698)†††††††† Dirty places that hide dirt and offer a clean look give a sense of dirt.
††††††††††††††† Senses sense the Truth.
699)†††††††† The greatest evil in the world has the prerogative of making another, especially one devoted to her, realise Mother, overcoming his own inner evil.
††††††††††††††† Relating to the negative, evil, and hostile knowing their role helps you overcome their power. Knowledge is power.
700)†††††††† The scare God does not feel need not scare me.
††††††††††††††† It is He who does things. Let me not comment on it.
701)†††††††† Boredom is a defence against dull repetition.
702)†††††††† The abuse that by its intensity evokes the gratitude of the inside is attractive.† It comes to man from the woman.
704) †††††† Intense ignorance is opposition.
705) †††††† The bodyís self-awareness of itself as the evolving soul is supramentalisation.
710)†††††††† Organisations emerge when the life of the subtle plane matures and dominates over the gross plane.
††††††††††††††† Organisation exists in the minds of men, not on the floor of the office.
711)†††††††† Misspelling of one period becomes the sacred spelling of another period.
712)†††††††† Urbanisation allows greater scope for individual existence, but the rule of the collective is retained behind.
††††††††††††††† Either the Individual is under the collective or the collective is led by the individual.
††††††††††††††† Today the individual is the collective individual, not an entity by himself. The world awaits the birth of the Spiritual individual.
713)†††††††† Society is so organised and the individual too functions as the society does that each act is viewed not in its own context but in its context of central social importance.
††††††††††††††† The individual, till he creates a collective for himself, cannot overrule the collective. He is the collective individual.
††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† †
714)†††††††† Man exists; dynamic men act as they can. The Spirit evolves.
715)†††††††† The very best happens.
716)†††††††† The fully developed intellect giving way to intuition is like the army general submitting to civilian authority.
717)†††††††† Matter, though inconscient, does not have the perversion of ego.
718)†††††††† The desire to please undeserving people brings unmerited punishment.
719)†††††††† Silent subtle reception is in a plane one level lower than where you are.
††††††††††††††† What cannot be directly communicated gets communicated in the subtle plane.
723) ††††††† Introduction ends in acceptance.
726)†††††††† Gratitude greatens the body through the vital and mind into soulhood.†††††††††††††††
727)†††††††† The consciousness of the body evolving to house the evolved consciousness gives it a longer life.
730)†††††††† Romance gives the intensity to life to become love.
731)†††††††† Woman whose beauty reveals when she sheds her body and mind, decorates herself with dress.
732)†††††††† The baffling past sometimes resolves in the mind. When it becomes power, these events reverse actually or by representation.
733)†††††††† For the world to accept oneís ideas, they must be elevated to a universal concept.
††††††††††††††† The moment a second person accepts the idea, the individual idea becomes a universal concept.
737)†††††††† Taboos develop in a culture at a point the culture can idealistically forge ahead.†
738)†††††††† The theoretical significance of the Theory is practical.
739)†††††††† The prose of The Life Divine has elevated philosophy to literary excellence.
740)†††††††† Sri Aurobindoís English prose is unparalleled for its beauty at the level of its thought.
741)†††††††† The finest work done by drugs is to help the body cure itself by creating a helpful physiological atmosphere.
742)†††††††† Fame is the desire to be widely known for the value one has.
743)†††††††† Human contact, especially of the physical touch, if it is capable of offering gratitude changes the relationship into a divine one.
744)†††††††† Desire for popularity is to wish for being known widely, whether one deserves it or not.
††††††††††††††† It is the expansiveness of emptiness.
745)†††††††† Charity has no place in a country where there are no beggars or takers of help.
746)†††††††† One man wanting to play a role in anotherís life is permitted only by the social duties. Outside of that, it is either the spiritual generosity of the egoless person or the officious interference of the egoistic individual.
††††††††††††††† Oneís ego is fortified by the otherís mercenary nature.
747) ††††††† Change is by Silence.
748)†††††††† All changes have always been radical.
††††††††††††††† What matters is change that is stable.
††††††††††††††† It is change versus stability.
749)†††††††† For one who has a perspective, there will be no waste if he is working all the time. When the perspective is to be, doing absolutely no work at all still creates no waste.
††††††††††††††† There is no waste for anyone. It is only a point of view or the view of having no view.
750)†††††††† To recognise the newest organisation and explain it to the world is a rare mental joy.
751)†††††††† The real Quiet is the Spiritual quiet and it belongs to the being. All the quiet assumed by the becoming will generate tension. The Being exists by itself. It is.
752)†††††††† Crisis in any plane confirms the plane one is in.
753)†††††††† Ignorance is not only the most effective knowledge of the hour but it is the organisation most suitable for the highest enjoyment.
754)†††††††† Efforts to survive at a certain level shape themselves as problems at that level. That is why problems at one level are not problems at another level.
755)†††††††† The desire to convince another is the fact of being mental or rational.
††††††††††††††† The psychic is that representative.
756)†††††††† Any scandal puts the object under a scrutinising eye, either to browbeat him or to push him to a higher standard where he is out of reach of the scandalising multitude.
757)†††††††† The higher the culture, the higher the transgression. This is a transgression that is transformation at the social level.
758)†††††††† The best expressiveness of the language lies in its elegance that is simplicity.
759)†††††††† What a person is proud to speak out or enjoys receiving, without making a† secret of it, can be safely done to him, as that attitude of his indicates the higher permission.
††††††††††††††† Secrecy in the receiver hurts the giver.
760)†††††††† The lure of obscenity is not the lure of the object, but the joy of freedom from inhibition.
††††††††††††††† Transgression is Transformation on the lower side.
762)†††††††† Overwhelming sorrow is toned down to recognisable sadness by a blessing packet.
763)†††††††† Woman condoning manís injustices to her, the poor accepting the rich at all costs is the way by which the low rises.
††††††††††††††† Civilisation has not developed self-respect with respect to fairness or justice.
764)†††††††† The urge to justify oneself implies the rationality in the hearer who may not even have the needed comprehension. It shows he is wedded to a life of rational mind that is devoid of power.
††††††††††††††† Punishment, not explanation is called for.
††††††††††††††† Widening our personality is punishment for the other.††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††
765)†††††††† The Spiritual individual creates the spiritual society and does not live as a lone citizen.
††††††††††††††† It is a question of society or spirituality, not individuality or collectivity.
††††††††††††††† To become a spiritual individual, one cannot honour any of the existing social institutions such as marriage, property or inheritance.
766)†††††††† Money is a power that grows by movement. The faster money moves, the more valuable it becomes.
767)†††††††† One who longs to deliver a message to the world never succeeds. He who has a way of life delivers it as a message.
768)†††††††† Most of the problems of the world will be solved and innumerable opportunities can be created if ORGANISATION as a principle is accepted in the life of the world.
††††††††††††††† Organisation solves problems and creates opportunities.
††††††††††††††† Organise the opportunities.
769)†††††††† The psychic is the universal in you. The psychic faith or belief makes the world accept it and act on it.
††††††††††††††† The psychic accomplishes for the world. The mind dreams; the psychic moves in action.
770)†††††††† Faith is powerful. Still mental faith has its limitations, as it will be tainted with mental ego.
††††††††††††††† Faith of any level will be faith in its own limits. Mind anywhere will bring in its limitations.
771)†††††††† The woman man looks for to complete his own being is inside him and not outside. For her to present to him outside, he should become an avatar.
††††††††††††††† The woman who makes the man realise his evolutionary destiny is sweet even when she is abusive or obscene.
773) †††††† At the most creative moment, man feels the greatest despair.
††††††††††††††† This truth which the world has seen after the event but has not realised must be realised now. †††††††††
774) †††††† Mind consecrates when it refuses to enjoy itself and prompts the soul buried in itself. It is consecration.†††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
775)†††††††† Mother comes to those who have surrendered their very best to the inner counterpart.
776)†††††††† Love begins when marriage ends.
777)†††††††† Oppression of a period is the requirement of the organisation of that period.
††††††††††††††† The unorganised energy held in leash for effective functioning is called oppression. Oppression is violent organisation.†††††††††††††
778)†††††††† When one stops growing and asserts his position, strife issues.
††††††††††††††† Eternal harmony is non-stop growth.
779)†††††††† Injustices are the highest justice possible at the moment. Rebellion and resentment make for a great whole.
780)†††††††† Offering of money when given and received from the depths is an act of pure Love of the soul for the Soul.
781)†††††††† Mind eliminating itself in favour of the soul so that it may emerge is consecration.
782) †††††† Consecrated contact expands the mind with love.
783)†††††††† Verbal consecration is of an unconscious mind. Consecration is conscious when it is automatic.
††††††††††††††† Completing the consecration of the surface, one goes in. †
784)†††††††† The only cure is what the body does to itself. It is done by rest. To offer all the treatment and no rest not only does not cure the illness, but it increases its severity.
785)†††††††† Memory is the insincerity of the mechanical functioning of the brain.
††††††††††††††† Lack of fullness of the present is the memory of the past.
786)†††††††† Result Ė Process Ė Essence ††† ††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††† Nothing is impossible for him who does not ask how.
787)†††††††† As long as you are either small or great, you are in the descent of creation. The moment you enter the ascent of evolution, you see the small is great or great is small.
788)†††††††† Shamelessness is part of life whether you are an idealist or a member of a group or below that. No act can be efficiently executed without shamelessness of one kind or another.
789)†††††††† Money belongs to economics only partly. It really belongs to society as a Power, a power of organisation.
790)†††††††† To see the direction of the movements of the world and to be part of it, is idealism. To create that direction and move the world along it is yoga.
791)†††††††† Status without content is a source of negative dynamism that is evil.
792)†††††††† Absence of regret is presence of wisdom.
793)†††††††† Terrorism, especially bio-terrorism against which there seems to be no defence, shows the defence effort must be in a higher plane. ††††††
794) ††††††† One who aspires for othersí prosperity will not be listened to or respected, while the wealth of a selfish man is looked up to.
††††††††††††††† Achievement is weighty; ideal is not.††††††††††††††††††††
795)†††††††† Trust is self-confidence.
796)†††††††† In the domain of spirituality, no communication is necessary or possible as it is a subtle plane.
††††††††††††††† The active mind silences the mouth.
††††††††††††††† Our field is that of the silent mind.
797) ††††††† Offered help can recoil.
††††††††††††††† Help asked for cannot hurt.
††††††††††††††† Man cannot usurp Godís generosity.
798)†††††††† Mind is often frustrated and is rarely pleased by what life presents. The subliminal is always pleased. Yoga or evolution is the subliminal fullness coming to the surface.
††††††††††††††† To be able to see subliminal fullness on the surface is to see the link between mind and Supermind.
799)†††††††† Mind acts at the first symptom. Vital waits for the problem to shape to a vital reality.
††††††††††††††† Education eliminates snowballing of a problem.
800)†††††††† Understanding is possible when the MIND concedes that NO act is ever wrong. Till then, opinion can form on its own.
801)†††††††† The soul of Prakriti agreeing to participate in the Becoming is its surrender to Prakriti. The soul of Prakriti becomes the psychic by surrendering to it.
804)†††††††† Physiology and psychology have close parallels. Almost all of them are exact parallels.
805)†††††††† To fully organise the energy into skill and capacities through values is perfection.
806)†††††††† Luxury is a relative term. Again it is the attitude that matters in seeking luxury, not luxury itself.
807)†††††††† One rupee production yields 10,000 rupees comfort.
808)†††††††† An organisation becomes an institution when the whole community or the community as a whole is incapable of being negative in that regard.
809)†††††††† The Becoming cannot hurt the Being. At its worst, the Becoming will destroy itself to become the original Being.
††††††††††††††† Nothing can be destroyed. The fading Form may be destroyed.
810)†††††††† The infinite for the finite is the infinitesimal.
811)†††††††† Process makes results insignificant. Essence makes process non-existent, as Essence that is Sat includes the other two.
††††††††††††††† The poise of Sat is the bhavam.
812)†††††††† Joy is the sensation of the vital.
††††††††††††††† Ananda is self-sensation of Sat.
††††††††††††††† Sensation is mind knowing itself vitally.
813)†††††††† Substance knowing itself as subconscient is our physical body.
††††††††††††††† The Absolute knowing itself as a Being is Existence.
814)†††††††† Pain is too much ananda.
††††††††††††††† Joy is too much of positive vital energy.
815)†††††††† The individual need is personalised universal need. At first it rises from inside as urges, finally it comes from outside representing the world.
816)†††††††† The pity is people must be told of the value of Truth and the scientist must be shown the need of a Theory.
††††††††††††††† Unconsciousness needs the obvious to be explained.
817)†††††††† Corruption will not arise when men have developed self-respect.
††††††††††††††† Corruption is the seepage in the riverbed and banks.
818)†††††††† The intensity of romance to get its object after marriage turns into the intensity of possessing it. In the first phase, you think only of the positive side and in possessing it, you feel only the other side.
819)†††††††† Godís frequent touches of human soul, especially in old age or at times of crisis, are taken by the human being as the last summons, not a spiritual opening for rebirth here.
††††††††††††††† Promise of plenitude is death to the aging body.††† †††††††††††††† ††
820)†††††††† Life Response is not life response if the result is not instantaneous.
††††††††††††††† Lightning takes no time to travel to us.
821)†††††††† The fool discovers the joy of being a fool. It is his version Godís joy in Self-discovery.
††††††††††††††† No oneís joy is less than anotherís joy.
††††††††††††††† Each manís joy is as great and intense.
822)†††††††† Aspiration that delights is aspiration.
823)†††††††† To understand a crime from the criminalís point of view may justify all crime. That attitude will enable us to comprehend Godís view of our own action which is a Marvel.
††††††††††††††† Godís view of the crime is marvel.
824)†††††††† A complaining mind or nature can, by a single decision, take an attitude of not doing so anymore. Then he will see the step through which irritability travels to ever increasing joy.
††††††††††††††† A sensation goes to mind to become a dominating thought over the sulking spirit. It becomes joy.
825)†††††††† To lie in wait without expectation is to be moveless in Timelessness.
††††††††††††††† Unsuspecting nature is non-expecting made permanent.
826)†††††††† Thought in the descent changes irritation to joy, as irritation is the thought of impatience in the physical.
827)†††††††† To concede that a secret is kept away for my good is GOOD WILL to oneself, known as common sense.†††††††
828)†††††††† General endowment is like sunlight outside, which may or may not brighten your book. Specific knowledge is like table lamp.
829)†††††††† Sarcasm soils the soul.
830) ††††††† Prayer answered neither implies devotion nor faith.
831)†††††††† It is not law that binds us; it is the urge to bind ourselves.
832) ††††††† Theorising is to move away from the physical mind to the thinking, speculating mind.
833) †††††† When a secret is of Truth, the enmity will dissolve.
834) ††† Bad changes into good; good changes into GOOD.††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††† Goodness cannot do yoga.
835)†††††††† Motherís Force reaching us through any existing channel is grace. Super grace comes without any such channel.
836)†††††††† Concentration wipes out the present and much of the past. One can surely reach that intensity of concentration which can remove the effects of the past and even the memory of the past.
††††††††††††††† Joys of life submerge sorrows of the past. Ananda of the Higher Consciousness will obliterate all the oppressive effects of the past.
837)†††††††† Truth is a greater mantra than all other mantras.†††††††††
††††††††††††††† To mistake falsehood as Truth will not help.
838)†††††††† Classical knowledge divorced from the present life creates the complex for stupid superstition.
††††††††††††††† Knowledge without status is a complex without cause. Great education in language is unawareness of oneís utter folly. He is a social stigma.
839)†††††††† The great comes down to the low for one thing which is the beauty of the woman, the learning of Brahman or the caste, etc. Let it be for the Mother to whom we take fully.
††††††††††††††† Let that ONE be The MOTHER.
840)†††††††† The mother knows the baby requires constant attention to ward off fatal circumstances. In his old age, man is aware of it for his own life. Adventure makes one aware of it all the time. Yoga is the adventure of consciousness.
841)†††††††† Social mobility gives life education, opening fresh cultural vistas.
††††††††††††††† Education presupposes enlightenment elsewhere.
††††††††††††††† Education being factual is a requirement of rigour.
842)†††††††† One who tries to preserve his gains may successfully survive, but it may be intelligent progress.
††††††††††††††† One can escape any influence, but not that of the atmosphere.
††††††††††††††† Successful Himalayan effort in scarcity is an effective bar for progress of any type.
843)†††††††† Survival in falsehood succeeds as long as one is not suspected.
††††††††††††††† Unsuspecting nature is human survival.
844)†††††††† For effective functioning, the distance needed is that required for non-recognition.
††††††††††††††† Ego recognised dominates; not recognised it obeys.††††††††††††††
845)†††††††† Politeness of the fully developed ego is its awareness of no right.
846)†††††††† The act whose process we are unable to see is what we call chance. When one understands the process after the chance has occurred, it ceases to be chance.
847)†††††††† Often when the strongest urges of man come to pass, they disgust the man. He longs for what disgusts him.
848)†††††††† The transformation of a weakness in one person abolishes that weakness from the entire world, as what She does is a universal act.
††††††††††††††† Transformation is the universalisation of the opposite of what is Ė weakness or evil.
849)†††††††† A wrong influence like black money, in a negative atmosphere, strengthens the wrong hands to lead him to destruction. In a positive social atmosphere, the wrong power goes to build the wrong people so that the wrong in them will be destroyed.
††††††††††††††† There is nothing wrong. Really they are forces that widen our base of support.
850) ††††††† Idiom of a language is the most expressive part of it. It expresses its genius. Also words like† in Tamil, and flirt, chivalry in English reveal the major character of that society.
851)†††††††† Money and power bring greater command of our circumstances. Where they fail, Mother works. We do not try to replace money and power by The Mother. Why? We rarely realise it is our choice.
852)†††††††† Forgetfulness helps manís ever-present negativity to not come into play.
853)†††††††† Survival demands elimination of problems which requires excess of knowledge over ignorance.
††††††††††††††† Man marches ahead by increasing his knowledge.
854)†††††††† It is possible to pardon one who has changed his criminal attitude, not one who retains it. When given up, it moves from Time to Timelessness.
††††††††††††††† To accept one who has not changed, one should move from Time to simultaneity.
855)†††††††† We now feel vital joy. JOY is the sensation in us of the highest we know of.
††††††††††††††† Bliss is Sat sensing itself. TO SENSE the evolving Spirit in us is the joy we are after.
856) ††††††† Purna Yoga is fully realised when the physical substance senses the evolving inner God expressing in oneís life.
††††††††††††††† The conscious physical sensation of the Absolute is the realisation of God in the matter of the body.
857)†††††††† Thought emotionalises when the inner being opens.
††††††††††††††† Civilising is the yoga of humanity.
858)†††††††† Superstition is to rationality what intellectuality is to intuition.
††††††††††††††† Only Integral Experience can present Intuition to intellectuality.†††††††††
859)†††††††† Adherence of principles will wait to yield results till the appropriate values are accepted as strategies.
860)†††††††† Man always met with vast opportunities. Now he is buried under an abundance of incalculable opportunities. He does not see them, perhaps because he is buried.
861)†††††††† One knows a thing fully when he knows it through Brahman. Any other knowledge is knowledge of that plane, meaning ignorance of that level.
††††††††††††††† Know Brahman before trying to know anything else.
862)†††††††† To conceive that genius is the energy equivalent to the lazy man is supramental perception.
863)†††††††† The woman who is deprived of all rights and strengths is offered chastity that excels all virtues and endowments.
864)†††††††† Law takes the psychological effort of not considering the criminal as criminal till it is proved. It does not equate the criminal and victim when the crime is proved.
††††††††††††††† The Ďfairnessí of one who equates the criminal and victim is the most outrageous danger for justice.
865)†††††††† Example educates when education is missing, not always.
††††††††††††††† To follow another is not necessarily possible.
††††††††††††††† Following is desirable, not always possible.
866)†††††††† Attraction ostensibly generated by wealth, status, or beauty may or may not be right. Man is not endowed with the capacity to know the cause of attraction. The fact he is unaware attracts more.
††††††††††††††† Unawareness is attraction.
867)†††††††† Less energy makes for inefficiency. More of energy does not ensure higher efficiency unless it is also organised.
††††††††††††††† Language is an organisation of mind.†††††
868)†††††††† Is there any act behind which does not lie the experience of the past, its principle as theory?
††††††††††††††† When the obvious must be argued for, unconsciousness is total.
869)†††††††† The computer is more human than the human parents.
††††††††††††††† The computer humanises the children by a great volume of information and by its capacity not to be negative.
870)†††††††† The revolutionary of today is the reactionary of tomorrow when he is attached to his attachments.
††††††††††††††† Attachment qualifies one to be reactionary.
††††††††††††††† Movement is Becoming. We need Being of the Becoming.†††
871)†††††††† Abridging Time into the present, one abridges Space into a point.
872)†††††††† The world is not too big for the soul awakened in the being.
873)†††††††† Achieve perfection anywhere without attachment. It gives the capacity to rule the world.
874)†††††††† Grace removes the unwanted elements from us. We long to restore their relations.
875)†††††††† To accomplish in higher consciousness, one has to be a whole at his own position. It is more difficult than to rise to higher consciousness.
876)†††††††† The wronged soul is the fit instrument to remove wrongs from the world.
††††††††††††††† The best can still emerge out of the worst.
877) †††††† Yoga should acquire a new definition for the prayer, speech and act to be yoga. Yoga which means union, should mean unity.
878)†††††††† The Silence behind the Silence is the plane of yoga.
881)†††††††† The energy needed for education takes it away from subtle appreciation.
††††††††††††††† Focussing is to draw away from other fields.
882)†††††††† Absence of education in a subtle mind makes him see the divine hand in life.
††††††††††††††† Education that enlightens is accompanied by the deadening influence on subtlety.††††††††††††††
883) †††††† Hurry is in haste for its dissolution. That is why it rears its head.†††††††
884) †††††† What delays is the mind.
885)†††††††† Computer is the Messiah of Mental Peace and Material Prosperity †of the world that wipes out the gaps in development. Anyone who wants to catch up with anything can.
886)†††††††† Total sacrifice of oneís preferences is necessary to please another on his own terms. Yoga demands we do it to all.
††††††††††††††† Neither pleasing, nor elimination of ego is the aim. To let Her move us is.
887)†††††††† Change your attitude to Mother, if you want others to change towards you.
888)†††††††† Why hide jealousy? Have the courage to accept it and seek the adventure of its transformation.
889)†††††††† Enlightened self-interest can never be offended and so sensitivity will ever surface as long as the knowledge that it is served well, amply and widely is there.
††††††††††††††† The human heart that longs for the Divine nectar receives the offence as grace. A greater offence is supergrace. †
890)†††††††† Seeing tyranny as grace, man becomes god.††††††
891)†††††††† All the changes in our behaviour will not touch the attitude of others towards us. Change of heart changes others.
892)†††††††† Prudishness is not purity, nor is it chastity.
††††††††††††††† Chastity is the virtuous strength of a disciplined mind.
893)†††††††† Surrender is a value and as such yields its result only when it is complete and perfect.
††††††††††††††† As surrender takes us to the causal plane, it must be completed in the subtle, i.e. the very impulses must be surrendered.
894) ††††††† What is your own, if it is in other hands for any reason, will not come unless you force it out of their grip. But, even to think of it is not right for you. The intensity of your desert will bring it to you when you know it is NOT yours but Motherís.
††††††††††††††† Her right is not your right, your right too is not yours.††††††††
††††††††††††††† It is right to disown all rights. ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††† Right is not right.
895)†††††††† The highest known efficiency is the taking over of the subconscious from the conscious. The conscious surrendering to the subconscious generates the highest efficiency.
††††††††††††††† The thought, feeling, act, thinker, feeler, doer is the order of surrender which ends in the being surrendering to the Being.
896)†††††††† He said yoga is for the Divine, surrender is manís part. Who is to surrender to whom? He said the soul should surrender to the Divine.
897)†††††††† A great action in a higher plane is excelled by the consecration of a small act in a lower plane.
††††††††††††††† Consecration is the achievement of the universe over the ages in the individual.
898)†††††††† To appreciate anotherís endowments as one does his own is a path to Supermind.
899)†††††††† What is not instantaneous is not Motherís action.
900)†††††††† To know the distance between the potential and the actual is only a decision to make the will the will of the Force.
††††††††††††††† Raising the thought is result. †††††††††††
901)†††††††† Man who does most things based on a theory of practice or conceptual theory, does not realise the need for any Theory to build his future.
††††††††††††††† Doing is important, it does not matter how.
902)†††††††† If anyone is unaware of oneís love, it is the object of love.
††††††††††††††† Love is fleeting when it is fully reciprocated.
††††††††††††††† Love is immortal when it goes unrecognised.
903)†††††††† A man in love with a woman is really in love with Love which is undying.
904)†††††††† The spiritual atmosphere of the inner soul of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother extends to 7Ĺ miles around Pondicherry and reaches as if through tentacles every one who thinks of them.
††††††††††††††† His SOUL is in touch with every other awakened soul.
905)†††††††† The professional starts his career with the efficiency which the amateur acquires at the end of his efforts.
††††††††††††††† The yogi is a professional in the arts of life.
906)†††††††† If every one speaks ill of someone, he will certainly not be a bad man. Because, people will shun such a man and would not refer to him at all. They will speak so ill in two conditions. One he should be of their level and accomplished and two a very successful idealist.
††††††††††††††† Complaints of the contemporary people†††††††† is future fame.
907)†††††††† Why people fall out is an eternal question. The strong man drops out if his domination is not permitted to continue. The weak man drops out if he is not allowed to exploit.††††††††††††
††††††††††††††† Men fall out because they lack manners.
908)†††††††† Imagination lies between the intellect and intuition.
††††††††††††††† Imagination can convert intellect into intuition.
909)†††††††† Scientific inquiry by superstitious faith is the order of the day.
††††††††††††††† Total inversion of realities arises when the atmosphere is ready for the greater change.
910)†††††††† The vast cataclysmic revolution that sprouts spreads everywhere like wildfire. The perceptive eye would know it from the beginning everywhere.
††††††††††††††† No revolution, political, technical or religious appears suddenly.
911)†††††††† One may be willing to receive Motherís Force all the time, but his receptivity will be exhausted in a few minutes. In the last years SHE became the Supreme for 15 minutes at a time and expanded it.
††††††††††††††† The receptivity of the being is restricted by the mind. †
912) ††††††† Transport in India touched the caste barriers roughly enough to crack it. Internet relates people and children across the globe thus creating global consciousness at a tender age.
913) ††††††† In the absence of social pressure, the commonest courtesies will suddenly disappear. Such courtesies are expressions of social status not personal culture.
914) ††††††† After fifteen years of school and college education we are unable to learn to speak English, while any language is learnt in schools in two years. A girl learnt speaking Spanish from a CD in two months. Computer abridges fifteen years into two months.
††††††††††††††† Resistance to Computer is the greatest in USA. The Indians should learn to move to Mother without such resistance.
915) ††††††† Spiritual victory will be total and its aftermath will be a resurgence of exuberant life as at the end of World War II. Indian Freedom is a fight of moral truth against falsehood in the material plane. Its success will be without glamour and the take off into prosperity will be after a fashion.
916) ††††††† If I am born of affectionate selflishness, served those whose ideal is treachery, loved the emotional falsehood, lived with folly and death, courted perverse meanness, served personified evil, what am I?
††††††††††††††† It answers when you donít raise a question.
917)†††††††† The first step can be any one of the following
††††††††††††††† 1)†††††††††††† A concept of Brahman
††††††††††††††† 2)†††††††††††† Utter Truthfulness accepted as soulís commitment.
††††††††††††††† 3)†††††††††††† To see Mother behind the worst enemy.
4)†††††††††††† One full day of Remembrance.
††††††††††††††† 5)†††††††††††† Understanding that no evil was created.
918)†††††††† Learn the rules.
††††††††††††††† Know them thoroughly.
††††††††††††††† Make a token experiment.
††††††††††††††† Let it be perfectly perfect.
††††††††††††††† It will have infinite success.
††††††††††††††† The success may be more than all your life.
††††††††††††††† That opens Mother to you.
†919) †††††† Anyone who wants inconceivable success in Motherís life can see it as a token at once. That token will be greater than all their lives.
920) ††††††† The devotee has the advantage of modern life, computer and Internet to organise his life and Mother to expand his life infinitely. Her writings are now available in print and Her Force is all around. Let him accomplish everything he has dreamed of.
††††††††††††††† Supersonic plane †††
921) ††††††† From theory to practice is a sound rule. Let the theory be comprehensive so that the sliding back will explain itself. Practise at a point successfully. Expand slowly preserving the gains.
††††††††††††††† The Indians who have realised the Brahman in the mind, giving up FALSEHOOD can theoretically plan for India. Then India will overtake the USA in Science, Prosperity, Practical organisation. Computer is the organisation for that purpose.
922) ††††††† Consecration of all surface movements alone can take one to the psychic.†
††††††††††††††† Jnana yoga is a local election. The psychic is to be elected as the leader of the House.
923) ††††††† One who is unable to rob asks for help.†
††††††††††††††† Weak robber seeks help.
924) ††††††† One who knows the process of creation well from The Life Divine, will certainly be able to create an ideal organisation for his work in his own mind. It is a great leap forward.
925) ††††††† Education will instruct, will not change.
926)†††††††† Knowing is doing.
927) ††††††† The little prosperity of a selfishly poor family is equal to the nationís abundant prosperity in the causal plane.
928) ††††††† The weak man is known as a good man by those who do not exploit him.
††††††††††††††† Those who know you to be weak and exploit call you bad names.
929) ††††††† Wisdom acts on what is, not what it assumes.††††††
930) ††††††† The idealist is vulnerable, as he is unaware of the reality.
931) ††††††† When you decide for another against his will, know you are inviting violence later.
932) ††††††† Nothing leaves you because you drive it away. When you want to drive it away from yourself, it goes.††††††
933)†††††††† Because a man is not clear headed enough to ask you to act inside him or not bold enough, he asks for advice.
††††††††††††††† Give no advice even if it is sought for.
934)†††††††† Take the story of Pride and Prejudice. Understand how Eliza could have got a Pemberly for all her sisters and how each of them should have co-operated. Follow the parallel in your family.
935)†††††††† Any Indian family especially in USA, giving up falsehood, gossip, laziness, superstition of all types and organising their lives by the computer will find the children blossoming as geniuses, family becoming eminent in the country.
936)†††††††† Not going back is more important than advancing further. Advance is partial, not going back is total.
††††††††††††††† Mother is exactly the reverse of life. The first rule is not to slide back.†
937)†††††††† Inexperienced men listen to the words spoken to them; shrewd persons listen to the voice and understand differently. Behind the voice and words lies the man. The rare men see it.
938)†††††††† The descending Ananda is the subtle body of the Divine Mother.
939)†††††††† It is grace that ananda wells up. To refuse to enjoy it is to refuse grace.
940)†††††††† You cannot educate by offence, but you can achieve by offending the vital as the vital invites it.
941)†††††††† The quantitative equation of quality is intelligible only to the conception of infinity.
942)†††††††† Individuality achieves.
††††††††††††††† Self-reliance is self-accomplishment.
††††††††††††††† Outer denial is inner accomplishment.
††††††††††††††† Unseen accomplishment does exist.
†943) †††††† When you refuse to connive at anotherís misdemeanour, life prevents the bad results of yours.
944)†††††††† The Whole world and the universe are before our very eyes and inside too.
945)†††††††† Thoughts stop running when concentration moves to the mental substance.
946) ††††††† Man rules this wide world by the power of military. To rule it by ideas, its inherent strength must be equal to it if it is not more.
††††††††††††††† Strength of ideas in the substance will rule the earth.
947) ††††††† Who is to shift the centre from the mind to the psychic? Each plane has a person who is to act till the Person of the being emerges.
††††††††††††††† To know WHO acts is some self-awareness.
948) ††††††† One characteristic of human folly is to expect results of one plane staying in another.
††††††††††††††† A universal expectation is the reward of virtue for oneís own deeply enjoyed vice.
949) ††††††† For the being to awake, shift the centre from the mind to the being.
††††††††††††††† Concentration needs its own centre.
950) ††††††† Devotion evokes the response of the deepest chord.
††††††††† Devotion creates ecstatic exhilaration.
951) ††††††† Courage is the light of will; it is the strength of light.
††††††††††††††† Light and will combining above is consciousness; combining below is courage.
952)†††††††† Dirtand filth wonders why they are denied a period of governance.
††††††††††††††† Dirt sees itself as the purest purity.
953) ††††††† God penetrates dirt to reach the cleanliness of His Being.
954)†††††††† He who has seen in him an act or a thought that represents the highest or lowest truth of life, can develop an effectivity that encompasses that area.
†††††††††††††† Seeing is ruling.
††††††††††††††† You can rule what you have seen.
955)††††††† Not to know is Ignorance.
†††††††††††††† Not knowing actively a thing which you have known well is
††††††††††††††† The ignorant man has evolved to be an unconscious one.
†956) †††††† Concentration is dwelling on itself. All-inclusive concentration is possible only when the ALL in us is awake. It is prevented by the awakened mind.
††††††††††††††† The psychic is the SOUL of the embodied being.
††††††††††††††† As man worships technology and is lost in it, he knows his mind to be himself and does NOT know he is an embodied being.
957) ††††††† Understanding is incomplete as long as the mind and its thinking are present even in the least measure.
††††††††††††††† Manís belief is always inverse.
958)†††††††† The highest knowledge or power man now possesses is partial knowledge. The power he needs to express the Force covers all facets of life on earth.
††††††††††††††† The establishment of a World Government needs a power that is comprehensive of Earthís life.
959)†††††††† It is not as if man is incapable of thinking of life or technology from its first principles. Specialisation is the domain of overmind Maya. One in specialisation never thinks of ideas. Very soon he hates to think.
960) ††† Goodness and loyalty still depend upon the circumstances.
961) ††††††† It is the mind that gives the lasting values to friendship or family loyalty.
962)†††††††† A personal emotion like loyalty and faithfulness is not preserved by social institutions like marriage. †††††††††††††
963)†††††††† A personís subtle presence may enter a place as subtle smell and linger for a while.
964)†††††††† Work has its subtle presence even as subtle smell. Even that subtlety has some physical basis.
††††††††††††††† After a work moves away from a place people of subtle sense can feel its having been done there.
965) †††††† Jealousy carries the smell of garlic.
966)†††††††† When great opportunities open for a nation or an individual, we see it is rightly responded by authority. To do so by discrimination is rare. To replace authority by psychic discrimination is yoga.
††††††††††††††† To extend our expertise to opportunities is rare spiritual wisdom.
967)†††††††† When God tells a man the secret of creation for him to realise it at once, he, instead of following it, tells all others.
††††††††††††††† Man learns by advising others.
968) †††††† Fullness is in the male discovering the female inside.
969)†††††††† Low culture of higher status is impertinence.
970)†††††††† Incomprehension of work can have the same result of dishonesty.
††††††††††††††† Honest application demands comprehension.††††
††††††††††††††† Work takes your comprehension of it as honesty.
971) †††††† It does not matter what you do, earn great wealth, become popular or anything else. As long as you are different from others, all the others will try to destroy you.††††††††††
††††††††††††††† Equilibrium needs destruction of the difference.
972)†††††††† Awakening means aspiration.
973)†††††††† Knowledge is constantly emerging in us unconsciously as physical skill, vital energy and mental intelligence. When it does so consciously it becomes spiritual light or Silence.
††††††††††††††† Silence makes us conscious.
974)†††††††† Confession is consecration compelled.
975)†††††††† Mental will that can refuse today to walk into the traps as in days of ignorance, is emotionalised.
†976) †††††† Life is bound by the fixities man imposes on it, but when it wants to thwart man or reward him, the subtle life has enough resourcefulness to accomplish its goals.
††††††††††††††† Life prevails when it chooses.
977) ††††††† The FORMULA for individual happiness that is the JOY of earth is there as a mental possession, but we need it as a vital sensation.
978)†††††††† Expertise at the level of the parts, particularly at the specialised part has reached its acme or is almost reaching it. Psychic is the expert of the whole.
†979)††††††† As no child need be taught how much water is needed to slake its thirst, the world needs to find a sensation that knows the equilibrium of joy in a manís relationship with his family and the world.
††††††††††††††† That sensation is with the vital psychic.
980)†††††††† Let man find happiness in the family and the secret of unfailing success, then the world will be cured of its ills.
981)†††††††† We forget a greater opening to the Spirit, is equally a greater opening to the other forces as they too are of the Spirit.
††††††††††††††† The yogi is still in the dualities.
982) ††††††† When the consciousness expands we do not perceive that it is the ego which receives a further filling of expansiveness.
††††††††††††††† The ego can usurp the soul even when it flowers.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
983) ††† Fame and reputation can spoil one even in the seeking.
984)†††††††† Thinking of Him is the awakening of the Soul.
985)†††††††† Grace enters manís life as fresh water is poured into sea.
††††††††††††††† God is transformed into man through the descending grace.
986)†††††††† The love once blossomed remains undying.
987)†††††††† Rarely man has recognised God in his life. Only God in man has recognised God.
††††††††††††††† Man sees God as man; God sees man as God.
988)†††††††† The emotional heart can empty its love at the altar of the Divine. What it needs is not His Blessings but Love pure and simple.
989)†††††††† When life comes to you to lift you out of life of risk, the unlucky person thinks of the risk and shuns it.
††††††††††††††† Man refuses to be saved.
990)†††††††† An act that goes against oneís conscience cannot be right because it is legal or right in Godís eyes.
††††††††††††††† A higher qualification cannot issue without the lower qualification.
991)†††††††† Normal problems of life do permit abnormal solutions that fit the idealist description. To get things done in corrupt office without corruption is, thus, a practical efficiency equal to earning a million dollars.
††††††††††††††† Permanent perfection at any tiny level is ultimate realisation.
992)†††††††† To convert smallness one should realise it is greatness inside.
993)†††††††† Problems are solved by the strength of experience that is knowledge. To solve them by the strength of spiritual† experience that is knowledge of values will be an everlasting solution.
994)†††††††† One swallow is not summer. In great times of transition like Indian freedom or a rapproachment between fending families or a new culture is in the process of being accepted, we are tempted to say the summer is not set in until the last swllow flies in.††
††††††††††††††† Transition is not transformation.
996)†††††††† The future can become the present by the exercise of rich, real imagination.
††††††††††††††† Imagination is emotional thinking extended into the future.
997) ††††††† We lose ourselves in the present and think of it when it is past. To catch oneself in the present and station there is to make the present ever-present.
††††††††††††††† The present becoming ever-present makes man god.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
998)†††††††† The will pushes the thought away making it silent. Observing the process of the thought formation enables the knowledge to emerge.
999)†††††††† A thought is explained. An experience can only be communicated non-verbally.
1000)†††††† The sub-conscious opening in the sleep gives a nightmare. Either Her consciousness or even a blessing packet on the head, can avoid the nightmare and reveal in the dream the truth beyond the nightmare.
††††††††††††††† No study has been made of dreams to render their meaning to us, as the appropriate perspective is not yet known.