Archive for December, 2014

Dec 25, 2014 – The Universe and Your Ego

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

If Hell were possible, it would be the shortest cut to the highest heaven. For verily God loveth.

Sri Aurobindo

(Thoughts and Aphorisms 521

The Universe and Your Ego

The whole universe moves in accordance with [your] ego: you are at the centre, and the universe turns round you. If you look at yourself attentively, you will see it is like that. Your vision of the universe – that’s you at the centre and the universe all around. So there is no place for anything else. It is not the universe you see: it is yourself you see in the universe…

But if you want to know things as they really are, you must be absolutely like a mirror: silent, peaceful, immobile, impartial, without preferences, and in a state of total receptivity. And if you are like that, you will begin to see that there are many things you are not aware of, but which are there, and which will start becoming active in you.

Then you will be able to be in these things instead of being exclusively enclosed within the little point you are in the universe.

The Mother

The Great Adventure – A Diary for All Times. Page 204.

All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India

Dec 17, 2014 – The Knowledge of the Psychic

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

See God everywhere and be not frightened by masks. Believe that all falsehood is truth in the making or truth in the breaking, all failure an effectuality concealed, all weakness strength hiding itself from its own vision, all pain a secret & violent ecstasy. If thou believest ?rmly & unweariedly, in the end thou wilt see & experience the All-true, Almighty & All-blissful.

Sri Aurobindo

(Thoughts and Aphorisms 532

The Knowledge of the Psychic

The perception of the exterior consciousness may deny the perception of the psychic.
But the psychic has the true knowledge, an intuitive instinctive knowledge. It says, “I know; I cannot give reasons, but I know.” For its knowledge is not mental, based on experience or proved true. It does not believe after proofs are given: faith is the movement of the soul whose knowledge is spontaneous and direct.
Even if the whole world denies and brings forward a thousand proofs to the contrary, still it knows by an inner knowledge, a direct perception that can stand against everything, a perception by identity. The knowledge of the psychic is something which is concrete and tangible, a solid mass.

You can also bring it into your mental, your vital and your physical; and then you have an integral faith – a faith which can really move mountains.

The Mother

The Great Adventure – A Diary for All Times. Page 191.

All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India

Dec 10. 2014 – Difficulties and the Psychic Being

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The strangest of the soul’s experiences is this, that it ?nds, when it ceases to care for the image & threat of troubles, then the troubles themselves are nowhere to be found in one’s neighbourhood. It is then that we hear from behind those unreal clouds God laughing at us.

Sri Aurobindo

(Thoughts and Aphorisms 507

Difficulties and the Psychic Being

I have noticed that most often those who have many difficulties are those who are in a more or less close contact with their psychic being. If you want to speak about outer circumstances – I am not speaking of the character, that’s quite different, but of outer circumstances – the people who have to struggle most and would have most reason to suffer are those who have a very developed psychic being.

…But there is the counterpart, that is, to the extent to which one is in relation with the psychic being, one faces the circumstances of life in an altogether different way and with a kind of inner freedom which makes one capable of withdrawing from a circumstance and not feeling the shock in the ordinary way. You can face the difficulty or outer things with calm, peace, and a sufficient inner knowledge not to be troubled. So, on one side you are more sensitive and on the other you have more strength to deal with the sensitivity.

The Mother

The Great Adventure – A Diary for All Times. Page 190.

All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India

Dec 3, 2014 – The Psychic Knows

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Reason gives me no basis for this faith, thou murmurest. Fool! if it did, faith would not be needed or demanded of thee.

Sri Aurobindo

(Thoughts and Aphorisms 255)

The Psychic Knows

There is only one thing which knows in you, that’s your psychic; it makes no mistake, it will immediately, instantaneously tell you, if you obey it without a word and without your ideas and arguments, it will make you do the right thing. But all the rest… you are lost. And for everything: what are you going to study, what are you not going to study, what work are you going to do, what path are you going to take? But then there are all the possibilities which come in, all that you have either studied or met in life, all the suggestions you have received from all sides, which are there, like that, dancing around you. And with what will you decide?…

This was what Sri Aurobindo meant when he said that one lived constantly in ignorance and that unless the mind of ignorance is replaced by the mind of light one could not follow the true path, and that this was the indispensable preparation before any integral transformation could take place.

The Mother

The Great Adventure – A Diary for All Times. Page 192.

All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India