November 15, 2017 – Source of That Love

As might a shadow walk in a shadowy scene,
A small nought passing through a mightier Nought,
A night of person in a bare outline
Crossing a fathomless impersonal Night,
Silent she moved, empty and absolute.
In endless Time her soul reached a wide end,
The spaceless Vast became her spirit’s place.
At last a change approached, the emptiness broke;
A wave rippled within, the world had stirred;
Once more her inner self became her space.
There was felt a blissful nearness to the goal;
Heaven leaned low to kiss the sacred hill,
The air trembled with passion and delight.
A rose of splendour on a tree of dreams,
The face of Dawn out of mooned twilight grew.

Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Book VII, Canto V, Page 523

Source of That Love

Beloved Mother, how shall I find the source of that Love which will make me feel that the divine Presence is always and everywhere?

You must find the Divine first, whether in yourself by interiorisation and concentration, or in Sri Aurobindo and me through love and self-giving. Once you have found the Divine you will naturally see Him in all things and everywhere.

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There are two ways of uniting with the Divine. One is to concentrate in the heart and go deep enough to find there His Presence; the other is to fling oneself in His Arms, to nestle there as a child nestles in its mother’s arms, with a complete surrender; and of the two the latter seems to me the easier.

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Who is there to hold me back far from You?

You yourself.

It is quite incorrect that I wish to remain far from you; but to be near me you must climb up close beside me, and not expect me to come down so far.

Some Answers from the Mother (page 160-161)

Have faith in the Divine Grace and the hour of liberation will be hastened.

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All my power is with you to help you; open yourself with a calm confidence, have faith in the Divine Grace, and you will overcome all your difficulties.

Some Answers from the Mother (page 182)

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

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