Guiding Light of The Month

THERE is a great difference between being in the midst of active work, of external action, while keeping one’s thought constantly fixed on Thee, and entering into that perfect union with Thee which leads to what I have called “absolute Consciousness, true Omniscience, Knowledge”. - The Mother

Aspects of Sadhana

How to open to The Mother? The following are the means:

(1) To remember You constantly or from time to time -

(2) By taking your name through Japa -

(3) With the help of meditation -
More difficult if one has not the habit of meditation.

(4) By conversation about You with those you love and respect You -
Risky because, when talking, often some nonsense or some useless things can be said.

(5) By reading your books -

(6) By spending time in thoughts of You -
Very good.

(7) By sincere prayers -

Three things are indispensable to begin with:

Absolute sincerity in the whole being and in all it's activities.
Complete self-surrender without any reservation.
Patient work on oneself and at the same time a steady conquering of perfect unshakable peace and equanimity.
- The Mother, 4 Feb 1932.
Our human consciousness has windows that open on the Infinite but generally men keep these windows carefully shut. They have to be opened wide and allow the Infinite freely to enter into us and transform us. Two conditions are necessary for opening the windows:

Ardent aspiration;
Progressive dissolution of the ego.

The Divine help is assured to those who set to work sincerely.

What is the best method to find the Divine who is in each of us and in all things?

Concentration in the solar plexus region .
If need be, a prayer addressed to the Divine: ‘I belong to You and I want to know You so that all that I do is nothing but what You want me to do.’

(CWM Volume 14, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust 1980. Published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry)

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