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

The crystal orb

'A crystal globe in the center, a sun-ray passing through it the whole day' - that was part of the Mother’s vision of the interior of the Matrimandir in Auroville. It has materialized.

'No religion, no religion of the sun either'- she had warned.

What does the crystal globe with the sun-ray signify? An indication may be had from the entry dated May 25,1914, in the Mother’s Prayers and Meditations :

“O Divine Master of love and purity, grant that in its least stages, its smallest activities, this instrument which wants to serve Thee worthily may be purified of all egoism, all error, all obscurity, so that nothing in it may impair, deform or stop Thy action. How many little recesses lie yet in shadow, far from the full light of Thy illumination for these I ask the supreme happiness of this illumination.

Oh, to be the pure flawless crystal which lets Thy divine ray pass without obscuring, colouring or distorting it. Not from a desire for perfection but so that Thy work may be done as perfectly as possible.

And when I ask Thee, this, the “I” which speaks to Thee is the entire Earth, aspiring to be this pure diamond, a perfect reflector of Thy supreme Light.”

(From the Editor’ Desk- Some Socio- Spiritual Perspectives – Shyam Sunder Jhunjhunwala- ‘Sri Aurobindo ‘s Action ‘, Pondicherry ).

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