Guiding Light of The Month

O LORD, Thou art my refuge and my blessing, my strength, my health, my hope, and my courage. Thou art supreme Peace, unalloyed Joy, perfect Serenity. My whole being prostrates before Thee in a gratitude beyond measure and a ceaseless worship; and that worship goes up from my heart and my mind towards Thee like the pure smoke of incense of the perfumes of India. - The Mother

Question of the month

Q: Is Nature Blind and Violent?

A: The Mother: But it is not at all that! It is man in his relative proportion with Nature who judges like that. Wait a little, let us take this example. When there is a earthquake, many islands are engulfed and millions of people killed. People say: “This Nature is monstrous.” From the human point of view this Nature is monstrous. What has it done? It has wrought a cataclysm. But just think how in jumping or running or doing something or other, you get a good knock and turn black and blue. It is the same thing for our cells as an earthquake; you destroy a huge number of cells! It is a question of proportion. For us, our little consciousness, ever so little, this appears something formidable but after all it is quite simply a confusion somewhere upon earth (not even in the universe). We are speaking only of the earth. What is it? Nothing at all, just a universe, then the disappearance of the worlds- these are just confusions. It is nothing.

(All India Magazine, March 2001, ‘Catastrophes and Accidents, Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry.)

Q: What is the best way of opening ourselves to the profound influence of flower?

A: The Mother: To love them. If you can enter into psychic contact with them, that is perfect. Blessings.

(‘Growing up with The Mother’ by Tara Jauhar)

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