Guiding Light of The Month

All is light, all is love, ignorance and egoism are but vain phantoms, they can be dissolved. And over all things spreads Thy sovereign peace, Thy fecund calmness. - The Mother

Question of the month (May 2014)

Q: What is the utility of reason in our life?

A:  The Mother: Without reason, human life would be incoherent and unregulated; we would be like impulsive animals or unbalanced madmen.

Q: What are knowledge and intelligence? Have they important roles to play in our life?

A:  The Mother: Knowledge and intelligence are precisely the qualities of the higher mind in man which differentiate him from the animal.

Without knowledge and intelligence, one is not a man but an animal in human form.

Q: In your Conversations you have said that the intellect is like a mediator between the true knowledge and its realisation down here. Does it not follow that intellectual culture is indispensable for rising above the mind to find there the true knowledge ?

A:  The Mother: In rising above the mind, it is more often a hindrance than a help, for, in general, a refined and educated mind finds its satisfaction in itself and rarely seeks to silence itself so as to be surpassed.

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