Guiding Light of The Month

In this immense heroic struggle, in this sublime struggle of love against hatred, of justice against injustice, of obedience to Thy supreme law against revolt, may I gradually be able to make humanity worthy of a still sublimer peace in which, all internal dissensions having ceased, the whole effort of man may be united for the attainment of a more and more perfect and integral realisation of Thy divine Will and Thy progressive ideal. - The Mother

From the Editor's Desk (Oct 2014)

In this issue of the newsletter, we follow through Psychic education briefly. The contents of this newsletter offer but little drops from a vast ocean already available on this topic. In our last issue, we focused on the aspect of recognising something in the child that is full of a trust and faith in beauty and in dreams of the seemingly impossible. The Mother had cautioned adults not to “throw cold water” on such tendencies of children and draw them into the dictums of the frameworks meticulously structured by the mind or the intellect. In this edition, we are introduced to another aspect to look for in children. 

The Mother says, “…in spite of all that thought can think, there is something in the depths which has a feeling of a perfection, a greatness, a truth, and is painfully contradicted by all the movements opposing this truth.” When the child meets up with this painful contradiction opposing the truth of its being within, the child “will feel an uneasiness when it has done something against the truth of its being.” The Mother adds, “And it is exactly upon this that later its effort for progress must be founded.

Various readings in Integral Yoga requires anyone working with children to look deeper into the child’s psyche, to look for a “forth dimension” of depth, truth and the way of being of the soul incarnated in the child. Now this fourth dimension is a place that one needs to locate within oneself and have a map of sorts drawn out within oneself, in order to chart out a path into the depth of the child and locate that reality within the child. If one is serious and sincere in this aspect of education, then once again, the compass invariably points towards oneself, to domains within oneself. It would be a good idea to leap into any dealings with children with this in mind, with a determination to know oneself, more and more truthfully, with our raw selves unfolded and unveiled to our own inner sight. Now this is no easy task to us conditioned by millenniums of a habitual surface living, couched in atavism. But yet must this be attempted, with small baby steps, or with revolutionary evolutionary strides. Somewhere in space, something in eternity must have stirred in us, for us to even be confronted with prospects such as this. It is a significant lamp we hold in our hands, this quest for the psychic uncovering, for its discovery, or rediscovery. It may still be a fragile flame; so it must be guarded as we plough along, Faith our foothold in the climb upwards, and Trust our flaming torch in the crawl within. The Mother refers to a true, inner guide “who does not pass through the mental consciousness.” 

Upon her silent heights she was aware
Of a calm Presence throned above her brows
Who saw the goal and chose each fateful curve;
It used the body for its pedestal;
The eyes that wandered were its searchlight fires,
The hands that held the reins its living tools;
All was the working of an ancient plan,
A way proposed by an unerring Guide.
(Savitri p.378)

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