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

Question of the month (Nov 2014)

Q: How can humanity become one?

A:  The Mother: By becoming conscious of its origin.

Q: What is the way of making the consciousness of human unity grow in man?

A:  The Mother: Spiritual Education, that is to say an education, which gives more importance to the growth of the spirit than to any religious or moral teaching or to the material so-called knowledge.

Q: What is a change of consciousness?

A:  The Mother: A change of consciousness is equivalent to a new birth, a birth in a higher sphere of existence.

Q: How can a change of consciousness change the life upon earth?

A:  The Mother: A change of human consciousness will make possible the manifestation upon earth of a higher Force, a purer Light, a more total Truth.

Clarifying the answers the Mother stated that the first step in Spiritual education was equanimity. In order to realise equanimity, Yoga enjoins several psychological disciplines. Here are some.

  •  Not to allow oneself to be affected by anything external - by what people say or do, or by natural events.
  • To detach oneself from one’s own mental, vital and physical consciousness and to observe as a witness how the nature-force is using it.
  • To make the spiritual consciousness grow and the mental, vital and physical parts of our personality surrender to it and thus foster a divine equanimity to pervade our whole being and provide the basis for further spiritual education.
The four questions above were raised in a seminar on “Human Unity”, held in 1964 by the Sri Aurobindo Society. (‘Dimensions of Spiritual Education- Integral Education Series’ Ashram Trust 1978, Published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry)

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