Guiding Light of The Month

Let Thy Light be in me like a Fire that makes all alive; let Thy divine Love penetrate me. I aspire with all my being for Thy reign as sovereign and master of my mind and heart and body; let them be Thy docile instruments and Thy faithful servitors. - The Mother

Question of the month (Jan 2015)

Q: I have been frequently thinking of The Mother’s symbol of “Chakra” and its significance. I have understood it as follows:

Central circle - Transcendental Power.

Four inner petals - Four powers working from the Supermind to Overmind.

Twelve outer petals - Division of four into twelve powers from Overmind to Intuition and mind.

Do you think I have understood the significance correctly?

A:  Sri Aurobindo :  Essentially (in general principle) the 12 powers are the vibrations that are necessary for the manifestation. These are the 12 seen from the beginning above The Mother’s head. Thus there are really 12 rays from the sun not 7, 12 planets etc.
As to the exact interpretation of the detail of the powers, I see nothing against the arrangement you have made. It can stand very well.

(‘Sri Aurobindo on Himself and The Mother’, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust 1978, Published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry)

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