Guiding Light of The Month

Like a flame that burns in silence, like a perfume that rises straight upward without wavering, my love goes to Thee; and like the child who does not reason and has no care, I trust myself to Thee that Thy Will may be done, that Thy Light may manifest, Thy Peace radiate, Thy Love cover the world. - The Mother

Bird of Peace

(CWM, Volume 3, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Puducherry)

This is a graphic representation of the signature. It means “The Bird of Peace Descending upon Earth”. It has its wings tilted towards the earth. It is coming down to the earth. You see the angle of its wings and how it is descending towards the earth? It is to bring Peace. It is the messenger of Peace. The Bird of Peace Descending upon Earth. You see?...

Now I will explain to you how this bird corresponds to the signature. Look, first, this is the tail of the bird. Here are the two tips of the tail, and I extend it as the wing which is seen like a curved line. You have seen the tails of birds, they are like this… So, with these two tips of the tail and one wing, it is one part of the bird. And this is the other wing. They are large wings. And these are the eyes which are represented here by these two points. And here is the head.

One sees the bird appearing from far, that is why one sees only the eyes that shine and not all the details of the figure. It has very large wings and it is inclined like this to one side, that is why its body is hidden. Once does not see its body, it is hidden behind its large wing. And from far one sees only its two eyes and the beak and all that. Because it is only the eyes that shine: the eyes reflect the soul. They are important, the eye. So it is like this: the tail joins with one wing and this is the other wing, and these two points are the eye.

This is the symbolic representation of the Bird of Peace Descending upon Earth. Instead of drawing the whole bird each time, I have made a symbolic drawing which represents the bird. You can see clearly this is the bird in flight which is descending towards the earth. It is still far, but one day it will alight upon the earth. Then there will be Peace. This, then, is the significance of my signature. It comes from another world to bring Peace down here.

(Conversation with the Mother as noted by Mona Sarkar in Luminous Notes)

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