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 (Jun 2016)

Q: Do you not refer to the Mother (our Mother) in your book, “The Mother”?
Sri Aurobindo: Yes.

Q: Is she not the “Individual” Divine Mother who has embodied “the power of these two vaster ways of her existence”―Transcendent and Universal?
Sri Aurobindo: Yes.

Q: Has she not descended here (amongst us) into the Darkness and Falsehood and Error and Death in her deep and great love for us?
Sri Aurobindo: Yes.

Q: There are many who hold the view that she was human but now embodies the Divine Mother and her “Prayers”, they say, explain this view. But, to my mental conception, to my psychic feeling, she is the Divine Mother who has consented to put on her the cloak of obscurity and suffering and ignorance so that she can effectively lead us―human beings―to Knowledge and Bliss and Ananda and to the Supreme Lord.

Sri Aurobindo: The Divine puts on an appearance of humanity, assumes the outward human nature in order to tread the path and show it to human beings, but does not cease to be the Divine. It is a manifestation that takes place, a manifestation of a growing divine consciousness, not human turning into divine. The Mother was inwardly above the human even in childhood, so the view held by “many” is erroneous.

Q: I also conceive that the Mother’s “Prayers” are meant to show us―the aspiring psychic―how to pray to the Divine.
Sri Aurobindo: Yes.

(SABCL, Volume 25, The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Puducherry)

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