Guiding Light of The Month

THERE is a great difference between being in the midst of active work, of external action, while keeping one’s thought constantly fixed on Thee, and entering into that perfect union with Thee which leads to what I have called “absolute Consciousness, true Omniscience, Knowledge”. - The Mother

The Power of Thought

The power of thought on the body is tremendous! You cannot imagine how tremendous it is. Even a subconscious or sometimes unconscious thought acts and provokes fantastic results! ... I've studied this. I've been studying it in detail for the last two years - it's incredible! If I had the time one day to explain all this, it would be interesting.

Even tiny, the tiniest mental or vital reactions - so tiny that to our ordinary consciousness they don't appear to have the least importance - act upon the body's cells and can create disorders ... You see, when you observe carefully, you suddenly become aware of a very slight uneasiness, a mere nothing (when you're busy, you don't even notice it), and then if you follow this uneasiness to see what it is, you perceive that it comes from something quite imperceptible and 'insignificant' to our active consciousness - but it's enough to create an uneasy feeling in the body.

Which is why - unless you are intentionally and constantly in what here is called the Brahmic consciousness - it is practically impossible to control. And this is what gives the impression of certain things happening in the body independently of ... not only of our will but of our consciousness - But it is not true

Only, there is all that comes from outside - that's what is most dangerous. Constantly, constantly - when you eat, you catch it ... oh, what a mass of vibrations! The vibrations of the thing you eat when it was living (they always remain), the vibrations of the person who cooked it, vibrations of ... All the time, all the time, they never stop - you breathe, they enter. Of course, when you start talking to someone or mixing with people, then you become a bit more conscious of what is coming, but even just sitting still, uninvolved with others - it comes! There is an almost total interdependence - isolation is an illusion. By reinforcing your own atmosphere (Mother gestures, as if building a wall around her), you can hold these things off to a certain extent, but simply this effort to keep them at a distance creates (I'm thinking in English and speaking in French) ... disturbances.' Anyway, now all this has been seen.

(Agenda, Volume 01, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Puducherry)

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