Category Archives: The Mother
Mother's Questions And Answers, May 9, 1956
Mother explains that the true spiritual life begins when we are in conscious communion with our psychic being and when we are conscious of the Divine Presence in us, and it governs our life. She explains what Sri Aurobindo means when when he says that materially we are nothing, spiritually we are everything. Then she answers a question about being influenced and helped by the new Supramental force that has just manifested. In this class, Mother's sense of humor comes to the fore.
Mother's Questions And Answers, April 18, 1956
Mother speaks of the need for us to realize both the Master of Existence, the Supreme Unmanifest and the Mother of the Worlds, the power of the Manifestation, and also to realize the relationship which they have. This is the way to have the highest realization and also to be integrally functioning creative beings in the world. She explains the result of having only the realization of the Master without the realization of the Mother. Then she explains that our soul carries our future realization within it. She tells us how small children can create their own beautiful future, and that if we can be a child again, we can do the same.
Mother's Questions And Answers, March 21, 1956, March 28, 1956
Mother speaks on understanding the Divine and what usually impels people into spiritual experience. She also explains that mental explanations are not realizations and therefore an understanding is a progress, but more is needed. This week we have the original French tape recording of the classes.
Mother's Questions And Answers, February 29, 1956
On this date the first manifestation of the Supramental Light, Force and Consciousness manifested on earth. It occurred during the meditation which Mother held at the end of this class. Mother did not inform the ashramites about her experience for some time. The subject of this class is the unity of all consciousness and the sacrifice of the Divine. The Divine sacrifices Himself to become inconscient matter, and in inconscient matter the Divine sacrifices Himself to again become the full Divine Consciousness. We think we are sacrificing to the Divine but in reality it is the Divine consciousnes, already sacrificed in us who is making the sacrifice, whether we are conscious of it or not.
Mother's Questions And Answers, May 2, 1956
In this class, for the first time since the Supramental Manifestation of February 29, 1956, people begin to ask questions about it. Mother speaks about who can be aware of the new force in the atmosphere and why people might not be able to have any experience of the new force. She also speaks about what people can do to relate to and receive these forces which are now in the earth atmosphere. She explains the difference between a "descent" and a "manifestation".
Mother's Questions And Answers, April 11, 1956
Mother explains how the Supreme is one thing but is also two at the same time; Ishwara-Shakti, the Supreme Divine in his being and the Supreme Divine in his force of cosmic manifestation, the Divine Mother who is the manifestation itself - The Two Who Are One. She explains that He is the self-creator. He creates Himself. She defines the consciousness that reveals, and explains the difference between the Personal Divine and the Impersonal Divine - the personal God and the impersonal God.
Mother's Questions And Answers, March 14, 1956
Mother explains what a dynamic meditation is and speaks about widely accepted conventions and formations and how they can be used to influence large numbers of people. Someone asks her about the date of 23 April, 1956, the date which was generally believed to be the date when the new supramental force would first manifest. She also speaks about superstitions and traditions and how they are created and the difference between science and superstition.
Mother's Questions And Answers, April 25, 1956
Mother says that we limit God with our human conception of the Divine. She also gives the true justification for our earthly existence. She speaks about how people are always disappointed by human relationships and that it is only after they are very disappointed from having sought what they need in human relationships that they finally turn to the Divine where they can find their fulfillment. Mother also tells how to receive things from the Divine.
Mother's Questions And Answers, March 7, 1956
Mother speaks about the practice of animal sacrifice, and its actual result. She explains how to be luminously open and also why we may not feel the presence of the Divine force which works in us and brings the progress we achieve when something unwanted and unneeded is finally removed from our being. She explains how we can know when we are still trying to identify ourselves with the bad thing which is passing out of us.Then she speaks about the arbitrary simplification of ideas which results in people not being able to know what is Spirit and what is Matter.