Category Archives: The Mother
Mother's Questions And Answers, July 11, 1956
Mother gives us an excellent summary and introduction to the subject of the beings who live in the occult worlds, the worlds which are invisible to ordinary eyes. Then she points out that the advent of this new and stronger consciousness brings more clarity. One result is that we can see things in our own nature which we may not like, but which were always there. She also points out that when the Force which is at work is stronger and more insistent, naturally what resists, resists more strongly. Then she explains how to be in the consciousness that can see the working of the new force.
Mother's Questions And Answers, June 20, 1956
Mother speaks on many different subjects, including love, joy, pleasure, inner delight,and the mixture of the vital impulse and pure emotion in the heart. She answers many questions asked directly in the class and also written on pieces of paper and read out to her.
Mother's Questions And Answers, June 6, 1956, Part 1
Mother explains how to ask for the answers to spiritual questions by using books of revelation and spiritual knowledge. Then she explains how the process works and she demonstrates how to do it. Sri Aurobindo called this method "sortilege". He used it himself, and wrote about it often in his diary, the Record Of Yoga. This week there is no original French tape recording of the class.
Mother's Questions And Answers - May 23, 1956
This week Mother explains the difference between Yoga and Religion and tells a story about herself and a clergyman. She says that those who have a spiritual destiny will follow it within a religion or outside religion. Then she asks a lot of questions about the real sounds of very ancient Egyptian heiroglyphs. We also have two other conversations relating to this subject which were not held in the class. In the first conversation, Mother explains that she asked these questions because she cannot remember the sounds from her past lives, although she has no problem with visual memory. In that conversation she speaks of a vision she had of her past life as the mother of the Pharoah Amenhotep IV. In the second conversation she gives more details about her vision. Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaton. He was very much under the influence of his mother and he moved the capital of Egypt to another place to found a city which was to be very much like Auroville.
Mother's Questions And Answers, July 7, 1956
Mother explains how to get rid of a localized pain in the body. She gives a detailed explanation and a three-step method which will remove pain in five minutes. There are also quotations from Mother's Agenda, showing how Mother worked on her own body and did the same things she taught the students, along with some quotations from Sri Aurobindo's Record Of Yoga, where he wrote about doing similar work on his own body, fifty years before Mother's Agenda conversations on the same subject.
Mother's Questions And Answers - June 13, 1956
Mother says that now that the supermind has descended into the earth plane, one can expect all possibilities. Since the supermind contains everything, the transformation, and everything that is done to achieve it can be whatever the supermind wants, and is no longer limited by the processes which existed before its manifestation. Since each one is different, the supramental consciousness adapts to all of the innumerable differences that exist in humanity. Each one will be automatically changed, depending on the totality of consecration and sincerity of aspiration. Mother speaks in detail about the need for children to develop their brains during their school years, and she explains the true work of the teachers.
Mother's Questions And Answers, May 30, 1956
Mother speaks about expressing the Divine through art, music and poetry and explains what makes a living work of art. She speaks about the true way to do all work, and explains what is necessary to do it in a way that leads to a deeper consciousness. Then she speaks about how she wanted to create a small world where people would not have to worry about getting the necessities of life so they would have the time and energy to devote themselves to seeking higher realization. She explains why that has not worked in the Ashram.
Mother's Questions And Answers, June 27, 1956
Mother speaks of the obstacles which each soul encounters when it takes birth in the physical body which is formed by the parents. She explains what parents can do to make the body which is created by them more fit for the soul who will incarnate in that form and become their child. She also speaks about the necessity to have a constant aspiration, a constant effort, a constant will and a constant preoccupation with receiving the new force in order for it to enter our being and do its work. Then she speaks about the mental atmosphere which we are usually in, which is full of the negative thoughts that enter us. She has spoken about all these topics before, and she makes it very clear in the class that the students and Ashramites should have already learned these things.
Mother's Questions and Answers, June 6, 1956, Part 2
In this second half of the class, Mother speaks about a very important aspect of the yoga practice; the "reversal of consciousness". When this happens, the true consciousness becomes stabilized in some part of our being. She says that we can use this to organize all the parts and elements of our being around our own Divine center, our psychic being, and that that this is the best thing we can do to be complete instruments of the Divine Will. She says, "This is truly the essential and original reason for physical life".
Ever wondered how it was be with The Mother, live in the ashram, under her watchful gaze and access to her unlimited supply of love and wisdom. As a rare treat, students from California Institute of Integral Studies got a chance to listen to the intimate sharing of Aster about her childhood in the ashram and with the mother. Aster is our connection to The Mother as she was brought up in the world practically holding The Mothers fingers. Daughter to great Psychologists parents, Mother had special plans for her and like a innocent child, all Aster had to do was believe and follow on Mothers chosen path for her. She shares great insights about the working and the atmosphere of the ashram, how the 1st school in the ashram started with 12 children and what was the premise of education in the ashram. It was truly a magical time and great beings came to pass from the ashram, living and learning with Sri Aurobindo and The mother. Aster does her best to summarize and relive memories which are most cherished and unique in nature. To live and grow up in The Mother's grace, a boon offered to few in life.