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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Questions and Answers_Volume-05/16 September 1953.htm
16 September 1953 “The force that comes down into one who is doing Yoga and helps him in his transformation, acts along many different lines and its results vary according to the nature that receives it and the work to be done. First of all, it hastens the transformation of all in the being that is ready to be transformed. If he is open and receptive in his mind, the mind, touched by the power of Yoga, begins to change and progress swiftly. There may be the same rapidity of change in the vital consciousness if that is ready, or even in the body. But in the body the transforming power of Yoga is oper- ative only to
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Questions and Answers_Volume-05/26 August 1953.htm
26 August 1953 “Love is a supreme force which the Eternal Conscious- ness sent down from itself into an obscure and dark- ened world that it might bring back that world and its beings to the Divine. The material world in its darkness and ignorance had forgotten the Divine. Love came into the darkness; it awakened all that lay there asleep; it whispered, opening the ears that were sealed: ‘There is something worth waking to, worth living for, and it is love!’ And with the awakening to love there entered into the world the possibility of coming back to the Divine. The creation moves upward through love towards the Di
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Questions and Answers_Volume-05/23 December 1953.htm
23 December 1953 If the mind “is incapable of finding knowledge”¹ what part of the being finds knowledge? One must enter the knowledge which belongs to the supramental region. But in order to bring it down? Every time something attracts this knowledge (something which is evidently ready to receive it), it comes. It does not come down into the mind, Sweet Mother? Yes, it descends into the mind. Into a higher part of the mind or rather into the psychic. One may have knowledge from the psychic – though it is of another kind and is not formulated as in the mind. It is a sort of inner certitude which makes you do the right thing at the right momen
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Questions and Answers_Volume-05/ 20 May 1953.htm
20 May 1953 You have said: “And as for those who have the will of running away, even they, when they go over to the other side, may find that the flight was not of much use after all.” Questions and Answers 1929 (28 April) * What do you call “the other side”? We speak of the other side of the veil, the other side of existence. It is being no longer in the physical: being in the vital, for example, or in the conscious part of the vital. One becomes conscious of two sides and so knows what is happening. There are people who go out of their body methodically to have the experience of the separation between the two. But as for that, one mus
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Questions and Answers_Volume-05/21 October 1953.htm
21 October 1953 When a true artist concentrates and sees the Divine in himself, can he use art to express the Divine? And why not? Whom do you call an artist, first of all? A painter, a sculptor – Is that all? What else? What meaning do you give to the word “artist”? Of whom do you think when you speak of an artist? Of a painter or a sculptor? Someone who can draw. Yes, a painter, someone who can draw, it is the same thing. Of a painter, a sculptor, that’s all? Painter and sculptor? Not of a musician or a writer or.. I am asking you because the answer would be different according to the instances I had thought of someone who can draw. For ins
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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Questions and Answers_Volume-05/19 August 1953.htm
19 August 1953 “The movement of love is not limited to human be- ings and it is perhaps less distorted in other worlds than in the human. Look at the flowers and trees. When the sun sets and all becomes silent, sit down for a moment and put yourself into communion with na- ture, you will feel rising from the earth, from below the roots of the trees, and mounting upward and cours- ing through their fibres, up to the highest outstretching branches, the aspiration of an intense love and longing, – a longing for something that brings light and gives happiness, for the light that is gone and they wish to have back again.
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Questions and Answers_Volume-05/ 25 March 53.htm
25 March 1953 You have said: “You must be vigilant and see that you do not use the Divine as a cloak for the satisfaction of your desires.” Questions and Answers 1929 (14 April) * Many people accept certain theories, some of which are very convenient, and they say, “Everything is the result of the divine Will”; others say, “The Divine is everywhere and in everything and does everything”; yet others say, “My will is one with the divine Will, it is He who inspires me.” Indeed, there are many theories and they say that. Naturally, their ego is as alive. They do all that they want to do, saying, “It is the Divine who is doing it in me.” Whatever is supplied by
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Questions and Answers_Volume-05/14 October 1953.htm
14 October 1953 Q. “If the Divine that is all love is the source of the creation, whence have come all the evils abounding upon earth?” “All is from the Divine; but the One Consciousness, the Supreme has not created the world directly out of itself; a Power has gone out of it and has descended through many gradations of its workings and passed through many agents. There are many creators or rather ‘formateurs’, form-makers, who have presided over the creation of the world. They are intermediary agents and I prefer to call them ‘Formateurs’ and not ‘Creators’; for what they have done is to give the form and turn and nature to matter. There have been many,
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Questions and Answers_Volume-05/30 September 1953.htm
30 September 1953 “There is a plane in the mind where the memory of everything is stored and remains always in existence. All mental movements that belong to the life of the earth are memorised and registered in this plane. Those who are capable of going there and care to take the trouble, can read in it and learn anything they choose. But this region must not be mistaken for the supra- mental levels. And yet to reach even there you must be able to silence the movements of the material or physical mind; you must be able to leave aside all your sensations and put a stop to your ordinary men- tal movements, whatever th