Acronyms used in the website

SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Agenda/Volume_06/November 6_1965.htm
November 6, 1965 Are you better? Not really. Oh! ... (Laughing) What's to be done!? At night, the last two or three nights, but especially last night (in the middle of the night, after midnight), and for at least two hours, I am carried away in a movement, but a frightfully swift movement! I am lying on something which is a sort of silvery light - a silvery light. And I am lying on it, enveloped in it, and carried away in such a dizzying movement that ... you feel as if your head is going to break. And there are people with me - you are one of them. Really? Yes! Last night it lasted two hours. And you feel like holding on to something, because it's so dizzying....
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Agenda/Volume_06/September 11_1965.htm
September 11, 1965 (On September 6, after months of clashes in the Kutch desert, Indian troops penetrated into Pakistan. Karachi calls for help from the "Western allies." New Delhi orders a general mobilization. On September 16, China will declare its support of Pakistan. On September 19, the Security Council enjoins India and Pakistan to cease fire and the U.S.S.R. proposes a meeting at Tashkent. On September 22, India and Pakistan order a cease-fire. On September 25, China reiterates its claim to 35,000 square miles of Indian territory. This is the second Indo-Pakistani conflict since Independence. There will be a third in 1971 over Bangladesh.) We are threatened with a blackout
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Agenda/Volume_06/July 21_1965.htm
July 21, 1965 There is a slight hope that this material mind, the mind of the cells, will be transformed. This is good news! Page 184 Isn't it! I am quite astonished. I noticed it yesterday or the day before. I wasn't well, anyway things weren't pleasant, and all of a sudden, here was all this mind saying a prayer. A prayer ... you know how I used to say prayers before, in Prayers and Meditations: it was the Mind saying prayers; it would have experiences and say prayers; well, here we are, now it's the experience of all the cells: an intense aspiration, and suddenly all this starts expressing it in words. I noted it. And then, interestingly enough ... It was dinner t
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Agenda/Volume_06/September 4_1965.htm
September 4, 1965 (About a second operation that Satprem should - supposedly - undergo. Mother refuses and advises some exercises:) I was in fact asking for you to cure me without any operations! No, the body must be helped! It goes without saying that in the exercises and in the material aids and in everything I will put the Consciousness, but one must help - one must help the body. It's a necessary modesty. It's the same thing with food. We are obliged to eat, of course, and that's not interesting, it's not for pleasure, but ... (Mother speaks to her body:) "Look here, be modest, indispensably modest: it's necessary to eat and you must eat." And in addition, we must eat wha
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Agenda/Volume_06/October 10_1965.htm
October 10, 1965 And your nights? (Satprem looks deeply disgusted) Oh, there's a whole work going on at night. Oh! ... The whole petty subconscious working of habits, with all the gradations of the importance it assumes in the general consciousness, and, very interestingly, according to the proportion of the importance, it gives the scale. There was the whole scale, from the little manias people have, which of course are very superficial and mere habits, to the known maniacs or half-mad - the whole scale, along with the whole working. And then, the perception that it's just a question of dosage: we all belong to the same substance! It was seen so concretely that it was quite inte
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Agenda/Volume_06/May 29_1965.htm
May 29, 1965 (Regarding X's visit) ... He has become more sober, he doesn't speak so much anymore. You know he had made a prediction about Ml's wife? What was her name?... (Names ... it's something rather odd: when people have left their body, their name goes away, I can no longer remember it - it's cut off, there is a break; I have to stop and let a sort of material memory come back, but in my consciousness it's cut off, there isn't any name anymore: the name has gone away along with the body - which is quite as it should be, of course.) He had told her, "Oh, you will live another ten years." - The next month, she left. So I think it threw some cold water on him, because obviou
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Agenda/Volume_06/May 5_1965.htm
May 5, 1965 You look pale. I am not feeling very well. (silence) I feel as if I am not here, and this has been going on since ... My body is far away from me. Last time, in the afternoon of the day you came, the 30th, I was rather in a poor condition [Mother had "heart" troubles]. And since then I have felt as if ... I am rather far away from my body.... I am in a very, very diluted consciousness (widespread gesture), very diluted. (Mother goes into meditation) I have a feeling that only one thing exists: making contact - putting the divine Vibration in contact with Matter. And this is the only thing which is REAL. Things seem to have clarified these past few days, sin
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Agenda/Volume_06/May 19_1965.htm
May 19, 1965 In connection with an old Playground Talk (of March 14, 1951) I feel like asking you a very simple question. You say here, "If we always had the feeling that what happens under any circumstances is the best, we wouldn't be afraid...." Is it truly the best that happens under any circumstances? It's the best in the given state of the world - it's not an absolute best. There are two things: in a total and absolute way, at every instant, it's the best possible with regard to the divine Goal for the whole; and for someone who is consciously attuned to the divine Will, what happens is the most favorable to his own divine realization. I think this is the correct explanati
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Agenda/Volume_06/May 15_1965.htm
May 15, 1965 We are still in the thick of a period of battle. There are moments when everything seems to be going wrong, seriously wrong, and then the next minute, everything goes triumphantly well, then it starts going wrong again - it isn't steady. At times, there is a sort of harmony in the functioning so perfect that it leaves you dumbfounded, then the next moment, everything appears to be disorganized. So I don't know if it's to make us more supple. It must be to make us plastic. External circumstances, too: at times everything works out - Page 94 everything works out with such benevolence and, really, extraordinary timeliness; then the next minute, people become incr
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/Agenda/Volume_06/June 23_1965.htm
June 23, 1965 Have you heard of Auroville?... For a long time, I had had a plan of the "ideal city," but that was during Sri Aurobindo's lifetime, with Sri Aurobindo living at its center. Afterwards ... I was no longer interested. Then, we took up the idea of Auroville again (I was the one who called it "Auroville"), but from the other end: instead of the formation having to find the place, it was the place (near the Lake) that caused the formation to be born; and up to now I took a very secondary interest in it because I hadn't received anything direct. Then that little H. took it into her head to have a house there, near the Lake, and have a house for me next to hers to offer me. And