Conversion of the Asuras
“be converted – that is, become aware of their own divinity and become divine”
- 222 – The saint and the angel are not the only divinities; admire also the Titan and the Giant.
- 223 – The old writings call the Titans the elder gods. So they still are; nor is any god entirely divine unless there is hidden in him also a Titan.
- 224 – If I cannot be Rama, then I would be Ravana; for he is the dark side of Vishnu.
“This means that sweetness without strength and goodness without power are incomplete and cannot totally express the Divine. I could say in keeping with the kind of image used by Sri Aurobindo, that the charity and generosity of a converted Asura are infinitely more effective than those of an innocent angel.”
“I had a startling experience one day when X was doing his pujas to encircle the titans. He was in difficulty and I was about to intervene to help him when I was abruptly stopped. I was faced by a massive blackness (blacker than the blackest physical thing) and suddenly, right at its center, I saw the Divine Love shining with such a splendor – I had never seen it so splendid.
And now it has become constant; each time I hear or see something ugly or horrible, or each time something ugly or horrible happens, something which is a negation of the divine life ... just behind is this flame – so wonderful. And then the effect is annulled.”
- “231 – Courage and love are the only indispensable virtues; even if all the others are eclipsed or fall asleep, these two will save the soul alive.”