News & Notes 633:House of Mother's Agenda
The Synthesis of Yoga, Pt.I, Ch.IV:
“The Sacrifice, the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice”
- “Beyond the limited human conception of God, he will pass to the one divine Eternal....”
The Synthesis of Yoga, p.130
What man calls God is a limited consciousness of God, not the full consciousness of God; so he will go beyond this limited consciousness of God and towards the true Divine.
Sri Aurobindo means that man has a limited knowledge, a limited consciousness and perception and experience of God, not the full experience of the Divine, and that he must pass beyond this knowledge and perception in order to go to the vaster and truer perception.
- Sweet Mother, the justification of earthly existence...
Yes, the justification of earthly existence is that one is on earth to realise the Divine.
Without this reason earthly life would be a monstrosity.
If there were not this supreme reason, of rediscovering the Divine and becoming Him, manifesting Him, realising Him externally, earthly life as it is would be something monstrous. Naturally, the more people are unconscious, the less do they understand this, for they do not objectify; they live mechanically, according to habit, without even objectifying or being aware of their way of living. And as the consciousness grows, they realise the kind of monstrous hell life is — life as it is. And it is only when one becomes conscious of that towards which this life leads, that one can accept it and understand it. It is only this purpose of life which makes it acceptable. Without that it would truly be a frightful monstrosity.
- Sweet Mother, what is a “divine pleasure”? [“A Bliss has invaded him and shown that it can make suffering and sorrow impossible and turn pain itself into divine pleasure”, p.128]
It is the pleasure of the Divine.
What do you want me to tell you, child? You must live it and then you will know what it is.
It is what is called Ananda in Sanskrit. And we have often said before that to know this Ananda, one must first have completely renounced all human pleasures, to begin with, for so long as a human pleasure delights you, you are not in the right state to know the Ananda. It may come to you and you will not even be aware of it.
- “A spiritual Truth and Right have convicted the good and evil of this world of imperfection or of falsehood and unveiled a supreme good.... But behind all these and in them he has felt a Divinity who is all these things, a Bringer of Light, a Guide and All-Knower, a Master of Force, a Giver of Bliss, Friend, Helper, Father, Mother, Playmate in the world-game, an absolute Master of his being, his soul’s Beloved and Lover.”
The Synthesis of Yoga, p.129
- Can the Godhead be all these things at once for anybody?
Yes, and many more.
This is only a very brief description!
But here too, if one wants to have this experience, one must not seek in life and among men for these relationships, because if one seeks them in the ordinary life, as ordinary relationships, one becomes incapable of feeling them exactly as the Divine can give them. And usually, most people, even those who have a living soul, seek these relations with the Divine only after they have had the most bitter and disappointing experiences in their search for human relationships. This makes them lose much time and wastes a lot of energy.
And usually, they are already quite worn out and spent when they reach the state in which they are capable of having these relations in all their splendour with the divine Presence.
That means much time lost and much wastage of energy; but it would seem that very few people can go straight avoiding all these roundabout ways. Mostly, when they are told that there is a divine Joy and a divine Plenitude which far surpass all they can imagine in ordinary life, they don’t believe it; and to believe it they must have, as I said, gone through a painful experience of all that is false, deceptive and disappointing in ordinary relationships. It is said that example is the best teacher, but in fact there are very few who care to follow an example — especially when the examples are a little too far beyond them. They all want to have their own experience; they have the right to it, but that makes the path interminable.
Questions and Answers 1956, p.119
|The Ponder Corner:||“You must increase your concentration, your aspiration and your trust and with the new help which comes to you, make a new programme, work out other means to replace those you have left behind. This is how one progresses stage by stage.”
Questions and Answers 1950-1951, p.181