Physical plane

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(Mother:) “The whole physical world is the symbol of universal movements.”[1]

(Mother:) “The whole world, the whole physical world is like a crystallisation — it is a materialisation, a crystallisation — of the movements in other planes of the universe. It is like the end of a process, it is as though a projection on something that retains the image, fixes the image.”[2]

(Student:) “The material is a plane, isn’t it?

(Mother:) Yes, it is a final result. There is an increasing materiality and a decreasing materiality, and the physical plane is at the centre: it is like a screen on which all the intervening vibrations are projected and held, as upon a screen — it is an image, an image of all that is happening. We notice it because it is a thing done, something concrete. It is as though you viewed the whole universe as a movement of force and this movement of force were projected till it met a screen and on the screen it made an image, and this image on the screen is the physical world. And it is a mere image. The physical world which everyone takes as the only reality is simply an image. It is the image of all that happens in what we call the invisible. It becomes visible to us because there is a screen which intervenes and stops the vibrations and that produces an image. If there were no such screen the vibrations would move on and nothing would be seen. And yet all the movements would exist. But for us they would be invisible, if there were no screen to stop the vibrations.
         For the ordinary consciousness it is the image alone that is true, and what happens behind it is more or less problematical, but in the true consciousness, all that happens behind or before is the true thing and what one sees externally is only an image, that is to say, a projection on a screen, of something which exists altogether independently.”[3]

(Mother to Mona Sarkar, 1967:) “The truth is that nothing is fixed, everything changes.
         Outwardly, one sees nothing. Ordinarily, one sees an object and there is no mutation, no change; it is fixed in one place and it remains as it is. But when we have this perception of the subtle world, we see that at each instant, it is a thing which is transforming itself, which is in movement; and in reality it is that....
         Behind all these appearances there is a force which acts, the Force of the Supreme because of which each thing changes. It is the law of creation and it is His Force which acts even in a stone. When one has this vision, one sees that everything is in movement. Everything changes, changes... changes; there is nothing that is fixed in this universe...
         This is the truth behind things. It is in the subtle world that the truth of things is found. Everything... everything, everything is in movement. Everything advances towards this, imperceptibly, towards the goal – and that is why it is in movement....”[4]

(Student:) “If everything that is manifested in the physical world has its origin in the higher Truth, what is it that makes it ugly when it expresses itself? Why are there ugly things at all?

(Mother:) Because there are forces that intervene between the origin and the manifestation.
         If I ask you, “Do you know the truth of your being?” What will you say?... Do you know it? Well, the same holds for everything. And yet you are already a sufficiently evolved thinking being who has passed through all kinds of refinements. You are no longer quite like, let us say, a lizard that runs on the wall; and yet you would not be able to say what the truth of your being is. That is just the secret of all deformations in the world. It is because there is all the inconscience created by the fact of separation from the Origin.”[5]

(Mother:) “And so, the remedy? Since such is the cause, the only way of putting everything right is to become conscious once again. And this is very simple, very simple.”[6]

  1. Questions and Answers 1953, p.271
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Mona Sarkar, Throb of Nature: Conversations with the Mother on Flowers and Nature, p.73
  5. Questions and Answers 1953, p.70
  6. Ibid., p.72

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