She is the golden bridge, the wonderful fire.
The luminous heart of the Unknown is she,
A power of silence in the depths of God;
She is the Force, the inevitable Word,.....
To heal with her feet the aching throb of life
And break the seals on the dim soul of man
And kindle her fire in the closed heart of things.
[Savitri : Sri Aurobindo]
On this 21st day of February 2009, which happens to be the birthday anniversary of The Mother, Mira Alfassa, the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, let us remember Her and The Master, in Silence and in utter sincerity and faithfulness.
As we know, born in Paris on 21 February 1878, She spent the first part of her life in Paris with Her parents, who had settled down in France a year before Her birth.
In her early years, She was conscious of the special purpose of Her life, of Her mission on earth. From the age of five She became conscious that She was not of this world and did not have a human consciousness.
Around 1905-06, She came in contact with Max Theon and Madame Theon, who lived in Tlemcen in Algeria around 1905-06. Max Theon was an Occultist of the highest and rarest order. She met Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry on 29th March 1914. She left Pondicherry in February 1915 and proceeded to France and Japan. Later, on 24th April, 1920, She returned to Pondicherry for ever. Thereafter in Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo Ashram was formed and She became known as The Mother.
Sri Aurobindo, whom millions throughout the world have already hailed as an Incarnation of the Divine, had specifically said that 'the One whom we adore as The Mother,' has also descended and became manifest before us on earth. He referred to Mira Alfassa, and millions on earth adore Her as The Mother.
Questions may be, or rather, have been asked : Who is this Mother? What is this Principle of The Mother? How is this Principle related to the Supreme, to the Divine?
The Ultimate Reality is the Infinite and One Existence-Consciousness-Bliss, whom we have termed as the Brahman, the Divine, the Supreme. The Supreme Divine is the One, Indivisible, Infinite and Pure Existence, who has three aspects, the Transcendental, the Universal and the Individual. In the Transcendental mode, He is the Source of and is also above all manifestation, all the Universes, all the worlds. As the Supreme, He bears the eternal consciousness in Him, above all Time and Space. He is described as the Existence-Consciousness-Bliss, as it is already stated, as sachchidananda. He is Existence, eternal existence, and can even become Non-Existence, beyond the apprehension of any manifested existence.
In the Universal mode, He is one with the Universes, though He is above them and is their Creator and Origin. As the Supreme, who is both Impersonal and Personal, He is the Source and Origin of all that is, of the Universe, or rather the Universes. Though He has no form and no shape, He is the Source and Creator of all forms and shapes. He has become all this Universe, or rather all these universes. He is the Manifestation and the One who manifests. It is His Will that manifests and is manifested. He is the entire Manifestation. And it is His Leela, Play. He is beyond it, and also within it. He is in each atom, in each living being. And He is also the Individual, Personal God. All the Avatars are but His Individual Manifestations.
The Supreme is with His Creative and Conscious Force, the Mahashakti, who is the Divine Mother. They are One and Indivisible, and yet They are Two in Manifestation and even above and beyond Manifestation.
As we have discussed, Sri Aurobindo has said about The Mother :
"The One whom we adore as The Mother is the Divine Cobscious Force that dominates all existence, one and yet so many-sided that to follow her movement is impossible even for the quickest mind and for the freest and most vast intelligence."Sri Aurobindo has also said
:"Her embodiment is a chance for the earth-consciousness to receive the Supramental into it and to undergo first the transformation necessary for that to be possible."She is, therefore, so highly and uniquely valuable for the mankind and for the earth. "She is the golden bridge ...," says Sri Aurobindo in Savitri. In fact, She is “the golden bridge” which will enable us, and is enabling us, Her children, to cross the difference and the distance between Mind and Supermind. She is the Force that enables Man and the earth to leap beyond and pass over the gulf of difference between Mind and the Supramental Consciousness, between Darkness and Ignorance and Falsehood on the one hand and on the other hand Light and Wisdom and Truth, and The New Creation. She is enabling us to walk on The New Way. She is enabling us, Her children, to walk towards The New Horizon.
The Mother said
:"Throughout all this life, knowingly or unknowingly, I have been what the Lord wanted me to be, I have done what the Lord wanted me to do, I have done what the Lord wanted me to do. That alone matters."
She has also said :
"Since, the beginning of the earth, wherever and whenever there was the possibility of manifesting a ray of Consciousness, I was there."
And She has also shown us the Way, the most sublime Way:
"You have to aspire, you have to reject; but the best is if you can keep me in your heart, if you love me, then you will have to do nothing. I shall do all for you."
That is the best Way.
She has given us the Hope, She is the Hopr for us all.
And let us remember always what She has told us to march ahead towards the Goal:
"Let us advance always, without stopping, towards an always more complete manifestation, an always more complete and higher consciousness."
The Mother and Sri Aurobindo have been carrying on the Evolution. They were here — and They are here — in order to carry on the Evolution. Evolution is now at a new and decisive stage, at a turning point, when there will come the end of the reign of Darkness and Ignorance, with the emergence of the Light, of Truth-Consciousness.
As narrated by Sujata in Mother’s Chronicles, Book One, a question asked to Sri Aurobindo about what He and The Mother were doing in Their many births on earth. Sri Aurobindo had replied : “Carrying on the evolution.”
Out of ignorance, disbelief and blasphemy, someone has asked about Sri Aurobindo:
“How many dead people did he raise back to life, and how many blind did he heal, And how many demons did he cast out, and how many people did he die for to pay for their debt of sin? Please inform us of all his good works and powerful supernatural miracles.”
My answer is as follows:
The entire mankind lives in death — the people all around are in death. They are born in Death, in unconsciousness, or at best in very partial half-consciousness., in ignorance. We are asleep in Death, at best half-awakened. And Sri Aurobindo and The Mother have lived for bringing for us the Life Eternal. They have endeavoured for leading the mankind beyond Death, in the Way of the Supramental Transformation. They have made everything ready, so that Man will conquer Death, physically, really, for ever, in a new consciousness, in a transformed existence. The reign of Death will be over. And the Journey to the new deathless Horizon has already started. For the First time in the history of earthly Evolution, there has been a real Step taken in order to conquer and transcend Death. Sri Aurobindo and The Mother taking us with Them beyond Death. They are raising us to a deathless existence and a deathless consciousness. The Mind could not conquer Death for us, but now the Hope is there, for we will reach the Supermind, in our journey on the New Way, and the mankind will raised out of Death, really.
The entire mankind lives in blindness — the people all around are in blindness. They are born in Darkness and Tamas. There is no Light, or at best, there is only very partial half-light. And Sri Aurobindo and The Mother have lived for bringing for us the Eternal Light. They have endeavoured for leading the mankind beyond Darkness and Ignorance and blindness, in the Way of the Supramental Transformation. They have made everything ready, so that Man will conquer Darkness for ever, in a new consciousness, in a transformed existence. The reign of Darkness will be over. And the Journey to the new enlightened Horizon has already started. For the First time in the history of earthly Evolution, there has been a real Step taken in order to conquer and transcend Darkness and Ignorance, without going into Nirvana, without passing onto the Heaven. Sri Aurobindo and The Mother taking us with Them beyond Darkness and Ignorance. They are raising us to an enlightened existence and an enlightened consciousness. The Mind could not conquer Darkness and Ignorance for us, but now the Hope is there, for we will reach the Supermind, in our journey on the New Way, and the mankind will raised out of Darkness and Ignorance, really.
The entire mankind has been living with demons — the demons of death and darkness and division and ignorance, of cravings and desires, of disbelief and doubt, of envy and greed and hatred, of jealousy, of lust, and so many other demond. The Mind could not conquer these demons, could not cast them out. Now that we will reach Supermind, in our journey on the New Way, these demons will evaporate, really. And the Leaders for our journey on the New Way are Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
And all these Works that They have done for us and now doing for us are the greatest of all miracles, ever shown here on earth.
[Written on 21-02-2009]
Tagged with: Sri Aurobindo, The Mother, Mira Alfassa, Evolution, Supermind, Mind, The Way, The New Horizon
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