Most of the difficulties that people have are due to a lack of control over their actions, and their reactions
to the actions of others.
According to one's nature and weaknesses, one should set for oneself a discipline that must always be
followed; for example, never to quarrel, never to reply when someone says or does something unpleasant,
never to argue when one disagrees. Obviously one must never lose one's temper when things or people are
not the way one would like them to be.
Naturally, if a person is not used to controlling himself, it takes a good deal of effort to acquire this
habit. But it is absolutely indispensable if one wants to make any progress.
The path is long. That is why one must have patience and an unfailing sincerity towards oneself.
In order to be able to live in peace with others, self-control is essential, and it should be practiced even
by those who do not aspire for transformation.
12 December, 1971
Growing up with the Mother, pg. 114 & 115
Nature of the Psychic being
Communications from the psychic do not come in a mental form. They are
not ideas or reasonings. They have their own character quite distinct
from the mind, something like a feeling that comprehends itself and acts.
The psychic, by its very nature, is calm, quiet and luminous,
understanding and generous, wide and progressive. Its constant effort is
to understand and progress.
The mind describes and explains.
The psychic sees and understands.
13 December 1971
Growing up with the Mother, pg. 115
CALLING HER WITH FAITH
The experience you had of the power of the Name and the protection is that of everyone
who has used it with the same faith and reliance. To those who call from the heart for the
protection, it cannot fail. Do not allow any outward circumstance to shake the faith in you;
for nothing gives greater strength than this faith to go through and arrive at the goal.
Knowledge and tapasya, whatever their force, have a less sustaining power- faith is the
strongest staff for the journey.
The protection is there over you and the watchful love of the Mother. Rely upon it and let
your being open more and more to it- then it will repel attacks and always uphold you.
Sri Aurobindo SABCL 25:347; CWSA 32:308
TRUE MANTRA WELLS UP FROM WITHIN
Nobody can give you the true mantra. It’s not something that is given: it is something that
wells up from within. It must spring from within all of a sudden, spontaneously, like a
profound, intense need of your being- then it has power, because it is not something that
comes from outside, it’s your very own cry.
I saw, in my case, that my mantra has the power of immortality; whatever happens, if it is
uttered, it’s the Supreme that has the upper hand, it’s no longer the lower law. And the
words are irrelevant, they may not have any meaning- to someone else, my mantra is
meaningless, but to me it’s full, packed with meaning. And effective, because it is my cry,
the intense aspiration of my whole being.
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