Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Mysterious Night

From the kindled fire of Energy of Consciousness Truth was
born and the Law of Truth; from that the Night, from the
Night the flowing ocean of being. Rig Veda.1

[Yusufali 16:12] We have made the Night and the Day as two (of Our) Signs: the Sign of the Night have We obscured, while the Sign of the Day We have made to enlighten you; that ye may seek bounty from your Lord, and that ye may know the number and count of the years: all things have We explained in detail-the quran.

[Yusufali 17:1] We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power:-the quran

[Yusufali 73:2] And what will explain to thee what the night of power is?-the quran

Chapter XIII
Exclusive Concentration
of Consciousness-Force
and the Ignorance
 (Source:Sri Aurobindo Life Divine)

 "....In the infinity of being and its infinite awareness concentration
of consciousness, Tapas, is always present as an inherent
power of Consciousness-Force
: it is a self-held or self-gathered
dwelling of the eternal Awareness in itself and on itself or on its
object; but the object is always in some way itself, its own being
or a manifestation and movement of its being. The concentration
may be essential; it may be even a sole indwelling or an entire
absorption in the essence of its own being, a luminous or else a
self-oblivious self-immersion. Or it may be an integral or else a
total-multiple or a part-multiple concentration. Or it may be a
single separative regard on one field of its being or movement a
 single-pointed concentration in one centre or an absorption in
one objective form of its self-existence. The first, the essential,
is at one end the superconscient Silence and at the other end the
Inconscience; the second, the integral, is the total consciousness
of Sachchidananda, the supramental concentration; the third,
the multiple, is the method of the totalising or global overmental
awareness; the fourth, the separative, is the characteristic nature
of the Ignorance. The supreme integrality of the Absolute holds
all these states or powers of its consciousness together as a single
indivisible being looking at all itself in manifestation with a
simultaneous self-vision..."

Friday, July 13, 2012

The healer part2

September 27, 1969

(A.R., the healer, enters; Mother gives him a red rose.)
(A.R.:) Thank you ... I come to you as a child thirsting and hungering for Truth, Justice, and the Knowledge of spiritual laws. Please give me this nourishment that is the knowledge of the laws, so I may serve the Divine in the most perfect universal Harmony.
(To Satprem:) Did you tell him that I don't speak?
(Satprem to A.R.:) Mother doesn't speak.
If he has something to say, he can do so.
(Satprem:) What is the central question that preoccupies you?
(A.R.:) The central question ... The central question for me, with regard to past experiences, is to understand the Law - to understand it perfectly, not imperfectly, that is, not empirically, so that by fulfilling the conditions of the Law, we may re-create the same phenomena.

(Satprem:) You spoke of a "block" somewhere?
(A.R.:) Yes, exactly, the block is just that .... Ill give an image: when you know a law perfectly, you can't be in breach of the law; but if you know it imperfectly, you risk a fine at any moment.
(Satprem:) Mother, it's the knowledge of the Law that he would like to have, so as not to make any mistake.
But I don't know any "law"! ... I don't know what he calls the "law" - I don't know any laws.
(Satprem to A.R.:) What do you call the "law"?
(A.R.:) The Law ... I think that if in deep meditation one realizes union with the Divine according to the right rules, every time you have the same meditation for the same cause, you must certainly obtain the same result.
In the manifestation, no two minutes are alike, it's a continuous movement; so when you come into contact with the Divine, what you collaborate with is the Truth of that Movement. That's probably what he calls "the Law."
(A.R.:) That's right.
In the manifestation, it's the Consciousness that expresses itself. And if you identify with it, this Supreme Consciousness, this Divine Consciousness is what makes you act. But as I understand it, the "law" he refers to is a mentalization of this Movement, and that's not necessary - what's necessary is the IDENTIFICATION of the consciousness .... It's a question of words.
(A.R.:) Exactly, I fully agree with Mother. But the problem remains in spite of this explanation. The question mark subsists, because, of course, I've had numerous opportunities to experiment with it - it's something I frequently realize-and yet the results are different, I mean that one doesn't get the result one <352> might have hoped for, which seems (I say, seems) really normal in the circumstances.
(Satprem to A.R.:) You mean, when you want to cure someone?
(A.R.:) Yes, that's it.
(Satprem to Mother:) Mother, he says that when he wants to heal, for instance, there aren't two systems, there's only one: he goes into a deep, intimate communion with the Divine, and lets That come through ....
Yes, that's right.
(Satprem:) So he wonders why, in certain cases, the result isn't obtained?
But that's because on the supreme level it's decided that it shouldn't be obtained! It's a partial consciousness that has the idea that whatever he does, the result should always be the same, but it's not like that!
(Satprem to A.R.:) Yes, it's not like that. It's a partial consciousness that tells you there must be a result, but in the total Consciousness ...
(A.R.:) I had always taken it like that too, but I wanted a confirmation of it.
(Satprem to Mother:) That's how he had taken it, but he wanted a confirmation. Because, for example, he has the case of a man whom he knows intimately and who has become a paralytic. He put all his heart into curing him, and he says he feels the Forces entering this man, he finds him receptive ...
But he isn't cured.
(Satprem:) He isn't cured. He has even given me the photo of the man, and he'd like to understand why, in this instance, he doesn't get cured.
(Mother looks at the photo) <353>
Does this man have faith?
(A.R.:) Well, in the beginning he didn't, but his faith has been growing.
It's because for everyone, what happens is the BEST thing to lead his individuality towards the goal - the goal of consciousness - and if he has faith, the action takes place in an even more precise way, and, we might say, even more rapidly. So in this case, it would mean that his paralysis helps him go faster towards his goal.
(A.R.:) Thank you.
Has he anything to ask?
(A.R.:) Yes, Id like to ask if you think it's good to carry on with this path of healing?
Oh, yes!
(A.R.:) Do you think it's a momentary limitation?
It's not a limitation, even the pettiest work isn't a limitation! It's only a means of expression; but it doesn't limit the possibility, that is to say, if one is capable of doing a general Work, it goes on CONSTANTLY, without a material occupation. I mean that the real Work is done like this (radiating gesture), in silence.
(A.R.:) Thank you.
(Mother gives a photo and A.R. leaves)
I don't know ... since the day before yesterday, when I saw him, the whole body has been very, very much shaken. I mean, difficult to eat, all kinds of things .... I feel it's an acceleration of the Work, but ... There's a strange (what should I call it?) ... fatigue. You see, I never used to use my head, it was always full of Light, and I could do anything without getting tired - but it's as if this Light within (Mother points to her head) had gone. So the head is painful. It's empty, it hurts. And ... I don't know ... maybe it's an acceleration <354> of the transformation - that's how I TAKE it, you understand - but it's difficult.
He speaks of it, too, he speaks of this transformation "from the tips of the toes to the roots of the hair," as he says, and he wants it to go fast.
Yes, it must be that.
(Mother goes into a meditation)
And how are you?
I am better now than before.
Ah, better ... It did you good?
To the body, yes. I don't know, when my body is near him, it's full of energy ... But this man is fine, Mother, isn't he?
I don't know how to put it .... My only contact with him is a receptivity: he takes and takes and takes, absorbs and absorbs and absorbs ....
But I don't at all feel that he draws anything from here (Mother points to her body or to herself), it's ... I might say there's the Presence (vast gesture everywhere), and so it's all the time like that. But what I am wondering about is why my body is in this state? ... I told you, I WANT to take it like that, as an acceleration of the work, and it seems to be true, but ... it's very difficult. You see, for months and months and months, the work never used to tire me; now, all of a sudden, I'll feel exhausted - the body It has difficulty eating, and a constant impression ... of nausea. At the same time, if I concentrate and am careful, I feel the Presence as usual. But as I said, all this (Mother points to her head) is empty - almost painfully empty.
Not at all, not at all the sensation of something that shouldn't be here or that I should reject - absolutely not. The consciousness is like this (immutable gesture). So I say to myself that it may be that instead of following this body's natural rhythm, the Movement is hastened. <355>
When I asked him your question, whether seeing you made a difference between before and after, he added this (with great simplicity, moreover): "It must make a difference for Mother too.
(after a silence)
I constantly feel nauseous, which points to the insufficiency of material forces.
But that's strange, because in my case, when my body is near him, it's full of energy.
Yes, that's right, and that's why I am asking you. So it would really be a hastening in the work of transformation.
To such a point that the first time, I had so much energy that I didn't sleep all night!
Yes ... I don't know ... it must be that.
(Mother remains "pensive") <356>

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The healer

September 24, 1969

So did you see this healer?
Yes, I saw him. <345>
Tell me.
I am very much struck, I must say. First of all, to put things physically, the first time I saw him, I remained with him for three and a half hours-he didn't stop talking ....
But the extraordinary thing is that usually, when I am with people, after half an hour I am exhausted - after three and a half hours (I didn't budge, didn't stop looking at him), I was as fresh as a daisy! And so full of energy that I didn't sleep the whole night! And I spent three and a half hours listening to this man .... Yesterday evening (I was tired, Id had a rather heavy day), I spent only half an hour chatting with him - I was as fresh as a daisy.
Oh, but he's first-rate!
I was quite fresh, as I am not after resting .... But Id like to mention one thing: I saw him BEFORE he came to Pondicherry. The day he reached Bombay, I had a sort of vision I didn't understand: I saw an enormous white horse, huge, but massive, like an enormous plough horse: not beautiful, but with an awesome massive power. A huge white horse. And when I saw him here, I thought, "But here's my white horse!"
Yes, surely.
A plough animal, you know, not beautiful but awesome.
And what does he say?
He's come here with a question-not a mental one .... But I should perhaps tell you the stages of his discovery. As you know, he discovered experimentally on himself what was going on. So he sought to understand: he bought books, went to see so-called "healers." The first people who taught him were "Spiritualists." They told him, "Use a pendulum." He used a pendulum to detect diseases, and it worked very well. Then, after a time, he thought, "But this isn't reality." And then his Pendulum stopped working! Afterwards, he went to see someone else, who told him, "But you <346> should do magnetic passes." He was taught how to do it, and it worked very well: with his fingers he could feel the organs that were out of harmony (because, for him, the key word is "Harmony" or "disharmony"). Then, after a while, he said to himself, "But this isn't reality either." And nothing worked anymore.
Oh, it's very interesting!
He thought, "But I have nothing left, neither a pendulum nor my hands nor anything ...." And all of a sudden he had a revelation: "You have nothing left because you no longer need anything!" Then he began, and he noticed that when his thought met with someone's thought or call, it was done in a split second. For instance, one day a woman sent him a wire in Paris: she had given birth and had a torn perineum. He got the wire, thought, and said, "She's cured." The next morning he went and saw her: the perineum had healed .... Another extraordinary case: a woman was dying in the fifth month of her pregnancy, dying of meningeal tuberculosis. The hospital was helpless, they brought her home. In reality, she didn't want her child. He went and saw her several times, and one day, she had terrible convulsions and died in his arms. Then, he says, "I had a sort of prayer at the bottom of my heart, I said, 'But this woman hasn't followed the law of love, it's right that she should die, but why should this child in her die? ... '" He had a sort of prayer. And five minutes later, the woman came back to life in his arms. She opened her eyes and said, "I am cured." She was indeed cured, but unable to move anymore. Two weeks later, she gave birth to a child, who was not only normal but viable and full-grown, which means that in those fifteen days, the gestation had accelerated and the child was just as full-grown as a nine-month-old child ....
Five months old ...
Yes. Then the woman died the day after giving birth, and the child is now seventeen, I think .... He told me, "That's how it is: there is NO' power,' it doesn't exist - there is That, the Harmony; everyone has the capacity to call this Harmony, and It acts. And It acts in a second, instantly .... But then, he told me, "Here is my question" (as far as I can express what he said) .... Basically, he is aware of quite an extraordinary Power-though I should say I didn't feel a shadow of ego in this man, there's no trace of <347 ego .... He read my book, but that didn't teach him things, it only confirmed some experiences .... This man spoke to me for more than three hours, and apart from you and Sri Aurobindo, I have heard no one speak like him. It was a sage who spoke, a living experience that sprang forth, there wasn't one thing he said you wouldn't subscribe to: those "great Forces of Harmony" that must be embodied on earth, brought down on earth ... It was really a sage who spoke, and those were your words, Sri Aurobindo's words.
That's what A. told me; the first day when he received him, he told me, "I thought I was listening to you or to Sri Aurobindo!"
But the surprising thing is that when he spoke to me, it wasn't his mind that spoke: it was a living experience that sprang forth, that's what was extraordinary! ... He said, "I have the experience of the transformation, the experience of cellular regeneration .... I know from experience that there is intelligence, there is divinity deep down in the cells - I know all that, but it has to be embodied. Something has to be done." So here's his question ....
What does he want to know?
He is conscious of this Power, but he says one needs to have the TOTAL vision, the vision of TOTAL Harmony. Because, he says, it's all an equilibrium, a wonderful harmony, and we mustn't cause any disequilibrium, we must obey the Law, follow the Law of Harmony, but it's a TOTAL Law, of course, and we mustn't make any mistake. "I need the total vision," he says. "Take the Ashram: it's a center of light where there is total harmony; then there's a circle around it, Pondicherry, which is already darker ...
Very dark!
" ... and less receptive; so you can't bring the Ashram's law into that obscurity without causing a disequilibrium; you can only bring part of it, or something that can be adapted to that darkness. Then there is a third, still darker circle, to which it's still harder to apply the law of total Harmony-so how to find out what one has to do depending on the particular point? How to know the right law, the total law? ..." He says, "I don't want to cause any disequilibrium, I want to obey the Law ..... <348>
A. told me you asked to come with him on Saturday?
It's not that I asked, I just thought it might be interesting for him to try and put himself his question to you.
The interesting thing would be to know what he feels when he sees me. [[This is precisely what was going to be a revelation for Satprem and a decisive turning point in his own understanding of Mother. ]] That would be interesting .... I'll see him tomorrow the first time, but it would be good if you brought him on Saturday. I don't think he'll speak tomorrow.
I told him, "Mother doesn't speak." He said, "But of course! It's not words I need, expressing is useless; what I want is the vibration, the experience." He understands silence very well.
Then we'll see. In that case the result might come on Saturday.
Because it would be interesting if in front of you he tried to formulate his question outwardly ... He understands quite well that evolution has reached a point where things must accelerate and those Forces of Harmony must be brought into the world, but basically, he feels such a power in him that he wouldn't want to act arbitrarily: he wouldn't want to "break the equilibrium," but to "follow the Law." And for that, total vision is needed .... He told me, "The miracles Christ worked, for instance (there is no such thing as 'miracles,' by the way), all that I can do, but if I did it, with the means of communication of modern science, it would immediately be known the world over, and something of that sort could strike a 'great blow' to the ordinary mind which only believes in the truths of matter." He asks, "That would be a means of action, but should I do that? ..." His problem is one of action ....
What is he doing now?
Right now, for three days he has been fasting; he's stopped eating. He said, "I'll go and see Mother like this, without having taken any food." So for three days he has been taking nothing but water ... The wonderful thing is that there isn't an atom of mentalization, it's all an experience that springs forth. And all that you've said, all that Sri Aurobindo said, he has experienced ....
He is conscious of the "Moment" in the History of the earth, he feels all that. So he wants to participate in the Work.
(after a silence)
What is it that speaks in him, then? Is it his mind or his physical mind?
I think he's inspired. Because the first day, when I spent three hours and a half with him, the first hour (he's very slow to get started), it took a long time, he was groping for words, trying to express himself clearly. Later on, I tried to drive him into his experience, and it started flowing. What he said was beautiful, it sprang forth like that, spontaneously. It was really inspired .... And at the same time, so moved, because for the first time in his life he can talk about these things with people who understand him. He told me, "No one understands me - but here, everyone understands me." So it comes out, it springs forth.
I'll see him tomorrow. But I think it would be better to tell him it's only a first contact and won't last long, because tomorrow I have a list long like this - every day it's the same! And on Saturday he'll come back with you, he'll stay for some more time.
(long silence)
How old is he? Do you know the year of his birth?
No, Mother, he must be about sixty-five. [[He was born in April, 1904. ]]
How old was he when he noticed that?
He noticed it when he very nearly died, that is when he was about forty-five.
Oh, as late as that!
When he was at a complete loss, he was cured in twenty minutes; so that suddenly started him off in quest of the True Thing.
So some twenty years ago ....
Did he tell you in which year it happened?
No, but I can ask him.
Ask him. [[In fact this power had been there ever since he was born, for his diseased mother noticed that her suffering increased when he was not present, and decreased when he was at home. He is the thirteenth child in a family of peasants. ]]
So, to sum up his question: "To accelerate the movement without causing any disequilibrium," and "to apply the Law without making any mistake" - that's what he wants.

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