August 27, 1914

Let me be consumed with this love divine, love powerful, infinite, unfathomable, in every activity, in all the worlds of being!

June 04, 1914

Who can resist Thy divine power? Thou art the sole and supreme Reality.
My being gathers itself in a mute adoration and everything disappears that is not Thou.

May 26, 1914

ON the surface is the storm, the sea is in turmoil, waves clash and leap one on another and break with a mighty uproar. But all the time, under this water in fury, are vast smiling expanses, peaceful and motionless.

May 22, 1914

“Nothing is in the universe but Thy life, Thy light, Thy love[…] Thy divine love floods my being; Thy supreme light is shining in every cell; all exults because it knows Thee and because it is one with Thee.”

April 17, 1914

I have now understood that so long as there will be a manifested universe, the “I” will remain necessary for Thy manifestation… But what must be radically and definitively suppressed, is the illusory thought … of the separate “I”. At no moment, in no circumstances must we forget that our “I” has no reality outside Thee.

April 10, 1914

“SUDDENLY the veil was rent, the horizon was disclosed, and before the clear vision my whole being threw itself at Thy feet in a great outburst of gratitude. Yet in spite of this deep and integral joy, all was calm, all was peaceful with the peace of eternity.”

April 04, 1914

“O LORD, my adoration rises ardently towards Thee, all my being is like an aspiration, a flame which is consecrated to Thee.”

Pondicherry, March 29, 1914

O THOU whom we must know, understand, realise, absolute Consciousness, eternal Law, Thou who guidest and enlightenest us, who determinest and inspirest, grant that these weak souls may be strengthened and those who are fearful may be reassured.

March 17, 1914

The body is a marvellous instrument, it is our mind that does not know how to use it […] But the supreme science, O Lord, is to be united with Thee, to confide in Thee, to live in Thee, to be Thou, and then there is nothing that is impossible to the man manifesting Thy omnipotence.

March 07, 1914, On board the Kaga Maru

This morning my prayer rises to Thee, always with the same aspiration: to live Thy love, to radiate Thy love, with such potency and effectiveness that all may feel fortified, regenerated and illumined by our contact.

March 01, 1914

To live in Love, by Love, for Love, indissolubly united to Thy highest manifestation [….] Ever more of light, more of beauty, more of truth!

February 15, 1914

“Grant, I implore Thee, that all in my being may be identified with Thee and may I be nothing else than a flaming torch of love, one utterly awakened to Thy supreme action of love.”

February 14, 1914

“Lord, deliver us from all care for contingencies, deliver us from the ordinary outlook on things. Grant that we may henceforth see only with Thy eyes and act only by Thy will. Transform us into living torches of Thy divine love.”