Chance can only be the opposite of order and harmony. There is only one true harmony and that is the supramental — the reign of Truth, the expression of the Divine Law. In the Supermind, therefore, chance has no place.
It is the ignorant, limited, egoistic consciousness which demands miracles. As soon as one is enlightened, one knows that everywhere and always there is miracle.
… insistence on the exclusive reality of the physical world, of physical pleasures, physical joys, physical possessions, is the result of the whole materialistic tendency of human civilisation. It was unthinkable in ancient times. On the contrary, withdrawal, concentration, liberation from all material cares, consecration to the spiritual joy, that was happiness indeed.
Is it not possible to know the universe in its reality as it is in itself, independently of the observer or thinker?
Yes, there is a way: it is by identification. But obviously it is a means which eludes absolutely all physical methods.
“I think one of the greatest difficulties in understanding things comes from an arbitrary simplification which puts spirit on one side and matter on the other. It is this foolishness that makes you incapable of understanding anything…”
The path must be shown and the doors opened but everyone must follow the path, pass through the doors and go towards his personal realisation. The only help one can and should receive is that of the Grace which formulates itself in everyone according to his own need.
Sweet Mother, hasn’t morality helped us to increase our consciousness?
That depends on people. […] It is very difficult for a virtuous man to enter the path of God; this has been said very often, but it is altogether true, for he is self- satisfied, he thinks he has realised what he ought to have realised…
But this very attitude of wanting to become identified with the Unmanifest and letting the world suffer, isn’t this selfishness?
Yes. And so what happens is very remarkable, the result is always the same: those who have done that, at the last minute, have received a sort of intimation that they had to return to the world and do their work.
You have a guide for a part of the way but when you have travelled this part leave the road and the guide and go farther! This is something men find difficult to do.
What is exactly the nature of religion? Is it an obstacle in the way of spiritual life?
Religion belongs to the higher mind of humanity. It is the effort of man’s higher mind to approach, as far as lies in its power, something beyond it … Religion may be divine in its ultimate origin; in its actual nature it is not divine but human.
Sweet Mother, is religion a necessity in the life of the ordinary man ?
In the life of societies it is a necessity, for it serves as a corrective to collective egoism which, without this control, could take on excessive proportions.
When you look back, all kinds of things which you did not understand when they happened to you, you realise as just the thing which was necessary in order to compel you to make the needed progress. Always, without exception. It is our blindness which prevents us from seeing it.
“If you do not make a higher determinism intervene, truly you can change nothing. That is the only way of changing your physical determinism. If you remain in your physical consciousness and want to change your determinism, you cannot…”
If you see some catastrophe coming, can you, Mother, by your effort change it?
That depends upon the nature of the event. There are many things…. That depends also upon the level from which one sees.