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At the Feet of The Mother

February 11, 1914 (PM 100)

This prayer is about the problem of action.

“February 11, 1914

AS soon as we rise above the perception of contingencies, as soon as we identify our consciousness with Thy supreme Consciousness, as soon as we thus enter into that consciousness which I cannot define otherwise than as absolute Knowledge, how all problems regarding what we should or should not do or concerning all the resolutions to be taken, appear easy, a little childish.

The only thing important from the standpoint of the eternal work, is to become conscious of Thee, to be identified with Thee and to maintain constantly this conscious identification. But in what concerns the best use to be made of our physical organism, Thy mode of manifestation upon earth, it is enough, when Thou alone art conscious in us, to turn our regard towards this body to know indisputably what is the thing it can do best, what is the activity which will employ most completely all its energies.

And without attaching any great importance to this activity, to this quite relative utilisation, we can take, without any difficulty, without any inner discussion, the decisions which, to the outer consciousness, appear most daring, most hazardous.

How all is simple to him who sees things from the height of Thy eternity!

I salute Thee, O Lord, with a glad and confident devotion. May the peace of Thy divine love be on all beings!”

The text above is quoted from the Third Edition, 1954 (translation by Rishabhchand Samsukha)
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