In this conversation with a disciple, dated 2 May 1956, the Mother explains clearly what it takes to perceive the working of a new consciousness in the earth-atmosphere. She reminds that if want the new supramental consciousness to transform us, we must open ourselves and make an effort to progress.
In these passages by the Mother, we learn not only what is concentration but also how to cultivate it. She also emphasises the need to become conscious of the way we receive and spend our energies as well as the role of perseverance.
The Mother explains that whether it is finding solutions to mathematical problems, doing scientific work or artistic work, it all depends on the degree of concentration and the orientation of concentration.
These conversations of the Mother speak of the hint of Supermind in the Veda and Sri Aurobindo’s yogic work with regard to the descent of the Supermind.
While discussing physical education the Mother highlighted the need for developing healthy habits related to food. Children must be taught to eat according to hunger, neither more nor less, and not to make meals an occasion to satisfy their greed or gluttony.
How and why did the taste for food develop? How can one refine and develop one’s sense of taste? Read excerpts from the Mother’s conversation on these subjects.
Holding a perfect quietude and faith within oneself and also calling for the Guru’s help protects one from nightmares and other attacks during sleep.
The Mother answers some questions about how one should approach literature, especially if one is an aspirant on the path of integral yoga. She explains that the significance of literature is not on what is said but on how it is being said and the feeling it evokes in the reader.
The Mother explains that religion may be divine in its ultimate origin; in its actual nature it is not divine but human.