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Forward, forever forward !at the ed of the tunnel is the light... at the end of the flight is the victory ! The Mother

The Sense of Beauty

To do this yoga, one must have, at least a little, the sense of beauty. If one does not, one misses one of the most important aspects of the physical world.

  There is this beauty , this dignity of soul- a thing about which I am very sensitive. It is a thing that moves me and evokes in me a great respect always.

  Yes, this beauty of soul that is visible in the face, this kind of dignity, this harmony of integral realisation. When the soul becomes visible in the physical, it gives this dignity, this beauty, this majesty, the majesty that comes from one's being .the Tabernacle. Then, even things that have no particular beauty put on a sense of eternal beauty, of the eternal beauty.

   I have seen in this way faces that pass froin one extreme to the other in a flash. Someone has this kind of beauty and harmony, this sense of divine dignity in the body; then suddenly there comes the perception of an obstacle, a difficulty, and the sense of fault, of indignity- and then, a sudden deformation in the appearance, a kind of decomposition of the features! And yet it is the same face. It was like a flash of lightning, and it was frightful. That kind of hideousness of torment and degradation -what has been trans- lated in religions as "the torment of sin" -that gives you a face indeed! Even features that are beautiful in themselves become horrible. And it was the same features, the same person.
   Then I saw how horrible the sense of sin is, how much it belongs to the world of falsehood


( Vol. 15, p. 373)

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The best homage we can pay to Sri Aurobindo is to prepare for the advent of the Supramental race . - The Mother