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Story Of The Creation



When the Supreme decided to exteriorise himself so that he might see himself, the first thing that he exteriorised out of himself was Knowledge of the world and Power to create it.. ..In the Supreme Will there was a plan and the first principle of this plan was the expression at once of Delight and Freedom, in their essence, which seemed to be the most interesting character of this creation. ...Intermediaries were needed to express this Delight and Freedom through forms. And Four Beings were first brought out to start the world-development which had to be a progressive objectivisation of all that is potentially contained in the Supreme. These Beings, in the principle of their being, were Consciousness and Light, Life, Delight and Love, and Truth.

...As soon as they began their work, they started having their own conception of the work to be done and how it was to be done. Being wholly free, they chose to do it independently. Instead of taking the attitude of a servant and instrument, they naturally took the attitude of a master, and this lapse, I may say, was the first cause, the essential cause of all disorder in the world. And as soon as there was separation-for that was the essential cause of separation-as soon as there was separation between the Supreme and that which had emanated, Consciousness was changed into unconsciousness, Light into darkness, Love into hate,  Delight into suffering, Life into death and Truth into falsehood The result is the world as we see it. It has been done progressively, step by step, and it would be really too long to tell you all that; however, the culmination at the end was matter , obscure, inconscient, miserable.

The creative Force which had brought out these Four Beings essentially for the creation of the world observed what was happening and turned to the Supreme and implored Him for the remedy and cure of the evil that had been done.

  Then the order was given, Consciousness to precipitate into the inconscience, Love into the suffering, Truth into the falsehood. And it was a greater Consciousness, a more total Love, a more perfect Truth than what had emanated in the beginning that now plunged into the horror of matter to awaken there consciousness and love and light, to begin that movement of Redemption which must bring back the material universe to its supreme origin.

THE MOTHER, Questions and Answers, Bulletin, February 1958.








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