The hour has come when
a choice has to be made, radical and definitive.
give us the strength to reject falsehood and emerge in Thy truth,
pure and worthy of Thy victory.
This is no question of general theory;
it belongs to the actuality of things. The Asura is the force of
falsehood, antidivine, which reigns as sovereign over the physical
world; his influence is felt everywhere, it is in everything in
Matter. But the time has now come when the separation, the purification,
can be made, the falsehood, the Asuric influence, rejected and there
can be an exclusive living in the Divine Truth.
3 January 1943
This is not a prayer,
but an encouragement.
Here is the encouragement
and a comment upon it:
"At the very moment
when everything seems to go from bad to worse, it is then that we
must make a supreme act of faith and know that the Grace will never
The hours before the
dawn are always the darkest.
The servitude just before
freedom comes is the most painful of all.
But in the heart endowed
with faith burns the eternal flame of hope which leaves no room
This wonderful world
of delight waiting at our gates for our call, to come down upon
Is "this wonderful world of delight'' the same as the Supramental
New World that was born on 29 February 1956, or is it different? Since You have spoken of it as the "world
of delight'' it cannot be merely the Delight or Ananda of the Supramental
World already born. Does it mean that, after the manifestation of
the Supramental World, now one more new world is "waiting at
our gates for our call'' to manifest on earth?
It has always been waiting,
since the beginning of the creation.
Is this world the world of Ananda which, in the hierarchical gradation
of the planes of existence, is situated above the world of Supermind?
If so, does it mean that after six years of its birth the Supramental
World is now sufficiently well-established on earth to make the
manifestation of a still higher world possible?
The above question arises because, according to Sri Aurobindo, the
Ananda plane cannot manifest in the earthly evolution until the
Supramental is well-established in it.
This is absolutely evident.
What is meant by "waiting at our gates''? Does it mean that
it has come down up to the subtle physical plane?
I did not specify what
gates they are.
"Waiting at our gates for our call, to come down upon earth...
''does this mean that it will not come down upon earth until it
What is the best way of calling down this world of delight?
Understand and be sincere.
Have the printed copies of Your five photographs, with a significance
given to each, which You distributed on 21 January 1961,
anything to do with the calling down of the world of delight? If
they are given as an aid to call, how best to make use of them for
Each one must find that
Will it be helpful to call down this world if Your Message itself
is converted into an invocation and repeated in silent concentration
as follows: "O wonderful world of delight waiting at our gates
for our call, come down upon earth... ''
For those who spontaneously
feel like doing it, it will be helpful.
Unlike every year, You read the Message this time first in English
and then in French. Why this change of procedure?
Because I received it
in English first.
The dots at the end of the Message give an impression as if something
is left unsaid. Is it so?
There is always something
- many things - left unsaid.
5 March 1961
Men, countries, continents!
The choice is imperative:
Truth or the abyss.
About the New Year Message of 1967, you say that the choice is between
truth or the abyss. The abyss seems to be gaping just in front,
yet there is a confidence that it will be removed from the way.
The confidence is quite
The message is only
for those who are still asleep and quite satisfied with their sleep.
is the meaning of "abyss'' in your New Year's Message or, put
another way, what should a sadhak fear?
Right now there is a
great tension. They have all taken positions as if to start war.
It is the blind passion that men put into their international relations.
At the base of all there
is fear, general distrust, and what they believe to be their "interests''
(money, business) - a combination of these three things. When these
three lowest passions of humanity are brought into play, that is
what I call "the abyss''.
When someone has decided
to consecrate his life to the seeking for the Divine, if he is sincere,
that is to say, if the resolution is sincere and carried out sincerely,
there is absolutely nothing to fear, because all that happens or
will happen to him will lead him by the shortest way to this realisation.
That is the response
of the Grace. People believe that the Grace means making everything
smooth for all your life. It is not true.
The Grace works for
the realisation of your aspiration and everything is arranged to
gain the most prompt, the quickest realization - so there is nothing
Fear comes with insincerity.
If you want a comfortable life, agreeable circumstances, i.e., you
are putting conditions and restrictions, and then you can fear.
But it has no business
in the sadhana!
26 May 1967
The world is preparing
for a big change.
Will you help?
How should we help the big change in the world, about which your
New Year's Message speaks?
The best way of helping
is to let the Consciousness that has come down upon earth work in
you for transformation.
9 January 1970
is it "to work for the Future''?
To begin with, not to
stick to the old habits individual and national.
this year be a year of luminous peace in the joy that comes from
true kindness - the human child of Divine Compassion. 182
Let us hope also that
this year will not pass without bringing us together once more.
the dawn of the New Year be for us also the dawn of a new and better
dispel all my ignorance and egoism with the first ray of sunlight
of the New Year.
Make Your Light shine
out in me and may this Light give birth in me to a consciousness
full of Your supreme delight.
Yes, the New Year must
dispel the smoke of ignorance and make the Light shine forth.
My blessings are with