AND THE WORLD
One sees that the world in general is at present
in a sort of disequilibrium and chaos. Does this mean that it is preparing
itself for the manifestation of a new force, for the descent of the Truth?
Or is this the result of the action of hostile forces in revolt against
this descent? And what place does India occupy in all this?
It is both at the same time. It is a chaotic means
of preparation. India should be the spiritual guide ex- plaining what
is happening and helping to shorten the movement. But, unfortunately,
in her blind ambition to imitate the West, she has become materialistic
and neglectful of her soul.
India is supposed to be the Guru of the world in
order to establish the spiritual life on earth. But, Mother, in order
to occupy this high position she must be worthy politically, morally and
physically, must she not?
Without any doubt.-and for
the present, there is much to be done !
Why this chaotic condition in our present government?
Is it the sign of the change for the good, for the reign of Truth?
It is the pressure upon the entire earth of the
force of Truth which causes disorder, confusion and falsehood to spring
up everywhere in a refusal to be transformed.
The way of the Truth is certain, but it is difficult
to say when and how it will come about.
Mother, I have heard that in 1967 India will become the spiritual
Guru of the world". But how? When we
consider the present condition. .
India ought to be the spiritual leader
of the world. Inside she has the capacity, but outside. ..for the moment
there is still much to do for her to become actually the spiritual leader
of the world.
There is such a wonderlul opportunity
India has become the symbolic representation of all
the difficulties of modem mankind.
will be the land of its resurrection -the resurrection to a higher and
That same thing which, in the history of the universe, made the earth
the symbolic representation of
the universe so as to be able to concentrate the work on one point,
the same phenomenon is taking place now: India represents all the terrestrial
human difficulties, and it is in India that there will be the cure.
it is for this, it is for this that I have been made to start Auroville.
ago, at the time when Sri Aurobindo was here, there was the vision, an
inner vision, that India was the place where the destiny of the earth
would be decided.
there are two opposite possibilities. It was, as if it was said, that
if there was a war, it was India where it would take place; that the world
conflict, ...the game would be played in India. But will the Force of
Peace be sufficient to prevent the war ? The whole question lies there.
But it is here where the whirlwind of forces is, above India.
I t is like a conflict between the forces that wish
to destroy the earth and the terrestrial transformation. If these forces
can be checked, can be mastered and made powerless, then the terrestrial
progress and transformation are going to proceed straight and quickly-magnificent!
But at present it is like monsters coming from all sides to obstruct.