WORDS OF SRI AUROBINDO
Occasion for a New Birth Within
a: Is there any special significance in the Mother's seeing the
Sadhaks on their birthdays?
There is a rhythm (one among many) in the
play of the world-forces which is connected with the sun and the planets.
That makes the birthday a day of possible renewal when the being is
likely to be more plastic. It is for this reason that Mother sees people
on their birthdays.
a: You wrote once that on birthdays the physical is more open and
receptive to the Mother...
It is not a question of a physical birthday
or of the body- it is taken as an occasion for opening a new year of
life with a growing new birth within. That is the meaning in which the
Mother takes the birthday.
Let the new birth become manifest in your heart and radiate in calm
and joy and take up all the parts of your being, mind and vision and
will and feeling and life and body. Let each date in your life be a
date of its growth and greater com- pleteness till all in you is the
child of the Mother. Let the Lighl and Power and Presence envelop you
and protect and cherish and foster, till all in your inner and outer
existence is one movement and an expression of its peace and strength