November 2, 1958
Last night, I thought, “My god! If I have to...” Individually, with this one or that one, by selecting the best, I could get somewhere, but this... this mass.1 Swami had told me so – he told me immediately after his first meditation [collective meditation at the Ashram playground], he told me, “The stuff is not good!” (Mother laughs)
I didn't press the matter.
All this together constitutes one collective entity, and the individual is lost in it. If I had to deal with this person or that person individually, it would be different. But all together, taking them all together as a collective entity, well, it's not brilliant.
1 Mother is referring to the Ashram as a collectivity.