September 3, 1966
Sujata would need to be protected a little. She has been getting knocks continually for the past six months.
(Turning to Sujata) Who's been hitting you?
She has got at least four on her hands and she can't type anymore.
She knocks herself, or else at basketball.
You knock yourself or you get knocked?
We'll protect that... (Mother draws a circle around Sujata's hands three times), like this.
That too is a habit. It's nothing but habits: forces playing in Nature. So it takes an inner movement (Mother makes a tiny gesture of disjunction) to break the habit.
At times you feel as if a small force is following you.
Yes, that's right.
(Soon afterwards, about an old Playground Talk of April 28, 1951, in which Mother speaks of awakening the body not through coercion by the vital, but through collaboration from the body itself, and of the need for physical plasticity so as to be able to undergo all kinds of change.)
I've had several hours of this very experience: how the body is automatically attached to its precise way of doing things, and how it must receive the light in order to be ready for anything. It must be able to say spontaneously and sincerely, “Your Will, Lord, nothing but Your Will....” But it accepts this from no one else or nowhere else than the Lord. Otherwise, nothing doing.
To me it's very interesting. Once again I note that I always experience what I am going to hear or to be read.
It's curious. Like an inner preparation.
A little later
There was, yesterday afternoon and this morning, a long demonstration of how the Mind brought about and permitted a certain change in the evolution of Matter for the Divine's play, how rejection of the Mind is useful ONLY as a means of progress and evolution, and how it will be fully used when the new being – the complete, divine being – manifests. It was very interesting. A demonstration.
It's the continuation of the demonstration [of August 31] which showed that ALL that has happened is necessary.
But this can be really understood only when you have got rid of the Mind. As long as you are bound to it, you don't understand anything.
It takes place little by little....
What takes time is to prepare Matter, this cellular matter as it is now organized [since the awakening of the mind of the cells in Mother], to make it supple enough and strong enough to be able to bear and manifest the divine Force. That takes a lot of time.... It explains everything, everything – everything is explained. The day we can describe that in detail, it will be really interesting.
And there is a small beginning of how that being which Sri Aurobindo calls “supramental” will be – the next creation. A small beginning. And it is, as Sri Aurobindo said, an explanation from within outward – the “outward,” the surface, has only a quite secondary importance and it will come at the very end, when it's ready. But it begins from within outward, and it begins in a rather precise and interesting way.
A great deal of time...