Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mantra




One has to be quite ignorant of the mechanism of forces not to understand that saying a mantra of the old gods puts you under the influence and into the orbit of precisely that which resists the new truth.
                                                                                               - Satprem

(Mother’s Agenda, October 16, 1963)

5 comments:

Srikant said...

I was terribly surprised way-back even in 1962.Mother had given me two books on my birthday on my request in 1961, - 1) in French - Paroles D'Autrfois. and
2) Thoughts and Aphorisms.
On the first book she wished me and put her signature, but while giving the second, She twice looked at the book and twice at me. I was really too immature to understand.
During those times, She was reading also this book in the class.
But then something happened and for years this book became my beacon to lead my way.
I was profoundly touched by the following aphorisms, that I read I don't know how many times :

" Be wide in me, O Varuna; be mighty in me, O Indra; O Sun, be very bright and luminous; O Moon, be full of charm and sweetness. Be fierce and terrible, O Rudra; be impetuous and swift, O Maruts; be strong and bold, O Aryama; be voluptuous and pleasurable, O Bhaga; be tender and kind and loving and passionate, O Mitra. Be bright and revealing, O Dawn; O Night, be solemn and pregnant. O Life, be full, ready and buoyant; O Death, lead my steps from mansion to mansion. Harmonise all these, O Brahmanaspati. Let me not be subject to these gods, O Kali."

Sandeep said...

The quote has to be read in context. The previous lines were omitted in the Savitri Era Devotees blog post. This is the full text from the Agenda Oct 16, 1963:

"Now, as it happens, we are witnessing the same phenomenon of "diversion," and today this same Tantrism is seeking to divert the new truth by convincing as many adepts as possible not to say Mother's Mantra, which is "too advanced for ordinary mortals," and to say Tantric mantras in its stead. This is purely and simply an attempt to take Mother's place. One has to be quite ignorant of the mechanism of forces not to understand that saying a mantra of the old gods puts you under the influence and into the orbit of precisely that which resists the new truth. Mother had foreseen the phenomenon and forewarned me in the following conversation"

There are gods on all planes, from the subtle physical to the overmind. The Tantric Mantras, which invoke the gods of the lower planes, were useful for those who seek that power, but for those who seek the Supramental, the Mother's Mantra is more relevant. Each thing has its place but some Mantras can become outdated when one seeks to manifest a greater consciousness.

Harihara Vadhulan said...

Thanks for posting the context that conveys the actual meaning of the text.

pianomonika said...

Also for a Roman Christians like me, it brings a new impetus.

pianomonika said...

THE MOTHER told :'' One need not to leave the earth to find the Truth,one need not leave the life to find his soul, one need not abandon the world or have only limited beliefs to enter into relation with the Divine .The Divine is everywhere , in everything,
and if He is hidden, , it is because we do not take the trouble to discover Him. ''