Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Messages by the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram


 (Christmas was designated by the Mother as the festival of 

the return of the Light .)


May the New Light illumine your thoughts and your lives,
govern your hearts and guide your action.

Joyeux Noel.
Let us celebrate the Light by letting it enter into us.

If you want peace upon earth, first establish peace in your heart.
If you want union in the world, first unify the different parts of your being.

Bon Noel to all.

Bon Noel to all, in Peace and Joy.
May this new Christmas be for you the advent of a new light, higher and purer.

Union and goodwill upon earth.
Behind the rigidity of the outward celebrations there is a living symbol;
it is this that we must remember.

Peace and goodwill to all.
Unless a break is made with the habits and the beliefs of the past,
there is little hope of advancing rapidly towards the future.

Love the Truth.
Let the light dawn in your consciousness.
Blessings to all.

Hail the new light.
That it may grow in all hearts.

The time has come for the rule of falsehood to end.
In the Truth alone is salvation.

We want to show to the world that man can become a true servitor of the Divine.
Who will collaborate in all sincerity ?

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The Mother's prayer to Father Christmas)

Father Christmas,
I evoke you today!
Answer our call. Come bearing all your marvellous gifts.
You are the great dispenser of worldly possessions;
you are the untiring friend who hears every request
and grants it generously.
Give each one the material object he desires,
and as for me, give me enough,
give me much so that I may give largely to all.

Significances of the gifts offered by the three Magi to Jesus at the time of his birth )

Gold: wealth of the world and supramental knowledge.
Frankincense: purification of the vital.
Myrrh: immortalisation of the body.

                                                                                              - The Mother

Sweet Mother,
Why do we celebrate Christmas here? What special meaning does this day have for us? And why is a distinction made here between Europeans and Indians on Christmas Day?
Long before the Christian religion made December 25th the day of Christ’s birth, this day was the festival of the return of the sun, the Day of Light. It is this very ancient symbol of the rebirth of the Light that we wish to celebrate here.
As far as I know, everyone in the Ashram is allowed to come to the Christmas tree and the distribution.
The custom of sending special baskets to the Europeans and Americans comes from the fact that in those countries they usually give presents to each other on Christmas Day, instead of on January first. That is all.
The Mother 

A young Muslim girl who had a special liking for “Father Christmas” – I

don't know why, as it was not part of her religion!  Without saying 

a word to me, she called on Santa Claus and told him, “Mother doesn't 

believe in you; you should give Her a gift to prove to Her that you exist.

You can give it to Her for Christmas.” And it happened!... She was quite

    -      The Mother

(Mother’s Agenda, Vol. 1, Page 176)


pianomonika said...

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.The birth of Jesus is the incarnation of Christian understanding of God,in Jesus,God has communicated to the people who go into their history in,takes pity on her and gave them salvation.
That is why Christmas is a day of love.
''Mother'' saw it as New Light illumine the thoughts and lives.
She saw it as peace upon the earth
and the necessity to establish first peace in our hearts."" Let the light down in your consciousness'''
This sentence we should remember, special on Christmas.

pianomonika said...

Many of us did not know the'Mother'
personally, so it is a great joy, to see her on Christmas,surrounded by her loved ones.
Her smile radiates--everything will remain in our memory.

Mandakini Patel said...

"Let the Light down in OUR consciousness". Yes. That is what we have to work hard to accomplish. Thanks. Jai Maa.