Ans. He had gathered in his body a great amount of supramental force and as soon as he left ... You see, he was lying on his bed, I stood by his side, and in a way altogether concrete – concrete with such a strong sensation as to make one think that it could be seen – all this supramental force which was in him passed from his body into mine. And I felt the friction of the passage. It was extraordinary – extraordinary. It was an extraordinary experience. For a long time, a long time like that (Mother indicates the passing of the Force into her body). I was standing beside his bed, and that continued.
Almost a sensation – it was a material sensation.
For a long time.
That is all I know.
- The Mother
(Collected Works of the Mother, Vol. 11, p. 328)
- The Mother (The Supreme by Mona Sarkar, pp. 54-56)
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An impatient cleansing is taking place in earth’s consciousness, and it is this which is felt as the great supramental deluge. But out of this, the true earth and the real man shall be reborn. There shall be the reversal of conditions here, on the earth. Surely: “It would seem to be the onrush of the new species, the new creation, or at any rate a new creation.…How long will it take to reach a concrete, visible and organized realization? I don’t know.” (Mother’s Agenda, Institut de Recherches Évolutives, Paris, 1995, p. 227 [translation])
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In fact that is what the Mother had asked the Lord when she had completed the task of bringing down the supramental light:
My Lord, what Thou hast wanted me to do I have done. The gates of the
Supramental have been thrown open and the Supramental Consciousness, Light and
Force are flooding the earth … Now that the supramental is there — for of that
I am absolutely certain even if I am the only one upon earth
to be aware of it — is it that the mission of this form is ended and that
another form is to take up the work in its place?
(CWM 13, pp. 57–58)
Then the Mother gets a reply from the Lord: If you cannot do it, no other body upon earth can do it. (CWM 13, p. 57)
The Mother did it for seventeen years:
It is a delightful work I am engaged in, constantly, night and day … I
take up one cell (Mother
makes a gesture with Her fingers), it is a very small cell, like
this, microscopic, which one cannot see with the naked eye, but I possess that
power and that vision. Like this, I take up one tiny little cell and I open it
to the transforming light of the Divine Consciousness … These cells vibrate and
radiate with a resplendent consciousness. The ones that are ready, I collect
them and keep them aside and I observe the difference between those that are
ready and the ones that I have not touched; … In the old cells … there is only
a faint glow, a spark of the Divine, whereas in the cells that are charged with
the Supramental Consciousness, there is the perception of the Ananda of the
soul, the soul of Matter which is awakening after thousands of years from its
torpor of inconscience.
(Mona Sarkar, The Supreme, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, 2001, pp. 41–42)
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… Yet, there remains a problem which must be solved. How all this work
that I have done on my body … this work of transformation of matter, (gesture) even of this body
… how to perpetuate this movement in the terrestrial existence so that the
nucleus of a new race can take root?
(Mona Sarkar, The Supreme, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, 2001, p. 52)
How could we (if at all) be useful in this process of rooting the new race? Is it possible at all? Perhaps if we think and ponder over all the concepts and ideas about the Supermind, we will get confused and may even abandon the idea of collaborating in this grand attempt. So, the Mother advised:
Leave everything to me and abandon yourself in the current and you
shall be guided. It is evident that the purpose of my descending here on earth,
for the transformation of the body and eventually of the earth, by the
transforming action of the Supramental, would be accomplished …
(Mona Sarkar, The Supreme, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, 2001, p. 53)
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When in your heart and thought you will make no difference between Sri Aurobindo and me, when to think of Sri Aurobindo will be to think of me and to think of me will mean to think of Sri Aurobindo inevitably, when to see one will mean inevitably to see other, like one and same Person, — then you will know that you begin to be open to the supramental force and consciousness. (CWM 13, p. 32)
- The Mother