This is the Duality at work. There can be no progress without opposition. One cannot even run without having a hard ground under the foot, which opposition has to be pushed to be able to run. These two forces are always in operation, the Divine which moves forward and the Asura or the Titan which opposes. The Asura is also the Divine but has been given this work of opposition and it does its work very, very well. In fact it works so well that today the whole world is under its influence and the Divine has to push through it at every step. So instruments are needed who are open and so can be used.
There is a sacred fire that burns in the heart and envelops the whole being: it is Agni, who illumines and purifies all. I kindle that fire in you each time that you ask me for some progress; but it destroys nothing except falsehood and obscurity.
It is Agni who prepares the immortal body. Establishing Agni in the body’s cells is the first step towards physical transformation. It is the psychic being who will materialise and give this new body, says the Mother. Agni is that psychic being in us, the immortal in the mortal to change mortality into his self.
The accompanying paintings are by Huta who did these directly under the guidance of the Mother. The recitation of the text is in Narad’s (Richard Eggenberger’s) voice. The creation of the video is by Tuhin Chowdhury. This is a beta-version and is being made as an offering to the Mother on her birthday, 21 February 2013.
On the path of psycho-spiritual realizations Sri Aurobindo had two major experiences in 1908: static oneness and dynamic power, the first in Baroda and the second in Alipore Jail. But even earlier than that, he had concrete realization which he describes as follows: “In a more deep and spiritual sense a concrete realisation is that which makes the thing realised more real, dynamic, intimately present to the consciousness than any physical thing can be. Such a realisation … comes so to a very few; mine came fifteen years after my first pre-yogic experience in London and in the fifth year after I started Yoga.”
On another occasion he discloses: “The Brahman experience came when I was groping for a way, doing no Sadhana at all, making no effort because I didn’t know what effort to make, all having failed. Then in three days I got an experience which most Yogis get only at the end of a long Yoga, got it without wanting or trying after it, got it to the surprise of Lele who was trying to get me something quite different. But I don’t suppose you are able to understand, so I say no more.”
For years, even from the time Sri Aurobindo was here, there had been the vision—an inner vision—that India is the place where the fate of the earth will be decided. So the two opposite possibilities are there. As if it were said that if there were war, it would be over India; that the world conflict … (how can I put it?), the ISSUE would be played out over India. But will the Force of Peace be sufficient to prevent war? There’s the whole question. But the whirl of forces is here, over India.
Today is 12 December 2012 with three 12s appearing in it, 12 12 12, an occurrence which happens once in a hundred years; one can add to that also the time, twelve minutes and twelve seconds before or past twelve, 12:12:12 noon or midnight. Numerologists would say several interesting things about it. But at present let us quickly see what the Mother tells us about the number 12.
Revealing its significance, she defines in one place “Twelve” as “Perfect Manifestation Stabilised”. She also speaks of it as “Double Perfection—spiritual and material”.