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The Human Aspiration
The earliest preoccupation of man in his awakened thoughts and... his inevitable and ultimate preoccupation... is also the highest which his thought can envisage. It manifests itself in the divination of Godhead, the impulse towards perfection, the search after pure Truth and unmixed Bliss, the sense of a secret immortality. The ancient dawns of human knowledge have left us their witness to this constant aspiration; today we see a humanity satiated but not satisfied by victorious analysis of the externalities of Nature preparing to return to its primeval longings. The earliest formula of Wisdom promises to be its last,—God, Light, Freedom, Immortality.

Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Page 1

Our Vision
It will be our endeavour to seek and express all that ennobles the human spirit in its quest towards perfection, towards truth and beauty, towards joy and sweetness and love, towards the fulfilment of the sense of immortality present in its deeper soul, its ceaseless aspiration for the higher manifestation even in the material creation. The Mirror shall serve as a reflection of and a means to reflect upon the things of tomorrow, bring closer the human destinies as much by approaching the future as by beckoning it to enter into its thousand possibilities.

Triple Twelve: 12 12 12 [12 December 2012]

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”.

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Knowing the why of the creation—the Mother

I have a sort of impression of knowing the why of the creation.

It was to realize the phenomenon of a consciousness which would have at once an individual consciousness – the individual consciousness we have naturally – and a consciousness of the whole, a consciousness (how to put it?) … it could be called global. But both consciousnesses merge into something … which we have yet to find.

A consciousness at once individual and total. And all the work is to merge the two consciousnesses in a consciousness which is both at once. That is the next realization.

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The difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED

His answer was received with a standing ovation lasting over 5 minutes and it entitled him to receive an invitation to dine with Queen, who decided to call him after the contest. He won a trip to travel around the world in style and a case of 25 year old Eldorado rum for his answer.

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Words are terrible veils—the Mother

I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to say things in an expressive way … for the time being, words are terrible veils.

The body is something very, very simple and very childlike, and it has that experience so imperatively, you understand, it doesn’t need to “seek”: it just has to stop its activity for a minute and … it’s there. So then, it wonders why people haven’t been aware of that since the beginning? It wonders, “Why, why have they sought all kinds of things – religions, gods … all kinds of things – when it’s so simple!” So simple, for the body it’s so simple, so self-evident.

All those constructions – religions, philosophies … all those constructions – are a need of the mind to … “play the game.” It wants to play the game well. While the body is so simple, so simple, so obvious! So obvious, so simple: “Why,” it wonders, “Why, why have they been seeking all kinds of complications … when it’s so simple?” The very fact of saying, “The Divine is deep within you” … (it remembers its own experience, you understand) is so complicated, while it’s so simple!

It can’t explain, can’t express, there are no words, but it has a sort of conscious perception of … what distorts and veils. And that’s what has become reality for all human consciousnesses.

It’s hard to express.

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A Letter from Sri Aurobindo

As to whether the Divine seriously means something to happen, I believe it is intended. I know with absolute certitude that the Supramental is a truth and its advent is in the very nature of things inevitable. The question is as to the when and the how. That also is decided and predestined from somewhere above; but it is here being fought out amid a rather grim clash of conflicting forces.

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So I ate my prawn, and it was very good!—The Mother

There was that tall fellow who watched over the Samadhi for a long time, Haradhan; he was there. And when he saw me arrive, he told me, “I have brought something for you.” And in a sort of dark-blue cloth, he had wrapped two big prawns, which he gave me! These were already cooked, ready to be eaten. The cloth wasn’t very much to my liking! So I thought, “How can I make them a little cleaner before eating them?”

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The world isn’t ready—The Mother

The world isn’t ready.

So then, if it is Kali, it means everything back to the melting pot, and with the means at their disposal, that may mean having to start the whole civilization from scratch again – how many centuries wasted?

What has come down to us from the civilizations that disappeared?… Nothing. Nothing, not even one exact bit of information.

All that, all this Matter all the time going … making effort, producing forms, producing an element that can manifest consciousness, and then, brff! And again, and back it goes again – what a terrible waste! A great waste.

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