3.4    The work on the physical body – Reports of The Mother about her
          experiences and discoveries  in the years 1950
to 1973
          (in historical sequence)

At the beginning of this chapter I would like to highlight an urgent warning which The Mother made not to emulate her life or way of behaving in the belief that everything which she had done or experienced, has to be always and fundamentally the right thing for oneself, or that progress would be made through experiences as The Mother had had them. She pointed out that she as an “Avatar” possessed skills which had made her behavior possible, but that other people normally do not possess them and should not endeavor to.

Before I cite Mother’s work on the physical body, a quote from Sri Aurobindo from ‘The Manifestation of the Supramental’ (1948).
 „In the past the body has been regarded by spiritual seekers rather as an obstacle, as something to be over­come and discarded than as an instrument of spiritual perfection and a field of the spiritual change. It has been condemned as a grossness of Matter, as an insup­erable impediment and the limitations of the body as something unchangeable making transformation impossible. This is because the human body even at its best seems only to be driven by an energy of life which has its own limits and is debased in its smaller physical activities by much that is petty or coarse or evil, the body in itself is burdened with the inertia and inconscience of Matter, only partly awake and, although quickened and animated by a nervous activity, sub­conscient in the fundamental. action of its constituent cells and tissues and their secret workings.

Now follow quotes from The Mother (all from the ‘Agenda’) in historical sequence:

21st April 1954: “The consciousness of the body can first know something exactly when it exists shortly before its realization. To know, means for the body, to be able to do something.”

August 1954: “The transformation of the consciousness of the body will take place first of all.“

14th May 1958: “It seems one can only then understand something if one understands it with the body. In this new substance which spreads itself out there is such an intensive warmth, power and joy that all intellectual activities appear in contrast cold and dry.”

4th June 1958: “With the air which you breathe you absorb this new supramental substance which is spreading itself throughout the entire earthly atmosphere, and it is preparing something in you which will suddenly manifest itself as soon as you have taken the crucial steps.”

11th December 1958: ”Corresponding with spiritual and occult lore, consciousness precedes the form: consciousness produces its forms in which it is concentrated .”

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