January 18, 1969
(Regarding the “descent of the superman consciousness”.)
Oh, did I tell you? The other day, when the [Jain] sadhu came, as soon as he came in (he stood there), this atmosphere came from here up to there (Mother draws a half circle in front of her), it surrounded me like a wall. It was thick, luminous, and what strength it had! But then, it was wholly directed at him (gesture of forward projection). For me, it was visible, very material, like a rampart, about this thick (gesture: about a foot and a half), and it remained there as long as he was there. It was as if to keep him still! (Mother laughs) It was very amusing.
So this consciousness is very consciously active.
Mother gives flowers)
Here, this is for you.
You see (Mother shows two hibiscus flowers), it's not the same thing: this is “Grace,” and this is “Supramental Consciousness” – we have the flower before the consciousness!
Today I saw Pondicherry's lieutenant governor (he comes now and then, every two weeks), and other people (a guard of Auroville, who is a Muslim), a bit of everything, and now this consciousness comes: the other day, I told you, it was like a rampart, but today with the governor it was much smaller, of limited proportions (gesture like a beam), but it was there, intact: it was the same thing, only the concentration was less. And it comes between the Action (Mother points to her own body) and the person. It's like a projection of power. And now it has become habitual.
There is in it a consciousness (something VERY precious) that gives lessons to the body, teaches it what it has to do, that is, the attitude it should have, the reaction it should have .... I had already told you a few times how difficult it is to find the procedure of the transformation when there's no one to give you indications; and it's the response, as it were: “he”1 comes and tells the body, “Have this attitude, do this, do that in that way.” So then the body is happy, it's quite reassured, it can't make a mistake anymore.
It has come like a “mentor” – and PRACTICAL, wholly practical: “This is to be rejected; this is to be accepted; this is to be generalized; this...,” for all inner movements. And it even becomes very material, in the sense that with certain vibrations, it says, “This is to be encouraged”; with others, “This is to be channeled”; with yet others, “This is to be got rid of....” Small indications of that sort.
Years ago, in one of the old Talks, when I spoke there, at the Playground, I said, “The superman will probably be first a being of power, so as to be able to defend himself.” That's it, it's that experience. It has come back as an experience. And it's because it has come back as an experience that I remembered having said it.2
Yes, you said, “Power's what will come first.”
Yes, Power first.
Because those beings will need to be protected.
Yes, that's right. Well, I've had the first experience for this body: it came like a rampart, it was awesome! An awesome power! Quite out of proportion with the apparent action.
And that's also why (now that I see this experience), I see that the result is far more precise and concrete, because the mind and the vital aren't there. Because it [this new consciousness] is taking their place. And with this whole tranquil assurance of knowledge that comes at the same time. It's interesting.
Do you have something to say?
I was wondering how, individually, this consciousness will act, for instance outside you?
In the same way. Only, those who haven't made it a habit to observe themselves objectively will notice it less, that's all. It will go through cotton wool, as it were, as it always does. But otherwise it's in the same way.
I mean, this consciousness will not act on the mind so much as on bodies?
I do hope it will make people THINK correctly...
It's a guide, basically.
A guide, yes.
It's a consciousness, you understand.
For me, THE Consciousness limits itself to special activities, in special cases, but it's always THE Consciousness; just as it's almost completely limited in the human consciousness, so too in certain states of being, certain activities, it limits itself to a certain way of being so as to accomplish His action. And that's something I had asked for a lot: “May I be guided every minute,” because it saves a huge amount of time, of course, instead of having to study, to observe, to... one knows. Well, now I realize it has happened like that.
There is a very pronounced change in those who were touched on the 1st of January: there is especially... as I said, a precision and a certainty that have entered their way of thinking.
(before leaving, Satprem lays his forehead on Mother's knees)
Oh, time is so short ....
You don't have anything to ask? Anything to say?
It was here (Mother looks in the region of the heart). It's strange, I seem to be asked to put it in contact with all those who come near me.
(After Satprem has left, Mother says a few words to Sujata.)
Since it came, I've been seeing people's eyes more clearly – in the past too, I used to see their eyes, but it was their psychological state, while now I see the expression of the eyes, and it's so interesting!
1 Mother sometimes uses “lie” to designate this consciousness.
2 “It would seem that the most compelling, evident aspect, which probably will be the first to manifest – probably – will be the aspect of Power more than the aspect of Joy and the aspect of Truth. For a new race to be established on earth, it would necessarily have to be protected from the other terrestrial elements so as to survive, and the protection is in the power (not an artificial power external and false, but the true Power, the victorious Will). We may therefore think that the supramental action, even before it becomes an action of harmonization and illumination, of joy, of beauty, will be an action of power, so as to give protection. Naturally, for this action of power to be truly effective, it would have to be founded on Knowledge and Truth and Love and Harmony; but those things could manifest – visibly, little by little – once the ground, so to speak, had been prepared by the action of a sovereign will and power.” (Questions and Answers, December 18, 1957.)