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Volume 11

November 28, 1970

(Satprem offers his pension to Mother and asks her if he could keep a little money to build a room for himself in the Nandanam gardens, on the outskirts of Pondicherry.)

Yes, it will do you good.

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(Then Mother translates a few passages from Savitri, including this one:)

It lends beauty to the terror of the gulfs

And fascinating eyes to perilous Gods,

Invests with grace the demon and the snake.


Il prête de la beauté à la terreur des gouffres

Et des yeux fascinants aux dieux périlleux,

Revêt de grâce le démon et le serpent.

It's charming!

That's exactly the nature of the vital, what Théon called the “nervous world.”

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(Then Satprem reads the beginning of chapter 11 of “Supermanhood”; “The Change of Power.”)

It creates an atmosphere that lasts the whole day like that, and I can't talk anymore.

(Mother plunges in)

One can go indefinitely.

And it's vast – it's vast, comprehensive – and it's as if one were putting light on the world. It's strange, every time it has the same effect on me.

There's nothing left here (Mother touches her forehead), nothing. You understand, it seems to come like this, and then it goes like this (continuous gesture rising from Satprem to Mother, then from Mother spreading on both sides onto the world.)

It's really interesting! Nothing remains here (gesture to the forehead), only a very pleasant impression, very stable, like that, and then nothing: silence. And it goes like this, like this (same continuous gesture of spreading), like this.... It's really interesting.

I wonder if there are people who can hear it.... It would be interesting to know. It goes into an atmosphere... not mental, just above the mind, but it's in this new consciousness. And it's like this (same gesture), it goes off vast, vast, vast... as if spreading over the earth.

It's interesting.

(Mother plunges in, smiling)

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