The Mother and Sri Aurobindo
Integral Yoga in Their Own Words, One Quote at a Time!
Today, we would like to tell you a story of two souls – simple, beautiful and interesting! One soul is of ninety-five years old in her physical life while the other one is just of seven years!
What is so interesting about them, then?
It is, of course, their dedication to the Mother – their lives are so much devoted; you just call it very amazing!
Let us take an example of the life of the Grand Maa, Mahalaxmi Ba.
In a bed of a Nursing Home, unable to move by herself, she is the happiest, ever smiling, most talkative person in the whole Nursing Home! Her eyes are shining like a pearl, with full of smile and wit!
A life time gift from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
Yes, that is very true. In early 70’s, at her very first visit to the Ashram in Pondicherry, she was told first to go to the Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo before the Darshan of The Mother. As she bow down on Samadhi, suddenly all inner obstructive layers were opened up and her soul bathed in an immense joy, it was so acute that after the Darshan of the Mother she lied down for all day without food. Her whole life is changed after this. You see her in Nursing Home, nothing of that physical atmosphere or people around her or her own pain and disability of the age can disturb her – she is as it is, in inner joy and cheerful mood!
A true gift at the Samadhi of a great Joy of life – permanently opened up her Psychic Being, the Chaitya Pursha, who is the spark of the Divine itself!
Well, by the wall of her bed there are pictures of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo and a blessing card given to her by the Mother on her birthday and on Darshan. My friend, Shri Pankajbhai asked her:
“Does the Mother come in your dream?”
Her witty reply was: “She is right here by my bed, 24 hours all seven days, giving me constant Darshan, why she needs to come in dreams?!”
So this is Mahalaxmi Ba – you can visit her at the Nursing Home in Perth Amboy, in the state of New Jersey, USA.
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The other soul of a young pretty little girl is also shining with the same dedication to the Mother. ‘The Mother first’ is the motto in her life even at this young age! The glorious personality of the Mother is like constantly on her little heart and in thoughts. This makes her smile so special and her heart very peaceful like an early spring flower of Tulip! She moves and plays around like a chirping bird in the trees!
She is Devna. She also lives in New Jersey, USA. Let us see her story.
In her family, there was a discussion going on. To move to a new house so that parents have the jobs nearby and children have a much better public school.
Well, this little girl felt the crisis. She has to leave the school, her beloved teachers and friends of the school as well as in neighbor! Her heart was heavy and the mind was blank –
‘what to do now’ was a real painful situation. She was unable to express her concerns!
May be she was silently praying to the Mother. The Divine did not change her situation but of course it changed her by putting new light and vibrations that changed her way of thinking.
Once, while learning math with her mother, a brilliant positive thought came across her little mind and in that she found her solution!
Afterwards she wrote down a small story. A story of an Apple, not an ordinary but the smart one! By the way in USA, an apple is a symbol of knowledge and growth. Let us enjoy it –
Story Title: The Smart Apple
Once there was a tree
with a shiny apple.
One day, a girl came to the tree.
The tree said, “You may take this apple – but be very careful, don’t drop it. Mother will take care of you. This apple is smart. You will be smart in the school. No matter what school it is, you will still be smart!”
When the family members saw and read this story, they just stunned! And they surprised so much when she was asked why there is an underline for the word ‘Mother’! she said she has mentioned the great Mother which is in the large picture in the prayer-room!
Yes, that was not her physical mind and its thoughts and reasoning and a beautiful imagination but the Psychic Light coming from the far above which has given such a solution for her crisis. Inner growth always brings a psychic solution which easily solves the pains and problems of day today life and takes the person towards new growth.
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother mention the psychic growth as the first step for their yoga. Only the Psychic Being is the true guide and Guru. It changes our physical life and put us into immense harmony, love, joy, and light of the Divine which we see here in both stories.
A true prayer always asks to the Divine for its Force, Love and Joy and not for any personal benefits, so that one can stand in any type of situation.
Enjoy 'The Smart Apple' story reading in her own words:
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