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).
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 .”