Thursday, January 20, 2005

The Golden Day

The Mother - Pondicherry India: 31 December 1954.
I am going to read the prayer to you in French—it is a message not a prayer—in French and in English.... This message was written because it is foreseen that next year will be a difficult year and there will be many inner struggles and even outer ones perhaps. So I tell all of you what attitude you should take in these circumstances. These difficulties may perhaps last not only twelve months, that is, one full year, but perhaps fourteen months; and during these fourteen months you must make an effort never to lose the attitude about which I am going to speak to you just now.

In fact, I insist that the more difficult things are, the more you must remain quiet, and the more should you have an unshakable faith. Of all things this is the most important.

Usually, as soon as things become difficult, human beings get agitated, become irritated, get terribly excited and they make the difficulties ten times more difficult. So I am warning you right away that this in not to be done, that you must do the opposite; and what I am going to read to you is precisely what you must repeat to yourself as soon as you feel some anxiety or disquietude within you; you must remember what I am telling you today and remember it throughout the year. You can repeat it morning and evening profitably. Here, then...

"No human will can finally prevail against the Divine's Will. Let us put ourselves deliberately and exclusively on the side of the Divine, and the Victory is ultimately certain."

....… it is the last hope of the adverse forces to triumph against the present Realization. If one holds on fast during these months, after that they will not be able to do anything very much, it will be a crumbling resistance. That's it: it is essentially the conflict of the adverse forces, the anti-divine forces which are trying to push back the divine Realization as much as they can… they hope, for thousands of years, you see. And it is this conflict which has come to its crisis. It is their last chance; and as those who are behind their external action are altogether conscious beings, they know very well that it is their last chance, and they will put all they can into it, and what they can is much. These are not ordinary little human consciousness. They are not human consciousness at all. They are consciousness which, compared with human possibilities, seem to be divine in their power, their strength, even their knowledge. Therefore it's a terrific conflict and one wholly concentrated on the earth, because they know that it is upon earth that the first victory has to be won—the decisive victory, a victory which will determine the earth's future.

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