extraordinary STABILITY.The only thing in it that was a little morbid was this physical mind, the body-mind, which Sri Aurobindo regarded as impossible to change – it wasvery stubborn, but you see, it’s the one that has done the work, it has workedout the change. It had that habit of imagination, but it’s over, I mean it’s nowlike this (Mother brings down her hands in a gesture of authority), it’s themaster.It has interesting possibilities …. Very patient, very patient. Very steady.
(the clock strikes)
Oh, there would be mountains of things to say, but we’ll see later (Mother peers at the clock hidden by a stack of letters on top of which she has placedtwo flowers called “Prosperity”). Now, see, the “prosperity” hides the timefrom me! So … (Mother laughs)So, a happy new year, mon petit!
(Satprem lays his forehead on Mother’s knees)
Yes, there was … It came slowly in the night, and this morning when Iwoke up, there was a golden Dawn, as it were, and the atmosphere was verylight. The body felt, “Oh, it’s really … truly new.” A light, golden Light and … benevolent. Benevolent in the sense of a certitude – a harmonious certitude.
It was new.So there.When I say “Happy new year” to people, that’s what I pass on to them.And this morning, I’ve spent my time like that, spontaneously saying, “Happynew year, happy new year ….” So …
January 4, 1969
(Mother gives roses to Satprem, then breathes in the smell of a bunch of small yellow flowers
It smells nice!It’s for my own satisfaction. These, and the “New Birth,”
oh, these twofragrances are so clean …. (Pointing to the bunch of daisies) This is “SimpleSincerity” You know, a sincerity that doesn’t make any fuss!So what are you bringing me?
Nothing …On the 1st, something really strange took place …. And I wasn’t the onlyone to feel it, a few people felt it too. It began just after midnight, but I felt it at2, and others at 4 in the morning. It was … I told you a few words about it lasttime, but the surprising thing is that it didn’t correspond to anything I expected(I didn’t expect anything), or to any of the things I had felt. It was something