January 16, 1971
(Satprem has not seen Mother since last December 2. The latest turning point in her yoga has just occurred, similar to those of 1962 and 1968. Her small voice quivers and is lost in a murmur, yet her laugh is fresh asa young girl’s.)
I am happy to see you!
Good morning, Mother.
Are you feeling better?
Yes, Mother. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you....
Yes.... One of my legs went dead for a long time – it’s just starting to come back to life – it was paralyzed. This leg
So naturally everything wasdifficult.... I had an intestinal ulcer, but that didn’t last long. It was moreserious but it didn’t last. An intestinal ulcer. But what ties me down is this legthat became paralyzed.
(Mother touches her left leg.)
The lower part of it, fromthe knee to the heel. So naturally you become an imbecile!
You are completely helpless.
But then it means a lot of work is being done, doesn’t it?
What was remarkable (I want to tell you this right away) is that theconsciousness established there
(gesture above her head)
has grown stronger and stronger and clearer and clearer. And it’s CONSTANT. I worked – I wenton working – not only for India but for the world, and in touch (“consulted,”you understand), actively.As for the transformation, I don’t know.... What I had explained about the“replacement of the consciousness”
went on methodically,methodically, absolutely methodically and continuously, but with ... someapparent impairment, or at least the capacities of my body were greatlydiminished for a certain time. But there is a curious phenomenon concerningsight and hearing: from time to time they’re clear, as clear as can be, and atother times they’re completely blurred. And it has very, very clearly another origin – another origin of influence. But I think it will take months before I canunderstand it. In any case, the general consciousness
(gesture above her head),
what could be called the universal consciousness (or at least terrestrial), hasn’t budged for one minute – not one single minute. It has stayed there all the time.Only, you’re a complete imbecile; you know how it is when you can’t doanything: you’re helpless, you can’t even go from your chair to the bed, youcan’t do anything – one leg isn’t there.Even now I can’t walk unaided, I need someone to hold me up.