The will is a part of the consciousness and ought to be in human beings the chief agent in controlling the activities of the nature.

Will is the power of consciousness turned towards effectuation. The Divine Will is the will expressing the highest Truth.

When I speak of the Divine Will, I mean . . . something that has descended here into an evolutionary world of Ignorance, standing at the back of things, pressing on the Darkness with its Light, leading things presently towards the best possible in the conditions of a world of Ignorance and leading it eventually towards a descent of a greater power of the Divine, which will be not an omnipotence held back and conditioned by the law of the world as it is, but in full action and therefore bringing the reign of light, peace, harmony, joy, love, beauty and Ananda, for these are the Divine Nature.

Will Manifested in Life
Concentrated and precise.

Episcia cupreata
Flame violet
Bright coral pink flower with a yellow throat and petals with fringed edges; horizontal corolla tube and a limb divided into five rounded oblique lobes; borne singly or in pairs. A creeping perennial herb dark greenish brown leaves and with olive green midribs.

Photo Courtesy: Chrischang

Vital Will Manifested in Life
It is often the cause of greatest disorders.

Episcia reptans
Flame violet, Red violet, Scarlet violet
Small intense orange red salverform flower with a horizontal corolla tube and a limb divided into five rounded oblique lobes; borne singly or in pairs. A creeping perennial herb that has heavily embossed green leaves with silvery green midribs and veins.

Will in Course of Uniting itself with the Divine Will
On the way to perfection.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
Medium-sized double cream white flower.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Will one with the Divine Will
The condition that triumphs over all obstacles.

Hibiscus syriacus
Rose of Sharon, Althaea, Shrub althaea
Medium-sized double white flower with soft petals.

Photo courtesy: Kingsbrae

Will to Conquer the Vital Enemies
Indispensable for the mastery over desires.

Verbena tenuisecta
Moss verbena
Elongated spikes of small rose purple salverform flowers with five irregular rounded lobes. A low perennial herb with deeply cut somewhat lacy leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Divine Will Acting in the Inconscient
Is all-powerful even when we are not aware of it.

Clerodendrum L. sp.
Small mildly fragrant white salverform flower with exserted white stamens, a thin corolla tube and five narrow lobes with up-curving edges; borne in axillary panicles. A small to medium- sized shrub with ovate irregularly serrate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Tony Rodd

Divine Will Acting in the Subconscient
The rare moments when the Divine asserts Himself visibly.

Clerodendrum indicum
Tubeflower, Turk's-turban
Small very delicate white salverform flower with a long thin corolla tube, an irregularly shaped limb with scalloped edges and long thin rose violet stamens; the striking curled buds elongate and unfurl; borne in clusters.

Photo Courtesy: Sriaurobindoashram.com

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