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CONVERSION

Conversion: the turning of all the movements of the being towards the Divine.
THE MOTHER

When [the psychic being] is awake, it begins to take hold of the rest of the being, to influence it and change it so that all may become the true expression of the inner soul. It is this change that is called the inner conversion. There can be no conversion without the awakening of the psychic being.
SRI AUROBINDO

The spiritual conversion begins when the soul begins to insist on a deeper life and is complete when the psychic being becomes the basis or the leader of the consciousness and mind and vital and body are led by it and obey it.
SRI AUROBINDO

Conversion
The starting point of realisation.

Hippeastrum
Amaryllis, Knight's star lily, Barbados lily
Large trumpet-shaped flowers with six flared petals and long curving stamens; in white and shades of red, pink, orange, salmon, and striped; borne on tall sturdy scapes. A large bulb with thick, usually straplike leaves that appear after the blooming season.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Conversion of the Mind

The mind has freed itself of its arrogance and knows that it is only an instrument.

Hippeastrum
Amaryllis, Knight's star lily, Barbados lily
Large trumpet-shaped yellow flowers with six flared petals and long curving stamens; borne on tall sturdy scapes. A large bulb with thick, usually strap like leaves that appear after the blooming season.

Picture not available.

Conversion of the Physical Mind
Ready to understand everything and to grow continually.

Hippeastrum
Amaryllis, Knight's star lily, Barbados lily
Large trumpet-shaped salmon orange flowers with six flared petals and long curving stamens; borne on tall sturdy scapes. A large bulb with thick, usually strap like leaves that appear after the blooming season.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Conversion of the Emotional Being

It blossoms in a harmonious receptivity.

Hippeastrum
Amaryllis, Knight's star lily, Barbados lily
Large trumpet-shaped light pink flowers with reddish pink lines and a white streak through the middle of each petal; flowers with six flared petals and long curving stamens; borne on tall sturdy scapes. A large bulb with thick, usually strap like leaves that appear after the blooming season.

Photo Courtesy: Tony from Sydney

Conversion of the Vital

Enthusiastic and spontaneous, it gives itself unstintingly.

Hippeastrum
Amaryllis, Knight's star lily, Barbados lily
Large trumpet-shaped dark red flowers with or without a red centre and with six flared petals and long curving stamens; borne on tall sturdy scapes. A large bulb with thick, usually strap like leaves that appear after the blooming season.


Conversion of the Physical
Compact and stable, without any fluctuations.

Hippeastrum
Amaryllis, Knight's star lily, Barbados lily
Large trumpet-shaped bright red flowers with or without a white centre; flowers with six flared petals and long curving stamens; borne on tall sturdy scapes. A large bulb with thick, usually strap like leaves that appear after the blooming season.

Photo Courtesy: Editor B

Integral Conversion

Above all conflicts and struggles, in a harmonious blossoming.

Hippeastrum
Amaryllis, Knight's star lily, Barbados lily
Large trumpet-shaped fragrant white flowers with or without a green centre; flowers with six flared petals and long curving stamens; borne on tall sturdy scapes. A large bulb with thick, usually strap like leaves that appear after the blooming season.

Photo Courtesy: Jimski

Integral Conversion with the Help of the Psychic
Sweetness mingles with resolution.

Hippeastrum
Amaryllis, Knight's star lily, Barbados lily
Large trumpet-shaped flowers with wavy petals spotted rose; flowers with six flared petals and long curving stamens; borne on tall sturdy scapes. A large bulb with thick, usually strap like leaves that appear after the blooming season.

Picture not available.

Total Conversion
The whole being has given itself in all its movements.

Hippeastrum
Amaryllis, Knight's star lily, Barbados lily
Large trumpet-shaped very large light red flowers with thick fleshy petals; flowers with six flared petals and long curving stamens; borne on tall sturdy scapes. A large bulb with thick, usually strap like leaves that appear after the blooming season.

Picture not available.

Conversion of the Aim of Life from the Ego to the Divine
Instead of seeking one’s own satisfaction, to have service of the Divine as the aim of life.

Clivia miniata
Kaffir lily
Medium-sized bright orange funnelform flowers with the limb divided into six lobes, a yellow or apricot throat and exserted stamens; borne in many-flowered umbels on erect scapes. A perennial bulb with straplike leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Hedwig Storch

Conversion of the Higher Mind
Receives its inspirations from the Divine Consciousness.

Lycoris aurea
Golden hurricane lily, Golden spider lily
Medium-sized bright golden yellow funnelform flower with a short tube opening into curved lobes and long exserted stamens creating a spidery appearance; borne in umbels on a solid scape. A bulbous herb that flowers in a leafless state.


Power in the Converted Mind
When the mind turns towards the Divine it becomes a powerful instrument.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Viceroy
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
Large single bright ochre yellow flower with crinkled petals.

Photo Courtesy: JIGGS IMAGES

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ASPIRATION

We can, simply by a sincere aspiration, open a sealed door in us and find...that Something which will change the whole significance of life, reply to all our questions, solve all our problems and lead us to the perfection we aspire for without knowing it, to that reality which alone can satisfy us and give us lasting joy, equilibrium, strength, life.
THE MOTHER

Aspiration is like an arrow. ... So you aspire, you want very earnestly to understand, to know, to enter into the Truth. Yes? And then with that aspiration you do this (gesture upwards). Your aspiration rises, rises, rises, rises straight up, very strong and then it strikes against a kind of— how to put it? — a lid which is there, hard like iron and extremely thick, and it does not pass through. And then you say, "See, what's the use of aspiring? It brings nothing at all. I meet with something hard and cannot pass!" But you know about the drop of water which falls on the rock, it ends up by making a chasm: it cuts the rock from top to bottom. Your aspiration is a drop of water which, instead of falling, rises . . . and when it makes the hole suddenly it springs up out of this lid and enters an immensity of light.
THE MOTHER


Aspiration
Innumerable, obstinate, repeating itself tirelessly.

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Night jasmine, Tree of sadness
Small fragrant salverform flower with a prominent orange corolla tube and a flat abruptly expanding white limb divided into five to eight irregular lobes; borne in few-flowered terminal cymes. A medium-sized shrub or small tree with flowers that open at night and fall by early morning carpeting the ground.

Photo Courtesy: J.M.Garg

Elan of aspiration

Nothing is too high, nothing is too far for its insatiable ardour.

Cleome hasslerana
Spider flower, Spider plant
Small flowers that open pink and fade to pinkish white, with three erect partially rolled petals and long exserted pistil and stamens; white buds turn pink before opening; borne in ball-like terminal clusters on long erect racemes. A tall strongly scented annual herb with digitate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Flame of Aspiration

A flame that illuminates but does not burns.

Acer
Maple
Numerous species of mostly deciduous small to medium-sized very attractive trees and occasionally shrubs usually with palmately lobed leaves, often as wide as they are long; rich bright autumnal colourings vary from light yellow to deep red.

Photo Courtesy: Essjay

Aspiration for Purity

Purity is perfect sincerity and one can obtain it only when the being is entirely consecrated to the Divine.

Spathiphyllum
Peace lily, Spathe flower
Medium to large cream white to pale green leaflike spathe with a shorter erect white spadix arising from the base; borne singly on long stems. A rhizomatous perennial herb cultivated for its decorative foliage as well as its flowers.

Photo Courtesy: Rantz

Aspiration for Integral Immortality

An organised, tenacious and methodical development of the consciousness.

Aerva tomentosa
Small to medium-sized thin white woolly catkins borne in short branching axillary or terminal spikes. A weak-stemmed shrub with silvery tomentose leaves.

PhotoCourtesy: Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Aspiration for the Divine Consciousness

Blossom, O precious flower, and never close again.

Vernonia eleagnaefolia
Curtain creeper
Small clusters of tiny brushlike flowers that open pale mauve and become white with age. A vigorous climber that may form a dense curtain; the pendulous stems are white when young.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Triple Aspiration

Love, life and light, recognising their Master, respond to Sachchidananda.

Capparis brevispina
Thorn straggler
Medium-sized white flower with two elongated horizontal petals, two overlapping lower petals prominently shaded deep yellow (changing to maroon) and a centre of numerous exserted stamens; borne singly from the leaf axils. A spiny shrub with glossy dark leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Power of Collective Aspiration

A harmonious collective aspiration can change the course of circumstances.

Hoya carnosa
Wax plant, Honey plant
Small pale pink star-shaped flower with a smaller white star and red spot in the centre; the texture of the flower gives the impression of being carved from wax; borne in dense umbels. A light vine with succulent leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Jen64


Psychic Aspiration
Constant, regular, organised, gentle and patient at the same time, resists all opposition, overcomes all difficulties.

Ixora chinensis
Ixora
Small pink salverform flower with the limb divided into four somewhat diamond-shaped lobes; borne in dense corymbs. A slightly fragrant medium-sized erect shrub.

Mental Aspiration
Its expression is clear precise and very reasonable.

Ixora coccinea
Jungle geranium, Flame of the woods, Jungle flame, Burning love
Small light yellow salverform flower with a long thin corolla tube and the limb divided into four narrow diamond-shaped lobes; borne in large corymbs. A small to medium-sized shrub with leathery leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Aspiration in the Physical

Manifold, simple and joyful.

Ixora coccinea
Jungle geranium, Flame of the woods, Jungle flame, Burning love
Small deep red salverform flower with a long thin corolla tube and the limb divided into four narrow diamond-shaped lobes; borne in large corymbs. A small to medium-sized shrub with leathery leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Akynou

Aspiration in Physical for the Supramental Light
Clustered, persistent, obstinate, organised, methodical.

Ixora javanica [Ixora singaporensis]
Common red ixora, Javanese ixora
Small golden orange to red orange salverform flower with a long thin corolla tube and a limb divided into four somewhat diamond-shaped lobes; borne in large compact corymbs. A large shrub in bloom most of the year.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Aspiration for Conquest of Enemies in the Vital
A concentrated and unobtrusive will acting quietly but effectively.

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

Photo courtesy: MP Roopesh

Aspiration for Immortality
Pure, soaring, full of trust.

Celosia argentea (Plumosa Group)
Feathered amaranth
Long erect branching spikes of loosely arranged everlasting flowers that form soft feathery plumes; all colours except greenish white, purplish pink and red. A showy floriferous garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Carl E Lewis

Vital Aspiration for Immortality
Clustered, intense, but short-lived.

Celosia argentea (Plumosa Group)
Feathered amaranth
Long erect branching spikes of tiny Purplish pink loosely arranged everlasting flowers that form soft feathery plumes. A showy floriferous garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Zanchetta Fabio (faxstaff)

Physical Aspiration for Immortality
Intense aspiration, but ignorant of the means.

Celosia argentea (Plumosa Group)
Feathered amaranth
Long erect branching spikes of tiny red loosely arranged everlasting flowers that form soft feathery plumes. A showy floriferous garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Jim Frazier

Spiritual Aspiration in the Vital

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Celosia argentea (Plumosa group)
Feathered amaranth
Long erect branching spikes of tiny red flowers that form soft feathery plumes. A showy floriferous garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Jim Frazier

Aspiration for Silence in the Mind
Too noisy to be effective.

Eranthemum pulchellum
Blue sage
Small sky blue salverform flower with five rounded lobes; borne on a dense variegated bracted spike. A colourful winter-flowering subshrub.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropicals

Aspiration for Silence in the physical Mind
Does what it can, but cannot do much.

Eranthemum pulchellum
Blue sage
Small blue violet salverform flower with five rounded lobes; borne on a dense variegated bracted spike. A colourful winter-flowering subshrub.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropicals

Aspiration for Spiritual Intensity
Bold, elegant, obstinate.

Orthosiphon stamineus
Cat's whiskers
Small white salverform flower with a very thin corolla tube, two irregular opposite lobes, one spreading and one narrow, and long graceful exserted upward curving stamens which are pale lavender at the top; borne in elongated terminal racemes. A weak-stemmed perennial with dark green serrated leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Scott.Zona

Aspiration for Spirituality
Conscious of the advantages of spiritualisation.

Salvia
Sage, Ramona
Small tubular bilabiate flowers in white and shades of blue, pink, purple and red; borne in erect spikes or curving racemes. A herb, subshrub or shrub.

Photo Courtesy: KENPEI


Aspiration for Supramental Guidance in the Subconscient
Intense need of order, light and knowledge in the subconscient penumbra.

Pachystachys coccinea
Cardinal’s-guard
Small bright red to dark red bilabiate flower with the upper lip divided into two lobes and the lower into three; borne on erect bracteate spikes. A medium-sized herbaceous shrub with large ovate opposite leaves and a somewhat open habit.

Photo Courtesy: Van Swearingen

Aspiration for the Right Attitude
Energetic, willing, determined.

Clerodendrum Xspeciosum
Java glory bean
Small purplish red salver form flower with long exserted bright red stamens and a limb divided into five irregular lobes that protrude from the end of a green bell-shaped calyx; borne in axillary cymes. A light twining shrub.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropicals

Also

Clerodendrum thomsoniae
Bag flower, Bleeding heart vine
Small deep red salver form flower with long exserted stamens and a limb divided into five irregular lobes that protrude from the end of a milk white bell-shaped calyx; borne in axillary cymes. A light twining shrub.



Aspiration for Trust in the Divine
An intense need for that immutable peace given by the certitude of the Divine Grace.

Asystasia dalzelliana
Small pale purple funnelform flower with five lobes edged pale purple, the lower lobe marked deep purple and the throat finely lined and irregularly spotted white; borne in few-flowered racemes. A subshrub with ovate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Tony from Sydney

Aspiration for Vital Purity
Delicate, modest, insistent.

Duranta erecta [Duranta repens]
Pigeon berry, Sky flower, Golden dewdrop
Tiny sweetly scented lavender salverform flower with a white centre, borne on small racemes. A large ornamental shrub or small tree.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Aspiration in the Physical for the Divine Love
Manifold, ecstatic, difficult to satisfy.

Russelia equisetiformis
Coral plant, Fountain plant, Firecracker plant
Small bright coral narrow tubular flowers with five tiny rounded lobes; borne in light cascading clusters. A small subshrub with rushlike angled, arching or pendulous stems.

Photo Courtesy: Eurico Zimbres; Zimbres

Aspiration of the Mind for the Supramental Guidance
The mind feels that its complexity is powerless and asks for a greater light to illuminate it.

Justicia aurea
Medium-sized yellow tubular flower with the corolla partly divided into two lips, emerging from a conspicuous dark green bract; in dense brushlike terminal spikes. An erect narrow shrub with four-sided stems.


Vital Aspiration for the Union with the Divine
It raises straight up in an intense and concentrated movement.

Polygonum
Knotweed, Smartweed
Very tiny light pink bell-shaped flowers that bloom sparsely but are accompanied by many minute round buds on slender racemes. A tall narrow aquatic plant with sparse foliage of long drooping lanceolate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Rl

Beauty Aspiring for the Supramental Realisation
Beauty is no longer sufficient unto itself; it wants to become divine.

Narcissus poeticus
Poet's narcissus, Pheasant's eye narcissus
Medium-sized very fragrant snow white flower with six rounded or pointed petals and a small orange or yellow central cup; borne singly or in umbels on scapes. A spring-blooming bulb.

Photo Courtesy: Naturenick

Matter Aspiring for the Supramental Guidance
Dissatisfied and troubled. Matter asks for a powerful guide to put it in order.

Odontonema strictum
Small red curving tubular flower with five irregularly separated flaring lobes; borne in erect branching racemes. A small to medium shrub with wavy-edged leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Nature Aspires to be Supramentalised
The first response of plant life to the action of the supramental forces.

Stictocardia beraviensis
Medium-sized funnelform flower with a glowing rose red satiny recurved limb and a wide deep yellow throat prominently lined with red; borne in few-flowered clusters from the leaf axils. A strong woody twiner with large heart-shaped leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropicals

Power Aspiring to become an Instrument for the Divine Work
Power, opening to a higher consciousness, awakens to the need of being at the service of the Divine.

Passiflora vitifolia
Passion flower
Large bright red flower with five separated pointed petals and five petal-like sepals, a central corona of red filaments that surround a cluster of white filaments and an elongated staminal column that ends in three red stigmas and five yellow green anthers; borne singly from the leaf axils. A moderately vigorous vine.

Photo Courtesy: Queerbubbles

Sex centre Aspiring to be Purified
The awakening of the consciousness to a higher life.

Anthurium andreanum
Flamingo flower, Flamingo lily, Oilcloth flower
Firm waxy heart-shaped large to very large pink spathe and a prominent thick erect pink and white spadix; borne singly on a long stiff stem. A perennial herb with large leathery somewhat heart-shaped leaves.

Photo Courtesy: MP Roopesh

Spiritual Aspiration

Rises like an arrow without caring for obstacles or laggards.

Terminalia catappa
Tropical almond, Indian almond, Kamani, Myrobalan
Tiny white starlike flowers with numerous short stamens; borne in long thin dense racemes resembling catkins. A large tree with thick leathery obovate leaves that often turn red before falling.

Photo Courtesy: Tequila

Spiritual Aspiration in the Physical
Comes in bursts to counteract and overcome resistances which cannot succeed in making it give up.

Russelia sarmentosa
Tiny crimson tubular flower borne in many- flowered clusters. A floriferous subshrub with four to six angled stems and ovate-ferrate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropical

Spontaneous Aspiration of Nature towards the Divine

Wide open, spontaneous, irrevocable in its spontaneous power.

Leucanthemum vulgare [Chrysanthemum leucanthemum]
Ox-eye daisy, Moon daisy, Marguerite
Medium-sized single white compositae flower with a yellow centre, borne singly on a long stalk. A slender erect rhizomatous perennial.

Photo Courtesy: Ram-Man

Aspiration for Organisation
Clear and methodical, order at the expense of multiplicity.

Pseuderanthemum
White flower with a reddish purple centre and a few reddish purple dots on the lower central lobe; with five rounded lobes, the upper two often (but not always) overlapped to appear almost as one lobe; borne in erect spikes. A medium-sized shrub with narrow green lanceolate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropicals.com


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C


CALL
• Call of the Divine Grace
• Joy’s Call

CARE
• Care

CELLS
• Attachment of the Cells to the Divine
• Peace in the Cells
• Radiating Peace in the Cells
• Supramental Influence in the Cells
• Emotional Beauty in the Cells
• Light in the Cells
• Purity in the Cells


CENTRES, THE
• Complexity of the Centres
• Physical Centre
• Vital Centre
• Emotional Centre
• Psychic Centre
• Illumined Mind Centre
• Intuitive Mind Centre
• Future Supramental Centre
• Ananda in the Centres
• Broadening of the Emotional Centre
• Opening of the Emotional Centre to the Light
• Purity in the Emotional Centre
• Purified Sex-Centre
• Sex centre Aspiring to be Purified
• Supramental Influence in the Sex Centre
• Tranquility of the Sex Centre when it is under the Influence of the Supramental Light
• Supramental Light in the Sex Centre
• Peace in the Sex Centre
• Transformed Sex Centre


CERTITUDE
• Certitude
• Certitude of Victory
• Unostentatious Certitude

CHANGE (See also TURNING)
• Human Passions Changed into Love for the Divine

CHARITY
• Charity

CHARM
• Charm
Charm of the New Creation (Charm of Auroville)

CHASTITY
• Chastity
• Mental Chastity

CHEERFULNESS (see also JOY)
• Cheerfulness
• Mental Cheerfulness
• Cheerfulness in Work for the Divine
Cheerful Endeavour
• Cheerful Enthusiasm in Action
• Cheerful Psychic Enthusiasm
• Cheerful Enthusiasm in the Higher Vital
• Cheerful Vital Enthusiasm
• Cheerful Enthusiasm in the Most Material Vital
• Cheerful Physical Enthusiasm
• Cheerful Integral Enthusiasm
• Cheerful Enthusiasm

CLARITY
• Clear Mind
• Seeking for Clarity

COLLABORATION
• Collaboration

COLLECTIVE
• Beauty in Collective Simplicity
• Collective Emotions Open to the Divine
• Collective Harmony
• Collective Purity
• Power of Collective Aspiration

COMMON SENSE
• Common Sense

COMMUNION
• Communion with the Divine

COMPASSION
• Sri Aurobindo’s Compassion

CONCENTRATION
• Concentration
• Concentration of the New Creation (Concentration of Auroville)

CONCILLIATION
• Concilliation

CONNECTION
• Connection between the Light and Physical
• Connection between the Supermind and the Physical

CONQUEST
• Conquering fervour
• Aspiration for Conquest of Enemies in the Vital
• Will to Conquer the Vital Enemies
• Conquest over the Vital Enemies
• Conquest of the Armies
• Conquest over the Greed for Food


CONSCIOUSNESS
• Aditi-the Divine Consciousness
• Aspiration for the Divine Consciousness
• Consciousness Turned towards the Light
• Consciousness turned towards the Supramental Light
• Intensity of the Consciousness in the Full Supramental Light
• Body-Consciousness undergoing the Supramental Transformation
• Conscious Vital Immortality
• Consciousness One with the Divine Consciousness
• First Conscious Reception of the Light in Nature
• Physical Consciousness Entirely Turned Towards the Divine
• Power of Consciousness
• Power of the Psychic Consciousness
• Power of the Supramental Consciousness
• Supramental Consciousness
• Radha’s Consciousness
• Radha’s Consciousness in the Vital
• Solid Steadfastness in the Material Consciousness


CONSECRATION
• Beauty Arising from Consecration
• Entire Self-Giving
• Purity Arising from Perfect Consecration
• Vital consecration

CONSENT
• Consent of the Vital
• Enthusiastic Vital Consent
• Matter Consenting to be Spiritualised
• Vital consenting to be Spiritualised

CONTEMPLATION
• Contemplation of the Divine

CONTENTMENT
• Vital Contentment

CONTINENCE
• Continence

CONTINUITY
• Continuity
• Attempt towards Continuity
• Vital Continuity
• Physical continuity
• Material Continuity
• Power of Perseverance (Continued perseverance and action)


CONTROL
• Control
• Controlled Power

CONVERSION
• Conversion
• Conversion of the Mind
• Conversion of the Physical Mind
• Conversion of the Emotional Being
• Conversion of the Vital
• Conversion of the Physical
• Integral Conversion
• Integral Conversion with the Help of the Psychic
• Total Conversion
• Conversion of the Aim of Life from the Ego to the Divine
• Conversion of the Higher Mind
• Power in the Converted Mind


COURAGE (see also BRAVERY, FEARLESSNESS)
• Courage
• Integral Courage
• Vital courage
• Courageous Endurance
• Courageous Goodwill


CREATIVE
• Creative Word

CURIOSITY
• Curiosity
• Mental Curiosity
• Physical curiosity

STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS

Those who are not straightforward cannot profit by the Mother's help, for they themselves turn it away. Unless they change, they cannot hope for the descent of the supramental Light and Truth into the lower vital and physical nature; they remain stuck in their own self-created mud and cannot progress.
SRI AUROBINDO

Straightforwardness
Shows itself as it is, without compromise.

Ixora pavetta [Ixora arborea]
Torch tree
Highly fragrant tiny off white salverform flowers with four sharply recurved narrow lobes and yellow anthers; borne in small axillary or terminal corymbs. A small tree with glossy evergreen foliage.

Photo Courtesy: The Miami Tree Puzzle

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HUMILITY

[Humility is] the recognition that one does not know, that one knows nothing, and that there may be something beyond what presently appears to us as being truest, noblest, most disinterested. True humility consists in referring oneself constantly to the Lord, in placing everything before Him.
THE MOTHER

It is very simple: when you tell people, "Be humble", they immediately think of being humble before other men, and that humility is bad. True humility is humility before the Divine - that is, the precise, exact, living sense that one is nothing, can do nothing, under­stands nothing without the Divine, that even if one is an exceptionally intelligent and capable person, one is nothing in comparison with the Divine Consciousness. And one has to keep that always, because always one has the true attitude of receptivity, a humble receptivity which does not put personal pretension in the way of the Divine.
THE MOTHER

Humility
Adorable in its simplicity.

Agrostis nebulosa [Sporobolus capillaris]
Dropseed
Erect airy panicles of branching spikelets bearing minute flowers that open pale greenish white and change to maroon as they mature. An annual grass.

Photo Courtesy: Sriaurobindoashram.info


Humility before the Divine in Physical Nature
First attitude needed for transformation.

Tarenna asiatica
Tiny intensely fragrant cream coloured flowers with five twisted recurved petals and a prominent style; borne in terminal panicles. A hardy medium to large evergreen shrub with glossy leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Sriaurobindoashram

Humility in the Love for the Divine
Delicate, effective and surrendered, but very persistent in its feelings.

Rosa
Rose
Rose Medium-sized lavender or mauve flower.

Photo Courtesy: Zanchetta Fabio

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