(—Illness marks some imperfection or weakness or else opening to adverse touches in physical nature & is often connected also with some obscurity or disharmony in the lower vital or physical mind or elsewhere—)"
Well, #SriAurobindo has written it later, hasn’t he?.."
For below the supramental it is the result of an action of a Force among many forces and can be disturbed by a disruption of the equilibrium established..
In the supramental it is a law of the nature—)"
What do you mean by stronger?..
It has a greater power. Well, just because it is subconscient it is everywhere, everything seems steeped in the subconscient.."
& it's b/c one doesn’t know that they are there that they can remain there.."
but they haven’t gone out completely, & when there's a chance to come up again, they come up.."
You manage by concentrating the Force & applying it on this defect, to make it disappear but it doesn’t disappear completely, it enters the subconscient"
You thought for months perhaps or even for years, that you were completely rid of a certain kind of illness.. & suddenly one day it returns as though it had never gone.."
Yet so long as this is not done, all the progress one has made—I mean physically, in one’s body—can always be undone.."
Ah! First of all, you must not want it and nothing in the body must want it. You must have a very strong will not to be ill. This is the first condition.."
You must neither attract it nor tremble.
You must not want illness at all.
But you must not because of fear not want it; you must have a calm certitude and a complete trust in the power of the Grace..."
When you do these things..(refusing the illness & forgetting it exists)..you may even be in contact with people having contagious diseases, & you do not catch them.
But you must know how to do this"
They don’t have any fear in the mind, their mind is not afraid, it is strong, it is not afraid;
but the body trembles, and one doesn’t know it, because it is in the cells of the body that the trembling goes on.."
It is there that you must put the force and the quietude of a perfect peace and an absolute trust in the Grace.."
These are collective suggestions which are passed on from one person to another by everybody.
And if by chance there are two or three doctors, then it becomes terrible. (Laughter).."
It's a kind of vibration made up of a mental suggestion, a vital force of disorder & certain physical elements which are materialisation of the mental suggestion & vital vibration"
There are these formations of illness which give a special taste to the air, a special smell or a slight special sensation.."
If all the senses they possess were awake, there are many things they would perceive, which can just pass by without anyone suspecting anything.."
Well, when it comes close, it has a special taste, a special smell, and it brings you a certain contact (naturally not like a blow), something a little more subtle.."
But all the time one is vibrating in response to vibrations which come from outside.."
For example, when you play, it is like this (gesture), & then it is like the vibrations of a point, it goes on increasing until suddenly, crash!… an accident.."
It is only when you have this conscious extremely calm atmosphere, and as I say, when it comes from within ..that you can go with impunity into life.."
As soon as it starts doing this (gesture), it is as though you called all similar vibrations to come and get hold of you..."
there’s not one in a million who knows how to live, & they live like that somehow or other, limping along, managing, not managing; & all that for them, bah! What is it? Things that happen."
That’s the first thing one ought to teach children: to learn how to live. I have tried but I don’t know if I have succeeded very much.
I have told you all these things very often, I think.."
What is acquired & held by the Yoga-Force in mind-&-body consciousness is in the supramental inherent & exists not by achievement but by nature — it's self-existent & absolute—)"
In the outer consciousness, mental and physical—corporal—in order to get a result like the one we were speaking about just now.. you must have the yogic force, that is, the force given by the practice of yoga.."
That’s what #SriAurobindo says.."
Besides, #SriAurobindo has told us that it'd take 300 years, so we have time to wait.
We must only learn to wait, to last it out.."
Ah! But that’s not something to be done, my children. I shall certainly not give you the method! It is a perversion.."
You see, one becomes conscious of the pain because it is there.
E.g., you have cut your finger, there’s a nerve that's affected, and so the nerve quickly goes to tell the brain.."
Then the thought immediately feels anxious: “What's wrong? Oh! How it hurts”, etc.,etc.—then returns to the finger & tries to arrange what is not yet destroyed.."
But to not to have the pain.. you must simply cut the connection by thought, saying to the nerve, “Now remain quiet, you have done your work, you have warned me, you don’t need to say anything any longer; ploff! I am stopping you”.."
Well, I knew a boy who started pressing his nail, like this (gesture), with the idea that pain is simply an incapacity to bear certain intensities of vibrations, you see; so he went beyond the measure..."
If you have pain, & you give yourself still more.. then finally there’s a moment when you either faint away.. or else it changes into pleasure; but this isn't recommendable.."
But my own method of saying to the nerve, “Now you have done your job, keep quiet..”, is much better.
One cuts it and then it’s over..."
Naturally you must think of something else. If afterwards you start saying, “Do I still have the pain?…” (Laughter).."
Yes, but everything, everything is a degradation. He has said, pleasure also. Pleasure and pain are equally a degradation of Ananda.."
If you have a pleasure which you push a little too far, whatever it may be, it immediately becomes a pain—whatever it may be.."
But wait a bit, eat something that’s too sweet and you will see the effect.
At first it’s very good, then suddenly it becomes something…unbearable"
Yes, not only in the Ashram.
Unfortunately, first it comes in the town and then someone very kindly… people who spend their time frequenting the town, you see, bring it along here.."
(Z—I wanted to ask why it is…)
Why? There! I have answered you.
Spirit of imitation! Panurge’s sheep!.."
I don’t know if he took it from old traditions, but still… you have heard of Rabelais? Yes? Well, it was told in France by Rabelais in a book… Perhaps Nolini knows!
For some reason or other one of them falls from the boat into the sea, & all the rest follow one after another (Laughter).
B/c one has gone over, all rush headlong into the water.."
But there is only one way, it is to do as I said, it is the individual atmosphere, calm, luminous, quiet… Then one no longer becomes the sheep of Panurge.
There we are, my children. That’s all?"