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If you want to
be a true doer of divine works, your first aim must be to totally
free from all desire and self-regarding ego.
All your life must
be an offering and a sacrifice to the Supreme; your only object
in action shall be to serve, to receive, to fulfill, to become a
manifesting instrument of the Divine Shakti in her works.
You must grow in
the divine consciousness till there is no difference between your
will and hers, no motive except her impulsion in you, no action
that is not her conscious action in you and through you.
Until you are capable
of this complete dynamic identification, you have to regard yourself
as a soul and body created for her service, one who does all for
Even if the idea
of the separate worker is strong in you and you feel that it is
you who do the act, yet it must be done for her.
All stress of egoistic
choice, all hankering after personal profit, all stipulation of
self-regarding desire must be extirpated from the nature.
There must be no
demand for fruit and no seeking for reward; the only fruit for you
is the pleasure of the Divine Mother and the fulfilment of her work,
your only reward a constant progression in divine consciousness
and calm and strength and bliss.
The joy of service
and the joy of inner growth through works is the sufficient recompense
of the selfless worker.
But a time will
come when you are more and more of the instrument and not the worker.
For first by the
force of your devotion your contact with the Divine Mother will
become so intimate that at all times you will have only to concentrate
and to put everything into her hands to have her present guidance,
her direct command or impulse, the sure indication of the thing
to be done and the way to do it and the result.
you will realise that the divine Shakti not only inspires and guides,
but initiates and carries out your works; all your movements are
originated by her, all your powers are hers, mind, life and body
are conscious and joyful instruments of her action, means for her
play, moulds for her manifestation in the physical universe.
There can be no
more happy condition than this union and dependence; for this step
carries you back beyond the border-line from the life of stress
and suffering and ignorance into the truth of your spiritual being,
into its deep peace and its intense Ananda.
While this transformation
is being done it is more than ever necessary to keep yourself free
from all taint of the perversions of the ego.
Let no demand or
insistence creep in to stain the purity of the self-giving and the
There must be no
attachment to the work or the result, no laying down of conditions,
no claim to possess the Power that should possess you, no pride
of the instrument, no vanity or arrogance.
Nothing in the
mind or in the vital or physical parts should be suffered to distort
to its own use or seize for its own personal and separate satisfaction
the greatness of the forces that are acting through you.
Let your faith,
your sincerity, your purity of aspiration be absolute and pervasive
of all planes and layers of the being; then every disturbing element
and distorting influence will progressively fall away from your
The last stage
of this perfection will come when you are completely identified
with the Divine Mother and feel yourself no longer to be another
and separate being, instrument, servant or worker but truly a child
and eternal portion of her consciousness and force.
Always she will
be in you and you in her; it will be your constant, simple and natural
experience that all your thought and seeing and action, your every
breathing or moving come from her and are hers.
You will know and
see and feel that you are a person and power formed out of herself,
put out from her for the play and yet always safe in her, being
of her being, consciousness of her consciousness, force of her force,
Ananda of her Ananda.
When this condition
is entire and her supramental energies can freely move you, then
you will be perfect in divine works; knowledge, will, action will
become sure, simple, luminous, spontaneous, flawless, an outflow
from the Supreme, a divine movement of the Eternal.