The executive Force
A new perception has dawned on me. The world, especially the human life is governed by what we call Nature or in philosophical terms by the Executive Force presiding over the lower hemisphere of consciousness comprising of mind, life and matter. The humanity is practically totally moved by this Nature-Force, Prakriti “as if mounted on a wheel,” in the language of the Gita. We respond automatically, spontaneously, naturally to Her, Mother-Nature. Spirituality essentially belongs to the higher hemisphere over which presides the Divine Mother, the Divine Nature, the Divine Force. Above the intellect there are ranges of mind which are spiritual or gnostic in principle – higher mind, illumined mind, intuitive mind and the overmind. The spiritual movement in the world finds its force and inspiration from these domains. Though they are spiritual in principle, they are ineffective in transforming into the Divine image, our humanity. These powers still belong to the mind, as such to the ignorance, though they prepare us for a spiritual life. These powers have been unable to transform earth life into a divine life. Beyond the last frontiers of overmind, lie the regions of eternal Truth based on the absolute Oneness, peace, power, light, joy, perfection and harmony. The domain of Mother Nature extends to this last frontier of ignorance where ignorance is shot through and through with the rays of the Sun of Truth. When we cross into the Truth Consciousness, the Supramental consciousness, there is a complete breakaway from the Mother-Nature and now we are directly under the sovereignty of the Super-Nature or the Divine Mother-Force. We have entered the higher or luminous hemisphere and are under its effective transforming influence. The divine Force pours into us from the luminous regions of the Sun and transforms whatever it meets in our consciousness. If everything in us were capable of receiving and assimilating this Force, then there would be a sudden or quick miraculous change and transformation. So the Force, the superconscient consciousness descends in us by slow degrees, does its work in a gradually phased process.
When our normal consciousness will respond naturally, spontaneously to the Divine Mother, Super-Nature, then we will pass from the domination of the lower Nature to the rule of the Divine Nature. In the true consciousness, we are always conscious of the Divine as the sole reality, the sole existence, the only Will in movement, the One infinite and eternal. There is no ego, no sense of separation from the Divine All. When everything in us would respond naturally to the Divine, to the Supreme Executive Force, then we will have crossed the dividing line of the highest mind and entered into the domain of the eternal Truth.
Then our will is one with the Divine Will, our life a spontaneous working out of His vision, our mind the home of an authentic light, our body a temple of the Divine Mother, our soul an active center of radiating divine consciousness. We are moved effortlessly, spontaneously in perfect peace, joy and harmony by the Divine Super-Nature. This is the perfection we seek. We shall then no longer painfully labor and struggle to live according to the law of Truth for we will become a simple expressiof the Truth. Until we reach this spontaneous perfection whatever else we realise is fragile and unstable, spiritually unsatisfactory, a boring repetition of the old game.
O Mother Divine, establish your powerful Sovereignty irrevocably over our entire being. This is our constant prayer. May we cease to be animal and become divine.
Niranjan Guha Roy 1982
Niranjan Guha Roy 1984
Letter to a friend
I came to the Ashram in June, 1946 finally to stay. From that day, I had a sense of total security in the physical Presence of the Mother. She gave a perfect stability to my material existence. I have passed through many long periods of hesitation and great inner difficulties, which is quite natural in any process of yoga. But this sense of utter protection and stability never left me, even in my darkest days. She was the visible symbol of absolute assurance. As far as I was concerned, I had the feeling that nothing could ever go wrong for She was there physically. In reality, I had very little physical contact with the Mother. I had no need for it, for in my inner consciousness She was always there and She is always there. But when She left the body in November, 1973 it was as if I lost the plank under my feet. That sense of absolute security and stability which came from Her physical Presence disappeared. I felt like an orphan, without parents or a home. Though in my consciousness She was fully present always, though I met Her so often in dreams, though I felt how She helped, protected and guided our life in a very material way, nothing satisfied me. That most reassuring physical protection was absent. There was nowhere any symbol of physical protection and stability, as if we were at the mercy of the world. This physical separation created a searing despair in the being, especially in the body. The soul remained unconsoled even with the constant perception of the One.
Recently something magnificent has happened. I have found the same reassuring physical Presence of the Mother as concrete as before, perhaps even more, for it is eternal, for it is the Eternal Mother, She who forever is. There is no one else, nothing else. I do not have to seek Her, I do not have to imagine Her. There She is, always with Her most reassuring unveiled Presence. That lost sense of protection and stability has come back. Once again, nothing can go wrong for She is there, more concrete, real and tangible than this material universe. I am no longer an orphan. I have found the Mother. I feel no one, nothing can touch me. She is there. She has the absolute control over everything in the most physical way. She alone is the only durable physical Presence.
We have only to open our eyes to discover with wonder
The same eternal law holding together all creation around a centre.
The electrons spin around a nucleus, the gopis dance around krishna,
The honeybees are wiser than human beings,
All is centered around their Queen.
When our separate notes revolve in harmony around the Mother
Then we discover our indivisible oneness in Her
And the thousand scattered rays return to the immortal Sun.