This is the great purpose of the mind in evolution: it helps bring to our conscious surface all the movements of our being that would otherwise remain as a formless subconscious or superconscious magma. It also helps us establish some semblance of order in this anarchy by organizing all these tiny feudal states under its sovereignty. But, in so doing, it veils from us their voices and true workings; there is only one step from sovereignty to tyranny. Because that idea is within you. It was your own heart beating and you did not know; you were mistaking it for something external. It is the God within your own self that is propelling you to seek for Him, to realize Him.
In this century, so hurried, incoherent, full of riches which dominate us more than they serve, we have need of a true mastery and of the joy that comes of it. But our psychology knows yet only the surfaces of being, and our imported orientalism illumines some obscure depths which may perhaps be adequate for the cross-legged sage, but not for the beleaguered men we are.
Bernard Enginger (1923 – 2007) aka Satprem, was a Frenchman and disciple of the Mother. He was born in Paris. In late 1943, Satprem was arrested by the Gestapo. He spent one and a half year at a death camp. After the War, Satprem worked at the colonial administration of Pondicherry. He then visited the Aurobindo Ashram.
Satprem then travelled at Guiana, Brasilia, Africa. All over he carried with him the book “The Life Divine” by Sri Aurobindo.