HOW TO MANIFEST MOTHER’S SUPRAMENTAL TRUTH-POWER IN OUR BODY, MIND, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT
PRINT THIS PICTURE OF THE MOTHER IN HER POISE OF SALUTE TO THE ADVENT OF THE TRUTH & USE IT TO MANIFEST HER SUPRAMENTAL TRUTH – POWER IN OUR IGNORANT PHYSICAL BODY, MIND AND ENVIRONMENT THROUGH THE DAILY INTAKE OF FOOD
Salute to the Advent of the Truth
Om Ananda Mayi…Chaitanya Mayi…Satya Mayi Parame
(Mother on 15-8-1964 in her poise of “SALUTE TO THE ADVENT OF TRUTH”)
” as long as our body is compelled to take in foreign matter in order to subsist, it will absorb at the same time a considerable amount of inert and unconcious forces or those having a rather undesirable conciousness and this alchemy must take place inside the body. We were speaking of the kinds of conciousness absorbed with food, but there is also the inconsience that’s absorbed with food – quite a deal of it. And that is why in many yogas there was the advice to offer to the Divine what one was going to eat before eating it. It consists of calling the Divine down into the food before eating it. One offers it to him – that is, one puts it in contact with the Divine, so that it may be under the divine influence when one eats it. It is very useful, it is very good. It one knows how to do it, it is very useful, it considerably reduces the work of inner transformation which has to be done”.
– The Mother
Courtesy: Food -Yoga in Everyday Life series – Compiled by
Vijay and published by Sri Aurobindo Society.
Due to the Supramental Truth-power in Her Body and environment in the above particular picture, taken on 15-8-64(as in her poise with joint palms), one’s ignorant physical body too absorbs and retains it’s high transformative Supramental power, if minimum for a fortnight or month the picture (as shown in the following pictures, laminated or protected in a plastic cover) is kept on touched by finger-tips of one hand during the intake of food or drinks, or by keeping food-plate or cup itself on it and touching them by both hands for a minute before intake. This “Yoga of Food”, a simple and practical spiritual technique, whereby the daily intake of food is effectively charged or transmitted with Mother’s Supramental Truth-power and conciousness. After a while, one can experience the regular meditation to deeper levels, particularly at the heart center, as well as the physical body itself participating in this Supramental yoga. While touching the food or drinks in the said manner, it is important to look at the eyes of Mother with a minute of silent concentration and chant the above two mantras – “Salute to the Advent of the Truth,” and “Om Ananda Mayi.. Chaitanya Mayi.. Satya Mayi Parame.”
THE MOTHER AND SRI AUROBINDO ON VEGETARIANISM FROM THE POINT OF CONCIOUSNESS
“That is what happens along with the meal that you take, you absorb also, in a large or small measure, the consciousness of the animal whose flesh you swallow. Of course it is nothing serious, but it is not always pleasant. Yet obviously it does not help you to be more on the side of man than on that of the animal kind. Primitive men, we know, were much nearer the animal level and used to take raw meat: that gave them evidently more strength and energy than cooked meat…Also it was for this reason perhaps that there was in their intestines an organ called the appendix in a much bigger size than it is now: for it had to digest raw meat. As men, however, started cooking their food and found it more tasty that way, the organ too gradually diminished in size and fell into atrophy; now it does not serve any purpose, it is an encumbrance and often a source of illness. This means that it is time to change the diet and take to something less bestial. It depends, however, on the state of consciousness of each person. An ordinary man, who leads an ordinary life, has ordinary aspirations, thinks of nothing else than earning his livelihood, keeping good health and rearing a family, need not pick and choose, except, on purely hygienic grounds. He may eat meat or anything else that he considers helpful and useful, doing good to him.
But if you wish to move from the ordinary life to a higher life, the problem acquires an interest. And again, for a higher life if you wish to move up still farther and prepare yourself for transformation, then the problem becomes very important. For there are certain foods that help the body to become more refined and others that keep it down to the level of animalhood. But it is only then that the question acquires an importance, not before. Before you come to that point, you have a lot of other things to do. It is certainly better to purify your mind, purify your vital before you think of purifying your body…
You must begin from within. I have said a hundred times, you must begin from above. You must purify the higher region and then purify the lower. I do not mean by this that you should give yourself up to all the licences that degrade the body. I am not advising you not to control your desires. What I mean is this: do not try to be an angel in the body before you are already something of this kind in your mind and in your vital. For that will bring about a dislocation, a lack of balance.”
‘Spiritually, I should say that the effect of food depends more on the occult atmosphere and influences that come with it than on anything in the food itself. Vegetarianism is another question altogether; it stands, on a will not to do harm to the more conscious forms of life for the satisfaction of the belly”
Courtesy: A practical Guide to Integral Yoga(extracts compiled from the writings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother,
published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram
While Keeping the Left hand fingers touching at Mother’s photo, use the Right hand fingers simultaneously to charge the usual vegetarian food like rice, bread, porridge etc., with Mother’s Supramental Truth-power.
While keeping the Left hand fingers touching at Mother’s photo, use the Right hand fingers simultaneously to charge the vegetarian liquid food like Milk, Juice or Drinking water with Mother’s Supramental Truth-power.