“Life without Death” is written by Satprem originally in French and published in 1985 under the title “La vie sans mort”. It is a follow-up to Mind of the Cells, co-written with Luc Venet, and provides a glimpse of Satprem in his post-Ashram life in this period.
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Sri Aurobindo or The Adventure of Consciousness by Satprem
“Sri Aurobindo or The Adventure of Consciousness” is one of the most remarkable books written by Satprem. It has particular appeal to the westerners, who approach yoga subject trough the mind. Many seekers on the path of the Integral Yoga came to know about Sri Aurobindo through reading this book.
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The Book “On the Way to Supermanhood” is written by Satprem an was first published in 1987. It is an essay on experimental evolution, which powerfully conveys the atmosphere and vibration of the new world; the “book of tomorrow.” Continue reading On the Way to Supermanhood by Satprem (ebook)
“Before dying falsehood rises in full swing. Still, people only understand the lesson of catastrophe. Will it have to happen for them to open their eyes?”
This is the year of Watergate, Nixon’s first trip to China, the murder of the Israeli athletes in Munich, the first oil embargo. It is Mother’s last path. A path strewn with heartrending little cries and staggering visions. The end of one world, the beginning of another … if we wish, and even if we don’t. “Sometimes it’s so new and unexpected that it’s almost painful.” And Satprem asks her, “But is it a state outside matter?” “No, I am not going out of this material life, but … it appears different. But it’s curious. And it’s physical; that’s what is extraordinary! As if the physical had become double… A new state in matter. And ruled by something other than the sun, I don’t know by what… I am touching upon another world. Another way of being … dangerous, but wonderful.” Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1972-73 , Volume 13 (ebook)
The last turning point in Mother’s yoga, from which she emerges with a cry: “I walked a long, long time. I was nothing but a cry, all the time, as if everything were being torn from me. It was the whole problem of the world.”
This Agenda is increasingly strewn with heartrending little cries. It was not enough to have found the secret for herself; others too had to understand, her own disciples, those dominions shut in their egoistic power.
“They don’t have faith! ‘She’s old, she’s old’: an atmosphere of resistance to the change; ‘it’s impossible, impossible’ – from every side… Not a single minute should be wasted; I am in a hurry… The reign of the Divine must, oh, must come… If the entire Russian block turned to the right side, that would be an enormous help! The victory is certain, but I don’t know which path will be followed to reach it… We should cling, cling so tightly to the Truth… They no longer listen to me.” Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1971 , Volume 12 (ebook)
The beginning of the terrible years. It is as if Mother had found the secret of the change, conquered all she could in her own body, and she now sat there, amid the disciples, taking in all the resistance of the old species. “The change IS DONE. Everything is raging like wild beasts, but it is finished.” A new mode of being of the consciousness of the cells had appeared on earth, much as a new mode of being, called Life, had once appeared in inert Matter – except that this time it was “overlife”: “The feeling that there is a way of being of the cells that would be the beginning of a new body, but when that happens, the body itself feels on the verge of death.” What would be the “feeling” of the first corpuscle to experience life? “The body has a feeling it has reached the point of … the unknown. A very, very strange sensation. Like a new type of vibration. It is so new that – it’s not exactly an anguish, but it’s … the sense of the unknown. Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1970 , Volume 11 (ebook)
This time Mother has found the “passage,” what she calls the “new consciousness,” that which will open a new world to us, much as an amphibian created a new air by shattering for the first time the surface of the waters: “I don’t know what is happening; it’s a state of intense vibration, like lightning-fast waves, so fast that they seem motionless. And I go to America, I go to Europe… Never has this body been so happy; these cells, other cells – there was life everywhere, consciousness everywhere; all the other bodies were itself!” At the same time, all our physiological aches and pains vanish: “There is as if a dilation of the cells; limits dwindle, fade, then pains go away physically.” And this is not “another world,” it is the earth, our earth, but experienced in a different way: “It’s as if we had entered an unreal falsehood, and everything vanishes the moment we get out of it; it doesn’t exist! And all the artificial means of getting out, including nirvana, are worthless. Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1969 , Volume 10 (ebook)
That year, a fire swept across the world from Warsaw to Columbia, from Nanterre to Alexandria: “There are long periods when things are being prepared, and then there comes a time when something happens, and that something brings a new development to the world – as when man appeared on the earth. Now, it’s a new being.” This is the second turning point in Mother’s yoga. She is ninety. Auroville has just been founded – “A centre of accelerated evolution.” Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are assassinated, the Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia – what is going on? “I have a strong impression this is intended to teach us something like the secret of the [human, terrestrial] working. We are constantly being shown that the process we have learned is wrong, Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1968, Volume 9 (ebook)
That year, all the features of the yoga of the cells became clear: “The increasing conviction that perfection achieved in matter is far more perfect than anywhere else. The consciousness expressed in cells that have been transformed is a marvel; that legitimates all these centuries of misery. All these gods, what a fuss they make!” This is the year of the discovery of “true Matter,” without fuss: “In this [cellular] limpidity, there is no longer any problem; the solution precedes the problem. In other words, things are organized automatically.” It is another life mode on earth – “Such a natural way of being!” – in a body free of its mental prison and of the laws of false matter: “This extraordinary feeling of the unreality of suffering, the unreality of illnesses… It does not cure the disease; it cancels it, makes it unreal… And so it is quite clear that, as this process perfects itself, it will mean the victory over death.” Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1967, Volume 8 (ebook)
“Humanity is not the last step in the terrestrial creation. Evolution goes on and man will be surpassed. It is up to each one to know whether he wants to participate in the adventure of the new species.” This is the year of the cultural revolution in China. A more profound revolution was being accomplished in a body that was waging the one revolution that would change everything for all the little terrestrial bodies: “We are seeking the process so as to have the power to abolish death… It is the mind of the cells that will find the key.” This is the perilous transition from a human body animated by the laws of the Mind to a next body animated by a nameless law in the heart of the cell: “A coagulated vibration, denser than air, extremely homogeneous, of a golden luminosity, with a tremendous power of propulsion… Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1966, Volume 7 (ebook)
“A whole world is beginning to open up.” This is the year when Mother reaches the “mind of the cells,” pure, beneath the old genetic coating that seems to want to make us a species forever saddled with death: “There’s such an accumulation of power there … as if this were the tail end of the solution.” Another power of consciousness in matter that will undo the old programme: “A sort of memory being set up from the bottom up” – a new cellular memory having nothing to do with old age, illness, death, gravity, and all our “real” world? And simultaneously, at this cellular level free of the old laws, Mother discovers “two worlds within each other: a world of Truth and a world of Falsehood. And this world of Truth is PHYSICAL; it isn’t up there – it’s MATERIAL. Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1965, Volume 6 (ebook)
“The only hope for the future is a change in man’s consciousness. It is up to men to decide if they will collaborate with it or if this change will be enforced on them by overpowering circumstances.” As the new Force infiltrates Mother’s body, it is the problem of the earth that is increasingly in question. How will the earth take that “vibration with the intensity of a superior fire”? “I see very few bodies around me capable of withstanding it… So what will happen?”
This is the year of the first Chinese atomic bomb. Mother is 86. “A minuscule, infinitesimal, speckled infiltration – the miracle of the earth!” A catastrophic miracle? Is not the butterfly a sort of catastrophe for the caterpillar? “Death isn’t a solution, so we are searching for another solution – there must be another solution.” Imperturbably, Mother goes deeper into the cellular consciousness, and deeper still: “A sort of deep-rooted certitude in matter that the solution lies there… Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1964, Volume 5 (ebook)
This is the year of president Kennedy’s assassination and the beginning of the Sino-Soviet split. While the destructive race between the superpowers intensifies and science questions the laws of the universe, Mother slowly carves the path to the next species on earth.
“The path I seek is always downward,” into the consciousness of the cells. Will it be global death, then, or the beginning of a new world, as the birds followed the reptiles? “I am on the threshold of a stupendous realisation that depends on something very tiny.” She is 85 this year. Will it be a more “intelligent” species within the framework of our physics, or one with a different intelligence that will alter the laws of our physics as the frog alters the laws of the tadpole in its bowl? Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1963, Volume 4 (ebook)
This is the year of the Cuban missile crisis and the first Sino-Indian conflict. “Could it be the first sign of something really … big? It seems something has been profoundly disrupted, in the depths,” Mother said. Indeed, the whole earth is disrupted. This year Mother emerges into a “third position” in her body. Neither life nor death as we know it.
Another side of the “web” where physical laws no longer apply and which curiously resembles the subatomic world of “black holes”: time is changed, space is changed, death is changed. Could this be the material site, in the body, where the laws of the world are overturned – they were only our self-imagined laws – and where evolution opens on an incredible bodily freedom, a third position that will be the position of the next species on earth? “The body is beginning to obey another law. The sense of time is disappearing into a moving immobility… A mass of infinite force, like pure super electricity… A movement of undulating, corporeal waves, as vast as the earth… Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1962, Volume 3 (ebook)
In this year of the first American trip in space, Mother strikes at the heart of “the great mystery”: “It’s double! It’s the same world and yet it’s – what?” In one world, everything is harmonious, without any possibility of disease, death, or accident – “a miraculous harmony” – and in the other world, everything is awry. Yet it’s the same world of matter – separated by what? “More and more I feel it’s a question of a vibration in matter.”
What is this “vertical time” that suddenly opens up a new way of living and being in matter, where things are no longer the inexorable consequence or cause of one another? “A kind of absoluteness in each second.” A brand-new world at each second, without trace, age, or past imprint. Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1961, Volume 2 (ebook)
This first volume is in great part devoted to what might be called “Satprem’s psychological preparation,” from his arrival in Pondicherry in February 1954, “after having knocked on all the doors of the old world.” Ultimately, he would stay beside Mother for 19 years, listening to her and recording the account of her experiences in the cellular consciousness – what forms the 13 volumes of the Agenda.
Satprem, “True Love,” as Mother called him, was a reluctant disciple. Formed in the French Cartesian mold, a freedom fighter against the Nazis during the Second World War, and in love with his freedom, he was always ready to run away, yet always coming back, drawn by a love greater than his love for freedom. Continue reading Mother’s Agenda 1951-1960, Volume 1 (ebook)