Words of The Mother Vol. II


The true attitude

The true attitude is neither to be an ascetic nor to indulge in desire. The true attitude is to take in all simplicity what I give, […]
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How to Speak

When speaking of physical things one should have a lively, pleasant, witty style. When speaking of vital things the style should be eloquent. When speaking of […]
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Subduing children’s naughtiness

Sweet Mother, How can I subdue the children’s naughtiness when I tremble before it? How can I call down an atmosphere in which these wrong movements […]
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A child’s confidence

You must remember one thing: the dark periods are inevitable. When your psychic is active, you feel a delight without any apparent reason. It continues for […]
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Sadhana And Silence of the Mind

What are the steps to follow for (1) sadhana and (2) silence of the mind?   (1) Do work as sadhana. You offer to the Divine […]
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If you are not satisfied with what you are, take advantage of the Divine’s help and change yourself. If you haven’t the courage to change, submit […]

Difficulties in Work

I have been feeling for quite some time that I should limit my outward activity and confine myself to quiet work where I have not to […]
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To know beatitude is to know the Divine. To know the Divine is to know beatitude. They are intimately and eternally united in an indissoluble identity. […]


It is said that the faculty of concentrated attention is at the source of all successful activity. Indeed the capacity and value of a man can […]