இந்தப் பக்கங்களில் எழுதுவதைக் கொஞ்ச காலம் நிறுத்திவைப்பது என்று முடிவு செய்திருக்கிறேன். பழைய இடுகைகள் உங்கள் பார்வைக்காகத் திறந்திருக்கும். ஏதாவது கருத்துச் சொல்ல விரும்பினால், பின்னூட்டத்தில் உங்களது மின்னஞ்சல் முகவரியுடன் எழுதுங்கள். தேவைப்படும் கருத்துக்களுக்குத் தனிப்படப் பதில் எழுத முயற்சிக்கிறேன்.
The Mother replied
Not to be discouraged! Despondency leads nowhere.
To begin with, the first thing to tell yourself is that you are almost entirely incapable of knowing whether you are making progress or not, for very often what seems to us to be a state of stagnation is a long - sometimes long, but in any case not endless - preparation for a leap forward. We sometimes seem to be marking time for weeks or months, and then suddenly something that was being prepared makes its appearance, and we see that there is quite a considerable change and on several points at a time.
As with everything in yoga, the effort for progress must be made for the love of the effort for progress. The joy of effort, the aspiration for progress must be enough in themselves, quite independent of the result. Everything one does in yoga must be done for the joy of doing it, and not in view of the result one wants to obtain. . .. Indeed, in life, always, in all things, the result does not belong to us. And if we want to keep the right attitude, we must act, feel, think, strive spontaneously, for that is what we must do, and not in view of the result to be obtained.
As soon as we think of the result we begin to bargain and that takes away all sincerity from the effort. You make an effort to progress because you feel within you the need, the imperative need to make an effort and progress; and this effort is the gift you offer to the Divine Consciousness in you, the Divine Consciousness in the Universe, it is your way of expressing your gratitude, offering your self; and whether this results in progress or not is of no importance. You will progress when it is decided that the time has come to progress and not because you desire it.
- The Mother [CWMCE, 9:316-17]