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February 2004

‘A new world is born'

- The Mother talking to the children
at the playground on July 10, 1957.

That other world [the supramental world in the making on Earth] is necessarily an absolutely new experience. One would have to go back to the time when there was a transition from the animal to the human creation to find a similar period, and at that time the consciousness was not sufficiently mentalised in order to observe, understand or feel with intelligence. That transition must have taken place in a very obscure way. So, what I am speaking about is absolutely new, unique in the terrestrial creation. It is something without precedent, truly causing a perception, or a sensation, or an impression that is quite strange and new… What has happened, what is truly new, is that a new world is born, born, born! It is not the old world being transformed, it is a new world that is born! And we are right in the middle of the transitional period in which the two are still entangled in each other – when the old one still persists all-powerful and entirely dominating the ordinary consciousness, but when the new one is slipping in, still very modestly, unnoticed – unnoticed to the point that, for the time being, outwardly it doesn't disturb anything very much. An,d to the consciousness of most people, it is even altogether imperceptible. And yet it is working, it is growing, till it will be strong enough to assert itself visibly…

Now, all those ancient things [the world of the religions and the Gods] seem so old, so outdated, so arbitrary, such a travesty of the true truth.

In the supramental creation there will no longer be any religions. The whole life will be the expression, the unfolding into forms of the divine Unity manifesting in the world. And there will no longer be what men now call Gods.

Those great divine beings themselves will be able to participate in the new creation; but in order to do so, they will have to put on what we might call the ‘supramental substance' on earth.

And if some of them choose to remain in their world as they are, if they decide not to manifest physically, their relation with the beings of a supramental earth will be a relation of friends, collaborators, equals, for the highest divine essence will be manifested in the beings of the new supramental world on Earth.

When the physical substance is supramentalised, to incarnate on earth will no longer be a cause of inferiority, quite the contrary. It will give a plenitude which cannot be obtained otherwise.

But all this is in the future. It is a future which has begun, but which will take some time to be realised integrally. Meanwhile we are in a very special situation, extremely special, without precedent. We are now witnessing the birth of a new world; it is very young, very weak – not in its essence but in its exterior manifestation – not yet recognised, not even felt, and denied by most people. But it is there. It is there, doing its best to grow, absolutely sure of the result. But the road towards it is a completely new road which has never been traced out before – nobody has ever gone there, nobody has ever done that! It is a beginning, a universal beginning. Therefore it is a totally unexpected and unpredictable adventure.

There are people who love adventure. It is these I call, and I tell them: “I invite you to the Great Adventure.” It is not a matter of repeating spiritually what others have done before us, for our adventure begins beyond that. It is a matter of a new creation, entirely new, with all the unforeseen events, the risks, the hazards it entails. It is a real adventure, of which the goal is certain victory, but the road to which is unknown and must be made step by step in the unexplored. It is something that has never existed in this present universe and that will never be again in the same way. If this interests you, well, embark. What is awaiting you tomorrow, I couldn't say. You must leave behind all you have foreseen, all you have planned, all you have built up, and start walking into the unknown – come what may! And this is that. 8


Footnote:

8 The Mother, Questions and Answers 1957-58, CWM

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