WRITINGS BY THE MOTHER
© Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust
The law of the being
22 August 1956
"The absolute of every being is its unique relation with the Divine and its unique manner of expressing the Divine in the manifestation."
This is what is called here in India the truth of the being or the law of the being, the dharma of the being: the centre and the cause of the individuality.
Everyone carries his truth within himself, a truth which is unique, which is altogether his own and which he must express in his life. Now what is this truth? This is the question I have been asked:
"What is this truth of the being, and how is it expressed externally in physical life?"
It is expressed in this way: each individual being has a direct and unique relation with the Supreme, the Origin, That which is beyond all creation. It is this unique relation which must be expressed in one's life, through a unique mode of being in relation with the Divine. Therefore, each one is directly and exclusively in relation with the Divine--the relation one has with the Divine is unique and exclusive; so that you receive from the Divine, when you are in a receptive state, the totality of the relation it is possible for you to have, and this is neither a sharing nor a part nor a repetition, but exclusively and uniquely the relation which each one can have with the Divine. So, from [new p. 280]the psychological point of view, one is all alone in having this direct relation with the Divine. [old p. 281]
One is all alone with the Supreme. [Note: This sentence was added by Mother on 13 May 1962.]
The relation one has with Him will never have an equal, will never be exactly the same as another's. No two are the same and therefore nothing can be taken away from you to be given to another, nothing can be withdrawn from you to be given to another. And if this relation disappeared from the creation, it would really disappear--which is impossible.
And this means that if one lives in the truth of one's being, one is an indispensable part of the creation. Naturally, I don't mean if one lives what one believes one should be, I am saying if one lives the truth of one's being; if, by a development, one is able to enter into contact with the truth of one's being, one is immediately in a unique and exclusive relation with the Divine, which hasn't its equal.
And naturally, because it is the truth of your being, that is what you should express in your life.
Collected Works of The Mother, First Edition, Volume 08, pp. 280-81