BEING OF GOLD (OUR GOAL OF SELF-PERFECTION) A Compilation from The Mother's Writings

Shree Aurbindo

If you look at uourself carefully, you will see that one always carries in oneself the virlise (I use ''-virtue in its widest & highest sense). You have a special aim, a special aim, a special mission, a s-pecial realisation which is your very own, each one individually, & you carry in yourself all the ob-stacles necessary to make your realisation perfect. Always you will see that within you the shad-ow & the light are equal: you have an ability, you have also the negation of this ability. But if you d-iscover a very black hole, a thick shadow, be sure there is somewhere in you a great light. It is up to you to know how to use the one to eralise the other. Evil is simply holding one's vision on one small angle: tham one says, ''It is evil'' , but if one sees the entire path... In a total consciousness, obviously there is on evilo. There are no contraries. No contraries-- not even contradictions: I say; no contraries. It is that Unity, it is living in that Unity.