Nature and the Forces of Nature
Nature is happy to be beautiful.
Nature rejoices at her beauty.
Beauty is the joyous offering of Nature.
Nature has a soul which blossoms very prettily.
All in Nature is spontaneously generous.
Abundance: Nature all at once gives to us generously and we have the joy
Nature has an instinctive thirst for light.
Nature knows that one day she will realise.
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It is man who has rendered Nature sorrowful.
Intimacy with universal Nature: this intimacy is only possible for those
whose consciousness is vast and who are without preference and without
The so-called forces of Nature are nothing but the exterior activities
of beings out of proportion with man by their size and by the powers which they
(About a cyclone which struck Pondicherry on 1 May 1966)
This cyclone was
simply a push from the Earth-Nature to wake up some of her somnolent human children
to the necessity of making a progress based on Sri Aurobindo’s
saying, “Materially you are nothing, spiritually you are everything.”
(About a cyclone which struck Pondicherry in November 1966)
collaborating in her own way. All is meant for the growth of a spontaneous
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One must let things grow just as plants grow in Nature. Every too rigid
form or limitation we would seek to impose on them before their time, would
hamper their natural development and would sooner or later have to be
The Divine in Nature creates nothing final; everything is temporary and
at the same time as perfect as it is possible for it to be under the
circumstances at the time.
In our way of working we must not be the slaves of Nature; all these
habits of trying and changing, doing and undoing and redoing again and again,
wasting energy, labour, material and money, are
Nature’s way of action, not the Divine’s. The Divine Consciousness sees first the
truth of a work, the best way of doing it according to the given circumstances.
And when She acts it is final; She never comes back to what is done, She goes
forward, using failure as well as success for a new progress, one more step
towards the goal.
In order to progress Nature destroys, while the Divine Consciousness
stimulates growth and finally transforms.
If you do not feel your responsibility and if you are not always alert and
painstaking, then Nature will play mischief with you. If you want to stop the
mischief of Nature, you have to do your work with exactness and a sense of
responsibility. You must not leave anything undone. You must always be careful
and alert and you will be safe.
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