It is not a hope but a certitude that the complete transformation of the nature will take place.
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Himself and the Ashram: CWSA, Vol. 35, p.845
Peace be with you, my child, the peace of Certitude and of confidence in my love which never leaves you.
The Mother – Some Answers from the Mother: CWM,Vol. 16, p. 116
O Lord, dispel all darkness, all blindness; may every one enjoy the calm certitude that Thy divine illumination brings!
The Mother – Prayers and Meditations: CWM, Vol. 1, p.77
….Even with a deficient faith, a fixed mind and will can carry one on and bring the experiences by which an uncertain faith is changed into certitude.
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga – II: CWSA,Vol. 29, p. 445
If one takes care not to pervert it, the body carries within itself the certitude of victory. It is only the wrong use we make of thought and its influence on the body which robs it of this certitude of victory. So, the first thing to do is to cultivate this certitude instead of destroying it; and when it is there, no effort is needed to aspire, but simply a flowering, an unfolding of that inner certitude of victory.
The Mother – Questions and Answers: CWM,Vol. 9, p. 165
6 Jul 1954
We must march on with the quiet certitude that what has to be done will be done.
Certitude: assured and calm it never argues.
Certitude of victory:
It is not noisy but it is sure.
The Mother – Words of the Mother – II: CWM, Vol. 14, p.82
You see, when you have the certitude—the certitude—that Ananda, joy, blossoming are the Truth of your being, when you have that inner certitude and look at life as it is, it appears incredible (not the certitude, but life as it is!), an incredible deformation.
The Mother – Agenda: Vol. 4, p. 424
…. I am increasingly convinced that all disorders in the body and all diseases are the result of DOUBT in the cells or a certain group of cells. They doubt the Divine’s concrete reality, they doubt the Divine Presence in them, they doubt their being divine in their very essence, and this doubt is the cause of all disorders.
As soon as you succeed in infusing into them the certitude of the Divine, the disorder disappears almost instantly, and it recurs only because, not having been definitively driven away, the doubt reappears.
The Mother – Agenda: Vol. 5, pp. 116 – 17
Here, what Sri Aurobindo calls the soul is the Divine Presence in each one of us; and the certitude of this constant Presence within us will alleviate all our sorrow by convincing us of the ultimate victory which is certain.
The Mother – On Thoughts and Aphorisms: CWM, Vol. 10, p.293
What he [Sri Aurobindo] is now striving to give this body is the consciousness of Permanence, of Immortality, of the Certitude of absolute security—in Matter, in Life, in every moment’s action. And that is becoming nearer and nearer, more and more constant. Gradually, the mixture of old impressions is disappearing—that’s the BEDROCK, the basis of the transformation.
The Mother – Agenda: Vol. 3, p. 446
So there is only one thing to do: to proceed on one’s way keeping one’s own faith and certitude, and to pay no heed to contradictions and denials.
There are people who need the support and trust and certitude of others to feel comfortable and to be at ease—they are always unhappy because, of course, they will always come across people who do not believe, and so they will be upset and it will trouble them. One must find one’s certitude within oneself, keep it in spite of everything and go one’s way whatever the cost, to the very end. The Victory is for the most enduring.
The Mother – Questions and Answers: CWM,Vol. 9, p. 255
…. Faith is a certitude in the soul which does not depend on reasoning, on this or that mental idea, on circumstances, on this or that passing condition of the mind or the vital or the body. It may be hidden, eclipsed, may even seem to be quenched, but it reappears again after the storm or the eclipse; it is seen burning still in the soul when one has thought that it was extinguished forever. The mind may be a shifting sea of doubts and yet that faith may be there within and, if so, it will keep even the doubt-racked mind in the way so that it goes on in spite of itself towards its destined goal. Faith is a spiritual certitude of the spiritual, the divine, the soul’s ideal, something that clings to that even when it is not fulfilled in life, even when the immediate facts or the persistent circumstances seem to deny it. This is a common experience in the life of the human being; if it were not so, man would be the plaything of a changing mind or a sport of circumstance.
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga – II: CWSA,Vol. 29, p. 89
When a child is full of enthusiasm, never throw cold water on it, never tell him, “You know, life is not like that!” You should always encourage him, tell him, “Yes, at present things are not always like that, they seem ugly, but behind this there is a beauty that is trying to realise itself. This is what you should love and draw towards you, this is what you should make the object of your dreams, of your ambitions.”
And if you do this when you are very small, you have much less difficulty than if later on you have to undo, undo all the bad effects of a bad education, undo that kind of dull and vulgar common sense which means that you expect nothing good from life, which makes it insipid, boring, and contradicts all the hopes, all the so-called illusions of beauty. On the contrary, you must tell a child—or yourself if you are no longer quite a baby—”Everything in me that seems unreal, impossible, illusory, that is what is true, that is what I must cultivate.” When you have these aspirations: “Oh, not to be always limited by some incapacity, all the time held back by some bad will!”, you must cultivate within you this certitude that that is what is essentially true and that is what must be realised.
Then faith awakens in the cells of the body. And you will see that you find a response in your body itself. The body itself will feel that if its inner will helps, fortifies, directs, leads, well, all its limitations will gradually disappear.
The Mother – Questions and Answers: CWM,Vol. 9, p. 163
All the same I have started writing, but I will begin not with Doubt but with the demand for the Divine as a concrete certitude, quite as concrete as any physical phenomenon caught by the senses. Now, certainly, the Divine must be such a certitude not only as concrete, but more concrete than anything sensed by ear or eye or touch in the world of Matter; but it is a certitude not of mental thought but of essential experience.
When the Peace of God descends on you, when the Divine Presence is there within you, when the Ananda rushes on you like a sea, when you are driven like a leaf before the wind by the breath of the Divine Force, when Love flowers out from you on all creation, when Divine Knowledge floods you with a Light which illumines and transforms in a moment all that was before dark, sorrowful and obscure, when all that is becomes part of the One Reality, when the Reality is all around you, you feel at once by the spiritual contact, by the inner vision, by the illumined and seeing thought, by the vital sensation and even by the very physical sense, everywhere you see, hear, touch only the Divine. Then you can much less doubt it or deny it than you can deny or doubt daylight or air or the sun in heaven—for of these physical things you cannot be sure that they are what your senses represent them to be; but in the concrete experience of the Divine, doubt is impossible.
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga – I: CWSA,Vol. 28, pp. 338 – 39
Assured and calm, it never argues.
Fragrant small white salverform flower with a long corolla tube divided into five pointed lobes; borne in loose racemes. A wild herb.
The Mother – Spiritual significance of flowers