October 12, 2005
To turn towards Thee, unite with Thee, live in Thee and for Thee, is supreme happiness, unmixed joy, immutable peace; it is to breathe infinity, to soar in eternity, no longer feel one's limits, escape from time and space. Why do men flee from such boons as if they feared them? What a strange thing is ignorance , that source of all suffering ! How miserable that obscurity which keeps men away from that very thing which would bring them happiness and subjects them to this painful school of ordinary existence fashioned entirely from struggle and suffering !
- The Mother, Auroville