Mother on Herself

It will be said of me: "She was ambitious, she wanted to transform the world." But the world does not want to be transformed except by a very long and slow process, so slow that the change cannot be perceptible from one generation to the other.

I find the Nature delays and wastes. But she finds that I am too much in a hurry and too troublesome and exacting.

Let me write down all I have to say; let me foretell all that will be done, and then, if no one finds that I am doing it properly, then I shall retire and leave the others to do it.

31 March 1953
- The Mother


Let us give joy to all for joy is ours. - Sri Aurobindo