Total Surrender by The Mother

In this video, the Mother reminds us what to do when facing difficult circumstances and conflicts. If you are not familiar with her work, keep in mind that when she talks about the Supreme or the Divine, she is referring to the supramental (Aurobindo) / idessic (Ghis) force[1]. Applying her principles may ease considerably your journey to transformation in these tumultuous times. If you are interested in learning more about ‘surrendering’ and how to do it concretely in your every day life, check out our workshops.

Video provided by DianeDares

“You see, in the present condition of the world, circumstances are always difficult. The whole world is in a condition of strife, conflict between forces of truth and light wanting to manifest and the opposition of all that doesn’t want to change which represents in the past what is fixed, hardened and refuses to go. Naturally, each individual feels his own difficulties and is faced by the same obstacles. There is only one way for you. It is total, complete and unconditional surrender. What I mean by that is giving up not only of one’s actions, work, ambitions, but also of all one’s feelings, in the sense that all what you do, all what you are, is exclusively for the Divine. So, you feel above the human surrounding reactions. Not only above them but protected from them by the wall of the Divine’s Grace. Once you have no more desires, no more attachments; once you have given up all necessity of receiving a reward from the human beings whoever they are and knowing that the only reward that is worth getting is that one that comes from the Supreme: and that never fails. Once you give up the attachment of all the exterior beings and things, you at once feel in your heart this presence, this force, this grace, that is always with you. And there is no other remedy. It’s the only remedy for everybody without exception. All those who suffer, it’s the same thing that has to be said. All suffering is the sign that the surrender is not total. Then, when you feel in you a ‘bang’ like that, instead of saying, ‘Oh this one is bad’, or ‘This circumstance is difficult”, you say, “My surrender is not perfect’. And then you feel the grace that helps you and leads you and you go on. And one day you emerge in that peace that nothing can trouble. You answer to all the contrary forces, the contrary movements – the attacks, the misunderstandings, the bad wills with the same smile that comes from full confidence in the Divine’s Grace. And that is the only way out, there is none else. This world is a world of conflict, suffering, difficulties, and strains. It is made of it. It has not yet changed. It will take some time before changing and for each one there is a possibility of getting out. If you lean back on the presence of the Supreme Grace, that is the only way out.”


  1. Idessic: Adjective that comes from Idessa[2]
  2. Idessa: The Supreme Being (that Sri Aurobindo named the Psychic Being) that is inherent in all that exists. Idessa represents the intrinsic creator inherent in all creation – by opposition to an external creator. Idessa is both the unique creative spirit (feminine principle) and its created matter (masculine principle).

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  2. Hi Ray, Thank you for your comment. It gives me an opportunity to explain to our readers why Personocratia does not recommend such groups or organizations. Not because they aren’t good – on the contrary their intentions are, for most of them, very noble – but because it’s not the time anymore to continue improving humanity and its life conditions – it’s time to transform to the new species, to get out the animal consciousness humanity is currently bathing in. That’s what Mother and Sri Aurobindo understood and were working on. Stay tuned!

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  4. After a long lifetime of service to the Divine, always in adoration of The Mother, I’ve ended up here, although as an avowed marxist I follow my teacher Groucho’s advice not to join any group that would have me as a member:
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