January 17, 1973
We need a message for February 21, Mother.
Do you have it?
No! [laughter] Z proposes two texts from Sri Aurobindo, but I feel it would be better to have something from you.
Yes. Do you have something?
Well, no, Mother! Won't you rather say something yourself?
(after a silence)
Plus on avance, plus le besoin d'une presence divine devient imperieux et... inevitable. [The more we advance, the more the need of a divine presence becomes imperative and... inevitable.]
“Inevitable” isn't the word, it's....
Yes, that's it, indispensable.
Is it all right?
(Mother writes the message in French)
February 21 ....
(then she signs it)
How do you want to put it in English?
We should put: “The more we advance on the way, the more the need of a divine Presence becomes indispensable – imperative and indispensable.”
(Mother writes the message with her eyes closed)
A dot on the “i” here [Satprem guides Mother's hand]. That's all. And just put a period at the end, and your signature.
Is my handwriting all right?
Yes, it's quite good, Mother, it came out very well.
(Mother goes into contemplation)
(Sujata:) Mother, you are going to see the Dalai Lama tomorrow, aren't you? Satprem would be very interested to know your impression – what you have felt.
What day is tomorrow?
(Sujata:) Thursday, Mother.
On Saturday then? I'll tell you if I had any particular impression.