INTIMACY

There are relations, personal, intimate as life itself, sweet as love, encompassing like the sky, deep like deep waters. A friend walks at our side; a Lover is with us in our heart's secrecy; a Master of the Work and the Ordeal points our way; a Creator of things uses us as his instrument; we are in the arms of the eternal Mother.
SRI AUROBINDO

The more you give yourself to the Divine, the more He is with you totally, constantly, at every minute, in all your thoughts, all your needs, and there is not an aspiration which does not receive an immediate answer, and you have the sense of a complete and constant intimacy, of a total nearness. It is as though you carried ... as though the Divine were with you all the time; you walk and He walks with you, you sleep and He sleeps with you, you eat and He eats with you, you think and He thinks with you, you love and He is the love you have. But for this you must give yourself entirely, totally, exclusively.
THE MOTHER

Intimacy with the Divine
Complete surrender to the Divine and total receptivity to His influence are the conditions for this intimacy.

Lagerstroemia indica
Crape myrtle, Crepe flower
Medium-sized mildly fragrant flower, in a variety of colours, with delicate deeply crinkled petals and a conspicuous central tuft of yellow anthers; borne in dense terminal panicles. A floriferous shrub or small tree.

Photo Courtesy:Fanghong

Intimacy with the Divine in the Psychic

The natural state of the fully developed Psychic.

Lagerstroemia indica
Crape myrtle, Crepe flower
Medium-sized mildly fragrant lavender pink flower, with delicate deeply crinkled petals and a conspicuous central tuft of yellow anthers; borne in dense terminal panicles. A floriferous shrub or small tree.

Photo Courtesy: Atamari

Intimacy with the Divine in the Vital

Only a pure calm and desire less vital can hope to enter this marvelous state.

Lagerstroemia indica
Crape myrtle, Crepe flower
Medium-sized mildly fragrant light purple flower, with delicate deeply crinkled petals and a conspicuous central tuft of yellow anthers; borne in dense terminal panicles. A floriferous shrub or small tree.

Photo Courtesy: Ladybugbkt

Intimacy with the Divine in the Physical

Is possible only for him who lives exclusively by the Divine and for the Divine.

Lagerstroemia indica
Crape myrtle, Crepe flower
Medium-sized mildly fragrant pinkish red flower, with delicate deeply crinkled petals and a conspicuous central tuft of yellow anthers; borne in dense terminal panicles. A floriferous shrub or small tree.

Photo Courtesy: Martin LaBar

Integral Intimacy with the Divine
The whole being vibrates only to the divine touch.

Lagerstroemia indica
Crape myrtle, Crepe flower
Medium-sized mildly fragrant white flower, with delicate deeply crinkled petals and a conspicuous central tuft of yellow anthers; borne in dense terminal panicles. A floriferous shrub or small tree.

Photo Courtesy:Fanghong

Intimacy with Universal Nature
This intimacy is only possible for those who are vast and without preferences or repulsions.

Lagerstroemia speciosa
Queen's crape myrtle, Pride of India, Pyinma
Medium-sized mildly fragrant rose purple flower, larger and with petals more open than Lagerstroemia Indica. A large showy ornamental tree.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke