The ignorance that besets man is colossal. If we do not recognize the ignorance around us, it is also due to the operation of ignorance. Sri Aurobindo speaks of the sevenfold ignorance, the ignorance to which everyone is heir.
Brahman alone is addressed as the Mother. This is because a mother is an object of great love. One is able to realize God just through love. Ecstasy of feeling, devotion, love, and faith — these are the means.