January 2021

The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Perils of an active mind

Your mind is too active. If it were more quiet and less questioning and argumentative and restlessly wanting to find devices it seems to me that […]
Sri Aurobindo in his room

Mental Convention

Men’s way of doing things is a mental convention; they see things and do things with the mind and what they want is a mental and […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Q: Justice, justice—where is justice? A: Fool! Do not call for justice—that is, for the strict consequences of your actions. Only the divine Grace can pull […]

Descent of calm and light

The descent of calm and light which you experience is a sign that the sadhana has actually begun in you; it shows that you are open […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Aspiration for the inner change

Q: How the darkness rises up! It has veiled my consciousness and I don’t know what to do. There must be an inner change, and until […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

An inner calm

Getting upset and impatient certainly will not help this bad period to end any sooner. On the other hand, if you can maintain a little inner […]
Total Purity

Will to Conquer Illness

Wake up in yourself a will to conquer. Not a mere will in the mind but a will in the very cells of your body. Without […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram


It is a catastrophe to have money. It makes you stupid, it makes you miserly, it makes you wicked. It is one of the greatest calamities […]


Never judge on appearances, still less on gossip. What is moral in one country is immoral in another. Service to the Divine exacts a sincerity of […]