Notes on the Way


The real safety

There is only one safety: to cling to the Divine, like this (gesture of clenched fists). Not clinging to what one thinks to be the Divine, […]

Hold on

The whole thing is to hold on. And to hold on, I have found only one way; it is this Calm, the inner calm—a calm that […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Break free from the bonds

To cling to something one believes that one knows, to cling to something that one feels, to cling to something that one loves, to cling to […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

The perpetually changing world

The world is perpetually changing, perpetually; not for a second is it like itself, and the general harmony expresses itself more and more perfectly; therefore nothing […]

Towards a harmonious luminous being

The body had the habit of performing its functions automatically, as a natural thing; that is to say, for it there was no question of their […]
Sri Aurobindo

Everything is a choice

Everything is a choice! Everything, everything. The Lord’s choice, but in us, not there (gesture upward): here. And we do not know it, it is quite […]

Perfect immobility

Suppose you have a pain somewhere; the instinct (the instinct of the body, the instinct of the cells) is to shrink and to seek to reject—that […]
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Cure of Suffering

It may be said in an absolute way that an evil always carries its own remedy. One might say that the cure of any suffering coexists […]
The Mother with Nolini Da

Inner Progress

If in order to progress, you were to wait for others to progress, you would have to wait indefinitely. That is the very first thing that […]