On Thoughts and Aphorisms

The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Escaping from Mental Prison

We cannot counteract the harm done by mental faith in the need for drugs by any external measures. Only by escaping from the mental prison and […]

Planes of the Mind

There are many planes or zones of the mind, from the plane of the physical mind, the lower zone of ordinary thoughts, full of error and […]
The Mother with Tara Jauhar

Real repentance

The truth is that when you ask forgiveness you hope that the dire consequences of what you have done will be wiped away. But that is […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Smile at everything

Look upon everything with a benevolent smile. Take all the things which irritate you as a lesson for yourself and your life will be more peaceful […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Right Attitude

What is the best attitude? Is it an attitude of intervention or an attitude of non-interference? Which is better?   Ah, that’s just it, to intervene […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

When something seems completely unacceptable or ridiculous

When something in a person seems to you completely unacceptable or ridiculous – “What! He is like that, he behaves like that, he says things like […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Suffering not a requisite for progress

…a day will come when this apparent suffering will no longer be required to stimulate the advance and when progress can be made more and more […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Dissolving Difficulties

Virtue claims to seek perfection, but perfection is a totality. So the two movements contradict each other. A virtue that eliminates, reduces, fixes limits, and a […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

The only safety in life

The only safety in life, the only way to escape from the consequences of past errors, is an inner development leading to conscious union with the […]