Questions and Answers 1955

The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Two Principal Things

There are two principal things. This, the capacity for enthusiasm which makes one come out of his greater or lesser inertia in order to throw himself […]

Put the force and quietude in the body

Many people say, “Oh, yes, here I am not afraid.” They don’t have any fear in the mind, their mind is not afraid, it is strong, […]

Do not want to be ill…

First, not to want to be ill, and then not to be afraid of illness. You must neither attract it nor tremble. You must not want […]

Stopping the onset of illness

Q: Sweet Mother, when one sees an illness coming, how can one stop it? A: Ah! First of all, you must not want it and nothing […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Being truly intelligent

..if you want to be truly intelligent, you must know how to do mental gymnastics; as, you see, if you want really to have a fairly […]
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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 […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

True Way

The true way so that it remains is to understand, it is not to learn by heart. You learn something by heart, it is mechanical, you […]
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How to sleep thing you can do in all security is, before going to sleep, to concentrate, relax all tension in the physical being, try… that is, in […]

Awakening the Yoga Shakti

Q: Sweet Mother, here it is written: “There is a Yoga-Shakti lying coiled or asleep…” How can it be awakened? A: I think it awakens quite […]