Questions and Answers 1956

Sri Aurobindo and The Mother

Sweetness and Joy in Difficulty

How can one feel sweetness and joy when one is in difficulty? Exactly, when the difficulty is egoistic or personal, if one makes an offering of […]
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Escaping from other people’s influence

Sweet Mother, how can we escape from other people’s influence? By concentrating more and more totally and completely on the Divine. If you aspire with all […]
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Understanding the Divine

How can one understand the Divine? By being Him, my child. And that is the only way: by identity. As Sri Aurobindo says, “We know the […]
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Love Alone…

Sweet Mother, can one realise the Divine through love alone? Oh! yes, my child, certainly. It is even the most direct way. One can realise the […]
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The Secret Power

Do not allow any discouragement to come upon you and have no distrust of the Divine Grace. Whatever difficulties are outside you, whatever weaknesses are inside […]
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Yoga and Religion

Sweet Mother, what is the difference between yoga and religion?   Ah! my child… it is as though you were asking me the difference between a […]
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The need of Diversity

If you arrive at the conception of the world as the expression of the Divine in all His complexity, then the necessity for complexity and diversity […]

Freedom and Mastery

Mother. You have said that the student must be given full freedom. Now, some interpret this as meaning that there should be no fixed classes, for […]


There is another movement which should constantly accompany devotion…. That kind of sense of gratitude that the Divine exists; that feeling of a marvelling thankfulness which […]