The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Will, Desire and Aspiration

Q: Is it not true that the will becomes or changes into desire when it comes down into the lower nature? It usually does so in […]

Fighting the dark periods

Q: During these dark periods what do you suggest that I do? There are always two alternatives, either to remain calm and detached and aspire or […]

On strengthening the nerves and quietening the mind

Q: My nerves are sensitive. Kindly tell me how to strengthen them, and also how to quieten my mind. Solid nerves means patience, vigilance, endurance, capacity […]

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, […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

How to regain calm and peace…

IF AT any time a deep sorrow, a searing doubt or an intense pain overwhelms you and drives you to despair, there is an infallible way […]

True way of getting out of difficulty

If you want my help, it is not by accepting one principle of action and rejecting another that you can have it, but by concentrating before […]

Different types of love

The essential difference between love in aspiration and love in desire is that love in aspiration gives itself entirely and asks nothing in return—it does not […]

Aspiration – not just in the body

..what you call “aspiration” is a movement of your psychic consciousness, mentally formulated and supported by the vital – but it ISN’T YOUR BODY. And it’s […]
Sri Aurobindo

Interval Periods in Sadhana

Naturally the more one-pointed the aspiration the swifter the progress. The difficulty comes when either the vital with its desires or the physical with its past […]