Bringing down higher things by aspiration

Q: When my consciousness is in silence I try to keep my mind as empty as possible. Then I leave my sadhana and even the thought […]

How to aspire properly?

Q: Will you not teach me how to aspire properly so that there may be no mental push in it? A quiet prayer or remembrance of […]
Sri Aurobindo

Need for personal Aspiration

Is any personal aspiration necessary during the state of blankness or self-forgetfulness? I ask this because once you wrote that if the silence is deep there […]
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 […]