Getting rid of thoughts

All thoughts really come from outside, but one is not conscious of their coming. You have become conscious of this movement. There are different ways of […]
Sri Aurobindo and The Mother

Action to be taken during 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 […]
Sri Aurobindo and The Mother


Q: Rejection and detachment when there is a rush of difficulties are good. But I feel they are hardly enough. Something more seems to be needed; […]
Sri Aurobindo and The Mother

On Pain and Illness

Q: Some sadhaks hold the belief that an illness is a cherishable thing, that it comes from the Divine to test our faith: it makes us […]
Sri Aurobindo

Three ways to shorten difficulty

As for the offering of the actions to the Divine and the vital difficulty it raises, it is not possible to avoid the difficulty,—you have to […]
Sri Aurobindo

Neither rajasic Nor tamasic

Calm, discrimination, detachment (but not indifference) are all very important, for their opposites impede very much the transforming action. Intensity of aspiration should be there, but it must go […]

Mastering One’s nature

Detachment is the beginning of mastery, but for complete mastery there should be no reactions at all. When there is something within undisturbed by the reactions […]

Detachment by the Yogi

From the Yogic point of view one ought to be indifferent and without sense of ownership or desire of fame or praise. But for that one must have […]

Detaching oneself from the outer being

Detach yourself from the outer being; live in the inner; let the Force work from the inner being – it will change the outer being. Ref: Letters on Yoga […]