Standing up against opposing forces

Q: I lack the requisite energy to stand up against the opposite forces. Where does my difficulty lie? In the indolence of the will which does […]
Sri Aurobindo

Influence of inertia on the Will Power

Q: I find my will power almost veiled and forceless. How to bring it out and use it is itself a problem. That is the suggestion […]
Sri Aurobindo

Why Inertia?

Why don’t the inertia, ego and desire decrease in spite of our sustained effort to change them?   It needs time, persistent will and effort and […]
Sri Aurobindo

Overcoming difficulties

Q: You have said, “It is a matter of the most external consciousness being sufficiently fortified so that there should be no disturbance even there.” Could […]

Dealing with an obstinate inertia

Q: How is one to deal with such an obstinate inertia? The first means is not to get upset when it comes or when it stays. […]

Food intake in Sadhana

Q: My capacity of taking food is being reduced more and more. Is it an accompaniment of the inertia? You must not let that movement go […]
Sri Aurobindo


Q: For the past few days, I feel much too void or neutral. But I try not to allow any feeling of unhappiness or dullness. Q) […]

Intellect and Inertia

Is it true that a person with a well-trained intellect will not have much inertia? A well-trained intellect and study are two different things — there […]
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 […]