Sri Aurobindo

Succeeding in Meditation

Q: How can one succeed in meditation? By quietude of mind. There is not only the Infinite in itself, but also an infinite sea of peace, […]
Sri Aurobindo in his room

Concentration with Eyes Open

I find it rather difficult to concentrate with my eyes open. How am I to cultivate this habit? It is so with everybody — unless they […]
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Meditation or Reading?

One has to do some physical work as part of the Karma Yoga, also some personal work. Where is the time then to read for one’s […]

Approaching the Divine – Work or Meditation?

Q: Did not the old Yogas always say that the approach to the Divine is more easy and direct through meditation than through work? They wanted […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Position during meditation

Q: My body feels the effects of the heat. These days I was tired. Also, I did my meditation lying down. Is there any objection to […]

Solace in the most unlikely place

When I was asleep in the Ignorance, I came to a place of meditation full of holy men and I found their company wearisome and the […]


Meditation by the way is a process leading towards knowledge and through knowledge, it is a thing of the head and not of the heart; so […]
Sri Aurobindo

Contact with one’s Psychic Being

To sit in meditation before a closed door, as though it were a heavy door of bronze—and one sits in front of it with the will […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

To truly think – Empty the brain

..if we want to be able to truly think, that is, to receive, formulate and form valid and viable thoughts, we must first of all empty […]