Sri Aurobindo

The inner movements of the mind

Q: This week there has not been much progress. My mind is sometimes tamasic, sometimes rajasic, at times outside noises are the cause of difficulties; they […]

On the wandering nature of the mind

Q: My mind often wanders, thinking about unimportant things. This movement has a strong power of recurrence, in spite of my efforts to check it. You […]

On thoughts and actions

Q: How to distinguish the thoughts and actions of the mind, vital and physical? Are not the vital’s thoughts and actions derived from desire or ego? […]
Sri Aurobindo

The function of the intellect in Sadhana

Q: What is the proper function of the intellect? Is it helpful in Sadhana? Its function is to reason from the perceptions of the mind and […]

Obtaining Mental Development

Q: How shall I obtain mental development? Can it be had only by reading? A man may have read much and yet be mentally undeveloped. It […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram


…know how to keep silent. And not only keep your tongue quiet, but silence your mind, keep the head silent. If you wish to have a […]

Difference between Ordinary and Intuitive Mind

The difference between the ordinary mind and the intuitive is that the former, seeking in the darkness or at most by its own unsteady torchlight, first, […]

Put the force and quietude in the body

Many people say, “Oh, yes, here I am not afraid.” They don’t have any fear in the mind, their mind is not afraid, it is strong, […]

Mind – The chief obstacle

The chief obstacle in you is the mind. If you can quiet your mind and give the psychic being a chance, that will be your spiritual […]