What are we?

Q: If everything comes from outside, then what are we? What belongs to us? In one sense nothing belongs to us. The physical is made up, […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Ignorant forces of Nature

Q: How is it that, in spite of remaining aloof from people, one is still open to the ordinary ignorant forces of Nature? One is always […]

On the mechanical mind

Q: The mechanical mind is a great obstacle to reconciling my outer work with the inner concentration. It thinks too much and endlessly. There is always […]

Coming out from the subconscient root

Q: How are we to come out from the subconscient root? By standing back from it and refusing to be made its instrument of the subconscient […]

Tackling the recalcitrant parts of our nature

Q: How to persuade the recalcitrant parts of our nature to surrender? A: Try to make them understand, as one does with a child who does […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Speaking the truth

It is very evident from this inward control which you feel enlightening and guiding you and the resolution of truth-speaking that it made you take, that […]
Sri Aurobindo in his own room

Nature of Relations with the Divine

The relations which arise out of this attitude towards the Divine, are that of the divine Father and the Mother with the child and that of […]

Changing One’s nature

It is perfectly possible to change one’s nature. I have proved that in my own case, for I have made myself exactly the opposite in character […]