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The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Drawing Energy from Outside

Sweet Mother, How can one draw energy into oneself from outside? That depends on the kind of energy one wants to absorb, for each region of […]
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An Important Reminder

If you want to change, you must first resolutely get rid of the defects of your vital being, persevering steadily, however difficult it may be or […]
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Making Every Moment Count

For one who lives constantly in the spiritual consciousness, everything that happens to him takes on a special value and all is conducive to his progressive […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Perfect Sincerity

Never to try to deceive oneself, never let any part of the being try to find out a way of convincing the others, never to explain […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

How to ask Divine for anything – Practical Steps with mistakes to avoid

By asking the Divine for it. If you do not ask Him, how can you have it? If you turn to the Divine and have full […]
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Is the obscurity inside me or does it come from outside? Obscurity is everywhere in material things—inside and outside. Ref : More Answers from The Mother
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Refraining from talking

What should be done to refrain from talking? Think! You have only to reflect a little more. If only you make it a habit to think […]
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Avoiding Vital Influence

Is there a way for the mental being to avoid being influenced by the vital? Let the mind receive the light from above and refuse to […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

How to save yourself from Depression in Sadhana

The effort demanded of the Sadhak is that of aspiration, rejection and surrender. If these three are done the rest is to come of itself by […]