The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Durga Puja – Victory Day, 1953

Today was truly a day of victory, victory over all that yet remained human in the physical consciousness. O Nature, I bring to thee force and […]

Purification of the Vital

Purification of the vital is usually considered to be a condition for successful sadhana. One may have some experiences without it, but at least a complete […]

Perfect immobility

Suppose you have a pain somewhere; the instinct (the instinct of the body, the instinct of the cells) is to shrink and to seek to reject—that […]

Types of Prayers and Aspiration

There is the purely mechanical, material prayer, with words which have been learnt and are mechanically repeated. That does not signify anything much. And that has […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Developing virtues

If you look at yourself carefully, you will see that one always carries in oneself the opposite of the virtue one has to realise (I use “virtue” in […]


It will not do to indulge this restless vital movement. It is not by that that you can have the union with the Mother. You should […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

The Grace and the realisation

The Grace is something that pushes you towards the goal to be attained. Do not try to judge it by your mind, you will not get […]
Sri Aurobindo

Neither rajasic Nor tamasic

Calm, discrimination, detachment (but not indifference) are all very important, for their opposites impede very much the transforming action. Intensity of aspiration should be there, but it must go […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

What one thinks, one becomes

Sri Aurobindo says that all that one thinks one is, one can, by the very fact of that thinking, become. This knowledge of the fact that […]