The First (1928) Edition of “The Mother” by Sri Aurobindo, signed by The Mother.
“Prayers and Meditations came to me, you know—it was dictated each time. I would write at the end of my concentration, and it didn’t pass through the mind, it just came…”
“The Mother’s Help is comprehensive. It makes no distinction between the spiritual and the mundane, the higher and the lower, but goes forth to meet and remedy the situation whatever it is. To Her all life is a manifestation of the Divine, and every sphere of it is entitled to divine attention.”
“It is no longer towards division and difference that we should turn our minds, but on unity, union, even oneness necessary for the pursuit and realisation of a common ideal, the destined goal, the fulfilment towards which Nature in her beginning obscurely set out and must in an increasing light of knowledge replacing her first ignorance constantly persevere.”
“Know everywhere the one self, know all to be immortal souls and the body to be but dust. Do thy work with a calm, strong and equal spirit; fight and fall nobly or conquer mightily. For this is the work that God and thy nature have given to thee to accomplish.”
The only way to make life perfect (I mean here life on earth, of course) is to look at it from a sufficient height to see it in its totality …
A short video clip with archival footage of The Mother’s Darshan in 1971.
The sound track is a fragment from “The Hour of God”, music by Sunil Bhattacharya.
in “Secret of the Vedas” Sri Aurobindo writes: We find this fundamental idea of the Vedic Rishis brought out in the Hymn of Creation (X.129) where the subconscient is thus described. “Darkness hidden by darkness in the beginning was this all, an ocean without mental consciousness . . . out of it the One was Read More
Explaining unfolding of the Divine in a progressive creation, the Mother and Sri Aurobindo wrote: In fact in the history of our universe there have been six consecutive periods which began by a creation, were prolonged by a force of preservation and ended by a disintegration, a destruction, a return to the Origin, which is Read More
In “Secret of the Vedas”, Sri Aurobindo writes: The Veda speaks of two oceans, the upper and the lower waters. These are the ocean of the subconscient, dark and inexpressive, and the ocean of the superconscient, luminous and eternal expression but beyond the human mind. Vamadeva in the last hymn of the fourth Mandala speaks Read More
In Questions and Answers (1953), The Mother gives the following reply to the question about origin of Gods and steps of creation: There is a very old tradition which narrates this. I am going to tell you the story as one does to children, for in this way you will understand: One day “God” decided Read More
An excerpt from “The Secret of the Veda” by Sri Aurobindo, on Usha, the dawn of the illumination of the Truth
“It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, of the Eternal. If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide towards Immortality. To read Savitri is indeed to practice”
The present series selected from the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother aims to present the different sides and processes of Purification as an indispensable basis for the integral yoga.