“Hardly anyone is strong enough to overcome by his own unaided aspiration and will the forces of the lower nature; even those who do it get only a certain kind of control, but not a complete mastery”
An talk in Hindi to a young audience at the Beach Office of Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry, 2016 (the last, 4th, part)
“Savitri is the story of the Divine Mother. But since the Divine Mother has become the creation itself, Savitri is also the story of creation, in fact of all of us, since that is what we are in our secret self – a portion of the Divine Mother who has entered into Time and Space to play with fate and circumstance.”
“In that small flaming chariot Shiva rides.
The One devised innumerably to be;
His oneness in invisible forms he hides,
Time’s tiny temples to eternity.”
Book 1 Canto 1 Movement 1, Part 3
“The spiritual method… uses ‘brain stilling’ rather than ‘brain storming’. Faced with a problem or difficulty, the spiritual man does not rush to collect all available data and strategies. He rather remains quiet and still, very still and attuning himself to a deeper truth within, he waits to receive the inner guidance, the subtle indication from his own higher consciousness.”
” … nothing needs to frighten you in life, all you have to do is to be conscious of the Divine guidance in all situations, in all circumstances. The secret of this is the ultimate secret of all success is — let Thy Will be done.”
Questions and Answers Session 1 at the Beach Office of Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry, 2016.
“The Mighty Mother shall take birth in Time
And God be born into the human clay
In forms made ready by your human lives.” Savitri: 705
Book 1 Canto 1 Movement 1, Part 2
“[where is] The new race? Wait for something like… a few thousand years, and you will see it! ….. man has thought of it and awaits it, so it will go faster. But faster means still thousands of years probably. We shall speak about it again after a few thousand years!” The Mother, May 02, 1956
“…Keep your love pure of all selfish claim and desire; you will find that you are getting all the love that you can bear and absorb in answer.”
“Look up, O child of the ancient Yoga, and be no longer a trembler and a doubter; fear not, doubt not, grieve not; for in your apparent body is One who can create & destroy worlds with a breath.”
An talk in Hindi at the Beach Office of Sri Aurobindo Society to a young audience.