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May 26, 1914

ON the surface is the storm, the sea is in turmoil, waves clash and leap one on another and break with a mighty uproar. But all the time, under this water in fury, are vast smiling expanses, peaceful and motionless.

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Ignorance and Knowledge pp 55-57

Essentially the Mind is a dividing consciousness that by its very nature cannot arrive at an Integral Truth. It is only by removing the dense veil of Ignorance and discovering the Divine Truth hidden in our hearts that we can rediscover the lost Unity.

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The Matrimandir: Honoring Piero Cicionesi (Pt 2)

“For more than 20 years, from 1971 onwards, Piero, following the initial vision of Chief Architect Roger Anger, has designed, organized, overseen, rectified and solved all sort of problems and guided the construction of Matrimandir until the Inner Chamber was finally completed in 1992”

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A Tribute to The Mother – Barindra Kumar Ghose

A tribute by Barindra Kumar Ghose, which was published in ‘Khulnabasi’ on 21 February 1940. Barin da (1880-1959) was a noted revolutionary, journalist, author and Sri Aurobindo’s youngest brother. He was one of the earliest inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and resided at Pondicherry till 1929.

17. The Vital Nature and the Psychic Being

The Vital Nature and the Psychic Being

What is required for the psychic to emerge?

Aspiration for devotion, and refusal of egoistic movement. When the psychic touches there is an intensification of love but the lower vital mixes up the love with all sorts of demands.

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Chapter 6. The Iron Law of Death and the Dilemmas of Human Law (Pt 1)

Death raises many an ethical question and as with everything else related to death, none have a simple answer. To name a few of the ethical dilemmas, there is euthanasia, artificial life support, resuscitation, post-mortem examination, abortions, suicide victims and survivors, homicide, capital punishment and animal experiments.

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Because Thou Art

Behind all eyes I meet Thy secret gaze
And in each voice I hear Thy magic tune:
Thy sweetness hunts my heart through Nature’s ways;
Nowhere it beats now from Thy snare immune.

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May 22, 1914

“Nothing is in the universe but Thy life, Thy light, Thy love[…] Thy divine love floods my being; Thy supreme light is shining in every cell; all exults because it knows Thee and because it is one with Thee.”

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The Matrimandir: Honoring Piero Cicionesi (Pt 1)

“For more than 20 years, from 1971 onwards, Piero, following the initial vision of Chief Architect Roger Anger, has designed, organized, overseen, rectified and solved all sort of problems and guided the construction of Matrimandir until the Inner Chamber was finally completed in 1992”