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Universal Consciousness — Mother

Sweet Mother, what does “cosmic spirit and cosmic Nature” mean? Universal. Cosmic is the synonym of universal. But what does “cosmic spirit” mean? Cosmic spirit? It is the cosmic spirit, it is the universal spirit, it is the spirit that’s … Continue reading

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Another type of meditation — Mother

There is another kind of meditation which consists in being as quiet as one can be but without trying to stop all thoughts, for there are thoughts which are purely mechanical and if you try to stop these you will … Continue reading

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Book I – The Book of Beginnings Canto IV – The Secret Knowledge

The Mother’s Explanation On a height he stood that looked towards greater heights. Our early approaches to the Infinite Are sunrise splendours on a marvellous verge While lingers yet unseen the glorious sun. What now we see is a shadow … Continue reading

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Book I – The Book of Beginnings Canto III – The Yoga of the King: The Yoga of the Soul’s Release

The Mother’s Explanation A World’s desire compelled her mortal birth. One in the front of the immemorial quest,Protagonist of the mysterious playIn which the Unknown pursues himself through formsAnd limits his eternity by the hoursAnd the blind Void struggles to … Continue reading

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Book I – The Book of Beginnings Canto II – The Issue

The Mother’s Explanation Awhile, withdrawn in secret fields of thought, Her mind moved in a many-imaged past That lived again and saw its end approach: Dying, it lived imperishably in her; Transient and vanishing from transient eyes, Invisible, a fateful … Continue reading

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Book I – The Book of Beginnings Canto I – The Symbol Dawn

The Mother’s Explanation It was the hour before the Gods awake. There is an ancient tradition which describes the creation as done by some first emanations of the Supreme Mother, who were four emanations. In the sense and the feeling … Continue reading

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The most interesting game — Mother

Always, at each step and on each occasion, try to feel the Presence, constantly and untiringly. Forget the results of all the actions, and find the lesson they bring for you. Each action has something to teach. Try to find … Continue reading

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Psychic Being on earth — Mother

Q: What is the work of the psychic being? Mother: What is the work of the psychic being? You want it to have some work? What do you want to say exactly? What is its function? Ah! very well. One … Continue reading

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The psychic attitude in discussions — Sri Aurobindo

The psychic self-control that is desirable in these surroundings and in the midst of discussion would mean among other things: 1. Not to allow the impulse of speech to assert itself too much or say anything without reflection, but to … Continue reading

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The one thing and the only thing needed — Sri Aurobindo

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The way to happiness and good health — Mother

(Commentary on the Dhammapada)       One advice given here is to be always benevolent. You must not take it as an advice of the commonplace type. It says quite an interesting thing, very interesting even : I comment on it, … Continue reading

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Giving oneself to the Divine

Sweet Mother, what is meant by “the Divine gives Himself”? The Mother: It means exactly this: that the more you give yourself the more you have the experience – it is not just a feeling or impression or sensation, it … Continue reading

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True aspiration is from the heart — Mother

True aspiration does not come from the head; even when it is formulated by a thought, it springs up like a flame from the heart. CWM – Vol 4, Page 136

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Remembering Jyotipriya on her birthday.

The words of the Mother : “Our life ought to be governed by the love for Truth and the thirst for Light” kindle the heart when one remembers Jyotipriya, founder of East-West Cultural Center, Sri Aurobindo Center of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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