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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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The Great Secret

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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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Trust in the Divine Grace — Sri Aurobindo

You have only to aspire, to keep yourself open to the Mother, to reject all that is contrary to her will and to let her work in you—doing also all your work for her and in the faith that it … Continue reading

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Darshan Message 24th April 2021 — Mother’ s final arrival in Pondicherry

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Get rid of the delusion that the Divine is far away — Mother

Q: There is something I have often wondered about: when one prays to the Lord, when one wants to make Him understand that something is wrong, I always have the impression that one must concentrate very hard and that after … Continue reading

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The three steps to the soul — Mother

“This is the first thing necessary – aspiration for the Divine.” Questions and Answers 1929 (7 April) The first movement of aspiration is this: you have a kind of vague sensation that behind the universe there is something which is … Continue reading

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You are sure to arrive – Mother

I know by experience that there isn’t one being who, were it only once in his life, has had a great urge towards… it doesn’t matter how he calls it – let us say the Divine for facility of speech, … Continue reading

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Darshan Feb 21, 2021

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Surrender and Grace – Mother

When man becomes a little wiser, he will not complain about anything and will take the things the Divine sends him as a manifestation of His all-compassionate Grace. The more surrendered we are, the more we shall understand. The more … Continue reading

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Contributions of evil to the good of the world – Sri Aurobindo

The contributions of evil to the good of the world & the harm  sometimes done by the virtuous are distressing to the soul enamoured of good. Nevertheless be not distressed nor confounded, but study rather & calmly understand God’s ways … Continue reading

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