Category Archives: Life

What is mastery — Mother

    Mastery means the knowledge of’ how to deal with certain vibrations ; if you have the knowledge of handling these vibrations, you have the mastery. And the best field of experimentation is yourself. You have this mastery first of … Continue reading

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Learning to listen within — Mother

Below is a response from the Mother to a letter from a disciple. Though meant for the disciple, it is universal in its appeal and can be taken as a powerful reminder to all seekers that the Divine Inhabitant is … Continue reading

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Why am I here — Mother

Q: Are Divine Love and Grace the same thing ? Mother: Essentially, all things are the same. In its essence everything is the same, it is a phenomenon of consciousness; but Love can exist without Grace and Grace can exist … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Creation — Mother

24 March 1951 Q: You say, “Love is everywhere. Its movement is there in plants, perhaps in the very stones….”¹ If there is love in a stone, how can one see it ? Mother: Perhaps the different elements constituting the … Continue reading

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WORRY AND BOTHER ABOUT ILLNESS — Mother

In current times in which people are almost exclusively preoccupied with medicines and supplements for the ailments of the body, it is easy for the seekers of the Divine to overlook the influence of the consciousness on the body and … Continue reading

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Aspire to do the will of the Divine — Mother

If people leave everything to the Divine, and make a complete surrender and rely only on the Divine, the Divine will soon lead them to their goal. In fact, the Divine is doing Yoga for those who are ready to … Continue reading

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Become free from all difficulties — Mother

You can be free from all difficulties, when you make a total surrender to the Divine. I know, many people remember their past life and keep their old habits, and they become miserable. But, on the contrary, they have to … Continue reading

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The stillness of the mind in the Gita — Sri Aurobindo

In the Gita we have a process which is not the process of Raja-Yoga. It seeks a short cut to the common aim and goes straight to the stillness of the mind. After putting away desire and fear the Yogin … Continue reading

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Evolution of the species — Mother

23 October 1957 Mother begins the reading of the last six chapters of The Life Divine. “A spiritual evolution, an evolution of consciousness in Matter in a constant developing self-formation till the form can reveal the indwelling Spirit, is then … Continue reading

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Universal Consciousness and Sympathy — Mother

The Universal Consciousness Q:    “I have encountered in my life several examples of people living or trying to live in the universal consciousness and it seemed to me that it rendered them less compassionate, less humane, less tender to the sufferings of others. It … Continue reading

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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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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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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 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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The first step towards self-mastery

The first necessity is to disengage from surface movements that jostle about in our head and heart and excite the passions and stimulate further agitation. To discover the priceless pearls one must dive deep within and be willing to lose, … Continue reading

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