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Nirvana and Human Consciousness by SRI AUROBINDO

Nirvana and Human Consciousness by SRI AUROBINDO

In the following letters, Sri Aurobindo describes his major inner realisations. In the first letter, he describes his Nirvanic experiences […]

KARMA by the Mother

KARMA by the Mother

(In this article, the Mother explains the consequences of one’s action—‘karma’—on the present and future births/lives and a very simple […]

Doing Away with Desire

Doing Away with Desire

It is neither by moral precepts and observances, nor by a wide knowledge, nor by practising meditation, nor by a […]

The Importance of Finding the Strength Within

The Importance of Finding the Strength Within

Life is often a struggle, outside and within. We are confronted with forces and circumstances which try to depress and […]

One Day (The Little More)

One Day (The Little More)

One day, and all the half-dead is done, One day, and all the unborn begun; A little path and the […]

Action of the Supramental Force

Action of the Supramental Force

Mother, this new force which is going to act, will it act through individual effort or independently of it? Why […]

Passing into the Supramental Consciousness

Passing into the Supramental Consciousness

As the beginnings of the supramental life, which must be the next realisation in the unfolding of the universe, develop, […]

Life and Death

Life and Death

Life, death, – death, life; the words have led for ages Our thought and consciousness and firmly seemed Two opposites; […]

The Ideal Friendship

The Ideal Friendship

Human affection is obviously unreliable because it is so much bound up with selfishness and desire; it is a flame […]

Feelings as Experiences

Feelings as Experiences

There is no law that a feeling cannot be an experience; experiences are of all kinds and take all forms […]

Descent of the Avatar

Descent of the Avatar

The boy with the flute is Sri Krishna. The Lord descended into the world-play from the divine Ananda; his flute […]

The Divine gives Himself

The Divine gives Himself

What is meant by “the Divine gives Himself”? It means exactly this: that the more you give yourself the more […]

Much Needed to Come Out of the Animal

Much Needed to Come Out of the Animal

…the only thing which is very important for the moment is the change of consciousness. And don’t think that this […]

Judging

Judging

Unless your vision is constantly the vision of the Divine in all things, you have not only no right but […]

Historicity of Krishna

Historicity of Krishna

They say that the gospels are forgeries and Krishna a creation of the poets. Thank God then for the forgeries […]

Progress on the Path

Progress on the Path

Sweet Mother, when we make an effort to do better but don’t see any progress, we feel discouraged. What is […]

Offer the Shadow

Offer the Shadow

Examine thyself without pity, then thou wilt be more charitable and pitiful to others. – Sri Aurobindo Very good! It […]

To Walk Through Life

To Walk Through Life

To walk through life armoured against all fear, peril and disaster, only two things are needed, two that go always […]

The Constant Mantra

The Constant Mantra

If you desire only the Divine, there is an absolute certitude that you will reach the Divine, but all these […]

I Am With You

I Am With You

“I am with you.” What does it mean exactly? When we pray or struggle with a problem within ourselves, are […]

The Most Essential Condition

The Most Essential Condition

It is then by a transformation of life in its very principle, not by an external manipulation of its phenomena, […]

Rising above the Subhuman

Rising above the Subhuman

The course of evolution proceeding from the vegetable to the animal, from the animal to the man, starts in the […]

Immortality

Immortality

I have drunk deep of God’s own liberty From which an occult sovereignty derives: Hidden in an earthly garment that […]

The Importance of Sincerity

The Importance of Sincerity

It is indeed possible even while fasting for very long periods to maintain the full energies and activities of the […]

The Need of a Spiritual Change

The Need of a Spiritual Change

At present mankind is undergoing an evolutionary crisis in which is concealed a choice of its destiny; for a stage […]

The Power of No

The Power of No

In the spiritual path, and also in our ordinary life, there are two questions, related to each other, which often […]

Orderly Work

Orderly Work

This is a short story the Mother told the children at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram but it applies just as […]

No Politics

No Politics

Sri Aurobindo withdrew from politics; and, in his Ashram, a most important rule is that one must abstain from all […]

Be Like the Elephant

Be Like the Elephant

As the elephant on the battlefield endures the arrow shot from the bow, so also shall I patiently bear insult, […]

The Lord Knows Best What He Is Doing

The Lord Knows Best What He Is Doing

I took my seat, it was almost time, perhaps half a minute before, and all of a sudden, without preparation, […]