Articles in: Spiritual

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 […]

The Man Who Took ‘Integral Yoga’ to China—Xu Fancheng

The Man Who Took ‘Integral Yoga’ to China—Xu Fancheng

At the Celebration of the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, the current Chinese Ambassador […]

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 […]

Light on the First Supramental Manifestation

Light on the First Supramental Manifestation

What took place on the 29th February, 1956 was a manifestation, not a descent. Explaining the difference, the Mother points […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Spiritual Teacher

The Spiritual Teacher

In all spiritual traditions the teacher, or the guru as we call him in India, occupies a pivotal place. The […]

Judging

Judging

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

Consciousness as Freedom

Consciousness as Freedom

Consciousness is liberty, unconsciousness is slavery. When you are unconscious you are a prey to all kinds of forces and […]

Musings on Surrender

Musings on Surrender

“True Surrender enlarges you; it increases your capacity; it gives you a greater measure in quality and in quantity which […]

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 Pale Blue Dot

The Pale Blue Dot

Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have spoken a lot about the Earth and our spiritual journey and ultimate goal, and […]

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 […]

The Other Point of View

The Other Point of View

A student asked Suzuki Roshi why the Japanese make their teacups so thin and delicate that they break easily. “It’s […]

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 Shakti of Sri Aurobindo

The Shakti of Sri Aurobindo

I have been asked to speak about the Mother. How to speak about one whose movement is inscrutable even for […]

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, […]

Sri Aurobindo’s Call to the Youth of India

Sri Aurobindo’s Call to the Youth of India

All great and new creation has to come from the youth.  And India at present needs such a new and […]

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 […]

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 Emergent Spiritual Evolution

A New Consciousness, a higher spiritual consciousness, is emerging out of the heavy drowse of earth-nature. The emergence is slow […]