Articles in: Spiritual

The Mother’s Withdrawal

The Mother’s Withdrawal

(A talk given in Auroville, on 28th November 1973) It was last week that a friend spoke to me of […]

The Ideal Student

The Ideal Student

Once Rishi Dattatreya was asked by King Yadu who his teacher was. In reply this is what he said: I […]

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 […]

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, […]

Old Spirituality and the New Way

Old Spirituality and the New Way

(This is a transcription of a talk given by Alok Pandey) There is a poem by Sri Aurobindo – ‘One […]

The Divine Power behind Personal Effort

The Divine Power behind Personal Effort

Always indeed it is the higher Power that acts. Our sense of personal effort and aspiration comes from the attempt […]

Getting the Full Benefit of an Experience

Getting the Full Benefit of an Experience

… the experience precedes and transcends by far the formulation you give it in your mind. The experience comes before, […]

The Supreme Presence

The Supreme Presence

Sweet Mother, is there a spiritual being in everybody? That depends on what we call “being”. If for “being” we […]

He is in you – He is you

He is in you – He is you

A resplendent sun rises above the horizon. It is your Lord that comes to you. The whole world awakes and […]

The Formula of Success

The Formula of Success

We move in an age whence the boundaries of well-defined parameters appear to be crumbling. The physical sciences, on one […]

The Science of Living

The Science of Living

An aimless life is always a miserable life. Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget […]

All in One

All in One

“…he [the seeker of the integral yoga] has felt a Divinity who is all these things, a Bringer of Light, […]

A New Paradigm of Man

A New Paradigm of Man

‘Yoga is nothing else but practical psychology.’— Sri Aurobindo Introduction and Scope Psychology is often defined as the science of […]

The Hour of Heroism

The Hour of Heroism

For centuries and centuries humanity has waited for this time. It is come. But it is difficult. I don’t simply […]

Is it always for the Best?

Is it always for the Best?

 We often hear it being said that whatever happens is always for the best. We use it sometimes to console […]

Spiritual Life in Mother’s Light

Spiritual Life in Mother’s Light

In the spiritual life, even more than in other fields since the possibilities and the pitfalls are greater here, a […]

The Mother: The Nature of Her Work

The Mother: The Nature of Her Work

“In the Divine, by the Divine all is transfigured and glorified; in the Divine is found the key of all […]

The Goal is Sure

The Goal is Sure

If you are in a state of conscious aspiration and very sincere, well, everything around you will be arranged in […]

Divine Guidance behind Life

Divine Guidance behind Life

I can only state my own knowledge founded not on reasoning but on experience that there is such a guidance […]

The Passing of Sri Aurobindo

The Passing of Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo left his body on 5th December 1950. We publish here an article written by K. D. Sethna in […]

The Day of Siddhi

The Day of Siddhi

In order to understand the importance of this day it is necessary to go back to Sri Aurobindo’s experience in […]

Delight of Being

Delight of Being

There comes a time when one begins to be almost ready, when one can feel in everything, every object, in […]

Leaving the Path

Leaving the Path

When one draws back from the path, one draws back for the present life or… In this, you see, there […]

How to Have the Experience

How to Have the Experience

We read, we try to understand, we explain, we try to know. But a single minute of true experience teaches […]

The Way to Think

The Way to Think

If you know the point of balance, You can settle the details. If you can settle the details, You can […]

The Journey so Far

The Journey so Far

Man is a strange creature, to say the least. A mix of demon and god, he is yet to find […]

Preserving Faith

Preserving Faith

Can faith be increased by personal effort? Faith is certainly a gift given to us by the Divine Grace. It […]

Pressure of the Spirit

Pressure of the Spirit

The mental intelligence and its main power of reason cannot change the principle and persistent character of human life, it […]