Articles in: Spiritual

August 15: Its World-Significance

August 15: Its World-Significance

(This article by Amal Kiran was published on August 15th 1950 in the monthly journal Mother India. The sub-title read: “Pointers […]

The Secret behind Pain

The Secret behind Pain

“Pain and grief are Nature’s reminder to the soul that the pleasure it enjoys is only a feeble hint of […]

Inner Technology

Inner Technology

There is an outer technology of machinery and equipment which has made human life a little more comfortable. A lot […]

Man is a Transitional Being

Man is a Transitional Being

Man is a transitional being, he is not final; for in him and high beyond him ascend the radiant degrees […]

Yoga, Psychology and the Indian Genius

Yoga, Psychology and the Indian Genius

India is well-known as the land of religion and philosophy. The spiritual masters of modern India like Sri Aurobindo and […]

The Beginning

The Beginning

A million years ago the animal sprawling in the swamps of Africa and Asia stood erect, – a marvel of […]

Manifestation of the Supermind

Manifestation of the Supermind

In fact, a supermind is already here but it is involved, concealed behind this manifest mind, life and Matter and […]

Feeling and Experience

Feeling and Experience

Sri Aurobindo  clarifies the meaning of the words ‘feeling’ and ‘experience’ when used in a spiritual context. There is no […]

The Mother’s Mission

The Mother’s Mission

The Mother was once asked when and how she became conscious of her mission, when and how she came to […]

The Joy of Self-giving to the Divine

The Joy of Self-giving to the Divine

All sadhana and spiritual effort lays stress on the importance of self-giving to the Divine. But this is not easy […]

How is a Paradigm Formed?

How is a Paradigm Formed?

A group of scientists placed 5 monkeys in a cage and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on the […]

Experience and Realisation

Experience and Realisation

There is a tendency to interchange words like experience and realisation but Sri Aurobindo draws an emphatic difference between them. […]

More with Less

More with Less

We buy use and throw. Often we buy much more than we actually need. The whole consumerist culture is based […]

The Outside World

The Outside World

Some of us are not fortunate enough to leave everything and move to the Ashram in sole pursuit of the […]

The Sacrifice of Sri Aurobindo

The Sacrifice of Sri Aurobindo

1.26 am, December 5, 1950. A moment like any other, in a night like many a night – except to […]

The Last Embodied Darshan

The Last Embodied Darshan

(This was written by Amal Kiran (K.D.Sethna) in 1950, about November 24th and what it meant to him. It appeared […]

When Rules become Indispensible

When Rules become Indispensible

When we leave the old world and commit to a life in the search for Truth, discipline is extremely helpful […]

Meditation and Concentration

Meditation and Concentration

(This was a talk delivered at the “Intensive Awareness Camp” for Workers of the Society, 2008. We have refrained from […]

Rules and Yoga

Rules and Yoga

When we leave the old world and commit to a life in the search for Truth, discipline is extremely helpful […]

Propaganda and Yoga

Propaganda and Yoga

In all organisations, including those which may be spiritual in their objective, propaganda does invariably play a part in order […]

Sri Aurobindo’s Teachings and Yoga

Sri Aurobindo’s Teachings and Yoga

Sri Aurobindo’s Teachings Sri Aurobindo’s teachings or vision of life revolves around the following three central ideas: Evolution of Consciousness […]

The Purpose of Politics

The Purpose of Politics

In India the objective behind entering the world of Politics is greatly misunderstood but Sri Aurobindo tells a sadhak what […]

Work and Yoga

Work and Yoga

Many of us come to the Ashram with our own notions of what one must do when one comes – […]

Spiritual Aim

Spiritual Aim

What exactly does the Ashram itself mean to those who seek it and at what point should one come? Sri […]

Conversion and Consecration

Conversion and Consecration

When we start our climb towards the gates of the Divine, there come many stages of which one is conversion. […]

An Invaluable Gift

An Invaluable Gift

There was once a king who decided to distribute costly robes amongst his nobles. One of them, given to fits […]

Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga (II)

Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga (II)

When one begins to walk on this path, it is alright to do some charity but we should not confuse […]

Cultural Differences

Cultural Differences

Many times we come across or participate ourselves in a debate as to whether the western mind can just as […]

Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga (I)

Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga (I)

If we look at the earth from a cosmic standpoint, it will look like a small dot in infinity. And […]

Eliminate Egoism

Eliminate Egoism

Get the psychic being in front and keep it there, putting its power on the mind, vital and physical, so […]