Articles in: Spiritual

The Two Roads

The Two Roads

The Mother says that there is infinitely greater joy in giving rather than receiving. Whenever pleasure is felt for the […]

Social Service, Philanthropy and Spirituality

Social Service, Philanthropy and Spirituality

Social service and philanthropy are normally considered as great altruistic activities which lead to moral and spiritual development. But Sri […]

Attitude and Qualities for an Aspirant

Attitude and Qualities for an Aspirant

Speaking to a sadhak, Sri Aurobindo suggests some of the attitudes and qualities required to stay on the Path and […]

Assault to our Being

Assault to our Being

There are times when we face an assault to our being, especially that part which is trying to cling to […]

Spiritual, Religious and Personal Beliefs

Spiritual, Religious and Personal Beliefs

If we earnestly pursue the search for the spiritual dimension of man (and his health), we find ourselves far removed […]

Answering the Call

Answering the Call

Not all of us experience the call to the Path in the same manner. Sri Aurobindo tells us of some […]

Personal Relations and Yoga

Personal Relations and Yoga

Many times we feel our endeavours are misplaced or come to naught when faced with a conflict between the Divine […]

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 […]

Youth and Yoga

Youth and Yoga

There are times when in our own excitement and enthusiasm of having discovered the Path, we try to influence and […]

Delays are not Denials

Delays are not Denials

Sri Ramakrishna walked across the paddy-fields in the vicinity of the Dakshineswar Temple. A few disciples were with him. To […]

What is an Asura?

What is an Asura?

We have often heard of the term ‘Hostile Forces’ when pursuing the path of Yoga. Some may tend to glamourise […]

Askesis for Knowledge

Askesis for Knowledge

The logical intelligence of man is a great obstacle for realising spiritual truths and in leading a religious life. This […]

Building Sandcastles

Building Sandcastles

A little boy is on his knees scooping and packing the sand with plastic shovels into a bright blue bucket. […]

Hostile Forces

Hostile Forces

We have often heard of the term ‘Hostile Forces’ when pursuing the path of Yoga. Some may tend to glamourise […]

Quarreling Unacceptable for Aspirants

Quarreling Unacceptable for Aspirants

While one may derive love and joy from human contact, it is just as common to come into conflict and […]

Loneliness on the Path

Loneliness on the Path

While on the one hand, complete withdrawal from the world and fellow humans is not the emphasis in Sri Aurobindo’s […]

Family and Spiritual Aspiration

Family and Spiritual Aspiration

What role does family play in the life of a spiritual aspirant? Our bonds are deeper, tied by blood and […]

Life on the Fast Lane

Life on the Fast Lane

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways , but […]

Friends and Yoga

Friends and Yoga

Man is gregarious by nature and constantly strives to find his place within a social context. Forging friendships is something […]

Role of Marriage for an Aspirant

Role of Marriage for an Aspirant

There are many dilemmas which crop up when we are striving to stay on the path. One of the most […]

Human Relationships in Yoga

Human Relationships in Yoga

There are many dilemmas which crop up when we are striving to stay on the path. One of the most […]

Laughing with the Lord

Laughing with the Lord

God’s laughter is sometimes very coarse and unfit for polite ears; He is not satisfied with being Moliere, He must […]

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

At some time in our lives we feel the call of the spirit, we would like to follow the spiritual […]

The Law of Sacrifice

The Law of Sacrifice

“The law of sacrifice is the common divine action that was thrown out into the world in its beginning as […]

Signs of Entering the Spiritual Path

Signs of Entering the Spiritual Path

At some time in our lives we feel the call of the spirit, we would like to follow the spiritual […]

To Know Oneself

To Know Oneself

All spiritual disciplines lay a great stress on self-awareness and self-mastery. But its importance is not confined to spiritual seekers […]

Doubting the Existence of the Divine

Doubting the Existence of the Divine

Most spiritual journeys start with a faith in the existence of God or the Divine, though we may not know […]

Pearls before Breakfast

Pearls before Breakfast

A man sat in a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold […]

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

All of us are confronted with various types of fears, though their nature may vary from person to person. Very […]

Concentration and the Control of Thoughts

Concentration and the Control of Thoughts

Concentration is a very important part of many spiritual disciplines. One of the elements of concentration is control and mastery […]