Articles in: The Sunlit Path

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

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 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, […]

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 […]