Posts Tagged with: "spiritual path"

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

Kneading Perfection

Kneading Perfection

A friend mentioned how she had enjoyed the process of kneading dough and then watching it rise, becoming this wonderful […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Throw out the Garbage

Throw out the Garbage

Have you noticed how instinctive some of our reactions are? No one has to tell us to behave in such […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Cultural Differences

Cultural Differences

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

Eliminate Egoism

Eliminate Egoism

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