(15 August 1954). (12 February 1951), [In this period Mother used to give Darshan every morning from her balcony. SITE OF SRI AUROBINDO & THE MOTHER: books in french | in german | in italian | in spanish | russian pages | in german | in italian | in spanish | russian pages Everyone expands knowledge according to their innate nature. The Mother, Sri Aurobindo and the Integral Yoga Two in One One Consciousness 79 One Force 79 One Path 80. That spared me the shock of surprise, because I had seen and I was advancing cautiously; and as there was no shock of surprise, I was able to tell the children without giving them a shock, “Stop, keep quiet, don’t stir.”, from Volume 10, On Thoughts and Aphorisms, p.131. She is that in the body, but in her whole consciousness she is also identified with all the other aspects of the Divine. Then I took one step, gently, and indeed on the other side there was a snake. If she has to attend to the pull of so many people, that cannot be done. Try. Those who were able to feel the movement followed it. If you remain open in this way, the knowledge and realisation will come to you in due course. You see how it is, now I am nearing a hundred, it’s only five years away now. from Volume 13, Words of the Mother, p.43 The white light is her own characteristic power, that of the Divine Consciousness in its essence. “rend the lid and tear the covering and shape the”. The Mother de Aurobindo, Sri sur AbeBooks.fr - ISBN 10 : 0941524795 - ISBN 13 : 9780941524797 - Lotus Press (WI) - 1990 - Couverture souple Naturally, each of us carried a bag slung across our back, for one needs a few things. This was ordinary meditation with an aspiration and ascent towards the Divine. In this vision the ego-sense and the individual assertion and separateness become quite unreal and illusory. Before sitting down I don’t even know what notes I am going to play. The Divine has to put on humanity in order that the human being may rise to the Divine. Sri Aurobindo (Bengali: শ্রী অরবিন্দ Sri Ôrobindo) was an Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, major Indian English poet, philosopher, and yogi. Nobel Laureate Roman Rolland said: “Sri Aurobindo (is) the foremost of thinkers, who has realized the most complete synthesis between the genius of the West and the East...”Here are a few enlightening books that can help bridge the gap between life and the spirit. 0 Reviews. This is a wonderful little book... a profound exposition on Shakti, her various roles and the forms she takes in this world to protect us and lead us to ever greater levels of consciousness. Today, Sri Aurobindo Ashram is known as a great centre of spiritual endeavour. In simple and direct language she speaks of the qualities needed to make inner progress, relate well with others, work effectively and lead a dedicated spiritual life. It is a spiritual work and can be appreciated by all people. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Ch.ii (in All That Is Done In The Universe..... ) 14:22 3. Under her guidance, which continued for nearly fifty years, the Ashram grew into a large, many-faceted spiritual community. The Publication Department's distribution unit is SABDA. To see what your friends thought of this book. Her physical consciousness is not the same as that of ordinary people — though even in ordinary people it is not so identical in all cases as “science” would have us believe. When the Sri Aurobindo Ashram was formed in November 1926, Sri Aurobindo entrusted its full material and spiritual charge to the Mother. I heard this very often, I saw many poor people — I don’t mean poor from the monetary point of view, but poor because they felt imprisoned in a material necessity, narrow and deadening. You must remember that for her a physical contact of this kind with others is not a mere social or domestic meeting with a few superficial movements which make no great difference one way or the other. Only, when this force or this presence, which is the same, passes through your individual consciousness, it puts on a form, an appearance which differs according to your temperament, your aspiration, your need, the particular turn of your being. Between 11 and 13 a series of psychic and spiritual experiences revealed to me not only the existence of God but man’s possibility of uniting with Him, of realising Him integrally in consciousness and action, of manifesting Him upon earth in a life divine. I saw my body there, stretched out, and I found it so ridiculous that I rushed into it and I gave it a good scolding, saying, “You must not play such tricks with me!”, from Volume 4, Questions and Answers 1950-51, p.125 It was a small group of about twelve people who met once a week. Generally, I too used to prepare a short paper and, at the end, I read it out. On Sundays, when you play, do you decide beforehand from what region the music has to come? You see your body, don’t you? I am French by birth and early education, I am Indian by choice and predilection. Sweet Mother, every day we go for the Balcony Darshan, and here at the Playground we come for the March Past and the Concentration. Save for Later. Sri Aurobindo (Bengali: শরী অরবিনদ Sri Ôrobindo) was an Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, major Indian English poet, philosopher, and yogi. Kireet Joshi. Pondicherry, 1920). It is so with everybody here. There were many people, it was very hot, I was standing there with the good dinner in my stomach, and suddenly I felt ill at ease. The book explains the concept of The Mother - the Supreme's Divine Energy - and how it works in this world through Nature. Impersonally, all things here, even the movements of the Ignorance, are herself in veiled power and her creations in diminished substance, her Nature-body and Nature-force, and they exist because, moved by the mysterious fiat of the Supreme to work out something that was there in the possibilities of the Infinite, she has consented to the great sacrifice and has put on like a mask the soul and forms of the Ignorance. The heads are carrying out her policy and instructions and report everything to her and she often modifies what they do when she thinks fit. It was about an eight or ten days’ journey across the mountain. It is not enough to remember that the work is the Mother’s — and the results also. We had started from one town and had to reach another. The region? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is there with you and near you, ready to act whenever your nature will allow it. A: The Mother had been spiritually conscious from her youth, even from her childhood upward and she had done Sadhana and had developed this knowledge very long before she came to India. It is true that the Mother is one in many forms, but the distinction between the outer and the inner Mother must not be made too trenchant; for she is not only one, but the physical Mother contains all the others in herself and in her is established the communication between the inner and the outer existence. Its not accumulation but growth from within. Volume and page number follow each quotation. “Those she likes she keeps near her, those she likes less she keeps less near, those she dislikes or does not care for she keeps at a distance,” that is their childish reasoning. Here on Holybooks.com, you can find all the works of the Indian scholar, yogi, revolutionary and mystic Sri Aurobindo. What should be our approach to each one of these things? But, in accordance with Sri Aurobindo’s ideal, my purpose is to show that truth lies in union rather than in division. The path ran along the edge of the rock; we could not see where we were going — and besides, it was very dangerous; if anyone had slipped, he would have been over the edge. Buy a cheap copy of Growing Within: Psychology of Inner... book by Sri Aurobindo. from Volume 5, Questions and Answers 1953, p.139 Drawing upon her wide occult, spiritual and practical experience, she explains the purpose of our life on earth, the Divine’s way of working in the world, the reason for our sorrows and struggles and the way to deal with them. Such as the role of teacher - the teacher is not an instructor but a facilitator/guide. I started at five. I had to find it out all by myself. Later on, as the interior and exterior development proceeded, the spiritual and psychic relation with one of these beings became more and more clear and frequent; and although I knew little of the Indian philosophies and religions at that time I was led to call him Krishna, and henceforth I was aware that it was with him (whom I knew I should meet on earth one day) that the divine work was to be done. At five, it began to seem to me quite intolerable and I sought for a way so that it might be otherwise — without people getting a chance to scold me. But I do not know what will come. After a stay of eleven months she was obliged to return to France due to the outbreak of the First World War. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1989 - Religion - 295 pages. =Track= 1. The Mother de Sri, Aurobindo sur AbeBooks.fr - ISBN 10 : 8170585759 - ISBN 13 : 9788170585756 - Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publications Department - 2000 - Couverture souple That’s the only reason why I come out, because otherwise I carry you in my consciousness. Sri Aurobindo wrote this piece as a letter to Punamchand Shah, a disciple living in Gujarat, on 1 August 1927. I belong to no nation, no civilisation, no society, no race, but to the Divine. Quantity available: 1. For the knowledge of the mission, it is difficult to say when it came to me. The family had just migrated to France a year before Mirra was born. The Mother stands for all these, but she is working here in the body to bring down something not yet expressed in this material world so as to transform life here — it is so that you should regard her as the Divine Shakti working here for that purpose. Medicines have quite a different action on the Mother’s body than they would have on yours or X’s or anybody else’s and the reaction is not usually favourable. 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It is quite out of the question for her to begin seeing everybody and receiving them meanwhile — a single morning of that kind of thing would exhaust her altogether. As soon as I saw Sri Aurobindo I recognised in him the well-known being whom I used to call Krishna…. and you ask yourself, “But what is it doing there in that ridiculous position?” And you rush back into it! On the contrary, I have seen with what a constant leniency, tolerant patience and kindness she has met the huge mass of indiscipline, disobedience, self-assertion, revolt that has surrounded her, even revolt to her very face and violent letters overwhelming her with the worst kind of vituperation. Parole dagli scritti di Mère e Sri Aurobindo (Italian), https://cdn1.auro-ebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/18143227/agenda-cover250sq.png, Auro e-Books: Books on Yoga and Spirituality. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Mother. In Paris she founded a group of spiritual seekers and gave talks to various groups. I want to mark this day by the expression of a long cherished wish; that of becoming an Indian citizen. I come and sit down, concentrate for a minute and let it come. Mirra Alfassa was born in 1878 in Paris to Moïse Maurice Alfassa a Turkish Jewish father, and Mathilde Ismalun an Egyptian Jewish mother. People from all over the world come to Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry), in South India, to bathe in an atmosphere full of peace, light and joy, to live a life of sadhana and yoga, to imbibe a new spiritual force that can embrace and perfect life.. And the word they hear the most in the Ashram is ‘Mother’. I have often said this but people do not wish to believe it, because they imagine that the Mother is a slave of the vital feelings like ordinary people and governed by vital likes and dislikes. Under her guidance, which continued for nearly fifty years, the Ashram grew into a large, many-faceted spiritual community. This, along with a practical discipline for its fulfilment, was given to me during my body’s sleep by several teachers, some of whom I met afterwards on the physical plane. There is many levels to this piece and multiple reading gives me different levels of understanding. Major Works of Sri Aurobindo; Other Works of Sri Aurobindo There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Whether one feels the Mother’s love or not depends on whether one is open to it or not. And I go on, and it goes on. And someone who had seen me before, who had lived with me in Japan and came here, found it difficult to recognise me. Chapter 2 is a piece written by Sri Aurobindo after he had finished replying to a series of questions asked by Motilal Mehta, a disciple living in Gujarat, in a letter dated 30 May 1927. He joined the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1929 and wrote books and articles in four languages, exploring especially Sri Aurobindo's Vedic interpretations. from Volume 2, Words of Long Ago, p.166 In my consciousness there is no antagonism between the two, on the contrary, they combine very well and complete one another. Now the time has come when I can declare myself. Refresh and try again. A rigid disciplinarian would not have treated these things like that. from Volume 7, Questions and Answers 1955, p.257 For I knew nobody who could help me and I did not have the chance that you have, someone who can tell you “This is what you have to do!” There was nobody to tell me that. The Mother does not think that it is good to give up all work and only read and meditate. Since then we both strongly wished to return to India — the country which I had always cherished as my true mother-country. Work is part of the Yoga and it gives the best opportunity for calling down the Presence, the Light and the Power into the vital and its activities; it increases also the field and the opportunity of surrender. from Volume 13, Words of the Mother, p.53. And this is enough to explain why I am fully convinced that my place and my work are near him, in India. In April 1920 the Mother rejoined Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry. When I speak, I live what I say and I communicate the experience together with the words — no machine can record that. On these occasions, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother sat together in a small room, while the sadhaks and devotees, one by one, approached, offered flowers and bowed down at their feet. I told the person who was with me, “I must go out immediately.” Once outside (it was in Trocadero Square) I fainted away completely. The Mother’s Force is not only above on the summit of the being. (27 July 1955). The first texts were written in 1912. The Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department publishes the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and works by disciples on their life and teachings, in over 15 languages. Most of the material was written or spoken in French and appear here in translation. It is a spiritual work and can be appreciated by all people. In the meditations we formerly used to have there [at the Ashram], when we had a morning or evening meditation, my work was to unify the consciousness of everyone and lift it as high as I could towards the Divine. He joined the movement for India's freedom from British rule and for a duration (190510), became one of its most important leaders, before turning to developing his own vision and philosophy of human progress and spiritual evolution. It was the Mother who selected the heads [of departments] for her purpose in order to organise the whole; all the lines of the work, all the details were arranged by her and the heads trained to observe her methods and it was only afterwards that she stepped back and let the whole thing go on on her lines but with a watchful eye always. From the first time I came to India — in 1914 — I felt that India is my true country, the country of my soul and spirit. The book also touches on what one must carry out in order to be fit for The Mother's work. Sri Aurobindo and myself are one and the same consciousness, one and the same person. A pupil at the Academie Julian, she became an accomplished artist, and also excelled as a pianist and writer. We’d love your help. It is quite wrong to say that the Mother loves most those who are nearest to her in the physical. Sri Aurobindo's philosophy of education/teaching is based on several principles. I obey no master, no ruler, no law, no social convention, but the Divine. Otherwise, he is a plaything of forces that toss him about like a piece of cork on a river…. The following quotes are from Collected Works of the Mother. The most indispensable thing in every case is receptivity. And in 1914 this joy was granted to us. And always we came to this: “Let us see, that thing we can manage in this way” and everything was reduced to so little…, from Volume 4, Questions and Answers 1950-51, p.385 In 1928 it was published as the third chapter of The Mother. But here it is a moment when I can do it by touching the physical directly, you see; otherwise it is through the mind that it acts, the mind or the vital. The Sadhana is done by the Mother according to the Truth and necessity of each nature and of each plane of Nature. She had an elder brother, Mattéo Mathieu Maurice Alfassa, who later held numerous French governmental posts in Africa.