Acronyms used in the website

SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/B G Patel/English/The Mother^s Light/What does the Lord want.htm
What does the Lord want ?   An Unpublished talk of the Mother to Huta         It was on 4th October 1963, when I went to the Mother. I showed her a message given by her:       " What have you given to the Lord or done for Him       that you ask the Mother to do something for You ?       She does only the Lord's Work. "       I wondereed, what does the Lord want as He has everything? What can be done for Him, as He is capable of doing everything?         And here is the Mother's reply :         "The Lord doesn't demand anything except Surrender. Your wish, your want, your will, your thoughts and feelings, you must offer
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/B G Patel/English/The Mother^s Light/Some Lines from Savitri.htm
SOME LINES FROM "SAVITRI   THE BOOK OF YOGA         I guide man to the path of the Divine       And guard him from the red Wolf and the Snake.       I set in his mortal hand my heavenly sword       And put on him the breastplate of the gods.       I break the ignorant pride of human mind       And lead the thought to the wideness of the Truth ;       I rend man's narrow and successful life       And force his sorrowful eyes to gaze at the sun       That he may die to earth and live in his soul.       I know the goal, 1 know the secret route :       I have studied the map of the invisible worlds ;       I am the ba
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/B G Patel/English/The Mother^s Light/The Mother^s Reply to Mother, Where Are You.htm
The Mother's Reply to" Mother, Where Are You?"   (Questions and Answers)         Q: O Mother, what should I do? I am completely unconscious. Mother, Where are You ?       In your psychic being - I am always present there. It is there that you can find me and must find me, and when you have found me there, in the depths of your heart, you will also recognise me in my physical form. *       Q: Mother, I shall capture You in my heart...       You will not have to go far to seize me, for I am already in your heart and as soon as your eyes are opened you will see me there; turn your faculty of feeling inward instead of letting it project outwa
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/B G Patel/English/The Mother^s Light/Opening to the Universal - The Mother.htm
OPENING TO THE UNIVERSAL FORCES   WORDS OF THE MOTHER         I knew young people who had always lived in cities-in a city and in those little rooms one has in the big cities in which everyone is huddled. Now, they had come to spend their holidays in the countryside, in the south of France, and there the sun is hot, naturally not as here but all the same it is very hot (when we compare the sun of the Mediterranean coasts with that of Paris, for example, it truly makes a difference), and so when they walked around the countryside the first few days they really began to get a terrible headache and to feel absolutely uneasy because of the su
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/B G Patel/English/The Mother^s Light/Most Effective Way of Conquering Desires.htm
Most Effective Way of Conquering Desires         Usually all education, all culture, all refinement of the senses and the being is one of the best ways of curing instincts, desires, passions. To eliminate these things does not cure them; to cultivate, intellectualise, refine them, this is the surest means of curing. To give the greatest possible development for progress and growth, to acquire a certain sense of harmony and exactness of perception, this is a part of the culture of the being, of the education of the being. It is like the people who cultivate their intelligence, who learn, read, think, compare, study. These people's minds widen and they are mu
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/B G Patel/English/The Mother^s Light/Mother Answers.htm
Mother Answers   To a sadhak who has lived in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram since 1963. He corresponded with the Mother between 1966 and 1970.       3         (The Mother asked the disciple to formulate four prayers.) The four prayers are formulated thus: Let the psychic dominate my whole being. Let the divine purity fill me. Let me belong solely and integrally to You. Let me unite with the Divine. Now it is Your turn, isn't it, O Divine Mother, to grant my prayers and make me succeed!       VERY well, the prayers are granted. As for the speed of success, it depe
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/B G Patel/English/The Mother^s Light/A Cure by Repression of Desires.htm
A Cure by Repression of Desires         Desire belongs to the vital domain but at the core of this desire there is always a thought, and the desire becomes all the more active and dynamic when it holds in itself the power of mental formation and the power of vital realisation. The vital is the centre of dynamism of the being, of active energy, and the two combined make something very strong which has a considerable tendency towards realising itself - besides, everything in the universe tends towards manifestation, and things which are prevented from manifesting lose, by that very fact, their force and capacity. Most of the methods aiming at self-control have
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/B G Patel/English/The Mother^s Light/Pain.htm
PAIN         When pain comes, it comes to teach us something. The quicker we learn it, the more the need for pain diminishes, and when we know the secret, it will no longer be possible to suffer, for that secret reveals to us the reason, the cause, the origin of suffering and the way to pass beyond it.         The secret is to emerge from the ego, get out of its prison, unite ourselves with the Divine, merge into Him, not to allow anything to separate us from Him. Then, once one has discovered this secret and realises it in one's being, pain loses its justification and suffering disappears. It is an all-powerful remedy, not only in the deeper parts of the being, in the so
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/B G Patel/English/The Mother^s Light/The Most Important Surrender.htm
The Most Important Surrender (Words of the Mother)         Q: Does not surrender consist in offering one's work like a good servant ?         Work is a good discipline. But it is not this idea, it is not the idea of a passive, unconscious and almost involuntary submission. It is not that. It does not lie only in work.         The most important surrender is the surrender of your character, your way of being, so that it may change. If you do not surrender your very own nature, never will this nature change. It is this that is most important. You have certain ways of understanding, certain ways of reacting, certain ways of feeling, almost cert
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/B G Patel/English/The Mother^s Light/Notes of Interviews Madame Kobayashi.htm
Notes of Interviews with Dr. Okhawa, Madame Okhawa and Madame Kobayashi         In September 1957 (thirty-seven years after the Mother left Japan), when Dr. K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar and Prof. V.K. Gokak visited Japan to attend the P.E.N. International Congress, they called on Dr. S. Okhawa and Madame Okhawa (in their seventies) at their country residence in Nakatsu. The Mother had shared a house with them during her one-year stay in Tokyo and they had become very good friends. Dr. Okhawa was a professor at the University in Tokyo and one of the courses that he offered was on the history of the British colonies.         Dr. Iyengar and Prof. Gokak al