Acronyms used in the website

SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

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'When I first came to the Ashram in 1942,' Dada told us one day, 'I didn't know anything about hathayoga. I used to believe that those who practised hathayoga were capable of performing all kinds of strange, unbelievable acts. Ambu-bhai used to practice hathayoga at that time in the Ashram. I would look at him wonder-struck and think: Goodness, he must be capable of such incredible things! So one day finding him alone, I asked him: "Ambu-bhai, can you fly?"' * Ishit has come again. Dada was about to get up and retire but seeing him he sat down again. 'So, Ishit, you want to hear a story? Today is his day for story-telling.' I
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It was the period of the monsoon and Darjeeling is not so pleasant then. It remains always overcast and foggy with continuous rain. One cannot go out anywhere or see anything. Nevertheless, he accepted his daughter's offer and went to Darjeeling. In the evening he was wandering about when he suddenly noticed that the diamond from his ring had fallen off somewhere. It was an expensive diamond and it was now lost! The gentleman went on looking worriedly here and there. All of a sudden he noticed on one side of the path under a tree the diamond lying on a rivulet of rainwater. It was glistening in the dark. He thanked his fortune as he picked up the diamond thinking: "I have been very
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Pranab Bhattacharya/English/By The Way_Part-III/P-143 to 189.htm
Sri Aurobindo's Integral Education: Physical and Vital Education (A Talk on All India Radio (Pondicherry) on 23.7.71) "The truth we seek is made of four major aspects: Love, Knowledge, Power and Beauty. These four attributes of the Truth will spontaneously express themselves in our being. The psychic will be the vehicle of true and pure love, the mind that of infallible power and strength and the body will be the expression of a perfect beauty and a perfect harmony.” Man has various parts of being and a system of education, to be truly effective, must cover all the aspects of his existence. Thus, the four basic elements of his being: the physical, the vit
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A sadhak came into the office while Dada was talking. He bowed to Dada. Dada smiled and welcomed him: 'Namaskar. Are you fine?' He hesitated and did not say anything. So, Dada told him: 'Whatever it be, you are happy, aren't you? That is enough.' Dada gave someone a badge and explained to him its meaning: 'The two birds in flight are coming down together onto the earth. The two birds are twin aspects of the Divine: the static and the dynamic, you could call it Purusha and Prakriti. The two birds are golden in colour, that is they are descending carrying the supramental light. There is the Mother's symbol in red on the birds' breast, a symbol of-the M
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Tejbabu has come from Orissa. He has come to meet Dada. This is his first meeting with Dada after the devastating cyclone in Orissa. Dada had naturally made enquiries about his well-being earlier. Gangaram-da remarked: 'We must have tried calling you at least ten times on that day to have your news.' Tejbabu laughed. 'I was quite safe. There were, however, some problems with food, a little rice, a negligible quantity of some vegetable and dal (lentils). I would look at the dal and vegetable, dip my finger in them to pick up a little and eat the plain rice with water.' Dada handed over to Tejbabu a comment that he had written on 18th November in English about the c
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BY THE WAY Part - III Note from the Publisher Dada (Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya) is present in his office every morning from 8.30 to 11.45. During this time boys, girls and grownups from the Ashram comet see him. He also receives visitors. They all have something to ask him and Dada answers their questions. The visitor goes back happy. All those who are present in his office also enjoy his replies as well as the stories and humorous anecdotes he recounts. Time is happily spent. Amalesh Bhattacharya, who has transcribed these conversations, sits in a corner and quietly notes everything down. The present selection of these jottings is the thir
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Dada was saying, 'Our children are taken by bus for picnics. They love to go to Gingee and sing happily all the way in the bus. Then they climb the hills there. No matter how often they go to Gingee, they never tire of the place. That is how the songs "Gingee Hills" and "A Picnic Song" have been composed. Like with other songs, the tune came first and then came the lyrics.' Here are the two songs: GINGEE HILLS Gingee hills are calling us, For a picnic trip. Bus, car, motor-cycle, or take a jeep. Climbing is a fun, Take it on the run. Up, up, up we go, To see the rising sun. We are free to-day, Cheerful and g