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/Compilations/English/Sri Aurobindo^s Messages/Next Approaching Step of the Earth^s Evolution.htm
-05_Next Approaching Step of the Earth^s Evolution.htm Next Approaching Step of the Earth's Evolution The teaching of Sri Aurobindo starts from that of the ancient sages of India that behind the appearances of the universe there is the Reality of a Being and Consciousness, a Self of all things one and eternal. All beings are united in that One Self and Spirit but divided by a certain separativity of consciousness, an ignorance of their true Self and Reality in the mind, life and body. It is possible by a certain psychological discipline to remove this veil of separative consciousness and become aware of the true Self, the Divinity within us and all. Sri Aurobindo's teaching st
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Sri Aurobindo^s Messages/Key-word of the Yoga ~ Self-Surrender.htm
Key-word of the Yoga — Self-Surrender The supramental Yoga is at once an ascent of the soul towards God and a descent of the Godhead into the embodied nature. The ascent demands a one-centred all-gathering aspiration of soul and mind and life and body upward, the descent a call of the whole being towards the infinite and eternal Divine. ... There must be an opening and surrender of the whole nature to receive and enter into a greater divine consciousness which is there already above, behind and englobing this mortal half-conscious existence. There must be too an increasing capacity to bear an ever stronger and more insistent action of
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Sri Aurobindo^s Messages/Sources of the Passages.htm
Sources of the Passages Published in this Compilation Page 1: CWM Vol. 12, p. 116. Page 2: CWM 12: 205. Page 5: CWSA 12: 218, 219; CWSA 23: 74 (SABCL 20: 68); CWSA 25: 125 (SABCL 15: 116). Page 6: CWSA 2: 615 (SABCL 5: 147); CWSA 2: 595 (SABCL 5: 164). Page 7: CWSA 12: 161, 334, 166 (SABCL 17: 17-18, 41, -). Page 8: CWSA 36: 547 (SABCL 26: 95). Pages 9-10: CWSA 12: 157-160, 97. Pages 11-12: CWSA 12: 150-52 (SABCL 17: 74-76). Pages 13-14: Bengali Writings (SAA 1991): 359-61; SABCL 26: 122-124-125. Page 15: CWSA 12: 358, 367-368. Page 16: CWSA 12: 364-65. Page 17: SABCL 25: 65, 20-21, 49. Pages 18-19: SABCL 22: 137-38; CWSA 25: 177-78 (SABCL 15: 166-67
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Sri Aurobindo^s Messages/Existence is not an illusion.htm
Page-4 Existence Is Not an Illusion Existence is not a fluke, a random creation bv nobody, a thing that unaccountably happened to be. It carries in itself the Word of God, it is full of a hidden Divine Presence. Existence is not a blind machine that somehow came and started a set ignoble motion without object or sense or purpose. Existence is a Truth of things unfolding by a gradual process of manifestation, an evolution of its own involved Reality. Existence is not an illusion, a Maya that had no reason, no business to exist, could not exist, does not exist but only seems to be. A mighty Reality manifests in itself this marve
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Sri Aurobindo^s Messages/Divine Mother and Her Embodiment.htm
Divine Mother and Her Embodiment The Divine Mother is the Consciousness and Force of the Divine — which is the Mother of all things. * The one original transcendent Shakti, the Mother stands above all the worlds and bears in her eternal consciousness the Supreme Divine. Alone, she harbours the absolute Power and the ineffable Presence; containing or calling the Truths that have to be manifested, she brings them down from the Mystery in which they were hidden into the light of her infinite consciousness and gives them a form of force in her omnipotent power and her boundless life and a body in the universe. The Supreme is manifest in her
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Sri Aurobindo^s Messages/Sri Aurobindo^s Message to Free India.htm
-15_Sri Aurobindo^s Message to Free India.htm Sri Aurobindo's Message to Free India* August 15th, 1947 is the birthday of free India, it marks for her the end of an old era, the beginning of a new age. But we can also make it by our life and acts as a free nation an important date in a new age opening for the whole world, for the political, social, cultural and spiritual future of humanity. August 15th is my own birthday and it is naturally gratifying to me that it should have assumed this vast significance. I take this coincidence, not as a fortuitous accident, but as the sanction and seal of the Divine Force that guides my steps on the work with which I began life, the beginning of
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Sri Aurobindo^s Messages/The Glorious Future.htm
Section IV: Sri Aurobindo's Message The Glorious Future If the emergence and growth of consciousness is the central motive of the evolution and the key to its secret purpose, then by the very nature of that evolution this growth must involve not only a wider and wider extent of its capacities, but also an ascent to a higher and higher level till it reaches the highest possible. For it starts from a nethermost level of involution in the Inconscience which we see at work in Matter creating the material universe; it proceeds by an Ignorance which is yet ever developing knowledge and reaching out to an ever greater light and ever greater organisation and efficac
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Sri Aurobindo^s Messages/Destiny of Our Troubled Human Existence.htm
Destiny of Our Troubled Human Existence Man is a transitional being, he is not final; for in him and high beyond him ascend the radiant degrees which climb to a divine supermanhood. The step from man towards superman is the next approaching achievement in the earth's evolution. There lies our destiny and the liberating key to our aspiring, but troubled and limited human existence — inevitable because it is at once the intention of the inner Spirit and the logic of Nature's process. The appearance of a human possibility in a material and animal world was the first glint of a coming divine Light, — the first far-off intimation of a g
Resource name: /E-Library/Compilations/English/Sri Aurobindo^s Messages/Sri Aurobindo^s Message to Sadhaks.htm
-16_Sri Aurobindo^s Message to Sadhaks.htm Sri Aurobindo's Message to Sadhaks There are two powers that alone can effect in their conjunction the great and difficult thing which is the aim of our endeavour, a fixed and unfailing aspiration that calls from below and a supreme Grace from above that answers. But the supreme Grace will act only in the conditions of the Light and the Truth; it will not act in conditions laid upon it by the Falsehood and the Ignorance. For if it were to yield to the demands of the Falsehood, it would defeat its own purpose. These are the conditions of the Light and Truth, the sole conditions under which the highest Force will descend; and it is only t