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/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Words of The Mother_Volume-13/Sri Aurobindo.htm
Sri Aurobindo (From a meditation written on the day after the Mother first saw Sri Aurobindo) It matters little that there are thousands of beings plunged in the densest ignorance, He whom we saw yesterday is on earth; his presence is enough to prove that a day will come when darkness shall be transformed into light, and Thy reign shall be indeed established upon earth. O Lord, Divine Builder of this marvel, my heart overflows with joy and gratitude when I think of it, and my hope has no bounds. My adoration is beyond all words, my reverence is silent. 30 March 1914 * Page–3 What Sri Aurobindo represents in th
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Words of The Mother_Volume-13/General.htm
General X might be told that apart from the superficiality and shallowness of his reasons for not coming for Pranam, there are others, much more advanced in Sadhana than he is, who do come. What about these? He is always trying to prove that he is far superior to all the other sadhaks. That is the root of his mistake. May 1932 * I am happy at your resolution and I hope you will keep to it. I was going to write to you that you must choose between seeing me and drink ― for I would not see you if you went on drinking ― but I am glad to hear that you have made the resolution already. 11 October 1935 * A great store of light, Ananda, knowledge and power seem
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AUROVILLE Aims and Principles Page - 193 Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity. 8 September 1965 * 1. Who has taken the initiative for the construction of Auroville? The Supreme Lord. 2. Who participates in the financing of Auroville? The Supreme Lord. 3. If one wants to live in Auroville, what does it im- ply for oneself? To try to attain the Supreme Perfection. 4.Must one be a student of yoga in ord
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Finance To find the necessary funds for Auroville one could proceed in the following manner: Find in every coun- try a very wealthy person who would be the centre for collecting funds for Auroville. Advantages: Such a person would carry weight, would be an example for the others and would never give the impression of begging. In principle this way is all right. But in practice, and to avoid all possibility of failure (because failure would have a deplorable effect), we must wait for an indication from circumstances of which I will be immediately informed. And then I will give the signal to go ahead. November 1965 * Mother, Will X play
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of The Mother/English/CWMCE/Words of The Mother_Volume-13/Sri Aurobindo Ashram.htm
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Sri Aurobindo was living in Pondicherry with four or five disciples from 1910 to 1920. In 1914 the Mother came from France (with Paul Richard) and Sri Aurobindo began to edit the Arya, which continued up to January 1920. In April 1920 the Mother came back from Japan and gradually, as the number of people increased, the Ashram was founded in 1926. Although there is a certain charm and poetry in the fact that there is no formal date for the creation of our Ashram, could it be said from the occult point of view that the Ashram was born with the Mother's arrival? The Ashram was born a few years after my return from Japan,
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No Politics We are not here to do politics but to serve the Divine. Sri Aurobindo thinks that it is not possible for us to intervene by a wire in a political matter of this kind. At most you might write to X your private opinion about the best course for him to take in these painful and difficult circumstances. With love and blessings. 24 February 1939 * I have received X's letter. You can write to him: “It is absolutely out of the question for anyone connected with the Ashram to intervene in politics of any kind.” He must not go to Y (it would be useless in any case). If he went and Y spoke to us of it, we would be obliged to disavow his action as not sanction
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Community Affairs GENERAL Auromodele is an attempt and an experiment. As it develops the organisation will be modified according to the need. Every organisation should remain supple and flexible so as to progress constantly and modify itself when the need arises. 12 February 1963 * Mother, May I write in answer to X's letter that any copy for a brochure or pamphlet written either in America or at the Ashram regarding the American Pavilion [to be built in Auroville] must first be approved by you? Nothing on any Auroville project can be published without my approval. Blessings. 22 March 1966  * Dear Mother, Our vegetable c
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Matrimandir The Matrimandir wants to be the symbol of the Divine's answer to man's aspiration for perfection. Union with the Divine manifesting in a progressive human unity. 14 August 1970 * The Matrimandir wants to be the symbol of the Universal Mother according to Sri Aurobindo's teaching.   The Matrimandir will be the soul of Auroville. The sooner the soul is there, the better it will be for everybody and especially for the Aurovilians. 15 November 1970 * For the construction of the Matrimandir, will only Aurovilians do the work or will there also be hired workers and other people of goodwill? It is preferable that the work be or
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General What is the Divine? The Divine is what you adore in Sri Aurobindo. 28 March 1932 How beautiful is the day when one can offer one's devotion to Sri Aurobindo. You must feel that Sri Aurobindo is looking at you. It is not a question of disobedience. I know nothing about your additions to the Life Sketch of the sources from which they were taken. My point of view is this, that anything written by a sadhak about Sri Aurobindo which brings him down to an ordinary level and admits the reader to a sort of gossiping familiarity with him is an unfaithfulness to Him and His work. Good intentions are not sufficient; it is necessary that this should be understood
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Last Talk 30 March 1972 Since we have set aside all conventions, immediately everybody thinks: “Ah! Nice place to satisfy our desires.” And they nearly all come with that intention. And because I built a maternity clinic for the children of people I was obliged to send away from the Ashram, so that they would have a place to have their children, people think that the maternity clinic is intended for all illegitimate children. I am not concerned about legality, I am not concerned about laws or conventions. But what I do want is a more divine life and not an animal life. And they turn freedom into license, they use it to satisfy their desires. And all the things that