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 Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Mother_Volume-25/Aspects and Powers of The Mother.htm
ASPECTS AND POWERS OF THE MOTHER EXPLANATION OF SOME TERMS IN "THE MOTHER" 1. FALSEHOOD AND IGNORANCE Ignorance means Avidya, the separative consciousness and the egoistic mind and life that flow from it and all that is natural to the separative consciousness and the egoistic mind and life. This Ignorance is the result of a movement by which the cosmic Intelligence separated itself from the light of the Supermind (the divine Gnosis) and lost the Truth, ― truth of being, truth of divine consciousness, truth of force and action, truth of Ananda.As a result, instead of a world of integral truth and divine harmony created in the light of the d
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Mother_Volume-25/Light and Visions of The Mother.htm
LIGHTS AND VISIONS OF THE MOTHER THE MOTHER AND THE LIGHTS All the lights are put out by the Mother from herself. DIFFERENT FORMS OF LIGHT Light is a general term. Light is not knowledge but the illumination that comes from above and liberates the being from obscurity and darkness. But this Light also assumes different forms such as the white light of the Mother, the pale blue light of Sri Aurobindo, the golden light of the Truth, the psychic light (pink and rose), etc. 13-10- 1934 THE MOTHER'S WHITE LIGHT The lights are the Mother's Powers ― many in number. The white light is her own characteristic power, that of the Divine
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Mother_Volume-25/Some Explanations.htm
SOME EXPLANATIONS SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MOTHER'S SYMBOL Q: I have been frequently thinking of the Mother's symbol of "Chakra" and its significance. I have understood it as follows: , Central circle — Transcendental power. Four inner petals — Four powers working from the Supermind to Overmind. Twelve outer petals — Division of four into twelve powers from Overmind to Intuition and mind. Do you think I have understood the significance correctly ? A: Essentially (in general principle) the 12 powers are the vibrations that are necessary for the complete manifestation. These are the 12 seen from the beginning above the Mother's head. Thus there are real
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Mother_Volume-25/Interpretations of Some Prayers.htm
INTERPRETATIONS OF SOME "PRAYERS" ¹ AND CONVERSATIONS" ² OF THE MOTHER I. "PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS" Q: In some of the Mother's Prayers which are addressed to "divin Maître" I find the words: "avec notre divine Mère". How can the Mother and "divine Maître" have a "divine Mère" ? It is as if the Mother was not the "divine Mère'' and there was some other Mother and the "divin Maître" was not the Transcendent and had also a "divine Mère" ! Or is it that all these are addressed to something impersonal ? A: The Prayers are mostly written in an identification with the earth-consciousness. It is the Mother in the lower nature addressing the Mother in the higher
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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Mother_Volume-25/Working of The Mother's Force.htm
-09_Working of The Mother's Force.htm WORKING OF THE MOTHER'S FORCE THE MOTHER'S FORCE Nothing can be done except through the force of the Mother. * All has to be done by the working of the Mother's force aided by your aspiration, devotion and surrender. 30-10-1934 WHAT IS THE MOTHER'S FORCE ? Q: You often speak of the "Mother's Force". What is it ? A: It is the Divine Force which works to remove the ignorance and change the nature into the divine nature. 18-6-1933 THE FORCE OF PRAKRITI AND THE MOTHER'S FORCE When I speak of the Mother's force I do not speak of the force of Prakriti which carries in it things of the Ignorance but
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Mother_Volume-25/Opening and Surrender to The Mother.htm
OPENING AND SURRENDER TO THE MOTHER THE CENTRAL SECRET OF SADHANA By remaining psychically open to the Mother, all that is necessary for work or Sadhana develops progressively, that is one of the chief secrets, the central secret of the Sadhana. 13-2- 1933 * But it is not by upadeśa that this Sadhana is given or carried on. It is only those who are capable by aspiration and meditation on the Mother to open and receive her action and working within this Yoga. 21-6- 1937 * It is a mistake to exercise the mind about these things and try to arrange them with the ordinary mind. It is by confidence in the Mother that t
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Mother_Volume-25/The Mother Part One.htm
Part One The Mother 1 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 the very hi
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Mother_Volume-25/Translations from The Mother's Prayers and Meditations.htm
-18_Translations from The Mother's Prayers and Meditations.htm PART THREE PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS This collection of the Mother's Prayers and Meditations — Priéres et Méditations — is not complete. It contains only those that were translatedby Sri Aurobindo from , the original French. November 2, 1912 Although my whole being is in theory consecrated to Thee, O Sublime Master, who art the life, the light and the love in all things, I still find it hard to carry out this consecration in detail. It has taken me several weeks to learn that the reason for this written meditation, its justification, lies in the very fact
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Mother_Volume-25/True Relation with The Mother.htm
TRUE RELATION WITH THE MOTHER SPECIAL RELATIONS WITH THE MOTHER It is certainly true that the Divine has no preferences or dislikes and is equal to all, but that does not prevent there being a special relationship with each. This relation, however, does not depend on the more or less identification or union. The purer soul has an easier access to the Divine. The more developed nature has more lines on which to meet Him. The identification creates a spiritual oneness. But there are other personal relations which are created by other causes. It is too complex for all relations to be determined by one cause. Yes, Yogis whose progress does not d