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/Disciples/Devashish Patnaik/English/Work/True Attitude.htm
The True Attitude ~ Remember and Offer It is quite possible for you to do Sadhana at home and in the midst of your work - many do so. What is necessary in the beginning is to remember the Mother as much as possible, to concentrate on her in the heart for a time every day, if possible thinking of her as the Divine Mother, to aspire to feel her there within you, offer her your works and pray that from within she may guide and sustain you. This is a preliminary stage which often takes long, but if one goes through it with sincerity and steadfastness, the mentality begins little by little to change and a new consciousness opens in the Sadhak which begins
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Devashish Patnaik/English/Work/How to Work.htm
How to work When you feel tired, don't overstrain yourself but rest - doing only your ordinary work; restlessly doing something or other all the time is not the way to cure it. To be quiet without and within is what is needed when there is this sense of fatigue. There is always a strength near you which you can call in and will remove these things, but you must learn to be quiet in order to receive it. Sri Aurobindo (Ref: Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library, Vol. 23, P: 701) Orderly harmony and organisation in physical things is a necessary part of efficiency and perfection and makes the instrument fit for whatever work is given to it.
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Perfection The ordinary life consists in work for personal aim and satisfaction of desire under some mental or moral control, touched sometimes by a mental ideal. The Gita's yoga consists in the offering of one's work as a sacrifice to the Divine, the conquest of desire, egoless and desireless action, bhakti for the Divine, an entering into the cosmic consciousness, the sense of unity with all creatures, oneness with the Divine. This yoga adds the bringing down of the supramental Light and Force (its ultimate aim) and the transformation of the nature. Sri Aurobindo (Ref: Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library, Vol 23, P: 669) Not only liberation but perf
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Working With Others From the point of view of sadhana - you must not allow yourself to be in the least disturbed by these things. What you have to do, what is right to be done, should be done in perfect calmness with the support of the Divine Force. All that is necessary for a successful result, can be done - including the securing of the support of those who are able to help you. But if this outer support is not forthcoming, you have not to be disturbed but to proceed calmly on your way. If there is any difficulty or unsuccess anywhere not due to your own fault, you have not to be troubled. Strength, unmoved calm, quiet straight and right deali
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Work - Importance & Nature What is the use of only knowing? I say to thee, Act and be, for therefore God sent thee into this human body. Sri Aurobindo (Ref: Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library, Vol. 17, P: 123) Of course the idea of bigness and smallness is quite foreign to the spiritual truth.... Spiritually there is nothing big or small. Such ideas are like those of the literary people who think writing a poem is a high work and making shoes or cooking the dinner is a small and low one. But all is equal in the eyes of the Spirit - and it is only the spirit within with which it is done that matters. It is the same
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Devashish Patnaik/English/Work/Desire and Self-offering.htm
Desire & Self Offering It is a common error to suppose that action is impossible or at least meaningless without desire. If desire ceases, we are told, action also must cease. But this, like other too simply comprehensive generalisations, is more attractive to the cutting and defining mind than true. The major part of the work done in the universe is accomplished without any interference of desire; it proceeds by the calm necessity and spontaneous law of Nature. Even man constantly does work of various kinds by a spontaneous impulse, intuition, instinct or acts in obedience to a natural necessity and law of forces without either mental pl
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Devashish Patnaik/English/Work/How to Know.htm
How to know what is to be done (To be constantly governed by the Divine) A constant aspiration for that is the first thing - next a sort of stillness within and a drawing back from the outward action into the stillness and a sort of listening expectancy, not for a sound but for the spiritual feeling or direction of the consciousness that comes through the psychic. Sri Aurobindo (Ref: Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library, Vol 23, P: 693-694) If you want the consciousness for true actions very much and aspire for it, it may come in one of several way