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SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Nolini Kanta Gupta/English/The Mother Abides - Final Reflections/The Mother, Human and Divine.htm
The Mother, Human and Divine In our human frailty we regard the Divine Mother as mother only, forgetting that she is also divine. We are apt to seize exclusively the last term of the great Name and ignore the other term which is equally important. We demand from her the same reactions of motherly love that we expect from a human mother. Our love for her is human, human in the ignorant way—full of passion and craving, hunger for appropriation, considering her as nothing else than food for our egoistic desires. She is the mother indeed, but the Divine Mother. She wishes us to come to her in the divine way and not in the human way. For it is in the divine
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Nolini Kanta Gupta/English/The Mother Abides - Final Reflections/Love the Divine.htm
Love the Divine "Love the Divine alone and the Divine will always be with you." Mother wrote this to one of her children. It is the key to solve problems, the magic mantra to cure the ills of human life and consciousness, the one remedy for all inner and outer ailments. Take ego, for example. It epitomises, in a way, the problem of man, and all spiritual disciplines urge the need to get rid of it, to surmount or uproot or suppress or annihilate it. Ego is a dangerous and perilous pitfall and must go. As to the methods by which this is to be done, well, the teachings vary: be disinterested, grow detached, serve others, forget yourself and your self-assumed importanc
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Nolini Kanta Gupta/English/The Mother Abides - Final Reflections/A Canadian Question.htm
A Canadian Question l It is written in A Practical Guide to Integral Yoga: "The physical nearness to the Mother is indispensable for the fullness of the sadhana on the physical plane. Transformation of the physical and external being is not possible otherwise. " (Sri Aurobindo) My question is: How are we to interpret these words in the light of the Mothers recent passing? Does this mean that a full transformation is no longer possible to the aspirant? Or has discipleship on the material level in the path of the Integral Yoga come to an end? Obviously, the immediate programme of a physical transformation is postponed—not cancelled. But what we have
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Nolini Kanta Gupta/English/The Mother Abides - Final Reflections/Freedom.htm
Freedom If there is one value that the Mother cherished most, it is undoubtedly freedom. Right from her childhood she fought for freedom: freedom from tradition, freedom from convention, freedom from habit, freedom from Nature, in fact freedom from everything that constrains the evolution of the soul. Even in spiritual matters which are organised ostensibly for the development of the individual in terms of truth, love, harmony, she was most particular that nothing should be done that could interfere with the freedom of the person to grow as he liked. She was all compassion, all love in responding to calls for help, but she always acted on one unique principle: as she put it
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Nolini Kanta Gupta/English/The Mother Abides - Final Reflections/To Live Within.htm
To Live Within Live within, do not be upset by outer circumstances. Yes, that is the motto: live within. But how? And what does it exactly mean? Usually the dynamic being, the active part of the consciousness, is centred on the surface, in superficial external movements. One of the ways to live within is therefore to withdraw from outer activities and live detached or sort of retired, in the inner consciousness. But this withdrawal is not very easy nor is it very spontaneous; it needs a long and arduous discipline. And one must also make a distinction between the dynamic consciousness and the thought-movements; the two are not the same. Thought-movements are o
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Nolini Kanta Gupta/English/The Mother Abides - Final Reflections/Yesterday.htm
Yesterday Yesterday should not be turned into today. It is a sane counsel for everybody, whatever one's avocation, not to live in the past. To live in the future may yield some dividends to a rare few, but dwelling in the past never. Yet we continually revive bygone movements and in the process give force to those vibrations to form again and again and interfere with the present. This is especially so in the case of a spiritual seeker. The most common problem is the memory of some past wrong done against us. Each time this recurs, we relive the whole situation and re-experience all the emotional turmoil we went through at that moment. All the resentment, anger, grief rush
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Nolini Kanta Gupta/English/The Mother Abides - Final Reflections/Your Soul.htm
Your Soul I congratulate you all on your success, your success in having passed the Higher Course, which is all to your credit. But this is not the important thing. What is important is that you have passed your youth here and have acquired something in the process, something that one does not gain by dint of merit but absorbs and imbibes with the atmosphere, in the same way that one sucks one's mother's milk. You may hide it or veil it, but this thing is very singular. For it is above all contradiction, all smirch and stain. It remains always shining and pure. At times you will remember it in your outer material life. You will be entering now another order of material li
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Nolini Kanta Gupta/English/The Mother Abides - Final Reflections/One Day More.htm
One Day More 1 In her Prayers and Meditations Mother wrote under the date September 25, 1914: The Lord has willed and thou dost execute: A new Light shall break upon the earth. A new world shall be born, And the things that were promised shall be fulfilled. Subsequently, after a lapse of more than forty years, under the date February 29 - March 29, 1956, she introduced a change in the statement, in respect of the tense used. She rewrote it in this form: Lord, Thou has willed, and I execute: A new light breaks upon the earth, A new world is born. The things that were promised are fulfilled. The change of te
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Nolini Kanta Gupta/English/The Mother Abides - Final Reflections/The Iron Chain.htm
The Iron Chain How many of you have been here since the beginning, I mean from the kindergarten classes—any? One, two, three, four— oh, a good many! Very creditable, very creditable indeed, that so many have continued so long and passed through. This is really something creditable. I will tell you a story in this connection. A young man who was an aspirant, a seeker of spiritual or religious life, once upon a time went to Gandhiji. He wanted to remain there. He said, "I am a seeker of spiritual life. I want to remain with you." Gandhiji saw the person and accepted him. "It is all right, you may try," he said. The young man remained there some time, a pretty long tim
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Nolini Kanta Gupta/English/The Mother Abides - Final Reflections/Words, Words, Words.htm
Part 4 Talks to the Students One day someone went to see the Mother on his birthday; it was our Prithwi Singh. Now Prithwi Singh, who was blind, plaintively said to the Mother, "Mother, here I am, so near to you; it's my birthday, a day so nice and precious to me, but I cannot see you, for I am blind in both of my eyes." Then the Mother answered, "What does that matter? You cannot see me but I am seeing you." And this is always so. You cannot see it with your physical eyes, but the Mother's look is always upon you, her look of love and protection: be sure and certain of that. You carry that within you for all time and wherever you go, whe