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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/Varun Pabrai/English/Words of Sri Aurobindo-Quick Reference/On The Mother.htm
The Mother's victory is essentially a victory of each Sadhak over himself. It can only be then that any external form of work can come to a harmonious perfection. 12-11-1937 - The Mother -volume -25 - SABCL Why should the Mother be obliged to treat everybody in the same way? It would be a most imbecile thing for her to do that. Page 859 , Letters On Yoga Volume-23 , SABCL Since the beginning of the earth, wherever and whenever there was the possibility of manifesting a ray of the Consciousness, I was there. That which is speaking to you now, is a faithful servant of the Divine. From all time, since the beginning of the earth, as a faith
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Varun Pabrai/English/Words of Sri Aurobindo-Quick Reference/Tibet.htm
I told him Tibet would become independent again. He asked me when. I said, "I don't know." [[Mother replied, "All depends on the world's receptivity to the supramental consciousness." We publish in the Addendum an account of the Dalai Lama's questions and Mother's answers. ]] Sri Aurobindo's idea was an independent Tibet within a sort of great federation with India. But when will that happen? I don't know. Page 351 , L'Agenda de Mère - vol 13 – 1972-73 Home
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Varun Pabrai/English/Words of Sri Aurobindo-Quick Reference/Dreams.htm
Dreams or visions on the vital plane are usually either: (1) symbolic vital visions; (2) actual occurrences on the vital plane; (3) formations of the vital mind, either of the dreamer or of someone else with whom he contacts in sleep or of powers or beings of that plane. No great reliance can be put on this kind of experience, even the first having only a relative or suggestive value, while the second and third are often quite misleading. page 946, Letters on Yoga , volume - 23 , SABCL Home
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Varun Pabrai/English/Words of Sri Aurobindo-Quick Reference/Religion.htm
A movement in the case of a work like mine means the founding of a school or a sect or some other damned nonsense. It means that hundreds or thousands of useless people join in and corrupt the work or reduce it to a pompous farce from which the Truth that was coming down recedes into secrecy and silence. It is what has happened to the “religions” and is the reason of their failure. Sri Aurobindo
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Varun Pabrai/English/Words of Sri Aurobindo-Quick Reference/The Sun.htm
Light is an emanation from the sun, but the sun is itself an emanation from God. When it is full of Him, then it is full of light. So the ancient Rishis used to say that He was in the sun. /Yo’sau purusah /etc. But this was only a manner of speaking. When the sun is full of God's presence, it is full of light and heat, when it is empty of Him, the light and heat are withdrawn. So too the human soul is like the sun: When it is full of light and heat, it is said to be alive, when the light and heat are withdrawn, it is said to die. But this too is only a manner of speaking. The soul is imperishable. When the body feels the presence of God within, it is conscious of l
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Varun Pabrai/English/Words of Sri Aurobindo-Quick Reference/India.htm
Mother India is not a piece of earth; she is a Power, a Godhead, for all nations have such a Devi supporting their separate existence and keeping it in being. page 424 , Letters on Yoga , volume - 22 , SABCL India must remain India if she is to fulfil her destiny. Page 862, Bande Mataram , volume 1, SABCL So with India rests the future of the world. Whenever she is aroused from her sleep, she gives forth some wonderful shining ray of light to the world which is enough to illuminate the nations. Others live for centuries on what is to her the thought of a moment. God gave to her the book of Ancient Wisdom and bade
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Varun Pabrai/English/Words of Sri Aurobindo-Quick Reference/Truth-Consciousness.htm
The Truth-Consciousness is the foundation of the superconscient, the nature of which is the Bliss. It is the supreme of the supraconscient, /paramā parāvat,/ from which the being has descended, the /parama parārdha/ of the Upanishads, the existence of Sachchidananda. It is to that highest existence that those arise out of this physical consciousness, /ataḥ,/ who like the ancient Rishis enter into contact with the Truth-Consciousness.² They make it their seat and home, /kṣaya, okas./ Page 309, The Secret of the Veda , volume 10, SABCL
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Varun Pabrai/English/Words of Sri Aurobindo-Quick Reference/C R Das.htm
Dear Chitta, It is a long time, almost two years I think, since I have written a letter to anyone. I have been so much retired and ab­sorbed in my Sadhana that contact with the outside world has till lately been reduced to minimum. Now that I am looking outward again, I find that circumstances lead me to write first to you — I say, circumstances because it is a need that makes me take up the pen after so long a disuse. The need is in connection with the first outward work that I am undertaking after this long inner retirement. Barin has gone to Bengal and will see you in connection with it, but a word from me is perhaps necessary and therefore I se
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Varun Pabrai/English/Words of Sri Aurobindo-Quick Reference/Death.htm
Death is not a way to succeed in sadhana. If you die in that way, you will only have the same difficulties again with probably less favourable circumstances. The way to succeed in sadhana is to refuse to be discouraged, to aspire simply and sincerely so that the Mother's force may work in you and bring down what is above. No man ever succeeded in this sadhana by his own merit. To become open and plastic to the Mother is the one thing needed. Letters On Yoga , Volume-24 , SABCL Q: What is the difference between a death in the Ashram and a death outside? Does one get more benefit in the form of development of min
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Varun Pabrai/English/Words of Sri Aurobindo-Quick Reference/The object of Yoga.htm
THE object of the yoga is to enter into and be possessed by the Divine Presence and Consciousness, to love the Divine for the Divine's sake alone, to be tuned in our nature into the nature of the Divine, and in our will and works and life to be the instrument of the Divine. Its object is not to be a great yogi or a Superman (although that may come) or to grab at the Divine for the sake of the ego's power, pride or pleasure. It is not for Moksha though liberation comes by it and all else may come, but these must not be our objects. The Divine alone is our object. page 503, Letters on Yoga , volume - 23 , SABCL