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SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

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CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Mother With Letters On The Mother/The Mother and the Practice of the Integral Yoga.htm
  Section Three   The Mother and the Practice of the Integral Yoga   Aspiration and Surrender to the Mother   Yoga, Sadhana, Dhyana   Yoga is union with the Divine, sadhana is what you do in order to unite with the Divine. You have to get away from the ordinary human consciousness and get into touch with the divine Consciousness. For that call always on the Mother, open yourself to her, aspire and pray for her Force to work in you so as to make you fit  —reject desire, restlessness, disturbances of the mind and vital. Dhyana means to make the mind and vital quiet and concentrate in aspiration for the Mother's Peace, the Mother's Prese
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Mother With Letters On The Mother/Work for the Mother in the Ashram.htm
Work for the Mother in the Ashram   All Ashram Work Is the Mother's Work   If anybody in the Asram tries to establish a supremacy or dominating influence over others, he is in the wrong. For it is bound to be a wrong vital influence and come in the way of the Mother's work. If you feel anything of the kind in anybody, you are quite right to resist it and throw off the influence; to accept it would be bad both for him and you. But there should be no quarrel or ill —feeling or keeping up of resentment or anger; for that too is not good for either. . . . You must remember that just as the Mother uses your capacities and gives them their field, she mu
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Mother With Letters On The Mother/On Entretiens avec la Mère.htm
On Entretiens avec la Mère   Comments on Specific Entretiens1   In Entretiens the Mother says: "Même ceux qui ont la volonté  te, de s'enfuir [du monde], quand ils arrivent de l'autre côté  peuvent trouver que la fuite ne sert pas à grand —chose après  ´ tout" [p. 28]. What does "arrivent de l'autre côté" mean? Does it mean "when they come into this world" or "when they go into the world of silence which they realised"?   No  —"arrivent de l'autre cote" simply means "when they die". What Mother intended was that when they actually arrive at their Nirvana they find it is not the ultimate solution or largest realisation of the Supreme and they must ev
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Mother With Letters On The Mother/The Mother^s Force.htm
 The Mother's Force   What Is the Mother's Force?   What is the Yoga shakti? What is Yogic mind —force, Yogic life —force and Yogic body —force? In the Yogic consciousness one is not only aware of things, but of forces, not only of forces, but of the conscious being behind the forces. One is aware of all this not only in oneself but in the universe. There is a force which accompanies the growth of this new consciousness and at once grows with it and helps it to come about and to perfect itself. This force is the Yoga shakti. It is here asleep and coiled up in all the centres of our inner being (chakras) and is at the base what is called in the Tantras the Kundalini Shakti.
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Mother With Letters On The Mother/Meeting the Mother.htm
Meeting the Mother   Right Attitude during Interviews with the Mother   The right attitude in approaching the Mother when she sees one, is to keep the being perfectly quiet and open to receive, without any activity of the mind or desire in the vital, with only the surrender and the psychic readiness to accept whatever is given. Tomorrow, 24th, the Mother sees you  —for meditation, so that she may see and do whatever is needed. 23 February 1932   *     It is a strange thing, but it seems to be absolutely clear that the Mother wants me to go to her. Everything in me says, "Yes, yes, it is true  —there is no doubt about it." A
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Mother With Letters On The Mother/Relation between the Mother and Her Children.htm
Relation between the Mother and Her Children   True Relation with the Mother   What is our true relation with the Mother  —the relation of the Mother and her child? The relation of the child to the Mother is that of an entire, sincere and simple trust, love and dependence.   *     The relation of the disciple to the Guru in the Guruvada is supposed always to be that of worship, respect, complete happy confidence, unquestioning acceptance of the guidance. It is only in this Asram that another theory has sometimes been advanced and reached its height as a result of the misapplication or wrong extension of the relation with
Title: Part Two
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Mother With Letters On The Mother/Letters on the Mother.htm
Part Two   Letters on the Mother     The Mother is always with you. Put your faith in her, remain quiet within and do with that quietude what has to be done. You will become more and more aware of her constant Presence, will feel her action behind yours and the burden of your work will no longer be heavy on you. Sri Aurobindo     Final paragraph of a letter written by Sri Aurobindo to a disciple living outside the Ashram
Title: Forms
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Mother With Letters On The Mother/Forms, Powers, Personalities and Appearances of the Mother.htm
Forms, Powers, Personalities and Appearances of the Mother   Nirguna and Saguna (Formless and with Form)   My being rose higher and higher. I saw God's power of creation, and from there worlds, beings and gods were spreading out. Even God, through this power of creation, was getting expressed as different forms: Saguna, Nirguna, etc. God and this creative power are one; this creative power is his Shakti, the Mother. Is this correct? It is right. There is no difficulty about it. Nirguna, Saguna are only aspects taken by the Divine in the manifestation. It is the Mother who manifests (creation is only manifestation) the Saguna or the Nirguna Ishwara. 28 Jun
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Mother With Letters On The Mother/Aspects of the Mother's Life in the Ashram.htm
Aspects of the Mother's Life in the Ashram   The Mother's Music   It is not by knowledge of music that the understanding [of the Mother's music] comes; nor is it by effort of the mind  —it is by becoming inwardly silent, opening within and getting the spontaneous feeling of what is in the music. 1932   *     I feel within me a tendency for music, but I understand nothing of harmony, tune and rhythm. Yet sometimes when I hear the Mother's music, I am spellbound and lose all sense of time. It is not necessary to have technical knowledge in order to feel what is behind the music. Mother of course does not play for the sake of a technical musical eff
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/The Mother With Letters On The Mother/The Mother, Sri Aurobindo and the Integaral Yoga.htm
Section Two   The Mother, Sri Aurobindo and the Integral Yoga   Two in One   One Consciousness   The opposition between the Mother's consciousness and my consciousness was an invention of the old days (due mainly to X, Y and others of that time) and emerged in a time when the Mother was not fully recognised or accepted by some of those who were here at the beginning. Even after they had recognised her they persisted in this meaningless opposition and did great harm to them and others. The Mother's consciousness and mine are the same, the one Divine Consciousness in two, because that is necessary for the play. Nothing can be done without