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/Apurva Roshan/English/Aspiring Swan/Introduction.htm
INTRODUCTION One's birthday is a very important day in one's life, not by its social overtones but as a valuable day that can be utilised in the pursuit of the higher consciousness. The Mother has explained this as an important incident in one's life, using the concept of instrumentality of time and its movement. Sri Aurobindo has said, YOGA SIDDHI, the perfection that comes from the practice of Yoga, can be best attained by the combined working of four great instruments. There is, first, the knowledge of truth, principles, powers and processes that govern the realisation - śāstra. Next comes a patient and persistent action on the lines laid down by the knowledge, the force of our pers
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Apurva Roshan/English/Aspiring Swan/Champaklal-One of the Hundred.htm
Champaklal ************************************ CHAMPAKLAL 'ONE 0F THE HUNDRED' To be free from ego and become an instrument of God is indispensable for sadhana, Sri Aurobindo conveyed this in the following words, "I do not want hundreds of thousands of disciples. It will be enough if 1 can get a hundred complete men, purified of petty egoism, who will be the instruments of God." On 2nd February 1972, the Mother wrote on Champaklal's birthday card, "Bonne Fête To Sri Aurobindo's and Mother's Champak, One of the hundred With my love, appreciation, trust and blessings for ever. En route vers la Réalisation." THE MOTHER Champaklal,
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Apurva Roshan/English/Aspiring Swan/Birthday Messaged to Kamala.htm
BIRTHDAY MESSAGES TO KAMALA Kamala A Sketch by the Mother 1.2.36 Kamala In faith and confidence and joy on the quiet and sunlit path towards the home of Light and Ananda. SRI AUROBINDO (The original message is missing.) 11.2.38 My blessings on Kamala for the year of her life that begins today. SRI AUROBINDO Let this year bring to you a steady increase of faith and devotion. With love and blessings. THE MOTHER Page - 90 Page - 91 112.41 My blessings on your birthday. May you grow in spirit with this new year of life. SRI AUROBINDO My love and blessings to my dear child on th
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Apurva Roshan/English/Aspiring Swan/Birthday Messages to Champaklal.htm
BIRTHDAY MESSAGES TO CHAMPAKLAL TWO LOTUSES* I wanted to offer something to the Mother and I thought of painting two lotuses, one white and the other red. Curiously, I received two beautiful lotuses and took up the painting. But due to other work I could not finish it in a day and it took some days before I could finish the job little by little. Naturally one sitting would have been better. However the result was not bad and it was with great joy that 1 took them to the Mother on my birthday - 2.2.40. She received the painting very well indeed and was pleased to say: Oh! Very pretty! Very pretty! She wondered how I could
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Apurva Roshan/English/Aspiring Swan/preface.htm
ASPIRING SWAN ******************************************* ************************************ Front Cover: A painting by Tehmi offered to the Mother The Mother gave it to Champaklal on his birthday, 2.2.1967 with the above blessings. Sri Aurobindo **************************************** The Mother ***************************************** PREFACE Many of the readers at some stage in their lives would have wondered about the nature and meaning of their existence and perhaps found themselves ending in complicated questioning. This book is an attempt to help them in their ponderings particularly on their birthdays. A birth
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Apurva Roshan/English/Aspiring Swan/Kamala.htm
KAMALA Kamala came to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram at an early age of twelve years and dedicated her life in the service of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. She had inherited a liking for spiritual life from her father Kashibhai who had founded his Ashram at Kansia, an island a few miles away from Bharuch, where he lived a spiritual life. He used to take a very keen interest in moulding the lives of children for which he often invited saintly persons to his Ashram. He was a very kind, helpful and generous person and helped the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in many ways where he spent the rest of his life as a sadhak. During his stay at the Pondicherry Ashram, he called his daughter Kamala there. We are g
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Apurva Roshan/English/Flame of Love/Champaklal^s Dear Aunt Motiba.htm
-04_Champaklal^s Dear Aunt Motiba.htm Part 1 Memories of Motiba O Victorious power of divine Love, Thou art the sovereign Master of this universe, Thou art its creator and its saviour, Thou hast permitted it to emerge from chaos, and now Thou leadest it to its eternal goal. There is not a thing so humble but in it I see Thee resplendent, not a being apparently so hostile to Thy will but I feel Thee live in it and act and radiate. O my sweet Master, essence of this love, I am Thy heart, and the torrents of Thy love pass through the entirety of my being and flow out to awaken Thy love in all things or rather to awaken all things to the consciousness of Thy love which animat
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Apurva Roshan/English/Flame of Love/My Water Saree.htm
"My Water Saree" Long back, Foiba had offered a very light-weight golden tissue saree to the Mother. It was one of her own sarees that had been used by her. It was soft and woven with white horizontal lines across the length of the saree. The Mother liked it very much and wore it quite often. As we know, the Mother stopped wearing sarees after 1950. But later in 1955, She was offered a Ruby Crown and She wore once again a saree for the special Puja Darshan. Whenever She selected the saree for a particular day, She preferred a light weight, soft and delicate one, but of course, She would also wear any which was offered lovingly. It seems, She wore F
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Apurva Roshan/English/Flame of Love/Sweet Memories.htm
Sweet Memories My earliest memories of Motiben — Foiba as I have always known her — are those of a strictly disciplined sadhika: not very communicative, very quiet and reserved, ever concentrated only on her assigned work. She always dressed in a spotlessly white Ashram sari, draped in her native Gujarati style and cowling her head. In the last two decades, I found her completely mellowed down — at all times she would be full of love and affection. But most apparent was her unshakable faith, love and adoration for Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. She would tell us that often Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and sometimes Sri Krishna, came and talked to her. This was, she sai
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Apurva Roshan/English/Flame of Love/Foiba, as I Know Her.htm
Foiba, as I Know Her If you have the power of observation you can find this world full of enthralling personalities and circumstances. There are those who want to be forever basking in the blessed innocence of children; there are those who prefer the fragrant ambience of beautiful flowers — of all-absorbing nature; there are those who choose always the invigorating company of the youth, their brilliant creative talents; and finally, there are those who seek the boundless peace and purifying presence of the spiritually advanced. I have been very fortunate to discover the place where all these sought-after things, in fact, everything you really need, exist together