Archive for November, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 – Contact the Supreme Consciousness

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Living in Krishna, even enmity becomes a play of love and the wrestling of brothers.

Sri Aurobindo

(Thoughts and Aphorisms 490)

Contact the Supreme Consciousness

If one had the least sense of the reason why separate individualities existed, one would see that it is only for allowing aspiration, the existence of aspiration, of this movement of self-giving, and surrender, trust and faith. And it is this that is the very reason why individuals were built up; and then for you to become that in all sincerity and intensity… it is all that is needed.

It is all that is needed, it is the only thing, the only only thing that stays; all the rest… phantasmagoria.

And it is the only thing valid in every case: when you want to do a thing, when you cannot do a thing, when you move, when the body is no more able to move… in every every case, that only, only that: to come in conscious contact with the Supreme Consciousness, to be united with it; and… to wait. There!

It is then that you receive the exact indication of what you ought to do at each minute – to do or not to do, to act or to be stone still. That is all.

The Mother

The Great Adventure – A Diary for All Times. Page 363.

All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India

Nov 19, 2014 – The Supreme has a Sense of Humour

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The human race always progresses most when most it asserts its importance to Nature, its freedom & its universality.

Sri Aurobindo

(Thoughts and Aphorisms 202)

The Supreme has a Sense of Humour

Someone has asked me, “How is it possible for God to reveal Himself to an unbeliever?” That’s very funny; because if it pleases God to reveal Himself to an unbeliever, I don’t see what would prevent Him from doing so!

On the contrary, He has a sense of humour – Sri Aurobindo has told us many times already that the Supreme has a sense of humour, that we are the ones who want to make Him into a grave and invariably serious character – and He may find it very amusing to come and embrace an unbeliever. Someone who has only the day before declared, “God does not exist. I do not believe in Him. All that is folly and ignorance”, He gathers him into His arms, He presses Him to his Heart – and He laughs in his face.

Everything is possible, even things which to our small and limited intelligence seem absurd.

The Mother

The Great Adventure – A Diary for All Times. Page 352.

All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India

Nov 12, 2014 – Spiritual Life – East and West

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Plan not with the intellect, but let thy divine sight arrange thy plans for thee. When a means comes to thee as thing to be done, make that thy aim; as for the end, it is, in world, accomplishing itself and, in thy soul, already accomplished.

Sri Aurobindo

(Thoughts and Aphorisms 316)

Spiritual Life – East and West

Whatever difference there is between the West and the East in relation to spiritual life lies not in the inner being or nature, which is an invariable and constant thing, but in the mental habits, in the modes of outer expression and presentation which are the result of education and environment and other external conditions. All people, whether occidental or oriental, are alike in their deepest feelings; they are different in their way of thinking. Sincerity, for example, is a quality which is the same everywhere. Those who are sincere, to whichever nation they belong, are all sincere in the same way. Only the forms given to this sincerity vary. The mind works in different ways in different peoples, but the heart is the same everywhere; the heart is a much truer reality, and the differences belong to the superficial parts. As soon as you go deep enough, you meet something that is one in all. All meet in the Divine.

The Mother

The Great Adventure – A Diary for All Times. Page 298.

All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India

Nov 5, 2014 – Your Mantra

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Work as if the ideal had to be fulfilled swiftly & in thy lifetime; persevere as if thou knewest it not to be unless purchased by a thousand years yet of labour. That which thou darest not expect till the fifth millennium, may bloom out with tomorrow’s dawning and that which thou hopest and lustest after now, may have been fixed for thee in thy hundredth advent.

Sri Aurobindo

(Thoughts and Aphorisms 311)

Your Mantra

…if you develop the habit… of calling as by a mantra, of repeating a word, that has an extraordinary effect. You choose your mantra; or rather, one day it comes to you spontaneously in a moment of difficulty. At a time when things are very difficult, when you have a sort of anguish, anxiety, when you don’t know what is going to happen, suddenly this springs up in you, the word springs up in you. For each one it may be different. But if you mark this and each time you face a difficulty you repeat it, it becomes irresistible… The best is when the word comes to you spontaneously: you call in a moment of great difficulty (mental, vital, physical, emotional, whatever it may be) and suddenly that springs up in you, two or three words, like magical words. You must remember these and form the habit of repeating them in moments when difficulties come. If you form the habit, one day it will come to you spontaneously: when the difficulty comes, at the same time the mantra will come.

The Mother

The Great Adventure – A Diary for All Times. Page 296.

All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India