Aurobindo Ashram
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Aurobindo Ashram Picture credits: booksmarketsandplaces.blogspot.com

There are two types of progress, not only one; there is the progress that consists in perfecting more and more the capacities, possibilities, faculties and qualities you have – this is what is normally obtained by education; but if you go in for a little more thorough development by app­roaching a deeper truth, you can add, to the qualities you already have, other new ones which seem to be asleep in your being.

You can multiply your possibilities, enlarge and increase them; you can suddenly bring up something you did not think you had. I have already explained this to you several times when one discovers one’s psychic being within, at the same time there develop and manifest, quite unexpectedly, things one could not do at all before and which one didn’t think were in one’s nature.

Of this too I have had numerous examples. I have given you this one, but I repeating it to you once more to make myself understood. There is a genius within everyone of us – we don’t know it. We must find the way to make it come out – but it is there sleeping, it asks for nothing better than to manifest; we must open the door to it.

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