Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Intuition: The Faculty of the Future

Intuition: The Faculty of the Future

At present, man governs his life through reason; all the activities of the mind are of common use for him; his means of knowledge are obs...Read More

A Prayer for True Love

A Prayer for True Love

PURE and disinterested love, Thy love in what we are able to perceive and manifest of it, is the sole key that can open all hearts that s...Read More

How to Bring the Divine Into Our Life

How to Bring the Divine Into Our Life

In the beginning you start by making this offeringin a general way, as though once for all; you say, “I am the servant of the Divine; my ...Read More

To Be Happy, Be Good

To Be Happy, Be Good

To do persistently what one knows should not be done, is at the cost of all peace, all possible tranquillity, all the well-being that one...Read More

Growing in consciousness

Growing in consciousness

when can one say that one is conscious? That is always a relative question. One is never altogether unconscious and one is never complete...Read More

The Meaning and Power of Concentration

The Meaning and Power of Concentration

It is to bring back all the scattered threads of consciousness to a single point, a single idea. Those who can attain perfect attention s...Read More

Discipline in Speech

Discipline in Speech

Among the most undesirable kinds of idle talk must also be included everything that is said about others. Unless you are responsible for ...Read More

HOW TO HARNESS THE POWER OF THOUGHT WITHIN US

HOW TO HARNESS THE POWER OF THOUGHT WITHIN US

To win this victory we must build up in ourselves a mentality whose quality is the opposite of that of the surrounding medium. We must, l...Read More

Ancient Simplicity and the Modern Duplicity

Ancient Simplicity and the Modern Duplicity

Truly one has the impression that human mentality has progressed since that age. Thought has become more complex, psychology more profoun...Read More

Effort and Joy

Effort and Joy

It is only effort, in whatever domain it be—material effort, moral effort, intellectual effort—which creates in the being certain vibrati...Read More

BUILDING THE POWER OF WILL

BUILDING THE POWER OF WILL

Along with the growth of the power of observation the will for progress and perfection must also grow. This will should be instilled into...Read More

The True Mental Education

The True Mental Education

Of all lines of education, mental education is the most widely known and practised, yet except in a few rare cases there are gaps which m...Read More

The Path of Inner Awakening

The Path of Inner Awakening

Give up all personal seeking for comfort, satisfaction, enjoyment or happiness. Be only a burning fire for progress, take whatever comes ...Read More

Persist With Hope and Never Despair

Persist With Hope and Never Despair

The one thing needful is to persevere in our will to attain this goal. For then everything we study, every action we perform, every human...Read More

The One Universal Self In All

The One Universal Self In All

If we want to progress integrally, we must build within our conscious being a strong and pure mental synthesis which conserve us as a pro...Read More

Sincerity in Practice

Sincerity in Practice

To put into practice the little you know is the best way tolearn more; it is the most powerful means of advancing on the way—a little bit...Read More

The Magic of Sound

The Magic of Sound

Japa, like meditation, is a procedure – apparently the most active and effective procedure – forjoining, as much as possible, the Divine ...Read More

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The Torch of Attention— The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram

It is exactly as though you had what is called “a torchlight”, a small beacon-light in your head at the place of observation. Scientists ...Read More

Two Type of Progress

Two Type of Progress

There are two types of progress, not only one; there is the progress that consists in perfecting more and more the capacities, possibilit...Read More

To be Truly Young

To be Truly Young

Youth does not depend on the small number of years one has lived, but on the capacity to grow and progress. To grow is to increase one’s ...Read More

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