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Sri Aurobindo and The Mother – Symbols

Sri Aurobindo‘s symbol

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The object of our yoga

The object of our yoga is self-perfection, not self annulment.

There are two paths set for the feet of the Yogin, withdrawal from the universe and perfection in the universe; the first by acetism, the second is effected by tapasya; the first receives us when we lose God in Existence, the second is attained when we fulfil existence in God. Let ours be the path of perfection, not of abandonmentl let our aim be victory in the battle, not the escape from all conflict.

Buddha and Shankara supposed the world to be radically false and miserable; therefore, escape from the world was to them the only wisdom ^1. But this world is Brahman, the world is God, the world is Satyam, the world is Ananda; it is our misreading of the world through mental egoism that is a falsehood and our wrong relation with God ^2 in the world that is a misery. There is no other falsity and no other cause of sorrow. Read more »

The Hour of God

From the back of the Hour of God by Sri Aurobindo.
ISBN: 978-81-7058-834-4
with pieces written from 1910 – 1940.

Man’s greatness is not in what he is but in what he makes possible. His glory is that he is the closed place and secret workshop of a living labour in which supermanhood is made ready by a divine Craftsman.

But he is admitted to a yet greater greatness and it is this that, unlike the lower creation, he is allowed to be partly the conscious artisan of his divine change. His free assent, his consecrated will and participation are needed that into his body may descend the glory that will replace him. His aspiration is earth’s call to the supramental Creator.

If earth calls and the supreme answers, the hour can be even now for that immense and glorious transformation.

power supreme

From page 130 of Aurobindo’s Isha Upanishad (as per this), and the end of Powers Within compiled by AS Dalal.

Look up, O Child of the ancient Yoga, and be no longer a trembler and a doubter; fear not, doubt not, grieve not; for in your apparent body is One who can create and destroy worlds with a breath.

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