A Collection Of Teachings Of Sri Aurobindo On Various Topics

True quietude is a very great force, a very great strength.

Man becomes God and human activity reaches its highest and noblest when it succeeds in bringing body, heart and mind in touch with spirit.

Desire is the chief enemy of spiritual perfection.

Calmness belongs to the strong.

Man’s greatness is not in what he is but in what he makes possible.

To recognize one’s weakness and to move away from them is the step towards liberation.

A spiritual atmosphere is more important than outer conditions; if one can get that and also create one’s own spiritual air to breathe in and live in it that is the true condition of progress.

All undelight, all pain and suffering are a sign of imperfection, of incompleteness; they arise from a division of being, an incompleteness of consciousness of being, an incompleteness of the force of being. To become complete in being, in consciousness of being, in force of being, in delight of being and to live in this integrated completeness is the divine living.

To be wholly and integrally conscious of oneself and one one’s being is what is implied by the perfect emergence of the individual consciousness, and it is that towards which evolution tends. All being is one, and to be fully conscious means to be integrated with the consciousness of all, with the universal self and force and action.

The Vedic deities represent the various cosmic powers. The Gods are forces of Nature as well as the forces found in the physical body. Anyone who desires to progress spiritually and attain spiritual perfection has to strive towards the development of these Godheads in himself. The external rituals found in the Vedas have a corresponding inner ritual for a spiritual aspirant who wants to elevate himself.

Truth is what the soul has seen and experienced; the rest is appearance, prejudice, and opinion.

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