On Sri Aurobindo:
A Message for broadcast by All India Radio, Tiruchirappalli
What Sri Aurobindo represents in the history of the
earth's spiritual progress is not a teaching, not even a revelation. It is a
mighty action straight from the Supreme (Agenda 1961, 18 February)
Questions and answers
—How can humanity become one?
—By becoming conscious of its origin.
—What is the way of making the consciousness of human unity grow in
—Spiritual education, that is to say an education which gives more
importance to the growth of the spirit than to any religious or moral
teaching or to the material so-called knowledge.
—What is a change of consciousness?
—A change of consciousness is equivalent to a new birth, a birth into
a higher sphere of existence.
—How can a change of consciousness change the life upon earth?
—A change in human consciousness will make possible the manifestation
upon earth of a higher Force, a purer Light, a more total Truth.
(The Mother. Collected Works of the Mother in 17 volumes.- Volume 15. -
Words of the Mother)
Sri Aurobindo withdrew from politics and in his Ashram...: A Declaration
Sri Aurobindo withdrew from politics; and, in his
Ashram, a most important rule is that one must abstain from all politics —
not because Sri Aurobindo did not concern himself with the happenings of the
world, but because politics, as it is practised, is a low and ugly thing,
wholly dominated by falsehood, deceit, injustice, misuse of power and
violence; because to succeed in politics one has to cultivate in oneself
hypocrisy, duplicity and unscrupulous ambition.
The indispensable basis of our Yoga is sincerity, honesty, unselfishness,
disinterested consecration to the work to be done, nobility of character and
straight-forwardness. They who do not practise these elementary virtues are
not Sri Aurobindo’s disciples and have no place in the Ashram. That is why I
refuse to answer imbecile and groundless accusations against the Ashram
emanating from perverse and evil-intentioned minds.
Sri Aurobindo always loved deeply his Motherland. But he wished her to be
great, noble, pure and worthy of her big mission in the world. He refused to
let her sink to the sordid and vulgar level of blind self-interests and
ignorant prejudices. This is why, in full conformity to his will, we lift
high the standard of truth, progress and transformation of mankind, without
caring for those who, through ignorance, stupidity, envy or bad will, seek
to soil it and drag it down into the mud. We carry it very high so that all
who have a soul may see it and gather round it.
The Reminiscence will be short (variant No 1)
The reminiscences will be short. I came to India to
meet Sri Aurobindo, I remained in India to live with Sri Aurobindo, when he
left his body I continued to live here in order to do his work which is by
serving the Truth and enlightening humanity to hasten the rule of the
Divine's Love upon earth. (Agenda, January 27, 1968)