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Letters on Yoga – I
“The Divine and Its Aspects”

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  Letters on Yoga – II
“Seeking the Divine”

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“Why are we on earth?”

“To find the Divine who is in each of us and in all things.”[1]

“You are here to contact your soul, and that is why you live.”[2]

“When we say, “We are at the service of the Divine”, it is not just words. It is He who should act through us, not we ourselves. The greatest objection is: How can we know the divine Will? But as a matter of fact, I tell you: if you sincerely renounce your personal will, you will know.”[3]

“To learn how to will is a very important thing. And to will truly, you must unify your being. In fact, to be a being, one must first unify oneself. If one is pulled by absolutely opposite tendencies, if one spends three-fourths of one’s life without being conscious of oneself and the reasons why one does things, is one a real being? One does not exist. One is a mass of influences, movements, forces, actions, reactions, but one is not a being. One begins to become a being when one begins to have a will. And one can’t have a will unless one is unified.
      And when you have a will, you will be able to say, say to the Divine: “I want what You want.” But not before that. Because in order to want what the Divine wants, you must have a will, otherwise you can will nothing at all. You would like to. You would like it very much. You would very much like to want what the Divine wants to do. You don’t possess a will to give to Him and to put at His service. Something like that, gelatinous, like jelly-fish... there... a mass of good wills — and I am considering the better side of things and forgetting the bad wills — a mass of good wills, half-conscious and fluctuating....”[4]

“Nirodbaran: People say after reading our poems, “What is this God and God and God in every poem?”

Sri Aurobindo: What else do they expect us to write about?”[5]

  1. Words of the Mother – II, p.3
  2. Ibid., p.6
  3. Words of the Mother – I, p.333, Aspiration Talks
  4. Questions and Answers 1954, p.348
  5. Talks with Sri Aurobindo, p.364, 17 January 1940

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