Questions and Answers 1957–1958

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Questions and Answers 1957 – 1958

1957

2 January Can one go out of time and space? 1 Paper icon.png
Not a crucified but a glorified body 3
Individual effort and the new force 5
9 January God is essentially Delight 7 Paper icon.png
God and Nature play at hide-and-seek 9
Why, and when, are you grave? 13
16 January Seeking something without knowing it 15 Paper icon.png
Why are we here? 16
23 January How should we understand pure delight? 20 Paper icon.png
The “drop of honey” 23
Action of the Divine Will in the world 25
30 January Artistry is just contrast 27 Paper icon.png
How to perceive the Divine Guidance? 29
6 February Death; need of progress 33 Paper icon.png
Changing Nature’s methods 35
7 February Individual and collective meditation 37 Paper icon.png
13 February Suffering; pain and pleasure 41 Paper icon.png
Illness and its cure 43
20 February Limitations of the body and individuality 44 Paper icon.png
6 March Freedom, servitude and love 50 Paper icon.png
8 March A Buddhist story 53 Paper icon.png
13 March Our best friend 55 Paper icon.png
15 March Reminiscences of Tlemcen 59 Paper icon.png
20 March Never sit down; true repose 65 Paper icon.png
22 March A story of initiation: knowledge and practice 67 Paper icon.png Wiki icon.png
27 March If only humanity consented to be spiritualised 73 Paper icon.png
3 April Different religions and spirituality 76 Paper icon.png
10 April Sports and yoga 80 Paper icon.png
Organising one’s life 83
17 April Transformation of the body 85 Paper icon.png
24 April Perfection: lower and higher 90 Paper icon.png
1 May Sports competitions: their value 96 Paper icon.png
8 May Vital excitement; reason; instinct 99 Paper icon.png
15 May Differentiation of the sexes 104 Paper icon.png
Transformation from above downwards 107
29 May Progressive transformation 108 Paper icon.png
5 June Questions and silence 113 Paper icon.png
Methods of meditation 115
12 June Fasting and spiritual progress 117 Paper icon.png
19 June Causes of illness 121 Paper icon.png
Fear and illness 122
Mind’s working: faith and illness 124
26 June Birth through direct transmutation 128 Paper icon.png
Man and woman 132
Judging others; divine Presence in all 134
New birth 136
3 July Collective yoga: vision of a huge hotel 138 Paper icon.png
9 July Incontinence of speech 144 Paper icon.png Wiki icon.png
10 July A new world is born 145 Paper icon.png
Overmind creation dissolved 149
17 July Power of conscious will over matter 153 Paper icon.png
24 July The involved supermind 157 Paper icon.png
The new world and the old 158
Will for progress indispensable 159
31 July Awakening aspiration in the body 161 Paper icon.png
7 August The resistances: politics and money 166 Paper icon.png
Aspiration to realise the supramental life 170
14 August Meditation on Sri Aurobindo 172 Paper icon.png
21 August The Ashram and true communal life 173 Paper icon.png
Level of consciousness in the Ashram 174
28 August Freedom and Divine Will 176 Paper icon.png
4 September Sri Aurobindo: “an eternal birth” 178 Paper icon.png
11 September Vital chemistry: attraction and repulsion 180 Paper icon.png
18 September Occultism and supramental life 185 Paper icon.png
25 September Preparation of the intermediate being 191 Paper icon.png
2 October The Mind of Light 193 Paper icon.png
Statues of the Buddha 196
Burden of the past 198
9 October As many universes as individuals 200 Paper icon.png
Passage to the higher hemisphere 203
16 October Story of successive involutions 205 Paper icon.png
23 October The central motive of terrestrial existence 209 Paper icon.png
Evolution 211
30 October Double movement of evolution 214 Paper icon.png
Disappearance of a species 217
13 November Superiority of man over animal 219 Paper icon.png
Consciousness precedes form 222
27 November Sri Aurobindo’s method in The Life Divine 224 Paper icon.png
Individual and cosmic evolution 227
4 December The method of The Life Divine 231 Paper icon.png
Problem of emergence of a new species 233
11 December Appearance of the first men 236 Paper icon.png
18 December Modern science and illusion 239 Paper icon.png
Value of experience: its transforming power 240
Supramental power: first aspect to manifest 241

1958

1 January The collaboration of material Nature 245 Paper icon.png
Miracles visible to a deep vision of things 246
Appendix Explanation of New Year Message 247 Paper icon.png
8 January Sri Aurobindo’s method of exposition 249 Paper icon.png
The mind as a public place 251
Mental control 252
Sri Aurobindo’s subtle hand 254
15 January The only unshakable point of support 255 Paper icon.png
22 January Intellectual theories 256 Paper icon.png
Expressing a living and real Truth 257
29 January The plan of the universe 259 Paper icon.png
Self-awareness 261
5 February The great voyage of the Supreme 264 Paper icon.png
Freedom and determinism 267
12 February Psychic progress from life to life 268 Paper icon.png
The earth, the place of progress 270
19 February Experience of the supramental boat 271 Paper icon.png
Appendix The Censors 279 Paper icon.png
Absurdity of artificial means 281
26 February The moon and the stars 284 Paper icon.png
Horoscopes and yoga 285
5 March Vibrations and words 286 Paper icon.png
Power of thought; the gift of tongues 289
12 March The key of past transformations 291 Paper icon.png
19 March General tension in humanity 295 Paper icon.png
Peace and progress 298
Perversion and vision of transformation 300
26 March Mental anxiety and trust in spiritual power 302 Paper icon.png
2 April Correcting a mistake 306 Paper icon.png
9 April The eyes of the soul 308 Paper icon.png
Perceiving the soul 309
16 April The superman 312 Paper icon.png
New realisation 315
23 April Progress and bargaining 316 Paper icon.png
30 April Mental constructions and experience 319 Paper icon.png
7 May The secret of Nature 320 Paper icon.png
14 May Intellectual activity and subtle knowing 324 Paper icon.png
Understanding with the body 326
21 May Mental honesty 327 Paper icon.png
28 May The Avatar 331 Paper icon.png
4 June New birth 335 Paper icon.png
11 June Is there a spiritual being in everybody? 339 Paper icon.png
18 June Philosophy, religion, occultism, spirituality 341 Paper icon.png
25 June Sadhana in the body 347 Paper icon.png
9 July Faith and personal effort 350 Paper icon.png
16 July Is religion a necessity? 353 Paper icon.png
23 July How to develop intuition 357 Paper icon.png
Concentration 360
30 July The planchette; automatic writing 362 Paper icon.png
“Proofs” and knowledge 367
6 August Collective prayer; the ideal collectivity 369 Paper icon.png
13 August Profit by staying in the Ashram 371 Paper icon.png
What Sri Aurobindo has come to tell us 374
Finding the Divine 374
15 August Our relation with the Gods 376 Paper icon.png
27 August Meditation and imagination 378 Paper icon.png
From thought to idea, from idea to principle 382
3 September How to discipline the imagination 385 Paper icon.png
Mental formations 386
10 September Magic, occultism, physical science 389 Paper icon.png
17 September Power of formulating experience 397 Paper icon.png
Usefulness of mental development 400
24 September Living the truth 403 Paper icon.png
Words and experience 406
1 October The ideal of moral perfection 408 Paper icon.png
8 October Stages between man and superman 410 Paper icon.png
22 October Spiritual life; reversal of consciousness 412 Paper icon.png
Helping others 416
29 October Mental self-sufficiency; Grace 417 Paper icon.png
5 November Knowing how to be silent 421 Paper icon.png
12 November The aim of the Supreme 424 Paper icon.png
Trust in the Grace 427
26 November The role of the Spirit 428 Paper icon.png
New birth 430