Sri Aurobindo's symbol
The descending triangle represents Sat-Chit-Ananda.
The ascending triangle represents the aspiring answer
from matter under the form of life, light and love.
The junction of both — the central square — is the
perfect manifestation having at its centre the Avatar
of the Supreme — the lotus.
The water — inside the square — represents the
multiplicity, the creation.”
(Nolini Kanta Gupta:) “The first time I heard about the Mother was shortly after our arrival here. It was Sri Aurobindo himself who told us about a French lady from Paris who was a great initiate. She was desirous of establishing personal contact with Sri Aurobindo. That the Great Soul whom she meant was no other than Sri Aurobindo would be evidenced by a sign: she would be sending him something that he might recognise. That something was Sri Aurobindo’s own symbol — in the form of a diagram, known as Solomon’s Seal. Needless to add, after this proof of identity, steps were taken to facilitate her coming.”
- Words of The Mother – I, p.28, 4 April 1958
- Nolini Kanta Gupta, Reminiscences, p.109, “I Bow to the Mother”