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    sri aurobindo Quotes

    Turn all things to honey; this is the law of divine living.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: living  law  divine 
     
    What the soul sees and has experienced, that it knows; the rest is appearance, prejudice and opinion.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: soul  prejudice  opinion 
     
    Suffering makes us capable of the full force of the Master of Delight; it makes us capable also to bear the utter play of the Master of Power. Pain is the key that opens the gates of strength; it is the high-road that leads to the city of beatitude.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: pain  power  suffering  master  key 
     
    One who loves God finds the object of his love everywhere.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: god 
     
    In order to see, you have to stop being in the middle of the picture
    — Sri Aurobindo
    Sit in meditation ! But do not think ! Look only at your mind ! You will see thoughts coming into it ! Before they can enter, throw these away from your mind till your mind is capable of entire silence.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    Live within; be not shaken by outward happenings.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: live 
     
    The supreme state of human love is...the unity of one soul in two bodies.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: human  soul  body 
     
    The first and the most important thing is to know that life is one and immortal. Only the forms, countless in number, are transient and brittle. The life everlasting is independent of any form but manifests itself in all forms. Life then does not die... but the forms are dissolved.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: immortal  die 
     
    Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: men  human  cat  dog  ideas  advantage 
     
    The cup has to be left clean and empty for the divine liquor to be poured into it.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: divine 
     
    Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it & use it. The chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best and make it perfect for a noble use.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    Each victory gained over oneself means new strength to gain more victories.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    The Divine Truth is greater than any religion or creed or scripture or idea or philosophy.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    The whole world yearns after freedom, yet each creature is in love with his chains; this is the first paradox and inextricable knot of our nature.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: nature  freedom  world 
     
    The first principle of true teaching is that nothing can be taught.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: true  teaching 
     
    A quiet mind does not mean that there will be no thoughts or mental movements at all, but that these will be on the surface, and you will feel your true being within, separate from them, observing but not carried away
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: thoughts  true  mental  mind 
     
    Perfect health, sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    Our actual enemy is not any force exterior to ourselves, but our own crying weaknesses, our cowardice, our selfishness, our hypocrisy, our purblind sentimentalism.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    An aimless life is always a troubled life. Every individual should have an aim. But do not forget that the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life. Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others. Whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realized unless you have realized perfection in yourself.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    The fly that touches honey cannot use it's wings; so too the soul that clings to spiritual sweetness ruins it's freedom and hinders contemplation.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: freedom  soul  spiritual  honey 
     
    The consciousness of the seer, is a greater power for knowledge than the consciousness of the thinker. The perceptual power of the inner sight is greater and more direct than the perceptual power of thought.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: power  thoughts 
     
    If a religion is not universal, it cannot be eternal. A narrow religion, a sectarian religion, an exclusive religion can live only for a limited time and a limited purpose.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: time  live 
     
    We have to create strength where it did not exist before; we have to change our natures, and become new men with new hearts, to be born again. We need a nucleus of men in whom the Shakti is developed to its uttermost extent, in whom it fills every corner of the personality and overflows to fertilise the earth. These, having the fire of Bhawani in their hearts and brains, will go forth and carry the flame to every nook and cranny of our land.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    Remember that you are at an exceptional hour in a unique epoch, that you have this great happiness, this invaluable privilege, of being present at the birth of a new world.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    Physical education for the body to be effective must be rigorous and detailed, far sighted and methodological. This will be translated into habits. These habits should be controlled and disciplined, while remaining flexible enough to adapt themselves to circumstances and to the needs of growth and development of the being.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    Evolution of consciousness is the central motive of terrestrial existence.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    But difficulties were made to be overcome and if the Supreme Will is there, they will be overcome.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    One mighty deed can change the course of things; a lonely thought becomes omnipotent.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: thoughts 
     
    All thoughts, desires, conventions, attachments which come from outside must be ruthlessly pushed away.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: desires  thoughts 
     
    The only work that spiritually purifies us is that which is done without personal motives.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: work  personal 
     
    By your stumbling, the world is perfected.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: world 
     
    The great are strongest when they stand alone, A God-given might of being is their force.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: alone 
     
    Detachment is the beginning of mastery.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: mastery 
     
    All existence is a manifestation of God.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    The meeting of man and God must always mean a penetration and entry of the divine into the human and a self-immergence of man in the Divinity.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: men  human  divine  god  meeting 
     
    True knowledge is not attained by thinking. It is what you are; it is what you become.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: true  thinking 
     
    Peace is the first condition, without which nothing else can be stable.
    — Sri Aurobindo
    tags: peace 
     
    Watch the too indignantly righteous. Before long you will find them committing or condoning the very offence which they have so fiercely censured.
    — Sri Aurobindo
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