In these writings and conversations, the Mother offers an uplifting vision of life and the promise of a luminous future. Drawing upon her wide occult, spiritual and practical experience, she explains the purpose of our life on earth, the Divine’s way of working in the world, the reason for our sorrows and struggles and the way to deal with them. In simple and direct language she speaks of the qualities needed to make inner progress, relate well with others, work effectively and lead a dedicated spiritual life.
17 volumes, printed on acid-free paper.
CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTED WORKS
Prayers and Meditations – A record of the Mother’s early spiritual life, from her diaries. Most entries are from 1912 to 1917. 395 pp.
Words of Long Ago – Early writings from 1893 to 1920. Essays, reflections and talks in France, Japan and Pondicherry; with stories for children. 295 pp.
Questions and Answers 1929-1931 – Early conversations on various aspects of spiritual life; and commentaries on the Dhammapada. 325 pp.
Questions and Answers 1950-1951 – Conversations based on Sri Aurobindo’s book The Mother, the Mother’s essays on education and her conversations
Questions and Answers 1953 – Conversations based on the Mother’s conversations of 1929. 439 pp.
Questions and Answers 1954 – Conversations based on the Mother’s essays on education and three small books by Sri Aurobindo: Elements of Yoga, Bases of Yoga and The Mother. 478 pp.
Questions and Answers 1955 – Conversations based on three works by Sri Aurobindo: Bases of Yoga, Lights on Yoga and The Synthesis of Yoga. 441 pp.
Questions and Answers 1956 – Conversations based on two works by Sri Aurobindo: The Synthesis of Yoga and Thoughts and Glimpses. 424 pp.
Questions and Answers 1957-1958 – Conversations based on three works by Sri Aurobindo: Thoughts and Glimpses, The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth and The Life Divine. 446 pp.
On Thoughts and Aphorisms – Conversations based on Thoughts and Aphorisms by Sri Aurobindo; with his aphorisms. 381 pp.
Notes on the Way – Conversations with a disciple about the Mother’s own sadhana between 1965 and 1973. 352 pp.
On Education – Writings and conversations on education and self-development; with three plays. 525 pp.
Words of the Mother – I – Short written statements on Sri Aurobindo, herself, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, India and nations other than India; and a few conversations. 393 pp.
Words of the Mother – II – Short written statements on various aspects of spiritual life. 380 pp.
Words of the Mother – III – Short written statements on various aspects of spiritual life; and thirty conversations. 424 pp.
Some Answers from the Mother – Correspondence with fourteen sadhaks and students. 450 pp.
More Answers from the Mother – Correspondence with seven sadhaks and students. 418 pp.