This volume contains Sri Aurobindo’s most famous short work on the Divine Mother describing her nature and function, with letters on his spiritual collaborator, the Mother, and translations of some of her “Prayers and Meditations”.
“The One whom we adore as the Mother,” wrote Sri Aurobindo, “is the divine Conscious Force that dominates all existence. . . The Mother is the consciousness and force of the Supreme.” In his essay in Part One on the Divine Mother, Sri Aurobindo describes her nature and function and way of working; in other essays he discusses some central aspects of his Yoga.
In Part Two, a large section of letters, Sri Aurobindo speaks about his spiritual co-worker, the Mother, whom he held to be the individual embodiment of the Divine Mother.
Part One: The Mother;
Part Two: Letters on the Mother;
Part Three: Translations from the Mother’s “Prieres et Meditations”.
“There are two powers that alone can effect in their conjunction the great and difficult thing which is the aim of our endeavour, a fixed and unfailing aspiration that calls from below and a supreme Grace from above that answers.
But the supreme Grace will act only in the conditions of the Light and the Truth; it will not act in conditions laid upon it by the Falsehood and the Ignorance. For if it were to yield to the demands of the Falsehood, it would defeat its own purpose.
These are the conditions of the Light and Truth, the sole conditions under which the highest Force will descend; and it is only the very highest supramental Force descending from above and opening from below that can victoriously handle the physical Nature and annihilate its difficulties . . . There must be a total and sincere surrender; there must be an exclusive self-opening to the divine Power; there must be a constant and integral choice
of the Truth that is descending, a constant and integral rejection of the falsehood of the mental, vital and physical Powers and Appearances that still rule the earth-Nature.”
– Sri Aurobindo, The Mother
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