The Inner Attitude

The Inner Attitude

This is a collection of quotes from Sri Aurobindo and The Mother on the inner attitude — everything depends upon it.

Book Details

Author: Editor: K. C. Anand
Print Length: 52
Publisher: All India Magazine
Book format: Pdf
Language: English

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  • This Opens New Horizons to You
  • Meaning of Inner Attitude
  • Everything Depends upon the Inner Attitude
  • Power of Right Attitude
  • Inner State made up of “Faith and Trust”
  • Inner State made up of “Sincerity”
  • Inner State made up of “Peace and Equanimity”
  • Inner State made up of “Cheerfulness and Perseverance”
  • Inner State made up of “Gratefulness and Humility”
  • Remember This When You Work
  • Attitude in Asking the Divine for One’s Needs
  • Appendix – Garuda’s Compassion (Story)

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The Inner Attitude

This Opens New Horizons to You

There is a state in which one realises that the effect of things, circumstances, all the movements and actions of life on the consciousness depends almost exclusively upon one’s attitude to these things. There is a moment when one becomes sufficiently conscious to realise that things in themselves are truly neither good nor bad: they are such only in relation to us; their effect on us depends absolutely upon the attitude we have towards them. The same thing, identically the same, if we take it as a gift of God, as a divine grace, as the result of the full Harmony, helps us to become more conscious, stronger, more true, while if we take it — exactly the very same circumstance — as a blow from fate, as a bad force wanting to affect us, this constricts us, weighs us down and takes away from us all consciousness and strength and harmony. And the circumstance in itself is exactly the same — of this, I wish all of you had this experience, for when you have it, you become master of yourself. Not only master of yourself but, in what concerns you, master of the circumstances of your life. And this depends exclusively upon the attitude you take; it is not an experience that occurs in the head, though it begins there, but an experience which can occur in the body itself.

This is not a faith, it is a certitude that comes from experience.

This opens new horizons to you; it is the path, it is one step on the path leading to transformation. And the logical conclusion is that there is nothing impossible. It is we who put limitations. All the time we say, “That thing is possible, that other, impossible; this, yes, this can be done, that can’t be done; oh yes, this is true, it is feasible, it is even done, but that, that is impossible.” It is we who all the time put ourselves like slaves into the prison of our limits, of our stupid, narrow, ignorant sense which knows nothing of the laws of life. The laws of life are not at all what you think they are nor what the most intelligent people think. They are quite different. Taking a step, especially the first step on the path — one begins to find out.