Words of the Mother – II (CWM Vol.14)

Words of the Mother – II

Collected Works of the Mother Volume 14

Short written statements on Yoga and life, dealing with the individual’s relationship with the Divine, the path of Yoga, qualities needed in Yoga, difficulties of spiritual life, and human relationships and work.

This volume consists primarily of brief written statements by the Mother on various aspects of spiritual life. Written between the late 1920s and the early 1970s, the statements have been compiled from her public messages, private notes, and correspondence with disciples. About two-thirds of them were written in English; the rest were written in French and appear here in English translation. The volume also contains a small number of spoken comments, most of them in English. Some are tape-recorded messages; others are reports by disciples that were later approved by the Mother for publication. These reports are identified by the symbol § placed at the end.

Book Details

Author: The Mother

Print Length: 386 pages

Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Book format: PDF, ePub, Kindle

Language: English

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Part One: Man’s Relationship with the Divine

  • The True Aim of Life
  • The Divine Is with You
  • “The Divine” and “Man”
  • Relationship with the Divine
  • The Ways of Working of the Lord

Part Two: The Path of Yoga

  • The Path
  • Yoga
  • The Integral Yoga
  • Yogic Action
  • Aspects of Sadhana
  • Tapasya
  • Ascetic Practices
  • Concentration
  • Meditation
  • Experiences and Visions
  • The Guru
  • General

Part Three: Elements of Yoga

  • Sincerity
  • Aspiration
  • Faith and the Divine Grace
  • Devotion and Self-giving
  • Surrender to the Divine Will
  • Love
  • Peace and Silence
  • Openness and Receptivity
  • Purity and Humility
  • Gratitude and Faithfulness
  • Will and Perseverance
  • Heroism and Bravery
  • Prudence and Balance
  • Enthusiasm and Straightforwardness
  • Nobility and Refinement
  • Happiness and Joy
  • Harmony and Goodwill
  • Freedom
  • Truth and Speech

Part Four: Difficulties

  • Circumstances
  • Difficulties
  • Mistakes
  • Weaknesses

Part Five: Human Relationships

  • Judging Others
  • Helping Others and the World
  • Opinions of Others
  • Attachment to Others
  • Duty towards the Divine and Others
  • General
  • Men and Women
  • Marriage and Children

Part Six: Work

  • Work as an Offering to the Divine
  • Progress and Perfection in Work
  • Collaboration and Harmony in Work
  • Difficulties in Work
  • Work Silently
  • Care of Material Things
  • General

Part Seven: Parts of the Being

  • The Soul (the Psychic)
  • The Mind
  • The Heart
  • The Vital
  • The Senses
  • The Body (the Physical)
  • The Subconscient
  • General

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Words of the Mother – II

Part One
Man’s Relationship with the Divine

The True Aim of Life

Why are we on earth?

To find the Divine who is in each of us and in all things.


Only one thing is important, it is to find the Divine.

For each one and for the whole world anything becomes useful if it helps to find the Divine.


Life is meant for seeking the Divine. Life is realised when finding the Divine.


Let this be our one need in life, to realise the Divine.


Yes, to live in the consciousness of the Divine Presence is the only thing that matters.

2 June 1934


To want only what the Divine wants in us and for us, is the one important thing.

5 April 1935


The individual self and the universal self are one; in every world, in every being, in each thing, in every atom is the Divine Presence, and man’s mission is to manifest it.

30 October 1951


We are upon earth to manifest the Divine’s will.

27 July 1954


The only important thing is the goal to be attained. The way matters little, and often it is better not to know it in advance.

15 November 1954


Whatever we do, we must always remember our aim.

7 December 1954


The aim of our life on earth is to become conscious of the Divine.


The true purpose of life —

To live for the Divine, or to live for the Truth, or at least to live for one’s soul.

And the true sincerity —

To live for the Divine without expecting any benefit from Him in return.


What is my true destiny?

The true destiny is to reach the Divine Consciousness.

20 January 1964


What is my true worth in this life?

To serve the Divine.

22 October 1964


The only thing worth living for is to serve the Divine.

January 1966


Conversion of the aim of life from the ego to the Divine: instead of seeking one’s own satisfaction, to have the service of the Divine as the aim of life.


What you must know is exactly the thing you want to do in life. The time needed to learn it does not matter at all. For those who wish to live according to Truth, there is always something to learn and some progress to make.

2 October 1969


The true aim of life is to find the Divine’s Presence deep inside oneself and to surrender to It so that It takes the lead of the life, all the feelings and all the actions of the body.

This gives a true and luminous aim to existence.

28 March 1970


Life has a purpose.

This purpose is to find and to serve the Divine.

The Divine is not far, He is in ourselves, deep inside and above the feelings and the thoughts. With the Divine is peace and certitude and even the solution of all difficulties.

Hand over your problems to the Divine and He will pull you out of all difficulties.

3 July 1970

Cathegory “The Mother”


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