These selected passages from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother give us practical guidance on how to handle the sources of disharmony in human relations in daily life. These sources include narrowmindedness, dislike and fault-finding in others.
In addition to exploring the attribute of ‘Goodness’ this issue is our offering for the special month of April. On April 4 in 1910, Sri Aurobindo arrived in Pondicherry, his “cave of tapasya”. In 1920 on April 24th, the Mother arrived in Pondicherry to be with Sri Aurobindo and collaborate in the Supramental Yoga to bring down a new consciousness on the earth.
Highlighted are the Mother’s comments on selected verses from the Dhammapada emphasising vigilance over one’s feelings and thoughts.
Charity is often misunderstood and practiced ignorantly out of ego. Only a serene soul and self-mastery can lead to truly effective charity.
Like others parts of our being, the ethical being is also a growth and a seeking towards the absolute, the divine, which can only be attained securely in the suprarational.
We often confuse or misinterpret the ‘good’ by limiting our understanding to a moral-ethical view of ‘good’ and ‘bad’, right and wrong. Sri Aurobindo wrote several letters explaining the core difference with between a moral life and spiritual life. A few are featured here.
An answer to a question many ask – if there is a God and if He is All-love, sarvamaṅgalam, why does He create evil or, if He does not create it, why permits it.
This documentary about an animal rescue farm reminds us of the Mother’s advice that one should always treat animals with respect, love and compassion.