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Table of Contents
                            Words of the Mother – I
	Part One - Sri Aurobindo
	Sri Aurobindo
	Eternal Presence
	Work and Teaching
	Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
	Part Two - The Mother
	The Mother
	Outer Life
	Work and Teaching
	Sadhana of the Body
	Relations with Others
	Part Three - Sri Aurobindo Ashram
	Sri Aurobindo Ashram
	Conditions for Admission
	Proper Conduct
	No Politics
	Comfort and Happiness
	Coming to the Ashram
	Leaving the Ashram
	Relations with Persons Outside the Ashram
	Finance and Economy
	Organisation and Work
	Paid Workers
	Part Four - Auroville
	Aims and Principles
	Community Affairs
	Early Talks
	Matrimandir Talks
	Aspiration Talks
	Talk of 30 March 1972
	Part Five - India
	Part Six - Nations Other than India
	Nations Other than India
	Note on the Texts
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Words of the Mother - I

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Words of the Mother � I



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Sri Aurobindo Ashram

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The usual sadhanas have for aim the union with the Supreme
Consciousness (Sat-chit-ananda). And those who reach there
are satisfied with their own liberation and leave the world to
its unhappy plight. On the contrary Sri Aurobindo’s sadhana
starts where the others end. Once the union with the Supreme
is realised one must bring down that realisation to the exterior
world and change the conditions of life upon the earth until a
total transformation is accomplished. In accordance with this


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Words of the Mother – I

Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and
women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive
harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.

The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity.
8 September 1965


1. Who has taken the initiative for the construction of

The Supreme Lord.

2. Who participates in the �nancing of Auroville?

The Supreme Lord.

3. If one wants to live in Auroville, what does it imply
for oneself?

To try to attain the Supreme Perfection.

4. Must one be a student of yoga in order to live in

All life is yoga. Therefore one cannot live without practising the
supreme yoga.

5. What will be the Ashram�s role in Auroville?

Whatever the Supreme Lord wants it to be.

6. Will there be camping-grounds in Auroville?

All things are as they should be, when they should be.


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Note on the Texts

Most of the statements in this volume were �rst published between the
1930s and 1970s in books and journals put out by the Sri Aurobindo
Ashram or groups associated with it. The remaining statements �rst
appeared in 1980 in the �rst edition of this volume. About sixty per
cent of the statements were written or spoken in English, the rest in

The volume has been divided into six parts, each part having a
number of sections. Each section does not necessarily contain all of
the statements that could be placed there. Each statement has been
put only in one section, though it might have been put in more than
one. Statements that appear in other volumes have not, as a rule, been
reproduced here.

Quotations from the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
are occasionally cited in the text and footnotes. The sources of these
works are the Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library (SABCL) and
the second edition of the Collected Works of the Mother (CWM).

The text of this second edition is the same as that of the �rst
edition, apart from the correction of some typographical errors and
the revision of a few English translations.


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