“Always Go Forward, Advance, Advance”

Earthly life is a field of progress,. While one inevitably makes progress with the rhythm of Nature, with sadhana this progress can become conscious and swift. Because we are incapable of judging our own progress our attitude should rather be to constantly strive for progress for the joy of it. All our effort should be a spontaneous act of offering to the Divine with full trust in Him.

Progress and Perfection: Words of the Mother

The deep influence of the Western intellectual frameworks of modernist and postmodernist kind have led the modern mind to look at both the words — Progress and Perfection — in somewhat narrow and limited manner and often in a superficial way. This has also led to a certain kind of mental prejudice and bias. These selections help us remove these intellectual cobwebs and gain a deeper dimension to these ideas of Progress and Perfection.

“True Humility is Humility Towards the Divine”

Selections from various writings and talks of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo are presented to help us understand the meaning of true humility, which is about constantly referring oneself to the Divine, placing all before the Lord, and having a living sense that one is nothing, can do nothing, understand nothing without the Divine. We also learn that excessive self-esteem and self-depreciation are both wrong attitudes when cultivating the quality of true humility.

True Humility – “A Living and Secret Contact with the Divine Consciousness”

In this delightful little essay, Nolini Kanta Gupta reminds us – “Humility, in order to be true and sincere, need not be sour and dour in appearance or go about in sack-cloth and ashes. On the contrary, it can be smiling and buoyant: and it is so, because it is at ease, knowing that things will be done—some things naturally will be undone too—quietly, quickly, if necessary, and inevitably, provided the right consciousness, the right will within is maintained.”

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