“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.

Morning Glory and the Varied Colours of Gratitude

In our flower-meditation series, Sheeba Naaz reflects on her own experience and a few other gratitude stories she has heard and witnessed around her. She reminds us that it is not really the happiness which makes us feel grateful but on the contrary it is gratefulness that makes us happy. The Mother’s ‘handkerchief’ story also finds a special place of honour in this beautiful piece.

Integral Yoga – Finding the Divine in the Life

These passages give a glimpse of the fundamental difference between Integral Yoga and other paths of yoga. We learn about the evolutionary aim in Integral Yoga, which Sri Aurobindo summarises as – to become divine in the nature of the world. The Mother tells us that if one cannot change the nature it is not worth the trouble of doing yoga, for yoga is done precisely in order to change the nature.

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