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Annual Dairy published by Sri Aurobindo Divine LifePublication And Distribution Agency.


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    The One whom we adore as the Mother

    is the divine Conscious Force that

    dominates all existence, one and yet so

    many-sided that to follow her movement

    is impossible even for the quickest mind

    and for the freest and most vast

    intelligence. The Mother is the

    consciousness and force of the Supreme

    and far above all she creates.

    Sri Aurobindo

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    Lights on the PathWords of the Mother


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    Acknowledgement:Selections from the writings of the Mother appearing herehave been taken serially from the Collected Works of theMother Volumes 1 to 8 published by Sri Aurobindo AshramTrust, Pondicherry, and have been reproduced here withits kind permission.Editorial insertions are in Bold Letters. The parentheses atthe end of the selections contain the dates for theseselections.

    Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, 2008

    Published by:-

    Sri Aurobindo Divine LifePublication And Distribution Agency

    (An autonomous unit of Sri Aurobindo Divine Life Trust)C-136, Flat No. A-2/A-3

    Garden view ApartmentsMathur Colony, Mangal MargBapunagar, Jaipur 302015


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    The Mothers Birthday (Darshan Day) 21 February, 1878

    Foundation of Auroville 28 February, 1968

    The Mothers First Arrival in Pondicherry 29 March, 1914

    Sri Aurobindos Arrival in Pondicherry 4 April, 1910

    The Mothers Final Arrival in Pondicherry(Darshan Day) 24 April, 1920

    Sri Aurobindos Birthday (Darshan Day) 15 August, 1872

    The Mothers Mahasamadhi 17 November, 1973

    The Mothers Body Laid To Rest 20 November, 1973

    Siddhi Day (Darshan Day) 24 November, 1926

    Sri Aurobindos Mahasamadhi 5 December, 1950

    Sri Aurobindos Body Laid To Rest 9 December, 1950

    Id-Ul-Zuha Jan. 11

    Lohri Jan. 13

    Makar Sankranti Jan. 14

    Pongal Jan. 14

    Republic Day Jan. 26

    Basant Panchami Feb. 2

    Moharram Feb. 10

    Ravidaas Jayanti Feb. 13

    Shiv Ratri Mar. 26

    Holi Mar. 14

    Dhulendi Mar. 15

    Ugadi Mar. 30

    Ram Navami Apr. 6

    Mahavir Jayanti Apr. 11

    Milad -Ul-Nabi Apr. 11

    Good Friday Apr. 14

    Baisakhi Apr. 13

    Buddha Poornima May 13

    Raksha Bandhan Aug. 9

    Independence Day Aug. 15

    Janamashtami Aug. 16

    Ganesh Chaturthi Aug. 27

    Anant Chaudas Sep. 6

    Gandhi Jayanti Oct. 2

    Dashahara Oct. 2

    Guru Nanak Jayanti Nov. 5

    Deepawali Nov. 21

    Goverdhan Pooja Nov. 22

    Bhaiya Dooj Nov. 24

    Id-Ul-Fitar Nov. 25

    Christmas Day Dec. 25

    Guru Govind Singh Jayanti Dec. 27



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    Let all thoughts, all feelings, all

    actions, all hopes be turned towards the

    Divine and concentrated on Him. He is

    our only help and our only safety.

    With love and blessings.

    The Mother

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    1. PRAYERS AND MEDITIONS..........................................11-28

    2. WORDS OF LONG AGO ............................................. 29-44

    3. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1929-31 ......................... 45-85

    4. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1950-51 ....................... 86-138

    5. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1953 .......................... 139-244

    6. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1954 .......................... 245-305

    7. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1955 .......................... 306-366

    8. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1956 .......................... 367-424


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    December 5, 1912

    IN Peace and Silence the Eternal manifests; allow nothing

    to disturb you and the Eternal will manifest; have perfect

    equality in face of all and the Eternal will be there. . . .

    Yes, we should not put too much intensity, too much effort

    into our seeking for Thee; the effort and intensity become

    a veil in front of Thee; we must not desire to see Thee, for

    that is still a mental agitation which obscures Thy Eternal

    Presence; it is in the most complete Peace, Serenity and

    Equality that all is Thou even as Thou art all, and the

    least vibration in this perfectly pure and calm atmosphere

    is an obstacle to Thy manifestation. No haste, no

    inquietude, no tension, Thou, nothing but Thou, without

    any analysis or any objectivising, and Thou art there

    without a possible doubt, for all becomes a Holy Peace

    and a Sacred Silence.

    And that is better than all the meditations in the world.

    The Mother

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    Thursday ikSk kqDy] iapehikSk kqDy] iapehikSk kqDy] iapehikSk kqDy] iapehikSk kqDy] iapeh

    LIKE a flame that burns in silence, like a perfume that rises straight upwardwithout wavering, my love goes to Thee; and like the child who does notreason and has no care, I trust myself to Thee that Thy Will may be done, thatThy Light may manifest, Thy Peace radiate, Thy Love cover the world. WhenThou willest I shall be in Thee, Thyself, and there shall be no more anydistinction; I await that blessed hour without impatience of any kind, lettingmyself flow irresistibly toward it as a peaceful stream flows toward theboundless ocean.

    Thy Peace is in me, and in that Peace I see Thee alone present in everything,with the calm of Eternity. (7-12-1912)

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    2 Friday ikSk kqDy] kBhikSk kqDy] kBhikSk kqDy] kBhikSk kqDy] kBhikSk kqDy] kBh

    See how very little all outer circumstances matter. Why strive andstrain so to realise thy own conception of Truth? Be more supple, moretrusting. The only duty is not to let oneself be troubled by anything. Totorment oneself about doing the right thing causes as much harm as a badwill. Only in a calm as of deep waters can be found the possibility of TrueService. (2-8-1913)

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    3/4 Sat/Sun ikSk kqDy] 7@8ikSk kqDy] 7@8ikSk kqDy] 7@8ikSk kqDy] 7@8ikSk kqDy] 7@8

    A FEW minutes passed in silence before Thee are worth centuries offelicity. . . . (22-11-1913)

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    5 Monday ikSk kqDy] uoehikSk kqDy] uoehikSk kqDy] uoehikSk kqDy] uoehikSk kqDy] uoeh

    O Divine Master, grant that today may bring to us a completerconsecration to Thy Will, a more integral gift of ourselves to Thy work, amore total forgetfulness of self, a greater illumination, a purer love. Grantthat in a communion growing ever deeper, more constant and entire, we maybe united always more and more closely to Thee and become Thy servitorsworthy of Thee. Remove from us all egoism, root out all petty vanity, greedand obscurity. May we be all ablaze with Thy divine Love; make us Thytorches in the world. (28-11-1913)

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    6 Tuesday ikSk kqDy] nkehikSk kqDy] nkehikSk kqDy] nkehikSk kqDy] nkehikSk kqDy] nkeh

    EVERY moment all the unforeseen, the unexpected, the unknown is beforeus, every moment the universe is created anew in its entirety and in every oneof its parts. And if we had a truly living faith, if we had the absolute certitudeof Thy omnipotence and Thy sole reality, Thy manifestation could at eachmoment become so evident that the whole universe would be transformedby it. But we are so enslaved to everything that is around us and has gonebefore us, we are so influenced by the whole totality of manifested things,and our faith is so weak that we are yet unable to serve as intermediaries forthe great miracle of transfiguration. . . . But, Lord, I know that it will comeone day. (11-1-1914)

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    January7 Wednesday ikSk kqDy] ,dknkhikSk kqDy] ,dknkhikSk kqDy] ,dknkhikSk kqDy] ,dknkhikSk kqDy] ,dknkh

    A TEACHING can be profitable only if it is perfectly sincere, that is, if it islived while it is being given, and words often repeated, thoughts expressedfrequently can no longer be sincere. . . . (12-1-1914)

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    January8 Thursday ikSk kqDy] }knkhikSk kqDy] }knkhikSk kqDy] }knkhikSk kqDy] }knkhikSk kqDy] }knkh

    O LORD, eternal Teacher, Thou whom we can neither name norunderstand, but whom we want to realise more and more at every moment,enlighten our intelligence, illumine our hearts, transfigure our consciousness;may everyone awaken to the true life, flee from egoism and its train of sorrowand anguish, and take refuge in Thy divine and pure Love, source of all peaceand all happiness. (19-3-1914)

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    The Mothers First Meeting With Sri Aurobindo

    IN the presence of those who are integrally Thy servitors, those whohave attained the perfect consciousness of Thy presence, I become aware thatI am still far, very far from what I yearn to realise; and I know that the highestI can conceive, the noblest and purest is still dark and ignorant beside what Ishould conceive. But this perception, far from being depressing, stimulatesand strengthens the aspiration, the energy, the will to triumph over all obstaclesso as to be at last identified with Thy law and Thy work.

    Gradually the horizon becomes distinct, the path grows clear, and wemove towards a greater and greater certitude.

    It matters little that there are thousands of beings plunged in the densestignorance, He whom we saw yesterday is on earth; his presence is enough toprove that a day will come when darkness shall be transformed into light, andThy reign shall be indeed established upon earth.

    O Lord, Divine Builder of this marvel, my heart over-flows with joyand gratitude when I think of it, and my hope has no bounds. My adorationis beyond all words, my reverence is silent. (30-3-1914)


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    I FEEL we have entered the very heart of Thy sanctuary and grownaware


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