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 Sri Aurobindo ( Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet. He joined the Indian movement for independence from British rule, for a while was one of its influential leaders and then became a spiritual reformer, introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution.( from Wikipedia)


“When reason died, then Wisdom was born.”- Sri Aurobindo

“When mind is still, then truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence.” – Sri Aurobindo

“All disease is a means towards some new joy of health, all evil & pain a tuning of Nature for some more intense bliss & good, all death an opening on widest immortality.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Only the soul that is naked and unashamed can be pure and innocent.” – Sri Aurobindo

“To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.” – Sri Aurobindo

“The whole world yearns after freedom, yet each creature is in love with his chains; this is the first paradox and inextricable knot of our nature.” – Sri Aurobindo

“A God who cannot smile, could not have created this humorous universe.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Our actual enemy is not any force exterior to ourselves, but our own crying weaknesses, our cowardice, our selfishness, our hypocrisy, our purblind sentimentalism.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Live within; be not shaken by outward happenings.” – Sri Aurobindo

“There is no mortality. It is only the Immortal who can die; the mortal could neither be born nor perish. There is nothing finite. It is only the Infinite who can make for Himself limits; the finite can have no beginning nor end, for the very act of conceiving its beginning and end declares its infinity.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Others boast of their love for God. My boast is that I did not love God; it was He who loved me and sought me out and forced me to belong to Him.” – Sri Aurobindo

“True knowledge is not attained by thinking. It is what you are; it is what you become.” – Sri Aurobindo

“There is nothing mind can do that cannot be better done in the mind’s immobility and thought-free stillness.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Late, I learned that when reason died, then Wisdom was born; before that liberation, I had only knowledge.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.” – Sri Aurobindo

“All that is born and destroyed is reborn in the sweep of the ages;Life like a decimal ever recurring repeats the old figure.”- Sri Aurobindo

“Live within; be not shaken by outward happenings.”- Sri Aurobindo

“All religions have some truth in them, but none has the whole truth.” – Sri Aurobindo

“What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden.” – Sri Aurobindo

“What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees.” – Sri Aurobindo

“None can reach heaven who has not passed through hell.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Hate not the oppressor, for, if he is strong, your hate increases his force of resistance; if he is weak, your hate was needless.” – Sri Aurobindo

“I was much plagued by Satan, until I found that it was God who was tempting me; then the anguish of him passed out of my soul for ever.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Delight is the secret. Learn of pure delight and thou shalt learn of God.” – Sri Aurobindo

“When thou callest another a fool, as thou must, sometimes, yet do not forget that thou thyself hast been the supreme fool in humanity.” – Sri Aurobindo

“When we have passed beyond knowings, then we shall have Knowledge.”- Sri Aurobindo

“Genius discovers a system; average talent stereotypes it till it is shattered by fresh genius.”- Sri Aurobindo

“If Hell were possible, it would be the shortest cut to the highest heaven. For verily God loveth.”- Sri Aurobindo

“To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.”- Sri Aurobindo Top of Form

“Witness and stand back from Nature, that is the first step to the soul’s freedom.”- Sri Aurobindo

“The supreme end is the freedom of the spirit.”- Sri Aurobindo

“If a religion is not universal, it cannot be eternal. A narrow religion, a sectarian religion, an exclusive religion can live only for a limited time and a limited purpose.”- Sri Aurobindo

“Evolution is not finished; reason is not the last word nor the reasoning animal the supreme figure of Nature. As man emerged out of the animal, so out of man the superman emerges.”- Sri Aurobindo

“That which we call the Hindu religion is really the eternal religion, because it is the universal religion which embraces all others.”- Sri Aurobindo

“What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees.”- Sri Aurobindo

“But defeat is not the end, it is only a gate or a beginning.” – Sri Aurobindo

“A thought is an arrow shot at the truth; it can hit a point, but not cover the whole target. But the archer is too well satisfied with his success to ask anything farther.” – Sri Aurobindo

“There are two allied powers in man; knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is so much of the truth seen in a distorted medium as the mind arrives at by groping, wisdom what the eye of divine vision sees in the spirit.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Rather hang thyself than belong to the horde of successful imitators.” – Sri Aurobindo

“Very usually, altruism is only the sublimest form of selfishness.” – Sri Aurobindo

“The existence of poverty is the proof of an unjust and ill-organised society, and our public charities are but the first tardy awakening in the conscience of a robber.”- Sri Aurobindo

“But few are those who tread the sunlit path;Only the pure in soul can walk in light.”- Sri Aurobindo


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