Thoughts and Aphorisms

Starting today I shall be sharing an aphorism each from Sri Aurobindo’s book Thoughts and Aphorisms. Going forward I intend to pick quotes from other works, less overtly spiritual perhaps, but still something that, according to me at least, penetrates this tangle and lets a little of meaning to come through.

I utterly claim no expertise or familiarity of Sri Aurobindo or his works. Though a part of me has been smitten by him for the last 15odd years and frail attempts were made to pursue this path, I have perhaps regressed more than anything else.

For those who come with no introduction to Sri Aurobindo, I suggest they search around. This book itself seems to have been written between 1913-1915, according to the Publisher’s note. The language is simplicity itself, as compared to some other works of his, which can easily tax ones CPU if not paying attention. There is Mother’s comments on each of these and available on this site here.

Links to posts in the Thoughts and Aphorisms series

Bhakti

I am not a Bhakta…

I was much plagued by Satan…

I used to hate and avoid pain…

Jnana

Genius discovers a system…

Karma

What is the use of only knowing…

Limit not sacrifice to the giving up of…

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