Sri Aurobindo Quotes

My lover took away my robe of sin and I let it fall, rejoicing; then he plucked at my robe of virtue, but I was ashamed and alarmed and prevented him. It was not till he wrested it from me by force that I saw how my soul had been hidden from me.

Sri Aurobindo

God took a child to fondle him in His bosom of delight; but the mother wept and would not be consoled because her child no longer existed.

Sri Aurobindo

A God who cannot smile, could not have created this humorous universe.

Sri Aurobindo

I hated the devil and was sick with his temptations and tortures; and I could not tell why the voice in his departing words was so sweet that when he returned often and offered himself to me, it was with sorrow I refused him. Then I discovered it was Krishna at His tricks and my hate was changed into laughter.

Sri Aurobindo

They say, O my God, that I am mad because I see no fault in Thee; but if I am indeed mad with Thy love, I do not wish to recover my sanity.

Sri Aurobindo

To thy lover, O Lord, the railing of the world is wild honey and the pelting of stones by the mob is summer rain on the body. For is it not Thou that railest and peltest, and is it not Thou in the stones that strikest and hurtest me?

Sri Aurobindo

When I was mounting upon ever higher crests of His joy, I asked myself whether there was no limit to the increase of bliss and almost I grew afraid of God's embraces.

Sri Aurobindo

Even when one has climbed up into those levels of bliss where pain vanishes, it still survives disguised as intolerable ecstasy.

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

Mankind has used two powerful weapons to destroy its own powers and enjoyment, wrong indulgence and wrong abstinence.

Sri Aurobindo

What is the use of only being? I say to thee, Become, for therefore wast thou established as a man in this world of matter.

Sri Aurobindo

What is the use of only knowing? I say to thee, Act and be, for therefore God sent thee into this human body.

Sri Aurobindo

It is easy to distinguish the evil worked by sin and vice, but the trained eye sees also the evil done by self-righteous or self-regarding virtue.

Sri Aurobindo

Only the soul that is naked and unashamed, can be pure and innocent, even as Adam was in the primal garden of humanity.

Sri Aurobindo

What is vice but an enslaving habit and virtue but a human opinion? See God and do His will; walk in whatever path He shall trace for thy goings.

Sri Aurobindo

Not result is the purpose of action, but God's eternal delight in becoming, seeing and doing.

Sri Aurobindo
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