Sri Aurobindo Quotes

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

There is nothing small in God's eyes; let there be nothing small in thine.

Sri Aurobindo

Turn all things to honey; this is the law of divine living.

Sri Aurobindo

When thou findest thyself scorning another, look then at thy own heart and laugh at thy folly.

Sri Aurobindo

Watch the too indignantly righteous. Before long you will find them committing or condoning the very offence which they have so fiercely censured.

Sri Aurobindo
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