SRI AUROBINDO QUOTES

Indian poet & philosopher (1872-1950)

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, Sri Aurobindo: The foundations of Indian culture and the renaissance in India

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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, Gems from Sri Aurobindo

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Live within; be not shaken by outward happenings.

SRI AUROBINDO, Thoughts and Aphorisms

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When we have passed beyond knowings, then we shall have Knowledge.

SRI AUROBINDO, Thoughts and Glimpses

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Genius discovers a system; average talent stereotypes it till it is shattered by fresh genius.

SRI AUROBINDO, Thoughts and Aphorisms

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If Hell were possible, it would be the shortest cut to the highest heaven. For verily God loveth.

SRI AUROBINDO, Thoughts and Aphorisms

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To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.

SRI AUROBINDO, Sri Aurobindo: The Hour of God and Other Writings

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When reason died, then Wisdom was born.

SRI AUROBINDO, Thoughts and Aphorisms

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Witness and stand back from Nature, that is the first step to the soul's freedom.

SRI AUROBINDO, The Life Divine

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The supreme end is the freedom of the spirit.

SRI AUROBINDO, Bhagavad Gita and Its Message

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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, The Uttarpara Address, May 30, 1909

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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, Thoughts and Aphorisms

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That which we call the Hindu religion is really the eternal religion, because it is the universal religion which embraces all others.

SRI AUROBINDO, The Uttarpara Address, May 30, 1909

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What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees.

SRI AUROBINDO, Thoughts and Aphorisms

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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, Thoughts and Aphorisms

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Life was a sorrowful throb of this Matter teaching it anguish,
Teaching it hope and desire trod out too soon in the mire,
Life the frail joy that regrets its briefness, life the long sorrow.

SRI AUROBINDO, Gems from Sri Aurobindo

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The Atheist is God playing at hide and seek with Himself.

SRI AUROBINDO, Thoughts and Aphorisms

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When I approached God at that time, I hardly had a living faith in Him. The agnostic was in me, the atheist was in me, the sceptic was in me and I was not absolutely sure that there was a God at all. I did not feel His presence. Yet something drew me to the truth of the Vedas, the truth of the Gita, the truth of the Hindu religion. I felt there must be a mighty truth somewhere in this Yoga, a mighty truth in this religion based on the Vedanta.

SRI AUROBINDO, The Uttarpara Address, May 30, 1909

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Our human knowledge is a candle burnt
On a dim altar to a sun-vast Truth.

SRI AUROBINDO, Gems from Sri Aurobindo

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But few are those who tread the sunlit path;
Only the pure in soul can walk in light.

SRI AUROBINDO, Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol

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