Since long it was the habit to govern through division and opposition. The time has come to govern through union, mutual understanding and collaboration.

― The Mother

The Corporate Context of Democracy

Very close to the State elections in India, one year away from the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, this seems to be an ideal time to reflect on the true essence of Democracy. The article here most unexpectedly refers to Corporate examples of Democracy to demonstrate its ideal practice. It definitely makes an interesting read. 

Lights on Life

Pulses of truth that clears up life’s pathway and makes it a joyful and confident journey

Questions and Answers

Our ordinary life is fraught with doubts, confusions and questions on its various aspects. Our Questions and Answers section is a compilation of questions on multiple subjects, asked by aspirants to Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and the answers given by Them. Please visit - an answer may be awaiting you, even if you do not have a question.


Overgrow your small egoistic personality and become a worthy child of our Mother India, fulfil your duties with honesty and rectitude, and always keep cheerful and confident, with a steady trust in the Divine’s Grace
– The Mother


On life’s journey, we are sometimes struck by a distressing obstacle in our path, numbing our strength and capacities to move ahead. Or it could also be a strong aspiration that blindly seeks an expression. At these times, if we concentrate and sincerely search for an inner guidance, it does somehow reach us through some means and a path opens up, almost like miracle! If you are in a situation like this, try our Guidance section and see if it helps. Do share your experience with us.

Events and Announcements

Glimpses of recent activities at SAS

Free e-books - Compilations of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother

Sri Aurobindo Society has been diligently publishing thematic compilations from the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. These compilations of universal truths address practical aspects of Integral Yoga that helps profound spiritual seekers as well as individuals aspiring for merely a happy and healthy life. You can download these slim booklets of wisdom, absolutely free.

The Power of Youth

Young India is talented, passionate and determined. Recently, 50 young adults from SARVAM villages participated in the online interactions and Transformational Leadership Training organized by Shanthi Ashram, Coimbatore, to deliberate on channelizing their energies and capabilities to their true purpose.

Reflections on The Mother by Aadil

On the occasion of The Mother’s Birth Anniversary on February 21, the renowned Yoga luminary Aadil Palkhivala’s speaks about Her in this online series from 3-17 Feb, 2021. It is definitely poised to be an experience immersed in the Light, Love and Power of the Supreme Mother.

Anaahat – Explore your inner sense

‘Anahaat – exploring the melody of the deeper heart’. A 3-day workshop to connect to the inner dimensions of love through music, art, nature, yoga, rhythm and more. At Sharanam, the nature-bound residential retreat near Ousteri Lake, Pondicherry, 12 to 14 Feb, 2021. Enrol to this journey to the inner kingdom – before the gates close!

Align Yourself

Aligning all the dimensions of the self to the forces of the higher light helps to achieve serenity and progress. During the three-day online workshop from 7-9 January, 2021, Dr. Alok Pandey explained the need for the poise and ways to achieve it. Also, James Anderson, provided the actual experience of this poise with the right practice.

The Readers’ Column

Experiences of a sensitive mind, turned to the Divine, expressed through a spontaneous flow of words. Ordinary artifacts unveiling profound queries, and then the answers. All in a moment’s ‘seeing’. Sushmita is a regular reader of AuroNews and her responses are as lyrical as the pathways of her mind. Here is her momentous contribution for AuroNews.

Sushmita’s A Moment Sees

Questions lie unprovoked… Answers remain unsought and un-evoked… Answers sought and awaited – ceaselessly, ceaselessly striving for easing and diffusing the prevailing confusions and derivative sufferings – when arrived at and received, are rejected, leaving us to remain dejected. And then, with seeming suddenness, “A moment sees…” (1), a Seer-Moment!

A Moment it is of crystalline clarity, of pristine purity, conveying the undoubtable, undeniable, ensuring that we see the visible truly for the first time, as also seeing the invisible in the visible too for the first time, the very invisible behind the visible.

The Moment reveals…: beholding, projecting, reflecting and injecting the revelation in a way that it is neither anymore rejected nor is again ejected, having cemented its place and position in the consciousness. But, before the “moment sees”, and in the moment one sees, unbeknownst being one with the moment, one with the Seer-Consciousness, how often a tree standing for years and passed by unnumbered times goes unnoticed, how for years the answer awaits to get noticed and yet which we deem elusive…

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Dose of Sunshine

(…is all we need to embrace life with a smile!)

Potion of Laughter

This is quite a unique recipe for Death by Chocolate. Read on.

An elderly man lay dying in his bed.

In death’s agony, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed.


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A Capsule of Good News

Where do you expect students to seek financial aid for their education? Banks? Relatives? Friends? Read this amazing incident that challenges and disrupts all our long-held perspectives. In this story, the inmates of California’s Soledad Prison pooled in $32,000 for a young chap whose parents were physically and financially stuck. Yes, prison is a place for reformation.