This book contains 212 of the Mother's sayings in English and Bengali, on facing pages. The English extracts are taken from Words of the Mother and Champaklal Speaks and the free rendering in Bengali couplets and verses has been done by the compiler, Abani Sinha.
Ranging in length from just a few words such as, "Fear is a very bad adviser", to a full paragraph describing "The Rungs of Love", these sayings of the Mother provide inspiration, courage and solace to the reader.
About the Author:
Born in Paris in 1878, the Mother studied painting at an art studio and became an accomplished artist. Primarily interested in inner development, she was associated with several groups of spiritual seekers in France.
In 1914 she journeyed to India to meet the Indian mystic Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry and settled there permanently in 1920. For nearly fifty years, she was the head of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, from its founding in 1926 until her passing in 1973. She also established a school, the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, in 1952, and an international township, Auroville, in 1968.