This book consists mainly of brief written statements by the Mother on various aspects of spiritual life.
The subjects include:
our relationship with the Divine
the path of Yoga
elements of Yoga (sincerity, aspiration, faith, devotion, surrender, etc.)
difficulties, mistakes and weaknesses of human nature
The statements are compiled from the Mother's notes, messages and correspondences.
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.