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At the Feet of The Mother

Food, Comforts and Sadhana (RE 166)

In this English reflection we take the following letter of Sri Aurobindo in which he explains a certain attitude of people in Ashram with regards to comforts and food and it’s reasons.

The letter:
It is not you but I who look on the Asram as a failure [in regard to food]. I was speaking not of you in person, but of the general spirit of the sadhaks with regard to food which is as unYogic as possible. In regard not only to food, but to personal comforts it differs in no way from that of ordinary men; it is an attitude of demand, claim and desire and of anger, vexation, grudging, complaint if they do not get their desire. They justify their position by saying that this is not an ascetic Yoga. But neither is it a Yoga of the satisfaction of desire…

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