This is one in a series of thirty booklets published by the Sri Aurobindo Society under the title Yoga in Everyday Life. Our effort is to bring together, from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, simple passages with a practical orientation on specific subjects, so that everyone may feel free to choose a book according to his inner need. The topics cover the whole field of human activity, because true spirituality is not the rejection of life but the art of perfecting life.
While the passages from Sri Aurobindo are in the original English, most of the passages from the Mother (selections from her talks and writings) are translations from the original French. We must also bear in mind that the excerpts have been taken out of their original context and that a compilation, in its very nature, is likely to have a personal and 4ubjective approach. A sincere attempt, however, has been made to be faithful to the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
We hope these booklets will inspire the readers to go to the complete works and will help them to mould their lives and their environments towards an ever greater perfection. The quotation from Sri Aurobindo are prefaced by his symbol and those from the Mother by her symbol.