WRITINGS BY THE MOTHER
© Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust
13 May 1953
What is the right and the wrong way of being humble?
It is very simple, when people are told "be humble", they think immediately of "being humble before other men" and that humility is wrong. True humility is humility before the Divine, that is, a precise, exact, living sense that one is nothing, one can do nothing, understand nothing without the Divine, that even if one is exceptionally intelligent and capable, this is nothing in comparison with the divine Consciousness, and this sense one must always keep, because then one always has the true attitude of receptivity--a humble receptivity that does not put personal pretensions in opposition to the Divine.