WRITINGS BY THE MOTHER
© Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust
Prudence and Balance
Vigilance: indispensable for all true progress.
In each human being there is a beast crouching ready to manifest at the slightest unwatchfulness. The only remedy is a constant vigilance.
18 August 1954
Prudence: very useful for weakness because weakness needs prudence; strength does not need it.
Common sense: it is very practical and avoids any mistakes, but it lacks light.
Sobriety has never done harm to anyone.
Equanimity: immutable peace and calm.
In the deep peace of equanimity the love will grow to its full blossoming in a sense of pure and constant unity.
5 October 1934
The loss of money is of small importance, but the loss of equipoise is a much more important thing.
20 August 1935
All mischief comes from a lack of balance.
So, let us keep our balance carefully, always, in all circumstances.
10 August 1954
Perfect balance: one of the most important conditions of a growing peace.