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COLLECTED WORKS OF THE MOTHER

The 17-volume Collected Works consists of nine volumes of talks and eight volumes of writings (prayers, reflections, essays, sayings, letters and personal notes). Most of the material was written or spoken in French and appear here in translation. The text on this website is that of the second edition; it is textually the same as the first edition (excepting a few minor corrections), but differs in page numbering.

Each volume can be viewed and downloaded in PDF format. At the end of the list below is a zipped file containing all the PDFs.

All texts are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust and are for personal use only. Unauthorised reproduction or distribution in any form, including material and electronic, is prohibited.

The contents of the volumes are:

Volume 1
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Prayers And Meditations
313 prayers and meditations, most of them written between 1912 and 1917. Selected by the Mother from her diaries, these prayers are a record of her spiritual experiences at that time.

0.87MB
Volume 2
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Words of Long Ago
Writings and talks from 1893 to 1920. The volume includes early essays, talks to seekers in Paris, essays written in Japan, and Tales of All Times, some stories for children.

0.85MB
Volume 3
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Questions and Answers 1929–1931
Conversations about Yoga and life. The Mother answered questions raised by disciples in 1929 and 1930–1931. The volume also includes her commentaries on The Dhammapada, with a translation of that text.

0.88MB
Volume 4
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Questions and Answers 1950–1951
Talks by the Mother including comments on her essays on education, on her Questions and Answers 1929, and on Sri Aurobindo's The Mother.

1.73MB
Volume 5
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Questions and Answers 1953
Talks by the Mother including comments on her Questions and Answers 1929.

1.23MB
Volume 6
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Questions and Answers 1954
Talks by the Mother including comments on her essays on education and on three short works of Sri Aurobindo: Elements of Yoga, The Mother and Bases of Yoga.

1.31MB
Volume 7
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Questions and Answers 1955
Talks by the Mother including comments on Sri Aurobindo's Bases of Yoga, a chapter from The Human Cycle, two chapters from The Synthesis of Yoga, and the Mother's play, The Great Secret.

1.20MB
Volume 8
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Questions and Answers 1956
Talks by the Mother including comments on Sri Aurobindo's Synthesis of Yoga (Part One) and his Thoughts and Glimpses.

1.17MB
Volume 9
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Questions and Answers 1957–1958
Talks by the Mother including comments on Sri Aurobindo's Thoughts and Glimpses, The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth and the last six chapters of The Life Divine.

1.20MB
Volume 10
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
On Thoughts and Aphorisms
Commentaries on Sri Aurobindo's Thoughts and Aphorisms, with the text.

1.07MB
Volume 11
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Notes on the Way
Conversations with a disciple between 1964 and 1973 about the Mother's "sadhana of the body" and the experiences she was undergoing towards the end of her life.

0.97MB
Volume 12
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
On Education
Essays on education and self-development; correspondence and conversations with students and teachers of the Ashram school and captains; and three plays: Towards the Future, The Great Secret and The Ascent to Truth.

1.95MB
Volume 13
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Words of the Mother
Short written statements on Sri Aurobindo, herself, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, India and other nations.

2.06MB
Volume 14
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Words of the Mother
Short written statements on Yoga and life, dealing with the individual's relationship with the Divine, the path of Yoga, qualities needed in Yoga, difficulties of spiritual life, and human relationships and work.

1.28MB
Volume 15
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Words of the Mother
Short written statements on Yoga and life: the Divine and the universe, adverse forces, religion, occultism, morality, war, wealth, government, transformation, illness and health, messages, prayers and talks.

1.55MB
Volume 16
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
Some Answers from the Mother
Correspondence with fourteen persons—disciples living in the Ashram and students of the Ashram school. The Mother answered questions about life and Yoga.

1.14MB
Volume 17
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09
More Answers from the Mother
Correspondence with six persons—disciples living in the Ashram and students of the Ashram school. The Mother answered questions about life and Yoga.

1.44MB
All PDFs Collected PDFs
Zipped file of all the above PDFs.

19.10MB