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Meanings of Symbols
in the Mother's own handwriting

Sri Aurobindo's Symbol

The descending triangle represents Sat-Chit-Ananda.
The ascending triangle represents the aspiring answer from matter under the form of life, light and love.
The junction of both - the central square - is the perfect manifestation having at its centre the Avatar of the Supreme - the lotus.
The water - inside the square - represents the multiplicity, the creation.

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Mother's Symbol

The central circle represents the Divine Consciousness.
The four petals represent the four powers of the Mother.
The twelve petals represent the twelve powers of the Mother manifested for Her work.

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Symbol of the Center of Education

The effective manifestation of Ishwara and Ishwari in union.

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Sri Aurobindo's Symbol: in CWM volume 13 "Words of the Mother" Section "Sri Aurobindo" Avril 4, 1958 pages 28-29

Mother's Symbol: in CWM volume 13 "Words of the Mother" Section "General" No date page 64
in addition from page 65
- from the year 1955: "The central circle represents the Supreme Mother, the Mahashakti. The four central petals are the four aspects of the Mother - and the twelve petals, Her twelve attributes."
- No date: " It is the symbolic design of the white Lotus of Supreme Consciousness, with the Mahashakti (the form of the Mother as universal creation) at the centre in her four aspects and twelve attributes.

and from page 232 "Section " Matrimadir": [those words have been applied to the symbol]
- from July 1972 (Significance of the twelve underground rooms which will radiate from the Matrimandir foundation) Sincerity, Humility, Gratitude, Perseverance, Aspiration, Receptivity, Progress, Courage, Goodness, Generosity, Equality, Peace.

Symbol of the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education: in CWM volume 12 "Education" Part Two "Messages, Letters and Conversations" Section 1 "SAICE" page 111

published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA

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