MOTHER, Volume 25 of the Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library, consists of
I, The Mother. THE MOTHER was first published in 1928.
The main part of
this book describing the four Shaktis etc. and the opening portion were written
in 1927. The rest was originally written as letters. Since its first publication
the book has gone into thirteen editions up to 1971.
II, Letters on the Mother. LETTERS OF
AUROBINDO ON THE
MOTHER was first
published in 1951. The letters included in this book were arranged under ten
sections. These letters with additional material rearranged under eleven
sections formed Part III of
HIMSELF AND ON THE
in 1953. In the present volume of the Centenary Edition this part has been
further expanded by the inclusion of a large number of additional letters and
the material has been rearranged under twelve sections.
Part III, Prayers arid Meditations. This collection is not complete.
only the portions which Sri Aurobindo translated from the Mother's PRIÈRES ET
written in French. These translations were first brought out in book-form
in 1941 and reprinted in 1948, 1954, 1962, 1969 and 1971.