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This reading concludes Chapter 5, The Ascent of the Sacrifice – 1, commencing on page 151 through page 157.
” ….. All true Truth of love and of the works of love, the psychic being accepts in their place …
.. its flame mounts always upward ….. eager to push the ascent from lesser to higher degrees of Truth ….. only by the ascent to the original Truth ….. all the works of love ….. of knowledge and of life, be restored to a divine significance and become part of an integral spiritual existence.”
Beginning on page 144 The Ascent of the Sacrifice – 1 continues through page 150. In this section, Sri Aurobindo states : “… This then is the true relation between divine and human knowledge; it is not a separation into disparate fields, sacred and profane …but the character of the consciousness behind the working.”
He continues further: ” … It is one of the decisive moments of the integral Yoga when the psychic being, liberated, brought out from the veil to the front, can pour the full flood of its divinations, seeings and impulsions on the mind, life and body of man and begins to prepare the upbuilding of divinity in the earthly nature.”
Here, picking up on page 139 through 144, is the second of 4 segments:of Chapter 5 The Ascent of the Sacrifice – 1.
Again Sri Aurobindo stresses that our works, our pursuit of knowledge, our every thought, word and deed must be part of the sacrifice offered to the Highest, the Divine Shakti and to no other Power, and in the right spirit, by the free soul.
Continuing with Part One, Yoga of Divine Works, beginning Chapter 5: The Ascent of the Sacrifice – 1, Works of Knowledge – Psychic Being. This reading,page134 through page 139, is the first section of what will be 4 sections,
The foundations of integral knowledge of the Supreme and Infinite, it is to This that we offer our sacrifice, in its triple character: – a sacrifice of works, a sacrifice of love and adoration and, a sacrifice of knowledge.
Here is the third reading (of 4) of Part One The Yoga of Divine Works, Chapter 4 The Sacrifice, the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice.
In this portion, Sri Aurobindo explains further the often confusing concept of duality; the biune duality of Brahman-Maya, of Purusha-Prakriti, stands revealed. This Duality although in aspect separate, is inseparable. Wherever there is Prakriti, there is Purusha. Wherever there is Purusha, there is Prakriti. In fact, the dynamic duality of Ishwari Shakti, divine consciousness and World-Mother, become a mediatrix between the eternal One and manifested Many.
Listen to Manoj Das, as he illuminates on the topic ‘man in transition’ which he redefined as ‘transition with a difference’. Manoj Das was addressing the students from California Institute of Integral Studies, CIIS. Visiting Auroville to learn and share knowledge on different aspects of Integral Yoga. The students were in for a treat as Manoj Das, one of the greatest story teller in India was in mood to create deep insights and share remarkable candid moments from international history, most of which unheard of. The atmosphere was kept very light yet profound by the jovial speaker who in his own way, was feeding the curious students with information which suits their endeavor. A mixture of core science, philosophy, history, politics, spirituality, literature, psychology was served in manner of casual interaction, for which he must be truly appreciated. Manoj Das from the Ashram also shared his own personal journey, upto the point he is today in a very frank and modest manner. It was upto the listener to deepen his grasp because the flow of information was truly profound and inspired a spark of true wisdom. Only in Auroville, is this blend of all worlds possible, a true blessing.
Students from California Institute of Integral Studies, are visiting Auroville to learn and share more about Sri Aurobindo, Integral yoga and overall development of Auroville as a center of Integral studies. Aster hosted the students to a knowledge sharing session at Bhavishyate Hall, Bharat Nivas. The group of students were presented with lot of vital writings by Sri Aurobindo and the mother, to enable them to get an insight into deep philosophical and fundamental theories. The group had quite a good sharing of ideas and showed keen interest to resolve pondering questions of their own. Auroville welcomes the group and looks forward to more cultural sharing opportunities.
Here is the first half of Chapter 3, page 89, titled Self-Surrender in Works – The Way of the Gita, of Part One The Yoga of Divine Works.
The gist of this chapter may be summed up in this quote of Sri Aurobindo:
“… Attaining to a perfect equality in the soul, mind and heart, we realize our true self of oneness, one with all beings, one too with That which expresses itself in them and in all that we see and experience … not one with all, we are not spiritual, not divine. Not equal-souled to all things, happenings and creatures, we cannot see spiritually, cannot know divinely, cannot feel divinely towards others.
This reading ends on page 98. The concluding half of this chapter picks up again on page 998 and goes to its end on page 105.
Divyanshi Chugh presents the first session of a seminar series at Savitri Bhavan, which will cover Integrality in all Spheres of Life. This weeks theme was Integral Philosophy based on the handouts by Matthys Cornellisen, Indian Psychology Institute, Pondicherry.