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Sri Aurobindo: the Synthesis of Yoga, Part One the Yoga of Divine Works, Chapter 8 The Supreme Will continuing on page 213 until the end of this chapter on page 221.
Sri Aurobindo points out that the way and end of Karmayoga is the total surrender of all our actions to a supreme and universal Will, which will replace the ordinary working of the ego-nature. We get to be reminded of this truth, over and over, in many ways, in ways that anyone and everyone can grasp.
He explains minutely who Is Purusha (Soul or consciousness that is the lord, witness, knower, enjoyer, upholder and source of sanction for the work of Prakriti) and who is Prakriti, Nature-Force (the doer, the supporting consciousness). These are separate powers. And of the One-in-all, Ishwara-Shakti, the Lord, the Supreme, of whom the soul is a portion, a being of that Being and a power of the Power.
Mother’s Questions And Answers, April 11, 1956
Mother explains how the Supreme is one thing but is also two at the same time; Ishwara-Shakti, the Supreme Divine in his being and the Supreme Divine in his force of cosmic manifestation, the Divine Mother who is the manifestation itself – The Two Who Are One. She explains that He is the self-creator. He creates Himself. She defines the consciousness that reveals, and explains the difference between the Personal Divine and the Impersonal Divine – the personal God and the impersonal God.