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Synthesis of Yoga

Continuing with Part Two The Yoga of integral Knowledge on page 404, the second half of Chapter 14 The Passive and the Active Brahman. We learn once again that in fact He is the Doer; we are but the instruments .

Sri Aurobindo writes: "It is precisely this universal Will and Intelligence which acts through the calm, indifferent and inwardly silent Yogin who offers no obstacle of limited and ignorant personal will and in intelligence to its operations. He dwells in the silent Self; he allows the active Brahman to work through his natural instruments, accepting impartially, without participation, the formations of its universal force and knowledge."

Sri Aurobindo concludes the chapter thusly: "The realization of a sole Reality suffering the imposition of names and forms will give place to that of eternal Being throwing itself out into infinite becoming. ... All the soul-life, mental, vital, bodily existence of all that exists will be to him one indivisable movement and activity of the Being who is the same forever.".

Synthesis of Yoga

Sri Aurobindo's Synthesis of Yoga: the continuation of Chapter XIII The Difficulties of the Mental Being of Part Two: the Yoga of Integral Knowledge, on page 395.

Sri Aurobindo reiterates the complexity, the difficulties of the mind ... even though we may attain a state of consciousness in which we have managed to withdraw from ordinary interests, inward mental activities, (a state which few can attain) upon our return to the mental consciousness, we are back again in the lower being.

It is to call down the divine into oneself in order that its mentality shall be changed, divinised, spiritualized to that which it knows and relates to its own consciousness ... this may be done by by the mind's power of reflecting (as the mind is really a reflector) and none of its activities originate in themselves. The divine may then be reflected in a clear, passive mind ...

This chapter is completed on page 399.

Synthesis of Yoga

Sri Aurobindo, Synthesis of Yoga: Part Two Yoga of Integral Knowledge, Chapter XII Realization of Sachchidananda, page 383 ...

" ... the trinity of Sachicdananda ... Existence, Consciousness, Bliss are everywhere the three inseparable divine terms. ... The existence we really are ... is nowhere and at no time unconscious."

" ...philosophy ... not a lofty intellectual pastime ... but a discovery of the basic truths of all-existence ... to become the guiding principles of our own existence. ... man can escape out of falsehood and ignorance and live in and by the truth ... must be the aim of thinking man, it is by the highest truth which the soul must seek out by thought, and by life accomplish.''

"The individual soul separates itself both from the essential and the universal ... thus takes its mind, body, life-stream for its essential self. ... Non-possession of unity is the root cause; to recover unity ... to realise the true self is to realise Sachcidananda."

Synthesis of Yoga

Part Two The Yoga of Integral Knowledge, Chapter X The Realisation of the Cosmic Self, page 368.

" ... find that self in all that seems to us at present to be outside us ... to realise all things in this visible and sensible existence as God ... then to go beyond to all that is behind ... "

" the mind may be brought to a favourable state ... in which, by the rending or withdrawing of the veil, the supramental vision may flood the mentality and change entirely all our seeing.... there will supervene eventually a change of becoming so that what we see, we become."

Synthesis of Yoga

Starting on page 400, Part Two the Yoga of Integral Knowledge, Chapter 14, the Passive and the Active Brahman, through page 404, mid-page.

The integral Yoga of knowledge demands a divine return upon world-existence; its first step must be to realize the Self as the All; one must realize all of which the mind and senses are aware, as a figure of things existing in the pure Self that we are.

The aim of the ascetic Yoga, which refuses life, is not at all the aim of the integral Yoga. We can have an activity perfect enough along with an inner passivity, peace, mental silence, indifference and cessation of the emotions (although this does not seem possible to the ordinary mind.) Activity without desire and emotional preference is attainable. Consider that a large part of our action is performed by a mechanical impulse ... we can go beyond the habitual and 'normal' process of our mental nature.

To be concluded in the next reading to the end of the chapter on page 408.

Synthesis of Yoga

The Synthesis of Yoga part Two, Chapter XIII The Difficulties of the Mental Being on page 391 begins with, once again, the first object of this Yoga. Sri Aurobindo repeatedly returns us to the reason of why we engage in what seems to be a long and arduous work.

"Man is a mental and not yet a supramental being; it is by the mind therefore that he has to aim at knowledge and realize his being ... Realised mental being and realised spiritual being are really two different planes ... one superior and divine, the other inferior and human. ... the divine is infinite consciousness transcending and embracing all that it manifests within it ... the divine founds itself upon unity and is master of the transcendences and totalities of things ... "

Synthesis of Yoga

Resuming Chapter XI The Modes of the Self in Part Two The Yoga of Integral Knowledge on page 378.

" ...The Gita makes a distinction between three Purushas who constitute the whole state and action of the divine Being; the Mutable, the Immutable and the Highest. That Highest is the Lord in whom we have to live, the supreme Self in us and in all. ... the soul that can live in the Highest enjoys the eternal peace and power and delight and wideness of being ...
uses them all with a large freedom and power for the self-expression of the Divine in the world. ..... we have to act by transmission of His will and power and self-knowledge through the individual centre, the soul-form of Him, which we are. ..... we can seek to serve and express Him in all His names and forms and qualities. "

Synthesis of Yoga

Sri Aurobindo's Synthesis of Yoga: the continuation of Chapter XIII The Difficulties of the Mental Being of Part Two: the Yoga of Integral Knowledge, on page 395.

Sri Aurobindo reiterates the complexity, the difficulties of the mind ... even though we may attain a state of consciousness in which we have managed to withdraw from ordinary interests, inward mental activities, (a state which few can attain) upon our return to the mental consciousness, we are back again in the lower being.

It is to call down the divine into oneself in order that its mentality shall be changed, divinised, spiritualized to that which it knows and relates to its own consciousness ... this may be done by by the mind's power of reflecting (as the mind is really a reflector) and none of its activities originate in themselves. The divine may then be reflected in a clear, passive mind ...

This chapter is completed on page 399.

Art for Land – Flow of Donations

In the care for land Unity Pavilion joined the action Acres for Auroville (A4A) with unique way - Art for Land, by which they connect all good wishers also with artist, thus creating a flow of donation. Here the generosity is a gesture with noble action, as Devasmita mentions in between. Team of Acres for Auroville(A4A), and Green Acres with Mandakini, Aryadeep and Sigrid in care to secure the master plan, as envisioned by The Mother, try to raise  funds to buy missing plots. This year Art for Land will be inaugurated on 1st of January 2018 at 4pm at Unity Pavilion, with accompanied music. Exhibition   will be on display until 15th  of February . This year there wont be an auction but just a display of already collected over 300 art works from painting, photography, sculptures and pottery. With this action the Unity Pavilion joins the events celebrating not only the 50th anniversary of Auroville, but also plea for  Gratitude which we all feel for the land,  that gives space to uniqueness of Auroville. As Jaya says,  they still hope that to celebrate the 50th, each account in Auroville, either be personal or other,  would join the celebrations by monthly recurring small or big amount toward purchasing missing plots of the land for the Master Plan.     @Auroville50


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Synthesis of Yoga

On page 374, Chapter XI The Modes of the Self, in Part 2 The Yoga of Integral Knowledge Sri Aurobindo begins by explaining " ... To know the highest Truth and to be in harmony with it is the condition of right being, to express it in all that we are, experience and do is the condition of right living. But rightly to know and express the Highest is not easy for man the mental being because the highest Truth (and therefore the highest modes of existence) are supramental."

"It is necessarily through the individual Self that we must arrive at the One, for that is the basis of all our experience."

Then next reading will conclude this chapter.

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