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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.

Mental Disorders on Spirtual Path

On 23rd of Decmeber the new , graceful Sangam Hall at Savitri Bhavan was “christened” by Dr. Alok Pandey’s talk on Facing Mental Challenges on the Spiritual Path in the light of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo’s teachings. Dr. Panedy from Sri Aurobindo Ashram talked about challenges, cycles one face on the spiritual path of a seeker, whereby the energies surrounding Auroville are tremendous. He mentioned cosmic forces which test a seeker – universal nature, adverse forces and spiritual (divine) forces. Solution to different problems and difficulties which come on one’s path can be find only in psychic.
Talk was introduced by Dennis from SANTE, Institute for Intergal Helath, which sponsored the talk, and asked the audience for feedback of it.
Session was followed by questions and answers, and some comments.

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

Resuming on page 361 the second half of Chapter IX The Release of the Ego in Part Two The Yoga of Integral Knowledge.

Sri Aurobindo stresses that nothing half-way, attractive, exclusive or high-pinnacled is to be sought by the seeker of knowledge of an integral Yoga. He must continuously soar to the utmost height, for it is the absolute union of the soul with the Transcendent that is the goal.

In the path of Knowledge an uncompromising abolition of the ego-sense, at its very source, must be done; one may attempt this abolition by a constant fixing of one’s thought on the One and Infinite in itself, or everywhere. If done persistently, in the end this changes one’s mental outlook not only on oneself, but on the whole world. Result: a kind of mental realization … which deepens eventually into spiritual experience … realization in the substance of our being.

Synthesis of Yoga

This reading is from Part TwoThe Knowledge of Integral Knowledge, completing Chapter 1, The Object of Knowledge, pages 293 – 299.

Sri Aurobindo reminds the reader again: everywhere and in all conditions is One, however hidden to us, the Supreme is here in the world. The object of a Yoga of spiritual knowledge is this eternal Oneness, eternal Reality, this Self, this Brahman, this Transcendent, dwelling over all and, in all . . . manifest (yet concealed) in the individual, manifest (yet disguised) in the universe. This is the integral knowledge.

Synthesis of Yoga

Continuing to its conclusion Chapter 12, The Yoga of Divine Works on page 271, Sri Aurobindo tells us that the one who pursues his divine work in the universe is not governed by the judgments of men or laws laid down by the ignorant; he obeys and inner voice; he is moved by an unseen Power . . . his real life is within; he lives, moves and acts in God . . .

Furthermore that the divine Nature, free and perfect must be manifested in the individual in order that it may manifest in the world . . . the truest reason why we must seek liberation is not to be delivered individually from the sorrow of the world, though that deliverance will be given to us, but that we may be one with the Divine . . . this is the divine Will in us, the highest truth of our self in Nature, the always intended goal of a progressive manifestation in the universe.

Selections par Gangalakshmi 215

Une série hébdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d?oeuvres sur ou de la Mère et Sri Aurobindo, qui lui semble La Manifestation Supramentale.
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
This week Sri Aurobindo?s Savitri, Livre III, Chant 4 – La Vision et la Grace.

On the special request from listeners this edition is un cut!!!

Synthesis of Yoga; Sri Aurobi nd

Continuing with Part One the Yoga of Divine Works, Chapter 11 The Master of the Work on page 258, through to the end of the chapter on page 263.

Sri Aurobindo reiterates that this Integral Yoga is not only for an individual’s salvation, but for the whole of humanity. And as we advance through the various stages of the long and difficult journey, the Master of works does not wait till the end to meet the seeker on the path. He puts his half-shown Hand upon him, upon his life and his actions.
” . . . Already he was there in the world as the Originator and Receiver of works behind the dense veils of the Inconscient, disguised in force of Life, visible to the Mind through dynamic godheads and figures. It may well be in these disguises that he first meets the soul destined to the way of integral Yoga. . . ”

” . . . the Supramental Transcendence is not a thing absolutely apart and unconnected with our present existence. It is a greater Light our of which all this has come for the adventure of the Soul lapsing into the Inconscience and emerging out of it, and, while that adventure proceeds, it waits superconscient above our minds till it can become conscious in us.

Synthesis of Yoga

The Synthesis of Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, continuing in Part One The Yoga of Divine Works, Chapter 11 The Master of the Work, on page 254.

” . . . the Divine conforms itself to our individualised personality and accepts a personal relation with us . . . as our Master, Friend, Lover, Teacher, our Father and our Mother, our Playmate . . . who has disguised himself throughout as friend and enemy, helper and opponent . . . has led our steps towards our perfection and our release.”

” . . . It is our personal evolution that is his preoccupation, a personal relation with that is our joy and fulfilment, the building of our nature into his divine image that is our self-finding and perfection. The outside world seems to exist only as a field for this growth and a provider of materials or of helping and opposing forces, for its successive stages. Our works done in that world are his works, . . . “

The next reading will begin mid-page 258 until the end of this chapter on page 263

Selections par Gangalakshmi 212

Une série hébdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d?oeuvres sur ou de la Mère et Sri Aurobindo, qui lui semble La Manifestation Supramentale.
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
This week Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri, Livre 1 , Chant 4 – La Connaissance.
On the special request from listeners this edition is un cut!!!

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