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Synthesis of Yoga

This reading concludes Chapter 5, Renunciation, pages 331-334. In these pages Sri Aurobindo again emphasizes what we read in the teachings of the Gita, how subtle and difficult is freedom from egoism, the very thing which is demanded of us. He points out that renunciation (or self-denial) is an instrument; there is period for its use which passes.

“We must be prepared to leave behind on the path not only that which we stygmatise as evil but that which seems to us to be good, yet is not the one good ….. things which ….. seemed beneficial ….. once their work is done ….. become obstacles ….. even hostile forces when we are called to advance beyond them.”

” …..march on to the wider kingdoms of God beyond …..everything is kept ….. restored for us ….. with a wonderful change and transfiguration into ….. the All-Light of Him ….. the mystery and the miracle that ceases not through the ages.”

Synthesis of Yoga

Part II The Yoga of Integral Knowledge, Chapter Five: Renunciation page 326 through page 331, to be continued with the next reading.

” ….. by renunciation we seize upon the falsehoods ….. that have overgrown and perverted our nature ….. pluck up their roots and cast them out of our way so that they shall no longer hamper by their persistence, resistance, recurrence the happy and harmonious growth of our divine living. Renunciation is an indispensable instrument of our perfection.”

” ….. our object is the fulfillment of the Divine in the human being ….. renunciation of attachment ….. craving of desire in the senses and the heart, of self-will in the thought and action ….. of egoism in the center of the consciousness ….. the three knots by which we are bound to our lower nature and if we can renounce these utterly, there is nothing else that can bind us.”

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