Acronyms used in the website

SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Jugal Kishore Mukherjee/English/The Practice of the Integral Yoga/The problem of Rght Action How to Recognise the Divine will.htm
XII THE PROBLEM OF RIGHT ACTION: HOW TO RECOGNISE THE DIVINE WILL? The Yoga of Sri Aurobindo aims at the perfect manifestation of the Divine in the field of earthly existence. A sadhaka of this path cannot therefore consider his sadhana fulfilled, simply when he has achieved union with the Divine in the profundities of his inner consciousness or on the heights of his being, leaving his outer nature imperfect and untransformed. An integrated and well-harmonised simultaneous realisation of divine Being and divine Becoming: such is the goal set before himself by the sadhaka of the Integral Yoga. It follows, there
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Jugal Kishore Mukherjee/English/The Practice of the Integral Yoga/Renunciation in the integralyoga.htm
V RENUNCIATION IN THE INTEGRAL YOGA Traditionally speaking, the life of an authentic spiritual person is always conceived of as a life of renunciation. In our times Sri Ramakrishna, the Saint of Dakshineswar, never tired of stressing the importance of tyāga or renunciation. Also, the quintessence of Krishna's teaching in the Gita lies in the process of entire renunciation. "Peace comes out of renunciation", 'tyāgāt śāntih', such is the declaration of the Bhagavad-Gita Gita. Indeed, it cannot be denied that renunciation is absolutely essential for the building up of a life of sadhana and for the acquisition of any realisation worth the name in
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Jugal Kishore Mukherjee/English/The Practice of the Integral Yoga/Sadhana During Our Body^s Sleep.htm
-027_Sadhana During Our Body^s Sleep.htm XXIV SADHANA DURING OUR BODY'S SLEEP It is a fact that most people, including the aspirants after spiritual life, spend almost a third of their existence asleep. Consequently the time devoted to physical sleep well deserves our keen attention and should engage our careful Scrutiny. For, Sri Aurobindo has reminded us that "sadhana can go on in the dream or sleep state as well as in the waking." (Letters on Yoga, p. 1481) We deliberately used the expression 'physical sleep', for, as we shall presently see, it is wrong to assume that the whole of our being sleeps when the physical being goes into dormancy. Be that as it may, the question of
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Jugal Kishore Mukherjee/English/The Practice of the Integral Yoga/The conquest over the Hostile Forces.htm
XXV THE CONQUEST OVER THE HOSTILE FORCES Sri Ramakrishna, the Saint of Dakshineswara, speaks at one place in course of his autobiographical narration: "Do you know, how many things I used to see when I would go into meditation? One day while I was meditating under a Bilva tree, the Evil Being came to me and tried to tempt me in various ways. He offered me money, name and fame, sex pleasure, powers of various sorts, etc. I invoked the Mother's aid. A very secret thing, indeed. The Mother appeared. I asked her to decapitate him." While reading this type of account our 'modern' minds brought up in the milieu of a scientifico-materialistic
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Jugal Kishore Mukherjee/English/The Practice of the Integral Yoga/How to Call and pray.htm
VIII HOW TO CALL AND PRAY? A complete purification, a total liberation and a perfect perfection constitute the triple objective of the Integral Yoga, and this implies an integral transformation of the whole being and nature. To all appearances this goal may seem to be exceedingly difficult, almost impossible to attain, for the ascents of consciousness needed are too steep, the descents from above too precarious, and the path of the Integral Yoga too hard to tread. Indeed, left to one's own unaided Tapasya of will and aspiration, no human being however strong in spirit can ever expect to transform himself. The sadhaka of the Integral Yoga s
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Jugal Kishore Mukherjee/English/The Practice of the Integral Yoga/Is all that Happens in Life Always for the Best.htm
XXVI IS ALL THAT HAPPENS IN LIFE ALWAYS FOR THE BEST? Some time or other, whenever a sadhaka has to face a totally unapprehended turn of calamitous events which he cannot prevent with his all too limited power and resources, he asks himself this puzzling question: "Is my life rigorously governed by some sort of determinism, by an ineluctable fate and an unalterable chain of causes and effects? Can't I change the course of my life in any way? Am I bound hand and foot by my Karma, or pushed about by some arbitrary fiat of a despot, divine or undivine?" Another related question intrigues the sadhaka at the same time: "All th
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Jugal Kishore Mukherjee/English/The Practice of the Integral Yoga/Sadhana through Meditation.htm
XVI SADHANA THROUGH MEDITATION (Dhyāna-yoga) "Concentration is very helpful and necessary — the more one concentrates... the more the force of the yoga grows." (Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga, p. 729) All of us are more or less familiar with the terms 'concentration' and 'meditation'. Every sadhaka, we presume, is expected to sit in meditation as a regular feature of his sadhana-life. But what is after all meditation? What state of the sadhaka' s consciousness should deserve the appellation of a 'state of meditation'? We as sadhakas habitually meditate some time or other in course of the day. But the pertinent question is: What d
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Jugal Kishore Mukherjee/English/The Practice of the Integral Yoga/OnOpening and Receptivity.htm
VI ON OPENING AND RECEPTIVITY When we look around or even study the spiritual history of mankind, we often find that some aspirants are progressing very fast in their sadhana while some others are registering a rather slow progress or, what is worse, even stagnating on the Path, although, apparently, all of them have the equal privilege of being close to the Divine and receiving his Grace. On noting this discrepancy we often feel tempted to impute a charge of partiality on the all-powerful Divine. We wonder why the Divine Shakti cannot make us progress equally when outwardly all of us fulfil the same conditions and religiously adhere to the same practices.
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Jugal Kishore Mukherjee/English/The Practice of the Integral Yoga/How to Invoke the Divine^s Grace.htm
-012_How to Invoke the Divine^s Grace.htm IX HOW TO INVOKE THE DIVINE'S GRACE? The grace and the help are always there for all who aspire for them and their power is limitless when received with faith and confidence. (Words of the Mother, Cent. Vol. 14, p. 91) Man's life upon earth is full of uncertainties. Accidents and illnesses, frustrations and difficulties, and finally an untimely death are always stalking his way and may at any time turn from a mere possibility into an ominous reality stamping out the happiness of his existence. And yet, being painfully aware of his limited potency and resources, he knows perfectly well that it is altogether impossible for him to
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Jugal Kishore Mukherjee/English/The Practice of the Integral Yoga/Sadhana of the Vital.htm
XXII SADHANA OF THE VITAL Our last chapter dealt with the sadhana of the Mind. The present one has for its subject matter the sadhana of the Vital. A thoroughgoing discussion of the place, importance and conversion of the vital in the sadhana of the Integral Yoga is very essential. For the vital, as it is in its pre sent nature, acts mostly as a drag on the upward aspiration of the sadhaka. It appears at times completely incorrigible in nature. What is still more unsettling is the fact that not only does the vital remain itself impure and unregenerate, it constantly invades the functioning of the mind, the heart, and the body consciousness of man