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SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

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CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/Letters on Yoga_Volume-23/Sadhana in the Ashram and Outside.htm
SECTION NINE Sadhana in the Ashram and Outside THIS Ashram has been created with another object than that ordinarily common to such institutions, not for the renunciation of the world but as a centre and a field of practice for the evolution of another kind and form of life which would in the final end be moved by a higher spiritual consciousness and embody a greater life of the spirit. There is no general rule as to the stage at which one may leave the ordinary life and enter here; in each case it depends on the personal need and impulsion and the possibility or the advisability for one to take the step. ⁂ This is not an Ashram like
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/Letters on Yoga_Volume-23/Visions and Symbols.htm
SECTION TWO Visions and Symbols ALL visions have a significance of one kind or another. This power of vision is very important for the yoga and should not be rejected although it is not the most important thing – for the most important thing is the change of the consciousness. All other powers like this of vision should be developed without attachment as parts and aids of the yoga. ⁂ Visions are not indispensable – they are a help, that is all, when they are of the right kind. ⁂ Visions and voices have their place when they are the genuine visions and the true voices. Naturally, they are not the realisations but only a step on t
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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/Letters on Yoga_Volume-23/Sadhana through Love and Devotion.htm
SECTION SEVEN Sadhana through Love and Devotion TO bring the Divine Love and Beauty and Ananda into the world is, indeed, the whole crown and essence of our yoga. But it has always seemed to me impossible unless there comes as its support and foundation and guard the Divine Truth – what I call the supramental – and its Divine Power. Otherwise Love itself blinded by the confusions of this present consciousness may stumble in its human receptacles and, even otherwise, may find itself unrecognised, rejected or rapidly degenerating and lost in the frailty of man's inferior nature. But when it comes in the divine truth and power, Divine Love descends first
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/Letters on Yoga_Volume-23/Experiences and Realisations.htm
PART – III SECTION ONE Experiences and Realisations EXPERIENCE is a word that covers almost all the happenings in yoga; only when something gets settled, then it is no longer an experience but part of the siddhi; e.g. peace when it comes and goes is an experience – when it is settled and goes no more it is a siddhi. Realisation is different – it is when something for which you are aspiring becomes real to you; e.g. you have the idea of the Divine in all, but it is only an idea, a belief; when you feel or see the Divine in all, it becomes a realisation. ⁂ All this is to make unnecessary distinctions. An experience of a truth in the su
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/Letters on Yoga_Volume-23/The Object of Integral Yoga.htm
PART– II SECTION ONE The Object of Integral Yoga THE object of the yoga is to enter into and be possessed by the Divine Presence and Consciousness, to love the Divine for the Divine's sake alone, to be tuned in our nature into the nature of the Divine, and in our will and works and life to be the instrument of the Divine.  Its object is not to be a great yogi or a Superman (although that may come) or to grab at the Divine for the sake of the ego's power, pride or pleasure. It is not for Moksha though liberation comes by it and all else may come, but these must not be our objects. The Divine alone is our object. ⁂ To come to this yoga m
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/Letters on Yoga_Volume-23/The Foundation of Sadhana.htm
SECTION FOUR The Foundation of Sadhana IT is not possible to make a foundation in yoga if the mind is restless. The first thing needed is quiet in the mind. Also to merge the personal consciousness is not the first aim of the yoga: the first aim is to open it to a higher spiritual consciousness and for this also a quiet mind is the first need. ⁂ The first thing to do in the sadhana is to get a settled peace and silence in the mind. Otherwise you may have experiences, but nothing will be permanent. It is in the silent mind that the true consciousness can be built. A quiet mind does not mean that there will be no thoughts or mental movements a
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/Letters on Yoga_Volume-23/Sadhana through Meditation.htm
SECTION SIX Sadhana through Meditation YOUR questions cover the whole of a very wide field. It is therefore necessary to reply to them with some brevity, touching only on some principal points. 1. 1. What meditation exactly means. There are two words used in English to express the Indian idea of dhyāna, “meditation” and “contemplation”. Meditation means properly the concentration of the mind on a single train of ideas which work out a single subject. Contemplation means regarding mentally a single object, image, idea so that the knowledge about the object, image or idea may arise naturally in the mind by force of the concentration. Both these things
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/Letters on Yoga_Volume-23/Basic Requisites of the Path.htm
SECTION THREE Basic Requisites of the Path THE goal of yoga is always hard to reach, but this one is more difficult than any other, and it is only for those who have the call, the capacity, the willingness to face everything and every risk, even the risk of failure, and the will to progress towards an entire selflessness, desirelessness and surrender. ⁂ This yoga implies not only the realisation of God, but an entire consecration and change of the inner and outer life till it is fit to manifest a divine consciousness and become part of a divine work. This means an inner discipline far more exacting and difficult than mere ethical and physica
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SECTION EIGHT Human Relationships in Yoga YOU seem not to have understood the principle of this yoga. The old yoga demanded a complete renunciation extending to the giving up of the worldly life itself. This yoga aims instead at a new and transformed life. But it insists as inexorably on a complete throwing away of desire and attachment in the mind, life and body. Its aim is to refound life in the truth of the spirit and for that purpose to transfer the roots of all we are and do from the mind, life and body to a greater consciousness above the mind. That means that in the new life all the connections must be founded on a spiritual intimacy and a truth quite o