Home
Find:


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/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Synthesis of Yoga_Volume-20/The Conditions of Attainment to the Gnosis.htm
Chapter XXIII The Conditions of Attainment to the Gnosis KNOWLEDGE is the first principle of the Vijnana, but knowledge is not its only power. The Truth-consciousness, like every other plane, founds itself upon that particular principle which is naturally the key of all its motions; but it is not limited by it, it contains all the other powers of existence. Only the character and working of these other powers is modified and moulded into conformity with its own original and dominant law; intelligence, life, body, will, consciousness, bliss are all luminous, awake, instinct with divine knowledge. This is indeed the process of Purusha-Prakriti
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Synthesis of Yoga_Volume-20/The Divine Work.htm
Chapter XII The Divine Work                              ONE question remains for the seeker upon the way of works, when his quest is or seems to have come to its natural end, – whether any work or what work is left for the soul after liberation and to what purpose? Equality has been seated in the nature or governs the whole nature; there has been achieved a radical deliverance from the ego-idea, from the pervading ego-sense, from all feelings and impulsions of the ego and its self-will and desires. The entire self-consecration has been made not only in thought and heart but in all the complexities of the being. A complete purity or transcendence of the three
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Synthesis of Yoga_Volume-20/The Cosmic Consciousness.htm
Chapter XV The Cosmic Consciousness TO REALISE and unite oneself with the active Brahman is to exchange, perfectly or imperfectly according as the union is partial or complete, the individual for the cosmic consciousness. The ordinary existence of man is not only an individual but an egoistic consciousness; it is, that is to say, the individual soul or Jivatman identifying himself with the nodus of his mental, vital, physical experiences in the movement of universal Nature, that is to say, with his mind-created ego, and, less intimately, with the mind, life, body which receive the experiences. Less intimately, because of these he can say “my mind, life
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Synthesis of Yoga_Volume-20/The Sacrifice, the Triune Path.htm
Chapter IV The Sacrifice, the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice                          THE law of sacrifice is the common divine action that was thrown out into the world in its beginning as a symbol of the solidarity of the universe. It is by the attraction of this law that a divinising principle, a saving power descends to limit and correct and gradually to eliminate the errors of an egoistic and self-divided creation. This descent, this sacrifice of the Purusha, the Divine Soul submitting itself to Force and Matter so that it may inform and illuminate them, is the seed of redemption of this world of Inconscience and Ignorance. “For with
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Synthesis of Yoga_Volume-20/The Modes of the Self.htm
Chapter XI The Modes of the Self       SINCE the Self which we come to realise by the path of knowledge is not only the reality which lies behind and supports the states and movements of our psychological being, but also that transcendent and universal Existence which has manifested itself in all the movements of the universal, the knowledge of the Self includes also the knowledge of the principles of Being, its fundamental modes and its relations with the principles of the phenomenal universe. This was what was meant by the Upanishad when it spoke of the Brahman as that which being known all is known.¹ It has to be realised first as the pure princip
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Synthesis of Yoga_Volume-20/Hathayoga.htm
Chapter XXVII Hathayoga THERE are almost as many ways of arriving at Samadhi as there are different paths of Yoga. Indeed so great is the importance attached to it, not only as a supreme means of arriving at the highest consciousness, but as the very condition and status of that highest consciousness itself, in which alone it can be completely possessed and enjoyed while we are in the body, that certain disciplines of Yoga look as if they were only ways of arriving at Samadhi. All Yoga is in its nature an attempt and an arriving at unity with the Supreme, – unity with the being of the Supreme, unity with the consciousness of the Supreme, unity with the bliss of the
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Synthesis of Yoga_Volume-20/The Synthesis of the Disciplines of Knowledge.htm
Chapter VI The Synthesis of the Disciplines of Knowledge IN THE last chapter we have spoken of renunciation in its most general scope, even as we spoke of concentration in all its possibilities; what has been said, applies therefore equally to the path of Works and the path of Devotion as to the path of Knowledge; for on all three concentration and renunciation are needed, though the way and spirit in which they are applied may vary. But we must now turn more particularly to the actual steps of the Path of Knowledge on which the double force of concentration and renunciation must aid us to advance. Practically, this path is a reasc
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Synthesis of Yoga_Volume-20/The Supermind and the Yoga of Works.htm
Chapter XIII* The Supermind and the Yoga of Works                              AN INTEGRAL Yoga includes as a vital and indispensable element in its total and ultimate aim the conversion of the whole being into a higher spiritual consciousness and a larger divine existence. Our parts of will and action, our parts of knowledge, our thinking being, our emotional being, our being of life, all our self and nature must seek the Divine, enter into the Infinite, unite with the Eternal. But man's present nature is limited, divided, unequal, – it is easiest for him to concentrate in the strongest part of his being and follow a definite line of progr
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Synthesis of Yoga_Volume-20/Self-Consecration.htm
Chapter II Self-Consecration                    ALL Yoga is in its nature a new birth; it is a birth out of the ordinary, the mentalised material life of man into a higher spiritual consciousness and a greater and diviner being. No Yoga can be successfully undertaken and followed unless there is a strong awakening to the necessity of that larger spiritual existence. The soul that is called to this deep and vast inward change, may arrive in different ways to the initial departure. It may come to it by its own natural development which has been leading it unconsciously towards the awakening; it may reach it through the influence of a religion or the attraction of a
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Synthesis of Yoga_Volume-20/The Soul and Its Liberation.htm
Chapter XVIII The Soul and Its Liberation WE HAVE now to pause and consider to what this acceptance of the relations of Purusha and Prakriti commits us; for it means that the Yoga which we are pursuing has for end none of the ordinary aims of humanity. It neither accepts our earthly existence as it is, nor can be satisfied with some kind of moral perfection or religious ecstasy, with a heaven beyond or with some dissolution of our being by which we get satisfactorily done with the trouble of existence. Our aim becomes quite other; it is to live in the Divine, the Infinite, in God and not in any mere egoism and temporality, but at the same time not apart fr