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SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/Morwenna Donnelly/English/Founding the Life Divine/The Quiet Mind.htm
CHAPTER II         THE QUIET MIND         Remember first that an inner quietude, caused by the purification of the restless mind and vital, is the first condition of a secure sadhana.  Bases of Yoga, pp. 21-22.         Aspire especially for quietness, peace, a calm faith, an increasing steady wideness, for more and more knowledge, for a deep and intense but quiet devotion.  Ibid., p. 16.         The path of Yoga is always beset with inner and outer difficulties and the sadhaka must develop a quiet, firm and solid strength to meet them.  Ibid., p. 17.         Not only a truer knowledge, but a greater power comes to one in the quietude and
Title: PREFACE
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/Morwenna Donnelly/English/Founding the Life Divine/Preface.htm
      PREFACE         It would be impossible at this close range to his life to assess with completeness the significance of anyone so prodigiously endowed with gifts, both spiritual and intellectual, as Sri Aurobindo. Although his stature as a philosopher and mystic has now received sufficient acclaim in India, Europe and America to establish him as one of the greatest figures of our times, if not, as some believe, the greatest, his real achievement will only be measured adequately by the future, when the goal that he saw humanity must conquer if it is to advance is either realized or has drawn appreciably nearer.         He may be said to occupy a position unique among c
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/Morwenna Donnelly/English/Founding the Life Divine/Knowledge, Works and Love -Way of the Karmayogin.htm
     CHAPTER IV         KNOWLEDGE, WORKS AND LOVE:   The Way of the Karmayogin         To see nothing but the Divine, to be at every moment in union with him, to love him in all creatures and have the delight of him in all things is the whole condition of his (the spiritual man's) existence. His God-vision does not divorce him from life, nor does he miss any of the fulness of life; for God himself becomes the spontaneous bringer to him of every good....The joy of heaven and the joy of earth are only a small shadow of his possessions; for as he grows into the Divine, the Divine too flows out upon him with all the light, power and joy of an infinite existence. 
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/Morwenna Donnelly/English/Founding the Life Divine/The Divine Presence.htm
     CHAPTER VII         THE DIVINE PRESENCE         Live always as if you were under the. very eye of the Supreme.       More Lights on Yoga, p. 80.         It would be impossible in an introduction to Integral Yoga, such as this attempts to be, to touch-in more than the salient points in its practice and to indicate some of the problems the aspirant may encounter in his development.         The endeavour that Yoga—and particularly this Yoga —sets before the sadhaka is an immense one, full of difficulties and dangers and problems of personal application, far too many in number for anyone to do more than indicate in a limited way in a small book
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/Morwenna Donnelly/English/Founding the Life Divine/Work, Meditation and Concentration.htm
      CHAPTER IV         WORK. MEDITATION AND CONCENTRATION         All work done for the Divine, from poetry and art and. music to carpentry or baking or sweeping a room, should be made perfect even in its smallest external detail as well as in the spirit in which it is done; for only then is it an altogether fit offering.       Letters, Vol. III (On Poetry and Literature), p. 290.         I mean by work action done for the Divine and more and more in union with the Divine—for the Divine alone and nothing else. Naturally that is not easy at the beginning, any more than deep meditation and luminous knowledge are easy or even true love and bhakti are easy.
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/Morwenna Donnelly/English/Founding the Life Divine/The individual Centre.htm
      CHAPTER II         THE INDIVIDUAL CENTRE         The supreme Self is one, but the souls of the Self are many.                                                                              The Life Divine: passim.         The one infinitely variable Spirit in things carries all of himself into each form of his omnipresence; the self, the Being is at once unique in each, common in our collectivities and one in all beings. God moves in many ways at once in his own indivisible unity.  The Problem of Rebirth, p. 60.         The Divine is always in the inner heart and does not leave it.       Letters, Vol. IV, p. 178.          The Divine
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/Morwenna Donnelly/English/Founding the Life Divine/Foreword.htm
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/Morwenna Donnelly/English/Founding the Life Divine/In Difficulty.htm
      CHAPTER V         IN DIFFICULTY         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 to face everything and every risk, even the risk of failure, and the will to progress towards an entire selflessness, desirelessness and surrender.       Bases of Yoga, pp. 69-70.         The road of Yoga is long, and every inch of ground has to be won against much resistance, and no quality is more needed by the sadhaka than patience and single-minded perseverance with a faith that remains firm through all difficulties, delays and apparent failures.  Ibid., p. 46.
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/Morwenna Donnelly/English/Founding the Life Divine/The Luminous Crypt of the Soul.htm
      CHAPTER III         THE LUMINOUS CRYPT OF THE SOUL         When people do sadhana, there is a higher Nature that works within, the psychic and spiritual, and they have to put their natures under the influence of the psychic being and the higher spiritual self or of the Divine. More Lights on Yoga, p. 27.         The important thing is... to live always in the psychic being, your true being. The psychic will, in due time, awaken and turn to the Divine all the rest of the nature, so that even the outer being will feel itself in touch with the Divine and moved by the Divine in all it is and feels and does.       Letters, Vol. I, pp. 228-9.     
Title: PART I
Resource name: /E-Library/Authors from Other Centers/Morwenna Donnelly/English/Founding the Life Divine/Divine Source and Divine Meaning.htm
          PART I   Approaching the Yoga         CHAPTER 1         DIVINE SOURCE AND DIVINE MEANING         I am concerned with the earth consciousness, not with worlds beyond for their own sake; it is terrestrial realization that I seek and not a flight to distant summits. All other Yogas regard life as an illusion or a passing phase: the supramental (i.e. Integral) Yoga alone regards it as a thing created by the Divine for a progressive manifestation and takes fulfilment of the life and body for its object.  Letters, Vol. Ill, p. 327.         This Yoga accepts the value of cosmic existence and holds it to be a reality;