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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/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/Other Editions/Letters of Sri Aurobindo - Second Series 1949/Forewors.htm
FOREWORD   This second series of Sri Aurobindo's letters is intended to be complementary to the volume published on his 75th birthday —the 15th August, 1947. It is a farther instalment from the vast store of his letters which yet remain to be published. Some idea of their immense quantity can be had from the fact that regularly for six to eight hours every day over a period of about ten years he gave replies to the innumerable inquiries addressed to him by the spiritual aspirants in his Ashram and elsewhere. The letters included in the first volume were selected with a view to giving a broad outline of the basic principles of his spiritual metaphysics and psychology an
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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/Other Editions/Letters of Sri Aurobindo - Second Series 1949/Integral Yoga and Other Spiritual Paths.htm
SECTION TWO INTEGRAL YOGA AND OTHER SPIRITUAL PATHS Vedanta, Tantra and Integral Yoga   VEDA and Vedanta are one side of the One Truth; Tantra with its emphasis on Shakti is another; in this Yoga all sides of the Truth are taken up, not in the systematic forms given them formerly but in their essence, and carried to the fullest and highest significance. But Vedanta deals more with the principles and essentials of the divine knowledge and therefore much of its spiritual knowledge and experience has been taken bodily into the Arya*. Tantra deals more with forms and processes and organis
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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/Other Editions/Letters of Sri Aurobindo - Second Series 1949/Divine Grace Personal Effort and Gurus Help.htm
SECTION NINE DIVINE GRACE PERSONAL EFFORT AND GURU'S HELP   Three Possibilities in Sadhana   THERE are three main possibilities for the — sadhak—(1) To wait on the Grace and rely on the Divine, (2) To do everything himself like the Adwaitin and the Buddhist, (3) To take the middle path, go forward by aspiration and rejection etc. helped by the Force.   Divine Grace, Divine Compassion and Cosmic Law   I SHOULD like to say something about the Divine Grace—for you seem to think it should be something like a Divine Reason acting upon lines not very different from those of human intelligence. But it is not that. Also it is not a universal Divine Compassi
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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/Other Editions/Letters of Sri Aurobindo - Second Series 1949/Religion Morality Idealism and Yoga.htm
SECTION THREE Religion, Morality, Idealism & Yoga Spiritual Evolution—Positivist Scepticism and Faith   ALL that you say only amounts, on the general issue, to the fact that this is a world of slow evolution in which man has emerged out of the beast and is still not out of it, light out of darkness, and a higher consciousness out of first a dead and then a struggling and troubled unconsciousness. A spiritual consciousness is emerging and it is through this spiritual consciousness that one can meet the Divine. Religions, full of vital and mental, mixed, troubled and ignor
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/Other Editions/Letters of Sri Aurobindo - Second Series 1949/Transformation of the Inconscient.htm
SECTION TWELVE TRANSFORMATION OF THE INCONSCIENT THE PRESENT WORLD SITUATION Opening the Inconscient to Light   THERE is another cause of the general inability to change which at present afflicts the sadhak.; It is because the sadhana, as a general fact, has now and for a long time past come down to the Inconscient;  the pressure, the call is to change in that part of the nature which depends directly on the Inconscient, the fixed habits, the automatic movements, the mechanical repetitions of the nature, the involuntary reactions to life, all that seems to belong to th
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/Other Editions/Letters of Sri Aurobindo - Second Series 1949/Astrology and Prophecy.htm
SECTION SIXTEEN   ASTROLOGY AND PROPHECY, SCIENCE & SPIRITUALITY, ACTION OF SUBTLE FORCES, VIOLENCE & NON - VIOLENCE, ETC. Observations on Cheiro's Predictions— Astrology and Prophecy ; Fate and Free-Will (1)   YOUR extracts taken by themselves are very — impressive, but when one reads the book, the impression made diminishes and fades away. You have quoted Cheiro's successes, but what about his failures? I have looked at the book and was rather staggered by the number of prophecies that have failed to come off. You can't deduce from a small number, of predictions, however accurate, that all is predestined down
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/Other Editions/Letters of Sri Aurobindo - Second Series 1949/precontent.htm
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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/Other Editions/Letters of Sri Aurobindo - Second Series 1949/The Central Process.htm
SECTION FIVE  THE CENTRAL PROCESS AND FUNDAMENTAL REALISATIONS FOR INTEGRAL YOGA I. PSYCHIC CONVERSION The Path   YOU know the three things on which the realisation has to be based: (1) on a rising to a station above the mind and on the opening out of the cosmic consciousness; (2) on the psychic opening; and (3) on the descent of the higher consciousness with its peace, light, force, knowledge, Ananda etc. into all the planes of the being down to the most physical. All this has to be done by the working of the Mother's force aided by your aspiration, devo
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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/Other Editions/Letters of Sri Aurobindo - Second Series 1949/Objects of Sri Aurobindos Sadhana.htm
SECTION FOUR   OBJECTS OF SRI AUROBINDO'S  SADHANA Opening the Way   MY sadhana is not a freak or a monstrosity or a miracle done outside the laws of Nature and the conditions of life and consciousness on earth. If I could do these things or if they could happen in my Yoga, it means that they can be done and that therefore these developments and transformations are possible in the terrestrial consciousness....   Sadhana for the Earth-Consciousness   MY point about my sadhana was that my sadhana was not done for myself but for the earth-consciousness
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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/Other Editions/Letters of Sri Aurobindo - Second Series 1949/Power and Personalities Divine and Hostile.htm
SECTION SEVEN POWERS AND PERSONALITIES- DIVINE AND HOSTILE Falsehood and Ignorance—Powers and Personalities—Emanations and Presence*   1. Falsehood and Ignorance   IGNORANCE means Avidya, the separative consciousness and the egoistic mind and life that flow from it and all that is natural to the separative consciousness and the egoistic mind and life. This Ignorance is the result of a movement by which the cosmic Intelligence separated itself from the light of the Supermind (the divine Gnosis) and lost the Truth,— truth of being, truth of divine consciousness