Author: Sri Aurobindo
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Sri Aurobindo
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788170580089
This book consists of letters by Sri Aurobindo on various aspects of his spiritual teaching and method of yogic practice. Among the subjects are: the object of the Integral Yoga; basic requisites of the Yoga; the foundation of sadhana (spiritual practice); sadhana through work, meditation, and love and devotion; human relationships; experiences, realisations, visions and symbols.
‘‘The way of yoga followed here has a different purpose from others,--- for its aim is not only to rise out of the ordinary ignorant world-consciousness into the divine consciousness, but to bring the supra-metal power of that divine consciousness down into the ignorance of mind, life and body, to transform them, to manifest the Divine here and create a divine life in Matter….
‘‘The sadhana of this yoga does not proceed through any set mental teaching or prescribed forms of meditation, Mantras or others, but by aspiration, by a self-concentration inwards or upwards, by self- opening to an Influence, to the Divine Power above us and its workings, to the Divine presence in the heart and by the rejection of all that is foreign to these things. It is only by faith, aspiration and surrender that this self-opening can come.’’
The Object of Integral Yoga
Synthetic Method and Integral Yoga
Basic Requisites of the Path
The Foundation of Sadhana
Sadhana Through Work
Sadhana Through Meditation
Sadhana Through Love and Devotion
Human Relationships in Yoga
Sadhana in the Ashram and Outside