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Integral Healing  -  Compiled from the Works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
Integral Healing - Compiled from the Works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

Integral Healing - Compiled from the Works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

by Sri Aurobindo

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English

Publisher

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

ISBN

9788170587743 - Year: 2012 - Pages: 260

Binding

Paperback

Sri Aurobindo

Author: Sri Aurobindo
The Mother/
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 260
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788170587743

Description

Integral Healing presents the insights of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother into the causes and cure of illness. This book of selections from their writings and talks examines the mechanism of illness primarily from a psychological point of view, taking into account the whole of our being including much that is beyond the range of our normal awareness. It explores how the hidden causes of physical disorders can be uprooted by discovering and utilizing one's inner power and participating consciously in the accelerated evolutionary process known as Integral Yoga.

Integral Yoga is the spiritual path that was originally developed and taught by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India. In this book, the central principles of Integral Yoga and its vision of the evolving relation between matter and Spirit are explained in Sri Aurobindo's and the Mother's words in the Introduction, "Yoga, Evolution and the Human Body".

Sri Aurobindo, the prophet of a higher evolution, envisaged this path of Yoga as leading eventually through a radical change of consciousness to a total freedom from illness and the possibility of physical immortality. With regard to the body and its present subjection to illness, he stated that "the aim of our yoga is not to find out the most efficient method of healing diseases so much as to change the entire consciousness - even the physical - in order that disease may not come at all. The entire being must be so transformed that disease becomes impossible."

Integral healing in its completeness implies such a transformation by which illness, suffering and death would become things of the past. But before an evolutionary leap carries us beyond human nature as we know it, there are practical ways to maintain physical as well as psychological equilibrium and deal with the challenges that illness may present. These are the main subject of this book.

The seriousness of the problem has to be recognized and no simple panacea can be expected. As is explained in Part Four, "Medicine and Healing", medical treatment according to mainstream or alternative systems has its place alongside the inner and spiritual methods that are discussed in Parts Two and Three, "Cure by Inner Means" and "Cure by Spiritual Force".

Illness, suffering and death have been unavoidable circumstances in the emergence of living and thinking beings in a world of inanimate matter. But at a certain point, the human consciousness begins to become aware of something within or beyond itself whose nature is self-existent peace and bliss. A potent new factor is then introduced. This higher reality has long been experienced in various aspects by mystics and practitioners of the disciplines that in India are grouped under the heading of Yoga. In these disciplines, however, spiritual liberation has often been pursued for its own sake with little regard for its relevance to material life.

On the other hand, there are forms of Yoga that have concerned themselves with the body, such as Hathayoga, which is now synonymous with "yoga" for most people. But these have tended to rely on techniques that are predominantly physical and inherently limited in their results, however powerful within those limits. The attempt of the Integral Yoga to bring a force from the highest spiritual plane into the depths of matter opens up a frontier whose exploration could alter the equation between consciousness and the body it inhabits, with incalculable implications for the future.


COMMENTS:

Absolute cure of an illness so that it cannot return again depends on clearing the mind, the vital and the body consciousness and the subconscient of the psychological response to the force bringing the illness…. The complete immunity from all illness for which our Yoga tries can only come by a total and permanent enlightenment of the below from above resulting in the removal of the psychological roots of ill health – it cannot be done otherwise.
= Sri Aurobindo

Pain bring us back to a deeper truth by forcing us to concentrate in order to be able to bear, to face this thing that crushes us…. The secret is to emerge from the ego, out of its prison, unite ourselves with the divine, merge into Him, not to allow anything to separate us from Him. Then, once one has discovered this secret and realizes it in one’s being, pain loses its justification and suffering disappears. It is an all-powerful remedy, not only in the deeper parts of the being, in the soul, in the spiritual consciousness, but also in life and in the body.

There is no illness, no disorder that can resist if this secret is discovered and put into practice not only in its higher parts of the being, but in the cell of the body.
= The Mother

Contents

Contents

INTRODUCTION: YOGA, EVOLUTION AND THE HUMAN BODY

1. The Need for a New Consciousness
The Struggle of Forces
The Old Spirituality and the New

2. Yoga in the Modern World
What is Yoga?
Synthesis of Yogic Methods
The Method and Process of Integral Yoga
Finding Your Own Way

3. Integral Yoga and the Body
The Body-mind and the True Nature of Matter
Inner Transformation and the Physical Resistance
Illness in Yoga

PART ONE: PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES OF ILLNESS

1. Disequilibrium of the Being
Harmony and Disorder
Types and Causes of Disequilibrium
Interchange with the Environment
Microbes: Their Origin and the Forces behind them
Restoring the Equilibrium

2. Weakness of the Nervous Envelope
How the Forces of Illness Attack
Sensing and Repelling Attacks of Illness
Psychological States and the Nervous Envelope

3. Wrong Thinking
The Power of Thought
The Mentality of the Cells

4. Fear
Fear and Contagion
Sanitation and Health
Getting Rid of Fear

5. The Subconscient
Recurrent Illnesses and the Subconscient
Removing the Psychological Roots of Illness

PART TWO: CURE BY INNER MEANS

1. Use of the will
Action of the will on the Body and the Subconscient
Cultivating the will
The Power of Sincerity

2. Imagination and Faith
The Secret of Coue's Method
Faith, Mental Effort and the Body

3. Detaching the Mind
Release from Subjection to the Body
Mastery of Mind over Body

4. Neutralising Pain
Eliminating the Mental Factor in Pain
Cutting the Connection
Going out of the Body
Moving the Centre of Awareness
Widening Oneself

5. Quietude and Peace
Quieting the Mind
Making Oneself Blank
Bringing Peace into the Body

6. Change of Consciousness
Consciousness, Mind and Body

7. The Psychic Being
The Psychic Being and the Outer Consciousness
Psychic Discernment and Physical Disorders
Accidents and an Awakened Consciousness
Experiences of the Inner Being
The Decisive Change
The Sense of Eternity

8. Secrets of the Body-consciousness
The Body and its Masters
Letting the Body Restore its Balance
The Certitude of Cure
The Vibratory Process of an Illness
A Shift in Consciousness
The Body as the Expression of a Deeper Reality
Three Steps to Heal all Disorder

PART THREE: CURE BY SPIRITUAL FORCE

1. Divine Grace
Letting the Grace Work
Faith in the Divine
Psychic Faith and Integral Faith
Faith and Effort
Miracles of the Grace
Divine Intervention

2. Spiritual Force
The Efficacy of the Force for Cure
Becoming Conscious of the Force

3. Receptivity and Resistance to the Force
Quietude and Receptivity
Increasing the Physical Receptivity
Applying the Force from Outside the Body

4. Opening the Body-consciousness
Passivity and Inertia
Overcoming the Subconscient Resistance
The Need for Perseverance

5. The Call and the Response
The Secret of Effective Prayer
Surrendering Responsibility
The Surrender of the Cells

PART FOUR: MEDICINE AND HEALING

1. Medical Treatment and the Body-consciousness
Physical Support for the Action of the Force
Alternative Healing Systems
Strong Drugs and Side-Effects
Nature as Healer
Medical Science and the Curative Power Within Us
Diseases, Disorders and Doctors

2. Doctors and the Healing Power
Choosing One's Doctor
Qualities of a Doctor
Yoga and the Practice of Medicine
The Doctor as an Instrument of the Divine
The Force, the Instrument and the Instrumentation
The Collaboration of the Patient
Curing "Incurable" Illnesses

3. Intuitive Diagnosis
Mental Intuition and Yogic Intuition
Prognostications

4. Spiritual Healing
Use of Spiritual Force
Methods and Conditions of Effective Healing
Healing with the Hands
Thought-formations and Praying for Others

CONCLUSION: BEYOND ILLNESS AND HEALING

1. The Transformation of Suffering
Suffering as an Opportunity for Growth
Pain, Pleasure and the Delight of Existence

References
Glossary
Index

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