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The Integral Yoga  -  Sri Aurobindo’s Teaching and Method of Practice
The Integral Yoga - Sri Aurobindo’s Teaching and Method of Practice

The Integral Yoga - Sri Aurobindo’s Teaching and Method of Practice

by Sri Aurobindo

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Language

English

Publisher

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

ISBN

9788170583080 - Year: 1993 - Pages: 401

Binding

Paperback

Sri Aurobindo

Author: Sri Aurobindo
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Year: 1993
Language: English
Pages: 401
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788170583080

Description

In this collection of letters, Sri Aurobindo explains the fundamental principles and practices of his system of Yoga.

The Philosophical and Psychological foundations of his spiritual teaching are taken up in the first quarter of the book. The remaining portion deals with his method of spiritual practice.

The sub-jects include:

1. The Integral Yoga and the Ordinary Life
2. The Integral Yoga and Other Systems of Yoga
3. Planes of Consciousness and Parts of the Being
4. The Divine and the Divine Force
5. Bases of Yoga
6. Sadhana through work, meditation and Love
7. The Triple transformation
8. Difficulties in transforming the Nature
9. Human Relationships in Yoga

Contents

Relations's Note
Sri Aurobindo
Introduction

I. THE INTEGRAL Yoga AND THE ORDINARY LIFE :
1. The One Thing Needful
2. The Object of the Integral Yoga
3. Yoga and the Ordinary Life
4. Asceticism and the Integral Yoga
5. Motives for Seeking the Divine

II. THE INTEGRAL YOGA AND OTHER SYSTEMS OF YOGA AND Philosophy :
1. Metaphysical thought and the Supreme Truth
2. Illusionist Adwaita (Mayavada)
3. The Yoga of the Gita
4. The Tantric Tradition
5. Vaishnava Bhakti
6. The Integral Yoga and other Yogas

III. PLANES OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND PARTS OF THE BEING :
1. The Evolution of Consciousness
2. The Gradations of Consciousness - The Gradation of Planes
3. The Inner being and the Outer being
4. The Mind, the Vital and the Physical
5. The Central Being - the Jivatman and the Psychic Being
6. Higher Mind, Illumined Mind, Intuition, Overmind and Supermind
7. Supermind and Sachchidananda
8. Supermind and the Earth
9. The Supramental Evolution

IV. THE DIVINE, THE Gods AND THE DIVINE FORCE :
1. The Divine
2. The Gods
3. Invisible Forces and the Divine Force
4. The Divine Mother
5. The Mother's Force
6. The Divine Grace

V. Bases OF YOGA :
1. The Call to Yoga
2. The Integral Yoga : Not a Set Method
3. Opening

4. Surrender :
i. Personal Effort and Surrender

5. Assent
6. Will
7. Aspiration :
i. Desire and Aspiration

8. Faith
9. Patience and Perseverance
10. Sincerity
11. Quiet, Calm, Peace and Silence
12. Wideness Equality

VI. Sadhana THROUGH WORK, MEDITATION, AND Love AND DEVOTION :
1. Sadhana through Work :
i. The Motive for Work in Yoga
ii. Work as Part of the Yoga
iii. Difficulties in Work
iv. Strain and Fatigue in Work
v. Harmony and Organization in Work
vi. Care of Material Things
vii. Work and Meditation

2. Sadhana through Meditation :
i. Meditation and Concentration in the Integral Yoga
ii. Samadhi
iii. Practical Advice about Meditation

3. Sadhana through Love and Devotion :
i. Divine Love, Universal Love and Psychic Love
ii. Bhakti
iii. The Emotions
iv. Worship
v. Mantra and Japa
vi. Bhakti and the Integral Yoga

VII. EXPERIENCED AND REALIZATIONS :
1. Spiritual Experience and Realization
2. The Inward Movement
3. The Witness Consciousness
4. The Consciousness of the Self
5. The Cosmic Consciousness
6. The Intermediate Zone

7. Supraphysical Vision, Audition, Sensation :
i. Symbols, Lights, Colours, Sounds

8. Experiences in Dream Exteriorization

VIII. THE TRIPLE Transformation : PSYCHIC, SPIRITUAL AND SUPRAMENTAL :
1. The Meaning of Transformation
2. The Psychic Transformation :
i. The Psychic Opening
ii. Conditions of the Psychic Opening

2. The Spiritual Transformation :
i. The Central Process of the Yoga
ii. Ascent and Descent
iii. The Yoga-Shakti and the Process of Ascent and Descent
iv. The Descent of Peace, Power, Light, Ananda
v. Difficulties in the Process of Descent
vi. Assimilation of the Force
vii. Alternations in the Intensity of the Force

3. The Supramental Transformation :
i. Preparation for the Supramental Change
ii. The Transformation of the Body

IX. TRANSFORMATION OF THE Nature :
1. Experiences and Transformation
2. Transformation of the Mind :
i. The Intellect
ii. The Vital Mind
iii. The Physical Mind

3. Transformation of the Vital :
i. Vital Dissatisfaction
ii. Purification of the Vital
iii. The Lower Vital

4. Transformation of the Physical
5. Transformation of the Subconscient :
i. The Subconscient and Psychoanalysis

6. The Inconscient

X. DIFFICULTIES IN TRANSFORMING THE NATURE :
1. The Resistance of the Nature
2. Difficulties and Depression
3. The Sunlit Path
4. Detachment from Difficulties
5. The Positive Side of the Sadhana

6. Difficulties due to the Hostile Forces :
i. Attack by the Hostile Forces
ii. Possession by the Hostile Forces

7. The Ego :
i. Humility Desire

8. True Need and Desire
9. Anger and Violence

10. Sex :
i. Sex : A Movement of General Nature
ii. Sexual Continence
iii. Rejection of the Sexual Impulse
iv. Marriage

11. Fear
Weakness, Fatigue, Inertia
Sleep
Food
Illness

XI. HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS IN YOGA:
1. Friendship, Affection and Love
2. Relations between Men and Women
3. Family Ties
4. Mixing with others
5. Talking with others
6. Harmony with others

XII. OTHER ASPECTS OF SRI AUROBINDO'S Teaching AND METHOD OF PRACTICE:
1. Rebirth, Karma and Destiny
2. The Avatar and the Vibhuti
3. The Guru
4. Religion
5. Beauty
6. Art, Poetry, Music, Literature
7. Mental Development, Reading and Study
8. Westerners and Indian Yoga

Notes on the Texts
Glossary of Names and Terms

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