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The Life Divine
The Life Divine

The Life Divine

by Sri Aurobindo

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English

Publisher

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

ISBN

9788170588443 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 1129

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Paperback

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Author: Sri Aurobindo
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Sri Aurobindo
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 1129
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788170588443

Description

The Life Divine first appeared serially in the monthly review Arya. In 1939 and 1940, Sri Aurobindo revised The Life Divine for book publication. The first volume consisting of the first twenty-seven chapters was published in November 1939. The second volume was published in July 1940. A one-volume edition was brought out in the United States in 1949, and new editions were published in India in 1955, 1970 and 2001.

EXCERPT:

The earliest preoccupation of man in his awakened thoughts and, as it seems his inevitable and ultimate preoccupation, for it survives the longest periods of skepticism and returns after every banishment, - is also the highest which his thought can envisage. It manifests itself in the divination of Godhead, the impulse towards perfection, the search after pure Truth and unmixed Bliss, the sense of a secret immortality. The ancient dawns of human knowledge have left us their witness to this constant aspiration; today we see a humanity satiated but not satisfied by victorious analysis of the externalities of Nature preparing to return to its primeval longings. The earliest formula of Wisdom promises to be its last, - God, Light Freedom Immortality


Sri Aurobindo was born in on 15 August 1872. At the age of seven he was taken to England for his education. He studied at St. Paul’s School, London, and at king’s College, Cambridge returning to India in 1893, he worked for the next thirteen years in the princely state of Baroda in the service of the Maharaja and as a professor in the state’s college.

In 1906 Sri Aurobindo quit his post in Baroda and went to Calcutta, where he become one of the leaders of the Indian Nationalist movement as editor of the newspaper Bande Mataram he put forward the idea of complete independence from Britain Arrested three times for sedition or treason he was released each time for lack of evidence.

Sri Aurobindo began the practice of Yoga in 1905. Within a few years he achieved several fundamental spiritual realizations. In 1910 he withdrew from Politice and went to Pondicherry in French India in order to concentrate on his inner life and work over the next forty years he developed a new spiritual path, the integral Yoga whose ultimate aim is the transformation of life by the power of a Supramental conscious-ness. In 1926 with the help of his spiritual collaborator the mother he founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. His vision of life is presented in.
Numerous works of prose and poetry among the best known of witch are the life divine the synthesis of Yoga Essays on the Gita and Savitri Sri Aurobindo passed away on 5th December 1950.

Contents

Chapter I
The Human Aspiration
Chapter II
1. The Two Negations
Chapter III
The Two Negations
2. The Refusal of the Ascetic
Chapter IV
Reality Omnipresent
Chapter V
The Destiny of the Individual
Chapter VI
Man in the Universe
Chapter VII
The Ego and the Dualities
Chapter VIII
The Methods of Vedantic Knowledge
Chapter IX
The Pure Existent
Chapter X
Conscious Force
Chapter XI
Delight of Existence: The Problem
Chapter XII
Delight of Existence: The Solution
Chapter XIII
The Divine Maya
Chapter XIV
The Supermind as Creator
Chapter XV
The Supreme Truth-Consciousness
Chapter XVI
The Triple Status of Supermind
Chapter XVII
The Divine Soul
Chapter XVIII
Mind and Supermind
Chapter XIX
Life
Chapter XX
Death, Desire and Incapacity
Chapter XXI
The Ascent of Life
Chapter XXII
The Problem of Life
Chapter XXIII
The Double Soul in Man
Chapter XXIV
Matter
Chapter XXV
The Knot of Matter
Chapter XXVI
The Ascending Series of Substance
Chapter XXVII
The Sevenfold Chord of Being
Chapter XXVIII
Supermind, Mind and the Overmind Maya

Book Two
The Knowledge and the lgnorance --- The Spiritual Evolution

Part I
The Infinite Consciousness and the lgnorance

Chapter I
Indeterminates, Cosmic Determinations and the Indeterminable
Chapter II
Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara---Maya, Prakriti, Shakti
Chapter III
The Eternal and the Individual
Chapter IV
The Divine and the Undivine
Chapter V
The Cosmic Illusion; Mind, Dream and Hallucination
Chapter VI
Reality and the Cosmic Illusion
Chapter VII
The Knowledge and the Ignorance
Chapter VIII
Memory, Self-Consciousness and the Ignorance
Chapter IX
Memory, Ego and Self-Experience
Chapter X
Knowledge by Identity and Separative Knowledge
Chapter XI
The Boundaries of the Ignorance
Chapter XII
The Origin of the Ignorance
Chapter XIII
Exclusive Concentration of Consciousness-Force and the Ignorance
Chapter XIV
The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil

Part II
The Knowledge and the Spiritual Evolution

Chapter XV
Reality and the Integral Knowledge
Chapter XVI
The Integral Knowledge and the Aim of Life; Four Theories of Existence
Chapter XVII
The Progress to Knowledge ---- God, Man and Nature
Chapter XVIII
The Evolutionary Process ----- Ascent and Integration
Chapter XIX
Out of the Sevenfold Ignorance towards the Sevenfold Knowledge
Chapter XX
The Philosophy of Rebirth
Chapter XXI
The Order of the Worlds
Chapter XXII
Rebirth and Other Worlds; Karma, the Soul and Immortality
Chapter XXIII
Man and the Evolution
Chapter XXIV
The Evolution of the Spiritual Man
Chapter XXV
The Triple Transformation
Chapter XXVI
The Ascent towards Supermind
Chapter XXVII
The Gnostic Being
Chapter XXVIII
The Divine Life

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