This talk takes up Sri Aurobindo’s and the Mother’s life until Their meeting with each other.
This talk deals with practical aspects of sadhana of the Integral Yoga in daily life.
This talk is based on certain questions related to the Sri Aurobindo ashram, especially as some people erroneously believe it to be yet another cult.
The Integral Yoga is not a yoga of world-shunning asceticism. It is important therefore to understand the nature of the world, the forces that constitute it, their effects and actions upon the individual and ways to navigate through them.
This talk deals with the many sides and shades of human nature, its inherent complexity that one confronts when one takes to the yogic life.
‘The Supramental Manifestation’ which took place upon earth on the 29th Feb 1956 is of crucial importance and marks one of the penultimate result of the tapasya of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
Where does Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga fit in with regard to the Sanatana Dharma? We can say that Sri Aurobindo has not only revealed to us the secret truths of Sanatana Dharma but also taken it in its unfolding further to the fulfillment of the aspiration that is ingrained within it.
The path of yoga is not an easy walk, the seeker has to often face inner resistances and wage a battle against invisible enemies. It is a long journey that goes beyond a single life-time. It is important to have something of the warrior element in one’s nature for walking the Path.
Some of terms specific to the yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother are discussed, not from a linguistic but from an experiential point of view. There is also a detailed description of the meaning of Sri Aurobindo’s symbol in response to a question.
Yoga has little to do with techniques and methods which are largely subordinate and secondary. The one important thing is the central and conscious aspiration. It is this that opens the doors of the Spirit rather than any fixed technique.
So also spiritual life has little to do with conventional religiosity. A very religious man may be far from the true spiritual life, often even closed to it. The stages of our evolution towards the spiritual consciousness are discussed in this talk.
Our outer life is a preparation for the inner, and the more conscious we become of our true life, our inner life, the better we are able to deal with the outer life and change it. In this talk we discuss the attitudes helpful to prepare us for the great journey.
This talk deals with the enigma centered around the Divine Mother’s physical withdrawal, Her Work and Her Mission as well as the after effects.
Here we take up questions that arise with regard to Indian Culture. At the same time we also discuss briefly the origin and the context of the Book ‘The Foundations of Indian Culture.’