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Sraddha and Prarthana (TH 015)

Equipped with sraddha and prarthana, the sadhaka can walk in the path of yoga confidently as he can feel the joy and protection of the Divine always with him.

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Sraddha or Faith (TH 014)

In this yoga one needs faith that the Divine exists and will reveal Himself in response to our sincere aspiration by His own Grace. Once this fundamental faith is there, a thousand failures cannot stop him achieving the goal.

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The Synthesis of Vedanta and Tantra in the Integral Yoga (TH 012)

Taking the truth of Vedanta as its base, Sri Aurobindo reveals us the Truth of future and the way of its manifestation. The whole creation is created by Ananda, dwelling in Ananda and proceeding towards Ananda. We have to realize the delight of the Divine in the essence as well as in the manifestation.

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Living in the Wideness and Freedom of the Divine (TH 011)

Sri Aurobindo tells us that, though essentially everything is Divine in its origin and manifestation, the divine manifests gradually in a progressive way in the manifestation. Therefore we can understand Evil by knowing that it is either good in the passing or good in the making.

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Towards Perfection (TH 009)

The yoga should not be done with a heart full of despondency, rather it should be done with a happy inner attitude. The sign of progress and effort in the right direction is a growth of joy and peace within, accompanied with vastness and wisdom, not visions and voices. It is a growth towards Oneness and not a state of division of life.

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The Balance Between Personal Effort and Surrender (TH 008)

Personal effort and surrender are often seen as contradictory processes of sadhana, but they are complementary processes and go together. Various levels of balance and the need for exercising choices. Personal effort in itself is not the end but the way for joy, harmony and growth of surrender. A true surrender and the path of offering. How becoming wide and supple paves the way for growth into the immensity of the Divine Consciousness.

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The Middle Path and the Sattwic Way (TH 007)

The story of Buddha and its inner meaning and significance. Distinction between true renunciation, vairagya impelled by a positive seeking, and a temporary state of disillusionment which is essentially a negative state without much force in it. The need for balance and moderation on the path of yoga. Tamas, rajas and sattwa, and necessity of first bringing the tamoguna and rajoguna under the control of Sattwa to achieve the mastery of nature.

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Working Upon the Lower Nature (TH 006)

The certainty of the Goal and the need for faith in Integral Yoga. The journey of this yoga through scenes and circumstances of inner and outer life, and its goal of bringing down and manifesting the Divine in the conditions of material life. Four fundamental steps in the process,— shuddhi, mukti, shakti and siddhi, and the triple labour of aspiration, rejection and surrender in achieving them.

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Preparing for the Purification of Nature (TH 005)

Incapacity of our present nature to bear the presence of Divine Light and Force; the need for and the process of purification. The process of liberating the intellect from the grip of the senses and awakening the true discriminating intellect within oneself; the need for intellectual honesty. Detecting the wrong movements from the right ones, removing the falsity from the core of truth, and the growth of sincerity.

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Personal Effort and the Divine Love (TH 004)

The workings and limitations of the lower nature which has to be slowly transformed into the higher Perfection; why transformation is a slow process, with a number of practical examples. Distinction between a forceful breaking of the present mould of nature and transforming it; the need for balance and avoidance of extremes. The Divine Love that transforms lower nature, and our personal efforts necessary to prepare and open ourselves to this Supreme Love.

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The Lesson of Troy (TH 003)

The journey of human soul; the Trojan war and the soul’s battle. The need for awareness, vigilance, courage and trust in inner and outer life, especially yogic life. An inward shift and need to avoid criticism of others but rather to look at oneself.

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All Life is Yoga (TH 002)

The nature of initiation into the Integral Yoga and its significance; a glimpse of the yogic life through a number of examples drawn from the life in the Ashram. The integral nature of this yoga, taking the whole of life as a field for application, including our outer material existence and the objects we handle.

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Sri Aurobindo the Avatar and the New Way (TH 001)

The Divine, hidden within the core of creation, emerges during critical moments of history and helps humanity through the dangerous passage. The talk dwells on the secret of the Avatara and gives us the background and importance of Integral yoga as the grand culmination of all past yogic efforts of mankind.