This universe was created out of Delight is sustained by Delight and is meant to eventually express Delight through all its manifold movements. This talk delves into some of the ways of contacting this Delight as we move along the great journey of life and Yoga.
Yoga is an inner battle. In fact life itself has an aspect of the battle. Evolution by its very nature implies a battle between what was and what is yet to be. The present talk explores the nature of this inner battle.
This talk on the eve of Durgastami explores the inner significance of the legend of Durga and also shares a vision of Champaklal ji from his book Visions of Champaklal on the theme of сonquest over an Asura.
“The cessation of thought is the one thing which the believer in intellect as the highest term of our evolution cannot contemplate with equanimity….Yet it is certain that it is only by the stilling of the lower that the higher gets full play.” Sri Aurobindo
The lower nature has to be rejected and the new consciousness must find room in its place. How are we to get rid of the lower movements is a crucial important question. The present talk explores some of these issues.
Prana is the energy giver for all our activities, including the sadhana. The following talk discusses some aspects of Pranayama, one of the traditional ways for this mastery and its relation to the Integral Yoga.
This talk is about the different ways of looking at the human body particularly in its relation with the Soul and the Spirit.
Creativity and Health is a rather new area that is being explored of late with regard to its power in the healing process. Recent studies show that the value of creativity goes beyond mere treating psychological conditions. The present talk explores some of these areas.
There are two ends that come together in the play of the universe. On the one side, it is the Divine Will pressing from within and Above. On the other side it is the receptivity, readiness, and openness of the instrument.
The present talk touches upon the subject of miracles from different angles based upon the vision and understanding given to us by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother…
The more we quieten the consciousness by removing from it the element of desire and doubts and ignorant conceptions, the more the Divine Will begins to act within and through us. The present talk is focused upon the action of the Divine Will.
Will is the switch that turns on the other members giving them force and momentum. It is the power that runs through the warp and woof of life. Of course to be truly effective, we must learn to distinguish it from wishful thinking, wants and desires. These are ‘willings’ that come to us from the atmosphere and not the true will, not the will of our being. <>
Thought is a power, a greater power is the Idea. Ideas, thoughts, feelings are soft powers. They take time but when their work is over, it is more thoroughly done. This talk refers to Sri Aurobindo’s writing on the subject.
Man is a link between the Inconscient and the Superconscious, between the darkness below and the Light Above. This is his conflict in which he is caught at the moment. But his descent is from a very high plane and sooner or later he is destined to recover his origin and unmask the potential of a god within him.
Every action upon earth, in its execution and its consequences, is necessarily mixed because such is the nature of terrestrial life. There is a darkness of Ignorance that hangs over and around everything but there is also a point of Light that shines at the core of everyone and everything. It is this Light of the Divine Presence that is the source of hope in all beings.
New adaptation is tilted towards a complete hold of the Spirit over Matter, so that the Spirit decides how matter should respond and the Matter is completely responsive to the Spiritual will. The only thing that counts towards this is the Grace Above and the call and response from our soul and nature below.
Spiritual life is likened to a New Birth, a birth out of the mental, vital, physical consciousness and its endless round of desires and ego and suffering into the psychic and spiritual life. It is also a shift of the center of one’s consciousness from the ego-self to the Divine.
The way of dealing with the difficulties of Nature is different in this yoga than one does it in the traditional paths. Here the goal is transformation of nature and not an escape from it. This talk covers some of aspects and ways of dealing with the problems of human nature in this yoga.