The discovery of psychic being is an important milestone in the path of integral yoga. Our ordinary life is governed by mind, body and vital beings trying to satisfy their urges through our senses. These agents do not allow our true being (psychic) to come to the front and control the life. For that we need to train them. The Vital, especially the lower vital with its urges, habitual instincts and impulses makes most of the difficulty. The physical with its tamas and inertia resists any change. Mind with its arrogance, its fixed beliefs and opinions stands in the way of developing intuition. So one has to work on all these layers of consciousness and prepare them to align with the psychic being. Once the psychic being takes the command, a great leap is done on the spiritual path.
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In these essays originally published in Arya, Sri Aurobindo writes on the sovereignty of nations in the aftermath of the First World War.