“Essays in Philosophy and Yoga” CWSA 13 consists of short works in prose written by Sri Aurobindo after 1909 and published during his lifetime. All but a few of them are concerned with aspects of spiritual philosophy, yoga, and related subjects. Short writings on the Veda, the Upanishads, Indian culture, political theory, education, and poetics have been placed in other volumes. The title of the volume has been provided by the editors. It is adapted from the title of a proposed collection, “Essays in Yoga”, found in two of Sri Aurobindo’s notebooks. Since 1971 most of the contents of the volume have appeared under the editorial title “The Supramental Manifestation and Other Writings”.
If the mind and the vital can feel and accept the soul’s sheer love for the Divine for His own sake, then the sadhana gets its full power and many difficulties disappear.