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Love As the Central Foundation of Divine Realisation

Those who practice the traditional Yoga of devotion eventually reach a stage where the passionate and intense embrace of the Divine Lover is the central focus of their life and action. 497 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Aspects of the Personal Relationship of the Seeker with the Divine

The relationship between the individual and the Divine is not limited to one particular form in the Yoga of love and devotion. There are a number of relations, any of which may be predominant at one time or another. 297 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Devotion and Works

The underlying principle of the traditional Yoga of works is obedience to the Divine Will in works. This approach may, however, be one of long-suffering carrying of a burden if it is not modified by the spirit of love and devotion. 260 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Devotion and Knowledge

Traditionally, the Yoga of devotion has been seen as separate from the Yoga of knowledge, and as leading to a different resolution of the spiritual quest. 293 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Developing a Constant Inner Communion Is Key to Transforming the Life

Because the integral Yoga takes up all of life, the seeker cannot rest content with a sense of union, adoration or joy that comes through abandonment or renunciation of the outer life of action in the world. 302 more words

Sri Aurobindo

The Way of Devotion in the Integral Yoga

The integral Yoga accepts the reality of the world and our individual existence as a manifestation of the Divine. There is no ultimate break between the “reality” of the Divine and the “illusion” of the world. 428 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Crying for a qualification

Hubby is very proud of my new TT qualification. But he’s ever-careful (too careful for my liking!) not to inflate my ego, so his congratulations were characteristically ironic: “Congratulations on stopping crying long enough to complete your three assessments”. 430 more words