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The Second Standard of Human Conduct

Man is not a solitary creature; rather he associates in groupings such as family, tribe, team, community, nation, society and civilisation, with numerous sub-groupings based on defined characteristics such as religion, political party, club, and various “affinity” groups. 418 more words

Sri Aurobindo

The First Standard of Human Conduct

Every human being acts under one code of conduct or another, whether or not they consciously recognise it to be so. Sri Aurobindo has classified these standards under four distinct groupings: “The first is personal need, preference and desire; the second is the law and good of the collectivity; the third is an ideal ethic; the last is the highest divine law of the nature.” 261 more words

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Transcending Moral and Ethical Standards To Achieve a Limitless Divine Action

The human mentality, by its nature, tends to separate things into hard and fast divisions. It is no different in the realm of moral rules or ethical standards. 515 more words

Sri Aurobindo

The Relative Nature of Moral Laws and Ethical Standards of Conduct

For most people, the moral and ethical standards of the society within which they are raised are fixed and basic principles that govern action. For those who have had the opportunity to travel and meet people from different cultures, it becomes clear that these standards actually vary from one society to another. 439 more words

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The Individual and the Cosmic Being

Humanity has tended to the extremes when looking at the role and purpose of the individual being. Those who place their focus on the Eternal tend to treat the individual as an aberration, something to be dissolved in order to achieve Oneness with the Eternal. 395 more words

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Shifting the Center of Reference From the Ego to the Divine

The evolution of consciousness moves from the vast, undifferentiated status of Matter, to the beginning of differentiation of awareness that comes with plant and animal life, to the full development of differentiation with the ego-consciousness in the human being. 465 more words

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The Ego Standpoint and the Universal Standpoint

The recognition and the realisation that it is the Divine Force that acts within the frame of a unified field of existence that is constituted as a manifestation of the Eternal is something that we may be able to adopt intellectually at some point, but this still leaves the nexus of the ego-personality in its actions and reactions in the world. 311 more words

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