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Raja Yoga Seeks Realisation Through Harnessing the Powers of the Mind

Raja Yoga remains something of a mystery for most people who have an active outer life, because it requires extensive practice and discipline to achieve total stillness in the body and a cessation of the waves of mental energy in the mind. 291 more words

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Hatha Yoga Seeks Realisation Through the Body and Life-Force

Particularly as promoted in the West, Hatha Yoga is seen as a form of healthful exercise to bring stability and flexibility to the physical body; and of course, it can provide the individual practitioner extraordinary results along these lines when practiced consistently. 229 more words

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Introduction to the Yoga of Self-Perfection

Sri Aurobindo introduces the Yoga of Self-Perfection with the following statement: “The principle of Yoga is the turning of one or of all powers of our human existence into a means of reaching the divine Being. 376 more words

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Conclusions

We have completed our review of the third section of Sri Aurobindo’s The Synthesis of Yoga, focused on the Yoga of Love and Devotion, having previously reviewed the Yoga of Knowledge and the Yoga of Works. 353 more words

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The Way of Love and the Supreme Liberation

In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna declares the “supreme secret” to be total devotion to the Supreme in all ways and aspects of the being: “Become my-minded, my lover and adorer, a sacrificer to Me, bow thyself to Me, to Me thou shalt come, this is my pledge and promise to thee, for dear art thou to Me. 192 more words

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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

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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

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