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Human Knowledge Can Lead to Divine Knowledge

In whatever direction humanity tries to acquire knowledge about the world and our life in the world, eventually the seeking leads to the Divine. Western science, grounded firmly in outer “facts” that could be seen, measured, correlated and compared, has itself begun to recognize that unseen factors are both real and significant, if not yet recognized as primary. 419 more words

Sri Aurobindo

God-Knowledge and World-Knowledge

The human individual acquires knowledge primarily by studying the external world, at least initially. This knowledge brings a wealth of perceptions, observations, correlations, inferences, and eventually principles that govern the way the world works. 314 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Living a Life Dominated by Spirit

In Sri Aurobindo’s view, the goal of the Yoga of Knowledge is not fully achieved by the spiritual realisation of the higher planes of consciousness, whether the Gnosis, or the Bliss-Consciousness of Sat-Chit-Ananda. 305 more words

Sri Aurobindo

The First Aim of the Yoga of Knowledge

The Yoga of knowledge has as its goal, the attainment of a state of consciousness that is at one with God, by whatever name or in whatever way we try to define it to our human intellect. 421 more words

Sri Aurobindo

The Three Poises of the Purusha

The Purusha adopts a different poise in relation to Nature (Prakriti), depending on whether it is operating on the planes of Matter-Life-Mind, Gnosis (Vijnana) or Sat-Chit-Ananda. 403 more words

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The Bliss-Nature and the Supramental Race

Each plane of existence has characteristic forms and beings that represent that plane and are based on the consciousness-force uniquely active on that plane. In the material world, of course, there are gross material forms, but as development there occurs, we see the rise of crystals, minerals and metals, which are more evolved forms of Matter. 472 more words

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The Qualities of the Bliss-Soul and the Evolution of Consciousness

While it is impossible for the mental consciousness to truly understand the bliss consciousness, certain characteristics can nevertheless be defined conceptually. The divine standpoint, founded on oneness and unity, responds differently than the mental consciousness based on fragmentation and division. 359 more words

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