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The Progressive Stages of Love In Spiritual Development

In order to achieve spiritual growth and realisation, the ego-centered individual at some point needs to open up to a larger reality, and develop a real relationship to that reality. 492 more words

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The Psychic Being and Divine Universal Love

The soul focuses on certain qualities that have a divine essential characteristic to them. Most central of all is the quality of Love. The process of culturing of consciousness, of uplifting the ordinary human motives and actions from their weak, or misplaced focus on external forms and egoistic fulfillment, to refine, and refocus the consciousness so that it responds to those forms, forces, energies and movements that, in their essence, prepare the being for higher, purer and truer relations, from the divine standpoint, is essentially a preparation process for the action of the psychic being and its ability to come forward and take charge of the mind, life and body. 462 more words

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The Integral Yoga's Threefold Process To Transform the Emotional and Vital Nature of Man

The usual solutions to dealing with the vital drives and the heart’s emotions include all the various options described as ethical, moral, and religio-ethical, including altruism, philanthropy and humanitarian service. 326 more words

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The Religio-Ethical Approach To Spiritual Action and Its Limitations

There have been, of course, other strategies for spiritual development which did not require total abandonment of any activities other than those specifically related to the devotional or religious practices of the path. 507 more words

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The Limitations of Religious Emotions For an Integral Yoga

When we look at the spiritual paths that focus on the heart, we find a somewhat common theme. They generally recommend that worldly emotions, passions and vital desires or emotional attachments be rejected and that only those emotions that are directly related to the divine worship be accepted. 319 more words

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The Desire-Soul and the True Soul in Man

There is virtually always a great deal of confusion, and struggle, associated with opening the “path of the heart” to the yogic process. This is caused by the distortions of the surface personality and the attachment to the normal and natural desires and emotions of the human being and the remnants of the animal nature still active in our humanity. 429 more words

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The Path of the Heart For Spiritual Realisation

The way of knowledge is not the only path for the seeker of the Divine. Another path is the way of the heart. The intellectual, the individual who operates primarily from the mental level, will not necessarily accept that the heart can know the Truth and respond to it; however, there is a long historical experience that ensures that the seeker who goes to the depth of the heart’s inner seat can also achieve the realisation. 246 more words

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