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Concentration and Identification Are Required Steps in the Yoga of Knowledge

The purification of the instruments of knowing are the basis for the development of concentration. Ordinarily, the objects of the senses impinge upon our awareness and we are drawn out towards them in a number of directions. 275 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Purification of the Instrument of Knowing Is the First Step in the Yoga of Knowledge

Knowledge of the external world and life in the world relies on the sense-organs, the nervous system and the brain in order to acquire information and process it, and then the mind organizes this information, categorizes and draws conclusions. 317 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Comparing the Methods of Yoga and the Methods of the Mind in the Acquisition of Knowledge

No matter how many facts we acquire, how much we study the outer world, and how much mental effort we put into the acquisition of knowledge of the material universe and its functioning, we eventually have to recognize that this knowledge is partial, limited, fragmented, and indirect and inferential. 250 more words

Sri Aurobindo

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

Not This - Neti Neti

The Endless Unfolding
The Ocean of Consciousness unpacks itself and rolls across the Multiverse, in the same way a painter splashes paint on a canvas, flicking the brush around in a detached, almost uninterested manner.   1,362 more words