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The Ego and Its Drive for Independence

There is something of an unconscious drive for the ego to act as if it were totally free, separate and independent of everything “other” than itself–other individuals, the world, the Supreme. 483 more words

Sri Aurobindo

To Attain Liberation and Enjoy Immortality

At some point, most people ask themselves the question about why they are alive, what the meaning of life is, and what is their true role in the world meant to be. 453 more words

Sri Aurobindo

The Key Role of the Individual Soul in the Divine Manifestation

The ancient texts stress the importance of the human incarnation, as the human life is the platform for evolution, spiritual practice and growth and experience. Even the Gods would have to take human birth if they want to grow or evolve! 350 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Stephen Hawking, physicist and Nobel laureate, defines God as a set of scientific rules and principles, including the laws that have not yet been discovered. How does Hinduism View God?

One of our definitions of God is that he is of the nature of order. All the laws in every field of existence, including the laws governing physical phenomena, psychological  phenomena, and morality, are God. 103 more words

Advaita

What will happen to a person who lives an ethical life but does not believe in God?

An ethical person believes in dharma, righteousness, and morality; that is God. If. you are living a life of values, it means that you do believe in those values, is it not so? 91 more words

Advaita

Being and Becoming Are One

When we reflect on the nature of our existence, we frequently treat the universe as something inconscient and mechanical, a stage for our conscious action. To the extent we reflect further on how this seemingly mechanical universe came about, we tend to posit some kind of external “Creator”, to whom we attribute qualities such as Infinite, All-Knowing, All-Powerful, while somehow this creator is outside the manifested universe. 357 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Oneness As the Basis For the Integral Yoga

The Upanishads state that there is “One without a second” and “All this is the Brahman”. Taken together, we can recognize the basis of Oneness. When translated into the human dividing mind, however, these unequivocal statements of Oneness are parsed, fragmented, limited, separated and turned into a dichotomy between the “real” and the “unreal”. 350 more words

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