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Addressing Human Nature to Achieve Divine Nature

For the seeker of the integral Yoga, the starting point on the path is with the basic reality of human nature and the limitations imposed by body, life and mind. 544 more words

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About the ungodlike Abrahamic god - Michel Danino

“I find it highly symbolic that Judaism should have been born in blood and fear, not out of love for its founding deity. As Sri Aurobindo put it, “The Jew invented the God-fearing man; India the God-knower and God-lover.” It probably took centuries for the old cults to disappear altogether, and a stream of prophets who sought to strike terror into the hearts of the Israelites. 2,040 more words
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The Human Being and the Worlds and Planes of Existence

One of the limitations of Western psychology is the restriction to study of the individual human being as if he is separate and divided from the rest of existence. 426 more words

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The Soul and the Lower Hemisphere of Being

Mind, Life and Matter represent a lower hemisphere of being that is actually a reflex of the higher hemisphere of Sat-Chit-Ananda, Existence, Consciousness-Force and Bliss or Delight of existence. 538 more words

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The Various Poises of the Soul in the Higher Planes of Consciousness

In order to facilitate our review and understanding of the poises or standpoints available to the Purusha in existence, the ancient sages have outlined 7 of them consisting of a lower hemisphere of Matter, Life and Mind, a transitional higher stage called Gnosis or Knowledge, and an upper hemisphere consisting of Existence, Consciousness and Bliss which are in act always unified; thus, some consider there to be only 5 planes of distinction rather than 7. 300 more words

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The Sovereign Control of the Soul Over Its Nature

The Shwetashwatara Upanishad declares: “For He who is the Womb of the World bringeth each nature to its perfection and He matureth all those that are yet to be perfected. 371 more words

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The Purusha--Transcendent, Universal and Individual

When people reflect on the nature of the soul, they are generally caught in the dividing and limiting power of the mental intellect and try to distinguish it from Nature or from God, and thus, they create a “construct” that represents the essence of the individual soul in existence. 369 more words

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