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All-Inclusiveness and the Higher Law of Love Is the Truth of Our Existence

Wherever we observe the natural world in detail, we find an incredible essential harmony and interdependence at work. The detail and precision of this vast universal manifestation speaks to a greater and all-inclusive harmony. 277 more words

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Reconciling Self-Knowledge and Life in the World

The experience of the silent, remote, immutable Brahman is so overwhelming to the seeker, that it makes the world and its activities seem either to be illusory or “less real”. 326 more words

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The Experience of Detachment From the World of Manifestation

Sri Aurobindo’s integral Yoga embraces the world manifestation as the expression of the Divine. This does not, however, imply that the normal human standpoint, centered around the ego-consciousness, is to remain in place without modification. 532 more words

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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

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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

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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

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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

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