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Second Stage of Self-Surrender and Self-Mastery Through Active Nature

In the transition from perceiving the ego-personality as the doer of works, the first stage was characterized by an awareness of the Divine Shakti carrying out the work, albeit through the individual ego-consciousness. 327 more words

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First Stage of Self-Surrender and Self-Mastery Through Active Nature

Attaining self-mastery and self-surrender in the terms outlined by Sri Aurobindo is usually undertaken through emphasis on the silent witness consciousness and unity with the Divine through what may be considered the “passive” route. 326 more words

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Self-Surrender to the Divine and Spiritual Self-Mastery of the Individual Nature

In the Yoga of knowledge, one of the steps is to identify with the self-aware internal witness consciousness, and thereby to observe the working of the nature of mind-life-body from a separate, uninvolved standpoint. 376 more words

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Addressing the Danger of the Ego Appropriating the Divine Energy For Its Own Aggrandisement

Practitioners of Yoga have recognized the danger of having the higher force descend and begin to act within an individual who has not undertaken the preliminary purification and self-surrender steps sufficiently to avoid the risk of appropriation for the ego’s fulfilment rather than to simply carry out the divine purpose. 385 more words

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The Experience of the Supramental Shakti

The practice of Yoga is not an intellectual exercise, nor a philosophical or religious conception, nor even a devotional rite or ritual. The practice of Yoga is grounded in experience and thus, effectuates real changes to the mental poise, emotional response, vital reactions and physical being of the seeker. 483 more words

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The Divine Shakti As the Active Presence of the Divine

As can be expected in a wholesale transformation of the standpoint of consciousness and action, there are intermediate stages between the full immersion in the ego-consciousness and the complete sense of Oneness with the Divine and the action of the Divine in the manifestation. 420 more words

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The Perfectibility of the Human Spirit

Here’s a YouTube video with the story of Aravind Eye Hospital; it has inspired the creation of Network Philanthropy.