. . . Mind has to cease to be mind and become brilliant with
something beyond it. Life has to change into a thing vast and
calm and intense and powerful that can no longer recognize
its old blind eager narrow self of petty impulse and desire.
Even the body has to submit to a mutation and be no longer
the clamorous animal or the impeding clod it now is, but
become instead a conscious servant and radiant instrument
and living form of the spirit.
In 1906 Sri Aurobindo quit his post
in Baroda and went to Calcutta,
where he became one of the leaders
of the Indian: nationalist movement.
As editor of the newspaper Bande
Mataram, he put forward the idea of
complete independence from Britain.
Arrested three times for sedition or
treason, he was released each time
for lack of evidence.
Sri Aurobindo began the practice of
Yoga in 1905. 'Within a few years
he achieved several fundamental
spiritual realizations. In 1910 he
withdrew from politics and went to
Pondicherry in French India in order
to concentrate on his inner life and
work. Over the next forty years, he
developed a new spiritual path, the
Integral Yoga, whose ultimate aim is
the transformation of life by the
power of a sacramental consciousness. In 1926, with the help of his
spiritual collaborator the Mother, he
founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
His vision: of life is presented in
numerous works of prose and poetry,
among the best known of which are
The Life Divine, The Synthesis of
Yoga, Essays on the Gita and Savitri.
Sri Aurobindo passed away on 5
Book's Contents and Sample Pages
Bhakti Yoga (16)
Hatha Yoga (67)
Karma Yoga (30)
Kriya Yoga (59)
Kundalini Yoga (44)
Yoga For Children (11)
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