What’s the Right Thing to Do: A Meditation on Dharma, Reason and Offering – Part 2

Essay published in Collaboration: Journal of the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Vol. 40 (2), pp. 29-33. CONTINUED FROM PART 1 PART 2 Given below is another clear and powerful description about Dharma given by Nolini Kanta Gupta[1] which helps us see how the terms Right, Duty and Dharma are better understood as... Continue Reading →

What’s the Right Thing to Do: A Meditation on Dharma, Reason and Offering – Part 1

Essay published in Collaboration: Journal of the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Vol. 40 (2), pp. 29-33. PART 1 "Do what feels right to you, to the real you inside." "Listen to your inner voice, and act accordingly." "Don't give in to the societal pressure, hear the voice of your soul." We... Continue Reading →

What is Yoga – III (Passages from the Mother’s Writings)

This is the concluding part of the series. In this part we share some passages from the Mother's Questions and Answers series from 1929 and 1951. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Q: Will you say something to us about Yoga? What do you want the Yoga for? To get power? To attain to peace and... Continue Reading →

What is Yoga – II (Passages from Sri Aurobindo’s Writings)

Continued from Part 1... Today we share some excerpts from one of Sri Aurobindo's major works on the philosophy and practice of Integral Yoga titled, The Synthesis of Yoga. In the opening chapter, titled Life and Yoga, he writes: In the right view both of life and of Yoga all life is either consciously or subconsciously a Yoga.... Continue Reading →

What is Yoga – I (Passages from Sri Aurobindo’s writings)

In honour of the upcoming International Yoga Day, we share some excerpts from two of the writings of Sri Aurobindo. In this first part of this series, we share a small essay written by Sri Aurobindo around 1911. We believe these selected passages shed some much needed light on what is Yoga in its essence. This is especially... Continue Reading →

The Two Spirits – by Dr. Alok Pandey

As students of Sri Aurobindo, and as learners and researchers we find this article very thoughtful and thought-provoking. We hope our readers will also find it so. **** Author: Dr. Alok Pandey. Published in Namah, Volume 17 (2), 2009. There is a spirit of enquiry and there is a spirit of doubt. The two appear similar and close... Continue Reading →

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