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Sri Aurobindo was born in Calcutta on 15 August 1872. At the age of seven he was taken to England for his education. He studied at St. Paul's School, London, and at King's College, Cambridge. Returning to India in 1893, he worked for the next thirteen years in the Princely State of Baroda in the service of the Maharaja and as a professor in the state's college.

 

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 realisations. 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 supramental 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 December 1950.

 

Contents

 

Book One

Omnipresent Reality and the Universe

Chapter I

The Human Aspiration

3

Chapter II

The Two Negations

8

1. The Materialist Denial

Chapter III

The Two Negations

2. The Refusal of the Ascetic

20

Chapter IV

Reality Omnipresent

29

Chapter V

The Destiny of the Individual

38

Chapter VI

Man in the Universe

47

Chapter VII

The Ego and the Dualities

56

Chapter VIII

The Methods of Vedantic Knowledge

66

Chapter IX

The Pure Existent

78

Chapter X

Conscious Force

87

Chapter XI

Delight of Existence: The Problem

98

Chapter XII

Delight of Existence: The Solution

108

Chapter XIII

The Divine Maya

120

Chapter XIV

The Supermind as Creator

130

Chapter XV

The Supreme Truth-Consciousness

141

Chapter XVI

The Triple Status of Supermind

152

Chapter XVII

The Divine Soul

161

Chapter XVIII

Mind and Supermind

170

Chapter XIX

Life

185

Chapter XX

Death, Desire and Incapacity

200

Chapter XXI

The Ascent of Life

210

Chapter XXII

The Problem of Life

220

Chapter XXIII

The Double Soul in Man

231

Chapter XXIV

Matter

245

Chapter XXV

The Knot of Matter

254

Chapter XXVI

The Ascending Series of Substance

266

Chapter XXVII

The Sevenfold Chord of Being

276

Chapter XXVIII

Supermind, Mind and the Overmind Maya

285

Book Two

The Knowledge and the Ignorance - The Spiritual Evolution

Part I

The Infinite Consciousness and the Ignorance

Chapter I

Indeterminates, Cosmic Determinations and the Indeterminable

309

Chapter II

Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara - Maya, Prakriti, Shakti

336

Chapter III

The Eternal and the Individual

380

Chapter IV

11

The Divine and the Undivine

403

Chapter V

The Cosmic Illusion; Mind, Dream and Hallucination

428

Chapter VI

Reality and the Cosmic Illusion

455

Chapter VII

The Knowledge and the Ignorance

499

Chapter VIII

Memory, Self-Consciousness and the Ignorance

519

Chapter IX

Memory, Ego and Self-Experience

529

Chapter X

Knowledge by Identity and Separative Knowledge

543

Chapter XI

The Boundaries of the Ignorance

573

Chapter XII

The Origin of the Ignorance

586

Chapter XIII

Exclusive Concentration of Consciousness-Force and the Ignorance

602

 

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The Life Divine

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NAK609
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2013
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9788170588443
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About the Author

 

Sri Aurobindo was born in Calcutta on 15 August 1872. At the age of seven he was taken to England for his education. He studied at St. Paul's School, London, and at King's College, Cambridge. Returning to India in 1893, he worked for the next thirteen years in the Princely State of Baroda in the service of the Maharaja and as a professor in the state's college.

 

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 realisations. 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 supramental 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 December 1950.

 

Contents

 

Book One

Omnipresent Reality and the Universe

Chapter I

The Human Aspiration

3

Chapter II

The Two Negations

8

1. The Materialist Denial

Chapter III

The Two Negations

2. The Refusal of the Ascetic

20

Chapter IV

Reality Omnipresent

29

Chapter V

The Destiny of the Individual

38

Chapter VI

Man in the Universe

47

Chapter VII

The Ego and the Dualities

56

Chapter VIII

The Methods of Vedantic Knowledge

66

Chapter IX

The Pure Existent

78

Chapter X

Conscious Force

87

Chapter XI

Delight of Existence: The Problem

98

Chapter XII

Delight of Existence: The Solution

108

Chapter XIII

The Divine Maya

120

Chapter XIV

The Supermind as Creator

130

Chapter XV

The Supreme Truth-Consciousness

141

Chapter XVI

The Triple Status of Supermind

152

Chapter XVII

The Divine Soul

161

Chapter XVIII

Mind and Supermind

170

Chapter XIX

Life

185

Chapter XX

Death, Desire and Incapacity

200

Chapter XXI

The Ascent of Life

210

Chapter XXII

The Problem of Life

220

Chapter XXIII

The Double Soul in Man

231

Chapter XXIV

Matter

245

Chapter XXV

The Knot of Matter

254

Chapter XXVI

The Ascending Series of Substance

266

Chapter XXVII

The Sevenfold Chord of Being

276

Chapter XXVIII

Supermind, Mind and the Overmind Maya

285

Book Two

The Knowledge and the Ignorance - The Spiritual Evolution

Part I

The Infinite Consciousness and the Ignorance

Chapter I

Indeterminates, Cosmic Determinations and the Indeterminable

309

Chapter II

Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara - Maya, Prakriti, Shakti

336

Chapter III

The Eternal and the Individual

380

Chapter IV

11

The Divine and the Undivine

403

Chapter V

The Cosmic Illusion; Mind, Dream and Hallucination

428

Chapter VI

Reality and the Cosmic Illusion

455

Chapter VII

The Knowledge and the Ignorance

499

Chapter VIII

Memory, Self-Consciousness and the Ignorance

519

Chapter IX

Memory, Ego and Self-Experience

529

Chapter X

Knowledge by Identity and Separative Knowledge

543

Chapter XI

The Boundaries of the Ignorance

573

Chapter XII

The Origin of the Ignorance

586

Chapter XIII

Exclusive Concentration of Consciousness-Force and the Ignorance

602

 

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