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Lights on Yoga

Lights on Yoga by Sri Aurobindo

Lights on Yoga by Sri Aurobindo

Ebook Lights on Yoga by Sri Aurobindo is a collection of illuminating extracts from Sri Aurobindo’s letters to disciples. This booklet was first published in Sri Aurobindo’s lifetime in 1935 with the following note: “These are extracts from letters written by Sri Aurobindo to his disciples in answer to their queries. They have been put together and arranged so as to be of help to some aspirants for the understanding and practice of the Yoga.”

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On the Way to Supermanhood

On the Way to Supermanhood

The Book “On the Way to Supermanhood” is written by Satprem an was first published in 1987. It is an essay on experimental evolution, which powerfully conveys the atmosphere and vibration of the new world; the “book of tomorrow.” Read more

Life without Death

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Life without Death

“Life without Death” is written by Satprem originally in French and published in 1985 under the title “La vie sans mort”. It is a follow-up to Mind of the Cells, co-written with Luc Venet, and provides a glimpse of Satprem in his post-Ashram life in this period.

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De Synthese van Yoga | Sri Aurobindo

De Synthese van Yoga - Inleiding

Sri Aurobindo’s voornaamste werk over Yoga. In dit boek onderzoekt Sri Aurobindo de traditionele systemen van Yoga en geeft uitleg over bepaalde onderdelen van zijn eigen systeem van Integrale Yoga. Er is een Inleiding, “De Voorwaarden van de Synthese”, en vier delen: “De Yoga van Goddelijke Werken”, “De Yoga van Integrale Kennis”, “De Yoga van Goddelijke Liefde” en “De Yoga van Zelf-Perfectie”. Het materiaal werd voor het eerst in serie gepubliceerd in het maandblad Arya tussen 1914 en 1921; de Inleiding en de eerste twee delen werden later herzien door Sri Aurobindo voor publicatie. Aan de Nederlandse vertaling zijn een aantal voetnoten toegevoegd om de gebruikte Sanskriet terminologie nader toe te lichten. © Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust 1970, Pondicherry, India

Oorspronkelijke titel: The Synthesis of Yoga, © Nederlandse vertaling 2023:

  • INLEIDING
    Jan Pieter Derksen
  • DEEL I
    Erna Nieuwenhuis
  • DEEL II
    Erna Nieuwenhuis
  • DEEL III
    Erna Nieuwenhuis
  • DEEL IV – I t/m XX
    Jan Pieter Derksen
  • DEEL IV – XXI t/m XXV
    Erna Nieuwenhuis

Met dank aan Martin Schreurs

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Elements of Yoga

eBook: Elements of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo

Elements of Yoga

Elements of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo is a compilation of Sri Aurobindo’s replies to elementary questions about Yoga raised by a disciple during the years 1933 to 1936. It was first published in 1953 and reissued in 1956. In 1991 the text was reproduced as the first part of Commentaries on “Elements of Yoga” by the Mother. Elements of Yoga is now being issued independently again in a second edition.

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Conversations with Sri Aurobindo

Conversations with Sri Aurobindo by Pavitra

Conversations with Sri Aurobindo

“Conversations with Sri Aurobindo” is Pavitra’s personal diary where he was recording his meeting with Sri Aurobindo which were held from December 18, 1925 to November 20, 1926. Book starts from the description of the first meeting of Pavitra with Sri Aurobindo. Each entry of this unique diary revals new depths of wisdom and yogic experience which Sri Aurobindo shares with his disciple. Pavitra, a French engineer of the Polytechnic School, arrived at Pondicherry on the 17th of December, 1925, having come from a Mongolian lamasery where his spiritual search had driven him, after his having spent four years in Japan. He never left Pondicherry again, where he lived for forty-four years in the service of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. He left his body on May 16, 1969. These brief conversations were noted from memory, most of the time in French, except towards the end. Hence, they do not represent the exact words of the Master, but are as faithful a record as possible. Pavitra was then 31 years old.

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The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth

The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth

The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth

Sri Aurobindo wrote these eight essays, his last prose writings, in 1949 and 1950 for publication in the quarterly Bulletin of Physical Education (at present called the Bulletin of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education). They reveal a vision which includes the perfection of the body as an instrument of the action of the spirit, the nature and structure of a divine body and the conditions and operations of its life on earth, the manifestation of a supramental truth-consciousness as the basis for a divine life upon earth, and the creation of a new humanity possessed of a mind of light.

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Letters on Savitri

Letters on Savitri

Letters on Savitri

Sri Aurobindo’s letters on Savitri. These letters are published at the end of Savitri for their rare value as a great poet’s informal self-commentary. These letters had been published in 1954 Savitri edition but were omitted in the later publications. Here we publish them as a separate book.

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The Mother

The Mother by Sri Aurobindo

The Mother

Book The Mother by Sri Aurobindo: These inspirational essays by Sri Aurobindo form a powerful statement of the true attitude to be taken by a sadhak of the integral Yoga: one of a complete and dynamic surrender to the Mother. They describe the triple movement of aspiration, rejection, and surrender, the conditions for a true faith and sincerity, the irresistible power of the Divine Mother’s grace, the need to reconquer the money-force for the Mother’s work, and the joy of a perfect instrumentality through selfless work, surmounting the demands of the ego. The final piece describes the four great powers and personalities of the Divine Mother.

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The Adventure of Consciousness

Sri Aurobindo or The Adventure of Consciousness

Sri Aurobindo or The Adventure of Consciousness

“Sri Aurobindo or The Adventure of Consciousness” is one of the most remarkable books written by Satprem. It has particular appeal to the westerners, who approach yoga subject trough the mind. Many seekers on the path of the Integral Yoga came to know about Sri Aurobindo through reading this book.

There is in Sri Aurobindo a revolutionary, a poet, a philosopher, a visionary of evolution. He is not only the explorer of consciousness, but the builder of a new world. For evolution is not over: “Man is a transitional being,” he wrote at the beginning of the century. This now classic introduction to Sri Aurobindo (in a new edition and translation) not only tells us the story of his life, in itself a remarkable adventure; Satprem also takes us along in a methodical exploration of Sri Aurobindo’s “integral yoga,” showing how it leads to a “divine rehabilitation of Matter” and gives our painful evolution its meaning and hope. “We have denied the Divinity in Matter to confine it in our holy places, and now Matter is taking its revenge — we called it crude, and crude it is. As long as we accept this Imbalance, there is no hope for the earth: we will swing from one pole to the other — both equally false — from material enjoyment to spiritual austerity, without ever finding our plenitude. We need both the vigor of Matter and the fresh waters of the Spirit…. Now the time may have come at last to unveil the Mysteries and to recover the complete truth of the two poles within a third position, which is neither that of the materialists nor that of the spiritualists. – Satprem

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