Tag: Integral Yoga

Sri Aurobindo



Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Aurobindo Ghose
Function: 
Mystic
Traditions: 
Integral Yoga
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
August 15, 1872
Place of Birth: 
Calcutta, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
December 5, 1950


The Mother



Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Mirra Alfassa, Mira Alfassa, Mira Richards
Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Integral Yoga
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
21 February 1878
Place of Birth: 
Paris, France
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
November 17, 1973


Sri Chinmoy



Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Chinmoy Kumar Ghose
Function: 
Guru
Traditions: 
Integral Yoga
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA
Date of Birth: 
27 August 1931
Place of Birth: 
Shakpura, East Bengal (nowadays Bangladesh)
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
11 October 2007
Ancestor Gurus: 


Sri Aurobindo Quotes

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"The yoga we practice is not for ourselves alone, but for the Divine; its aim is to work out the will of the Divine in the world, to effect a spiritual transformation and to bring down a divine nature



Nirvana

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All is abolished but the mute Alone.
The mind from thought released, the heart from grief,
Grow inexistent now beyond belief;
There is no I, no Nature, known-unknown.



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"The yoga we practice is not for ourselves alone, but for the Divine; its aim is to work out the will of the Divine in the world, to effect a spiritual transformation and to bring down a divine nature and a divine life into the mental, vital and physical nature and life of humanity. Its object is not personal Mukti, although Mukti is a necessary condition of the yoga, but the liberation and transformation of the human being. It is not personal Ananda, but the bringing down of the divine Ananda -- Christ's kingdom of heaven, our Satyayuga -- upon the earth."

— Sri Aurobindo



Transformation

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My breath runs in a subtle rhythmic stream;
It fills my members with a might divine:
I have drunk the Infinite like a giant's wine.
Time is my drama or my pageant dream.



Universal forces

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All life is the play of universal forces. The individual gives a personal form to these universal forces. But he can choose whether he shall respond or not to the action of a particular force. Only most people do not really choose - they indulge the play of the forces. Your illness, depressions etc. are the repeated play of such forces. It is only when you can make oneself free of them that one can be the true person and have a true life - but one can be free only by living in the Divine.

— Sri Aurobindo



The Mother

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"The One whom we adore as the Mother is the divine Conscious Force that dominates all existence, one and yet many-sided that to follow her movement is impossible even for the quickest mind and for the freest and most vast intelligence."

— Sri Aurobindo on The Mother (Mirra Alfassa)



Gita

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The Gita is the greatest gospel of spiritual works ever yet given to the race.

— Sri Aurobindo