Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Developing and Using Greater Powers of Consciousness

Posted on: July 5, 2012

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Practitioners of yoga have long known that one of the results of yoga practice may be the development and expression of new and expanded powers of consciousness. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras explain in considerable detail certain types of powers that can be developed and the method for doing so. Biographical writings such as Tibet’s Great Yogi Milarepa describe powers of consciousness that were considered by most to be nothing short of miraculous.

It has been something of an axiom for those teaching and practicing yoga that one should not focus on nor run after the development of new powers of consciousness; and in fact, most paths of yoga ask the seeker to avoid and refuse to accept those powers when they begin to manifest. The rationale here is several-fold. First, for many, if not most, of the yogic disciplines of the past, the goal was to abandon life in favor of…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
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SELF posits a model of counselling and communicative action as an instrument in order to stimulate the public sphere. The model aims at supplementing the individual’s struggle for a successful social adjustment with more aspirational inputs so as to help one take an informed and balanced attitude towards life as well as society.
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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