Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Second Aspect of Personal Effort in Integral Yoga

Posted on: August 10, 2012

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The second aspect of personal effort is what Sri Aurobindo terms “rejection”: “…rejection of the movements of the lower nature–rejection of the mind’s ideas, opinions, preferences, habits, constructions, so that the true knowledge may find free room in a silent mind,–rejectino of the vital nature’s desires, demands, cravings, sensations, passions, selfishness, pride, arrogance, lust, greed, jealousy, envy, hostility to the Truth, so that the true power and joy may pour from above into a calm, large, strong and consecrated vital being,–rejection of the physical nature’s stupidity, doubt, disbelief, obscurity, obstinacy, pettiness, laziness, unwillingness to change, tamas, so that the true stability of Light, Power, Ananda may establish itself in a body growing always more divine…”

This process is a natural succession to the first aspect of aspiration. Once one begins to concentrate the various parts of the being on the Divine Force, it is essential to ensure both the one-pointedness…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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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.
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Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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