Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Basis For an Integrated Yoga of Knowledge, Works and Devotion

Posted on: November 8, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The Gita’s synthesis includes a reconciliation and affirmation of the paths of knowledge, works, and devotion. The Gita accomplishes this through a process of redefining the terms and reframing the context. In the traditional path of knowledge, the goal or end result would be the abandonment of works in the world as an illusion or a lesser goal. In order to justify the yoga of works and the yoga of devotion, the Gita clearly must be able to show us why and in what manner the manifestation is both real and meaningful.

The integration of both the Kshara Purusha and the Akshara Purusha in the wider frame of the Purushottama provides the gateway for the Gita to both recognize the reality of the manifestation and the reality of the non-manifest consciousness, and to develop the mutuality rather than opposition of these two standpoints.

The human mental framework thrives in dualities…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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