Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Divine Does the Yoga

Posted on: September 7, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The underlying principle of the Gita when it declares that the ultimate secret is to “abandon all dharmas” is that when the seeker can finally move the standpoint of awareness and consciousness from the limited ego-personality to the unlimited divine personality, it becomes clear that there is one Divine Consciousness that is in fact the doer of all action, and thus, the limitation that causes us to struggle, carry out specific yogic practices and paths, is a temporary limitation caused by our acceptance of the ego-personality as a reality separate from the rest of the divine manifestation.

In his book The Mother, Sri Aurobindo explains this point with utmost clarity: “In all that is done in the universe, the Divine through his Shakti is behind all action but he is veiled by his Yoga Maya and works through the ego of the Jiva in the lower nature. In Yoga also…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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