Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Introduction to the Paths of Knowledge, Works and Devotion

Posted on: December 6, 2014

Sri Aurobindo Studies

While Raja Yoga focuses on purifying and managing the mental powers at the basic level of the mental substrate and core functioning powers, the “triple paths” of knowledge, works and love each concentrate on one specific power or functionality of the more general mental level. The path of knowledge focuses on the higher reasoning intellect, the path of works on the harnessing of the will power, and the path of love focuses on the emotional forces. In each case, the power is essentially isolated, focused and concentrated and directed towards achieving unity with the Divine.

Sri Aurobindo compares them to the path of Raja Yoga: “The triple Path of devotion, knowledge and works attempts the province which Rajayoga leaves unoccupied. It differs from Rajayoga in that it does not occupy itself with the elaborate training of the whole mental system as the condition of perfection, but seizes on certain central…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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