The Example of Great Souls Facing the Difficulties and Issues of Human Spiritual Development — Sri Aurobindo Studies

People tend to assume that great beings such as Buddha or Christ are exempt from the issues that the “rest of us” have to face in the world, and in the practice of spiritual sadhana. They simply assume that these great souls somehow fly above the ground-level obstacles that plague us. In fact, the opposite […] […]

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How to Tread the Sunlit Path of Yoga — Sri Aurobindo Studies

There are no exemptions from the issues, obstacles and difficulties that attend the work of bringing forth a new evolutionary principle and thereby impacting, changing and vastly reorganizing the existing status quo of the mind-life-body complex in the world. The issues must be addressed. The individual, however, may deal with these issues differently, based on […] […]

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Depression and the Influence of the Gunas in Spiritual Development — Sri Aurobindo Studies

There is a strong inclination for those spiritual practitioners who particularly follow a way of devotion, regardless of religious tradition around the world, to cry out for the presence of the Divine and to lament any feeling of separation. Depending on the play of the Gunas, this can take either a tamasic, a rajasic or […] […]

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Violencia de los «hombres de Iglesia» contra las mujeres —

Juan José Tamayo Juan José Tamayo. infolibre.es Suele ser frecuente ver a hombres de la Iglesia católica: obispos, sacerdotes, religiosos, dirigentes de movimientos eclesiales, etc., participando en manifestaciones contra la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo, el matrimonio homosexual o el divorcio y a favor de la escuela católica, de la enseñanza de la religión confesional en la escuela […] […]

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The Three Gunas and Spiritual Practice — Sri Aurobindo Studies

Spiritual aspirants, just as all others in the world, are impacted by the play of the three Gunas the qualities of Nature. These qualities are always in movement, constantly combining, jostling one another, becoming predominant, and then being suppressed as the next movement arises. We can see this play in the spiritual sadhana quite clearly. […] […]

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ARTE Y LITERATURA. La balsa de la medusa, Gericault. Julian Barnes — La vida infinita (Libros y Lecturas)

“Vemos a unos supervivientes en una balsa llamando a gritos a un barco diminuto en el horizonte. Nuestra suposición inicial es que éste el momento que conduce a un rescate… Hay veinte figuras a bordo. Dos están haciendo señales activamente, uno indicando enérgicamente, dos suplicando vigorosamente, y uno que ofrece apoyo muscular a la figura […] […]

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The Nature of the Resistance of Universal Nature to the Pressure of the Divine Force — Sri Aurobindo Studies

We tend to accept issues we are having in our lives as something personal to ourselves and thus, we struggle and either consider ourselves to be weak, or sinful, or otherwise unfit. This happens both generally and for those who practice yoga, and the result is, in many cases, some form of depression or disturbance […] […]

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