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Essays on the Gita. First Series

1926

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It is then the eternal Avatar this God in man the divine Cosciousness always present in the human being who manifested in a visible form speaks to the human soul in the Gita illumines the meaning of life and the secret of divine action and gives it the light of the divine knowledge and guidance and the assuring and fortifying word of the Master of existence in the hour when it comes face to [...] The Divine is there Indra the Master of the World of Light and Immortality the power of divine knowledge which descends to the aid of the human seeker battling with the sons of falsehood darkness limitation mortality ; the battle is with spiritual enemies who bar the way to the higher world of our being ; and the goal is that plane of vast being resplendent with the light of the supreme Truth [...] Secondly not only the desire of the fruit but the claim to be the doer of works has to be renounced in the realisation of the Self as the equal the inactive the immutable principle and of all works as simply the operation of universal Force of the Nature-Soul Prakriti the unequal active mutable power. [...] What is this aspect of existence which appals his awakened mind and brings about what the title of 55ESSAYS ON THE GITA the first chapter of the Gita calls significantly the Yoga of the dejection of Arjuna the dejection and discouragement felt by the human being when he is forced to face the spectacle of the universe as it really is with the veil of the ethical illusion the illusion of selrig [...] The natural movment of the former attitude is towards the renunci76MAN AND THE BATTLE OF LIFE tion of the world sannyetsa ; of the latter towards superiority to the claims of the lower nature and its whirl of actions and reactions and its principle is equality and the inner renunciation of passion and desire.

Title Pages Author/Editor
Frontmatter i-iv Aurobindo Ghose

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Our Demand and Need From the Gita 1-13 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Divine Teacher 14-25 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Human Disciple 26-39 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Core of the Teaching 40-54 Aurobindo Ghose

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Kurukshetra 55-65 Aurobindo Ghose

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Man and the Battle of Life 66-79 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Creed of the Aryan Fighter 80-95 Aurobindo Ghose

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Sankhya and Yoga 96-115 Aurobindo Ghose

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Sankhya Yoga and Vedanta 116-134 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Yoga of the Intelligent Will 135-150 Aurobindo Ghose

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Works and Sacrifice 151-163 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Significance of Sacrifice 164-178 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Lord of the Sacrifice 179-192 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Principle of Divine Works 193-209 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Possibility and Purpose of Avatarhood 210-228 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Process of Avatarhood 229-243 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Divine Birth and Divine Works 244-256 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Divine Worker 257-272 Aurobindo Ghose

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Equality 273-291 Aurobindo Ghose

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Equality and Knowledge 292-309 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Determinism of Nature 310-327 Aurobindo Ghose

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Beyond the Modes of Nature 328-341 Aurobindo Ghose

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Nirvana and Works in the World 342-361 Aurobindo Ghose

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The Gist of the Karmayoga 362-379 Aurobindo Ghose

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philosophy religion

Pages
383
SARF Document ID
sarf.144928

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