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The Call
King Aswapati’s Unfinished Yoga:  
“Already in him was seen that task of Power
Life made its home on the high tops of self;
His soul, mind, heart became a single sun;
Only life's lower reaches remained dim.”
Savitri-37
“He has crossed the limit of mortal thought and hope,
He has reached the world’s end and stares beyond;
The eyes of mortal body plunge their gaze
Into Eyes that look upon eternity.”
Savitri-58
                                                “The tasks of heaven a game of godlike might:”
Savitri-126
 “No silent peak is found where Time can rest.
This was a magic stream that reached no sea.
However far he went, wherever turned,
The wheel of works ran with him and outstripped;
Always a farther task was left to do.”
Savitri-197
                                    “Escape brings not the victory and the crown!
Something thou cam’st to do from the Unknown,
But nothing is finished and the world goes on
Because only half God’s cosmic work is done.”
Savitri-310
“A mightier task remained than all he had done.”
Savitri-317
“There is no end to the world’s stupendous march,
There is no rest for the embodied soul.”
Savitri-339
Satyavan’s Unfinished Yoga:
“A greater power must come, a larger light.
Although Light grows on earth and Night recedes,
Yet till the evil is slain in its own home
And Light invades the world’s inconscient base
And perished has the adversary Force,
He still must labour on, his work half done.”
 Savitri-448
“Hard is the world-redeemer’s heavy task;…
Those he would save are his antagonists:…
The world’s blows cannot bend his victor head; …
Fate’s deaf resistance cannot break his will. …
He has broken into the Inconscient’s depths
That veil themselves even from their own regard: …
He must call light into its dark abysms, …
He must pass to the other shore of falsehood’s sea,
He must enter the world’s dark to bring their light.
The heart of evil must be bared to his eyes,
He must learn its cosmic dark necessity, …
He must know the thought that moves the demon act …
He must enter the eternity of Night
And know God’s darkness as he knows his Sun.
For this he must go down into the pit,
For this he must invade the dolorous Vasts. …
He still must travel Hell the world to save.
Into the eternal light he shall emerge …     
Then shall the world-redeemer’s task be done.”
Savitri-448-51
“Thou hast come down into a struggling world
To aid a blind and suffering mortal race,
To open to Light the eyes that could not see,
To bring down bliss into the heart of grief,
To make thy life a bridge twixt earth and heaven;
If thou wouldst save the toiling universe,
The vast universal suffering feel as thine:
Thou must bear the sorrow that thou claimst to heal;
The day-bringer must walk in darkest night.
He who would save the world must share its pain.
If he knows not grief, how shall he find grief’s cure?”
Savitri-537
Savitri’s Unfinished Yoga:
“Whether to bear with Ignorance and death
Or hew the ways of Immortality,
To win or lose the godlike game for man,
Was her soul’s issue thrown with Destiny’s dice.
But not to submit and suffer was she born;
To lead, to deliver was her glorious part.”
Savitri-17
“Writing the unfinished story of her soul…
Her single will opposed the comic rule.
To stay the wheels of Doom this greatness rose.”
Savitri-19
“In nescience began her mighty task,
In Ignorance she pursues the unfinished work,”
Savitri-135
“Her task no ending knows; she serves no aim
But labours driven by a nameless Will
That came from some unknowable formless Vast.        
This is her secret and impossible task
To catch the boundless in a net of birth,
To cast the spirit into the physical form,
To lend speech and thought to the ineffable ;
She is pushed to reveal the ever Unmanifest.
Yet by her skill the impossible has been done:”
Savitri-177
“She took again her divine unfinished task:”
Savitri-353
“But morn broke in reminding her of her quest
And from low rustic couch or mat she rose
And went impelled on her unfinished way
And followed the fateful orbit of her life
Like a desire that questions silent gods
Then passes starlike to some bright Beyond.”
Savitri-384-85
“Her eyes are fixed upon her mighty aim;
No cry or prayer can turn her from her path.”
Savitri-427
“One voice that questioned changeless destiny,
A will that strove against the immutable Will.”
Savitri-437
 “Alone she is equal to her mighty task
The great are the strongest when they stand alone…
The soul that can live alone with itself meets God;”
Savitri-460
“Sole now she rose to meet the dreadful god.
That mightier spirit turned its mastering gaze
On life and things, inheritor of a work
Left to it unfinished from her halting past”
Savitri-573
“Half-vanquished by the dream-happiness around,
Awhile she moved on an enchantment’s soil,
But still remained possessor of her soul.
Above, her spirit in its mighty trance
Saw all, but lived for its transcendent task,
Immutable like a fixed eternal star.”
Savitri-606
“O Death, thou lookest on an unfinished world
Assailed by thee and of its road unsure,
Peopled by imperfect minds and ignorant lives,
And sayest God is not and all is vain.” 
Savitri-623
“To uncover the spirit, to change back into God,
To exceed herself is her transcendent task.
 Savitri-623
“Darkness below, a fathomless Light above,…
Two contraries needed for his great World-task,
Two poles whose currents wake the immense World-Force.”
Savitri-656-57

 

The Mother’s Unfinished Yoga: -
“He (King Aswapati) stood fulfilled on the world’s highest line
Awaiting the ascent (of Soul) beyond the world,
Awaiting the descent (of Shakti) the world to save.”
Savitri-319
“Earth is the chosen place of mightiest souls
Earth is the heroic spirit’s battle field”
Savitri-686
 “Some shall be made the glory’s receptacles
And vehicles of the Eternal’s luminous power.
These are the high forerunners, the heads of Time,
The great deliverers of earth-bound mind,
The high transfigurers of human clay,
The first-born of a new supernal race.”
Savitri-705
“He who would save the world must be one with the world,”
Savitri-537
“He still must travel Hell the world to save.”
Savitri-450
“One man’s perfection still can save the world.”
Savitri-531
“One soul’s ambition lifted up the race;”
Savitri-44
“And guards the world with its all seeing gaze.”
Savitri-317
“He mastered the tides of Nature with a look:”
Savitri-219
“Man in the world’s life works out the dreams of God.”
Savitri-479
“Its gaze controls the turbulent whirl of things.”
Savitri-571
“Her aspiration called high destiny down;”
Savitri-358
“It (Savitri’s heart) bore the stroke of That which kills (falsehood) and saves (truth)”
Savitri-20
“You (Savitri) are my Force at work to uplift earth’s fate,”
Savitri-702
THE CALL
“And no change can be more radical than the revolution attempted in the integral Yoga.”1
Sri Aurobindo
“No limit can be fixed to this revolution (of integral Yoga); for it is in its nature an invasion by the Infinite. ”2
Sri Aurobindo
               There is a higher plan of our Spiritual destiny which is the cause of our greater existence and holds the key of our ascending fate. The perfect Spirit is called out of the dense imperfect mortality and is nurtured, fostered and moulded in the Matter’s house by the influence of the sun-eyed Guardians of conscious Truth planes, Godheads of the unseen reality and men of Spiritual attainment. This material birth is a long transition of fourfold Soul adventure, self-evolution and illumination through which Nature ascends in the ladder and climbs to become the Spirit. Man arrives at greater perfection when he enlarges himself by opening his Nature towards all these four Soul powers. Thus our life is at once (1) to know and grow into self-truth and self-knowledge, (2) to raise slow outer life energy and the surface consciousness into swift movement of Divine energy and Divine Consciousness, (3) a constant production, adaptation, application of ecstatic skill and harmony to material life and to lift the surface pleasure into Divine Delight of Being and (4) to live and act in a complete self-giving, sacrifice, service and elevate the surface Nature into Divine Nature. The ancient thoughts of India was conscious of these four-fold Spiritual turns, chaturvarna,6 of active human personality and nature which precipitated as fixed mechanical function in the society of traditional ideal of Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaisya and Shudra, whose full consummation and large Divine manifestation must be called down from the Universal and Transcendent plane by those who practice integral Yoga.

Brahmana
or Soul of Self-knowledge and World-knowledge
: The ancient Indian Teaching insists to regenerate ethical and Spiritual culture in all men and ‘their highest inner self are Brahmanas capable of the full (growth of) spirit and godhead.’26 The study of Scriptures, calm self-control, purity, a way of truth seeking and capture it for outward use, long suffering, kindness, honesty, aversion to fault finding, ceaseless quest for knowledge, freedom from prejudice, hard-won mind’s silence, sweet smiling quietude of life, constant practice of non-attachment towards son, wife and home, high thinking, pure living, heavenward flight through saintly inactivity, free from attachment to action and inaction, detachment of desire-mind and renunciation of its passion, raise the mental consciousness into clarity, fixing the mind in the central vision, nearing of Spiritual truth within by purified buddhi and ethical change in the outside surface life are the natural and spontaneous task of the traditional Brahmin Soul force. Thus a traditional Brahmin lives a double life, Spiritual within or above and mental and material in outward active earthly living; thus he does not bridge the gulf between imperfect Matter and perfect Spirit.

               The exclusive nature of the Soul force of the ancient traditional  Brahmin is extended and enlarged in integral Yoga to go beyond the partial views and egoistic motives of human ignorance and becomes the master of own kingdom of life, swarat, master over the surrounding world, samrat, the fullness of the divine union of Truth-Light, Brahma-yoga, Power and glory of Spiritual force, Brahma-tejas, comprehensive Knowledge, Brahma-varcas, perfection of Spiritual Law, Dharma, enlarge and raise the whole seeing and living of active consciousness by trance, Samadhi, the accomplished Brahminhood of the complete Brahmana and grows into impersonalised universal personality, sarvabhutatmabhutatma. The exclusive concentration, samyama, pursued by all traditional schools of Yoga is used as temporary instrument in integral Yoga and extended as all-receiving or all-inclusive concentration, samjnana.

            The perfection of Brahmana Soul-force is the treasure house of miraculous knowledge which is open to every kind of Revelation, intimate Vision, many-sided wideness of Spiritual Attainment, Inspiration, Intuition, Identity; opens us to Supramental Infinities, Largeness, unalterable Silence, absolute quietude and Solitude, impersonal Vastness, right Discrimination, unspoken great Word, shadow-less Love, original Delight of existence, self-defusing Peace and a reconciling Wisdom to perfect life.

               An Integral Brahmin calls down the Divine Mother’s swift invasion of mightier Light, calm wideness, Truth of eternity, blaze of comprehensive wisdom, inevitable Word, tranquil benignity, sovereign and surpassing majesty and all ruling greatness to life’s closed and obscure room and transforms all triple lower mechanical energies of sattwa, rajas and tamas into energies of illumined Seer and subsequently to Supramental Nature, madbhava.7 Not by rejecting life and action but by accepting and uplifting them he will realise the supreme Self in his own being and subsequently in all-beings and transforms all mundane knowledge in to activities of self-existent infinite Divine Consciousness. Thus God-Knowledge and World-Knowledge become two sides of one Transcendent seeking.

She is the mediatrix universal Mother that draws her child to her arms to link earth consciousness with supreme Truth Consciousness and we adore her as Mother of all Godheads, ancient Mother, infinite Mother, a wonderful Mother of unnumbered species and an embodiment of mighty Mother. A force in her toiled since the beginning of creation to reverse the destiny’s cold dead turn, forced to open the door of multiple selves that are denied and closed and when earth will be ready she shall again take birth in Time as last Avatara to vanquish Fate and Death and establish Truth’s victory [the Maheswari aspect].

Brahmana
or Soul of Self-knowledge and World-knowledge
: The ancient Indian Teaching insists to regenerate ethical and Spiritual culture in all men and ‘their highest inner self are Brahmanas capable of the full (growth of) spirit and godhead.’26 The study of Scriptures, calm self-control, purity, a way of truth seeking and capture it for outward use, long suffering, kindness, honesty, aversion to fault finding, ceaseless quest for knowledge, freedom from prejudice, hard-won mind’s silence, sweet smiling quietude of life, constant practice of non-attachment towards son, wife and home, high thinking, pure living, heavenward flight through saintly inactivity, free from attachment to action and inaction, detachment of desire-mind and renunciation of its passion, raise the mental consciousness into clarity, fixing the mind in the central vision, nearing of Spiritual truth within by purified buddhi and ethical change in the outside surface life are the natural and spontaneous task of the traditional Brahmin Soul force. Thus a traditional Brahmin lives a double life, Spiritual within or above and mental and material in outward active earthly living; thus he does not bridge the gulf between imperfect Matter and perfect Spirit.

               The exclusive nature of the Soul force of the ancient traditional  Brahmin is extended and enlarged in integral Yoga to go beyond the partial views and egoistic motives of human ignorance and becomes the master of own kingdom of life, swarat, master over the surrounding world, samrat, the fullness of the divine union of Truth-Light, Brahma-yoga, Power and glory of Spiritual force, Brahma-tejas, comprehensive Knowledge, Brahma-varcas, perfection of Spiritual Law, Dharma, enlarge and raise the whole seeing and living of active consciousness by trance, Samadhi, the accomplished Brahminhood of the complete Brahmana and grows into impersonalised universal personality, sarvabhutatmabhutatma. The exclusive concentration, samyama, pursued by all traditional schools of Yoga is used as temporary instrument in integral Yoga and extended as all-receiving or all-inclusive concentration, samjnana.

            The perfection of Brahmana Soul-force is the treasure house of miraculous knowledge which is open to every kind of Revelation, intimate Vision, many-sided wideness of Spiritual Attainment, Inspiration, Intuition, Identity; opens us to Supramental Infinities, Largeness, unalterable Silence, absolute quietude and Solitude, impersonal Vastness, right Discrimination, unspoken great Word, shadow-less Love, original Delight of existence, self-defusing Peace and a reconciling Wisdom to perfect life.

               An Integral Brahmin calls down the Divine Mother’s swift invasion of mightier Light, calm wideness, Truth of eternity, blaze of comprehensive wisdom, inevitable Word, tranquil benignity, sovereign and surpassing majesty and all ruling greatness to life’s closed and obscure room and transforms all triple lower mechanical energies of sattwa, rajas and tamas into energies of illumined Seer and subsequently to Supramental Nature, madbhava.7 Not by rejecting life and action but by accepting and uplifting them he will realise the supreme Self in his own being and subsequently in all-beings and transforms all mundane knowledge in to activities of self-existent infinite Divine Consciousness. Thus God-Knowledge and World-Knowledge become two sides of one Transcendent seeking.

She is the mediatrix universal Mother that draws her child to her arms to link earth consciousness with supreme Truth Consciousness and we adore her as Mother of all Godheads, ancient Mother, infinite Mother, a wonderful Mother of unnumbered species and an embodiment of mighty Mother. A force in her toiled since the beginning of creation to reverse the destiny’s cold dead turn, forced to open the door of multiple selves that are denied and closed and when earth will be ready she shall again take birth in Time as last Avatara to vanquish Fate and Death and establish Truth’s victory [the Maheswari aspect].
Kshatriya or Soul of Strength and Power:The heroism, high spirit ambition, strong helpfulness, armour of courage, resolution, ability, steadfastness in Yoga, giving, harmlessness, sword like faith, forgiveness, leadership, lordship at all workings, Isvara-bhava, straightforwardness, gracious nobility, well-armed disciplined warrior and hunter of unknown and beautiful creation, wrestler with destiny are the natural work of traditional Kshatriya Soul force. Thus a traditional Kshatria is only the outward manifestation necessary to complete the urge of human perfection and he does not adventure much into higher planes of Consciousness and call down consciously their Divine energy to the limitation of tamasic, rajasic and sattwic Nature.

               These virtues of traditional Kshatriya are extended in integral Yoga to Divine fullness, calm mastery, self-possession, timeless purity, high plasticity towards change, forbidden to shrink from difficulties of life, opulence, expansion of Spiritual kingdom within and without and a faith and conviction that nothing can prevent a Sadhaka from discovering the Truth’s wide and golden path and in arriving at the end of integral Perfection. He has to conquer in himself the forces of egoistic falsehood, ignorance and suffering and manifest Divine Truth-movement in the spirit of lion-like warrior and further extend them towards the conquest of the same adverse and inexhaustible dark forces in the world.
               
               The perfection of Kshatriya Soul-force is a severest austerity of tapas, a great action that can unlock the doors of fate, high nobility of Soul untouched by any littleness or baseness and moving with a certain greatness of step to Spiritual victory or the success of the God given work through whatever temporary defeat or obstacle, a Spirit never disheartened or discouraged from faith and confidence in the Divine power that works in the being, adventure of Consciousness in ascending and descending order capturing ‘the last inviolate secret’9 Source and invasion of its large white Divine Presence to all the nether dark planes of existence.

              An Integral Kshatriya casts his transparent Soul upon the Divine Mother’s lap and calls down her sweet Presence of violent loving heart, intolerant flame, splendid strength, irresistible white passion of her mighty Force. She leads his small beginning of Sadhana towards a mighty end, initially through slow mental evolution and finally towards complete enjoyment, possession and transformation of Nature of Divine Soul through swift Spiritual evolution; fulfils Ananda with its most absolute intensities, drags knowledge towards conquering glories and shortens the long way of perfection. He reconciles the gentle soul of Love with the formidable need of Power; fuses the Soul’s passive nature that lives satisfied with transcendent calm with perfect activity of Divine worker and warrior.  He shall possess God’s infinite Wisdom and king Idea what the dwarf mind cannot imagine and shall open God’s door what the heart of the mortal cannot dare.

              She holds her perennial child upon her knees and we meet her warrior mood, overwhelming turbulent will, terrible in love, sovereign gaze, all-seeing Power to trace its path, impetus swiftness, flaming silence of her heart of violent Love, her mind free from all twilight thought and her world-shaking force that can transform Time’s black dragon base of Inconscient Sheath and can trample the Nature’s Iron Law of Death. Her unerring golden Hand can lift our Being and Nature to unimaginable height and calls down her infinite Ray. Her Timeless mighty action accomplishes centuries’ toil in a day and if she is allowed to intervene in her almighty strength, then in one moment she slays many longing desires, destroys all that are false and obscure, saves all that are pure and true and Divinises all Time and all Space [the Mahakali aspect].
Vaisya or Soul of Mutuality and New Creation: The outward action of the traditional Vaisya Soul force is agriculture, cattle keeping, skilful devising intelligence, legal order, professional skill, commercial negotiation of self-interest, scientific, technical and utilitarian bent of mind, a power of giving, ample creative liberality, mutual helpfulness and the ecstatic skill in works. Thus a traditional Vaisya does not feel the privilege to call down highest planes of Bliss vibration to transform the recalcitrant lowest Nature.

             These traditional Vaisya faculties are extended in integral Yoga into a largeness of mutuality, a generous fullness of the relations of life, a lavish self-spending and return and ample interchange between existence and existence, a deathless sweetness chanting the unknown anthem of Soul, a full enjoyment and use of rhythm and balance of fruitful, aesthetic, beautiful and productive life. In this Yoga one comes to see the Divine everywhere and in all equally and pours out the realisation of the Divine sweetness in all one’s inner activities and outward actions. All is supported by the primary force of emotional Divine union; for it is by Divine Love that the entire self-consecration and the entire self-possession are accomplished, and thought and action become shapes and figures of the Divine Delight which possesses the Spirit and its members.

             The perfection of Vaisya Soul-force is a Soul-power of mutuality, efficient builder, organiser, a free self-giving and spending of gift and possession in the work to be done, a skill that observes the law and adopts the relation and keeps the measure, a Divine commerce of great taking into oneself and free self-giving to all, a subtle opulence, a large enjoyment of the mutual delight, a joy and gladness born of inner unification with chosen Divine Souls, discoverer of beauty’s golden path and fine rhythm of life.

            An Integral Vaisyacalls down the Divine Mother’s deep, secret, vivid, wonderful and fine rhythm of beauty, healing touch of love, truth and delight, alchemist energy, sunlit sweetness and harmony, her intricate and subtle opulence, compelling attraction of beatitude, bound all the decreed Souls with her golden tie and captivating magic Grace. He does all action in the love of Divine and in love of the world and transforms all transient earthly emotional human relation into joy of the All-Loving, the All-Blissful and the All-Beautiful.

             Her worshiped feet has the power to heal the pain of life, breaks the seal of Ignorance to kindle rapturous Psychic fire, transforms earth’s floor into her sweetness’ home and one human moment is drawn towards all eternity. Her single glance makes the whole day marvellous; a strange new world peeps in her look; her clasp transforms all pain into ecstasy, fills our limbs with rapture of things, lifts wisdom, strength and perfection to pinnacles of wonder, builds a golden passage to our heart and brings into life’s closed and obscured room a sense of Infinite Beauty and Harmony [Mahalakshmi aspect].
Shudra or Soul of Works and Service: The ancient Indian Teaching insists ‘that all men are born in their lower nature as Shudras’26 and the well developed traditional Shudra has the instinct of toil and capacity of labour and service for maintenance of his existence, charity, absence of envy and pride, gratification of his primal needs, self-indulgence of the instincts, an unreflective obedience, imperfect worker and mechanical discharger of duty. His prayer is too weak to climb to the Supreme. The modern mind is attracted to create purely productive and commercial society, ‘a Shudra society of labour, of the proletariate,’27 preoccupied more and more with enjoyments of transient and short-lived nature. Thus a traditional Shudra does not call down highest perfection of Sachchidananda Consciousness to his imperfect human Nature. 

             In integral Yoga these Shudra qualities are extended to most necessary and beautiful elements of our greater perfection and the key to the much of the secret of highest Spiritual evolution. The full development of this Soul force is to become the architect of Immortality, efficient builder, the power of motiveless consecrated service to others, personal will is converted to single pursuit, a capacity for all kind of Divine action demanded from an instrument, to obey and follow whatever great discipline and Spiritual Influence, a free identity and spontaneous harmony with the universal Divine Will, the love which consecrates service and asks for no return, a power for complete self-surrender and self-giving of what one does, thinks and feels. One can offer every detail of life’s manifestation and every incident of life’s movements as food for the inner sacrificial Fire.

              The perfection of Shudra Soul-force is the universal love that spreads itself without claim of return, the embrace that takes to itself the body of God in man and works for help and service, the entire renunciation of desire, kama, ego, ahamkaram, duality, dwanda, three modes of nature, gunas, initiation of work, sarbarambha parityagi, attachment to home and old association, aniketa; ready to bear the yoke of the Master and make the life a free servitude to Him and under His direction, a vast and deep self-surrender of the whole being to the Master of our being and His universal action. A perfection of faith, sraddha, is to be developed which believes that nothing done in us and around us is in vain and all things are accomplished when Spirit takes up the burden of all life and all movement.

               An Integral Shudra is not satisfied with his exclusive liberation, lonely freedom and solitary joy and asks the Divine Mother’s Light, Peace and Perfection for earth and men. He calls down her persistent, flawless and integral action, efficient technical knowledge, competent administrative skill, Truth of order, close and profound intimate knowledge, power of silence and quiet and exact perfection in all things. A vast surrender or wide self-giving is his only source of strength to confront Time and Space. While accepting all works of life, he is able to transform even the smallest and meanest work into glad and glorious golden sacrifice; a higher knowledge is applied to all the activities of existence to lift all common ordinary work into strange Divinity and in every simplest movement of will, action and thought he fills the Divine Presence and can bring her Divine oneness. His object in Arts and Crafts is not mere mental, vital and aesthetic gratification but to adore and manifest the Divine Artist everywhere. His aim and object in Science and Technology is not mechanical and mental manipulation of the energies and opulence of Nature but to enter into the processes and workings of the faultless Divine mysteries. He must remember that he carries within him a fragment of integral Godhead and its total revelation in his bodily life is the inevitable consequence of his integral faith.

               Her sacred voice is attuned with the harps of the perfect and rhythms of infinity, her sight breaks the transient sense to liberate the inner Godhead; her outstretched Hand of protection and ever present help is extended over all life; she is the Mother of our longing Nature, the Mentor who insists even after repeated and prolonged failure, sister of our ascending Soul, comrade of our undying hope and golden Messenger to untransformed Nature. She claims from all Time her Will’s eternity overruling cosmic Law and manifestation of complete Godhead from passing and fleeting moments. For the fullness and perfect perfection of this blind struggling creation she is ready for arduous labour, long suffering and waits patiently for all eternity [Mahasaraswati aspect].

              All the above fourfold traditional personalities of ‘(1) Thought and knowledge, (2) war and government, (3) production and distribution, (4) labour and service’25 are raised up to fullness and harmony in a traditional seeker of Truth and extended in a sane and perfected Society. Similarly the perfection of all the above fourfold Soul personalities of (1) integral Truth destructive of falsehood, (2) adventure of Consciousness, (3) Love, Beauty and Delight and (4) skill in work are integrated in an integral seeker of Truth and extended its large manifestation in a Divine Centre, the Ashram. Traditional Yoga succeeds with the evolution of strong Spiritual Being whereas integral Yoga succeeds with the evolution of strong Spiritual Being subordinated by evolution of strong Mental Being; the former helps in building Spiritual foundation and the latter helps in integration of Being and Nature.

              A Sadhaka of integral Yoga will pursue sadhana in four stages (1) that concentrates on the glories of second new birth (material birth is considered as first birth, once born) of the Soul, a decisive and irreversible break in consciousness, twice born, Dvija,(2) individual strong Soul power on the surface, Instrument, Yantra, (3) manifestation of special Divine Force from behind the veil, Emanation, Vibhuti, and (4) a Sadhaka can have the aspiration to become one, possess and hold together the dual Godhead, Avatara, in the heart.

Dvija:20
               The common initial object fixed for beginners of all traditional Yoga is liberation of Soul in the heart from Ignorance, release of Spiritual being above the head and their union with supreme Self and one life span seems to be sufficient to realise these objectives. This is further extended for the beginners of integral Yoga who are identified as ‘unconquerable pilgrim souls’14 in Spirit’s endless journey extending over many births and bodies. Their outstanding object of Yoga is possession of mind, life and body by a hierarchy of higher Consciousness, to live without ego and enlargement of partial being and consciousness into complete being and comprehensive consciousness. They must reject the opposition of their own sceptical instrumental Nature and begin their long slow preparation with the faith that nothing can prevent them from overcoming the present imperfection and constantly filling them with more Spiritual experiences leading to this inevitable goal. They do not accept themselves as conscious creatures crawling on the globe with aimless circling, nor cling to half way resting place or half found truth between Matter and Spirit, nor weeping earth, a senseless whirling around sun to serve a purposeless task in the grooves of Ignorance. Both the individual and the earth are an incomplete account of integral Truth and they have a mystic motive, a golden glorious Spiritual future, the Divine destiny and happy completeness waiting for their ecstatic manifestation.

Yantra:21
            The principal support of a Sadhaka of integral Yoga is equality, surrender and oneness by which he gets unchanging silence, eternal peace, immense calm, liberated purity and power of concentration. He does not permit any exulted abnormality, great excitation of power, over-eager to accomplish any work, impose any partial will, infra-rational and irrational movement of any kind and the experiencing Consciousness must preserve a calm balance, sufficiently vigilant passive mind which is obedient to overhead guidance, an unfailing clarity, power of self-criticism, right discrimination, intellectual deliberation, a vivid perception, coordination, firm vision of things, pace of time must be respected, a sane grasp of facts, understands with sympathy the actuality of all energies behind the present appearance, a high Spiritual optimism, one pointed integral process with whole and many sided progress and moves forward towards the unfurling of their Divine possibilities. He can have no dealings with weakness, selfishness, claim of violent personal will and motive of personal fame; a Divine strength and courage, a passivity of the mind calmly and strongly open to the high Spirit, a Divine compassion and helpfulness are the very stuff of that which he would become in his continuous effort. He has the patience and courage to uncover the truth of existence, clarity and humility to admit the limitation of his existing knowledge, Spiritualised intelligence to develop an intermediate necessity of intuitive discrimination which dispels all darkness of understanding and dazzling confusion, Spirit’s deep quietude which can reunite existence and consciousness with the Divine Ananda, higher aspiration that can call down true knowledge, open hearted to face and overcome the problem of integration, equal effort for Divine fulfilment of his volitional, emotional and intellectual parts and bringing in persistently the Psychic and Spiritual Light into recalcitrant parts of Nature. Accepting life and as per the capacity of his universalised body, he has to bear the great part of earth’s burden in addition to his own heavy burden of surface and Subconscient sheath. In the Spiritual harmony of existence, the greater he accepts and embraces world’s problems, miseries and sufferings, the greater the Divine Grace that seeks to descend upon his vessel and he has the responsibility of manifesting and calling down the Divine Shakti much more than his existing individual capacity.

              Instrumental action of a Divine Worker culminates in an inner and not in an outer action, a Spiritual action and not giving up of physical works in to the Brahman. When the works are reposed on the Brahman, brahmanyadhaya,17 the personality of the instrumental doer ceases; though he does all works he does nothing; for he has consecrated the work, doership of work and fruits of work and his highest realisation is that the Divine becomes the action, the result of action and doer of action. A perfect and integral Divine instrument is at once receiver of overhead Wisdom and Light of Integral Jnana Yoga; his own personal will is tuned and identified with the Divine Will of Integral Karma Yoga and his heart becomes the centre of over flow of Divine Love, Delight and Beauty of Integral Bhakti Yoga.

Vibhuti: 22
              Instead of isolation from mankind through the ochre robe of Sannyasin, which is a symbol of refusal of all compromise with falsehood and complete surrender of lower Nature, an integral Yogi wears the garb of the world and his robe is a radiating Light, Beauty and all-inclusive Love of which he is an emanation of ‘garb-less deity.’11 In him the Soul and Nature reveal equal Divine Presence and Balance and fuse in a wide harmony which lives in God’s extreme perfection that can exist by ever extending scroll of the Infinite. Thus he establishes a Spiritual consciousness in the Being followed by extension of this Spirituality to all the parts of Nature. He can create what his Spirit has dreamed and his perfect action is the outcome of his perfect inner passivity. His dream of Beauty’s sunlit passage is realised in an eternal Love, Beauty and Delight, self-existent, all pervading and equal behind all outer appearances; his dream of perfect Truth in the eternal variation of existence is invariable and is the secret of all change and goal of all wisdom; his dream of comprehensive Divine Action in the omnipotent and self-revealed Will is inherent forever in all things and all creatures and translates itself in the eternal rhythm of the world movement.


Consciousness of the dual Avatara:23

“And it (Matter becoming conscious of the Spirit) will go on multiplying and intensifying until the entire universe becomes the total Avatar of the Supreme”28
The Mother

            In the fourth stage, a Sadhaka realises the eternal and universal Self, an increasing manifestation of the Divine, the Ishwara in all his being, nature and action. Now he is constantly and uninterruptedly aware of the Divine Presence in him. The Divine is felt as the possessor of his Being and Nature, above him as the Ruler and Over-ruler of all the workings. All his consciousness becomes Divine Consciousness, all his knowledge becomes Divine Knowledge, all his will becomes Divine Will, all his feelings becomes Divine Love and all his action becomes Divine action. The distinction between Shakti and Ishwara begins to disappear in their sole Oneness, there is only the conscious Indwelling, Over-dwelling and Identity with the Divine. The Ignorance of the ego is entirely removed and there is only the eternal portion of the Self, amsa sanatana15 and he becomes a conscious centre of unity and freedom. He lives fulfilled in the complete Presence, Power and Joy of the Divine. His emanative identity uplifts to the Consciousness of the Supreme in His totality where his meeting of Shakti and Ishwara in Spiritual plane is further elevated as Maya and Brahman in the Supramental plane, Vijnana; he emerges and establishes himself in holding together the dual Avatara consciousness of Para-Shakti and Purushottama state, assumes a human name and form and extends his greatest world action and Divine Lila.18

              Such ascension of Consciousness is observed from the state of Vibhuti to state of dual Avatara in King Aswapati’s following Spiritual experience:

              “There he beheld in their mighty union’s poise (dual Avatara’s Divine union.)
The figure of deathless Two-in-One, (symbol of Supramental Oneness)
A single being in two bodies clasped, (symbol of Spiritual Oneness)
A diarchy of two united souls, (symbol of Psychic Oneness)
Seated absorbed in deep creative joy; (symbol of Bliss Oneness)
Their trance of bliss sustained the mobile world.”19 (symbol of dual Avatara’s new creation and holding together the race.)

                Through these four stairs mankind can develop the capacity for indefinite ascending and descending movement of comprehensive Consciousness, ‘which will enable him progressively to manifest God in the body.’ --the universal Incarnation.16Thus, the vision of universal incarnation of Godhead concealed in all humanity is revealed and realised in all life superseding the Mother Nature’s earlier success of manifesting individual Incarnation of Godhead in man. The eye of the spirit can see and mark out ‘ the rising godhead of man in the great Vibhuti.’24

             The future ‘high task’12 of integral Yoga is to call down the Supreme Lord and His magic Will in its entirety that can break down all established laws, all the limitations of mortal life instantly; search for that fire of Love which can bring dead back to life; that Power which can cancel the things once done; that supreme Consciousness which can arrest the advance of time and slipping moments and that Bliss which can persuade the past perfect hours to live again with greater intensity. If we examine deeply into the problem of the existence, we conclude that every physical law and resistances are nothing for Him. But this kind of comprehensive direct Divine intervention can take place only at the extreme limit of ascension and descent of Consciousness in a universalised subtle and causal body and all are pressed towards the very last second to reach an apex fire of Consciousness of world destiny where all is won and saved by dynamic Divine intervention or all is lost and destroyed by static Divine non-intervention or Divine’s witness state for the race.
“And earth sink down with the weight of the Infinite.”
Savitri-18
“Abolished were the scripts of destiny.”

Savitri-82

“No silent peak is found where Time can rest.”

Savitri-197
“A touch can alter the fixed front of Fate.”

Savitri-256

“A new beginning flowers in word and laugh,
A new charm brings back the old extreme delight:”

Savitri-275
“A passion of the flesh becoming spirit,”
Savitri-278
“And with one gesture change all future time.”

Savitri-345
“A Magician’s formulas have made Matter’s laws…
All here can change if the Magician choose.”

Savitri-457
“All now is changed, yet all is still the same.”


Savitri-719
               The mighty task’3 of integral Yoga is to call down the entire truth and purity of Supreme Divine Love through immense, formidable and stupendous pulsation carrying the universe further in its manifestation, to heal all the painful vibration of life, deliver the mental, vital, physical love from their utter limitations and deficiencies to the extent of realisation of deathless Love with all unreality of mortality, disease, decay and accident and reveal to them their true abounding share of the universal intimacy and the oneness, the ascending ecstasy and the descending rapture. In Supramental consciousness the object of all transient emotion would be fully satisfied by embracing all contact of human relation in a purified flame Force.
“The calm delight that weds one soul to all,”

Savitri-6
“All-Love throb single in one human heart.”

Savitri-345
“Loved all and spoke no word and made no sign,
Savitri-358
“They reached the one-self in all through boundless love.”

Savitri-381
“All-love was hers and its one heavenly cord”

Savitri-471
“And all is known and all is clasped by Love”

Savitri-633
“Wrong could not come where all was light and love. ”

Savitri-314
“Proclaiming a panacea for all Time’s ills”

Savitri-198
“Healed were all things that Time’s torn heart had made”

Savitri-232
“The Love our hearts call down to heal all strife,”

Savitri-661
               The enormous task4 of integral Yoga is to call down the Supreme relation of Sri Radha and Sri Krishna, the Mother and the Master of all life through Their Supramental Incarnation, Emanation and Instrumentation to the nether darkest land of Inconscient plane through prepared vessels and flooding the physical substance of Their manifestation, the Gopis, with intensest and completest Ananda, Love and Beauty. They have suffered human birth to bear the earth’s burden of million wounds with Their ‘imperishable eyes of veilless love.’8
“And Krishna and Radha for ever entwined in bliss,”

Savitri-525
“The Master and the Mother of all lives”

Savitri-525
“The Two who are one are the secret of all power,”

Savitri-63
“The incarnate dual Power shall open God’s door,”

Savitri-705
“He stood with her on meditating peaks
… And saw her loose into infinity ”

Savitri-191
“Their trance of bliss sustained the mobile world.”

Savitri-295
“A burning of two bodies in one flame.”

Savitri-468
“She burned in his sweet intolerable blaze.”

Savitri-125
“He is lost in her, she is his heaven here.”

Savitri-275
“This whole wide world is only he and she.”

Savitri-63
              The highest ‘secret and (seemingly) impossible task’10 of integral Yoga is to call down Truth supreme which is identified as the ‘earth’s last salvation,’13 param siddhi, of integral Yoga by whose intervention  the universal Subconscient and Inconscient sheath of the earth will be wholly transformed and illumined with Divine Light, Power and Bliss. All the forces of lower nature, nether dark adverse universal Subconscient and Inconscient sons of falsehood and mother of evil hostile forces will either suffer illumination of Divine transformation or will be destroyed by the pressure of the descending Divine Truth-Light.
“It left mind’s distance from the Truth supreme”

Savitri-44

“A supreme light in the truth-conscious Vast:”

Savitri-484

“A Truth supreme has forced the world to be;”

Savitri-658
“Fragments of Truth supreme have lit his soul, ”

Savitri-659
“All-ruler, ruled by none, the Truth supreme,”

Savitri-661
“The Truth supreme, vast and impersonal”

Savitri-662
“O Death, if thou couldst touch the Truth supreme”

Savitri-663
“If Truth supreme transcends her shadow here”

Savitri-663
“Then shall the Truth supreme be given to men:”

Savitri-705
               All the revelatory aspect of the Divine, myriad modes of His self-manifestation, all the Soul’s greatest, highest and fullest Spiritual experiences must be called down as a partial fulfilment of the unending, numerous and exhaustless riches and splendours of the Spirit. Then we are capable of integrating the Divine Call through absolute surrender that could dare to clasp the body of the Brahman and hold between our hands the World-Mother’s Feet and all contact of the world is experienced as His single touch in blissful equality.
 

References:

1: CWSA/23/The Synthesis of Yoga-72,
2: CWSA/22/ The Life Divine-947,
3: Savitri-460,
4: Savitri- 58,
6: The Gita-4.13,
7: The Gita-13.18, 10.6,
8: Savitri-677,
9: Savitri-311,
10: Savitri-177,
11: Savitri- 430,
12: Savitri- 366,
13: Savitri-135,
14: Savitri-683,
15: The Gita-15.7,
16: “We have the emergence of that Conscious Being in an involved and inevitably evolving Life, Mind and Supermind as the condition of our activities; for it is this evolution which has enabled man to appear in Matter and it is this evolution which will enable him progressively to manifest God in the body, — the universal Incarnation.” CWSA/21/The Life Divine-64.
17: The Gita-5.10,
18: CWSA/24/The Synthesis of Yoga-770,
19: Savitri-295,
20: “In the ancient Indian distinction between the once born and the twice born (Dvija), it is to this material man that the former description can be applied. He does Nature’s inferior works; he assures the basis for her higher activities; but not to him easily are opened the glories of her second birth.” Sri Aurobindo/
CWSA-23/The Synthesis of Yoga-23,
21: “Men in the world have two lights, duty and principle; but he who has passed over to God, has done with both and replaced them by God’s will. If men abuse thee for this, care not, O divine instrument, but go on thy way like the wind or the sun fostering and destroying.” Sri Aurobindo/The Mother’s Centenary Works (second edition)/10/285,
22:“It is the Godhead who manifests himself in the great thinker, the hero, the leader of men, the great teacher, sage, prophet, religious founder, saint, lover of man, the great poet, the great artist, the great scientist, the ascetic self-tamer, the tamer of things and events and forces.” Sri Aurobindo/CWSA/19/Essays on the Gita-374,
23: “When in your heart and thought you will make no difference between Sri Aurobindo and me, when to think of Sri Aurobindo will be to think of me and to think of me will mean to think of Sri Aurobindo inevitably, when to see one will mean inevitably to see the other, like one and the same Person, - then you will know that you begin to be open to the supramental force and consciousness.” The Mother/The Mother’s Centenary Works/13/32,
24: “Finally, it (the liberated man) sees the upward urge of the striving powers of the Will to be towards Godhead; it respects, welcomes, encourages all high manifestations of energy and quality, the flaming tongues of the Divinity, the mounting greatnesses of soul and mind and life in their intensities uplifted from the levels of the lower nature towards heights of luminous wisdom and knowledge, mighty power, strength, capacity, courage, heroism, benignant sweetness and ardour and grandeur of love and self-giving, preeminent virtue, noble action, captivating beauty and harmony, fine and godlike creation. The eye of the spirit sees and marks out the rising godhead of man in the great Vibhuti.” Sri Aurobindo/CWSA/19/Essays on the Gita-373-74,
25: Sri Aurobindo/CWSA/19/Essays on the Gita-50,
26: CWSA/23/The Synthesis of Yoga-747,
27: CWSA/19/Essays on the Gita-523,
28: “The intervals separating these various incarnations seem to become shorter and shorter, as if, to the extent that Matter became more and more ready, the action could accelerate and become more and more rapid in its movement, more and more conscious too, more and more effective and decisive. And it will go on multiplying and intensifying until the entire universe becomes the total Avatar of the Supreme.” The Mother’s Centenary Works (second edition)/9/333-34.




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