Accomplishing the Aim of the Integral Yoga

The universalisation of the consciousness and the uplifting of the consciousness to the spiritual standpoint are the essential aims of the integral Yoga. There is an inevitable action that flows from these steps, as the individual becomes a nexus and conscious expression of the divine intention in the world-manifestation.

Sri Aurobindo has summarized the implications in a brief compass: “In this self-development the soul finds that it has accomplished on this line the object of the whole integral Yoga, union with the Supreme in its self and in its universalised individuality. So long as he remains in the world-existence, this perfection must radiate out from him,–for that is the necessity of his oneness with the universe and its beings,–in an influence and action which help all around who are capable of it to rise to or advance towards the same perfection, and for the rest in an influence and action which help, as only the self-ruler and master man can help, in leading the human race forward spiritually towards this consummation and towards some image of a greater divine truth in their personal and communal existence. He becomes a light and power of the Truth to which he has climbed and a means for others’ ascension.”

Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga, Part Four: The Yoga of Self-Perfection, Chapter 4, The Perfection of the Mental Being, pg. 615

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