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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep , Intense
This is one deep book. Aurobindo is masterful in his analysis of the mind & brain, especially its limitations. As a person approaching everything in life via intellect I found his explanations right on the dot & revealing. He explains why we need to transcend our faculties to something higher. One can make more sense of the book if accompanied by spiritual...
Published on March 30, 2000 by rudra

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3.0 out of 5 stars insightful if flipped and read at random
the only downside to these types of books (spiritual or philosophical) is that they contain much terminology that leaves the reader with a vague impression of what is being said. There seems to be a whole language-obviously-when someone speaks about yoga, which by the way, i had no idea was so deep. You will probably find yourself flipping back to the glossary looking...
Published on June 29, 2010 by monson henry douglas


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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep , Intense, March 30, 2000
This review is from: Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo's Teaching & Method of Practice (Paperback)
This is one deep book. Aurobindo is masterful in his analysis of the mind & brain, especially its limitations. As a person approaching everything in life via intellect I found his explanations right on the dot & revealing. He explains why we need to transcend our faculties to something higher. One can make more sense of the book if accompanied by spiritual practice & experience to relate to. Not for the faint hearted.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Your life is your yoga.", October 6, 2005
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If ever you've wondered how to integrate the living of your life into your spiritual practice so that your life can actually become your practice, then Aurobindo's "The Integral Yoga" is for you. Here is one of the few recent sages who not only saw beyond the beyond, but lived his life from that perspective. If you've been searching, but not finding answers, chances are that Aurobindo's cogent comments will more than meet that need as he walks you through what it means to lead a deeply spiritual life, and then shows you how to do it.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare find, February 19, 2002
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Shawn Regan (marietta, GA United States) - See all my reviews
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I've seen this book referenced more than a dozen times by Wilber in his books so when the book presented itself I jumped
at it. It's not a book written by Aurobindo but personal instruction to those who have written to him seeking guidance.
This book is packed with the knowledge of one of India's most accomplished saints. This book reveals valuable insights
for the spiritual traveler as well as a road map of the journey. A book I would say is indispensable for anyone on
the path.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yogic Ways to Conquer the Battle Called Life!, February 22, 2003
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This book is for those who want to conquer their everyday problems for ever and not seek an escape from them. Unilke his other books, the selections in this book are in easier prose.

You could open this book when Tylenol fails to bring sleep after a bad day, and pillow yourself with a good dream. Or you can read it first thing in the morning and allow yourself a great day ahead!

It is not a typical book that you must begin on its first page. It is a compilation of paragraphs and pages selected from his other writings, outlining the solutions arrived at by Sri Aurobindo after his experiments with Integral Yoga. Depending on what area of your life you are seeking to deal with on a given day, you can jump to the topic directly.

Whether you are seeking a higher peace or running away from your lower order problems, it is a book for you, for your spouse, for your child and for your parent. If you want to raise your purpose in this life to a higher possibility then this book is your waiting chance.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has all the answers, February 10, 2008
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If you are the type of person who is seeking to understand the abilities of human consciousness beyond the day-to-day existence, this material will provide you with that information.

It would appear that other books, self-help books in particular, have taken one piece of the totality of knowledge required to put into practice a desired existence inclusive of several realms of consciousness. They are not helpful in reaching these realms or levels.

The Integral Yoga is not "one piece" it is the totality. Within the pages of this book you will find the knowledge of a man, Sri Aurobindo, who, with continued practice, was able to reach realms or levels of consciousness unimaginable to most.

Clearly written, easy to understand and practice. It is a journey that is more fulfilling than any journey you might take in the world of matter.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Integral Way, November 29, 2007
This review is from: Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo's Teaching & Method of Practice (Paperback)
Wow, there are great books, and there a books that leave you in somewhat a query, this book exceeds the "great book status, and moves to the awesome book status. Aurobindo's awareness is rare, and certainly focuses on devotion to God, rather than, acquiring knowledge. Aurobindo succeeds in relating liberation with the reality of actually knowing and wanting God.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A terrific reference and/or introduction, August 5, 2012
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This book contains letters that Sri Aurobindo had written to other yoga practitioners in his later years. As such, the book is organized into twelve chapters that touch on various themes of yoga such as basic principles of the philosophy of yoga, stages that one goes through in their yogic development, information about the human ego, and what makes Aurobindo's Integral Yoga different from other yogas.

As a non practitioner this book was a great way to get a basic understanding of the method. The book also demonstrates Sri Aurobindo's highly developed and intellectualized writing style - even his letters are a pleasure to read. On top of this, Sri Aurobindo has shown himself the be an incredibly brilliant man and master psychologist.

I would recommend this book for both beginner's and experts as it contains a wide range of topics. It can used largely as a reference book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars insightful if flipped and read at random, June 29, 2010
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the only downside to these types of books (spiritual or philosophical) is that they contain much terminology that leaves the reader with a vague impression of what is being said. There seems to be a whole language-obviously-when someone speaks about yoga, which by the way, i had no idea was so deep. You will probably find yourself flipping back to the glossary looking up terms about three times a paragraph. So after putting yourself in the right frame of mind, in this case a freak'n yogi, the read should be easier, kinda gotta let go of any notions one has of the "right"
way to live. I tried reading this book cover to cover, but gave up, un-yogi like, and now glance at excerpts randomly; but that is what this book is, excerpts, letters Aurobindo wrote as spiritual guidance to his students. All in all it is refreshing, yet tough in the aspect that you will most likely be the only person you know who is reading it. (:
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most amazing writer, March 11, 2014
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Just Reading Sri Aurobindo can bring your mind into such stillness, clarity and delight. He explains yoga, spiritual philosophy and spiritual psychology, spiritual experiencing in a way that hardly any other master has been able to do from a western and asian perspective. Others such as Sri Premananda Deva, Ananda Devi, Lakshmi Devi are also good reads if you can find their books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Must own. Must read, January 20, 2014
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One of the greatest visionaries of all time, Sri Aurobindo was a guiding light to the world.
His work is above all religion and
speaks of the state of mankind and the supramental man of the future.
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Everyone must expose themselves to this treasure, to this Guru of all all gurus.
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