|About the Book|
The Integral Yoga & Sanatana Dharma“This Sanatana Dharma has many scriptures, Veda, Vedanta, Gita, Upanishad, Darshana, Purana, Tantra, nor could it reject the Bible or the Koran- but its real, most authoritative scripture is in the heart inMoreThe Integral Yoga & Sanatana Dharma“This Sanatana Dharma has many scriptures, Veda, Vedanta, Gita, Upanishad, Darshana, Purana, Tantra, nor could it reject the Bible or the Koran- but its real, most authoritative scripture is in the heart in which Eternal has His dwelling. It is in our inner spiritual experiences that we shall find the proof and source of the world’s Scriptures, the law of knowledge, love and conduct, the basis and inspiration of Karmayoga.”Sri AurobindoThe Gita informs us that the subtlety of the Divine is beyond the capacity of sense mind and can be caught by the severely trained clear austerity of the Intellect, Budhigrahyam atindriyam, which can begin to open the truth that transcends itself- the Integral Yoga further confirms that the knowledge of the Unknowable is neither knowable by thought nor by sense organ but can be known and attainable by the extension of the field and range of Consciousness and by revolution of our internal being through Spiritual experience which is a contact of the Consciousness with the soul and body of the Truth. Consciousness is a self-aware and self-expressive luminous creative Force of Being of which mind is a middle term- below mentality it sinks into vital and material movements of the subconscient and great denial of Sachchidananda and above, the Consciousness rises into Supramental movement of complete affirmation which is for us Superconscient. To truly understand the world process and time process, the consciousness must go beyond the finite reason and finite sense to larger reason and Spiritual sense in touch with the Infinite Consciousness. The Consciousness has the capacity to know things by their Soul and not by their outer shape and can gain direct knowledge and perception of material things without the aid of sense organs. It has the further capacity to enter direct contact with the Consciousness of fellow brothers, animals and plant kingdom. The extension of this Consciousness can be satisfying if the inner enlargement is from the individual to the cosmic existence and the witness which exists within us is not an observing mind but a cosmic Consciousness, calm and eternal and broods equally in the living human body and to which mind and senses are dispensable instruments. Though, the Unknowable is not knowable by the finite mind or to our limited consciousness, it is not altogether and in every way unknowable- it is self-evident to an infinite Consciousness or a knowledge by Identity and the Spiritual Being within us can unravel the whole of the Unknowable and its complete Divine manifestation can be experienced which is the entire truth of the Sanatana Dharma by exploring all the ranges of Consciousness from the dark Inconscient plane, avidyayam antare, to the highest plane of Sachchidananda.