Works of Sri Aurobindo

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Section One

The Divine, Sachchidananda, Brahman and Atman


The Divine and Its Aspects

The Divine

The Divine Consciousness

The Divine: One in All

Aspects of the Divine

The Transcendent, Cosmic and Individual Divine

Personal and Impersonal Sides of the Divine

The Divine and the Atman

The Divine and the Supermind


Sachchidananda: Existence, Consciousness-Force and Bliss


Sat or Pure Existence

Chit or Consciousness

Outer Consciousness and Inner Consciousness

Consciousness and Force or Energy

Force, Energy, Power, Shakti




The Impersonal Brahman

The Inactive Brahman and the Active Brahman

Spirit and Life


The Self or Atman

The Self

The Cosmic Spirit or Self

The Atman, the Soul and the Psychic Being

The Self and Nature or Prakriti


Section Two

The Cosmos: Terms from Indian Systems


The Upanishadic and Puranic Systems


Visva or Virat, Hiranyagarbha or Taijasa,Prajna or Ishwara

Vaisvanara, Taijasa, Prajna, Kutastha

Karana, Hiranyagarbha, Virat

The Seven Worlds

The Worlds of the Lower Hemisphere

Tapoloka and the Worlds of Tapas


The Sankhya-Yoga System


Purusha and Prakriti


Prakriti and Shakti or Chit-Shakti

Purusha, Prakriti and Action

The Gunas or Qualities of Nature

Transformation of the Gunas

Sattwa and Liberation

Transformation of Rajas and Tamas

Transformation of Tamas into Sama




Section Three

The Jivatman and the Psychic Being


The Jivatman in the Integral Yoga

The Jivatman or Individual Self

The Jivatman, the Psychic Being and Prakriti

The Central Being and the Psychic Being

The Surrender of the Central Being

The Central Being after Liberation

The Karana Purusha

The Jivatman and the Caitya Puruṣa

The Jivatman and the Mental Purusha

The Jivatman, Spark-Soul and Psychic Being

The Jivatman in a Supramental Creation


The Jivatman in Other Indian Systems

The Jivatman in Other Schools

The Jivatman and the Pure “I” of the Adwaita






Section One

The Organisation of the Being


The Parts of the Being

Men Do Not Know Themselves

Many Parts, Many Personalities


Classification of the Parts of the Being

Different Categories in Different Systems

The Concentric and Vertical Systems


Section Two

The Concentric System: Outer to Inner


The Outer Being and the Inner Being

The Outer and the Inner Being and Consciousness

The Inner, the Outer and the Process of Yoga

The Inner Being

The Inner Being, the Antaratma and the Atman

The Inner Being and the Psychic Being

The Outer Being and Consciousness


The True Being and the True Consciousness

The True Being

The True Consciousness


The Psychic Being

The Psychic and the Divine

The Self or Spirit and the Psychic or Soul

The Atman, the Jivatman and the Psychic

The Words “Soul” and “Psychic”

The Psychic or Soul and Traditional Indian Systems

The Soul and the Psychic Being

The Form of the Psychic Being

The Psychic Being and the Intuitive Consciousness

The Psychic Being and the External Being

The Psychic or Soul and the Lower Nature

The Psychic Being or Soul and the Vital or Life

The Psychic Being and the Ego

The Psychic World or Plane


The Vertical System: Supermind to Subconscient


The Planes or Worlds of Consciousness

The System of Planes or Worlds

The Planes and the Body


The Supermind or Supramental

Supermind and the Purushottama

Supermind and Sachchidananda

The Supracosmic, the Supramental,

the Overmind and Nirvana

Supermind and Other Planes

Supermind and Overmind

Knowledge and Will in the Supermind


The Overmind

Overmind and the Cosmic Consciousness

Planes of the Overmind

The Overmind, the Intuition and Below

The Overmind and the Supermind Descent

The Overmind and the Kāraṇa Deha

The Dividing Aspect of the Overmind

The Overmind and the World


The Higher Planes of Mind

The Higher Planes and Higher Consciousness

The Plane of Intuition

The Plane of Intuition and the Intuitive Mind

Yogic Intuition and Ordinary Intuitions

Powers of the Intuitive Consciousness

The Illumined Mind

The Higher Mind


The Lower Nature or Lower Hemisphere

The Higher Nature and the Lower Nature

The Three Planes of the Lower Hemisphere

and Their Energies

The Adhara


The Mind

Mind in the Integral Yoga and in Other

Indian Systems

Manas and Buddhi


Western Ideas of Mind and Spirit

The Psychic Mind

The Mind Proper

The Thinking Mind and the Vital Mind

The Thinking Mind and the Physical Mind

The Vital Mind

The Physical Mind

The Physical Mental or Physical Mind and

the Mental Physical or Mechanical Mind

The Mental World of the Individual


The Vital Being and Vital Consciousness

The Vital

The True Vital Being and Consciousness

Parts of the Vital Being

The Mental Vital or Vital Mind


The Emotional Being or Heart

The Central Vital or Vital Proper

The Lower Vital, the Physical Vital and

the Material Vital

A Strong Vital

The Vital Body

The Vital Nature

The Vital Plane and the Physical Plane

The Life Heavens


The Physical Consciousness

The Physical Consciousness and Its Parts

Living in the Physical Consciousness

The Opening of the Physical Consciousness

The True Activity of the Senses

The Physical Parts of the Mind and Emotional Being

The Mental Physical or Mechanical Mind

The Vital Physical

The Material Consciousness or Body Consciousness

The Gross Physical and the Subtle Physical

The Physical Nerves and the Subtle Nerves

The Sheaths of the Indian Tradition


The Environmental Consciousness

The Environmental Consciousness around

the Individual

The Environmental Consciousness and

the Movements of the Lower Nature

The Environmental Consciousness and

the Subconscient


The Subconscient and the Inconscient

The Subconscient in the Integral Yoga

The Subconscient in Traditional Indian Terminology

The Subconscient and the Superconscient

The Subconscient and the Subliminal

The Subconscient Memory and Conscious Memory

The Subconscient and the Inconscient


Section Four

The Chakras or Centres of Consciousness


The System of the Chakras

The Functions of the Chakras or Centres

The Chakras in Reference to Yoga

The Centres and the Planes

The Mind Centres

The Sahasradala or Sahasrara or Crown Centre

The Ajnachakra or Forehead Centre

The Throat Centre

The Throat Centre and the Lower Centres

The Heart Centre

The Navel and Abdominal Centres

The Muladhara

No Subconscient Centre


The Parts of the Body and the Centres

The Parts of the Body in Yoga

The Cerebellum

The Ear, Nose, Face and Throat

The Chest, Stomach and Abdomen

The Legs and Feet

The Sides of the Body






Section One

The Supramental Evolution


The Problem of Suffering and Evil

The Riddle of This World

The Disharmonies of Earth


Spiritual Evolution and the Supramental

Human History and Spiritual Evolution

Spiritual and Supramental

The Overmind and the Supramental

Involution and Evolution

The Supermind and the Lower Creation

Speculations about the Supramental Descent


Section Two

The Supramental Descent and Transformation


The Descent of the Supermind

Inevitability of the Descent

A Beginning, Not a Completion

Clarifications about the Supramental Descent


Descent and Transformation

A World-Changing Yoga

The Vital World and the Supramental Descent

The Nature and Scope of the Transformation

The Earth, the Earth Consciousness and

the Supramental Creation

The Supramental Change and the Ananda Plane


The Supramental Transformation

Preparatory Steps towards the Supramental Change

The Supramental Influence and Supramentalisation

Premature Claims of Possession of the Supermind


Transformation and the Body

The Transformation of the Body

The Transformation of the Body in Other Traditions

Transforming the Body Consciousness

Death and the Supramental Transformation

The Conquest of Death

The Reproductive Method of the Supramental






Section One

Thought, Philosophy, Science and Yoga


The Intellect and Yoga

Intellectual Truth and Spiritual Experience

Intellectual Arguments against Spirituality

The Valley of the False Glimmer


Doubt and Faith

Doubt and Yoga

Faith in Spiritual Things


Philosophical Thought and Yoga

Metaphysical Thinkers, East and West

World-Circumstances and the Divine

Intellectual Expression of Spiritual Experience

Comments on Thoughts of J.M.E. McTaggart

Comments on Terms Used by Henri Bergson

Metaphysics, Science and Spiritual Experience


Science and Yoga

Science, Yoga and the Agnostic

Science and Spirituality

Science and the Supernormal

Science and Superstition

The Limitations of Science

Physics and Metaphysics

Space and Time




Life on Other Planets


Section Two

Religion, Idealism, Morality and Yoga


Religion and Yoga

Religion and the Truth

Religion in India

Religious Ceremonies

Religious Fanaticism


Idealism and Spirituality

Human Perfection and Spirituality

The Collapse of Twentieth-Century Idealism


Morality and Yoga

The Spiritual Life and the Ordinary Life


Vice and Virtue

The Sattwic Man and the Spiritual Man

Selfishness and Unselfishness



Ahimsa, Destruction and Violence

War and Conquest


Natural Calamities


Social Duties and the Divine

Family, Society, Country and the Divine



Social and Political Activism





Section One

The Divine and the Hostile Powers



The Dynamic Divine, the Gods, the Asuras

The Soul, the Divine, the Gods, the Asuras

Terms in The Mother


The Gods

The Gods or Divine Powers

The Gods and the Overmind

Vedic Gods of the Indian Tradition

Post-Vedic Gods of the Indian Tradition


The Hostile Forces and Hostile Beings

The Existence of the Hostile Forces

The Nature of the Hostile Forces

The Conquest of the Hostile Forces

Asuras, Rakshasas and Other Vital Beings


Section Two

The Avatar and the Vibhuti


The Meaning and Purpose of Avatarhood

The Avatar or Incarnation

The Divine and Human Sides of the Avatar

Human Judgments of the Divine

The Work of the Avatar

The Avatar: Historicity and Symbols

The Avatar and the Vibhuti


Specific Avatars and Vibhutis

The Ten Avatars as a Parable of Evolution

Rama as an Avatar

Krishna as an Avatar

Buddha as an Avatar

Mahomed and Christ


Augustus Caesar and Leonardo da Vinci



Human Greatness


Greatness and Vices


Section Three

Destiny, Karma, Death and Rebirth


Fate, Free Will and Prediction


Free Will and Determinism

Predictions and Prophecy

Astrology and Yoga


Karma and Heredity


Karma and Heredity

Evolution, Karma and Ethics



Death and Karma

Death and Grieving

The After-Death Sojourn



The Psychic’s Choice at the Time of Death

Assimilation in the Psychic World

The Psychic Being and the Progression from

Life to Life

The New Birth

Reincarnation and Soul Evolution

What Survives and What Does Not

Lines of Force and Consciousness

Beings of the Higher Planes

Fragments of a Dead Person that Reincarnate

Connections from Life to Life

Lines of Sex in Rebirth

Asuric Births

Animals and the Process of Rebirth

Remembering Past Lives

Unimportance of Past-Life Experience in Yoga

Speculating about Past Lives

Traditional Indian Ideas about Rebirth and

Other Worlds

European Resistance to the Idea of Reincarnation


Section Four

Occult Knowledge and Powers


Occult Knowledge

Occultism and the Supraphysical

Occult Forces

The Play of Forces

The Place of Occult Knowledge in Yoga





Occult Powers or Siddhis

General Remarks

Occult Powers Not the Object of Our Yoga

Ethical Rules for the Use of Occult Powers

Thought Reception and Thought Reading

Occult Powers and Health

The Power of Healing