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<div style="font-size:16pt; text-align:center;">{{#tip-text:Essays in Philosophy and Yoga | Short works in prose written by Sri Aurobindo between 1909 and 1950 and published during his lifetime.}}</div>
 
<div style="font-size:16pt; text-align:center;">{{#tip-text:Essays in Philosophy and Yoga | Short works in prose written by Sri Aurobindo between 1909 and 1950 and published during his lifetime.}}</div>
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==={{#tip-text:Part One: Essays from the Karmayogin (1909 – 1910) | Sri Aurobindo was the editor of and principal writer for the Karmayogin, “A Weekly Review of National Religion, Literature, Science, Philosophy, &c.”, between June 1909 and February 1910. Most of the contents of the Karmayogin are published in CWSA Volume 8; the fourteen pieces in this volume deal with philosophical and yogic subjects rather than with politics or literature.}}===
 
==={{#tip-text:Part One: Essays from the Karmayogin (1909 – 1910) | Sri Aurobindo was the editor of and principal writer for the Karmayogin, “A Weekly Review of National Religion, Literature, Science, Philosophy, &c.”, between June 1909 and February 1910. Most of the contents of the Karmayogin are published in CWSA Volume 8; the fourteen pieces in this volume deal with philosophical and yogic subjects rather than with politics or literature.}}===
::The Ideal of the Karmayogin
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::Karmayoga
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::Man—Slave or Free?
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::Yoga and Human Evolution
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::Yoga and Hypnotism
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|Karmayoga||9
::The Greatness of the Individual
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::The Process of Evolution
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|Man—Slave or Free?||13
::Stead and the Spirits
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::Stead and Maskelyne
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|Yoga and Human Evolution||18
::Fate and Free-Will
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::The Three Purushas
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|Yoga and Hypnotism||23
::The Strength of Stillness
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::The Principle of Evil
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|The Greatness of the Individual||29
::The Stress of the Hidden Spirit
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|The Process of Evolution||33||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/b/bb/The_Process_of_Evolution.pdf]]
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|Stead and the Spirits||38
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|Stead and Maskelyne||43
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|Fate and Free-Will||47
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|The Three Purushas||51
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|The Strength of Stillness||57
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|The Principle of Evil||60
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|The Stress of the Hidden Spirit||64
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==={{#tip-text: Part Two: The Yoga and Its Objects (circa 1912) | In 1934 Sri Aurobindo wrote that the booklet represented “an early stage” of his sadhana “and only a part of it is applicable to the Yoga as it has at present taken form after a lapse of more than twenty years”.}}===
 
==={{#tip-text: Part Two: The Yoga and Its Objects (circa 1912) | In 1934 Sri Aurobindo wrote that the booklet represented “an early stage” of his sadhana “and only a part of it is applicable to the Yoga as it has at present taken form after a lapse of more than twenty years”.}}===
::The Yoga and Its Objects
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::Appendix: Explanations of Some Words and Phrases
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|Appendix: Explanations of Some Words and Phrases||92
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==={{#tip-text: Part Three: Writings from the ''Arya'' (1914 – 1921) | The monthly Arya was “a Review of pure philosophy”; almost all its contents were written by Sri Aurobindo.}}===
 
==={{#tip-text: Part Three: Writings from the ''Arya'' (1914 – 1921) | The monthly Arya was “a Review of pure philosophy”; almost all its contents were written by Sri Aurobindo.}}===
  
 
:'''Notes on the ''Arya''
 
:'''Notes on the ''Arya''
::The “Arya’s” Second Year
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::Appendix: Passages Omitted from “Our Ideal”
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::The “Arya’s” Fourth Year
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|Appendix: Passages Omitted from “Our Ideal”||103
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|The “Arya’s” Fourth Year||105
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:'''On Ideals and Progress
 
:'''On Ideals and Progress
::On Ideals
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::Yoga and Skill in Works
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|style="width:400px;"|On Ideals||style="width:40px;"|111
::Conservation and Progress
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::The Conservative Mind and Eastern Progress
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|Yoga and Skill in Works||119
::Our Ideal
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|Conservation and Progress||127
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|The Conservative Mind and Eastern Progress||133
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|Our Ideal||140
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:'''The Superman
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::All-Will and Free-Will
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::The Delight of Works
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|All-Will and Free-Will||158||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/d/d4/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_All-Will_and_Free-Will.pdf]]
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|The Delight of Works||163||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/3/36/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_The_Delight_of_Works.pdf]]
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:'''Evolution
 
:'''Evolution
::Evolution
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::The Inconscient
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|style="width:400px;"|Evolution||style="width:40px;"|169||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/3/37/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Evolution.pdf]]
::Materialism
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|The Inconscient||176
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|Materialism||184
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:'''Thoughts and Glimpses
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::Thoughts and Glimpses
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|style="width:400px;"|Aphorisms||style="width:40px;"|199||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/b/ba/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Aphorisms.pdf]]
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|Thoughts and Glimpses||208
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:'''Heraclitus
 
:'''Heraclitus
::Heraclitus
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|style="width:400px;"|Heraclitus||style="width:40px;"|215
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:'''The Problem of Rebirth
 
:'''The Problem of Rebirth
  
 
::'''Section I: Rebirth and Karma
 
::'''Section I: Rebirth and Karma
::Rebirth
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::The Reincarnating Soul
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|style="width:400px;"|Rebirth||style="width:40px;"|259||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/f/fe/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Rebirth.pdf]]
::Rebirth, Evolution, Heredity
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::Rebirth and Soul Evolution
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|The Reincarnating Soul||270||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/2/24/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_The_Reincarnating_Soul.pdf]]
::The Significance of Rebirth
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::The Ascending Unity
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|Rebirth, Evolution, Heredity||277||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/f/f0/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Rebirth%2C_Evolution%2C_Heredity.pdf]]
::Involution and Evolution
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::Karma
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|Rebirth and Soul Evolution||285||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/0/08/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Rebirth_and_Soul_Evolution.pdf]]
::Karma and Freedom
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::Karma, Will and Consequence
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|The Significance of Rebirth||295||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/a/a4/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_The_Significance_of_Rebirth.pdf]]
::Rebirth and Karma
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::Karma and Justice
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|The Ascending Unity||307||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/e/e7/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_The_Ascending_Unity.pdf]]
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|Involution and Evolution||317||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/9/98/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Involution_and_Evolution.pdf]]
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|Karma||330||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/8/85/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Karma.pdf]]
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|Karma and Freedom||338||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/b/b0/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Karma_and_Freedom.pdf]]
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|Karma, Will and Consequence||351||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/e/ea/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Karma%2C_Will_and_Consequence.pdf]]
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|Rebirth and Karma||358||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/2/26/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Rebirth_and_Karma.pdf]]
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|Karma and Justice||367||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/5/58/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Karma_and_Justice.pdf]]
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::'''Section II: The Lines of Karma
 
::'''Section II: The Lines of Karma
::The Foundation
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::The Terrestrial Law
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|style="width:400px;"|The Foundation||style="width:40px;"|379||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/e/e7/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_The_Foundation.pdf]]
::Mind Nature and Law of Karma
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::The Higher Lines of Karma
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|The Terrestrial Law||386||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/3/3a/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_The_Terrestrial_Law.pdf]]
::Appendix I: The Tangle of Karma
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::Appendix II: A Clarification
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|Mind Nature and Law of Karma||398||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/a/a5/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Mind_Nature_and_Law_of_Karma.pdf]]
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|The Higher Lines of Karma||413||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/5/57/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_The_Higher_Lines_of_Karma.pdf]]
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|Appendix I: The Tangle of Karma||427||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/9/93/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Appendix_I%2C_The_Tangle_of_Karma.pdf]]
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|Appendix II: A Clarification||433||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/1/1c/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Appendix_II%2C_A_Clarification.pdf]]
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:'''Other Writings from the ''Arya''
 
:'''Other Writings from the ''Arya''
  
 
::'''{{#tip-text: The Question of the Month | These six pieces appeared under the heading “The Question of the Month” in the first six issues of the Arya, August 1914 – January 1915.}}
 
::'''{{#tip-text: The Question of the Month | These six pieces appeared under the heading “The Question of the Month” in the first six issues of the Arya, August 1914 – January 1915.}}
::The Needed Synthesis
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{|style="padding-left:40px;"
::“Arya”—Its Significance
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|style="width:400px;"|The Needed Synthesis||style="width:40px;"|439
::Meditation
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::Different Methods of Writing
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|“Arya” — Its Significance||441||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/9/9c/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Arya%2C_Its_Significance.pdf]]
::Occult Knowledge and the Hindu Scriptures
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::The Universal Consciousness
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|Meditation||445
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|Different Methods of Writing||448
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|Occult Knowledge and the Hindu Scriptures||451
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|The Universal Consciousness||453
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::'''{{#tip-text: The News of the Month | This brief-lived feature was halted after the second issue of the Arya, September 1914.}}
 
::'''{{#tip-text: The News of the Month | This brief-lived feature was halted after the second issue of the Arya, September 1914.}}
::The News of the Month
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{|style="padding-left:40px;"
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|style="width:400px;"|The News of the Month||style="width:40px;"|459
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::'''South Indian Vaishnava Poetry
 
::'''South Indian Vaishnava Poetry
::Andal: The Vaishnava Poetess
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::Nammalwar: The Supreme Vaishnava Saint and Poet
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|style="width:400px;"|Andal: The Vaishnava Poetess||style="width:40px;"|465
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|Nammalwar: The Supreme Vaishnava Saint and Poet||467
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::'''{{#tip-text: Arguments to The Life Divine | The Life Divine (CWSA Vols. 21-22) was originally published in instalments in the Arya.  Between February 1916 and April 1917 Sri Aurobindo wrote “arguments” for some of the chapters, explaining: ''In response to the desire of some of our subscribers we shall prefix henceforth a brief summary or argument to each chapter of the “Life Divine.”}}
 
::'''{{#tip-text: Arguments to The Life Divine | The Life Divine (CWSA Vols. 21-22) was originally published in instalments in the Arya.  Between February 1916 and April 1917 Sri Aurobindo wrote “arguments” for some of the chapters, explaining: ''In response to the desire of some of our subscribers we shall prefix henceforth a brief summary or argument to each chapter of the “Life Divine.”}}
::Arguments to The Life Divine
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|style="width:400px;"|Arguments to The Life Divine||style="width:40px;"|471
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==={{#tip-text: Part Four: From the Standard Bearer (1920) | The Standard Bearer was launched in August 1920 by the Prabartak Sangha of Chandernagore, a group then working under the inspiration of Sri Aurobindo.}}===
 
==={{#tip-text: Part Four: From the Standard Bearer (1920) | The Standard Bearer was launched in August 1920 by the Prabartak Sangha of Chandernagore, a group then working under the inspiration of Sri Aurobindo.}}===
::Ourselves
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|style="width:400px;"|Ourselves||style="width:40px;"|509||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/a/ac/Essays_In_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Ourselves.pdf]]
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==={{#tip-text: Part Five: From the Bulletin of Physical Education (1949 – 1950) | These eight essays, Sri Aurobindo’s last prose writings, first appeared in the quarterly Bulletin of Physical Education.  The series was left unfinished on his passing in December 1950.}}===
 
==={{#tip-text: Part Five: From the Bulletin of Physical Education (1949 – 1950) | These eight essays, Sri Aurobindo’s last prose writings, first appeared in the quarterly Bulletin of Physical Education.  The series was left unfinished on his passing in December 1950.}}===
 
:'''The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth
 
:'''The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth
::Message
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::Perfection of the Body
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|style="width:400px;"|Message||style="width:40px;"|517||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/a/ad/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Message.pdf]]
::The Divine Body
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::Supermind and the Life Divine
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|Perfection of the Body||521||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/7/75/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Perfection_of_the_Body.pdf]]
::Supermind and Humanity
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::Supermind in the Evolution
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|The Divine Body||536||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/0/02/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_The_Divine_Body.pdf]]
::Mind of Light
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::Supermind and Mind of Light
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|Supermind and the Life Divine||558||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/9/9f/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Supermind_and_the_Life_Divine.pdf]]
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|Supermind and Humanity||568||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/a/a4/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Supermind_and_Humanity.pdf]]
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|Supermind in the Evolution||578||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/5/52/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Supermind_in_the_Evolution.pdf]]
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|Mind of Light||585||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/5/58/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Mind_of_Light.pdf]]
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|Supermind and Mind of Light||588||[[File:Paper icon.png|link=http://wiki.auroville.org.in/w/images/8/86/Essays_in_Philosophy_and_Yoga_-_Supermind_and_the_Mind_of_Light.pdf]]
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Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Part One: Essays from the Karmayogin (1909 – 1910)

The Ideal of the Karmayogin 3
Karmayoga 9
Man—Slave or Free? 13
Yoga and Human Evolution 18
Yoga and Hypnotism 23
The Greatness of the Individual 29
The Process of Evolution 33 Paper icon.png
Stead and the Spirits 38
Stead and Maskelyne 43
Fate and Free-Will 47
The Three Purushas 51
The Strength of Stillness 57
The Principle of Evil 60
The Stress of the Hidden Spirit 64

Part Two: The Yoga and Its Objects (circa 1912)

The Yoga and Its Objects 71
Appendix: Explanations of Some Words and Phrases 92

Part Three: Writings from the ''Arya'' (1914 – 1921)

Notes on the Arya
The “Arya’s” Second Year 101
Appendix: Passages Omitted from “Our Ideal” 103
The “Arya’s” Fourth Year 105
On Ideals and Progress
On Ideals 111
Yoga and Skill in Works 119
Conservation and Progress 127
The Conservative Mind and Eastern Progress 133
Our Ideal 140
The Superman

The Superman 151 Paper icon.png Wiki icon.png
All-Will and Free-Will 158 Paper icon.png
The Delight of Works 163 Paper icon.png
Evolution
Evolution 169 Paper icon.png
The Inconscient 176
Materialism 184
Thoughts and Glimpses Wiki icon.png
Aphorisms 199 Paper icon.png
Thoughts and Glimpses 208
Heraclitus
Heraclitus 215
The Problem of Rebirth
Section I: Rebirth and Karma
Rebirth 259 Paper icon.png
The Reincarnating Soul 270 Paper icon.png
Rebirth, Evolution, Heredity 277 Paper icon.png
Rebirth and Soul Evolution 285 Paper icon.png
The Significance of Rebirth 295 Paper icon.png
The Ascending Unity 307 Paper icon.png
Involution and Evolution 317 Paper icon.png
Karma 330 Paper icon.png
Karma and Freedom 338 Paper icon.png
Karma, Will and Consequence 351 Paper icon.png
Rebirth and Karma 358 Paper icon.png
Karma and Justice 367 Paper icon.png
Section II: The Lines of Karma
The Foundation 379 Paper icon.png
The Terrestrial Law 386 Paper icon.png
Mind Nature and Law of Karma 398 Paper icon.png
The Higher Lines of Karma 413 Paper icon.png
Appendix I: The Tangle of Karma 427 Paper icon.png
Appendix II: A Clarification 433 Paper icon.png
Other Writings from the Arya
The Question of the Month
The Needed Synthesis 439
“Arya” — Its Significance 441 Paper icon.png
Meditation 445
Different Methods of Writing 448
Occult Knowledge and the Hindu Scriptures 451
The Universal Consciousness 453
The News of the Month
The News of the Month 459
South Indian Vaishnava Poetry
Andal: The Vaishnava Poetess 465
Nammalwar: The Supreme Vaishnava Saint and Poet 467
Arguments to The Life Divine
Arguments to The Life Divine 471

Part Four: From the Standard Bearer (1920)

Ourselves 509 Paper icon.png

Part Five: From the Bulletin of Physical Education (1949 – 1950)

The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth
Message 517 Paper icon.png
Perfection of the Body 521 Paper icon.png
The Divine Body 536 Paper icon.png
Supermind and the Life Divine 558 Paper icon.png
Supermind and Humanity 568 Paper icon.png
Supermind in the Evolution 578 Paper icon.png
Mind of Light 585 Paper icon.png
Supermind and Mind of Light 588 Paper icon.png


Notes are paraphrased from the “Publisher's Note” and “Note on the Texts”.