Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

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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
All-Will and Free-Will 158 Paper icon.png
The Delight of Works 163 Paper icon.png
Evolution 169 Paper icon.png
The Inconscient 176
Materialism 184
Thoughts and Glimpses
Aphorisms 199 Paper icon.png
Thoughts and Glimpses 208
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”.