Picture of Sri Aurobindo writing

All life is yoga
(Sri Aurobindo)

Texts on Integral Yoga and Integral Psychology


Texts by Sri Aurobindo
Texts by the Mother
Texts by other authors

Texts by Sri Aurobindo

The Human Aspiration
This is the first chapter of The Life Divine. It highlights the close link between the urge for progress in the individual and the large movement of the evolution of consciousness in Nature.

The Hour of God
A short essay on the very special moment of time we are living in now.

What is Consciousness?
A few short quotes on the nature of consciousness.

The Riddle of This World
A letter about pain and suffering and their role in the evolution of consciousness.

Sri Aurobindo's Teaching and Method of Sadhana
A letter explaining the difference between Sri Aurobindo's yoga and other paths.

The Object of Integral Yoga
A selection from Sri Aurobindo's Letters on Yoga, dealing with the different reasons why people can take up Yoga.

Aspiration and Grace
The first three chapters of Sri Aurobindo's booklet The Mother, dealing with three core-elements of yoga: aspiration, rejection and surrender.

The Triple Transformation
One of the most important chapters of The Life Divine, explaining the basic processes involved in the psychic, spiritual and supramental transformation.

The Renaissance in India
Four essays dealing with the awakening of India and its role in the future of mankind.

The Doctrine of the Mystics
An essay on the secret meaning of the Rig Veda

Narad's Reply
A passage from Sri Aurobindo's Savitri about the problem of pain.

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Texts by the Mother

The Science of Living
A passage from the Mother in which she explains that on the quality of our aim depends the quality of our life.

What is the Psychic Being?
A short explanation of the divine element in us.

To Dwell in the Psychic
A text by the Mother on the experience of living in the psychic being.

Remember and Offer
How to make every aspect of life part of one's yoga?

The Spiritual Evolution
A short explanation of the nature of the supramental realisation.

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Compilations from the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother


Handouts given during IPI's short introductory courses on Indian Psychology

  1. Finding your own path
  2. How do we know?
  3. The parts of the being
  4. Steps of the soul
  5. The science of living
  6. Processes of change
  7. Relationships
  8. Self-observation
  9. Subjective research
  10. The Bhagvad Gita
  11. The evolving soul
  12. The person and the personality
  13. The role of pain and suffering
  14. The Vedic image of man
  15. Yoga in a progressive world


Yoga and Consciousness: An Integral Perspective
This booklet was brought out on the occassion of the National Conference on Indian Psychology, Yoga and Consciousness, held at Pondicherry from the 10th to the 13th of December, 2004.

  1. Foundations of Indian Psychology
  2. Svabhava: Self and Personality
  3. Chitta and Chittavritti: Pathways to Knowledge
  4. Rasa and Bhava: Experience, Emotion, and Motivation
  5. Yoga, Health and Healing
  6. Shiksha: Education
  7. Loka Sangraha: Social Issues
  8. The Integral Psychology of the Future


Integral Psychology
This booklet was brought out on the occassion of the National Conference on Yoga and Indian Approaches to Psychology, held at Pondicherry from September 29th to October 1st, 2002.

  1. The Vision of Integral Psychology
  2. Psychology as the Science of Consciousness
  3. Being Human
  4. Development