- "Elements" is a catch all for all that is good, helps along the path, is a virtue or aid but in the positive sense. All things, "good" and "evil" are likely in essence for the good, but things here are those that are obviously so. The distinction is made such for the positives of the "difficulties" will be made clear there. in bigindex elements and attributes were apart of powers, but likely everything will be here regardless.
Abstain Aspiration ::: Aspiration is a turning upward of the inner being with a call, yearning, prayer for the Divine, for the Truth, for the Consciousness, Peace, Ananda, Knowledge, descent of Divine Force or whatever else is the aim of one's endeavour.
C Calm Cheerfulness Concentration ::: 1. Concentration, for our Yoga, means when the consciousness is fixed in a particular state (e.g. peace) or movement (e.g. aspiration, will, coming into contact with the Mother taking the Mother s name); meditation is when the inner mind is looking at things to get the right knowledge. 2. An all-inclusive concentration is the difficult achievement towards which we must labour Confidence ::: Even if things are not as they ought to be, worry does not help to make them better. A quiet confidence is the source of strength.
consciousness consecration Courage ::: Courage is a sign of soul's nobility.
Descent Determination Devotion ::: Worship is only the first step on the path of devotion. Where external worship changes into the inner adoration, real Bhakti begins; that deepens into the intensity of divine love; that love leads to the joy of closeness in our relations with the Divine; the joy of closeness passes into the bliss of union.
E Effort ::: In the first movement of self-preparation, the period of personal effort, the method we have to use is this concentration of the whole being on the Divine that it seeks and, as its corollary, this constant rejection, throwing out, katharsis, of all that is not the true Truth of the Divine. An entire consecration of all that we are, think, feel and do will be the result of this persistence. Endurance ::: Ordinarily we have to begin with a period of endurance; for we must learn to confront, to suffer and to assimilate all contacts. Each fiber must be taught not to wince away from that which pains and repels and not to run eagerly towards that which pleases and attracts, but rather to accept, to face, to bear and to conquer. ... This is the stoical period of the preparation of equality, its most elementary and yet its heroic age.
enjoyment Enthusiasm ::: True enthusiasm is full of a peaceful endurance. Equality ::: 1. Not to be disturbed by either joy or grief, pleasure or displeasure by what people say or do or by any outward things is called in yoga a state of samata, equality to all things. 2. Not equal-souled to all things, happenings and creatures, we cannot see spiritually, cannot know divinely, cannot feel divinely toawrds others. The ... Infinite is equal to all things and to all beings, and because it is equal, it can act with an an absolute wisdom according to the truth ...
F Faith ::: 1. Once a person has faith, he has achieved everything. 2. Faith is not intellectual belief but a function of the soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Faith Faithfulness Focus
H Happiness ::: Real happiness is of divine origin; it is pure and unconditioned. Ordinary happiness is of vital origin; it is impure and depends on circumstances.
Help Heroism ::: Heroism is ... to become wholly unified - and the Divine help will always be with those who have resolved to be heroic in full sincerity. honesty Hope ::: One must never lose hope or faith - there is nothing incurable, and no limit can be set to the power of the Divine. Humility ::: True humility is humility before the Divine, that is, a precise, exact, living sense that one is nothing, one can do nothing, understand nothing without the Divine, that even if one is exceptionally intelligent and capable, this is nothing in comparison with the divine Consciousness, and this sense one must always keep, because then one always has the true attitude of receptivity - a humble receptivity that does not put personal pretensions in opposition to the Divine.
L Love ::: There is only one love - the Divine's Love; and without that Love there would be no creation. All exists because of that Love and it is when we try to find our own love which does not exist that we do not feel the Love, the only Love, the Divine's Love which permeates all existence.
O Offering ::: Offer yourself more and more - all the consciousness, all that happens in it, all your work and action.
P Patience ::: The ideal attitude of the sadhaka towards Time is to have an endless patience as if he had all eternity for his fulfilment. Peace ::: When the Peace is established, this higher or Divine Force from above can descend and work in us. Perseverance ::: the decision to go to the very end
persistence Presence ::: Progress ::: 1. is the sign of the divine influence in creation. 2. to be ready, at every minute, to give up all one is and all one has in order to advance on the way. Prudence ::: the wise man is prudent in what he looks at, in what he listens to, and in what he says. He considers the consequences, thinks of the morrow, and if he does not know his way, he asks. ::: Purity/purfication ::: Purity is to accept no other influence but only the influence of the Divine.
R Receptivity ::: the power to receive the Divine Force and to feel its presence and the presence of the Mother in it and allow it to work, guiding one's sight and will and action. Rejection ::: throwing out of the being.
Remembrance - Repentance ::: the first step towards rectifying mistakes. Renunciation ::: to throw far away from oneself all that prevents one from going forward
S Sacrifice ::: Every moment and every movement of our being is to be resolved into a continuous and devoted self-giving to the Eternal. Samata ::: equality, equanimity, the capacity of receiving with a calm samata and equal mind all the attacks and appearances of outward things, the rst member of the samata / santi catustaya, consisting of passive / negative samata and active / positive samata, samata in reception of the things of the outward world and samata in reaction to them; sometimes restricted to the rst of these or extended to refer to the samata catustaya as a whole; also an element of pranasakti. Self-Confidence
self-discipline Self-Giving Self-Offering
Self-Surrender in Works Silence Sincerity ::: Sincerity means to lift all the movements of the being to the level of the highest consciousness and realisation already attained. Sincerity exacts the unification and harmonisation of the whole being in all its parts and movements around the central Divine Will.
Silence Sraddha (Faith) ::: the soul's belief in the Divine's existence, wisdom, power, love and grace. Straightforwardness Strength ::: 1. The strength is always with you to be always faithful to the Divine Will. 2. All our strength is with the Divine. With Him we can surmount all the obstacles. surrender ::: Surrender means to consecrate everything in oneself to the Divine, to offer all one is and has, not to insist on one's ideas, desires, habits, etc., but to allow the divine Truth to replace them by its knowledge, will and action everywhere.
Surrender to the Divine Will
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class:favorites see also ::: difficulties, the mothers symbol, powers, parts of the self,