Read why politics as it is practiced today is not compatible with the path of Yoga. But the sentiment of love for one’s country has a place in Integral Yoga.
The author reminds us of the immense significance of one’s capacity of concentrated attention in the overall well-being and shares some practical guidance.
After taking up themes on Conscious Parenting, Education, Work, Human Relations, Money, Religion, and Literature, we now take up the theme of Food, Sleep and Yoga in our All Life is Yoga series. Curating and editing this issue has been an especially joyful work because of the numerous possibilities this theme offered to share and express what we were learning.
In these letters Sri Aurobindo explains the right attitude a sadhak of Integral Yoga must cultivate toward food. While the letters were written in response to queries from the disciples living in the Ashram, the advice is equally applicable to the aspirants and devotees living outside.
Featured here are some selections from Sri Aurobindo’s letters regarding how to overcome desire and greed for food.
While discussing physical education the Mother highlighted the need for developing healthy habits related to food. Children must be taught to eat according to hunger, neither more nor less, and not to make meals an occasion to satisfy their greed or gluttony.
How and why did the taste for food develop? How can one refine and develop one’s sense of taste? Read excerpts from the Mother’s conversation on these subjects.
We feature here a few letters of Sri Aurobindo which he wrote in response to some food related queries from the disciples at the Ashram. Some of the queries were about the kinds of food that a spiritual aspirant should avoid.
For the ‘Book of the Month’ we again highlight Nirodbaran’s magnificent ‘Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo’. The focus this time is on his delightful description of Sri Aurobindo’s suppertime, his second and last meal of the day.