Supermind in Integral Yoga - Problem of Ignorance Bondage, Liberation and Perfection

PART SEVEN

The Aim of Integral Liberation and Integral

Perfection

Against this background, it may be said that Sri Aurobindo's synthesis of yoga does not aim merely at the liberation of the individual or of the individual Purusha from the ignorance which appears to be inherent in the Nature of Prakriti; it also aims at the liberation of the Prakriti itself from its bondage to ignorance by eliminating all that appears to be inherent in it but which is not really so; since Prakriti of the three gunas is derived from supramental Para Prakriti, it can be liberated from its own limitations and transformed into Supramental Nature. Sri Aurobindo thus speaks of the liberation of the soul from Nature and of the liberation of the nature of Prakriti from its own limitations; it proposes integral liberation and integral perfection.68

Liberation of the soul is usually sought by withdrawal from the action of lower nature or by attainment of mastery over the lower nature. The liberation of nature from its own limitations is effected when it is found that the three gunas of Prakriti are basically derived from the essential powers of the Divine, and therefore, these three gunas can come to be held in some kind of harmony under the preponderance of sattwa guna in the state of liberation of the soul or realization of immutable spirit; but they can even be uplifted by supramental transformation from their limitations and rendered into their supernal equivalence of the Divine

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