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Very helpful6 octobre 2010
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The inner journey is a very private one so what works for one may not work for another. With that said this book has been an incredible guide with helping me to reorient my spiritual life with more focus on inner mental and emotional attitudes. I was familiar with Sri Aurobindo's work and so I understand some of the references made that a newcomer might not. Even so, some of the suggestions seem universal enough in application and understanding that a familiarity with Sri Aurobindo's work isn't entirely necessary to appreciate and follow the guidance offered.
If you're looking for guidance about how to understand, direct and potentially master attitudes and emotional orientation within yourself from a sound spiritual perspective I can't recommend this little book enough. A.S. Dalal has put together other compilations of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and I have found each one to be well crafted and organized for the topic chosen and always a great help.
The book contains among other things, explanations of different types of attitudes, which to cultivate, which to discourage and how to discern among them. There is a great deal of forward direction in helping to understand how to reorient ones attitudes towards deeper faith, sincerity and trust in the indwelling Divine. It doesn't come across mushy or sentimental in any way and is not psychologically oriented even as it may occasionally refer to psychological states.
I will add that if you suffer from a great deal of skepticism and cynicism this book might be hard to read even as it may offer direction. I know from experience that attempting to encourage and nurture more faith and trust in myself while remaining hardened by skepticism and cynicism made the journey very slow and rocky. But if you're ready for something beyond that, that doesn't necessarily negate the helpful aspects of skepticism you might be able to read this book without too much reaction.
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Good stuff, not Ken Wilber28 août 2010
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I bought this book to understand Aurobindo a bit more since Ken Wilber mentions him in his works. This book is a collection of pieces of work from Aurobindo and The Mother. Aurobindo's passages are clear and interesting, The Mother's are also clear and interesting but don't seem to be coming from the same place as Aurobindos.
If interested in Aurobindo or the subject of the book, buy it.
If interested in what Ken Wilber sees in Aurobindo, don't buy it.