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ahorrified by some acts of injustice, sometimes

by even very small human intelligence, and particularly for the


one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material


structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do ones, because of the utter
ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

it throughout history, we find ourselves today, right here at this moment,


the privileged inheritors of this most prestigious, profound, noble, immemorial,
and troublesome responsibility and the appointed or selected
The central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence is the
fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth
and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is estimated and equated in terms of their utility
in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and body was accepted because man's body was
recognised as the supreme instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great consummation.
The ancient Seers, the Rishis of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving a great system
of medicine tc help to keep this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The intuitive sages of India were in
full awareness of this important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the admirable
faculty to be intensely practical and thorough. . The Indian Seers in the past have devoted special
attention to the study of health, disease and therapeutics horrified by some acts of injustice,
sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution.

that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material


structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from


matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is
the sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is
estimated and equated in terms of their utility in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and
body was accepted because man's body was recognised as the supreme instrument through which to
strive for reaching life's great consummation. The ancient Seers, the Rishis of wisdom, therefore, spared
no pains in carefully evolving a great system of medicine tc help to keep this precious instrument, i.e
Liberation". The intuitive sages of India that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even
though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
w validity and limits of each, and to the willed emergence
of a higher power
We know where we have to go, we know the reason why, and we know
how to get there. So is this evolutionary leap, then, inevitable? If so, is
the time frame predictable? Are there conditions that would be more or

Nagel, and others who have followed them, however inspiring


the proposition might seem to those inclined toward philosophical idealism.
And so the former will try to convince the latter of an atomistic
view of the brain and mind, a view critically examined and dismissed by
Bergson, Whitehead, and Sri Aurobindo almost a century ago, for example.
And the intuitivists will try to convince the atomists that everyone
and everything is a part of all the others by virtue of the universal principles
that determine each, a human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material


structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do view criticized and of
consciousness that caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magi
responsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
can erase the differences,
fill the explanatory gap with a direct perception of the integral truth of
validity and limits of each, and to the willed emergence
of a higher power of consciousness that caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the
secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at l human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do east not as something separate
or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
can erase the differences,
fill the explanatory gap with a direct perception of the integral truth of
things, and ignite the flame of creativity in us, the ever-living fire, that

Of course the easy answehorrified by some acts of injustice, sometimes


by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

it throughout history, we find ourselves today, right here at this moment,


the privileged inheritors of this most prestigious, profound, noble, immemorial,
and troublesome responsibility and the appointed or selected
The central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence is the
fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth
and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is estimated and equated in terms of their utility
in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and body was accepted because man's body was
recognised as the supreme instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great consummation.
The ancient Seers, the Rishis of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving a great system
of medicine tc help to keep this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The intuitive sages of India were in
full awareness of this important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the admirable
faculty to be intensely practical and thorough. . The Indian Seers in the past have devoted special
attention to the study of health, disease and therapeuticsr, after eliminating all the possibilities
we can human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material


structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind.

Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind.
value of human birth and body was accepted because man's body was recognised as the supreme
instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great consummation. The ancient Seers, the Rishis
of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving a great system of medicine tc help to keep
this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The intuitive sages of India were in full awareness of this
important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the admirable faculty to be intensely
practical and thorough. . been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for
the
intelligence or mind. The monisticThe central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the
spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence is the fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the
sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is
estimated and equated in terms of their utility in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and
body was accepted because man's body was recognised as the supreme instrument through which to
strive for reaching life's gr human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material


structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do eat consummation. awareness). We
have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perceptio future leaders of our species and the
world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution.

that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from


matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is
the sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is
estimated and equated in terms of their utility in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and
body was accepted because man's body was recognised as the supreme instrument through which to
strive for reaching life's great consummation. The ancient Seers, the Rishis of wisdom, therefore, spared
no pains in carefully evolving a great system of medicine tc help to keep this precious instrument, i.e
Liberation". The intuitive sages of India n of the truth of evolution. horrified by some acts of
injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the. The Indian Seers in the
past have devoted special attention to the study of health, disease and therapeutics.
one, I recall t The value of human birth and body was accepted because man's body was recognised as
the supreme instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great consummation. The ancient
Seers, the Rishis of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving a great system of medicine
tc help to keep this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The intuitive sages of India were in full
awareness of this important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the admirable faculty
to be intensely practical and thorough. . been solved, at least for human intelligence, and
particularly for the
intelligence or mind. The monisticThe central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the
spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence is the fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the
sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is
estimated and equated in terms of their utility in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and
body was accepted because man's body was recognised as the supreme instrument through which to
strive for reaching life's great consummation. awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of
right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the. The Indian Seers in the
past have devoted special attention to the study of health, disease and therapeutics. hat the second
lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
Theproper high central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence
is the attention to the study of health, disease and therapeutics. They have worked upon Ayurveda or
the science of Life as another Veda. . Ayurveda believes in treatment by hei'bs which form its
mainstaycare caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities takers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
how to get there. So is this evolutionary leap, then, inevitable? If so, is
the time frame predictable? Are there conditions that would be more or
In our course on the philosophy of evolution of the mystery, the seekers of the secret,
the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media
We know where we have to go, we know the reason why, and we know
how to get there. So is this evolutionary leap, then, inevitable? If so, is
the time frame predictable? Are there conditions that would be more or

Nagel, and others who have followed them, however inspiring


the proposition might seem to those inclined toward philosophical idealism.
And so the former will try to convince the latter of an atomistic
view of the brain and mind, a view critically examined and dismissed by
Bergson, Whitehead, and Sri Aurobindo almost a century ago, for example.
And the intuitivists will try to convince the atomists that everyone
and everything is a part of all the others by virtue of the universal principles
that determine each, a view criticized and something separate or different from
matter.
. The greater part of the treatment of Ayurvedic practitioner is by medicinal herbs. How very minute and
how thoroughly scientific is their study of these herbs and their characteristics is amply evidenced by the
scholarly treatises of these ancient scientists in which subjects they have given us the results of their
admirable researches

IV ---
40 STUDIES ON THE TANTRAS ---
THE SPIRITUAL HERITAGE OF INDIA: THE TANTRAS 41 -----

Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at l Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the possibilities
we can
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind.east not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
s fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth
and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is estimated and equated in terms of their utility
in serving this central Ideal.
They have worked upon Ayurveda or the science of Life as another Veda. . Ayurveda believes in
treatment by hei'bs which form its mainstay materialists of the 19th century, along
with some idealists of the 17th and 18th, could therefore say, simply, that
the universe is made of intelligent substance. But at the same time, there
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the

we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousnes caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magi
responsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
s, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond

We know where we have to go, we know the reason why, and we know
how to get there. So is this evolutionary leap, then, inevitable? If so, is
the time frame predictable? Are there conditions that would be more or
awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
validity and limits of each, and to the willed emergence
of a higher power of consciousness that caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the
secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
can erase the differences,
fill the explanatory gap with a direct perception of the integral truth of
things, and ignite the flame of creativity in us, the ever-living fire, that

Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind.
horrified by some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
these spiritual and material modes of existence, the conscious and
unconscious, the mental and t Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond

We know where we have to go, we


which has preceded this
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The San fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the sole purpose of man's life. Thus
the worth and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is estimated and equated in terms of
their utility in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and body was accepted because man's
body was recognised as the supreme instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great
consummation. The ancient Seers, the Rishis of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving
a great system of medicine tc help to keep this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The intuitive sages
of India were in full awareness of this important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had
the admirable faculty to be intensely practical and thorough. . The Indian Seers in the past have devoted
special khya and Yoga View', wher
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for
the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
caretakers know the reason why, and we know
e this was said, I have a goal
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the It is not just to
review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution., as a
principle of
intelligence or mind. THE INDIAN MEDICINAL HERBS circulate in the media today, is that c
caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
The central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence is the
fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth
and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is estimated and equated in terms of their utility
in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and body was accepted because man's body was
recognised as the supreme instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great consummation.
The ancient Seers, the Rishis of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving a great system
of medicine tc help to keep this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The intuitive sages of India were in
full awareness of this important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the admirable
faculty to be intensely practical and thorough. . The Indian Seers in the past have devoted special
attention to the study of health, disease and therapeutics. They have worked upon Ayurveda or the
science of Life as another Veda. . Ayurveda believes in treatment by hei'bs which form its mainstay
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities onsciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of


intelligence or mind.he physical, the abstract and concrete aspects
of this enigmatic unity. Some have actually denied the existence of
consciousness it In our course on the philosophy of evolution which has preceded this
one, I recall that the seco caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magi
responsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
nd lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical i
We know where we have to go, we know the reason why, and we know
how to get there. So is this evolutionary leap, then, inevitable? If so, is
the time frame predictable? Are there conditions that would be more or

Nagel, and others who have followed them, however inspiring


the proposition might seem to those inclined toward philosophical idealism.
And so the former will try to convince the latter of an atomistic
view of the brain and mind, a view critically examined and dismissed by
Bergson, Whitehead, and Sri Aurobindo almost a century ago, for example.
And the intuitivists will try to convince the atomists that everyone
and everything is a part of all the others by virtue of the universal principles
that determine each, a view criticized and deas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution.self, however
absurd that may be, since the denial is a
product of consciousness.
Now, given that this apparent duality exists and the problem still has not
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
many schools of opposed caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magi
responsible
for preparing the
were in full awareness of this important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the
admirable faculty to be intensely practical and thorough. . The Indian Seers in the past have devoted
special and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution.
. They have worked upon Ayurveda or the science of Life as another Veda. . Ayurveda believes in
treatment by hei'bs which form its mainstayIf not, do we know the probabilities
awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

Well, as has already been said, if the rational mind is to be displaced


by a higher power of consciousness, then we can work toward
this development by suspending our reliance on the former and invoking
the latter, by acts of will, discrimination, and sacrifice. And we know
very well that disciplines of this sort have been advocated by spiritual
teachers throughout history, with varying degrees of success on the scale
of individuals or small groups, but never with much success on a large
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the And it is also well
known that the materialistic bias

caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible


for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret horrified
by some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond

We know where we have to go, we know the reason why, and we know
how to get there. So is this evolutionary leap, then, inevitable? If so, is
the time frame predictable? Are there conditions that would be more or

caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible


for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
dismissed by materialists
such as E. O. Wilson, Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins today.
And so we end up back in the calculating rational mind that holds fast to
the principles of empirical knowledge on one hand and spiritual knowledge
on the other. These opposing orientations to knowledge, the material
and the spiritual, the empirical and caretakers horrified by some acts of injustice,
sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our commo caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magi
responsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities n good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
the intuitional, are as much a reality
of the world in which we live as climate change and burger king.
The appeal we are making is to an alternative beyond both, to a mutual
recognition of the
this statement.
caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond

We know where we have to go, we know the reason why, and we know
how to get there. So is this evolutionary leap, then, inevitable? If so, is
the time frame predictable? Are there conditions that would be more or

method of Jnana Yoga, the yoga of truth-consciousness, it helps to begin


with the idea and then to follow a path of knowledge that ends with the
direct perception of the thing itself. He says we should start with the
idea and pursue it to its absolute degree of knowledge. This is the
method of the yoga of knowledge.
If we believe what we have heard, and will be hearing, about the limited
nature of the rational mind, then we will have learned that in Sri Aurobindo's
philosophy, as well as in the philosophies of others, such as
Hegel, Bergson and Whiteh caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the
magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities ead, the rational mind is a tool that evolution
has manifested in the human being in order to progress to another level

On the first page, he said, All of the perceptions of the human mind resolve
themselves into two distinct kinds, which I shall call IMPRESSIONS
and IDEAS. The difference betwixt these consists in the degree

caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible


for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
The value of human birth and body was accepted because man's body was recognised as the supreme
instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great consummation. The ancient Seers, the Rishis
of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving a great system of medicine tc help to keep
this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The intuitive sages of India were in full awareness of this
important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the admirable faculty to be intensely
practical and thorough. . been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for
the
intelligence or mind. The monisticThe central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the
spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence is the fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the
sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is
estimated and equated in terms of their utility in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and
body was accepted because man's body was recognised as the supreme instrument through which to
strive for reaching life's great consummation. awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of
right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the. The Indian Seers in the
past have devoted special attention to the study of health, disease and therapeutics. We know where
we have to go, we know the reason why, and we know
how to get there. So is this evolutionary leap, then, inevitable? If so, is
the time frame predictable?
caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond

We know where we have to go, we know the reason why, and we know
how to get there. So is this evolutionary leap, then, inevitable? If so, is
the time frame predictable? Are there conditions that would be more or

their way into our thought or consciousness. Those perceptions, which


enter with most force and violence, we may name impressions: and under
this name I comprehend all our sensations, passions and emotions,
as they caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities make their first appearance in the soul.10
So, he is clearly not focusing on the neuro-biology of awareness, because
he couldn't have done so at that period of technological development.
He is focusing on the processes of consciousness that consciousness
knows by reflecting on itself. awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and
wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

about our perceptions, he believes enter the soul with a certain force and
vivacity from outside us, creating one category of consciousness that he
calls impressions. He says, then, By ideas I mean the faint images of
these in thinking and reasoning; such as, for instance, are all the perceptions
excited by the present discourse ... Our consciousness receives
impressions, and becomes aware of the images of those impressions that
first enter the soul from somewhere outside us. Everything you are
awareness). We have a kind of innate sense of right and wrong. And to
been solved, at least for human intelligence, and particularly for the
one, I recall that the second lecture of the second part, was a lecture titled
'The Sankhya and Yoga View', where this was said, I have a goal
for this course. It is not just to review philosophical ideas. The goal is to
pursue an opening to a direct intuitive perception of the truth of evolution. horrified by
some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

words, comes first into your awareness with some force, vivacity of
And we may also ask the question of veracity. Do our ideas accurately
reflect our impressions? He says yes. In fact, they are virtually the same.
However, one of the problems with which we might meet his challenge,
been solved, at least for huma validity and limits of each, and to the willed emergence
of a higher power of consciousness that caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the
secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
can erase the differences,
fill the explanatory gap with a direct perception of the integral truth of
things, and ignite the flame of creativity in us, the ever-living fire, that

Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind.
n intelligence, and particularly for the
Can our experience explain our understanding of justice? The root of
this problem goes back to the question askhorrified by some acts of injustice,
sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

it throughout history, we find ourselves today, right here at this moment,


the privileged inheritors of this most prestigious, profound, noble, immemorial,
and troublesome responsibility and the appointed or selected
The central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence is the
fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth
and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is estimated and equated in terms of their utility
in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and body was accepted because man's body was
recognised as the supreme instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great consummation.
The ancient Seers, the Rishis of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving a great system
of medicine tc help to keep this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The intuitive sages of India were in
full awareness of this important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the admirable
faculty to be intensely practical and thorough. . The Indian Seers in the past have devoted special
attention to the study of health, disease and therapeuticsed by Plato: what impressions
can the senses give us of something as complex and non-material in nature
as the idea of justice? The idea of justice is surely not conveyed to
our awareness by light, sound, touch, taste, and smell, through our
senses. In fact, we may have never had an experience that qualify us to
know what justice is.
42 STUDIES ON THE TANTRAS

validity and limits of each, and to the willed emergence


of a higher power of consciousness that caretakers of the mystery, the seekers of the
secret, the magiresponsible
for preparing the future leaders of our species and the world to think
and to will on the basis of consciousness of the truth of things, for the
sake of our common good. They Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the
possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media tod
We know where we have to go, we know the reason why, and we know
how to get there. So is this evolutionary leap, then, inevitable? If so, is
the time frame predictable? Are there conditions that would be more or

Nagel, and others who have followed them, however inspiring


the proposition might seem to those inclined toward philosophical idealism.
And so the former will try to convince the latter of an atomistic
view of the brain and mind, a view critically examined and dismissed by
Bergson, Whitehead, and Sri Aurobi horrified by some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
ndo almost a century ago, for example.
And the intuitivists will try to convince the atomists that everyone
and everything is a part of all the others by virtue of the universal principles
that determine each, a view criticized and ay, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, or at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind. (and we) must at least strive to do the
right things for the right reasons. And perhaps that means going beyond
can erase the differences,
fill the explanatory gap with a direct perception of the integral truth of
things, and ignite the flame of creativity in us, the ever-living fire, that

Of course the easy answer, after eliminating all the possibilities we can
imagine and that circulate in the media today, is that consciousness
doesn't exist at all, orhorrified by some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

it throughout history, we find ourselves today, right here at this moment,


the privileged inheritors of this most prestigious, profound, noble, immemorial,
and troublesome responsibility and the appointed or selected
The central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence is the
fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth
and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is estimated and equated in terms of thhorrified
by some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?
it throughout history, we find ourselves today, right here at this moment,
the privileged inheritors of this most prestigious, profound, noble, immemorial,
and troublesome responsibility and the appointed or selected
The central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence is the
fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth
and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is estimated and equated in terms of their utility
in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and body was accepted because man's body was
recognised as the supreme instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great consummation.
The ancient Seers, the Rishis of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving a great system
of medicine tc help to keep this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The intuitive sages of India were in
full awareness of this important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the admirable
faculty to be intensely practical and thorough. . The Indian Seers in the past have devoted special
attention to the study of health, disease and therapeuticseir utility in serving this central Ideal. The
value of human birth and body was accepted because man's body was recognised as the supreme
instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great consummation. The ancient Seers, the Rishis
of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving a great system of medicine tc help to keep
this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The ihorrified by some acts of injustice, sometimes
by even very small ones, because of the utter ignorance and carelessness
that motivates them, and the pain they cause, even though there is no
way to prosecute them, because they happen in the family or among
friends and colleagues. In any case, somehow we have a sense of injustice.
But how many instances of justice or injustice have we experienced
that can explain our sense of 'justice' based upon previous impressions?

it throughout history, we find ourselves today, right here at this moment,


the privileged inheritors of this most prestigious, profound, noble, immemorial,
and troublesome responsibility and the appointed or selected
The central fact of Indian Culture is its conception of the spiritual Ideal. Its core and essence is the
fundamental belief that the attainment of perfection is the sole purpose of man's life. Thus the worth
and value of all the other parts and aspects of our life is estimated and equated in terms of their utility
in serving this central Ideal. The value of human birth and body was accepted because man's body was
recognised as the supreme instrument through which to strive for reaching life's great consummation.
The ancient Seers, the Rishis of wisdom, therefore, spared no pains in carefully evolving a great system
of medicine tc help to keep this precious instrument, i.e Liberation". The intuitive sages of India were in
full awareness of this important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the admirable
faculty to be intensely practical and thorough. . The Indian Seers in the past have devoted special
attention to the study of health, disease and therapeuticsntuitive sages of India were in full awareness
of this important fact for notwithstanding their lofty idealism they had the admirable faculty to be
intensely practical and thorough. . The Indian Seers in the past have devoted special attention to the
study of health, disease and therapeutics at least not as something separate or different from
matter. Consciousness, if it exists, has evolved along with its material
structures and inheres in their elements and processes, as a principle of
intelligence or mind.