Four Types of Human Lives

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Sri Aurobindo Studies

We can find human life organised around the primary manifested principles of the evolution. So we will find people whose primary focus is the perfection, development, enjoyment and focus of the bodily life consisting of the physical and vital forces. Similarly, there are those who organize their lives around their mental development, and these individuals either subject the physical body to the demands of the mental, or work to upgrade the physical being to be more responsive and meet the needs of the mental development. Similarly, there are individuals who focus on the spiritual quest, and if this is an exclusive focus, many times we will see them abandon or disregard the physical and mental principles in their attempt to attain spiritual enlightenment.

Sri Aurobindo describes briefly each of these three types: “The characteristic energy of the bodily Life is not so much in progress as in persistence, not so…

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