From where has this universe originated? Has it just accidentally come to be? Is it that God one day felt the impulse and said, "Let there be creation", and the creation came to be? Or is there a process? If so, is that process initiated by a whim or is there an ordered conception, a law of truth, behind it? And what exactly is the nature of this truth? Is this truth what is meant by truth in our manuals of ethics? Or is it something dynamic that impels the evolution of the universe and all that constitutes the universe? All these topics which one must know are dealt with in the yoga of knowledge.
Sri Aurobindo addressed this issue in "The Synthesis of Yoga". He directs our minds towards the unifying knowledge behind the facts, to the power of synthesis which alone can bring into focus the motive forces and directions of our existence and the universe in which we live.
Panditji has given us a clear and systematic vision of the Yoga of Knowledge, as he explains, clarifies and illustrates the principles of the yoga as described by Sri Aurobindo. The seeker gains insight into the transformation of man the mental being seeking knowledge into the transformation of man the mental being seeking knowledge into a spiritual being embodying knowledge through oneness.
Sri M. P. Pandit served as the personal secretary to the Mother at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and the Mother became the entire focus of his life. He studied the classical scriptures and living spiritual traditions of India, following in the footsteps of Sri Aurobindo and Sri T.V. Kapaly Sastry. His writing career spanned six decades, publishing over 150 books and many articles on subjects as diverse as philosophy, spirituality, social and political thought, science, religion, mysticism and the classical texts themselves. At the same time he became a commentator on the teachings whose powerful insights went right to depths and essence of the meaning.