\u00a9 Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust 1999
Published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department
Printed at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press, Pondicherry
reviewArya between August 1914 and January 1921. Each instalment was written immediately before its publication. The work was left incomplete when theArya was discontinued. Sri Aurobindo never attempted to complete theSynthesis; he did, however, lightly revise the Introduction, thoroughly revise all of Part I, \u201cThe Yoga of Divine Works\u201d, and signi\ufb01cantly revise several chapters of Part II, \u201cThe Yoga of Integral Knowledge\u201d. More than thirty years elapsed between the \ufb01rst appearance of theSynthesis in theArya and the \ufb01nal stages of its incomplete revision. As a result, there are some differences of terminology between the revised and unrevised portions of the book.
In 1948 the chapters making up \u201cThe Yoga of Divine Works\u201d were published as a book by the Sri Aurobindo Library, Madras. No other part ofThe Synthesis of Yoga appeared in book-form during Sri Aurobindo\u2019s lifetime. In 1955 an edition comprising the Introduction and four Parts was brought out by the Sri Aurobindo International University Centre. The present edition, which has been checked against all manuscripts and printed texts, includes for the \ufb01rst time the author\u2019s revisions to the Introduction and Chapters XV \u2013 XVII of Part II, and an incomplete continuation of Part IV entitled \u201cThe Supramental Time Consciousness\u201d.