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Vital proper

 "...the central vital...is the seat of the stronger vital longings and reactions, e.g. ambition, pride, fear, love of fame,...desires and passions of various kinds..."
[Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga vol 1, pp.334 (Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry)]

Grades of Being - the the various levels of the life plane

Mental Vital
Emotional Vital
Vital proper
Physical Vital

The following (from Growth Online - external link Our Human Makeup is a summary of this aspect of being as presented in Sri Aurobindo's teachings:

Level #, Level, Level Definition, Function, Expression, Works, Historical
5 PURE VITAL (The pure vital, Vital vital, Vital proper)

Overview
This is where our feelings, emotions, passion, enthusiasm reside.

Function
Attraction and repulsion of feelings, emotions.

Expressions
Feelings, emotions, passion. Pure energy. Fears, phobia, possession, superstition. Emotions express in intense human relationships; in achievement.

Traits
Enthusiasm, expansiveness, affection, courage, courage of heroic warrior, emotional devotion, fearlessness, fearful, emotional strength, love, passionate, emotional, lively, vigorous, tired, energyless, 

Works
Hero, vital poetry, music, painting




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