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The vast universal suffering feel as thine

“The vast universal suffering feel as thine:Thou must bear the sorrow that thou claimst to heal;The day-bringer must walk in darkest night.He who would save the world must share its pain.If he knows not grief, how shall he find grief’s cure?If far he walks above mortality’s head,How shall the mortal reach that too high path?IfContinue reading “The vast universal suffering feel as thine”

The spiritual life (adhyatma-jivana) and the religious life (dharma-jivana) 

“The spiritual life (adhyatma-jivana), the religious life (dharma-jivana) and the ordinary human life of which morality is a part are three quite different things and one must know which one desires and not confuse the three together.  The ordinary life is that of the average human consciousness separated from its own true self and fromContinue reading “The spiritual life (adhyatma-jivana) and the religious life (dharma-jivana) “

Better Understanding Sri Aurobindo’s Teaching

There are three key elements in Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy that help us orient to his teachings. The conscious collaboration of man to arrive at fulfilling the Divine intention in creation is what is termed as Yoga. Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo is a means to arrive at this Perfection destined for earth and man. TheContinue reading “Better Understanding Sri Aurobindo’s Teaching”

Aurobindo’s independence message spoke of his five dreams for India

The strength of stillness

Sri Aurobindo: The Life and Teachings of a Revolutionary PhilosopherBy Roshen DalalMacmillan, 328 pages, Rs 699 August 15 is also the birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter-turned-seer, Sri Aurobindo. Coinciding with his 151st birth anniversary this year, a new biography by historian Roshen Dalal is being published. From Aurobindo’s early years and education inContinue reading “Aurobindo’s independence message spoke of his five dreams for India”

Volume 25,”The Mother”, of Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library.

There is one divine Force which acts in the universe and in the individual and is also beyond the individual and the universe. The Mother stands for all these, but she is working here in the body to bring down something not yet expressed in this material world so as to transform life here —Continue reading “Volume 25,”The Mother”, of Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library.”

The Integral Perfection

An Omniscient knowing without sight or thought,An indecipherable Omnipotence,A mystic Form that could contain the worlds,Yet make one human breast its passionate shrine,Drew him out of his seeking lonelinessInto the magnitudes of God’s embrace.Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Book I, Canto V, page 81.… But the mundane aim takes for its field the present life and its opportunities;Continue reading “The Integral Perfection”

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo Ashram

The Mother

 When a sadhak asked “since when were Sri Aurobindo and Mother here on earth,” Sri Aurobindo answered, “since the beginning of the earth’s creation.” To them, the Earth is a being, Mother Earth, a micro-unit of the Universe. Earth, they say, is an evolving being. At different critical stages of the Earth’s evolution, The MotherContinue reading “The Mother and Sri Aurobindo Ashram”

The Benefits of a Prepared Mental Instrument for Action in the World

Many spiritual seekers in today’s world dismiss the need to develop the mind and its inherent powers. The mind is seen as the obstacle to the attainment of the greater knowledge that accompanies spiritual development. This understanding is rooted in the larger belief that spiritual growth implies a separation and abandonment of the life in the world,Continue reading “The Benefits of a Prepared Mental Instrument for Action in the World”

When a spiritual guru put the Indian government in a fix with a request for dual citizenship

The Mother, a close collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, claimed there was no antagonism between being an Indian and French citizen at the same time. In August 1954, Rajendra Prasad, the first president of India, received a guest with an unusual request. His visitor, Indra Sen, was a former professor of philosophy who had travelled fromContinue reading “When a spiritual guru put the Indian government in a fix with a request for dual citizenship”

Sri Aurobindo’s teachings is the concept of integral sustainability

Sri Aurobindo, an influential Indian philosopher, scholar, and spiritual leader, provided deep insights into various aspects of life, including sustainability. His teachings, which encompassed spiritual evolution, integral yoga, and the transformation of consciousness, offer a unique perspective on how sustainability can be achieved on both personal and collective levels. One important aspect of Sri Aurobindo’sContinue reading “Sri Aurobindo’s teachings is the concept of integral sustainability”

My God is Love, and Sweetly Suffers All

Sri Aurobindo was born in India 15th August 1872. From an early age he was educated in England at St Paul’s school and then Kings College Cambridge. Abrilliant scholar the young Aurobindo had the opportunity to take a prestigious position in the Civil Service. However during his university years he became increasingly committed to theContinue reading “My God is Love, and Sweetly Suffers All”

Sri Aurobindo birth anniversary: Acknowledging his finest books ever

A philosopher, poet, yogi, and nationalist, Sri Aurobindo was one of the most talented and celebrated authors in India during his time. He has written some powerful books that can help one awaken their spiritual self with his thought-provoking ideas and thoughts. As August 15 is observed as his birth anniversary, let’s pay homage to him by revisiting hisContinue reading “Sri Aurobindo birth anniversary: Acknowledging his finest books ever”

Aurobindo Ghosh’s journey in the fight for Indian independence against British colonial rule is a fascinating tale.

Essays on the Gita

Initially an advocate for non-cooperation and a promoter of revolutionary activities, he played a significant role in inspiring fellow revolutionaries such as Bagha Jatin (Jatin Mukherjee) and Surendranath Tagore. Ghosh founded numerous youth clubs, including the Anushilan Samiti, and championed acts of rebellion in secret. New Delhi: Aurobindo Ghosh’s life and contributions as a prominentContinue reading “Aurobindo Ghosh’s journey in the fight for Indian independence against British colonial rule is a fascinating tale.”

Who was Mirra Alfassa before she became ‘The Mother’?

The Mother

An excerpt from ‘Sri Aurobindo: The Life and Teachings of a Revolutionary Philosopher’, by Roshen Dalal. Mirra Alfassa, or the Mother, was the most important person in Sri Aurobindo’s life, and carried forward his work following his death. Some aspects of her life in association with Sri Aurobindo are offered here, though even this cannotContinue reading “Who was Mirra Alfassa before she became ‘The Mother’?”

Matrimandir Preservation

Due to unexpectedly generous summer rains, the water level in the Matrimandir Test Lake rose to 5.10 meters, only 20 or 30 centimeters away from its maximum capacity. The rainwater collected from the 22-acre Matrimandir Gardens area was efficiently channeled to the lake through a newly constructed open water channel, designed specifically for this purpose.Continue reading “Matrimandir Preservation”

“Sri Aurobindo and the Earth’s Future” film release

We are thrilled to share with you all an incredible project, funded by Sri Aurobindo Trust, London – “Sri Aurobindo and the Earth’s Future” film, is a thought-provoking and visually stunning documentary that takes us on a transformative journey, weaving together the teachings and philosophy of the great Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo with deep explorationContinue reading ““Sri Aurobindo and the Earth’s Future” film release”

SRI AUROBINDO & THE EARTH’S FUTURE, Part 1: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Olivier Barot’s film funded by Koolesh Shah, Sri Aurobindo Trust, London is conceived as the first of a three part documentary series on Sri Aurobindo. Olivier follows Sri Aurobindo, known to his family and friends as ‘Ara’ from his early childhood in Kolkata, through his years in England, his return to India, and finally, hisContinue reading “SRI AUROBINDO & THE EARTH’S FUTURE, Part 1: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT”

Biography of Sri Aurobindo to hit stands on 151st birth anniversary on August 15

Drawing from over three decades of research, historian Roshen Dalal’s new book, “SRI AUROBINDO: The Life and Teachings of a Revolutionary Philosopher”, claims to present the most accessible, lucid, and insightful portrait of the freedom fighter and philosopher to date. From Aurobindo’s early years and education in England to his consequential return to India duringContinue reading “Biography of Sri Aurobindo to hit stands on 151st birth anniversary on August 15”

Exploring the Life and Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo - 150th birth anniversary

We are delighted to present to you an insightful exploration of the life and philosophy of Sri Aurobindo, a visionary and spiritual luminary who made remarkable contributions to philosophy, spirituality, and the quest for human perfection. So, let us delve into the world of Sri Aurobindo and discover the profound wisdom he imparted. I. Biography:Continue reading “Exploring the Life and Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo”

Sri Aurobindo 151st Birth Anniversary: Interesting Facts about the Revolutionary Nationalist

Aurobindo Ghose who is popularly known as yogi Rishi Aurobindo was a revolutionary, nationalist, poet, educationist and philosopher. He was born on August 15, 1872, in Calcutta. An inspirational leader who rebelled against the British Empire, he led the young people of the country towards the path of spirituality. While he was in Alipur JailContinue reading “Sri Aurobindo 151st Birth Anniversary: Interesting Facts about the Revolutionary Nationalist”

Bande Mataram

India of the ages is not dead

Mother, I bow to thee!Rich with thy hurrying streams,Bright with thy orchard gleams,Cool with thy winds of delight,Dark fields waving, Mother of might,Mother free. Glory of moonlight dreamsOver thy branches and lordly streams,Clad in thy blossoming trees,Mother, giver of ease,Laughing low and sweet!Mother, I kiss thy feet,Speaker sweet and low!Mother, to thee I bow. WhoContinue reading “Bande Mataram”

The Upanishad speaks of it as the first or supreme Breath

“Then there is the life-force, the Prana, that works in our vital being and nervous system. The Upanishad speaks of it as the first or supreme Breath; elsewhere in the sacred writings it is spoken of as the chief Breath or the Breath of the mouth, mukhya, asanya; it is that which carries in itContinue reading “The Upanishad speaks of it as the first or supreme Breath”

Auroville is best positioned to spread the message of human unity to the world, says R.N. Ravi

Chairman of Auroville Governing Board spoke at the three-day global summit on science, spirituality and human awakening at Unity Pavilion as part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Aurobindo impacts and a pandemic, Auroville is best positioned to spread the message of human unity to global mankind, R. N. Ravi, Tamil Nadu GovernorContinue reading “Auroville is best positioned to spread the message of human unity to the world, says R.N. Ravi”

Sri Aurobindo at 150: How he stood against caste discrimination and a more inclusive Hinduism

Sri Aurobindo at 150

Written by Guru Prakash Paswan and Sudarshan Ramabadran Bengal has produced several seminal thinkers who have set up the foundations of our progress as a civilisational nation-state. Celebrating 75 years of Independence this year, India is taking nascent but steady steps towards enabling social cohesion and is contributing to enabling diversity, equity, and inclusion. RamakrishnaContinue reading “Sri Aurobindo at 150: How he stood against caste discrimination and a more inclusive Hinduism”

From Bengali Aristocrat to Indian Nationalist to Philosopher – A Look Back At Aurobindo Ghose

A Look Back At Aurobindo Ghose

Aurobindo was one of those unique figures who left an indelible stamp in 20th century Bengal. As we celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo Ghose, it is worthy to re-look at the way he poured a stream of fresh inspiration into the national consciousness which later erupted like a volcano and ended up sweepingContinue reading “From Bengali Aristocrat to Indian Nationalist to Philosopher – A Look Back At Aurobindo Ghose”

Exploring Sri Aurobindo’s life

Exploring Sri Aurobindo’s life

Matriprasad completed his studies at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in 1975, and thereafter joined Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. Currently, he assists the trustees of the Ashram in their administrative responsibilities. He also teaches the social and political philosophy of Sri Aurobindo at the undergraduate level. He has a keen interest in English, French,Continue reading “Exploring Sri Aurobindo’s life”

A Collection Of Teachings Of Sri Aurobindo On Various Topics

A Collection Of Teachings Of Sri Aurobindo

True quietude is a very great force, a very great strength. Man becomes God and human activity reaches its highest and noblest when it succeeds in bringing body, heart and mind in touch with spirit. Desire is the chief enemy of spiritual perfection. Calmness belongs to the strong. Man’s greatness is not in what heContinue reading “A Collection Of Teachings Of Sri Aurobindo On Various Topics”

India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word

India of the ages is not dead

“India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples. And that which must seek now to awake is not an anglicised oriental people, docile pupil of the West and doomed to repeat the cycle ofContinue reading “India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word”

Modi leads plans to mark 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo

150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo

Great Indian philosopher’s message and work offer unique vision for global well-being. By A fortunate coincidence, India marks its 75th anniversary as a free country at the same time as the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Aurobindo (1872-1950) was a poet, revolutionary, philosopher, mystic, and yogi par excellence. He was not interested in hugeContinue reading “Modi leads plans to mark 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo”

For Sri Aurobindo, Indian ‘Renaissance’ Was Bigger Than Just Imitating the West

Sri Aurobindo

On August 15, 1947, India attained independence from the British Raj. Seventy-five years earlier on the same day Sri Aurobindo, a great yogi and a spiritual reformist, was born, who was one of the pioneers of the Indian independence movement. Aurobindo’s father Dr Krishnadhan Bose was a professional doctor in England. Krishnadhan was so influencedContinue reading “For Sri Aurobindo, Indian ‘Renaissance’ Was Bigger Than Just Imitating the West”

Remembering Sri Aurobindo on his 150th birth anniversary 

Sri Aurobindo - 150th birth anniversary

As we celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, another exceptional event calls our attention—the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo, the revolutionary turned mystic, the supramental sage. Addressing this coincidence, in a message to All India Radio broadcast on August 15, 1947, he wrote, “I take this coincidence, not as a fortuitous accident, but as the sanctionContinue reading “Remembering Sri Aurobindo on his 150th birth anniversary “

Sri Aurobindo, Indian nationalist, poet, philosopher and spiritual Guru

Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo, Indian nationalist, poet, philosopher and spiritual Guru was born in Calcutta on 15th August 1872. Sri Aurobindo spent his formative years in England studying at St Paul’s and Trinity College where he excelled in the study of Literature and the Classics. In 1892 he returned to India where he became heavily involved in the Indian independence movement. HeContinue reading “Sri Aurobindo, Indian nationalist, poet, philosopher and spiritual Guru”

DD to telecast Sri Aurobindo documentary

Sri Aurobindo documentary

DD to telecast Sri Aurobindo documentary on Aug 14-15. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo and the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, Doordarshan will premiere his films ‘The Transformation’ and ‘Naya Janma’. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo and the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, Doordarshan willContinue reading “DD to telecast Sri Aurobindo documentary”

Auroville launches month-long festival to mark Sri Aurobindo’s sesquicentennial celebrations

Auroville

Month-long programmes have been conceived to offer glimpses of Sri Aurobindo’s wisdom as a revolutionary, poet, seer and guide to a larger audience. Auroville set the ball rolling on the “Invocation-the Gnostic Festival”, a series of events coinciding with Sri Aurobindo’s sesquicentennial celebrations and the 75th Independence anniversary, by engaging former civil servant D.R. KarthikeyanContinue reading “Auroville launches month-long festival to mark Sri Aurobindo’s sesquicentennial celebrations”

The strength of stillness

The strength of stillness

By Sri Aurobindo (1910) There are two great forces in the universe, silence and speech. Silence prepares, speech creates. Silence acts, speech gives the impulse to action. Silence compels, speech persuades. The immense and inscrutable processes of the world all perfect themselves within, in a deep and august silence, covered by a noisy and misleading surfaceContinue reading “The strength of stillness”

Habituating your consciousness to draw upon helpful forces

Sri Aurobindo

“If there are always forces around which are concerned to depress and discourage, there are always forces above and around us which we can draw upon, – draw into ourselves to restore, to fill up again with strength and faith and joy and the power that perseveres and conquers. It is really a habit thatContinue reading “Habituating your consciousness to draw upon helpful forces”

PM Narendra Modi leads plans to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo

150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo

The great Indian philosopher’s message and work offer unique vision for global well-being. It is the fortunate coincidence that India’s 75th anniversary as a free country also concurs with Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birthday. Aurobindo (1872-1950) was a poet, revolutionary, philosopher, mystic, and yogi par excellence. Sri Aurobindo was never interested in huge statues, grandiose projects,Continue reading “PM Narendra Modi leads plans to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Aurobindo”

Lt. Governor inaugurates a 10-day photo exhibition at the Ashram

Lt. Governor inaugurates - photo exhibition

A 10-day exhibition showcasing rare photographs of revolutionary poet-cum-nationalist Sri Aurobindo is on at the Exhibition hall of Aurobindo Ashram near the beach.. Lt. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday inaugurated the event in the presence of Chief Minister N. Rangasamy, Speaker R. Selvam and Minister for Public Works K. Lakshminarayanan. The exhibition features some ofContinue reading “Lt. Governor inaugurates a 10-day photo exhibition at the Ashram”

Miracles of the Divine Mother

Miracles of the Divine Mother

In The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo describes the process by which the universe emerged from a Divine source. He indicates that a plane of consciousness called ‘Supermind’ (or ‘Truth Consciousness’) divided the Force and Energy of the Infinite to create the forces and forms that emerged in creation. All that has emerged and continues to emerge,Continue reading “Miracles of the Divine Mother”

Spiritual violence and the divine revolution of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

By the time he had moved back to Calcutta in 1906, the state had been split in half by Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India. The British claimed this schism was ‘administrative’, but it was largely an attempt to quell burgeoning political dissent in the region.  The partitioning of Bengal – a prime example of BritishContinue reading “Spiritual violence and the divine revolution of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh”

Sri Aurobindo – principles of true teaching

Sri Aurobindo - principles of true teaching

“The business of both parent and teacher is to enable and to help the child to educate himself, to develop his own intellectual, moral, aesthetic and practical capacities and to grow freely as an organic being, not to be kneaded and pressured into form like an inert plastic material” – Sri Aurobindo – The Human Cycle Published in JuneContinue reading “Sri Aurobindo – principles of true teaching”

The Mothers founding principles of Auroville

Auroville

The founding principles of Auroville are as follows: “Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness. Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages. AurovilleContinue reading “The Mothers founding principles of Auroville”

The Methods and Teachings of Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo developed an education system which is popularly known as integral education. Integral Education aims at bringing about change not merely in the society but primarily in the human behaviour or nature itself. Therefore it seeks to help the individual as follows: 1. To develop an integrate personality of both the pupil & theContinue reading “The Methods and Teachings of Sri Aurobindo”

150th birth anniversary year of Sri Aurobindo: ‘Govt committed to helping in Auroville expansion plan’

Sri Aurobindo documentary

Founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa – known as ‘The Mother’ – Auroville currently has a population of 3200 people, with the Auroville Foundation owning 3,300 acres of land. A plan, known as the Galaxy Plan, envisages a city of 50,000 residents. The government is committed to expanding Auroville into a ‘city’ in line withContinue reading “150th birth anniversary year of Sri Aurobindo: ‘Govt committed to helping in Auroville expansion plan’”

150 Universities Should Be Involved In Writing Papers On Sri Aurobindo’s Life: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday suggested that 150 universities across the country should be involved in writing papers on different aspects of spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo’s life and philosophy to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested that 150 universities across the country should be involved in writing papers on differentContinue reading “150 Universities Should Be Involved In Writing Papers On Sri Aurobindo’s Life: Prime Minister”

A look at India’s first modernist building, Golconde in Pondicherry

This is the first reinforced-concrete structure in India, predating Chandigarh’s and Ahmedabad’s modern architecture. Golconde in Pondicherry was completed in 1945. It was built as a dormitory for members—ashramites, as they are called—of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. It might be easily overlooked from the street, but walk through the singular discreet wooden door with aContinue reading “A look at India’s first modernist building, Golconde in Pondicherry”

Guiding Light: The drive of desire and the spiritual path

The yoga we practice is not for ourselves alone

Most men are, like animals, driven by the forces of Nature: Whatever desires come, they fulfil them, whatever emotions come they allow them to play, whatever physical wants they have, they try to satisfy. We say then that the activities and feelings of men are controlled by their Prakriti, and mostly by the vital andContinue reading “Guiding Light: The drive of desire and the spiritual path”

Documentary on Auroville’s afforestation project to be screened at ChangeNow summit.

‘I am excited and proud that my film will be screening alongside Sir David Attenborough’s new documentary Breaking Boundaries,’ says Aurovillian Christoph Pohl. Aurovillian Christoph Pohl’s documentary Ever Slow Green, which tells the story of Auroville’s unique afforestation project that took root on an eroded desert plateau in Villupuram district, has been officially selected for screening at the prestigiousContinue reading “Documentary on Auroville’s afforestation project to be screened at ChangeNow summit.”

Spiritual violence and the divine revolution of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

In 1879, a young Indian boy arrived in England from Calcutta (now Kolkata), in the state of Bengal, sent by his father to receive a British education. Aurobindo Ghosh showed enormous promise and would go on to receive a scholarship to study classics at King’s College, Cambridge. By the time he had moved back toContinue reading “Spiritual violence and the divine revolution of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh”

In Sri Aurobindo’s poetry, a vision for spiritual consciousness

India of the ages is not dead

‘Kavi’ does not just mean ‘poet’. In classical Sanskrit, the term was used for any maker of prose or verse. In Vedic times, it had an even simpler definition—anyone who saw and sang. It is with this context that viewers were introduced to ‘Sri Aurobindo—The Kavi’, a webinar event conducted Friday by Sri Aurobindo FoundationContinue reading “In Sri Aurobindo’s poetry, a vision for spiritual consciousness”

Comprehensive and up to date botanical survey of Merveille and its surrounding area, Pondicherry

The Sri Aurobindo Trust sponsored a comprehensive study into the botanical survey of Merveille and its surrounding area, Pondicherry. Main GoalThe present study meets two objectives: Output As a result of this proposed project the data collected will be part of research whichwill enable to Ms. Uma Maheswari to work for PhD. Two to threeContinue reading “Comprehensive and up to date botanical survey of Merveille and its surrounding area, Pondicherry”

The Ashram

The ashram

Created in 1926, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram has grown, under the Mother’s guidance, from a small group of a small group of disciples into a diverse community of almost 2,000 members. Counting the 400 students of the Centre of Education and the hundreds of devotees who live close to the Ashram, the larger community consistsContinue reading “The Ashram”

Sri Aurobindo Exhibition

Sri Aurobindo

The exhibition “Sri Aurobindo & The Mother, The Advent of a New World” was created as a permanent exhibition for the Auroville Visitors Center in 2014.Conceived as a meditative journey through Sri Aurobindo’s and The Mother’s vision and action, it displays some of their most essential and inspiring texts,and it is illustrated with photos andContinue reading “Sri Aurobindo Exhibition”

The Spirit of Auroville Exhibition

The Spitit Of Auroville

The permanent exhibition ‘Auroville, The City the Earth Needs’ has been created on the occasion of Auroville’s fiftieth birthday and was inaugurated on the 28th of February 2018.Conceived as an exploration of the Auroville’s Charter and it’s four main themes — Karma Yoga, Unending Education, The Cradle of a New World and Human Unity —,itContinue reading “The Spirit of Auroville Exhibition”

Divine Ananda

Sri Aurobindo

The yoga we practice is not for ourselves alone, but for the Divine; its aim is to work out the will of the Divine in the world, to effect a spiritual transformation and to bring down a divine nature and a divine life into the mental, vital and physical nature and life of humanity.

Letters on Yoga

Letters on Yoga

“The spiritual life (adhyatma-jivana), the religious life (dharma-jivana) and the ordinary human life of which morality is a part are three quite different things and one must know which one desires and not confuse the three together.

Sri Aurobindo and the Earth’s Future

Earth

Sometimes a great wandering Thought sees the ages still unaccomplished, seizes the Force in its eternal flow and precipitates upon earth the powerful vision, which is like a power of realizing what it sees. The world is a vision becoming real. Indeed its past and its present are not the result of an obscure impulse coming from the womb of time, of a slow accumulation of sediments which little by little mold us—and stifle us and imprison us. It is the powerful golden attraction of the future which draws us in spite of ourselves, as the sun draws the lotus from the mud, and forces us to a glory greater than any our mud or efforts or present triumphs could have foreseen or created.

Auroville Afforestation Schemes

Auroville Afforestation Schemes

Today it’s difficult to pick up any publication without reading about the state of the environment. But the first Aurovilians, struggling in the late sixties, early seventies to gain a foothold on a scorched and almost barren plateau in south India, did not agonise over pH-levels, the destruction of the ozone layer or the greenhouse effect. They had no choice. They dug, they planted, they watered. And this basic, uncomplicated approach, taken up by many others and refined over the years, has made Auroville what it is today – a comparatively green and pleasant land which is the indispensable physical base for its dreams and its experiments.

To be a True Aurovilian…

David Klammer Matrimandir Auroville

The first necessity is the inner discovery in order to know what one truly is behind social, moral, cultural, racial and hereditary appearances.
At the centre there is a being free, vast and knowing, who awaits our discovery and who ought to become the active centre of our being and our life in Auroville.

Looking for Trustees

People Coffee Meeting Team

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who have a passion for the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. We are keen to recruit those who may have some interest in charity, education or similar. Enthusiasm and the ability to think creatively, working alongside a small Trustee Board and Senior Management Team.

SOAS University Partnership Agreeement

SOAS University Partnership Agreement

SOAS, University of London has formally signed a new partnership agreement with the Sri Aurobindo Trust in order to launch a brand new module – ‘Modern Indian Philosophy with a focus on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother’. Sri Aurobindo Trust Dr Erica Hunter; Professor Nirmala Rao; Pruthvish Patel, Sri Aurobindo Trust TreasurerContinue reading “SOAS University Partnership Agreeement”