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 Unknown is not the Unknowable

“The Unknown is not the Unknowable; it need not remain the unknown for us, unless we choose ignorance or persist in our first limitations. For to all things that are not unknowable, all things in the universe, there correspond in that universe faculties which can take cognisance of them, and in man, the microcosm, theseContinue reading “The Unknown is not the Unknowable”

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) “

Gems from Sri Aurobindo

Popular teachings from Sri Aurobindo; “A civilisation is to be judged by the power of its ideas.” “Evolution is the one eternal dynamic law and hidden process of the earth-nature.” “All existence is a manifestation of God.” “Spirituality is a single word expressive of three lines of human aspiration toward divine knowledge, divine love andContinue reading “Gems from Sri Aurobindo”

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

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.”

Sustainable Development

Nature all at once gives to us generously and we have the joy of abundance. – The Mother Sustainability in Auroville is a natural outcome of the spiritual vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother that looks at Nature as the manifest form of the divine. The transformational praxis of integral yoga places self-discovery asContinue reading “Sustainable Development”