From Bengali Aristocrat to Indian Nationalist to Philosopher – 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

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

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”

The yoga we practice is not for ourselves alone

“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. ItsContinue reading “The yoga we practice is not for ourselves alone”

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

“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

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

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 

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, 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”