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”

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

 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”