Commentaries on Sri Aurobindo's Thought

Author: M.P. Pandit

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9781608692002

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

View: 803

Commentaries on Sri Aurobindo’s Thought, Volume 1 is the first of a 4 volume set which takes up a wide range of diverse topics bearing upon the work of Sri Aurobindo and aspects of the integral Yoga. This first volume consists of 101 brief articles illuminating questions such as the role of love, the psychic being, meditation and japa, spiritual communities, gurus, and insight on various forms of practice of yoga. The commentaries are insightful and cover an enormous range of questions that arise when a seeker takes up the practice of yoga for transformation of his life.
Commentaries on Sri Aurobindo's Thought

Author: M. P. Pandit

Publisher: Lotus Press (WI)

ISBN: 8175090111


Page: 170

View: 199

Sri Aurobindo's universal message of spiritual evolution is the subject in this interesting collection of essays on a wide variety of themes. The articles touch on yoga, philosophy, practice and spiritual evolution.
The Essential Aurobindo

Author: Aurobindo Ghose

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0970109725

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

View: 898

Sri Aurobindo stands out as one of the most profound and profoundly relevant of contemporary Asian spiritual masters speaking to the West. His vision transcends the distinctive strengths and weaknesses of India and the West, and his discipline brings the yogas of the Gita to the task of world transformation.Professor Robert McDermott's afterword recounts the increased significance of Aurobindo's message for the West in modern times.
Reading Sri Aurobindo

Author: Gautam Chikermane

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9789354926730

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

View: 290

Sri Aurobindo dedicated his life to the transformation of humanity. His journey saw him traverse many paths, including that of poet, journalist, jailed revolutionary, philosopher, and radical mystic. Essays, translations, literary criticism, political articles, philosophical treatises, poetry, epics, plays and short stories-his writings encompass the depth and range of his extraordinary life. The modern sage commented on spiritual texts such as the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagwad Gita, authored an epic poem, Savitri, presented his integral vision in The Life Divine, wrote on contemporary issues, all the while writing thousands of letters to guide his disciples, and even documenting his inner life in meticulous detail. The relevance of Sri Aurobindo's message has never been more urgent and compelling, yet, his Complete Works, thirty-six volumes in all, can be a daunting prospect even for those acquainted with his philosophy and practice. Reading Sri Aurobindo introduces each of these volumes through the perspectives of twenty-one contributors. The result is a book packed with insights inviting us to explore Sri Aurobindo's deep wisdom and vision for resolving the fundamental issues facing individuals, societies, and nations today.
Sri Aurobindo

Author: Sachidananda Mohanty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136516559

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 842

This book compiles some of the finest writings of Sri Aurobindo (1872–1950) — the nationalist, visionary, poet-philosopher. It reflects the range, depth and outreach of the moral, intellectual and spiritual vision of this versatile and multifaceted genius. It aims at providing, at one place, access to the key concepts, tenets, and the spirit of the extraordinary range of texts authored by him. Although concretely grounded in contemporary times — with its location in a specific socio-cultural matrix — this work projects a body of writings that is certain to have lasting value. In particular, the compilation brings forth Sri Aurobindo’s social vision and his role as a cultural critic: his views on ethnicity, his exposition of the key role language plays in the formation of communitarian identities, his crucial understanding of self-determination which has incidentally become an important aspect of human rights discourse today. Situating the writings in a specific intellectual, spiritual and historical context, this collection will enable readers to appreciate the overall vision of Sri Aurobindo, in what can be conceived as a caravan of history of ideas in terms of a common heritage of humankind, and recent developments in theory and disciplinary practice, especially those pertaining to consciousness and future studies.
The Lives of Sri Aurobindo

Author: Peter Heehs

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231511841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 132

Since his death in 1950, Sri Aurobindo Ghose has been known primarily as a yogi and a philosopher of spiritual evolution who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in peace and literature. But the years Aurobindo spent in yogic retirement were preceded by nearly four decades of rich public and intellectual work. Biographers usually focus solely on Aurobindo's life as a politician or sage, but he was also a scholar, a revolutionary, a poet, a philosopher, a social and cultural theorist, and the inspiration for an experiment in communal living. Peter Heehs, one of the founders of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives, is the first to relate all the aspects of Aurobindo's life in its entirety. Consulting rare primary sources, Heehs describes the leader's role in the freedom movement and in the framing of modern Indian spirituality. He examines the thinker's literary, cultural, and sociological writings and the Sanskrit, Bengali, English, and French literature that influenced them, and he finds the foundations of Aurobindo's yoga practice in his diaries and unpublished letters. Heehs's biography is a sensitive, honest portrait of a life that also provides surprising insights into twentieth-century Indian history.
Commentaries on the Mother's Ministry Volum 2

Author: M.P. Pandit

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9781608692040


Page: 152

View: 162

This is the second book in a 4 volume series exploring the wide range of the teachings and life of The Mother. M P Pandit has provided insight into the decades of teachings he experienced in the direct presence of the Mother during his tenure as the Mother’s Secretary at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Each of the volumes has a large number of diverse topics to show how the teachings should be implemented in each aspect of life. Topics covered in this second volume include Visions, Mantra and Yantra, the Occult and the Spiritual, All Prayers Go to the Supreme, Key Role of the Individual, the Mother’s Workings, True Purity, Grace is Infinite, Love Invincible, The Secret, Heaven and Hell, Silence in the Mind.
The Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo

Author: Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350124875

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 196

Indian philosopher, poet, mystic and Yogi, Sri Aurobindo, argued that human society has evolved throughout history and is destined to move towards better organization of life. Applying his ideas to problems confronting the world today, this collection presents an in-depth exploration of Aurobindo's evolutionary philosophy and Integral Yoga. Written by an international team of scholars and practitioners, each chapter takes a theoretical aspect of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy, positions it alongside policy debates on the individual and the state and explains its practical and educational benefits. Contributors discuss his vision of unity in diversity, shed light on his poetry and offer a comprehensive view of his concept of ethics as well as his metaphysics of consciousness. They examine his contribution to the Indian response to post-Enlightenment modernity and reveal how his philosophy illuminates some of the fundamental problems of our times, offering possible solutions. By presenting the first sustained discourse between Sri Aurobindo and the contemporary world, this collection addresses the relevance of his philosophy for everyday life and highlights the lasting work of this important 20th-century Indian thinker.
An Analysis of Sri Aurobindo's The Life Divine

Author: Roy Posner


ISBN: 9781312164055

Category: Religion

Page: 496

View: 373

Growth Online author and founder Roy Posner presents a chapter-by-chapter analysis of Sri Aurobindo's metaphysical treatise The Life Divine, perhaps the most profound book ever written on the nature of spirit, creation, life, evolution, and human potential.