Reading Sri Aurobindo

The second series, which covers the remaining twelve chapters of the Gita, is in two parts. Part One, with twelve essays, is the synthesis of the three different yogic paths of works (karma), love (bhakti) and knowledge (jnana).

Author: Gautam Chikermane

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9789354926730

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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.

Conceptions of Happiness

Commentaries Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita'. Pondichery: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1966. Chapple,Christopher. ... Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gitci (Pondichery: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1966), Second Series, Part II, Essay XXII, 498. 22.

Author: Ignacio L. Götz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761849957

Category: Happiness

Page: 248

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This book presents the thesis that happiness does not mean just one thing but many, and that these many meanings have been studied, described, argued, and practiced throughout the centuries in many climes and places. This book explores many views of happiness as espoused by their original founders and developers.

Being One the vision and way of the Bhagavad Gita

Part. 2: Essays. on. the. Songs. of. the. Bhagavad. Gita1. 1. The. Despondency. of. Arjuna. The Bhagavad Gita is not only one of the most sublime spiritual statements of all times, which has inspired spiritual seekers for more than two ...

Author: Jens Gnaur

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9788771881721

Category: Fiction

Page: 181

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Bhagavad Gita, a pinnacle in the spiritual literature of the world, was composed more than two thousand years ago by an unknown, sage, poet, philosopher and master of Yoga. The beautiful lyrics of the poem evolves around the perennial questions of human existence and presents us with answers that are profound and often transcends our habitual pattern of thinking. This book, Being One: the vision and way of the Bhagavad Gita, highlights the modern relevance of the great ancient poem. But it also explores the poem ́s historic and philosophical background with reference to the tradition of Yoga, and reflects on the deeper meaning and implications of each of its songs for people at all times. It brings to light the Gita’s grand vision of the oneness of humanity and the oneness within, a oneness which may be discovered through meditation and a harmonious way of life. A special feature of this book is its emphasis on the Gita’s unique literary qualities. The last part of the book examines the way we may live and practice the serene wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita in the midst of our contemporary turbulent world.

Manners and Violence

319 . 33. Antonio T. de Nicolas , Avatara ( New York : Nicolas Hays Ltd. , 1976 ) , p . 181 . Sri Aurobindo , Essays on the Gita ( Varanasi : Sarva - seva Sangh , 1964 ) , Second Series , Part II , Essay XXII , p . 498.

Author: Ignacio L. Götz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275970078

Category: Conduct of life

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Most contemporary analyses of violence focus on economic, social, and political inequalities as well as on a general malaise. In contrast, Götz claims that violence arises, in part, from a loss of respect for others concomitant with a decline of manners and courtesy. Manners are expressions of respect. Eliminate manners and respect vanishes with them. The connection between the decline of manners and the increase of violence is documented by reference to a variety of social instances and trends. A special weight is placed upon the failure of schools to instill respect and courtesy in their charges. The schools' failure can be redeemed through a concerted effort to instill manners. A major part of the book, therefore, is devoted to the justification of schooling as an important factor in the re-awakening of respect for others. A provocative analysis for scholars and researchers involved with contemporary social and educational problems.

The Political Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo

Essays on the Gita , Part I , p . 45 . The Ideal of the Karmayogin , p . 40 . 2 Ibid . The Ideal of Human Unity , p . 81 . Uttaralijali Das deienas resistance to an unjustified and coercive law on the grounds of natural law .

Author: Vishwanath Prasad Varma

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120806867


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The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, The Encyclopaedia Logic, with the Zusätze: Part I of the Encyclopaedia of ... Aurobindo too has a chapter on Gita XV entitled 'The Three Purushas', in Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita, 30 vols, vol.

Author: Brainerd Prince

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317194477

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Sri Aurobindo was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. This book is an enquiry into the integral philosophy of Aurobindo and its contemporary relevance. It offers a reading of Aurobindo’s key texts by bringing them into conversation with religious studies and the hermeneutical traditions. The central argument is that Aurobindo’s integral philosophy is best understood as a hermeneutical philosophy of religion. Such an understanding of Aurobindo’s philosophy, offering both substantive and methodological insights for the academic study of religion, subdivides into three interrelated aims. The first is to demonstrate that the power of the Aurobindonian vision lies in its self-conception as a traditionary-hermeneutical enquiry into religion; the second, to draw substantive insights from Aurobindo’s enquiry to envision a way beyond the impasse within the current religious-secular debate in the academic study of religion. Working out of the condition of secularism, the dominant secularists demand the abandonment of the category ‘religion’ and the dismantling of the academic discipline of religious studies. Aurobindo’s integral work on ‘religion’, arising out of the Vedānta tradition, critiques the condition of secularity that undergirds the religious-secular debate. Finally, informed by the hermeneutical tradition and building on the methodological insights from Aurobindo's integral method, the book explores a hermeneutical approach for the study of religion which is dialogical in nature. This book will be of interest to academics studying Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion, Continental Hermeneutics, Modern India, Modern Hinduism as well as South Asian Studies.

Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo

This chapter is based on an essay previously published in Gandhi Marg, 41 (2&3), 2019, pp. 207–224. ... “The Anugītā as a Gloss on the Bhagavadgītā – Part I: The Origin of Erroneous Exegetical Tradition of the ... Essays on the Gita.

Author: Ananta Kumar Giri

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000468670

Category: Political Science

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This book presents the first systematic critical exploration of the philosophical and political thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo, both pioneers of modern Indian thought. Bringing together experts from across the world, the volume examines the thoughts, ideas, actions, lives and experiments of Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo on themes such as radical politics and human agency; ideals of human unity; social practices and citizenship; horizons of sustainable development and climate change; inclusive freedom; conceptions of swaraj; interpretations of texts; Sri Aurobindo’s views on Indian culture; integral yoga; transformative leadership; Anthropocene and alternative planetary futures. The book discusses the contemporary legacies and works of the two influential thinkers. It offers insights into historical, philosophical, theoretical, literary and sociological questions that establish the need for transdisciplinary dialogues and the relevance of their visions towards future evolution. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of political science, Indian political thought, comparative politics, philosophy, Indian philosophy, sociology, anthropology, modern Indian history, peace studies, cultural studies, religious studies and South Asian studies.

Essays on the Gita

Almost all spiritual problems have been briefly but deeply dealt with in the Gita , Sri Aurobindo remarked to a disciple, and I have tried to bring all that out fully in the Essays .

Author: Sri Aurobindo

Publisher: SriAurobindoAshram Publication Dept

ISBN: 9788170586128

Category: Bhagavadgītā

Page: 606

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An exposition of the spiritual philosophy and method of self-discipline of the Bhagavad Gita. Almost all spiritual problems have been briefly but deeply dealt with in the Gita , Sri Aurobindo remarked to a disciple, and I have tried to bring all that out fully in the Essays . In his estimation the Gita is a great work of spiritual synthesis, for it built a harmony between the three great means and powers, Love, Knowledge and Works, through which the soul of man can directly approach and cast itself into the Eternal. Our object in studying the Gita , Sri Aurobindo wrote, will not be a scholastic or academical scrutiny of its thought, nor to place its philosophy in the history of metaphysical speculation, nor shall we deal with it in the manner of the analytical dialectician. We approach it for help and light and our aim must be to distinguish its essential and living message, that in it on which humanity has to seize for its perfection and its highest spiritual welfare. Contents: Our Demand and Need from the Gita; The Divine Teacher, The Core of the Teaching; Man and the Battle of Life; Sankhya and Yoga; Equality and Knowledge; Above the Gunas; The Supreme Secret; etc. Subjects: Indology, Philosophy, Yoga.

Yoga Psychology and the Transformation of Consciousness

The Bhagavad Gita , chapter 13 , verse 2. For a translation , see Sri Aurobin- do , Essays on the Gita . 8. Kena Upanishad , part I , verses 6 and 7 . 9. E. Tolle , The Power of Now , p . 14 . 10. Sri Aurobindo , Essays on the Gita ...

Author: Don Salmon

Publisher: Paragon House

ISBN: IND:30000115530416

Category: Education

Page: 454

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Looking through the eyes of infinity, Yoga Psychology and the Transformation of Consciousness takes us on a journey through the evolution of consciousness that encompasses billions of years of terrestrial history. It does so from an explicitly spiritual perspective, yet one that in no way conflicts with scientific findings. In lucid detail, it makes clear how every thought, every feeling and every breath we take is an expression of a hidden Divine Consciousness. This book helps us to see and understand, from a spiritual perspective, our flaws and limitations as well as our potential for nobility and compassion. In very practical ways, it shows us how we can turn inward, awaken to the Divine presence within, and allow That to infuse and transform us as individuals and a society.

Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavad Gita

Part One is " The Yoga of Divine Works " ; Part Two , " The Yoga of Integral Knowledge " ; Part Three , " The Yoga of ... to Part Two of Book Two of that work.82 As one might expect , Aurobindo's interpretation of the Gita in the Essays ...

Author: Robert Neil Minor

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887062970

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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This is a collection of careful, objective, historically sensitive studies of modern commentators on the Bhagavadgita, one of the basic scriptures of Hinduism, and one which has been widely read in the modern West. Experts on modern Indian religious thought show how Ghandi, Vivekananda, Radhakrishnan, Bhaktivedanta, Aurobindo, Tilak, Bhave, Sivananda, the Theosophists, and Bhankim read, used and interpreted the Gita. Collectively, the essays display the different backgrounds and orientations of the major Indian thinkers of our time. An Introduction and a Conclusion provide a perspective on the thinkers and identify common themes which are part of modern emphases.