Savitri – Line 1

It was the hour before the Gods awake. The epic poem “Savitri” written by Sri Aurobindo starts with the dawn of the day when Satyavan is going to die. The night is the darkest just before dawn. It was the hour when the night was the darkest. Here we can make an analogy between Gods… Continue reading Savitri – Line 1

Total gratitude

Generally we express gratitude to either God or another person when good things happen in our life. Examples are when we get a promotion or our child passes the exam with flying colors, or we get over illness and our ushered into good health. But many times when bad things happen to us we end… Continue reading Total gratitude

The Harmony of Virtue by Sri Aurobindo

The Harmony of Virtue is a fictional story written by Sri Aurobindo. In this story, Keshav Ganesh and Broome Wilson are friends. They both are undergraduate students working towards the completion of their Tripos exam. Broome comes to visit Keshav one evening and Keshav is very happy to see him and asks why he hadn’t… Continue reading The Harmony of Virtue by Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo and historical events

Sri Aurobindo involved himself and made public pronouncements on important world-issues only twice after He settled in Pondicherry. The first was in relation to the Second World War. At the beginning he did not actively concern himself with it, but when he found that Hitler was going out of control and that Nazism would rule… Continue reading Sri Aurobindo and historical events

Sri Aurobindo’s personality

Reading Sri Aurobindo’s works will reveal to us his genius, penetrating power of intellect and expression, his sincerity and singleness of purpose. In the realm of the mind, Sri Aurobindo brings the unlimited into the limited. Sri Aurobindo actively participated in the freedom struggle and national awakening from 1900 to 1910. From 1910 to 1950… Continue reading Sri Aurobindo’s personality