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

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

Outer form and inner value

“Evening Talks” is a record of Sri Aurobindo’s talks with his disciples during the two periods, 1923-1926 and 1938-1943. In the second chapter of the Gita, Arjuna asks Sri Krishna as to how does a person who is poised speak, sit and walk. This is a question which people have asked of spiritual personalities. It… Continue reading Outer form and inner value

Meaningful verses from the Bhagavad Gita

Sri Aurobindo has paraphrased most of Bhagavad Gita’s Sanskrit verses into English. The e-book of the English version written by Sri Aurobindo can be here: I am sharing below some of the verses which I found meaningful: Chapter 2: Sankhya-Yoga Chapter 2/Verse 11: The Blessed Lord said that the enlightened man does not mourn… Continue reading Meaningful verses from the Bhagavad Gita