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 – 4

Chapter 3/Verse 27: While the actions are being entirely done by the modes of Nature, he whose self is bewildered by egoism thinks that it is his “I” which is doing them. Chapter 3/Verse 30: Giving up thy works to Me, with thy consciousness founded in the Self, free from desire and egoism, fight delivered… Continue reading Meaningful verses from the Bhagavad Gita – 4

Meaningful verses from the Bhagavad Gita – 2

Chapter 2/Verse 56: He whose mind is undisturbed amidst sorrows and pleasures is free from desire, for whom liking and fear and wrath have passed away, he is the sage of settled understanding. Chapter 2/Verse 58: He who draws away the senses from the objects of sense, just as a tortoise draws in his limbs… Continue reading Meaningful verses from the Bhagavad Gita – 2

Meaningful verses from the Bhagavad Gita – 1

Sri Aurobindo has paraphrased most of Bhagavad Gita’s Sanskrit verses into English: https://aurobindo.ru/workings/audio/gita/index_e.htm 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 either for the living or for the dead. Chapter 2/Verse 13: As the… Continue reading Meaningful verses from the Bhagavad Gita – 1

The Hour of God is the hour of the unexpected

There are moments when the Spirit moves among men. There are other times when men are left to act on the basis of their own egoism. The first period is when a little effort produces great results and changes destiny. The second are times when hours of labor produces little result. It is true that… Continue reading The Hour of God is the hour of the unexpected