The Sole Motive of Man’s Existence by Sri Aurobindo – 2

Julian then proceeds to ask the guests to describe Love. Each person gives a description of Love in various ways. Powell describes Love as slippery, mutable, multiform, amorphous and infinite. He adds that the two most essential elements of Love are: the subtle and impalpable. Indians have described Love very beautifully as the God Kama,… Continue reading The Sole Motive of Man’s Existence by Sri Aurobindo – 2

The Sole Motive of Man’s Existence by Sri Aurobindo – 1

Julian is hosting a banquet at his house. He has his friends both men and women attend the party and wine is served during the party. Julian remarks saying that the popular Gods should be denied but respected. For which Erinna replies that Julian has combined wine and women in the party. Julian replies to… Continue reading The Sole Motive of Man’s Existence by Sri Aurobindo – 1

The Birth of Sin by Sri Aurobindo

The Birth of Sin is a play written by Sri Aurobindo. Lucifer is the Angel of Power. He is talking to the Sun and asks him to lift his rays over the troubled flood. Lucifer insists that the Sun obey his command. The Sun questions Lucifer’s authority. He asks Lucifer as to who gave him… Continue reading The Birth of Sin by Sri Aurobindo

The Century of Life – 1

Bhartrhari lived during the 5th century AD. His 100 verses titled “Niti Sataka” has been translated by Sri Aurobindo into English with the title “The Century of Life”.  1. Neither Time nor Space can divide the Absolute who is the One. Glory to this calm Light! 2. The madness of love – the person I… Continue reading The Century of Life – 1

Ishavasyam – 1

The Isha Upanishad goes straight to the heart of the problem of God and Nature, with its first 8 words: “Isavasyamidam sarvam yat kinca jagatyam jagat”. Isha and Jagat God and Nature Spirit and World are the two poles between which our consciousness revolves. God/Isha/Spirit is the very basis of man’s existence. The Eternal is… Continue reading Ishavasyam – 1

The earliest preoccupation of man

First, matter was created. Matter is the inconscient. From matter, life evolved. Life is subconscient. From life, Mind and Will evolved. Mind and will are conscious. We can say that when mind was manifested in man, he became awakened. So what was man preoccupied with in his earliest thoughts? He has been preoccupied with God,… Continue reading The earliest preoccupation of man