The author explores the deep significance of Sri Aurobindo’s remarkable essay titled ‘On Original Thinking’ for today’s new India.
In this part 2, the author summarizes Sri Aurobindo’s essay and brings out its contemporary significance for Indian youth.
This is a travelogue with a difference; it takes you to the inner dimension of what conscious travel can mean when we are not merely a tourist but are open to experiencing the spirit of a place, its history and culture.
In this part, the author begins with some misperceptions people have about Yoga and describes beautifully the practice of Integral Yoga at Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
The author elucidates how the three epithets – “a prophet of nationalism, a poet of patriotism and a lover of humanity” fit Sri Aurobindo’s personality.
The author here reminds us that generally there is a great chasm between what the soul suggests and the intellect understands and the senses execute. The only way to bridge the rift between spirit and its instruments and to create harmony and order in place of clash and cacophony among the different parts of our being is to be absolutely sincere.
The author highlights a few verses to suggest how Savitri, Sri Aurobindo’s epic poem seems like a proclamation of the inexhaustible female powers and gives magical formulae of true women empowerment.