For the ‘Book of the Month’ we again highlight Nirodbaran’s magnificent ‘Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo’. The focus this time is on his delightful description of Sri Aurobindo’s suppertime, his second and last meal of the day.
In our Book of the Month, we feature Nirodbaran’s book titled ‘Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo’ and zoom in on a special excerpt where he describes some delightful aspects of Champaklal’s ‘bhakta’ personality. Reading these excerpts is an entire education in what it means to truly serve the Divine.
Presented here is an eye-witness account of the evening of November 24, 1926, along with the Mother’s explanation of the true significance of this siddhi for the new manifestation.
A most divine nobility and a perfectly sincere humility are the key highlights of the adorable personality of Sri Aurobindo which we see presented in this wonderful narration by Nirodbaran. This talk was given on June 12, 1970 at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education and was first published in Mother India.
Reading Nirodbaran’s narration of the divine qualities of Sri Aurobindo’s personality, one is reminded of the description Sri Aurobindo once gave of an Aryan gentleman. India’s rebirth and regeneration requires such character, such nobility in our youth; our national education must work toward this goal.
In the introductory chapter of his two-volume book ‘Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo’ Nirodbaran refers to Sri Aurobindo as a modern Guru for the modern age. What does he mean by that? Let’s find out.