These passages highlight some of Sri Aurobindo’s insights on the true nature of Indian nation towards which we must aspire and work. The specific focus is on the point that the idea of unity in diversity is inherent in the very nature of Indian idea of nation. We also get important hints in these passages on the Hindu spirit of Indian nationalism, a topic that is very timely and significant for today’s and tomorrow’s India.
In this 2-part article, the author highlights what makes India’s nation-soul different from that of Europe. Using insights from Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo, the author emphasizes that it is this essential temperament of Indian nation which gives her a unique mission for the world and humanity.
Sri Aurobindo established the Ashram amidst the pathetic deadness of then Pondicherry and the conspiracy and serious attacks from the British government.
Indian spiritual tradition reminds that business like all other work when done as per dharma does not interfere with pursuit of a spiritual life.
When rethinking education for India of tomorrow, it is critical to know the fundamentals which formed the basis of our educational heritage.
Given the great value our ancients placed on brahmacharya as a system of human energy management, it is no wonder that we find a long history of physical education in ancient India, far more ancient than Greece.
Rethinking our education in the light of the essential principles of education emphasised in Indian culture will bring greater harmony in the Indian mind.
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.