At this critical turn of human history, man must choose his destiny — to become a new man with a new consciousness or to go down into inconscience and no more be a man.
Kireet Joshi elucidates in these passages Sri Aurobindo’s concept of complete person which reveals the futuristic vision of Sri Aurobindo for humanity.
In this part, the author gives a clear picture of Sri Aurobindo’s concept of superman and how it is totally different from Nietzsche’s idea.
Kireet joshi in his book ‘Glimpses of Vedic Literature’ summarises the essence of Bhriguvalli from Taittiriya Upanishad and emphasises that Food or Matter is also a manifestation of the Divine which should not be rejected but instead be mastered.
This selection from Sri Aurobindo’s book ‘The Human Cycle’ explores why in human history religion has not been a sufficient guide for conducting individual and collective life. He also tells us that this need not be so if we understand the true nature of religion, which is its spiritual core.
Editor’s note: In our Book of the Month feature, we present some relevant excerpts from Kishor Gandhi’s significant book titled, ‘Social Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and the New Age.’ The following extracts are taken from the 1991 edition published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, pp. 367-372. We have made a few formatting revisions for the
Briefly describing the dharma of a householder, this essay highlights the relevance of the Indian view of gradual human development through stages of life.
In this insightful writing Amal Kiran imakes some perceptive comments on the Mother’s Message dated April 24, 1957, and clarifies the meaning of Supermind and its connection with Avatarhood.
The Mother traces the differentiation between masculine and feminine genders to the way the primordial cause of creation of the universe has been explained in many ancient traditions. She adds that both men and women are in several ways enslaved to each other. And to deal with the problem of superiority and inferiority, one must must free oneself from all the inner enslavement and treat both the genders with perfect equality.
These selections help us understand the psychological foundations of altruism, its limits and potentiality for facilitating true self-development of the being.
Drawing upon some key insights from Hindu scriptures, Sri Aurobindo explains that the Hindu mind has never admitted the principle of linear progress in Nature.