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.
We present selected conversations of Sri Aurobindo with a few disciples where the matter of peace came up. Readers will find some insightful perspectives here which may help widen and deepen our understanding of peace in Integral Yoga.
A short selection of letters and notes received or compiled by Champaklal from the Mother and Sri Aurobindo, with a focus on becoming more receptive and open.
We find here deeper meaning of spiritual call, initiation, adhikāra and the importance of endurance and steadfastness in the path of the Integral Yoga.
In this interesting conversation of Sri Aurobindo with a small set of disciples, dated January 6, 1939, about methods of effacing the ego, Sri Aurobindo makes an important distinction between outward modesty and the true attitude of psychic humility which can help the sadhak get rid of the vital ego. As an added bonus, we also get a glimpse here of a facet of Sri Aurobindo’s outer personality during his political revolutionary days.
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.
This second part of the 2-part article highlights Sri Aurobindo’s insights on the ideal relation between a Guru and a disciple, and why the Indian spiritual tradition has always supported a diversity of teachings, paths and gurus.