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.
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.
These selected passages from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother give us practical guidance on how to handle the sources of disharmony in human relations in daily life. These sources include narrowmindedness, dislike and fault-finding in others.
Beloo Mehra weaves together some insights on love and human relationships from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother with examples from Indian literary tradition.
The focus in this part is on nature of the human love and how it gets limited and distorted with impurities such as vital attractions, surface emotions, expectations and possessiveness. Human love can be taken as a practice ground to expand and purify oneself to receive the universal force of love.
The author highlights the words of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo to throw light on the origin and nature of parental love and love between family relations and friends. We also see how human love and relationships can never satisfy the deep thirst for love which can only be quenched by the divine love.
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother remind us that war will cease to exist when it becomes unnecessary to the evolution of the earth.
Sri Aurobindo gives us a broad summary of the two different lines of progress that have been predominant in the West and East and speaks of the ideal which harmonises the two for the future humanity.