In our ongoing series – Streams of Sadhana, we turn our attention to collective yoga this time – Yoga of the Indian Nation. India today is politically free. But is she also on her way to rediscover her unique temperament, her true role and mission? Are we as a people working toward a true Indian renaissance that is grounded in India’s eternal spirit and truths? The current issue explores some of these questions and more.
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.
In this part, the author emphasises that the ancient soul of the nation still lives, despite all the outer evidence that may seem contradictory to our surface view. And it is because of this that India not only survives but is confidently thriving and giving new forms to her eternal soul.
We highlight selected words of Sri Aurobindo on who is a Rishi and how the essence of Indian civilisation was shaped by the great Rishis.
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.