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.
This writing from Karmayogin speaks perfectly of the deeper nationalism which is compatible with the eternal Indian spirit. What was true for the Indian freedom movement remains valid today, in the sense that similar level of tapasya, pursuit of wisdom and invocation of shakti is demanded for building a future India that is true to her inner genius.
How is Sri Aurobindo’s spiritual nationalism which invokes the highest ideals of Sanatana Dharma different from a narrow and exclusive religious nationalism?
In this part, the author briefly underlines the history of secularism in Europe and investigates its inappropriateness in the Indian context.
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.