In this issue we present a diverse offering of new publications. The first is an anthology of essays by Arabinda Basu titled Sri Aurobindo: The Poet, Yogi and Philosopher. The author has been a professor of philosophy at Benares Hindu University, at Durham University in England, and after he joined the Ashram, at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education. Most of these essays were originally lectures and were later published in various books and journals, and their purpose seems largely to have been helping his audiences understand Sri Aurobindo’s philosophical thought and how that formed the basis for his Integral Yoga. In one of the essays he states:
The editor is called “The Uttara Yogi” (the Yogi from the North), a name by which Sri Aurobindo was known to the person who published the book. This new edition contains the English text and a Hindi translation, along with an introduction in Hindi.
|Sri Aurobindo: The Poet, Yogi and Philosopher
Essays by Arabinda Basu
In these twenty-four essays, most originally delivered as lectures, the author presents Sri Aurobindo's philosophical thought and approach to life, describing them as an “integral idealism”. The essays examine such topics as Sri Aurobindo and Indian philosophy, the metaphysical basis of the Integral Yoga, spiritual evolution, and some aspects of the Supermind. Others look at the Integral Yoga as a systematic study of man’s inner being and nature and the process of the transformation of that nature, the question of the ego and the individual self, and the nature of Knowledge and Ignorance. Sri Aurobindo as a poet of spiritual truths is the subject of the final two essays. All of the articles save one were previously published in various journals.
|Education: Philosophy and Practice
Articles by various authors
The essays by various contributors that comprise this study of educational philosophy and practice deal primarily with Sri Aurobindo’s ideas on the subject of integral education and the development of a national system of education. To provide some historical context, a few of the essays offer some perspectives on education propounded by Rabindranath Tagore, J. Krishnamurti, and Mahatma Gandhi. The last two articles take a brief look at the guru-shishya relationship which Sri Aurobindo had with two of his disciples – Dilip Kumar Roy and Harindranath Chattopadhyay – as an example of spiritual education in practice.
with Hindi Translation
Sri Aurobindo received this book as automatic writing during the first three months of his stay in Pondicherry, from April to June 1910. The lectures that make up the chapters suggest methods to purify the being and build up the inner Will. Sri Aurobindo wrote only the “Editor’s Epilogue”, in which he addresses some misconceptions that may arise due to the brevity and limited scope of the writings. The text that was received was transcribed and published a year later under the title Yogic Sadhan. Further editions were published in 1920, 1923, and 1933. The full text appears in Volume II of Record of Yoga. This edition contains the English text and a Hindi translation, an introduction in Hindi, and a glossary in English of Sanskrit terms.
|Mantras in Sunil's Music
Texts used in the Savitri Music and the New Year Music with Transliteration and Translation in English
From 1965 until 1998 Sunil Bhattacharya composed and orchestrated the New Year Music and the musical accompaniment for the Mother’s readings of Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri. In his compositions he incorporated the chanting of mantras from the Vedas, the Upanishads, and various stavas and stotras. This compilation brings together all these mantras in the original Sanskrit with their transliterations and with the English translations, many of them done by Sri Aurobindo and Nolini Kanta Gupta. The Mother’s New Year messages until 1973 and the lines used in subsequent years as prayers in English and French have also been included.
|The Presence of Time
Bharat Nivas Chronicles I
This book is a collection of the author’s musings and perceptions on the journey of yoga; reflections on topics such as the need for a fresh approach to knowledge and culture, the role to be played by the youth of India in building the world's future, and the secret of India’s vitality; and thoughts on new perspectives in psychology. It also includes a brief section on integral education, with a recounting of how the Ashram school – where she was herself a young student and eventually a teacher – began and then developed, encompassing all dimensions of life and activity.
|Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's "The Synthesis of Yoga"
Jewels from "The Synthesis of Yoga"
|Prasav Purva Shiksha
Ek Ujjwal Bhavishya ki Aur
Hindi translation of Pre-Natal Education
The articles in this book are drawn from a variety of sources and aim at preparing the younger generation for a deeper, more enlightened view of marriage, conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. Extracts from the Mother’s writings concern the deeper purpose of marriage and the need for a conscious aspiration throughout the processes of conception and gestation. Other articles offer advice for a healthy pregnancy and some basic guidelines for pre-natal education.
|Chalo, Kam karte-karte Prabhu ko payen
|Savitri (Gadyanuvad) Parva Ek: Sarga Ek Sarga Panch
|Yoga-Samanvaya (Bhag - 2)
The author comments on The Synthesis of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo
|Dharma hagu Rashtriyata
|Ravi Belagida Patha
Sri Mateavara Vachanaveda Sankalana
Kannada translation of The Sunlit Path
In this book, which is a collection of brief passages mostly from conversations with disciples and students at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, the Mother invites her listeners and readers to answer the call of adventure by courageously taking the path of spiritual self-perfection and transformation. The excerpts are arranged thematically to present the Mother’s guidance to the seeker, showing the way through shadows and stumbles to a sunlit path through such topics as how to control one’s thoughts, breaking the hard shell of the ego, the absolute necessity of a perfect sincerity, the right attitude to take when faced with even the most mundane affairs of life, the nature of dynamic meditation, and the liberation of a complete surrender to the Divine.
Nolini Kanta Gupta
|Sri Aravindaru ondu Sankshipta Parichaya
|Sri Mate ondu Sankshipta Parichaya
|Bharatiya Dharma Parampare
Mattu Bhagawan Shri Aravindara Darshana
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