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Research, Essays, Commentaries – Inspired by the Social-Cultural-Political Thought of Sri Aurobindo (PLUS a bit of photography too!)

“If We Are to Live at All…”

    One of the best things about reading Sri Aurobindo is that every time you re-read a passage you get a clearer understanding, a deeper insight, a brighter view … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · 4 Comments

The Indian Spirit and Indian Education – Part 5

Author: Beloo Mehra; Published in the Annual Issue (2016-17) of Sri Aurobindo’s Action, West Bengal, pp. 85-105. CONTINUED FROM PART 4     Imagine if we were to replace the … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Indian Spirit and Indian Education – Part 4

Author: Beloo Mehra; Published in the Annual Issue (2016-17) of Sri Aurobindo’s Action, West Bengal, pp. 85-105. CONTINUED FROM PART 3     INTEGRATING SPIRITUAL AND SECULAR  The modern Indian … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · 5 Comments

The Indian Spirit and Indian Education – Part 3

Author: Beloo Mehra; Published in the Annual Issue (2016-17) of Sri Aurobindo’s Action, West Bengal, pp. 85-105. CONTINUED FROM PART 2     BRINGING INDIAN-NESS IN THE EDUCATION   Our … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Indian Spirit and Indian Education – Part 2

Author: Beloo Mehra; Published in the Annual Issue (2016-17) of Sri Aurobindo’s Action, West Bengal, pp. 85-105. CONTINUED FROM PART 1     RE-DISCOVERING INDIAN-NESS   It may not be … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

The Indian Spirit and Indian Education – Part 1

Author: Beloo Mehra; Published in the Annual Issue (2016-17) of Sri Aurobindo’s Action, West Bengal, pp. 85-105.   An important churning is taking place in India today. The contemporary Indian … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · 6 Comments

Faith that is Śraddhā

  Many years ago at a bookstore in a small university town in the US, I came across a beautiful picture book which I had to immediately buy. The book … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · 5 Comments

Revisiting: Reason, Religion and Reform

This article was first published on IndiaFacts.   Every year around Diwali we hear and read about all sorts of ‘concerns’ about environment and pleas to ‘ban’ firecrackers. This year we … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sambhavami Yuge Yuge – Part 3

CONTINUED FROM PART 2 In this part 3 (the concluding part) of our special photo-feature the focus is on Chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita, विश्वरूपदर्शनयोगः (viśvarūpadarśanayogaḥ), The Yoga of the Vision … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · 4 Comments

Some Musings on “Musings on Hinduism”

“You will often hear it said that it was the forms of Hinduism which have given us so much national vitality. I think rather it was its spirit.” Sri Aurobindo … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 10 Comments

Sambhavami Yuge Yuge – Part 2

CONTINUED FROM PART 1 In this part 2 of our special photo-feature the focus is on a few selected teachings from the Bhagavad Gita that speak of the Karmayoga, the Yoga … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · 11 Comments

Sambhavami Yuge Yuge – Part 1

“…the colloquy at Kurukshetra will yet liberate humanity.” (Sri Aurobindo) The Bhagavad Gita brings to us the essence of all the experiences and teachings found in the Upanishads and Vedas. … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Wit and Humour in Sri Aurobindo’s Tales of Prison Life (by Kalpana Bidwaikar)- Part 3

CONTINUED FROM PART 2     Sri Aurobindo a great observer as he was, not only of the material arrangements in the prison but also of the people around him, … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wit and Humour in Sri Aurobindo’s Tales of Prison Life (by Kalpana Bidwaikar)- Part 2

CONTINUED FROM PART 1     Sri Aurobindo’s prison life began on May 5, 1908. During the solitary confinement he was uneasy in the beginning, “but after three days of … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 7 Comments

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