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

Faith that is Śraddhā

  Many years ago in 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 · 2 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

Chintan: India and Me – Part 7: Essence

Have you read the previous parts: 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6?   The group meets once again in their usual garden-classroom after an extended break. After the initial catching … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wealth and Society, an Indian Perspective (by R Y Deshpande) – Part 1

Given that money is in the news these days, especially in India, a lot is being said and written about money and economic development these days. We also published two … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 5 Comments

Citizen Responsibility: Invoking the Sacred

My fellow Indians, Unless you are living on another planet you have all probably heard, read, watched most of the news and analyses there is about the recent bold step … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 31 Comments

Sri Aurobindo on Gandhian Ahimsa

One big news coming from the Indian sub-continent these days is the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan. India since her independence from the British has faced many decades of … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 9 Comments

Sri Aurobindo, the Revolutionary (by Arup Basu)

August 15 is Sri Aurobindo‘s birthday. In honour of this special day, we bring for our readers an article written by Mr. Arup Basu, editor of Sraddha, a quarterly journal published by … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

Spiritual Practicality: The Need of the Moment

Author: Beloo Mehra Published in Collaboration, Vol. 41 (1), Spring 2016, pp. 9-10     It seems pretty much every month there is some big international conference going on somewhere, … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 6 Comments

The Inner Resources of A Nation (by M. S. Srinivasan)

Originally posted on Vedic WAVES:
-Mr. M.S. Srinivasan, Senior Research Associate, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry, India. The need of the hour for…

June 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Chintan: India and Me: Part 6: Connection

Have you read the previous parts: 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b?   This evening Mridula Di decided to take up the topic the group had just started grappling … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

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