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

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 · Leave a comment

Sectarianism or Loyalty (by Nolini Kanta Gupta)

“I am open to spirituality, but I don’t think I can surrender myself or commit to any one particular path or guru or approach or teaching…that’s just not me.” “I think … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · 4 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

Two Reflections on Integral Education – 2

Continued from Part 1 First published in Aspiration: An Inner Call, 2008, Vol II, No. 2, pp. 21-26. (Published by Sri Aurobindo Study Centre, Kolkata) II In Integral Education a teacher’s own inner work … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 6 Comments

Two Reflections on Integral Education – 1

First published in Aspiration, 2008, Vol II, No. 2, pp. 21-26. (Published by Sri Aurobindo Study Centre, Kolkata)   I The other day I was re-reading Sri Aurobindo’s essays on The Renaissance in … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

Kolam: Computing and Cosmology within Indian Art (by Shivoham) – Conclusion

CONTINUED FROM PART 2 Cosmology of the Sacred Kolam Why do Tamil women draw Kolams daily at the threshold of their homes? Why not do something else? Such questions and an explanation … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · 14 Comments

Kolam: Computing and Cosmology within Indian Art (by Shivoham) – Part 2

  CONTINUED FROM PART 1 History of Kolam Creating paintings on a natural surface has a really ancient history in India, as evidenced by the Bhimbetka frescoes that are at least 15, 000 … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 4 Comments

Kolam: Computing and Cosmology within Indian Art (by Shivoham) – Part 1

  An attempt, a drawing half-done is the world’s life; Its lines doubt their concealed significance, Its curves join not their high intended close. Yet some first image of greatness … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · 23 Comments

Coming Full Circle (by Zephyr Nag) – Conclusion

Continued from PART 2 PART 3  (Conclusion) I remember another conversation I had with my father during this phase. ‘Why does God let good people suffer so much? Is it true … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 24 Comments

Coming Full Circle (by Zephyr Nag) – Part 2

Continued from PART 1 PART II   “Faith in the heart is the obscure & often distorted reflection of a hidden knowledge. The believer is often more plagued by doubt … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 19 Comments

Coming Full Circle (by Zephyr Nag) – Part 1

Introductory Note from Matriwords: She is a well-known name in the blogging world. Greatly admired for her witty writing on a wide range of topics related to life and family, … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 23 Comments

Hinduism and India’s Future – Conclusion (by Kittu Reddy)

Continued from Part 3 Future of Hinduism, Future of India The final task that Hinduism has to fulfil is to bring spirituality into life itself. If Hinduism has to fulfil its … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hinduism and India’s Future – Part 3 (by Kittu Reddy)

Continued from Part 2 The External Layers We shall now identify some of those elements which belong to the less internal layers of the social-religious culture which grew around Hinduism. It … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

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