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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

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 · 8 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 · 15 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 · 5 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

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