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

Hare Krishna

A special offering for Krishna Janamashtami  — my humble attempt to capture in photographs a few expressions of the Divinity and the Divine Personality of Sri Krishna. Hopefully these photographs … Continue reading

September 2, 2018 · 3 Comments

Shakti is Waking Up: A Photo-Essay

Published in Sri Aurobindo’s Action, The Journal of Indian Resurgence (Vol. 49, No. 5, May 2018), pp. 12-14     Stifled by her own fears, trapped in her own powerlessness, … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · 8 Comments

“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

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

Wealth and Society, an Indian Perspective (by R Y Deshpande) – Part 2

CONTINUED FROM PART 1 REGULATED ACTION AND FOURFOLD ORDER OF SOCIETY Man is a fourfold being. In him operates the fourfold force of the soul. He is a worker and … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

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