Archive for the ‘Sri Aurobindo’ Category

“We Love what Common hearts repel”

"The truth mind could not know unveils its face,
We hear what mortal ears have never heard,
We feel what earthly sense has never felt,
We love what common hearts repel and dread;
Our minds hush to a bright Omniscient;
A Voice calls from the chambers of the soul;
We meet the ecstasy of the Godhead’s touch
In golden privacies of immortal fire."

Excerpt from "Savitri" by Sri Aurobindo, Book I, Canto Four, lines 78-85)

The Genius of India – Video

In an essay written in 1918 and entitled The Renaissance in India, Sri Aurobindo presents us with a masterly view of India’s culture through the ages — her essential spirit and her characteristic soul, her unique genius and powers which gave her her remarkably long periods of greatness and an unusually prolific creativity — that which allowed her to survive for so long when other ancient civilisations faded away. He explains the basis of her strength — that which enabled her to resist so many attempts at crushing her culture.


“Spirituality is the master key of the indian mind. the sense of infinity is native to it

– From video

See also: Genius of India at Auroville

Poem – Cosmic Consciousnes


Cosmic Consciousness

I have wrapped the wide world in my wider self
And Time and Space my spirit’s seeing are.
I am the god and demon, ghost and elf,
I am the wind’s speed and the blazing star.

All Nature is the nursling of my care,
I am its struggle and the eternal rest;
The world’s joy thrilling runs through me, I bear
The sorrow of millions in my lonely breast.

I have learned a close identity with all,
Yet am by nothing bound that I become;
Carrying in me the universe’s call
I mount to my imperishable home.

I pass beyond Time and life on measureless wings,
Yet still am one with born and unborn things.

By: Sri Aurobindo


Sri Aurobindo Quotes on Peace



"The first thing to do in the sadhana is to get a settled peace and silence in the mind.
Otherwise you may have experiences, but nothing will be permanent.
It is in the silent mind that the true consciousness can be built."


"When the mind is silent there is peace and in the peace all things that are divine can come.
When there is not the mind, there is the Self which is greater than the mind."


By: Sri Aurobindo

View: Biography of Sri Aurobindo

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Sri Aurobindo – Extract from play

Sri Aurobindo was a poet, philosopher and Spiritual Master.

In Sri Aurobindo’s early life he threw himself heart and soul into politics and the Indian independence Movement.

However at various times and particularly during a spell in prison, very powerful spiritual experiences came to Sri Aurobindo. These spiritual illuminations encouraged him to leave the political struggle to others and concentrate only on his future spiritual mission.


Extract from Play on Sri Aurobindo

(Bombay. After his address at a meeting of the Bombay National Union, Aurobindo returns to the residence of a friend. Standing on a balcony he looks out on the city.)

Aurobindo: “I see the whole busy movement of Bombay as a picture in a cinema-show, all unreal and shadowy. The entire material world is quite unsubstantial, void. Ever since I had the experience of the vacant state of Nirvana the silent Infinite alone has become real to me.”

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– From “Descent of the Blue” – A Play by Sri Chinmoy on the life of Sri Aurobindo

See Bande Mataram translated by Sri Aurobindo.

See: Biography of Sri Aurobindo