15 Aug 1872 — 15 Aug 2022

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Sri Aurobindo

A Freedom-fighter, Poet, Philosopher, Mahayogi

What Sri Aurobindo represents in the world’s history is not a teaching, not even a revelation; it is a decisive action direct from the Supreme.

Sri Aurobindo has come on earth not to bring a teaching or a creed in competition with previous creeds or teachings, but to show the way to overpass the past and to open concretely the route towards an imminent and inevitable future.

At Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo developed a spiritual practice he called Integral Yoga. The central theme of his vision was the evolution of human life into a divine life in divine body. He believed in a spiritual realisation that not only liberated but transformed human nature, enabling a divine life on earth.

— The Mother

Sri Aurobindo's Message

on 15th August 1947

August 15th, 1947 is the birthday of free India. It marks for her the end of an old era, the beginning of a new age. But we can also make it by our life and acts as a free nation an important date in a new age opening for the whole world, for the political, social, cultural and spiritual future of humanity.

August 15th is my own birthday and it is naturally gratifying to me that it should have assumed this vast significance. I take this coincidence, not as a

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Some of the Major Literary works by Sri Aurobindo

Commentaries on "THE LIFE DIVINE"

by Divine Mother

The commentaries were given in 1957 and 1958 at the Playground of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The commentaries deal with the two chapters, "Man and Evolution" and "The Evolution of the Spiritual Man", and the beginning of the third chapter,"The Triple Transformation". As a serious illness intervened, the Mother could not comment on all the last six chapters.

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Bhavani Bharti

Bhavani Bharti is the only Sanskrit Poem written by Sri Aurobindo, comprising of 99 verses, depicting the victory of Mother Shakti over Evil.

Watch the Dance-Drama presented by Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, based on the Poem, Bhavani Bharti.

Words of Sri Aurobindo

on Lord Ram

“[Rāma’s] business was to destroy Ravana and to establish the Ramarajya – in other words, to fix for the future the possibility of an order proper to the sattwic civilised human being who governs his life by the reason, the finer emotions, morality, or at least moral ideals, such as truth, obedience, co-operation and harmony, the sense of domestic and public order, ... – to establish this in a world still occupied by anarchic forces, the Animal mind and the powers of the vital Ego making its own satisfaction the rule of life, in other words, the Vanara and Rakshasa... “It was not his business to be necessarily a perfect, but a largely representative sattwic man, a faithful husband and a lover, a loving and obedient son, a tender and perfect brother, father, friend – he is friend of all kinds of people, friend of the outcaste Guhaka, friend of the Animal leaders, Sugriva, Hanuman, friend of the vulture Jatayu, friend even of the Rakshasa Vibhishan. “All that he was in a brilliant, striking but above all spontaneous and inevitable way, not with a forcing of this note or that…., but with a certain harmonious completeness. But most of all, it was his business to typify and establish the things on which the social idea and its stability depend, truth and honour, the sense of Dharma, public spirit and the sense of order."

🌷 Lord Sri Aurobindo. (Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, 28: 491-492)

"Invitation", a Poem

composed by Shri Aurobindo

in Alipore Jail, 1908-1909

With wind and the weather beating round me
Upto the hill and the moorland I go
Who will come with me? Who will climb with me?
Wade through the brook and tramp through the snow?
Not in the petty circle of cities
Cramped by your doors and your walls I dwell;
Over me God is blue in the welkin,
Against me the wind and the storm rebel.
I sport with solitude here in my regions,
Of misadventure have made me a friend.
Who would live largely? Who would live freely?
Here to the wind-swept uplands ascend.
I am the lord of tempest and mountain.
I am the Spirit of freedom and pride.
Stark must he be and a kinsman to danger
Who shares my kingdom and walks at my side.