Nirodbaran joined Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1933, leaving behind the prospect of a highly lucrative career in medicine. With Sri Aurobindo’s help and inspiration he flowered into a wonderful poet. His correspondence with Sri Aurobindo is an invaluable treasure. In 1938 when Sri Aurobindo broke his leg, he was drawn into the inner circle of Sri Aurobindo’s personal attendants. He served Sri Aurobindo till his passing away in 1950. He had the rare good fortune of being Sri Aurobindo’s scribe when the latter dictated Savitri to him. He was engaged with the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education as a teacher of English, French and Bengali. A prolific writer in English and Bengali, two books by Nirodbaran, titled “Twelve years with Sri Aurobindo” and “Memorable Contacts with The Mother” are especially loved by all in the Sri Aurobindonian community.

Who Knows Yoga?

In these short excerpts, we hear of some of the fundamentals of the path of Integral Yoga – steadfastness, cheerfulness, complete reliance on the Mother, and the force that is Divine Grace.


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