The Mother answers some questions about how one should approach literature, especially if one is an aspirant on the path of integral yoga. She explains that the significance of literature is not on what is said but on how it is being said and the feeling it evokes in the reader.
The Mother shares that today’s world is filled with worthless literature. There are many books that lower or degrade one’s consciousness. One needs to consciously choose books that are filled with light.
For our ‘Book of the Month’ we are happy to feature Dr. Charan Singh Kedarkhandi’s recently released book of English poetry, a collection of 80 poems, each with its own special charm and beauty, each expressing a different emotion.
We feature English translations of a few verses by Shah Abdul Latif (1689 to 1752 CE), a renowned Sufi mystic and poet. Anju Makhija is a Sahitya Akademi award-winning poet and translator, and co-founder of Pondicherry/Auroville poetry festival.
This selection from Sri Aurobindo’s book ‘The Human Cycle’ explores why in human history religion has not been a sufficient guide for conducting individual and collective life. He also tells us that this need not be so if we understand the true nature of religion, which is its spiritual core.