We present four brief passages from Sri Aurobindo’s writings done in early 1910. The immense value and significance of these ‘passing thoughts’ can’t be missed in today’s cultural and intellectual climate of India when Indian mind is trying to rediscover the true essence of Indian-ness and create new forms to express the eternal truth of the Indian spirit.
In this second part of the series, the author speaks of the great value and emphasis our ancestors placed on protecting the plant kingdom given its role in keeping the whole cycle of life robust and strong. Several religious and social rituals were put in place to encourage the protection of plants and trees.
In the selected passages, we find a brief introduction to Sri Aurobindo as the greatest yogi of our age. We also learn what is unique about the Integral Yoga, which set on a manifold practical basis promises the emergence of a new state of consciousness by which our persisting problems, individual and collective, will be radically solved.
In this series, the author, a qualified specialist in Alternative Medicine who has conducted extensive research among rural and tribal communities of our country learning about diverse customs and practices related to health and well-being, advocates living in harmony with Nature for a life of wellness and also strives to evoke and enhance the inherent divinity within.
An artist – sculptor and painter, muses on the inner dimensions of space, consciousness, art and experience. The piece has a meditative quality to it, and takes the reader to a space within where the inner gradually begins to merge with the outer infinite which is not different from the infinity within.