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The Mother on Gender Equality
The Mother traces the differentiation between masculine and feminine genders to the way the primordial cause of creation of the universe has been explained in many ancient traditions. She adds that both men and women are in several ways enslaved to each other. And to deal with the problem of superiority and inferiority, one must must free oneself from all the inner enslavement and treat both the genders with perfect equality.
The Poetic Strength and Beauty of ‘Baji Prabhou’ – Part I
The Poetic Strength and Beauty of ‘Baji Prabhou’ – Part II
Reimagining Tales from Purāna-s and Itihāsa-s: A Writer’s Journey of Engaging with Epic Heroines (Video)
Siddhi Day, the Descent of the Overmind God
Krishna’s Butter: Taking Wisdom of Bhagavad Gita to Children and Youth (Video)
Sītā’s Banishment by Rāma in Kālidāsa’s Raghuvamśam
The featured excerpt is taken from a monograph edited by Shri Kireet Joshi and written by G. C. Nayak, titled “Selected Episodes from Kalidasa’s Raghuvamśam of Kālidāsa” (2010). This monograph is part of a series on Value-oriented Education centered on three values : Illumination, Heroism and Harmony.
Ahankāra – Sri Aurobindo on Tamasic, Rajasic, Sattvic Ego and More
Bhārat-Bhārati – Excerpts from Maithilisharan Gupt’s Famous Kāvya
Our ‘Book of the Month’ pays homage to one of the most celebrated poets of Hindi, Rashtrakavi Maithilisharan Gupt. Selected excerpts from his most famous work, Bharat Bharati, which stirred deep nationalist emotions among Indians when it was first published in 1912 are presented. Since the month of September sees Hindi Diwas (September 14), it is befitting to feature excerpts from this important poetic work in Hindi.
Of Caste, Hierarchy and Humility: Sri Aurobindo Responds to the Gandhian View
Written in response to a disciple’s query about a particular statement of Gandhi, this letter of Sri Aurobindo strongly emphasises the need to develop a deeper and wider understanding of truth that is beyond mental-moral-ethical ideals. We also get a glimpse of a significant difference between the Christian or Semitic and the Hindu understanding of virtues or qualities, particularly Humility, which are considered important from a spiritual point of view.
Of Animals, Kings, Pundits and Rishis: Sincerity Stories as Told by the Mother
Book Excerpts – ‘History and Culture of India: A New Approach’
Exploring the theme of sincerity in history, we feature excerpts from a couple of introductory chapters from a book authored by Prof. Kittu Reddy, a long-time resident of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and teacher of Indian History and Culture at Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education. The author suggests that when examining Indian history from a subjective point of view, external events gain greater importance in the light of the inner psychological vision and deeper forces behind them.