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Originally posted on Sri Aurobindo Studies:

Simple things tend to have simple solutions. Complex things are more difficult to resolve. When we look at the world of life around us, we find that those beings with a primarily or entirely physical-vital existence, without higher conscious mentality or evident spiritual concepts have straightforward and relatively simple lives. They do not worry about the past or the future, the meaning or significance of their lives or existence as a whole, nor how to view and manage their actions to achieve specific higher goals or implement refined principles.

It is frequently stated that with the advent of the mental consciousness, man became dissatisfied, and confused! There are even those who counsel abandoning the mental activity and living a purely animal-like existence, “living for today” and simply “eating, drinking, and being merry.” Of course, such an approach cannot succeed because the human being cannot simply avoid his destiny and innate…

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Originally posted on Sri Aurobindo Studies:

As the seeker becomes awake to the spiritual consciousness and the necessity to evolve into that standpoint, there remains the issue of what relationship should be maintained between the spiritual aspiration and practice and the daily life in the world. There have been a number of different answers to this question. Some simply try to compartmentalize the spiritual practice and separate it from the “regular” life, such that there is very little effective communication or influence occurring between the spiritual life and the actions in the world; at best, some rule or standard of conduct is developed as a framework for action based on a set of moral-ethical principles, which people generally try to follow to some degree (or at least pay lip service to it). Some try to renounce outer action in the world and put a primary and fixed focus on the spiritual practices needed to achieve a…

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Originally posted on Sri Aurobindo Studies:

The question of the ongoing relevance of the Gita is one that must be addressed if we are to rely upon and find living benefit from its teachings. As with many teachings which originated in an age several thousand years ago, we must be able to find its universal principles and application, despite the changes in human development, and the vastly different circumstances of society that we see today compared to the civilization when the Gita was first composed.

The Gita remains among the most important and well-recognized spiritual scriptures of the world because it has described universal and over-arching issues and solutions that remain essential regardless of differing specific or localized details. The Gita addresses “the human condition”.

Arjuna’s plight, his attempt to sort out conflicting duties in a difficult situation, resonates with all of us as we face the pressure of survival, the desire to live according to…

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Originally posted on krishnarjun108:

Satyarth Prakash is a treatise by Dayananda on his vision of vedic civilization. He attempted to present a comprehensive view of vedic civilization based on vedic literature. The importance of this book for hindu self-rejuvenation is critical, cannot be overlooked if hindu society has to regain its health and vitality. He addresses fundamental issues in this book.

The book outlines opinions from vedic sources on almost everything, from creation, social order, education, marriage, economy, governance to food habits, leaves nothing that is important in human matters.

With logic he presents views on creation as revealed in Vedas. Dayananda disagrees with the idea that left alone man learns by himself without any external help to begin with, he has to be taught and no idea can exist without words. Man received his foundational knowledge from god as revelations to great Vedic Rishis, not by any amount of mental exertion from his…

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Originally posted on Overman Foundation:

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation,

We are happy to announce that the following notable books The Creative Word: The Veda and Savitri, Science, Spirituality and Culture—An Evolutionary Perspective, The Next Step in Individual and Social Development, Domains of Light—The Upanishads and The Life Divine, The Two Who are One: Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and Transforming Lives are available at Overman Foundation. With the exception of Transforming Lives, the rest forms a part of Selected Works of Madhusudan Reddy where the reader would come across a host of thought-provoking articles on a variety of themes.

The Creative Word

The Creative Word: The Veda and Savitri includes fourteen articles based on the following themes: The Vedic Action, The Vision of Reality, Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol, Savitri: The Supramental Time-Vision and Action, Gods and the Universe: The Spiritual Ascension, The Fount…

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Originally posted on Sri Aurobindo Studies:

Throughout the discourse, Sri Krishna has systematically addressed himself to Arjuna as the representative evolved soul in humanity who is prepared to take up the highest path of liberation from bondage to the action of the modes of Nature and the ego personality. Along the way he has provided detailed knowledge of the working of the Gunas, as well as numerous guidelines for moving from the normal human state of consciousness to one unified with the Divine in both perception and action. Sri Krishna has reviewed the various paths of yoga and provided insight into their appropriate application. It is at this point that he declares to Arjuna that there is a deeper secret that the prepared soul can apply.

 

Sri Aurobindo describes this “secret of secrets”: “Thus runs this secret of secrets, the highest most direct message of the Ishwara. ‘Become My-minded, My lover and adorer, a sacrificer…

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Originally posted on Sri Aurobindo Center of Los Angeles:

The first thing to do then is to find out what it is that you are meant to realise, what is the role you have to play, your particular mission, and the capacity or quality you have to express. You have to discover that and also the thing or things that oppose and do not allow it to flower or come to full manifestation. In other words, you have to know yourself, recognise your soul or psychic being.

For that you must be absolutely sincere and impartial. You must observe yourself as if you were observing and criticising a third person. You must not start with an idea that this is your life’s mission, this is your particular capacity, this you are to do or that you are to do, in this lies your talent or genius, etc. That will carry you away from the right track. It is not…

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