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Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation,

Born in the town of Mymensingh in Bangladesh, Shri Anirvan (1896—1978) knew the Astadhyayi of Panini by heart and daily recited a chapter from the Gita by the time he was eleven years of age. After completing his studies, he took sannyasa and became Nirvanananda Saraswati. Later he dropped the ochre robes and changed his name to Anirvan. His first book was a Bengali translation of Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine though the centre of his studies was the Vedas on which he had acquired a rare mastery. He is best known for his Veda Mimamsa which was published in three volumes.

Kena Upanisad consists of the four sections of the fourth chapter of the Jaiminīya Brāhmana Upanisad of the Sāmaveda. It begins directly with Brahman as its subject matter and tells us in first two parts how it is impossible to know…

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Sri Aurobindo Studies

As we enter the path of evolution from the human to the divine nature, we find that we begin to see the meaning of our human life more clearly. We also begin to recognize the Oneness of all existence, the Transcendent, the Universal and the Individual. This change of view and understanding also has an impact on our focus and commitment. It inevitably leads to the sense of adoration, devotion, commitment and sacrifice that is missing from the ordinary human mode of action.

Sri Aurobindo describes the state of the soul when it grasps the deeper significance of life and adjusts its focus: “Therefore when this vision, this knowledge seizes on the soul, its whole life-aspiration becomes a surpassing love and fathomless adoration of the Divine and Infinite. The mind attaches itself singly to the eternal, the spiritual, the living, the universal, the Real; it values nothing but for its…

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Sri Aurobindo Studies

Sri Aurobindo pointedly notes the secret of spiritual realisation when he indicates “To know Vasudeva as all and live in that knowledge is the secret.” For someone starting out in the mental consciousness characterized by fragmentation, division and separation, this is not something that occurs instantly and completely, but rather, is something that grows as one experiences different aspects of the higher truth and as one establishes a foundation of seeing, knowing and experiencing that is based in that higher consciousness rather than in the mental framework.

One of the key experiences removes the seeker from being locked into the mental frame: “He knows him as the Self, immutable, continent of all as well as immanent in all things.” This experience transcends all forms and forces. “He draws back from the confused and perturbed whirl of the lower nature to dwell in the still and inalienable calm and light of…

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Overman Foundation

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation,

It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Overman Foundation has taken up the distribution of five notable books in English and Bengali.

Shri Anirvan (8 July 1896—31 May 1978) was a great scholar and philosopher who had mastered the Astādhyayi of Pānini at a very early age. After completing his formal education he renounced the world and became Nirvanananda Saraswati. But after a few years he dropped the ochre robes and changed his name to Anirvan by which name he became known to the world at large. He spent a number of years in Lohaghat (Almora) where Madame Lizelle Reymond, a Swiss spiritual seeker, joined him and literally took him to the West through her books. Shri Anirvan later shifted to Shillong in Assam and finally to Kolkata where he spent his last years. His first book was a Bengali translation of…

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Sri Aurobindo Studies

The Isha Upanishad begins with this statement: “All this is for habitation by the Lord, whatsoever is individual universe of movement in the universal motion.” (Sri Aurobindo, The Upanishads, pg. 19, Isha Upanishad, V. 1). This statement sums up the all-pervasive nature of the Supreme. Not only is the Divine transcendent, beyond all the manifested universe, and not only is the Divine immanent in the universal creation, but the Divine resides in each and every being in the universe.

Sri Aurobindo describes the situation further: “Those who are great-souled, who are not shut up in their idea of ego, who open themselves to the indwelling Divinity, know that the secret spirit in man which appears here bounded by the limited human nature, is the same ineffable splendour which we worship beyond as the supreme Godhead. They become aware of the highest status of him in which he is master…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
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SELF posits a model of counselling and communicative action as an instrument in order to stimulate the public sphere. The model aims at supplementing the individual’s struggle for a successful social adjustment with more aspirational inputs so as to help one take an informed and balanced attitude towards life as well as society.
Savitri Era of those who adore,
Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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