Sri Aurobindo: Saga ...
Sri Aurobindo: Saga of a Great Indian Sageby: Wilfried Huchzermeyer
In this biography, Sri Aurobindo’s life is presented comprehensively in all of its aspects. It also takes readers on a journey through Sri Aurobindo’s manifold literary creations, introducing them in accessible language to magnificent prose works such as The Life Divine, The Synthesis of Yoga or Essays on the Gita and the epic Savitri.
Year Of Publication: 2013
Pages : x, 335p.
Bibliographic Details : 31 b/w & 10 colour; photographs; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Sri Aurobindo is one of the most well-known Indian personalities of the twentieth century. He was a freedom fighter, a yogi and a poet; he developed what has become known worldwide as Integral Yoga. As a sage of great wisdom, he was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize.
In the present biography, his life is presented comprehensively in all of its aspects. The most important sources available today have been evaluated, among them his spiritual diary Record of Yoga, which was first published as a book in 2001. The author also takes readers on a journey through Sri Aurobindo’s manifold literary creations, introducing them in accessible language to magnificent prose works such as The Life Divine, The Synthesis of Yoga or Essays on the Gita and the epic Savitri.
This volume also portrays vividly the lesser known facet of Sri Aurobindo’s personality as a freedom fighter and his influence among the Hardliners, until his moving to Pondicherry.
Written as a living report with great insight and knowledge, this biography will be of great value to scholars, students and devotees interested in high-level integral studies. A careful documentation with numberless references facilitates further research into each respective subject. The large photo section contains many historical photos, as well as current images of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its surroundings.
1. Childhood in India (1872-79)
2. Education in England (1879-92)
Private Lessons in Manchester St. Pauls School in London Studies in Cambridge
3. Baroda (18931906)
First Political Writings Visiting Relatives Marriage to Mrinalini Bose The Political Work Spiritual and Occult Experiences The Last Days in Baroda
4. The Freedom Fighter: Calcutta (1906-08)
Bande Mataram The Trial Against Sri Aurobindo and Bande Mataram The Congress Session in Surat
5. Meeting with Lele (1908)
6. Calcutta and Alipore (1908-10)
The Empire Retaliates Alipore Jail The Trial The Main Proceedings Karmayogin Chandernagore
7. Pondicherry (1910-14)
Arrival in Pondicherry Chettiars House Meeting Paul Richard Change of Residence Literary Works The Play Eric Linguistic Studies Life in Pondicherry
8. Record of Yoga: The Yoga Diary
The Sadhana Programme: Sapta Catushtaya Extrasensory Experiences Samadhi
9. Meeting with Mirra (1914)
Mirras Life Founding the Journal Arya
10. The Main Works
The Life Divine The Synthesis of Yoga The Ideal of Human Unity The Human Cycle The Foundations of Indian Culture The Future Poetry The Secret of the Veda The Isha and Kena Upanishad Essays on the Gita
11. Pondicherry (1915-26)
Mirra in France and Japan Mrinalinis Death Mirras Return Sri Aurobindos Letter to Barin External Contacts The Overmind
12. Pondicherry (1927-38)
Letters on Yoga Autobiographical Writings The Poems: Rose of God Sri Aurobindos Sadhana The Accident and Talks with Sri Aurobindo
13. The Second World War (1939-45)
Winston Churchill The Course of the War Cripps Mission
14. Literary and Other Activities (1939-50)
Indias Independence The Supramental Manifestation Life with Sri Aurobindo Sri Aurobindos Departure
Savitri and Faust The Language of Savitri
16. The Mother and the Ashram (1951-73)
The Supramental Descent The Yoga of Physical Transformation The Mothers Departure
Part I: Historical Photos
Part II: Recent Photos
Sri Aurobindo on India
Quotations on Sri Aurobindo and His Action
The Meaning of the Symbols of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
Chronology of Events