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Sri Aurobindo: The Hour of God (Selections from his writings)

Sri Aurobindo: The Hour of God (Selections from his writings)
$29.00
Item Code: IDE310
Author: Compiled By. Manoj Das
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2000
ISBN: 8172018886
Pages: 344
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.6" X 6.5"
From the Jacket:

Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950), a pioneer of India's freedom movement, poet, seer and the exponent of Integral Yoga, visualizes the possibility of humanity fulfilling its evolutionary destiny through a process of transformation. His remarkable works like The Life Divine, The Synthesis of Yoga, The Human Cycle and The Ideal of Human Unity present an analysis of history, both spiritual and chronological, and trace the process of the unfoldment of this Gnostic mystery, while his epic, Savitri, discovers to us the manifold occult realities beneath and above the life as we known it.

In compiling these pieces from the 30 volumes of Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library, the principle that has guided the compiler is the need to present the Master's futuristic, spiritual and social vision. Although it is not an anthology of passages representing all the works of Sri Aurobindo, his reflections on aspects of culture and education have been included, along with a few poems, and the first Canto of Savitri.

This selection from his writings is primarily intended to introduce his profound vision to the reader.

About the Author:

Manoj Das (b. 1934), well known writer, recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, teaches English Literature at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry.

CONTENTS

Section 1:YOGA AND A VISION OF HUMAN DESTINY1
The Hour of God5
The Human Aspiration6
Man and the Evolution10
The Divine Life30
Life and Yoga77
The Three Steps of Nature81
The Threefold Life90
The Systems of Yoga99
The Synthesis of the Systems108
The Message of the Gita

116
Section 2:SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT135
Conditions for the Coming of a Spiritual Age139
The Advent and Progress of the Spiritual Age151
The Religion of Humanity158
Summary and Conclusion164
A Postscript Chapter

171
Section 3:ON LITERATURE, ART AND EDUCATION185
The National Value of Art (I)189
The National Value of Art (II)193
The National Value of Art (III)196
The National Value of Art (IV)199
The National Value of Art (V)201
The National Value of Art (VI)204
A Preface on National Education (I)206
A Preface on National Education (II)211
The Human Mind214
The Powers of the Mind217
The Moral Nature220
Simultaneous and Successive Teaching224
The Training of the Senses227
Sense-Improvement by Practice231
The Training of the Mental Faculties233
The Training of the Logical Faculty236
On Indian Literature238
The Mantra251
The Essence of Poetry258
Rhythm and Movement265
Style and Substance270
Poetic Vision and the Mantra

275
Section 4:POETRY283
The Symbol Dawn287
Who296
Reminiscence297
A God's Labour298
Bride of the Fire302
The Dwarf Napoleon303
The Stone Goddess305
Krishna305
Creation306
A Dream of Surreal Science306
The Miracle of Birth307
Moments307
The Infinitesimal Infinite308
Evolution

308
APPENDIX 309
Thoughts, Aphorisms and Glimpses311
The Veda: The Problem and Its Solution314
A Retrospect of the Vedic Theory320
The Fifteenth of August 1947332

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