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Sri Aurobindo once wrote to a disciple: “I see that you have persisted in giving a biography – is it really necessary or useful? The attempt is bound to be a failure, because neither you nor anyone else knows anything at all about my life: it has not been on the surface for man to see.”

This book contains notes in which Sri Aurobindo spoke of his own life and work, personal letters to family members and associates, and public statements. The material has been arranged by the editors into several sections, as follows:

1) Life sketches and other biographical notes
2) Corrections of statements made in biographies
3) Letters to his family
4) Letters to political and professional associates
5) Early letters on yoga and the spiritual life
6) Private letters to public figures
7) Public statements on Indian and world events
8) Public statements concerning his ashram and yoga

About the Author

Sri Aurobindo was born in Calcutta in 15 August 1872. At the age of seven he was taken t England for his education. He studied at St. Paul’s School, London, and at King’s College, Cambridge. Returning to India in 1893, he worked for the next thirteen years in the Princely State of Baroda in the service of the Mahraja and as a professor in the state’s college.

In 1906 Sri Aurobindo quit his post in Baroda and went to Calcutta, where he became one of the leaders on the Indian nationalist movement. As editor of the newspaper Bande Mataram, he put forward the idea of complete independence from Britain. Arrested three times for sedition or treason, he was released each time for lack of evidence.

Sri Aurobindo began the practice of Yoga in1905. Within a few years he achieved several fundamental spiritual realisations. In 1910 he withdrew from politics and went to Pondicherry in French India in order to concentrate on his inner life and work. Over the next forty years, he developed a new spiritual path, the Integral Yoga, whose ultimate aim is the transformation of life by the power of a supramental consciousness. In 1926, with the help of his spiritual collaborator the Mother, he founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. His vision of life is presented in numerous works of prose and poetry, among the best known of which are The Life Divine, The Syntheses of Yoga, Essays on the Gita and Savitri. Sri Aurobindo passed away in 5 December 1950.

 

Contents

 

PART ONE  
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES  
Section One  
Life Sketches and Other Autobiographical Notes  
Sri Aurobindo: A Life Sketch 5
Incomplete Life Sketeche 14
Other Autobiographical Notes 16
Secton Two  
Corrections of Statements Made in Biographies and Other Publications  
Early Life in India and England, 1872-1893 25
Life in Baroda, 1893-1906 37
Political Life, 1893-1910 47
The Departure from Calcutta, 1910 88
Life in Pondicherry, 1910-1950 102
Early Spiritual Development 106
Philosophy and Writings 112
Appendix: Notes of Uncertain Oarigin 116
PART TWO  
LETTERS OF HISTORICAL INTEREST  
Section One  
Letters on Personal, Practical and Political Matters, 1890-1926  
Family Letters, 1890-1919 121
Letters Written as a Probationer in Indean Civil Service, 1892 149
Letters Written While Employed in the Princely State of Baroda, 1895-1906 152
Letters and Telegrams to Political and Professional Associates, 1906-1926 166
Open Letters Published in Newspapers, 1909-1925 263
Section Two  
Early Letters on Yoga and the Spiritual Life, 1911-1928  
Extracts from Letters to the mother and Paul Richard, 1911-c. 1922 283
To People in India, 1914-1926 293
To Barindra Kumar Ghose and Others, 1922-1928 332
To People in America, 1926-1927 382
Draft Letters, 1926-1928 397
Section Three  
Other Letters of Historical Interest on Yoga and Practical Life, 1921-1938  
On Yoga and Fund-raising for the Ashram, 1921-1938 407
To and about Public Figures, 1930-1937 440
PART THREE  
PUBLIC STATEMENTS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS ON INDIAN AND WORLD EVENTS, 1940-1950  
Section One  
Public Statements, Messages, Letters and Telegrams on Indian and World Events, 1940-1950  
On the Second World War, 1940-1943 453
On Indian Independence, 1942-1947 469
On the Integration of the French Settlements in India, 1947-1950 481
Messages on Indian and World Events, 1948-1950 497
Section Two  
Private Letters to Public Fingures and to the Editor of Mother India, 1948-1950  
Private Letters to Public Figures, 1948-1950 511
Notes and Letters to the Editor on Mother India on Indian and World Events, 1949-1950 514
PART FOUR  
PUBLIC STATEMENTS AND NOTICES CONCERNING  
SRI AUROBINDO'S ASHRAM AND YOGA, 1927-1949  
Section One  
Public Statements and Noteces concerning the Ashram, 1927-1937  
Public Statements about the Ashram, 1927 and 1934 529
Noteices for Members of the Ashram, 1928-1937 532
Section Two  
Public Statements about Sri Aurobindo's Path of Yoga, 1934 and 1949 547
NOTE ON THE TEXTS 557

 

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Sri Aurobindo once wrote to a disciple: “I see that you have persisted in giving a biography – is it really necessary or useful? The attempt is bound to be a failure, because neither you nor anyone else knows anything at all about my life: it has not been on the surface for man to see.”

This book contains notes in which Sri Aurobindo spoke of his own life and work, personal letters to family members and associates, and public statements. The material has been arranged by the editors into several sections, as follows:

1) Life sketches and other biographical notes
2) Corrections of statements made in biographies
3) Letters to his family
4) Letters to political and professional associates
5) Early letters on yoga and the spiritual life
6) Private letters to public figures
7) Public statements on Indian and world events
8) Public statements concerning his ashram and yoga

About the Author

Sri Aurobindo was born in Calcutta in 15 August 1872. At the age of seven he was taken t England for his education. He studied at St. Paul’s School, London, and at King’s College, Cambridge. Returning to India in 1893, he worked for the next thirteen years in the Princely State of Baroda in the service of the Mahraja and as a professor in the state’s college.

In 1906 Sri Aurobindo quit his post in Baroda and went to Calcutta, where he became one of the leaders on the Indian nationalist movement. As editor of the newspaper Bande Mataram, he put forward the idea of complete independence from Britain. Arrested three times for sedition or treason, he was released each time for lack of evidence.

Sri Aurobindo began the practice of Yoga in1905. Within a few years he achieved several fundamental spiritual realisations. In 1910 he withdrew from politics and went to Pondicherry in French India in order to concentrate on his inner life and work. Over the next forty years, he developed a new spiritual path, the Integral Yoga, whose ultimate aim is the transformation of life by the power of a supramental consciousness. In 1926, with the help of his spiritual collaborator the Mother, he founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. His vision of life is presented in numerous works of prose and poetry, among the best known of which are The Life Divine, The Syntheses of Yoga, Essays on the Gita and Savitri. Sri Aurobindo passed away in 5 December 1950.

 

Contents

 

PART ONE  
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES  
Section One  
Life Sketches and Other Autobiographical Notes  
Sri Aurobindo: A Life Sketch 5
Incomplete Life Sketeche 14
Other Autobiographical Notes 16
Secton Two  
Corrections of Statements Made in Biographies and Other Publications  
Early Life in India and England, 1872-1893 25
Life in Baroda, 1893-1906 37
Political Life, 1893-1910 47
The Departure from Calcutta, 1910 88
Life in Pondicherry, 1910-1950 102
Early Spiritual Development 106
Philosophy and Writings 112
Appendix: Notes of Uncertain Oarigin 116
PART TWO  
LETTERS OF HISTORICAL INTEREST  
Section One  
Letters on Personal, Practical and Political Matters, 1890-1926  
Family Letters, 1890-1919 121
Letters Written as a Probationer in Indean Civil Service, 1892 149
Letters Written While Employed in the Princely State of Baroda, 1895-1906 152
Letters and Telegrams to Political and Professional Associates, 1906-1926 166
Open Letters Published in Newspapers, 1909-1925 263
Section Two  
Early Letters on Yoga and the Spiritual Life, 1911-1928  
Extracts from Letters to the mother and Paul Richard, 1911-c. 1922 283
To People in India, 1914-1926 293
To Barindra Kumar Ghose and Others, 1922-1928 332
To People in America, 1926-1927 382
Draft Letters, 1926-1928 397
Section Three  
Other Letters of Historical Interest on Yoga and Practical Life, 1921-1938  
On Yoga and Fund-raising for the Ashram, 1921-1938 407
To and about Public Figures, 1930-1937 440
PART THREE  
PUBLIC STATEMENTS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS ON INDIAN AND WORLD EVENTS, 1940-1950  
Section One  
Public Statements, Messages, Letters and Telegrams on Indian and World Events, 1940-1950  
On the Second World War, 1940-1943 453
On Indian Independence, 1942-1947 469
On the Integration of the French Settlements in India, 1947-1950 481
Messages on Indian and World Events, 1948-1950 497
Section Two  
Private Letters to Public Fingures and to the Editor of Mother India, 1948-1950  
Private Letters to Public Figures, 1948-1950 511
Notes and Letters to the Editor on Mother India on Indian and World Events, 1949-1950 514
PART FOUR  
PUBLIC STATEMENTS AND NOTICES CONCERNING  
SRI AUROBINDO'S ASHRAM AND YOGA, 1927-1949  
Section One  
Public Statements and Noteces concerning the Ashram, 1927-1937  
Public Statements about the Ashram, 1927 and 1934 529
Noteices for Members of the Ashram, 1928-1937 532
Section Two  
Public Statements about Sri Aurobindo's Path of Yoga, 1934 and 1949 547
NOTE ON THE TEXTS 557

 

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