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Shri Aurobindo

Indian philosopher and yogi

August 15, 1872

Kolkata, India

December 5, 1950 (aged 78)

Puducherry, India

Shri Aurobindo, original name Aurobindo Ghose, Aurobindo also spelled Aravinda, Shri also spelled Sri (born August 15, 1872, Calcutta [now Kolkata], Indiadied December 5, 1950, Pondicherry [now Puducherry]), yogi, seer, philosopher, poet, and Indian nationalist who propounded a philosophy of divine life on earth through spiritual evolution.

Aurobindos education began in a Christian convent school in Darjeeling (Darjiling). While still a boy, he was sent to England for further schooling. He entered the University of Cambridge, where he became proficient in two classical and several modern European languages. After returning to India in 1892, he held various administrative and professorial posts in Baroda (Vadodara) and Calcutta (Kolkata). Turning to his native culture, he began the serious study of Yoga and Indian languages, including classical Sanskrit.

From 1902 to 1910 Aurobindo partook in the struggle to free India from the British raj (rule). As a result of his political activities, he was imprisoned in 1908. Two years later he fled British India and found refuge in the French colony of Pondichry (Puducherry) in southeastern India, where he devoted himself for the rest of his life to the development of his integral yoga, which was characterized by its holistic approach and its aim of a fulfilled and spiritually transformed life on earth.

In Pondichry he founded a community of spiritual seekers, which took shape as the Shri Aurobindo Ashram in 1926. In that year he entrusted the work of guiding the seekers to his spiritual collaborator, Mirra Alfassa (18781973), who was called the Mother in the ashram. The ashram eventually attracted seekers from many countries throughout the world.

The evolutionary philosophy underlying Aurobindos integral yoga is explored in his main prose work, The Life Divine (1939). Rejecting the traditional Indian approach of striving for moksha (liberation from the cyle of death and rebirth, or samsara) as a means of reaching happier, transcendental planes of existence, Aurobindo held that terrestrial life itself, in its higher evolutionary stages, is the real goal of creation. He believed that the basic principles of matter, life, and mind would be succeeded through terrestrial evolution by the principle of supermind as an intermediate power between the two spheres of the infinite and the finite. Such a future consciousness would help to create a joyful life in keeping with the highest goal of creation, expressing values such as love, harmony, unity and knowledge and successfully overcoming the age-old resistance of dark forces against efforts to manifest the divine on earth.

Aurobindos voluminous literary output comprises philosophical speculation, many treatises on yoga and integral yoga, poetry, plays, and other writings. In addition to The Life Divine, his major works include Essays on the Gita (1922), Collected Poems and Plays (1942), The Synthesis of Yoga (1948), The Human Cycle (1949), The Ideal of Human Unity (1949), Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol (1950), and On the Veda (1956).

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A tribute to Sri Aurobindo on the anniversary of His Mahasamadhi Day - December 5.12.1950"MorningPrayer"Om Sri Aurobindo MiraOpen my mind, my heart, my lifeOpen my mind, my heart, my lifeTo your Light,Your Love,Your Power,In All things May I see The Divine.Sri Aurobindo - 16.07.1938

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Sri Aurobindo gave this mantra to one sadhaka who requested Him a short prayer with the names of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. This was the answer: " I have written for you a brief prayer with the names in form of a mantra. I hope it will help you to overcome your difficulty and get an inner foundation." In receiving this mantra, the Sadhaka asked: "Do I have to consider the two names and the prayer as a single mantra?". Sri Aurobindo answered: "Yes".

Below the translations, in Italian and French, of the simple and inspired lyric:

"Om Sri Aurobindo MiraAprite la mia mente, il mio cuore e la mia vita alla vostra Luce,al vostro Amoree al vostro Potere.In tutte le cose, possa io vedere il Divino"

"Om Sri Aurobindo MiraOuvre mon esprit, ouvre mon coeur, ouvre ma vie a ta LumireA ton AmourA ton PouvoirQu'en toute chose je puisse voir le Divin."

"The only way to come a little closer to Him (Sri Aurobindo) is to love Him sincerely and give oneself unreservedly to His work. In that way, each one does his best and contributes as much as he can to the transformation of the world which Sri Aurobindo has predicted" The Mother 5,12, 1950.

Om Namo Bhagavat

May His light guide us in our research of the Truth and the Divine.

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Sri Aurobindo Quotes (Author of The Life Divine)

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The vast universal suffering feel as thine:Thou must bear the sorrow that thou claimst to heal;The day-bringer must walk in darkest night.He who would save the world must share its pain.If he knows not grief, how shall he find griefs cure?If far he walks above mortalitys head,How shall the mortal reach that too high path?If one of theirs they see scale heavens peaks,Men then can hope to learn that titan climb.God must be born on earth and be as manThat man being human may grow even as God.He who would save the world must be one with the world,All suffering things contain in his hearts spaceAnd bear the grief and joy of all that lives.His soul must be wider than the universeAnd feel eternity as its very stuff,Rejecting the moments personalityKnow itself older than the birth of Time,Creation an incident in its consciousness,Arcturus and Belphegor grains of fireCircling in a corner of its boundless self,The worlds destruction a small transient stormIn the calm infinity it has become.If thou wouldst a little loosen the vast chain,Draw back from the world that the Idea has made,Thy minds selection from the Infinite,Thy senses gloss on the Infinitesimals dance,Then shalt thou know how the great bondage came.Banish all thought from thee and be Gods void. Sri Aurobindo

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Sri Aurobindo (Aurobindo Ghose) (Bengali: Sri robindo) (15 August 1872 5 December 1950) was an Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, major Indian English poet, philosopher, and yogi.He joined the movement for India's freedom from British rule and for a duration (1905 10), became one of its most important leaders,before turning to developing his own vision and philosophy of human progress and spiritual evolution. The central theme of Sri Aurobindo's vision is the evolution of life into a "life divine". In his own words: "Man is a transitional being. He is not final. The step from man to superman is the next approaching achievement in the earth evolution. It is inevitable because it is at once the intention of the inner spirit and the logic of Nature's process". The principal writings of Sri Aurobindo include, in prose, The Life Divine, considered his single great work of metaphysics,The Synthesis of Yoga, Secrets of the Vedas, Essays on the Gita, The Human Cycle, The Ideal of Human Unity, Renaissance in India and other essays, Supramental Manifestation upon Earth, The Future Poetry, Thoughts and Aphorisms and several volumes of letters. In poetry, his principal work is Savitri - a Legend and a Symbol in blank verse.

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Sri Aurobindo was a great political reformer and a spiritual master. This biography profiles his childhood, career, achievements and timeline.

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Famous as:

Political and Spiritual Leader

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political ideology:

Indian National Congress

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78

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Leo

Born in:

Kolkata

father:

Krishna Dhan Ghosh

mother:

Swarnalata Devi

Spouse/Partner:

Mrinalini Devi

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place of death:

Puducherry

Founder/Co-Founder:

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

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King's College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, St Paul's School, London

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Aurobindo Ghose, better known as Sri Aurobindo is known to the entire world as a great scholar, a national leader and a spiritual guru. He attained his basic as well as higher education from the United Kingdom. His literary excellence had been exemplary and brought him innumerable acclaims. He returned to India as a civil servant to the Maharaja of State of Baroda. Sri Aurobindos participation in the Indian national movement was short but impactful. His writings promoted the idea of complete independence for India thereby landing him in jail for political unrest. He came to limelight with his active participation in the freedom struggle against the British in India but he gradually evolved to become a spiritual and yogic guru. Some powerful visions backed by spiritualism encouraged him to move to Pondicherry where he worked on human evolution through spiritual activities such as Integral Yoga. Having chosen the mystical path for the rest of his life, he collaborated with people with similar pursuits.

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HDFC Bank to train 15 lakh government teachers in 12 states – Times of India

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JAIPUR: After a pilot in Uttar Pradesh last year, where HDFC Bank trained 5 lakh teachers in 1.75 lakh government schools for improving quality of education, the lender on Wednesday rolled out the scheme across 12 states starting from Rajasthan. As part of the Zero Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives (ZIIEI), the lender invites innovative ideas from teachers aimed at improving teaching in classrooms, reducing drop-out rates, creating a conducive environment for girls and enhancing teacher, parent and community involvement. "Over two crore school students in Uttar Pradesh are going to be benefited because of the intervention. In Rajasthan, HDFC Bank will train 2 lakh teachers in over 70,000 government schools benefiting more than 81 lakh students. But cumulatively, 15 lakh teachers across 12 states in 6.2 lakh schools will be covered under the ZIIEI," said Smita Bhagat, branch banking head north, HDFC Bank The initiative is implemented in partnership with Sri Aurobindo Society and state governments, the bank said.

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Indic book Club is delighted to host Indic Chat on Zoom with Gautam Chikermane, author, Tunnel Of Varanavat. Saiswaroopa Iyer, author, Abhaya and Avishi, will be in conversation with him on August 27, here. The chat begins at 7 pm.

In his chat, Chikermane will talk about the Mahabharata, how he engages with the epic, what he tries to do with the Mahabharata, his style, the unknown characters in his book that were not there in Ved Vysya's Mahabharata, Sri Aurobindo, and how Sri Aurobindo's work influences his.

Reimagination of an epic is as cyclical as the process of birth. Timeless text is born and reborn. Reimagination initiates a deep sense of returning to a universe and its wider interpretations. The epic opens itself, layer after layer, to be read and reread, to reveal the written and unwritten. Then, reimagining shapes into a series. A sequence unfolds, taking the readers through the holes, openings and tunnels, of texts they had read and not read, in a renewed action and performance of retelling a skill in people blessed with the art of reading and rereading. Chikermane is one of them.

His engagement with the Mahabharata deepens every time he tries to answer the unanswered. Chikermane's Tunnel Of Varanavat, written last year, his first fiction, placed Purochana under new light.

The journey Chikermane went through while writing Tunnel Of Varanavat, remains alive, and may deepen in future books. He recently attended a workshop on Mahabharata, and this year, the epic stands before him, ready to be interpreted and read afresh. He says, "every time I think I have read and understood the Mahabharata, things happen that tell me I have barely begun. The recent workshop with Professor Vishwa Adluri in Delhi, for instance, is making me approach the text with new perspectives. It is like reading it afresh. And that's what makes the Mahabharata what it is an eternal and timeless text that engages you, captivates you, engulfs you in its depths, carries you to its heights and widens you to its span."

What is the Mahabharata?

"Mahabharata is the universe I live in, and which lives in me. To me the Mahabharata is way beyond a story, a history, a literature. I see it being played out everywhere in foreign policy, in justice, in dharma, artha, kama and moksha. It is there in every incident and will be in future. It is an anchor in the stormy seas of life."

The constant urge to rewrite comes wrapped within the urge to reread and reinterpret. Chikermane views Tunnel Of Varanavat from behind his thick glasses and his sharp eye for economics and detail. He says, "I am mostly satisfied, but after a year, the feeling of exhilaration has gone and I can see blemishes in my work. I could have done better. That said, some parts are so living that I wonder if I wrote them. This year, I have engaged even more deeply with the text and realise that it would be a constant and life long journey to a perfection that may never come."

Currently, he is reading On the Meaning of the Mahabharata by V S Sukthankar, Tantu by S L Bhyrappa and India Transformed: 25 Years of Economic Reforms by Rakesh Mohan. "In recent times, mythological fiction is expressing itself in the English language. K M Munshi's seven-book Krishnavatara series was probably the first that attained a mass following. The next jump came with Ashok Banker's brilliant and forceful eight-book retelling of the Ramayana. And with Amish's Shiva Trilogy, the 'market' just exploded. This will continue as new authors examine these eternal texts and stories, with contemporary themes and modern expressions," he adds. Chikermane is writing. "There are two themes I'm working on, one, a fiction continuing my Mahabharata Reimagined series, and the other, a non-fiction. Let's see which emerges first," he adds.

What does he think of mythological fiction? "It had always been a living literary companion to every Indian. Which citizen doesn't not know the story of Ramayana and the Mahabharata? These two texts guide us, live in us are us. They are our cultural heritage, a spiritual inheritance, a genetic state of being. From Amar Chitra Katha comics to sophisticated Sanskrit treatises, mythology has accompanied us in our growing years."

Chikermane knows the counters of mythological fiction. He recently interviewed Amish Tripathi on Sita: Warrior of Mithila, introducing a Sita we have not met before, interpreting Amish's engagement with language, material and gender in their interaction. What do Amish's Sita, Saiswaroopa's Abhaya and his Urvashi reveal? "Their strength, inner and outer. All these three characters have created spaces for themselves in the subtle worlds of our collective imagination. This is how women are strong individuals with deep compassion. This is how the need to be captured by writers. I wonder where the weak and wailing women we see on our screens come from. My women characters are a reflection of the women I see around me in my family, my friends, my colleagues, fellow writers, women I know and those I don't. Urvashi is only the first of my several explorations of strong women."

Join Chikermane in the Indic Chat to know more about his universe of the Mahabharata and other texts that shape his writing, reading and rereading.

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HDFC Bank to Train 15 lakh Government School Teachers in 12 States – BW Businessworld

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To benefit 8.3 crore students in 6.2 lakh government schools

HDFC Bank Ltd has launched the Zero Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives (ZIIEI) to transform education in government schools across India.

As part of this initiative, the bank will train 15 lakh school teachers across 12 states and union territories of India to improve the quality of education in 6.2 lakh government schools, thereby benefitting 8.3 crore students.

Education is one of the core focus areas of the bank's Corporate Social Responsibility, where the objective is to create sustainable communities.

In Rajasthan, HDFC Bank will train 2 lakh teachers in over 70,000 government schools that will benefit more than 81 lakh school students.

ZIIEI is an initiative to introduce innovation in school education at zero additional investment by training teachers, inviting ideas from them, and implementing the selected ideas in schools to improve the quality of education. The initiative will be implemented in partnership with Sri Aurobindo Society and state governments.

Through the initiative, the bank aims to achieve the following:* Improved education delivery in classrooms..* Reduced drop-out rate.* Creation of a conducive learning environment for girls and children with special needs.* Enhanced teacher, parent and community involvement in improving education quality.* Effective implementation of government programs like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

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Summary: The Delhi High Court on Saturday directed a private school located in south Delhi to maintain status quo with regard to the admission of a seven-year-old girl belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) category.The petition, filed on behalf of the girl, contends that she had applied and was alloted the private south Delhi school by DoE through draw of lots.Subsequently, the school told the girl's parents that her admission to class I was liable to be cancelled in view of the DoE circular fixing the upper age limit for the entry level classes.The court issued the interim direction to maintain status quo as the girl's parents apprehended that her admission may be cancelled by Mother's International School run by the Sri Aurobindo Education Society, which also has been arrayed as a party in the matter.The court sought reply of the Directorate of Education (DoE) before the next date of hearing on September 20.

The Delhi High Court on Saturday directed a private school located in south Delhi to maintain status quo with regard to the admission of a seven-year-old girl belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) category.Justice Indermeet Kaur issued the direction while issuing notice to the Delhi government and the school on the girl's plea to protect her admission as well as seeking correct implementation of the education department's order fixing upper age for entry into class I for EWS category. The court sought reply of the Directorate of Education (DoE) before the next date of hearing on September 20.The court issued the interim direction to maintain status quo as the girl's parents apprehended that her admission may be cancelled by Mother's International School run by the Sri Aurobindo Education Society, which also has been arrayed as a party in the matter.The petition, filed on behalf of the girl, contends that she had applied and was alloted the private south Delhi school by DoE through draw of lots. It was also contended, in the plea, that the DoE had undertaken the exercise without laying down the upper age limit for entry level classes.It has said that after several petitions were moved in the high court on behalf of EWS students, who were denied admission by private schools on the ground of being over-age, the DoE had come out with a circular laying down the upper age for preschool, pre-primary and class I.Subsequently, the school told the girl's parents that her admission to class I was liable to be cancelled in view of the DoE circular fixing the upper age limit for the entry level classes.As per the circular, the upper ages for admission in preschool, pre-primary and class I for EWS category students in private schools was fixed at 3-5 years, 4-6 years and 5-7 years, as on March 31, 2017, respectively.THE CIRCULAR , As Reported By DNAIndia.

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