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  INDIA'S REBIRTH "I write, not for the orthodox, nor for those who have discovered a new orthodoxy, Samaj or Panth, nor for the unbeliever. I write for those who acknowledge reason but do not identify reason with Western Materialism; who are sceptics but not unbelievers; who, admitting the claims of modern thought, still believe in India, her mission, her gospel, her immortal life and her eternal rebirth." Sri Aurobindo (c. 1911) Out of the ruins of the West...
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VI 1940-1950 (This section consists of excerpts from writings, letters, and messages.) Early 1940 At present mankind is undergoing an evolutionary crisis in which is concealed a choice of its destiny.... Man has created a system of civilisation which has become too big for his limited mental capacity and understanding and his still more limited spiritual and moral capacity to utilise and manage, a too dangerous servant of his blundering ego and its appetites____ Because the burden which is being laid on mankind is too great for the present littleness of the human personality and its petty mind and small life-ins
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Chronology 1872, Aug. 15 -Sri Aurobindo is born in Calcutta; he spends his first years at Rang pur (now in Bangladesh), and at the age of 5 is sent to Loreto Convent School, Darjeeling. 1878,Feb. 21 - Mother is born in Paris. 1879,June -Sri Aurobindo leaves India for England with his parents and his two elder brothers. He spends 5 years in Manchester, enters St. Paul's School, London, in 1884, and King's College, Cambridge, in 1890. 1885,Dec -First session of the Indian National Congress at Bombay. 1886,Aug. 16 -Sri Ramakrishna passes away. 1892,August - Sri Aurobindo passes the I.C.S.;
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To India, the ancient Mother to Sri Aurobindo, who saw her reborn Editors' Note This book presents Sri Aurobindo's vision of India as it grew from his return from England in 1893, more than a hundred years ago, to his political days in the first decade of the century and finally to his forty-year-long withdrawal from public view during which he plunged into his "real work" of evolutionary action. This brief chronological selection from all that Sri Aurobindo said or wrote on India, her soul and her destiny, is by no means integral, but we trust it offers a sufficiently wide view of the lines of development Sri Aurobindo wished India to follow
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II 1910-1922 (On April 4, 1910, Sri Aurobindo, still wanted by the British, reached Pondicherry clandestinely. A third charge of sedition against him, for an article in the Karmayogin, failed in his absence. For several years he was going to live in this French colony as a fugitive, with spies and rumours hovering about him and his small group of companions. For some time Sri Aurobindo thought of returning to British India, but he soon saw that "enough had been done to change the whole face of Indian politics and the whole spirit of the Indian people to make independence its aim," as he wrote later. "His own personal intervention in politi
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I 1893-1910 (After thirteen years in England where he received a thoroughly Western education, Sri Aurobindo returned to India on February 6, 1893, at the age of twenty. Bankim Chatterji's Anandamath, which contained "Bande Mataram," the hymn to the Motherland, had been published eleven years earlier. Swami Vivekananda had just come to the end of his first pilgrimage round India, and was preparing to sail for America. But it was going to take another dozen years for their call to their countrymen to find expression in the political field. For the present, the eight-year-old Indian National Congress, whose
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-05_1923-1926 Talks (1 st Series).htm III 1923-1926 (In these years, Sri Aurobindo used to have daily talks with a few disciples on a wide variety of subjects, from his yoga to the prevailing national or international situation. The following excerpts from these talks, noted down from memory by some of the disciples present, provide glimpses of Sri Aurobindo's views on India's political, social, cultural systems and her spiritual possibilities.) April 9, 1923 The ancients [in India] based their society on the structure of religion—I do not mean narrow religion but the highest law of our being. The whole social fabric was built up to fulfil that purpose. There was no talk i
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References We give below, section by section, either detailed references or, when these would be too cumbersome to list in full, guides to the sources. The bold numerals refer to the volumes of the Centenary Edition of Sri Aurobindo's works (Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, 1972); they are followed by the page number. "A. & R." refers to the Archives and Research half-yearly series published from Pondicherry. The reader wishing to know more about Sri Aurobindo's immense contribution to India is invited to study the following titles: Bande Mataram, The Karmayogin, The Secret of the Veda, Essays on the Gila, The Foundations of Indian Culture, On Himself, as well as Sri Aur
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INDIA'S REBIRTH "I write, not for the orthodox, nor for those who have discovered a new orthodoxy, Samaj or Panth, nor for the unbeliever. I write for those who acknowledge reason but do not identify reason with Western Materialism; who are sceptics but not unbelievers; who, admitting the claims of modern thought, still believe in India, her mission, her gospel, her immortal life and her eternal rebirth." Sri Aurobindo (c. 1911) Out of the ruins of the West... INDIA'S REBIRTH A selection from Sri Aurobindo's writings, talks and speeches
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Index A Adya Shakti , 21 Afghanistan, 170,229 Agni, 116,117 agriculture, 39 see also peasantry, village Ahimsa , 55 , 123, ISI , 168,218,219,246 see also non-violence Ajatashatru's, 96 Alipore Bomb Ca se , 46 (fn), ISO, 159 Alipore jail, 47 , 48 , 214 Allies (in World War II ), 226, 236, 238-239 altruism, 80 , 102, 112 Ambedkar, B. R., 204,205 America , 59 , 81 , 174,237 Americans, 77 , 239 Andhra University, 247 Anushilan Samiti, 13 Arabians, 190 archaeology , 98(fn), l001(fn) Arjuna, 51 , 125,206,240 art, 65-68, 103, 127, 182,220 Indian a r t, 59 .60, 67, 68 , 168 Arya (English monthly), 83, III Arya Samaj , 170 Aryan, 49 , 106 character and life,