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SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Harmony of Virtue_Volume-03/Rajayoga.htm
Rajayoga MAN fulfilling himself in the body is given Hathayoga as his means. When he rises above the body, he abandons Hathayoga as a troublesome and inferior process and rises to the Rajayoga, the discipline peculiar to the aeon in which man now evolves. The first condition of success in Raja- yoga is to rise superior to the dehātma-buddhi, the state of perception in which the body is identified with the Self. A time comes to the Rajayogin, when his body seems not to belong to him or he to have any concern in it. He is not troubled by its troubles or gladdened by its pleasure; it has them itself and very soon, because he does not give his sanction to them, they fall away from it
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Harmony of Virtue_Volume-03/Bibliographical Notes.htm
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE THE HARMONY OF VIRTUE, Volume 3 of the SRI AUROBINDO BIRTH CENTENARY LIBRARY, contains Sri Aurobindo's early prose writings on subjects of cultural import. They cover a period of twenty years, from 1890 to 1910, prior to his withdrawal to Pondicherry. The political writings and speeches of this period, revealing the active part he played in India's struggle for independence, are collected in Volumes 1 and 2, the poetry, plays, translations in their appropriate volumes. Section One: It contains the earliest available prose writings, dated 1890-92, his student days in England. Stray Thoughts in this section are gleaned from scattered notes f
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Harmony of Virtue_Volume-03/Kalidasa.htm
SECTION FIVE KALIDASA ONCE in the long history of poetry the Great Powers who are ever working the finest energies of nature into the warp of our human evolution met together and resolved to unite in creating a poetical intellect and imagination that, endowed with the most noble and various poetical gifts capable in all the great forms used by creative genius, should express once and for all in a supreme manner the whole sensuous plane of life, its heat and light, its vigour and sweetness. And since to all quality there must be a corresponding defect, they not only gifted the genius with rich powers and a remarkable temperament but drew round it the necessary line of limitat
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Harmony of Virtue_Volume-03/ Turiu - Uriu.htm
TWO Turiu - Uriu TURIU Goddess Leda who from heaven descendest, how beautiful are thy feet as they gild the morning. The roses of Earth are red, but the touch of vermilion with which thy feet stain the heavens, is redder, — it is the crimson of love, the glory of passion. Goddess Leda, look down upon men with gracious eyes. The clang of war is stilled, silent the hiss of the shafts and the shields clamour no more against each other in the shock of the onset. We have hung up our swords on the walls of our mansions. The young men have returned unhurt, the girls of Asilon cry through the corn sweet and high to the hearts of their lovers. Goddess Leda, lady of la
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Harmony of Virtue_Volume-03/Education.htm
Education INTELLECTUAL WE NOW come to the intellectual part of education, which is certainly a larger and more difficult, although not more important than physical training and edification of character. The Indian University system has confined itself entirely to this branch and it might have been thought that this limitation and concentration of energy ought to have been attended by special efficiency and thoroughness in the single branch it had chosen. But unfortunately this is not the case. If the physical training it provides is contemptible and the moral training nil, the mental training is also meagre in quantity and worthless in quality. People commonly say that it is
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Harmony of Virtue_Volume-03/Vikram and The N-harmony of virtues-3.htm
Vikram and the Nymph "VIKRAM and the Nymph" is the second, in order of time, of Kalidasa's three extant dramas. The steady development of the poet's genius is easy to read even for a superficial observer. The Malavica and the King is a gracious and delicate trifle, full of the sweet and dainty characterisation which Kalidasa loves, almost too curiously admirable in the perfection of its structure and dramatic art but with only a few touches of that nobility of manner which raises his tender and sensuous poetry and makes it divine. In the Urvasie he is preening his wings for a mightier flight; the dramatic art is not so flawless, but the characters
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Harmony of Virtue_Volume-03/In the Society's Chambers.htm
-66_In the Society's Chambers.htm In the Society's Chambers Professor : Let me assure you, my friends, that the method of enquiry is alone responsible for all the error in the world. Mankind is in a hurry to know and prefers to catch at half-truths rather than wait for the full truth to dawn on him. Now a half-truth is a few degrees more mischievous than absolute error. It is the devil himself in the disguise of an angel. The Practical Man : But surely, Professor, half-truths are the preparation for whole truths. And mankind must have something to go by. We are not all College Professors who can wait comfortably in our studies for Truth to call on us at her leisure. I have got to get to my pla
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Harmony of Virtue_Volume-03/His Literary History.htm
FIVE His Literary History BANKIM'S literary activity began for any serious purpose at Khulna, but he had already trifled with poetry in his student days. At that time the poet Iswara Chandra Gupta was publishing two papers, the Sangbad Prabhakar and the Sudhiranjan, which Dwarakanath Mitra and Dinabandhu Mitra were helping with clever schoolboy imitation of Iswara Chandra's style. Bankim also entered these fields, but his striking originality at once distinguished him from the mere cleverness of his competitors, and the fine critical taste of Iswara Chandra easily discovered in this obscure student a great and splendid genius. Like Madhusudan Dutt Bankim began by
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Harmony of Virtue_Volume-03/Two Pictures.htm
Two Pictures THE Modern Review and Prabasi are doing monthly a service to the country the importance of which cannot be exaggerated. The former review is at present the best conducted and the most full of valuable matter of any in India. But good as are the articles which fill the magazine from month to month, the whole sum of them is outweighed in value by the single page which gives us the reproduction of some work of art by a contemporary Indian painter. To the lover of beauty and the lover of his country every one of these delicately executed blocks is an event of importance in his life within. The Reviews by bringing these masterpieces to the thousands who have no oppor
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/SABCL/The Harmony of Virtue_Volume-03/Minor Characters.htm
III. MINOR CHARACTERS Nothing more certainly distinguishes the dramatic artist from the poet who has trespassed into drama than the careful pains he devotes to his minor characters. To the artist nothing is small; he bestows as much of his art within the narrow limit of his small characters as within the wide compass of his greatest. Shakespeare lavishes life upon his minor characters; but in Shakespeare it is the result of an abounding creative energy; he makes living men as God made the world, because he could not help it, because it was in his nature and must out. But Kalidasa's dramatic gift, always suave and keen, had not this godlike abundance; it is therefore well