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Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo by Nirodbaran

Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo

Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo by Nirodbaran is an account of the period of his close personal contact with Sri Aurobindo, the time when he served as Sri Aurobindo’s personal attendant and literary secretary from 1938 to 1950.

Readers of Sri Aurobindo might wonder about the Master’s external personality. The curiosity is perennial in the mind of the seeker; in the Gita, Arjuna cannot refrain from asking Sri Krishna, “How does the sage of settled understanding speak, how sit, how walk?” Equality has always been held as the hallmark of the liberated soul and while signs of equality are subjective, sensitive souls cannot help perceiving the spiritual atmosphere of evolved beings. The Person in them is larger than the personality, and this inner largeness overflows into and suffuses their external nature as well.


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Author: Nirodbaran
Print Length: 324p.
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
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Language: English
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伊莎書

伊莎書

天竺古稱十《奧義書》者,首《伊莎》。至今集百零八或百二十《奧義書》者,亦首《伊莎》。『伊莎』者,精神也。取頌之初二字名書,與中國古詩之例合。全書寥寥十八頌。室利·阿羅頻多(一八七二——一九五〇)疏釋,亦止此簡約一卷,而韋檀多學之菁華皆攝。有此一卷,即是書古今餘家注疏皆不可問。梵文簡古,非雅言不足以達神㫖。疏釋出義沈博,譯文稍澀,尚不至於晦;編次微與原本不同,必要處亦略加補註按語。竊意讀是書者,數行卽宜掩卷深思,或三復乃有當於心,確然知其理之不可易也。是聖言量,曠世一遇,為序為跋,皆所毋庸,謹識數語於耑。(譯者)


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作者: 室利·阿羅頻多疏釋 徐梵澄譯
頁數: 158頁
出版發行: 室利·阿羅頻多修道院印刷所華文部出版圖書處
資料來源: Jared, 新加坡室利·阿羅頻多社區
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編輯: Fan Muyang
書籍格式: pdf
語言: 華文
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Companion to ‘The Secret of the Veda’ – Vol. I by Mukund Ainapure

Companion to ‘The Secret of the Veda’

Volume I

The Companion to The Secret of the Veda is meant as an aid to the systematic study of The Secret of the Veda for those interested in Sri Aurobindo’s Psychological interpretation of the Veda. It is a word to word matching of original Sanskrit Riks with Sri Aurobindo’s English translation in The Secret of the Veda (Volume I). The compiler has provided the Original Sanskrit Verses (Riks) from the Rig-veda, Padpātha in which all euphonic combinations (sandhi) are resolved into the original and separate words and even the components of compound words (samās) indicated; and matched each Sanskrit word in the Verse with the corresponding English word in the Translation.


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Author: Mukund Ainapure
Print Length: 173
Publisher: Self-Published
Submitted by: Author
Book format: Pdf
Language: English
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母親的話(第二輯)

母親的話(第二輯)

《母親的話》記錄了室利阿羅頻多修道院院母,人稱“母親(The Mother)”的著述及與弟子們之間的對話,內容涉及日常生活和瑜伽修行的諸多方面。


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作者: 法國院母 密那氏著述;徐梵澄譯
頁數: 405頁
出版發行: 室利阿羅頻多修道院印刷所華文部出版
出版日期: 1958年7月
編輯: Asha
書籍格式: pdf
語言: 華文
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阿羅頻多事畧

阿羅頻多事畧

《阿羅頻多事畧》小引

印度當代三位精神學術的巨人,一是聖雄甘地,一是詩聖泰戈爾,一是聖哲阿羅頻多,前面的兩位在二十年間已有不少華文的譯本介紹了。惟有這位早在中年的盛期便退隱到南印海濱的聖哲,比較具體的介紹給華人認識的,就以這本小冊子爲開端的第一頁了。(徐梵澄)


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作者: 徐梵澄著
頁數: 28頁
出版發行: 香港阿羅頻多哲學會
出版日期: 1954年10月1日出版
編輯: Anandi
書籍格式: pdf
語言: 華文
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社會進化論

社會進化論

《社會發展的心理學》,室利·阿羅頻多,Sri Aurobindo撰,原為阿黎耶哲學雜誌中之論文,始於一九一六年八月,終於一九一八年七月。單行本一九五〇年紐約出版,改名《人類循環論》,The Human Cycle,凡二十四章,三百頁,附索引十二頁。二題名在華文皆頗生疏,以書之內容,乃論社會進化之事,故逕題曰《社會進化論》。

論撰於世界局勢之成敗利鈍多所豫見,然其時軸心國家及蘇俄尚未蹶起,故讀者宜約略回溯該時代思潮及世界事勢,然後於書中之理可更瞭然。第二次世界大戰結束及印度獨立,猶撰者所及見,凡諸後來變化與其學理相應者,皆經略加註明,見於原書每頁之末,譯出則附於每章之次。其中事義有非通俗所知者,更由譯者補註數事。

譯文脫稿于一九五四年,飄搖風雨,又值法屬海圻多事之秋,蓋庋置六年然後出版,殊非旦夕造次者。書原為神聖母親而譯,徇知感德,未嘗不覃思盡慮為之;倘竟有動於天下後世耶,必同一慈光藹徹,景從神會,可以忘言。(譯者)


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作者: 室利·阿羅頻多著 徐梵澄譯
頁數: 266頁
出版發行: 室利·阿羅頻多修道院印刷所華文部出版圖書處
資料來源: Jared, 新加坡室利·阿羅頻多社區
編輯: 梵木陽
書籍格式: pdf
語言: 華文
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The Glory of The Divine Mother as revealed in Savitri

The Glory of The Divine Mother as revealed in Savitri

Savitri is a many-layered mantric epic that Sri Aurobindo has gifted to earth and men. Given the mantric nature of Savitri and the incarnate Divine Mother at the center and core of the yoga of supramental transformation, it is felt that invoking Her Presence with the help of these mantric lines is bound to help the aspiring soul to open more and more to Her who holds the key to change human nature into divine nature. It is with this purpose that these passages have been selected, passages that reveal to us the glory of the Divine Mother and Her vast all-embracing, all-transmuting Love.


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Author: Sri Aurobindo
Compiler: Alok Pandey
Print Length: 145
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Book format: Pdf, ePub, Mobi
Language: English
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Captive of Her Love by Janina Stroka

Longings for the Mother

This book is a collection of letters, poems and paintings by Janina Stroka, a Polish disciple of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and a member of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India, from 1957 until her passing in 1964. It is a truly fascinating book that should interest readers of many backgrounds and persuasions. Employing a primarily epistolary mode, through the use of letters, it combines several interesting categories as well: spiritual travelogue, quest narrative, period history and East-West encounter. Above all, it bridges the gap between the falsity of public image vis a vis the reality of our private self.

Janina’s account of her life in Pondicherry in this book is divided into three parts. The main part of the text consists of extracts from letters written to a Dutch friend with whom Janina lived first in Palestine and later in Germany, from December 1957 to June 1958. The letters in the next section were written between 1960 and 1963 to a young Bengali, a writer and social worker. Next, the book contains selected poems and paintings by Janina and concludes with a comment by the Mother on Janina’s passing.

All of these provide an invaluable glimpse into Janina’s inner life in the Ashram, no less than her observation of the details of the seemingly trivial but no less significant aspects of the day to day life in the Ashram and Pondicherry during the late fifties and early sixties. We find, for instance, a perceptive description of meal-time atmosphere in the Dining Room. Those who habitually crib against the Dining Room food would do well to see Janina’s sense of reverence towards this food (“We always get two bananas and a wonderful yoghurt, just a dream!”). She talks memorably of a number of events and impressions of the supramental force spread over Pondicherry, vis a vis the ubiquitous presence of the town’s dirt, filth and squalour; about “bad people in the Ashram”; regarding the problem with maid-servants, their perpetual intrigues and the need to constantly humour them in order to extract work out of their reluctant selves and so on. She also records her encounters with Pavitrada, Nolinida and Medhananda and the quota of luscious mangoes from Bombay that she receives from X, a friend: “What a pity that I do not have a husband” she observes with self-deprecating humour.

Janina reveals in her engrossing accounts that despite their rootedness in reason, science and rationality, (or perhaps because of it!) a dedicated westerner, drawn powerfully to spirituality, is likely to blossom more fully vis a vis his/her eastern counterparts. Her life — full of ordeals, hardships and agony — is testimony to the indomitable human spirit forever in search of the deepest meaning of life. Her narrative offers us a lesson in humility.

(from book review by Dr Sachidananda Mohanty)


Book Details

Author: Janina Stroka
Print Length: 106
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Book format: Pdf, ePub, Mobi
Language: English
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Longings for the Mother by Indra Sen

Longings for the Mother

I learned of the Mother’s passing on the morning of the 18th November, 1973 at Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir, Jwalapur (Hardwar), where my normal work lies as given by the Mother in 1958. The impulse that arose within me was to go deep within and be with the Mother to the best of my capacity. I reduced my external preoccupations to the minimum and began to live in that manner and it was profoundly satisfying. In this experience, there were occasional moments of shock and grief too but, on the whole, there was a feeling of inner assurance and a sense of contact and conversation with the Mother. On the morning of the 27th November, as I sat in this contemplation, a move arose to concretise the inner thought and feeling and I wrote out “Our Mother, who is no more, who is ever more.” Soon all the ten topics ending with “Mother, we read again Your ‘Notes on the Way’” came along. And I read these again and again and enjoyed doing so. I began to do this day after day. I felt that this tended to deepen my inner contact. The next three pieces were written on the following three days, a piece per day. Then I had to go on a short journey and, for about a fortnight, there was no writing. About the middle of December, the writing was resumed and the remaining six pieces were written out. The entire writing was done, on the whole, with ease and simplicity.

To me, all this served to clarify and strengthen an inner contact with the Mother. Many friends, who have read these pieces in typescript, have felt deeply moved and found in varying degrees a greater inner contact.


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Author: Indra Sen
Print Length: 43
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Book format: Pdf, ePub, Mobi
Language: English
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To Thee Our Infinite Gratitude (Writings on the Passing of Sri Aurobindo)

To Thee Our Infinite Gratitude

Writings on the Passing of Sri Aurobindo

A series of essays written in commemoration of Sri Aurobindo’s passing. The words of Amal Kiran, Udar and K.R.S.Iyengar give us a vast spiritual, psychological and factual perspective of the event, greatly helping us to understand several aspects of the Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, the young American scholar Rhoda P. Le Cocq’s account of the last Darshan of the Master and the Mother unveils that aspect of the power of Grace which so smoothly and silently demolishes the wall of scepticism one had maintained around oneself for long. The compilation brings us a serene calm and an intense feeling of gratitude, and reminds us that:

Death is a stair, a door, a stumbling stride
The soul must take to cross from birth to birth,
A grey defeat pregnant with victory,
A whip to lash us towards our deathless state.

Savitri


Book Details

Author: Nirodbaran, Dr. Prabhat Sanyal, Amal Kiran, Udar Pinto, Pavitra, K.R.S. Iyengar, Rhoda P. Le Cocq
Print Length: 100
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Book format: Pdf, ePub, Mobi
Language: English
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