Virtually all spiritual traditions agree that in order to achieve meaningful spiritual realisation, the seeker must remove his focus from the everyday world of life within which he has been immersed. And first of all you must turn to your own eternal and immutable self, impersonal and the same in all creatures. So long as you live in the ego and mental personality, you will always spin endlessly in the same rounds and there can be no real issue. Turn your will inward beyond the heart and its desires and the sense and its attractions; lift it upward beyond the mind and its associations and attachments and its bounded wish and thought and impulse. Arrive at something within you that is eternal, every unchanged, calm, unperturbed, equal, impartial to all things and persons and happenings, not affected by any action, not altered by the figures of Nature.
Sri Aurobindo on The Gita
Essays on the Gita by Sri Aurobindo (free ebook)
About the Book. To study the Bhagavadgita is a privilege, and to receive guidance from the Bhagavadgita is an experience; but to study and receive guidance from the Bhagavadgita in the light of Sri Aurobindo is a revelation; it is a direct working of the Master of the Yoga, Yogeshwara , within oneself. The special feature of this book is that these translations have been done in the light of Sri Aurobindo's great work, "Essays on the Gita". Moreover, practically in every chapter, the editor has quoted the most relevant passages from Sri Aurobindo's book in order to bring home to the reader the deep and comprehensive meaning of 'shlokas' as revealed by the Master of the Yoga.
Bhagavad Gita (In The Light of Sri Aurobindo)
Essays on the Gita by Sri Aurobindo — essays on the philosophy and method of self-discipline presented in the pre-eminent Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. It was after reading these essays, in particular, that in the s President Wilsons daughter went to Sri Aurobindo and devoted her life — receiving the name Nishtha via his vision in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry. The first series of Essays on the Gita appeared in the monthly review Arya between August and July It was revised by Sri Aurobindo and published as a book in The second series appeared in the Arya between August and July
The Gita It maps out, but it does not cut up or build walls or hedges to confine our vision. The supreme secret of the Gita, rahasyam uttamam, has presented itself diverse minds in diverse forms. All these however fall, roughly speaking, into two broad groups of which one may be termed the orthodox school and the other the modern school. The orthodox school as represented, for example, by Shankara or Sridhara, viewed the Gita in the light of the spiritual discipline more or less current in those ages, when the purpose of life was held out to be emancipation from life, whether through desireless work or knowledge or devotion or even a combination of the three.