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Challenges in Life

we can say that all challenges and problems of life are essentially spiritual problems. They may come in the garb of physical and material problems but their solution lies as much within our mind and heart and will and soul

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Sri Aurobindo and the Indian Mainstream

Perhaps the main reason is that Sri Aurobindo is too much into the Future. He belongs to the Future and such a luminous future that a humanity that tends to cling to its cynicism finds it very discomforting.

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Myths and Legends (5/7) The Occult Mysteries of Existence

But there is a third layer to the myth. It relates to the occult dimension of our existence. Those who wrote these significant myths such as the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagwata etc were not just normal ordinary story tellers. It was not imaginations that they indulged in. Nor were they historians in the sense it is Read More

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Myths and Legends (3/7) The Many Layers of a Myth

Often the modern readers tend to turn these wonderful epics merely into stories with social and moral themes. Naturally when the stories do not neatly fit into these definitions then all kinds of explanations are built either to justify or else to denounce the epic.

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The Process of Transformation

The right moment has arrived, the season has changed and slowly or suddenly there bursts out of the soil of human nature a new shoot, tender and small yet carrying within it hope and new possibilities of the future.

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On Surrender

Surrender means many things which can be arranged in a graded manner. First of all, it means handing over the responsibility of one’s life and destiny. even of one’s work and sadhana, to the Divine.

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The first step towards self-mastery

To discover the priceless pearls one must dive deep within and be willing to lose, for some time at least, the surface bonds that keep us tied to the small and narrow outposts of life and its little pleasures and joys and griefs.