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‘To Love Man’ (Manush Bhajan) by Nolini Kanta Gupta

This is an English translation of a Bengali article entitled “Manush Bhajan” by Nolini Kanta Gupta, a senior disciple of Sri Aurobindo, who once remarked, “If Nolini does not understand my Yoga, who does”.  The translation of this article was done by Satadal.

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“The Basis of Unity” – Nolini Kanta Gupta

Nature demanded of [India] that she should discover a greater secret of human unity and through progressive experiments apply and establish it in fact. Christianity did not raise this problem of the greater synthesis, for the Christian peoples were more culture-minded than religious-minded. It was left for an Asiatic people to set the problem and for India to work out the solution.

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“The World is One” – Nolini Kanta Gupta

The sense of separated and isolated existence, the feeling of a closed system that one assumes in opposition to others is the Maya of which the Vedanta speaks. It is real so long as it is taken to be real. But it possesses no inherent or absolute reality.

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“I bow to the Mother” – Nolini Kanta Gupta (transcript of a talk)

“Not only has She been concerned with human beings, but the animal creation and the life of plants too have shared in her direct touch. The Veda speaks of the animal sacrifice, but the Mother has performed her consecration of animals in a very novel sense […] She took a few cats as representatives of the animal world.”