The Victory (HH 191)

The 10th day of the Durga Festival is celebrated as the Day of Victory. As Sri Aurobindo points out in one of His remarkable passages, people adhere to a belief system and make it an excuse to do things that are even diametrically opposed to the original intent that gave birth to a movement. Yet the seed of truth is there…

Conversion of the Asura and the Adverse Forces (HH 189)

Like all beings, the Asura too has his destiny. It is to be either annihilated or else undergo conversion and transformation. But they can do this only through a human body because of the presence of the psychic being. Man has a role to play in this conflict between the Devas and the Asuras. His soul is the battlefield where the powers of Light and Darkness meet and wrestle.

Deva and Asura (HH 188)

Evolution is not magic but a real-time event that takes place through steps and processes. Each stage carries its own hazards and challenges, brings its own set of opportunities; opens doors to the highest and the abyss. At any given point of time we may either turn towards the heights or else look towards the abyss. The road to Supermanhood passes through an increasing embodiment of the godlike nature…

The Mother’s Child Ganesh, Religion and the Integral Yoga (HH 187)

Ganesh Chaturthi, or the birth of the first among the gods Ganesh, is celebrated all over India with great pomp in the month of September. Ganesh is a living and conscious godhead who has a close and loving association with the Divine Mother. Today we take a look at some of the incidents in the Mother’s life connected with god Ganesh, and through these also try to go deeper into the transformation of the religious impulse within man.

Sri Aurobindo as a Teacher in Baroda (HH 186)

The purpose of the talk is to give a little glimpse into the life of Sri Aurobindo as a teacher at the Baroda and later Bengal National College. Sri Aurobindo, apart from his administrative duties, was also a professor of French and English at Baroda College.

Sri Aurobindo the Avatara (HH 185)

As we are approaching the Darshan Day of Sri Aurobindo’s birth, let us contemplate on His being as an Avatara, the Avatara of the future ushering for us an Age of Light and Truth and Life Divine.

Guru and the Integral Yoga (HH 184)

The word Guru is a word familiar in the yogic traditions. Though now it is used to mean various different things and is also included in the standard English dictionaries, its original meaning is someone who dispels darkness and brings Light.

Dyuman “The Luminous” — Karma yogi (HH 181)

“His inner contact with the Mother was such that he could draw her out of the deepest trance….. Dyuman was sent to call her inwardly out of her trance into which she had gone in the interval — between her leaving Sri Aurobindo’s side and his taking his last breath. Without a whisper or a touch he is said to have informed her of the need to go back to Sri Aurobindo’s room…”

The Greatness of the Great or the Vibhuti (HH 180)

“Ancient thought has always admired the exceptional, the extreme, the superhuman type of humanity. But what really constitutes the phenomenon of genius in any field? What is its relation to the Yoga of the world as it unfolds itself?”

A rare synthesis in Sri Aurobindo (HH 179)

“… we discover in Sri Aurobindo a synthesis of materialism and spirituality, of world and God, of eastern and western thoughts among many others. Today we share an interesting account of this side of Sri Aurobindo given by a physicist and a Sri Aurobindo’s letter…”