--Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle Sri Aurobindo stands out as one of the deepest and most profoundly relevant of contemporary Asian spiritual masters speaking to the West. His vision transcends the distinctive strengths and weaknesses of India and the West, and his discipline brings the yogas of the Gita to the task of world transformation.
His collaborator, The Mother, offers a blueprint for the utopian community Auroville, giving sage advice on the ideal of a spiritually based approach to education.
Robert McDermott's afterword in this revised edition recounts the increased significance of Aurobindo's message in the West--especially for America--since the book was first published in 1973.
Here is an invaluable resource for understanding the underlying connections and common ground between Eastern and Western teachings and traditions for modern thinkers and spiritual seekers.
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the leading texts on the practice of spirituality without abandoning life in the world. It forms 18 chapters within the epic Mahabharata and provides in its brief scope an extraordinarily concise review of the Yoga of Knowledge, Yoga of Devotion and Yoga of Works. At the same time, it represents a synthesis of Vedanta and Sankhya. Sri Aurobindo wrote his famous Essays on the Gita as a systematic review of the Bhagavad Gita. M.P. Pandit, the author of the current volume, has systematically presented Sri Aurobindo’s view of the Bhagavad Gita and its teachings. Major questions and issues are addressed. At the end there are a series of “gems” from Essays on the Gita to encapsulate Sri Aurobindo’s views on major concerns. M.P. Pandit was a prolific writer and lecturer, and a noted exponent of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga, while at the same time having a deep grounding in the Gita, the Upanishads, the Veda and the Tantras.