This is the first book in a 4 volume series exploring the wide range of the teachings and life of The Mother. M P Pandit has provided insight into the decades of teachings he experienced in the direct presence of the Mother during his tenure as the Mother’s Secretary at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Each of the volumes has a large number of diverse topics to show how the teachings should be implemented in each aspect of life.
Topics covered in this first volume include the Body, the Effort, Supramental Manifestation, Challenge to Change, Money and the Role of Money, Beauty of the Soul, the Divine Will and Divine Grace.
Topics covered in this second volume include Visions, Mantra and Yantra, the Occult and the Spiritual, All Prayers Go to the Supreme, Key Role of the Individual, the Mother’s Workings, True Purity, Grace is Infinite, Love Invincible, The Secret, Heaven and Hell, Silence in the Mind.
Topics covered in this third volume include Mother and Abundance, Action in Immobility, Thought and Body, Love as Power, Incarnation, Self-Deception, Spontaneity, Demand of the Collective Yoga, Two Signs of the Supramental, Man—a Transitional Being, Identification with Matter, Two Approaches to the Divine, The Divine Within, Power of Peace, the Task for Man
Commentaries on Sri Aurobindo’s Thought, Volume 1 is the first of a 4 volume set which takes up a wide range of diverse topics bearing upon the work of Sri Aurobindo and aspects of the integral Yoga. This first volume consists of 101 brief articles illuminating questions such as the role of love, the psychic being, meditation and japa, spiritual communities, gurus, and insight on various forms of practice of yoga. The commentaries are insightful and cover an enormous range of questions that arise when a seeker takes up the practice of yoga for transformation of his life.
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.