Friday, June 04, 2021

Many worship Sri Aurobindo as the Supreme Divine

#SriAurobindo was born in Kolkata on August 15, 1872 and was educated in England. Was an official in Vadodara and later became a college teacher there. Wrote poems and read a lot to be acquainted with the Indian tradition. Took interest in fighting the British and went to Kolkata

First a college principal and then a writer on political matters in a newspaper, he became well known. Moving around to give public speeches didn't take long. British were rattled. He spent a year in jail as an undertrial. Wrote on religion and philosophy. Went to Chandannagar.

He reached Puducherry in 1910 and took interest in the Veda and metaphysical inquiry. #TheMother came from France to meet him on March 29, 1914. A monthly magazine appeard on August 15, 1914 in which #SriAurobindo wrote on diverse topics. It ran till January 1921. #ARYA100Years

#SriAurobindo Ashram took shape in 1926 as more and more disciples joined. He wrote regularly to them to guide on spiritual growth. Poetry and intellectual matters were also prominent. Political discussion was not excluded and an eye on international situation and war was keen.

Deeper spiritual question led him to write a long poem called SAVITRI. The Life Divine was published in a revised form. Writing on such profound matters didn't go unnoticed. Reverence poured in and many started to worship him as Supreme Divine. He passed away on December 5, 1950.

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