Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Thirty years of inspiration, inquiry, and adventure

The library called Knowledge was shifted to a specious hall in the first floor at Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Delhi branch (now in Tapasya). I borrowed the following books during 1992-93 and kept copious diary notes. Many new books were not available there; so I used to browse through them at Sabda as most were hard on my pocket.

1. Sri Aurobindo in Baroda

2. Social philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and the new age

3. The flame of truth

4. Sri Aurobindo - a garland of tributes

5. Sri Aurobindo - addresses on his life and teachings

6. Sri Aurobindo and Bergson

7. Sri Aurobindo and Whitehead on the nature of god

8. The yogi and the mystic

9. Eternity is born

10. The meeting of the east and the west in Sri Aurobindo's philosophy

11. The radical thinkers - Sri Aurobindo and Heidegger

12. Value and value theories

13. Integral psychology

14. Vedic epiphany

15. The search for beauty

16. Psychology for future education

17. The philosophy of Sri Aurobindo

18. The revolt of the earth

19. Evolution - II

20. Sri Aurobindo's political approach to integral thought

21. Sri Aurobindo's concept of superman

22. The philosophy of integralism

23. The evolution of integral consciousness

24. Teilhard de Chardin and Sri Aurobindo

25. The dialogue with death

26. The vision and work of Sri Aurobindo

27. Talks on poetry

28. The Mother - past present future

29. Aesthetic vision of Sri Aurobindo

30. Dante and Sri Aurobindo

31. Sri Aurobindo - seer and poet

32. The splendour of Sri Aurobindo's muse

33. A new education for a new consciousness

34. The hierarchy of minds

35. Talks with Sri Aurobindo

36. Evening talks

37. Prophet of Indian nationalism

38. Siddhanjana

These secondary literature opened new vistas and enriched my understanding of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. The list doesn't include the books I was able to buy and read at leisure without worrying about refund. Thus, my intellectual debt to Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Delhi branch is enormous. Listening to lectures on special occasions and seminars too was educative.

A few important books were not there which could have enhanced my knowledge with ready-made data for which I struggled in subsequent years.

Evolution towards Human Unity (Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of History and of Political Evolution, A Comparative Study), 2002 by K.N. Verma


Lastly, the book from which I have benefited most is D.P. Chattopadhyaya's Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx.

Tusar Nath Mohapatra, August 31, 2021

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