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|Volume 14||Vedic and Philological Studies (TO BE PUBLISHED)|
Writings on the Veda and philology, and translations of Vedic hymns to gods other than Agni not published during Sri Aurobin do's lifetime.
The material includes (1) drafts for The Secret of the Veda, (2) translations (simple translations and analytical and discursive ones) of hymns to gods other than Agni, (3) notes on the Veda, (4) essays and notes on philology, and (5) some texts that Sri Aurobindo called "Writings in Different Languages". Most of this material was written between 1912 and 1914 and is published here for the first time in a book.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09The Secret of the Veda
Essays on the Rig Veda and its mystic symbolism, with transla tions of selected hymns.
These writings on and translations of the Rig Veda were published in the monthly review Arya between 1914 and 1920. Most of them appeared there under three headings: The Secret of the Veda, "Selected Hymns" and "Hymns of the Atris". Other translations that did not appear under any of these headings make up the final part of the volume.
|Volume 16||Hymns to the Mystic Fire (TO BE PUBLISHED)|
All translations of Vedic hymns to Agni; and related writings.
The material includes all the contents of Hymns to the Mystic Fire(translations of hymns to Agni from the Rig Veda, with a Foreword by Sri Aurobindo) as well as translations of many other hymns to Agni, some of which are published here for the first time.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09Upanishads-I : Isha Upanishad
Translations of and commentaries on the Isha Upanishad.
The volume is divided into two parts: (1) Sri Aurobindo’s final translation and analysis of the Isha Upanishad. This small work contains his definitive interpretation of the Upanishad. It is the only writing in this volume published during his lifetime; (2) ten incomplete commentaries on the Isha. Ranging from a few pages to more than a hundred, these commentaries show the devel opment of his interpretation of this Upanishad from around 1900 to the middle of 1914.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09Upanishads-II : Kena and Other Upanishads
Translations of and commentaries on Upanishads other than the Isha Upanishad.
The volume is divided into two parts: (1) translations of and commentaries on the Kena, Katha and Mundaka Upanishads and some "Readings in the Taittiriya Upanishad"; (2) early translations of the Prashna, Mandukya, Aitareya and Taittariya Upanishads; incom plete translations of and commentaries on other Upanishads and Vedantic texts; and incomplete and fragmentary writings on the Upanishads and Vedanta in general. The writings in the first part were published by Sir Aurobindo during his lifetime; those in the second part were transcribed from his manuscripts after his passing.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09Essays on the Gita
Essays on the philosophy and method of self-discipline presented in the Bhagavad Gita.
These essays were first published in the monthly review Arya be tween 1916 and 1920 and revised in the 1920s by Sri Aurobindo for publication as a book.
PDF last updated: 15 Aug 09The Renaissance in India with A Defence of Indian Culture
Essays on the value of Indian civilisation and culture.
This volume consists of three series of essays and one single essay: (1) "The Renaissance in India", (2) "Indian Culture and External Influence", (3) "Is India Civilised?" and (4) "Defence of Indian Culture". They were first published in the monthly review Arya between 1918 and 1921. In 1953, they first appeared in a book under the title The Foundations of Indian Culture.
"Hegel’s reflections on philosophy, religion, aesthetics, history, and law—all included here—have profoundly influenced many subsequent thinkers, from post-Hegelian idealists or materialists like Karl Marx, to the existentialism of Kierkegaard and Jean-Paul Sartre; from the phenomenological tradition of Edmund Husserl to Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and other post-moderns, to thinkers farther afield, like Japan’s famous Kyoto School or India’s Sri Aurobindo."