This book gives a systematic, thorough and authentic exposition of the thought of Sri Aurobindo. The fundamental and living issues, namely, the concept of the Absolute, the supermind, theory of creation, conception of Ignorance, doctrine of Karma and Rebirth, theory of evolution and destiny of man etc., have been discussed in a systematic and critical way and with great clarity, thoroughness and depth.
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The Integral Advaitism of Sri Aurobindo provides a condensed summary of the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo. The Advaita foundation of the text affirms that reality is in its essence non-dual Spirit or Oversoul. The integral nature of the text emphasizes that Spirit chooses to express itself in manifestation or duality. The key theme in the text is that true knowledge is not one-sided, but is wholistic, and culminates in the being's realization of itself as simultaneously individual, universal and transcendental. The point of view presented here is a blend of Tantra and Advaita Vedanta.
Political Philosophy of Aurobindo Paperback – 30 Aug 2008 by V.P. Varma (Author) Publisher: Asia Publishing House; First Edition edition (1960)
ASIN: B006VVT16Q Contents
CHAPTER 1 b Spiritual Involution and Evolution 9 c Critique of Darwinism 20
SPIRITUAL DETERMINISM IN HISTORY 33
PHILOSOPHY OF INDIAN HISTORY 64
PHILOSOPHICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL DISTINC 143
PHILOSOPHY OF CULTURE 153
d The State in Idealistic Philosophy 292
CRITIQUE OF BENTHAMITE UTILITARIANISM 320
CRITIQUE OF SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM 327
THE CONCEPT OF FREEDOM 345
CHAPTER FIVE 386
DECLINE AND FALL OF CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES 159
CHAPTER THREE 166
THE NECESSITY OF THE SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMA 397
SRI BIPIN CHANDRA PAL ON SRI AUROBINDO 447
INDEX 473 Copyright
Scholars, philosophers and sociologists in East and West have been exploring the ideal of social development and suggesting ways to attain it in contemporary time. Among those illustrious in this field is Sri Aurobindo. The present work is a faithful attempt to explore Sri Aurobindo’s analysis of philosophical and psychological basis of social development, his attempt to trace its process and his ideas and suggestions concerning determinants and dynamics of social development. Thus this is a valuable book for the students of sociology and social philo¬sophy and an important addition to the growing literature on Sri Aurobindo’s thought. It presents Sri Aurobindo’s solution to overcome the present crisis that mankind is facing. It gives a peep in the future destiny of man. It offers a gospel of optimism and transformation.
“The work is a faithful and comprehensive study of Sri Aurobindo’s Social Philosophy. The work has been written in a lucid and vigorous style. The author seems to be widely read in several social sciences; he has an admirable command over Sri Aurobindo’s literature.” N.K. Deveraja, Formerly, National Professor and Head of the Dept. of Philosophy, BHU.
“It is an original contribution to the philosophical literature and makes significant advance on the researches made on social, ethical and spiritual aspects of Sri Aurobindo’s thought. The book is a valuable piece of litera¬ture embodying vision and creativity.” R.S. Srivastava, Retd. Prof, and Head of the Dept. of Philosophy Ranchi University, Bihar
The Indian Imagination focuses on literary developments in English both in the colonial and postcolonial periods of Indian history. Six divergent writers-Aurobindo Ghose (Sri Aurobindo), Mulk Raj Anand, Balachandra Rajan, Nissim Ezekiel, Anita Desai, and Arun Joshi-represent a consciousness that has emerged from the confrontation between tradition and modernity. The colonial fantasy of British India was finally dissolved in the first half of this century, only to be succeeded by another fantasy, that of the reinstituted sovereign nation-state. Aurobindo, Anand, and Rajan have actively participated in these two representations, the colonial and postcolonial India. Ezekiel, Desai, and Joshi are youthful voices of new India. This study argues that the two phases of history-like the two phases of Indian writing in English- together represent the sociohistorical process of colonization and decolonization and the affirmation of identity, and that no interpretation of postcoloniality can be sustained in the larger debate on human freedom without reference to coloniality.