Sage Aurobindo is a Pioneer of India’s Liberation Struggle – A Yoga Teacher, Spiritualist and Philosopher.
Sage Aurobindo a Yoga Teacher, Spiritualist, Philosopher of India
Sage Aurobindo Ghosh was an important Indian philosopher, freedom fighter, spiritual guru and poet of extraordinary skill. He made his debut as a revolutionary hero with the aim of liberating India from the shackles of subjugation. At that time in the subjugated era of India, who was called the fire age of liberation struggle. In that fiery era, he became one of those who came forward to liberate the country from subjugation. He was not directly involved with politics, but we find him as a philosopher. Along with the pursuit of philosophy, he devoted himself to various writings on the subject of philosophy and published many books. He established an ashram in Pondicherry, India, and wrote extensively on the subject of spirituality and yoga.
Sage Aurobindo Ghosh’s father was Krishnadhan Ghosh, a famous doctor trained in Britain and a devoted member of the Brahmo Samaj at that time. Her mother Swarnalatha Devi was the daughter of famous writer Rajnarayan Basu. Aurobindo Ghosh was born on 15th August 1872 in Calcutta. His father Krishnadhan Ghosh first enrolled his son in a famous English school in Darjeeling to give him a Western education and at the end of the course he enrolled him in St. Paul’s School in England. Aurobindo Ghosh passed the entrance examination from Cambridge University and studied at King’s College. In 1890, he finished 11th in the Indian Civil Service Examination. But He was reluctant in this civil service so he deliberately failed the horse riding test and was deprived of the civil service.
Aurobindo returned to India in 1893 and joined a post in Baroda State. In 1900 he joined Barada College as an English lecturer and in 1904 he became the principal of the college. At that time he joined a secret revolutionary organization. His younger brother Barindra Kumar Ghosh was a famous revolutionary leader at that time and got involved in the revolutionary movement. Under his direction he became involved in various revolutionary activities and moved to Bengal. Starting from the revolutionary leader of Bengal, all the leaders involved in the independence movement of the country were then vocal in the Swaraj movement. And that movement was fully supported by Sage Arvind. He was involved in secret revolutionary propaganda, preparing for the armed revolution and building a strong organization with all those involved in the revolutionary movement. His main objective in participating in revolutionary activities was to form strong organizations and build public opinion on non-cooperation and resistance against foreign rule. While associating with that revolutionary movement, he met and came in contact with Balgangadhar Tilak and sister Nivedita.
When he returned to Calcutta in 1901, he married Mrinalini Devi, daughter of Bhopal Chandra Bose. The Partition of Bengal movement gained momentum in 1905 and as soon as this movement was declared he officially returned to Calcutta in 1906. That same year, he attended the Surat session of the Congress, led by Dadabhai Nowrozi. In this session, Bal Gangadhar Tilak joined and led them in the extremist movement. From 1907 to 1908 he campaigned against the anti-British nationalist movement in Pune, Mumbai and Barada. In 1908 he was charged in the Alipore bombing case and was arrested. At that time he was sitting in jail thinking of removing himself directly from the movement. That’s how he started his mentality and all the efforts to prepare himself. He published Karmayogi in English and Dharma in Bengali and he became very attracted to the spiritual world. He left the political arena in 1910 and moved to Pondicherry. He unites himself with the spiritual and philosophical world. It is known that after four years of solitary yoga practice, in 1914, he started a monthly philosophical magazine called ‘Arya’. After entering the spiritual life, he wrote and published many books on spiritual life.
The Upanishads, The Renaissance in India, The Human Cycle, The Future Poetry, The Foundations of Indian Culture, Essays on the Gita, Kenopanishad, The Life Divine, Evolution, The Message. of the Gita, The significance of India Art 1947, Letters on yoga parts two, Base of Yoga, Thoughts and Glimpses etc. The poem ‘Savitri’ of 24000 verses written in free verse can be said to be one of the most significant works in his literary work. The monastery he built in Pondicherry has a large following and the number of disciples continues to grow. The ‘Sri Aurobindo Ashram‘ was established in Pondicherry in 1924. On December 5, 1950, at the age of 78, he passed away in Pondicherry.
Kenopanishad (Bengali) by Aurobindo PDF.
Kenopanishad (Sanskrit) by Aurobindo PDF.
The Renaissance in India PDF.
The Upanishads PDF,
The Renaissance in India PDF,
The Human Cycle PDF,
The Future Poetry PDF,
The Foundations of Indian Culture PDF,
Essays on the Gita PDF,
The Life Divine PDF,
The Message of the Gita PDF,
The significance of India Art (1947) PDF,
Letters on yoga parts two,
Joger Pathe Alo by Aurobindo
Bases of Yoga PDF,
Thoughts and Glimpses PDF.
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