Sri Aurobindo Studies

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By: santosh krinsky

systematic study of Sri Aurobindo's major works and their relevance to our lives and our modern society.

The Transformation of the Mind
Today at 2:09 PM

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/16/the-transformation-of-the-mind/


Rig Veda Samhita Hymn to Agni, Mandala I, Sukta 13
Yesterday at 5:08 PM

Sri Aurobindo describes Agni as "the most important, the most universal of the Vedic gods."  (The Secret of the Veda, pg. 265).  Agni is the divine will, the mystic fire, the flame of aspiration, and the "knower of all things born".   Sri Aurobindo focuses considerable attention on Agni in both The Secret of the Veda and in his translation of the hymns to Agni in the volume titled Hymns to the Mystic Fire.   The translation of this hymn appears in Hymns to the Mystic Fire, pages 42-43 (Verses 1-5).

The Rig Veda...


The Intellect Does Not Have Direct Knowledge
Yesterday at 4:40 PM

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/15/the-intellect-does-not-have-direct-knowledge/


The Limitations of the Thinking Mind
Last Friday at 2:23 PM

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/14/the-limitations-of-the-thinking-mind/


Spiritual Experiences and Transformation of the Nature
Last Thursday at 2:08 PM

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/13/spiritual-experiences-and-transformation-of-the-nature/


Immortality in this Body is Not the Transformation Sought by the Integral Yoga
Last Wednesday at 1:59 PM

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/12/immortality-in-this-body-is-not-the-transformation-sought-by-the-integral-yoga/


Rig Veda Samhita, Mandala I, Sukta 12, Hymn to Agni
Last Tuesday at 2:25 PM

Sri Aurobindo describes Agni as "the most important, the most universal of the Vedic gods."  (The Secret of the Veda, pg. 265).  Agni is the divine will, the mystic fire, the flame of aspiration, and the "knower of all things born".   Sri Aurobindo focuses considerable attention on Agni in both The Secret of the Veda and in his translation of the hymns to Agni in the volume titled Hymns to the Mystic Fire.   The translation of this hymn appears in Hymns to the Mystic Fire, pages 40-42.

The Rig Veda sets forth...


Death, the Conquest of Death, and the Supramental Transformation
Last Tuesday at 1:51 PM

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/11/death-the-conquest-of-death-and-the-supramental-transformation/


The Supramental Force and the Quest for the Conquest of Disease, Decay and Death
Last Monday at 1:53 PM

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/10/the-supramental-force-and-the-quest-for-the-conquest-of-disease-decay-and-death/


The Supermind and the Transformation of the Physical Body
10/17/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/09/the-supermind-and-the-transformation-of-the-physical-body/


Conditions for Preparation for the Supramental Change, Part 2
10/16/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/08/conditions-for-preparation-for-the-supramental-change-part-2/


Rig Veda Samhita Hymn to Ashwins, Indra, Vishwadevas and Saraswati, Mandala I, Sukta 3
10/16/2021

In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo showed that there is a deep, esoteric sense to the Vedic hymns that is the real sense of the hymns.  As part of his review, Sri Aurobindo translated and commented on a number of Hymns to Indra.  While there is a chapter devoted to Indra and the Ashwins (Chapter 8, pp. 75-85),  and 3 of the Selected Hymns deal wholly or in part with Indra, there is an entire section devoted to Hymns to Indra.  Sri Aurobindo also directly translates this hymn again later in the text, Hymn to...


Conditions for Preparation for the Supramental Change, Part 1
10/15/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/07/conditions-for-preparation-for-the-supramental-change-part-1/


Rig Veda Samhita Hymn to Indra Mandala X, Sukta 54
10/14/2021

In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo showed that there is a deep, esoteric sense to the Vedic hymns that is the real sense of the hymns.  As part of his review, Sri Aurobindo translated and commented on a number of Hymns to Indra.  While there is a chapter devoted to Indra and the Ashwins,  and 3 of the Selected Hymns deal wholly or in part with Indra, there is an entire section devoted to Hymns to Indra.  The final one in this section is Mandala X, Sukta 54, Hymn to Indra.   (The Secret...


The Supramental Evolutionary Development Engages With, Rather Than Renounces, Life in the World
10/14/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/06/the-supramental-evolutionary-development-engages-with-rather-than-renounces-life-in-the-world/


The Four Steps of the Supramental Transformation
10/13/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/05/the-four-steps-of-the-supramental-transformation/


Spiritual Realisation Is Not the Same as Supramental Transformation
10/12/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/04/spiritual-realisation-is-not-the-same-as-supramental-transformation/


The Differences Between Spiritual Realisation and Supramental Transformation
10/11/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/03/the-differences-between-spiritual-realisation-and-supramental-transformation/


Sri Aurobindo’s View of the Supramental Transformation
10/10/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/02/sri-aurobindos-view-of-the-supramental-transformation/


Rig Veda Samhita Hymn to Indra and Vishwadevas, Mandala VIII, Sukta 54
10/09/2021

In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo showed that there is a deep, esoteric sense to the Vedic hymns that is the real sense of the hymns.  As part of his review, Sri Aurobindo translated and commented on a number of Hymns to Indra.  While there is a chapter devoted to Indra and the Ashwins,  and 3 of the Selected Hymns deal wholly or in part with Indra, there is an entire section devoted to Hymns to Indra.  The seventh of these is Mandala VIII, Sukta 54, Hymn to Indra and the Vishwadevas.   (The...


Addressing the Experience of the Dark Night of the Soul
10/09/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/01/addressing-the-experience-of-the-dark-night-of-the-soul/


The Play of the Gunas in the Spiritual Path
10/08/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/10/01/the-play-of-the-gunas-in-the-spiritual-path/


The Emergence of the True Soul and Its Influence on Our Lives
10/07/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/14/the-emergence-of-the-true-soul-and-its-influence-on-our-lives/


The Need for Time to Assimilate the Descent of the Divine Force
10/06/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/29/the-need-for-time-to-assimilate-the-descent-of-the-divine-force/


Rig Veda Samhita Hymn to Indra Mandala I, Sukta 11
10/05/2021

In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo showed that there is a deep, esoteric sense to the Vedic hymns that is the real sense of the hymns.  As part of his review, Sri Aurobindo translated and commented on a number of Hymns to Indra.  While there is a chapter devoted to Indra and the Ashwins,  and 3 of the Selected Hymns deal wholly or in part with Indra, there is an entire section devoted to Hymns to Indra.  The third of these is Mandala I, Sukta 11.   (The Secret of the Veda, US edition...


Understanding and Addressing Resistance in the Lower Being to the Descent of the Divine Force
10/05/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/28/understanding-and-addressing-resistance-in-the-lower-being-to-the-descent-of-the-divine-force/


Effects of the Descent of the Higher Consciousness Into the Body
10/04/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/28/effects-of-the-descent-of-the-higher-consciousness-into-the-body/


The Experience of the Descent of the Higher Consciousness Into the Mind, Life and Body
10/03/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/26/the-experience-of-the-descent-of-the-higher-consciousness-into-the-mind-life-and-body/


The Need for the Descent of Peace Into the Being
10/02/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/25/the-need-for-the-descent-of-peace-into-the-being/


Rig Veda Samhita Hymn to Indra Mandala I, Sukta 10
10/01/2021

In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo showed that there is a deep, esoteric sense to the Vedic hymns that is the real sense of the hymns.  As part of his review, Sri Aurobindo translated and commented on a number of Hymns to Indra.  While there is a chapter devoted to Indra and the Ashwins,  and 3 of the Selected Hymns deal wholly or in part with Indra, there is an entire section devoted to Hymns to Indra.  The third of these is Mandala I, Sukta 10.   (The Secret of the Veda, US edition...


The Kundalini, the Tantra and the Integral Yoga
10/01/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/24/the-kundalini-the-tantra-and-the-integral-yoga/


The Yoga-Shakti Active in the Integral Yoga
09/30/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/23/the-yoga-shakti-active-in-the-integral-yoga/


The Experience of the New Higher and Wider Consciousness
09/29/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/22/the-experience-of-the-new-higher-and-wider-consciousness/


Ascent of Consciousness and the Descent of the Higher Consciousness Into Mind-Life-Body
09/28/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/21/ascent-of-consciousness-and-the-descent-of-the-higher-consciousness-into-mind-life-body/


Rig Veda Samhita Hymn to Indra Mandala I, Sukta 9
09/28/2021

In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo showed that there is a deep, esoteric sense to the Vedic hymns that is the real sense of the hymns.  As part of his review, Sri Aurobindo translated and commented on a number of Hymns to Indra.  While there is a chapter devoted to Indra and the Ashwins,  and 3 of the Selected Hymns deal wholly or in part with Indra, there is an entire section devoted to Hymns to Indra.  The next one in the series is Mandala I, Sukta 9.   (The Secret of the Veda...


The Need for the Guidance of the Guru
09/27/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/20/the-need-for-the-guidance-of-the-guru/


Two Processes of Traditional Yogic Paths That Can Aid the Sadhana of the Integral Yoga
09/26/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/19/two-processes-of-traditional-yogic-paths-that-can-aid-the-sadhana-of-the-integral-yoga/


The Two Most Important Actions for Practice of the Integral Yoga
09/25/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/18/the-two-most-important-actions-for-practice-of-the-integral-yoga/


The Action of the Divine Force As It Descends Into the Being
09/24/2021

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://sriaurobindostudies.wordpress.com/2021/09/17/the-action-of-the-divine-force-as-it-descends-into-the-being/


Rig Veda Samhita Hymn to Indra Mandala I, Sukta 8
09/23/2021

In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo showed that there is a deep, esoteric sense to the Vedic hymns that is the real sense of the hymns.  As part of his review, Sri Aurobindo translated and commented on a number of Hymns to Indra.  While there is a chapter devoted to Indra and the Ashwins,  and 3 of the Selected Hymns deal wholly or in part with Indra, there is an entire section devoted to Hymns to Indra.  The third of these is Mandala I, Sukta 8.   (The Secret of the Veda, US edition...