January 19, 2006

A greater class of humans shall inhabit the earth

Agnideva General Member: Namaste Lucius, I have definitely heard about Sri Aurobindo, but I've read very little of his work. His philosophy is quite complex, perhaps the most complex ever written. He was indeed probably the greatest of Yogis and was a Maharishi, no doubt. In fact, he is responsible for bringing out many esoteric meanings of the Vedic verses previously forgotten. His philosophical epic poem, Savitri, as you know, happens to be the longest poem in the English language.
There is one event, I remember from the biography of Mother Mira Alfassa, his foremost disciple, that has always stuck in my mind. Long before she had ever met or heard of Sri Aurobindo, she had become interested in spirituality while still living in Paris. In her meditation, she says she had seen many figures, one of whom was a young man of dark complexion. Initially, she thought that the young man was Krishna. Years later when she met her master, she realized that the young man whom she saw was indeed Sri Aurobindo! I think this is a very inspiring story because in Hinduism it is said that one does not go looking for a master, but rather the master finds you. Please do post anything about his life and teachings so we may all learn. Regards, A. 01-14-2006, 07:09 AM
Namaste Lucius, Thanks for that post. I've not read much on this great master, but his works are something I hope to start reading in the near future. This is what I find most interesting about Sri Aurobindo's thought. He believed in the ongoing spiritual evolution. The mind evolving from instinctive to intellectual and growing into the intuitive God-nature. If I'm not mistaken, he has predicted that a greater class of humans shall inhabit the earth in the future. Regards, A. 01-17-2006, 05:19 AM

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