March 18, 2008

AuroMa-sons: A. B. Purani

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A. B. Purani Born 1894 Died 1965 Nationality Indian Writing period 20th century Influences[show] Sri Aurobindo
Ambalal Balkrishna Purani (1894-1965) was a prominent disciple and biographer of Sri Aurobindo.

The Life of Sri Aurobindo. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1958.
Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1959.
Lectures on Savitri: lectures delivered in the United States. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1967.

Ambalal Balkrishna Purani was born in Surat, Gujarat, in 1894. Inspired as a young man by Sri Aurobindo, then a leader of the Indian National Movement, Purani helped to launch a youth movement which gained widespread popularity in gujarat. At the age of twenty-four he visited Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry and finally settled there five years later in 1923. From 1938 to 1950 he served as one of Sri Aurobindo‘s personal attendants. Towards the end of his life Purani toured India, Africa, Europe and the United States, trying to spread the message of his Master. In 1965, at the age of seventy-one, he passed away in Pondicherry. 86 pp.

Ambalal Balakrishna (A.B.) Purani (Surat, Gujarat 26 May 1894 - Ashram, Pondicherry 11 December 1965)
Link to Sri Aurobindo: Bhawani Mandir The reference... comes from A.B. Purani's "The Life of Sri Aurobindo" 24 November 1926 - the Day of Siddhi (20 Kb) personal witness of A.B. Purani who was there.
A.B. Purani: Introduction to the "Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo" (39 Kb)
6 September 1926: Controlling the Money-Power (11 Kb)

Just before going to India for the first time in 1962, I had the great good fortune to meet and hear Sri A. B. Purani, the administrator of the renowned Aurobindo Ashram of Pondicherry, India. From his lips I heard the most brilliant expositions of Vedic philosophy; nothing in my subsequent experience has equaled them... Seeing God in All Things: An Instructive Story March 17th, 2008 • By Swami Nirmalananda Giri The Atma Jyoti Blog

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