Since his death in 1950, Sri Aurobindo Ghose has been known primarily as a yogi and a philosopher of spiritual evolution who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in peace and literature. But the years Aurobindo spent in yogic retirement were preceded by nearly four decades of rich public and intellectual work. Biographers usually focus solely on Aurobindo’s life as a politician or sage, but he was also a scholar, a revolutionary, a poet, a philosopher, a social and cultural theorist, and the inspiration for an experiment in communal living.
The Gita is the greatest gospel of spiritual works ever yet given to the race.
Hidden nature is secret God.
That which we call the Hindu religion is really the Eternal religion because it embraces all others.
To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.
Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.
Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it.