Governor Attends 150th Birth Anniversary of Great Revolutionary Sri Aurobindo Calls Him Multifaceted Personality Responsible for Social, Cultural and Spiritual Regeneration

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Governor Attends 150th Birth Anniversary of Great Revolutionary Sri Aurobindo Calls Him Multifaceted Personality Responsible for Social, Cultural and Spiritual Regeneration

Posted on June 19, 2022

Bhupen Goswami

GUWAHATI: Sri Aurobindo was a multi-faceted personality who started life as a student in England, returned as a teacher in Baroda, moved as a revolutionary leader in Calcutta and then became this country’s greatest philosopher in Pondicherry,’ observed Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi as he attended the 150th birth anniversary of the Great Revolutionary and Mahayogi Sri Aurobindo at a ceremony held in Maligaon here today. Paying his rich homage to Sri Aurobindo, the great philosopher, Governor Prof. Mukhi said that this great soul was solely responsible for the social, cultural and spiritual regeneration that took place in India between 1857 and 1947.

Speaking about the revolutionary changes in Sri Aurobindo, Prof. Mukhi said that this revolutionary leader leaving his post in Baroda came to Calcutta as Principal of the National College of Jadavpur, now Jadavpur University, where he became the one of the main leaders of the Indian National Movement. . The Governor said that while he was in prison he had his first great spiritual experience which later changed his whole life. In 1910, he retired from politics and went to Pondicherry. Thus, the early part of Sri Aurobindo’s life had the message of Spiritual Nationalism, based on the NATION and “Mother India”. He arrived in Pondicherry on April 4, 1910 and for a long time he did not leave Pondicherry. He lived there for the rest of his life for the next forty years. He developed a new spiritual path called Integral Yoga. For him “All life is Yoga”, whose ultimate goal is to transform life through the power of the Supramental Consciousness. In 1926, with the help of his Spiritual Collaborator, ‘The Mother’, he founded Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

His vision of life is presented in numerous works which have been published in 30 volumes, of which the best known are ‘The Divine Life’, ‘The Synthesis of Yoga’, ‘Essays on the Gita, ‘Savitri’ and ‘The Cycle Human’. ‘. Prof. Mukhi also said that according to Sri Aurobindo, man is not the end product of evolution. Man is simply an intermediate creature between the animal and the Divine. Man should rise above his present state of consciousness. His integral yoga brings together the 4 traditional yogas of Hindu philosophy and religious aspirations – Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga and Raja Yoga, the path of spiritual practices and inner development. The Governor said that Sri Aurobindo was an exceptionally brilliant writer and an eminent poet whose epic poem Savitri is the longest poem in the world, containing 732 pages with 23800 lines, which has been described as a Legend and a Symbol. Savitri became his major literary work. He continued to expand and perfect it until his last days. His first series of articles were published in a journal called Induprakash, in which he launched a frontal attack on the moderate leadership of Congress. Professor Mukhi said, “We must strive for a higher spiritual life in order to live a better and meaningful life in the midst of a chaotic modern world. Translating Sri Aurobindo’s teachings and ideology would be our fitting tribute to Sri Aurobindo and commemoration of his 150th birthday celebrations. The Governor expressed his joy that the Sri Aurobindo Society has been striving to achieve all over the world through its more than 300 Branches and Centers a higher spiritual life for which Sri Aurobindo and the Mother had worked tirelessly.

Today’s Auroville is the living example of World Union as envisioned by Sri Aurobindo. The program which was organized by Sri Aurobindo Society, Assam State Branch, was attended by Managing Director NF Railways Anshul Gupta, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur, Vice Chancellor Rabindranath Tagore University, Prof. Amalendu Chakraborty, President Sri Aurobindo Society, Assam State Branch Dr.NKBhattacharjee and a host of other dignitaries.

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