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Arrested in May, for conspiracy, he spent one year in jail as an undertrial prisoner, but was then acquitted. Subsequently, in , he withdrew from politics and moved to Pondicherry to devote himself exclusively to the practice of yoga. After gathering up in himself the essential elements of past spiritual experience, he moved on in search of a more complete realization, one which would unite the two poles of Spirit and Matter. During his forty years in Pondicherry, he worked out a new system of spiritual development which he called the Integral Yoga.
The aim of this yoga is a spiritual realization which will not only liberate mans consciousness but transform his nature and divinize life. In , Sri Aurobindo withdrew to the seclusion of his room, but continued to maintain contact with disciples through a large correspondence and by giving darshan four times a year.
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Report abuse. If someone wants a microscopic view of the Bhagavad Gita these Essays are a must for everyone who studies Indian Philosophy. The author gives detailed analysis of the different schools of thought and their concepts and approach to this sacred text. What I like most is that Sri Aurobindo "levels off the playing field" by explaining the misconceptions of other commentators.
This is the best modern commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. The scripture itself is a synthesis of many of the most important Indian spiritual philosophies, and is, in my opinion, by far the most relevant to modern humanity and the most inspiring to westerners. It contains instruction in the highest forms of Yoga with an eye towards the needs of practical people involved in the often confusing and distressing activities of life in the world.
Sri Aurobindo clearly states his intentions towards this text in the introduction: to put the teachings of the Gita in a modern context, that is, to see how they can be made relevant to readers in the present day. In addition, he asks for a more objective look at the text than certain other interpretations. While I found that he, in general, carried this out, it is not dry, nor is there any vacillation: the book is imbued with the author's ideas about evolution and the role of man in relation to the divine and the author is clear in his interpretive bent.