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by Sri Aurobindo

  • ISBN: 0941524612
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Sri Aurobindo
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lotus Press; 1 edition (1990)
  • Pages: 1113
  • ePub book: 1627 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1425 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 893

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Each instalment was written immediately before its publication. In 1939 and 1940 Sri Aurobindo revised The Life Divine for book publica-tion.

Published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department Printed at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press, Pondicherry. Each instalment was written immediately before its publication. The rst volume of the revised version, consisting of the rst twenty-seven chapters of the Arya text, along with a newly writ-ten twenty-eighth chapter, was published in November 1939. The revision of all but two of the Arya chapters was light.

The Life Divine explores for the Modern mind the great streams of Indian metaphysical thought, reconciling the . The Life Divine is Sri aurobindo's principal philosophical work in which he presents a theory of spiritual evolution.

The Life Divine explores for the Modern mind the great streams of Indian metaphysical thought, reconciling the truths behind each and from this synthesis extends in terms of conciousness the concept of evolution. The unfolding of earth's and man's spiritual destiny is illuminated.

In 1972 The Life Divine was published as volumes 18 and 19 of the Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library. Author: Sri Aurobindo. Print Length: 1133 pages. Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Contributor: Krishna. Book format: PDF, ePub, Kindle.

The real soul and self of us is hidden from our intelligence by its ignorance of inner things, by a false identification, by an absorption in our outward mechanism of mind, life and body.

Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yogi, guru .

Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yogi, guru, poet, and nationalist. He joined the Indian movement for independence from British rule, for a while was one of its influential leaders and then became a spiritual reformer, introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution

The Life Divine book. Sri Aurobindo's principal philosophic work, a theory of spiritual evolution culminating in the transformation of man from a mental into a supramental being and the advent of a divine life upon earth.

The Life Divine book.

The Life Divine - I–II Sri Aurobindo's principal work of philosophy. They were revised by Sri Aurobindo in 1939 and 1940 for publication as a book.

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The Life Divine explores for the Modern mind the great streams of Indian metaphysical thought, reconciling the truths behind each and from this synthesis extends in terms of consciousness the concept of evolution. The unfolding of Earth's and man's spiritual destiny is illuminated, pointing the way to a Divine Life on Earth. Index.

Comments

Dagdage Dagdage
This is one of the greatest spiritual books ever written, and there's already enough info here describing what The Life Divine is about. So this review is dedicated to giving you some advice on HOW to approach the reading of this book.

First, it was written in the early 20th century by an Indian who was educated in England. Right off the bat, you have 3 difficulties: You'll be reading essentially early Edwardian prose, written in a language that's not the author's native tongue, on a subject that's extremely difficult to capture in ANY language.

Next, it was published in India. The editors were not (and are not) necessarily fluent in English *grammar*. Hence, there are thousands of instances were commas are missing, causing sentences to run into head-long traffic jams. I found myself, having reached the end of a very long sentence, not having a clue as to what I had just read! I ultimately got into the habit of reading with a pen, inserting a comma here and there, and then re-reading the sentence again so that it made sense.

Finally, don't let the usage of the Vedantic terms deter you. In the beginning of the book, this can be off-putting for those of us who are not accustomed to it. You do not have to memorize these terms, you can just substitute the name "God" in your mind, just to keep the flow going, if that makes you feel more at ease. It's all pretty much the same anyway. These Vedantic terms are used mostly in the beginning of the book, and much less frequently after that. Plus, there is a glossary in the back. As you go along, you'll actually become more familiar with them. I rather enjoyed this aspect.

I recommend you set aside a special time each day for the reading of this very important, life changing work. I got up early, and read one chapter a day. I'm a slow reader, so one chapter took me sometimes 3-4 hours. But I really wanted to absorb each principle, so I would contemplate every idea as I read along.

This is not bedtime reading. It is a series of revelations. A divine inspiration from a divinely lead man, this miracle on paper will change your life,... if you allow it.
Inth Inth
I have had this book for over 10 years and now have experienced some wonderful healings. This book actually changes your consciousness and enables you to realise that it is your consciousness and only that that will carry you through from one life time to the next. What all else doesn't matter. Buy this book along side the others from this author and you will never have to wonder from store to store hunting for anything deeper. What a God realised Soul this man is.
GoodBuyMyFriends GoodBuyMyFriends
I came to this book in the beginning of 2008, after studying Advaita Vedanta for 1.5 years, and having studied spirituality and philosophy for many more. I had gotten good results with other books I had studied (including works by teachers of Neo-Vedanta and works by Nisargadatta Maharaj and Ramana Maharshi). I had even been granted a Samadhi experience lasting a few days, but ultimately, by the time I had first read this book, I was left confused and frustrated. Too many teachers asked me to turn my back on the Mind, but I find that, for better or worse, my mind is not easily quieted until my sense of logic has been satisfied. Unfortunately, I had found too many logical inconsistencies and shallow explanations in the books I had been reading, and these were getting in the way of any true progress.

I wasn't until taking a tutorial on Vedanta with my Philosophy professor that I was introduced to this book, and at first I resisted it. It seemed so inconsistent with all that I had read before. I viewed it as entirely too verbose and "caught up in the Mind." I didn't understand it all upon my first reading. Luckily, I had my professor to review it with me. By the end of the semester the genius of the book was gradually beginning to dawn on me.

Having re-read the book now once in it's entirety, in addition to periodic chapter reviews, I can say with confidence that it's the best, most enlightening, most life-affirming, most illuminating book I have ever read. Not just in an intellectual sense, but it has also completely altered my spiritual life, bringing me to internal realizations and revelations I didn't know were possible. I have read The Upanishads and The Bible, and as wonderful as they are, they have not done for me what this book has. This is a true work of art; not many nonfiction books (if any) can tackle the entire nature of reality and explain it in way that is almost poetic. Many times while reading I could only shake my head incredulously, marveling at the beauty and depth of his words and insights. It is a book that fills me with gratitude; gratitude towards Aurobindo, that he should have gifted the world with such a masterpiece, and gratitude towards that force, that consciousness, which should allow such beauty and wisdom to be expressed through Man. If this sounds effusive, I assure you: this book is just that good.

Whereas other books on Vedanta can seem nihilistic, denying both the world and the individual, this is incredibly life-affirming and even joyous. It answered all of my previous questions on Vedanta, and then answered most of the major ones raised by the well known Western Philosophers as well. My professor, who had first picked up this book in India some years ago (he assured me that he didn't absorb it all in his first reading, either), told me that he could not find a flaw in Aurobindo's logic.

I find it interesting that now that I have had more realizations (not of the mental sort, but from direct experience of the Infinite Self), I can go back to those books that I had once found illogical or nihilistic and totally understand and even agree with their perspectives. However, such understanding would not have been possible without reading the thorough explanations I found in this book first. For me, my mind has to be satisfied before it can let go and allow the Self to take over.

The Life Divine was (and continues to be) a challenging read, not just in scope and writing style, but in ideology. The rewards were worth it however; it has made me a happier, wiser, and daresay, a more enlightened person.
Simple Simple
Ok. I'm a fairly intelligent human being and have been on the spiritual path for a very long time. This book is so filled with profound revelation and is so deep that I have been reading it a paragraph at a time, putting it down and re-reading it. In other words, lectio divino is required to really absorb the profound teachings of Aurobindo's work.

An amazing soul that has much to teach, but not an "easy" read by any means. If you don't want to work, don't get this book. If you have ever read a Shakespeare play through first with cliff notes and read every footnote to understand the language, then re-read the play with your new understanding and experienced the heartfelt pleasure of reading Shakespeare with a satisfying joy and deep amazement, you will know what I mean.
Kajishakar Kajishakar
This is a work of genius on par with the work of Einstein or Darwin. However Aurobindo is little known and even less understood in the West. This is a great book but may take more than one reading to understand the depth and bredth of his yogic experience and the derivative philosophy. This is something more than just a work of speculative philosophy or religious writing.