5. SABCL vol 13 – Essays on the Gita
Essays on the Gita - Sri Aurobindo
Sri Aurobindo's collection of Essays on the Gita is a deeply autobiographical document, marking his transition from the Swadeshi commitment to an ethical politics that assumed the standpoint of indigenous society, to a post-Swadeshi commitment to a cosmopolitanism that transcended the social. This is, however, a transition that cannot be grasped as a movement from particularism to universalism.
Essays on the Gita by Sri Aurobindo (free ebook)
A is now being published. Also, a CD-ROM of his selected works is available from , which contains the following works: The Life Divine, The Synthesis of Yoga, Essays on the Gita, Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol, Letters on Yoga, The Human Cycle, The Ideal of Human Unity, War & Self-Determination, Essays on Philosophy and Yoga, Essays Divine and Human, The Renaissance in India (includes Foundations of Indian Culture), The Secret of the Veda, Upanishads, Sri Aurobindo: A Life-Sketch.
Many years ago she read a book written by the great spiritual Master, Sri Aurobindo. The book, Essays on the Gita, is about Sri Krishna's conversations with Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita. Sri Krishna was the divine soul and Arjuna was the aspiring human soul. We have many, many scriptures in India, but the Bhagavad-Gita is our matchless scripture. The quintessence of all our other scriptures can be found in the Bhagavad-Gita; it is India's Bible. Sri Aurobindo wrote some most beautiful, luminous essays on the Bhagavad-Gita. Once Margaret Wilson happened to find and read the book. She was extremely moved and wanted to meet the author. But in those days the author of the book was in complete seclusion; he never left his room. But nevertheless, Margaret Wilson went to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and stayed there permanently. Four times a year she used to see the Master, as others did, for two or three seconds each time. But she was deeply moved by Sri Aurobindo's books, by Sri Aurobindo's philosophy, by Sri Aurobindo's yoga. So she stayed in his Ashram.A series of essays on "The Lessons of the Bhagavad Gita" which, too, were published serially in that Journal, are also included in the present volume.