The novelist Sri Aurobindo died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Yoga master who led the Indian Independence Movement and wrote such literary classics as The Life Divine and Synthesis of Yoga. He also wrote poetry, philosophical essays, and translations of religious texts.
He was raised in a Bengali Hindu family in Calcutta, India. While visiting his home city at the age of twenty-eight, he met and married a fourteen-year-old girl named Mrinalini.
She saw too that man has the power of exceeding himself, of becoming himself more entirely and profoundly than he is, truths which have only recently begun to be seen in Europe and seem even now too great for its common intelligence.
Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction.
India is the meeting place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization and aspiration.
That which we call the Hindu religion is really the Eternal religion because it embraces all others.
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.