Sri Aurobindo is also known as Aurobindo Ghose and also spelled as Aravinda. He propounded a philosophy of divine life on earth and founded an ashram in Puducherry. His epic poem Savitri is one of the greatest works of him. His participation in the Indian freedom struggle against the British gave him popularity and gradually evolved to become a spiritual and yogic guru.
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Aurobindo Ghosh also spelt as Arvind Ghosh was a multifaceted person. He was a freedom fighter, poet, scholar, yogi and philosopher. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was born on August 15, at Calcutta. His father was Krishnadhan and his mother was Swamalata. Aurobindo Ghosh had an impressive lineage. His father was an M.
Aurobindo completed his schooling from St. Here, he distinguished himself as a student of European classics. He was held in great respect by the Maharaja of Baroda. Aurobindo was an accomplished scholar in Greek and Latin. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was one of the pioneers of political awakening in India.
He edited the English daily Bande Mataram and wrote fearless and pointed editorials. He openly advocated the boycott of British goods, British courts and everything British. He asked the people to prepare themselves for passive resistance. For a year Aurobindo was an undertrial prisoner in solitary confinement in the Alipore Central Jail. It was in a dingy cell of the Alipore Jail that he dreamt the dream of his future life, the divine mission ordained for him by God.
He utilized this period of incarceration for an intense study and practice of the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. Chittaranjan Das defended Sri Aurobindo, who was acquitted after a memorable trial.
During his time in prison, Aurobindo Ghosh, had developed interest in yoga and meditation. After his release he started practicing pranayama and meditation. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh migrated from Calcutta to Pondicherry in At first, he lived there with four or five companions. In , Sri Aurobindo Ghose retired from public life. The goal of Sri Aurobindo was not merely the liberation of the individual from the chain that fetters him and realization of the self, but to work out the will of the Divine in the world, to effect a spiritual transformation and to bring down the divine nature and a divine life into the mental, vital and physical nature and life of humanity.
Sri Aurobindo passed away on December 5, at Pondicherry at the age of Your email address will not be published. Pages: 1 2. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
Sri Aurobindo Biography: Family, Education, Achievements and Works
Aurobindo Ghosh also spelt as Arvind Ghosh was a multifaceted person. He was a freedom fighter, poet, scholar, yogi and philosopher. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was born on August 15, at Calcutta. His father was Krishnadhan and his mother was Swamalata. Aurobindo Ghosh had an impressive lineage.
After returning to India he took up various civil service works under the maharaja of the princely state of Baroda and became increasingly involved in nationalist politics in the Indian National Congress and the nascent revolutionary movement in Bengal with the Anushilan Samiti. He was arrested in the aftermath of a number of bomb outrages linked to his organisation , but in a highly public trial where he faced charges of treason , Aurobindo could only be convicted and imprisoned for writing articles against British rule in India. He was released when no evidence could be provided, following the murder of a prosecution witness, Narendranath Goswami during the trial. During his stay in the jail, he had mystical and spiritual experiences, after which he moved to Pondicherry , leaving politics for spiritual work. The central theme of his vision was the evolution of human life into a divine life. He believed in a spiritual realisation that not only liberated but transformed human nature, enabling a divine life on earth. His father, Krishna Dhun Ghose, was then assistant surgeon of Rangpur in Bengal and later civil surgeon of Khulna , and a former member of the Brahmo Samaj religious reform movement who had become enamoured with the then-new idea of evolution while pursuing medical studies in Edinburgh.