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cover Pebbles on Shore
An Anthology on Sri Aurobindo
— Dr Dilip Kumar Roy
Available since 31-Oct-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 196
Price: Rs 250

This collection of ten essays on Sri Aurobindo’s thought begins with a chapter on how to approach Sri Aurobindo’s writings through the intellect and by widening the consciousness. Subsequent essays deal with some important themes in Sri Aurobindo’s metaphysics, including such key subjects as the supermind, the Self, the psychic being, and the principles of the evolutionary process. The problem of evil and suffering in the world and the evolutionary crisis facing modern civilisation are addressed as adjuncts to the metaphysical discussion. The final essay focuses on The Life Divine as a treatise on the evolution of consciousness, leading to the possibility of a divine life on earth for man.


cover Letters on Yoga: Volume III (New CWSA edition)
— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 979-81-7058-061-3
Available since 27-Oct-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 508
Price: Rs 260

Letters on Yoga—III comprises letters written by Sri Aurobindo on the experiences and realisations that may occur in the practice of the Integral Yoga. It is the third of four volumes of Letters on Yoga. The letters in these volumes have been selected from the large body of letters that Sri Aurobindo wrote to disciples and others between 1927 and 1950, but primarily in the 1930s. A considerable number of them are being published for the first time.

This third volume is arranged by subject in four parts: the place of experiences in the practice of yoga, the opening of the inner senses, experiences of the inner consciousness and the cosmic consciousness, and the fundamental realisations of the Integral Yoga. Individual letters deal with many subjects relating to these themes, including the development of the inner vision, the nature of symbolic visions, becoming aware of the inner being and the witness attitude, the psychic and spiritual realisations, and the meaning of spiritual transformation.


cover Sunil: The Mother's Musician
— Clifford Gibson
Available since 25-Oct-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 361
Price: Rs 275

This portrait of Sunil Bhattacharya as composer, teacher, sadhak, and friend consists of his correspondence with the Mother on his music, and his exchange of letters, dating from the early 1960s to the late 1990s, with the many friends all over the world who admired his music. Interspersed throughout the story told in these letters are reminiscences by residents of the Ashram that serve to highlight Sunil’s character and talents. In the first few pages of the book, Sunil describes his early childhood in Krishnagar, West Bengal, and his life in Calcutta, where he learned to play the sitar.


cover Interacting with UNESCO during the Mother's Years
— Compiled by Paulette Hadnagy
Available since 17-Oct-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 154
Price: Rs 250

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) played a role in helping to establish Auroville in the eyes of the world as an experiment in promoting peace and human unity. This is a compilation of extracts from I am with you by Kailas Jhaveri, that relate to her work from 1965 to 1972, under the Mother’s guidance, with UNESCO and other organisations that could assist in the material realisation of Auroville. The book also includes facsimiles of the Mother’s handwritten messages to Kailas, images and extracts from The UNESCO Courier of 1972 regarding Auroville, extracts from Sri Aurobindo’s works, resolutions on Auroville passed by the General Assembly of UNESCO, and many photographs of Auroville life, especially in its early years.


cover Sri Aurobindo's Teaching, Method of Practice & How to Begin
— Selections from the Works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
ISBN: 978-81-7060-359-7
Available since 29-Sep-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 50
Price: Rs 30


cover Letters on Yoga: Volume II (New CWSA edition)
— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 979-81-7058-060-6
Available since 25-Sep-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 522
Price: Rs 260

Letters on Yoga—II comprises letters written by Sri Aurobindo on the practice of the Integral Yoga. It is the second of four volumes of Letters on Yoga. The letters in these volumes have been selected from the large body of letters that Sri Aurobindo wrote to disciples and others between 1927 and 1950, but primarily in the 1930s. A considerable number of them are being published for the first time.

This second volume is arranged by subject in three parts: the path of the Integral Yoga, the synthetic method of the Integral Yoga, and the Integral Yoga and other spiritual paths. Individual letters deal with many subjects relating to its practice, including the true object of spiritual seeking, the basic requisites of the path, the foundation of the sadhana, the yoga of knowledge, works, devotion, and self-perfection, and the distinction of the Integral Yoga as a yoga of transformation.


cover Veda of the Body
— Dr Alok Pandey
ISBN: 978-81-7060-338-2
Available since 19-Sep-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 387
Price: Rs 450

Looking at the human body and its natural state of health from a spiritual perspective, this is a study that ranges across such diverse aspects as the physical consciousness, the key to educating the body, the seeds and roots of illness, health as a dynamic equilibrium, the mystery of death, various approaches to stress management, and an integral model of health. Drawing inspiration from the vision of the seers of the Vedas and from the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, it echoes the sentiment that the spirit within is the true guide to health and healing, and to the conscious evolution of the body as an embodiment of that spirit.


cover Auroville Architecture
towards new forms for a new consciousness
— Concept & Layout: Franz Fassbender
ISBN: 978-81-928152-3-7
Available since 19-Sep-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 213
Price: Rs 750

As a photographic and textual chronicle of the architectural approaches taken since Auroville’s founding in 1968, this book outlines the development of the city plan, with its four distinct zones, describes the first experiments in residential housing and public buildings, and addresses design issues and challenges tied to the topography and climate of the region as well as the demands created by its broad cultural and socio-economic diversity. The book highlights the creativity of Auroville’s buildings, the commitment to integrate renewable energy, water management, and other infrastructure needs in its architecture, and recent designs that will serve the urban nature of the city’s future. In the final section, many of the town’s practising architects talk about their work, their inspiration, and their future vision.


cover Sri Aurobindo's Integral Yoga
Vedic & Christian Spirituality Readdressed Towards a Humane Society
— Dr Moanungsang
ISBN: 978-93-5148-009-9
Available since 18-Sep-2014
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 481
Price: Rs 1590

Beginning with an overview of Sri Aurobindo’s life and thought, this scholarly work then analyses the metaphysical background of the Integral Yoga, its origins and objectives, its distinctive characteristics, and its synthesis of the inherent truths of traditional systems of yoga. The author then introduces Sri Aurobindo’s method of sadhana, explains its essential requisites, and looks at some of the complexities and difficulties one may experience during sadhana. The final chapter studies the impact of globalisation on human society, religious fundamentalism as a source of conflict, and how the Integral Yoga may offer a possible response to these issues. It concludes with a consideration of how the Integral Yoga can enrich Christian spirituality.


cover Transforming Lives
An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Integral Yoga
— Larry Seidlitz
ISBN: 979-81-901891-5-5
Available since 06-Sep-2014
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 204
Price: Rs 250

This introductory book on the Integral Yoga is based on the author’s talks and papers, most of which have appeared previously in Ashram-related journals. The chapters highlight the basic teachings of the Integral Yoga, its contributions to the Indian spiritual tradition, some of its methods and practices, and its concept of an integral psychological perfection. Other essays examine the nature of human emotions and how they are to be transformed to serve a higher truth, discuss the true foundations of a spiritual activism, and provide glimpses of the Mother’s work on the supramental transformation of the body. The book includes a glossary of yogic and Sanskrit terms.


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