THE FIRST new publication in this issue is an introduction to Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga titled Transforming Lives. Over the past ten years the author wrote articles on a variety of subjects that appeared in journals such as Mother India, Invocation, New Race, Śraddha, and Collaboration. Collected in book form, they provide a balanced overview of Sri Aurobindo’s teachings, an examination of some of the basic practices and psychological attitudes of the Integral Yoga, some glimpses of the Mother’s work on the supramental transformation of the body, and a look at some specific subjects, such as spiritual activism and Integral Yoga, and how emotions can be transmuted and divinised through the discipline of Integral Yoga.

The Institute of Human Study, as part of its Golden Jubilee celebrations, has brought out a series of five books of selected works by its founder, Prof. V. Madhusudan Reddy. The volumes represent the scope of his writings. Two who are One: Sri Aurobindo and the Mother is a testament to their identity of consciousness, vision, and path. The book includes essays, poems, and dream visions on this theme. Domains of Light is a study on the Upanishads and The Life Divine. These selections expand on the hidden truths of the Upanishadic mantras as revealed by Sri Aurobindo, and his vision of a new destiny for humanity. The choice of essays in The Creative Word seeks to organise Prof. Reddy’s writings on the Veda and Savitri, linking these texts through concepts such as vak, sphota, and mantra. Essays on speech, sound, philology, and linguistics aim to deepen our understanding of the Vedic mantras and of Savitri.

The Next Step in Individual and Social Development is a collection of essays based on two of Sri Aurobindo’s works, The Synthesis of Yoga and The Human Cycle. The focus is on individual human evolution and collective growth, offering a comprehensive view of the individual and society, their problems and possible solutions. The fifth volume is titled Science, Spirituality and Culture and takes an evolutionary perspective on themes such as what the future science would be – a “science of spiritualised subjectivity and objectivised spirituality” –, and on the inevitability of the spiritual transformation of all material existence.

Two new books from Auroville offer visual representations of its growth and development in specific areas. Auroville Form, Style and Design, a collection of 365 photographs, portrays a spectrum of Auroville design and style with pictures of interiors and details from homes, community spaces, gardens, and aesthetic products. The black-and-white photographs from the early years offer a vivid contrast to the colour, form, and evolving style of its public and private places today. Texts by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother accompany the photographs. The second book, Landscapes and Gardens of Auroville, contains 310 photographs and accompanying text that delineate the evolution of Auroville’s green spaces: its gardens and landscapes. The first sixty pages show the history of Auroville’s originally barren and eroded landscape, which contrasts with the verdancy of its grounds and scenery today.
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ENGLISH

coverTransforming Lives

An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Integral Yoga
— Larry Seidlitz
ISBN: 979-81-901891-5-5
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research, Pondicherry
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.

coverTwo Who are One: Sri Aurobindo & The Mother

— V. Madhusudan Reddy
ISBN: 978-81-85853-14-7
Publisher: Institute of Human Study, Hyderabad
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 66
Price: Rs 225

This book is part of a series that presents selections from some of Dr Madhusudan Reddy’s works. The author’s descriptions of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother as one are interwoven with his depiction of their common mission to supramentalise earthly life.

coverDomains of Light

The Upanishads & The Life Divine
— V. Madhusudan Reddy
ISBN: 978-81-85853-16-1
Publisher: Institute of Human Study, Hyderabad
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 227
Price: Rs 375

This book is part of a series that presents selections from some of Dr Madhusudan Reddy’s works. The author seeks to establish parallels between the Upanishads and The Life Divine, elaborating upon the secrets of the Upanishadic mantras as revealed in Sri Aurobindo’s work.

coverThe Creative Word

The Veda & Savitri
— V. Madhusudan Reddy
ISBN: 978-81-85853-12-3
Publisher: Institute of Human Study, Hyderabad
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 252
Price: Rs 450

This book is part of a series that presents selections from some of Dr Madhusudan Reddy’s works. The author expands on Sri Aurobindo’s insights into Vedic terminology and the power of the Creative Word. Dr Reddy expatiates on Word, speech, sound, philology, and linguistics to further our understanding of the Vedic mantras and of Savitri.

coverThe Next Step In Individual and Social Development

— V. Madhusudan Reddy
ISBN: 978-81-85853-15-4
Publisher: Institute of Human Study, Hyderabad
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 232
Price: Rs 400

This book is part of a series that presents selections from some of Dr Madhusudan Reddy’s works. Sri Aurobindo’s individual and collective psychology, and his views on the evolving human unity, are discussed and elaborated upon in two parts. The emphasis is on the individual change of consciousness leading to the evolution of a spiritual society.

coverScience, Spirituality and Culture

An Evolutionary Perspective
— V. Madhusudan Reddy
ISBN: 978-81-85853-13-0
Publisher: Institute of Human Study, Hyderabad
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 225
Price: Rs 375

This book is part of a series that presents selections from some of Dr Madhusudan Reddy’s works. These chapters reflect the author’s Aurobindonian perspectives on the congruence of science and spirituality. The author attempts to demonstrate Sri Aurobindo’s views on how science, spirituality, and culture are interconnected.

coverAuroville Form, Style and Design

Towards new forms for a new consciousness
— Concept: Franz Fassbender
Publisher: PRISMA, Auroville
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 145
Price: Rs 550

This is a collection of 365 mostly colour photographs that depicts interiors and details of Auroville homes, gardens, and products. It includes pictures of such buildings in Auroville as the Matrimandir from the time it was a work-in-progress up until its completion, the Last School, and Aspiration. The photographs are accompanied by text excerpted from Sri Aurobindo’s The National Value of Art and from the Mother’s writings. These pictures capture the outward expression of the unique consciousness of Auroville.

coverLandscapes and Gardens of Auroville

The transformation of the land
— Concept: Franz Fassbender
ISBN: 978-81-928152-2-0
Publisher: PRISMA, Auroville
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 171
Price: Rs 650

This book, printed entirely on art paper, presents Auroville’s gardens and landscapes in 310 photographs, with accompanying text from various sources. Many of the gardens featured in the book are inspired by Japanese garden design. The book contains essays and pictures on such themes as the creation of the Matrimandir gardens, Auroville’s afforestation work, and the water challenge facing the community. The first sixty pages depict the history of the development of Auroville’s landscape.

coverSadhana Can Be Done Anywhere

— Words of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
ISBN: 978-81-7060-348-1
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 41
Price: Rs 30

coverPractice of Spirituality in Everyday Life

— Words of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
ISBN: 978-81-7060-353-5
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 41
Price: Rs 30

ITALIAN

coverLa Madre è con noi

Riflessioni finali 1973 - 1983
— Nolini Kanta Gupta
ISBN: 979-81-7058-064-4
Publisher: Domani, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 126
Price: Rs 230

Italian translation of The Mother Abides

Description of content for original work:
        This book is a collection of thoughts and reflections by Nolini Kanta Gupta, who was involved in India’s freedom movement with Sri Aurobindo in Bengal and later became one of his earliest disciples in Pondicherry. Written or spoken during the last decade of his life, these pieces are especially concerned with the significance of the Mother’s presence on earth and her departure from it; the nature and purpose of the Ashram; and the basis for the practice of the Integral Yoga as the human spirit faces the difficult challenges of today’s world. Many of these talks and writings were first presented to the students in his classes and later published in The Advent or in his Collected Works.

HINDI

coverPrashna aur Uttar 1956

— Sri Mataji
ISBN: 979-81-7058-027-9
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 527
Price: Rs 220

Hindi translation of Questions and Answers 1956

Description of content for original work:
        This book contains conversations of the Mother with members of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the students of the Ashram's school. During this year the Mother answered questions about two works of Sri Aurobindo: The Synthesis of Yoga (Part One) and Thoughts and Glimpses (first part).

coverManav Jeevan Mein Dukh, Karan aur Upachar

— Sri Mataji aur Sri Aravind ke Lekhon se sankalit
ISBN: 978-81-7060-354-2
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, Rajasthan State Committee, Jaipur
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 33
Price: Rs 25

coverSavitri: Swadhyay ke Sutra

— Compiled by Suresh Chandra Tyagi, Prem Tyagi
ISBN: 978-81-85289-16-8
Publisher: Ashir Prakashan, Saharanpur
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 296
Price: Rs 300

coverSri Aravind

— Narayan Prasad 'Bindu'
ISBN: 978-81-7483-066-1
Publisher: Shiksha Bharati, New Delhi
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 48
Price: Rs 28

coverSri Ma Ka Bharat-Agaman

— Suresh Chandra Tyagi
Publisher: Ashir Prakashan, Saharanpur
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 16
Price: Rs 25

BENGALI

coverBharater Nabajanma

— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 979-81-7058-046-0
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 68
Price: Rs 50

Bengali translation of The Renaissance in India

Description of content for original work:
        First published serially in the monthly review Arya between August and November 1918, these essays examine the spirit behind the Indian social and cultural resurgence that had begun a few decades earlier. Sri Aurobindo describes the ancient spirit and characteristic soul of India as having an ingrained spirituality, an enormous vitality and prolific creativity, and a strong intellectuality which sought the inner truth and law of each activity. He envisions a rebirth of this spirit in a new body of energy and in a new form, suffusing all aspects of Indian life – art, poetry, politics, science – indeed, all forms of human activity.

coverUttarer Ek Khonj

— Selected passages from Sri Aurobindo's "The Life Divine"
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Karmadhara, West Bengal
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 20
Price: Rs 10

coverTirthankar

— Dilip Kumar Roy
Publisher: General Printers and Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 313
Price: Rs 150

Bengali translation of Among the Great

Description of content for original work:
        This book brings together the author's records of his conversations and correspondence with Romain Rolland, Mahatma Gandhi, Bertrand Russell, Rabindranath Tagore, and most of all Sri Aurobindo. His aim was to elicit the views of eminent personalities on various aspects of life, from the role of art and science to social equality and moving on to spirituality. All five figures "are men of profound insight" who have "wrestled with the central problems of life and reached decisive certainties".

coverSri Aurobindo-Katha

— Dr Pankaj Kumar Ghosh
Publisher: Dr Pankaj Kumar Ghosh, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 208
Price: Rs 100

coverKabir Sange Dakshinatye

— Nirmalkumari Mahalanabish
ISBN: 978-81-923690-8-2
Publisher: Sagnik Books, Kolkata
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 53
Price: Rs 200

coverShishur Samasya O Samadhan

— Sampadana: Subrata Sen O Bhaskar Mukherji
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Karmadhara, West Bengal
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 54
Price: Rs 25

ORIYA

coverPragyan-Pradipika

Sri Aurobindanka Bhabna-Karika: Eka Drustipata
— Manoj Das
Publisher: Granthamandir, Cuttack
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 300
Price: Rs 220

TAMIL

coverSavitriyum Sarvakarya Siddhiyum

— P. Sundaramoorthy
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Devotees Prayer Group, Coimbatore
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 54
Price: Rs 30

TELUGU

coverGita Vyasamulu

— Sri Aurobindo
Publisher: Sri Mataravinda Divya Jeevana Kendra, Sri Aravindapuram
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 678
Price: Rs 400

Telugu translation of Essays on the Gita

Description of content for original work:
        These essays on the philosophy and method of self-discipline presented in the Bhagavad Gita were first published in the monthly review Arya be­tween 1916 and 1920, and were revised in the 1920s by Sri Aurobindo for publication as a book.

        “Our aim [in studying the Gita]”, wrote Sri Aurobindo, “must be to distinguish its essential and living message, that in it on which humanity has to seize for its perfection and its highest spiritual welfare.”

coverSri Gita Yogamu

— C. Nageshwar Rao
Publisher: Sri Mataravinda Divya Jeevana Kendra, Sri Aravindapuram
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 448
Price: Rs 250

coverSavitri Lo Velugulu

— K. Bhaskara Rao
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Vidya Kendram, Tenali
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 223
Price: Rs 225

KANNADA

coverYoga Samanvaya

— Sri Aravindaru
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society State Committee, Karnataka
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 933
Price: Rs 350

Kannada translation of The Synthesis of Yoga

Description of content for original work:
        In The Synthesis of Yoga Sri Aurobindo discusses at considerable length the three great yogic paths of Knowledge, Works, and Love. In the final part of the book, “The Yoga of Self-Perfection”, he describes his own system of yoga, known as the Integral Yoga, through which his philosophy of supramental transformation and conscious evolution could be empirically practiced in life.



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