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The Interplay of the Three Gunas

Because the three Gunas are always in flux, it cannot be said that any individual maintains at all times and in all ways, a completely sattwic, rajasic or tamasic character. 539 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Audio CDs of Manoj Dasgupta’s Talks on “Centenary of Mother’s Arrival at Pondicherry” and “Centenary of the Launching of Arya”.

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation,

It gives me immense pleasure to announce that two audio CDs containing talks of Shri Manoj Dasgupta, Managing Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust and Registrar of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (Pondicherry), on “Centenary of Mother’s Arrival at Pondicherry” and “Centenary of the Launching of… 83 more words

The Interplay of the Three Gunas

Because the three Gunas are always in flux, it cannot be said that any individual maintains at all times and in all ways, a completely sattwic, rajasic or tamasic character. 539 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Dyuman’s Correspondence with the Mother: Second Installment

Dear Friends,

Chunibhai Patel (19.6.1903—19.8.1992) was a Gujarati sadhak who was renamed ‘Dyuman’ (“the luminous one”) by Sri Aurobindo on 24 November 1928. He visited Pondicherry for the first time on 11 July 1924 and surrendered himself to Sri Aurobindo. 2,393 more words

The Quality of Sattwa

For a long period of time, humanity has been primarily governed by the action of Tamas and Rajas, with only a modicum of Sattwa. This implies that humanity is therefore primarily driven by desires, ambition, and the attendant reactions of greed, rage, anger, hatred and ruthlessness that have been such factors in the constant fight for survival, the attempts to dominate and control and the virtually endless warfare that humanity has experienced (fruits of Rajas in action); and by seeking for comfort and insulation from harm, and the attendant reactions of fear, panic, weakness and unwillingness to act, attempt new things or intervene positively in situations (fruits of Tamas in action). 292 more words

Sri Aurobindo

The Quality of Sattwa

For a long period of time, humanity has been primarily governed by the action of Tamas and Rajas, with only a modicum of Sattwa. This implies that humanity is therefore primarily driven by desires, ambition, and the attendant reactions of greed, rage, anger, hatred and ruthlessness that have been such factors in the constant fight for survival, the attempts to dominate and control and the virtually endless warfare that humanity has experienced (fruits of Rajas in action); and by seeking for comfort and insulation from harm, and the attendant reactions of fear, panic, weakness and unwillingness to act, attempt new things or intervene positively in situations (fruits of Tamas in action). 292 more words

Sri Aurobindo

The Quality of Rajas

Without action, energy, nothing is created. Rajas is the quality or mode of action in the manifested world. We look upon the world as a field of action, where each being and form is constantly pressured and forced to survive or die. 284 more words

Sri Aurobindo