Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ancient Bharat

It is not armlets that adorn a man, nor necklaces all cramped with moon bright pearls, nor baths, nor ointments, nor arranged curls. 'Tis art of excellent speech that only adorn him: Jewels perish, garlands fade, this only abides and glittery undecayed ." Bhartrihari (Nitishatakam, 19). Translated by Sri Aurobindo

The Essential Work"Out of this awakening vision and impulse the Indian renaissance is arising, and that must determine its future tendency. The recovery of the old spiritual knowledge and experience in all its splendour, depth and fullness is its first, most essential work; the flowing of this spirituality into new forms of philosophy, literature, art, science and critical knowledge is the second; an original dealing with modern problems in the light of Indian spirit and the endeavour to formulate a greater synthesis of a spiritualised society is the third and most difficult. Its success on these three lines will be the measure of its help to the future of humanity."
This in essence is the objective of the Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture inspired by the above quotations from Sri Aurobindo.

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