Great Personalities

The Message of August 15 – Amal Kiran

A beautiful & profound essay by Amal Kiran on Sri Aurobindo, and the Message of August 15th, for India and the World.

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3 – Buddhism and Hinduism

This is part 3 of the Buddha and Shankara series, and focuses on an article by Nolini Kanta Gupta titled "Buddhism and Hinduism".

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2 – How Hinduism was influenced by Buddhism

Part of the Buddha and Shankara series. Examines pre-Buddhistic Hinduism vs post-Buddhistic Hinduism and how later Indian spirituality: accepted & combined Buddha + Shankara.

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4 – The effect of Shankara’s Illusionism on the life of India

Well-known spiritual leaders of our time are renunciates, and still posit moksha and mukti as the goal. If we simply ask "how did this happen?" we come to recognize how profoundly Shankara and Buddha's thought have influenced India.

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Sri Aurobindo on Sri Krishna and Arjuna

Sri Aurobindo’s treatise on the Gita is actually published under the volume Essays on the Gita ( read online| download pdf | buy the book ). The essays were originally published in the monthly Arya (1916-19). Several years before this (between 1909-10), Sri Aurobindo wrote several articles in Bengali which were published in the Weekly […]

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Ravi Shankar – the Legend

11-12-12. On this day of Ravi Shankar’s passing, I feel deeply grateful for everything that he has done and has been to India, to Shastriya sangeet, and to World music, and of course to the countless people he inspired over the past 7 decades. It was only a few years ago, after reading his utterly […]

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