The One Self In All.

Sri Aurobindo is one of the most respected fre...
Sri Aurobindo is one of the most respected freedom fighters from Bengal and also a poet, philosopher, and yogi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted August 17, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

After discovering a very interesting short documentary based on the thinking of Indian yogi and spiritual writer Sri Aurobindo, and his spiritual collaborator Mirra Richard, who he called “Mother,” here is the film for your enjoyment.

Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) was a leader in India’s independence movement and, after experiencing mystical and spiritual events while in prison after British authorities silenced him, turned to spirituality.

His major philosophical book was “The Life Divine.”

He is known for what he called integral yoga, of which he said, “The one aim of (my) yoga is an inner self-development by which each one who follows it can in time discover the One self in all and evolve a higher consciousness than the mental, a spiritual and supramental consciousness which will transform and divinize human nature.”

He is also known for writing “Savitri”- an epic poem of some 24,000 lines.


7 thoughts on “The One Self In All.

  1. Stirring video of Sri Aurobindo’s thoughts – does move one almost to tears – in the former French enclave of Pondicheri in South India Aurobindo and the Mother ( a French lady mystic) set up the ideal spiritual township of Auroville which today attracts thousands of followers and seekers after – Aurobindo’s main idea was the evolution of man to supermanhood – much like many New Age thinkers idea of the dawn of a consciousness age.


    1. Indrajit,
      Have you read Sri Aurobindo’s book “The Divine Life”? If so what were your impressions, and where can one go on the internet to read it? I’m not sure whether his use of the term “supermanhood” attracts or repels people to his writings, though I am certain that reading his words will increase one’s awareness and knowledge of the consciousness/spirituality field. Read in Wikipedia that Ken Wilber, another man whose books I have yet to read, was influenced by Sri Aurobindo.
      Thank you,


      1. i have not read all of Aurobindo, no – but i know all the essentials of his thought – reminds me so much of New Age thinkers and scientistists about our essential oneness with the cosmos and that we are God’s instruments in helping Him discover himself!


        1. Indrajit,
          One senses that more people are thinking about human potential, higher consciousness and oneness these days. The sooner humanity comes to realize we are all connected and one family on Earth, the better. On this idea there is no debate.
          Thank you,


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