Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Seeing every work as the Mother’s work

I am leaving Orissa in a few hours, and by the evening expect to be in Pondicherry, where Aurobindo - who started off as a "terrorist" - took refuge and spent the rest of his life in metaphysical speculations. I have some lectures scheduled in the Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work, Mangalore, a Christian institution where I have taught many times before, and I guess I will make my way across to the West Coast again.
Im angry at god: D Sivakarthikeyan
Also, I visit Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry occasionally. I love that place for its serenity and peacefulness. My life has never been a bed of roses. Whatever I’m today is because of my hard work. When I lost my dad I thought of ending my life, ...
Sometimes the most important work is done silently in the background by some and all these are highly interconnected forces that bring about the "golden change" (From Savitri). Such is the power of consciousness. We reap the harvest of the work done for the creation. Divine chooses each one in his own way to do the work, a simple doodle or a quibble can also have an immense power or it can release right positive energy if it has the right aspiration to connect with the source of an all-ascending prayer of transcendence: […]
Re: The Death of Democracy and Human Rights in India Joy Roy Choudhury Jun 15, 2011 Dear All, Again the key to all these issues I think is Evolution of Consciousness. India is evolving at her own pace and to eventually eradicate corruption and poverty, it will take time. But one can be hopeful that all this will be done by the grace of the Divine Mother.
Its the same Divine Will that created this wonderful land will take its wheel forward to the next level. We humans can play a big part to make it happen by bringing about the change and transformation first within ourselves. We must admit here that there are faceless hidden
forces that sought to govern the earth, these forces which we don't see or apprehend are there as mechanisms that fail, they are the present system of politics, democracy, judiciary, financial institutions etc. They fail at their present renderings because they are bereft of the Truth Consciousness. 
Man in his present state is still very much a mental human being so he can be easily governed by these nameless, faceless forces of falsehood or ignorance and death.
Often, it was said during the Jacobean period that Man in Trying to be Something More than Man Ends up in Becoming Less than Man, this can happen and looking back at history or even today we know this is true because then his evolutionary forces are not directed towards the Existence, Consciousness and Bliss (Sat-Chit-Ananda) but towards the satisfaction of the Lower Nature.
Man has to understand first his position in the Great Chain of Beings and then rightly assess the situation and proceed towards the Summit of the Forces, towards the Light and towards Love Consciousness and Knowledge. All these better said than done. Avatars have come, and so His Bibhutis and also Maha Rishis and Gurus - we have moved on from one-celled organism to a super ape using android and iphones and what nots. But if we are conscious, then we can make a difference to this whole process of evolution.
Jai Ma: Srimanka Seva — Pashupati Bhattacharya
Publisher: Madanlal Poddar, Pondicherry - Oriya translation of Jai Ma: On the Mother's Service
Reproduced from a chapter in On the Mother Divine by Pashupati, this small booklet addresses the right attitude to be taken towards work as part of one’s sadhana. It urges the reader to begin seeing every work as the Mother’s work, to be carried out with a constant remembrance of her, and to abandon the notion of personal gain and egocentric success. Work done in the right spirit, in whatever field of endeavour, can bring about a change of consciousness and draw one nearer to the Divine. 
The caste systems as we find today is of course of a deviated and deformed version of the original Caturvarna system. Sri Aurobindo examines the problem ...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo's examples are worth emulating for nation building

Train of thoughts halts at Cantonment Indian Express Posted on Jun 20, 2011
While the first concentrates on the earlier and formative years, the latter represents his teachings and morals along with his decision on attending the Parliament of Religion in Chicago, in 1893. His address at the Parliament of Religion is also framed.
The board at the far end of the second coach summons the exhibition with Swami Vivekananda’s signature and one-liners from personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sri Aurobindo.
The Life Divine, the magnum opus of Sri Aurobindo is the agenda of the New Age, ... The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo's magnum opus and His blue-print for the ...
In any case, I will end this with a quote from the Revolutionary-Saint Sri Aurobindo, it would augur well as a "strategy" for resolving ...
Rajeev Srinivasan on how Ramdev, Hazare, and Husain are all representative of ... The most prominent, of course, were Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo, ...
AV's politics
It is obvious that Hazare pops out every once in a while with an anti-political .... So what is the guarantee that a Lok Pal (who is again a person) will be immune …. Ramdev wanted an honourable way out and that was provided by Sri Sri ..... 
I would anyway say Vivekananda and Aurobindo are the greatest Indians of the last century and certainly en example worth emulating in nation building.. Suman Kalyan
There's books on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo about the vision for Auroville, there's all sorts of spiritual and psychological readings, ...
Still, on both counts, Baba Ramdev has come up woefully short and has plenty of .....  The Hazare gang says it will go ahead with the protest despite the ban, setting the ...  Ramana and Aurobindo did not leave their ashrams for decades on end. ...
We may not agree with everything that Anna Hazare proposes – but his ideas are out there in ... (The author teaches Economics at Sri Aurobindo College (Eve. 
He is popuwarwy known as Baba Ramdev, and has gained popuwarity for his teachings of Yoga, ... This incwuded a rare book of Aurobindo Ghosh, Yogik Sadhan, .....Many pepowe wike sri sri ravi shankar awso forced him to end his fast. ...
A Weekly meditation with Sri Aurobindo's epic and initiatic poem at the very center of Auroville. Every THURSDAY at sunset 6 to 6.30 p.m. ...

Monday, June 13, 2011

A person may grow spiritually more during the last few years of life

Until next time Times of India Ramesh Bijlani | Jun 13, 2011, 03.02pm IST
The spiritual explanation provided by the Mother (Aurobindo Ashram) is that a person does not die till he gives his consent, may be only for "the hundredth part of a second". As she says, there is always something in the person which, out of fatigue or disgust, says: "Well, let it be finished, so much the better". …
The body is subject to ageing and decay. Like any machine, it cannot go on working forever. Therefore, death is a physical necessity. Death is also a spiritual necessity. The goal of life is spiritual growth, and most of us are unable to complete the journey of spiritual growth in a lifetime. Beyond a point, our body is too worn out to continue with this journey. We should be happy that death provides us a mechanism by which we are sure to get rid of this body, and get a brand new body to continue the journey further. 
How can we be reborn unless we are ready to die? Death not only clears the way for another opportunity to take a few steps in our spiritual journey, it also helps us grow in this life. If we were assured of physical immortality, few of us would be motivated to grow spiritually. A sinful life can be so engaging, absorbing, and entertaining, that it would not leave us any time, incentive or energy to live a better life. The certainty of death is a powerful force that restrains evil and encourages good deeds. That is why a person may grow spiritually more during the last few years of life than in the preceding several decades. 
Auromira Yoga: OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE SPIRITUALITY By Dr. Ramesh Bijlani The misplaced curiosity trap
Drifting into spirituality with the relatively simple aims of pursuing something of lasting value, something useful to others, or something better than joining the rat race, some young people get distracted by the futile search for answers to irrelevant questions. They want to know more and more about life after death, rebirth, past life regression, or forecasting the future. They start resolving the apparent discrepancies in the karma theory. 
Thoughts and Aporisms 29 from All choice by Barindranath Chaki
We should understand properly what "will" is. The human will is a thought, supported by a 'force' for execution and also supported by an 'impulse'. Often, it is supported by a lesser knowledge and/or understanding, lesser force and lesser and baser impulses and instincts. We find on earth and among humans clash of wills. Whenever the thought and the force and the impulse backing the will is limited, more or less, conditioned by unconsciousness or half-consciousness, by grossness, by lack of enlightenment, there comes the question of clash or the question of virtue and vice. Barindranath Chaki 12-06-2011 [Simultaneously published by me in All choice and Sulekha.]   
Baba Ramdev does identify with the hoary spiritual traditions of India, although he does bring in his own idiosyncrasies. For instance, the traditional Guru has been a mild, philosophical, spiritual person emphasising the syncretic, tolerant strain of meditative Indic tradition. A good example would be the other-worldly and kindly Ramana Maharshi of Tiruvannamalai, or Sri Ramakrishna of Calcutta. Ramdev is not so mellow.
That is not to say that there have not been assertive Gurus. The most prominent, of course, were Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo, who did much to rekindle the spirit of Indian civilization, under withering attack by malign forces. And let us not forget the youthful Adi Sankara, he who traversed the length and breadth of the subcontinent, defeating the Buddhists in intellectual battles.
Baba Ramdev is perhaps in the mould of these robust Gurus. 
The name of Sri Aurobindo has adorned the media in diverse contexts in the wake of the current Hazare-Ramdev mobilization, but no one cares to point out the ...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

How does Heehs conclude that Sri Aurobindo was a stoic?

McEvilley is definitely worth reading. He devotes a chapter to some peculiar parallels between the Greek Stoic school and Hinduism. Many of the Stoic scriptures were lost, but based on the extant manuscripts, it seems the Stoic averred the cyclic creation and destruction of the cosmos, the pneuma (i.e. conscious-force) which dwells in plants, animals and man, the interpenetration of the soul with the body, our existence after death, etc.
I plan to write a post on the Stoic-Hinduism parallels someday soon.

Finally, Sri Aurobindo’s “own stoicism, partly innate and partly learned from philosophers such as Epictetus, would have helped him to keep his sexual tendencies in check.” I reproduce below the document which Heehs has based himself upon to show the reader how he decontextualises his sources:

Sri Aurobindo’s intellect was influenced by Greek philosophy.
Very little. I read more than once Plato’s Republic and Symposium, but only extracts from his other writings. It is true that under his impress I rashly started writing at the age of 18 an explanation of the cosmos on the foundation of the principle of Beauty and Harmony, but I never got beyond the first three or four chapters. I read Epictetus and was interested in the ideas of the Stoics and the Epicureans; but I made no study of Greek philosophy or of any of the [? ]. (Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, Autobiographical Notes, p 112)

Sri Aurobindo’s note begins with “Very little” in answer to the biographer’s statement on him being influenced by Greek philosophy. If Sri Aurobindo goes on to say that he read Epictetus and was interested in the ideas of the Stoics, it certainly does not mean a denial of his opening answer or that he was indeed influenced by Epictetus and the Stoics. How does Heehs then conclude that Sri Aurobindo’s stoicism was “partly learned from philosophers such as Epictetus”? How does he at all conclude that Sri Aurobindo was a stoic? By the fact that he took up Yoga which requires self-control? If that is the case, then we can conclude that only stoics take up Yoga!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Meaning of the term ‘Integral’

June 12 The Pilgrimage to Pandharpur: Bhakti on the Road 
with John M. Stanley, PhD, professor of Religions and Anthropology
Dr. Stanley made many trips to India to study the popular devotional sects and the religious practices of the devoted worshippers of Vitthoba whose yearly pilgrimage to the village of Pandharpur demonstrates the devotional intensity of the bhakti traditions. Dr. Stanley’s power point presentation includes exciting photos of the pilgrimage and underscore his vast knowledge of the bhakti traditions of India.
John M. Stanley is the recipient of an M Div degree, summa cum laude from Pacific School of Religion and a PhD from Columbia University in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. A professor of History of Religions and Anthropology of Religion at Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin from 1961 to 2000, he was five times the director of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest India Study Program and twice received year long grants to conduct research in India. Professor Stanley has been the recipient of a Rockefeller Brothers Theological Fellowship and has received grants from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is the author of several published articles on Bhakti practices in Maharashtra.
June 26 Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Memorial concert offering
with Sri Karunamayee, Sur Laya Sangam and Arshad Syed on tabla
Sri Karunamayee is renowned for her soul-empowering music. She refined her rendering of North Indian Classical vocal music under the revered tutelege of Pandit Pran Nath ji and holds Masters degrees in both philosophy and music, having served as an innovative educator in academic settings. Sri Karunamayee is a vital member of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Delhi.
Jul 10: Mother Sees that the Psychic Being Materializes into the Supramental Being with Loretta Shartsis, long-time practitioner of integral yoga and resident of Auroville
Friday, July 8, 2011, 11:00 - 3:00 The Integral we move ahead
Please join us for an interactive workshop with Aster Patel, PhD. Aster is a long time resident of Auroville and member of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation. We will explore the meaning of the term ‘Integral’ and explore its significance as it reveals itself in discoveries made by the natural sciences and our potential for human growth and evolution.
Dr. Aster Patel is a long time resident and member of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation. For over three decades, she has been engaged in the experiment of Auroville where she is in charge of the Centre for Research in Indian Culture and Centre of Indian Studies in Bharat Nivas, in the International Zone of Auroville. Aster has taught for many years at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry and has participated in seminars and conferences at various centers and universities in India and internationally—including UNESCO, Paris and the United Nations— as well as other institutes in the U.S. Aster has written and published papers in philosophy, integral psychology, education and yoga. As a child, she lived with her parents at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry and studied at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education. Aster received her doctorate from the University of Paris (Sorbonne), where she wrote her doctoral dissertation titled: A Comparative Study of the Philosophies of Sri Aurobindo and Henri Bergson. Among numerous other accomplishments, Aster received the ‘Sri Aurobindo Puraskar’ in 2005 for a collection of papers and graphics that was published in 2006 under the title – The Presence of Time.

Foundations of Indian Psychology (in two volumes) edited by: Matthijs Cornelissen, Girishwar Misra, & Suneet Varma, published by: Pearson Education, New Delhi 
This chapter traces the history of pychology in India and discusses how it can be enriched by drawing from the classical Indian texts.
Dalal, Ajit K. & Cornelissen, M. (2010). Sri Aurobindo: A Yogi and a Poet
The chapter discusses the biography of an eminent Indian yogi and a poet, Sri Aurobindo. It also throws light on his creative genius as evident in his writings, particularly in his classic work, Savitri.
Cornelissen, R. M. Matthijs (2009). Sri Aurobindo, A short biography
Cornelissen, R. M. Matthijs (2007). In Defence of Rigorous Subjectivity
This article gives the basic argument why rigorous, yoga-based, research of first person experience is necessary to take Psychology further. It is based on a keynote given at the Annual Conference of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the BPS in 2007.
This article looks from an experiential angle at the different types of knowledge that are involved in yoga-based research. A slightly shorter version has been included in Matthijs Cornelissen, Girishwar Mishra and Suneet Varma (eds.) (2011), Foundations of Indian Psychology (Vol. 1), New-Delhi: Pearson.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Anurag Banerjee awarded 2011 Nolini Kanta Gupta Smriti Puraskar

May 21, 2011 at 7:47 am (Uncategorized
Dear Friends and Well-Wishers of Overman Foundation,
 It gives us immense delight to announce that the Founder and Chairman of Overman Foundation, Shri Anurag Banerjee, has been awarded with the ‘Nolini Kanta Gupta Smriti Puraskar’ for the year 2011 for his contribution in the field of research and education. It is noteworthy that Shri Banerjee is the youngest recipient ever to receive this prestigious award given by ‘Srinvantu’ and Sri Aurobindo Bhawan, Kolkata.
 Under the guidance of Shri Banerjee, Overman Foundation has become India’s only online research institute dedicated to the mission of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. We take the opportunity to congratulate Shri Banerjee and wish him all the success in life.
 The Overman Foundation Team.

March 27, 2011 at 8:03 am (Uncategorized
Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation,
Since its inception in March 2010 Overman Foundation aims to recognize the invaluable contribution of the scholars, writers, researchers and workers of the Aurobindonian movement in various fields. For this purpose, the ‘Auro-Ratna Award’ was initiated to felicitate the ‘true children’ of the Divine, who, as defined by the Mother, are those few who have consecrated all of themselves and all they have—soul, life, work and wealth. In 2010, the recipients of the first ‘Auro-Ratna Award’ were K. D. Sethna alias Amal Kiran, Prof. Arabinda Basu and the late Jugal Kishore Mukherjee.
Today, on behalf of Overman Foundation, I take the opportunity to announce the names of the recipients of the ‘Auro-Ratna Award’ for the year 2011. This year the award will be given to Shri Robi Gupta, Dr. Kireet Joshi and Dr. Prithwindranath Mukherjee for their outstanding contribution in the field of literature, education, philosophy and research.
Shri Robi Gupta (b. 1926) is the youngest son of the late Nolini Kanta Gupta. He became an inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1944. He is one of the foremost poets of Sri Aurobindo Ashram whose works were appreciated by Sri Aurobindo himself who gave him the title of ‘Tagore of the Ashram’. A linguist and the recipient of the prestigious ‘Sri Aurobindo Puraskar’, Shri Robi Gupta’s published works in Bengali include ‘Swapani’, ‘Sarani’, ‘Mandakini’, ‘Mormomoral’, ‘Geeti-arghya’ and ‘Shiulijhora Bhorer Bela’ to name a few.
Dr. Kireet Joshi (b. 1931) studied philosophy and law at the Bombay University. He was selected for I. A. S. in 1955 but in 1956 he resigned to devote himself at Sri Aurobindo Ashram to the study and practice the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. He taught Philosophy and Psychology at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education at Pondicherry and participated in numerous educational experiments under the guidance of the Mother. In 1976 the Government of India invited him to be the Educational Adviser in the Ministry of Education. In 1983 he was appointed Special Secretary to the Government of India and held this post till 1988. From 1987 to 1993 he was the Member-Secretary of Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan. From 1987 to 1990 he served as the Vice-Chairman of the UNESCO Institute of Education, Hamburg. In the Ministry of Education, he was in-charge of Higher Education, National Commission on Teachers, Languages, Youth Affairs and UNESCO affairs. He was also the Chairman of Auroville Foundation and Indian Council of Philosophical Research. His published works include ‘Sri Aurobindo and Integral Yoga’, ‘Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’, ‘Education for Character Development’, ‘Education for Tomorrow’, ‘Education at Crossroads’, ‘Glimpses of Vedic Literature and Veda and Indian Culture’ and ‘Philosophy and Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and Other Essays’.  
Dr. Prithwindra Nath Mukherjee (b. 1936) is the grandson of the famous revolutionary Jatindranath Mukherjee alias Bagha Jatin. He came to Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1948, studied and taught at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education. He was mentioned by the Sahitya Akademi manuals and anthologies as a poet before he attained the age of twenty. He has translated the works of French authors like Albert Camus, Saint-John Perse and René Char for Bengali readers, and eminent Bengali authors into French. He shifted to Paris with a French Government Scholarship in 1966. He defended a thesis on Sri Aurobindo at Sorbonne. He served as a lecturer in two Paris faculties, a producer on Indian culture and music for Radio France and was also a freelance journalist for the Indian and French press. His thesis for PhD which studied the pre-Gandhian phase of India’s struggle for freedom was supervised by Raymond Aron in Paris University. In 1977 he was invited by the National Archives of India as a guest of the Historical Records Commission. He presented a paper on ‘Jatindranath Mukherjee and the Indo-German Conspiracy’ and his contribution on this area has been recognized by eminent educationists. A number of his papers on this subject have been translated into major Indian languages. He went to the United States of America as a Fullbright scholar and discovered scores of files covering the Indian revolutionaries in the Wilson Papers. In 1981 he joined the French National Centre of Scientific Research. He was also a founder-member of the French Literary Translators’ Association. In 2003 he retired as a researcher in Human and Social Sciences Department of French National Centre of Scientific Research in Paris. A recipient of ‘Sri Aurobindo Puraskar’, in the same year he was invited by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for the world premiere of Correspondances, opus for voice and orchestra where the veteran composer Henri Dutilleux had set to music Prithwindra’s French poem on Shiva Nataraja, followed by texts by Solzhenitsyn, Rilke and Van Gogh. In 2009 he was appointed to the rank of chevalier (Knight) of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture of France. He has penned books in English, Bengali and French and some of his published works include ‘Samasamayiker Chokhe Sri Aurobindo,’ ‘Pondicherryer Dinguli’, ‘Bagha Jatin’, ‘Sadhak-Biplobi Jatindranath’, ‘Undying Courage’, ‘Vishwer Chokhe Rabindranath’, ‘Thât/Mélakartâ : The Fundamental Scales in Indian Music of the North and the South’ (foreworded by Pandit Ravi Shankar), ‘Poèmes du Bangladesh’, ‘Serpent de flammes’, ‘Le sâmkhya’, ‘Les écrits bengalis de Sri Aurobindo’, ‘Chants bâuls, les Fous de l’Absolu’, ‘Anthologie de la poésie bengalie’ and ‘Les racines intellectuelles du movement d’independence de l’Inde (1893-1918)’ ending up with Sri Aurobindo, “the last of the Prophets”.  
It will be our privilege to hand over the ‘Auro-Ratna Award’, named after Sri Aurobindo, to three of his most faithful followers.
With warm regards,
Anurag Banerjee
Chairman and Chief Executive,
Overman Foundation.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Concept of Man in Sri Aurobindo's Poetry

Comment by Vladimir Last Updated: June 1, 2011
It is very intuitive observation:
"The individual consciousness has however, even by plunging into rationality and logic, the means to break free and become the vehicle of the soul. The individual consciousness can include the rational and logic into the process of becoming integral. It just needs to lift its gaze to the unlimited realities and give them names, make the eternal the alphabet of its reasoning and build action on its ground."
It's very true, indeed, for it is only through the individual that the integral consciousness can emerge. Logic and rationality are only the means of individualisation. Back to Discussion (Topic:Some thoughts on the Vedic studies and Linguistics)

Note the following words—“presumably”, “does not seem”, “seems to have”, “may have”, “would have”. Is this history or guesswork?

proindie Sri Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, a medico, drew his inspiration from Swami Vivekananda, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Rishi Aurobindo.

Buddha and Sankara of course were two of the greatest philosophers to have graced this planet. Another equally great, Bhagavan Aurobindo, said so …
Hegel's Dialectical Idealism was reversed by Marx ( Dialectical Materialism ). Aurobindo integrated both Materialism and Idealism and called it Dialectical Integralism. He integrated Matter and Spirit. Matter is Brahman ( Padartham Brahma, Annam Brahma ) and is the outer garment of Spirit.

All life is Yoga. – Sri Aurobindo ... Jitendra Sharma: Professor of French and Chairman, Sri Aurobindo Society of Calicut at St. Joseph's ... My new book: 'Concept of Man in Sri Aurobindo's Poetry' - from Savitri Era Devotees by aurofrance

Rajkamal Prakashan Pvt Ltd, 2008 - Philosophy - 135 pages
On the life and works of Aurobindo Ghose, 1872-1950, Indic philosopher, nationalist, and poet; includes Hindi translation of 14 poems of Aurobindo by the author. User Review -   1 Review
mene is kitab ko parha hai. hindi bhasa me sriaurobido par dinkarji ke en nibandhon dwara jo prakas dala gaya hai vah bejorh hai. dinkarji ke ye nibandh tatha kavitaon ke hindi anubad unake sriaurobindo ke prati shradha ko darsati hai. meri vinati hai ki jo bhi sriaurobindo ko hindi ke madhyam se janana chahate hain uneh is pustak ko jarur padana chahiye. munni singh kushwah gwalior m. p. india  

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Acharya Abhay Dev was a great admirer of Maharshi Dayananda as well as Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo (= Sri Arvind Ghosh) wrote two essays in English on Maharshi Dayananda: (i) "Dayananda - The Man and his work" and (ii) "Dayananda and the Veda". There essays were published first time in 'Vedic Magazine' edited by Prof. Ramdev ji in two issues in the years - 1915 & 1916. Thereafter these brilliant essays of Sri Aurobindo got published in so many other magazines and also translated in to other regional languages including Hindi. These are published from Pondicherry in a book vide "Swami Dayananda" and "Bankim-Tilak-Dayananda". Sarvadeshik Sabha of Arya Samaj also published these books. The contents of these essays have been quoted in numerous books written on Swami Dayananda and his interpretation of the Vedas.
The Hindi translation of these essays is also done by more than one scholars. Sri Acharya Abhay Dev ji was a great Vedic scholar and he used to visit and stay at Sri Aurobindo Ashram-Pondicherry when Sri Aurobindo was alive, to practice Yoga. He was a great admirer of Maharshi Dayananda as well as Sri Aurobindo. PDF of these famous essays written by Sri Aurobindo on Maharshi Dayananda (Hindi translation by Acharya Abhay Dev ji) is attached herewith. 
These essays in Hindi was published in Oct-2008 issue of Hindi monthly "Yog-sandesh" of Patanjali Yog-peeth of Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj. Our acknowledgment is due to "Yog-sandesh" and its editor also for the same. I wish these essays will be widely read, utilized and circulated among the masses by the learned readers to spread the greatness of Dayananda and the true picture of his Vedic vision. = Bhavesh Merja