The lineage of Aurobindo Ghose was impressive. Raj Narayan Bose, a recognized forerunner in Bengali.
Born: Aurobindo Ghose Died on August 15, 1872: December 5, 1950
Accomplishments: He was a political dissident, writer, researcher, yogi and rationalist. worked for the freedom of India and the continued evolution of life on Earth.
Aurobindo Ghose had many sides to him. He was a poet, scholar, yogi, freedom fighter, and philosopher. He worked his entire life for India's freedom and the continued evolution of life on Earth.
Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was born in Calcutta on August 15, 1872. Swamalata was his mother, and Krishnadhan was his father. The lineage of Aurobindo Ghose was impressive. Raj Narayan Bose, a recognized forerunner in Bengali writing, and the granddad of Indian patriotism was Sri Aurobindo's maternal granddad. His mother's lineage is to blame for Aurobindo Ghosh's spiritual depth and even his exceptional literary talent. His father was an English M.D.
Sri Aurobindo was sent to Loretto Convent School in Darjeeling when he was five years old. Aurobindo Ghose and his brothers were sent to England for higher education two years later, in 1879. Aurobindo attended St. Paul's in London for his entire education. Sri Aurobindo received admission to Cambridge in 1890, when he was 18 years old. He made a name for himself as a scholar of European classics in this setting. Sri Aurobindo Ghose also applied for the ICS while attending Cambridge in order to carry out the wishes of his father. In 1890, he did very well on the Indian Civil Service Examination. However, he was denied entry into the Indian Government's Covenantal Service because he failed the horsemanship test.
Aurobindo Ghose left India in 1893 and assumed the position of vice-principal of the state college in Baroda. He was paid Rs. 750/- as a salary. The Maharaja of Baroda held him in high regard. Aurobindo was a refined researcher in Greek and Latin. He studied Sanskrit, Bengali literature, philosophy, and political science extensively from 1893 to 1906.
After Bengal was partitioned in 1906, he quit his job and accepted a job at the Bengal National College with a salary of 150 rupees. He threw himself wholeheartedly into the revolutionary movement. From 1908 on, Aurobindo Ghose led India's struggle for independence. One of the pioneers of India's political awakening was Sri Aurobindo Ghosh. He was the editor of the English newspaper Bande Mataram and wrote bold and scathing editorials. He spoke out in favor of boycotting British goods, courts, and everything else. He requested that the populace prepare for passive resistance.
In Sri Aurobindo Ghosh's life, the infamous Alipore Bomb Case proved to be a turning point. In the Alipore Central Jail, Aurobindo spent a year in solitary confinement as an undertrial prisoner. He had the dream of his future life, the divine mission that God had ordained for him, in a filthy cell at Alipore Jail. During his time in prison, he concentrated on studying and practicing the Bhagavad Gita's teachings. After a memorable trial, Chittaranjan Das stood up for Sri Aurobindo, who was found not guilty.
Aurobindo Ghosh had developed an interest in yoga and meditation while incarcerated. He began pranayama and meditation practice after his release. In 1910, Sri Aurobindo Ghose moved to Pondicherry from Calcutta. He stayed with a friend in Pondicherry. He initially lived there with four or five other people. As the number of members grew over time, an Ashram was established.
In 1914 following four years of gathered yoga at Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo sent off Arya, a 64 page month to month survey. The majority of his most significant writings appeared in serial form over the next six and a half years on this platform. Essays on The Gita, The Veda's Secret, Hymns to the Mystic Fire, The Upanishads, Indian Culture's Foundations, War and Self-Determination, The Human Cycle, The Ideal of Human Unity, and Future Poetry were a few examples of these. Sri Aurobindo Ghose took a break from public life in 1926.
The philosophy of Sri Aurobindo is founded on personal realizations, experiences, and facts, as well as having the vision of a Rishi or seer. Spirituality and reason were inextricably linked in Aurobindo. Sri Aurobindo's goal was to work out the will of the Divine in the world, to effect a spiritual transformation, and to bring down the divine nature and a divine life into the mental, vital, and physical nature and life of humanity. This goal went beyond the individual's liberation from the chain that binds him and realization of the self.
Sri Aurobindo died on December 5, 1950, at the age of 78, in Pondicherry.