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Collected works of Sri Aurobindo


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In 1972 on the occasion of Sri Aurobindo's birth centenary, his collected works were published in thirty large-format volumes of large uniform size. They included all the works known at that time and covered nearly 16,000 pages.

Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Lirbrary


Volume 1

Bande Mataram
Early Political Writings -- I (1893-1908): New Lamps for Old; Bhawani Mandir; The Doctrine of Passive Resistance; editorials and comments from the Bande Mataram; Speeches.

Volume 2

Early Political Writings -- II (1909-1910): Uttarpara Speech; The Ideal of the Karmayogin; An Open Letter to My Countrymen; other essays, notes and comments from the Karmayogin; Speeches.

Volume 3

The Harmony of Virtue
Early Cultural Writings The Harmony of Virtue; Bankim Chandra Chatterjee; The Sources of Poetry and Other Essays; Valmiki and Vyasa; Kalidasa; The Brain of India; Essays from the Karmayogin; Art and Literature; Passing Thoughts; Conversations of the Dead.

Volume 4

Writings in Bengali
Hymn to Durga; Poems; Stories; The Veda; The Upanishads; The Puranas; The Gita; Dharma; Nationalism; Editorials from Dharma; Stories of Jail Life; Letters.

Volume 5

Collected Poems
The Complete Poetical Works: Short Poems; Sonnets; Longer Poems; On Quantitative Metre; Ilion; Poems in New Metres; Metrical Experiments.

Volume 6

Collected Plays and Short Stories, Part One
Perseus the Deliverer; Vasavadutta; Rodogune; Eric.

Volume 7

Collected Plays and Short Stories, Part Two
The Viziers of Bassora; Prince of Edur; The Maid in the Mill; The House of Brut; The Prince of Mathura; The Birth of Sin; Vikramorvasie (The Hero and the Nymph). Short Stories: Idylls of the Occult: The Phantom Hour; The Door at Abelard; The Devil's Mastiff; The Golden Bird; Juvenilia.

Volume 8

Translations: From Sanskrit and Other Languages
From Sanskrit: passages from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita, Kalidasa; The Century of Life (The Nitishataka of Bhartrihari); etc. From Bengali: Songs of Bidyapati; Bande Mataram (Hymn to the Mother); thirteen chapters from Anandamath (Bankim Chandra Chatterji's novel); etc. From Tamil: opening of The Kural, etc. From Greek and Latin: opening of the Odyssey, etc.

Volume 9

The Future Poetry
and Letters on Poetry, Literature and Art.

Volume 10

The Secret of the Veda
The Secret of the Veda; Selected Hymns; Hymns of the Atris; Other Hymns; Interpretation of the Veda; The Origins of Aryan Speech.

Volume 11

Hymns to the Mystic Fire
Foreword; The Doctrine of the Mystics; translations (Hymns to Agni from the Rig-veda translated in their esoteric sense); Supplement.

Volume 12

The Upanishads
Texts, Translations and Commentaries: Philosophy of the Upanishads; On translating the Upanishads; The Upanishads; Early translations of some Vedantic Texts; Supplement.

Volume 13

Essays on the Gita
First Series. Second Series, Part One: The Synthesis of Works, Love and Knowledge; Part Two: The Supreme Secret.

Volume 14

The Foundations of Indian Culture and the Renaissance in India
Is India Civilised?; A Rationalistic Critic on Indian Culture; A Defence of Indian Culture (Religion and Spirituality, Indian Art, Indian Literature, Indian Polity); Indian Culture and External Influence; The Renaissance in India.

Volume 15

Social and Political Thought
The Human Cycle; The Ideal of Human Unity; War and Self-Determination.

Volume 16

The Supramental Manifestation and Other Writings
The Supramental Manifestation upon Earth; The Problem of Rebirth; Evolution; The Superman; Ideals and Progress; Heraclitus; Thoughts and Glimpses; Question of the Month from the Arya; The Yoga and Its Objects.

Volume 17

The Hour of God and Other Writings:
The Hour of God; Evolution -- Psychology -- The Supermind; On Yoga; Thoughts and Aphorisms; Essays Divine and Human; Education and Art; Premises of Astrology; Reviews; Dayananda -- Bankim -- Tilak -- Andal -- Nammalwar; Historical Impressions; Notes from the Arya.

Volume 18

The Life Divine
Book One and Book Two, Part One. Omnipresent Reality and the Universe; The Knowledge and the Ignorance -- The Spiritual Evolution; The Infinite Consciousness and the Ignorance.

Volume 19

The Life Divine
Book Two, Part Two. The Knowledge and the Spiritual Evolution.

Volume 20

The Synthesis of Yoga
Parts One and Two Introduction: The Conditions of the Synthesis; Part I: The Yoga of Divine Works; Part II: The Yoga of Integral Knowledge.

Volume 21

The Synthesis of Yoga
Parts Three and Four. Part III: The Yoga of Divine Love; Part IV: The Yoga of Self-Perfection.

Volume 22

Letters on Yoga Part One
The Supramental Evolution; Integral Yoga and Other Paths; Religion, Morality, Idealism and Yoga; Reason, Science and Yoga; Planes and Parts of the Being; The Divine and the Hostile Powers; The Purpose of Avatarhood; Rebirth; Fate and Free-Will, Karma and Heredity, etc.

Volume 23

Letters on Yoga Parts Two and Three
Part Two: The Object of Integral Yoga; Synthetic Method and the Integral Yoga; Basic Requisites of the Path; The Foundations of Sadhana; Sadhana Through Work; Sadhana Through Meditation; Sadhana Through Love and Devotion; Human Relationships in Yoga; Sadhana in the Ashram and Outside; Part Three: Experiences and Realisations; Visions and Symbols; Experiences of the Inner and the Cosmic Consciousness.

Volume 24

Letters on Yoga
Part Four: The Triple Transformation -- Psychic, Spiritual, Supramental; Transformation of the Mind; Transformation of the Vital; Transformation of the Physical; Transformation of the Subconscient and the Inconscient; Difficulties of the Path; Opposition of the Hostile Powers.

Volume 25

The Mother
With Letters on the Mother and Prayers and Meditations (translations from Prieres et Meditations de la Mere.)

Volume 26

On Himself
Compiled from Notes and Letters: Part One: Sri Aurobindo on Himself: Life Before Pondicherry; Beginnings of Yoga; His Path and Other Paths; Sadhana for the Earth-Consciousness; The Master and the Guide; The Poet and the Critic; Reminiscences and Observations; Messages; Some Early Letters; Part Two: Sri Aurobindo on Himself and on the Mother: Leaders of Evolution; Identity of Their Consciousness; Difficulties of the Path-finders; Helpers on the Way.

Volume 27

Supplementary material arranged by volume.

Volume 28

Savitri -- A Legend and a Symbol, Part One
The Book of Beginnings; The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds; The Book of the Divine Mother.

Volume 29

Savitri -- A Legend and a Symbol, Parts Two and Three. Part Two
The Book of Birth and Quest; The Book of Love; The Book of Fate; The Book of Yoga; The Book of Death; Part Three: The Book of Eternal Night; The Book of the Double Twilight; The Book of Everlasting Day; Epilogue: The Return to Earth; Sri Aurobindo's Letters on Savitri.

Volume 30

Index and Glossary
Sri Aurobindo, a Life Sketch; Chronology; Contents of the Centenary Library; Bibliography; List of Essays, Speeches and Shorter Works; Title Index of Poems; Index; Glossary of Sanskrit Terms; etc.

 1999-2000, Copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust




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