In this issue we present two new publications which are already familiar to many readers but are appearing now in slightly altered formats. The first book, which is coming out again after a long time, is The Message of the Gita. It was compiled and edited by Anilbaran Roy, one of Sri Aurobindo’s early disciples who lived in the Ashram from 1926 to 1964. Anilbaran has provided a commentary on the shlokas of the Bhagavad Gita by taking passages from Essays on the Gita, Sri Aurobindo’s exposition of the spiritual philosophy and method of self-discipline of the Gita, and combining or abridging them to form a commentary suited to the verses under which they appear. The English translation of the Sanskrit text is drawn as much as possible from Sri Aurobindo’s translations and paraphrases. The format, which differs from the previous four editions, places the commentary notes directly beneath the verses; formerly they were printed as footnotes. The reader can use this book as a verse-by-verse guide to a deeper understanding of this seminal scripture. “Our aim [in studying the Gita]”, wrote Sri Aurobindo, “must be to distinguish its essential and living message, that in it on which humanity has to seize for its perfection and its highest spiritual welfare.”

    The second book, Sweet Mother: Luminous Notes, is the combined version of Mona Sarkar’s earlier volumes, Sweet Mother: Harmonies of Light and Sweet Mother: Harmonies of Light—Part 2, slightly revised and enlarged with the addition of some new material. These conversations with the Mother, recollected from memory except for a few that were recorded on tape, reveal not only the compassionate nature of the Mother’s relationship with one of her disciples, but disclose, much as if we were listening with an ear to a door to the Infinite, quiet, almost whispered truths like the following:
This is what I do when I have a very difficult work to do. I close my eyes, and I see the things more clearly, each thing in its place, and I do it very easily because the corresponding things come one after another, exactly in their place. I have no need to search or fumble. It comes automatically, and I do it much better and also much faster than if I had to do the same work, seeing like this. It is a much better way to do the work by closing the eyes.…One develops a sort of vision which is much more precise than this one (with the ordinary eyes).

    And in another instance, the Mother tells Mona that she cannot sign her name on Sri Aurobindo’s photo. He persists in asking her to sign, and she offers an explanation.
But, Mother, when one sees the photos, one sees You being united with Sri Aurobindo. Then is this not true?
Yes, He becomes one with me. Sometimes He is in me, sometimes He is outside me. From time to time, He is here, and again He is not here, or else He is in ten places simultaneously. At the same time, He is in many places. Like this, He is in me also.
Then it is the same thing. Therefore You can sign, Mother, because for me You and Sri Aurobindo are the same.
My child, there are things which one cannot say, which one cannot pronounce, leave aside write. That is why I cannot sign. Because it is not done. Materially, it is not possible. In some other plane of consciousness it could be done but not materially. You understand, I cannot.
4.2.68

Another book now available with SABDA is Eternal Youth: Rays of Light from the Mother, a compilation of messages and talks of the Mother that both admonishes and inspires us to give up our blind acceptance of aging and death and to understand the depth of the radical change necessary for the integral Yoga:
The effect of the ego…is to shrivel the being. It is the cause of aging, it dries you up—the being shrivels under it like a withering flower.

The Divine alone can liberate us from the mechanism of universal Nature. And this liberation is indispensable for the birth and development of a new race.



NEW PUBLICATIONS



To order any book, click on the title, which will locate the book in our online catalogue. Next, add it to the shopping cart. You may then proceed to pay by credit card online.


   

ENGLISH

coverSweet Mother: Luminous Notes

— Mona Sarkar
ISBN: 978-81-7058-899-3
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 177
Price: Rs 95

This book is a collection of conversations with the Mother on a variety of topics. They were noted down from memory except for a few that were recorded on tape. In these conversations the Mother covers a wide range of subjects, from her signature, her photographs, and the significance of flowers to palmistry, the March Past, and football. Perhaps most significantly, she talks extensively on Savitri in a manner not expressed anywhere else in her writings or talks. This book includes revised versions of all the conversations published earlier in the two parts of Sweet Mother: Harmonies of Light, as well as new material.

coverThe Message of the Gita

as interpreted by Sri Aurobindo
— Edited by Anilbaran Roy
ISBN: 978-81-7058-923-5
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 374
Price: Rs 185

This book contains the original Sanskrit text of the Bhagavad Gita, a translation partly by Sri Aurobindo, and commentary drawn entirely from Essays on the Gita, Sri Aurobindo’s principal work on this important scripture. The editor, Anilbaran Roy, was an early disciple of Sri Aurobindo, and prepared the commentary with the permission of Sri Aurobindo. While introducing the first edition of the book in 1938 the editor wrote, “The Gita is a great synthesis of Aryan spiritual culture and Sri Aurobindo’s luminous exposition of it…sets out its inner significances in a way that brings them home to the modern mind.” This new edition has been brought out after a long time.

coverEternal Youth

Rays of Light from The Mother
— Compiled from the writings of the Mother
Publisher: Arka, Auroville
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 50
Price: Rs 70

These selections from the Mother’s works reveal the truths behind the facades of old age and death, that they are the habits of Nature, and that the incapacity to grow and progress is the real deterioration into old age. The book has been brought out by ARKA, a community for senior Aurovilians, which is dedicated to manifesting the Mother’s vision of Auroville as a place of “unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages”.

coverWhat is Light

— Compiled from the Writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
ISBN: 978-81-7060-285-9
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 32
Price: Rs 30

coverRealisation of the Divine

— Words of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
ISBN: 978-81-7060-286-6
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 40
Price: Rs 30

HINDI

coverMataji ke Vachan (Bhag I)

— The Mother
ISBN: 978-81-7058-906-8
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 418
Price: Rs 190

Hindi translation of Words of the Mother – I

This book consists primarily of brief written statements by the Mother about Sri Aurobindo, herself, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, India and nations other than India. Written over a period of nearly sixty years (1914-1973), the statements are compiled from her notes, messages and correspondences. The volume also includes several conversations.

BENGALI

coverSri Aurobindo o Nishkriya Pratirodh Tatwa

— Ashish Kumar Basu
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir, Kolkata
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 71
Price: Rs 30

coverSri Aurobindo o tar Balaya

— Subhas Ghosal
Publisher: The Shee Book Agency, Kolkata
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 188
Price: Rs 100

coverDurga-Stotra Prasange

— Trija Roy
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir, Kolkata
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 56
Price: Rs 25

coverMonero Opare

Ajana Rajyaguli
— Debabrata Majumdar
ISBN: 978-81-7060-282-8
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 115
Price: Rs 45

coverAharanee

— Robi Gupta
Publisher: Hasi Grandcolas, France
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 152
Price: Rs 80

GUJARATI

coverSundaram: Purnayoga na Prakashman

— Kirit Thakkar
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Memorial Trust, Vadodara
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 311
Price: Rs 100

MARATHI

coverDainandin Jeevanat Sadhana

— Jyoti Thanki
ISBN: 978-81-89839-35-2
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, Amravati
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 34
Price: Rs 15

TAMIL

coverJai Ma: Annaiyin Thondai patri

— Pashupati Bhattacharya
Publisher: Madanlal Poddar, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 27
Price: Rs 10

Tamil 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.

TELUGU

coverPrarthanalu-Dhyanamulu

— The Mother
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, Hanamkonda
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 365
Price: Rs 150

Telugu translation of Prayers and Meditations

The 313 prayers and meditations in this book are a record of the Mother’s early spiritual life, written, in her own words, “during years of intensive yogic discipline”. Most of the diary entries she selected for publication were from the period between 1912 and 1917. In an introductory note she says she intended them to serve as a spiritual guide for seekers aspiring to consecrate themselves to self-mastery and a complete surrender to and union with the Divine.

coverJai Amma

— Pashupati Bhattacharya
Publisher: Madanlal Poddar, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 28
Price: Rs 10

Telugu 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.

FRENCH

coverUne jeunesse éternelle

Rayons de lumière de La Mère
— Compiled from the writings of the Mother
Publisher: Arka, Auroville
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 47
Price: Rs 70

French original of Eternal Youth

These selections from the Mother’s works reveal the truths behind the facades of old age and death, that they are the habits of Nature, and that the incapacity to grow and progress is the real deterioration into old age. The book has been brought out by ARKA, a community for senior Aurovilians, which is dedicated to manifesting the Mother’s vision of Auroville as a place of “unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages”.

ITALIAN

coverLe Religioni

— Parole dagli scritti di Mère e Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 978-81-7058-944-0
Publisher: Domani, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 64
Price: Rs 85

coverJai Ma: Al Servizio della Madre

— Pashupati Bhattacharya
Publisher: Madanlal Poddar, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 28
Price: Rs 10

Italian 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.

RUSSIAN

coverVospominanya o Sri Aurobindo i Materi

— Rasskazhi Ashramitov
Publisher: Universitet Integralnoi Yogi, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 181
Price: Rs 80

A collection of vivid episodes from the remembrances of several sadhaks of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, this book evokes their spiritual adventures and discoveries, as well as the difficulties which they faced on the path. Disciples such as Nirodbaran, Dyuman, Amrita, and Nolini were channels for the Mother’s Force, and through their selfless service, the Ashram became a field for the manifestation of Sri Aurobindo’s teaching.


Published by Aditi, St. Petersburg, Russia
Now available with SABDA

Zhizn’ Bozhestvennaya - 1

— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0036-5

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 324
Price: Rs 360

Esse o Gite - 1

— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0039-6

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 400
Price: Rs 360

Gimni Misticheskomu Ognyu

— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0045-7

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 560
Price: Rs 430

Isha Upanishada

— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0035-8

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 402
Price: Rs 360

Pis'ma o yoge III

— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0037-2

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 372
Price: Rs 360

Pis'ma o yoge IV

— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0038-9

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 355
Price: Rs 360

Pis'ma o yoge V

— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0044-0

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 416
Price: Rs 360

Pis'ma o yoge VI

— Sri Aurobindo
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0049-5

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 432
Price: Rs 360

I snova otvety Materi

— Mat'
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0001-3

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 382
Price: Rs 290

Voprosy i otvety 1929, 1930-1931; O Dhammapade

— Mat'
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0002-0

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 292
Price: Rs 290

Vospitanie Lichnosti: Kniga Pervaiya

— Mat'
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0023-5

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 292
Price: Rs 290

Vospitanie Lichnosti: Kniga Vtoraiya

— Mat'
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0026-6

Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 276
Price: Rs 290

Nauka Zhit’

Izbrannie pis’ma i statyi o vospitanii i obrazovanii
— Mat'
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0027-3

Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 188
Price: Rs 150

Samootdacha i Milost' Svishe

— Iz rabot Sri Aurobindo i Materi
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0031-0

Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 64
Price: Rs 50

Duhovnoe Ustremlenie

— Iz rabot Sri Aurobindo i Materi
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0040-2

Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 64
Price: Rs 50

Otdih i Relaksatsiya

— Iz rabot Sri Aurobindo i Materi
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0043-3

Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 64
Price: Rs 50

Tayni Okkultizma

— Iz rabot Sri Aurobindo i Materi
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0042-6

Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 64
Price: Rs 50

Son i Snovideniya

— Iz rabot Sri Aurobindo i Materi
ISBN: 978-5-7938-0041-9

Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 64
Price: Rs 50



You have received this as a subscriber to SABDA eNews. To unsubscribe,  click here.

To view previous issues of SABDA eNews, visit our Newsletters page.


----------------------------------------------------------
SABDA
SRI AUROBINDO ASHRAM
PONDICHERRY 605 002
INDIA

Tel.: +91 413 2223328, 2233656
Fax: +91 413 2223328
Email: mail@sabda.in
Web: http://www.sabda.in
New releases: http://www.sabda.in/new.php
SABDA eNews mailing list: http://www.sabda.in/eNews.php
SABDA eNews Feedback: eNewsFeedback@sriaurobindoashram.org
----------------------------------------------------------


© 1999 - 2017 Copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust