The works of Sri Aurobindo abound in proper names. Their number and variety make it difficult for his readers to obtain a full intellectual understanding of his writings.
A person familiar with puranic mythology may know little about the geography of ancient Greece. An admirer of Shakespeare may never have heard of Yajnavalkya.
Interested readers will find this Glossary and Index an invaluable tool to study Sri Aurobindo's works.
About the Author:
Sri Aurobindo was an Indian/Hindu nationalist, scholar, poet, mystic, evolutionary philosopher, yogi and guru. After a short political career in which he became one of leaders of the early movement for the freedom of India from British rule, Sri Aurobindo turned to the development and practice of a new spiritual path which he called the "integral yoga," the aim of which was to further the evolution of life on earth by establishing a high level of spiritual consciousness which he called the Supermind that would represent a divine life.
Sri Aurobindo wrote prolifically in English on his spiritual philosophy and practice, on social and political development, on Indian culture including extensive commentaries and translations of ancient Indian scriptures, on literature and poetry including the writing of much spiritual poetry.