- Gebundene Ausgabe: 576 Seiten
- Verlag: Lexham Pr; Auflage: Us (1. Juli 1998)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1557787662
- ISBN-13: 978-1557787668
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,9 x 3,7 x 23,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 781.898 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Beyond the Human Species (Omega Books) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1. Juli 1998
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The book begins with Sri Aurobindo's youth in England and his years in India as a freedom fighter against British colonial rule. This is followed by a description of the youth of Mirra Alfassa (The Mother) among the painters and artists in Paris and of her evolution into an all accomplished occultist in Algeria. Around them disciples gathered into what would evolve into the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. There they worked together towards the realization of their integral yoga and their lives' mission: the establishment of the supramental consciousness upon Earth, the spiritual transformation of the world and the coming of a new species - beyond present humanity. After Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi in 1950, The Mother continued the work. In November 1973, having realized a supramental embodiment, she too left her physical body. But before that, in 1968, she had founded Auroville, an international township created for those who want to participate in an accelerated evolution. Today, over 1,200 people from all over the world reside permanently in Auroville. This book is based on documents which have never been presented before as a whole by other authors. It gives a surprising look behind the scenes of the history of this century. It presents a positive evaluation of the crisis our Earth is subject to at this very moment and it opens a vertiginous but hopeful perspective on the coming of a superhuman species and a divine life upon Earth.
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Mehr gewinnt dem Werk nur ab, wer sich ihm auf bewusst gedankenlosem Weg zu nähern versucht. Nur der stille Betrachter kann den Thriller kontemplieren, aus der Ruhe heraus ein grandioses Panorama entfalten, das weit über den Tellerrand des akzeptierten Weltbildes hinaus führt.
Wer schließlich dem Thema mehr als Leib und Leben widmet, wird durch Van Vrekhems Pionierarbeit in spirituelle Dimensionen revolutionärer Tiefe und/oder Höhe geführt. Um daraus sogar konkrete Handlungsanweisungen abzuleiten.
Ein Buch, das die Welt zwar noch nicht versteht, jedoch nie vergessen wird!
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Where does one begin to learn about this "Rishi" in modern India and unravel the complexity of the thoughts, visions, and ideas of Sri Aurobindo? Is there a text that is at once engaging, authentic, and yet helps you to understand the philosophy and life of the Yogi? I recommend you start with this book. In one fell swoop, he takes you on a journey of the life of Sri Aurobindo and contemporary India and Sri Aurobindo and the Mother's philosophy and yoga.
The book is a "thriller". A very great portion of the book focuses on the role played by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in World War II. In fact, there is the suggestion that Hitler made his wrong decisions because he was misled by the Mother. I am not sure if the author realizes how disturbing such a claim might be to a critical outsider. There are thousands of "spiritual gurus" with such fantastic claims. And such a story seems to put Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in their ranks. But that is NOT what they were. Sri Aurobindo never made public statements about his "miracles". In fact, most of such stories seem to have sprouted from rumours circulating among his disciples. I am NOT suggesting that they are lies. Maybe there is some truth to them. Maybe Sri Aurobindo and the Mother did influence the course of history a great deal during that period. But that is not what we need to know about. There is perhaps a reason why they did not make public statements about their role in such things. It was because they did not want to establish a new religion or a cult. They did not want to attract people by such things.
Whether the practice of Yoga has any value at all is for each individual to find out. But if I were to do so, such stories of miracles are the last thing I would choose to think about. They may entice you and fill you with hope and inspiration when you are depressed. But I am not sure if they lead you in the right direction.
So to summarize: It is a nice book. I think it might give a good notion of the kind of the ideals that Sri Aurobindo and the Mother established. It is a very inspiring book, but perhaps best taken with a pinch of salt.