Religion & religious saints of India – part 11

Religion & religious saints of India – Rishi Aurobindo

Religion & religious saints of India – Rishi Aurobindo. Image Courtesy – Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Continuation after 10th phase…

Sri Aurobindo, born on August 15, 1872, in Calcutta, was a ‘man of the era’ whom people will remember for decades. He said that the purpose of his life is to establish a kingdom of divine love on earth.

The name of his father was Krishna Dhun Ghosh. He was an assistant surgeon of Rangpur of un-divided Bengal. His father wanted his son to grow up in the Western culture. So he sent his son Aurobindo to England at the age of seven. Aurobindo successfully completed his education in England and attended the Indian Civil Service examination at the behest of his father but failed the equestrian test and returned to India in 1893.

By coming here in India, he got knowledge of Indian languages. After reading it, he felt that the immense wealth of spiritual knowledge which is present in Indian ancient texts, Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, Gita, Ramayana and Mahabharata is nowhere else.

He was imprisoned for one year due to revolutionary activities during this time. He experienced an invisible power of Lord Krishna during the jail itself. After his release from the prison, he moved to Pondicherry where he spent much of his life in various types of spiritual practice.

He also acknowledged Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts and was overwhelmed by them. But, the direction of his spiritual practice was focused on human consciousness. He wanted to take human consciousness to a specific level of awakening through the physical, mental, neurological process.

Shri Aurobindo birth chart

Ascendant – Cancer (Karkata)

Moon Sign – Sagittarius (Dhanu)

Yoga – Hamsa Yoga, Budhaditya Yoga, Jeeva Yoga

Exalted – Jupiter, Rahu, Ketu

Debilitated – Mars

Vergottama – Rahu, Ketu

Own House – Sun

Rishi Aurobindo settled in Pondichery. He also died in Pondicherry and his body was kept in Pondicherry Ashram as per his desire. His disciple Shri Maa also stayed in Pindicherry Ashram till last breath.

Read: Religion & religious saints of India – part 9

As per the chart, his Ascendant is in Cancer. The lord of the 6th and 9th Jupiter is located in Ascendant with Mars. Mars is the lord of the 10th and 5th house. The spiritual planet Ketu is posited in Scorpio which is the 5th house from the Ascendant.

These are the planetary combinations which insisted him to involve in spiritual pursuit with active performances in religious lore for a prolonged period. The French lady, Shri Maa was inspired by him and became his disciple who stayed in Pondicherry even after Aurobindo’s heavenly abode till the death.

Even in the last moments of his life, Shri Maa helped him a lot. Rishi Aurobindo left this world on December 5, 1950. He has established Pondicherry Ashram in the early nineteenth century and wrote many books.

Prof. Dr. Tapomay Ghosh Hajra

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