The ancient Vedic wisdom speaks of the evolution of man from the perspective of the development of inner consciousness- the microcosm. The evolution of material forms and the biology of species is only a small outer manifestation of this evolutionary journey. Sri Aurobindo describes this spiritual evolution as “the universal Consciousness after its descent into Matter has conducted the evolution there along two lines, one of ascent to the discovery of the self and spirit, the other of descent through the already evolved levels of mind, life, and body so as to bring down the spiritual consciousness into these also and to fulfill thereby some secret intention in the creation of the material universe.”
Many Indigenous Knowledge Systems of ancient civilizations had mechanisms to work towards this holistic human development, keeping the Divine at its core. Vedic wisdom has always been the gateway to ancient knowledge systems developed by many seers and sages. It took care of the holistic development of the physical (Artha), emotional (Kama), mental (Dharma) and spiritual (Moksha) needs of man. Such ideas and disciplines were rooted in the science of consciousness.
The Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) sponsored seminar gives the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine and interact with the subject experts from all over the country.
Sri Aurobindo- a revolutionary, nationalist, poet, educationist, philosopher and yogi- showed the path to tap into the Divine Shakti-s. Rishihood University tries to channelize the Divine Shakti-s to nurture public leaders who are “self-aware and civilisationally-assured”. Sri Aurobindo and The Mother remain a central pivot in understanding our knowledge traditions thereby solving the crisis of our times. To commemorate the 150th year of Sri Aurobindo’s birth anniversary and 75 years of India’s Independence we are launching a host of year round programmes, courses and events.
Sri Aurobindo’s teachings transcend time and space. This 150 hours course reflects on his life & diverse works in the fields of politics, Indian civilisation & its renaissance, education, arts & literature, consciousness and evolution, Integral Yoga, Vedas and shastras among many others. It attempts to spread Sri Aurobindo’s knowledge for solving contemporary problems and attaining spiritual unity of mankind.
This international Seminar titled “Sri Aurobindo and Sanskrit” is a part of the 150 years celebration of Sri Aurobindo and 75 years of India’s Independence. The objective of the seminar is to draw the attention of the Sanskrit scholars, students, and seekers to the great contribution of Sri Aurobindo to the Sanskrit language and literature.
The Centre for Human Sciences at Rishihood University aims at spearheading the sacred mandate of Bharata, i.e. integral human development and wellbeing of the entire humanity- Sarva-bhuta-hita.