National Seminar on Sri Aurobindo | 26-28 May 2022
The Herald of The Life Divine

Organised By

Rashtram School of Public Leadership

Concept Note

Sri Aurobindo saw the inevitability of “a step in evolution which would raise man to a higher and larger consciousness and begin the solution of the problems which have perplexed and vexed him since he first began to think and to dream of individual perfection and a perfect society”. As it exists right now “all Life is a Yoga of Nature too who is consciously and subconsciously trying to realize her own perfection in an ever-increasing expression of her yet unrealized potentialities and to unite with her own divine reality”. Indeed, “in man her thinker she can expedite and more puissantly attain her objective by using for the first time self-conscious means and willed arrangements of activity”. Predicting the arrival of a new species Sri Aurobindo wrote that “just as the animal is a living lab in which Nature has it is said worked out, man himself may well be a thinking and living lab in whom and with whose conscious cooperation she wills to work out or manifest the superman, the god”. He concluded that “if it be true that Spirit is involved in Matter…then the manifestation of the divine in himself and the realization of God within and without are the highest and most legitimate aim possible to man upon earth”.

Sub themes

  1. Human destiny
  2. Man and The Universe
  3. Methods of Vedantic Knowledge
  4. Supermind and its Triple Status
  5. Understanding Mind and Supermind
  6. The Double-Soul in Man
  7. The Problem of Life
  8. Knowledge by Identity
  9. The Divine and The Un-Divine
  10. Evolution and the Next Species
  11. Human Aspiration

CALL FOR PAPERS

Those interested in submitting papers for the conference should send in their final papers by 11:59 PM, 05th May 2022.  The final papers should be sent by email to: AuroStudies@rashtram.org

Subject of the email should be: “National Seminar | <short title of the paper> | <author’s name>”

Early submission is highly appreciated. This will increase the chances of selection and enable us to provide a quick response.

The last date for submission of the complete research paper with proper citations and references is 11:59 PM, 05th May 2022.

The researchers are also requested to submit an author declaration form stating their work is free from plagiarism and doesn’t impinge on any intellectual rights.

* Important Notice:
1. For submission of your final paper as well as queries, mail us at: aurostudies@rashtram.org (please note this email id for future reference).
2. No participation fee will be charged from any participant.
3. Every participant will be provided with boarding and lodging facilities.
4. No TA & DA will be provided to the participants and paper-presenters other than the invited speakers.
5. The final date for submission of papers is 05th May 2022

Convener

Professor, Rashtram

Eminent Speakers & Presenters

Dr. Gautam Ghosal

Professor, Biswa Bangla University

Neelesh Marik

Director-Expense on Demand

Dr. Ramaswami Subramony

Associate Professor- Madura College

Dr. Sachidananda Mohanty

Former Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Odisha

Dr. Ramesh Lal Bijlani

Trustee, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch

Prof. Priya M. Vaidya

Associate Professor, Dept of Philosophy, University of Mumbai

Prof. Joy Sen

Professor- IIT Kharagpur

Dr. Tanima Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarojkanta Mishra

Retd. Deputy Agri Officer- Govt. of Odisha ; Faculty-Jupiter Group of Institutions, Bbsr

Dr. Anuradha Choudry

Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Ananta Kumar Giri

Professor- Madras Institute of Development Studies

Prof. Bindu Puri

Professor-JNU
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