This book gives an insight into Sri Aurobindo’s social philosophy and his vision and work for the creation of a new age in the future evolution of humanity. Professor Kishor Gandhi reveals to readers Sri Aurobindo’s call for achieving the spiritual ideal of human progress in all spheres of social life wherein Man seeks to express the strength and delight of the expansive Spirit within. These writings are of great value to all students of human society, culture and civilisation, and also to those who seek to understand Sri Aurobindo’s vision and his psychological interpretation of social
………. The emphasis he (Sri Aurobindo) lays on individual perfection is relatively greater than the emphasis on social perfection. ……… not because he considers social perfection as of lesser importance than the perfection of the individual but because the latter is the necessary condition of achieving the former.
….., according to Sri Aurobindo, both the individual and the community are, like humanity and the whole universe, the living powers of the eternal Reality in its cosmic manifestation; they are the individual self and the collective self of the one universal Being.
The crisis in the external life of mankind at the present juncture is thus symptomatic of the inner psychological crisis in the inner consciousness of the human race today. The cause being psychological, the cure also to be truly effective must be psychological, necessitating a profound inner conversion by which the fissure in man’s psychic constitution is healed, ………