Category: Philosophy

Rabindranath Tagore and Politics

Tagore and Politics: Tagore was generally averse to political activities but never failed to react to serious political developments in the country. The major event, which involved him deeply in politics, was the Partition of Bengal. He composed patriotic songs to express his intense opposition to it. On the day of partition, he observed a day …

Aurobindo View on Trinity of Indias Genius

Aurobindo View on Trinity of Indias Genius: Aurobindo awakened Indians by reminding them of the trinity of India’s genius- (1) Spirituality- Spirituality is the ancient spirit and characteristic soul of India. He observed, “Spirituality is indeed the master-key of the Indian mind, the sense of the infinite is native to it”. He further says, “The note …

Aurobindo View on Education of the Mind

Aurobindo View on Education of the Mind: To Sri Aurobindo, the mind is the sixth sense. It must be perfectly trained to the highest possible limit, otherwise, the education of the child will remain incomplete and one-sided. Our minds should be reformed first before reforming the world. Education should aim at building the power of the …

Tagore Philosophy of Aims of Education

Tagore Philosophy of Aims of Education: (1) Physical Development- In a Bengali essay Tagore expressed sorrow on the poor health of students. He gave much importance to a healthy body. From this point of view, he admitted physical development as an aim of education. (2) Intellectual Development- Second aim of education according to Tagore should be …

Basic Principles of Tagore Philosophy of Education

Tagore Philosophy of Education: Harmony with all things- One of the basic principles of the philosophy of Tagore is ‘harmony with all things’- harmony with nature, harmony with human surroundings and harmony in international relations. According to him, the highest education is that which makes our life in harmony with all existence. His philosophy of education …

Gandhi View on Economic Equality

Gandhi View on Economic Equality: To Gandhiji working for economic equality is the master key to non-violent independence, for a non-violent state is an impossibility so long as the wide gulf between the rich and the poor and conflict between them is not abolished. By economic equality, Gandhiji means approximate and not absolute equality. According to …

Aurobindo View on Yoga and Life

Aurobindo View on Yoga and Life: Yoga- Sri Aurobindo finds a wide gulf between the ordinary mind and the Supermind. He suggests that this gulf should be bridged by Yoga. The integral view of life culminates in synthetic Yoga. Sri Aurobindo defines Yoga as “a methodized effort toward self-perfection by the expression of potentialities latent in …

Aurbindo View on Training of the Senses

Aurbindo View on Training of the Senses: According to Sri Aurobindo, there are six senses (sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and mind) of man. These six senses help man in acquiring knowledge. The training of the senses aims at not less than perfection. Sri Aurobindo attaches great importance to the training of these senses. He states …