Essays on Bhagwat Gita

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Essays on the Gita

VOLUME 19
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SRI AUROBINDO

© Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust 1997
Published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department
Printed at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press, Pondicherry
PRINTED IN INDIA

Essays on the Gita

Publisher’s Note
The first series of Essays on the Gita appeared in the monthly review Arya between August 1916 and July
1918. It was revised by Sri Aurobindo and published as a book in 1922.
The second series appeared in the Arya between August 1918 and July 1920. In 1928 Sri Aurobindo brought out an extensively revised edition in book form.
For the present edition, the text has been thoroughly checked against all previous editions and against the manuscripts of the
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1915

A page of the Arya as revised by Sri Aurobindo

Essays on the Gita
First Series

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Our Demand and Need from the Gita

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HE WORLD abounds with scriptures sacred and profane, with revelations and half-revelations, with religions and philosophies, sects and schools and systems. To these the many minds of a half-ripe knowledge or no knowledge at all attach themselves with exclusiveness and passion and will have it that this or the other book is alone the

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