The Hour of God

The Hour of God by Sri Aurobindo

The Hour of God

“The pieces collected together in this book were written by Sri Aurobindo between 1910 and 1940. None of them were published during his lifetime; none received the final revision he gave to his major works. Most of the pieces were first printed in various journals published by the Ashram, and subsequently in the different editions of The Hour of God, beginning with the first edition (1959).”

In reading these essays, one gets the very distinct feeling that the author really does know whereof he speaks. Here, we are able to sit in his lap and listen as he fabricates one description after another of the ineffable and explains how we too can share in the realization awaiting us at the end of what seems, in the clarity of his vision, to be not such an arduous path. It is not that he ever says that the way is easy, quite the contrary; but the certainty with which he speaks seems to put it into reach.

Book Details

Author: Sri Aurobindo

Print Length: 119 pages

Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Contributor: Krishna, Blindshiva, Mani

Book format: PDFePubKindle

Language: English

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Section One. The Hour of God

  • The Hour of God
  • The Law of the Way
  • The Divine Superman

Section Two. On Yoga

  • Certitudes
  • Initial Definitions and Descriptions
  • The Object of Our Yoga
  • The Entire Purpose of Yoga
  • Parabrahman, Mukti and Human Thought-Systems
  • The Evolutionary Aim in Yoga
  • The Fullness of Yoga — In Condition
  • Nature
  • Māyā

Section Three. The Absolute and the Manifestation

  • Om Tat Sat
  • The Supreme Mahashakti
  • The Seven Suns of the Supermind
  • The Seven Centres of the Life

Section Four. Man and Superman

  • Man and the Supermind
  • The Involved and Evolving Godhead
  • The Evolution of Consciousness
  • The Path

Notes on the Texts

Glossary of Sanskrit Terms

Book Sample

The Hour of God

Man’s greatness is not in what he is but in what he makes possible. His glory is that he is the closed place and secret workshop of a living labour in which supermanhood is made ready by a divine Craftsman.

But he is admitted to a yet greater greatness and it is this that, unlike the lower creation, he is allowed to be partly the conscious artisan of his divine change. His free assent, his consecrated will and participation are needed that into his body may descend the glory that will replace him. His aspiration is earth’s call to the supramental Creator.

If earth calls and the Supreme answers, the hour can be even now for that immense and glorious transformation.

Sri Aurobindo